Celebrating Black History Month
Dear SFUSD Families:

Dear SFUSD Families,


As a school district that values diversity, we believe Black History should be celebrated 365 days a year — 366 in a leap year. The diverse histories, experiences, stories and voices of Black people should be recognized, honored, and uplifted every day.


We also value the fundamental opportunity Black History Month offers schools to acknowledge African Americans as critical to the past, present and future, and we recognize the importance, relevance and origins of Black History Month.


Throughout the month of February, San Francisco public schools host a multitude of lessons, events, performances and more to celebrate Black excellence. I am most excited to participate in the upcoming 28th African American Honor Roll Celebration, which is also the 19th Annual Community Awards Ceremony to celebrate our African American scholars, their families, and the community. As an educator, I cherish these opportunities to recognize the brilliance of our Black students and our collective effort to ensure that they are realizing their boundless potential.  


To get the ideas flowing, check out our updated San Francisco Unified School District Black History Month Resource Guide


In community,

Dr. Wayne

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Featured in this month's Family Newsletter:
Plan for the Summer at SF Summer Resource Fair
The SF Department of Children, Youth, and their Families and the SF Recreation & Parks Department are hosting a free citywide Summer Resource Fair on Feb. 11 that features 100 summer camps, classes, programs, and services for children in Grades K-8.
43rd Annual SFABSE Oratorical and Musical Contest 
Apply to join the SF Alliance of Black School Educators (SFABSE) Oratorical/Spoken Word/Musical Contest on Feb. 25.
Applications due Feb. 17. 
Apply for a Bridge to Excellence Scholarship
High school seniors in SF can apply for Mayor London Breed's Bridge to Excellence scholarship with awards up to $5,000. Last year, the Bridge to Excellence program gave 16 students scholarships.
Applications are due Friday, Mar. 17 at 5:00 p.m. 
Photo Credit: KTVU
More Than a Month: Black History Month 
More Than a Month, San Francisco Public Library’s celebration of Black history and futures, is focused on the theme of resistance this year. Dance and music performances, storytelling and film showings, among other programs, are all free and happening at SFPL locations across the city. 
De Youngsters Day Out
This free, in-person, all-day event on Mar. 11 includes hands-on art making activities led by teaching artists, and conversations about the de Young Museum's collection artworks with community partners and local contemporary artists.
Superintendent’s 21st Century Award


The Superintendent’s 21st Century Award will be granted to six graduating SFUSD seniors who exemplify a particular strength in one or more of the characteristics of the SFUSD Graduate Profile. All SFUSD seniors are eligible for this award regardless of citizenship status. Winners will each receive a $2,000 scholarship. 

Deadline to Apply: Mar. 17 at 5:00 p.m.

High School Task Force Listening Sessions
The SFUSD High School Task Force invites students, families, staff, and community members to Community Listening Sessions in February. The agenda for each session includes an SFUSD High School Task Force progress update and opportunities for community input on what it wants in SFUSD high schools. 
Presidents' Day Holiday
SFUSD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents' Day.
Submit Your Round 2 Enrollment Application
If you missed applying to schools for the 2023-2024 school year during the Main Round, you can apply now during Round 2 through 5:00 pm on Apr. 21, 2023. 
Student and Family Handbook-Translations Available
SFUSD’s updated Student & Family Handbook is available online in English, Arabic, Chinese, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese!
“We are able to build relationships with students at such a crucial time in their lives where they need guidance and support to step into their futures.”
Katie Baillie
Head Counselor, Raoul Wallenberg High School

Earned Income Tax Credit




You work hard. See if the earned income tax credit can work just as hard for you.


Do you have a child that qualifies you for the earned income tax credit? You can also check to see if you qualify for the child tax credit or the credit for other dependents.
No children or no qualifying children? You may still qualify for the earned income tax credit (EITC). Check out the EITC Assistant to see if you qualify.

Serve on K-12 History-Social Studies Core Curriculum Review Team


SFUSD is seeking a representative team including parents and community members to review and select K-12 History-Social Studies core curriculum (textbooks/readers and supplementary materials) that reflect SFUSD’s values and are reflective of the diverse communities of San Francisco. 








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Even After 50 Years On The Job, San Francisco School Bus Driver Still Goes Extra Mile For Students With Disabilities
For 50 years, Shirley Canyon has been a school bus driver for students with special needs in San Francisco. She was recently awarded with a special honor by Zūm Services for her years of service and dedication.
SF Elementary Students Welcomed Year of the Rabbit in Chinese New Year Parade 
Garfield Elementary students marched in the Chinese New Year Parade this month, continuing a tradition that has gone on for over 10 years.
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