Native American Heritage Month 
Dear SFUSD Families:

Dear SFUSD Families,


We wrapped up October with some Halloween activities at our schools, where I got to join several events across the district to see the creativity displayed by our students and staff with their costumes. It’s important to take advantage of these moments of joy in our school communities. 


Whereas October ended with some fun, the start of November reinforced the urgency with which we need to address our EMPowerSF issues. I have been focusing on our payroll issues from my first day as superintendent and taken measures to try to resolve them. However, it has become clear our efforts have to this point fallen woefully short, in spite of the tireless work of our dedicated district staff. That’s why, this week, I declared a state of emergency to implement extraordinary corrective actions and bring meaningful resources to fix EMPowerSF. You have my assurance, and the assurance of SFUSD, that these problems are my number one priority and will be rectified.


While our payroll challenges can feel overwhelming, I do want to lift up the many bright spots in our schools. 


We recently had a ribbon cutting ceremony at Marina Middle School for their new cafeteria. While there, I had a chance to speak to students about the new space and menu. They were excited that students had helped design the cafeteria and said the food is so much better. Of course, their favorite item was still pizza! Please keep reading this newsletter to learn more about the new cafeteria. 


November is also the time of year when we give thanks, so I want to end by letting you know how much you are appreciated for your ongoing partnership. I hope that you are able to find some time for rest during fall break. 



Dr. Matt Wayne

SFUSD Superintendent

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Featured in this month's Family Newsletter:
Choosing a school for next year
Families can now apply to schools for the 2023-2024 school year! If families need help deciding which schools to apply to, review these tips for choosing schools that best meet your child's needs. Families can also learn about schools by joining in-person school tours in November, December, and January. 
ParentVUE, Online applications, StudentVUE: Unavailable Nov. 18-20

Due to a system cloud migration, access to ParentVUE, Online Forms (school applications), and StudentVUE will be offline from Friday, Nov. 18 at 4pm and will be back online on Monday, Nov. 21. The migration will also interrupt service to ParentVUE and StudentVUE mobile app users who downloaded the app before Nov. 20

Board of Education's updates + Superintendent Tour Findings

During the October 25 Board Meeting, the Board of Education presented updates to their Vision, Values, Goals, Guardrails. Dr. Wayne also shared findings from his Listening and Learning Tour at the same meeting. 

Free College and Life Prep Workshops in November
The San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) is launching in-person college and life prep workshops for teens. During the pandemic, Study Smart Tutors offered quality classes together with SFPL for San Francisco high schoolers virtually, and this fall, brings specific classes in person at select locations. Workshops are completely free.
What is AAALI?
The African American Achievement and Leadership Initiative (AAALI) holds SFUSD departments and City agencies accountable for providing a high-quality educational experience to African American students, and provides a platform for African American students, parents, and community leadership.
Family Literacy Month
November is Family Literacy Month. The purpose of the celebration is to encourage parents and guardians to read to their children while also promoting family literacy. 
Transgender Day of Remembrance 


Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on Nov. 20 that honors the memory of transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.







Get Your Flu Shot 
With flu season beginning, it's time to get your flu shot. After a few mild seasons, we could see more flu this year as people gather indoors, often without wearing masks.
Gun Safety Resources 
Gun owners: Store your guns securely to keep our school communities safe.
Native American Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month celebrates the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and history and acknowledges the important contributions of American Indians and Alaskan natives in the United States. Learn how SFUSD supports the educational needs of American Indian and Alaskan native students. 
Veterans Day
SFUSD schools and offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11.
Fall Break 
SFUSD schools (except EED sites) will be closed Nov. 21-25. EED sites will be closed Nov. 23-25, and SFUSD offices will be closed Nov. 24-25. 
Mission Bay School Groundbreaking 
SFUSD broke ground on the construction of a brand-new elementary school campus in Mission Bay. 
Marina Middle School Kitchen Ribbon Cutting 
The new kitchen facility will now serve meals as part of an effort to move towards freshly prepared food for students.
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