Teaching God's Children Since 1743

Dedicated to helping children realize their tremendous potential, Saint Francis Academy provides high-quality Catholic education in a nurturing, supportive environment. Academic instruction, sacramental preparation, and spiritual formation combine to give students in pre-kindergarten to grade eight a well-rounded foundation for a life of learning and growing in God's love.

A Message from the Principal

A Message from the Principal:  Student Attendance

St. Francis Academy and all the schools in the Diocese of Allentown have been asked to align their attendance procedures to comply with Act 138, a PA State Code regarding student attendance and truancy.  In simple terms, the Act requires schools to:

  1. Notify parents when students have accumulated 3 unexcused absences.
  2. Convene a Student Attendance Improvement Conference when a student has accumulated 6 unexcused absences or 10 total absences. (This will entail notifying the student’s home district.)
  3. Initiate plans to promote regular attendance, and/or to alert the home district to pursue truancy charges against parents—or students older than thirteen years of age.

In order to establish a set of protocols to support compliance with the intent of Act 138, St. Francis Academy is asking that parents provide written notes for all absences.  Teachers will be asked to send excuse notes to the office, where a comprehensive attendance record will be maintained to ensure that all absences are excused and therefore ‘legal.’ 

We are asking for your support and assistance while we make some minor adjustments to our day-to-day procedures.  The intent of  Act 138 is to ensure that all students are provided access to a quality education, and that parents are held accountable for their children’s regular and responsible attendance in school.

If there are extenuating circumstances, such as medical conditions, that have the potential to disrupt your child’s attendance pattern, please confer with Mrs. Stull about making provisions to provide appropriate and acceptable excuse notes.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Mr. Repko

 

Protecting God's Children

I want to alert potential volunteers about an opportunity to complete training for Protecting God's Children. The workshop will be held on January 23, 2019 at Father Schneider Hall. The program starts at 5:00 pm.  Parents are still required to obtain, FBI, PA Criminal Record Check, and Child Abuse Clearances. For a complete list of requirements, please follow the link:

http://www.allentowndiocese.org/youth-protection

FACTS Tuition & Financial Aid

https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3PTV0 

All parents must "create an account" for Financial Aid and Tuition payments for school year 2018-19. After you create an account, BE SURE TO CONTINUE to the right for financial aid and tuition payment schedules. Please call the school office for any questions. 610-845-7364

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