Santa Fe Catholic High School

Preparing Students for College and the World 

September 27, 2018
Important Dates
  • Oct 1-5- Homecoming
  • Oct 2- Mass
  • Oct 4- Half Day- Teacher PD
  • Oct 5- SAT Registration Deadline
  • Oct 5- Homecoming Tailgate Party
  • Oct 6- Homecoming Dance
  • Oct 9- Picture Retakes
  • Oct 10- PSAT Testing
  • Oct 10- End of Quarter 1
  • Oct 16- Mass
  • Oct 18- Sophomore Retreat
  • Oct 22- Senior/Parent College Financial Aid Night
  • Oct 27- ACT Test (Off Campus)
7:00am - 3:30pm

The Hawk Weekly is an electronic newsletter that is emailed to parents that highlights important dates, events, and current news. 


The cut-off time for information going into the Hawk Weekly will be Tuesdays at 12:00pm. 


Publication will be  Thursday.  


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Lunch Drop-Off Policy
For safety and security reasons, any person coming on campus during the school day is required to sign in at the office. Students are not allowed in the parking lot during the school day. If a family member is bringing lunch to a student please bring it to the office and we will contact your student. Additionally, only parents, alumni and siblings are allowed to eat lunch on campus but must first check in at the front office with a photo ID to receive a pass.

Please click here for the Student/Parent Handbook for visitor's policy.
Homecoming Week Guidelines/Schedule

Homecoming Tailgate Party
It's the FINAL COUNTDOWN: only 8 days until the Tailgate Party, Friday, October 5th! Middle School students receive a free dinner, free game admission and a gift. All other guests only $8.00 per dinner. Pre-orders only. Order form here.

Parent Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteer for the Homecoming Tailgate Party for an enjoyable way to receive service hours. Click here  or email Theresa Rivera at
Homecoming Dance Information
The Homecoming Dance is on October 6th. Please read the following Homecoming Dance Attire Guidelines:  
  • Ladies should wear a dress with a modest neckline and covered midriff.
  • Gentlemen should wear a shirt and tie with dress pants and dress shoes. 

The administration reserves the right to prevent any student that is not dressed appropriately from entering the dance. 

The Homecoming Dance is sponsored by the Sophomore Class. Sophomores are asked to bring in a case of the SMALL water bottles for the dance. These can be turned in anytime between now and October 5th to Mrs. Becker. On Thursday, October 4th and Friday, October 5th cookies can also be donated for the dance.
15th Annual Hawks' Scramble Golf Tournament
All funds raised through our golf tournament are used to support the immediate needs of our school, award scholarships and help sustain activities and programs not covered by tuition. This year the Hawks' Scramble will be held on Sunday, November 11th at the newly renovated Links of Sandpiper Golf Course, our golf team's new home course.
Ways to get Involved:
  • Class Basket/Service Hour Opportunity 
    We need items for the golf tournament raffle. Please send in bottles of wine and/or liquor (must be delivered to the front office by a parent), golf related items such as golf balls, golf clothing and accessories, items for family outings and game nights, and Gift Cards. For every $10 spent you will receive one service hour.
Advancement News
Yankee Candle Sale                          
Online  Yankee Candle Sale!   Yankee Candles may still be ordered online at . Enter the group number  990016170 . Order by November 16th to receive your items before Christmas.

Save the Following Date:
  • March 9, 2019- Renaissance XXXVI- details to follow
Learning Commons News
Upcoming Book Club Meeting - Friday, September 28th during lunch.

Upcoming MakerSpace Meeting
- Monday, October 1st after school - We will discuss using our 3D printer and begin creating 3D models.

Mark your calendars -We will be painting pumpkins on Monday, October 15th after school. All students and staff are invited to paint a pumpkin and enter our contest to win a gift card.
Guidance News
Important Dates
  • October 22nd- Senior/Parent College Financial Aid Night (MPC)
PSAT Reminder 
Parents and students, the PSAT testing is October 10th on campus. Students, please make sure you bring Two number two pencils with soft erasers; no pens or mechanical pencils. Also, make sure know your email and home address. 

College Day- October 10th  
October 10th - Senior College Visit Day, no school for seniors. Seniors will not attend classes; instead, they are strongly encouraged to visit a local college and spend time working on their college and scholarship applications. A variety of college visits and campus tours are currently available in our area. Please schedule your tours now because space is limited:

·            USF Campus Tours are available at 10:00am and 2:00pm

·            USF Self-Guided Tour

·            UCF Self-Guided Tour

·            Florida Polytechnic Tours are available at 10:00am and 2:00pm

·            Southeastern University Tours

·            Florida Southern College Tours are available at 9:00am and 1:00pm

·            University of Florida Tours

·          Seniors who have turned in applications for UF can apply for the  
           Gator for a Day shadowing experience.

Scholarship Opportunities
Click here for more scholarship opportunities.

U.S. Naval Academy Founders' Day Dinner
The USNA Alumni Association Tampa Bay Chapter welcomes all Florida West Coast freshman through senior high school students (and their parents) who are Naval Academy candidates or who are students interested in learning more about the Naval Academy. Click  here for more information about this event.
Grading Policy
As per the Student/Parent Handbook under Assessment and Grading: 
Students with an NC at the end of a quarter will be ineligible for any extracurricular sport/activity/club until the  missing assignment(s) has been made up.  For more information on Assessment and Grading, please see pages 10 and 11 in the Student/Parent Handbook .
Uniform Policy
It has come to our attention that there are non-approved websites selling Santa Fe Catholic clothing.  These items are not allowed to be worn on campus. As per the SFC student handbook the only authorized place to order school uniforms (including sweatshirts) is Risse Brothers. The two exceptions to this would be the items the booster club sells or those that a specific team sells (which have to be approved by the administration). One of the most recent sites that we are aware of is We have contacted the sites we are aware of and asked that they take our school off of their website. We apologize to any families who have purchased from these websites. 
Campus Ministry News
Volunteer Opportunities
Options for Women
Options for Women is looking for 6 volunteers to help them with their Fundraiser on October 4 th . Please email Mrs. Massarella at  for more information.

Talbot House  Ministries
15 student volunteers are needed for the Talbot House ministries Gala on Thursday, October 25th from 8:00am-2:30pm. Click here for flyer.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the events mentioned above or have any questions, please contact Mrs. Monteverde.
Little Hawks Cheer Clinic
Santa Fe Catholic High's 2018 Little Hawk's Cheer Clinic! Click here for more information.
Upcoming Community Events:
St. Joseph's Educational Foundation: Clay for Kids

Click here for more information.

St. Anthony's 4th Annual Sprintin' for Scholars

Click  here  for event registration.  Click   here  for sponsorship form.

Adoption Fund 5k Run/Walk

Students, if you are interested in volunteering in this event, 15 students are needed to help before, during, and after the race. It is on November 3rd, from 7am -10 am. If you are interested in participating please see Mrs. Monteverde or email Mrs. Monteverde.
Athletic News 
Athletic Passes
Click here to purchase a 2018-2019 Athletic Pass.

Girls Soccer Team Announcements
The Girls Soccer team will begin pre-season conditioning on October 1 st  at the track from 5:00pm-6:30pm, 2 days per week until season opens. All girls interested in trying out for the team are encouraged to attend conditioning sessions with Coaches Allan and Ashley.  Please email  with any questions. Also we are looking for a GOALIE, any girls with goalie experience are encouraged to reach out to the coaches.

Fall Sports Pictures
Senior athletes may pay $60 to have a senior banner made. This banner will be hung in the gym or near the football field throughout the fall sports season. Banners will not be made until $60 is paid. Please click here for the order form. Return completed form to Mrs. Lopez in the Learning Commons to purchase a senior banner.

Fall Sports
Please contact the coach below if interested in playing the sport:

Cross Country: It is not too late to come out for cross country. We meet out by the track at 3:00pm every day. Get in shape for your winter sport or simply get in shape. Cross country will challenge you and it will also change you.

Football: Coach Joe Faiola-

Girls Volleyball:  Coach Bruce Guth-

Golf: Coach Cory Kuppers-

Swim:  Coach   Hoskins-
Calling all returning and new recruit swimmers!  If  you are interested in joining the  swim team, email or call 863-259-9990.  Swi m practices are M-F 4:30pm-6:00pm. 

Click here for all athletic coaches contact information .  
2019 Europe Trip
Itinerary: Madrid, Granada, Aranjuez, Seville, Cordoba, Barcelona
When:  March 22 - 31, 2019
Price: $3599. Good until October 2, 2018
Price includes: Air, hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, tours. 

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