SVDP School

December 4, 2020 Newsletter

Hello SVDP Community,

We hope everyone had a restful Thanksgiving break. We head into December and the season of Advent.

All around the world Christians call the season leading up to Christmas Advent.

Advent means "coming."

God is to send His only begotten Son, to save the world from sin.

In the hustle and bustle of today's world sometimes we forget to be still.

Advent is a time for patience, for we must wait.

Advent is a time for reflection, for we must wait.

Advent is a time for stillness, for we must wait.


Next Week's Schedule

Monday, December 7

  • K-4 Cohorts A and B on Campus
  • 5-8 Cohort A on Campus

Tuesday, December 8

  • K-4 Cohorts A and B on Campus
  • 5-8 Cohort A on Campus

Wednesday, December 9

  • Distance Learning for All

Thursday, December 10

  • K-4 Cohorts A and B on Campus
  • 5-8 Cohort B on Campus

Friday, December 11

  • K-4 Cohorts A and B on Campus
  • 5-8 Cohort B on Campus


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Today and everyday we are grateful to the members of our Advisory Board, Finance Committee, and Parent Guild Board. Their behind the scenes work continues even during this crazy time. Their dedication to SVDP is appreciated.


Parent Guild Newsletter



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UPDATED - December 4, 2020

Annual Giving for the 2020-2021 School Year is open. Kindergarten is still in the lead with 46% participation. The first class to reach 100% participation will receive a COVID-friendly celebration. This program is very important to our efforts to bring your child the best experience at SVDP and to keep tuition increases at a minimum.

Donations can be made via check (made payable to SVDP), FACTS account, online, or stocks / securities.

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

Click here for online donations!


MINTED Partnership with SVDP

Saint Vincent de Paul School has partnered with local company, Minted. Through this partnership, you can design cards that reflect you and your unique family, all while raising funds for SVDP! Yes, go to, use the code in the ad and below, save 20% on your order, and SVDP will receive 15% back from Minted. Start designing now! Whatever you are celebrating, whatever you have to say, be creative and charitable with your message and this offer.


Good through 12/31/20.


COVID-19 Testing at Saint Vincent de Paul

New Date Added - January 6, 2021

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We have arranged a new on site COVID testing date on Wednesday, January 6th. Employees, registered school families, and the immediate family members of either group are invited to utilize this service.

This test is not mandatory, but a courtesy service given the choices people must make about travel and family interactions around Christmas. The new test date is scheduled for Wednesday, to avoid our COVID campus protocols, where students are only allowed to enter / exit campus once per day. We hope this gives you more flexibility in scheduling.

The test site will be open from 8:30 – 3:30. You must have an appointment, there will be no walk-ins permitted. If you wish to take part in this testing program, click here for an appointment time. Each individual must have their own appointment time.

Necessary forms and additional information are available on SchoolSpeak or follow the link to your appointment confirmation:

  • Patient Test Request Form (must be downloaded, completed, and submitted to nurse at test site)
  • Consent for Venous Puncture (if applicable must be downloaded, completed, and submitted to nurse at test site)
  • HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program (if applicable must be downloaded, completed, and submitted to nurse at test site)
  • Notice of Privacy Practice
  • Instructions to access lab results on PMH portal

At your appointment, please bring:

  • A photocopy of the front and back of your medical insurance ID card. They will need one copy for every family member being tested, even if the information is the same. The paperwork stays with the sample, so it cannot be shared.
  • Completed Patient Test Request Form (see above)
  • Completed Consent for Venous Puncture (if applicable, see above)

The test site will be set up in the staff parking lot (corner of Green and Pierce). If weather prohibits an outdoor event, the testing will be moved inside the gym.

Currently, the schedule is open for one appointment per time slot. However, they will open more appointments based on demand.



Together We Are... SVDP School Reopening Plan 2020

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