New Family Information - Sherman ES

New Family Information

Below is useful information on our main communications channel: SharkNet, our private intranet site that you should have access to sometime in August. If you have any questions in the meantime please don't hesitate to reach out and contact us.  

The first day of the fall semester is Monday, August 17th, 2020. A link to the official SFUSD calendar can be found here.

School starts at 7:50am. All Kindergarten students should have a backpack, a folder, lunch bag / snack, and extra clothing that can stay at school with their names labeled on everything (accidents do happen!).

Download Our New Family FAQs.


SharkNet is Sherman’s internal website, also known as an “intranet.” It is a “wiki” site, meaning that any Sherman community member with password-protected access may modify the site. It is the tool families, volunteer coordinators, and staff use to communicate internal updates, events, and volunteer needs at the school.

It is important to keep your email address updated on this site as it is used to “broadcast” messages to you quickly (especially in cases of school-wide emergency), and send reminders when something is just around the corner.

Link to SharkNet at   As new families, you will need to complete a “New Family” form in order to get your individualized login which will give you access sometime in August.

You’ll find:

  • Front page info on the most current school news

  • School calendar of events

  • Home pages for each classroom

  • Directory of family contact information

  • News and announcements

  • Volunteer opportunities

  • Fundraising info and ways to support the school

NOTE: Access to this site is for the use of current Sherman families and staff only. Directory information is strictly for school-related purposes. SharkNet is self-regulated; look for SharkNet trainings offered in the fall.


For the 2020-2021 school year Sharks Until Dark will continue Mini Sharks Academy!

Mini Shark Academy will be a specialized afterschool program just for Kindergarteners within Sharks Until Dark. It will have its own schedule including specialized Kinder enrichment classes, snacks and extra academic support. Mini Shark Academy is targeted for our youngest Sherman friends to help them better acclimate to Elementary School and get adjusted to a more rigorous schedule. We will together create a safe, fun and helpful environment with fewer transitions and stronger structures to better support our Kindergartners!

To enroll register here and select 2020-2021 Kinder Program.

Sample Schedule:

1:50-2:30 - Circle and Snack time

2:30-3:00 - Recess/Recreation Time

3:00-3:50 - Specialized Enrichment Time

3:50-4:10 - Recess and Afternoon Snack

4:10-5:00 - Academic Support/Homework/Mindful Time

5:00- 6:00 - Indoor/Outdoor Choice Activities

Sample Enrichment Activities:

  • STEM- Storybook STEM, STEM Labs, STEAM

  • Little Engineers

  • Languages- (Spanish, French, ASL)

  • ART - various forms

  • Garden Nature Explorers - science & outdoor education based

  • Song & Dance

  • Kinder Skills (tying shoes, basic safety, motor skills)

Fee Structure - TBD Prices Below Are For The 2019-2020 School Year:

Registration Fee: $200

Full Time (5-days a week): $500/month

3 days a week : $350/month

2 days a week: $275/month

Free & Reduced Lunch: $235/year