SFCS Will Safely Reopen
Dear Parents and Guardians,
In approaching a new school year, the administration has been vigilant in trying to prepare the school for the new “normal”. Our top priority is the health and safety of our students and staff, while providing quality instruction. We were waiting for the state guidelines to ensure that our plan for reopening met the guidelines and addressed everything that was being asked of us as a school. Those guidelines were released on Friday; and therefore, I am now able to send you our plan for starting the school year on Monday, August 10, 2020. We have permanently added sanitation and hygiene protocols to help keep our Cabrini family safe.
Our goal at St. Frances Cabrini is to provide the best education possible to your children, and we realize that at the elementary level, instruction is best face to face. Thus, we intend to accommodate all students on campus for the entire school day for every phase. Only if there is a “stay at home” order do we plan to return to distance learning. We are preparing our teachers this summer for a seamless transition from the classroom to virtual learning, if the need arises. Through the CARES Act, we have been able to purchase a device for every student in grades K-8, which will allow daily instruction to continue to take place at home if needed.
As you will see in the plan, we will check temperatures at arrival and lunch time. If a child becomes ill during the school day, for any reason, we have created an isolation area for them until the parent arrives. As stated in our handbook, if your child runs fever, they must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before they can return to school. Please help us keep our campus safe by keeping your child home if they are sick.
Please review the attached SFCS COVID-19 Prevention Plan. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me: 318-448-3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I will reach out to you again towards the end of July to give you more information about the upcoming school year (important dates & procedures, etc.). Please remember that our summer office hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. if you need anything.
Sr. Nina Vincent, OLS
2020 – 2021 Registration
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Why Choose St. Frances Cabrini?
- Data Driven Instruction – Our faculty is always evaluating student progress and working to differentiate instruction as needed for all students in the classroom.
- Researched Based Curriculum – The curriculum we teach in the classroom is well-researched and proven to be effective over the long term in nationwide studies.
- Project Based Learning is integrated into every classroom.
- Junior High students can earn up to 3.5 High School credits as 8th graders – Algebra 1, Physical Science, Spanish 1 and Computer Literacy.
- Structured Classroom – Special education program is offered for students with special needs.
- Science Lab – We are blessed to have a fully functional Science Lab that is used weekly by our Science teachers. Students in upper elementary and Jr. High perform dissections on specimens such as owl pellets, sharks, and fish.
- Pre-K Curriculum – St. Frances Cabrini uses a data driven and research based curriculum that incorporates both academic and developmental skills.
- Begin and end each day in prayer as a school community. We pray before and after every class period, before and after meals, and during Religion classes each day.
- School-wide Celebration of Feast Days – Such as St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Francis of Assisi, Our Lady of the Rosary, All Saint’s Day, St. Blaise.
- 3 Sisters on Campus – Sr. Nina Vincent and Sr. Heather Sikes (Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows) and Elizabeth Ann Holmes (Sister of the Holy Family).
- Students are encouraged to participate in weekly Masses as lectors, gift bearers, and altar servers, or by singing in the choir.
- At Cabrini, we try to model G.R.A.C.E. – that our students be Godly, Respectful, Accountable, Charitable, and Educated. R.A.C.E. awards are given monthly.
- Our Mission Statement – “St. Frances Cabrini School is a family of faith, consecrated to the Incarnate Word and committed to God’s call of forming students in sound doctrine and purity of heart.”
- Advent Silver Coin Collection – In Advent 2018, St. Frances Cabrini students, faculty and staff raised over $6,000 and were able to build a home for a family in Haiti.
- Service Projects –Students visit the nursing homes, serve at the Manna House, and participate in several other service projects during the year for local agencies, such as CENLA Homeless Coalition, Cenla Pregnancy Center and Lily of the Valley.
- Home and School Association – This active parent/grandparent organization meets monthly and provides activities for students, treats for teachers, and helps raise money for special projects around the school.
- Catechetical Quiz Bowl – Diocesan sponsored event that we participate in each year.
- Local Competitions – Students participate in the VFW essay writing contest, Americanism Contest, Catholic Daughters Contest, Rapides Parish Library, Bookmark contests.
St. Frances Cabrini School is a family of faith, consecrated to the Incarnate Word, and committed to God’s call of forming students entrusted to us in sound doctrine and purity of heart. In partnership with our parents and directed by the Holy Spirit, our administration, faculty, and staff strive to ensure that all subjects are presented in the light of our Catholic faith. Our mission is to recognize and develop natural talents of our students and form them in the ways of faith so that they may grow all their lives as committed disciples of Christ the Lord “in wisdom, age, and grace” and play their part in building the Kingdom of God.