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School will be in session for SFUSD on Friday, Jan. 20, as planned

In our diverse community, we recognize that many students and their families are struggling with questions, concerns and fears about the impact of the recent presidential election.

We are aware that there are activities in the Bay Area, regarding the presidential inauguration, on the 20th. If students are absent without a valid excuse, it will be considered an unexcused absence.

Every day and every minute of instruction counts.  We do not want students to lose time in class. We encourage families to make sure their child is in school on Friday and ready to learn.

Let us know how the enrollment process went for you

Parents and families: Share your experiences on finding a San Francisco public school and enrolling at SFUSD by taking this survey. The results will help us improve the school discovery and enrollment process for families at SFUSD. The survey will be open until Jan. 31.

All SFUSD schools closed Jan. 27

All SFUSD schools will be closed on Friday, Jan. 27 in observance of Lunar New Year. Offices will remain open.

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.

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’s Sanctuary City for all immigrants.

Superintendent search

The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education is searching for the next superintendent of schools. We have been soliciting input from students, staff, parents, and community about your desired qualities and characteristics for the next superintendent and will use your input for the search.

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 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.

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

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:

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

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

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


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.

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.

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 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

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!

If you have any questions, please contact us at 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:

SFUSD Career Pathways presentation

Certificated careers

All positions requiring a credential

APPLY NOW for certificated positions

Classified careers

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.