The Jaguar Journal

Volume 1 | Issue 3

Principal's Message

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Dear SFX Family,

Please join us this evening at 7:00 for our first (virtual) Home & School Association meeting of the year. You can use the information in the Home & School Association section below to join the meeting. We will also send a separate email with the Zoom link.

We are aware that there have been a few glitches during dismissal that have caused the line to last a little longer in the afternoon; however, we are still finishing in a relatively short amount of time and need to remember that we are dismissing approximately 350 students. Today we finished in just under 30 minutes! That being said, we are working on a slight change to dismissal that will begin when we return from Labor Day. I will go into more detail at tonight's meeting, and we will send a detailed email later this week. Thank you for continuing to follow all of the rules and procedures!

Here are some important reminders for you to note:

  1. This Thursday, September 3 is our first 1:30 PM Dismissal Day. There is no after care.
  2. This coming Monday, September 5 is a school holiday for Labor Day.
  3. Please complete the following past due forms if you have not done so already:
    - Print and Publication Media Release (all students)
    - Science Lab Safety Policy (PK4-7) - sent home
    - Student Parent Handbook Agreement (all students) - on School News Page in Gradelink
    - Family Directory Information (all students) - on School News Page in Gradelink
    - Student Emergency Information Form (all students) - on School News Page in Gradelink

Please remember to check the School News page when you log in to Gradelink for important announcements, resources, and links. If you need assistance logging in, please contact Mrs. Liz in the front office.

Have a great week!

May God bless you and keep you,


Jessica A. Dwyer, M.Ed.


St. Francis-Ochsner Partnership

Here we will share COVID-19 information and recommendations from our partners at Ochsner.

Click here for this week's newsletter from our partners at Ochsner.


  • Tuesday, September 1 - Home & School Association Virtual Meeting, 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 3 - 1st Tagging of the 1st Quarter; 1:30 PM Dismissal - NO ASC
  • Monday, September 7 - Labor Day; No School

*The revised calendar at a glance can be found on the School News Page of Gradelink.

NOTE: The most up-to-date information is on the school Google calendar.

Home & School News

Arrival & Dismissal Reminders


  • Cars must hug the right side of the street to allow for passing traffic.
  • Please familiarize yourself with the map so that traffic flows.
  • The Betz line may ONLY be entered by turning right from Avenue B or coming down Betz from the east.
  • At arrival, students should unbuckle and put masks on while waiting to be checked.
  • At dismissal, white name signs must be hung from the rear view mirror and remain up through the entirety of car line. If you need extra, please contact the front office.
  • Do not line up for carpool any earlier than 2:50. We need to be minimize the disruption to traffic as much as possible.


School Pictures

Make-up/Retake Picture Day is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17.

If you are doing At-Home Learning for the 1st 9 Weeks, you need to make an appointment with Loupe Photography to go to the studio to get your picture taken for the yearbook. Their phone number is 835-7100.

In and Around SFX

Men's Club News

Men's Club dues of $50/family are mandatory this year. This enables the Men's Club to be able to continue to support the school and parish in a variety of ways.

We invite everyone to come out and be a part of this great organization!

If you would like more information, please contact the president, Bres Burvant.

Please be sure to log on to the First Bank & Trust Payment Portal and pay your dues.

Thank you!

St. Francis Masks & Gaiters

  1. You can still order youth and adult masks and gaiters!
  2. $3 each on the payment portal.
  3. The youth gaiters have ear holes to help keep them on, and the youth masks have plastic adjustment pieces for a better fit. Be safe and wear our jaguar with pride!
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