SFUSD is welcoming our youngest students back to in-person learning while maintaining health and safety as our priority. Here are some of the latest updates:
- On April 12, SFUSD welcomed students back at 36 schools (early education, elementary and county schools). Check out a few of the snapshots we captured in the Bright Spot section below.
- Preparations continue for students returning to in-person learning on April 19 and April 26.
- Families with students receiving an in-person placement will be notified about their student’s placement information. For more information on how to prepare, visit How Families Can Prepare.
- School sites will contact families returning to in-person learning about participating in a mandatory orientation.
- Families can log onto ParentVUE to complete required forms and review important health and safety information by the first day of school. Placement information has been mailed to families who do not have an email on file with SFUSD. Visit Placement Packets and review the FAQs for more resources and support with completing the required forms.
For In-Person Families: Possible Schedule Shifts Due to Limited Substitute Availability
We currently have a limited pool of substitute teachers who will be prioritized to cover classroom teachers who have been granted remote work accommodations.
We will make every effort to assign a substitute teacher, but there might be a shift from in-person/hybrid learning to distance learning for the days when a substitute teacher will not be available to cover an in-person classroom teacher’s absence.
If we are unable to confirm coverage for the next day’s class by 4 p.m., site administrators will contact families of students who are impacted to inform families that they will be in distance learning that day.
We will strive to provide as much notice as possible, and appreciate your patience and understanding while we navigate these unprecedented times.
Secondary Priority Populations In-Person Placement Information
The in-person learning start date for secondary priority populations is April 26. Students in this group who have been placed in-person will receive their Spring 2021 placement letter starting Monday, April 19. Log into ParentVUE on April 19 to see your school placement letter. A hard copy letter will also be mailed to your address on April 19 (expect 1-3 days to receive mail). To start preparing today for your return to in-person learning, visit our website sfusd.edu/howtoprepare to find important information on submitting required forms, attending a mandatory orientation, and other ways to prepare.
Student COVID Testing for In-Person Learners
Testing is a very important part of keeping our schools safe by caring for ourselves and others and helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. Regular testing helps us to support students and school staff to know when to isolate if they test positive for COVID-19.
SFUSD has partnered with Color, a COVID-19 testing company, to provide student and staff testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Testing is not mandatory, and all students will be able to access in-person learning even if a family chooses not to have them participate in the COVID-19 testing.
Students who have received an in-person placement may access testing even before their child returns to the school site. For students returning on April 19, student testing will be offered Wednesday, April 14 through Friday, April 16 at four locations throughout the City.
Visit COVID-19 Student Testing Locations and scroll to the bottom for the 4 temporary testing sites.
Review the Question of the Week section below for more information about student testing.
Reminder: Summer Together
SFUSD is partnering with the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families (DCYF) to provide SFUSD families free in-person and virtual summer opportunities.
There is an early registration period between April 19 and May 7. Eligible families will receive targeted outreach and communications through existing programs.
General enrollment for SFUSD families begins on May 8. While space is limited, SFUSD families will be prioritized over non-SFUSD families. SFUSD families will have to provide their student’s SFUSD student ID number for verification.
SFUSD will continue to provide updates and enrollment information for Summer Together programs. For more information, visit DCYF’s Summer Together website.