The Jaguar Journal

Volume 1 | Issue 4

Principal's Message

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Dear SFX Family,

I hope you all had a nice long weekend and enjoyed a little rest and relaxation. Thank you so much for the amazing generosity you showed for our neighbors in Lake Charles. We were able to contribute $2,432 from our free dress day! Please continue to pray for the recovery efforts.

Today we will start our revised dismissal procedures with siblings and carpools dismissing from the school yard, and single riders dismissing from Betz Place. Please update anyone who may do pick-up for you.

Looking ahead to next week, we have retake/absent pictures and Progress Reports will be sent home. Please reach out to your child's teacher(s) if you have any questions or need extra support.

Have a great week!

May God bless you and keep you,


Jessica A. Dwyer, M.Ed.


P.S. 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.

St. Francis-Ochsner Partnership

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

There is no newsletter from our partners at Ochsner this week.


  • September 11 - Mass, Grs. 4-7 (students & teachers only)
  • September 16 - Progress Reports Sent Home
  • September 17 - Retake Picture Day; Men's Club Meeting, 6:30 PM
  • September 18 - Signed Progress Reports Due; Mass, Grs. 1-3 (students & teachers only)

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

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

Arrival & Dismissal Reminders


  • Siblings and Carpools will dismiss from the school yard
  • Single Riders will dismiss from Betz Place


  • Cars must hug the right side of the street to allow for passing traffic.
  • 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 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

Home & School News

  • The Spirit Shop is operational through the portal.
  • All ordered items will be delivered to your child’s classroom on Wednesdays.

Men's Club News

NEXT MEETING: Thursday, September 17 @ 6:30 PM

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.

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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