Student Assignment Policy Community Workshops

Elementary School Student Assignment Changes - Be A Part of the Conversation

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

All are welcome! Current, future and former SFUSD families, community partners and members of the public should join to influence the future of public education in San Francisco. 

Family and community input will help shape how student assignment zones for all SFUSD elementary schools are drawn. The new zones will take effect for new students enrolling for the 2024-25 school year.

Please register for the virtual workshops (Zoom) using this form bit.ly/SAworkshopsreg in order to receive a link to join. Request language interpretation or American Sign Language at workshops when you register. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
7-8:30pm
Co-host: 2nd District PTA
In English with interpretation upon request

Thursday, October 21, 2021
5:30-7:30pm
Co-host: African American Parent Advisory Council
In English, open to all families of African American students

Saturday, October 23, 2021
3-4:30pm
Presented as part of the SFUSD Virtual Enrollment Fair
In English with interpretation upon request

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
6-7:30pm
Co-host: SF Parents Coalition
In English with interpretation upon request

Thursday, November 4, 2021
6-8pm
Co-host: Parent Advisory Council
In English with interpretation upon request

Friday, November 12, 2021
12-1:30pm
Co-host: Mission Graduates
In Spanish with interpretation upon request

Monday, November 15, 2021
10:30am - 12pm
Co-host: Wu Yee Children’s Services
In Cantonese with interpretation upon request

Thursday, November 18, 2021
5-6:30pm
Co-host: Samoan Community Development Center
In English with Samoan interpretation

More workshops will be added, so please check back regularly!

Download PDF flyers for the workshops.

Who should participate?

Anyone who is interested in shaping the new elementary school zones is encouraged to participate. Unless otherwise noted for the specific event, all are welcome!

Why should I participate?

Because your input matters. New elementary school zones will significantly change how students are assigned to schools in SFUSD. You have an opportunity to shape how those zones are drawn by participating in these workshops.

How do I participate?

  • Please register using this form: bit.ly/SAworkshopsreg. We will email you the meeting link after you register. 
  • We will be using Zoom. Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone. For help on how to use Zoom, please see this article [link].
  • Workshops will be 90 minutes long and we ask that you attend for the entire workshop.

What will I do at a workshop?

  • Workshops participants will learn about the Elementary School Student Assignment Policy and dive deep to understand new elementary school zones. You will also have a chance to tell us what is important to you when it comes to drawing the zones. 
  • Our workshops are interactive! You will receive information, and we will also ask you to share your thoughts.

What if I need language interpretation or American Sign Language?

Please use the registration form to request interpretation or American Sign Language at the workshops. All written workshop materials will be translated into Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Samoan and posted on our website.

What if I can’t attend any of the workshops at the listed days and times?

We will be adding additional workshop dates soon, so check back regularly! If none of the workshops fit your schedule, you can still register at https://bit.ly/SAworkshopsreg to receive an informational handout, slide deck, and survey to give your input or to ask us questions.

Where can I go to learn more?

  • You can find all information related to SFUSD’s student assignment policy change at sfusd.edu/studentassignment
  • You can tune in to Ad Hoc Committee meetings on Student Assignment, where staff, Board members, and members of the public come together to track our progress. Find more information at Ad Hoc Committee on Student Assignment.

Past Community Information Sessions

2020 Community Information Sessions

SFUSD Student Assignment Policy Community Information Sessions

You are invited to a Community Information Session to learn about the proposed Student Assignment Policy that the School Board will vote on in December. This is an opportunity to ask questions about the policy, understand its key features, and provide input on how we implement the policy in the coming years.

Watch tonight's Community Information Sessions here (Wednesday 10/28/2020 at 6:30PM - Cantonese) here:

Dates of the Virtual Community Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 PM: Community Info Session in English with Interpretation (Slides)
  • Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30 PM: Community Info Session in Cantonese (Slides)
  • Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 PM: Community Info Session in Spanish (Slides)
  • Saturday, November 7 at 3:00 PM: Community Info Session in English with Interpretation (part of the SFUSD Virtual Enrollment Fair)

Format of the Community Information Sessions

Due to shelter-in-place, the Community Information Sessions will be broadcast on YouTube live and public access television, and the community will be invited to give feedback via Thought Exchange. You can join any of the meetings with a computer, laptop, or cell phone. Interpretation will be available.

Joining the Community Information Sessions through Watch Parties

We strongly encourage you to join the Community Information Sessions by joining one of the watch parties hosted by SFUSD’s various parent organizations and local nonprofits. These meetings will give you the opportunity to talk to other families, ask questions, and provide additional feedback to the district. Links to these Zoom meetings will appear here soon.

Registering for  Community Information Sessions and Requesting Interpretation and ASL Services

We encourage you to register for the Community Information Sessions that you will attend. This helps us plan for the best experience for your family. Registration form here. 

Community Information meetings will be conducted in English, Spanish, and Cantonese, as noted in their descriptions. If you need interpretation or ASL for any of the meetings, please register by October 20 and indicate it in the form. Registration form here.