Returning Student Orientation for 2021-22

Preparing for Returning Student Registration

Orientation for returning students is mandatory for 10th, 11th and 12th graders. Please note actions on the following information regarding student forms, financial status, attire and fees is needed before your student arrives for Orientation. An overview of the schedule includes:

  • Soph: 9:00-1:30 on Aug 12
  • Junior: 2:00-4:00 on Aug 12
  • Senior: 12:30-2:30 on Aug 12
  • Frosh: 10:00am-9:00pm on Aug 13; Frosh & Parents/Guardians 9:00am-1:00pm on Aug 14

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 Magnus 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

   ○ 2021-22 Student and Family Handbook Agreement (2021-22 SHC Student and Family Handbook)  
   ○ 2021-22 Transportation Agreement

And, if applicable:

 • Asthma Action Plan Form
 • Food Allergy Action Plan Form
 • Diabetes Action Plan Form
 • Seizure Action Plan Form
 • Pre-participation 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

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.

Attire for Orientation
All students must come dressed in Regular Dress on Thursday, August 12 as described in the Student & Family Handbook. A polo shirt and regular school pants and shoes must be worn.

Student Schedules/Log-in Protocol
Enclosed in the mailing is a copy of your list of tentative courses. Students and parents may also access class schedules through PowerSchool. Please use the same parent and student logins as last year. Contact for PowerSchool login assistance.

Orientation for Returning Students: August 12

Class & Counselor Meetings, Orientation
Reporting times and meeting places: Room assignments for counselor meetings will be emailed to students and families and will be posted in the La Salle Campus Plaza. Please make sure you arrive at your scheduled time:

Orientation will include:

 • Mandatory Meeting with Counselor

 • Payment of Resource Fees List of Resource Fees

 • Payment of AP Fees AP Fee Payment Link

 • School Form/Financial Clearance

 • Distribution of Official Student Class Schedules

 • Locker Assignment

 • Student Body Card Pictures

 • Parking Pass Registration (if applicable, chosen by lottery 2nd week of school)

 • Purchase of School Supplies (optional)

Dress Guidelines for Student Body Card and Yearbook Pictures
Pictures for the Student Body Card and the Yearbook will be taken on August 12. 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 and put in the access code EVTQTZNBX in late September.

Preparing for the First Day of Class

Information from the Director of Studies:

Class Schedule/Procedure to Request
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. 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. 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
Students may purchase their books online through BNS beginning July 1. Free shipping has been arranged from July 12-26 for purchases of $99 or more. 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 Irish Prep Shop will be open for the purchase of SHC school supplies and SHC apparel.

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. Seniors please note that you are not required to purchase new Dress Up Day Attire. 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 9, 2021
Coach Andy Chan

Varsity: Friday, August 6, 2021
9th Grade: Monday, August 16, 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 (TBA).

        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 and 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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