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Happy Fall!

November is American Indian Heritage Month - did you know SFUSD has an Indian Education Program?


Additionally, it's time to look forward to the Fall Recess! Your school will be closed from November 22 to 26. We hope you have fun plans as you take some well-deserved time off from the classroom.


If you're not yet vaccinated for COVID-19, this weekend would be a good weekend to do so. Remember it takes two weeks after you receive the second Pfizer vaccine in order for you to be fully vaccinated (just in time for those holiday gatherings!). Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect your loved ones and yourself from COVID-19. Learn more about vaccinations and where to get them.


SFUSD is happy to bring you resources, information, and news every month through the High School Student Newsletter. Read all of the past issues on Please reach out with your input at if you have any suggestions or comments about the SFUSD High School Student Newsletter –– we welcome your ideas. 

Featured in this month's HS Student Newsletter:
Student Writers in a Published Book
SFUSD students, including students from Mission High School and Civic Center Secondary School, wrote about the Black identity and experience for 826 Valencia's Young Authors’ Book Project 'Our History is Deeper Than What They Tell Us.' Hear several of the writers read from their poems and essays.

Flu Season

Protect yourself from the flu. Learn about the differences between the flu and COVID-19, and contact your doctor/primary care provider for a flu shot today.

Mask Up Properly!

Masks continue to be a requirement for all SFUSD students and staff at schools and offices, even if one is fully vaccinated. Thank you for continuing to keep our community safe!

Explore Your Neighborhood

Discover what makes each of your local neighborhood libraries unique with the San Francisco Public Library's new Explorer Map. Visit each Library location to receive a special sticker to fill in the bubbles on your map.
How to File a Title IX Complaint
Title IX is a federal law that provides that students shall not be discriminated on the basis of sex in educational programs. This
includes sexual harassment. Read FAQs and learn how to file a formal complaint with the Office of Equity.
Calling All Budding Entrepreneurs! Apply for the GOAT 23 Fellowship Program
Learn the essentials of business, develop and present a plan, and earn up to $4,000 as a GOAT 23 fellow. The program is a six-month commitment from February 2022 to July 2022. Newcomers, English language learners, and undocumented students are highly encouraged to apply. Submit your application online by Friday, Dec. 3, at 5:00 PM.
Apply for Scholarships
Check out some of the latest scholarship opportunities! Connect with your school counselor if you need help or have questions.
  • SF State Vaccine Scholarship Program: Last day to apply in person Nov. 13. Enter to win a full four-year scholarship to SFSU. You must have received your first or second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine prior to entry.
  • Equitable Excellence Scholarship Program: Deadline Dec. 17. Students who have made an outstanding achievement related to reducing risk in areas such as financial, environment, health and/or emergency preparedness or an achievement around empowering society to better face risk, are encouraged to apply.
  • Maisin Scholars: Deadline Feb. 19, 2022. 75 SFUSD seniors will win this award! Must have at least a cumulative unweighted GPA between 2.0 and 3.5, demonstrate financial need, and be committed to your post-secondary education.
Tips for Applying to CSUs
Some CSUs are more competitive than others. Consider applying to a range of schools in the CSU system; most of them allow you to apply undeclared (a great alternative if you don’t know what your major will be). Hint: CSU East Bay and San Francisco State University give priority to SFUSD students.
Lowell HS junior spends early mornings in the ice rink
Kate Wang has already stepped onto many podiums in many different countries and prefers brick and mortar education.
Students volunteer time outside and give back to community
Students from Downtown High School's Wilderness Arts Literacy Collaborative enjoyed being back outside to work on construction on a new nature exploration area in Heron's Head Park.
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