What We Do:

Group of five diverse women hugging shoulders

The Student and Family Services Division (SFSD) is primarily in service of students and families and are committed to authentic partnership with them to inform and change our systems. SFSD is committed to anti-racist practices, which require the practice of cultural humility grounded in self-reflection and the recognition that there is no single story and that we cannot possibly know everything/ anything about our colleagues, students, or families without relational trust.

Currently, the Student & Family team works with other teams to design and implement professional development opportunities for school site staff. Our team also supports the SFUSD Family Resource Link.

Working towards authentic family partnership is challenging and takes time, and the Student & Family team offers clear, intentional ways to practice what we, as a district, value.

Scroll to the bottom of this page or click here to check out our new page on Parent-Teacher Conferences, Enrollment and Culturally Responsive Holidays!

The SFUSD Family Partnership Model

We're excited to introduce you to the SFUSD Family Partnership model! It is a community garden: one where family members, school staff, students, and the larger community all come together to build and sustain multiple garden plots.

When we work together, we can cultivate a healthy and equitable system that promotes family partnership as an essential piece of student success.

You might be thinking: okay, but why a garden? A few years ago, a team of family partnership practitioners interviewed stakeholders (inclusive of families, school staff and CBOs) and asked, "What do you think of when you think of family partnership?" The image that resonated most with all stakeholders was a community garden.

Here, we have people of varying ages, races, genders and job titles working together to make sure our garden flourishes! What do you see when you look at this garden?

Community garden filled with many diverse people working together


This page was last updated on January 10, 2024