SFUSD November 2020 Family Newsletter
Wed, Nov 11 9:29am
 
 
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Superintendent's Message

Dear Families: This has been an unusual and challenging year. While so much has changed, we are continuing some important district events, virtually of course. Families with children in transitional grades are exploring our schools at our first-ever virtual enrollment fair and our elementary and middle schools are planning for parent-teacher conferences next week.

 
I also know that there are a range of feelings about in-person learning during the pandemic. I want to assure you that our District is working diligently on plans for reopening schools. You can view progress updates on our school reopening dashboard, and learn about how we’re preparing buildings for reopening in this video. If you have questions about how we’re preparing schools, I invite you to share them here.
 
Warmly,
Dr. Vincent Matthews
 
Online School Enrollment
Our school online application is live! Apply by February 5, 2021 for the best chance to get your school of choice. Learn about schools by RSVP'ing to the middle and high school town halls at the PreK-12 Virtual Enrollment Fair and watch these videos.
 
It's Good Nutrition Month and there's lots of good food available at our Grab and Go sites! Be sure to keep up-to-date with the schedule changes that start this week.
 
Digital Agency

Digital Agency empowers SFUSD students, staff, and families to navigate and evaluate digital spaces, leveraging resources adeptly and responsibly. Learn more about Digital Agency and get resources.

 
 
Did You See This Good News?

Check out SFUSD students in the news: April Barrios-Escobar, a fifth grade student at E.R. Taylor Elementary School, won a national poetry slam contest and Viva Voong, a junior at Lowell High School, created a program for students interested in careers in medicine.

 
Get Your Flu Shots!

With COVID-19 and flu season overlapping, it is more important than ever to get a flu vaccine. Everyone ages 6 months and older should get their flu vaccine this fall. To learn more, visit sf.gov/flu-shots

 
 
Parent-Teacher Conferences Week for Elementary and Middle School

Before talking with your child's teacher November 16-20, prep with the Family Teacher Conference toolkit to make the most out of your time together.

 
SFPL To Go-Go

Students can now get their library books from SFUSD and the San Francisco Public Library's SFPL To-Go-Go pop-up service. See how it works in this video featuring Dr. Matthews.

 
 
Know Your Rights: Updated Policies, Handbook   

The Student and Family Handbook is a way to understand the rights that you have in the district. See the 11/4 Family Digest for specific updates to policies.

 
Veteran's Day and Fall Break
All SFUSD schools and offices will be closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. SFUSD schools will be closed Nov. 23-27 for Fall Break. Early Education schools that offer year-round services will operate on Nov. 23 and 24. SFUSD offices will be closed Nov. 26-27.
 
Filipino American History Month Resource Guide
In October, we recognized Filipino American History Month. Check out our resource guide to learn more about Filipinx American history and ways to engage with the local Filipinx community.
 
 
 
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