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SAINT FRANCIS – New Absence Reporting Process

As mentioned in letters sent home, Saint Francis will be implementing a new SAFE ARRIVAL Attendance System beginning on Monday, November 30, 2015.

Parents will be able to call the system at 1-844-287-6287, go on-line at, or use the free iOS or Android App to report an absence for their child.


This is easy to do by going to in your web browser.  Please see the attached letter (which was also sent home) for more information.

Letter for Parents – Safe Arrival Nov 26 – 2015 (click to see the letter)


We’re Back!

We would like to give a huge “Welcome Back” to all of our returning students, and an equally large “Wecome” to all of our Grade 9s and all other students and families that are new to our school community.  We are looking forward to working with all of you and getting to know you or know you even better.  We pledge to do our best to ensure that you grow academically, emotionally, and spiritually during this year and any additional years you grace our halls.  We stand ready to assist you in any way we can.  Remember, we want to hear from you if we can assist in any way with your development.

Please ensure that you are involved in activities beyond your classes as this is the aspect of high school that becomes most wonderful.  We are about to begin our Magazine Fundraiser to raise money to assist all of our co-curricular activities; we will be participating in the Niagara Wine Festival Parade on Saturday, September 26th; and we will shortly begin rolling out for our annual Pilgrimage, a social justice cornerstone of Saint Francis Catholic Secondary School.  These are just a few of the special activities on tap.

God Bless us all and Go Phoenix!


Mr. Griepsma

Family of Schools

Diocese of St. Catharines