March 23, 2020 - Family Digest

March 23, 2020

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Dear SFUSD Families:

We hope you and your family had a restful weekend. As a reminder, we are now sending you a brief digest three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, so please keep checking your email for updates from SFUSD. With this digest we intend to consistently update you with new information and celebrate our collective bright spots. We will continue to send any time-sensitive updates immediately.


  • Family Technology Information: While schools are temporarily closed, SFUSD is working to ensure students, specifically students in grades 3-12, have access to technology in support of continuous learning to the greatest extent possible. On Wednesday, we plan to share more about how families can request to borrow a computer from the district. 
  • SF Playgrounds Closed: The SF Recreation and Park Department is reminding residents that all playgrounds are currently CLOSED to the public. This is to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and practice social distancing.
  • Free Meals for Families: SFUSD is providing free meals to all children 18 and younger during the school closure at 20 sites. No identification or proof of school enrollment is required. If possible, families are asked to pick up meals with a child present but no one will be turned away. SFUSD can now give student meals to an adult family member even without a child present thanks to donations received to cover the costs. Also, we've heard your feedback, and this week more fresh items are available in our pick-up meals: bagels & cream cheese, waffles, turkey & cheese sandwiches, and more.
  • Board of Education Meetings: Consistent with the Mayor and Governor’s direction to shelter in place and limit public gatherings to only those that are essential, the Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 24 at 11:00 am and its agenda will be limited to only essential business. In lieu of appearing in person, members of the public may submit their written comments by email to Esther Casco and staff will read the comments into the record. Please note that the Board will allocate no more than 2 minutes per submission. The Board reserves the right to further limit public comment.

Learning Idea

Please note: These ideas are completely optional and free. 

Measure things around the house with objects! (How many spoons long is the table?

Wellness Tip

Need a virtual escape from the indoors? Take 10 minutes to try this guided meditation from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Bright Spot

Lincoln High School students created this PSA before schools closed to remind their peers that coronavirus is NOT related to race.