Picture of Dolores Huerta with SFUSD community members
Dr. Matthews

Superintendent's Message

Dear SFUSD Families:


This month we are celebrating our graduates, and extending extra appreciation for the amazing teachers, nurses, principals, student nutrition service providers and so many others who are an essential part of our SFUSD community. I am so proud of our collective creativity and resilience as we continue to navigate this challenging time. 


We remain committed to a full return to in-person learning for the fall semester as long as public health guidance allows it, and will share information with you as soon as we are able. Thank you for your ongoing partnership. Please continue to read our monthly family newsletter for information and inspiration. 



Dr. Vincent Matthews

Recognizing National Mental Health Month

Learn about resources, from support groups and hotlines to school Wellness Centers, to navigate these unprecedented times.

SFUSD Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

We celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week in May, but appreciate all that our teachers do every day. During this past school year, teachers have found ways to connect with students despite numerous obstacles, and continue to guide our children.

Vaccine Eligibility Open for Ages 12+
All people ages 12 and over in San Francisco are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. People ages 12 and over should visit SF.gov/getvaccinated to learn about options for receiving the vaccine and to find links to schedule appointments at different vaccination sites. Only sites with Pfizer can vaccinate people under 18.
What's Next for Round 2 School Enrollment Applications?
The Round 2 deadline for SY 2021-22 school enrollment has passed. Families who applied for Round 2 will receive your school assignments the week of June 7. For more info, visit sfusd.edu/schools/enroll/enroll.
Congratulations to Our 2021 Anti-Smoking/Vaping PSA Winners!

Each year, the SFUSD Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program, under the guidance of the Student Health Advisory Board, holds a Public Service Announcement contest to make their peers and school communities aware of the importance of being tobacco and vape free. With that effort, the use of tobacco products among SFUSD elementary, middle, and high school students has decreased over the past years.

Equity Audit and Action Planning Committee
This spring we will be hosting informational sessions about the committee, its purpose, and how to apply. More information about the Equity Audit & Action Committee (including purpose, information session dates, committee application, and meeting agendas) can be found on the SFUSD committee website.
For NHPI Students and Families: Virtual Acknowledgement Ceremony
SFUSD presents the first-ever virtual acknowledgement ceremony for fifth graders, eighth graders, and seniors who identify as Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (NHPI). Students and families can register for the ceremony on Friday, May 21.

Graduations For All

SFUSD, in partnership with the City and County of San Francisco, will be offering in-person graduation ceremonies to 4,000 high school seniors. View schedules and find out how you can contribute.

Congratulations to the 2021 Superintendent's 21st Century Award Winners!
These six graduating SFUSD seniors were selected for exemplifying characteristics of the SFUSD Graduate Profile. In addition to being awarded scholarships from Spark*SF Public Schools, their stories were featured on ABC 7.

2021 African American Graduates Rites of Passage Ceremony

The San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators presents the 2nd Annual SFUSD Black Graduation Rites of Passage Ceremony on Friday, June 4 at Kezar Pavillion Stadium. African American seniors can register to confirm their participation and receive their bids.

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with SFPL

The San Francisco Public Library is offering a treasure trove of programs exploring the richness, beauty and diversity of Asian American Pacific Islander cultures. Here are some highlights.

Presentation: Raf Salazar and Don Aguillo – May 18, 2 p.m. FILIPINO AMERICAN

Presentation: Elizabeth Yang with Career Girls – May 20, 10:30 a.m. HMONG AMERICAN

Presentation: Talk Story with Tui with PIEFEST – May 25, 12 p.m. PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN

Performance: Halau Ha’a Kea o Kinohi – May 26, 6 p.m. NATIVE HAWAIIAN

Demonstration: K-Pop Dance Class – May 29, 1 p.m. KOREAN

SFUSD has welcomed back 19,000 students to in-person learning this spring. We are committed to welcoming all students for full in-person learning five days a week next school year starting August 16 as public health conditions allow.
Learn more about cleaning up after lunch and recess at school with student Chauncey Brown.

Charting the Path to Reopening

Gentle Blythe, deputy superintendent of strategic partnerships and communications at SFUSD, discussed with San Francisco Public Press' podcast “Civic” the impacts of distance learning and next steps for reopening schools.

  • Michael Yu, a student at Abraham Lincoln High School, is working to provide school supplies to kids with special needs. He is featured on KCBS Radio as a Difference Maker.
  • Congratulations to Balboa High School for being one of 33 California schools selected for the California Exemplary Arts Education Award!
Memorial Day

Schools are closed on May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.

2021-22 Calendar
SFUSD's Academic Calendar for the 2021-2022 school year is available.
Last Day of School
The last day of instruction for the 2020-2021 academic year is June 2.
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