Happy April

Dear SFUSD High School Students:


We hope you had a wonderful Spring Break and are ready to tackle the last few months of this school year! Please remember to share feedback if you have suggestions for this newsletter. Enjoy this issue!


In Community,

Karen at SFUSD Student News

Featured in this month's HS Student Newsletter:
SFUSD Pride logo

April is SFUSD Pride Month

This month, the San Francisco Unified School District is proud to honor the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, intersex, queer, and questioning members of our community in celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month. For over 30 years, SFUSD’s LGBTQ Student Services has been pioneering ways to make our classrooms, school yards, sports facilities, and bathrooms welcoming and affirming for LGBTQ students and families.

School Library Month

April is School Library Month and we celebrate our teacher librarians all year long. Our librarians create spaces for students to connect outside of class: clubs for tinkering, crafting, games like chess, and of course, reading. (Featured photo: Blackout poetry at June Jordan)
Blackout poetry at June Jordan
Stock photo of high school students in hallway

School Safety

It is the highest priority of SFUSD to ensure a safe learning environment for students, staff, and visitors on every one of our campuses. Read more about safety at schools in Superintendent Dr. Matt Wayne's column.

2022-23 Academic Calendar Translations

Arabic, Chinese, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese translations of the 2023-24 academic calendar are now available.
Photo of school supplies with chalk writing saying "Back to school"
Citywide Youth Arts Festival

Citywide Youth Arts Festival


Congratulations to all the SFUSD students whose work is showcased at the Citywide Youth Arts Festival, happening now till April 24! Support your peers who will be performing in showcases on Saturday, April 15 and view visual and media arts exhibitions throughout the city. (Poster by Natalie Wong of Balboa High School and the CAST Academy [Creating Art for Social Transformation])

Bike and Roll to School Week


Get on a bike, bus, scooter, wheelchair, or skateboard, or go on foot to go to school, April 24 - 28! Organize your school's celebration, pledge to participate, or enter the art contest before May 10.
Bike and Roll to School Week 2023
SFUSD SAC Youth Summit

20th Annual Youth Summit


Join the SFUSD Student Advisory Council (SAC) Youth Summit. There will be guest speakers, workshops, food, games, and more! You must register through your principal, assistant principal, or other designated school site contact. If you have any questions, contact Marykate Rossi at rossim@sfusd.edu or 415-962-6738.
April 28, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Fort Mason Center

6th Annual VASA High School Conference


The conference will engage participants through a series of Native Hawaiian & Pacific Island interactive workshops, keynote speakers, cultural performances, and a panel with VĀSĀ Pathway Scholars of the City College of SF (CCSF).


April 28, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., CCSF

VASA High School Conference
Piggy bank for financial literacy

Financial Literacy Month Essay Contest


In 500 words or less, share why you think personal finance is important to you. Submit your essay by May 1 for a chance to win cool prizes, including a Herschel backpack, designer headphones, or a portable charger.

826 Valencia Young Authors' Workshop


Each summer, 826 Valencia hosts the Young Authors’ Workshop (YAW), a three-week writing camp open to rising 9th-12th graders. Professional writers, poets, and spoken word artists will teach guest lessons, and volunteer tutors will help with revision and editing. At the end of the program, students who meet the camp’s requirements and expectations will receive a $500 stipend.

826 Valencia Young Authors' Workshop

Opportunities for Youth: Ages 14-24


The San Francisco Department of Youth Children, and Their Families (DCYF), partners, and other agencies in San Francisco provide a wide array of opportunities for youth ages 14-24 to develop new skills, delve into their interests, receive funding for projects, and connect with their communities. This page is frequently updated, so check back often! 

Submit Your #WeAreSFUSD Stories!


What do you love about your school? We want to share your story on our website, social media, and this newsletter! Submit your information and responses to a few questions in this Google form for a chance to be featured.
*Please note that you must have a completed and signed consent form from your parent/caregiver in order to be featured on SFUSD channels.

Student Success Fund Survey


The San Francisco Youth Commission wants to ensure that youth voices are heard and considered when the City debates where and how Prop G funding is spent. This survey provides an opportunity for San Francisco students to share their thoughts on how to improve San Francisco schools. Any student 18 years or younger from grades PK-12 is eligible to participate in the survey.

Eid al-Fitr
Arab American Heritage Month
We wish to extend support and acknowledgment to our students and families who observe Passover, Easter, and Eid al-Fitr.
Additionally, we recognize National Arab American Heritage Month. SFUSD celebrates the rich and diverse culture and contributions of the diverse population of Arab Americans all year long, and especially during the month of April.

CCSF Connect 2023

Saturday, April 15, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Register | View Flyer

Learn why City College of San Francisco (CCSF) is a great choice to help you meet your education and career goals. With over 300 programs, there is something for everyone! 

  • Meet CCSF staff
  • Learn everything about attending CCSF
  • Explore degree, certificate, and transfer options 
  • Learn about support programs and resources
  • Find out about job placement and career services

2022-23 Scholarship Opportunties

Check out this running list of scholarships you can apply for during the 2022-23 school year. You can also view links to additional scholarship databases and resources.
Here is an opportunity you can apply for:
The Legacy Foundation for Bayview Hunters Point, in partnership with Lennar, FivePoint and the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII), has established a scholarship to assist students who reside in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood in the 94124, 94134 and 94107 zip codes and are pursuing a diploma, certificate, or degree in college or vocational-technical school.
To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be youth or young adults up to age 30 by deadline date
  • Be high school seniors or graduates (or GED) or current college undergraduates or graduate-level students
  • Reside in the Bayview Hunters Point zip codes 94124, 94107, or 94134
  • Plan to enroll in full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the applicable term
  • Be pursuing a diploma, certificate, or degree
  • Have a household adjusted gross income (AGI) at or below 100% of the 2022 HUD SF Area Median Income (AMI) level for household size
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