SVDP School

March 19, 2021

Hello SVDP Community,

Remember, today is the last day to complete the intent to travel questionnaire. There are new guidelines from the city of San Francisco that may impact your decision. Please read below.


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



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.




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. In order for our teachers to know who to plan for in-person and distance, families must complete this quick questionnaire (click link or use the button below) regarding their travel plans. Please complete by March 19th.


Annual Giving Update

Our Class Captains continue their efforts, and we are now at 75% participation. This group of volunteers believes in SVDP and understands the importance of the Annual Giving program. Make it easy on them --- if you haven't donated, take a minute and do so this weekend.

Congratulations to our 3rd and 5th grade classes for reaching 100% participation.

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

Click here for online donations!


Community Service

Kindergarten donated 196 sandwiches to the St. Vincent de Paul Society this week. Our next community service will be a school-wide sock drive after Easter break. Stay tuned for more information.




Together We Are... SVDP School Reopening Plan 2020

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