A private Episcopal school for primary through high school students in Houston, Texas

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

St. Francis is tracking news and information about the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region. At this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 remains low for the general public in Houston. Please check this page regularly for updates.


 

Special Update Regarding Campus Closure

March 31, 2020

Dear St. Francis,

In accordance with today’s executive order by Governor Greg Abbott, our campuses will remain closed and distance learning will continue through the end of April. At this time, we anticipate that faculty and staff will return to campus on Friday, May 1, for an inservice day, and all students will return to campus on Monday, May 4. 

We continue to pray that this situation resolves itself as quickly as possible. In the meantime, please stay well and check Wolf Watch and this web page for the latest updates.

In partnership,
Stephen M. Lovejoy, MEd
Head of School 

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Cancelled Events

For the Remainder of the 2019–20 School Year

  • All Events, After-school, Athletics and SFSA activities

Things We Are Doing

The safety and health of our students, faculty, and staff is a priority. Here are some measures we are taking as an institution.

  • Committee meeting daily.
  • Met with all employees.
  • Consulting health authorities.
  • Reviewing hygiene with students.
  • Adding more hand sanitizer units.
  • Monitoring health trends and absenteeism.
  • Working with vendors to evaluate and increase cleaning protocols.

Things Everyone Can Do

As with common respiratory illnesses such as the cold and flu, you can take the following measures to minimize your risk. 

  • Stay home if sick.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Disinfect surfaces and objects frequently.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds.
  • Use 60–90% alcohol hand sanitizer, if you can't wash hands.