Welcome New Families
With the launch of the school year, we encourage you to explore our site for Current Families. This Welcome page will no longer be updated.
Are you excited for your first day as a student at SI? Re-watch the video shown after the Frosh Welcome Mass.
Congratulations on joining SI's Class of 2027! This page lists several tasks families must complete in order to hit the ground running when the 2023-24 school year starts in August, as well as many optional opportunities to meet other SI families and get involved with the community.
Mandatory tasks and events are marked below with a red mandatory. They are:
- Aug. 1 — Student tech training begins
- Aug. 11 — Student/Parent Handbook acceptance due
- Aug. 16 — Frosh Orientation for students
Please refer to this webpage, for the essential tasks and activities for incoming students this spring and summer.
Students should check email regularly to receive important SI communications, including first assignments over the summer. For more information or questions, see the Tech Onboarding page.
Summer reading assignments are posted to SI's website.
The San Francisco Health Form was due July 1. This form, required by the city of San Francisco, must be completed by a health provider. Download a clean version and upload a completed copy at www.siprepadmissions.org. If you have questions, contact the Deans of Students at email@example.com
Commuter bus service registration opened July 11. See SI's transportation page for bus routes and stops, the required consent form, and fees. If you have questions about bus service, you may reach out to Kathleen McKeon at firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNE 1-AUG. 1
Athletics registration is open. To participate in SI Athletics, including tryouts, you must register to play through SI’s FamilyID system. As a part of this process, you will need to upload SI’s Ticket to Play Medical Clearance Form. The Ticket to Play form requires a physical exam with a doctor. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to schedule this exam between June 1 and Aug. 1 to maintain athletic eligibility for the entire school year. Please do not register for FamilyID until you are ready to upload your Ticket to Play form.
Frosh student schedules will be posted to PowerSchool. Students will learn how to log in as part of their technology onboarding, and parents will receive an email with instructions on how they can log in to view their students' records. For questions, contact Assistant Principal for Academics Danielle Devencenzi at email@example.com.
SI's online bookstore opens. You may buy any required textbooks through the online bookstore.
AUG. 1 - mandatory
Student technology onboarding begins and must be completed by Aug. 15. These self-paced courses walk students through using their iPads as effective academic tools and introduce the apps they will use most frequently at SI. They will take about three hours and should be completed on the students’ school iPads. Students will receive course invitations in their SI email inboxes. For more information or questions, see the Tech Onboarding page or email SI_librarians@siprep.org.
Students are required to bring an iPad to SI each day and will need it for SI’s Tech Trainings. If you need to purchase an iPad for school, please see the iPads at SI page for details regarding those requirements. If you have any questions about the iPad requirements, please contact SI Director of Information Technology Jamie Pruden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tryouts for most fall sports begin. Different teams will have different schedules, so refer to the Athletics home page for specifics and contact information for coaches.
To participate in SI Athletics, including tryouts, you must register to play through SI’s FamilyID system. As a part of this process, you will need to upload SI’s Ticket to Play Medical Clearance Form. The Ticket to Play form requires a physical exam with a doctor. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to schedule this exam between June 1 and Aug. 1 to maintain athletic eligibility for the entire school year. Please do not register for FamilyID until you are ready to upload your Ticket to Play form.
AUG. 11 - mandatory
Deadline for submitting Student/Parent Handbook acceptance. All frosh families will receive an email with the handbook and a link to the acceptance form. If you have questions, contact the deans of students at email@example.com.
San Francisco Giants Game vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 6:45 p.m. at Oracle Park. Join your Big Cats for an evening at the ballpark and cheer the Giants on to victory! Sign up and register through www.siprograms.com.
AUG. 16 - mandatory
Frosh Orientation begins at 12 p.m. on SI's campus. This is mandatory for all frosh students. Meet the administration, take school pictures, set up fingerscan for MySchoolBucks lunch payments, and more.
First day of school! Traditionally, students dress in red and blue SI pride gear, and returning students gather in front of school on 37th Ave. for a celebratory welcome with music and dancing. Classes begin at 9 a.m.
Please familiarize yourself with all your options for getting to and from SI. Our school is in a residential neighborhood, so we encourage all who are able to consider walking, taking public transportation, or bicycling. For those arriving in cars, please follow SI's parking rules and drop-off and pickup procedures.
OTHER EVENTS AFTER THE START OF SCHOOL
Keep an eye out for announcements about details for the following events:
- The Performing Arts Department holds a kickoff meeting to announce the fall play and audition times for drama, music, and dance programs. That information, and what will be required of auditioning students, will be posted on the auditions web page.
- SI's Club Fair is an opportunity for students to browse many different co-curricular opportunities at once, from clubs such as Mock Trial, Robotics, Green Team, and Arrupe Council, to affinity groups such as the Black Student Union, Asian Student Coalition, and Association of Latin American Students.
- Back to School Night will be Sept. 7, an opportunity for parents to visit classrooms and hear from teachers.
- All first-year students at SI will be asked to go on Frosh Retreat, with dates assigned throughout the year. Recognizing our partnership with parents in the education and formation of our students, our expectation is that at least one parent (or an adult who is a close friend or family member) will be with us at SI the evening of their student's retreat. See more details on the Campus Ministry retreats page, and if you have any questions, contact Luke Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow us on Social Media
We encourage you follow us on social media; it’s a great way to stay up to date on all that’s happening around school. Here’s where you can find us:
Instagram (for students)
2027 Instagram coming soon! (events and activities specific to the Class of 2027)
@siwildcats (SI student events and activities for all classes)
Instagram (for parents & students)
@lifeatsi (Student life at SI for all classes)
Facebook (for parents, students, and alumni)
YouTube SI Sports Network (SI Athletics and events)
You will also find other events on this channel, including the recent graduation ceremonies from both SI and Fr. Sauer Academy
Fine Arts Department Chair
Dr. Gillian Clements
John Mulkerrins ’89
BUSINESS OFFICE (Tuition, Buses)
Director of Campus Ministry
Director of Marketing and Communications
David Arnott ’01
Deans’ Administrative Assistant
Deans of Students
Carlos Escobar ’96
MAGIS HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
Director of Community Formation and Belonging
Assistant Principal for Student Affairs
Jeff Glosser ’83
Director of the Library
To update your contact information with St. Ignatius, please contact our Academics Office:
Ms. Jeannie Quesada
415-731-7500 ext. 5236