Returning Student Orientation

Preparing for Orientation: August 14

Orientation for returning students is on Monday, August 14 and is mandatory for 10th, 11th and 12th graders. Please note the following instructions, financial status, attire, and fees needed BEFORE your st udent arrives for Orientation Monday, August 14: A. REQUIRED FORMS DUE JULY 28 The following must be completed in order for a student to participate in Orientation:
  1. Emergency Contact/ Handbook Agreement Acknowledgement Form - Your Emergency Card/Handbook Agreement form was enclosed in the mailing sent to families July 6. Please review the data on the front and back of the form, make changes as needed and in clear handwriting, and include any information that may have been omitted . At the bottom of the form, your signatures will acknowledge that you and your child have read and will abide by the rules and regulations of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Student and Family Han dbook. Your son/daughter will not be allowed to participate on August 14 if this form is not signed by you and your child, and returned by Friday, July 28.
  2. Transportation Policy a nd Agreement Form - Each year, every student must complete the Transportation Agreement Form which acknowledges that he/she has read the SHC Transportation Policy and gives parent consent to alternative and/or independent forms of transportation.
  3. Appryse Athletic Participation Forms Registration All pre-participation forms are now done online. Go to to enroll. This online system tracks medical history, contact information, and Pre-participation Physical Exam (PPE) forms. Completing these online forms fulfills the requirements needed to participate in SHC athletics including team tryouts and workouts.
  4. Tuition Agreement Form (this form was due May 1) Please contact Michelle Ong if you have questions.
B. FINANCIAL STATUS In order to participate in Orientation, all students must have financial clearance. Financial clearance will be granted only to those students whose registration fee and July tuition payment have been paid in full. C. ATTIRE FOR ORIENTATION On Monday, August 14, all students must come dressed in Regular Dress as described in the Student and Family Handbook. A SHC polo shirt and regular school pants and shoes must be worn. A SHC polo shirt from Lands’ End and regular school pants and shoes must be worn. D. FEES DUE - The following fees are due and can be paid online on or before August 4. Until August 4, you may use the links below to pay by credit card; cash and checks only are accepted at Orientation. If paying by check at Orientation, please write separate checks for each fee, payable to SHC.
  1. AP Exam Fees Students enrolled in AP Courses must pay for each exam; the cost is $100 per test. (For example: students enrolled in 2 AP Courses will pay $200.). Click here to pay for AP Exam(s) fee online.
  2. Locks and Lockers Each student will be assigned a locker and must purchase a school lock for $15. Click here to pay for the lock online. You may also opt to pay with cash or check at Orientation. All locks will be distributed at Orientation.
  3. Digital Resource Fee All students are required to pay $25 each for digital resources, which include Math sites (e.g. IXL) and short story texts (e.g. ActivelyLearn) among other resources. Click here to pay for the digital resource fee online. You may also opt to pay with cash or check at Orientation.
E. STUDENT SCHEDULES/LOG-IN PROTOCOL Enclosed in the mailing is a copy of your tentative student schedule. Students and parents may also access class schedules through PowerSchool. Please use the same parent and student login as last year. Please contact: for PowerSchool login assistance.

Orientation for Returning Students: August 14

Class Meetings/Orientation - Monday, August 14 Sophomores, juniors and seniors are to meet in the Pavilion for class meetings. Reporting times are listed below. After this meeting, students will meet with their counselors and then proceed to the Dining Hall. Room assignments for counselor meetings will be emailed to students and families and will be posted in the La Salle Campus Plaza. REPORTING TIMES FOR CLASS MEETINGS Seniors 8 am in the Pavilion Juniors 9:30 am in the Pavilion Sophomores 12 pm in the Pavilion Please make sure you arrive at your scheduled time. You may use the link below to pay by credit card but only until August 4. Cash and checks only are accepted at Orientation. Separate check must be made out for each fee. The following items will be handled during this time:
  1. Mandatory Meeting with Counselor
  2. School Form/Financial Clearance
  3. Distribution of Official Student Class Schedules
  4. Locker Assignment & Lock Purchase $15
  5. Payment of Digital Resource Fee $25
  6. Student Body Card Pictures
  7. Payment of $100 per AP Exam
  8. Parking Pass Registration (if applicable, chosen by lottery 2nd week of school)
  9. Purchase of School Supplies (optional)
Pictures for Student Body Card and Yearbook Dress Guidelines Pictures for the Student Body Card will be taken when you report to school on August 14. Hair should be neatly groomed. Boys are to be clean-shaven. All students must come dressed in Regular Dress as stated in the Student and Family Handbook. A SHC polo shirt from Lands’ End and regular school pants and shoes must be worn. No modified dress is allowed when you report on August 14. A Prestige Portrait representative will be present to take your photo orders. However, if you would like to purchase them online after August 14, please click here. Students who are not suitably groomed will not be allowed to participate in Orientation which includes having their picture taken.

Preparing for the First Day of Class: August 16

  1. Information from the Director of Studies
Class Schedule/Procedure to Request Schedule Changes A class schedule for the 2017-18 academic year is included in the July 6 summer mailing. Please understand that this is a tentative schedule; you will receive your final class schedule when you report on August 14. Review your schedule carefully to make sure that it contains six academic classes each semester. 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 well, students who may have initially qualified for limited enrollment courses may no longer be qualified based on second semester grades.
  • 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.
Class changes received by July 7 will be addressed by July 12. Changes received after July 12 will not be addressed until August 7. Changes 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.
  1. Purchasing Textbooks
Students may purchase their books online through MBS Direct beginning July 1. Free shipping has been arranged from July 17 - 23 only. Please click here to purchase books. To ensure that your books arrive in time for the opening of school, please order them by August 1. 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 bookstore).
  1. Purchasing SHC Polo Shirts and Mass Day Attire
All students are required to wear long- or short-sleeve SHC polo shirts and Mass Day Attire purchased from Lands’ End. The only exceptions to this rule are SHC Block Club Sweaters, SHC Game Day Jackets, or SHC School Jackets earned through participation in a club or sport. Instructions to order these articles of clothing may be found by clicking here. To ensure your student is in proper dress code on August 16, plan accordingly. Allow two to three weeks for Lands’ End to process shirt orders.
  1. Purchasing SHC School Skirt (Optional)
School skirts can be purchased through Dennis Uniforms on 590 10th Street in San Francisco, or by purchasing them online by clicking here.
  1. Device Policies and 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 FAQs and minimum system specifications on the SHC website Academics>Educational Technology.

Schedule for the First Week of School

Wednesday, August 16 First Day of Instruction, All Classes Meet (Full Rotation), 2:30 Dismissal Block 1 7:55 -8:35 Block 2 8:45-9:30 w/ Announcements Assembly/Break 9:40-10:20 Block 3 10:30-11:10 JR/SR Block 4 11:20-12:00 Lunch 11:20-12:00 Frosh/Soph Lunch 12:10-12:50 Block 4 12:10-12:50 Block 5 1:00-1:40 Block 6 1:50-2:30 Blocks 7, 8, 9 will not meet until Thursday and Friday of this week. Thursday, August 17 Gold 1,2,3,8 Schedule 1:20 Dismissal (for students without a block 8) Friday, August 18 Green 7,4,5,6 Schedule 2:30 Dismissal

Athletic Participation Requirements

The online requirements to participate in Athletics is now online. Appryse Athletic Participation Forms completed fulfills the form requirements to participate in athletic tryouts, preseason conditioning/weightlifting sessions, etc. Go to to enroll. Only the SHC Pre-Participation Physical Exam (PPE) Form completed online, and only forms completed by a physician (MD or DO) will be accepted and must be completed online. Please contact Head Athletic Trainer, Mr. Oscar Melero at or Assistant Athletic Trainer, Ms. Chelsie Baldwin at, if you have any questions regarding the PPE Form or Athletic Participation Forms.

Fall Sports Tryout Dates

Boys and Girls Cross Country:
  • All levels: Wednesday 8/16 at Kezar Stadium @ 3:30-5:30 pm
  • Varsity and JV (interested 10th-12th graders): Friday 8/4 at SHC Practice Field @ 2:30-6 pm
  • Freshmen: Monday 8/14 at SHC Practice Field

Girls Golf:

  • JV/Varsity (interested 10th-12th graders): August 7 at Presidio Driving Range @ 2:30-4 pm
  • Frosh: August 14 at Presidio Driving Range @ 2:30-4 pm
Girls Tennis:
  • Varsity (interested 10th-12th graders): Monday 8/7 at SF State Tennis Courts @ 3:30-5:30 pm
  • JV/Freshmen: Monday 8/14 at SF State Tennis Courts @ 3:30-5:30 pm
Girls Volleyball:
  • Varsity (interested 10th-12th graders): Monday 8/7 at SHC Pavilion @ noon-2 pm and 5-7:30pm
  • JV/Freshmen: Monday 8/14 at SHC Pavilion @ 4:30-7:30 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
  • Parents Association Hotline Ext. 822

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