Bal Buccaneers 2023


Welcome back to school!

A Message from our Superintendent, Dr. Matt Wayne:

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Dear SFUSD Students and Families,

I am excited to welcome your students to school on August 16, 2023.  As the new school year approaches, I’m feeling joyful and optimistic, and I am eager to visit classrooms and meet your students.

We are busy preparing for your return from summer break. Please read below for some important information to help your family prepare for the first day of school.

Getting Ready for School

No matter what age, changes can bring up a lot of feelings and coming back to school, or beginning for the first time, is a big change for any child. It is important that educators, families and students stay patient and work together to support each other. We have included some tips for preparing with your child for their transition back to school.  

Safety and Health

The safety of our students and staff remains our top priority at SFUSD. We are excited to cultivate strong relationships at our schools so that our students can learn in safe and nurturing environments.

Additionally, our community in San Francisco has done a great job with getting vaccinated. Required immunizations are an important part of protecting your child and our community from serious disease. Learn more about how to keep your child and our school communities healthy.


Though some things will be new and different, some things remain the same: with each new school year comes important forms we need to collect from you. Find out where to get a list of required forms, how to access them, and turn them in.

Family Communication and Partnership

Everyone in our SFUSD community is ready to partner with you in service of our students. Learn about various ways you can be a part of supporting your child’s education. Find opportunities to get involved at your child’s school site and at the district level.

I look forward to fostering joyful classrooms and schools where our students can learn and grow. 


Dr. Matt Wayne, Superintendent

This page was last updated on August 14, 2023