April 20, 2020 - Family Digest

April 20, 2020

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Dear SFUSD Families:

As we head into a new week, please know that we appreciate all that you are doing as a parent right now. Also, we recognize that many families are in need of extra support right now. The San Francisco Human Rights Commission has a Community Coronavirus Resource Guide with helpful information on health and wellness, evictions, power and water, and other city services.


Reminder - Continuity of Learning Technology Resources

Reminder - Food Resources

Health and Wellness

Dr. Rupa Mayra is a University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) physician working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. Here are some of her recommendations to best support our health and help us to learn and grow in a difficult time.

  • Get 7-8 hours of sleep each night. 
  • Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to keep your body well hydrated.
  • Cook foods with natural immune boosters like garlic, ginger, turmeric, parsley, thyme, sage, and bone broth.
  • Spend time outdoors each day. Make sure to get sun on your bare skin to activate vitamin D.
  • Sing out loud! It expands lung capacity and the stimulation of the vagal nerve can calm your body’s overdrive from stress.
  • Hold your little kids close and love your big kids well. They are awesome and won’t be young forever.
  • Advocate for things you believe in and start a practice of imagining the world the way you want it to be. 

See more of Dr. Rupa Mayra’s tips.

Bright Spot

The pilot episode of “SF Loves Learning,” an hour-long TV program created entirely by San Francisco public school educators and special guests especially for PreK-2nd grade students in San Francisco, aired on KTVU Plus today! If you missed it, don’t worry - you can watch clips on our website. Tune in to KTVU Plus tomorrow from 2-3 p.m. for our next episode (here’s a sneak preview: you will see lots of butterflies)!

Warm regards,
Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews