Technology Resources for Families

Technology Resources for Families

Updated 6/12/2020

San Francisco Unified School District’s distance learning approach calls for students to engage in learning and make academic progress when they are not physically present in schools. This is accomplished using a variety of digital and print resources, and differentiated modes of interaction with teachers (and peers, when possible). SFUSD’s approach to distance learning aims to meet the personalized learning needs of our students. 

Device Distribution

While schools are temporarily closed, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has loaned Chromebooks to SFUSD students in grades 3-12 who do not have access to a computer. If you still need one, unfortunately, it is too late to get a Chromebook or hotspot for the 2019-2020 school year.  We have shifted our focus to supporting summer school/ESY technology needs and preparing for the 2020-2021 school year. Please check this page later in the summer for updates around student access to technology and internet for the 2020-2021 school year.

Device Collection

All the devices are on loan to families and will need to be returned to SFUSD when the district reopens. Students who are leaving SFUSD–– for example, recent graduates, those attending private schools in the fall, or those moving away–– will need to return their devices. The collection system is still being established, and dates and locations will be posted on this webpage.

Digital Tools and Platforms for Students

You can access SFUSD digital tools and platforms for students by visiting the SFUSD Student Technology Resources site. To learn about the tools and platforms your students may be using to support distance learning, watch this quick overview video on the SFUSD Student Technology Resources site.


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Need help with your district-issued Chromebook?

SFUSD is working to set up a technology helpline for students. Please be patient as we build this support system out. If you have questions about your district-issued Chromebook or accessing SFUSD systems, contact:

SFUSD Family Resource Link at 415.340.1716