SFUSD Family Newsletter
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander
Heritage Month
Dear SFUSD Families:
Dr. Matt Wayne, SFUSD Superintendent

你好! Kamusta! Xin chào! Talofa! These are ways to say hello in Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese and Samoan — some of the primary languages spoken by Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students and families in the San Francisco Unified School District. This month in May, we recognize AAPI Heritage Month to honor and uplift the many important contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are essential to San Francisco’s history, present and future. In SFUSD, we honor our AAPI communities each day. Many of our schools offer Asian language programs and clubs for AAPI communities.


We are also celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week this week, though we believe in celebrating our teachers all year long! We appreciate all that our educators do to support the growth and development of our students. We encourage you to share your stories about your children’s favorite SFUSD teachers on social media and use the hashtag #ThankATeacher!


Please keep reading this month’s newsletter for other important updates and information.


In community,

Dr. Wayne

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Featured in this month's family newsletter:
As SFUSD plans for school mergers, co-locations, and closures in the 2025-26 school year, multiple phases of community engagement will take place to ensure the community’s voices are included.
The second phase of outreach has just concluded with a virtual town hall, eight in-person community sessions, and an online survey. Thank you to everyone who provided their input!
Read weekly updates on the Resource Alignment Initiative, or go to the website to find out more.
Sketch of school facilities
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. A recent report from the SFUSD Facilities Division identified significant building improvement needs in schools across the district.
The bond will provide SFUSD schools with funds to address critical facilities improvements and are the only source for the school district to make these necessary capital upgrades. Read the press release or visit the 2024 General Obligation Bond website.
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Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6-10 is Teacher Appreciation Week! We celebrate the teachers in San Francisco public schools this week and all year long. Share more about your favorite SFUSD teachers with #ThankATeacher.

Willie Brown Middle School Principal Malea Mouton-Fuentes
National School Principals' Day
National School Principals' Day was celebrated on May 1 and recognizes the importance of principals and all the work they do for the betterment of our school communities.
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! Find out how SFUSD celebrates the AAPI community and check out some learning resources.
Jewish American Heritage Month
Join us in celebrating the culture, traditions, and the contributions of Jewish Americans during Jewish American Heritage Month in May and year round!
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Lowell cafeteria staff dressed up for School Lunch Hero Day
School Lunch Hero Day
May 3 was School Lunch Hero Day! It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the dining staff at your school, whether you have one dining staff member or a whole team. Join us in saying “Thank you!” to all our dining staff and cafeteria monitors.
High School Graduation Ceremonies
The 2024 high school graduation ceremony schedule has been released. Find out when and where your high school will hold its graduation ceremony. 
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Adult reading to younger child
SFUSD Summer Literacy Fair
Explore literacy resources and help improve your PK-5 grader’s reading over the summer on May 18 and June 1. Pick up a free summer reading book, take part in literacy activities and games, and more!
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SFUSD Continues Serious Budget Corrective Actions
SFUSD has been taking, and continues to take, serious corrective actions on its budget to address ongoing fiscal challenges.
The SF Board of Education held a special meeting for May 7 to discuss the budget and the district's stabilization plan. The Board will also launch an Ad Hoc Committee on Fiscal and Operational Health to oversee SFUSD's corrective actions.
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Summer Programs and Opportunities
Still looking for summer activities for your student? SF Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) has compiled information about summer camps and programs for Grades K-8 and jobs, internships, and programs for youth ages 14-24.
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San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) Summer Stride
Join SFPL in Summer Stride, the library's annual summer learning, reading, and exploration program! Earn a tote bag by reading or listening to books and participating in library activities. Teens can also join the Summer Youth Volunteer program.
Students on bicycles and scooters
Bike and Roll to School Week

Students throughout the district celebrated healthy, fun ways to get to school on bikes, scooters, skateboards, and wheelchairs for Bike & Roll to School Week (April 29 to May 3). Learn more about Safe Routes to School.

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U.S. flag with text "Memorial Day: Remember and honor"
Memorial Day

All SFUSD schools and early education sites will be closed on Friday, May 24 and Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. SFUSD offices will remain open on May 24 and will be closed on May 27 for the holiday.

Out for Summer
Last Day of School

The last day of school will be Tuesday, June 4. 

Photo credit: KPIX/CBS News Bay Area
Author event at Spring Valley

Author Traci Huahn reads her new book "Mamie Tape Fights to Go to School" to students at Spring Valley Science Elementary School as part of AAPI Heritage Month. 


Watch the story on KPIX

It's the Principal

We often hear about teacher shortages, and how hard it is to be a teacher, but there's another key figure in schools that is also critical: the principal. What’s it like to be a principal?


Read the story on KALW

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