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Dr. Matthews

Superintendent's Message

Dear SFUSD Families:
As we head into the second semester of this school year in distance learning, I just wanted to appreciate you for the incredible support you are providing for your children at this time. You are doing the best you can to create an environment where your child can learn while school buildings are closed. It continues to be our goal to find a way back to in-person soon. Please continue to check out our weekly Wednesday evening Family Digest in your email or online at sfusd.edu so you have the latest news and resources to support your child.
Dr. Vincent Matthews
Return Safely Together
SFUSD continues to make progress on our Return Safely Together Plan. While we will not be returning to in-person learning on January 25 as originally proposed, SFUSD remains committed to supporting students and families through this challenging time. Spark* SF Public Schools continues to raise funds to support SFUSD's preparations to return safely.
Dr. Matthews' Message and Read-Aloud on SF Loves Learning

This week on SF Loves Learning, Dr. Matthews talked about the significance of the special election in Georgia and the recent events in Washington D.C. He also read from the book Get Up, Stand Up, based on the song by Bob Marley. Watch and share the segment.

Coordinated Care Teams to Better Serve SFUSD Students 
The pandemic has encouraged us to reimagine programs and systems so that we can better serve students. Learn about our new Coordinated Care Teams and how we foster wellness and partnership to support SFUSD students.
It's Time to Enroll for the 21-22 School Year

Incoming K, 6th & 9th graders: Submit your enrollment applications by February 5. The online application, along with enrollment guides, help videos, and School Finder are available on the SFUSD website. You can also make an appointment or call the Educational Placement Center at 415-241-6085 to get help.

Activate Your ParentVUE Account!

SFUSD families: Make sure your Family Portal (ParentVUE) account is activated. Use it to update your contact information to receive district and school notifications.

Distance Learning Highlights and Resources

Check out this Twitter Moment featuring distance learning resources and highlights for families. Leverage these Google Resources for Families (also available by grade levels) during digital learning!

Free Grab and Go Meals for All Children Under 18

Grab and Go meals are now available to all children 18 and younger in San Francisco! See menus, schedules, and information.

New SF Board of Education Commissioners

Matt Alexander, Kevine Boggess, Jenny Lam, and Mark Sanchez have been sworn in to serve on the San Francisco Board of Education. Gabriela Lopez is the new Board president and Alison Collins is the new vice president. Stay engaged and connected with the Board.

SFUSD Graduation Rates Rose to 87.3%

SFUSD's 2019-20 graduation rate surpassed the state! Graduation rates rose across program subgroups, such as English Language Learners, Foster Youth, Students with Disability, and Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Youth. Expanded programming and continued systems improvements contributed to our success.

Black History Month Programs at SFPL

San Francisco Public Library is proud to launch its Black History Month programs in its series More Than a Month—a two-month celebration of Black history, culture and heritage. Listen and learn from a delightful diversity of Black artists in this first-ever virtual presentation. There's music, art workshops, and more for students of all grade levels!

Community Hubs

Learn about the citywide partnership between DCYF and other San Francisco city agencies to support SFUSD K-12 students during distance learning. Available in Spanish and Chinese (traditional).

  • The New York Times covers how TV programs like SF Loves Learning help to narrow the digital divide across the country. Tune into Season 3 weekdays from 8:30AM-9AM on KTVU Plus.
  • "As the attack on the Capitol officially takes its place in the history book, the question becomes how do you handle this in a classroom?" NBC Bay Area featured lessons about the Jan. 6 events in Washington D.C., taught in Balboa High School's Leadership and Pre-Law classes.
  • Mission Education Center was featured in The Noe Valley Voice - read more about how this community school for newcomer learners is adjusting to distance learning.
Fred Korematsu Day 

Learn about Fred T. Korematsu via PBS Learning Media (Grades 6-8). Access more student and family learning resources via SFUSD's website.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
All SFUSD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
January is National Staying Healthy Month
Learn about SFUSD resources and initiatives that promote health and wellness.
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