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Gagana Sāmoa
The season of gratitude

Dear SFUSD High School Students:


Fall Break is just around the corner! We hope you have fun plans and have time to relax and restore. There's also a three-day weekend just ahead with the Veterans Day holiday! Before you take off, we hope you enjoy this month's newsletter. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of Events and Opportunities and take our feedback survey to have your voice heard. We want to make sure this newsletter works for you, and sharing your feedback will help us give you a better newsletter each month.


Thank you for reading!


In Community,

Karen at SFUSD Student News

Featured in this month's HS Student Newsletter:

Want to Be a Sports Executive?

Earlier this fall, some SFUSD students explored front office and behind-the-scenes careers in sports with the San Francisco Giants and other sports teams. It marked the first year of an ongoing partnership with the Giants Community Fund.

Season 3 of the tbh Podcast

Did you know that KALW has a podcast for teens, by teens? Season 3 of the tbh Podcast has SFUSD perspectives on LGBTQIA+ inclusivity in sex education and beauty standards for Black girls.

Upgraded School Kitchens = Fresher School Meals

Marina Middle School recently debuted an all-new kitchen as a move to serve more freshly prepared food throughout the district. All students in SFUSD have access to school meals at no cost. See updated menus for your school and find other food resources below.

Get Your Flu Shot!

Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year. After a few mild seasons, we could see more flu this year as people gather indoors, often without wearing masks. Getting your flu vaccine will protect yourself and others.

November is National Native American Heritage Month

Did you know that SFUSD has an Indian Education Program? The program supports American Indian/Alaskan native students with internships, support groups, tutoring, technology and Internet access, and more!
Important: Synergy Offline Nov. 18 - 21 Due to Cloud Migration
ParentVUE, Online Forms (school applications), and StudentVUE will be offline from Friday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. and will be back online on Monday, Nov. 21. This means you will not be able to access school information like assignments and grades during this time period. SFUSD is moving our Student Information Systems (SIS), Synergy, to be hosted in the cloud in order to increase our system’s speed, allow for enhanced security and faster disaster recovery. 

Free College and Life Prep Workshops at Your Local Library


The San Francisco Public Library and Study Smart Tutors is elated to relaunch FREE in-person college and life prep workshops for teens. The first round of classes to close out 2022 are at Chinatown, Anza, Ocean View, Visitacion Valley and Western Addition. Students may join a one- or two-class series taught by veteran instructors. Workshops including SAT, Financial Goal Setting, Debit & Credit Cards, Leadership Qualities and Time Management Skills.
Study Smart Tutors is also offering workshops virtually on ACT and single subject test prep as well as College Essay Writing, Admissions and First Year College 101 throughout the school year with dates that lead immediately to the SAT and ACT exams. Sign up online or visit any location for help reserving your spot.

Veterans Day


All SFUSD schools and offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Youth D&D / Tabletop Role-Playing Game Club


Prepare characters and launch them into a world of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) hazards and adventure with new and experienced tabletop role-playing gamers (TTRPG) ages 12-18. The club meets every Wednesday this month at 5 p.m. at the Main Library, The Mix on the 2nd floor.

Transgender Day of Rememberance


Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on Nov. 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Learn more about LGBTQ+ resources that may be available at your school.

Fall Break


SFUSD TK-12 schools will be closed Nov. 21 - 25 for Fall Recess. Early Education schools will be closed Nov. 23 - 25. SFUSD offices will be closed Nov. 24 and 25.

For Female High School Seniors: KPMG Future Leaders Program


The KPMG Future Leaders Program annually awards 22 top female high school seniors with significant financial needs, the opportunity to accelerate their personal growth through college scholarships, leadership development, mentorship, and an introduction to golf. Apply by Feb. 1, 2023.

Share Your Feedback on the Student Newsletter!


We want to make sure the SFUSD High School Student Newsletter is valuable to you, and your feedback is important. We are launching our feedback survey and encourage you to leave feedback throughout the school year.


Career Education Showcase at CCSF

City College of San Francisco is hosting a Career Education showcase. Discover in-demand career options, explore over 300 certificates, degrees, and apprenticeship programs, and learn about Summer and Fall 2023 classes that fit your schedule and job placement and career services. Free parking and dinner will be provided for this event.
Nov. 16, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

2022-23 Scholarship List


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 one opportunity you can apply for:
For students planning to attend a community college or university in Fall 2023. Scholarship award minimum of $1,000, must complete either FAFSA or CA Dream Act application, no GPA requirement. Priority deadline Mar. 2, 2023.
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