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Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

My name is Takara Campbell and I am an AmeriCorps member based out of the School Health Office. We are currently recruiting members for the 2017-2018 school year, and would like to reach out to see if you know of any prospective applicants. 

 

This is a great opportunity for any graduating seniors who want to make a positive impact on the lives of younger children, know that they want to work in the educational field or who just want some quality job experience.

 

Attached is our flyer and job description. Please forward this email or give the flyer to anyone you believe is interested in the position.

 

Takara Campbell, Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Member
SFCSD School Health Programs, SFUSD
Sheridan Elementary
www.healthiersf.org/mentoringforsuccess
A Proud Member of the AmeriCorps National Service Network

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 6/8/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Once again, FREE meals are available to all students (whether enrolled in a summer program or not) at many school sites Mondays through Fridays starting this week and continuing through Friday, August 18. I have attached the brochure as well. 

Shellie

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SFUSD is proud to announce that FREE summer meals will be available at more than 50 schools between end of May and August.

 

Students enrolled in summer programs, as well as youth that are under the age of 18 from the community will be able to participate and receive a meal at no cost.

 

For more information on the locations and service times,please visit:

http://www.sfusd.edu/en/nutrition-school-meals/meals/summer-meal-service.html 

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 6/1/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Please send in any pics you have of Cowboy!  I will be attempting to put together a slide show.  

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Posted by: Marisa Varalli
Published: 5/17/17




Audience: All Staff - High School, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

DATE: Saturday, May 20, 2017

TIME: 1pm-5pm

PLACE: Green Room, Balboa High School

 

WHY: Please join the Balboa Family to celebrate and honor our incredible friend, mentor, counselor, coach, and security guard. Cowboy will be moving back to Pennsylvania on June 1 to take care of his mother.  He would love to have a chance to say goodbye to you. Yes, YOU! Bring your family and anyone who knows Cowboy (Mr. Worthy if you're old school).  

 

WHAT TO BRING:

Bring a story to share on the open mic!

This is a potluck so please bring a dish to share!  BUT don't let that stop you from coming! If you can't bring something, just bring yourself.  Cowboy wants to see you!

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Posted by: Marisa Varalli, Teacher, Balboa HS
Published: 5/11/17




Audience: Homepage

YOUNG FILMMAKERS CAMP

SFFILM's Young Filmmakers Camp is an intensive media-making summer program and an opportunity for teens ages 14–18 to learn from first-class film professionals in a fun, interactive, and collaborative environment.

The program is broken up into two two-week segments: the Starter Lab, which is for beginner students looking to learn the basics of filmmaking and enhance their storytelling skills; and the Advanced Lab, which is for students who have some filmmaking knowledge or who have attended previous Young Filmmakers Camp Labs.

Students can take both Labs for a 4-week immersive filmmaking experience.

Starter Lab
July 10–21, 2017

Advanced Lab
July 24–August 4, 2017

 

Details for both Labs

Schedule
Monday–Friday
9:00 am–4:00 pm

Location
Don Fisher Clubhouse at the Boys and Girls Club
380 Fulton Street, San Francisco

Tuition
$950 per Lab for SFFILM members
$1000 per Lab for general public

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 5/9/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Dear SFUSD Families:

 

In SFUSD, most school-based after school and summer learning programs are co-sponsored by SFUSD (the ExCEL program) and partnering community based organizations. The majority are funded through city, state and federal grants. These grants are often awarded in three to five long cycles and are not guaranteed to be renewed once a grant cycle has ended. Unfortunately, the district has recently learned that it lost $3.3 million in competitive federal grants to support our after school program services to families. Please note, this is not related to federal funding cuts to after school programs but rather due to not being awarded the competitive 21st Century Learning grant.

 

We understand how important after school and summer learning is and we are committed to preserving after school and summer program services. In order to ensure that services continue, we will be moving more SFUSD funds into subsidizing these services and also implementing a district wide co-payment fee structure for ALL ExCEL elementary/K-8  and middle after school programs. Some programs already have a fee structure in place. The co-payment fee structure will go into effect for school year 2017-2018. In anticipation of the need for a more sustainable funding model, the Board of Education approved the implementation of a co-payment fee structure in 2014 with its resolution titled After School for All.

 

Each school’s ExCEL after school programs will share more specifics but in general, here are the fee structure guidelines all programs will follow:

 

The monthly co-payment fee will be waived for a child who is: 1) eligible for free or reduced  lunch except those fees required by a local, state or federal tuition subsidy program; 2) homeless or; 3)  in foster care.

 

All other children will pay a co-payment fee on a sliding scal​​e from $50-$500/month based on income.

 

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各位三藩市聯合校區家長:

 

在三藩市聯合校區,大多數校課後計劃和暑期學習計劃均由校區(ExCEL計劃)和社區夥伴機構聯合贊助。主要撥款乃來自市府、州和聯邦資助。這些資助通常以三至五個週期批出,但卻沒有保證每項資助在週期結束後能自動更新。很不幸,三藩市聯合校區最近得知,由於競爭劇烈,約有330萬用作支持我們課後計劃的聯邦撥款將被削去。請留意,這削減並非因聯邦減少對課後計劃撥款資助,而是因為我們未能獲得「21世紀學習補助金」這筆多人競逐的款項。

 

我們明白課後和暑期學習計劃的重要性,因此會致力保存我們現有的課後和暑期計劃服務。為確保服務繼續,我們會把更多校區資金投入和補貼這些服務,並在校區所有小學/幼 稚園-8年級學校及初中的ExCEL課後計劃中,實施共同付費方法。現時已有部分課後計劃 實施付費模式。有關共同付費方案將於2017-2018學年正式生效。為了將來的資助模式更 具持續性,教育委員會於2014年通過了題為“全民共享課後計劃”的議案,落實了共同支付的費用模式。

 

每間學校的ExCEL課後計劃收費均有其具體細節,但總的來說,它們將按照以下模式指引收費:

 

以下學生可豁免每月共同付費:1)符合校餐減免費用計劃學生,除非個別本地、州或聯邦之學費津貼計劃要求支付有關費用; 2)無家可歸學生; 3)寄養學生。

 

其餘所有學生一律按收入能力付費,每月由$50-$500不等。

 

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Estimadas Familias del SFUSD:

 

En el SFUSD, la mayoría de los programas escolares de aprendizaje después de clases y durante el verano son copatrocinados por el SFUSD (el programa ExCEL) y las organizaciones comunitarias. La mayoría se financia a través de subvenciones municipales, estatales y federales. Estas subvenciones a menudo se otorgan con una duración de tres a cinco ciclos largos y su renovación no se puede garantizar una vez que el ciclo de la subvención ha terminado. Infortunadamente, el distrito escolar recientemente descubrió que perdió 3.3 millones de dólares en subvenciones federales competitivas para apoyar nuestros servicios de programas después de clases, para las familias. Tenga en cuenta que esto no está relacionado con los recortes de fondos federales a programas después de clases, sino más bien debido a que no se le ha otorgado la subvención competitiva para el Aprendizaje del Siglo XXI.

 

Comprendemos lo importante que es el aprendizaje después de clases y durante el verano, y estamos comprometidos a preservar los servicios del programa después de clases y el de verano. Con el fin de asegurar que los servicios continúen, transferiremos más fondos del SFUSD para subsidiar estos servicios, y también implementaremos una estructura de copago con base en los ingresos, para todo el distrito escolar y todos los programas después de clases de ExCEL en primaria/K-8 y en la escuela intermedia. Algunos programas ya tienen en marcha una estructura de cuotas. La estructura de cuotas de copago entrará en vigor el año escolar 2017-2018. Advirtiendo la necesidad de un modelo de financiamiento más sostenible, en 2014 la Junta de Educación aprobó la implementación de una estructura para el copago de cuotas con su resolución titulada “programas después de clases para todos” (After School for All).

 

Los programas ExCEL después de clases en cada escuela compartirán más detalles, pero las directrices generales de la estructura de cuotas que todos los programas seguirán son:

 

La cuota de copago mensual no será aplicable para un estudiante que: 1) sea elegible para el comidas gratis o a precio reducido; excepto las cuotas requeridas por un programa de subsidio de cuotas local, estatal o federal; 2) sea indigente o esté sin hogar o; 3) esté bajo tutela temporal.

Todos los demás estudiantes pagarán una cuota de copago de una escala variable de $ 50 hasta  $ 500 mensuales con base en el ingreso.

 

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Mahal na mga Pamilya ng SFUSD:

 

Sa SFUSD, itinataguyod ang karamihan sa mga nakabase sa paaralan na mga programang after school (ginagawa matapos ang regular na klase) at pag-aaral sa tag-araw o summer learning ng SFUSD (ang programang ExCEL) at ng mga katuwang na organisasyong nakabase sa komunidad. Pinopondohan ang karamihan sa mga ito ng mga grant o ibinibigay na pera ng lungsod, estado, o gobyernong pederal. Kadalasan, ibinibigay ang mga grant na ito sa loob ng mga siklo o takdang panahon na tatlo o limang taon, at walang garantiya na maibibigay ulit pagkatapos ng siklo. Sa kasamaang palad, napag-alaman kamakailan ng distrito na nawala na ang $3.3 milyon na pinagkokompetensiyahang pederal na grant, na sumusuporta sa mga serbisyo ng programang after school sa mga pamilya. Pakitala po na hindi ito kaugnay ng mga pagbabawas sa pondong pederal sa mga prograng after school, kundi dahil sa hindi pagkakapanalo sa pinagkokompetensiyahang grant na Pagkatuto sa Ika-21 Siglo (21st Century Learning).

 

Naiintindihan namin kung gaano kahalaga ang after school at ang pag-aaral sa tag-araw, at may pananagutan kaming panatilihin ang mga serbisyo para sa after school at programang pantag-araw. Para matiyak na magpapatuloy ang mga serbisyong ito, maglilipat kami ng mas maraming pondo ng SFUSD tungo sa pagbibigay ng subsidyo sa mga serbisyong ito, at magpapatupad rin kami ng co-payment fee structure (sistema ng paghahati sa bayad sa pagitan ng distrito at mga pamilya, depende sa kita) sa kabuuan ng distrito para sa LAHAT NG ExCEL na programang after school sa elementarya/K-8 at middle school. May ilang programa kung saan ipinatutupad na ang sistema ng paghahati sa bayad. Ipatutupad ang co-payment (kabahagi sa bayad) na sistemang ito sa akademikong taon 2017-2018. Dahil inaasahan na ang pangangailangan para sa pagkakaroon ng sapat na pondo, inaprubahan na ng Lupon ng Edukasyon (Board of Education) ang pagpapatupad ng sistema ng co-payment noong 2014 sa pamamagitan ng resolusyon nito na pinamagatang After School for All (Pag-aaral Matapos ang Regular na Klase na Para sa Lahat).

 

Ibabahagi ang mas maraming detalye sa inyo ng bawat ExCEL na programang after school na nasa kani-kaniyang eskuwelahan, pero sa pangkalahatan, heto ang mga gabay sa paghahati ng bayad na susundin ng lahat ng programa:

 

Hindi pababayaran ang buwanang singil na co-payment para sa batang: 1) kuwalipikado para sa libre o murang tanghalian, maliban na lamang sa mga singil na itinatakda ng lokal, pang-estado, o pederal na programa sa subsidyo sa matrikula; 2) homeless (walang tirahan) o; 3) nasa foster care o pangangalaga ng estado.

 

Magbabayad ang lahat ng iba pang bata ng singil na co-payment sa nag-iiba-ibang halaga at mula sa $50 hanggang $500/kada buwan batay sa kita.

 

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Kính gởi Gia đình SFUSD:

 

Tại SFUSD, hầu hết các chương trình sau giờ học và học hè tại trường được đồng tài trợ bởi SFUSD (chương trình ExCEL) và các tổ chức dựa trên cộng đồng thành viên. Phần lớn chương trình được hỗ trợ ngân sách thông qua các nguồn quỹ thành phố, tiểu bang và liên bang. Các nguồn quỹ thường được cung cấp trong ba cho tới năm chu kỳ dài và không được bảo đảm sẽ được tái cung cấp khi chu kỳ ngân quỹ chấm dứt. Không may mắn, học khu vừa biết được rằng bị mất $3.3 triệu đô la trong các khoảng trợ vấp liên bang liên quan để hỗ trợ các chương trình dịch vụ sau giờ học cho các gia đình. Xin vui lòng chú ý, điều này không liên quan tới việc cắt giảm ngân quỹ liên bang cho các chương trình sau giờ học nhưng do không được trao học bổng cạnh tranh 21st Century Learning.

 

Chúng tôi hiểu tầm quan trọng việc học hè và sau giờ học và chúng tôi cam kết gìn giữ các dịch vụ chương trình học hè và sau giờ học. Để đảm bảo việc tiếp tục các dịch vụ, chúng tôi sẽ chuyển nhiều nguồn quỹ SFUSD hơn vào việc trợ cấp các dịch vụ này và cũng thực hiện cấu trúc đồng thanh toán chi phí cho chương trình sau giờ học cấp trung học cơ sở và tiểu học/K-8 ALL ExCEL. Vài chương trình cũng có sẵn cấu trúc chi phí. Cấu trúc đồng chi trả chi phí cho năm học 2017-2018. Nhằm dự đoán nhu cầu về mô hình tài trợ bền vững hơn, Hội đồng Giáo dục chấp thuận việc thực hiện cấu trúc đồng chi trả chi phí trong 2014 với giải pháp của nó có tên là  After School for All.

 

Mỗi chương trình sau giờ học ExCEL sẽ chia sẻ nhiều chi tiết hơn nhưng tổng quát, hướng dẫn cấu trúc chi phí cho tất cả các chương trình như sau:

 

Chi phí đồng chi trả hằng tháng sẽ được miễn trừ cho một trẻ em: 1) đủ tiêu chuẩn cho bữa ăn trưa giảm giá hay miễn phí ngoại trừ các lệ phí bắt buộc cho chương trình trợ cấp học phí địa phương, tiểu bang hoặc liên bang; 2) người vô gia cư hoặc; 3) trong chăm sóc nuôi dưỡng.

 

Tất cả các trẻ em khác sẽ trả chi phí đồng chi trả theo thang điểm từ $50-$500/tháng dựa theo thu nhập.

 

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اعزائي اهالي مقاطعة مدارس سان فرانسيسكو الموحدة:

 

في مقاطعة مدارس سان فرانسيسكو الموحدة، اغلب برامج بعد المدرسة الواقعة بالمدارس وبرامج التعلم بالصيف تتم برعاية مشتركة بواسطة مقاطعة مدارس سان فرانسيسكو الموحدة (برنامج اكسيل) والمنظمات المجتمعية.  الاغلب يتم تمويلها بواسطة مجلس المدينة، الولاية والمنح الاتحادية.  هذه الهبات تمنح عادة في ثلاث الى خمس دورات طويلة وغير مضمون تجديدها في حال انتهاء دورة المنحة. للأسف، علمت المقاطعة قريبا بأنها خسرت 3.3 $ مليون دولار من المنح الفيدرالية التنافسية لدعم خدمات برامج تعليم بعد المدرسة للأهالي. يرجى ملاحظة ان هذا لايمت بصلة الى الاقتطاعات التمويلية الفيدرالية لبرامج بعد المدرسة لكن عوضا عن ذلك بسبب عدم الحصول على منحة القرن الـ 21 التنافسية.

 

نفهم اهمية برامج تعلم بعد المدرسة والصيف ونحن ملتزمون بالمحافظة على خدمات برامج بعد المدرسة والصيف. ولضمان استمرارية الخدمات، سوف نحرك تمويل اكثر من المقاطعة الى دعم هذه الخدمات وايضا تطبيق هيكلية رسوم دفع مشتركة على مستوى المقاطعة لجميع برامج اكسيل الابتدائية/ الحضانة – 8  والمتوسطة.  لدى بعض البرامج بنية رسوم جاهزة. سوف يبداء تنفيذ الرسوم المشتركة للعام الدراسي 2017 – 2018.  تحسبا للحاجة الى نموذج تكويل افضل، اقر مجلس التعليم تطبيق بنية رسوم دفع مشتركة في 2014 مع قراره بعنوان بعد المدرسة للجميع.

 

كل برنامج اكسل لبعد المدرسة سوف شارك بالمزيد من التفاصيل لكن بالعموم، اليكم المبادئ التوجيهية للرسوم التي ستتبعها جميع البرامج:

 

سوف يتم اعفاء الرسوم المشتركة للطفل الذي: 1) مؤهل للغداء المجاني او المخفض ماعدى تلك الرسوم المطلوبة بواسطة البرامج المحلية، الولاية او مساعدة الفيدرالية للرسوم،  2) المشرد او، 3) لبيوت رعاية الشباب.

 

جميع الاطفال الاخرين سوف يدفعون رسوم مشاركة بمقياس متدرج من 50$ - 500$ / شهريا حسب الدخل

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Posted by: Maricella Miranda, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 5/8/17




Audience: Homepage and Parents

Hello Balboa Community!

 

Our Fabulous Balboa Teachers, Administrators & Staff Deserve lots of LOVE and they sure did receive it at Wednesday's Teacher Appreciation Luncheon for all their hard work & effort they provide our children throughout the school year.

The weather was warm, conversations lively and the Balboa Sprit was flowing freely from table to table.  Ms. Ritter who will be departing at the end of the school year was recognized by the Balboa Alumni Assoc. with an Award of Lifetime Merit, backed up by a standing ovation...A Very SPECIAL day indeed!

 

Among all the many delicious food dishes, desserts & beverages served at the event, there were so many lovely donations of gift cards, orchid plants and assorted gifts that were raffled off.  If teachers & staff did not win at the raffle, NO worries, as each person that attended was given a PTSA Goodie bag.

 

We cannot begin to name everyone who helped with a donated dish, gifts, flowering potted plants or those who helped with set up, serving, clean up and breakdown....but we are sending you all a "HUGE THANK YOU Hug"  for All the Generosity displayed from Everyone who donated to this successful event - we could not have done it without your support!

 

*****   Please come join us on Tuesday, MAY 16th @ 6:30 pm in the Green Room -  as we wrap up the school year and celebrate Ms. Ritter's Retirement along with other Balboa Staff who are also departing.  A Mexican Dinner will be served - If you have not yet attended a PTSA meeting, you will not want to miss this last one of the year...we look forward to seeing you then to help us celebrate a great year.    *****

 

THANK YOU all so very much Wonderful Balboa Families!!!

 

Very kind regards,

 

Balboa's PTSA Board Members

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 5/5/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

See the attached flyer for details -

 

May 11 - James Lick MS

May 17 - Galileo HS

May 18 - Presidio MS

May 22 - Burton HS

 

All at 6:00pm

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 5/2/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Meet the new SFUSD superintendent, Dr. Vincent Matthews! We will be holding four community forums for you to share your ideas and suggestions about what is working for your children, what challenges you observe, and what you see as the best opportunities to positively impact students. Interpretation in Chinese and Spanish provided. Please see the flier for information on requesting interpretation in other languages or requesting child care.

 

你對孩子教育有什麼意見和建議?你留意到教育存在什麼挑戰?你認為有什麼最佳機會可以有效影響孩子的教育?請前來與學監分享。我們將提供中文和西班牙文的傳譯服務。我們也為3歲或以上的孩童提供免費托兒服務,但需提前預約。

 

Comparta sus ideas y sugerencias respecto a lo que funciona bien para sus hijos, cuales son los retos que usted observa, y cuáles son las mejores oportunidades para influenciar positivamente a los estudiantes. Se ofrecen servicios de interpretación en chino y español. El servicio de guardería es gratuito, y está disponible para niños de 3 años o mayores, pero se debe reservar con anticipación.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 5/1/17




Audience: Homepage

This summer, SFUSD is offering a twenty-eight day intensive Geometry course for incoming sophomores who are completing CCSS Algebra 1 in their freshman year and would like to take CCSS Algebra 2 (or Algebra 2 + Precalculus) during their regular academic year as 10th graders. This course satisfies SFUSD’s requirement for a full year (10 units) of CCSS Geometry. Class will meet from June 5 to July 14, excluding the July 3 and 4holidays, from 8 am until 2 pm daily at Galileo High School, and will include nightly homework.

 

Enrollment in the summer intensive Geometry course is limited. Students must have received a B or better in their SFUSD Algebra 1 course, and students who are eligible for Free and Reduced Price Lunch will be selected first for seats. All remaining seats will be assigned randomly.

 

SFUSD has received 260 applications from across all high schools for 96 seats. Outreach for this course occurred using the usual summer school outreach methods and the original application deadline was April 30. As we have heard from a few parents that they were not informed of this course, SFUSD is extending the deadline to apply to May 8 in order to ensure that all interested students have the opportunity to apply. For more information about the class and to apply, visit http://www.sfusdmath.org

 

9年級學生請注意: 暑期幾何課申請截止日延長至5月8日

三藩市聯合校區將為完成 CCSS 代數 1 的 9 年級升 10 年級學生提供 28 天的暑期強化幾何課程,使他 們在下學年 10 年級時可以修讀 CCSS 代數 2(或代數 2 + 預微積分)。這個暑期課程涵蓋 CCSS 幾何全 年(10 個學分)的容。上課時間為每天上午 8 點至下午 2 點,地點在伽利略高中,課程將要求晚上完成作業。

 

暑期強化幾何課程的名額有限。學生必須是在代數1課程中必須已經獲得B或更好的學生,並且有資格獲得免費和降價的午餐的學生將有優先權。所有剩餘的座位將隨機分配。

 

本課程可以容納96個學生,我們已收到260份申請。本課程的外展活動採用正常的夏季課程推廣方式,原申請截止日期為4月30日。我們從部分家長得知,他們沒有被告知本課程,為確保所有有興趣的學生有機會申請,我們將申請延期到5月8日。有關課程和申請的更多信息,請訪問http://www.sfusdmath.org

 

Atención estudiantes del 9o grado: La fecha límite para solicitar cupo en la escuela de verano de geometrìa se aplazó hasta el 8 de mayo

 

Este verano, el SFUSD está ofreciendo un curso intensivo de Geometría de veintiocho días, destinado a estudiantes que están por ingresar al 10o grado y que están completando Álgebra 1 de CCSS en su 9o grado, y que les gustaría tomar Álgebra 2 de CCSS (o Algebra 2 + Pre-cálculo) durante su año académico regular como estudiantes de 10o grado. Este curso satisface el requisito del SFUSD en el cumplimiento por un año completo (10 unidades) de Geometría de CCSS. La clase se reunirá del 5 de junio al 14 de

julio, excluyendo los días 3 y 4 de julio, todos los días de 8:00am a 2:00pm en la Escuela Secundaria Galileo, y todas las noches incluirá tareas para realizar en el hogar.

 

Los cupos para la inscripción en el curso intensivo de verano son limitados. Se dará prioridad para ocupar las vacantes a los estudiantes que recibieron una calificación “B” o mejor en su curso de Álgebra 1 de CCSS del SFUSD, y a los estudiantes que son elegibles para el almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido. Todos los cupos restantes se asignarán al azar.

 

El SFUSD ha recibido 260 solicitudes de todas las escuelas secundarias para ocupar 96 cupos/asientos. La divulgación para este curso ocurrió utilizando los métodos de difusión de la escuela de verano y la fecha límite original era para el 30 de abril. Como escuchamos de algunos padres que no recibieron oportunamente la información de este curso, el SFUSD está extendiendo el plazo hasta el 8 de mayo y de este modo garantizar que todos los estudiantes interesados tengan la oportunidad de presentar su

solicitud. Para más información acerca de la clase y la solicitud, visite el portal de Internet http://www.sfusdmath.org.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 5/1/17




Audience: Parents and Homepage

Balboa PTSA is hosting the Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday May 3rd at 1 pm - 3 pm ~ in the Green room.

 We Need your HELP -  We are requesting families to help in one of the following ways:

>>   Make a homemade main dish that will serve 10-20 people

>>   Donate flowers and plants for decorations and to be raffled off at the end of lunch

>>   Donate Gift Cards/Cash to be raffled off to our amazing staff

>>   Donate your time day of event - help set-up, serve & breakdown

 If you have raffle items to drop-off, bring them to the main office at any time, or to Ella Chiu in room #103.

*** Curbside DROP OFF =  Food & flowers may be dropped off Wednesday May 3rd  - Front of Balboa curbside Look for Open Car Hatch/trunk between 7:45 am- 8:25 am OR  you can personally deliver it to the Green room between 12:00 - 1:00.   Event begins promptly at 1:30.

Contact Ella Chiu, 333-1729 the parent liaison to volunteer or for more information.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 4/28/17




Audience: Homepage

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 4/28/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Minecraft Learning Club

Build, create, and have fun! This 4-week Minecraft Club is led by a local teen Minecraft enthusiast. All skill levels welcome! For ages 9 -18.

Space is limited, so please sign up with Marla at marla.bergman@sfpl.org or 415-355-2868.

Fridays, June 9, 16, 23, 30

3-4 p.m.

Excelsior Branch Library

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 4/25/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Sustainability & Business Camp 2017

Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business

College of Business

San Francisco State University Campus

 

Camp week: July 31st – Aug. 4th

(9 am – 12:30 pm)

 

Summer Sustainability Camp

 

The 2017 sustainability camp is focused on the natural environment, communities, and business impacts. We invite SFUSD high school students (rising juniors and seniors)! Students will learn more about environmental and social sustainability in the community – and how corporate and small businesses have impacts on sustainability. San Francisco State University (SFSU) is steeped in developing student preparedness in environmental sustainability and social equity awareness. SF State professors and SFUSD staff are collaborating on the one-week camp.

 

Camp dates: July 31st – Aug 4th  (Monday – Friday, 9 am - 12:30 pm,)

 

1600 Holloway Ave. at 19th Ave., SFSU Campus Library, Rm 121

 

SF State's College of Business’ Center for Ethical & Sustainable Business (http://cob.sfsu.edu/sustainable-center) has hosted a weeklong camp since 2011, adding SFUSD students in 2012. The camp will host up to 40 SFUSD high school students in 2017. Students must apply in advance (application enclosed).

 

There will be no fee for SFUSD students accepted into the camp. 

 

Who is eligible?

 

Fall 2017 SFUSD high schools entering junior/seniors students (40 maximum), waitlist as needed.

One SFUSD high school credit is available for completion of the camp

Application submission with a recommending teacher signature and parent signature approval - due by Friday, April 28th, 2017.

Camp and all materials will be provided at no cost to accepted students.

Beverages (water and juices) and snacks will be provided every morning during break.

 

Transportation: responsibility of students/parents        

  1. MUNI M, 28, 29 & 57 stops are adjacent to SF State main campus at 19th Ave. & Holloway Ave.

     

Location: Library Room 121 entrance faces the green lawn in the center of campus

 

Contact: Kate Rennie, SFUSD, for any questions: renniek@sfusd.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Camp Activity 

SF State professors and guest business speakers who have expertise in environmental and social sustainability in business will be teaching during the camp. High school students will work in teams to develop final project presentations of innovative business solutions for an environmental or social need, with assistance from the professors, MBA alumni and students. The preliminary outline for the one-week camp activities will include:

 

Day 1:  WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY in BUSINESS?

1.     Sustainability’s three dimensions: environmental, social, and economic

2.     Identifying environmental + social impact problems and solutions

3.     Business & Consumer awareness, overconsumption and the environment

 

Day 2: BUSINESS USES of LAND and WATER

1.     Ecological footprints: land

2.     Access: to clean water

3.   Life Cycle Analysis: waste management & recycling (campus tour)

 

Day 3: RESOURCES: MANUFACTURING and SUPPLY CHAINS

1.     Natural resources and raw materials 

2.     Sustainable manufacturing and disposal in the tech and clothing industries

3.     Closed Loop production; cradle-to-cradle business strategies

 

Day 4: FOOD, COFFEE and CHOCOLATE

1.     Food, farming, and workers – Fair Trade practices

2.     B Corporations

3.     Social entrepreneurship – building a sustainable business

 

Day 5: TEAM PROJECTS

1.     Student Projects – campaigns, solutions, visual designs

 

Credentials

SF State’s College of Business has earned a number of awards and acknowledgements for

environmental and social equity awareness in its curriculum and its practices as a member of

the San Francisco community:

Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes: 13th in the U.S., 16th globally for the MBA program’s social, environmental and ethical impacts of business curriculum and faculty research

Center for Ethical & Sustainable Business’ annual Business Ethics Week every November with top corporate, entrepreneurial, and business/nonprofit organizational leaders speaking to students in and out of classes

MBA Student Community Service Award funding by Union Bank Foundation

High School student summer sustainability camps – underwritten by Silicon Valley Bank since 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sustainability & Business Camp 2017

Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business

San Francisco State University Campus

1600 Holloway Ave. – Main Library, Rm 121

 

Application for Camp week: July 31st – Aug. 4th

(9 am – 12:30 pm)

DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 28th!

 

 

 

Student Name (print): ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________________________________________________________________

 

 

School:_________________________________ Email:________________________________________

 

Circle grade level you will be in Fall 2017:                      Junior                                    Senior

 

 

Recommending Teacher name: __________________________________________________________

 

                            

            Teacher signature: _______________________________________________________________

 

 

Approval - Parent/Guardian printed name: ________________________________________________

 

 

            Parent/Guardian signature: _______________________________________________________

 

Information:

One SFUSD high school credit is available for completion of the camp

Student and Parent/Guardian agree that student will arrive on time before 9 am and

stay until the end of each morning at 12:30 pm

TRANSPORTATION IS THE RESPONSBILITY OF STUDENTS/PARENTS

SFUSD codes of student behavior and dress code apply during the workshop

Students will be notified of acceptance or waitlist status in early May

 

Submit your Application NO LATER than APRIL 28th to: Kate Rennie, SFUSD, renniek@sfusd.edu

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 4/24/17




Audience: Parents, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

The Junior/Senior Prom is on May 13. Doors open at 7 - 11 p.m.

 

Tickets are on sale ONLY every day at lunch in the main lobby.

 

Formal Attire Required.

 

Prices for each Balboa student is $75 in April and go up in May to $85. Guest prices are $85 in April and $95 in May so get your tickets now!

 

For more info see Stephanie in room 27 

 

Location is Presidio Officers' Club: 135 Fisher Loop San Francisco CA 94129

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 4/20/17




Audience: Homepage

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Do you know of any graduating seniors that could use some FREE MONEY towards college? If so, please have them apply to the Superintendent's 21st Century Scholarship!

 

Deadline to submit application: Friday, April 28, 2017

 

To apply: http://bit.ly/1T4G6yM

 

Questions? Please contact Karwin Sui, Public Relations Assistant at suik@sfusd.edu.

 

SFUSD is committed to helping all students develop strong academic knowledge and skills, as well as increasing their curiosity and engagement, activating their full potential for learning, and preparing them for life, work, and study beyond their secondary school years. Our goal is for every SFUSD students to possess these capacities, our Graduate Profile, by the time they graduate.

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Posted by: Karwin Sui, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 4/20/17




Audience: Homepage

Dear Colleagues and School Community of Balboa High School,

 

I want to take this opportunity to personally and publicly thank Ms. Susan Ritter for her sixteen years of service to SFUSD and for her commitment and dedication to the community at Balboa High School.  She has held the vision and mission of Balboa with steady focus in her role as Principal.  I also want to recognize that transitions can be difficult.  The Balboa family has remained focused and dedicated in this period of change.

 

On March 18, 2017 a group of Balboa Community members served on an interview panel to make recommendations about your new principal.  I want to personally thank the student, alumni, teachers, staff, and administrators that dedicated an entire Saturday to participate in this process.  Last evening the Board of Education approved the recommendation of the site recommendation committee and the Superintendent.

 

It is my honor to announce that Mr. Freedom Siyam will be the new Principal of Balboa High School.  

 

Mr. Siyam has roots in Filipino American community based organizations of San Francisco.  His career spans that of a social studies teacher for public-school dropouts, coordinator for  race-and-politics workshops for college students, and school leader in both Seattle and San Francisco working with students and families to gain and sustain access to the wrap around services they need to graduate and succeed beyond high school.

 

Please join me in officially welcoming Mr. Freedom Siyam  as the new principal of Balboa High School!

 

Sincerely,


 

Bill W. Sanderson                  

Assistant Superintendent of High Schools   

 

Han Phung

Director of Principal Leadership and Support

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Posted by: Karwin Sui, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 4/19/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Longfellow Carnival is Saturday, April 29th 11 am-2 pm.

We need volunteers to help with the game and food booths.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

 

Please sign up by Wednesday, April 26th. Contact Marti Maes by email or call 415-469-4730.

 

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 4/19/17




Audience: Homeroom Period 0, PE 2 Period 1, PE 2 Period 3, PE 2 Period 4, PE 2 Period 5, Student Aide Period 2, Student Aide Period 5, Val C. Cubales, Academics, Athletics, COURT SPORTS 1 Site, COURT SPORTS 2 Site, Departments, Fall Sports, FITNESS/PERFOR Site, Homeroom Site, HOMEROOM Site, Parent Handbook, Pathways, PE 2 Site, PHYS EDUC 3 Site, PHYS EDUC 4 Site, RECREATION SPOR Site, RECREATION SPOR(2) Site, Spring Sports, STUDENT AIDE Site, Student Aide Site, SWIMMING 2 Site, Swimming Site, SWIMMING Site, Travel Directory, Winter Sports, All Staff - High School, Balboa Athletic Program, Balboa Teachers, BHS Counseling Corner, Counseling Corner for Buc Staff, suckafree balboa, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

  The AAA/SF Section Girls Flag Football Championship took place Saturday, April 15th at Galileo High School with Balboa shutting out the Lincoln Mustangs 13-0.  The game was scoreless until the Lady Bucs pushed across a touchdown in the final minute of the third quarter, then added an insurance touchdown in the fourth quarter en route to the win.  The victory capped off an undefeated season, and also brought Balboa's third championship title in the past four years!!! Congratulations to all the girls for their hard work and dedication and to their coaches, Arther Dela Cruz, Charlotte Anaya-Mina and Mary Parano!

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Posted by: Val C. Cubales, Teacher, Balboa HS
Published: 4/17/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

SFUSD encourages students to be in school every day and we are committed to keeping them safe and fostering learning. We recognize that there are times when students and their families may choose to participate in activities such as demonstrations or strikes outside of school during the regular school day. While we respect and support our students' rights to express their views, please note that participation in a demonstration, walkout or strike will not be counted as an excused absence.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 4/17/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


We would like to offer a special bonus for everybody in Balboa High School: 15% off for teachers and 10% off discount for students. Just mention the discount for Balboa High School.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 4/14/17




Audience: Homepage

Girls Flag Football is going to the State Championship for the fourth straight year. Come and support your Lady Bucs on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Galileo against Lincoln High School. 

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Posted by: ESTHER LIU
Published: 4/12/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

So close, yet so far away.  From 1910 to 1940, many Angel Island Immigration Station immigrants experienced these feelings upon reaching America, but were detained from entering San Francisco.  On May 7, 2017 (12:00-3:00), the San Francisco Public Library Main Library will celebrate Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month by spotlighting personal immigrant stories from those who went through Angel Island.


Look forward to educational games and craft activities for all ages, a display of Angel Island family histories, books, news articles, and photos. The first 50 children ages 12 and under will receive a goody bag.

 

Co-sponsors: the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University, TACT (The Association of Chinese Teachers), the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, and the Square and Circle Club.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 4/11/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

You are invited to the Balboa PTSA Meeting on Tuesday, April 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the green room. 

 

We will discuss 2017-18 planning and budgets, Graduation, Year End Updates & board member election.  We also talk about the Teacher Appreciation luncheon planning coming up on May 3rd. 

 

We provide light dinner and translations.  Students attend this meeting with parents will earn double community service hours.

 

Questions; Please ask Ella Chiu

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 4/11/17




Audience: Homepage

Do you have questions to ask, and stories to tell? Do you love going behind the scenes, and learning how things really work? Are music and sound a big part of your life? If so, the KALW Public Radio summer internship for high school students is for you!

Spend your summer getting paid to make audio stories for radio and podcast with some of the most creative journalists in the country.

You’ll work 20 hours a week Monday through Thursday in our NPR station located in the back of Burton High School. 

Internship runs from June 7 to July 21, 2017. Pay is $13/hour for June and $14/hour for July. Friday workshops provided by SFUSD give you five elective credits.

To apply, complete this online application by 5 p.m. Friday, April 14. KALW staff will select interns the week of April 24. Participants must be able to attend a human resources day on May 3 or 10.

For more information: http://bit.ly/2oaYeiX

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Posted by: Maricella Miranda, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 4/7/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

  "VLPS" are high school students who volunteer during our academic summer program to help support motivated 5th-8th grade students from underserved communities around San Francisco.

They contribute in many ways to the success of our intensive summer program. They decorate the school, help out in classes, assist with lunch service and special events, tutor in our after-school program, and much more. They also attend workshops about college, professionalism, and other topics relevant to their future success. 

 

Dates and Details

  • Dates: June 19 - August 4, 2017 
  • Time Commitment: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 5:30pm
  • Training: June 19 - 23, 2017 
  • Location: San Francisco Day School (350 Masonic Avenue, SF, CA 94118)
  • Application Deadline: Friday, May 5 - one month from today!

Click HERE to access the application and HERE to download the flyer.  

You can also check out our website for more information.

Feel free to contact me at sasha@breakthroughsf.org or 415-568-3667 if you have any questions.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 4/6/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

San Francisco International Film Festival offers public programming on weekends perfect for the whole family. These programs are a great way to help parents and their kids develop media literacy, empathy, cultural awareness, global understanding, and a lifelong appreciation of cinema together. Click HERE to see what's playing and to get tickets.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 4/5/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The annual Youth Summit organized by the PULSE Movements Committee  in partnership with the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center will take place on Friday April 21st in the Green Room starting at 4pm.  Students can earn community service hours for attending and there is free food. 

 

This year's Youth Summit theme is "Life by the Chapter" to honor our collective and individual stories. This will be an opportunity to refuel and build with young people about their struggles, concerns, and accomplishments. 

 

Questions? Contact Nikki Hatfield: nhatfield@bhnc.org


 

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 4/5/17




Audience: Balboa Students and Homepage

Please take this short survey about class elective options here at Balboa. 

 

You will need your SFUSD login to take the survey.

 

Thanks in advance

 

https://goo.gl/forms/EJlFeBfHzGjCqUtA2

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Posted by: JUDY CHAN
Published: 3/23/17




Audience: Homepage

Below is a list of clubs that is currently featured in the Yearbook. If you do not see your club's name in this list, let me or another yearbook staff know.

 

- California Scholarship Federation (CSF)

- Youth Community Engagement (YCE)

- Heart in Motion (HiM)

- Tea Club

- Book Group

- Mi Familia

- Yearbook

- Mock Trial

- Lion Dance Me (LDM)

- Community Improvement Service (CIS)

- BalTheater

- Frog

- Just Fierce Alliance (JFA)

- Middle Eastern 

- Chinese Club

- Dance Fusion

- Black Student Union (BSU)

- Polynesian

 

Thank you!

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Posted by: LIANA LAU
Published: 3/21/17




Audience: Balboa Students and Homepage

Please take this short survey about class elective options here at Balboa. 

 

You will need your SFUSD login to take the survey.

 

Thanks in advance

 

https://goo.gl/forms/EJlFeBfHzGjCqUtA2

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Posted by: JUDY CHAN
Published: 3/20/17




Audience: Homepage

STUDENTS!

 

The yearbook polls deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 22nd. 

 

 

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Posted by: LIANA LAU
Published: 3/20/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. We are on track to send assignment letters via first class mail on Monday evening, March 20. Families should receive letters starting on Tuesday, March 21. The registration deadline has been extended by a week to April 21.  

 

Please do not come to the Educational Placement Center for information about your assignment, as staff will not have any information on Monday regarding assignments.  

 

We recognize that you may be deciding next steps regarding independent and private schools. Please note that no information about assignments will be available before March 21. If you need information before your letter arrives, please email EnrollinSchool@sfusd.edu and we will do what we can to help you after March 21.  

 

We are truly sorry for the delay. 

 

 

 

Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Estamos en camino para estar listos para enviar cartas de asignación por correo de primera clase el lunes 20 de marzo por la noche. El plazo de inscripción ha sido prorrogado por una semana, hasta el 21 de abril.

 

Por favor, no acuda al EPC para obtener información sobre su asignación, ya que el personal no tendrá información el lunes sobre las asignaciones.

 

Reconocemos que usted tal vez esté decidiendo los siguientes pasos con respecto a escuelas privadas e independientes. Por favor tenga presente que no habrá información disponible sobre las asignaciones antes del 21 de marzo.  Si necesita información antes de que su carta llegue, por favor contacte a enrollinschool@sfusd.edu y haremos lo posible por ayudarlo antes del 21 de marzo.

 

Realmente sentimos el retraso.

 


於2017年1月13日前入表申請學校派位的家長請注意,以下為重要消息更新:
我們已準備好於3月20日、星期一晚通過平郵寄出第一輪派位通知。各位應該從3月21日開始陸續收到派位信。另外,到獲派學校註冊的截止日期將延後一個星期,至4月21日。
 
因星期一晚前還未有派位結果,所以各位無需親臨學生入學事務處查詢。
 
我們明白各位可能正為選擇獨立學校或私立學校作下一步的決定,但請注意,3月21日前我們還沒有學生派位結果。如需要在收到派位信之前獲得派位信息,請發電郵至EnrollinSchool@sfusd.edu,我們將於3月21日之後盡我們所能提供幫助。
 
對於延誤所造成的不便,我們深表歉意!

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 3/20/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. As you know SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, have been delayed. The delay is due to unforeseen staffing emergencies. SFUSD’s computer system is working as designed and there is a dedicated team working 24-7 to get assignments finalized as quickly as possible given these unforeseen staffing issues. Please be assured we are double checking for accuracy every step of the way and aim to get this information to families as soon as possible.

 

We remain hopeful that letters might be ready by Monday. We are extremely sorry for the delay and will notify you of our progress again tomorrow morning, March 20.

 

 

Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Como saben, las cartas de asignación escolar del SFUSD, que debían enviarse por correo antes del 17 de marzo, se han retrasado. El retraso se debe a emergencias imprevistas de personal. El sistema informático del SFUSD está funcionando como está diseñado y hay un equipo dedicado trabajando las 24 horas del día para obtener asignaciones finalizadas lo más rápido posible dado los problemas imprevistos de personal. Por favor, tenga por seguro de que estamos comprobando la exactitud de cada paso del proceso de asignación y queremos hacer llegar la información sobre las asignaciones a las familias tan pronto como sea posible.

 

Seguimos con la esperanza de que las cartas estén listas para el lunes. Estamos extremadamente apenados por este retraso y le notificaremos de nuestro progreso nuevamente mañana por la mañana, 20 de marzo.

 

 

已於2017年1月13日前入表申請學校派位的家長請注意,以下為重要消息更新:
校區原定於3月17日寄出第一輪派位通知,但由於出現不可預見的人手緊急情況,派位信寄出日期將會被推遲。校區的電腦派位系統正按照原來的設計正常運作;此外,校區專門的團隊正在24小時不斷地工作,務求盡快完成學校派位。請放心,我們正為每個步驟的準確性進行反復檢查,並盡快向家長提供有關信息。

 

我們仍然希望派位通知可在星期一準備好。對此延遲帶來的不便,我們深表歉意。校區將於明天上午3月20日再次公佈有關進度。

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 3/19/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


CLICK HERE for more information and applications!

 

Volunteer for Read Write Discover this summer at Excelsior Branch of San Francisco Public Library. It is a tutoring program for 1st-8th graders that is run by high school tutors and a high school coordinator. We need a bilingual (Spanish or Chinese) coordinator who would be communicating to parents whose first language may be those languages. We are also recruiting for tutors. 

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 3/17/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 

SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, will be delayed. We apologize for the inconvenience, as we know parents are counting on getting this news in the next few days. District staff need more time to run all of the necessary checks. Please be assured that we are working around the clock and are aiming for the shortest possible delay. Once the letters are ready to go, we will be sure to notify you. We will also be announcing revised dates, as we will be adjusting the registration period. We are extremely sorry for the impact that this delay may cause.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 3/17/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


All Bay Area High School Students

are invited to the

2017 B.A.T.S.

Teen Career Conference

Saturday, March 18th

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

 

Free Event

Registration Includes:

• Zoo Admission and Lunch

• Presentations by Noted

Scientists and Engineers

• Expert Panels and Hands-On

Skill-Building Workshops

• Advice for College and Career

Prep

 

Register HERE for free!

http://www.bayareateenscience.org/TeenCareerConference

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 3/16/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Balboa’s own Ken Gonzalez will be honored with a Distinguished Service ‘RAVE’ Award at the board meeting on March 21. The Distinguished Service Award is for teams or for individual employees who have served SFUSD at least ten years.  Here is what the nominee had to say about Ken:

RAVE Nominee Individual

Tenure: 20 years

Name: Kenneth Miguel Gonzalez

Department/School: Balboa High School

Title: English Department Head + Teacher

Why are you nominating this employee? Ken Gonzalez is an incredibly hard-working, organized, empowering and encouraging department head and teacher here at Balboa High School. He truly goes above and beyond each year to support his students, create engaging and challenging curriculum, and support his English department and his colleagues in WALC, PULSE pathways. He takes on so much responsibility as a department head, a member of school leadership groups, a union representative, and beyond.

What are some of the positive qualities that distinguish this employee’s work? I appreciate Ken's diplomacy, kindness, consideration, and vision. He understands that leadership requires bigger vision and he understands and seeks to understand the needs of teachers in order to best support his colleagues as department head and as a veteran teacher at our school site.

Please give us a specific example of something that this employee did/does that you would like to recognize: Ken models humility and encourages collaboration through his involvement in multiple pathways, his insistence on sticking up for unheard voices in staff meetings, administrative meetings constantly.

Nominated By: Co-Worker

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 3/15/17




Audience: Homepage

Vote NOW for your 2016 - 2017 candidates for the YEARBOOK.

 

https://tiny.cc/balpolls

 

^ Link shown above.

 

LAST DAY TO VOTE IS FRIDAY MARCH 17, 2017 AT 11:59PST.

 

Questions or concerns, comment in the discussions below.

 

 

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Posted by: LIANA LAU
Published: 3/14/17




Audience: Homepage

2017 B.A.T.S.

Teen Career Conference

Saturday, March 18, 2017

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

All Bay Area High School Students are invited to join us for our annual Teen Career Conference! This event is the perfect opportunity to meet and discuss your interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and STEM industry and education professionals. You'll also gain valuable insights and tips about college and career preparation.

Registration is FREE for Students!

Includes Free Zoo Admission and Lunch!  

 

 

Conference webpage: http://bayareateenscience.org/TeenCareerConference

Eventbrite Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-bats-teen-career-conference-registration-31852189757

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Posted by: Eric Lewis, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 3/14/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project offers various leadership programs to develop students' political and cultural awareness, and prepare for college.  Students have a unique opportunity to connect with education, business, political and community leaders, and receive encouragement in their pursuit of post-secondary educational opportunities.

 

All 10th and 11th grade students living in California may apply.  Students can download application packets at www.clylp.org Deadline for application packets are April 19, 2017

 

 

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Posted by: Yesenia Deras
Published: 3/10/17




Audience: Homepage

SFUSD seniors, apply for a $1,600 scholarship for exemplifying our grad profile! To learn more about our grad profile, go to: http://bit.ly/1T4G6yM.

 

Deadline to submit application: April 28, 2017.

 

SFUSD is committed to helping all students develop strong academic knowledge and skills, as well as increasing their curiosity and engagement, activating their full potential for learning, and preparing them for life, work, and study beyond their secondary school years. Our goal is for every SFUSD students to possess these capacities, our Graduate Profile, by the time they graduate. Apply to the Superintendent’s 21st Century Award here: http://bit.ly/2lVUsq0

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 3/10/17




Audience: Homepage

Do you need to make up or take classes to graduate high school? Our summer school offers “a-g” courses for credit recovery. Students in the 11th and 12th grades with "F" course grades will receive priority registration. Registration begins on April 5 and ends May 22.

 

Dates: June 7 – July 13, 2017 

Locations: Galileo HS (Senior Summer School), Balboa HS, Mission HS, and O'Connell HS 

  • Registration: Please meet with your counselor to register for summer classes.
  • For more information, visit Summer Programs 2017
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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 3/6/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Congratulations to Coach Douglas Kurt Jackson, Coach Fernando Troncoso and the Boys Soccer Team for advancing to theSan Francisco City AAA Varsity Boys Soccer Championships! Our Boys Soccer Team will play the Thurgood Marshall Phoenix at 2:00pm at Boxer Stadium on Saturday, March 4th! 

Balboa has not won the boys soccer championship since 1982!

Experience history for your very own Buccaneers...I hope to see you there!

Boxer Stadium (Balboa Park): Corner of San Jose & Ocean Avenue (north of Police Station behind the pool)

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 3/3/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


http://themixatsfpl.org/events/jason-reynolds-turn-volume

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -

4:30pm to 6:30pm

 

Join award-winning author Jason Reynolds for a very special edition of TURN UP (The Volume), The Mix's weekly Youth Speaks Hip Hop centered writing and performance series. MC K~Swift will lead teens in a hands-on workshop with Reynolds.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 3/3/17




Audience: Students and Homepage

Student Voice: If you want to give feedback on what is going to happen at Balboa next year and the future and you would like to have some say on how money will be used for student services, please participate in the 
School Site Council Survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPXW8Y3

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 3/2/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has a policy in place that explicitly prohibits gender-based discrimination, a protection that extends to everyone, including transgender and gender expansive students.

We are proud that we were the first school district in the country to pass a policy extending safeguards to our transgender student body. We will continue to honor those policies and ensure that transgender and gender nonconforming students in the SFUSD will remain protected from discrimination, bullying and harassment.

Students, know that in California public schools, you have the right to be...

  • Free from bullying, harassment and discrimination
  • Respected when you dress and express yourself in ways that do not conform to gender stereotypes, with respect to the student dress codes
  • Affirmed by adults when you declare your pronoun and name that fits your gender identity
  • Involved in school activities, access spaces such as locker rooms and restrooms, that fits your gender identity
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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 2/28/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

School lets out for vacation soon, and teens are invited to join the Performing Arts Connection: Spring Break for Teens!

 

Held from Monday, March 27 to Friday, March 31 this program is a collaboration among five organizations: San Francisco OperaSan Francisco BalletA.C.T.Youth Speaks, and Citizen Film in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs. Lots of exciting opportunities to work with local artists and meet teens from diverse communities.

 

  • About: Fill your Spring Break with music, poetry, dance, theater and digital media storytelling! Discover and explore new art forms, hone current skills and inspire fresh creativity with diverse teen communities from all over the Bay Area. Teens will work with artists from SF Opera, SF Ballet, A.C.T., Youth Speaks and Citizen Film in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco to craft original works and produce a showcase for their families and the community. Find your crew – join the Performing Arts Connection today!
  • Dates: Monday-Friday, March 27-31, 2017 from 10am-4pm daily; plus free Community Showcase on Friday, March 31 at 6pm
  • Location: Wilsey Center for Opera, 4th floor of the War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue @ McAllister Street, San Francisco
  • Application: Available at sfopera.com/pac.
  • Cost: $10 application fee; tuition is $0-$200. Scholarships available, no teen turned away for lack of funds.

 

Thank you!

 

Lotte Leussink

Education Department

San Francisco Opera

lleussink@sfopera.com

415-551-6397

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 2/28/17




Audience: Parents and Homepage

Hello Wonderful Balboa Parents & School Community!

We could use your help - please review the list below.  IF you can help out in any way, please directly contact (Text, email, call) Sylvia, contact info is below.

 

Mark your Calendars & SAVE the DATES:

 

  • Teacher Appreciation Luncheon Volunteers - FOOD (main dishes)  & flower & Plant/Flower Donations Needed.  Help w/Set up & Clean up - Wednesday, May 3rd ***  Curbside Drop off will be available day of event  ***
  • Cupcake Reception for Graduating Class of 2017 - Wednesday May 24th - 2/3 Volunteers needed (noon - 3pm)
  • PTSA Board Member Elections - Volunteers NEEDED! Join our Team (Treasurer + Tech Expert/WebMaster + Hospitality)  Share your Talents with us.
  • Attend an SCC Meeting - Next meeting is the school planning retreat on Saturday, March 4th from 8:15 - 1:00 at Everett Middle School.
  • Volunteers to Help Hang Student Art work up for our next - "Showcase of the ARTS" - Tues. March 21st  
  • ( We will hang on: Fri. 3/17 & Mon. 3/20 )  
  • Help prep Food or donate dessert/fresh fruit for our monthly meetings
  • Share your Unique Talents with us - we'd love to get to know you better.  

Please reach out to Sylvia directly IF you can lend us a helping hand in any way.

 

Even if you don’t have much time, attending Balboa's monthly PTSA meetings is an excellent way to stay on top of what’s happening at the school and to connect with other parents and school leaders.

 

Future PTSA Meeting Dates:  Mark your Calendar & SAVE the Dates  -  A light dinner is served - 6:30pm - 8pm

 

Tues. Mar. 21st - "Showcase of the Arts" 

Tues. April 18th - Board Elections/Budget Overview

Tues. May 16th - Year End Celebration

 

Very kind regards,

 

Sylvia Ciofalo-Guell ( Max/12th/WALC )
377 Richland Avenue
San Francisco, Ca. 94110
(415) 308 - 5765 Cell/Text
sylviasf@aol.com

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 2/28/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Congratulations to the varsity boys soccer and varsity boys basketball teams for advancing to the San Francisco City AAA Semi-Final Playoffs!!! 

 

Boys Soccer Team:

Lowell Cardinals at 3:30pm

Crocker on Wednesday, March 1st!

 

Varsity Boys Basketball Team:

Mission Bears at 4:00pm

Kezar Pavillion on Wednesday, March 1st!


Experience history for your very own Buccaneers...I hope to see you there!

Crocker Park: Moscow & Geneva Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Kezar Pavilion: 755 Stanyan St., San Francisco, CA

 

Val Tintiangco-Cubales

Athletic Director

Balboa High School

Office Phone: 415-469-4090

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 2/28/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Our wonderful Balboa Alumni Association gives all their efforts to our school and our students. They have just created capacity for online donations. CLICK HERE or go to the website below. Scroll down and immediately you are invited to support the

association or make a special donation to the following:

  • Senior Sweater Fund
  • Roger Hansen Memorial Scholarship
  • Josiah Shabazz Lightfoot Memorial CHOICE Scholarship

It’s easy – it supports the Alumni Association, which means that every dollar goes back directly to our students, and your donation is tax deductible. Please consider.

https://squareup.com/store/balboa-high-school-alumni-association

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 2/24/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

We’re looking for any support in helping us finance our field trip to the 2017 National School-Based Health Care Convention in Long Beach this June!  Our presentation is called:

Watching from the Sidelines: a video supported Forum Theatre for Bystanders

 

Ways you can help us!

 

1. Make an online donation through Generosity.  Donations are tax-deductible!   https://igg.me/at/GSlTaE4rTwQ

 

2.Write a check to the San Francisco Public Health Foundation (MEMO: YAB Forum Theatre).  Donations are tax-deductible!  Mail check to:

 

San Francisco Public Health Foundation

375 Laguna Honda Blvd. B 303
San Francisco, CA 94116

 

3. If you can’t donate, please help spread the word!

 

**Deadline: March 31st!  Please help us TODAY!**

 

Many thanks from the YAB J

 

Questions? Email or Call Marcia, 415-469-4512

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 2/23/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

We are excited to share that the district is transitioning from School Loop to Synergy’s Gradebook Family and Student Portals in August 2017. This transition to Synergy will provide SFUSD’s students, families, teachers, and district staff with a unified system for real-time information on classes, grades, assignments, and more. While we know change can be challenging, we firmly believe the transition to Synergy Gradebook will increase efficiency for teachers and improve access for our students and families.

 

What does this mean for students and families?
Starting in August 2017, students and families will log in to Synergy’s Family and Student Portals to access student information related to attendance, assignments and grading. Our transition to Synergy is a response to feedback we have heard from school communities about the need to streamline the number of online systems we use for school-family communications.  Our team will be reaching out to families via parent groups and advisory councils, email, School Messenger, school websites, and School Loop to inform them of the change and provide opportunities to learn more and prepare for the transition in August 2017.  

 

Why are we making this change?

  • One login for attendance and grades for teachers and district staff
  • One login per family, regardless of the number of children and which school they attend
  • Greater clarification and standardization of SFUSD grading practices and policies
  • Increased security and confidentiality of student and parent information
  • Actionable real-time student performance information
  • Improved accessibility for individuals with disabilities
  • Improved translation options

What will happen with School Loop?
School Loop will continue to be used for school websites next year. However, teachers, students and families will use Synergy instead of School Loop for other communications and  information about grades and assignments.

 

We are confident that Synergy Gradebook is another exciting step to leverage technology to increase engagement in our school communities, enhance data integrity and security, and better position us for 21st century learning, as outlined in Vision 2025 and our Digital District Plan.  

 

To learn more, check out the exciting G4A Launch Video, go to the Gradebook for All website (www.sfusd.edu/gradebook), or download the attached flier.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 2/21/17




Audience: PTSA, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

You are invited to attend our February 21 PTSA meeting.  This month we will talk about Youth Jobs.  Has your child wanted to find a job but didn't know how to go about it?  Come listen to our panel of specialists in youth employment and learn how the process works. 

  • 6:30-8:00 pm in the Green Room. 
  • We provide Spanish and Chinese translations. 
  • Light dinner will be served. 
  • Students attend this meeting with parents will earn double community service hours. 

Hope to see you there.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 2/16/17




Audience: Homepage

Learn about career options in biotech from professionals in the field. Receive 3.3 high school and 1 college credit plus a GPA bump.  Looks great on college applications! To enroll, please follow the steps in the application packet attached here and submit by Feb. 17.

 

Class meets every Wednesday from March 8 to May 10, 4-6 p.m.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 2/13/17




Audience: Homepage

Hey Bucs!

 

L Cubed Corp will be hosting a Valentine's Day themed photobooth in Room 103 during lunch on Valentine's Day! Props will be provided. Each photo strip (a 4x6 photo paper which includes 3-4 pictures) will be $1.

 

You can PREORDER an admission ticket, for $1, on Monday, February 13th in Room 103. Admission tickets allow you to skip the very long line and serves as your payment for ONE photo strip.

 

We hope to see you then! Don't forget to buy your admission tickets beforehand!

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Posted by: LIANA LAU
Published: 2/10/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

​Greetings Families and School Partners,

 

Happy Black History Month!

 

Please ​see and distribute the attached flyer for this month's AAPAC General Assembly Meeting. Our February theme is "Reclaiming Black American Heritage: A Celebration of Literacy, History and Family. The AAPAC meeting will be held at Dr. Martin Luther King Middle School beginning at 5:30pm. Dinner and Childcare will be provided. If you would like printed color copies of the flyer, please let me know and I will interoffice them to your school sites. 

 

Hopefully you all have received gathered resources from AAPAC SF on ways to share and celebrate Black History with your school communities. In case you have not, please see the Celebrating Black History google folder. To participate in the AAPAC sponsored Black Literacy Campaign click here.  Please also be sure to update aapac@sfusd.edu on what activities or learning opportunities your site will host in celebration of Black History. 

 

Thank you for all that you do to support African American family engagement in our District,

SFUSD AAPAC

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Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 2/9/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Do you know a teacher or principal who is doing great work? Nominate them for the Mayor's Teacher or Principal of the Year Award by Feb. 24, or post a note of thanks to the teachers who have made a difference in your life at www.ThankATeacherToday.org.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 2/3/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Lowell High School PTSA invites you to be our guest

when Congresswomen Jackie Speier has

a "Conversation about America"

with people who have questions about the changes that are confronting us.


How will the changes to Healthcare change who can get covered?

How will the immigration policy affect the money the Federal Government sends

to local government here in California because of sanctuary cities?

Will new policies at the Education Department hurt public education?
What is happening with our relations with Russia and Mexico?
What can we do to make a difference in Administration policies?
 

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask the Congresswomen 

any question that concerns them. 

This is a chance to share your views with someone who can make a difference. 

Find out the latest and help shape the future. 

 

The following groups have been asked to have a representative ask a initial question;

Lowell Student Government, the Lowell Student Advocacy Committee,

the Lowell Parent involvement and inclusion committee, the Lowell Black Student Union, 

United Educators of SF [the Teachers' Union] and the SF Unified School District.

 

Free

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Place:  Lowell High School, Carol Channing Theater
1101 Eucalyptus San Francisco CA

 
Spanish and Chinese translation available

Link for tickets:
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lowell-lecture-series-conversation-about-america-guest-congresswomen-jackie-speier-tickets-31530553735

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/31/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

San Francisco Mime Troupe's Youth Theater Project

  • Free After School Program
  • Location: Mission District (855 Treat Ave.) 
  • When: Feb. 6th - April 14th
  • 3 Days a week - Either M/W/F or TU/TH/F
  • Time: 4:15-7:15pm

WHAT DO WE DO?

  • Collaborative play-making, theater/drama, play-writing, improv, acting
  • Write and bring to life your ideas
  • Create a play about your passions, interests, or fears
  • FREE FOOD
  • $GET PAID$ 

Note: Deadline extended to Friday 2/3/17

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/30/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Wesley Johnson: The Texas Tornado is the topic as Oxford University Press historian John William Templeton leads a Black History Month service at St. Dominick's Catholic Church, 2390 Bush St. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. 

Prior to the service, Templeton presents a tour of the African-American Freedom Trail at 11 a.m. beginning from the Martin Luther King Waterfall in Yerba Buena Gardens. 

Johnson came to San Francisco at age nine in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and achieved a number of milestones at each stage of his life. Highlights include welcoming the debate team from Wiley College in Texas to San Francisco State Teachers College in 1935 for an interracial debate with S.F. State and U.C-Berkeley. The Wiley debaters were popularized in the Oprah Winfrey-produced film The Great Debaters starring Denzel Washington. Johnson also opened the Flamingo Club and Hotel Texas at 1832-6 Fillmore Street in 1943 for a 25 year run as the heart of the Fillmore nightlife scene. 

The African-American Freedom Trail, as featured on NBC Bay Area and KPIX, is part of a statewide trail which documents the role of African-Americans in 500 years of California history.  More than 400 sites are in San Francisco, including three current churches and two Prince Hall lodges founded in 1852.  

For more details about the tour, contact John William Templeton at 415-240-3537john@zenviba.org or book at californiablackhistory.com 

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Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 1/30/17




Audience: Homepage, Parents and Grade 10


Radius @ Balboa High School 

Coding to Opportunity for Sophomores!

 

Build Apps, Games & Learn about careers in technology

 

February 8, 2017

10am to 1pm

in

The Green Room

 

For more information, see Mr. Marc in room 113 or see your counselor. Sign up in room 113 or check your school loop for a form!

 

Free lunch will be provided!

 

 

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/26/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The Excelsior Branch of SFPL is in need of volunteer Homework Helpers for this semester through the end of the school year.  Homework Help hours are from 4 to 6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  We follow the SFUSD calendar for the Homework Help schedule.  We're particularly interested in volunteers that enjoy helping students from K through 8th grade with Math and all other subjects.  Please see Ms. Molly in hte library or email Marianne Robatto at the Excelsior Library if you are interested. You will receive Community Service Hours for their service.  

 

Marianne Robatto

Children's Librarian

Excelsior Library

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/26/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Latino Students - BIG HERMANO/LITTLE HERMANO


 

 

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017 [10:30 – 1:05]

Where: BALBOA HIGH SCHOOL, GREEN ROOM

WHAT: COME MEET SUCCESSFUL LATINO MEN WHO SPEAK ABOUT THEIR LIFE AND HOW THEY GOT TO BE IN THE PLACE THEY ARE TODAY

FIELD TRIP SLIP MANDATORY TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND

FREE LUNCH PROVIDED

 

¿Cuando?: Miércoles, 1 de Febrero de 10:30AM hasta 1:10PM

¿Dónde?: Balboa High School, cuarto verde

Vengan y conozcan a hombres Latinos exitosos que puedan hablarles sobre su vida, luchas u obstáculos que tuvieron que superar en los Estados Unidos.

Se ofrecerán aperitivos y almuerzo.
Estudiantes de Balboa: Pase de paseo obligatorio


 

 

FOR further information contact Lili at ext.3163 or email: liliana.dominguez@sfdph.org

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/24/17




Audience: All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Do You Love Science?

Enter the Emperor Science Award program for a chance to work with a mentoring scientist to explore the world of cancer research.

The Emperor Science Award program is committed to helping all students that have a passion for science join the next generation of cancer researchers. Through this award program, 100 winning students from across the country will be paired with a university-level mentoring scientist to collaborate on an important cancer research project. Whether virtually, or in a lab, students will be able to connect with their mentors to develop valuable research, organization and communication skills! Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

CLICK TO LEARN MORE!


WHO:  Students in grades 10-11 who love science and are curious about careers in science research – especially cancer research & care.

AWARD: 100 students will be awarded a mentorship opportunity plus receive a Google Chromebook and $1500 for project expenses. 

ENTER:  Students complete the application and submit a 750-word essay on why science research is so important to finding a cure for cancer.

DEADLINE:  March 17, 2017

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/24/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Jazz started in San Francisco. Find out why and how during the third session of Come to the Water: Teaching California Black History.

Come join Oxford University Press historian John William Templeton as he leads the seventh annual Come to the Water: Teaching California Black History seven-week course. The author of Our Roots Run Deep: The Black Experience in California, Vols.1-4, Templeton is the creator of the West's first African American Freedom Trail. 
 

The next session of the course is Saturday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. in the ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage offices at 1691 Turk.
 
The books for the seven week course are: 
Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4 
Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco 
Cakewalk: a historical novel about the unsung creators of jazz 
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Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 1/22/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

WHAT NOW?: A YOUTH LED POST-ELECTION CONVENING

Distressed or confused about the election results? Join San Francisco youth and allies in processing the election through discussion, artistic expression, and advocacy outlets. Learn how to channel post-election anxieties into inspiration and activism!

"What Now?" is a one of a kind election debrief that is funded and planned by youth leaders and community organizations in San Francisco (San Francisco Youth Commission, Vote16 Youth Empowerment Academy, SFUSD Student Advisory Council, etc). "What Now?" is an event comprised of a resource fair and open mic that will focus on helping youth go through a scary time through artistic expression. Our event is entirely FREE! 

When: January 24th 2017
5:00-7:30pm
Where: The Mix at SFPL
100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Dinner will be provided.

RSVP by signing up for a free ticket below:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-now-a-youth-led-post-election-forum-tickets-30704920243

Questions?:
Leah LaCroix, Coordinator of Community Outreach & Civic Engagment 
415.554.6254; leah.lacroix@sfgov.org; 
Commissioner Joshua Park; parkjoshua415@gmail.com
San Francisco Youth Commission
sfgov.org/youthcommission

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/19/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

***SF Public Library To Forgive All Fines Through Valentine's Day

San Francisco Public Library is waiving all fines on items that are returned late until Valentines Day 2/14/17. 

The process is simple: return overdue items to any branch library in the city, and obtain a clean slate with the library. Even if your book is 100 years old, you can return it with no fines!  Please take advantage!

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/18/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

An Unpresidented Meal

Thursday, January 19th at Mission High School. 6:00-8:30 pm.

 

 

An Unpresidented meal is a collaboration between Nourish | Resist and Mission High School. Dinner RVSP here: Link

 

Join us on the eve of the inauguration for a dinner of resistance and the launch the direct action campaign, Nourish | Resist. We want to provide an experience where our communities can be nourished, build bonds and commit to organize against hate. This will be a free and delicious community meal in a safe space where we can sit at the same table and share stories of struggle and survival.

We want to say explicitly that this event centers People of Color (POC) voices and POC experience. We invite non-POC participants to be aware of the verbal and non-verbal impact that they have in the space.

The dinner will include 4 people power building sessions:

  • Protest Arts: Create signage and learn protest songs/chants
  • Youth Power Teach-In: Direct actions for youth
  • Civics 101: Learn about the four levers to pull to enact political change
  • Know Your Rights: When participating in non-violent direct action, learn your rights

Sign up for a session when registering for a ticket.

Come eat with us!

 

Note: This event is for ages 14 and older. A vegetarian option will be served. Additional dietary substitutions cannot be accommodated. 

 

Nourish|Resist uses food as a tool for resistance. We will create safer spaces for our stories of struggle and survival. We want to leverage food spaces and food people to shift political and economic power to youth and POCs. And we're just getting started. https://nourishresist.org

 

#NourishResist
#UnPresidentedMeal
#
HateWontFeedUs

 
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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/18/17




Audience: Homepage

Do you wanna stay in style? Order from us now! Support your classmates!

 

our instagram : @swavyclothingsf

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Posted by: MIKAYLA PERIEFF
Published: 1/18/17




Audience: Homepage

The Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) program works with partners to match college students and recent graduates age 18 - 35 years old with short-term, paid, internships with the National Park Service. Participants may assist with research, synthesis of scientific literature, geologic mapping, GIS analysis, site evaluations, resource inventorying and monitoring, impact mitigation, developing brochures and informative media presentations, and educating park staff and park visitors. GIP positions can last from 3 months to one-year. Deadline: February 2, 2017Click for more information & to apply!

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Posted by: Casey Passmore, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 1/18/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

FREE ACT Workshops

 

Learn test strategy to help you score high even when you don't know the answer, how to tackle the toughest trick questions with aplomb, and how to put it all in context with your college goals. This class will take place over four weeks leading up to an actual ACT administration.

FEB: 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 6:00 - 8:00pm

At the Bernal Heights Library. Space is limited. Sign up today!

Register at http://edupath.org/sf/

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/17/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Dear Community,

 

The City & County of San Francisco in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, the SF Alliance of Black School Educators, 100% College Prep, Mo Magic and many other community partners proudly presents the Spring Bi-Annual "Black Family Day" on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at Willie L. Brown Middle School (2055 Silver Ave SF).

The day will feature a delicious Southern buffet brunch, a community resource fair for students and families PK-12, student and staff facilitated STEM activities, student performances and a series of workshops focusing on family empowerment and advocacy. There will also be raffles of amazing prizes such as tablets, gift cards and Warrior’s tickets.

This event is free and open to families in SF.  Participants can register by calling (415) 401-2555 ext. 1246 or emailing their contact information and the number in their group to aapac@sfusd.edu. Please share this opportunity with your community. 

 

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Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 1/12/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
 

SPANISH CYCLE
James Denman Middle School Cafeteria
241 Oneida Ave SF 94112
 *** Tuesday - January 24th ***
6:00pm-7:30pm


Join us for an AMAZING dinner & a first hand experience of the Strengthening Families Program. Learn about the skills and techniques needed in building a better communication system within your family & hear from families who have been through this program!! This program is geared towards families with
12-14  year old youth but we welcome everyone, bring your entire family!!
 

* Dinner Always Provided
* Raffle Prizes Every Week 
Free Childcare 


    HAVE FUN - GET CONNECTED - GET SUPPORT - CELEBRATE FAMILY 

Looking forward to seeing you!

RSVP NOW
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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/6/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Volunteers from Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) will be coming Friday Jan 13th during lunch to speak with you about your career interests! They will provide advice and expert insight on how you can enter the fields that interests you. They have knowledge and expertise in careers such as: Technology, Law, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Marketing, Leadership, Business and Much, Much More!


*** FREE CHIPOTLE WILL BE PROVIDED ***
This is a great opportunity to network with professionals in San Francisco and learn about their careers, how they entered their profession and get advice! This is a free event during lunch on January 13th! This event is open to all Balboa students. VERY LIMITED SPACE SO RSVP ASAP!

RSVP NOW

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/6/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

MORE INFO CONTACT MARIA at

ZARAGOZA@ MARIA415ZARAGOZA@GMAIL.COM



 

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/5/17




Audience: All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Did you know only 25% of 4th graders in California read on grade-level? That number drops to 15% when looking at CA's low-income 4th graders. Want to do something about it? Check out this video about Reading Partners, and sign-up to volunteer today. Reading Partners serves K-4 students throughout the Bay, including at Monroe Elementary School--a 5 minute drive away from Balboa High School. Reach out to Jane Beal with any questions!

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/4/17




Audience: Homepage, Parents and Grade 12

Hello Seniors!

Balboa High School’s Cash for College Night is a financial aid event designed to help parents and students complete and understand the FAFSA or DREAM Act.  The event will be on January 12th at 5:30PM.  Food will be provided at 5:00.  We hope you can join us!

Contact Arthur for more information.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/4/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/3/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Teach Middle Schoolers for Breakthrough SF at SF Day School

  • Who we’re looking for: We are looking for high school students to volunteer after school as tutors/teachers with motivated 5th-8th grade students from underserved communities around San Francisco. 
  • Dates: The week of Feb. 6 through the week of May 1
  • Time Commitment: One afternoon per week (Mon/Wed from 3:30-5:30pmor Tue/Thur from 4:00-6:00pm)
  • Tutor Training: Wed. Feb. 1 from 5:00-8:00pm
  • Location: San Francisco Day School (350 Masonic Avenue, SF, CA 94118)
  • Application Deadline: Fri. Jan. 20, 2017 (one month from today)*

How to Apply

 

All volunteers must submit an application and attend an interview.*

 

Interested applicants can check out the website or contact Sasha Mungal, Director of Volunteer Programs and Community Partnerships, at sasha@breakthroughsf.org or

415-568-3667 for more information.

 

Additional Opportunities

 

 We’ll also have Friday/Saturday volunteer opportunities during the spring for those that are interested in a short term commitment. Please see below:

  • Fri. Feb. 17: Movie & Games Afternoon (approx. 4:00-6:30pm)
  • Sat. Apr. 29: College Day at USF (approx. 8:00am-2:30pm)

If you're ONLY interested in helping out with these events, please email Trisha Fuerte, Program Associate, at trisha@breakthroughsf.org.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 1/3/17




Audience: All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

It's our end of year giving season and Alumni Challenge, where Peers Alumni Teams compete against one another to raise money for Peers and to stand with youth leaders today.

 

Can you help by spreading the word of this to other Bal family members who might be moved to give $5, $20, or more?  Folks can donate to the Bal team, here: https://peerresources-2936.wedid.it/628

 

We have a challenge match in place for Bal, where a former Bal Peers Coordinator will donate $500 once we've raised $500--so basically, any donation now gets matched.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 12/13/16




Audience: Grade 11 and Homepage

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

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Posted by: Gaela Peters
Published: 12/2/16




Audience: Homepage

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.

 

 

三藩市聯合校區教育委員會.求.的協助,以甄選下任學監。對於.期望下任學監擁有的素質及特點,我們正.詢來自學生、教職員、家長及社區人士的意見,並希望.就校區的優勢及挑戰分享.的想法。

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 12/1/16




Audience: All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

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:  https://sites.google.com/site/balboaptsa/cash-appeal
  • 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!

 

BALBOA HIGH SCHOOL PTSA

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 12/1/16




Audience: Homepage

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.

 

Chinese:

這信息來自Balboa高中。今早,Balboa高中遭遇停電事故,但學生如常上課。午餐也如常供應,而鄰近一所學校則把校餐代為加熱。PG&E正進行搶修。此時,我們預計電力即將恢復,而明天學校將一切如常。如情況有變,我們將立刻知會家長及學生。

 

Spanish:

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.

 

Tagalog:

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.

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Posted by: Maricella Miranda, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 11/21/16




Audience: Balboa Students and Homepage

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: https://www.booster.com/fash

 


 

 

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Posted by: ANGEL CHEN
Published: 11/17/16




Audience: Homepage

The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education is asking for your help in selecting the next superintendent of schools. We have requested that the consultants from Leadership Associates, who are assisting the Board with the search, conduct an online survey to solicit input from students, staff, parents, and our community.

 

What are you looking for in SFUSD's next superintendent? Tell us by completing this survey (available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Tagalog, and Vietnamese:

http://www.sfusd.edu/en/about-sfusd/leadership-team/superintendent-search-community-input-survey.html

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Posted by: Maricella Miranda, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 11/16/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

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 grants@ma.org.

 

Any questions or concerns can be sent to grants@ma.org.


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

​Balboa High School!

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 11/15/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 

We are a community that believes -- fundamentally -- that each child and each person is the equal of every other. 

 

This belief cuts across race, nationality, immigration history, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic means, ability status, language, and age. When we are at our best, we celebrate diversity, embrace our differences, and build on each others' strengths. 

 

We believe strongly in social justice, which means we fight against systemic oppression. We stand up for those who are vulnerable and hope others will do so for us when we need them. We put students' needs first, and we will protect them now. 

 

These core values connect us every day. Let's find ways to move forward together, in unity and in strength.

 

Myong Leigh
Interim Superintendent
 

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 11/10/16




Audience: ShuPing Guan, Parents, Grade 12 and Homepage

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.

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Posted by: ShuPing Guan
Published: 11/9/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

On Saturday, 11/19 from 2-3 pm Mission Bay Branch Library will be hosting a college funding workshops for teens and their parents.  In the workshop, we will discuss strategies to reduce the out of pocket cost of college.The workshop will be presented by Michael Kayhan.  Michael, who is a Stanford University graduate, has taught part-time at the business school of local universities for more than 17 years. He is a registered investment advisor and leads He leads his college planning firm.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 11/8/16




Audience: ShuPing Guan, Parents, Grade 12 and Homepage

Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible.

 

Applicant must:

  • be a resident of northern or central California but may study elsewhere (see map of specific counties);
  • have completed or expect to complete high school or equivalent between 1 Jul 2012 and 30 Jun 2017; and
  • plan to attend or began attending an accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, or vocational/trade school) for the first time in 2017.

In 2017, we expect to award 11 or more $6,000 scholarships to assist with post-secondary educational expenses. In 2016, we received about 75 applications for these scholarships.

 

Applications due February 1st, 2017. 

 

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Posted by: ShuPing Guan
Published: 11/7/16




Audience: Grade 12, Parents and Homepage

At Making Waves, we partner with students to achieve their goal of obtaining a college degree. With a long track record of impressive success, we are excited to expand our program.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Graduating high school class of 2017
  • 4-year college bound
  • Low-income: estimated Family Contribution (EFC) below $5,000
  • Bay Area resident (all 9 counties - Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma)

Student benefits include:

  • 1:1 College coaching
  • Personal Financial Services Coordinator
  • Up to $5,000 of support annually (for a maximum of 5 years)
  • Professional and peer networking opportunities
  • Lifetime Making Waves alumni of CAP Bay Area

Apply now at 

http://making-waves.org/programs/education/college/capbayarea

 

Scholarship will also be included in December Scholarship Bulletin, but the deadline is December 12th!

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Posted by: ShuPing Guan
Published: 11/2/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Balboa PTSA invites you to attend College Night on Tuesday, November 15th, 6:30-8:00 pm in the Green Room. 

 

We will have representatives from City College, UC and San Francisco State along with our own Balboa College room and counselors to help you help your student navigate the college application process. 

 

Light dinner will be served. 

Chinese and Spanish translations will be provided. 

Students attend this meeting with parents will earn community service hours. 

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 11/2/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

On Nov. 8, 2016, San Franciscans will vote on Proposition A, a $744 million general obligation bond that will fund repairs, and maintenance to SFUSD facilities. The bond would allow SFUSD to construct new schools and make seismic upgrades to existing facilities.

Specifically, Proposition A will:

  • Complete seismic safety and modernization projects to make all schools and other district facilities more earthquake safe and energy efficient;
  • Build new schools and classrooms to accommodate a growing student population;
  • Kickstart development of a new SFUSD Arts Center and Ruth Asawa School of the Arts to preserve and promote music and art in curriculum;
  • Invest in technology improvements including installing higher-speed Wi-Fi for all classrooms to enable 21st century learning;
  • Maintain and expand the district’s green schoolyards program to 91 school sites;
  • Explore methods for developing affordable housing for teachers.

SFUSD would create an independent citizens' oversight committee to report to the public about the use of bond funds. The Board of Education would also conduct an annual, independent audit regarding the use of the bond funds.

This posting is meant to be informational rather than persuasive.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/31/16




Audience: Balboa Students and Homepage

There will be a Balboa Swim Team meeting at lunch on November 4th, Friday in Room 325 (Mr. Wilcox's room).

Mandatory meeting for recurring swimmers.

Newcomers are welcomed! No experience required. 

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Posted by: AUDREY CHIN
Published: 10/27/16




Audience: BHS Counseling Corner and Homepage

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.

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Posted by: Gaela Peters
Published: 10/27/16




Audience: Student Aide Period 1, Student Aide Period 2, Student Aide Period 3, Student Aide Period 4, Student Aide Period 5, Student Aide Period 6, Unscheduled Period 1, Unscheduled Period 2, Unscheduled Period 5, Unscheduled Period 6, John Nepomuceno, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Good morning Balboa Family!

 

I have an opportunity that may be of interest for any student interested in community service hours.  The following opportunity was forwarded to me by Ray Cordoba, former Dean at Lowell.  He is reaching out in particular, to Balboa students!

 

The Bataan Legacy Historical Society is requesting any number of students who would like to earn community service credits for volunteering to register, monitor, and assist senior citizens and handicapped veterans attending a WWII Conference on Saturday, Oct.29.

 

There will be distinguished guests from the Philippine Consulate, historians from the Philippines, film makers and the highest ranking U.S.Fil-Am General, LTG Soriano(Ret.).

 

This is a free conference discussing curriculum development to be published in U.S.History books for the first time and the update on the status of the Congressional Gold Medal to be awarded in recognition of the ultimate sacrifices of Filipino-Americans during WWII in the Philippines.  It is open to the public and will start at 10 am.

 

Though the Society is looking primarily for Filipino-American Students to volunteer, any student may volunteer for credits.

 

All volunteers must be at the SF Public Library Koret Center by 9:15 am to receive assignments.  The conference will end at 5 pm and volunteers will be provided a free lunch.

 

If you or any body you know is interested, please contact me ASAP (nepomucenoj@sfusd.edu)!

Thank you all and have a great day!

Take care,


Mr. Nepo

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Posted by: John Nepomuceno
Published: 10/26/16




Audience: Homeroom Period 0, PE 2 Period 1, PE 2 Period 3, PE 2 Period 4, PE 2 Period 5, Student Aide Period 5, Val C. Cubales, Academics, Athletics, COURT SPORTS 1 Site, COURT SPORTS 2 Site, Departments, Fall Sports, FITNESS/PERFOR Site, Homeroom Site, HOMEROOM Site, Parent Handbook, Pathways, PE 2 Site, PHYS EDUC 3 Site, PHYS EDUC 4 Site, RECREATION SPOR Site, RECREATION SPOR(2) Site, Spring Sports, STUDENT AIDE Site, Student Aide Site, SWIMMING 2 Site, Swimming Site, SWIMMING Site, Travel Directory, Winter Sports, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, All Staff - High School, Balboa Athletic Program, Balboa Teachers, BHS Counseling Corner, Counseling Corner for Buc Staff, suckafree balboa, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Athletic Letterman Jackets are back!!!

Please See the Athletic Page!!!

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Posted by: Val C. Cubales, Teacher, Balboa HS
Published: 10/24/16




Audience: Homepage

 

 

Dear SFUSD families,

 

Earlier this week gunshots were fired in the school parking lot at dismissal time at June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE), and four students were physically injured. They are recovering. The assailants were not part of the school and appeared to be targeting one student -- there is no ongoing threat to students at JJSE. This isolated event, although awful, should not be viewed as a negative reflection on JJSE, an extremely safe school focused on caring relationships.  

 

This terrible incident has shaken everyone in the community. While students at other schools were not directly impacted, we recognize that an event like this can bring up difficult feelings for you and your child. Please know that school staff is prepared to discuss these feelings with your child and provide additional support as needed.

 

All school staff remain alert to any potential threats to safety in our school district.  The safety and security of the San Francisco Unified School District’s students and staff is of utmost importance. SFUSD has a comprehensive crisis plan, and district administrators coordinate closely with city emergency management officials and law enforcement representatives to monitor and update plans on a regular basis.

 

In addition, schools have security measures to ensure the well-being of students and staff. These include: visitor check-in procedures, locked doors after the start of the school day, surveillance cameras, and school resource officer support.

 

How we notify you if there is a school emergency

If there is an emergency at your child's school or a citywide emergency that impacts your child’s school, SFUSD will notify parents using the contact information in our student information system. Depending on the impact level of the emergency, we will attempt to reach you via a phone call and email using the information in our database, and, if you have opted in to receive text messages, you will receive text notifications as well.

 

If you do not receive a message it is likely because your current contact information has not been entered into the district’s confidential student information system. We encourage you to check with your school site secretary or principal to ensure they have the most up to date contact information for you in SFUSD’s student information system.  This is the how, in the event of a school or citywide emergency, we can reach you immediately.

 

Notifications regarding high-impact emergencies will also be posted on the district’s website sfusd.edu, Twitter account (@SFUnified) and shared with the media.

 

How to sign up for text notifications

If you have a mobile phone entered into our system, you will receive one prompt from SFUSD via SchoolMessenger asking you to opt in to receiving text messages. The message will only be sent one time from the number 67587 and will read: "SFUSD alerts. Reply Y to confirm, HELP for info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/txt."

 

We encourage you to reply "Y" to receive text messages from SFUSD and your school, as it often makes for faster communication, which is crucial in the event of an emergency. However, if you do not wish to opt in, you can simply ignore the text message.

 

You will only receive this message one time, and if you do not reply "Y" to confirm, the district cannot send you future text notifications. If you already received a text message and didn’t reply but do want to receive urgent messages via text, you may still sign up by texting “YES” to the number 67587 from your mobile phone. Please note, if you text this number and your mobile phone is not entered in the student information system, messages will not be sent to it.

 

More information about SFUSD’s emergency notification procedures can be found here: http://www.sfusd.edu/en/safety-and-emergency-plan/student-safety-and-parent-notification.html

 

Regards,

Myong Leigh

Interim Superintendent

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/21/16




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

We highly encourage you to apply to an exciting innovation and entrepreneurship event. The theme for the event is: The Next Big App. The event is led by successful entrepreneurs, who have built and sold companies, and have advised Fortune 500 CEOs around the world.

 

TKS is selecting 40 students (age 13-17) across the Bay Area to explore opportunities in the mobile space, while being exposed to real-world tactical execution strategies. During the event, students will learn from experts in the industry about how successful mobile apps are made from ideation to execution. 

 

During the event, you will work with mentors from top-tier companies such as Microsoft, Uber, Facebook, Twitter, as well as, founders and CEOs of various startups.

 

Only 40 participants will be selected, so apply ASAP!

 

Event Information: www.theksociety.com/sf.html

Application deadline: Saturday, October 22nd (just for Balboa!)

Schedule: November 2nd and 4th, 2016 (after school from 6pm-9pm)

Location: Microsoft Reactor (Folsom and 3rd in downtown SF)

 

There is a fee of $100 to cover the event cost. If you require financial aid, Navid is more than happy to help! Just let him know (info below). We also have 5 merit-based scholarships available. 

 

If you have questions, please email Navid Nathoo (Program Director): navid@theksociety.com 

 

Good luck!

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 10/20/16




Audience: Parents and Homepage

 ENROLLMENT FAIR VOLUNTEER

We are requesting parents/guardians to attend the San Francisco Public School Enrollment Fair on Saturday October 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at City College, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco. 

If you are proud of Balboa’s accomplishments, this is a great opportunity to share information with parents who might want their child to attend Balboa next year. If you can’t attend the whole time, please consider helping to staff our booth for part of the time.

Please email chiue@sfusd.edu  Ella Chiu if you have questions or are able to help out. 

Thank you for supporting Balboa.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 10/20/16




Audience: Homepage

All of us in the San Francisco Unified School District are deeply troubled by the incident that took place yesterday afternoon in the parking lot at June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE). Our understanding at this time is that a small group of outsiders unaffiliated with the school came to campus around the time of school dismissal, targeting a particular JJSE student for reasons that are presently unclear. Sadly, four students were injured during the incident. They have received appropriate medical attention and are recovering from their injuries. 

 

We want to thank the San Francisco Police Department for their support immediately following the incident and for their work in the ongoing investigation. We are also grateful to the paramedics and medical professionals who tended to our students, and we are committed to supporting our students and their families as they overcome their physical and emotional wounds. We also appreciate the offers of support immediately made by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor John Avalos. Finally, we commend JJSE’s leaders, faculty and students both for their steady, calm and caring actions as the situation evolved and for the dedicated and courageous efforts that they have already begun to heal from yesterday’s events.  

 

I need to state emphatically that this isolated event, although awful, should not be viewed as a negative reflection on JJSE. June Jordan is an intentionally small, extremely safe school focused on deep and caring relationships between all students and adults. All those connected to this school take great pride in, and put special care toward, creating a nurturing community rooted in the shared value of social justice. Through its small class sizes, college-going culture, and focus on rigorous, independent thinking, many JJSE students become the first in their families to attend college.  

 

Though only four students were physically injured, this terrible incident has shaken everyone in the community, particularly the staff and students at June Jordan. Fortunately the school has a strong tradition of coming together daily to discuss challenging topics and to support one another. In addition to coming together as a community, JJSE has trained counselors who will be meeting with students and faculty. We deeply appreciate the educators and students at June Jordan School for Equity and will proudly stand by them through this disturbing, but temporary, challenge.

 

Myong Leigh

Interim Superintendent, SFUSD

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/19/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

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Join us at the Mission High cafeteria on Thursday, October 20th from 5-7 pm!

COME EAT FOOD, REGISTER TO VOTE + LEARN ABOUT LOCAL BALLOT MEASURES DIRECTLY FROM OTHER YOUTH!

As youth, we are often left out of the conversation leading up to elections, but we will live with the consequences of those elections for decades to come! Let's come together to discuss local issues on the November ballot and understand our role in shaping this election! Join youth leaders from the SF Youth Commission, Peer Resources, and Generation Citizen's Youth Empowerment Academy for this historic, informational, non-partisan event!

Those 16 and older will be able to pre-register to vote, but this is an all-ages event. All are welcome to come and learn! Check back soon for confirmed location!

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 10/18/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 10/18/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

On Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, the US Department of Agriculture announced a recall of Lunchable's "Ham and American Cracker Stackers” due to misleading labeling. The product contains wheat and soy but does not indicate that on the package.
 
Here's the announcement: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2016/recall-093-2016-release

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 10/17/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Greetings African American Parent Advisory Council Members and Supporters,

 

Please join us Thursday, October 20, 2016 for our monthly AAPAmeeting. The theme for this month is "Yes We Can: Advocate In and Outside of the Classroom". We will meet in the Leola Havard Auditorium located at 1520 Oakdale Avenue beginning at 5:30pm.  Dinner and childcare will be provided.  (Flyer Attached)

 

The agenda will include:

  • Networking with fellow African American families in SFUSD
  • Group activities to help unify and empower us to advocate for our students during Parent Teacher Conferences and throughout the school year
  • A panel discussion with 2016 School Board Candidates
  • Movie Ticket Raffles and Give Aways

 

We are asking that every member bring along two friends and every supporter spread the word as well as personally invite at least 5 African American families to attend.

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Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/12/16




Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Students, Teachers and Homepage

I would like to extend an invitation to your science students to attend the 2nd Annual STEM Symposium on Saturday, October 15th from 10am-2pm at Willie Brown Middle School. This event is open to all middle and high school students. 

 

 

This is a terrific opportunity for students to engage with STEM professionals and graduate students from industry and academia. We are thrilled to have leadership from Genentech, LinkedIn, The Gladstone Institute, Googlers, San Francisco State, City College of San Francisco, Upward Bound, SMASH, ThermoFisher Scientific and many others.  Please see a list of high school student workshops below.

 

Students and parents who wish to participate in this special event may sign up via the link provided. I have included a registration link so that students can sign-up for a workshop. They will either choose from one of the 3 choices:  

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-stem-symposium-presented-by-nexgenegirls-tickets-27682813039

 

Thank you for helping us get the word out to encourage students to attend what will be a fun event aimed at inspiring students to pursue STEM education and careers.

 

Sincerely,

George Cachianes

 

NexGeneGirls 2nd Annual STEM Symposium

Saturday October 14

9:00am – 2:00pm

Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School 

2055 Silver Avenue 

San Francisco, CA 94124

HIGH STUDENT WORKSHOPS

SHARK TANK

1. Shark Tank Workshop ~The World of IdeationIn the Shark Tank workshop, learn about how new technology products are designed, developed, and sold, as you come up with your own startup

 

STEM SPEED NETWORKING/The LinkedIn Rock Your Profile 

2. The LinkedIn "Rock Your Profile" Workshop: there's no better place online to present yourself professionally other than LinkedIn. The LinkedIn workshop is the best way to make sure you stand out from the pack! 

 

STEM SPEED Networking Workshop: Ask those questions you have always wanted to ask about working in Science and Tech. Get a Snapshot of the Variety of Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields

 

DNA BARCODING

3. DNA Barcoding: Learn the Science Behind the Discovery of New Species:  learn how scientists are using genetics to identify new species. There are many plants, animals, microbes and fungi that are unknown to science. With the knowledge you will gain, you can be part of the search to understanding and catalog all of life. 

 

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Posted by: Kevin Hartzog
Published: 10/11/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

For several weeks, there have been reports on social media concerning "creepy clown" sightings and pranks. While these reports come from different parts of the country, they all share a similar theme of frightening people and threatening violence.

 

Although there is no credible threat in San Francisco, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) has been in continuous communication with the district. Local law enforcement and the district are actively monitoring social media posts, including rumors that clowns would show up at schools threatening to do harm. Schools will use safety precautions if necessary, including prohibiting unauthorized visitors, and will immediately contact law enforcement when warranted.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/5/16




Audience: Homepage

Dear students,

 

Please take this survey only when asked to by your teacher. The purpose of this survey is to help SFUSD support and provide the activities, programs and services that you are most interested in.

All your responses will remain anonymous.

 

When asked to begin the survey, please click on the link below to choose your language. Once you open the survey webpage, please read the instructions carefully before you begin.

 

If you do not want to take the survey online, please let your teacher know, and you will have the option to complete a paper version if you wish.

 

http://tinyurl.com/hhk6yht

 

Thank you for your time and for contributing your voice to this process!

 

If you have any questions, please contact Devin Corrigan at 415-355-7764 or corrigand@sfusd.edu.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 9/26/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Dear Parents,
 
You may have recently received a text message  " SFUSD alerts. Reply Y to confirm, HELP for info. Msg&data rates may apply.  Msg freq varies.schoolmessenger.com/txt" from the number 67587.
 
This is an official opt-in message from SFUSD via SchoolMessenger, our mass notification system for sending out phone calls, emails and text messages.
 
You have received this message because your mobile phone number was recently updated in our student information system.
 
We understand this message is alarming and not clear. Unfortunately, we do not have any control over the way this message gets sent out from SchoolMessenger. 
 
We do encourage you to reply "Y" to this invitation to receive text messages from SFUSD, as it makes for much faster communication, which is crucial in the event of an emergency.
 
SchoolMessenger does not share any of your information, and you will not receive texts from any third parties.
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Posted by: Heidi Anderson, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 9/23/16




Audience: Homepage

826 Valencia is proud to announce our eighth weekend-long personal statement tutoring event, The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend, will be held on October 15 and 16 at Mission High School. We invite all SFUSD high school seniors to register for a weekend of free college essay help.


Here’s how it works: during the weekend of October 15 and 16, 826 Valencia will have trained tutors on call to give one-on-one attention to students who are writing responses to the UC's Personal Insight Questions, Common Application essays, and scholarship essays. We're prepared to support students at all stages of the writing process, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. We’ll also have computers on hand for easy editing and brain food to keep them going.

 

Registering for the event as a student is easy and free—just follow this link for more information and to sign up. You can choose to attend one or two two-hour session(s) on either or both days. Advance registration is required so we can best prepare to meet each student's individual needs.

 

Save the date and spread the word! Last year we served 171 students over the weekend, and this year we are hoping to exceed 200. Seniors: Don't miss this opportunity to polish your personal statements, making them clear, powerful, meaningful, memorable, and effective at getting you into college!  

 

Contact essayhelp@826valencia.org with questions.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 9/23/16




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Greetings parents and students,

If students missed picture day, retakes will be Monday, September 26th.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 9/14/16




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and theCity College of San Francisco (CCSF) Journalism department invite you for a day of journalism workshops and panels. 

This symposium will take place on the Ocean Avenue campus of CCSF at their Diego Rivera Theater, which is home to the special gem "The Pan American Unity,” a ten-panel Diego Rivera fresco.

Partnering with CCSF and its storied Professor Juan Gonzales, founder of El Tecolotenewspaper, furthers our mutual interests to develop the next generation of journalists while also supporting mid-career professionals.

 

For more information, CLICK HERE

 


 Here's a snapshot of the day’s events:

  • Registration
  • Panel 1: Latino electoral power: evicted and diminished?
  • Workshop A: How to be a-one-person multimedia rockstar
  • Workshop B: Public Records: Get the info you need in California
  • Workshop C: Take Note: Venturing into a Career in Journalism
  • Lunch (and for interested high school students the additional discussion, "Getting Started: CCSF Journalism Offers a Pathway")
  • Workshop D: Tu presencia y marca en el internet y las redes sociales (en español)
  • Workshop E: Computer-assisted reporting: find the story hidden in the data
  • Workshop F: Visual Storytelling: the Photojournalistic Eye
  • Panel 2: Art as journalism: speaking truth to power
  • Reception and special announcements

 

This will be a FREE EVENT for the entire Bay Area community. There will be a silent auction and a raffle to fundraise for the chapter. FREE food and beverages will be provided.

Come to learn, network and celebrate our ¡Hispanidad! We look forward to seeing all friends of journalism there.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 9/12/16




Audience: All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents, Students and Homepage

If you are interested in a career in medicine, you may be able to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum for 9-days in Atlanta, New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, or San Francisco while earning college credits. You can be in any grade, but you should be highly motivated, with academic promise, and dedicated to a future in medicine. Please see Ms. Guan in the counseling office to apply or for more information. Deadline is Sept 21st.

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Posted by: ShuPing Guan
Published: 9/10/16




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

HELP SHAPE SCHOOL AND CITY POLICY BY TAKING THE SF YOUTH VOICE SURVEY!

LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/youthvoice2016

Hello Balboa Students!

This anonymous on-line survey gathers the experiences and priorities of SF high school students.

In the City: Your responses will influence how the city of San Francisco & SFUSD prioritize funding decisions and creates youth programs.

 

At Balboa: Your answers will help our school leadership and Peer Resources design programs to advocate for positive change at our school. They will also guide Balboa towards building a positive school culture where all students are valued members of the Balboa community--that all students belong.

 

Your voice counts, but only if you share it...

 

CLICK HERE to access the survey.  Note that you will have to take the survey in one sitting--it cannot save your responses to finish them at another time. You should be able to complete the survey in 7-10 minutes.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 9/8/16




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Become a Reading Partner Today!

 

Reading Partners is seeking volunteers for their Reading Partners program, which pairs community volunteers to work one-on-one with the same struggling elementary student reader for one hour per week. No prior experience is required, since tutors are provided with a step-by-step curriculum that includes lessons and materials, as well as the support of a full-time site coordinator.

 

Reading Partners runs programming Monday-Thursday with after school sessions available at our 15 San Francisco elementary schools, including nearby Cleveland Elementary and Monroe Elementary!

 

Watch this video to learn more about Reading Partners’ work in the community!

 

To volunteer, register here or for more information, contact Jane Beal at jane.beal@readingpartners.org 

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 9/7/16




Audience: Grade 12, Parents, Staff, Teachers and Homepage

Senior Portraits will be taken Wednesday October 5th and 12th. Seniors, be sure to sign up with Alma in the main office starting Monday, September 10th for an appointment to have your portrait taken. No portrait without appointments - so stop by the main office and make your appointment ASAP!

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 9/7/16




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 9/2/16




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

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Join us as we raise funds to defeat lung cancer and other lung diseases. Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both women and men. And more than 33 million Americans live with lung disease.  We need your support to end this devastating disease.  Volunteer at the 2016 LungForce Walk and do your part to find a cure.

 

Volunteers Needed on Sat. Nov. 5, 2016

Crissy Field (6am-12noon)

610 Old Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129

For More Information Contact:

Cecilia Haywood

510-982-3194

Cecilia.haywood@lung.org

lung.org/california

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 9/2/16




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

BIG BOOK SALE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! SEPT 21ST -25TH We have over 1000 four-hour openings for interested community members to take part.

As a thank you, each student volunteer receives

 first look at the books as they come in, and

 a $5 coupon for when you are ready to shop!

 

How do I sign up?

Call or email Volunteer Manager Brenda Salguero if you are interested or have any questions at brenda.salguero@friendssfpl.org or 415-477-5223.

You can also fill out this form

Habla español!

 

How will I contribute to my community?

The Friends is a non-profit dedicated to supporting the San Francisco Public Libraries funding diverse programs, resources and services beyond those supported by the city, thereby enriching and enhancing the public library system in San Francisco. Our annual sale is the largest on the West Coast, and over 1000 volunteers help us raise $150,000 for the San Francisco Public Library in just 5 days!! Your volunteer hours contribute to this cause.

 

What will I learn? There are several positions students can volunteer for including Caller and Floater/Book Handler. A Caller buddies up with a cashier to help keep the line moving. A Floater goes where the action is hottest. Help refill tables with books, tidy up tables turned over by overzealous customers, break down boxes or fill-in for cashiers or callers when they need a break. Learn basic customer service skills, beef up your resume, and college applications. Also we have weekend shifts! Where do I go? Meet at Fort Mason at the Festival Pavilion building, located at 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123 Will I get fed? Snacks and water are plentiful, but we do not provide lunch outside of set up and breakdown days

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 9/2/16




Audience: Homepage

Learn to code video games, make movies, produce music and more! Next Gen Tracks- BAVC Afterschool Program
If you are between 14-18 years old, you are eligible to be part of Next Gen- BAVC’s FREE youth program.

• Get college credit every trimester from San Francisco State University.
• Earn internship credit.
• Up your media production skills and prepare for a job in the industry.
• Receive a $500 stipend to support a community project.
• Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 - 7 PM.

 

APPLY TODAY!
www.bavc.org/youth-programs/next-gen
Questions? Email: laurentaylor@bavc.org

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Posted by: Linda Wells, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 9/1/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

All students have a right to take part in educational activities at school without paying a fee, deposit or other charge. An "educational activity" is an activity offered by a school or school district that is an integral part of a student's education, including, but not limited to, curricular and extracurricular activity. Schools cannot charge or request a deposit for materials, physical education or school uniforms, or graduation caps and gowns that are required to take part in an educational activity.

  • For more details about the rights of parents and guardians, please see Your Child's Education: Things You Should Know
  • For more details on what fees can and cannot be charged at school, please see Assembly Bill No. 1575
  • If you have been charged a fee for an educational activity, you can request a reimbursement and/or file a uniform complaint. If you are a parent and still have questions or concerns about fees, please contact the Office of Family Voice at 415-241-6150.
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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 8/31/16




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage

Balboa library is evolving to serve our community better now and in the future!

 

If you want to help, please join the Library Advisory Committee where students, staff, and parents join the effort to make the library the best it can be. 

 

Email Ms. Molly for more details or to find out the next meeting time.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 8/30/16




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

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James Denman Middle School Cafeteria
241 Oneida Ave SF 94112
 *** Tuesday - August 30th ***
6:00pm-7:30pm


Join us for an AMAZING dinner & a first hand experience of the Strengthening Families Program. Learn about the skills and techniques needed in building a better communication system within your family & hear from families who have been through this program!! This program is geared towards families with
12-14  year old youth but we welcome everyone, bring your entire family!!
 

* Dinner Always Provided
* Raffle Prizes Every Week 
Free Childcare 


    HAVE FUN - GET CONNECTED - GET SUPPORT - CELEBRATE FAMILY 
 

Looking forward to seeing you!

RSVP NOW
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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 8/26/16




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

FALL INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE!

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The Youth Workforce Development will be offering six internships at the Balboa After School Program this Fall. The internship will last from September 19 to December 1. This is a PAID EXPERIENCE and interns will receive a $450 stipend.

We are seeking:

  • 4 Social Media Interns
  • 2 Print Shop Interns
  • 2 Data Entry Interns

Please review the attached application to review the requirements, time commitment and responsibilities of each internship.

APPLICATIONS DUE TUESDAY SEPT 6th BY 6PM

Click Here For Application!

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 8/26/16




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

San Francisco YouthWorks

is Hiring for Fall 2016!!!

Application Deadline:

 September 12, 2016 before 5pm! 


San FranciscoYouthWorks is a unique high school internship program designed to expose youth to public service careers and build job readiness skills in a supportive environment. SF YouthWorks offers: PAID internships in City Government ($13.00/hr), interns can work up to 10 hours a week during the 2016 Fall session (October -April).

 

2016 Fall Program Eligibility Requirements:

 

-  Entering the 11th or 12th grade for the 2016/2017 school year 

-Have at least 130 credits (if you have less than 130 credits you must turn in a letter of recommendation from a counselor, teacher or service provider)

-  Live and go to school in San Francisco 

-  Be able to work at least 6 hours per week, Monday—Friday between 9am and 5pm 

-Be able to attend mandatory workshop on Tuesday or Wednesday from 4pm-6pm

-  Commit to participate the entire school year 

October - April.

-  Be able to present original documents to meet YouthWorks' requirements 

   Required documents are:

-Social Security (must be original and signed) 

- Picture ID (CA ID, School ID, Passport, etc.)

-Proof of Age (if ID does not list birth date) Valid Permanent Residents 
/ Alien Card (if applicable)

-High School Transcript 

                   

Application Attached
 

&

Online at www.sfyouthworks.org 

OR
2012 Pine St. 2nd floor.


 

Priority Application Deadline: September 12, 2016 before 5pm! 

 

Please feel free to contact SF YouthWorks at (415) 202-7911

or email us at info@sfyouthworks.org if you have any questions or request

to schedule an application workshop with a group of 10 or more.

Visit www.sfyouthworks.org for more details

 

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Natasha Baez
Employment CoordinatorJCYC
2012 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
tel: 415-202-7912 

 

SF YouthWorks is a youth workforce program of JCYC.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 8/22/16




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Free girls coding classes at Excelsior Branch

of San Francisco Public Library

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 8/17/16




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Fall 2016 Volunteer Details

  • Who we’re looking for: We are looking for adults, college students, high school students, and 8th grade SFDS students to volunteer after school as tutors/teachers with motivated 5th-8th grade students from underserved communities around San Francisco. 
  • Dates: The week of October 3 through the week of November 28
  • Time Commitment: One afternoon per week (Mon/Wed from 3:30pm-5:30pm or Tue/Thur from 4:00pm-6:00pm)
  • Tutor Training: Wednesday, September 28 from 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Location: San Francisco Day School (350 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118)
  • Application Deadline: Friday, September 16, 2016 (one month from today)*

How to Apply

 

All volunteers must submit an application and attend an interview.

Click HERE for the application and HERE for our flyer.

 

Interested applicants can check out the website or contact Sasha Mungal, Director of Volunteer Programs and Community Partnerships, at sasha@breakthroughsf.org or

415-568-3667 for more information.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 8/17/16




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Get community service hours and great experience teaching senior citizens computer skills at SF Public Library Excelsior Branch

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 8/16/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 

Read this in Español or 中文

 

August 2, 2016

 

Dear SFUSD Families:  

 

I am writing to you on behalf of all of my colleagues on the SFUSD Board of Education.

 

Given the news of Superintendent Richard A. Carranza’s likely departure to serve as Houston’s new superintendent, the Board of Education has moved swiftly to ensure a smooth transition and continued positive momentum for our district.

 

While we begin the community process of searching for a new superintendent to serve our district, the Board of Education is united in choosing Deputy Superintendent Myong Leigh as SFUSD’s interim superintendent.

 

Mr. Leigh has been with SFUSD since 2000 and has successfully managed day-to-day operations and overseen key district initiatives. Our district has tremendous leadership throughout our schools and central offices. Mr. Leigh will be working with a great team at SFUSD.  

 

We are grateful to have had Superintendent Carranza at the helm for the past seven years--four as superintendent and three as a deputy. Under his leadership, SFUSD has maintained a focus on students’ academic growth through effective common-core aligned teaching and learning while also developing students’ social, emotional and physical well being. Our teachers and other have received more resources to do their critical work, including greater compensation, professional learning opportunities and access to technology.

 

The board takes seriously our responsibility to ensure the most capable and qualified leader for our school district moving forward. In the near future there will be a public meeting to discuss a selection process for the next superintendent of schools. Our national search process will be inclusive, transparent, and thorough.  

 

Without a doubt, we will prioritize finding a leader who shares our vision for ensuring every graduate is ready to succeed in college and careers. We will prioritize someone who has a track record of leading around our enduring goals of student achievement, access, equity, and accountability. And we will seek someone who can work with you and our entire community to move our district closer to our vision.

 

As we embark on the search for a new leader for SFUSD, input from our families is critical. Please check our website, sfusd.edu, for updates on future public meetings where the Board will gather input on the superintendent search and selection process.

 

All our school administrators are looking forward to greeting you and your children back to school on August 15.


 

Sincerely,  

 

Matt Haney

President, SF Board of Education

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 8/2/16




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Download up to 2 FREE Teen Audio Books each week from May 5 - August 17. 

Click HERE to sign up.

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Posted by: Molly Lazarus
Published: 5/1/16




Audience: Homepage

Do you need to make up or take classes to graduate high school? Our summer school offers “a-g” courses for credit recovery. Students in 11th or 12th grade with "F" course grades will receive priority registration. Registration begins on April 6.

 

Summer school will run from June 8 to July 13 at the following locations: Galileo HS (senior graduation summer school), Balboa HS, Mission HS, and Lincoln HS. Please meet with your counselor to register for summer classes.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 3/24/16