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SFUSD schools and offices closed May 28

All SFUSD schools and offices, including the enrollment center, will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

School safety and emergency preparation

The district has a comprehensive crisis plan in the event of a school or citywide emergency. All schools have emergency response plans and teams as well and are expected to practice safety drills. If an emergency does occur at a school, we will notify parents as quickly as possible using a variety of means, including text, email and phone call.

Shape the future of arts education

SFUSD is beginning a year-long process to refresh our Arts Education Master Plan (AEMP), and we want to learn from the experiences of the SF community—teachers, parents, community members, district partners, non profits, and students—on what is going well with arts education and what opportunities exist to improve arts education. Join representatives from SFUSD in town halls on May 21, May 24 or June 2. Childcare and snacks will be provided.

Family Welcome Day

Come meet Superintendent Matthews and other SFUSD families for Family Welcome Day on Sunday, June 3! Incoming kindergarten families, graduating students, alumni families, and school supporters welcome. We provide the space; you invite your school community, plan your favorite games, and bring your own food.

Prop G - The Living Wage for Educators Act FAQ

Prop G will be on the June 5, 2018 ballot. We have created a helpful Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet for voters to learn more about the measure.

Check if you are registered to vote

Check if you are registered to vote, register to vote, or update your information for the June 5, 2018 primary election at the San Francisco Department of Elections website: sfgov.org/elections/registration.

Family Portal survey

SFUSD launched Family Portal (also known as ParentVUE), a tool to help families stay up-to-date with their students’ progress in school, in Fall 2017. Since this is a new tool, we want to hear from you about your experience as a parent or guardian with Family Portal. We’ve worked with Parents for Public Schools of SF to develop a survey, and the information we collect will help us as we continually work to improve your Family Portal experience.

We want to hear from people who use Family Portal regularly and people who have not used it!

Please fill out this short survey (Español | 中文) before June 8 to give us feedback!

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 students. All school districts are required to engage their stakeholders in the LCAP process.

The LCAP Task Force, which includes district staff, labor partners, families, and community organizations, reaches out to engage SFUSD stakeholders in the spring. LCAP engagement events include public forums, conversations at school community meetings as schools develop site plans (their Balanced Score Cards), and focus groups with community partners. Reports of findings from these conversations are presented in April, and district advisory committees present their recommendations for the LCAP to the Board of Education in May. The Board considers and approves the LCAP and budget in public hearings in June.

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.

Support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals

To date, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth have been granted DACA status, which provides work authorization and temporary relief from deportation. The program has enabled our graduates to contribute to their communities by significantly increasing opportunities for higher education and jobs. Unfortunately, on September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half years. USCIS will continue to accept and process RENEWAL applications until Oct. 5, 2017 from applicants whose DACA expires between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. Below are resources in support of DACA students who are eligible for renewal:

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 public hearing

The Board of Education of the San Francisco Unified School District will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting on May 22 to allow for public comment prior to consideration of its reports titled "Residential Development School Fee Justification Study for San Francisco Unified School District" and "Commercial/Industrial Development School Fee Justification Study for San Francisco Unified School District," and consider adopting a resolution of the Board of the School District to increase Statutory School Facility Fees Imposed on New Residential and Commercial/Industrial Construction Pursuant to Education Code Section 17620 and Government Code Section 65995.

Prop G - The Living Wage for Educators Act FAQs

Prop G will be on the June 5, 2018 ballot. We have created a helpful Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheet for voters to learn more about the measure. You can download the FAQs here.

2017 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 2017 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