Distance Learning for Families

Distance Learning Update - November

Please note that we will remain in virtual learning until at least January. SFUSD has selected 12 to 15 sites across the district, based on location, size, and ventilation, to open up in January. Although Tenderloin is not one of those sites, we will keep you posted when we learn of our return to school.

SF Loves Learning

How to watch SF Loves Learning:

On KTVU Plus on TV, Monday through Friday from 2 PM to 3PM:

Broadcast Channel - 36
AT&T - 1006
Comcast - 6 / 706
DirectTV - 36
DISH - 36
WAVE - 92 / 201

On the SFUSD website:

SFUSD will also post each episode on the same day it is airing on the SFUSD YouTube Channel by 2 p.m., which will be linked from the SFUSD website. You can find all past episodes on the SFUSD website:

Mr. Stephen, Drama Teacher at TCS, taught Drama on SF Loves Learning on the following dates:
September 18
September 25
October 2
October 9

Mrs. Thompson, Librarian at TCS, hosted Storytime on SFUSD Loves Learning on the following dates:
September 28th
October 5th
October 14th
November 4th

SFUSD Ready4Learning

For TK-2nd Grade Families

SFUSD is pleased to offer a free text messaging service called Ready4Learning for TK through 2nd grade families. Ready4Learning sends tips to family members to use with their children. SFUSD is working with ParentPowered to provide this service to SFUSD families.

Here is a link to Frequently Asked Questions related to Ready4Learning:


Ready4Learning is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Arabic.

Questions? Contact SFUSD’s Student and Family Resource Link via email at familylink@sfusd.edu or call at 415-340-1716.

Free 1:1 Tech Support from SF EdFund

In collaboration with SFUSD, the SF Education Fund Circle the Schools team recruited numerous tech volunteers to provide one-on-one phone or video support to answer basic questions around Zoom, Google Meet, Google Classroom and Seesaw. This opportunity is available for both teachers and families, and they have volunteers that speak multiple languages (including Vietnamese, Spanish and Cantonese). 

Sign-up for a 30 minute appointment at: https://booking.appointy.com/volunteertechsupport. Appointments are available. 

More information in multi-languages.

SF EdFund 1:1 Tech Support Flyer


How-to Videos

In collaboration with the San Francisco Education Fund, NextRoll created how-to videos that show how to tackle common tech tasks using Google products. All of the videos have a live volunteer talking and walking you through each step to complete a particular task. Tasks include:

How to use Zoom
How to organize Gmail
How to use Google Calendar
How to compose an email on Gmail
How to link Google Docs
How to use the task function
How to organize and navigate Google Drive
How to write a resume & cover letter

Videos can be accessed here.

Instructional Minutes

At Tenderloin Community School, as with all elementary schools in SFUSD and throughout California, the minimum number of instructional minutes required during distance learning is as follows:

Kindergarten: 180 minutes
1st-3rd grade: 230 minutes
4th-5th grade: 240 minutes

Family Link

Can't find the answer to your question? Use SFUSD's FamilyLink!

Email: familylink@sfusd.edu

Submit a request: familylink.sfusd.edu

Call: (415) 340-1716 (Monday - Fridays, 9am-1pm)