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artwork by Karim at Glen Park ES, 2020 Inclusive Arts Showcase
Celebrating Inclusive Schools Week
Dear SFUSD Families:
This week we have been celebrating something that’s at the core of what public schools are about –– inclusion, which means we include everyone in our classrooms and our schoolyards and we are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for each and every student. While we have made great strides, we know we have many more steps to take to reach our goal of fully inclusive schools.
In Community,
Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews
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Featured in this month's Family Newsletter:
Share Power and Decision Making
One of the best practices of family partnership includes making sure that family voice is heard. Check out these resources on how you can bring your voice to inform decisions.

Apply Today for 2022-23 School Year!

If your child is entering kindergarten, middle school, or high school next year, they will need to apply for a new school. Learn the steps to apply today. The deadline to apply is Feb. 4, 2022.

Safer Holiday Tips

Gather safely this holiday. Anyone ages 5 and up can get vaccinated, and boosters are available for anyone ages 18 and up. Appointments are encouraged.

Know Your Rights: Non-Citizen Voting

Eligible SFUSD non-citizen parents, guardians, and caregivers have the right to participate in Board of Education elections. Visit the SF Department of Elections website to learn more and register. 

Grab and Go Meals During the Holidays


Free Grab & Go Meals are available for children during Winter Recess in San Francisco. Open on Tuesday, December 21 from 2-4pm.

  • On December 21 only, pick up 10 days worth of breakfasts and lunches, including fruit, vegetables and milk.
  • Meals are for children 18 and younger. Food is available while supplies last.
  • Adults can pick up meals for up to 4 children.

For additional food resources, visit or call 311.

SFUSD Budget Balancing Plan


Learn more about SFUSD's Budget balancing process by watching the family town hall recording and reviewing these FAQs. Understand more about core school staffing resources. Share your thoughts and questions in this survey.

Donate to Spark*SF Public Schools' COVID Recovery Fund
Your donations will support ventilation in classrooms, mental health support for students, and developing students' literacy skills.

Winter Recess


School sites will be closed from December 20 to December 31 for Winter Recess. SFUSD offices will be closed on December 24 and December 31.

T(w)een Winter Read with the San Francisco Public Library


Readers ages 10-18 can track their reading, listening or crafting time on Beanstack to earn badges and for a chance to win cool prizes. New this year, in partnership with The Museum of Craft and Design, teens and tweens may pick up a MakeArt kit from participating Library locations to craft along during an SFPL virtual event.

Students find purpose and community through cooking class and sharing food
Students from the Culinary Career Pathway at John O'Connell High School cooked a special holiday meal before the Fall Recess for the entire school, in partnership with the Family Liaison and team.
Lincoln HS student to be honored by SF Board of Supervisors for vaccine advocacy
Michael Yu, a student at Abraham Lincoln High School, has been making COVID vaccine card holders alongside his brother.
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