Principal's Messages

Parents and Students of Saint Francis High School:

On behalf of the school administration and staff, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year even though it will be a most unusual year while we work hard through the COVID-19 pandemic! I am honoured and pleased to be a part of the Saint Francis community and look forward to working with you to ensure that your experience is both fulfilling and rewarding.

The Saint Francis teachers, support staff, and custodial team have done and do an amazing job providing a safe learning environment for the students. Our students and families have also made great efforts to follow the provincial health guidelines. Let's please keep doing our part to follow all health guidelines throughout the year to help everyone stay healthy and safe.  

In response to the provincial government’s return to school plan, we implemented a quarter system to help minimize contact and transmission rates. We know students will be able to adapt to the 140-minute classes and quick pace of the quarter schedule. Students will need to stay focused and diligent. Students and teachers will have to work together should isolation be necessary.

Saint Francis is an outstanding learning community blessed with a history rich in accomplishments and lasting traditions. Our faith community embraces the virtues and qualities of our patron saint. Saint Francis is a place where the qualities of peace, love, pardon, harmony, truth, faith, hope, and joy are instilled in the productive, moral, ethical student leaders of tomorrow. Our aim is to provide students with the most supportive learning environment possible and to ensure that all students are successfully engaged in their learning.

Saint Francis High School offers something for everyone. Our extensive academic and non-academic curricular programs provide students with the opportunity to achieve their goals and prepare them for their future endeavours. There are also diverse and all-encompassing extracurricular programs that cover Athletics, Fine Arts, Student Leadership and Social Justice. While we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would still strongly encourage students to get involved in the activities and programs offered throughout the year.

Please review the school policies, attendance and behavioural expectations that are outlined in the Student Handbook. CSSD Student Handbook 2020-2021. We wish all our students a successful and enjoyable year.

God Bless You,

Mark Berger