Distance Learning

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This school year will begin virtually and we have a  APG Schedule.  Join the daily morning wake up call with Beacon staff from 8:30-8:45am! Homework Center is open from 2-3pm daily.  Both are open to all APG students.  Check out our APG Clubs!  Sign up for the after school program with Beacon.

Student schedules are in StudentVue.  Apply each class to the period blocks. When you get the Zoom/Hangout links for each class, enter the links into Google Calendar and set the event to occur every week for the time period, on the right day. 

Make sure to be logged into a student's SFUSD email first and logged out of any other accounts. Then click the direct link for the class. If that does not work, go to https://sfusd.zoom.us/join and enter the Meeting ID and password.  

Caregivers, please sign up for Family Portal (ParentVUE) if you have not already. Through this portal you can stay up to date on your child's progress and also communicate with teachers.

Need Help?

If you have any questions or are experiencing any difficulties, please reach out to your grade-level counselor:

 

PTSA:  Families, please join the APG PTSA and stay updated on school events! 

 

Technology

Basics

Additional Support Resources

  • Family Technology Video Tutorials - Access help on tools including Chromebooks, Hotspots, ParentVue, Zoom, Seesaw, Kids A-Z, and Google Suite in English, Arabic, Cantonese, Filipino, Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese.

  • Printable Handouts by language and grade level - Handouts include steps to get started with technology and home learning activities. Copies of these were provided at school sites during site distribution.

  • PK-2 Distance Learning Best Practices for Families

  • Customize Clever - Help teachers customize their Clever teacher page to for families to access Zoom links or other apps easily.

Personal Support

  • 1:1 Support! - Families can sign up for 30-minute tutorials on Seesaw, Google Classroom, Meet, and Zoom, offered by trained tech worker volunteers in the following languages: Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Armenian, Cambodian, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, and Vietnamese

  • Student & Family Resource Link - SFUSD’s “help desk for students and families” will connect folks to support and services from across the district, from the Department of Technology to Pupil Services, Student Nutrition Services, Education Placement Center, and more! Call 415.340.1716; visit familylink.sfusd.edu; or email familylink@sfusd.edu

Grab & Go Meals Available for SFUSD Students

For more information, click on link to be directed

 

SFMFB Food Pantry at A.P Giannini, Fridays, 9AM-1PM

Every week, our pantry network distributes fresh, seasonal produce, lean protein, grain, and shelf-stable items. On site registration required. Please bring photo ID.

Find other Food Pantries throughout the City.

 

The SFUSD Student and Family Resource Link

Providing access to district information for students and families through online request form, email or phone line.

The SFUSD Student and Family Resource Link supports students and families in navigating all of the SFUSD resources available to them.

 

Go Jaguars!

Distance Learning Support

APG Academic and Other Learning Options: Here is an amazing list of resources in every subject complied by Ms. Kim of more or different activities to fill students' time, especially with summer approaching.

STUDY BUDDIES!

  • Check out our video!
  • Join a Zoom room that works for you!
  • If you need help, join peer tutoring!
  • If you just want a space to work with other students join a study hall!
  • We can get through this together!
  • Email Ms. Kim for the Zoom details

Overview

Core Program

A. P. Giannini Middle School offers all its students a highly rigorous academic program with core courses in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science that work in conjunction with the Elective and Physical Education courses. The program is designed to provide all Giannini students with a comprehensive and enriched educational experience that advances the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of all students.

6th Grade Program

Interdisciplinary Teams make a big school small for incoming 6th grade students who need time to make the transition into middle school. Students are scheduled into Math/Science and Language Arts/Social Studies "cores" alternating between two teachers. Students' learning is enhanced by various field trips.

7th and 8th Grade Program

The seventh and eighth grade programs focus on preparing students for the challenges of high school curriculum. Honors courses are no longer  offered as of the 2014-2015 school year as we shift towards the Common Core curriculum. 

Elective and Unified Arts Programs

The Unified Arts program develops competencies and creative skills in problem-solving, communication, management of time and resources that contribute to life-long learning and career skills. Unified Arts provide opportunities for students to grow as intellectual, creative and spiritual beings.

The music program at A. P. Giannini Middle School consists of 3-year, standards-based, sequential classes. The award-winning band, orchestra and choir participate in community performance activities and school concerts throughout the year. Students may choose from a variety of band or orchestra instruments. Extra-curricular activities include English hand bell choirs, Jazz band and other performing opportunities.

Drama is a exploratory class designed to introduce students to the world of acting and theatre arts. The objective of the class is to develop the mind, body and spirit so one can participate in the "magic" of live theater.

6th Grade Rotation

The visual arts program at A. P. Giannini Middle School offers content standards-based curriculum that begins with exploration in a 12-18 weeks rotation in the 6th grade. Primarily project-based, students explore a wide variety of arts materials, cultural styles and works of art through time. 7th and 8th graders participate in a year-long program to study, practice and create individual or group projects through community projects such as murals, annual student art exhibit and auction, SFYA Festival at the de Young Museum, Pinwheels for Peace Project, etc. in the pursuit of improved complexity and technical skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculptures, ceramics and crafts. For those 8th graders applying for "art" focused high schools, particular attention is given to creating their portfolios.

Offered in 7th and 8th Grade

  • AVID 
  • Guitar
  • Multimedia
  • Advanced Art
  • Drama Tech