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Text messages from SFUSD

If you have recently received a text message like "SFUSD alerts. Reply Y to confirm, HELP for info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/txt" from the number 67587, this is an official opt-in message from SFUSD via SchoolMessenger, our mass notification system for sending out phone calls, emails and text messages. You have received this message because your mobile phone number was recently updated in our student information system.

We understand this message is alarming and not clear. Unfortunately, we do not have any control over the way this message gets sent out from SchoolMessenger.

We do encourage you to reply "Y" to this invitation to receive text messages from SFUSD, as it makes for much faster communication, which is crucial in the event of an emergency. SchoolMessenger does not share any of your information, and you will not receive texts from any third parties.

Enrollment offices at 655 De Haro Street

The Educational Placement Center (EPC) and the Early Education Enrollment Center have temporarily moved to 655 De Haro Street while their offices are being renovated. If you need help with enrollment, please come to the new location, email enrollinschool@sfusd.edu or check out the enrollment website for more information.

Discover SFUSD schools at the Enrollment Fair on Oct. 29

Are you looking for a school for your child for the 2017-18 school year? Start the process now! Discover SFUSD schools and learn about the enrollment process at our annual Enrollment Fair on Saturday, Oct. 29. We will also have enrollment workshops throughout Oct. and Nov. so you can learn more about the application and enrollment process for all grades, including transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, sixth grade, and ninth grade. School tours begin in October—check out individual school webpages for each school's tour schedule.

Notice regarding district phones

The phone system at 555 Franklin Street, the building that houses 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.

Human Resources is using temporary Google Voice phone numbers. At this time, not all HR staff have a temporary number. In those cases please contact the necessary HR party by way of their usual extension.

RFQ for executive search firm

The San Francisco Board of Education is accepting proposals for executive consultant search services for the position of Superintendent of Schools. Proposals are due by Friday, Sept. 30.

Know your rights: No fees for essential school activities

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, physical education uniforms, or graduation caps and gowns that are required to take part in an educational activity.

  • For more details about the rights of parents and guardians, please see Your 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. If you are a parent and still have questions or concerns about fees, please contact the Office of Family Voice at 415-241-6150.

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.

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:

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

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.

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 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.