SVDP School

February 24, 2022

Hello SVDP Community,

The second trimester ends tomorrow, and report cards will be distributed next Friday. As we enter the third and final trimester, we want to thank everyone for their dedication to making our students successful.

In that same spirit, we are so excited to be able to celebrate our community at Blazers & Baubles on March 19 at August Hall. It will be a long overdue opportunity to bring us together in the spirit of friendship and fundraising. Ticket information below.

In lieu of our traditional (virtual) TableTALK, which was scheduled for Tuesday, March 8th, we are trying a grade band format. See the flyer below for your grades times and how to submit questions / topics for discussion.


School overall STAR Scores - February 2022

READING - February scores compared to September scores.

There was a 1.5% increase in students in the top quartile and more importantly, there was a 50% decrease in students in the bottom quartiles. This is significant growth!

MATH - February scores compared to September scores.

There was a 10.5% increase in students in the top quartile and a 50% decrease in students in the bottom quartiles.

Grade Band TableTALKS

Visit with the teaching team and school administration to check in and recap what we are learning at each grade level. Submit grade specific questions to the provided form below by Thursday, March 3rd.

All TableTALKS will be hosted by the administration.

Join by using the following link:

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We did not create paper invitations this year, so please use this link to view your invitation to this special evening.


Tickets on sale now. No tickets can be sold at the door, so please plan ahead.


We are now at 76% participation. Last year, we closed the year at 88% and would love to meet or top that level of participation for this school year.

Every family's participation in Annual Giving is important because every student benefits. If you have misplaced your packet, it is available on SchoolSpeak or by clicking the button below.

First class to reach 100% - the students will receive a COVID-friendly lunch in the SVDP garden. While Kindergarten and 3rd are still tied for the lead, 1st grade is making run for the garden party lunch.

Ready to Donate Now?

Use this link for credit card donations.


2022-2023 Calendar

Use the link below to view the 2022-2023 calendar.

*The calendar is subject to change and must be approved by the Archdiocese of San Francisco.



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Click the link below for more information!



Financial Aid

To Apply for Financial Aid:



April 15, is the annual deadline for submitting all information to TADS, the third party needs evaluation company that we use to collect the financial data from our families. This is consistent with the process we used to award tuition assistance for this year.

After the Student Aid Form has been processed by TADS, the Department of Catholic Schools gathers the completed application materials. Applicants are ranked on the basis of financial need. Within the limit of available funds, the Archdiocese of San Francisco will then award financial aid. This is the same application process used for school or parish specific scholarships, IF a scholarship program exists at the particular elementary school.

Late applications will NOT be considered. Students must live in Marin, San Francisco, or San Mateo Counties to be considered for the Archdiocesan Scholarship. Please visit the other scholarship programs section for more opportunities. Grant notifications will be sent out to the elementary student’s families in late May/early June.

To use the TADS Financial Aid online application go to You will be guided through the application. If you have any questions, you can phone TADS at 800-477-8237.

The Archdiocese of San Francisco is unable to provide financial aid to all students who apply. If a family is notified that the Archdiocese cannot provide assistance, the family should try and reach out to the elementary school, or high school for more information about any additional assistance that may be available from them directly.


Parent Volunteers

It has been too long, and we are excited to welcome parents back onto campus to volunteer in limited roles and with the appropriate clearances.

To volunteer at any SVDP activity, you must have the following:

  1. Submit Livescan Fingerprinting (see attached form below) - Find a local business that can submit your fingerprints through the Livescan screening process. If you have already done this for previous SVDP volunteer requirements, you do not need to do it again. We will receive your fingerprinting clearance through your Virtus account (see #2). Please note that if you have done Livescan fingerprinting for other volunteer or professional requirements, you must still complete specifically for SVDP.
  2. Complete Protecting God's Children training module on Virtus - If you have never done this, create an account at and take the course "Protecting God's Children." If you previously completed the training, make sure your three-year certification is still valid. Existing certification can be checked by logging in to your existing Virtus account at
  3. Proof of COVID vaccination must be emailed to
  4. NEW beginning February 1st - proof of booster required.

Once you've completed all three of these requirements, your SchoolSpeak profile will be updated with a green check-mark (like the one above). When entering campus to volunteer, please use your phone to show your SchoolSpeak profile to the front office for admission. Sign-in as a visitor at the front desk and proceed to your volunteer assignment. Remember to sign out too.

All parents are encouraged to complete these requirements now, but they must be completed 24 hours prior to volunteering. Without your green-checked profile, we cannot welcome you to volunteer.



The Advisory Board and the Administration know that our amazing families are the best spokespeople for SVDP. To remain competitive in the San Francisco school marketplace, we must attract families that share our educational standards, values, and sense of community. For these reasons, the Advisory Board is pleased to announce a Family Referral Program.

Beginning July 1, 2021, if you recommend a family that accepts enrollment and pays all their fees, incidental charges, and tuition through October for the 2022-2023 school year, the Finance Committee will apply a $500 credit to your FACTS account in October 2022. You will get $500 for each successful referral, with a max of three referral credits. Only one SVDP family may claim a referral. The FACTS credit must be used towards tuition, not incidental charges. When a family applies, they should include the name of the referring family on their application. Online applications have been updated to include this information. The referring family does not need to write a letter of recommendation to receive the credit.



Together We Are... SVDP School Reopening Plan 2021

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