From SFUSD: Celebrate Earth Day and More! SFUSD April 2021 Family Newsletter (04/13/2021)
Wed, Apr 14 8:33am
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    Dr. Matthews

    Superintendent's Message

    Dear SFUSD Families,
     
    We are excited to celebrate the milestone of welcoming our youngest learners back into school buildings. Thank you for the care and support that you are providing your child as we continue to navigate unprecedented times. No matter if you are learning in-person or staying in distance learning for now, your students are important members of their classroom and school communities. At SFUSD we remain committed to a full return to in-person learning for the Fall 2021 semester as long as public health guidance allows it. We are excited to share the upcoming resources and opportunities below. Thank you for your continued partnership. 
     
    Sincerely, 
    Dr. Vincent Matthews
     
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    Return Safely Together
    This week, SFUSD welcomed back some students to in-person learning at 11 early education preschool sites, 22 elementary schools, and three County Schools. We will continue to reopen sites and add grade levels to sites that have already reopened throughout the month of April. SFUSD has committed to welcoming all students for full in-person learning five days a week next school year starting August 16 as public health conditions allow. Get the latest timeline, updates, and information for our in-person learning plans.
     
    Summer Together

    Summer Together provides SFUSD students a selection of free in-person and virtual summer learning programs for nine weeks starting in June, including academic in-person learning, summer camp at sites throughout the city, virtual arts and academic classes, and free books. Families eligible for early enrollment will be notified starting April 19. Sign up to get notified when general enrollment begins on May 8.

     
    Vaccine Eligibility Now Open for Ages 16+
    All people age 16 and over in San Francisco are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Newly eligible people age 16 and over should visit SF.gov/getvaccinated to learn about options for receiving the vaccine and to find links to schedule appointments at different vaccination sites.
     
    2021-2022 Enrollment
    If you need a school for next school year (2021-22), you can apply in Round 2. The deadline is May 7, 2021. Please visit sfusd.edu/round2 for more information.
     
    Join SFUSD’s Citizens Bond Oversight Committee

    The CGOBOC meets quarterly and provides feedback to the Chief Facilities Officer on priorities for the expenditure and programming of SFUSD General Obligation Bond funds. The CGOBOC also ensures accountability and transparency of Bond expenditures by reviewing and accepting annual audits of the Bond program. You must be a resident of the City of San Francisco to serve on the CGOBOC; employees, vendors, and contractors may not be appointed. If interested, please send an email to Dawn Kamalanathan at kamalanathand@sfusd.edu, subject line: CGOBOC membership. Seats will be filled on a rolling basis.

     
    Earth Day Every Day
    Participate in events, challenges, and contests and read and share resources related to nature, the outdoors, and climate justice.
    Mental Health Resources for Teens

    Teens needing support can get free and confidential health services, call hotlines, and/or get in touch with their school's Wellness Center. Share this blog post with your teens.

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    NHPI Scholarship

    Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) seniors are invited to apply to the 1st Annual SFUSD NHPI Senior Scholarship program. Applications are due on Friday, April 16th. Families and community members are also encouraged to donate to the scholarship fund. Scholarships will be awarded in a virtual ceremony on Friday, May 21st.

     
    Free Books for K-8 Graders
    The Golden State Warriors in partnership with Ross will host a Read to Achieve pop-up bookstore in Thrive City Plaza at Chase Center on Saturday, April 17th from 1 to 4PM. All books given away will be provided by Dog Eared Books, a woman owned independent bookstore located in San Francisco. Students ranging from Kindergarten to 8th grade are invited to participate in receiving books and other giveaways at the event. RSVP today.

    Get Help from an SFPL Librarian

    Librarians are just a phone call away for youth, educators and parents. Get help with:
    • General questions from children, teens, parents and pre-K—12th grade educators
    • Recommended reading suggestions
    • Finding books, magazine articles and quality online resources
    • Assistance with holds for children, teens and educators
    Call (415) 557-4554, Monday–Friday, 12–5 p.m., to speak to a librarian. Need help outside those hours? Leave us a message, and we’ll call you back!
     
    • Students from The Academy - San Francisco @ McAteerJohn O’Connell High School, and Mission High School worked at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market as part of CUESA & The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market's Foodwise Teens, a paid job training program where teens build skills to sustain healthy lives and a healthy planet. Learn more about the program and see the students at work in this ABC7 News segment.
    • SFUSD increased efforts to improve science education online by creating interactive experiences for students learning remotely through multimedia, simulations, recorded demos of lab experiments and guest speakers. Read more about these efforts and hear from science teachers in this Bay Area Parent article.
     
    Grading Period Ends

    April 16 marks the end of the grading period for comprehensive high schools.

     
    2021-22 Calendar
    The 2021-22 school year starts on August 16, 2021. Full calendar coming soon.
     
    Gun Safety Information
    Access these resources to learn about the policies and data, as well as the effects of gun violence.
     
     
     
     
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