SFUSD March 2021 Family Newsletter
Fri, Mar 12 10:17am
 
 
Picture of Dolores Huerta with SFUSD community members
 
Dr. Matthews

Superintendent's Message

 
Dear SFUSD Families:
 
I want to extend my deepest appreciation for your continued patience. I understand that many students and families are struggling right now. Everyday, we are talking to parents, answering questions, and providing families with resources. We strive to share information with you as soon as it is available and recognize sometimes you have questions that we do not yet have answers for. Please continue checking the weekly Family Digest in your email or online for updates and resources to support your child. A lot of progress is being made and I am confident we will get through this together.
 
Warmly,
Dr. Vincent Matthews
 
A student's Nearpod assignment related to Dr Mae Jemison the first African-American woman to go to space
Women's History Month
SFUSD offers opportunities to celebrate Women's History and gender diversity all year round. During Women's History Month in March, students at Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 are learning about women like Dr. Mae Jemison, an engineer and the first African-American woman to go to space. Read more about how SFUSD has celebrated Women's History Month in recent years.
 
Getting Students Back in Classrooms

Dr. Matthews has shared more details about SFUSD's plan to return safely together. Read the latest updates and learn about the general health and safety measures to take before returning to in-person learning.

 
2021-2022 Assignment Letters Coming Soon
Families who applied in the Main Round: Your child’s school assignment letter will be ready starting March 22. Look for your letter in the mail or go to ParentVUE to view. Be sure to read and follow important instructions in your letter. For more information, visit sfusd.edu/MainRound.
 
SF Loves Learning logo
Calling All SF Loves Learning Fans

Maestra Meza wants to answer YOUR science questions on the show during the month of May! PreK-5 students, families, and teachers can submit their questions by Friday, March 26.

 
 
2021 Information and Resource Conference

SFUSD is partnering with Support for Families and the Community Advisory Committee in hosting a conference for families of children with disabilities, the professionals who work with them, and members of the community. Learn more.

 
 
SFUSD Celebrates National Breakfast Week

Did you know that SFUSD has served 1.6 million breakfasts since last March? Learn more about how the District is recognizing National Breakfast Week, plus learn more about picking up Grab and Go meals.

 
Celebrating School Social Workers

National School Social Worker Week is celebrated from March 7th - March 13th, 2021 to focus public attention on the unique contributions of school social workers. In SFUSD, school social workers are essential. They seek to ensure equitable education opportunities for all students; ensure that students are safe, healthy and ready to learn; and promote respect and dignity for all students and families. Learn more about what social workers all over SFUSD do and get ideas on how to celebrate your school social worker.

 
Encourage your high school seniors to apply for scholarships!
  • 2021 Mayor Breed's Bridge to Excellence Scholarship Program$2,500/each, must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20, demonstrate significant financial need, and be the first in their family to attend a four-year college. Deadline March 31.
  • Alexandria Scholars3 students selected, must pursue a STEM degree at a two or four-year college/university and attend a virtual ceremony on May 3rd, award eligible for up to $5,000 annually or a total of $20,000 for four years. Deadline April 5.
  • UESF Scholarships:  7 students selected, requirements vary, awards range $500-$2,000 depending on scholarship. Deadline April 16. 
 
 

SFPL Events: HER-story

HERstory, the San Francisco Public Library's celebration of Women's History Month, features a multitude of events celebrating strength, activism, talent and absolute fierceness. This is an opportunity to hear from diverse voices and provide space for youth and their families to share stories by creating art, learning about different career paths, participating in a book club or speaking directly to authors.

 
  • More than 1500 students from across the district were honored in mid-February at the 27th annual African American Honor Roll Celebration. KTVU featured a segment on the virtual ceremonies. Congratulations to our African American Honor Roll students!
 
Grading Period Ends

March 16 marks the end of the grading period for comprehensive middle schools. (Reminder: Willie Brown MS is on a six-week schedule and Presidio is on trimesters)

 
Daylight Savings Time
Remember to spring your clocks forward on Sunday, March 14!
 
Spring Break
SFUSD schools will be closed for Spring Break from Monday, March 29 to Friday, April 2.
 
 
 
Header photo: Dolores Huerta at school naming ceremony, May 2019
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