SFUSD October 2020 Family Newsletter
Tue, Oct 6 2:55pm
 
 
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Superintendent's Message

Kamusta! That’s “hello” in Tagalog, one of the six languages most frequently spoken by our SFUSD students and families. We consistently encourage our students to be multicultural and multilingual. In fact, one of our graduate profile competencies is developing our students' global, local and digital identities. This month we're encouraging our schools to offer lessons and other activities to honor Filipino heritage and culture. In an upcoming family digest, we'll be sharing some ideas for you to learn and celebrate Filipino American History from home.  
 
Are You Ready to Vote?
As you know, there are some important issues on the November ballot. The SF Department of Elections has information on how to vote in person and by mail. If you haven't registered, you can do it online and by mail by October 19.
 
Proposition J
On Election Day, San Franciscans will vote on Proposition J, which addresses a legal loophole to continue providing funds to SFUSD and Proposition 15, which would increase revenue for public education and other services. Learn more about these measures.
 
Grading Information for Elementary, Middle, and High School
Information about assessments and grading periods is available on the Assessing Student Learning webpage.
More information about the TK-5 report cards, including sample report cards and family guides in multiple languages, can be found here.
 
10/11 - 10/17 is National School Lunch Week

Student Nutrition Services has served more than 3 million meals since the start of distance learning last spring. Join us in thanking the Student Nutrition Services team this National School Lunch Week by using #WeAreSFUSD on social media. 

 
 
Celebrate a Safer Halloween During the Pandemic

There are still fun and innovative ways to celebrate Halloween while keeping you, your loved ones, and community safe. The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) has recently shared some ideas. See their guidance on what is allowed.

 
 
2020-2021 Academic Calendar revised
This new calendar reflects date changes for the Winter Break (Monday, January 4, 2021 is included in the break) and the last day of school is Tuesday, June 2, 2021.
Download the updated school year calendar here.  
 
Parent Advisory Council Meeting Oct. 7 via Zoom

The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) advises the San Francisco Board of Education of parents' perspectives and provides recommendations about school district issues.

 
Indigenous Peoples' Day
All SFUSD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12 in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day.
 
The Enrollment Fair
The SFUSD PreK-12 Enrollment Fair is virtual this year! Talk to principals and school staff, learn how to apply, and watch videos about each school - all online for your convenience. November 6-13. Learn more and register.
 
 
 
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