The administration of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School believes in the importance of effective home–school communication. Relevant and ongoing communication between school and home helps our students succeed. We work diligently towards creating real, sustained connections that support student learning.
eNewsletter and eBlasts
The St. Francis of Assisi Weekly eNewsletter is one example of the effort of school administrators to communicate important and relevant information to our families on a regular basis. With the eNewsletter, our focus is on sharing information that helps to foster a sense of belonging and builds respectful and trusting relationships among our families, school staff, and community members. Sent out each Wednesday evening this weekly publication contains reminders, links, documents and announcements our community can utilize to stay current with activities and events on campus.
Subscribe to our weekly eNewsletter here.
SFAYL App - School Push Notifications
Given the huge increase in adoption of smart phones and other mobile device, and with the understanding that mobile users generally have a preference for accessing data and web content through apps, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School created the SFAYL Mobile App. The App provides convenient, easily accessible information to our school community, as well as push notifications and reminders.
School Messenger - Phone, Text, and Email
In response to feedback on school wide communication St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School has upgraded our school announcements program to include text messaging as an option for alerts and notifications. We have contracted with SchoolMessenger, a trusted provider of notification systems for schools, and launched SMS text messaging to enhance the dissemination of important information in March 2016. To subscribe and receive SFA texts please text "Y" or "Yes" to 67587. Only phone numbers registered in our Sycamore Education System will be able to subscribe to text alerts. Please be sure your contact information in Sycamore is current.
Sycamore Education is an integrated web-based student information system that allows faculty, staff, and families of St. Francis of Assisi improved access to student records. Beyond the retrieval of grades and attendance reports, families are able to log volunteer hours, schedule parent-teacher conferences, and regularly monitor academic progress.