Seeking people who use assistive technology to test new website
Are you an SFUSD parent, employee or HS student who uses assistive technology like screen readers, touch sticks, or keyboard navigation to browse the internet? SFUSD is redesigning our website, and we want to do user testing to ensure our new website is universally accessible.
Help your school: submit the confidential Multipurpose Family Income Form by Oct. 1
Forms for the 2018-19 school year are due by Oct. 1! Apply online or in person at schools or the Student Nutrition Services office at 841 Ellis Street. Please fill out the form every year even if you do not need or want free or reduced-price school meals. Each completed form provides our schools with more classroom funding and student benefits such as afterschool programs or ACT/SAT fee waivers.
Schools closed Oct. 8
All SFUSD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8 in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day/Día de la Raza.
Discover San Francisco public schools at the Enrollment Fair on Oct. 13
Looking for a school for the 2019-20 school year? Discover SFUSD schools and learn about the enrollment process at our annual Enrollment Fair on Saturday, Oct. 13. We will also have enrollment workshops throughout Nov. and Dec. so you can learn more about the application and enrollment process for all grades, including transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, sixth grade, and ninth grade. School tours begin in October—check out individual school webpages for each school's tour schedule.
90-Day Report progress update and PITCH plan
Dr. Matthews presented his 90-Day Report to the Board of Education on Nov. 14, 2017, and on June 26, he went over progress the district has made toward the goals set in the report and updated the board on the district's PITCH plan.
School safety and emergency preparation
The district has a comprehensive crisis plan in the event of a school or citywide emergency. All schools have emergency response plans and teams as well and are expected to practice safety drills. If an emergency does occur at a school, we will notify parents as quickly as possible using a variety of means, including text, email and phone call.
- Read Superintendent Matthews' recent letter to families about school safety and emergency preparation (Español | 中文 | عربي | Tagalog | Tiếng Việt)
- Learn more about our standard response protocol for emergencies (Español)
- Learn how to sign up for notifications
SFUSD budget and Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
SFUSD’s LCAP describes our goals, strategic actions, and how we are using resources to support our students. All school districts are required to engage their stakeholders in the LCAP process.
The LCAP Task Force, which includes district staff, labor partners, families, and community organizations, reaches out to engage SFUSD stakeholders in the spring. LCAP engagement events include public forums, conversations at school community meetings as schools develop site plans (their Balanced Score Cards), and focus groups with community partners. Reports of findings from these conversations are presented in April, and district advisory committees present their recommendations for the LCAP to the Board of Education in May. The Board considers and approves the LCAP and budget in public hearings in June.
- Schedule of public forums (Español | 中文)
- Download joint recommendations from SFUSD advisory committees (Español | 中文)
- SFUSD's responses to LCAP recommendations (Español | 中文)
- Presentation of recommendations from the Student Advisory Council
- Download the report of findings from the LCAP Task Force (Español | 中文)
- Learn more about the LCAP and our LCAP Task Force
- View SFUSD's LCAP and budget for 2018-19
- Download an overview of the LCAP (Español | 中文) for 2017-18
School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs)
Updated school accountability report cards (SARCs) for every district school are now available and can be downloaded from individual school profile pages. If you should need a written copy of a SARC, you can obtain one from your school principal or contact the Research, Planning and Accountability Department at 415-241-6454.
Support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals
To date, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth have been granted DACA status, which provides work authorization and temporary relief from deportation. The program has enabled our graduates to contribute to their communities by significantly increasing opportunities for higher education and jobs. Unfortunately, on September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half years. USCIS will continue to accept and process RENEWAL applications until Oct. 5, 2017 from applicants whose DACA expires between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. Below are resources in support of DACA students who are eligible for renewal:
- Immigrant Legal Resource Center's DACA Renewal Tips and Checklist
- San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network's list of free workshops for DACA renewal
- Full DACA scholarships from Mission Asset Fund
- Organizations providing assistance with DACA renewals
- More resources at our Immigrant & Refugee Resources page
School meal menus
- View menus for our early education, elementary, middle, and high schools
- Learn more about meal prices and payment
Find school phone numbers, maps, school websites, SchoolLoop links, SARC info, and more by choosing a school below:
English language learners
Find out about services for English language learners.
Special education is instruction specifically designed to address the educational and related developmental needs of children with disabilities.
Does your child need an assessment for special education or special education services?
All children develop at different rates and in different ways. Read more if you think your child may have a disability.
Section 504 Rehabilitation Act Program
Section 504 enables a student with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity to receive accommodations and/or related services to ensure equal access to education. Find out more about our Rehabilitation Act Program.
Free translation & interpretation services
The Translation and Interpretation Unit (TIU) has revised its Chinese/English/Spanish glossary of educational terms specific to SFUSD. It is a living document and it will be updated on a regular basis. Read the latest version of the glossary.
2017 Annual & Five Year Developer Fee Report
Each year the District provides to the public information on impact fees received from new residential and commercial/industrial development. The 2017 Annual & Five Year Developer Fee Report documents the collection and expenditure of developer fees used to mitigate the impact of new development on the school facilities.
Facilities use permit fees and online fee calculator
All permit applications are online—we are not accepting the old PDF forms, so be sure to set up your user account and apply for permits at http://sfusdpermits.org.
All permit application forms must be printed out, signed by the principal or director of the site you plan to use, and turned in to the Real Estate Office.
Visit Using and Renting SFUSD Facilities to read our FAQ and learn about renting SFUSD facilities.
Guide to parent- and community-funded programs for schools
SFUSD is changing some procedures for programs provided at schools through parent or community groups. These guides offer a general overview of procedures for contributions by parent and community groups for school trust accounts and an FAQ on navigating SFUSD policies, including how to tell if you need a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or a facilities use permit.
- Download the updated Guide to Parent- and Community-Funded Programs at School Sites
- MOU, Contract, or Facilities Use Permit?
MOUs for community-based organizations and agencies
Before an organization can provide services to SFUSD students, staff and/or families in a school, you need a formal agreement with SFUSD that describes your services in detail, and ensures your agency fulfills legal requirements that protect our students, your organization, and the district as a whole.
- When services are provided free to the school or SFUSD you need a "Memorandum of Understanding," or MOU, which must be approved by district staff and the Board of Education.
- Organizations may charge fees to families for services provided at a school outside the regular school day. An MOU is also required for these programs.
- If the school or SFUSD pays for services, the agreement is through a contract.
Doing business with SFUSD
The bid process:
How do I volunteer in a school?There are many opportunities for community members to volunteer in schools. The San Francisco Education Fund can match you to a teacher that has requested a volunteer. www.sfedfund.org
How do I check a reference for a job applicant formerly employed by SFUSD?
You may contact the Human Resources Office at 415-241-6101.
How do I get approval to distribute information to staff, students, and/or parents?
All fliers and distributions to school sites from community organizations must be reviewed and approved by contacting the Office of Public Outreach and Communications at 415-241-6565. Find out more.
New Careers website
Check out SFUSD's new Careers website at www.sfusdjobs.org for information on teacher credentialing, the application process, and more!
Apply to be a principal or other administrator
San Francisco Unified's 2017-18 school year administrator application process is now open. To apply for an admin position with SFUSD for the coming year, please submit your initial application at www.sfusd.edu/jobs. Applicants applying for principal and assistant principal positions will be directed to next steps once their initial application has been submitted. Applicants applying for central office administrative positions (including program administrators, supervisors, directors, etc.) should submit their application and apply for open positions as they are posted on our job board.
SFUSD launches its first district-based credentialing program in latest step to alleviate teacher shortage
Aspiring teachers now have a new route to San Francisco classrooms: SFUSD Pathway to Teaching. Now accepting applications and nominations, the one-year credentialing program will train new teachers to build strong relationships in their school communities while developing standards-based and culturally relevant curriculum for students in the city's highest-need schools and subject areas.
All positions requiring a credential:
- Administrative positions (including principal, assistant principal, director, or positions requiring an administrative credential)
- Teaching and other certificated positions (including current teachers seeking a voluntary transfer)
Apply now for teaching and administrative positions
All positions that do not require a credential:
Apply now for classified positions