Placement Packet Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Placement Packet Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Updated April 8, 2021

Required Forms

Forms can be submitted online in ParentVUE or by paper to your school on the first day. 

Watch how to complete the forms in ParentVUE:

Health Requirements

View what health requirements must be met.

When is the deadline for the return to in-person forms?

Before returning to in-person learning, all families must sign and submit a Risk Acknowledgement Form and Emergency Card. These are due by the in-person start date, which may be April 12, April 19, or April 26. If your student is new to the District, or started kindergarten this school year, they also need to submit evidence of TB clearance and an immunization record. Any student who is missing a required vaccine should submit an up-to-date immunization record. Students in Special Education also need to return their Prior Written Notice. 

Where do I return my required forms for Spring 2021?

You may complete all forms in ParentVUE or return your forms with your child on the first day of school. If you prefer to deliver them yourself, your school should have a way to collect them at the check-in. If you need a form printed out (and you do not have access to ParentVUE), please ask your school for a print copy you can sign on the first day.

Who needs to complete the return to in-person forms?

The Risk Acknowledgement Form and Prior Written Notice are required only for students who are returning to in-person learning for Spring 2021. You do not need to complete these forms for Fall 2021.

How do I access my return to in-person placement letter in ParentVUE?

Follow these steps to access your placement letter in ParentVUE, or watch the video above. The letter is located in the Documents menu of ParentVUE, and should be titled, "SFUSD Spring Placement Letter".

I already submitted my Required Immunization Record and Tuberculosis Clearance at the beginning of this school year. Do I need to do it again?

No, if you already submitted an immunization record and evidence of TB clearance for this school year 2020-21, and you are not missing a required vaccine, you do not need to do it again. Get more information about health requirements.

When is the accept/decline deadline for my fall 2021-22 school assignment?

The deadline is Friday, April 9. Visit sfusd.edu/mainround for more information.

I only got a placement letter in my packet. Where do I get the rest of the materials?

Families who have an email address or active ParentVUE account on file with SFUSD only received a placement letter by mail. The rest of the packet materials would have been emailed or uploaded in ParentVUE. You can also download the materials at sfusd.edu/placementpacket, or watch the video above to see how to access the materials in ParentVUE.

My child is in grades TK-13 and I received a Risk Acknowledgement Form for PreKindergarten. What should I do?

We apologize for the mistake. If you have an email address in ParentVUE, we will be emailing you the correct form. If you do not have an email address in ParentVUE, please visit sfusd.edu/placementpacket and download the packet for your child's grade level and pathway. Inside the packet is the correct Risk Acknowledgement Form. We have also asked school sites to have the form printed and available on the first day of school.

Why is there no end time in my placement packet?

So that families would have time to prepare, SFUSD committed to send placement letters to families at least 10 days prior to the start of their child's in-person learning placement. However, there was some information we did not have centrally available for each inat the time that the letters were prepared.
To find your school's end time, please visit your school's website or contact your school for more information following spring break.

Why is there no teacher listed in my placement packet?

So that families would have time to prepare, SFUSD committed to send placement letters to families at least 10 days prior to the start of their child's in-person learning placement. However, there was some information we did not have centrally available for each at the time that the letters were prepared. For PK-5 student schedules were designed to allow students to stay with the same instructor they have had all school year. In some cases, this teacher may be unable to return to the school site to teach at this time. To find out more, please contact your school for more information following spring break.

I got a letter saying I am placed in something that is different from what I requested. What do I do?

If you received a placement that is different from what you want, please contact your school directly so they have the latest information and can let you know whether a change can be made at this time.

I should have received a placement letter but I didn't get one. What do I do?

SFUSD sent placement packets this week to all PK-5 families (including SDC) and County families who are returning to in-person learning regardless of start date, with a few exceptions: PK Gen Ed (the Early Education Department will be contacting PK Gen Ed families separately), Rosa Parks, Hillcrest, and Sheridan. To see whether your school is scheduled to return on the dates above, please see this timeline. If your child is in the groups above and your school is scheduled to return to in-person learning but you did not receive a letter, please contact the Educational Placement Center at 415-241-6085 to get a copy. Packets are also available at sfusd.edu/placementpacket, though these website versions of the packets do not include placement letters since that's personal student information.

If your child attends Hillcrest, Parks, or Sheridan, these schools are opening on April 26th and letters will be mailed at a later date with the aim of notifying families no later than 10 days prior.

I see that the school orientation is mandatory but I don't see when my school's orientation is. How do I find this out?

Each school site is scheduling an orientation. Please check your school's website to see when the orientation is scheduled or reach out to your school.

I found when my school orientation will be but I cannot attend at that time. What do I do?

If you are not able to attend your school's orientation at the time that it is scheduled, there is another way you can get the orientation. Your school has been asked to record the scheduled orientation and post the recording onto the school website. You can view the recording and complete the orientation this way. Please understand that the recording will not be available until after the scheduled orientation takes place because that is when the recording will happen.