Returning Student Orientation for 2020-21

Preparing for Returning Student Registration

UPDATES: The San Francisco Department of Public Health has asked schools not to facilitate on-campus orientations. Students may come to campus individually to pick up course materials. Students or their parents are asked to pick up course materials from the atrium doors according to the schedule and social distance guidelines outlined by Dean Sazo here.

Required Forms Due by August 12 (To be completed online)
Families should have received an email from Magnus providing instructions on how to complete student forms online (see below). If you have issues logging into Magnus, please contact Dean Mario Sazo. Submitting forms via Magnus is required for all families, and timely submission of all forms is vital to the enrollment process. You will receive weekly reminders from Mangus if there are outstanding items in your account. The following forms should be submitted via Magnus:

  • Vital health record (health history)
  • Emergency contact information
  • Consent to Treat
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Acknowledgment Forms

And, if applicable:

  • Asthma Action Plan Form
  • Food Allergy Action Plan Form
  • Diabetes Action Plan Form
  • Seizure Action Plan Form
  • Preparticipation Physical Exam (PPE) & other Athletic Participation forms

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

  • Field trip permission forms

In order to participate in Registration, all students must have financial clearance which is granted to students whose registration fee (due May 20, 2020) and July tuition (due July 20, 2020) have been paid in full. Please contact Tuition Accountant Michelle Ong if you have questions.

Click here to view and use a credit card to pay for the course specific fees due by August 18. You may also pay for these fees at Registration. The fees are due only if a student is enrolled in the course(s) listed and the course requires resources in addition to the textbooks found on our BNC Online Bookstore (formerly MBS Direct), such as a subscription to a specific digital platform. These fees are also in addition to the AP Test Fee (below).

If your student is enrolled in an AP course, please use this AP Fee Payment Link to pay for an AP exam(s) using a credit card. You may also pay for AP fees with a check or cash during Registration. AP class may also have a resource fee for materials and/or resources used throughout the year (above). 

All students must come dressed in Regular Dress as described in the Student & Family Handbook. A polo shirt and regular school pants and shoes must be worn. 

All students should have received a tentative course schedule in the July mailing. Students and parents may also access class schedules through PowerSchool starting in late July, using the same parent and student logins as last year. Contact for PowerSchool login assistance.

Registration for Returning Students

SHC will not be facilitating on campus registration or orientation. Students may come to campus individually to pick up course materials. Students or their parents are asked to pick up course materials from the atrium doors according to the schedule and social distance guidelines outlined by Dean Sazo here. Thank you for your understanding.

Thursday Aug 13 9 am to 1 pm Sophomores

Friday Aug 14 9 am to 1 pm Frosh

Saturday Aug 15 9 am to Noon (For families who could not arrive Aug 13 and 14)

Monday Aug 17 9 am to 1 pm Juniors

Tuesday Aug 18 9 am to 1 pm Seniors

Saturday Aug 22 9 am to Noon All families

Dress Guidelines for Student Body Identification Card and Yearbook Pictures
We will send out revised instructions for photos shortly.

Preparing for the First Day of Class

Information from the Director of Studies

Class Schedule/Procedure to Request 
A class schedule for the 2020-21 academic year was included in the July 9 summer mailing. Please understand that this is a tentative schedule; you will receive your final class schedule at Orientation. Review your schedule carefully to make sure that it contains six academic classes each semester.

Requesting a Schedule Change
All requests for schedule changes must be submitted before August 10 this year. 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 appeal process was completed in the spring semester; all limited enrollment courses are now full. Students who may have initially qualified for limited enrollment courses may not be enrolled in a course if their second semester grades did not meet the stated prerequisites. 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 received via email to Director of Studies Kate McFadden by August 10. Changes will be considered in the order in which they are received, and so it is to a student's advantage to email Ms. McFadden as soon as possible. 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
Students may purchase their books online through MBS Direct beginning July 8. Free shipping has been arranged from July 19-25. 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. No books will be sold on the day you report to school. However, the SHC Prep Shop will be open for the purchase of SHC school supplies and SHC apparel (no SHC polos are sold in the Prep Shop).

How to Purchase SHC Polo Shirts and Mass Day Attire
All students may purchase long- or short-sleeved SHC polo shirts and Mass Day Attire from Lands’ End. The SHC Block Club Sweater, SHC Game Day Jacket, or any SHC school-issued jacket may also be worn on Mass days for students who have earned one. Please thoroughly review the SHC Dress Code and allow two to three weeks for Lands’ End 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.

Our state and section governing bodies, the California Interscholastic Federation and the Central Coast Section, have shared the calendars for this year’s high school athletics. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they have realigned three seasons of sport into two seasons and have shared season start dates. The Fall season start date is now December 14.

Specific information about tryouts will be shared through Schoology as the seasons draw near.

2020‐21 Sports Calendar (as of July 21, 2020)

Season 1 Practice Start Date

  • Cross Country (boys & girls) 12/14/2020
  • Football 12/14/2020
  • Volleyball (boys & girls) 12/14/2020

Season 2 Practice Start Date

  • Soccer (boys & girls) 2/22/2021
  • Tennis (boys & girls) 2/22/2021
  • Swimming (boys & girls) 3/8/2021
  • Wrestling (boys & girls) 3/15/2021
  • Basketball boys & girls) 3/15/2021
  • Baseball 3/15/2021
  • Golf (boys & girls) 3/15/2021
  • Lacrosse (boys & girls) 3/15/2021
  • Softball 3/15/2021
  • Track & Field (boys & girls) 3/15/2021

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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