SFUSD is excited to welcome more students back to in-person learning while maintaining health and safety as our top priority. Here are some of the latest updates:
- On April 19, SFUSD welcomed students (early education, elementary, and county schools) back at 51 additional school sites. In addition, students in 3rd-5th grades returned to in-person learning at elementary sites that have been open since April 12.
- On April 20, the San Francisco Board of Education ratified a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SFUSD and teachers union United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) pertaining to return to in-person instruction for secondary students in focal populations for Spring 2021.
- Wondering why we haven’t committed to opening a full secondary grade this school year? See Question of the Week below.
For Secondary Students in Priority Populations Returning April 26
Preparations continue to welcome 1,996 secondary students in priority populations to return on April 26.
Families with secondary students with an in-person placement should have been notified by text, phone, mail and through ParentVUE. For general information to prepare for in-person learning, visit How Families Can Prepare.
- School sites will contact families about participating in a mandatory orientation and to provide information about scheduled start and end times.
- Visit Placement Packets to watch a ParentVUE video tutorial (available in English, Chinese, and Spanish) for help with submitting required forms in ParentVUE. Read FAQs for more resources and support with completing the required forms.
Due to facilities constraints, and in order to comply with health and safety standards, certain secondary schools will be co-located at host sites:
Co-located at Lincoln HS:
- Hoover MS
- Ruth Asawa SOTA
- The Academy
Co-located at Mission HS:
- James Lick MS
- Arc (Access)
Co-located at Galileo HS:
Co-located at Burton HS:
- Marshall HS
- MLK Jr. MS
- Willie Brown MS
More questions? Review the Middle and High School Students in Priority Populations FAQs.
Summer Together Programs
SFUSD is partnering with the City and County of San Francisco to provide SFUSD families free in-person and virtual summer opportunities.
Early enrollment for eligible families has started and will last until May 7. Eligible families will receive targeted outreach and communications through existing programs.
General registration 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.
SF Recreation and Parks Programs are asking SFUSD families to register their interest now. They have a two-step process for SFUSD families to receive priority. SFUSD families may register their interest in Recreation and Park Department programs from now until April 30. Families can call the Recreation and Parks Department general hotline at (628) 652-2900 (language interpretation available) with any questions. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information, including key dates and times, visit dcyf.org/summertogether.
For In-Person Families: Substitute Teachers and Class Schedule
We currently have a limited pool of substitute teachers who will be prioritized to cover classroom teachers who are absent or 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.
To learn more, review our Substitute Teachers and Class Schedule FAQs.