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.
Nominate a teacher or principal
Do you know a teacher or principal who is doing great work? Nominate them for the Mayor's Teacher or Principal of the Year Award by Feb. 24, or post a note of thanks to the teachers who have made a difference in your life at www.ThankATeacherToday.org.
- Nominate someone for the Mayor's Teacher of the Year Award
- Nominate someone for the Mayor's Principal of the Year Award
- Download the flier (in English, Español and 中文)
Set priorities for your school at the School Planning Retreat
Attend the School Planning Retreat on Saturday, March 4 for an opportunity to work together on your school's Balanced Scorecard, academic plan and budget for the 2017-18 school year.
Families, staff and students in middle and high schools are expected and encouraged to help their schools set priorities by participating in their school’s planning process. Even if you can't make it to the retreat, find out more about what you can expect with your school’s planning process or talk to your school’s principal about how you can attend and participate in your school’s planning process.
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.
2017-18 academic calendar now available
The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education is searching for the next superintendent of schools. After soliciting input from students, staff, parents, and community, the Board of Education and partner Leadership Associates have published the job requirements and are now accepting applications from interested candidates.
If you are interested in this position please send an email to: email@example.com, and request that an application and submittal instructions for the position of Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District be emailed to you. Please be sure to include your name, current position and contact phone number in your email. All required application materials must be submitted, in PDF format, by 5 p.m. on Feb. 21.
- Job requirements
- View survey results
- Read more about the search (Español | 中文 | عربي | Tagalog | Tiếng Việt)
- Download the search timeline (Español | 中文| عربي | Tagalog | Tiếng Việt)
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.
SFUSD's 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. Our LCAP engagement events include public forums, conversations at school community meetings as part of their work to develop site plans (their Balanced Score Cards), and focus groups with community partners.
Our goals are to expand opportunities for families and school communities to be involved in these conversations, increase awareness of state education funding, and build understanding of SFUSD’s focus on equity for allocating resources to support our students.
A schedule of public forums will be posted soon. Learn more here:
- 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 for 2016-17
Speaking of LCAP data, SFUSD gathers a great deal of data -- everything from how students feel about school to how well they understand quadratic equations -- and uses this data to help determine our annual priorities and shape our budget. Find out what data we are looking at as we begin to shape our next Local Control Accountability Plan (see our current Plan and budget).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
All positions requiring a credential:
- Administrative positions (including principal, assistant principal, director, or positions requiring an administrative credential)
- Teaching and other certificated positions (including current teachers seeking a voluntary transfer)
Apply now for teaching and administrative positions
All positions that do not require a credential:
Apply now for classified positions