Inclusive Schools Week
Dear SFUSD Families:

Dear SFUSD Families,


I strongly believe in the importance of ensuring each and every child has access to an amazing public education. If you’re reading this, you likely share this belief. That’s why I want to express how thankful I am for you and for our community for supporting our public schools. Time and again the whole San Francisco community shows up for public education. Most recently, San Francisco voters approved Proposition G in the November 2022 election, which will provide money from existing City funds to form a new Student Success Fund. This Fund will provide grants to individual schools for programs that can support the whole child so that they can reach their fullest potential. We are so fortunate to live in a community where people care about what happens in our public schools, whether or not they have children attending them. With the support of so many in our community, our schools are becoming more of what we want and need them to be for our children.


Read below for more information about Inclusive Schools Week and join us to foster a culture of inclusivity in celebration of the diverse student population who we serve every day.


Best wishes for a safe and restful holiday season.



Dr. Wayne


Dr. Matt Wayne

SFUSD Superintendent

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Featured in this month's Family Newsletter:
Inclusive Schools Week 

Join SFUSD in celebrating Inclusive Schools Week, Dec. 5-9, 2022. This annual event celebrates the progress schools have made toward providing an inclusive education for our diverse student population and our students marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economics status, cultural heritage, language preference and other factors.

Apply Today for 2023-24 School Year! 
If your child is entering kindergarten, middle school, or high school next year, they will need to apply to a new school.
Learn the steps to apply today. The deadline to apply is Feb. 3, 2023. 
Can You Pass a School Bus? 
Reminder: The California Vehicle Code says drivers cannot pass stopped school buses displaying flashing red signals, which indicate that the bus is loading or unloading children.
Share Your Perspective with our Curriculum and Instruction Team
You can help influence the adoption of materials that will support teaching and learning in San Francisco for years to come. Share your feedback with our Curriculum and Instruction Team by attending a focus group or by taking a brief survey. 
T(w)een Winter Read 2022
Cozy up with a book over Winter Break! It’s time for T(w)een Winter Read, the San Francisco Public Library's tween and teen winter reading program for ages 10–18. The program starts Dec. 1, 2022 and finishes Jan. 10, 2023.
Holiday Safety Tips from SFDPH
The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) encourages all San Franciscans to prepare for the upcoming holiday season by taking simple measures to protect themselves and others against COVID-19 and influenza (flu).
Winter Break 
School sites will be closed from Dec.19 to Dec. 30 for Winter Break. SFUSD offices will be closed on Dec. 26 for the Winter Holiday. Please contact offices (see "Who to Contact" below) for operating hours during the week of Dec. 26. 

James Denman Robotics Team Advances to Championship Competition

Congratulations to the James Denman Middle School robotics team for their successes at their first competition of the year! The team took home the Core Values Award at the First Lego League Challenge on Sunday, Nov. 13 and advanced to the Championship round, which will take place next year. 
December Holidays
Wishing everyone who celebrates:
Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, and
Merry Christmas!
Happy 170th Anniversary to Spring Valley Science Elementary
San Francisco celebrated the 170th anniversary of Spring Valley Science Elementary School, the oldest public school in California. 
Willie Mays Scholars 
High school students who displayed the ability to overcome challenges within the African American community were rewarded with scholarships at a ceremony at Oracle Park.
Student and Family Services Division
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Transportation Services
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Transportation bus service for paid, athletic, and art program trips
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