Recent Updates

Updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic

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11/19/20 - SF Board of Education Approves Resolution for a Safe Return to In-Person Learning

The San Francisco Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution that formalizes SFUSD's plans for gradually returning to in-person learning while recognizing a need to safely open school buildings on a rolling basis to attend to changing health and safety factors.

11/11/20 - Mayor Breed and Superintendent Matthews Announce New Partnership to Assess School Facilities

The city of San Francisco will send Disaster Service Workers to support District staff with classroom assessments to prepare for school reopening.

11/11/20 - SFUSD Prepares to Provide Screening Testing Services for All Staff

SFUSD has reached an agreement that will provide access to screening testing services for the staff of the District’s public schools.

10/21/20 - SFUSD Shares Updates on School Reopening Progress

As SFUSD continues to prepare for a gradual return to in-person learning, Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews shared a new dashboard to monitor progress on key indicators for school buildings to safely reopen to students.

10/21/20 - Board of Education Approves Lowell High School Admissions Change for Incoming Class of Fall 2021

The one-year admissions change is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and a lack of existing criteria used in previous years to admit students.

10/16/20 - Statement from SF Board of Education President Mark Sanchez Regarding the School Names Advisory Committee and Reopening SF Public Schools to In-Person Instruction

10/9/20 - Lowell High School Admissions Change for Incoming Class of Fall 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Francisco Board of Education will be holding discussions on and voting to change the admissions criteria of Lowell High School for one year (school year 2021-22).

9/28/20 - SFUSD Offers Free Consultation Services to Early Education Families to Improve Distance Learning Experience

Shoestrings Children’s Center, an early intervention program in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), will begin offering consultation services to families of younger students this fall to help them improve their experience learning from home.

9/24/20 - SFUSD Shares Planning Process for Return to In-Person Learning

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Superintendent and San Francisco Board of Education discussed the District’s planning process for a return to in-person instruction this week. The District has begun the fall semester with distance learning and is preparing to move into a hybrid model for small groups of priority students once science and data suggest it is safe to do so. 

8/7/20 - SFUSD Families Weigh in on Distance Learning

Many families indicated that health and safety are their top priority when it comes to fall learning. 

8/7/20 - SFUSD & UESF Announce Tentative Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Distance Learning During the 2020-2021 School Year

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and the United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) announced today that they have reached a tentative agreement in relation to distance learning for the upcoming school year.

8/4/20 - Eliminating the Digital Divide More Urgent than Ever as Schools Reopen with Distance Learning

Two weeks before the new school year gets underway with distance learning, Spark* SF Public Schools and the San Francisco Unified School District have received $10 million to help eliminate the digital divide for SF students in need. Long-time supporters of San Francisco’s public schools, Sara and Evan Williams have stepped up to narrow the gap in access to technology and support for students and families who are furthest from opportunity and most adversely impacted by the challenges posed by distance learning.

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