June 3, 2020 - Family Digest

June 3, 2020

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Dear SFUSD Families:

I want to extend my deepest gratitude to all of our SFUSD families for the additional burdens you’ve shouldered these past few months. This is a very challenging time for all of us in so many ways. 

I’m sure you are wondering what the next school year holds. Now that this school year has officially ended, we are able to turn even more of our attention to planning for the fall. Through these weekly digests and in other ways, we will keep you informed of opportunities to share your input and alert you as quickly as possible as decisions are made. 

Reminders and Updates

Reminder - Update Your Mailing Address by June 5

You can update your summer mailing address in ParentVUE until June 5.

Learn How to Update your Student’s Information in ParentVUE or watch the steps in action: bit.ly/updateparentvue. Questions? Please contact familylink@sfusd.edu.

The updated Mailing Address will only be used for mailing purposes during this time frame when school buildings are closed. If you want to change your permanent Home Address, you must contact the Educational Placement Center (EPC) and provide verification. 

Reminder - Does your child need to retrieve something from their school site?  

School sites should be communicating plans for students to safely retrieve property, if necessary. Each school will have different dates and times. All access activities must be completed on or before June 9, 2020 during the same timeframe for staff site access days. Priority is given to students who are seniors, 8th graders, 5th graders, and any student that is leaving SFUSD. If you are unclear on your school’s process, please reach out directly to your child’s teacher or principal

Reminder - Graduating or Moving On from SFUSD? Need to Return SFUSD Property

Graduating seniors and students who are leaving SFUSD and not enrolling in an SFUSD school in August 2020 must return SFUSD property before the end of summer, including borrowed technology, textbooks, and musical instruments. Information about drop-off opportunities will be coming soon.

Reminder - SFUSD Family Resource Link available throughout the summer

Go to familylink.sfusd.edu to complete an online request form

  • Email request at familylink@sfusd.edu
  • Call 415-340-1716. Hours of operation for the phone are Monday through Friday from 9 am - 1 pm. Callers can leave a voicemail at all hours.

Free Meals Continue through Summer

  • Our grab & go meal sites will continue throughout the summer. Free meals are available to all children.
  • Pickup times and locations for SFUSD meals: sfusd.edu/schoolfood
  • City information on where to get food resources. You may also call 311.

Extra Food Support - Apply for P-EBT by June 30 

Families with children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals can receive a P-EBT card with up to $365 for each eligible child to purchase groceries. Complete the online application by June 30, 2020. If children in your family receive CalFresh, Medi-Cal, or Foster Care benefits, a card should have been mailed automatically. If a card was not received, please submit the application. Email SchoolLunch@sfusd.edu with any questions.

Reminder - Continuity of Learning Technology Resources

Are you continuing to support your children’s learning during the summer? If so, visit sfusd.edu/familytechnology to get support with the technology resources that can support your child’s learning.

Summer SFUSD Programs 

SFUSD will be hosting limited summer programs this year: ESY and High School Credit Recovery. Those students who are eligible have been notified. As City and community organization summer programs open to families, we will share opportunities through this weekly email and in other ways. 

Summer Rec & Park Summer Programs Registration

The Recreation and Park Department registration is open now for current participants and scholarship eligible families and will be open to all families on June 6. Register at http://sfrecpark.org/register.  

Get summer program updates from the Department of Children, Youth and their Families 

Families who are interested in enrolling their children in summer camps and programs, or who have questions about their eligibility, can sign up to receive updates. Some programs are preparing to open and will be required to certify their compliance with Health Order guidelines.  https://www.dcyf.org/summer-stay-informed


Health and Wellness

The School Health Programs Resource Guide provides a list of resources available from our city and community based organization partners around academics, health, employment, childcare and more.

Bright Spot

SFUSD graduating seniors Julian Jordan and Kyle Trefny of Ruth Asawa School of the Arts have produced an animated commencement address in honor of the class of 2020. The stop-motion short film, titled “Dear Class of 2020,” speaks to the challenges the Class of 2020 has faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic and issues a call to action to create a safer, kinder and more sustainable future. “Dear Class of 2020” can be viewed on YouTube, Instagram TV and Vimeo

Warm regards,
Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews