At St. Francis of Assisi Academy, we believe that parents are the primary educators of their children. As such, we strive to keep our lines of communication open, always. Parents can expect frequent contact from teachers and Administration informing them of concerns, student challenges or progress, or upcoming events and initiatives. Likewise, if parents have concerns or things they wish to communicate with the school, we ask that they always feel encouraged to do so, by contacting the classroom teacher and then following up with Administration if required. We deeply value our relationships with our parents and you will see this reflected in the attention we pay to communicating in a variety of ways.
St. Francis of Assisi Academy has a vibrant parent community and an incredibly dedicated group of individuals, parents, staff, and trustees, which serve on STF’s School Council. School council members are advisory to the Principal and offer advice and feedback about matters relevant to the school. School Council representatives encourage parent participation in their child’s education and keep the larger parent community informed about events, initiatives, and matters that affect our school and our school division. Our School Council also fosters our Catholic school community and works together to provide supports so that the best possible Catholic education is accessible to all of our students. Since our schools’ inception, School Council, through its various committees, have promoted events that build and strengthened our community as well as provided resources for our students, including the massive undertaking of fundraising for and building our school playgrounds. School Council sub- committees also oversee programs such as Hot Lunch, Fundraising, Social and Faith events. We are very blessed to have such great parent support and involvement at St. Francis of Assisi Academy. We thank all parents for their involvement and support!
To reach out to our School Council Executive or to find more information about our School Council, including information about Hot Lunch, Fundraising, meeting dates, agendas and minutes, please click here.
Do you have a Parent Portal Account? If not, sign up today for this important connection between you, your child and our school!
To better serve you, we offer the Parent Portal of PowerSchool to all parents in our school.
Through the Parent Portal, PowerSchool offers parents online access to their child’s grades, attendance, student forms, and notices. The most important reason to have access to the Parent Portal is that we are required to have you confirm or update all your personal information (i.e. contact numbers, address, etc.) on an annual basis and parents can now do this through the Parent Portal! The Parent Portal will also give you access to a variety of forms required for your child such as field trip forms, option selection forms for junior high students, etc.
It is simple to sign up! Parents unique Access ID by calling our school office. Once you have your Access ID, simply download the PowerSchool App on your mobile device and enter the ID information. If accessing from your desktop computer, go to the link on the letter provided and follow the steps. There will be a separate unique Access ID for each of your children. Once you receive your access codes, you can sign up by clicking the PowerSchool link here.
Principal Monthly Message
Each month, our Principal, Mrs. Atkinson, will send a Monthly Principal’s Message to parents, highlighting school happenings under each one of the school’s four pillars, Faith, Safe and Caring, Learning, and Stewardship of Resources, as well as important dates for the month. This will come your way via email, though if you prefer a paper copy, one can be obtained through the front office. Administration will also use our school’s Facebook page and our school website to keep parent informed of events and happenings taking place in our school.
Every teacher will communicate with parents via email, calls or in-person meetings. Elementary teachers from Grades K – 6 typically send out monthly newsletters or even weekly ones! In Junior High, teachers will communicate with you in their respective teaching subject areas in a variety of ways. All teachers will have a Google website or a Google Classroom set up for your child(ren) to which they will invite you via email.