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2023-24 Student Advisory Council

Hi everyone!

We’re excited to announce the establishment of our 2023-24 school year Student Advisory Council (SAC). The Student Advisory Council is a dedicated group of students who will serve as a vital bridge between our student body and the Board of Education. Our primary mission is to represent the interests, concerns, and innovative ideas of our students, ensuring their voices are heard and valued in the decision-making processes that affect our school. Look out for updates from our subcommittees and council projects!

We’re happy to report that in our first few meetings we have elected a capable and passionate student cabinet to help the SAC do the most we can for our student community efficiently, effectively, and equitably. Our cabinet has student representatives from a variety of schools, from Galileo, to Lowell, to George Washington, to Ruth Asawa SOTA, because the SAC aims to represent the interest of all SFUSD schools.  

To ensure district-wide representation, we’re still seeking student representatives from June Jordan, Civic Center, Downtown, SF International, and Independence High School. Please fill out the following application to be considered for the role.

If you’re a student interested in connecting with the SAC, find out who your school’s representatives are! If you’re an adult or organization interested in finding student leaders to help your cause, volunteer for an event, or learn more about a certain topic, please reach out to our staff advisor Marykate Rossi (rossim@sfusd.edu) or DM us on Instagram (@sfusdsac).

In community,

Meagan To & Linnani Simpson

2023-24 SFUSD Student Delegates

Featured in this month's HS Student Newsletter:
SFUSD High Schools and Alumni Showcase Their Climate Solutions in Green Strides Tour

Students from Lincoln High School's Green Academy and Youth v. Apocalypse, John O'Connell High School's Construction Trades program, and Lowell High School, along with SFUSD alumni now working for community partner Foodwise, showcased their projects and work at the Green Strides Tour launch event at A.P. Giannini Middle School. The event brought together student climate leaders, community partners, SFUSD educators and staff, and officials from the federal and state education departments to affirm SFUSD's award from the U.S. Department of Education as a Green Ribbon School district in 2016.

School Bus Safety Month

October is School Bus Safety Month. 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. Learn how to be safe while riding a bus with these tips from SFMTA and on the SFUSD website.

School Bus Safety Month
School Lunch Week

School Lunch Week


School Lunch Week takes place Oct. 10 - 14. This week, and every week, Student Nutrition Services (SNS) is committed to providing you the equitable support you need to succeed in the classroom and beyond, by keeping you nourished along the way. Remember, school meals are available at no cost!

International Pronouns Day


Oct. 18 is International Pronouns Day. International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.


COVID and Flu Shots


All San Franciscans 6 months of age and older are urged to get vaccinated this fall against both the COVID-19 and flu. COVID-19 and flu vaccines can be given at the same visit. A flu shot is recommended for every season.

Affordable Connectivity Program


Save $30 a month on internet with the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Find out if you qualify for free or reduced-cost internet.

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The Great California ShakeOut

Earthquake Safety


International ShakeOut Day is Oct. 19, and people across California will be participating in drills and practicing earthquake safety. Learn what you should do during an earthquake.


Filipino American History Month


Learn more about the unique history and contributions of the Filipino American community of San Francisco with the Library! We're offering workshops, talks, book readings and more.  
2016 Indian Education Program celebration at SFUSD

Indigenous Peoples' Day


SFUSD observed Indigenous Peoples' Day on Oct. 9, and we recognize the integral role of indigenous peoples in the past, present, and future of SFUSD.

First Responder Career Pathways Fair


Interested in a career as a firefighter, EMT, or similar role? Join a FREE event at SF City Hall to meet with city departments and community organizations to explore your options.
Sunday, Oct. 22, 12 - 5 p.m.
2023 HBCU Fair flyer
Come Discover Your Future at SF State!
San Francisco State University invites you to Discover SF State at our open house for future students on Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon! Enjoy a day of campus activities designed to help you get to know us better. Register online.
Discover CCSF Event for Seniors
Twelfth-grade families, learn why City College of San Francisco (CCSF) is a great choice! The event is on Oct. 14 and includes resources and activities, and you can learn about scholarships, financial aid, transfers, and career options. View flyers.
Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs)
Learn more about attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). The HBCUs graduate the most Black dentists, doctors, lawyers, and US political leaders out of all colleges nationwide. You can apply to an HBCU through completing the Common Black College App or the Common App, depending on the college.
UndocuScholars Program
The UndocuScholars Program is a free, virtual, year-round peer mentorship program run by undocumented UC Berkeley students helping undocumented high school and community college transfer students with college applications, financial aid and scholarships. Join the Class of 2025 student mentee waitlist to be the first to receive the application when it opens in Spring 2024. 
2023-24 NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete
The 2023-24 NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete is designed to help college bound student athletes to understand the NCAA initial-eligibility process and prepare their students for transitioning from high school to becoming an NCAA student-athlete. With over 1,000 colleges and universities across three divisions, NCAA schools offer a variety of academics and athletics programs to meet the needs of students. 
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