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Celebrating Women's History Month and our School Social Workers

Around the world, millions of people celebrate Women’s History Month in March. SFUSD continues to celebrate and uplift women, and gender diversity-- by ensuring that our students learn about and celebrate women, and by striving to have inclusive school communities. 
March is also National School Social Worker Month. Our school social workers at SFUSD seek to ensure equitable education opportunities; ensure that students are mentally, physically, and emotionally present in the classroom; and promote respect and dignity for all students.


Read on for upcoming changes to COVID-related requirements, summer learning opportunities, district-wide art contests, and more!


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:
Bal EmpowHER Celebrates Women's History Month
Bal EmpowHER is a group of young women at Balboa High School who stand up for themselves and others. They promote conversations about women’s health and rights in their community. For Women's History Month, they create signs for the Balboa community to pose for pictures with, then create posters to display at the school based on themes. This year, their signs and posters are based on the topics of self-care and consent.
Upcoming Changes to SFUSD's COVID-Related Requirements
SFUSD will follow public health requirements and strongly recommend but not require masking at SFUSD middle and high schools, and at central office worksites beginning March 12.
$100 Gift Card Vaccination Incentive
Still need a COVID vaccine? The new vaccination clinics at Bret Harte Elementary School and Rosa Parks Elementary School are giving away $100 gift cards (while supplies last) to youth ages 5-17 for receiving any vaccine dose.
SFUSD Summer Opportunities
College and Career Readiness (CCR) offers various paid and unpaid opportunities for work-based learning experiences throughout the summer. Complete this pre-application survey for access to their numerous summer programs.
Find more information about SFUSD's Summer 2022 opportunities and other exciting programs offered in the Bay Area in their SF High School Summer Guide.

Spring Break + Cesar Chavez Day


All SFUSD schools will be closed for Spring Break and Cesar Chavez Day.


March 28 - April 1

K2C Spring Art and Video Contest
Create a video or a piece of art that represents the theme "A Future Worth Saving For." K2C will select three city-wide honorees for each grade range and award scholarships up to $500. The first 50 entries for the two contests, art or video, will also receive a $20 incentive in their K2C account towards their college savings. This contest is open to all students K-11.
Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 5PM
9th Graders: Accelerated Summer Geometry
SFUSD is offering a six-week intensive Summer Geometry course for SFUSD 9th graders who are completing CCSS Algebra 1 and would like to take CCSS Algebra 2 during their regular academic year as 10th graders.
Deadline: Sunday, April 3, 5PM
Pride Poster Contest
The Pride Poster Competition is presented by the Queer Trans Advisory Council. The theme Queertopia is about imagining a world where everyone is treated equally no matter who they are. There is a category for grades 9-12. Winners will receive an SFUSD Pride Prize Pack.
Deadline: Friday, April 8
Anti-Tobacco/Anti-Vaping Public Service Announcement Contest
Enter this year’s Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest organized by the Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB). Students/groups can win up to $200 in prizes per category. There is a High School category and LGBTQ category for 4th-12th grade.
Deadline: Saturday, April 16
Apply to GIRLFLY
GIRLFLY is a summer arts and activism program that will bring together 20 young women/GNC (gender nonconforming) youth from San Francisco. Participants ages 14-19 will get hands-on experience in aerial dance, earn $500, create and perform original dances, learn about issues of girls’/GNC youth empowerment, and more!
Deadline: May 1
SFUSD PAID Summer Programs for 10th and 11th Grade Pacific Islander Students
These classes will be held in-person at both CCSF Ocean campus and Balboa High School. Students will earn college and high school credits and participate in work-based learning activities. The 10th grade program is a makers program and the 11th grade program is a biotechnology class and internship.
June 6 - July 15
Superintendent's 21st Century Awards
Six graduating seniors best exemplifying characteristics of the SFUSD Graduate Profile will receive a $2,000 scholarship, an invitation to an in-person recognition event in May, and appear in a segment on ABC7 News. The deadline is approaching fast: Submit your application by Friday, March 18 at 5PM.
Alexandria Real Estate (ARE)  Scholars Award for STEM Students
Three SFUSD high school seniors will receive scholarships in the amount of $5,000 annually, for up to four years, while they attend a two- or four-year program at a community college or a college/university of their choice to study one of the STEM fields. Submit your application by Monday, April 11.
For Juniors: Apply for the 2022 Koshland Young Leader Awards (KYLA)
The Koshland Young Leader Awards (KYLA) is a scholarship award program that recognizes young leaders who balance extraordinary challenges yet continue to show academic promise and community leadership. Each year, 11 outstanding SFUSD juniors are awarded $10,000 each to fund college tuition and/or education-related expenses. Apply by April 3.
Click the "Learn More" button below to see all other available scholarship opportunities!
Celebrating African American Honor Roll students

Hundreds of African American honor roll students were celebrated for their achievements in a series of virtual ceremonies in February. The event was hosted by a student Mistress of Ceremonies, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts senior De'Yani Dillard.
Fire science program visits new floating fire station
Students participating in the Mission High School Fire Science Career Pathway program were present for the completion of Fireboat Station 35 on the Embarcadero.
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