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SVDP School Year 2020-2021

Dear SVDP Community,

Hoping you all have been able to enjoy your summer in your own unique and creative way. While there is still some time to continue the fun, we want to look ahead to the 2020-2021 school year.

Our administration and staff have taken some time off but are always thinking about how to bring the best to your children. Many of them have also been participating in professional development opportunities, and we look forward to having them bring new ideas and concepts back to SVDP.

Here is some important information to assist you in preparing for the 2020-2021 school year.


Our annual registration process begins August 3rd. All families (new and returning) are required to complete this process. This process allows us to gather contact information and permissions for the school year. It is important to complete all areas of the process and sign the Archdiocesan signature pages. The registration process will close on August 9th.

We will send you a reminder on August 3rd with the registration link.

ORIENTATION DAYS - August 18 and 19 (Save the dates)

To aid our transition into the school year, we will be assigning students to an orientation time slot by family on the first two days of school. Be prepared to bring your student(s) to school at your designated time. Students K-2 will remain on campus for 40 minutes and students 3-8 will remain on campus for approximately 60 minutes.

Students will dress in uniform and be groomed and ready for school (see handbook guidelines), practice the entry protocols, meet and greet their teacher, get a quick tour of their learning environment (on campus and online), complete a diagnostic assessment, and take a school photo. Students will go home with purchased school supplies, iPads (grades 5-7), student planners (grades 3-8), and necessary learning materials.

More information is forthcoming. Schedule will be posted to SchoolSpeak by Friday, July 31st.


Faculty and Staff List - 2020-2021

Kindergarten Team

Leslie Carmignani & Anna Strain-- Kindergarten

Abigail Dann -- Teaching Partner K-1

1-2 Grade Band Team

Cece Wehrley -- Grade 1

Emily Ice -- Grade 2

Whitney Couch -- Instructional Support

3-4 Grade Band Team

Rosanne Mattson -- Grade 3

Math/Science 3-4

Holly Posner -- Grade 4

ELA/SS 3-4

Kersta Bailey -- ELA/Science Coach 3-4

Kelsey Laursen -- Teaching Partner 3

Arianna Minolli -- Teaching Partner 4

5-6 Grade Band Team

Jenifer Spinale -- Grade 5

Math/Science 5-6

Tony LesCallett -- Grade 6

ELA/SS 5-6

Catherine Ballard - ELA/SS Coach 4-6/Religion 7

7-8 Grade Band Team

Keith Eskinazi -- Grade 7

Math/Science 7-8

Timothy Ogburn -- Grade 8

ELA/SS 7-8

Kerry Kirkpatrick -- ELA 7-8 Coach/Student Life Coordinator

DeAnna Melchior -- Math Coach 7-8

Rotation Instructors

Dulce Aguilar -- Spanish

Donna Bruno -- Music

Whitney Couch -- Art

Susan DellaCella -- Library

Ashley Jenks -- Tech Integration Coordinator

Administrative Office

Brenda Barkley -- Development

Mary Barnes -- Receptionist

Marie Ferdon -- Admissions

Marguerite Pini -- Administration

Peter Yeh -- Business Manager


Emma Chen -- Maintenance Staff

William Co -- Facilities Manager

Patricia Shanks -- Extended Care Director


When we return to campus, your student will need to be outfitted in the standard SVDP uniform. Our uniform provider is still Classic Designs.

All uniform items are to be purchased through our uniform provider.

The following items can be purchased else where:

  • Crew socks, tights and leggings can be purchase from an outside provider as long as they are white (tights and leggings can be white or navy).
  • Undershirts or turtle necks can be worn underneath required shirts (white only)
  • Shoes are to be ALL white leather top tennis/athletic shoes (no logos or color designs permitted)
  • Hair accessories should be school colors (no distracting designs or attachments)

A list of items can be found on the school website - Uniforms.


Choicelunch will be returning as our lunch time food provider. All families need to register and create a family account. Though we will not be having lunch onsite, there is an option to order for take out. Choicelunch will bag your students lunch for your convenience.

Following the link to register and order: Choicelunch website.

We sincerely look forward to the new school year and welcoming new and returning students to our community.

The SVDP Faculty and Staff


Together We Are... SVDP School Reopening Plan 2020

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


SVDP Countdown 2020

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Traveling Outside of the Bay Area

Please be cognizant of the quarantine requirements when traveling outside of the Bay Area. It is currently set at ten days. Make the appropriate adjustments to participate in our orientation days.