Dear Future Bruin Families,

Words cannot express the pride I feel at this time of year while I work with faculty, staff, and student leaders to prepare for our Annual Open House and share the best of our community during this Milestone 150th year! There are several opportunities to get to know us in the coming days and weeks, and we believe there is something for every family to discover and help you choose SPSV for your high school experience. 
Open House is this Sunday, October 25th, from 12-3 pm. This year everyone’s safety is our priority, so your tours and check-in will be streamlined for COVID guidelines and scheduled by appointment. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing during our event. Adult and student leaders will have masks and headsets to allow you to hear even at a distance. If you haven’t RSVP’d to attend, please email our team at
Coming up in November is a Diocesan Discover Catholic Schools Week. We will be joining in with our Sacramento Diocese Schools in promoting the tradition and value of a Catholic School Education. Our events will include a Ticket to College Virtual Presentation and a “tea” with current and alumni families by Catholic feeder schools. This “tea” will be a chance for you to ask questions about the SPSV experience of families you may recognize from your current school or community. We will include a presentation for those who are not currently in a Catholic environment. Our lineup will also feature families who joined SPSV from other schools. Look for event details in our email next week.
Also exciting is our HSPT Test Prep Course, which will be held virtually in the first week of December. This course will allow your 8th grader and even 7th grader to get a preview of our talented Math and English teachers while supporting students for this important standardized test. Look for information to come in the next issue of this newsletter and on our website 
Don’t forget, I can arrange for you to virtually “sit in a class,” or we can walk the campus as classes are in session. We do have students back on-campus for in-person instruction, and their energy brings us great joy. Applications are already being accepted.

See you on Sunday!

Sheila Lynch Williams, SV '85
Admissions Director
St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School