Student Assignment Newsletter

Last 2 weeks to provide your input on zones

November 19, 2021

Join an Upcoming Workshop to Learn & Contribute

There is still time to provide your input on the elementary school zones! We have four more workshops until December 2 that you can attend online or in-person. Sign up for one of these workshops at

Monday, November 29, 2021
11 AM-12:30 PM
Co-host: Latino Taskforce
In-Person at 1601 Lane St, San Francisco
In Spanish with English interpretation

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Co-host: First 5 San Francisco & Office of Early Care and Education
Zoom, In English with interpretation upon request

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Co-host: SFUSD Early Education Department
Zoom, In English with interpretation upon request

Thursday, December 2, 2021
7:00 – 9:00pm
Co-host: Chinese Parent Advisory Council
Zoom, In Cantonese

During the workshop, you will learn more about the new policy, provide your input, and connect with other families and community members. After you sign up, we will email and/or text you the meeting link and details.

Sign up for a workshop

Another Way to Share Your Input

Can’t attend any of these workshops but still want to share your input? No problem, we have you covered! We have created a brief document and survey to get your thoughts on the elementary school zones. Here’s how to provide your input:

  1. Read this 2-page document (English | 中文 | Espanol) that explains the new policy and the zones.
  2. Using what you have learned from the document, answer a few questions in this survey (English | 中文 | Espanol).

Your survey responses are your input on the school zones, and we will use this information to help us draft the zones. Your input is critical! We thank you for your help!

Start the survey (English | 中文 | Espanol)

In Case You Missed It: Ad Hoc Committee Meeting

Thank you to those who were able to join our Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment meeting this Monday! During the meeting, SFUSD staff provided an update from the Fall community engagement workshops that are ongoing, and research partners from Stanford University described how we will use community input to draft school zones that will be shared with the public in Spring 2022. 

If you were not able to attend this meeting, you can see the video recording of the meeting. Stanford’s presentation starts at 20:47. We have also linked the presentation slides (available in different languages) on our Ad Hoc Committee webpage.

See the video recording

Help Us Design New Elementary School Zones

Posted November 1, 2021

Join a workshop to help design elementary zones

Don’t miss an opportunity to make your voice heard on the future student assignment policy! We have added more workshops for you to join. Your input at these workshops will be used to draw the elementary school zones, which will be shared with the community in Spring 2021 for public feedback. Many families and community members have already participated. Add your voice to the conversation!

Please visit to see all the workshops we are hosting and sign up for a workshop today. After you sign up, we will email and/or text you the meeting details.

Join the Ad Hoc Committee Meeting on 11/15

Please join the Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment on Monday, November 15 from 6-8pm. At this meeting, updates about the new student assignment policy will be provided to the public and the SFUSD Board of Education members.


Join a Virtual Workshop

Posted October 14, 2021

We can’t make this change without you! We need your guidance on many aspects of the assignment policy. Join a virtual workshop this Fall to help develop new school zones for elementary schools.

  • Build a common understanding of why we’re changing the policy, and the policy’s goals: diversity, proximity, and predictability
  • Provide feedback to help us design zones that we’ll bring to the community in Spring 2022 for further discussion

Workshop Dates and Times

Wed 10/20/2021, 7:00-8:30 PM
Co-Host: 2nd District PTA
In English with interpretation upon request

Thu 10/21/2021, 5:30-7:30 PM
Co-Host: African American Parent Advisory Council
In English, open to all families of African American students

Sat 10/23/2021, 3:00-4:30 PM
Presented as part of the SFUSD Virtual Enrollment Fair
In English with interpretation upon request

Mon 10/25/2021, 10:30 AM-12 PM
Co-Host: Wu Yee Children’s Services
In Cantonese with interpretation upon request

Thu 11/4/2021, 6:00-8:00 PM
Co-Host: Parent Advisory Council
In English with interpretation upon request

Fri 11/12/2021, 12-1:30 PM
Co-Host: Mission Graduates
In Spanish with interpretation upon request

Mon 11/15/2021, 10:30 AM-12PM
Co-Host: Wu Yee Children’s Services
In English with interpretation upon request

More workshops will be added!

Learn more and register

2 Year Timeline for Implementation

Posted October 14, 2021

The Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment met on September 22, 2021 and gave the green light to adopting a two year implementation timeline. This means that the policy will go into effect for families entering schools for the first time in Fall 2024. This longer timeline will provide more time to facilitate meaningful community engagement and give families a true chance to influence the policy and understand the decision-making process.  

See the Ad Hoc Committee meeting presentation and recording