2019-20 School Calendar

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events: 

Tuesday, August 6  Time: 2pm
Senior parents please join your son/daughter at 6 p.m. for a special activity and a picnic. More details will be emailed!

Wednesday, August 14   Time: 7pm
REMINDER: Every student planning to participate in a sport during the 2019-20 school year needs to have a pre-participation physical completed by their doctor. Download a copy here.

Thursday, August 22
You will get your Student ID that day as well. The ID will get you in FREE to all home sporting events!

Wednesday, August 28  Time: 7pm
Learn what the expectations and goals are from your child’s teachers. Remember to print a copy of their schedule!

Grandparents are invited to attend one of the days designated, according to  the student’s last name: 
A-L: Friday, October 4, 2019
         8:30am breakfast followed by mass
M-Z: Friday, March 6, 2020
          8:30am breakfast followed by mass
Grandparents will receive a reminder card in the mail, IF you provide us with their name and mailing address. NEW THIS YEAR! If you provide us with their email address, grandparents will receive an Evite! Please submit addresses online for the FALL GRANDPARENTS DAY (A-L) or SPRING GRANDPARENTS DAY (M-Z). We do not keep addresses from previous years.

Back to School Form

Please note EVERY student must complete the Back to School Form prior to the first day of school.  This form includes important emergency contact information as well as the compliance form for the St. Francis DeSales High School Family Handbook.

The Back to School Form is located in the navigation menu of your PowerSchool Parent Portal.  If you have any questions regarding the completion of this form or accessing your Parent Portal, please contact the Enrollment Office at admissions@desales.co.

Fall Activity Form

All students participating in a Fall sport MUST complete the Fall Activity Form. This form is located in the Parent Portal as well.

Eucharistic Adoration

Parents, alumni and friends are invited to sign up to pray for an hour or two before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament at St. Francis DeSales High School. To sign up or learn more about this wonderful opportunity, please click here

Family Handbook

It is the responsibility of each student and parent to be familiar with the school regulations. The policies and procedures stated in the handbook will be strictly enforced. Students and parents both must sign the compliance form stating that they have read, and agree to abide by the handbook.

The 2019-20 Family Handbook is located on the SFD website at www.sfdstallions.org/family-handbook. Students will also have the Family Handbook on their iPads. Once you have reviewed the Family Handbook, please complete the online Compliance Form with your electronic signature. The Compliance Form is located in the Back to School Form section found in the navigation menu of your PowerSchool Parent Portal.  Compliance form must be signed by August 31. 

2019-20 Family Handbook                                              

Students will also have the Family Handbook on their iPads. 


The Spirit Shop has regulation locks, gym uniforms, Spirit wear, etc.  Please note: the Spirit Shop will be open before and after school during the first week of school.

20-GAME ATHLETIC PASSES are available for $120 for 20 home games. Contact Arius Cook at cook@desales.co for passes. Passes are available beginning in August.

Opening Day Celebration

Once again, our opening day, August 21st, will be a Gala Celebration!  The following are important details for the day:

  • School will begin at our normal starting time: homeroom begins at 7:44am.

  • Students are permitted to be out of uniform (see “out of uniform” policy in Family Handbook. Walking shorts or jeans, and tennis shoes or casual shoes are permitted; no sandals or flip-flops).

  • Each student will receive a free t-shirt upon arrival at school (in the Theatre Lobby). Every student will be expected to wear the shirt provided for them. *Freshmen and Seniors will receive their shirts at the Class of 2023 Orientation and Senior Spirit Day.

  • Lunch will be provided at no charge for each student.

  • School will be dismissed at 1:30pm. Those who rely on Columbus or Gahanna buses will need to arrange for a ride home on that day.

Summer Reading

Students are required to read one of the Summer Reading selections by the first day of school. Students: Please choose 1 book to read from your class list. Each work contains a hyperlink to a summary from Goodreads.com to help you in your selection.

2019 Summer Reading

Uniform Sales

Mothers Club Gently Used Uniform Sale
When: July 13 from 10am to Noon
Where: Franciscan Center
Take advantage of these back to school savings!

Educational Apparel Uniform Sale
Wednesday, July 17   NOON - 6PM
SFDHS Cafeteria
SFDHS’ official uniform provider will be at the school with all your uniform needs! 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an invaluable resource to our school. Please review the volunteer opportunities available for all parents; visit desales.ivolunteer.com to view descriptions of the volunteer needs and how you can sign up. This site includes sign ups for Athletic and Performing Arts events as well. 

Welcome Class of 2023!

The following programs have been developed to assist you with your transition into high school — introducing you to your new school, faculty and classmates in order to maximize your academic, co-curricular and life experiences.

A few dates to note: 
Thursday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m.
As we begin our new school year, we invite you to join our administration and members of the St. Francis DeSales High School
faculty for an introductory meeting and prayer service.  This event, for both parents and students, will take place at St. Matthias Church.

Directly following the Parent/Student Meeting and Prayer Service on August 8, students are invited to the Icebreaker Dance in the SFDHS gym from 7pm-9pm. Parents are invited to join us for a  social in the Cafeteria while the students are at the Icebreaker.  Enjoy refreshments and door prizes!

Wednesday, August 14 from 9am-2pm
All incoming freshmen are required to attend this orientation. 
Check-in will take place in the Theater Lobby on the south side of the building starting at 8:30 AM.  During the orientation, you will receive your class schedule, locker assignment, homeroom, and will have the opportunity to explore the building.  The spirit shop will be open to buy locks and Physical Education uniforms.

Please dress casually. This will be a great time to meet some of your classmates and prepare for the opening day of school on Wednesday, August 21.

PHYSICALS - Freshmen: don’t forget...a completed physical form must be turned in on the first day of school. Download the form here.  

SUMMER IPAD ORIENTATION DATES -- Please select one of the following dates to attend this summer. At the iPad Orientation students will receive their school-issued iPad and review technology guidelines. A parent/guardian must attend with the student. 

If a student is registered for Summer Prep, orientation dates are: June 21st at 6 pm, June 27th at at 6 pm, June 28th at 1 pm, or July 1st at 6pm.

All other members of the Class of 2023 will attend on one of the sessions offered in August: August 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th or 13th, all at 6:30pm.

iPad Orientation sessions will be held in the SFDHS cafeteria.