April 22, 2020
Dear SFUSD Families:
I’m thrilled that so many students are engaging in learning while at home. Over 95% of 3rd-12th grade students logged into their SFUSD online classroom last week. Let’s celebrate our students for finding ways to engage in school work through distance learning (and the families and teachers who are helping them).
- City of San Francisco:
- Resources for people experiencing homelessness
- Resources for older adults and adults with disabilities
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Page also includes resources re: healthcare, mental health, domestic violence, and more
- School Closures is a nonprofit hotline that provides information and free tutoring for families during COVID-19 school closures.
- Call or text this free hotline at 1-855-264-2051.
- Parents and teachers can call in with questions about a wide range of issues, including where to find meals, tools for online learning, how to use Google classroom, how to engage kids while working from home, or just to have someone to talk to who can listen and empathize with their situation.
- This hotline is not specific to SFUSD (see SFUSD Family Resource Link information), but SFUSD staff have checked it out and found it helpful.
School Closure Digest Changes
- Starting next week, April 27, the School Closure Digest will be shared with our entire SFUSD community once a week every Wednesday evening.
- SFUSD will continue to share new updates online, through social media and other ways.
- We invite you to reach out if you have questions. Staff may email firstname.lastname@example.org and families may email email@example.com
Reminder - Continuity of Learning Technology Resources
- Get your child’s Google account: Your child’s SFUSD-provided Google account gives them access to a variety of learning and collaboration resources.
- Need Help? Visit sfusd.edu/familytechnology to get support with the technology resources that support your child’s learning, including:
- Virtual meetings with students
- Stay connected via Family Portal (ParentVUE)
- If you need help with ParentVUE, please submit a request at bit.ly/familyportalhelp.
- Get help connecting to the internet.
- Still need a Chromebook?
Reminder - Food Resources
Health and Wellness
The Child Mind Institute has a wealth of resources to support families coping during this time. They note that your children may be feeling more anxious these days. Here a a few ways to help them understand and manage their feelings:
- Label emotions and their intensity
- Ask "yes" or "no" questions about their feelings
- Create daily routines that include exercise
- Model calmness and mindfulness