Enrollment office closed for move Dec. 19
The Educational Placement Center (EPC), currently located at 655 De Haro Street, will be closed on Monday, Dec. 19 in order to move back to its permanent location at 555 Franklin Street. The EPC will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 555 Franklin Street.
Winter Break from Dec. 19, 2016 to Jan. 2, 2017
All SFUSD schools will be closed and going on Winter Break from Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, to Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Schools will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. SFUSD offices will be open during this time, except on Dec. 26, 2016, and Jan. 2, 2017 in observance of Christmas and New Year.
Sanctuary city policy
SFUSD is committed to providing a safe space for learning for each and every student, including recent immigrants, regardless of immigration status. We continue to uphold San Francisco’s Sanctuary City for all immigrants.
Enrollment fair survey
SFUSD and our partners are grateful to all families and communities for participating in the Enrollment Fair on Saturday, October 29, 2016. We value your experience, thoughts, and suggestions. If you attended, please complete the following survey to share your feedback with us. Your responses will remain anonymous and be summarized to improve the event in the future.
Seeking community input for superintendent search
The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education is asking for your help in selecting the next superintendent of schools. We are soliciting input from students, staff, parents, and community about your desired qualities and characteristics for the next superintendent and want you to share your thoughts on district strengths and challenges.
- Take the survey (Español | 中文 | عربي | Tagalog | Tiếng Việt)
- Read more about the search (Español | 中文 | عربي | Tagalog | Tiếng Việt)
- Download the search timeline (Español | 中文| عربي | Tagalog | Tiếng Việt)
- Attend an Open Forum on December 6, 7 or 8 (Español | 中文| عربي | Tagalog | Tiếng Việt)
Message from the Superintendent
We are a community that believes—fundamentally—that each child and each person is the equal of every other.
This belief cuts across race, nationality, immigration history, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic means, ability status, language, and age. When we are at our best, we celebrate diversity, embrace our differences, and build on each others' strengths.
We believe strongly in social justice, which means we fight against systemic oppression. We stand up for those who are vulnerable and hope others will do so for us when we need them. We put students' needs first, and we will protect them now.
These core values connect us every day. Let's find ways to move forward together, in unity and in strength.
Resources that may provide additional information and support are listed below. We will continue to update this information.
- Managing Emotional Reactions to Traumatic Events: Tips for Families and Teachers
- PBS: Education Guide to U.S. Elections
- Pre K-8 grade students can access support through School Social Workers
- High School student can access support though High School Wellness Centers: http://sfwellness.org/our-schools/
- Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to support SFUSD employees with aspects of their well-being in challenging times. More information for employees here
Enrolling in middle school this year or applying to Lowell High School? For middle school, students will continue to receive priority for their middle school feeder but will not be automatically assigned to their feeder. Lowell High School applicants will again be required to take the Lowell admissions test, and for applicants who took the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA), the district will use the highest score from either the SBA or the Lowell admissions test.
Learn about the enrollment process at our workshops
Are you looking for a school for your child for the 2017-18 school year? We have enrollment workshops throughout Nov. and Dec. so you can learn more about the application and enrollment process for all grades, including transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, sixth grade, and ninth grade. School tours began in October—check out individual school webpages for each school's tour schedule.
- Download the enrollment workshops schedule
Enrollment offices at 655 De Haro Street
The Educational Placement Center (EPC) and the Early Education Enrollment Center have temporarily moved to 655 De Haro Street while their offices are being renovated. If you need help with enrollment, please come to the new location, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the enrollment website for more information.
Emergency notifications for parents and families
If there is an emergency at your child's school or a citywide emergency that impacts your child’s school, SFUSD will notify parents using the contact information in our student information system. Depending on the impact level of the emergency, we will attempt to reach you via a phone call and email using the information in our database, and, if you have opted in to receive text messages, you will receive text notifications as well. Read more.
Notice regarding district phones
The phone system at 555 Franklin Street, the building that houses Human Resources and other departments, is currently experiencing technical difficulties. If you are unable to reach your intended department or party, please contact them via email.
Human Resources is using temporary Google Voice phone numbers. At this time, not all HR staff have a temporary number. In those cases please contact the necessary HR party by way of their usual extension.
Help your school: Submit a meal application
Applications for free or reduced-price meals for the 2016-17 school year are now open! Apply online or in person at schools and the Student Nutrition Services office at 841 Ellis Street. We encourage all families to apply—even if you do not need or want free or reduced-price meals, each completed application provides our schools with more general funding and information that benefits all students.
SFUSD's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
SFUSD’s updated LCAP describes our goals, strategic actions, and how we are using funding to support our high-needs students. The LCAP was approved by the Board of Education on June 28, following months of community engagement and stakeholder feedback.
- Download an overview of the LCAP (Español | 中文)
- Download SFUSD's updated LCAP and budget for 2016-17
- Read about the LCAP engagement process
- Read the report of findings and considerations from the PAC and DELAC (Español | 中文)
- Download SFUSD's response to the PAC and DELAC recommendations (Español | 中文)
School Quality Improvement Index (SQII) reports
Academic performance is only one of the many factors to consider when measuring school quality, and the new School Quality Improvement Index (“the Index”) embodies our more holistic approach to school and district accountability by including measures of social-emotional learning and school culture-climate in addition to academic achievement. The Index also makes more students visible by including results for any student group with 20 or more students.
School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs)
School accountability report cards (SARCs) for every district school can be downloaded from individual school profile pages. See a list of all our schools. 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
- View menus for our early education, elementary, middle, and high schools
- Learn more about meal prices and payment
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 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.
2016 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 2016 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.
- Download the updated Guide to Parent- and Community-Funded Programs at School Sites
- MOU, Contract, or 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
Doing Business with SFUSD
The Bid Process:
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.
Teach and lead in San Francisco
As a San Francisco public school educator, you will have the opportunity to work with an amazing, diverse group of students alongside supportive and talented colleagues. You will be an integral part of the District’s effort to ensure that every student who enrolls in our schools will graduate ready for college, career, and life. Start your application now at www.sfusd.edu/jobs!
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com. We look forward to working with you!
Launch and build a career in SFUSD
At SFUSD we want all employees to be able to envision their career with us where they can serve students in multiple capacities. View the following presentation to find out more about how you can start and grow your career as an educator in SFUSD:
All positions requiring a credential
- Administrative positions
- Teaching and other certificated positions (including substitute positions)
- Credential resources
APPLY NOW for certificated positions
All positions that do not require a credential
APPLY NOW for classified positions
From Mónica Vásquez, Chief Administrative Officer:
People are the most important part of any organization. Here in SFUSD's Human Resources department we are committed to excellent customer service and supporting the people who make this organization thrive — our teachers, administrators, and classified staff as well as our parents and the broader community. Our district vision is to ensure that all SFUSD students graduate ready for college or career and to excel as 21st century citizens. In Human Resources we play a critical role toward this vision by ensuring we recruit, develop and help retain the best teachers, leaders and staff for our students and families.
Human resources mission statement
We are committed to providing employment, support, and information services to applicants, employers, and the community in an efficient, responsive, and courteous manner to best achieve the educational goals of the San Francisco Unified School District.