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SFUSD recognized as a leader in achieving zero net energy performance goals

San Francisco Unified School District received a School Leadership Award in recognition of its efforts to utilize policies and plans that result in larger scale advancement of zero net energy (ZNE) buildings. ZNE buildings represent high performance buildings that combine energy efficiency and renewable resources to produce at least as much energy as they consume annually.... Read more


Superintendent Vincent Matthews releases report of findings following listening and learning tour

At the Nov. 14 Board of Education meeting, Dr. Vincent Matthews presented a report regarding his observations and findings after several months of listening and learning about the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). ... Read more


MEDIA ADVISORY: Their Very First Thanksgiving

Wearing their best clothing, dozens of animated students will crowd the “dinner table” to enjoy a feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Newly arrived Spanish-speaking immigrants in grades K to 5, will highlight the American tradition with songs such as “This Land is Your Land”, to “Mr. Turkey” and “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” ... Read more


MEDIA ADVISORY: SFUSD teens launch public health campaign

To build awareness among teenagers about the growing public health threat of antibiotic resistance, twenty SFUSD students launch a multimedia health campaign that includes a website, social media posts, and printed materials.... Read more


SFUSD & UESF Announce Tentative Agreement for a 16% Compensation Package over Three Years

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and the United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) announced today that they have reached a tentative agreement in contract talks, including a total compensation package increase of 16 percent over three years for teachers, paraprofessionals, and other educators represented by UESF.... Read more


Sunset Elementary School named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School

Sunset Elementary School has been recognized as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, along with 25 other California schools. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools for overall academic excellence or notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. ... Read more


Media Advisory: Say Something Week

Two parents of children who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 will be at Lawton K-8 School to talk with sixth through eighth graders about the important role young people play in looking out for one another to prevent violence and self-harm. ... Read more


Health and wellness: Highlights for October 10-16, 2017

Every school day at Lincoln High, up to 70 students visit the school’s Wellness Center. It could be for a vision/hearing screening, first aid, or to talk with someone after having a hard day. And the Wellness staff—which includes the Wellness Coordinator, the Community Health Outreach Worker, a nurse, and two full-time Richmond Area Multi Services mental health clinicians—are there to help.... Read more


"Walk to school & save for college": Highlights for October 3 - 9, 2017

It’s time for the annual Walk and Roll to School Day, and this year the Vision Zero Hero will be walking to school with Cleveland Elementary students and their families. Joining them will be Mayor Ed Lee, as well as Rec and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg, who will lead dozens of students in a lively warm-up exercise at the Excelsior “Safe Routes” hub before walking to school. ... Read more


SFUSD students’ English and math scores show upward trend

The California Department of Education (CDE) released the results of the 2017 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Last spring, approximately 26,000 SFUSD students in grades 3 to 8 and 11 took these state assessments. ... Read more

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