2018-19 Summer Checklists & K-8 Reference Documents

For Incoming Families: Access to the Parent Portal is available. You will be able to log in with the same credentials used to complete your enrollment agreement. Please contact roster@sacredsf.org with any questions. 

Grades K-4 Lower Form

 
Before School Starts
To-Do's
Review
  • Traffic: Policies and procedures
  • Emergency Plan: The school's Emergency Plan.
  • ePack Program: The Take Home Device Agreement (Grades 4-8 only) and ePack FAQ page.
    • Also, the Acceptable Use Policy. Note to 4th Grade Parents: Students will be able to bring home school-owned iPads to complete work, and the school will provide more detailed information about the ePack Program in early fall. We've included copies of the agreements for you to acknowledge when you complete the Family Information Form, but please know that no devices will be distributed until families are provided with further instructions.
  • Roster: Updates for the roster, website and DirectorySpot. Please send an email to roster@sacredsf.org if you have any changes.

 

Grades 5-8 Middle Form

 
Before School Starts
To-Do's
Review
  • Traffic: Policies and procedures
  • Emergency Plan: The school's Emergency Plan.
  • ePack Program: The Take Home Device Agreement and ePack FAQ page.
    • Also, the technology Acceptable Use Policy. Note to Grade 5 Parents: Students will be able to bring home school-owned iPads to complete work, and the school will provide more detailed information about the ePack Program in early fall. We've included copies of the agreements for you to acknowledge when you complete the Family Information Form, but please know that no devices will be distributed until families are provided with further instructions.
  • Roster: Updates for the roster, website and DirectorySpot. Please send an email to roster@sacredsf.org if you have any changes.

 

Grades 9-12 High School

 
Before School Starts
To-Do's
Review

Quicklinks

Convent Elementary

Kindergarten Orientation/Open House

When?
Monday, August 27
10–11:15 a.m.

Where?
Flood Mansion

Why?
Come to school with your daughter for a trial run of the first day of school! We will meet in the Flood Mansion and make our way to Campbell Yard and the kindergarten classrooms. Teachers will give you a brief overview of what the first day will be like, and your daughter will receive her class assignments. 

 

First Week at a Glance

Monday, August 27

Orientation

Kindergarten: Families check in at the Flood Mansion reception desk at 10 a.m. From there, you will be escorted to the Kindergarten classrooms with your daughters. A parent orientation will be conducted while students remain in the classrooms.

Grades 1–8 New Student Orientation (9 a.m. in the Flood Mansion)

This event is for all students in Grades 1–8 who are new to Convent Elementary. Students and parents should check in at the Flood Mansion reception desk at 9 a.m. From there, you will make your way to the Williams Library, where a light breakfast will be served. Students arrive in their summer clothes — no uniform required. Lower Form students will be greeted by the school counselor and homeroom teachers and will have a chance to visit their classrooms. Middle Form students will meet their advisor and other CES administrators. During this time, parents will meet with Admissions Director Erwin Wong.

Registration: All registration materials are due prior to the first day of school.

All Students

  • Emergency Card (online)
  • Medication Form, if relevant

All Grade 7 Students

  • Tdap Proof of Vaccine No exemptions

Students New to Convent

  • Immunizations Form (K-8) No Exemptions

Tuesday, August 28

Tuesday, August 28: First Day of Classes — (K  only Midday Dismissal)

  • Grades 1-8 should be in DRESS UNIFORM. Dress uniform includes blazers and navy opaque tights for Grades 7–8. Eighth graders must wear navy or black ballet flats and middies for Grades 1–6. Note: Kindergarten does not have a dress uniform.

  • All Lower Form students are expected to arrive at school on Tuesday between 8–8:10 a.m.

  • All Middle Form students are expected to arrive at school on Tuesday between 7:45–7:55 a.m.

  • Kindergarten parents: Please walk your daughter to her classroom between 8–8:10 a.m.

  • Grades 1–4 should gather in Campbell Yard to find your daughter’s homeroom.

  • Grades 5–8 should report to the Cortile. You will be directed from there. 

DISMISSAL TIMES:

  • Kindergarten: 11:45 a.m.
  • Grades 1–2 3 p.m.
  • Grades 3–4 3:15 p.m.
  • Grades 5–8 3:45 p.m.

*After School Program Begins*

 

Wednesday, August 29

Arrival (7:30–8:10 a.m. Lower Form, 7:30–8 a.m. Middle Form): 

  • Kindergarten and Grade 1: Beginning at 7:50 a.m., escort service is available to take the kindergarten and first grade girls into school. Parents are welcome to park legally in the neighborhood and walk the girls into school.
  • Grades 2–4: Gather in Campbell Yard, from 8–8:15 a.m. Homeroom teachers will walk students to their homerooms.
  • Grades 5–8: Each student should be with her advisor by 8 a.m.
    • Students that arrive at 7:30 a.m. should go to the following:
    • Cafeteria (K–4)
    • Gym or Learning Commons (5–8)

*No student should arrive before 7:30 a.m.

K-4 Lice Check

DISMISSAL TIMES:

  • Kindergarten:  2:45 p.m.
  • Grades 1–2:  3 p.m.
  • Grades 3–4:  3:15 p.m.
  • Grades 5–8:  3:45 p.m.

 

Thursday, August 30
  • Arrival (7:30–8:10 a.m. Lower Form, 7:30–7:55 a.m. Middle Form): Lower Form in classroom by 8:15 a.m. and Middle Form in advisory by 8 a.m.
  • 5–8 Lice Check

REGULAR DISMISSAL:

  • Kindergarten: 2:45 p.m.
  • Grades 1–2:  3 p.m.
  • Grades 3–4:  3:15 p.m.
  • Grades 5–8:  3:45 p.m.

2018-19 New Faculty & Staff

All School (K-8)

Jo-Anne Whitman — French Teacher, Grades 4-8
Jo-Anne is no stranger to the SHB/CES community. She taught Spanish and French at SHB for 10 years in the late 90s. Subsequently she taught at various schools throughout Marin. Over the past several years she has stepped in as a long-term substitute at both SHB and CES. We are excited to have her back in a full time capacity.

Liam Carey — Educational Innovation Coordinator
Native San Franciscan Liam will be joining us in the Unkefer Spark Studio. He has an extensive background teaching science, robotics and other tech-related endeavors. Most recently he worked at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory High School. Liam has a BS from UC San Diego.

Reynolds Marquette — K–12 Director of Athletics and Physical Education
After eight years as the dean at SHHS, Ren transitions into this new role leading our PE and athletics program. With more than 40 years experience in athletics as a coach, administrator and Physical Education teacher, Ren's vision for the development of all areas of Physical Education and athletics will have an immediate impact on the whole school community. Before coming to Stuart Hall High School, Ren was the department chair for Physical Education and athletics at Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough, and while he was there served seven years as the league coordinator for the Bay Counties League West. Ren was named the North Coast Section's Athletic Director of the Year by the California State Athletic Directors Association in 2007, and in 2000, the California Association of Physical and Health Education and Recreation Directors honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Physical Education and coaching.


Lower Form (Grades K-4)

Paul McNees — Lower Form Learning Specialist
Paul comes to us with an MA in Educational Therapy from Holy Names University, an MA in Philosophy from California Institute of Integral Studies and a BA in Audio/Visual Arts from Webster University. He carries certifications in Educational Therapy, Orton-Gillingham Reading and Spelling Program, Orff Schulwerk Music Education and Montessori Education. Paul has been a leader in many educational settings in San Francisco and New York, collaborating with other school leaders to develop and implement processes for data collection, student assessment and management of remedial strategies for students with learning needs. He has been teaching since 1997, most recently working as a mentor at the Alt School in Palo Alto.

Katy Hill — Grade 3 Lead Teacher
After receiving her BA from UCLA, Katy began her teaching career in Malaga, Spain, where she spent a year. Back in the US, she took courses at Bank Street College in New York and at the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute, after which she earned an MA in Education from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. She was an associate teacher at San Francisco Friends School since 2016.

Scott Tay — Grade 4 Lead Teacher (Math/Science)
Scott holds a BA from San Francisco State University. He has been teaching since 2012 and coaching since 2008. In the 2017-18 school year, Scott was a member of the Grade 4 team at CES as an associate teacher. Scott will also be coaching at Convent High School and CES Middle form this year.  

Sydney Brunner — Associate Teacher (Grade 4 with Scott Tay)
Sydney received her BA in English Literature from San Francisco State University. Her teaching experience includes time as an art teacher at ARTifact and as an extended care teaching aide at Saint Vincent de Paul School. She has also held positions as a personal assistant and Nanny. Sydney is proud to come from a family of Convent High School graduates.

Aarin Dutton — Associate Teacher (Grade 2 with Diane Holland)
Aarin holds a BA in Psychology from the University of San Francisco, where she is also working toward her California Teacher Certification and Master of Arts in Teaching. In addition to her work as a tutor and child care provider, she has held teaching positions at San Francisco Public Montessori and Chinatown YMCA Summer School. Aarin has also been very involved with volunteer work throughout her time at USF.

Moriah Geller — Associate Teacher (Kindergarten with Kellie Irish)
Moriah is a graduate of Chapman University where she earned a dual-major BA in Integrated Educational Studies and Psychology. She completed a variety of fieldwork during her undergraduate studies, including holding a position as Teaching Intern at Orange County Head Start. Moriah was also a Teaching Assistant for several summers at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Center.

Krystal Mendez — Associate Teacher (Grade 4 with Corinne Corrigan)
Passionate about writing and language, Krystal completed her BA in Modern Literary Studies and French Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. While pursuing her degree, she worked as a writing assistant, providing both one-on-one and whole group support to students. Krystal has extensive experience as a childcare provider, tutor, and most recently substitute teacher in in K-12 classrooms.

Erin Minuth — Associate Teacher (Grade 3 with Zoë Scott)
Erin is an alumna of Convent High School and first joined as our faculty as a long-term substitute Associate Teacher in Grade 3 during the 2017-18 school year. She holds a BA in Geology from Whitman College and completed a masters degree in Science Education at the Teton Science School Graduate Program. This summer, Erin worked as an assistant teacher in the Slingerland Summer School, where she worked to support students in reading and writing with a sequential, multi-sensory approach.

Chelsey Paulsen — Associate Teacher (Grade 1 with Belle Akers)
Chelsey received a BA in Theatre Arts from San Diego State University before returning to the Bay Area to pursue a career in education. She has held a variety of positions working with children, including After School Teacher at Presidio Hill School, Teacher Assistant at Claire Lilienthal and Camp Unit Director at the Richmond District YMCA. Chelsey was recently accepted to the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute and looks forward to beginning her graduate studies in education this Fall.


Middle Form (Grades 5­-8)  

Masha Sheinina — Science Teacher, Grade 7
Masha comes to Convent & Stuart Hall with an expertise teaching biology and outdoor education at both the middle and high school level. She has taught at several schools in the Bay Area including Tehiyah Day School and the Quarry Lane School and most recently she was an outdoor science instructor for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, Oregon. Masha has a BS in biology from Brandeis University.

Kelly Scannell — High School Transition Coordinator
Kelly Scannell comes to Convent & Stuart Hall after spending many years in the corporate world working for Merrill Lynch and Security Pacific National Bank. For the past 10 years she has become involved in the field of education through her connections with the schools her children have attended in Marin. More recently she has worked as an events director/project manager for two different non-profit organizations. She has a BA in international relations from Stanford University.

Catherine Ballard — Social Studies 5th/6th (Long-term Substitute)
Catherine takes Casey Vogel’s place for a semester. She was a student teacher at the Roosevelt School in San Francisco and an ESL teacher, trainer and administrator at Transworld, also in San Francisco. Most recently, she was a substitute teacher at Hamlin School. Catherine has an MA in Education from San Francisco State University, a double MA in women’s studies and religion from Claremont Graduate University and a BA in religious studies from Scripps College.

Kristen Manson — Physical Education (Grades 5-8)
Kristen was a head coach, athletic director and social emotional learning coordinator at The Academy in Berkeley. She has been coaching and teaching since 2004. She carries an MA in Physical Education from Central Michigan University and a BS in Health Science from James Madison University.

After School Program

Learn about the After School Program (ASP).

Immunizations

All kindergarten students must have all required immunizations. By California Law there are no exemptions.

All kindergarten and new students (Grades 1-8) must send a copy of their immunizations to the school office before the first day of school.

A reminder that all incoming Grade 7 students MUST show proof of the Pertussis (Tdap) immunization before starting school this year. If you have not done so, please send in a copy of your child's immunization record to the school office before the start of school.

Head Lice and Checks

School Policy

  • Head lice cases are relatively common and a nuisance, though not a health hazard. Stuart Hall for Boys has a no lice and no nits policy. Your son will have to go home should lice or nits be discovered in his hair. Since transmission among a group of children occurs quite easily, it is imperative that you notify the school immediately should you be the person to discover lice or nits in his hair. Upon receiving this information, the school office will email a Head Lice Notification to the parents of all children in your son’s grade. We request that all parents check their son's head diligently. Participation of 100% of parents is essential!

Lice Checks

  • The School will conduct head lice checks of all K–4 grade students after each vacation period: summer break, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter Break and Easter. We have hired a professional that will conduct scheduled or unplanned checks of students.

About Head Lice

  • Head Lice — parasitic insects that live on the head. A louse becomes capable of laying eggs in approximately seven days and is considered an adult. Adult head lice are grey or brown wingless insects approximately 1/8 inch in length. They are difficult to find as they scurry on a child’s head. Adult females lay eggs (nits) by gluing them to hair near the base. Lice are passed from head to head, head to hairbrush to head, head to clothing to head. They do not fly or jump.
     
  • Nits — If your child has nits, this means that your child has had head lice even if you have been unable to locate the insect(s). Head lice eggs take seven to ten days to hatch. Nits are firmly attached to hair shafts, quite small (a speck) and usually yellow to white. You cannot “flick” a nit off of the hair. This is one way of distinguishing between a fleck of dry scalp and a nit.

The Department of Public Health recommends a combination of treatment and nit removal.

  • Treatment — “The current product of choice is permethrin (i.e., Nix). There is no conclusive scientific evidence to support the use of products such as vinegar, isopropyl alcohol, enzyme-based compounds, tea tree oil, or other alternative products advertised to dissolve the glue on the nits or kill the nits. Similarly there are no conclusive scientific data to support claims that mayonnaise, olive oil, melted butter, petroleum jelly, or other current commercial products on the hair suffocate the nits and lice.”
     
  • Use a fine toothed metal nit comb to remove nits. Flea combs (from pet stores) also work well. Continue to check for nits/lice daily as remaining nits may not have been killed by the treatment and can hatch seven to ten days later.

Morning Escorts

  • First Quarter: 7th graders will rotate this quarter; each girl will serve two weeks.
  • Second/Third Quarter: 6th graders will rotate through these quarters; a schedule will be made in advance.
  • Fourth Quarter: 5th graders will rotate through this last quarter; a schedule will be made in advance.

Morning Escorts have the responsibility for greeting our precious kindergarteners and first graders and taking them safely to either the Broadway Café (before 8 a.m.) or the Little Theater (after 8 a.m.).

Morning Escorts must:

  • Be aware of the traffic flow and on the alert for cars
  • Set a good example for our younger children
  • Be able to concentrate on the job and NOT get distracted by conversation with classmates
  • Follow directions from adults on duty
  • Be on time: duty is from 7:45–8:10 a.m.


Stuart Hall for Boys

Kindergarten Orientation/Open House

When?
Monday, August 27
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Where?
Little Theater (bottom floor of the Flood Mansion)

Why?
Come to school with your son for a trial run of the first day of school! We will meet in the Little Theater, and the teachers will give you a brief overview of what the first day will be like. Your son will receive his class assignments, and all of you will visit the kindergarten classrooms.

Lower Form: Beginning of the School Year Events

Monday, August 27

Kindergarten Open House (8:30 a.m. in the Flood Mansion)

This event is for all kindergarten students and their families. Students and parents should check in at the Flood Mansion reception desk at 8:30 a.m. before heading to the Little Theater. It will be an opportunity for the boys to meet their teachers, see their classrooms and ask a few questions. Students should arrive in their own clothes — no uniforms.

Grades 1–8 New Student Orientation (9 a.m. in the Flood Mansion)

This event is for all students in Grades 1–8 who are new to Stuart Hall for Boys. Students and parents should check in at the Flood Mansion reception desk at 9 a.m. From there, you will make your way to the Williams Library, where a light breakfast will be served. Students arrive in their summer clothes — no uniform required. Lower Form students will be greeted by the school counselor and homeroom teachers and will have a chance to visit their classrooms. Middle Form students will meet their advisor and Talbot Moore, the Middle Form Dean. During this time, parents will meet with Admissions Director Erwin Wong.

Tuesday, August 28
  • First Official Day of School — Lower Form start 8:15 a.m. (Dress Uniform)
  • Regular Dismissal Grades 1–4 / Midday Dismissal for K at 11:45 a.m.
  • Grades K–4 Lice Checks
  • Broadway Cafeteria Service Begins (Grades 1–8)

When kindergarten students arrive, families may walk their sons to their homeroom classes. Students in Grades 1–4 should report to the front of the Flood Mansion to receive their homeroom assignments. Students are then to go directly to their new homeroom classes. Students should arrive in their DRESS UNIFORM. Today is an early dismissal day for Kindergarten only (11:45 a.m.). Grades 1–4 will be dismissed at the regular times, 3 p.m. for Grades 1—2 and 3:15 p.m. for Grades 3–4. All students should bring a healthy snack from home.
 

Wednesday, August 29
  • All students arrive in regular uniform
  • Student Escorts Program Begins

Middle Form students will be present on Broadway to open car doors and to escort kindergarten and first grade boys to their homeroom classes.
 

Friday, August 31

Friday Dismissal Schedule Begins

Please remember the Friday dismissal schedule: Kindergarten (2 p.m.), Grades 1 & 2 (2:15 p.m.) and Grades 3 & 4 (2:30 p.m.)
 

Monday, September 3

Labor Day Holiday: No Classes
 

Friday, September 7
  • SHB Kindergarten Parent Coffee (8:30 a.m. in the Little Theater)
  • SHB Picture Day: Dress Uniform

Students will take individual and class photos. Students should arrive in DRESS UNIFORM.
 

Tuesday, September 25

Lower Form Back to School Night (5:30 p.m. in Syufy Theatre)

This event is for Lower Form families (Grades K–4) to meet their son's teachers and to learn more about the curriculum, field trips, volunteer opportunities and procedures in their grade. President Ann Marie Krejcarek and Stuart Hall for Boys administration will present information about the new school year.

For the latest information on school events and meetings, please refer to our school website's calendar and weekly Thursday Notes.

Middle Form: Beginning of the School Year Events

Monday, August 27

Grades 1-8 New Student Orientation (9 a.m. in the Flood Mansion)

This event is for all students in Grades 1–8 who are new to Stuart Hall for Boys. Students and parents should check in at the Flood Mansion reception desk at 9 a.m. From there, you will make your way to the Williams Library, where a light breakfast will be served. Students arrive in their summer clothes — no uniform required. Lower Form students will be greeted by the school counselor and homeroom teachers and will have a chance to visit their classrooms. Middle Form students will meet their advisor and Talbot Moore, the Middle Form Dean. During this time, parents will meet with Admissions Director Erwin Wong.

Tuesday, August 28
  • First Official Day of School (8 a.m.) — Dress Uniform/Regular Dismissal Grades 5–8
  • Broadway Cafeteria Service Begins (Grades 1–8)

Students in Grades 5–8 should report to Syufy Court to receive homeroom assignments. Students will then be accompanied to their new homeroom classes by their homeroom teacher. Students should arrive in their DRESS UNIFORM. This is a full day with classes ending at 3:35 p.m. Students can be picked up at 3:45 p.m. on Broadway.
 

Wednesday, August 29
  • All students arrive in regular uniform
  • Grade 6 student escorts begin for Grades K & 1

Grade 6 students have volunteered to perform the escort duty for the first week, after which Grade 5 boys begin escorting K & 1 students. The Grade 5 boys will serve two-week shifts two to three times during the year. Look for the assignment schedule outside Mr. Moore’s office.

Grade 5 Middle Form Orientation Meeting (5:30 p.m.)

This event is for all 5th grade PARENTS (students do not attend). The purpose of the presentation is to provide information about the Middle Form program. Parents will have the opportunity to meet with their son’s new Middle Form Advisor. In addition, this will be an informational meeting on student iPad distribution and appropriate use. Guidelines for student use will be reviewed and discussed.
 

Monday, September 3

Labor Day Holiday: No Classes
 

Tuesday, September 4

Grade 8 High School Information Night (5:30 p.m.): Parents & Students attend

This is a required meeting for all Grade 8 parents and their sons to begin the process of exploring high school placement. We will review the process of visiting schools and filing applications as well as reviewing a timeline of important dates to remember.
 

Friday, September 7

Grade K–8 Picture Day

Students should arrive in DRESS UNIFORM. School pictures will occur throughout the day.

Grade 8 Parent Coffee

This meeting will occur in the Little Theater at 8:30 a.m. This meeting is designed to provide a layout of the year for Grade 8 parents and give an opportunity to meet the Outward Bound team before students depart the following Monday.
 

Monday, September 10 - Friday, September 14

Grade 8 Class Trip

Grade 8 students depart for their class trip in the High Sierra with Outward Bound. More detailed information about this trip will come in a separate letter. 8th graders arrive at SHB at 8 a.m. on Monday 9/10 and return to SHB on Friday 9/14 around 8 p.m.
 

Monday, September 17

Grades 5–8 Back to School Night (5:30 p.m.)

This event is for all Middle Form families to meet their sons’ teachers and learn more about curriculum plans. President Ann Marie Krejcarek and SHB administration will present information about the new school year.

For the latest information on school events and meetings, please refer to our school website's calendar and weekly Thursday Notes.

2018-19 New Faculty & Staff

Susana Barajas — Associate Teacher, Grade K 
Susana is a known personality on Broadway as she spent the past year working in our After School Program. Drawing upon her experience and training as a graphic designer and artist, the children in ASP would often be found congregating around Susana to get her to draw them something that they could then color. Susana has a BA in Graphic Design and a Certificate in Professional Education from the Instituto Tecnologico de Sonora. 

Lisa Schneider — Associate Teacher, Grade K 
We are excited to welcome a long-time member of the community to the faculty. Lisa has taught at Calvary Nursery School for the past eight years and helps run a family business on the side. By training she is a mechanical engineer with a BS from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from the University of Oregon. 

Julia Ripperton — Associate Teacher, Grade 1
Julia comes to us from Southern California where she grew up before heading up North to earn her BA in Psychology and MA in teaching from the University of San Francisco. For the past year she has interned at a couple of local elementary schools, including most recently at the AltSchool. 

Willa Via — Teacher, Grade 2
Willa is a native San Franciscan and actually began her educational career on Broadway as a student at Convent. She then attended the University of San Diego earning her BA in Art History. Subsequently she went on to earn her MA in Childhood Education at Touro College.  She has spent the past four years teaching Grades 1 and 2 at schools in New York and most recently at the New School of San Francisco. 

Anne Warda — Associate Teacher, Grade 2 
Anne comes to us from the world of counseling. She has spent the past eight years interning at several schools and medical centers throughout the Bay Area and recently acquired her license to practice. She decided that she wanted to spend more time working directly with young children in the school setting. She has her BA in Psychology and an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco.

Hannah Tacke — Associate Teacher, Grade 4
Hannah will join the Grade 4 team, having previously worked as a lead art instructor at Galileo Camps the past two summers. She interned at Rooftop Elementary and Argonne Elementary last year. She has a BA and is working on her MA in Teaching at the University of San Francisco.

Phillip Harris — Music Teacher, Grades 3-8 
Dr. Harris grew up in the East Bay and began his musical career singing and playing piano in the church. Since those early years, he has enjoyed a prolific career as a performer and teacher throughout the world. He has a BA in Music from UC Irvine, an MA in Music from the University of Michigan and a PhD of Musical Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

Nina Romero — Math Teacher, Grades 5–6
Nina comes to us with a very strong background in mathematics, having majored in math for both her undergraduate and MA degrees and identifies the topics of Combinatorics and Graph Theory as her two favorites. She has taught at the college level for several years and has taught both middle school and high school students in her home town of Gustine, California. 

Masha Sheinina — Science Teacher, Grade 7
Masha comes to Convent & Stuart Hall with an expertise teaching biology and outdoor education at both the middle and high school level. She has taught at several schools in the Bay Area, including Tehiyah Day School and the Quarry Lane School. Most recently she was an Outdoor Science Instructor for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, Oregon. Masha has a BS in Biology from Brandeis University. 

Jo-Anne Whitman — French Teacher, Grades 4–8
Ms. Whitman is no stranger to the SHB/CES community. She taught Spanish and French at SHB for 10 years in the late 90s. Subsequently she taught at various schools throughout Marin. Over the past several years she has stepped in for long-term substitute positions at both SHB and CES. We are excited to have her back in a full-time capacity.  

Liam Carey — Educational Innovation Coordinator
Native San Franciscan Liam will be joining us in the Unkefer Spark Studio. He has an extensive background teaching science, robotics and other tech-related endeavors. Most recently he worked at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory High School. Liam has a BS from the UC San Diego.

Reynolds Marquette — K–12 Director of Athletics & Physical Education
After eight years as the Dean at Stuart Hall High School, Ren transitions into the role of K-12 Director of Athletics & Physical Education. With more than 40 years experience in athletics as a coach, administrator and physical education teacher, Ren's vision for the development of all areas of physical education and athletics will have an immediate impact on the whole school community. Before coming to Stuart Hall High School, Ren was the Department Chair for Physical Education and Athletics at Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough, and while he was there, served seven years as the League Coordinator for the Bay Counties League West.  Ren was named the North Coast Section's Athletic Director of the Year by the California State Athletic Directors Association in 2007, and in 2000 the California Association of Physical and Health Education and Recreation Directors honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Physical Education and Coaching.

Fiona MacDonald — Teacher, Grade 3
Fiona’s affiliation with Schools of the Sacred Heart goes back several decades as she began her schooling at Convent. More recently, she has worked as a Teaching Assistant and Associate Teacher at several schools in San Francisco, including SHB for the past four years. She has a BA in Sociology from UC Davis and an MA from the University of the Pacific.  

Kelly Scannell— High School Transition Coordinator
Kelly comes to Convent & Stuart Hall after spending many years in the corporate world working for Merrill Lynch and Security Pacific National Bank. For the past 10 years she has become involved in the field of education through her connections with the schools her children have attended in Marin. More recently she has worked as an events director/project manager for two different non-profit organizations. She has a BA in International Relations from Stanford University.

After School Program

Learn about the After School Program (ASP).

Immunizations

All kindergarten students must have all required immunizations. By California Law there are no exemptions.

All kindergarten and new students (Grades 1-8) must send a copy of their immunizations to the school office before the first day of school.

A reminder that all incoming Grade 7 students MUST show proof of the Pertussis (Tdap) immunization before starting school this year. If you have not done so, please send in a copy of your child's immunization record to the school office before the start of school.

Head Lice and Checks

School Policy

  • Head lice cases are relatively common and a nuisance, though not a health hazard. Stuart Hall for Boys has a no lice and no nits policy. Your son will have to go home should lice or nits be discovered in his hair. Since transmission among a group of children occurs quite easily, it is imperative that you notify the school immediately should you be the person to discover lice or nits in his hair. Upon receiving this information, the school office will email a Head Lice Notification to the parents of all children in your son’s grade. We request that all parents check their son's head diligently. Participation of 100% of parents is essential!

Lice Checks

  • The School will conduct head lice checks of all K–4 grade students after each vacation period: summer break, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter Break and Easter. We have hired a professional that will conduct scheduled or unplanned checks of students.

About Head Lice

  • Head Lice — parasitic insects that live on the head. A louse becomes capable of laying eggs in approximately seven days and is considered an adult. Adult head lice are grey or brown wingless insects approximately 1/8 inch in length. They are difficult to find as they scurry on a child’s head. Adult females lay eggs (nits) by gluing them to hair near the base. Lice are passed from head to head, head to hairbrush to head, head to clothing to head. They do not fly or jump.
     
  • Nits — If your child has nits, this means that your child has had head lice even if you have been unable to locate the insect(s). Head lice eggs take seven to ten days to hatch. Nits are firmly attached to hair shafts, quite small (a speck) and usually yellow to white. You cannot “flick” a nit off of the hair. This is one way of distinguishing between a fleck of dry scalp and a nit.

The Department of Public Health recommends a combination of treatment and nit removal.

  • Treatment — “The current product of choice is permethrin (i.e., Nix). There is no conclusive scientific evidence to support the use of products such as vinegar, isopropyl alcohol, enzyme-based compounds, tea tree oil, or other alternative products advertised to dissolve the glue on the nits or kill the nits. Similarly there are no conclusive scientific data to support claims that mayonnaise, olive oil, melted butter, petroleum jelly, or other current commercial products on the hair suffocate the nits and lice.”
     
  • Use a fine toothed metal nit comb to remove nits. Flea combs (from pet stores) also work well. Continue to check for nits/lice daily as remaining nits may not have been killed by the treatment and can hatch seven to ten days later.

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