Celebrating Women's History Month
Dear SFUSD Families:

Dear SFUSD Families,


Happy Women's History Month! Around the world, millions of people celebrate Women’s History Month in March. SFUSD continues to celebrate and uplift women, and gender diversity-- by ensuring that our students learn about and celebrate women, and by striving to have inclusive school communities. For instance, Bal EmpowHER is a group of young women at Balboa High School who stand up for themselves and others. They promote conversations about women’s health and rights in their community. Keep reading this month’s newsletter for more information.


National School Social Work Week 2023 is celebrated this year from March 5 - 11. San Francisco public schools are fortunate to have many different types of staff who support students and create a welcoming school environment. Here are a few examples:

  • Sarah Aldama, the School Social Worker at Malcolm X Academy, is leading MXA’s first-ever Student Council. Their goal is to support students by creating opportunities of leadership, community, and representation. 
  • At Paul Revere, one of the great features of a K-8 school is the opportunity for mentorship and connection between older and younger students. Hannah Epstein supports their Peer Mediation program which empowers a group of 8th grade students to mediate conflicts between younger students, typically grades 3-5. 
  • At John O'Connell High School, Lizbett Calleros brings fun and positivity to students while promoting messages of wellness, self-care and healthy love. 
  • Juliana Baptista, the School Social Worker at El Camino Alternativo, supports newcomer students who recently entered the country. Through the strong personal relationship she develops with each student, she is able to support their high school education while helping them secure basic needs for themselves and their families.
  • In SFUSD, we have 40 site-based school social workers and four central school social workers who supervise and support social work and clinical mental health interns that are under the Student Internship Team program (SIT).
  • At the central office, the new Middle School Clinical team provides confidential, brief individual and group counseling services to middle school students in six schools. 

Please join me in sharing appreciations for the work of School Social Workers not just this week, but all year long.


Learn more about the latest SFUSD resources, opportunities, and bright spots in this month's family and community newsletter.


In community,

Dr. Wayne

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2023-24 Academic Calendar is now available 
SFUSD's 2023-24 academic calendar has been approved by the SF Board of Education. The first day of school will be Aug. 16, 2023. Translations of the calendar will be coming soon. 
Get Help for Your 2023-24 School Assignment
Families who receive a Main Round assignment letter during the week of March 20 may attend one of our enrollment workshops for assistance if they have questions.
San Francisco COVID-19 Updates 
The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) has updated their isolation and quarantine directive to bring the city’s guidance into alignment with what has been shared by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). 
Throughout March, join your local library for special events as the San Francisco Public Library honors and acknowledges the contributions of women and the experience of being female.
Anti-Tobacco/Anti-Vaping Public Service Announcement Contest
Support and encourage your students to enter this year’s Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest organized by the Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB). Students/groups can win up to $200 in prizes per category: Elementary School, 4th-5th grade; Middle School; High School; and LGBTQ 4th-12th grade.
Deadline to submit: Apr. 16, 2023
Update on Student Assignment Policy

Read an update about SFUSD's ongoing work to develop and implement the new elementary student assignment policy, which is scheduled to begin in the 2026-27 school year.

Letter about Gun Safety to Families 


Read this letter to families about gun safety from the SF District Attorney, SF Sheriff, and SFUSD Superintendent of Schools. 

SPARK Annual Report 
SFUSD's independent non-profit fundraising organization helped make it possible for our schools to rise to many challenges this past year. Read more about the impact of SPARK's funders.
Ramadan is expected to begin on Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2023 and end on Friday, Apr. 21, 2023
Ramadan Mubarak! 
César Chávez Day
SFUSD schools will be closed in observance of César Chávez Day on Friday, Mar. 31. SFUSD offices will remain open. 
Spring Break
SFUSD schools will be closed for spring break from Monday, Mar. 27 to Friday, Mar. 31. SFUSD offices will remain open. 
Arts Education Month 
March is Arts Education Month! The SFUSD Arts Department strives to bring equity, access, and excellence in arts education in SFUSD schools.

Free Tax Help from IRS on Saturdays


Many IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers across the country will open one Saturday each month in February, March, April and May, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to offer in-person help without an appointment. 

Daylight Savings Time Begins



Don't forget to spring forward (set your clocks one hour ahead) this weekend for Daylight Savings Time!


Sunday, Mar. 12 at 2:00 a.m.

African American Honor Roll and Community Awards Celebration 
The African American Honor Roll recognizes SF Unified students in grades 3-12 who have African heritage and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This year, 1,700 students made the roll.
San Francisco High Schoolers Create Investment Club
Students at George Washington High School are taking a hands-on approach to learn about economics. The teens started and ran an investment club, and are now managing a portfolio worth more than $14,000.
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