General Information

Covid Updates

 

This summer, the CDC and CDPH released new Covid-19 guidelines for the upcoming school year. We also all acknowledge the increased transmissibility and severity of the delta variant and its notable impact on children ages 0-9 and 10-19. A confirmed Delta trend of real concern was clearly discernible by the time July had ended. The delta variant of Covid-19 is more severe, spreads more easily, and has even been shown to infect fully vaccinated people. Because the majority of our population remains unvaccinated due to age limitations for available vaccines, our Covid -19 Risk Mitigation Plan for 2021/22 has been updated based on extensive research, consultation, and broad input for decision making. We have decided to pause certain in-person on-campus and off-campus School and Community Association events until the Covid-19 situation in our community improves.

For all the most up-to-date Covid information please visit our Covid page here.

After School Activities and Extended Care

We are thrilled to announce the return of After School Activities (ASA) on campus! Our ASA program has been designed to enrich students’ classroom learning and is connected to real-world experiences and skills. We offer both in-person and remote options. (In-person activities are organized by student cohort until further notice.)

If you have signed up for Extended Care you will receive a 10% discount on the after-school activity of your choice. It’s simple to sign up: Registration is through our dedicated website (see below) and payment via FACTS — we will apply the discount then.

Please click HERE to register for After School Activities.

How to Update Emergency Contact Information in FACTS

 

To update Emergency Contacts and Pick-Up contacts, please use FACTS. 

•Go to your Family Portal

•In the menu on the left: Select the “Family” drop-down

•Click “Family Home”

•Within the “Contact Info” click the edit pencil to update “Emergency Contacts” and “Transportation (Pick-up) Contacts”.

•You may add as many “Transportation (Pick-up) Contacts” as necessary.

Transportation

In the interest of student security, exact bus pick-up and drop-off addresses will NO LONGER be posted on the school website. If you did not receive the August 4 communication with the exact locations please contact our Office Manager, Stephanie Humbert, at admin@sdfrenchschool.org or at (858) 456 2807 (ext.301).

Please note. For 2021/22:

•NO individual tickets for occasional riders (Unless COVID conditions improve)

•MANDATORY assigned seating

•Masks are mandatory for all riders at all times regardless of vaccination status

More information on school transportation — including, routes, cost, and pick-up and drop-off times — is available here.

School Supplies

Information on school supplies for all grades can be accessed by clicking here.

School Calendar

Back to School Night: Middle School Curriculum Videos

School Lunch Service (Girard Gourmet)

 

Girard Gourmet delivers freshly made hot and cold food to the SDFAS campus. As in prior years, lunches are plated and served outdoors.

•Registration and Cost: Please visit the Girard Gourmet website here.

•Menu – Visit the menu page of the Girard Gourmet website.

•Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available

•Girard Gourmet offers options for those with peanut, tree nut, dairy, and shellfish allergies.

SDFAS Apparel

 

Order Required Red Polo and Navy Blue T-Shirt and other Spirit Wear

There is no school uniform at SDFAS; however, the school does have a Dress Code, as outlined in the Parent-Student Handbook. For the 2021/22 school year, we are excited to partner, again, with Land’s End, a provider of high-quality school clothing and spirit wear.

•All Preschool and Elementary students must wear their red polo during field trips and school events.

•All students from Grade 1 through 5 must wear a red polo during field trips and school events and a navy-blue T-shirt for Physical Education classes.

Here is the Land’s End SDFAS webpage (900190869) where you will order:

•Red polo with the SDFAS logo (required for grades PK0 through 5)

•Navy-blue PE t-shirt with the SDFAS logo (required for grades 1 through 5). The school will reimburse one navy-blue PE t-shirt per child if purchased before September 30th. Your FACTs tuition account will be credited in October.

More Information. Please visit our dedicated webpage available here.

Note! Please remember to label your child’s clothing and personal belongings.

Les Bourses Scolaires Françaises

 

Les familles disposant de faibles revenus peuvent demander à bénéficier d’une bourse scolaire pour leurs enfants français inscrits dans les établissements relevant de l’Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger (AEFE) ou de la Mission laïque française (MLF).

Les bourses scolaires couvrent tout ou partie de la scolarité dans les établissements d’enseignements français à l’étranger. Elles sont octroyées chaque année en fonction de la situation financière et patrimoniale des familles et dans la limite du budget alloué au dispositif.

Les bourses sont versées directement à l’établissement scolaire, qui ajuste ensuite les frais de scolarité restant éventuellement à charge de la famille.

→ Campagne des bourses scolaires 2021-2022 – Phase 2 (premières demandes, révisions et renouvellements tardifs) : la date limite de dépôt des dossiers est fixée au vendredi 17 septembre 2021.

Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter le site du consulat français de Los Angeles ou contacter Isabelle Gilet, admissions@sdfrenchschool.org.

Changed School Hours for 2021/22

 

It is important to note that daily START and END times have changed as we emerge from Covid and continue to develop the school’s programs toward even greater degrees of excellence, for example, to properly accommodate the expansion of our Spanish-third-language program for all students school-wide.

Please take careful note the school day is now slightly longer in Elementary and Middle School.

Minimum days end at: K-PK: 11:45 | Grades 1-2: 11:30 | Grades 3-5: 11:45 | Grades 6-8: 11:40

Drop-Off and Pick-Up / Extended Care Hours

 

•PK: Staggered via two different groupings. PK0 and PK1 entrance will be the main pre-school back gate (Rear parking lot gate) while the PK2 group will use the bus gate.

•K-8: Staggered by division/grade level groups and to occur during designated time windows and ALL using the main upper lot drop off and pick up zone. The lower field lot will not be used in 2021/22.

•Extended Care:

•PK and K until 5:30 pm.

•Grade 1-8 until 5:30 pm.

•No morning extended care.

•Due to the Covid situation, we kindly ask that ONLY *ONE parent drop off their child (PKO, 1 and 2 ONLY).

•*However, we will allow BOTH parents to drop off their child ONLY during the first week as we understand how emotional the first day (and week) is. (PKO, 1 and 2 ONLY)

•All parents are reminded to wear masks even if vaccinated

•No parents are allowed to stay on the PK playground

•Drop-off in the class and pick up at the PK gate

•Half-day students can have their lunch at school until 12:10 and pick up will be at the PK gate at 12:10 — see below:

For Kindergarten drop-off and pick-up: Parents of a Kindergarten student will drop their child off at the gate to the right of the main entrance next to the auditorium — see below:


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