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Schools closed all week for Thanksgiving Recess

Don't forget that this year, SFUSD schools will be closed all week from Nov. 20 to Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving Recess! Offices will be closed on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24. Some preschools and OST programs will be open on Monday and Tuesday, and a few OST programs have openings for childcare on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Football championship on Dec. 2

The CIF San Francisco Section will hold its football championship on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. at Kezar Stadium this year, one week later than the usual Thanksgiving Day championship game. Playoffs will be on Nov. 24. For more information, go to www.cifsf.org.

Superintendent Vincent Matthews, Ed.D. 90-Day Report

At the Nov. 14, 2017 Board of Education meeting, Dr. Matthews presented a report regarding his first few months of listening and learning about SFUSD in order to facilitate a clear understanding of the district’s current state of instructional improvement and increases in student achievement.

Water testing

SFUSD has been testing for lead in drinking water at various school sites and making plumbing upgrades since the 1980s. Since April 2017, SFUSD has been partnering with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to continue to test schools’ drinking water for lead.

Making sense of district data

Join us on Nov. 29 for an interactive public forum to see how our students are doing, how SFUSD supports their success, and how you can participate in the process. Light dinner, interpretation and childcare provided.

Support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals

To date, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth have been granted DACA status, which provides work authorization and temporary relief from deportation. The program has enabled our graduates to contribute to their communities by significantly increasing opportunities for higher education and jobs. Unfortunately, on September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half years. USCIS will continue to accept and process RENEWAL applications until Oct. 5, 2017 from applicants whose DACA expires between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. Below are resources in support of DACA students who are eligible for renewal:

Family Portal update

Families will soon be able to check the new Family Portal for grades, attendance, and more, and School Loop logins have been deactivated. Check with your school site for their timeline and plans to roll out Family Portal, or look for resources on Family Portal online.

Changing fee structure to afterschool programs

In SFUSD, most school-based afterschool and summer learning programs are co-sponsored by SFUSD (the ExCEL program) and partnering community-based organizations. The majority are funded through city, state and federal grants. These grants are often awarded in three- to five-year-long cycles and are not guaranteed to be renewed once a grant cycle has ended. Unfortunately, the district has recently learned that it lost $3.3 million in competitive federal grants to support our afterschool program services to families. SFUSD will be instituting a new fee structure.

SFUSD budget and Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)

SFUSD’s LCAP describes our goals, strategic actions, and how we are using resources to support our most vulnerable students. The LCAP Task Force, which includes district staff, labor partners, families, and community organizations, works to improve transparency and accountability around SFUSD's budget and LCAP, improves alignment between school site and district-level budget planning, and informs the school planning process.

Talking about racism and hate and cultivating bias-free schools

From elementary school classroom circles to high school ethnic studies classes, across the district you can find daily examples of how we are fostering respect for diversity in the classroom and helping our students develop their global and local identities.

SFUSD's gender-based discrimination policies

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has a policy in place that explicitly prohibits gender-based discrimination, a protection that extends to everyone, including transgender and gender expansive students.

We are proud that we were the first school district in the country to pass a policy extending safeguards to our transgender student body. We will continue to honor those policies and ensure that transgender and gender nonconforming students in the SFUSD will remain protected from discrimination, bullying and harassment.

School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs)

Updated school accountability report cards (SARCs) for every district school are now available and can be downloaded from individual school profile pages. If you should need a written copy of a SARC, you can obtain one from your school principal or contact the Research, Planning and Accountability Department at 415-241-6454.

School meal menus

Did you know can set up a pre-pay account for your child's school meals or apply for free and reduced lunch online? Sign up today!

School information

Find school phone numbers, maps, school websites, SchoolLoop links, SARC info, and more by choosing a school below:

English language learners

Find out about services for English language learners.

Special education

Special education is instruction specifically designed to address the educational and related developmental needs of children with disabilities.

Does your child need an assessment for special education or special education services?

All children develop at different rates and in different ways. Read more if you think your child may have a disability.

Section 504 Rehabilitation Act Program

Section 504 enables a student with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity to receive accommodations and/or related services to ensure equal access to education. Find out more about our Rehabilitation Act Program.

Free translation & interpretation services

The Translation and Interpretation Unit (TIU) has revised its Chinese/English/Spanish glossary of educational terms specific to SFUSD. It is a living document and it will be updated on a regular basis. Read the latest version of the glossary.

You can download our translated documents in multiple languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Arabic. We also provide translation and interpretation services:

21st Century Community Learning Centers Program application

San Francisco Unified School District’s ExCEL After School Program intends to submit an application to the California Department of Education (CDE) for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (Cohort 10) FY 2017-2018 application by December 21st, 2016. The application will be submitted on behalf of schools that meet the eligibility requirements. The application will be available for public review after submission of the application. For more information, contact the ExCEL After School Program Office at lausmithm@sfusd.edu.

2017 Annual & Five Year Developer Fee Report

Each year the District provides to the public information on impact fees received from new residential and commercial/industrial development. The 2017 Annual & Five Year Developer Fee Report documents the collection and expenditure of developer fees used to mitigate the impact of new development on the school facilities.

Facilities use permit fees and online fee calculator

All permit applications are online—we are not accepting the old PDF forms, so be sure to set up your user account and apply for permits at http://sfusdpermits.org.

All permit application forms must be printed out, signed by the principal or director of the site you plan to use, and turned in to the Real Estate Office.

Visit Using and Renting SFUSD Facilities to read our FAQ and learn about renting SFUSD facilities.

Guide to parent- and community-funded programs for schools

SFUSD is changing some procedures for programs provided at schools through parent or community groups. These guides offer a general overview of procedures for contributions by parent and community groups for school trust accounts and an FAQ on navigating SFUSD policies, including how to tell if you need a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or a facilities use permit.

MOUs for community-based organizations and agencies

All organizations or agencies that provide services to students in any public school, even free of charge to SFUSD, need to have a Board-approved formal agreement with SFUSD called a “Memorandum of Understanding,” or MOU.

Need help with your MOU?

MOU assistance at SFUSD’s Office of Family & Community Engagement

415-241-6185
partnerships@sfusd.edu

Doing business with SFUSD

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FAQs

How do I volunteer in a school?

There are many opportunities for community members to volunteer in schools. The San Francisco Education Fund can match you to a teacher that has requested a volunteer. www.sfedfund.org

How do I check a reference for a job applicant formerly employed by SFUSD?

You may contact the Human Resources Office at 415-241-6101. 

How do I get approval to distribute information to staff, students, and/or parents?

All fliers and distributions to school sites from community organizations must be reviewed and approved by contacting the Office of Public Outreach and Communications at 415-241-6565. Find out more.

How can community organizations partner with SFUSD?

Community organizations can partner with SFUSD by becoming an approved Community Based Organization (CBO). Find out more.

New Careers website

Check out SFUSD's new Careers website at www.sfusdjobs.org for information on teacher credentialing, the application process, and more!

Apply to be a principal or other administrator

San Francisco Unified's 2017-18 school year administrator application process is now open. To apply for an admin position with SFUSD for the coming year, please submit your initial application at www.sfusd.edu/jobs. Applicants applying for principal and assistant principal positions will be directed to next steps once their initial application has been submitted. Applicants applying for central office administrative positions (including program administrators, supervisors, directors, etc.) should submit their application and apply for open positions as they are posted on our job board.

Read more about our admin application process. Qualified applicants will be invited to attend our Admin Group Interview Day in late January. Questions? Contact Grace Pun at adminrecruitment@sfusd.edu.

SFUSD launches its first district-based credentialing program in latest step to alleviate teacher shortage

Aspiring teachers now have a new route to San Francisco classrooms: SFUSD Pathway to Teaching. Now accepting applications and nominations, the one-year credentialing program will train new teachers to build strong relationships in their school communities while developing standards-based and culturally relevant curriculum for students in the city's highest-need schools and subject areas.

Certificated Careers

All positions requiring a credential:

Apply now for teaching and administrative positions

Classified Careers

All positions that do not require a credential:

Apply now for classified positions