A Heritage of Faith & Excellence for a Future of Innovation & Service

A Heritage of Faith & Excellence for a Future of Innovation & Service

Coronavirus/School Reopening Updates & Information

March 9, 2021

Dear Saint Francis Solano School Community:

As the county is approaching the Red Tier, we will be adjusting the school schedule. All students will attend on-campus learning Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Afternoon assignments and lessons will be given to all students to be done at home. We will no longer have A and B cohorts, rather, the entire class will be one cohort. We will continue to follow all the  safety guidelines we have had in place since November. This new schedule will begin for K-6 students on March 29th. The seventh and eighth graders will begin this on-campus schedule as soon as our county enters the Red Tier.

It is our assumption that students who have been participating in on-campus instruction will continue doing so. We will reach out to the few families participating in full-time Distance Learning to confirm that the family wishes for their child(ren) to remain off campus. Student placement will remain until the end of the school year; families will need to commit as soon as possible.

Assuring sustainable on-campus instruction is dependent on the behaviors of individual families. We thank you for your diligence regarding at-home screenings of all family members. We thank you for the abundance of caution you have shown in keeping your child(ren) at home if you observe any possible COVID symptoms. We thank you for quarantining after travel.

As has always been the case, we must follow protocol should there be a known/suspected class exposure to COVID. This may include…

-pivoting the entire class to Distance Learning while awaiting a COVID test result

-pivoting the entire class to Distance Learning while quarantining

-reporting confirmed school-related COVID cases to County Public Health Office and conducting contact tracing within the school community

Please see attached link for specific scenarios and criteria.

Debbie Picard


 Travel & Quarantine Guidance:

CDC recommends the following alternative options to a 14-day quarantine:

  • Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.
  • When diagnostic testing resources are sufficient and available, then quarantine can end after Day 7 if a diagnostic specimen tests negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. The specimen may be collected and tested 3 to 5 days post travel, but quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after Day 7.

The school office is open by appointment. The playground is closed.

Please call 707.996.4994 or email inquiries to: stf.schooloffice@saintfrancissolano.org

Thoughtful. Responsible. Motivated.

These are the hallmarks of a St. Francis Solano student. Inspiring our students to become lifelong learners will serve them as they move along life’s journey – inspiring thoughtful questions and educational discovery.

St. Francis students are nurtured to become self evaluators who are able to make informed, intelligent choices and take responsibility for their work and actions. An emphasis on faith and kindness inspires students to care for and respect each other’s physical and emotional well-being.  Our focus is to create enthusiastic learners who think, develop and articulate independent ideas, adapt to change and solve problems using critical thinking skills.


Art Camp & Bookworm Camp
Jun 14 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 18 @ 12:00 PM
Art Camp & Bookworm Camp
Jun 15 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 19 @ 12:00 PM
Art Camp & Bookworm Camp
Jun 16 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 20 @ 12:00 PM
Art Camp & Bookworm Camp
Jun 17 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 21 @ 12:00 PM
Third Trimester Report Cards Available
Jun 18 all-day
Art Camp & Bookworm Camp
Jun 18 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 22 @ 12:00 PM
Teacher Work Days
Aug 16 – Aug 18 all-day

St. Francis Solano School serves the families of St. Francis Solano Parish and the Sonoma Valley by cultivating an atmosphere embracing Roman Catholic values in which all students strive for academic achievement.

At Saint Francis Solano School, students embark on a spiritual, educational and social journey. Parents, as primary educators, partner with teachers in this ministry. Teachers facilitate the spiritual, academic, and social growth of all students, as they become self-evaluators, life-long learners, and faithful Catholics who serve as Jesus served.

Schoolwide Learning Expectations

St. Francis Solano School students are:

Faithful Catholics who are able to:

  • Actively participate in the Catholic Church in order to continue their development of faith
  • Recognize that we are made in the image and likeness of God, therefore, all life is worthy of dignity and respect
  • Make moral decisions based on Gospel values
  • Exhibit and model a Christian attitude of compassion through forgiveness of one’s neighbor and respond to those in need
  • Express a commitment to Church, country, community, social justice and individual relationships

Self-evaluators who are able to:

  • Make informed, intelligent choices understanding the consequences of those choices
  • Take responsibility for their actions
  • Demonstrate self-motivation and self-discipline
  • Care for and respect one’s physical and emotional well-being
  • Reflect on strengths and areas of growth while striving to achieve personal best

Life-long learners who are able to:

  • Cooperate using effective oral, written and listening skills
  • Solve problems using creative critical thinking skills
  • Gain, integrate and apply knowledge
  • Think, develop and articulate independent ideas
  • Share their talents with others
  • Adapt to change and diversity
  • Utilize educational tools and resources

What Our Alumni Are Saying

“This school has left an impact on me in the best way possible. St. Francis’ religious message has taught me morals, a sense of right and wrong, and how to be accepting of all people. In addition, I am Jewish and I never felt that the teachers were trying to force me to change or convert to Catholicism. I am a student who loves to learn and the school has offered me opportunities to challenge myself…”

What Our Alumni Are Saying

“The students at St. Francis are fortunate to receive outstanding instruction from teachers who are dedicated to help each student succeed…the latest digital tools and lessons have been added to each class starting at Kindergarten through 8th grade…”

What Our Alumni Are Saying

“I have met people at other schools and heard stories of children my age being bullied and struggling with their grades because they are too afraid to ask for help. Never in my nine years have I witnessed or even heard of anything like that (here)…I can walk through the halls knowing everyone’s name and something about them…”

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St. Francis Solano School

342 West Napa Street • Sonoma, CA 95476 • (707) 996-4994   Fax (707) 996-2662

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