Technology Resources for Families

Technology Resources for Families

Revised 5/28/2021

The Department of Technology wishes to thank our incredible students and families for their resilience and flexibility during the challenges and changes of this past school year. You are amazing, and it has been a privilege to serve you!

Students who are returning to SFUSD in the fall should hold onto their borrowed Chromebooks and hotspots over the summer. The exception is our VILS middle schools, which have already been holding their annual collection events. Contact your site for details.

If you are graduating from or otherwise leaving or SFUSD, find out about how to return your borrowed technology.


Digital Learning and Online Platforms for Students

Digital learning in SFUSD takes place online through a learning management system.  A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application used as an online learning classroom or hub. It is where teachers can post and receive assignments, provide ongoing feedback to students, and communicate learning back to families. Seesaw is SFUSD’s official LMS for grades PK-2, while Google Classroom is our LMS for grades 3-12. 

In addition to accessing learning through management systems like Google Classroom and Seesaw, the SFUSD Digital Backpack is a collection of district-approved tools that have been vetted for safety and privacy. Backpacks are personalized for each student based on their school and grade. All Backpack tools are accessed from using a district-provided Google email account. Students need only to click the “Log in with Google” button using the student’s SFUSD Google ID and password (PK-2 students use scannable badges to log in). SFUSD Google accounts and badges are accessible through SFUSD’s Family Portal, ParentVUE, and Student Portal, StudentVUE

When students log into an SFUSD Chromebook or sign into the Chrome browser from any device with their SFUSD email and password, they can easily access SFUSD’s core digital learning platforms from the SFUSD Student Technology Resources site.

Update Your Emergency Contact Info Online!

Families are now able to complete the Emergency Card form online through ParentVUE. Through the online emergency card form, families can update their student’s health information, emergency contacts, and upload health forms and immunization records. Families are also able to update their contact information including their phone number, email address, and mailing address. 

Note: If you already submitted a paper emergency card  to your school, no further action is required. A step-by-step guide on how to complete the Emergency Card Form Online is posted in