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Cómo usar la aplicación en línea
Before you begin, make sure you have the following:
☑ Parent/guardian's picture ID
☑ List of schools and programs to apply to
☑ If you moved: One proof of Home Address that contains the name and address of the parent/guardian (must be dated within 45 days of the application date)
☑ If your student is NEW to SFUSD: Student's birth certificate or hospital record.
If this is your first time applying to SFUSD, please click "I am NEW to SFUSD" below. If you have applied to SFUSD in the past or have a current SFUSD student, please login using your ParentVUE account.
NOTE: If you are already attending an SFUSD school and would like to stay in your school next year, you do not need to apply.
Need help with ParentVUE? Please email us at email@example.com.
Start the Online Application
I am NEW to SFUSD and have not applied before
If this is your first time applying to SFUSD, please follow the instructions below to create an account and start the Online Application. If you have a current SFUSD student or have applied in the past, please skip to the next section on how to use your ParentVUE account.
- On your web browser, enter sfusd.edu/onlineapp.
- Click “Activate” > “Create a New Account”.
- Read the follow up questions carefully and answer them. Note: If any of your answers to the questions is ‘Yes’, you may already have an existing ParentVUE account. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Read the Privacy Statement and click “I Accept”.
- Create your Account by entering your First Name, Last Name, and email address. Click “Continue to Step 3”.
- A link will be emailed to you to complete the account creation process. Enter your username and password. Click Save and Continue.
- Choose SFUSD Application for 2021-22 in the dropdown menu and click "Start New Application".
I have a current SFUSD student or I have applied in the past
If you have a ParentVUE account, follow the steps below to start your online application. If you need help accessing ParentVUE, please email email@example.com.
On your web browser, enter portal.sfusd.edu. Click ParentVUE >.
Enter your ParentVUE username and password. Click Login.
Click "Online Forms" on the upper right hand corner of the screen.
Choose SFUSD Application for 2021-22 in the dropdown menu and click "Start New Application".
Sections of the Online Application
- Introduction: read navigation tips, resources, general guidelines on the application, and see students who are currently eligible for an online application.
- Family: verify your current address or enter a new one.
- Parent/Guardian: review and update your information and enter additional parent(s)/guardian(s) for the student(s).
- Students: add or update demographic and other pertinent information for the student applying. This is also where you make school selections for the student.
- Documents: upload your picture ID, proof of address (if you moved), and an IEP document for the student, if applicable.
- Review/Submit: confirm or edit information you have entered for the application. Submit the application once you have verified all of the information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click on each item below to find answers to questions or issues and how to get help.
Where do I start if I want to submit an Online Application for my child?
Please click either "I am NEW to SFUSD" or "I have a current SFUSD student" above to get started.
I have multiple children or twins, how do I submit for each child?
You can submit online applications for all your children in one account. If you have twins, you can submit the same application for your twin students.
If one (or all) of your students is already attending an SFUSD school and would like to stay in your school next year, you do not need to apply. Click "Exclude" next to the name of the student you do not need to apply for.
- "Edit" if you are applying for a student.
- "Include" if your student was previously enrolled in SFUSD and you would like to apply for them.
- "Add New" to add students who have never been enrolled in SFUSD.
If you are not seeing all children in one account, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I forgot my ParentVUE username and/or password
Click Forgot Password on ParentVUE and an email from email@example.com containing a link to change your password will be sent to you. Make sure this is not blocked from your email or categorized as spam.
Note: make sure to enter your first and last name exactly as it appears on your account. If issues persist, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I restart or select a new form?
If you started a form and need to restart or select another form, please continue until the Signature page. Enter your name in the signature box and click "Save and Continue". Logout, log back in, and click "X Start Over". Select the form you need to fill out.
Is the Online Application available in other languages?
Besides English, the Online Application is also available in Arabic, Chinese, Filipino, Spanish, and Vietnamese. You can switch to any of the six languages at any time by selecting the language option in the drop-down menu on the bottom right of the screen.
Can I submit the Online Application with my mobile device?
Yes, you may use your mobile device to submit your Online Application. To get started, please visit sfusd.edu/onlineapp on the web browser of your mobile device.
What documents are needed and how do I submit them?
Here is a list of all the acceptable documents.
You may take photos of your documents and upload them. If you do not have the documents or are unable to upload them, you can email them to email@example.com before the application deadline (February 5, 2021). Please indicate "Documents for Application" in the subject line.
How do I make changes to my Online Application?
As long as you have NOT submitted your Online Application, you can always return to make further edits and finalize your application before submitting.
If you have already submitted your application, you can submit a new application with changes. We will always process the most recent one submitted.
Do I need to submit both the paper and Online Application?
No, you only need to submit one application. If you submit both, we will process the most recent application submitted before the deadline.
How do I know I have submitted my online application successfully?
Once you submit your Online Application, you should receive two emails:
- an email confirmation that your application has been received (immediate).
- an email confirmation that your application has been accepted (after review)
Note: An acceptance email only means your application was deemed complete. It does not represent an assignment to a school.
I did not move but the Online Application asks me when I moved
If you have NOT moved and the “Date of the address change (date that you moved)” field appears, please leave it blank and continue to the next section.
Where do I go if I have questions or issues with the Online Application?
For technical issues, please try logging out and logging back into the application. If the issue persists or you have a question, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A staff member will get back to you as soon as possible.