Latinx Heritage Month 
Dear SFUSD Families:

Dear SFUSD Families,


We're a few weeks into the new school year, and I have enjoyed visiting many schools and seeing our amazing students learn. I have seen how we have so many unique programs to support our students. As a bilingual Spanish educator, I have appreciated visiting our bilingual programs and hearing our students learn in two languages. It's been wonderful to meet the diverse SFUSD community-- thank you for contributing to our public schools where our students can grow and thrive.


I've been making these school visits as part of my 117-day entry plan. The purpose of the plan is for me to listen and learn in order to help me understand the strengths and needs of the district. As part of the plan, I have scheduled a series of multilingual town halls with the community that will be held in the coming weeks. I hope to see you there.


I also want to wish everyone a happy mid-Autumn festival and Rosh Hashanah this month. Additionally, we share information about LatinX Heritage month for students and families. Please continue reading for resources and bright spots at SFUSD schools.


Dr. Matt Wayne 

SFUSD Superintendent

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Featured in this month's Family Newsletter:
Superintendent Town Halls 
Meet SFUSD Superintendent Dr. Matt Wayne in town halls and share your perspective on SFUSD.
All events from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.: 
Sept. 8 through Oct. 4.
Board of Education Listening Sessions

The San Francisco Board of Education  will be holding a series of conversations and listening sessions with the community throughout September. The Board will gather all the feedback needed to discern the vision and values of the community in order to draft and eventually adopt Goals and Guardrails.


We strongly encourage the participation of SFUSD families and caregivers.

Back to School Weeks 
These special events are happening at schools throughout September. They are a chance for family members, students, teachers, and other school staff to come together to learn about what’s planned for the year. Ask your school when their Back to School event takes place.
¡VIVA! Latinx Heritage Month 2022
Celebrate the City's vibrant Latinx culture with SFPL's programs and great reads. 
2023-24 Enrollment Fair
Save the dates! Join us in person for the 2023-24 SFUSD PreKindergarten and Elementary School Enrollment Fair on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at John O’ Connell High School! And join us online for the 2023-24 Middle and High School Enrollment Fair from Monday, Oct. 24 to Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5 - 7 p.m. Meet representatives from our schools! Learn about school programs, how to apply, and more! 
ParentVUE/StudentVUE updates 
SFUSD wants to remind you of several ParentVUE/StudentVUE updates for the 2022-23 school year, including how to update your contact information and how to complete acknowledgements for the 2022-23 school year. 
Updated Air Quality Guidance


SFUSD has updated its air quality guidance for the 2022-23 school year. 


During wildfires or other times when air quality is poor, state guidance recommends prioritizing maintaining healthy air quality indoors. Schools can stay open even if they need to close their windows or decrease outdoor air intake by the ventilation system during these times. 




SF Department of Public Health (SFDPH) has provided guidance on MPX (formerly called monkeypox) for schools, childcare, and youth programs. SFUSD is already implementing health and safety measures to prevent the spread of MPX in our schools. 
At this point in time, SFDPH believes that the risk of MPX in schools, childcare, and youth programs is low. 
Get Your Child Tax Credit 
Have no/low income, never applied for taxes/ not applied in recent years, or have a child who might not be in the IRS records? Learn more about the federal money you could get. 
Back to School Highlights
We loved seeing our schools welcome students back for the first day of school!
Mid-Autumn Festival
The mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated by Chinese, Vietnamese, and other Asian communities. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with a full moon at night. In 2022, the mid-Autumn Festival will take place on Sept. 10. The focus of the celebration is giving thanks for the bounty of nature and for happy reunions with loved ones.
Wishing everyone a happy mid-Autumn Festival! 
Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. This year, the holiday begins on Sept. 25 and ends on Sept. 27. Rosh Hashanah is a time for joy and reflection. During the holiday, Jewish people traditionally reflect on their actions from the previous year, think about how to better themselves and their community, and reset or reaffirm their spiritual commitments.
We wish everyone a good year filled with hope, health, and happiness! 
Photo credit: Jessica Christian/The Chronicle
Lau Elementary teacher (and alumnus) now works with her former teacher - the school's principal
27 years after she was a kindergartener at Gordon J. Lau Elementary School, Jennifer Tan now works with her kindergarten teacher Gloria Choy, who is the principal of the school.
John O'Connell High students cook meals at school and explore culinary careers
Students in the Entrepreneurship and Culinary Arts Pathway at John O'Connell HS cook meals in the school's renovated kitchen and learn the origins of the food they make.
Student and Family Services Division
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Student Attendance Review Board
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Email: sflink@sfusd.edu
Transcript & Work Permit Office
Student Nutrition Services
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Work Permit
Breakfast + Lunch program
Free/reduced lunch applications
Pandemic EBT
Phone: 415-340-1716 
Email: sflink@sfusd.edu
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Phone: 415-749-3604
Transportation Services
Transportation for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
General Education busing  
Transportation bus service for paid, athletic, and art program trips
841 Ellis Street
Phone: 415-749-3604
Educational Placement Center
Student enrollment
Language assessments
Address change
Phone: 415-241-6085
Email: enrollinschool@sfusd.edu

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