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A Message From Your Student Delegates


Hello SFUSD High Schoolers, 


We hope each one of you had a restful Spring Break and had a chance to catch up on some self-care. This month makes it over one year since we started distance learning. That being said, we want to say that mental health has been a challenge for so many of us and this is a kind reminder that you are not alone in this journey. If you need additional support, please check the resources in this month’s newsletter. 

Earth Day, Poetry Month and Autism Awareness Month all happen in this month of April! Along with that, SFUSD has opened up sport practices for many of our SFUSD athletes. We are excited for you to be reunited with your teammates, coaches, school fields, tracks and gyms. 

To seniors who applied to schools, we wish you the best of luck on college admissions, this final chapter is almost closing and the next one is being written! 

Finally, before we close out we want to say that we cannot be bystanders to any of the hate against the AAPI community. Please educate yourself with the resources below to receive support as a member of the community or to truly align yourself as an ally.


Your 2020-2021 Student Delegates 

Kathya Correa Almanza and Shavonne Hines-Foster

Mental Health Resources
This has been an unprecedented year and we want you all to take care of yourselves. Check out this blog post to learn about free and confidential health services during COVID-19 from the city of San Francisco, hotlines to call for help, and school wellness centers.
Stop Anti-Asian Hate and Violence
The pandemic has brought a lot of pain and suffering for many, and with it conspiracy theories scapegoating the Asian community for the COVID-19 pandemic, which unfortunately have been embraced in many areas of the country and have resulted in the rise of anti-Asian violence. Below are resources for teens.
Vaccine Eligibility Now Open to Students Ages 16 and Up
All people age 16 and over in San Francisco are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Newly eligible people age 16 and over should visit to learn about options for receiving the vaccine and to find links to schedule appointments at different vaccination sites. Get more information about vaccines plus tips and advice about scheduling appointments in this video from the Lincoln High School Wellness Ambassadors.
Help Videos for Viewing Course Records and Transcripts
Students and Families can access course records through StudentVUE and ParentVUE. Fall 2020 unofficial transcripts are also in Student/ParentVUE. Keep in mind that if there have been any changes made to the transcript since January 2021, those changes will not be reflected in the unofficial transcript seen in Student/ParentVUE.
Free Virtual Teen Classes
The Mix at SF Public Library with San Francisco Recreation and Park Department are currently offering their spring session of free virtual classes for teens. Learn about drawing, animation, improv, photography, and more! Get details and register.
SF Public Library Help Line
Do you need new book suggestions or need resources for an upcoming assignment or project? Librarians from the San Francisco Public Library are available to help. Call (415) 557-4554, Monday–Friday, 12–5 p.m. or leave a voice mail after hours.
Juniors: Prepare for Your Senior Year
Watch this short 4-minute CollegeXpress video from a student who gives you advice on preparing for your senior year.
SF Youth Climate Summit + Earth Day Resources
The City and County of San Francisco invites you to a virtual Earth Day celebration dedicated to youth and supporting communities. This day-long event will coincide with the Biden-Harris National Climate Summit and is designed to serve as an interactive space for youth to learn, heal, and connect on climate issues and develop climate solutions. Register for the event on Thursday, April 22 and don't forget to check out even more resources to celebrate Earth Day every day.
SAC Youth Summit 2021 - United in Leadership: Advocacy from a Distance
Join SFUSD's Student Advisory Council (SAC) for a virtual day of student leadership workshops, inspirational speakers, and entertainment on Friday, April 23 from 10AM to 1:40PM. All SFUSD high school students are welcome! Contact your high school's SAC representative or SAC supervisor Salvador Barr at or (415) 314-1225 for more information. Register here.
5th Annual VASA Conference for High School Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Students
This conference will take place on April 20 from 10AM to 2PM to support SFUSD NHPI students in pursuit of academic success through comprehensive, culturally specific, multilingual education programs and services. Students will taste the experience of college classes and 12th graders will register for CCSF. Students and parents can register here by April 20th.
Scholarship Opportunities

For an updated list of local scholarships and to learn more about financial aid, visit this SFUSD website. Here are a few featured opportunities.

  • NHPI Senior Scholarship: Must identify as NHPI (Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander). Deadline April 16.
  • Filipino-American Scholars Award: Must identify as Filipino/a/x and have a weighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and above (Students with a 2.0+ GPA may be considered). Deadline April 23.
  • Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship: 5 students selected, up to $5,000/each, students must be of AAPI (Asian-American Pacific Islander) origin, be from the San Francisco Bay Area, and pursue education preparing for a career in public service.  Deadline June 30.
UAspire Financial Aid Events
Need help applying for financial aid? Check out these virtual sessions.
CCSF Information

Seniors who would like to attend CCSF in Fall 2021 should fill out a CCC application, complete the online orientation, and meet with a CCSF counselor. 

  • Need help with the application or orientation process? Attend virtual CCSF Stay on Track Days, happening all Wednesdays from 2-5PM this month.
  • Seniors with IEPs or 504 plans should attend an online DSPS Orientation to learn more about college accommodations. Register for a date in April.
UC Information

If you’ve been conditionally admitted to a UC, what are your Next Steps to take? They also should include maintaining a high level of academic performance in senior year, checking your portals daily, completing all in-progress/planned courses reported on your application, choosing your college and putting ONE deposit down on May 1 (if you SIR to multiple, they can rescind your application), accepting your financial aid offer, submitting your housing deposit, and signing up for orientation (even if it's not required).

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