Access to school activities for all families
All students have a right to take part in educational activities at school without paying a fee, deposit or other charge. An "educational activity" is an activity offered by a school or school district that is an integral part of a student's education, including, but not limited to, curricular and extracurricular activity. Schools cannot charge or request a deposit for materials or uniforms that are required to take part in an educational activity.
- For more details on what rights parents and guardians of students have, please see You Child's Education: Things You Should Know
- For more details on what fees can and cannot be charged at school, please see Assembly Bill No. 1575
- If you have been charged a fee for an educational activity, you can request a reimbursement and/or file a Uniform Complaint
Notice regarding district phones
The phone system at 555 Franklin Street, the building that houses the Educational Placement Center, 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.
Interpreting CAASPP score reports
How did your child do on the Smarter Balanced assessments? Staff from the Achievement Assessments Office will provide information on reading and interpreting your child’s California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) score report on Aug. 30, Sept. 13 and Sept. 15. Chinese and Spanish interpretation will be provided.
Enrollment offices moving
The Educational Placement Center (EPC) and the Early Education Enrollment Center at 555 Franklin Street will be temporarily relocating to 655 De Haro Street. Both offices will be closed on Sept. 1-2 and will reopen at the new location on Sept. 6. 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.
Schools closed on Sept. 5 for Labor Day
All SFUSD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day.
Letter from the Board of Education president re: superintendent transition
Given the news of Superintendent Richard A. Carranza’s likely departure to serve as Houston’s new superintendent, the Board of Education is moving swiftly to ensure a smooth transition and continued positive momentum for SFUSD. SFUSD and the board are grateful to have had Superintendent Carranza at the helm, and as we embark on the search for a new leader for the district, input from our families is critical. We will be holding public meetings to discuss a selection process for the next superintendent of schools to find a leader who shares our vision for ensuring every graduate is ready to succeed in college and careers. For updates, check www.sfusd.edu.
Sign up for the Saturday Middle School Arts Lab
The Saturday Middle School Arts Lab provides tuition-free instruction for SFUSD middle school students interested in band, orchestra, choir dance, digital arts, drama, guitar, literary arts, and visual arts. Classes will take place on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Everett and Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle Schools, from Oct. 1, 2016 to May 13, 2017.
Submit applications by Sept. 23 to your school's main office or mail it to: Saturday Middle School Arts Lab c/o Visual and Performing Arts, 750 25th Avenue, 2nd Floor West, San Francisco, CA 94121. Applications can also be faxed to 415-750-8632. Classes open until filled. If you have any questions, please contact Vikki Araiza at 415-379-7084 x1984 or Arianna Refuerzo-Carvajal at 415-379-7023 x1923.
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 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.
2015 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 2015 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
These guides offer a general overview of procedures for depositing funds raised by parent and community groups into 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 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.