SFUSD to Hold PreK-12 Virtual Enrollment Fair

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SFUSD to Hold PreK-12 Virtual Enrollment Fair

Press Release

New Online Application Process

San Francisco (November 2, 2020) - As the enrollment season kicks off for the 2021-2022 school year, the San Francisco Unified School District is holding a PreK-12 Virtual Enrollment Fair and –– for the first time ever –– families can apply online. 

The Virtual Enrollment Fair will be held November 6-13, 2020. This annual event is taking place virtually for the first time for the health and safety of our families and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Families of students entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, middle school, and high school are encouraged to attend.

Families who attend can talk to principals and school staff, learn how to apply to schools, and watch videos about each school--all conveniently online. They can also attend workshops to learn about the enrollment process, how to apply for special education services, and more.

This is also the first year that all students can apply for school online. Families no longer need to come to SFUSD in-person to submit their application materials. The online application can be found at sfusd.edu/onlineapp, and step-by-step instructions can be found at sfusd.edu/ola. Families should apply by the Main Round deadline of February 5, 2021 for the best chances of getting a school that they want.

“We are excited to showcase the many special programs and activities that San Francisco public schools have to offer,” SFUSD Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews said. “From engineering to arts, there is something for everybody, and this enrollment fair is a great opportunity for families to get to know our schools.”

School town halls are where families can connect with principals and school staff. These 30-minute online meetings are organized by grade level; for example, elementary schools present on one day, middle schools present on another day, and so forth. Each school will host four town halls. Each town hall will have a short presentation from the school, followed by questions and answers. Attendees can submit questions ahead of time when registering for the fair.

50-minute workshops are also available and based on specific enrollment topics, such as language programs and the high school Career Pathways program.

The enrollment fair will take place online using Zoom, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and Google Meet. Attendees can join any of the meetings with a computer, laptop, tablet, or cell phone. They can also call in to any of the meetings and participate in audio mode. 

Anyone who is interested in attending the fair should register by November 3. Language interpretation and ADA services can be requested at registration.

Visit the SFUSD website for more information, the fair schedule, and registration.