March 25, 2020 - Family Digest

March 25, 2020

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Dear Families:

The safety and wellness of our San Francisco Unified School District community continues to be our highest priority. As we shared with you this morning, SFUSD joined five other Bay Area counties in extending temporary school closures through May 1, 2020. Please continue to shelter in place across the region in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible. 


Keep practicing the guidance provided by Public Health Officers

  • Stay home to save lives.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Contact your healthcare provider if you are experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.


More Learning Resources

We’re excited to share that we’ve added many more optional learning activities online, including for English Learners and Students with Disabilities. Please check out our new Student and Family Learning Resources - the site provides great ways to engage students over the next week, as well as things to do during the Spring Break!

Access to Technology

While schools are temporarily closed, we are working to provide access to technology for students in need. Technology Resources for Families has information for getting devices and getting online (including help connecting to the Internet).

The district will loan Chromebooks to SFUSD students in grades 3-12 who do not have access to a computer during the day at home to support distance learning. All devices will be on loan to families and will need to be returned to SFUSD when the district reopens. There is a limit of one device per student. 

  • How to borrow a device:
    • Schools are currently reaching out to families to assess technology needs.If your child needs to borrow a device, contact your school site principal to learn how your school is making devices available.
    • If you are not able to contact your child’s principal, you can fill out our Distance Learning Device Request form to request a device and a member of our team will be in contact.

School Meals

Remember there are free meals available for students. Getting food is an essential activity, and families may leave home to get food. Uber continues to offer $10 ride credits to travel to and from meal sites. To use it, riders enter the promo code “SFUSD2020” in the Payment section of the Uber rider app. Please check for the latest list of meal locations and times.

Learning Idea

Join an astronaut in space for a science read-aloud!

Wellness Tip

Check in around your emotional well-being. Ask yourself and your family members: “What color or blend of colors best represents how you’re feeling today? Why?”

Bright Spot

SFUSD staff and volunteers distributed computers to students at June Jordan School for Equity and several other sites throughout the district today!

Warm regards, 

Dr. Vincent Matthews