SFUSD Family Newsletter
Congratulations to the Class of 2024!
Dear SFUSD Families:
Dr. Matt Wayne, SFUSD Superintendent

Tomorrow is the last day of the 2023-24 school year. Congratulations to all SFUSD graduates! I am so proud of our SFUSD students. Just in this last month of school I have observed second graders at Redding Elementary performing experiments on how light and shadows work, celebrated our AccessSFUSD student artists at their performance at the ACT theater (and even purchased student art that is now hanging in my office!), and spoke to Mission Bay Hub students who had a fellowship in the prosthetics department this semester and actually created a prosthetic foot. We are ending the year having met two of our interim goals for literacy, including doubling the percentage of African American and Pacific Islander kindergarten students who are meeting literacy standards. We hope to realize even greater improvement as elementary teachers have just received their new curriculum and will be attending training this summer. While we still face challenges as a district, there are many wonderful teaching and learning bright spots that we are excited to celebrate from this year, and look forward to expanding upon next school year. 


As we head into the summer, I want to remind you that just because school is out doesn’t mean that learning stops! In fact, there are many ways you can encourage your child to continue their learning all summer long. Keep reading this month’s family newsletter for ideas to continue your child’s learning journey during the summer months.


I also want to assure you that we will continue to share updates about what’s happening in SFUSD throughout the summer. Please continue to check sfusd.edu, read the Family Announcements Bulletin (FAB), and check out our monthly newsletters to stay connected.

I hope you and your family have a safe and wonderful summer. Thank you for all that you do to contribute to the success of San Francisco public schools. We look forward to welcoming you back to school on Monday, Aug. 19. 


In community,

Dr. Wayne

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Featured in this month's family newsletter:
SFUSD is engaged in a process to align our resources to our goals for student outcomes. This includes planning for school mergers, co-locations, and closures in the 2025-26 school year. At the Board of Education regular meeting on June 25, SFUSD leadership will present recommendations on the criteria, categories, weights, and metrics to create composite scores for each school. These scores will be among multiple factors in our recommendations for changes to SFUSD’s school portfolio for the 2025-26 school year.
Sketch of school facilities
On May 14, the Board of Education approved a resolution to put the 2024 General Obligation Bond on the Nov. 5, 2024 San Francisco ballot. The proposal puts forward significant renovations and targeted facility upgrades, and invests in healthy meals for students, technology and network improvements, outdoor learning spaces, and safe school buildings. Learn more about SFUSD's Bond Program.
Students in caps and gowns
High School Graduation Ceremonies
2024 high school graduation ceremonies are taking place this week! Find out when and where your high school will hold its graduation ceremony or get the livestream link. 
Last Day of School

The last day of the 2023-24 school year is Tuesday, June 4. Have a great summer vacation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on Aug. 19, 2024!

Out for Summer
Fall leaves on grass
Key Dates for Fall 2024
  • Aug. 19, 2024: First day of school
  • Sept. 2, 2024: Labor Day (holiday)
  • Oct. 14, 2024: Indigenous Peoples' Day (holiday)
  • Nov. 11, 2024: Veterans Day (holiday)
  • Nov. 25-29, 2024: Fall Recess (school sites closed)
March with SFUSD in the Pride Parade
SFUSD has been a leader in providing LGBTQ+ student services and inclusive curriculum for nearly 35 years. Celebrate our collective commitment to all students and families by being part of our official contingent in SF's Pride Parade on Saturday, June 30. 
Progress pride flag (rainbow with brown and black stripes and trans flag colors)
Algebra equations and a pencil
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.
Art by Sendy Santamaria of people participating in library activities in a tree
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.
Superintendent Wayne and the 2024 Superintendent's 21st Century Award winners
Superintendent's 21st Century Award Winners
Six graduating seniors who exemplify the characteristics of SFUSD’s Graduate Profile were awarded with scholarships and honored at a ceremony on May 1 during Ignite Potential 2024. Congratulations to the winning students!
New! Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About SFUSD's Budget

SFUSD is actively working on implementing budget-balancing solutions. Read FAQs about how the budget works as well as FAQs about budget development for the 2024-25 school year.


For instance, you can find the answers to these questions:

  • Does SFUSD have a $400 million deficit?
  • How do staff, families, and community members give feedback on the budget?
Stacks of coins on charts
Students with school lunches
Get Ready for Summer Meals

SFUSD will provide free breakfast and lunch to any San Francisco youth. Meals will be available at SFUSD school sites with summer programs, and youth do not need to be enrolled in a program to get a meal. Find a list of summer meal sites using the California Meals for Kids mobile app.

SUN Bucks Summer Food Program

SUN Bucks is a new program to help families buy food for their school-aged children during the summer. Families will get $120 for each eligible child to buy groceries during the summer.

Students on bicycles and scooters
Orange flotation ring in blue pool
Summer Safety Tips

Hot weather provides opportunities for kids to enjoy the outdoors. Take steps to keep them safe and healthy, both indoors and outdoors.

Student with backpack and yellow bandaid on upper arm
Required Immunizations for Fall

Make sure your child is up to date on all required immunizations before school entry on August 19. 


Students in line by a school bus
Need to Change Schools Next Year?

Participate in New to SF Enrollment beginning July 8, and submit a Wait Pool application by Aug. 7. If you're leaving SFUSD, email enrollinschool@sfusd.edu to let us know.

Stay in Touch During Summer

The weekly Family Announcements Bulletin (FAB) and the monthly family email newsletter will continue over the summer. Families automatically receive FAB and this newsletter unless you unsubscribe. If you need to subscribe, sign up at the link below. 

Stick figure holding a megaphone
"Juneteenth" on red, black and green horizontally-striped background

All SFUSD schools and offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth. 

U.S. flag with text "Memorial Day: Remember and honor"
Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha is expected to begin on Monday, June 17. Eid al-Adha Mubarak!


Photo credit: Roland DGA
Staircase of Imagination

SFUSD partnered with San Francisco-based interior design company VIVAS, and Roland DGA to create “Staircase of Imagination,” a graphic sensory mural along a main corridor at Sherman Elementary School, complete with a mix of textured, sensory-friendly elements aimed specifically at students who process information differently.


Read the story in the Examiner

The Motivation Power of STEM

Mission Bay Hub is a one-year, specialized STEM program for 11th and 12th graders and counts toward a science, English, and elective credit. Students, who come for half the day from their high schools, learn more about science disciplines such as biochemistry and neuroscience.



Read the story in Education Week

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