Student and Family Learning Resources

A Message to Families:

Dear SFUSD Families:   

SFUSD is committed to providing a distance learning experience that is rooted in our mission to provide each and every student quality instruction. We have worked together to ensure that our distance learning strategy holds access and equity at the core, elevates aspects of our graduate profile and prioritizes relationships and collaboration as essential to authentic learning. 

Our distance learning plan will be implemented in phases. Phase 1 provided activities to engage students at home with no to few additional resources needed, as you adjusted to being sheltered in place. Phase 2, which begins today, provides additional at home options for learning that include a variety of subject areas and more support for our English Learners, Students with Disabilities and diverse populations.  Phase 3, beginning April 13th, will consist of teacher-led, interactive distance learning. 

We have added more learning activities and resources to our website! Remember: You don't need to recreate a school day at home - just try to create an environment for your child(ren) to learn and be engaged.

These Phase 2 additions include ways to engage across subjects, as well as additional resources for our English Learners (and families who do not speak English) and Students with IEPs. Click on the appropriate grade level to unlock learning opportunities.  We recognize that so many of us are still figuring out how to balance school, work, the implications of this new situation AND take care of ourselves. These, as well as assignments that may be being sent home by your child’s teacher, should be completed as your circumstances and resources allow. The most important thing is that you are taking care of you and your child(ren)’s socio-emotional well-being and health. 

Read, Read, Read!

We know that developing routines and a structure helps promote a sense of calm and regularity. We have provided samples for each grade span. 

Even during closure, reading is fundamental! Students should be reading every day for at least 20 minutes a day.

Looking for something to read? 

  • Log in to Newsela! Newsela gives students unlimited access to more than 20 genres of content at 5 different reading levels.
  • Sign in to Newsela through the SFUSD Digital Backpack by visiting:
  • Sign in by selecting Log in with Google and use your SFUSD email and password.  Once signed in, click on the blue square Newsela icon in Clever (you may have to scroll down). 
  • Guidance for troubleshooting Newsela login is here. (Spanish)
  • Go to the library, virtually! 

Need information about access to technology? Visit our Family Technology Information Page.

Begin by making a schedule

Children thrive when they have a routine and schedule. Here are templates you can use to create a schedule that incorporates both academics and social-emotional learning

Digital Citizenship

Before students go online, explore these Digital Citizenship Resources for SFUSD Students

Home Learning Resources

Click on your child's grade level below to access resources for learning at home

PK-12 Digital Backpack & Online Options for Families

The SFUSD Digital Backpack is a collection of tools that have been vetted for safety and privacy. Backpacks are personalized for each student  based on their school and grade. Everything is accessed from - just click the “Log in with Google” button using your child’s SFUSD Google ID and password (or K-3 students can use scannable badges to log in). 

Learn about Clever Resources for Families and explore learning tools that are in your child’s digital backpack

If you don’t have your child’s SFUSD Google login, you are now able to find their username and password through ParentVUE: If you need help accessing your ParentVUE account, please submit a request via