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Celebrating Black History Month and our school counselors

This month, we recognize Black History Month. We are proud that there are many examples of how students, staff and school communities in SFUSD are uplifting the achievements and history of Black Americans all year.


We're also recognizing National School Counseling Week. School counselors work with students in many ways. Be sure to pay them a visit and give thanks for their hard work!


Finally, have you seen our new weekly student digest? It includes helpful tips on COVID-19 testing, masking, and more. 


Have a great month!


SFUSD is happy to bring you resources, information, and news every month through the High School Student Newsletter. Read all of the past issues on Please reach out with your input at if you have any suggestions or comments about the SFUSD High School Student Newsletter –– we welcome your ideas. 


In Community,

Karen at SFUSD Student News

Featured in this month's HS Student Newsletter:
Apply to the Title IX Student Advisory Group
The SFUSD Title IX Student Advisory Group (SAG) provides formal structure for students and SFUSD to build and collaborate on issues related to sexual harassment and assault that are occurring among our students. Through providing important feedback to the district and helping to inform students about developments of importance to them, the SAG’s mission is to elevate SFUSD student voices in the pursuit of these prevention and response efforts.
The SAG will consist of 20 SFUSD 10th-12th grade student members. For the spring 2022 semester, the appointment term will begin February 2022 and end June 2022. Some members of the spring 2022 SAG will continue into the 2022-2023 academic year. 
Members are expected to participate in virtual meetings hosted by SFUSD's Office of Equity once per month. There will be four meetings during the spring 2022. Meetings are from 4:30-6:30 on the fourth Wednesday of every month starting in February.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 25.
Order Your At-Home COVID Testing Kit
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests from the federal government. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.
Use Your Scholar Card from the San Francisco Public Library
Every single SFUSD student has access to millions of books, audiobooks, graphic novels, videos and more, both in print and digital formats, with their ScholarCard. Students are receiving a reminder about how to log in and their pin numbers. Take advantage of this incredible FREE resource!
Congratulations to the Balboa High School Football Team!
The Balboa Buccaneers are your California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division 7-A State Champions! The team was honored in a ceremony at City Hall where Mayor London Breed declared that February 9 will now be known as Balboa High School Football Team Day in the City and County of San Francisco.
UCSF Science & Health Education Partnership Programs for Sophomores and Juniors
Interested in pursuing a career in science or health? UCSF Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) will be offering two paid programs for high school sophomore and juniors this year. The aim is that these programs will make a critical difference for every participant, encouraging them to pursue their interests and further develop their skills. Learn more about the sophomore Teen Wellness Connection program and the junior High School Intern program.
Apply by Feb. 11
29 Muni Bus Rider Survey For Students
If you ride the MUNI 29 Sunset bus, Lowell Peer Resources is seeking your feedback. Lowell Peer Resources will present findings to the SFMTA so that student experiences are represented while they plan to improve the Muni 29.
Deadline: Feb. 18 (10:00 PM)
Presidents' Day Holiday
All SFUSD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21 in observance of Presidents' Day.
Juniors: 2022-2023 Internships with Genysys Works
Genesys Works is an internship program that provides you with the opportunity to work and get paid all while also receiving high school credit and college access support during your senior year. Watch this intro video and A Day in the Life to learn more.
Apply by March 18
2022 Graduation Dates
The 2022 High School Graduation Ceremony Schedule is here! See when and where your school's ceremony will be taking place.
May 31 - June 2
SF Summer High School Guide 2022
Looking for a summer internship or job? Explore opportunities in different sectors such as engineering, media arts, and more. This guide will be updated by the College and Career Readiness department as new opportunities come in.
Superintendent's 21st Century Awards, STEM Scholarship, and More
The Superintendent's 21st Century Awards is now accepting applications! Six winners will each receive a $2,000 scholarship and be honored at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Recipients of the Superintendent’s 21st Century Awards will also be featured in a story on ABC7 News. This scholarship is available to all seniors regardless of citizenship status. Apply by March 18.
Spark* SF Public Schools and Alexandria Real Estate (ARE) are pleased to announce a STEM scholarship opportunity for three SFUSD high school seniors. Scholarships are offered in the amount of $5,000 annually, for up to four years, to each student while they attend a two- or four-year program at a community college or a college/university of their choice to study one of the STEM fields. Apply by April 11.
Click the "Learn More" button below to see all other available scholarship opportunities!
Financial Aid Priority Deadline on March 2
Seniors: Be sure you have submitted your 2022-2023 FAFSA or the 2022-2023 CA Dream Act Application for financial aid. The priority submission deadline is March 2, but submitting earlier is highly recommended. After you've submitted, you must then create a Webgrants account where you can access your Cal Grant information.
Aspiring cosmetology student finds passion project

Jianna Cariño, a senior at Lowell High School, taught herself how to do nails during the pandemic. She continues to refine and share her craft while going to school and a part-time job.
SFUSD graduation rates increase
The graduation rate at SFUSD rose to 88.3% in 2020-21. Derrick Lindsey, a 2021 graduate from Mission High School, now attends Langston University in Oklahoma and spoke about programs that helped him during high school.
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