Shared Schoolyard Project
Welcome to the Shared Schoolyard Project Community Initiative, a joint partnership between the City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco Unified School District and Community Partners.
The Shared Schoolyards Program needs your help!
Here's how you can help:
- Show up or call in on Friday, June 10th at 2 PM
IN-PERSON MEETING City Hall, Legislative Chamber, Room 250
REMOTE ACCESS WATCH SF Cable Channel 26, 78 or 99 (depending on provider) WATCH www.sfgovtv.org
PUBLIC COMMENT CALL-IN 1 (415) 655-0001 / Meeting ID: 2491 324 6017 #
- SAVE THE DATE for DCYF's budget hearing on June 16th
- Provide public comment on the Budget on June 24th
- Call or email the Board of Supervisors
|District||Supervisor||Supervisors staff emails||Call and leave a message for the Supervisor|
|2||Catherine Stefaniemail@example.com||Andrew.Mullan@sfgov.org||415- 554-7752|
|3||Aaron Peskinfirstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com||415- 554-7450|
|4||Gordon Marfirstname.lastname@example.org,||Edward.W.Wright@sfgov.org||415- 554-7460|
|5||Dean Prestonemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||415- 554-7970|
|Budget and Finance Committee|
|BOS Board President (also on budget)|
|Budget Committee Chair (also on budget)|
Let them know:
I'm writing/calling in to show my support for the Shared Schoolyard Program. I urge a complete and full restoration of funds, baselined at $600,000/year, to ensure equitable access to clean and safe recreational spaces for all San Francisco children and families. In the last year, the Shared Schoolyard Program has provided FREE outdoor programming to more than 2600 children, opened 36 acres of play space to San Francisco residents, and provided access to 24 playgrounds for our children. The loss of the Shared Schoolyard Program would hurt our neighborhoods, families, and children.
- Over 30% of yards are in Equity Zones.
- 2,600 children enrolled in free programming offered at 24 sites in FY 2022, double the number provided in 2020.
- Our Career Pathway Program is connecting residents with City Jobs. Our docents not only provide essential customer service in schoolyards, they are gaining on-the-job skills to launch their careers
- 10% more playgrounds for SF children! With 24 playgrounds, SFUSD increases the city's access to play structures by 10%
- Providing access to clean and safe recreation space is just $73 a day!
- The 2.0 Experience for less than $25,000 per year and includes yard access, restrooms, FREE sports equipment, docent services, and FREE programming for youth.
- Shared Schoolyards increase open space by 36 acres across San Francisco every weekend.
SSYP Engagement Work
Before COVID, over 50 SFUSD schools were enrolled in SSYP, with plans to expand as many yards as possible. Under the Facilities Department in SFUSD, the intent was to add 1,651,352 square feet or nearly 38 acres of additional open space for San Francisco people to use and enjoy every weekend.
Since the March 2020 Shelter in Place Order, we paused expansion. However, we continued to offer outdoor space for the community to play on weekends by opening the majority of the participating schools. In addition to opening our yards, we created the 2.0 initiative by activating 12 schools with programming and site monitors in the City's most impacted areas. This 2.0 initiative offered more amenities than the previous program, such as porta-potties, handwashing stations, docent site monitoring, and a combination of structured CBO youth programming and informal play.
Since the last year, the program has gone through a lot of significant changes:
- The Program Operations have been moved into the Custodial Department to streamline gate opening, schoolyard cleaning, and support.
- The program has initiated new communication and reporting tools through program analysis and updated program protocols.
- The program is partnering with different organizations to provide free programs to the public. For more information, review the programming page.
To build a deeper understanding of the Support needed from the Shared Schoolyard Program to schools, neighborhoods, and communities, we have invited everyone to participate in the SSYP Improvement Survey. If you would like to request a particular site to join SSYP, please fill out this form. More feedback from the community, the bigger chances to open up the schoolyard on the weekend.
The Schoolyards opened on weekend.
We are opening thousands of acres of safe play areas for our children, families, and residents of San Francisco to gather and play. This partnership will bring our communities closer together while joining all of our efforts to raise strong and healthy children. We appreciate your support and cooperation in keeping our shared schoolyard CLEAN and SAFE for the benefit of the entire community. Please review the tables below for each site to confirm operational hours and entrance instructions.
|Argonne Elementary School||680 18th Ave San Francisco, CA|
|Alamo Elementary School||250 23rd Ave San Francisco, CA||Coming back Summer/Fall 2022|
|Presidio Middle School||450 30th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121||Comming in FY2022-23|
|Lafayette Elementary Schoo||4545 Anza St, San Francisco, CA 94121||Comming in FY2022-23|
|Claire Lilienthal Elementary School - Scott Campus||3630 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94123||Coming back Summer/Fall 2022|
|Rosa Parks Elementary School||
1501 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94115
|Roosevelt Middle School||460 Arguello Blvd San Francisco, CA||Saturday only|
|Dr. William L. Cobb Elementary School||2725 California St San Francisco, CA|
|Claire Lilienthal Alternative School - Madison Campus||950 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118||Comming in FY2022-23|
|Francisco Middle School||2190 Powell Street San Francisco, CA|
|Redding Elementary School||1421 Pine St, San Francisco, 94109|
|Yick Wo Alternative Elementary||2245 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94133||Opening soon|
|Spring Valley Science School||1451 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94109||Opening soon|
|Gordon J. Lau Elementary School||950 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108||Opening soon|
|Jean Parker Elementary School||840 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133||Opening soon|
|John Yehall Chin Elementary School||350 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133||Opening soon|
|Garfield Elementary School||420 Filbert St, San Francisco, CA 94133||Opening soon|
|Francis Scott Key Elementary School||1530 43rd Ave San Francisco, CA|
|A.P. Giannini Middle School||3151 Ortega St San Francisco, CA||Coming back Summer/Fall 2022|
|Ulloa Elementary School||2650 42nd Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116||Opening soon|
|Dianne Feinstein Elementary School||2550 25th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116||Opening soon|
|Lawton Alternative Schoo||1570 31st Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122||Opening soon|
|Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School||2051 34th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116||Opening soon|
|Grattan Elementary School||165 Grattan St San Francisco, CA|
|Independence High School||1350 7th Ave San Francisco, CA|
|Tenderloin Community Elementary School||627 Turk St||Opening soon|
|Ida B Wells High School||1099 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94117||Opening soon|
|New Traditions Elementary School||2049 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94117||Coming back Summer/Fall 2022|
|John Muir Elementary School||380 Webster St San Francisco, CA|
|Bessie Carmichael Middle School||375 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103||Coming back Summer/Fall 2022|
|Bessie Carmichael Elementary School||375 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103||Coming back Summer/Fall 2022|
|Commodore Sloat Elementary School||50 Darien Way San Francisco, CA|
|West Portal Elementary School||5 Lenox way San Francisco, CA|
|Aptos Middle School||105 Aptos Ave San Francisco, CA|
|Hoover Middle School||2290 14th Ave San Francisco, CA|
|Miraloma Elementary School||175 Omar Way San Francisco, CA|
|Sunnyside Elementary||250 Foerster St San Francisco, CA|
|Alice Fong Yu Alternative School||1541 12th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122||Coming back Summer/Fall 2022|
|Glen Park Elementary School||151 Lippard Ave San Francisco, CA|
|Sanchez Elementary School||325 Sanchez St. SF CA|
|Alvarado Elementary School||625 Douglass St San Francisco, CA|
|Mission Education Center||1670 Noe St San Francisco, CA|
|James Denman Middle School||241 Oneida Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112|
|McKinley Elementary School||1025 14th ST San Francisco, CA|
|James Lick Middle school||1220 Noe St San Francisco, CA|
|E.R. Taylor Elementary School||423 Burrows St. San Francisco, CA|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School||350 Girard St San Francisco, CA|
|Paul Revere Elementary School (Annex)||555 Tompkin Ave San Francisco, CA|
|Marshall Elementary School||1575 15th St, San Francisco, CA 94103||Coming back Summer/Fall 2022|
|John O'Connell Technical High School||2355 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110||Coming back Summer/Fall 2022|
|César Chávez Elementary School||25 Shotwell St, San Francisco, CA 94110||Coming back Summer/Fall 2022|
|Bret Harte Elementary School||1035 Gilman St San Francisco, CA||Closed|
|George Washington Carver Elementary School||1360 Oakdale Ave San Francisco, CA|
|Charles Drew Elementary School||50 Pomona St, San Francisco, CA 94124||Closed|
|Malcolm X Elementary School||350 Harbor Rd San Francisco, CA|
|Visitacion Valley Elementary School||55 Schwerin St San Francisco, CA|
|Daniel Webster Elementary||465 Missouri st San Francisco, CA|
|Willie Brown Middle||2055 Silver Ave San Francisco, CA|
|Starr King Elementary School||1215 Carolina St, San Francisco, CA 94107||Coming back Summer/Fall 2022|
|El Dorado Elementary School||70 Delta St, San Francisco, CA 94134||Coming back Summer/Fall 2022|
|Cleveland Elementary School||455 Athens St San Francisco, CA||Closed|
|Monroe Elementary School||260 Madrid St San Francisco, CA|
|Sheridan Elementary School||431 Capitol Ave San Francisco, CA|
|Sherman Elementary||1651 Union St San Francisco, CA|
|SF Community Alternative||125 Excelsior Ave San Francisco, CA|
|Guadalupe Elementary School||859 Prague St, San Francisco, CA 94112||Coming back Summer/Fall 2022|
|Longfellow Elementary School||755 Morse St, San Francisco, CA 94112||Coming back Summer/Fall 2022|
The Shared Schoolyard Program is preparing for this 2022 Summer Season
We are working hard to increase public space for San Francisco families to get out into the community on weekends in this post-pandemic recovery time. To help facilitate this Summer Together Programs initiative, we ask all available school sites to participate in the Shared Schoolyard Program. SSYP has two-fold participation options. The first option is opening the schoolyard gates for public use, and the second option is to provide a variety of programs to the City residents free of charge. Below please find a list of the Program benefits.
The Shared Schoolyard Program is committed to improving the schoolyards for participating sites. In addition, the Program can assist with sports equipment and outdoor activities supplies.
SSYP would support site monitoring and green site support for schools whose yards have just been improved over school breaks. In addition, the Program allocates funds to assist with plant watering, yard washing, and cleaning. Please email your request to the mail email at SSYP@sfusd.edu.
School Activities Funds
This year we are excited to make a significant push to support schools to avail their yards to communities on weekends with grants.
Please complete this application and complete an SFUSD Facilities Use Permit Application to apply for funds. The Form can be found on the SFUSD website under “Doing business with SFUSD” and “Using and Renting SFUSD Facilities.”
SSYP is committed to opening schoolyards for children and their families on weekends, with the intent to enhance the safe outdoor experience for both the school and the surrounding neighborhood.
SSYP offers portable restrooms and handwashing stations for day use. In addition, SSYP offers Schoolyard Docents hired and trained by SFUSD to enforce social distance as needed lightly.
Any CBO or Non-profit organization interested in providing programs or services on weekends is welcome to apply by filling out this application.
Garbage, Graffiti, or Damage
Any damage to the school or yard, graffiti, or garbage left behind after Shared Schoolyard Project hours and use is covered by the program. Currently, we have custodial closing gates and cleaning up at the end of the day. Should an incident occur, please complete this form and allow at least one business day for the program team to respond. Our goal is to return the schoolyard on Monday morning in the condition it was left on Friday afternoon.
For more information on the Shared Schoolyard Program, contact us at email@example.com or connect with the Program Manager directly - Yelena Miakinina 415-308-6596, MiakininaY@sfusd.edu.
This page was last updated on June 9, 2022