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The El Dorado Eagle 3/15/21

The El Dorado Eagle

70 Delta Street, San Francisco, CA

Visit us at

Telephone: (415) 330-1537

Here at El Dorado Elementary, we understand that the best learning happens when students are actively engaged in the process - thinking deeply, exploring ideas, and trying on strategies for solving problems. We want to continue to support our families during Shelter-in-Place.

El Dorado Site Updates

The district has previewed a lot of plans for reopening this week, and we wanted to further clarify. El Dorado is a Wave Three school, we will reopen for our youngest learners in K-2nd grade on April 19, 2021. Families with students in grades K-5th have received an intent to return survey through ParentVUE that will help us plan in-person learning options. Please complete it at your earliest convenience, and thank you for your continued patience and support.

As our return date is confirmed by the district and our survey data from our families becomes more clear, we will be best prepared to build our new schedules and routines to support in-person and distance learning for our students. This will be a process that will take some time, but with accurate data from our community and the expertise our staff brings to this task, we are confident that El Dorado will successfully transition to new learning models for many of our students this spring.


Return Safely Together PK-5th Grade Town Hall

March 17, 2021



Please join SFUSD, Parents for Public Schools, and the Second District PTA for an opportunity for PK-5th grade families to learn more about what the return to in-person learning experience will be like and how ongoing distance learning and family needs will be supported. We know this is a stressful time for our entire school community, who all feel the effects of this pandemic in different ways. District staff will answer as many questions as they can with clarity and transparency. This town hall will be just one of the ways families across the district will be able to interact with district staff and have their concerns and questions addressed in the coming weeks and months.


The town hall will be provided in English, Spanish, Cantonese, and ASL. PNG fliers in English, Spanish and Chinese are attached and here

Click here to view PDF fliers in English, Spanish, and Cantonese.

COVID Vaccine Information & Testing Resources


Sign up to get notified when you can get the vaccine:

     For anyone who LIVES or WORKS in SF:

     For anyone in who lives in California:

     For anyone who lives in San Mateo County: SMC Vaccination Updates


*Anyone can sign up for the vaccine regardless of immigration status.


English- COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar - presented by UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE) to ensure that our entire community has access to information about the vaccine that is reliable and based on evidence.  The webinar is a short, simple presentation by UCSF Dr. Alicia Fernandez followed by a conversation and Q & A with community leaders.

Spanish- COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar 

English- Public Service Announcement UCSF (1 min)

Spanish- Public Service Announcement UCSF (1 min)

The Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines - fact sheet on vaccines by SFDPH

The Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines (Spanish)

FREE MUNI and PARATRANSIT to COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
Muni and Paratransit will be free for those traveling to get vaccinated for COVID-19. This includes trips in both directions. These rides are good for trips to the city-sponsored high-volume vaccine sites, hospitals, or anywhere else that is offering vaccines.

How to Ride Free on Muni: Catch the bus and head to where you need to go. Have your vaccine appointment confirmation or instructions ready in case SFMTA staff asks to see your proof of payment.


How to Ride Free on Paratransit:

     Paratransit van riders must call to make a trip reservation and indicate that they are going to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Staff will make a note in their records to alert the driver that the rider does not need to pay a fare for their trip.

     Paratransit taxi riders will have $60 loaded onto their taxi debit card, which will be valid for up to six months, to get to and from their vaccine appointment.


For more information, call the Paratransit office at 415-351-7000 (M-F, 9am-4pm).





Students under 13 years old can be tested with consent of a parent/guardian. With no symptoms, they have 3 options:

1) With their health care provider (usually needs a virtual doctor visit first)

2) At an urgent care clinic (may charge a fee)

3) At pop-up community sites (no insurance or ID needed)


Hello! A very important reminder that Health Requirements must be completed for school entry for your student. Your student may attend school through distance learning, but these health requirements are mandatory for in-person learning. I recommend making an appointment for your student as soon as possible so there is no delay in your student’s in-person learning when schools are ready to reopen.


Health Requirements Checklist:

     ALL students:

     SFUSD Student Emergency Card on ParentVUE

     For Kindergarteners and new enrollments:

     SFUSD Health Form 2020-2021 with TB/Vaccination Record

     For Students with Health Conditions:

     Emergency Care Plan

     Medication Forms


Submit your student’s health information online on ParentVUE. Please visit How to Complete Emergency Card/Health Information for step-by-step instructions, or send a photo of your student’s health information to Nurse Marisa at or (650) 273-7268

     To make an appointment with a healthcare provider at SF Community Clinics call (415) 682-1740

     For Gateway insurance (temporary full-scope, no-cost Medi-Cal benefits) call (415) 575-5700


As your school nurse, you can count on me to ensure the health and safety of all students at our school. You are welcome to visit Nurse Marisa's Virtual Office for resources, health education, health forms, and more. Please contact me for any questions and support: or (650) 273-7268.






District Updates


SFUSD Family Link

      SFUSD has just set up ways for you to directly get assistance with technology issues such as downloading Zoom, accessing google classrooms, and more.

      Families with questions or issues can access the Family Resource Link in three ways:


      Submit a support ticket at

      Call 415-340-1716. Phones are open Monday through Friday from (9:00 am to 1:00 pm). Callers can leave a voicemail at all hours and a team member will follow up. Multiple-language support is available.

Family Technology Resources Support: The SFUSD Family Technology Resources site ( is where families can learn how to access their child’s Google account and SFUSD tools and platforms, including Google Classroom, Meet, and Zoom.

ParentVue & Distance learning : If you do not have information on how to log onto ParentVue, please feel free to contact Keisha at

Teachers of students in 3rd grade through 12th grade will begin teaching lessons on Monday, April 13--mostly online. If your child is in 3rd-12th grade and doesn’t have access to a dedicated computer for learning online while at home, students may still get a device for learning by going to; or if you prefer they not do online learning, your school will communicate with you about receiving printed learning materials to do at home. Please remember to sign onto ParentVue to access your student’s learning and account at:




Health and Wellness






     As we settle in for another month of social distancing, try making a list of things you still can do that you would enjoy, both individually and as a family. You could title this list your “Social Distancing Bucket List,” and add thoughts and ideas as they come to you.


     If you have the time and capacity, our current home-centered lifestyle is a great time to develop a new hobby, relationship, or skill that you may not have had time for before.





COVID-19 Testing for SF Essential Workers



     COVID-19 testing is available to anyone who lives and works in San Francisco. Essential workers can get tested regardless of symptoms. For all others, you must have at least one symptom or been exposed. Testing is free. Make an appointment online by visiting or by calling 311.








Resources for Families

The SFUSD Family Resource Link is open to help families navigate SFUSD resources and questions during distance learning for the rest of the school year.

● Families with questions can access the Family Resource Link in three ways:

○ Email a request to

○ Go to to complete an online request form

○ Call 415-340-1716 (Hours of operation for the phone will be Monday through Friday from 9 am - 1 pm).

■ Callers can still leave a voicemail at all hours.

■ Translation services will be provided as needed.

● This Family Resource Link will not replace existing phone lines and emails already provided by district departments.



     24-hr Child Crisis: (415) 970-3800

     Crisis Hotline / SF Suicide Prevention Hotline: (415) 781-0500

     National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

     The Safe & Sound TALK Line: 415-441-KIDS (415-441-5437)



     SF Food Pantry schedule:

     SF Central Link w/all Food Resources

HOUSING: For Families experiencing homelessness contact one of the city’s Access Points:

     Central City Access Point

     Phone Number: 415-644-0504

     37 Grove Street San Francisco, CA 94102

     Bayview Access Point

     Phone Number: 415-430-6320

     1641 LaSalle Avenue San Francisco, CA 94124

     Mission Access Point

     Phone Number: 415-972-1281

     2871 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94110



     Eviction Defense Collaborative: offers interest free loans and grants (415) 470-5211, (415) 659-9184

     Open Door Legal: (415) 735-4124, online application

     Homeless Prenatal: Housing case management (415) 754-0581

     Seasons of Sharing: financial assistance in the form of grants (415) 557-6484

     Give2SFHousing: rental assistance- online application


     COVID-19 Testing Sites SF

     SFDPH COVID-19 Services, Resources, & Information - call (628) 217-6101 for free help

     SFDPH Primary Care Clinics



     SFUSD School Health Manual

     SFUSD website

     Family Resource Link

Food Banks and Meal Resources



      CalFresh is California's food stamps (SNAP) program. Apply to get up to $194 a month per household member on an EBT card. Check to see if your family qualifies.

     SF Food Pantry schedule:

     SF Central Link w/all Food Resources


SFUSD meals:

Schedule change next week: Grab & Go service Tuesday & Friday

Next week, families can pick up free Grab & Go meals on Tuesday 3/23 and Friday 3/26. (Closed Thursday)


Closed March 29 - April 2

The Grab & Go meal service and SNS office will be closed during SFUSD Spring Break.

        Tuesday, April 6: Grab & Go service will resume for SFUSD Students & Siblings.

        Thursday, April 8: Grab & Go service will resume for All Children 18 & Younger.


On Friday March 26, we will serve 7 days’ worth of meals to accommodate the holiday closure. Families can pick up free meals for all children 18 and younger, including SFUSD students.


Visit for a list of locations. Download the March Grab & Go Calendar.


Our April calendar is now available! View or download here.



Gratitude from Student Nutrition Services

Student Nutrition Services remains committed to providing nutritious meals for children. Our whole team is honored to play a role in children’s health and readiness to learn all across San Francisco. We are extending our gratitude, because we know it takes a village!


Help us share messages from parents, volunteers, and dining staff on our @SFUSDSchoolFood Twitter, Instagram and Facebook



Adults can pick up meals for children. To pick up meals for SFUSD students, bring:

     Barcode for meal account (printed or on your smartphone)

     If you do not have the barcode, please bring one of the following: student ID card, meal account pin number, direct certification letter, eligibility letter, or 20-21 school placement letter



To pick up meals for siblings not enrolled in SFUSD:

       School-age children: school enrollment letter or student ID card

       Younger children: provide the child's birthdate to receive an orange grab-and-go card at any meal site below

To pick up meals for a child 18 and younger (who is not enrolled in SFUSD, and is not a sibling of an SFUSD student):

     Provide the child’s first name, last name, and birthdate to receive a yellow grab-and-go card at any meal site below.


 Sites and schedules are listed below:



El Dorado ES 70 Delta St
Tuesday & Thursday 2 pm - 3:30 pm

A.P. Giannini MS 3151 Ortega St.
Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm

Bret Harte ES 1035 Gilman Ave.
Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm

Brown MS 2055 Silver Ave
Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm

Carver ES 1360 Oakdale Ave.
Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm

Carmichael K-8 375 7th St.
Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm


Chavez ES 825 Shotwell St.
Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm

Denman MS 241 Oneida Ave.
Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm

Jordan HS 325 La Grande Ave.
Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm

Lau ES 950 Clay S.

Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm

Lick MS 1220 Noe St.

Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm

Lincoln HS 2162 24th Ave.
Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm

Longfellow ES 755 Morse St.
Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm

Mission HS 3750 18th St.

Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm

Roosevelt MS 460 Arguello Blvd

Washington HS 600 32nd Ave.

Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm

Ship Shape Community Center 850 Ave.

Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm

SF International HS 655 De Haro St.
Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30 pm







This page was last updated on March 19, 2021