SVDP School

January 8, 2021 Newsletter

Hello SVDP Community,

On Monday, our students were back to their Zoom classrooms. The teachers were happy to see them and hear their holiday stories. Next week, we will continue with distance learning for all.

Assuming that all the precautions taken as a community have been successful, we look forward to welcoming in-person learners back to campus beginning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Want more calendar information? We are already working on the 2021-2022 calendar. We are hopeful that the year will begin with in person learning for all! Below are the perimeter dates for the next school year.


HOT Fund - A Note of Thanks

The faculty and staff expresses their sincerest gratitude to all the families that participated in the HOT Fund. We also thank the Parent Guild volunteers for facilitating this program. We are blessed to be part of this community.


Travel updates from the SFDPH

Provided by the San Francisco Department of Public Health on Thursday, December 17, 2020

  • Shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days. SFDPH has updated its guidance on quarantine duration for close contacts of COVID-19 cases to align with recent changes by the CDC and the CDPH. Most people who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 may end their quarantine after day 10 if they do not develop symptoms during this time. SFDPH strongly recommends that close contacts without symptoms get tested on or after day 6 of quarantine. Because there is a small chance that close contacts may still be infected, they should continue to wear a face mask and stay at least 6 feet away from others until day 14.

  • Mandatory Travel quarantine. SF issued a mandatory quarantine of 10 days on anyone traveling, moving, or returning to San Francisco from anywhere outside the Bay Area. Limited exceptions apply to people who are traveling for certain critical activities. The new order also strongly discourages any non-essential travel within the 10-county Bay Area region. The travel order became effective at 12:01 a.m. on December 18, 2020 and has been extended indefinitely.

COVID Reporting Reminder

Please remember that if any member of your household tests positive for coronavirus, you must report this result to This is part of our Infection Mitigation Plan -Health & Safety Protocols and part of your pledge to be an active participant in campus activities at SVDP.



WCEA / WASC - Accreditation Schedule

The faculty and staff have been preparing for our WCEA / WASC visits. The accreditation process happens every six years. We have been writing reports, collecting data, setting goals, and preparing for our visits. Our pre-visit will happen in February and our virtual team visit will take place in March. We ask that you keep us in your prayers as we approach these milestones.


Annual Giving Update

Kindergarten is still in the lead, but has not secured 100% participation! Most likely contender to beat Kindergarten is 3rd grade. Remember, the first class to reach 100% will receive a COVID friendly celebration for their children.

Annual Giving is very important to our efforts to bring your child the best experience at SVDP and to keep tuition increases at a minimum. Every student benefits from Annual Giving!

Haven't contributed yet? Tax deductible donations can be made via check (made payment to SVDP and sent to Brenda Barkley's attention), FACTS, online, or stocks / securities.

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

Click here for online donations!


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MINTED Partnership

Our promotion / partnership with Minted ended on December 31, 2020. If you participated in the program, thank you! Your creative talents garnered a return of over $1,300 for SVDP. We have applied to work with them again on a future offering.


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Perimeter Dates for the 2021-2022 School Year

August 17, 2021 - First Day of School

December 20, 2021 - January 3, 2021 - Christmas Break (return to campus January 4th)

April 15, 2022 - April 22, 2022 - Easter Break (return to campus April 25th)

June 3, 2022- Last Day of School

More details on Teacher Work Days, School Holidays, and Minimum Days will be presented at a later date.


Healthy Habits of Mind

A quick video to remind students of the healthy habits of mind that will support them getting back into a mode of learning and success in school.

Welcome Back - Jan2021



Together We Are... SVDP School Reopening Plan 2020

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