3.8.2 Enrollment Procedures

Enrollment Procedures

The Educational Placement Center (EPC) is the Welcome Center for families on the road to education in SFUSD.  EPC has a number of Placement Counselors who can help you with the entire enrollment process whether your child is new to SFUSD or already attending an SFUSD school. Go to www.sfusd.edu/schools/enroll for the latest application form and help resources in multiple languages.

Language testing and Foreign Transcript Evaluation Services are also provided.  We can help you any time of the year.

We are open from 8:00am to 4:30pm. The EPC is located at :

Education Placement Center
555 Franklin Street, Room 100
(415) 241-6085.

What documentation is needed when my application is turned in?

New students will need to provide the following original documents with the enrollment application:

A. Parent/Guardian’s Picture ID

B. Proof of birth to include birth certificate or official hospital record. If the document does not contain the parent/guardian name, additional guardianship verification is required

C. A proof of home address that include the name and address of the parent/guardian. Any of the following original documents dated within the last 45 days need to be provided:

  • One to two (1-2) utility bill(s) from different agencies such as PG&E, water, cable or garbage. No cell phone bills will be accepted.
  • Both automobile registration and auto insurance.
  • Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy.
  • Property tax statement.
  • Official letter from a social service/government agency.
  • Grant deed, title of property, or rental/lease agreement with property owner’s documentation.
  • Section 8 agreement.
  • Affidavit of residency executed by the parent or legal guardian.
  • Pay stubs, within 45 days.
  • Voter registration must be current.
  • Current students who have recently moved will need to complete a Change of Address form and provide the proofs of address to the EPC within 14 days of a move.

Immunizations (SFUSD Board Policy 5141.31)

Each student enrolling for the first time in a district elementary or secondary school, preschool, or child care and development program or advancing to grade 7 shall present an immunization record from any authorized private or public health care provider certifying that they have received all required immunizations in accordance with law.  Students shall be excluded from school or exempted from immunization requirements only as allowed by law (CA Health and Safety Code 120335-120380).  Homeless children and foster youth must be immediately enrolled even if they are unable to produce records normally required for enrollment, including medical records.  In addition, children of military families must be allowed 30 days from the date of enrollment to obtain required immunizations. (SFUSD Board Policy 5141.31)

Please refer to “Guide to Immunizations Required for School Entry.”

Medical Exemptions for Student Immunizations

Students who have a legally compliant medical exemption issued before January 1, 2020, will be allowed continued enrollment until they enroll in the next "grade span." Grade spans are defined as follows:

  • (1) Birth through preschool;
  • (2) Kindergarten through 6th grade; and
  • (3) 7th through 12th grade. (CA Health and Safety Code 120370)

As of January 1, 2021, school districts and county offices will only be allowed to accept medical exemption requests that are submitted on a form developed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), which the student's licensed physician or surgeon must complete. (CA Health and Safety Code 120372)

Tuberculosis Screening

A medical provider’s Risk Assessment for TB infection is the universal requirement for entry into S.F. preschools and K-12 schools and must occur within 1 year before first entry to TK/K-12 schools in SF. (Children who were screened for preschool should also be screened at TK/K entrance.) If there are no risk factors, the signature of a health provider attesting to NO RISK FACTORS FOR TB is required. If a child has one or more risk factors for TB, the healthcare provider should perform a TB symptom review and administer a TB test (tuberculin skin test or interferon gamma release assay blood test/IGRA). Students need to present evidence of TB clearance prior to school entry. (Reference: “Tuberculosis Screening Requirements at Preschool and K-12 School Entry” SFDPH Communicable Disease Prevention Unit updated March 11, 2019)

Kindergarten/First Grade Health Examination

A completed physical exam is required upon initial entry to either Kindergarten or first grade. The physical examination must be done after March 1st of the same year that the child enters Kindergarten. For first graders, the examination must be done no more than 18 months prior to entry. Lack of evidence of a physical examination will result in denial of enrollment.

School Health Forms are available at sfusd.edu/services/health-wellness/health-requirements and in chapter 3.8.11 of this Handbook.

Resources for Immunizations and Physical Exams

The following are public health clinics and low cost/free clinics for immunizations, tuberculin skin tests, and physical exams:

SF Health Network New Patient Intake Line for public or low cost community clinics. Call (415) 682-1740 to make an appointment.

Teen Clinics that Provide Primary Care and Immunizations (for students 12 years old and older)

  • 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic
    1728 Bancroft Ave. 
    San Francisco, CA 94124
    Phone: (415) 822-1707
  • Balboa Teen Health Center (at Balboa High School)
    1000 Cayuga Ave. Room 156
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    Phone: (415) 469-4512
  • Cole Street Youth Clinic (in the Huckleberry Youth Multi-Service Center)
    555 Cole St.
    San Francisco, CA 94117
    Phone: (415) 751-8181
  • Michael Baxter Clinic (in the Larkin Street Youth Clinic)
    134 Golden Gate Ave. 
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Phone: (415) 673-0911 ext. 259
  • New Generation Health Center
    2500 18th St. 3rd Floor 
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    Phone: (415) 502-8336

SF Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP)/"Gateway"

for families with children and youth (ages 0-18yrs) who are uninsured (or underinsured) and low to moderate income can obtain temporary full-scope, no-cost Medi-Cal benefits at the time of service. Call to make an appointment: 

For students covered by Medi-Cal or who have no insurance, please contact: 

Student and Family Services
1515 Quintara Street
San Francisco, CA 94116
Phone: (415) 242-2615