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The St. Francis Prep Alumni Association website enables you to reconnect with the Prep and with your fellow graduates.You’ll find a full calendar of events and activities; an online class directory to help you communicate with your classmates; information about upcoming events and reunions; photo galleries; latest news stories and recent publications along with many ways that you can lend your support to the Prep.


Coronavirus Information Update –

Faculty and Staff

Monday, March 30, 2020

 

We continue to pray for Joe Lewinger’s family and the entire Mary Louis community during this most devastating time for them.

I hope you and your family are doing well and staying safe. We are at a point in time that the health and safety of every individual in our community is our top priority.

As we move into the fourth quarter, let me again thank you for the incredible work you have done managing your home life and educating the students of SFP from a distance. I knew that we were well prepared for distance learning because of the years of work with the iPads, the platforms we have been using on a daily basis, and the technology support that we have available to us (our Tech Team is doing an amazing job). All of the Professional Development technology workshops are paying off now. Although we have been well prepared, we continue to learn new ways of transmitting content to students. There are no textbooks on how to manage a crisis such as this, so mistakes are inevitable and we continue to have a growth mindset and learn.

End of the 3rd Quarter

We decided to extend the third quarter to Sunday, March 29, because of a variety of reasons. We received information from students and parents regarding the following issues:

  • Students who were ill,could not complete assignments, and did not communicate with us
  • Parents who were ill, with some being hospitalized
  • Families in turmoil because of lost jobs, lost wages, many siblings sharing spaces, distractions, technology problems, and students experiencing emotional crisis

After learning about these cases and hearing from many of you that some students were not submitting assignments, I directed Xenos Novoa, Gerilyn Coccia, Robyn Armon, and all of our Guidance Counselors to contact each and every student via email and by phone who was missing an assignment. I sincerely thank them for their tireless work over the past several days. The result of such work:

  • Parents were very appreciative of the personal connection by our teachers first and then the follow up calls by Guidance Counselors and Gerilyn. “That’s why I send my son/daughter to St. Francis Prep” was the most common response.
  • We learned of situations that we ordinarily would not know about if we did not do the outreach. In many cases, our counselors were able to offer guidance for a variety of situations and will sustain that for the duration while we are out of the building.
  • Some students will have a failing grade for the third quarter because of the lack of effort. Some were not disciplined enough to organize themselves to get their work completed. Hopefully, they will learn moving forward that there will be consequences for their inaction.

As a result of the extension, we have more information about our students health and family status, provided additional instructional and personal support, and raised awareness of the students’ responsibility to their academic work. It also will alleviate the uncomfortable situation of a student failure because of the extenuating circumstances identified above.  Deadlines for the 4th quarter will be strictly adhered to as a result if this great intervention.

 


 
REMINDER
The March 21st Red & Blue Terrier Ring of Honor Gala AND the April 4th President's Dinner have been postponed.
We will keep you updated on the status of future events as additional decisions are made in the days ahead.

The Red & Blue Terrier Ring of Honor Gala has been re-scheduled for NEXT SPRING,April 17, 2021. 
 
In the meantime, if you have requested a refund, please bear with us. Our offices are currently closed along with the entire school but we will be working on these refund transactions in the days ahead.


Thank you for your patience and understanding. And thank you for everything you do in support of St. Francis Prep!

Do not hesitate to contact 718.423.8810 ext. 268 if you have any questions or concerns. We will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also e-mail development@sfponline.org. Thank you again and God Bless!

 

 

Dear Alumni and Friends,

After much consideration and out of an abundance of caution,  Brother Leonard Conway, Prep’s President, and Patrick J. McLaughlin, Prep’s Principal, have asked that we postpone the Red & Blue Terrier Ring of Honor Gala scheduled for next Saturday, March 21. Following their request, we contacted the good folks at Crest Hollow Country Club, and they are very willing to work with us and have offered to re-schedule the event (without penalty) on April 17, 2021. We have accepted their gracious offer.

Foremost in our minds of course is the health and well-being of the members of our St. Francis Prep family, including all our alumni, their family members and friends. As our nation, region and local communities address the impact of the COVID-19 virus, we thought it prudent to take this action.

We will apply event funds provided for Gala tickets, tables, raffles, journal ads and other sponsorships toward our re-scheduled April 17, 2021 event.  If you would like us to refund any amount sent for the event, please contact the Office of Development at 718.423.8810 ext. 268. 

During the time leading up to next April 2021, we hope to add additional event sponsors while also promoting ticket sales. We were expecting about 800 guests next week (and Crest Hollow was planning to open up space to accommodate as many as 1000), so we hope this postponement will allow for even more alumni, family members and friends to attend the event next spring

Thank you for your understanding of this decision. Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Development at 718.423.8810 ext. 268 if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

 

Brother Robert Kent, O.S.F., Alumni Director

Wally Bishop, Alumni Board President                          

Robert T. Angeletti, Director of Development              

 

 PLEASE NOTE: In an effort to better assess the spread of the coronavirus, prevent community spread, flatten the infection curve, and give our maintenance team more opportunity to clean and disinfect all areas, The Prep is closed tomorrow Friday, March 13, through Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  The expected return to regularly scheduled classes will be Thursday, March 19, 2020. We will be checking voicemail messages periodically.

 

 

Click here for a list of 2020 Inductees

Click to view the 2017 Terrier Red & Blue Ring of Honor Highlights Video



On for Ol' St. Francis

 

On for ol' St. Francis,

On Red and Blue,

Our colors streaming,

Rush right in and 

Fight for Ol' St. Francis,    

Lead us on to victory,

Again without a miss,

Fight for our colors,

Ol' St. Francis.

 High school is four years;

St. Francis Prep is forever!