Winter Break is just a few short weeks away and it’s hard to believe the school
Winter 2023 SFUSD Family Newsletter
Have a great Winter Break!
Dear SFUSD Families:
Dr. Matt Wayne, Superintendent

Winter Break is just a few short weeks away and it’s hard to believe the school year is nearly half over. Here at SFUSD, we strive to provide inclusive schools for all students all year long, although one of the most special weeks is upon us right now – Inclusive Schools Week.


At SFUSD, we value and seek to understand the diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and lived experiences of our students, families, and staff. With the global rise of anti-semitism and Islamophobia, Inclusive Schools Week is a time to celebrate the heart of what public schools are about: in SFUSD we include everyone—and I mean everyone—in our classrooms and our schoolyards.


Read below for more information about Inclusive Schools Week and join us to foster a culture of inclusivity in celebration of the diverse student population who we serve every day.


In Community,

Dr. Wayne

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Inclusive Schools Week (Dec. 4-8)
This annual event is an opportunity for students, families, and staff to come together to honor students with disabilities as full members of school communities. As part of Inclusive Schools Week, SFUSD has created an Inclusion Website and a Resource Guide which can be used for inspiration during Inclusive Schools Week and to increase inclusion, ability awareness, and sense of belonging all year long.
Apply for 2024-2025 school year!  
If your child is entering transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, middle school, or high school next year, they will need to apply to a new school. Learn the steps to apply today. The deadline to apply is Feb. 2, 2024.
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Art Poster Contest Winners
SFUSD is proud to announce the winners of our Attendance Awareness Art Contest! Over 300 SFUSD students participated and created art highlighting why we all belong in SFUSD schools. Check out the winning art pieces. Go to our Attendance Awareness Website to see the work of our artists and for additional resources about attendance. 
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Winter Break
School sites will be closed from Dec. 22 to Jan. 5 for Winter Break. SFUSD offices will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Please contact offices (see "Who to Contact" below) for operating hours during the week of Dec. 25.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
SFUSD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Lunar New Year Holiday
We wish to extend support and acknowledgment to our students and families who observe Lunar New Year, including Chinese New Year, Tết, Mongolian New Year, and Korean New Year. SFUSD schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 9 in observance of this holiday.
Food Resources During Winter Break

During times when Student Nutrition Services isn’t offering meal service at school sites, please go to for food access assistance. These resources can help you or other families in your community during breaks from school. Please remember, especially during the holidays, that nutrition and food access are wellness!

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Free Muni for Youth
Free Muni for Youth is available to all youth 18 years and younger, regardless of household income level and residency. No application, proof of payment, or Clipper card is required to ride Muni vehicles, with the exception of cable cars. Simply get on and ride! Muni fares for regular service will also be waived for students enrolled in the SFUSD’s English Learner and Special Education Services programs through the age of 22. Learn more about Free Muni for Youth.
Keep Learning Through Winter Break
Although schools may be on break for the holidays, there are always opportunities for more learning! Join the T(w)een Winter Read to earn prizes and take advantage of the free digital library card SF Public Library offers to all SFUSD students. Students should have received an email from SFPL with their account number. Learn more about the Scholar Card or look up your nearest library branch's location and hours
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FAB on Winter Break
The weekly Family Announcement Bulletin (FAB) will be on winter break starting Dec. 22. FAB will resume on Jan. 11.
2024 SFUSD General Obligation Bond Update
SFUSD is preparing to introduce a general obligation bond to the SF Board of Education for consideration and placement on the Nov. 5, 2024 ballot.
2024 Bond Proposal
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High School Task Force Update
SFUSD is excited to build upon and expand the already amazing opportunities in our high school portfolio, and make educationally sound decisions to ensure our students are set up for college and career readiness.
Student and Family Services Division
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Student Attendance Review Board
Records Requests 
Location and Contact
Phone: 415-340-1716 
Transcript & Work Permit Office
Student transcripts
Work Permits
Phone: 415-750-4500
Student Nutrition Services
Breakfast + Lunch program
Free/reduced lunch applications
Pandemic EBT
Phone: 415-749-3604
Transportation Services
Transportation for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
General Education busing  
Transportation bus service for paid, athletic, and art program trips
Phone: 415-695-5505
Enrollment Center 
Student enrollment
Language assessments
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