Digital Agency Week 2020
This week is Digital Agency Week. Digital Agency (formerly Digital Citizenship) focuses on maintaining the safety, security and well-being of SFUSD’s students, which is essential to creating opportunities for effective teaching and learning for every student, every day.
The learning we facilitate for students must also give them the tools to thrive in college and career, and also in interactions that are increasingly digital.
SFUSD has created Digital Agency guides by grade-level span to help teachers launch Digital Agency lessons relevant to distance learning in virtual environments.
The Digital Agent Doodle Design Challenge is accepting rolling submissions for students to design their own digital agent to be used in district materials.
Translate Your SFUSD Apps for Easier Use!
Google Classroom: Guardian email summaries can be viewed in your preferred language by changing your Chrome browser settings to automatically translate web pages. More information can be found on the Google Classroom guardian email summaries page.
Seesaw: On your family member account, you can view notes, comments, announcements and other text in your preferred language. Click on “See translation” underneath text that is in a different language than your device setting. Learn more about translations on Seesaw.
ParentVUE: Select your preferred language by clicking “Current Language” in the mobile app or by clicking “English” on the bottom right corner when using a web browser. Visit sfusd.edu/parentvue for more information.
Zoom Tip: Improve the Sound Quality on Your Zoom Calls
Too much or too little microphone volume on Zoom calls and/or Chromebooks can be quickly fixed with these steps on how to adjust microphone volume.
Find answers to a lot of other common technology questions in the Troubleshooting Help for Families guide.
Get Live Support for Tech Apps
Join us for Family Webinar #3, “Diving Deeper with SFUSD Technology Apps for Distance Learning,” from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 or Thursday, Oct. 29.
Visit sfusd.edu/family-webinars for more information, slide decks, recordings, and a link to the webinar livestream.
Receive personalized support on SFUSD distance learning technology at a free, 30-minute session in 20 languages! For more information and to sign up, visit bit.ly/sftechtutors.
Update Your Contact Info in ParentVUE to Stay Informed
Click “My Account” to update or add a new phone number and/or email address to ensure you are receiving school and district notifications. Visit sfusd.edu/contactinfo to see how you can update your contact information when using the ParentVUE mobile app or a web browser.
Learn more about signing up for and receiving school notifications!
Proposed Changes to the Elementary Student Assignment Policy
You are invited to a Community Information Session to learn about the proposed Student Assignment Policy that the Board of Education will vote on in December.
Community Information Sessions will be held on Oct. 27, 28, 29, and Nov. 7.
This is an opportunity to ask questions about the policy, understand its key features, and provide input on how we implement the policy in the coming years.
The policy changes will impact elementary schools only and will not affect incoming kindergarten students any sooner than the 2022-23 school year.
To learn more and register, visit bit.ly/SFUSD-assignment-info.
Celebrating Farm to School Month with Free Grab & Go Meals!
This month, SFUSD grab and go meals have featured seasonal, local produce sourced from California farmers: persimmons, plums, strawberries, peaches and grapes. Next week, meals will include local pears and baby pumpkins! Grab and go meals are free for all SFUSD students. Visit sfusd.edu/schoolfood for details.
Volunteers Needed! Help Students Access School Meals
SFUSD employees and community members can volunteer at any of our 18 grab & go sites every Wednesday. Volunteers assist with setup, line control, and breakdown. Sign up to volunteer!
PreK-12 Virtual Enrollment Fair: New Info About School Town Halls
Our PreK-12 Virtual Enrollment Fair is less than three weeks away! We have added new information to the school town halls to help you better plan your enrollment fair experience. Each town hall is now listed by hosted language, program focus (such as Special Education), and ADA services provided. Go to our website for updates and RSVP for the fair.