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The San Francisco Public Library is working with San Francisco Unified School District to connect students with books and other materials. (Shutterstock)

April is School Library Month

In the past year, school librarians have shifted roles to meet students’ distance learning needs

The San Francisco Public Library is working with San Francisco Unified School District to connect students with books and other materials. (Shutterstock)
Students returning to San Francisco Unified School District classrooms are invited to get online updates with guidelines. (SFUSD screenshot)

New beginnings for SFUSD students

Youngsters returning to classrooms and those continuing distance learning can reach full potential

Students returning to San Francisco Unified School District classrooms are invited to get online updates with guidelines. (SFUSD screenshot)
San Francisco public school elementary science and tech classes are focusing on pioneering women, including astronaut Mae C. Jemison, pictured in 2018 at the National Geographic premiere of the documentary “One Strange Rock” in New York. (Shutterstock)

Women’s History Month in spotlight in SFUSD programming

Around the world, millions of people celebrate Women’s History Month in March.…

San Francisco public school elementary science and tech classes are focusing on pioneering women, including astronaut Mae C. Jemison, pictured in 2018 at the National Geographic premiere of the documentary “One Strange Rock” in New York. (Shutterstock)
School social workers have played an important role in students’ education particularly during the pandemic. (Shutterstock)

Social workers make important contributions to schools

Mental health professionals support students in myriad ways

School social workers have played an important role in students’ education particularly during the pandemic. (Shutterstock)
National School Breakfast Week can be observed from the safety of students’ homes. (Shutterstock)

SFUSD celebrates National School Breakfast Week

District families can get breakfasts free at Grab & Go sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays

National School Breakfast Week can be observed from the safety of students’ homes. (Shutterstock)
A recent virtual science lesson and Q&A about wolves included comments from a specialist working with the California Department of Fish and Wlldlife. (Shutterstock)

Science studies in focus for SFUSD youngsters

Emphasis remains on ‘providing students with real-world phenomena’

A recent virtual science lesson and Q&A about wolves included comments from a specialist working with the California Department of Fish and Wlldlife. (Shutterstock)
Physical distancing is among the many issues San Francisco Unified School District is taking into account during planning to return to in-person learning. (Shutterstock)

Getting elementary students back in classrooms

Health, safety, scheduling guidelines must be considered

Physical distancing is among the many issues San Francisco Unified School District is taking into account during planning to return to in-person learning. (Shutterstock)
The San Francisco Unified School District is offering plentiful programming for Black History Month. (SFUSD screenshot)

Excellence celebrated during Black History Month

SFUSD hosts lessons, events, performances and more

The San Francisco Unified School District is offering plentiful programming for Black History Month. (SFUSD screenshot)
Staffers from the San Francisco Unified School District’s Office of Counseling and Post-Secondary Success have adapted to virtual connections with students during the pandemic. (SFUSD Screenshot)

SFUSD counselors assist students in many ways

Staffers offer academic and social support as well as college and career planning help

Staffers from the San Francisco Unified School District’s Office of Counseling and Post-Secondary Success have adapted to virtual connections with students during the pandemic. (SFUSD Screenshot)
The San Francisco Unified School District’s African-American Achievement and Leadership Initiative is among the measures being taken to assist all Black students and staff. (Shutterstock)

Supporting success and achievement of all African American students

SFUSD committed to providing necessary conditions for positive outcomes

The San Francisco Unified School District’s African-American Achievement and Leadership Initiative is among the measures being taken to assist all Black students and staff. (Shutterstock)
Mentors working with the San Francisco Unified School District help students with various tasks, including reading. (Shutterstock photo)

SFUSD recognizes great contributions of mentors

Caring adults offer invaluable one-on-one help to students

Mentors working with the San Francisco Unified School District help students with various tasks, including reading. (Shutterstock photo)
The San Francisco Unified School District remains focused on finding ways to offer high quality and safe in-person learning options as public health guidelines change during the pandemic. (Shutterstock photo)

SFUSD continues planning for return to classrooms

Goal is to find way back to in-person learning ‘soon’

The San Francisco Unified School District remains focused on finding ways to offer high quality and safe in-person learning options as public health guidelines change during the pandemic. (Shutterstock photo)
SFUSD’s website offers information, including videos, about all of the district’s schools, an invaluable source in the application process. (SFUSD screenshot)

Deadline to apply for SF public schools rapidly approaching

Families participating in Main Round typically get one of their primary choices

SFUSD’s website offers information, including videos, about all of the district’s schools, an invaluable source in the application process. (SFUSD screenshot)
San Francisco schools’ coordinated care teams will include staffers as well as members of students’ families. (SFUSD screenshot)

New coordinated care teams help SFUSD better serve students

Schools will have individual site leaders and facilitators

San Francisco schools’ coordinated care teams will include staffers as well as members of students’ families. (SFUSD screenshot)
The San Francisco Unified School District is working with its teachers and families to get youngsters back in classrooms in a safe and effective manner. (SFUSD Screenshot)

Systematic approach to reopening classrooms is well underway

Modifying learning plans and schedules, deploying protocols and training among tasks at hand

The San Francisco Unified School District is working with its teachers and families to get youngsters back in classrooms in a safe and effective manner. (SFUSD Screenshot)
To help offset a significant deficit, the San Francisco Unified School District welcomes contributions. (Screenshot Spark* SF Public Schools)

Donations will help SFUSD bring students back to classrooms safely

Nonprofit Spark* SF Public Schools has set up a targeted fund

To help offset a significant deficit, the San Francisco Unified School District welcomes contributions. (Screenshot Spark* SF Public Schools)
The San Francisco Unified School District is preparing for some students to return to classrooms in January. (Shutterstock photo)

Updates to planning for in-person learning

SFUSD is working on many fronts to make sure youngsters will be safe when they’re back in school

The San Francisco Unified School District is preparing for some students to return to classrooms in January. (Shutterstock photo)
Parent-teacher conferences, being done virtually this year, remain a critical part of the educational process. (Shutterstock photo)

Making the most of parent-teacher conferences

A few questions to consider as you prepare to meet your child’s instructor

Parent-teacher conferences, being done virtually this year, remain a critical part of the educational process. (Shutterstock photo)
Proposition 15, which adjusts 1978’s Proposition 13, would provide billions of dollars for education and other public services. (Screenshot)

Education-related measures on November ballot

A vote for these proposals would have a positive impact on SF schools

Proposition 15, which adjusts 1978’s Proposition 13, would provide billions of dollars for education and other public services. (Screenshot)
The San Francisco Unified School District has created special programs to recognize Filipinx history. (Screenshot)

Celebrating Filipino American History Month

SFUSD offers lessons, activity guide

The San Francisco Unified School District has created special programs to recognize Filipinx history. (Screenshot)