Student Assignment Policy Community Workshops

Elementary School Student Assignment Changes - Be A Part of the Conversation

SFUSD is changing our student assignment policy for elementary schools starting in 2024-25. We will be using zones and diversity factors to assign TK-5th grade students. You have an opportunity to influence how these zones and diversity factors are created. Please join us at a workshop to share your input.

Your input will influence how zones for all SFUSD elementary schools are drawn. Don’t miss this opportunity to make your voice heard!

Register for a Workshop

Please register for the virtual workshops using this form bit.ly/SAworkshopsreg.

After you register, we will email and/or text you the meeting link and details.

Please request any language interpretation or American Sign Language needed when you register. 

Workshop Dates, Times and Locations

List updated November 17, 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 

7-8:30pm
 

Co-host: 2nd District PTA

Zoom

In English with interpretation upon request

Thursday, October 21, 2021 

5:30-7:30pm

Co-host: African American Parent Advisory Council
 

Zoom

In English, open to all families of African American students

Saturday, October 23, 2021

3-4:30pm
 

Presented as part of the SFUSD Virtual Enrollment Fair

Zoom

In English with interpretation upon request

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

6-7:30pm
 

Co-host: SF Parents Coalition

Zoom

In English with interpretation upon request

Thursday, November 4, 2021
6-8pm
 

Co-host: Parent Advisory Council

Zoom

In English with interpretation upon request

Friday, November 12, 2021

12-1:30pm
 

Co-host: Mission Graduates

Facebook Live

In Spanish with English interpretation

Monday, November 15, 2021

10:30am - 12pm
 

Co-host: Wu Yee Children’s Services

Zoom

In Cantonese with English interpretation

Thursday, November 18, 2021

5-6:30pm

Co-host: Samoan Community Development Center

Zoom

In English with Samoan interpretation

Thursday, November 18, 2021

6:30 – 7:30pm

Co-host: Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for Special Education

Zoom

In English with interpretation upon request

Open to families with special needs

 

Monday, November 29, 2021

11 AM-12:30 PM
 

Co-host: Latino Taskforce

In-Person at 1601 Lane St, San Francisco


In Spanish with English interpretation

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

12:30-1:30pm

Co-host: First 5 San Francisco & Office of Early Care and Education

Zoom

In English with interpretation upon request

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

5:30-7pm

Co-host: SFUSD Early Education Department

Zoom

In English with interpretation upon request

Thursday, December 2, 2021

7:00 – 9:00pm
 

Co-host: Chinese Parent Advisory Council

Zoom - Register

In Cantonese

More workshops will be added, so please check back regularly!

Register for a Workshop Today

Frequently Asked Questions about Workshops

Who should attend these workshops?

All are welcome! Current, future and former SFUSD families, community partners and members of the public should join to influence the future of public education in San Francisco. 

Anyone who is interested in shaping the new elementary school zones is encouraged to participate. Unless otherwise noted for the specific event, all are welcome!

Why should I attend a workshop?

Because your input matters. New elementary school zones will significantly change how students are assigned to schools in SFUSD. You have an opportunity to shape how those zones are drawn by participating in these workshops.

How do I sign up?

  • Please register using this form: bit.ly/SAworkshopsreg. We will email you the meeting link after you register. 
  • We will be using Zoom. Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone. For help on how to use Zoom, please see this article [link].
  • Workshops will be 90 minutes long and we ask that you attend for the entire workshop.

What will I do at a workshop?

At these workshops, we will:

  • Share why we are changing the policy, and explain the policy’s goals of diversity, proximity, and predictability.
  • Ask for your input to help us draft zones that will be shared for public comment in Spring 2022
  • Our workshops are interactive! You will receive information, and we will also ask you to share your thoughts.

What if I need language interpretation or American Sign Language?

Please use the registration form to request interpretation or American Sign Language at the workshops. All written workshop materials will be translated into Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Samoan and posted on our website.

What if I can’t attend any of the workshops at the listed days and times?

We will be adding additional workshop dates soon, so check back regularly! If none of the workshops fit your schedule, you can still register at https://bit.ly/SAworkshopsreg to receive an informational handout, slide deck, and survey to give your input or to ask us questions.

Where can I go to learn more?

  • You can find all information related to SFUSD’s student assignment policy change at sfusd.edu/studentassignment
  • You can tune in to Ad Hoc Committee meetings on Student Assignment, where staff, Board members, and members of the public come together to track our progress. Find more information at Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment.

Past Community Information Sessions

2020 Community Information Sessions

SFUSD Student Assignment Policy Community Information Sessions

You are invited to a Community Information Session to learn about the proposed Student Assignment Policy that the School Board will vote on in December. This is an opportunity to ask questions about the policy, understand its key features, and provide input on how we implement the policy in the coming years.

Watch tonight's Community Information Sessions here (Wednesday 10/28/2020 at 6:30PM - Cantonese) here:

Dates of the Virtual Community Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 PM: Community Info Session in English with Interpretation (Slides)
  • Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30 PM: Community Info Session in Cantonese (Slides)
  • Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 PM: Community Info Session in Spanish (Slides)
  • Saturday, November 7 at 3:00 PM: Community Info Session in English with Interpretation (part of the SFUSD Virtual Enrollment Fair)

Format of the Community Information Sessions

Due to shelter-in-place, the Community Information Sessions will be broadcast on YouTube live and public access television, and the community will be invited to give feedback via Thought Exchange. You can join any of the meetings with a computer, laptop, or cell phone. Interpretation will be available.

Joining the Community Information Sessions through Watch Parties

We strongly encourage you to join the Community Information Sessions by joining one of the watch parties hosted by SFUSD’s various parent organizations and local nonprofits. These meetings will give you the opportunity to talk to other families, ask questions, and provide additional feedback to the district. Links to these Zoom meetings will appear here soon.

Registering for  Community Information Sessions and Requesting Interpretation and ASL Services

We encourage you to register for the Community Information Sessions that you will attend. This helps us plan for the best experience for your family. Registration form here. 

Community Information meetings will be conducted in English, Spanish, and Cantonese, as noted in their descriptions. If you need interpretation or ASL for any of the meetings, please register by October 20 and indicate it in the form. Registration form here.