Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month
Dear SFUSD Families:


你好! Kamusta! Xin chào! Talofa! These are ways to say hello in Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese and Samoan — some of the primary languages spoken by Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students and families in the San Francisco Unified School District. I started my career as a middle school teacher in Chinatown in New York. I love continuing to serve as an educator in a city in which I can hear these greetings when I am at schools and out in the community. 


This month in May, we recognize AAPI Heritage Month to honor and uplift the many important contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are essential to San Francisco’s history, present and future. In SFUSD, we honor our AAPI communities each day. Many of our schools offer Asian language programs and clubs for AAPI communities.


In San Francisco, this year’s celebration theme for AAPI Heritage Month is Strengthening the Fabric of Our Community. Explore Asian American & Pacific Islander films, foods, and culture through a wide range of activities, events, and programs in the month of May. The APA Heritage Foundation works with its Official Celebration Partners the Asian Art Museum, the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and the San Francisco Public Library to compile an online Celebration Guide with a list of events taking place in May. For more resources, check out SFUSD’s AAPI Heritage Month Resource Guide.


Please keep reading this month’s newsletter for other important updates and information.


In community,

Dr. Wayne

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Featured in this month's Family Newsletter:
Summer Camps and Programs for K-8
The SF Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) has posted a list of organizations that are providing summer camps and programs for children in grades K-8. 
Teacher Appreciation Week 
Join us in celebrating San Francisco public school teachers not only during Teacher Appreciation Week, but every day! We appreciate all they do to support the growth and development of our students. 
School Principals Day
We're thankful for all our school principals at SFUSD on School Principals Day and every day! Learn more about some of our principals and opportunities for principals at SFUSD. 
School Lunch Hero Day
On School Lunch Hero Day and every day, It’s time to remind our food heroes and sheroes how special they are. Join us in saying THANK YOU to all our dining staff and cafeteria monitors! 
Budget Update 

Dr. Wayne explains how the SFUSD budget works and the tools we use to help inform the district's decisions. 

Vision, Values, Goals, Guardrails (VVGG) Summary


Find links to one page summaries in English, Spanish, and Chinese of our Vision, Values, Goals, and Guardrails (VVGG), which were developed based on community feedback and adopted by the Board of Education on Oct. 25, 2022. 

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month! Learn about how SFUSD celebrates the AAPI community and check out some learning resources.
Weaving Stories 
Be dazzled by Weaving Stories, San Francisco Public Library’s celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Jewish American Heritage Month  
Join us in celebrating the culture, traditions, and the contributions of Jewish Americans during Jewish American Heritage Month in May and year round!
National School Nurse Day 
For National School Nurse Day on May 10, SFUSD would like to spotlight our nurses and express our heartfelt appreciation for the incredible work they do every day. 
Pictured above: School nurse Karen Tai from Chinese Immersion School at DeAvila
Physical Fitness and Sports Month
May is Physical Fitness and Sports Month, which provides an opportunity to celebrate and promote physical activity and the benefits of sports participation.  SFUSD's Physical Fitness and Physical Activities Department helps students embrace healthy lifestyles and become joyful learners through physical activity.
Memorial Day Holiday
SFUSD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.
SFUSD High School Graduation Ceremonies 
The 2023 high school graduation ceremony schedule has been released. Find out when and where your high school will hold its graduation. 
SF Tech Week (May 7-13) 
Tech Week features a variety of in-person and virtual events, most of them  presented by library partners, including SFUSD and Common Sense Education. Learn to code and program robots. Learn more about artificial intelligence (AI). Ensure that your child is safe online, and sharpen basic technology skills.
Mental Health Awareness Month 
This month is Mental Health Awareness Month. For students within the San Francisco Unified School District, mental health and wellness is a priority year-round. We encourage students to participate in, document, and share wellness activities as well as resources with their peers. 
MUNI artwork depicting Castro Street by Isabel Lombardi-Coronel, student at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. 
Courtesy of SFMTA
SF Public School Students Blanket the City in Art 
The City’s youngest artists covered venues, parks, and buses with visual art in April for the Citywide Youth Arts Festival.
Resurgence of Chess in San Francisco
School chess clubs, such as the one at Francisco Middle School, are leading the resurgence of chess in the City.
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