All schools need final approval from the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) to reopen for in-person instruction.
View the SFDPH School Guidance Checklist and SFUSD COVID-19 Prevention Plan for each school as they receive final approval. Several more sites are being inspected in the coming weeks.
What has been done to prepare my child’s school for safe return?
The Facilities Division conducts two types of assessments at each site:
- The Building Systems Assessment which determines if heating, ventilation, electrical, plumbing and other building systems are functioning as intended.
- The Ground Truthing Site Assessment which:
- Reconciles the physical classroom or office number with the building floor plan
- Counts the total number of classroom/office windows, noting those that are operable vs. inoperable, and of operable windows, if they function
- Confirms the presence and functionality of handwashing sinks
- Describes the number and type of student desks present in classrooms
- Confirms working condition of restrooms
The Facilities Division will also organize a series of site preparation (“stand up”) activities including:
- Designation of entry, exits and circulation paths throughout the school site
- Posting of appropriate COVID-19 safety signage throughout the building reminding students and employees to:
- social distance
- wear face coverings
- wash/disinfect hands frequently
- Repairing windows where necessary to ensure improved ventilation
- Arranging classroom furniture to allow for 6-foot social distancing
- Delivery and installation of partitions and desktop shields where necessary
- Confirmation that all hand sanitizer dispensers are working and filled
- Replacing ventilation filters older than six months
- Flushing the building’s plumbing
For more information about Facilities and Operations, refer to this FAQ.
Annual Student Social Emotional Learning (SEL) / Culture Climate Survey for Students in Grades 4-12
SFUSD measures school quality by looking at the school’s climate as well as the academic performance and social emotional skills of the school’s student body. In April, your student will take an online Social Emotional Learning/School Climate Survey. Results of the survey will be used to assess our programs and initiatives; all reports will be summarized using aggregate data, not individual student data.
Families received information about the survey including the electronic consent form via email on March 15. Read the parent consent message.
If you do not want your child to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 25 and include your student’s name, school and grade level.