Early Education Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Early Education Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Last updated April 16, 2020

What are the PreK - 2nd Grade distance learning packets?

SFUSD has created learning kits for all PreK-2 students as part of our next phase of teacher-led distance learning starting on April 13.

Families may pick up PreK-2 student learning kits at any one of the school sites listed below on weekdays beginning Thursday, April 9, through Friday, April 17, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

  • Cesar Chavez ES
  • Tenderloin ES
  • Bret Harte ES
  • Rosa Parks ES
  • Visitacion Valley ES
  • AP Giannini MS

There will be staff on location outside the school building. To ensure social distancing, if there is a line, families will be asked to stay 6 feet apart. 

If you have already been contacted by your child’s school regarding PreK-2 learning kits, you do not need to come to one of these central pick up sites. The PreK-2 learning packets are the same for all PreK-2 students.

What is in the learning kits? 

It varies by grade level. Packets may include: workbooks, books, index cards, markers, pencils and other school supplies. 

What if I came to pick up a packet on April 9 and didn’t get one? 

If you came out to a site on Thursday, April 9 to pick up a packet but did not get one, please email Jean D’Arcy at darcyj@sfusd.edu so that we can make other arrangements for you to get the learning materials for your child. 

Can families pick up learning kits remotely/online?

While not all learning kit contents can be posted online, those materials that are able to be put online are available below.

Print at Home PDFs of Learning Kits:

Will families be charged for March 2020?

Families will only be charged for the time that schools were open in March, from March 2-13. March invoices will reflect schools being open for 10 days, subsidized families will be charged their part-time monthly fee, and tuition families will be charged for 10 days of service at the daily rate.

Will there be an invoice or fee for April 2020?

No. As schools will continue to be closed the entire month of April, there will be no cost to families.

Will automatic withdrawals for tuition-paying families be discontinued until school is back in session?

Will automatic withdrawals for tuition-paying families be discontinued until school is back in session?

How do we build and maintain community for families receiving services through the Early Education Department (EED)?

We maintain community with our parents/caregivers through a scheduled phone call, an email, even sending a note through ‘snail mail’ to let them know that we are here for them. Teachers will reach out to Family Support Specialists or Family Liaison at the school site to help make a plan to keep in contact with families during this time.