Fall 2021

Newsletters

October 22nd

Hello Wallenberg families!!!

Monday October 25th is school picture makeup day. If your student didn’t have their photo taken in September, they can on Monday.

We have seen an increase in students not wearing their masks properly in classes and in the halls. We have not had any defiance or refusal to wear masks, but there has been an increase in reminders to students to cover their noses in particular. Please take some time to reinforce with your student the importance of proper mask wearing.

Please don’t send your student to school when they’re sick. If your student answers “yes” to any of the screening questions, please keep them home and call the school 415-749-3469. The screening questions are on our homepage https://www.sfusd.edu/school/raoul-wallenberg-high-school. Wallenberg has still had no positive cases on campus.

Next week is spirit week- Each day will have a different theme. School-appropriate outfits only.

Monday - Pajama Day 

Tuesday - Color War (Freshmen will wear White, Sophomores wear Red, Juniors wear Black, Seniors wear Blue, and Teachers wear Green)

Wednesday - Break Gender Norms (wear something of the opposite or different gender than the one you identify with)

Thursday - Throwback Thursday (dress from a past decade) 

Friday - Halloween Costume (make sure it is school appropriate and no full face covering) 

We have added information about attendance reporting to the homepage: https://www.sfusd.edu/school/raoul-wallenberg-high-school/students/attendance

SFUSD is eligible to receive federal funding through the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) to maintain and expand student access to technology. The District will use this funding to purchase additional student technology to help close the “Homework Gap” for students who currently lack Internet access or the devices they need to connect to classrooms.

To receive this funding and to determine unmet needs, SFUSD needs families/guardians to answer a two-question survey. This survey will certify that their student(s) has or needs an SFUSD Chromebook or Hotspot in order to complete assignments and school work from home.

Parents/Guardians can access the survey, starting October 20, 2021, by logging into their ParentVUE Account. If you need help with parentvue activation, please contact Sasha Zaldivar 415-749-3469 ext 80259
 

Families can get free, personalized support for using ParentVUE, Zoom, Seesaw, Chromebooks, Google Suite, Google Meet and Classroom, filling out the MFIF (Multipurpose Family Income Form), and more! Visit bit.ly/sftechtutors to sign up for a 30 minute appointment with an SF Ed Fund volunteer.

 

Messages from the PTSA

 

Please join the Wallenberg PTSA on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. 

Visit us at www.wallenbergptsa.org for more information, and sign up or renew your membership on Totem

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @wallenbergptsa and Facebook @Raoul Wallenberg Traditional High PTSA.

Do you use Amazon? Here’s a quick way to raise funds.  Amazon Smile

September 10th

Hello Wallenberg families!!!


This coming week all students will receive a packet of forms in their homeroom. They will bring these home to be filled out and returned. The homeroom that returns all of their forms first will get a reward.

We will be having our first ELAC meeting of the year next week. ELAC (The English Learner Advisory Committee) hosts a minimum of 4 meetings per year to discuss the needs of our EL students. Translation will be provided in Chinese, Spanish, and Arabic. Come be a voice for your students' needs, and help us in creating a better school experience for all of our English learning students! We need two new people to step up and be a part of our team! If you are interested in a position on our ELAC or would like more information, reach out to the school and leave your name and number! Or email sicairosj@sfusd.edu in your language of choice.

 

The meeting will be via zoom and will be taking place on:

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 @4-5 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://sfusd.zoom.us/j/81630832487?pwd=VUorU1J2N1dKNmliTHV0NEdoZnJrQT09

Meeting ID: 816 3083 2487

Passcode: 488873

 

Monday September 20th is school picture day at Wallenberg. All students will have photos taken for the yearbook and for student IDs. You have the option to purchase pictures if you like. Students should have received order forms in homeroom. 

Back to school night will be on Wednesday, September 22 from 5-6:30 pm. It will be on zoom. Next week’s newsletter will have links and a schedule.

Please don’t send your student to school when they’re sick- this is always important- particularly now because of COVID. If your student answers “yes” to any of the screening questions, please keep them home and call the school 415-749-3469. The screening questions are on our homepage https://www.sfusd.edu/school/raoul-wallenberg-high-school. As of right now, we have had no positive cases on campus.


Families can get free, personalized support for using ParentVUE, Zoom, Seesaw, Chromebooks, Google Suite, Google Meet and Classroom, filling out the MFIF (Multipurpose Family Income Form), and more! Visit bit.ly/sftechtutors to sign up for a 30 minute appointment with an SF Ed Fund volunteer.

September 3rd

Hello Wallenberg families!!!


There is no school this Monday- September 6th for the Labor Day holiday. Enjoy a relaxing long weekend. We will be on a regular Tuesday schedule on September 7th.

Monday September 20th is school picture day at Wallenberg. All students will have photos taken for the yearbook and for student IDs. You have the option to purchase pictures if you like. Students should have received order forms in homeroom this week. 


Please don’t send your student to school when they’re sick- this is always important- particularly now because of COVID. If your student answers “yes” to any of the screening questions, please keep them home and call the school 415-749-3469. The screening questions are on our homepage https://www.sfusd.edu/school/raoul-wallenberg-high-school. As of right now, we have had no positive cases on campus.

Back to school night is coming the week of September 20. It will be on zoom. I will have more details in next week’s newsletter. 

If you have not completed the Multipurpose Family Income Form, please do so before September 23rd. This information helps with school funding, but it also can help your family. You can qualify for discounted utilities in your home, or for fee waivers on the SAT or AP exams. These benefits are available regardless of your citizenship status. There is more information on how to complete the forms here: https://www.sfusd.edu/services/health-wellness/nutrition-school-meals/apply


Families can get free, personalized support for using ParentVUE, Zoom, Seesaw, Chromebooks, Google Suite, Google Meet and Classroom, filling out the MFIF (Multipurpose Family Income Form), and more! Visit bit.ly/sftechtutors to sign up for a 30 minute appointment with an SF Ed Fund volunteer.

August 20th

Hello Wallenberg families!!!

It has been a great first week back- we are so happy to have students back on campus. Things have been surprisingly “normal” which is nice. Students have done a great job of following COVID protocols. There have been a few cases of masks not worn properly, but students are listening when reminded. If your student is struggling to find a mask that fits right, have them check in to the main office, we have a lot of different types of masks here. 

Please make sure your student is answering the screening questions every morning before coming to school. If they answer YES to ANY of the questions, they need to stay home. Call us: 415-749-3469 to excuse their absence. https://www.sfusd.edu/school/raoul-wallenberg-high-school

If your student does not have a locker assigned to them and they would like one, they need to complete this survey: https://forms.gle/zqt5Hkdon6VjYfpG6 Once their locker has been assigned, their homeroom teacher will give them the information. I have emailed the survey to all students as well. The survey has to be completed by students logged into their district email account. If your student has a locker assigned but does not remember the combination, their homeroom teacher has that information.

SFUSD has issued air quality guidance for days with poor air quality. That guidance is available here: https://www.sfusd.edu/announcements/2021-08-19-updated-air-quality-guidance

If your student has a chromebook or hotspot that is signed out to them, they should keep that for now. This will let them access current school work and be ready in the event that we have to close school again for air quality issues.

This Monday, August 23, we will have an alternate schedule- it is below. We will use the extended homeroom time to work on community building.


 

1

 

8:40-9:25

45

2

 

9:30-10:15

45

3

 

10:20-11:05

45

4

45

11:10-11:55

 

Lunch

 

11:55-12:30

 

5

45

12:35-1:20

 

6

45

1:25-2:10

 

HR

1:35

2:15-3:50

 

 

August 13th

Hello Wallenberg families!!!

This week teachers returned to school. They have been working hard this week to prepare for students returning to campus. We are so happy to have your kids back!!!

I want to thank everyone who came out last night for our family meeting. There were technical issues with recording the meeting, but here is a link to the slides. Wallenberg Family Meeting Slides 

Monday, August 16th is the first day of school. The day starts for all students at 8:40am, and will end at 3:50 pm. Students can enter the building through the main entrance at 40 Vega Street, or the back entrance on O’Farrell. The O’Farrell doors will be locked every day at 8:45. 

All students must wear masks at all times when in the building. Masks must fit over the nose and mouth. No bandannas or masks with exhalation valves are permitted. We will have additional masks for students who need them.

There was a technical issue with student schedules this week. The schedules you saw on ParentVue and StudentVue were not final schedules. The counseling team is still working on getting schedules complete. They will be available by Monday morning at the latest. 

If there are issues with student schedules on Monday, students will be able to sign up to meet with their counselors. We expect to have all scheduling issues solved by August 27. This is a normal part of the start of the school year, and all teachers know there will be changes. 

In case you student has forgotten how to get to StudentVue: https://portal.sfusd.edu/PXP2_Login_Student.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True (use their sfusd google login for this)

If you need to set up your ParentVue account check out the ParentVue page of our website.

If a student needs a printed schedule on Monday, they can go to the library or the counseling office.

Please remember to visit our website for detailed information about the school and staff. There is also an archive of past newsletters if you missed something.  

If you have any questions, please email me, we will find the answers. You can email in your preferred language as well. We will find translation and answers.

 

August 6

Hello! There isn’t much new to report since last Friday. If you missed last week’s newsletter, they are all archived on our website: principal's newsletters. It was great to see the 11th and 12th graders who came for orientation today. We are so excited to have students back on campus.

On Monday we will hold in-person orientations for 9th and 10th grades. Students will tour the campus, spend some time getting to know their peers and staff, and play some silly games. This is a students-only event. Family meeting information is below.

 

Date

Grade

Time

Monday August 9th

9th

9-11am

Monday August 9th

10th

12-2pm

 

Next Thursday, August 12th from 4:00-5:00 PM, we will hold a back-to-school meeting for all families. The meeting will be virtual. Translation in Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese will be provided.

Here is the link: 

https://sfusd.zoom.us/j/84846694800?pwd=dW1TTHA1KzZjb3l0RHVJTEtVTDlKUT09

Meeting ID: 848 4669 4800

Passcode: 085703

 

In an effort to be responsive to all families, I am asking you to enter any questions on this form so that we can build a cohesive and transparent program for our welcome back webinar. Please enter any questions you would like to see answered by next Tuesday, 8/10. We may not have all of the answers yet, but we will work to find them! 

 

Remember that school starts on August 16- start time is 8:40. https://www.sfusd.edu/school/raoul-wallenberg-high-school/students/bell-schedule

 

 

July 30

Hello Bulldog students and families!! Welcome to the 2021-22 school year. We are all so excited to have you back on campus in-person. Staff is returning to work over the next few weeks and we will be meeting and preparing for your return. This year our focus is on Community and Coherence. We will be spending a lot of time at the start of the year, and throughout, building a strong school community. We will also work to make sure every student at Wallenberg has the opportunity to be successful academically.

This letter is focused only on the first few days of school. I will send a newsletter every Friday with current information about school events. Please also visit our website to see our calendar of events and any other updates. https://www.sfusd.edu/school/raoul-wallenberg-high-school 

School will start normally on August 16th. all students and staff will be required to wear masks throughout the school day. Masks must cover the mouth and nose at all times and must not have an exhalation valve. All classrooms will also have windows open, as long as air quality permits. Please encourage your student to dress in layers. Please see this page for all COVID-19-related information from SFUSD: https://www.sfusd.edu/covid-19-response-updates-and-resources 

While the school building was closed we had three water bottle-filling stations installed. Please bring your reusable water bottles with you to school to stay hydrated :)

We have a new bell schedule for this school year: https://www.sfusd.edu/school/raoul-wallenberg-high-school/students/bell-schedule

Students will be able to access their class schedules in StudentVue on the morning of August 16th. They MAY be available sooner, but that is something that we have no control over. Families will also be able to see the schedule in ParentVue. Please sign up for ParentVue here:

https://www.sfusd.edu/services/family-supports-services/family-school-communications/family-portal-parentvue If there are any issues with schedules, the counseling team will work with students during the first days of school to fix them. Our counseling team divides students by last name.

Alex Moore: students last name A-Leh

Katie Baillie: last name Lei-Z