Class of 2025 Orientation for 2021-2022

WELCOME to SHC!

We are looking forward to your joining the SHC community. The information below will assist you in preparing for the start of school. Now that our Orientation has passed, we have posted the links to the morning's sessions.

Updated August 14, 2021

Preparing for Frosh Orientation

Orientation/Registration is scheduled for Friday, August 13th (students only; 9:45am-9:00pm) and Saturday, August 14th (students and parents/guardians; 9:00am-Noon updated ending time).

Frosh Orientation is mandatory for all ninth graders and a parent/guardian. Please note the instructions and guidelines for current financial status, attire and fees needed before your student arrives for the first day of Frosh Orientation.

Frosh Welcome Letter - Please take a moment to read this welcome message from Student Body President Sydney Scott.

Required Forms Due by August 13 (To be completed online)

Families should have received an email from Magnus (health records) providing instructions on how to complete student forms online (see below). Submitting forms via Magnus is required for all families, and timely submission of all forms is vital to the enrollment process. Parents/guardians will receive weekly reminders if there are outstanding items in your account. If you have already completed the forms on Magnus and would like to make edits, please login here. The athletics related requirements apply to ALL ninth graders whether participating in athletics or not. The following forms should be completed/uploaded via Magnus:

  • Vital Health Record - Health History
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Preparticipation Physical Exam (PPE). ONLY SHC form is accepted and the form must be uploaded to Magnus - hard copies will not be accepted
  • Consent to Treat
  • Athletic Participation forms
  • Immunization Form
  • Academic Integrity Contract
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Acknowledgment Forms

And, if applicable, upload the following to Magnus:

  • Prescription Medication Form
  • Asthma Action Plan Form
  • Food Allergy Action Plan Form
  • Diabetes Action Plan Form
  • Seizure Action Plan Form

The Magnus system will be used during the school year as well for the following:

  • Field trip permission forms

If you have issues logging into Magnus, please contact Dean Mario Sazo. All 9th grade parents will receive their PowerSchool and Schoology logins the first week of school.

Financial Status
In order to participate in Orientation, all students must have financial clearance which is granted to students whose registration fee (due May 20, 2021) and July tuition (due July 20, 2021) have been paid in full. Please contact Tuition Accountant Michelle Ong if you have questions.

Course Specific Resources Fees
Click here to view and pay for the course specific resource fees due by Orientation. These fees are due only if a student is enrolled in the course(s) listed and may be in addition to textbooks found on our BNC Online Bookstore.

Advanced Placement (AP) Fees
Students enrolled in an AP course(s) are asked to pay the College Board testing Fee. Please use this AP Fee Payment Link to pay for AP exam(s) using a credit card. AP class may also have a resource fee for materials and/or resources used throughout the year.

Frosh Orientation

Friday, August 13 (Students Only; 9:45am to 9:00pm)

All ninth graders are to report to the Pavilion in the Student Life Center on Friday, August 13 at 9:45 am. The day will conclude at 9 pm. Dinner will be provided. The purpose of this day is to complete the Frosh Orientation process and to introduce ninth graders to the many people, programs and resources that facilitate their SHC experience. This is officially the first day of school for ninth graders; Friday events are for students only. There is no need to bring laptops or books, but do bring a water bottle and come in modified SHC attire (see below.)

Pictures for Student Body Card and Yearbook Dress Guidelines
Pictures for the Student Body Card and the Yearbook will be taken on August 13. Students who are out of dress code will not have their picture taken. All students should wear a polo shirt for the photo. Hair should be neatly groomed. Boys are to be clean-shaven. Students may wear jeans due to the activities that occur later in the evening. Please complete and return this form at orientation with payment if you would like to order pictures. You may also digitally purchase photos from Prestige Portraits and will be notified when photos are available. Go to mylifetouch.com and put in the access code EVTQTZNBX in late September.

Saturday, August 14 (Students & Parents/Guardians; 9:00 - Noon)

Frosh Orientation, New Parent Orientation & BBQ

All ninth graders are to report to the De Paul Campus (1100 Ellis Street) at 9 am. The New Parent Orientation will begin at 9 am in the Student Life Center Pavilion (1055 Ellis Street). This orientation will offer parents an opportunity to hear from the Administrative Team about Gather (this year’s theme), curriculum, general policies, and the many ways parents and guardians can be involved at SHC. After opening remarks, parents will rotate for presentations about academics, Dean’s policies and procedures, Athletics, Performing Arts, Community Life, and the Office of Advancement. The morning will conclude at approximately noon with a lunch hosted by our Parents Association. You may park in the Cathedral parking lot if space is available.

Preparing for the First Day of Class

Information from the Director of Studies

Class Schedule

A class schedule for the 2021–22 academic year is included in the July 7 summer mailing. Please understand that this is a tentative schedule; you will receive your final class schedule at orientation on August 13. Review your schedule carefully to make sure that it contains six academic classes each semester.

Requesting a Schedule Change

Before requesting a schedule change, please know that we do NOT honor schedule changes based on teacher preferences. Such requests will invariably be denied. Appeals regarding admission to honors and AP classes will not be considered because the process was completed in the spring semester; all limited enrollment courses are now full. As those prerequisites noted, students who may have initially qualified for limited enrollment courses may no longer be qualified if their second semester grades did not meet the requirements. Please be aware that schedule changes will be extremely difficult to accommodate once the school year begins; therefore, it is to your advantage to request changes as soon as you receive your schedule. Some courses were cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Students who requested alternates were placed in those courses; otherwise, students were placed in courses similar to their original request.

Your request for a schedule change must be submitted via email to Director of Studies Kate McFadden by August 4. Class changes will be made after August 5, and they will be considered in the order in which they are received. In order for us to consider your schedule change, you must state what change you are requesting and why. Please include contact information (i.e., email address, phone numbers) in case further information is needed.

Purchasing Textbooks & Other Course Resources

Students may purchase their books online through MBS Direct beginning July 7. Free shipping has been arranged from July 12-26. Please click here to purchase books and here to see if there are any Resource Fees associated with your classes. Be sure to order your books by August 1 to ensure their arrival in time for the first day of school. Free shipping dates are July 19-25 for orders over $99. No books will be sold on the day you report to school. However, the Irish Prep Shop will be open for the purchase of SHC school supplies and SHC apparel. If your books are back ordered, please email your teachers ahead of time so they can prepare. 

How to Purchase Dress Up Day Attire and Dress Code Approved Apparel

Students must purchase a green full zip jacket or green quarter zip pullover top from this Dress Up Day Attire link. SHC polo shirts and other dress code approved apparel may be purchased from the SHC Eastbay Online Store. The SHC Block Club Sweater may also be worn on Mass days for students who have earned one. Please thoroughly review the SHC Dress Code and allow three to four weeks for Eastbay to process orders to ensure students are in proper dress at orientation.

Purchasing SHC School Skirt (Optional)

School skirts can be purchased at Dennis Uniforms online through Dennis Uniforms or at their store (590 10th Street in San Francisco).

Device Policies & School Supplies

Teachers will provide a syllabus on the first day of each class and will notify students of any supplies needed. For more information on our device policies, please find our BYOD minimum system specifications on the SHC website Academics>Educational Technology.

Athletic Participation Requirements

Student-athletes must fulfill the Magnus form requirements before participating in athletic tryouts, preseason conditioning/weightlifting sessions, etc. The athletics related requirements apply to ALL freshmen whether participating in athletics or not. The SHC Pre-Participation Physical Exam (PPE) Form completed in Magnus, and forms completed by a physician (MD or DO) will be accepted and must be completed online. Please contact Head Athletic Trainer Oscar Melero if you have any questions regarding the PPE or Athletic Participation forms.

Tryouts for the fall sports season will begin on the following dates and will continue daily until final rosters are determined. 

Cross Country

10th-12th Grade: Monday, August 9, 2021

9th Grade: Monday, August 16, 2021

Coach Andy Chan

    Football

    Varsity: Friday, August 6, 2021

    9th Grade: Monday, August 9, 2021

    Coach Barry McLaughlin


      Girls Golf

      10th-12th Grades: August 9, 2021

      Frosh: Monday, August 16, 2021

      Coach Jim Enright


        Girls Tennis

        Varsity (10th-12th Grades): Monday, August 9, 2021

        Junior Varsity (all grades): Monday, August 16, 2021

        Coach Emily Rogers


          Girls Volleyball

          Varsity (10th-12th Grades): August 9, 2021

          JV and Frosh: Monday, August 16, 2021

          Coach Margi Beima

          Varsity student-athletes should plan to attend the Fall Sports Media Day on Saturday, August 21 at 10:00 AM.

          All student-athletes and parents should plan to attend the mandatory Fall Sports Parent Meeting on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

          Important Phone Numbers & Extensions

          SHC 415.775.6626

          Main Office Press 0

          Attendance Press 1 or ext. 760

          Finance and Facilities (including Tuition) Office Press 2

          Advancement Office Press 3

          Alumni Office Press 4

          Office of Communications Press 5

          Admissions Office Press 6

          Registrar (student records/transcripts) Press 7 or ext. 868

          Tuition Office ext. 567

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