Updates on 2023-2024 Enrollment

Guide to Help You Apply to School

Posted on November 21, 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The application deadline for applying to SFUSD schools is approaching — February 3, 2023. 

If you have already applied for the 2023-24 school year, thank you. If you have not applied yet, here is a brief guide to help you choose and apply to schools: 

1) Choose the right schools for your child:

If you need help finding schools that would be a good fit for your child, we have put together this list of resources:

  • Tips on choosing schools: wondering where to start? These 5 tips help you think through what is important to your family.
  • SFUSD School Finder: our online search tool uses your address plus filters like grades and programs to find schools that fit your needs.
  • SFUSD School Videos and Tours: once you have your initial list of schools you want to apply to, get to know them better by watching their videos or attending a school tour.

TIP: Select at least 5 schools you want to apply to and rank them in order of your true preference.

2) Apply (online or with a paper application): 

Whether applying online or by turning in a paper application in-person, if your student is new to SFUSD you will need to gather your required documents: student’s proof of birth, proof of home address, and parent/guardian’s picture ID. See here for a list of acceptable proofs of birth, address, and identification.

Apply online at sfusd.edu/ola. That web page also has instructions and help videos to help you apply online. Videos are in English, Spanish, and Cantonese.

If you prefer to submit a paper application, you can download and complete a PDF application and drop it off at one of our offices by Friday, February 3, 2023 or email it to enrollinschool@sfusd.edu (office closes at 4:30 PM). You can also pick up a paper application in our offices. See here for our office locations.

3) Get help on the phone or in-person:

If you need additional help to apply for schools, call the Educational Placement Center at 415-241-6085. You can also visit our office at Civic Center (555 Franklin Street) or in the Bayview (1520 Oakdale Avenue). We have staff who speak English, Spanish, and Chinese, and we are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The Bayview office is open Tuesday and Thursday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. 

For more information about how to apply, visit sfusd.edu/apply.

 

Lowell and SOTA Application Deadline: December 16, 2022

Posted November 18, 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian: 

If your student is interested in applying to Lowell High School or Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (SOTA) for the 9th grade in the 2023-24 school year, please know that these schools have earlier application deadlines than other SFUSD schools: 

  • Lowell: Application is due on December 16, 2022 at 5pm
  • SOTA: Application is due on December 16, 2022 at 3pm

Both Lowell and SOTA also have different application processes. You can learn more about Lowell’s application process at sfusd.edu/lowell-apply and the SOTA application process at sfusd.edu/schools/enroll/apply/ruth-asawa

If you have any questions about the application process for either school, you can contact the Educational Placement Center at (415) 241-6085 or visit our offices at 555 Franklin Street or 1520 Oakdale Avenue. Learn more about our offices and the hours of operation

Take the Post-Pre-K and Elementary School Enrollment Fair Survey

Posted on October 27, 2022

Hello! 

We had a great time at the SFUSD Elementary School Enrollment Fair on Saturday! We were thrilled that more than 1,500 families showed up to learn about San Francisco public schools.

We hope you were able to be there with us. If you were, please take a few minutes to fill out this quick survey and let us know about your experience so we can make next year’s fair even better!

If you still have questions about how to enroll for the 2023-24 school year, there are several other enrollment workshops coming up. See the details on our website, and come to the one that works best for you!

Thanks,

SFUSD Educational Placement Center

Middle and High School Enrollment Fair Update

Posted October 24, 2022

Hello! 

We hope you’re able to join us tonight for the start of the Virtual Enrollment Fair for SFUSD Middle and High Schools! Throughout the week, we’ll have sessions from 5:00-7:00 PM on Zoom, featuring different SFUSD middle and high schools each day. You can view the whole schedule and add specific sessions to your Google Calendar so you don’t miss them! Video recordings will be made available next week, so you can catch up on more sessions later.

You'll be able to find the daily schedule of events at the top of the page at sfusd.edu/fair. Here’s this evening’s schedule:

Middle Schools

5:00-5:45 PM:

Introduction to SFUSD Middle Schools (https://sfusd.zoom.us/j/86427950213)

6:00-6:45 PM:  

High Schools

5:00-5:45 PM:

Introduction to SFUSD High Schools (https://sfusd.zoom.us/s/83719119808)

6:00-6:45 PM:  

All of today’s sessions have Spanish and Cantonese interpretation.

If you experience issues accessing any of today’s meetings, join the Google Meet help room to get real-time assistance. The room will be open from 4:45-6:45 PM.

Middle and High School Enrollment Fair Update

Posted October 20, 2022

Scroll down to see the PreK and Elementary School Enrollment Fair Update. 

Meet our middle and high schools at the Middle and High School Enrollment Fair! 

We are LESS THAN ONE WEEK AWAY from this year's virtual Middle and High School Enrollment Fair (October 24-27, 5pm to 7pm). Here is a quick update: 


Now Available: 

  • Zoom links for most workshops and information sessions. You’ll be able to find all other links on our webpage by Monday, October 24. 

  • Language interpretation information for workshops and middle and high school information sessions

  • Links to add the workshops and information sessions onto your Google Calendar

 

Date/Time Change for Hoover and Aptos: 


To learn more about the Fair, please visit our Enrollment Fair page at sfusd.edu/fair


We look forward to seeing you at the Fair! 

Pre-K and Elementary School Enrollment Fair Update

Posted October 19, 2022

We are only 3 DAYS AWAY from this year's PreKindergarten and Elementary School Enrollment Fair (Saturday, October 22, 10am to 2pm, John O’ Connell High School) and we want to provide you with some quick updates: 

Transportation Options

What You'll Find at the Fair

  • Meet site leaders and other representatives from every SFUSD Early Education, Elementary, and K-8 School.

  • Connect with parent groups and community organizations that provide services to San Francisco youth and families, including the SF Public Library, who will be distributing free books!

  • Get access to applications, enrollment guidebooks, and other helpful materials.

Food 

  • Snacks and water will be available


To learn more about the Fair, including the schedule and childcare options, please visit our Enrollment Fair page at sfusd.edu/fair

We look forward to seeing you there!

Middle and High School Enrollment Fair Update

Posted October 13, 2022

Meet our schools at the Middle and High School Enrollment Fair! 

We are only a couple weeks away from this year's virtual Middle and High School Enrollment Fair from October 24 through 27 from 5pm to 7pm. Here is a quick update: 

Schedule Of School Information Sessions and Workshops Announced: 

Coming Soon: 

  • Zoom links for each workshop or information session 
  • Language interpretation information for workshops and information sessions 
  • Links to add the workshops and information sessions onto your Google Calendar

To learn more about the Fair, please visit our Enrollment Fair page at sfusd.edu/fair

Pre-K and Elementary School Enrollment Fair Update

Posted October 6, 2022

We are only weeks away from this year's PreKindergarten and Elementary School Enrollment Fair and we want to provide you with some quick updates: 

Schedule Of Enrollment Workshops Has Been Released

  • Each workshop will be offered twice during the fair 
  • Workshops will be presented in English, Cantonese, Spanish, and American Sign Language (ASL) 
  • VIEW THE SCHEDULE 

Transportation Options

Childcare Available

To learn more about the Fair, please visit our Enrollment Fair page at sfusd.edu/fair

This page was last updated on November 21, 2022