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Balboa Student & Staff Book Group

1st Meeting: Tuesday, 8/22 at lunch in library

  • Discuss good books read over summer
  • Learn about teen events at SFPL
  • Get copy of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Tea and Snacks provided.

Feel free to bring your lunch.


Balboa Parents and Guardians

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

You can sign up for daily emails as well.

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

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

Calendar Reminders

Monday, August 22

  Picture Day

Monday, Sept. 5

  No School- Labor Day

Thursday, Sept. 15

  Activities Fair at lunch

Thursday, Sept. 29

  Back-To-School Night

Monday, Oct. 10

  No School - Dia de La Raza

October 17 - 21

  Spirit Week


School Information

1000 Cayuga Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94112 


Tel: 469-4090 
Fax: 469-0859 

Susan Ritter, Principal

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

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Bus Schedule  

Safe Schools

Non-Discrimination Policy


MYEEP Application due Friday, September 9th!

Paid work opportunity for 9th and 10th Graders:

Don't miss out!

Get application from the After School Program or download from this link


You must be:

  • Resident of SF
  • 9th or 10th grade 
  • 14 years old by 1/1/2017
  • Able to attend all training workshops and return phone calls in a timely manner



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 

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 if you have any questions or request

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

Visit for more details




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


SF YouthWorks is a youth workforce program of JCYC.


Per SF Board of Education policy, only students who are new to SFUSD and who took Algebra 1 as a stand-alone course in 8th grade are eligible to take the Math Validation Test (MVT).  There are currently 100 students eligible and registered to take the MVT this Saturday. Anyone who is not preregistered and eligible per Board policy will be turned away. 


As background, this is the second administration of the Math Validation Test and is open to students who have satisfied the requirements established in SFUSD's Math Placement Policy, which was approved by the Board in May 2016. 


In July, all current 9th grade families received notice through US mail regarding the optional math validation test and the criteria for eligibility to take the test.   


There was a July administration with 93 qualified test takers and there are currently 100 students eligible to take the MVT this Saturday, August 20.


As a reminder, the criteria for eligibility to take the MVT is that a student must have taken and passed a Common Core State Standards-aligned Algebra 1 course with a C or better.


The MVT is not a mechanism for skipping Algebra. The intent of the test as it is described in the policy is to check understanding after a student has taken a full course of Algebra 1, thereby improving the likelihood of success in later math courses.



Recordatorio a los padres y estudiantes del 9° grado con respecto a la prueba del SFUSD de Validación de Matemáticas (MVT)


De acuerdo a la norma de la Junta de Educación de SF, sólo los estudiantes que son nuevos en el SFUSD, y que cursaron Algebra 1 como una materia independiente en el 8° grado, están calificados para hacer la Prueba de Validación de Matemáticas (MVT). En este momento hay 100 estudiantes calificados y registrados para realizar la prueba (MVT) este sábado, 20 de agosto. Todo estudiante que no esté registrado previamente, y que no califique para llevar a cabo esta prueba, según lo indica la norma de la Junta de Educación, no podrá hacer la prueba.


Para darles un antecedente de la situación, esta es la segunda vez que se administrará la Prueba de Validación de Matemáticas, que es disponible para los estudiantes que hayan cumplido los requisitos establecidos en la Norma para Asignar a los Estudiantes el Nivel Apropiado de Matemáticas en el SFUSD, que fue aprobada por la Junta de Educación en mayo del 2016.


En julio todas las familias actuales del 9º grado, recibieron por correo postal el aviso con respecto a la prueba opcional de validación de matemáticas, y los criterios requeridos para realizar la prueba.


En julio se admitieron 93 estudiantes calificados para hacer la prueba, y actualmente hay 100 estudiantes calificados para realizar la prueba este sábado, 20 de agosto.


Les recordamos que los criterios para calificar para realizar la prueba es que el estudiante haya cursado y aprobado una clase de Álgebra 1, según los Estándares Estatales Comunes Básicos, con una calificación de C o mejor.


La MVT no es un mecanismo para no tener que tomar la clase de álgebra. El propósito de la prueba, como se describe en la norma, es evaluar la habilidad de un estudiante después haber tomado un curso completo de Álgebra 1, mejorando de este modo, su probabilidad de tener éxito en los cursos de matemáticas posteriores.



給9年級家長及學生的溫馨提示–SFUSD數學能力認證測驗 (MVT)














Free girls coding classes at Excelsior Branch

of San Francisco Public Library

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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 or

415-568-3667 for more information.


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

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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,, 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.




Matt Haney

President, SF Board of Education


The After-School Program is open at Balboa!

Take advantage of this free drop-in program by filling in the attached registration packet.

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

  • Interesting classes
  • Homework help
  • Great snacks
  • Movies
  • and much more!


Affordable Internet at Home for Eligible Households: Internet Essentials


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

They also offer computers for $149.99.


It's easy to apply!


SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017


Adults: $10/year


Join at meetings, by mail, or ONLINE HERE!

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

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