Need More Tech Support?
To augment available SFUSD technology support for teachers and families, we’re collaborating with the San Francisco Education Fund to bring you tech volunteers who are available to provide 1-on-1 phone and video support on basic questions about Zoom, Google Meet, Google Classroom, and Seesaw. Appointments are available in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Armenian, Cambodian, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, and Vietnamese. Volunteers can support you for up to 30 minutes.
Distance Learning in the Fall
In addition to providing resources to guide your support of learning at home, the Family Distance Learning Guide highlights key topics and expectations around distance learning. We have noted some critical information from the guide in this FAQ and below, and encourage you to read the guide. Below are a few of the questions—and they are answered in more detail in the guide and FAQ.
WHAT WILL FALL DISTANCE LEARNING LOOK LIKE?
Distance Learning will have two approaches: digital (device required) and non-digital (print based and not device dependent).
There are 2 forms of learning in which students may engage during the fall:
- Synchronous Instruction/Learning: A learning event in which students are engaging in learning with an educator at the same time, usually on the computer or telephone. Teachers will provide no less than hundred and twenty (120) minutes of synchronous instruction daily in grades TK-12.
- Asynchronous Instruction/Learning: Learning occurring when the teacher and the students interact in different places and during different times. This may be through a prerecorded video, web based lessons, or a series of self paced assignments and projects.
HOW WILL MY CHILD(REN) GET MATERIALS FOR SCHOOL?
Instructional materials (including devices, texts and other instructional materials) are being distributed directly from the school site. School sites are communicating their distribution dates to their school communities directly.
WHAT’S MY CHILD’S SCHEDULE? WHAT IF I HAVE MULTIPLE STUDENTS IN SFUSD?
School sites are sharing their specific schedule with families this week. The majority of our schools will begin at 9 a.m. each day.
California state law requires all students to have a minimum amount of instructional minutes per day. These minutes may include a combination of live instruction, and other in person interactions, independent work, homework assignments, and/or assessments.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON THE FIRST DAY AND MONTH OF SCHOOL?
- Instruction: As with any school year, the start of the year is focused on connection, building community & relationships, and getting oriented to school schedules, expectations and norms.
- Technology and other materials: Within the first 30 days all schools will assess and check in around access (confirming that students have the materials needed to engage in distance learning). Sites will host distribution days to distribute devices and other instructional materials (including books, packets etc). School sites will communicate information around these days with families, directly.
- Health, wellness & community: Within the first 30 days of school, each school community will engage in wellness checks and host virtual back to school and orientation sessions.
Apply Now for 20-21 School Meal Benefits
The Multipurpose Family Income form for the 20-21 school year is available online at sfusd.edu/MFIF. The form is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. A new application needs to be submitted each school year to qualify for meal benefits. For assistance, please reach out to SNS at 415-749-3604 or SchoolLunch@sfusd.edu.