SVDP School

March 26, 2021

Hello SVDP Community,

Spring is here! In addition to all the wonderful gifts that spring brings, we will celebrate Palm Sunday this weekend. This week San Francisco moved to the Orange Tier allowing for more flexibility in our classrooms. See specifics from the San Francisco Department Public Health below.

This past Friday, our 8th graders received their high school acceptances, and we are so proud of their accomplishments. Decisions are still being made, but very soon we will let you know where they all plan to attend.

On Monday, March 29 and Holy Thursday, April 1, pick-up will be at your usual time, but there will be no check-ins or office hours in the afternoon.

If you are traveling over Easter Break, please refer to the travel information below. We have not received an update from the Department of Public Health. Our next scheduled call with them is Tuesday, March 30.

Lastly, we are so fortunate that 100% of our instructional staff has now been vaccinated.


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Orange Tier School Guidance Provided by the SFDPH

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(repost from March 19, 2021)

This week, the Administration participated in the regularly scheduled call with the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Department of Catholic Schools. In that call it was stated that San Francisco would be following the California state advisory regarding travel.

SVDP has decided to maintain the previously stated requirements regarding travel:

  • If a student travels outside the state or country, they will need to quarantine for a minimum of five days upon return (time frame may be dependent on destination) and present a negative COVID result for a test taken approximately four days after their return home.
  • If a student travels 120 miles from home, but does not leave the state, the state recommends that you quarantine, but it is no longer required.
  • If you have non-Easter break travel plans, please contact to discuss specifics of travel plans, quarantine, testing, and learning options.

We will continue to plan on offering distance learning the week of April 12th - 16th, however, be aware that distance learning is no longer HyFlex (where children Zoom into each class), but Directed Studies, where the students complete their work offline, but participate in scheduled teacher/student check-ins.


Annual Giving Is Still Open

Many thanks to our Class Captains for working on increasing our Annual Giving participation. We are now at 78%. Next week our 3rd and 5th grade will receive their COVID friendly reward for reaching 100% participation. We will also celebrate our 4th grade class who reached 100% last year but missed their reward due to the shelter-in-place.

Every student benefits, so please participate with a gift of any size.

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

Click here for online donations!


Minted Partnership Continues

Local company, Minted, is continuing our Fall partnership.


This code will result in 20% off your order and 15% back to SVDP.



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.


Before this program launches in July, we are offering a pilot initiative beginning immediately. From now to June 30, 2021, if a current family refers an incoming family to attend in Grades 1 – 7 (for the 2021-2022 school year), the referring family will receive a $500 credit in October 2021, contingent on the applicant accepting enrollment and paying all fees, incidental charges, and tuition through October 2021.


Uniform Clarification

(reposted from 3/5/21) During HyFlex learning, we were more lenient regarding wearing the full uniform everyday. Beginning immediately, students must always be in full uniform (see attached), which includes the school sweater. In addition, for the remainder of this school year, students may wear the uniform store's fleece or Parent Guild Spirit Store items OVER their sweater (not in place of their sweater) while in the classroom.

Any additional items worn for warmth must be navy or gray and display no logos, graphics, or trademarks.


Do You Miss Morning Assembly?

Join us each morning @ 8:00AM as our students present morning assembly from the school office.

Morning Assembly Zoom Link




Together We Are... SVDP School Reopening Plan 2020

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