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Staying healthy and safe at school

Happy 2022! Please know that at SFUSD, your wellbeing is our number one priority. In this newsletter you’ll find COVID testing resources and other important health updates. Remember to follow other COVID health and safety protocols, such as wearing a well-fitted mask; getting your vaccine and booster shot; doing a daily health screening before you go to school; and staying home when you are sick. 


An SFUSD high school principal recently said: "Our students are our core and we will get through this because of their energy which keeps us going every day." Thank you for the energy you bring to your school and community!


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. 


In Community,

Karen at SFUSD Student News

Featured in this month's HS Student Newsletter:
COVID-19 Testing Resources
SFUSD has been operationalizing one of the largest COVID-19 testing efforts in San Francisco since last spring. You can get a Color PCR test at all school sites, and rapid antigen testing is available on a site-by-site basis.
Know Your Rights: Nurses and Health Programs at Schools
SFUSD schools without an on-site School District Nurse have access to a Central Nurse Coordinator who can assist with hearing and vision screening, care planning and staff training. Some SFUSD schools have an on-site School District Nurse, two to five days per week, to provide students and families with direct services and linkages to community health services and programs. All schools have access to the Nurse of the Day, a School District Nurse who is available through the Student, Family and School Resource Link to address school and student health-related questions and concerns.
Surfing at SFUSD
Thanks to SFUSD’s partnership with City Surf Project, students at some high and middle schools can take part in surfing physical education (PE) classes and after school surfing programs. City Surf Project also offers the Surf Instruction Leadership Training (SILT) program to high school students who have previously participated in a City Surf Project program.
Free Virtual Workshops to Build College and Life Skills
Need help building a resume or with your college entrance exams? Want to learn more about mindfulness or budgeting for the future? Register for free virtual workshops, presented by Study Smart Tutors and the San Francisco Public Library.
Now to May 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
SFUSD schools and offices will be closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Monday, January 17
Non-Instructional Day and Lunar New Year Holiday
School sites will be closed on Monday, January 31. It is a non-instructional day. In observance of Lunar New Year, school sites will also be closed on Tuesday, February 1.
9th Graders: Apply for SMASH
SMASH is a transformative, free STEM program for first-generation, low-income 9th graders of color in the Bay Area.
Apply by March 1
11th Graders: Apply for the Students Rising Above Rising Stars Program
High school students graduating in Spring 2023 will be selected to receive mentoring support, financial assistance, and career guidance. Student qualifications include:
  • Low-income or living on government assistance
  • A US citizen, permanent resident, DACA status or Dream Act eligible 
  • Committed to earning a college degree from a four-year institution
Apply by March 4
Learn About Reed College
Private colleges may seem expensive, but financial aid offers can make them remarkably affordable. For example, Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, has one of the nation’s best financial aid programs and will meet 100% of a family's demonstrated financial need. They also have a dynamite donut scene. Watch this video of Reed students on their donut tour.
Remember to Apply for Financial Aid!
Now that college applications are coming to an end for this year, it’s time to figure out how to PAY for college. Get an overview of what the financial aid application process is about. All seniors should apply for financial aid, regardless of financial or citizenship status, even if they are going to a community college like CCSF.
Students with social security numbers should fill out the FAFSA. Students without social security numbers or are DACA students should fill out the CA Dream Act Application.
The priority deadline is March 2, but financial aid awards are offered as first-come, first-serve, so submit soon! 
Students weigh in on universal school meals
Learn more about free meals at schools and hear thoughts about lunch options from students at The Academy - San Francisco @ McAteer and Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts.
Learning about careers in hospitality
Students from Career Pathways programs at Ida B. Wells, Thurgood Marshall, and John O'Connell took a December field trip to the historic Fairmont Hotel in the city to learn more about working in hotels and restaurants.
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