Student and Family Resources


Google Classroom/Chromebook (Grades 5-8)

Student Guide to Google Classroom

2017-2018 Chromebook Handbook

How to Connect Your Child’s Chromebook to WiFi at Home

Student Quick sheet to Google Classroom

Chromebook Repair Sheet

Go Math (Grades K-6)

Please note that Student Editions and Practice Books are combined in our Go Math Program so pages may be incorrect. Please use the chapter and section as your guide.

Kindergarten: Student Edition | Practice Book (HW) Animated Math Models

1st Grade: Student Edition | Practice Book (HW) Animated Math Models

2nd Grade: Student Edition | Practice Book (HW) Animated Math Models

3rd Grade: Student Edition | Practice Book (HW) Animated Math Models

4th Grade: Student Edition | Practice Book (HW) Animated Math Models

5th Grade: Student Edition | Practice Book (HW) Animated Math Models

6th Grade: Student Edition

Sadlier Religion Textbook Resource

Please note that this is not a digital edition of the workbook, yet rather a resource to be used to help supplement the children’s instruction.

Sadlier Religion Website

National Junior Honor Society (Grades 6-8)

The purpose of the Sister Maura Clarke National Junior Honor Society is tocreate enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage good citizenship in the students of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy. Learn More

Fountas and Pinnell Leveling
At Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Academy, we use the Fountas and Pinnell Leveling system to determine each childs reading level. It is very important for each child to be instructed at their individual level. Leveled books allow students to read and comprehend various types of texts, exposing them to information and vocabulary they can understand. This allows them to gain background knowledge that will help them move onto higher level texts. It also promotes reading success for all students!
Literacy Overview
10 Ways Families Can Help Their Children Become Better Readers
Independent Reading Guidelines

Test Results

2017 Terranova Results: Grade 3 | Grade 4 |  Grade 5 |  Grade 6 |  Grade 7 |  Grade 8

Academic Sites
Reading Street by Pearson (Grades K-2)

Curriculum Enhancements

Starting in the 2018-2019 School Year our Junior High Students will have the opportunity to work on their Foreign Language skills both in school and at home through Rosetta Stone Education. Through this blended approach students with limited or no exposure to a language develop everyday conversational skills by

  • Self-paced immersion environment
  • Lessons, games, activities, and stories
  • Technology-assisted learning
  • Vocabulary building

This also allows students to refine and expand their existing language skills by

  • Promoting literacy and thought processes
  • Advanced oral production
  • Writing for specific purposes
  • Supports transition to proficiency

Our 6th graders each spring particpate in BALLROOM BASIX which is a non-competitive, arts-in-education initiative headquartered in Harlem that is committed to the development of students social and fitness skills through the fundamentals of Ballroom and Latin dancing.  By reinforcing the etiquette inherent in partner dance rotationally and respectfully. The program instills self-worth, physical well-being and cooperation among all the children it serves.  The experience is further enhanced by the history, geography and multiculturalism included in our fun-filled, creative curriculum. 



LabLearner™ is a 100% research-based, comprehensive, hands-on science education system aimed at illuminating and clarifying science in a way that is most understood and retained by students in the Preschool to 8th grade range. Developed by scientists and educators with years of experience and research in their fields, LabLearner combines scientific evidence with classroom trends to create a science program that’s easily absorbed and applied. LabLearner aims to promote interaction and experimentation in a laboratory setting to encourage diverse learning and thinking strategies, fostering a community atmosphere of learning!


Useful Information

For the safety and well being of each and every child in our school, all volunteers must go through the following process:
1) Read and sign a code of conduct
2) Have a background check
3) Take part in the VIRTUS program. (Register at Download the registration guide.)

After completing the VIRTUS Program we ask that you please bring to the office a copy of your certificate for us to keep track of in our database. We hope that this is not an inconvenience for anyone, but we need to be sure that all adults who interact with students are in compliance.

Lunch Duty Volunteer

Lunch Duty Sign Up

Thank you to all who are willing to participate in the Grades 1-8 Lunch Program for the 2017-2018 school year. You may pick up to 2 slots every week.

You will be reminded of the slots you have chosen via email a day before the assignment.
The following is a review of how the program works:
The lunch period runs from 11:55am to 12:25pm (Grades 1-4) or from 12:30pm to 1:00pm (Grades 5-8) each full day of school. Please come to the school between 11:40am and 11:50am or 12:15pm and 12:25pm respectively.
Some days classes will be in the classroom while other days classes will be in the Small Hall.

The Lunch Program book and an index card for the available classes will be on a table in the entrance hall at 11:40am and 12:15pm. Take a card for one class, sign your name in the book, and list the class that you will be supervising. At the end of the lunch period, return your card and you will be reimbursed $10 from the lunch fee paid in January 2017.

St. Vincent de Paul Christian Service Program

This program is designed to help develop the junior high students into people of compassion and knowledge, people committed to justice, and people for others. During three years at Saint Francis, students will provide service to the greater communities of Belle Harbor, Breezy Point and the Rockaways. The hope is that through service, the students will become aware of their responsibility to be of service to all. The development of community, both within and outside the walls of Saint Francis, is a vital goal of the St. Vincent de Paul Christian Service Program and Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Academy. This service is also part of preparing our students for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Learn More

Bus Information
Bus info at New York City Office of Pupil Transportation

Immunization Information

2018-2019 NYC Immunization Requirements

2018-2019 NYC Department of Health Requirements

Section 2164 of the Public Health law permits the following two exemptions to this mandatory immunization requirement:

1. If the parent objects to the immunization because the parent holds genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to the requirement that the child be immunized

2. If a New York State licensed physician certifies that such immunization may be detrimental to the child’s health.

Religious Exemptions: If a parent is seeking a religious exemption for their child, they must provide a written explanation (click here for form) of the foundations for their religious belief opposing immunization. It must be written in their own words, describing the religious principles that guide their objection to the immunization. Also, indicate whether they are opposed to all immunizations, and if not, the religious basis that prohibits particular immunizations.

Medical Exemptions: The Immunization Medical Exemption Form from the DOH must used when parents are requiring a medical exemption.

This Medical Exemption Form must be given to the nurse upon receipt from the parents.

Summary: If parents are requesting a Religious Exemption and a Medical Exemption, both forms must be completed and submitted by the Principal to the Superintendent for review with the Diocesan Chancellor and Diocesan Attorney.

Once reviewed by the Diocesan Chancellor, Diocesan Attorney and the Superintendent, written notification will be sent to the principal, parents and DOH nurse.


Annual Physical Examination Form (CH205)


School Uniforms
You can order uniforms at

2018-2019 Girls Order Form

2018-2019 Boys Order Form

2018-2019 PDHP Upcoming Workshops for Parents

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Thursday November 29th 2018 (6pm-7:30pm)

Families of Grades 7-8

Maximum 50 participants

Interactive Activities and Games to Enhance Social Skills, Physical Literacy, Cooperation, Communication, and Family Bonding


FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Monday March 4th 2019 (6pm-7:30pm)

Families of Grades K-6

Maximum 50 participants

Interactive Activities and Games to Enhance Social Skills, Physical Literacy, Cooperation, Communication, and Family Bonding


Guiding Good Choices: Tuesdays 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, and 2/5 (6pm-7pm)

Parents of 4th-8th Graders

Are you a parent of a “tween?” A “tween” is a youngster who is too old to be called a child and too young to be called a teenager; they are certainly “be-tween.” If you are the parent of a “tween,” then this workshop is for you. Guiding Good Choices is a five session workshop designed to: Empower parents, Support each other, Learn tools, Strengthen family connections, and help children develop healthy behavior as they approach adolescence. Our presenter will be Cary Anne Fitzgerald, the Parent and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Program for the Development of Human Potential (PDHP). You may remember Cary Anne from her presentation last year, Is it Bullying or Bad Behavior? The Guiding Good Choices workshop can accommodate up to 15 participants. Please consider making this commitment to these five sessions. Space is limited and filling up quickly. Please call the school office if you are interested in attending – 718-634-2775