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School starts Aug. 21

Welcome back! The first day of school is on Monday, Aug. 21, and we're looking forward to the new school year.

Final wait pool deadline on Aug. 11

Students who participated in the wait pool on July 21 will have notifications mailed to them starting Aug. 4. The latest school wait pool numbers will be available on Aug. 8. Students can participate in the final wait pool for the 2017-18 school year if requests are submitted by Aug. 11. For the final wait pool, families will receive notifications by mail or phone from Aug. 25 to Sept. 1.

Superintendent's 90-Day Plan

Did you know Superintendent Matthews has already visited 31 schools and over 200 classrooms? It's part of his 90-day plan, a strategy for a thoughtful and deliberate introduction to the school district in his first three months here. Along with learning more about SFUSD and building relationships with staff and community, he intends to visit all our schools by the end of 2017.

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. All school districts are required to engage their community in the LCAP process. Learn more about the LCAP and SFUSD's budget:

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.

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 as a sanctuary city for all immigrants.

Announcing Synergy Gradebook for All

We are excited to share that the district is transitioning from School Loop to Synergy’s Gradebook Family and Student Portals in August 2017. This transition to Synergy will provide SFUSD’s students, families, teachers, and district staff with a unified system for real-time information on classes, grades, assignments, and more. While we know change can be challenging, we firmly believe the transition to Synergy Gradebook will increase efficiency for teachers and improve access for our students and families. Families will be able to sign up for workshops this fall.

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:

Notice of cancellation and rescheduling of public hearing

The public hearing scheduled for Aug. 8 on a resolution of the Board of Education declaring its intention to grant a utility easement to PG&E has been rescheduled to Aug. 22.

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.

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.

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