Special Olympics & Inclusive Schools Week

School Partnership Program with Special Olympics of Northern California

SONC School Partnership Program

SFUSD and SONC Schools Partnership Program will provide competitive and non-competitive athletic opportunities (including Unified Games) to all school-age children with special needs. Our ultimate goal is for all participating students to experience a fun, inclusive, and safe environment that fosters a deep understanding and respect of individual differences, and that through the spirit of teamwork, inclusiveness, and individual challenges, life skills are enhanced.

Our three large events include soccer, basketball, and track & field. Usually, these events take place in winter, spring, and late spring/early summer. Our goal is to expand the number of students we reach with our events within SFUSD and provide more events for them to partake in, in the future. ​

Digital Resources

School Partnership Program Digital Resources

School Partnership Program 

Useful resources for families and caregivers:

Special Olympics Events

Special Olympics and SFUSD PE logo  Banner

Special Olympics Unified Games unifies students with & without disabilities through activities that provide them with the knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to create and sustain school communities that promote inclusion, acceptance, and respect for all students. We offer unified teams and skills stations through Soccer and Basketball. 

Special Olympics flyer


🏃 Track & Field:

         Balboa High School

         Division TBA T&F | Tuesday, May 7th | Time TBD

         Division TBA T&F  |Thursday, May 9th | Time TBD

         Event Description: Balboa HS will host two district-wide Track and field days.



2023 Fall Special Olympics & Inclusive Schools Week:

PE- Total number of schools participating in Unified sports events for Fall 2023
PE- tFall 2023 Total number of Students involved in whole school engagement
Total number of schools involved in SONC events


Inclusive Schools Week

Inclusive Schools Week 2023 Logo - Draw me in

Inclusive Schools Week December 4-8, 2023!

During the week of National Inclusive Schools Week, December 4th - 8th, The Physical Education & Physical Activity Department of SFUSD's goal is for every teacher to provide 1-2 lessons that foster a better understanding among special education students and their general education peers. 


Inclusive Schools Week Flyer 2023

Questions about Special Olympics?

Contact Sasha Trope

For questions please reach out to TropeS@x.sfusd.edu

95 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94102

This page was last updated on April 17, 2024