SVDP School

November 13, 2020 Newsletter

Hello SVDP Community,

Today we are all about reminders.

Reminders to:

  • Make good choices regarding holiday travel / holiday celebrations
  • Participate in Annual Giving
  • Sign up for a COVID test
  • Create your Christmas cards (and benefit SVDP)
  • Sign up for the November 19 Parent Cocktail Party (signups close on Sunday, November 15)

Details on each of these topics below.

Have a safe and happy weekend.


Next Week's Schedule

Monday, November 16

  • Trimester 2 begins - check online for cohorts
  • K-4 Cohorts A and B on Campus
  • 5-8 Cohort A on Campus

Tuesday, November 17

  • K-4 Cohorts A and B on Campus
  • 5-8 Cohort A on Campus

Wednesday, November 18

  • Distance Learning for all

Thursday, November 19

  • K-4 Cohorts A and B on Campus
  • 5-8 Cohort B on Campus

Friday, November 20

  • K-4 Cohorts A and B on Campus
  • 5-8 Cohort B on Campus
  • Report Distribution K-2 = hard copy; 3-8 = electronic

Monday, November 23

  • Distance Learning for all

Tuesday, November 24

  • Distance Learning for all

Wednesday- Friday, November 25-27

  • Thanksgiving Break



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Join SVDP for a cocktail making class with the bartenders from Harper & Rye from 7:30-8:00pm, then stay to enjoy a drink with fellow parents from your class in Zoom breakout rooms. Kit includes both pre-made and deconstructed cocktails.

Please RSVP by Sunday, November 15th with payment so we can be sure to have all the kits ready for pick up at school on Thursday, November 19th.

* If you want a mocktail kit, please choose that option from the drop down menu on the payment link. *

Looking forward to a great night together. Don't forget your shaker and ice!


Annual Giving launched this week. You should have received information both in the mail and via email. This program is very important to our efforts to bring your child the best experience at SVDP and to keep tuition increases at a minimum.

Donations can be made via check (made payable to SVDP), FACTS account, online, or stocks / securities.

Questions? Contact Brenda Barkley, Development Director, or 415.346.5505 x 107

Click here for online donations!


2nd Trimester Calendar


MINTED Partnership with SVDP

Saint Vincent de Paul School has partnered with local company, Minted. Through this partnership, you can design cards that reflect you and your unique family, all while raising funds for SVDP! Yes, go to, use the code in the ad and below, save 20% on your order, and SVDP will receive 15% back from Minted. Start designing now! Whatever you are celebrating, whatever you have to say, be creative and charitable with your message and this offer.


Good through 12/31/20.


Update from San Francisco Department of Public Health

Dear Early Learning and School Community,

We are experiencing an increase of COVID-19 both locally and also throughout many parts of the country. At the same time, we are also approaching the holiday season, a time when many people typically travel and spend time with family and loved ones.

As a reminder, non-essential travel outside of the bay area, including holiday travel is not recommended. However, if you do choose to travel or host people who are travelling, SFDPH’s new Travel Advisory covers how to plan ahead, reduce your risk, and when to quarantine:

Additionally, please see the Bay Area Region’s Recommendations for Staying Safe from COVID-19 During the Holidays:

Remember, that the safest gathering is one that is:

  • small (no more than 3 households)
  • short (limit to 2 hours)
  • stable (do not participate in multiple gatherings with different households) AND
  • outdoors, with face coverings and distance


COVID-19 Testing at Saint Vincent de Paul

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On December 7th, Saint Vincent de Paul School will host a COVID-19 and antibody pop up test site on campus. Employees, registered school families, and the immediate family members of either group are invited to utilize this service.

This test is not mandatory, but a courtesy service as many people make choices about travel and family interactions between Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks With our COVID protocols, students are only allowed to enter and exit campus once per day. Having your child scheduled during class time, would mean they would have to leave for the day; this would be the same policy for a doctor's appointment. We suggest that students be scheduled after their release time.

The test site will be open from 8:30 – 3:30. You must have an appointment, there will be no walk-ins permitted. If you wish to take part in this testing program, click here for an appointment time. Each individual must have their own appointment time.

Necessary forms and additional information are available on SchoolSpeak or follow the link to your appointment confirmation:

  • Patient Test Request Form (must be downloaded, completed, and submitted to nurse at test site)
  • Consent for Venous Puncture (if applicable must be downloaded, completed, and submitted to nurse at test site)
  • HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program (if applicable must be downloaded, completed, and submitted to nurse at test site)
  • Notice of Privacy Practice
  • Instructions to access lab results on PMH portal

At your appointment, please bring:

  • A photocopy of the front and back of your medical insurance ID card. They will need one copy for every family member being tested, even if the information is the same. The paperwork stays with the sample, so it cannot be shared.
  • Completed Patient Test Request Form (see above)
  • Completed Consent for Venous Puncture (if applicable, see above)

The test site will be set up in the staff parking lot (corner of Green and Pierce). If weather prohibits an outdoor event, the testing will be moved inside the gym.

Currently, the schedule is open for one appointment per time slot. However, they will open more appointments based on demand.


Together We Are... SVDP School Reopening Plan 2020

Follow the link to read the latest news on our school reopening plan.