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CLICK HERE for Fall 2016 Finals Schedule!

Calendar Reminders

Friday, December 9

  3rd Grading Period Ends

December 13 - 15

  Final Exams - 1st Semester

December 19 - January 2

  Winter Break

Tuesday, January 3

  Spring Semester Begins

The After-School Program is open at Balboa!

Take advantage of this free

drop-in program by filling in the attached registration packet.

Open until 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

  • Enrichment classes
    • Print Shop
    • Wood Shop
    • 3D Printing
  • Daily homework help
  • Great snacks
  • Movies
  • and much more!

Parent/ Guardians, please sign up here to receive monthly updates

about Bal After School and other

FREE OMIE Beacon Services!


Affordable Internet at Home for Eligible Households: Internet Essentials


Comcast's Internet Essentials Program offers $9.95/month internet and Wifi to families who have at least one child who qualifies for Free or Reduced Lunch!

They also offer computers for $149.99.


It's easy to apply!

Balboa Parents and Guardians

Register for a SchoolLoop parent account to keep track of your student's progress.

You can sign up for daily emails as well.

You will need your student's ID number which you can get from Ms Molly in the library.

Email me or call me in the library (415) 469-4098.


School Information

1000 Cayuga Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94112 


Tel: 469-4090 
Fax: 469-0859 

Susan Ritter, Principal

School Hours: 8:15AM-3:34PM 
Visitation Days: Call school for times/dates. 
Uniforms: no

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Bus Schedule  

Safe Schools

Non-Discrimination Policy

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Come celebrate the holidays with the Balboa community!
December 13th at 6:30 pm in the Susan Ritter Buccaneer (Green) Room. 

Come enjoy a light meal and bring a dessert to share. 

We will be treated to sweet music and maybe more! 

Happy Holidays from the PTSA


Community Service Hours for Students!



Attention Juniors:

Just a friendly reminder that the College Fair field trip form is due today 12/2/16 to the counseling office.  The college fair will be an opportunity for all SFUSD students to explore their post-secondary options. Community colleges, California State University Campus (CSU), and University of California Campuses  (UC’s) will all be present, in addition to private universities and trade/tech schools. There will be something for each one of you to explore. Please turn in your field trip today if you plan on going next Tuesday 12/6/16


The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education is asking for your help in selecting the next superintendent of schools. We are soliciting input from students, staff, parents, and community about your desired qualities and characteristics for the next superintendent and want you to share your thoughts on district strengths and challenges.



La Junta de Educación del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco está pidiendo su ayuda para seleccionar al próximo superintendente de escuelas. Estamos solicitando la opinión de los estudiantes, el personal, los padres y la comunidad acerca de las cualidades y características que desean ver en el próximo superintendente, y queremos que comparta con nosotros que piensa usted son las fortalezas y los desafíos del Distrito Escolar.





Dear Balboa Families  ~  


The Season of Giving is here and we invite you to include our "Balboa Cash Appeal" in your donation plans this year.


Our ONE and ONLY fundraiser for Balboa could use your help. Balboa keeps improving because of our Amazing & Dedicated teachers, our Fabulous staff, our Hardworking students & Supportive families.  Together we can continue providing a Great educational experience for all our Buccaneers.  The Balboa PTSA is collecting donations to support extra activities that are not covered by SFUSD.


Please consider Balboa in your Holiday plans.  Remember that we are an All-Volunteer, Non-Profit organization and all your donations are 100% TAX Deductible - So Please Give Generously!  You may have seen notice of this earlier in the year, and thought, "I'll just Donate later"  Well, Now is the time to include Balboa in your Holiday Season of Giving Back.


Family Suggested Donation:  $180


For "Company Matching" - our PTSA Fed. TAX I.D. # is:  #74-3030237


Ways to Donate:

  • ONLine via Paypal:
  • OR send with your student - make Checks Payable to Balboa High School PTSA
  • OR Mail to:  Balboa High School,  1000 Cayuga, San Francisco, CA.  94112 - Attn:  PTSA
  • OR Bring along a check or pay with your Debit/Credit card at our next PTA meeting - Tues. Dec 13th 

*** Join us Tues. 12/13 for our Holiday Gathering in the Buccaneer Room (Green Room). Food will be provided for all ~ please bring along a dessert to share  ~  6:30PM - 8PM***


A Hearty THANK YOU for your continued Support throughout the year!


We wish you much Love, Happiness & Prosperity!




The power went out at Balboa High School on Monday morning, Nov. 21. Classes remain in session. Lunch was served per usual and the hot meal option was heated at a nearby school. PG&E is working to turn the power on. At this time we are planning that the power will be restored and school will be in session as usual tomorrow. If the situation changes, we will alert families and students immediately.






Este es un mensaje de la escuela secundaria Balboa. Esta mañana tuvimos un apagón en la escuela secundaria Balboa. Durante el apagón las clases no se suspendieron. El almuerzo se sirvió de forma habitual y la comida caliente se calentó en una escuela cercana. La empresa PG & E está trabajando para reparar la falla y reanudar los servicios de electricidad. En este momento, anticipamos que el servicio de electricidad se restaurará pronto y las clases se reanudarán mañana como de costumbre. Si la situación cambia, alertaremos inmediatamente  a los estudiantes y sus familias.



Isa itong mensahe mula sa Balboa HS.  Kaninang umaga, nawalan ng koryente sa Balboa High School. Nagpatuloy ang mga klase.  Naghain ng pananghalian na gaya ng karaniwang nangyayari, at ininit ang pagkain sa kalapit na paaralan. Nagtatrabaho na ang PG&E para maibalik ang koryente. Sa ngayon, pinaplano naming maibalik ang koryente at magkaklase na gaya ng dati bukas. Kapag nagbago ang sitwasyon, ipapaalam namin agad sa mga pamilya at estudyante.


The Student Advisory Council is hosting a fundraiser right now just in time for the holidays! 


Please buy a t-shirt to help raise money that will directly help homeless students or students in transitional homes! Your donation will be greatly appreciated. Orders close at the end of the first week of December!


More information here:





Please read the email below if you would like to apply for a grant for a student-led project. 


My name is Katie and I am a senior at Marin Academy. I am a member of the Marin Academy Youth Grants Board, a student run philanthropy board that funds youth-led projects benefiting the Bay Area. We are a group of students who select and fund service-based projects for up to $1,000. We are looking for motivated young people, who are inspired to start or continue a community action project that benefits our local communities. If you or someone you know would be interested in applying for a grant, please pass along the attached information and application.

Project Criteria

  • Projects must be student-led and should build youth skills and talents and/or help improve Bay Area communities

  • May receive up to $1,000 for action projects in your community

  • Projects must have an adult sponsor

  • We do not fund stipends, travel expenses or international service trips.


Applications are due via email by Friday, January 20, 2017 to


Any questions or concerns can be sent to

Please find our flyer, application, and promotional video attached. We look forward to receiving applications from

​Balboa High School!


Meritus is a $14,000 scholarship over the course of your college career. But it's also so much more!! It's support from advisors who will support you in being as successful as possible on campus. It's access to paid summer internships and career mentors that will help you prepare for a start in a career about which you're excited. And it's entry into a network of fellow Meritus Scholars, current and alumni, that are interested in your success and are resources on your path to graduation and beyond!


To apply you must:

  • Be a graduating Senior in HS at an SFUSD Public High School, or a graduating Senior from Immaculate Conception Academy or Archbishop Riordan High School
  • Have an unweighted GPA between 3.0-3.7
  • Want to attend a four-year accredited college or university
  • Demonstrate financial need

This application is due on January 20, 2017.


Amazing Balboa Students and Families!  Please review the following presentation, created by the District's phenomenal School Health Team (and Balboa teachers), regarding the issues of Sexual Harassment and Consent.  Awareness is key to increased understanding and self-advocacy.  Please see Balboa's Counselors if you have any questions.


Balboa Student & Staff Book Group

Next meeting: Friday, 1/13 at lunch in library.


Meet Author Traci Chee

Copies of The Reader available soon in the library!


Tea and Snacks provided.

Feel free to bring your lunch.


Violence Prevention Assembly

Just Fierce Alliance meets Wednesdays at Lunch Rm 323

Just Fierce Alliance meets Wednesdays at Lunch in Room 323


SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017


Adults: $10/year


Join at meetings, by mail, or ONLINE HERE!

 “When parents are involved, students achieve more, regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnic or racial background, or the parents' education level.”

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