Balboa High school



Calendar Reminders

Monday, January 23

  School Site Council Meeting 6-7 pm

Friday, January 27

  Lunar New Year - No School

Friday, February 10

  End of 4th Grading Period

Monday, February 20

  Presidents' Day - No School

Friday, March 24

  End of 5th Grading Period

Mon - Fri, March 27 - 31

  Spring Break

The After-School Program is open at Balboa!

Take advantage of this free

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

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

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

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

about Bal After School and other

FREE OMIE Beacon Services!


Affordable Internet at Home for Eligible Households: Internet Essentials


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

They also offer computers for $149.99.


It's easy to apply!

Balboa Parents and Guardians

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

You can sign up for daily emails as well.

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

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


School Information

1000 Cayuga Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94112 


Tel: 469-4090 
Fax: 469-0859 

Susan Ritter, Principal

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

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Bus Schedule  

Safe Schools

Non-Discrimination Policy


The Cheer All Americans in London!




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
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:

Leah LaCroix, Coordinator of Community Outreach & Civic Engagment 
Commissioner Joshua Park;
San Francisco Youth Commission


***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!


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


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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


Don't miss out on this opportunity to meet a beloved San Francisco author/ illustrator and his lively session: an interactive storytelliing and drawing demonstration. Jon will draw the stories, while the audience provides the story. All ages 5 years and up will enjoy it!(There will be giveaways.)


The Jon Agee event is Saturday, Feb. 18th Presidents' Weekend, a community outreach at the Mark Hopkins Hotel, co-sponsored by Women's National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter.


The event is free, but you must register online. Please sign up and join us at the Mark:.



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 Please share this opportunity with your community. 



James Denman Middle School Cafeteria
241 Oneida Ave SF 94112
 *** Tuesday - January 24th ***

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 


Looking forward to seeing you!


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!


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 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


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


To apply you must:

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

This application is due on January 20, 2017.


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


Balboa Student & Staff Book Group

Next meeting: Thursday, February 23rd at lunch in library.


Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Get a copy of this Printz award winner at the library!

Tea and Snacks provided.

Feel free to bring your lunch.


Just Fierce Alliance meets Wednesdays at Lunch Rm 323

Just Fierce Alliance meets Wednesdays at Lunch in Room 323

Shop Online Anytime to Benefit Balboa!

Balboa High School


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.”