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Apply Online for Free or Reduced-Price Meals

Applications for free or reduced-price meals for the 2015-16 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 Student Nutrition Services with more funding to improve school food for all students.

School Assignments and Waiting Pools

Does your child have a school assignment? Come to the Educational Placement Center at 555 Franklin, Room 100, and we can immediately assign your child to a school that has openings and no students in the waiting pool.

In a waiting pool for another school? Notifications will be sent in August if an assignment is available. If you would like to cancel your waiting pool request or cancel your child’s school assignment, please email enrollinschool@sfusd.edu and include your child’s name, birthdate and ID number. Find out more about the waiting pool process.

SFUSD’s Budget for 2015-16

With the state’s economy recovering, this year we are starting to see funding levels from the state begin to return to a level that covers the costs of running a school district. We are also receiving some one-time bumps in funding that we are putting to use. Read answers to some frequently asked questions about the budget.

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Task Force

SFUSD's LCAP task force includes students, parents, educators, and community organizations. This spring, the task force hosted a series of community forums and focus groups to provide feedback and help shape our revised LCAP.

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:

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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 download permit applications, read our FAQ, and learn about renting SFUSD facilities.

Guide to Parent- and Community-Funded Programs for Schools

This guide offers 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.

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.

New for 2014-15

  • Agencies may now have an MOU that's valid for up to two fiscal years!

Need Help With Your MOU?

Weekly Office Hours and MOU Assistance at SFUSD’s Office of Family & Community Engagement

Tuesdays: 1 to 3 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9 to 11 a.m.
Thursdays: 3 to 5 p.m.
(other times by appointment)

555 Franklin Street
415-241-6000 x3446
partnerships@sfusd.edu

21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Application

San Francisco Unified School District’s ExCEL After School Program intends to submit a proposal to the California Department of Education (CDE) for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (Cohort 9) FY 2014-2015 application. The application will be submitted on behalf of schools that meet the eligibility requirements. For more information contact the ExCEL After School Program Office at lausmithm@sfusd.edu.

Impact Learning. Impact Lives.

Our strategic plan “Beyond the Talk” launched in 2008, and since then our collective efforts have yielded incremental annual gains in achievement for all students. Now, five years later and with a new leadership team at the helm, we have refreshed and deepened this plan so it continues to serve as our north star.

Community Bulletin

Learn about upcoming events and activities offered by community organizations  here.

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.

Teach and Lead in San Francisco

The new teacher application for the 2015-16 school year launches Jan. 12! 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 teach@sfusd.edu. 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.