SFUSD February 2021 Family Newsletter
Wed, Feb 10 11:42am
 
 
middle school children
 
Dr. Matthews

Superintendent's Message

 
Dear SFUSD Families:
 
I want to extend my deepest appreciation to SFUSD families for all the incredible support you are providing your children at this time. I know you are doing your best and I also know you are likely very tired. The task of reopening a large urban public school system is complex but we will get there. As you may have heard this weekend we got closer when the group of unions and SFUSD tentatively agreed on baseline health and safety standards. Please keep checking your email Wednesday evenings for ongoing in-person learning updates and resources related to distance learning. I hope to have more news regarding progress to share soon.
 
Warmly,
Dr. Vincent Matthews
 
Black History Month
As a school district that values diversity, we believe Black History should be celebrated 365 days a year — 366 in a leap year. Celebrate, explore, and elevate your consciousness about Black History through events, activities, and resources.
 
Supporting Success and Achievement of All African American Students

Learn how the African American Achievement and Leadership Initiative (AAALI) advances SFUSD's commitment to improve the experiences and outcomes for African American students. The 2020 AAALI report is available here.

 
 
Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors
The Superintendent's 21st Century Awards is now accepting applications! Six graduating seniors will each be awarded a $3000 scholarship. The application is open until March 5, 2021.
 
Seeking Parents to Join the Board of Education PAC

The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) reflects parent perspectives to the Board of Education. The group is seeking parents of SFUSD students interested in advocating at the District level on behalf of ALL SFUSD students. For more information, contact the PAC Coordinator at pac@sfusd.edu.

 
 
Save the Date: Virtual School Planning Summit!

Join us on March 6 to share your ideas during the school planning process, including the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), your academic plan and budget for SY 21-22. Talk to your principal about RSVPing, and learn more here.

 
Pandemic-EBT: Two Steps to Take

Eligible families can receive a P-EBT card for the 20-21 school year with funds to purchase food. The State will mail cards directly to families March-June. To receive P-EBT, check your mailing address in ParentVue and submit your household income to qualify by Feb 22Learn more.

 
 
Grading Period Ends

Grading period for elementary schools will end on February 11High school grading period ends on February 19. Visit our website to view timelines for report cards, and learn more about how we assess student learning.

 
Enrollment Application for 2021-2022

The Main Round deadline of Feb. 5 has passed. If you submitted your application on time, you will receive your school assignment letter the week of March 22. If you missed this deadline, you can still apply in Round 2.

 
 
Thank You, School Counselors!

Join us in celebrating San Francisco school counselors this National School Counselors Week. Learn more about the essential roles school counselors play in the school community!

 
 
 

SFPL Event: Author Jason Reynolds

Winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent, a 2017 NAACP Image Award and multiple other honors, author Jason Reynolds spent 2020 serving as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, sharing his transformative journey as a writer—and a reader—with youth during a year of previously unimaginable transformation. Join San Francisco Public Library on Thursday, February 25 at 5PM for a virtual landmark lecture and creative exploration of the theme of “transformation."

 
A few of our high school students were recently recognized in KPIX 5! Check out their stories.
  • Rana Salem, a senior at Balboa High, is a youth leader at the Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), a cloud engineer intern, and has tutored younger students at Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School in SFUSD.
  • Cleo Guerrero, a senior at Lowell High, and her brother Neo volunteer their musical talents in the city as well as tutor students online.
  • Isreal Laviene, a senior at Mission High, boasts a 3.9 GPA, dabbles in modeling and sees himself as a future entrepreneur. He is eyeing Morehouse in Atlanta as his college of choice.
 
Spark's 2020 Annual Report is Here

Explore our community impact and our ongoing efforts to emerge stronger in Spark's 2020 Annual Report.

 
Happy Lunar New Year!
SFUSD schools will be closed in observation of Lunar New Year on Friday, February 12, 2021.
 
Presidents' Day Holiday
All SFUSD schools and offices will be closed in observation of Presidents' Day on Monday, February 15, 2021.