Transfer Student Orientation 2021-22


We are looking forward to your joining the SHC community. The information below will assist you in preparing for the start of school.

Please return to the Student Resources page (under Current Students) for additional information, such as the 2021-22 Student and Family Handbook.  

Updated August 5, 2021.

Preparing for Transfer Student Registration & Orientation

  • Sophomores: August 12, 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Juniors & Seniors: August 12
  • New Parent Welcome: August 14, 9:00 to 11:00 (update)

Orientation for Transfer Students is mandatory for all grade levels. Please note the following instructions, financial status, attire, and fees needed before your student arrives for Orientation:

REQUIRED FORMS DUE AUGUST 12 (To be completed online)
In early June, you should have received an email from Magnus 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. 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

 • Preparticipation Physical Exam (PPE) & other Athletic Participation forms

 • Immunization Form

 • Consent to Treat

 • Academic Integrity Contract

 • Sacred Heart Cathedral Acknowledgment Forms

   ○ 2021-22 Student and Family Handbook Agreement

   ○ 2021-22 Transportation Agreement

And, if applicable:

 • 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 new students will receive their Powerschool Login on the first day 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.

New Parent Orientation, Mass & BBQ

  • August 14th, 9:00am to 11:00am, with optional lunch and open campus until noon 

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 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.

Pictures for Student Body Card and Yearbook Dress Guidelines
Pictures for the Student Body Card will be taken when you report to school at Orientation. Families will be notified when and how to purchase pictures. Hair should be neatly groomed. Boys are to be clean-shaven. All students must come dressed in Regular Dress as stated in the Student & Family Handbook. A SHC polo shirt and regular school pants and shoes must be worn. Modified dress is not allowed on this day. Students who are not suitably groomed will not be allowed to participate in Orientation and have their picture taken. 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 Your 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
Students may purchase their books online through MBS Direct beginning July 7. 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. Free shipping dates are July 19-25. 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 (SHC polos are not sold in the Prep Shop).

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 AttireSHC 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

    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 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 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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