Graduation on June 2, 3-4pm at McAteer Field

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In-person Graduation is Wednesday, June 2, 3-4pm

for December 2020, June 2021, & Summer 2021 Graduates

Congratulations on your student graduating this year!  We look forward to celebrating and honoring all our graduates at the 2021 Downtown High School Commencement Ceremony.  The details are as follows: 

Date: Wednesday, June 2nd

Ceremony Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Entry Time: 2:30 p.m.

Place: McAteer Field, 555 Portola Drive

Graduation Guest Agreements

Downtown High School, the City, and SFUSD worked hard to make this event a joyful, memorable, and safe experience; therefore, we respectfully request that all guests adhere to the following expectations.

  • 4 guests per student.  Tickets are non-transferable.  Seating is preassigned.
  • All guests must be in the same household.
  • All attendees (students, guests, staff, vendors, etc.) must wear a mask at all times.
  • No food or drink allowed except water.
  • No confetti, balloons, beach balls, or noisemakers due to public health regulations.
  • Exit as soon as the ceremony is over so we can prepare for the next graduation.
  • No congregating in or around the venue will be allowed.

Picking Up Caps & Gowns, Invitations & Senior Portraits

By appointment only starting May 19th through June 1st - call 415-695-5860.  

Mornings: 8:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

Afternoons: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The school entrance is at 693 Vermont Street between 18th and 19th Streets.

Diploma Distribution & Technology Return

Students must return hotspots and Chromebooks to receive their diploma.  

  • Students who return their technology prior to June 2nd will receive their diploma at the graduation ceremony.
  • Students can return their technology and pick up their diploma at the school on June 3rd and 4th between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.



Device Distribution on Site Daily

 Please call the school in advance to reserve your device at 415-695-5860.


Instructional Calendar Spring 2021

January 5            Opening of School Assembly - Project Selection

January 6            Orientation to Services/Supports, Project Selection

January 7             First day of class

January 8             Distribution Day

January 18           Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)

January 21           Open House @ 5:30 p.m.

January 28           Financial Aid Workshop @ 5:30 p.m.

February 12         Lunar New Year Observance (Schools and EES closed)

February 15         Presidents Day Observance (Holiday)

February 18&19   Guardian/Student/Teacher Conferences for 4th Hexamester

February 22          First day of Hexamester 5

March 29-Apr 2    Spring Break

March 29              Cesar Chavez Day Observance (Schools and EES closed)

April 12                Week of Student/Teacher Conferences

April 19                First day of Hexamester 6

April 22                Orientation for In Person Learning - Focal Students Only

April 26                In-person learning starts for focal students

May 27-June 1    Guardian/Student/Teacher Conferences for 6th Hexamester

May 31                 Memorial Day  (Holiday)

June 2                  Last Day of Instruction; Graduation Ceremony 3-4pm at McAteer HS


Instructional Calendar Fall 2020

September 3                                  Back to School Night

September 17, 5:30pm                  SSC Meeting

September 24 and 25                   Caregiver / Student / Teacher conferences

September 25                               End of Hexamester 1

September 28                               Start of Hexamester 2

October 12                                    NO SCHOOL - Indigenous People's Day

October 15, 4:30pm                     SSC Meeting

November 2-6                               Student Teacher Conferences

November 6                                  End of Hexamester 2

November 9                                  Start of Hexamester 3

November 11                                NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day

November 19, 4:30pm                 SSC Meeting

November 23-27                           NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Recess

December 18                                End of Hexamester 3

December 19 - January 3            NO SCHOOL - Winter Break