What We Do:

Group of five diverse women hugging shoulders

Everything we do as the Student & Family team has to do with "building capacity for partnership." This means we offer resources and training opportunities for both SFUSD staff and SFUSD families to develop skills that support effective partnership between home and school. Effective partnerships support student's academic, social and developmental success, and authentic family partnership is one of the five essential supports needed to improve overall school performance.

Currently, the Student & Family team works with other teams to design and implement professional development opportunities for school site staff. We write and send one monthly newsletter for both a general audience and for family liaisons. 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.

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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


Distance Learning Resources for Families

SFUSD Family Distance Learning Guide Fall 2020

Technology Resources

Family Technology Resources, including videos in multiple languages, are available at sfusd.edu/familytechnology

With the expansion of technology access for PK-2 students who need it, we’ve created new resources specifically designed to support PK-2nd families with technology:

This page was last updated on October 1, 2021