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Balboa High School

1000 Cayuga Street  –  San Francisco

 between Onondaga and Seneca


To Reserve a Tour Spot Please Call

415 469-4090


9:30 am


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Guided Tours Last About 1.5 Hours



Tuesday October 25

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


See Balboa at SFUSD Fair

October 29

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

San Francisco City College

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








  • freshmen = yellow
  • sophomore = green
  • junior = purple
  • senior =blue & orange

Spanish Native and AP Latino parents dinner night

Spanish Native and AP Latino parents dinner night





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, 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."


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:



Myong Leigh

Interim Superintendent


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:

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): 


Good luck!



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  Ella Chiu if you have questions or are able to help out. 

Thank you for supporting Balboa.


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


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:


Balboa Student & Staff Book Group

Next meeting: Tuesday, 10/25 at lunch in library

We will be discussing All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendon Kiely.

This powerful and timely book deals with issues of racism and privilege from a black and white perspective.  

Pick up a copy in the library and join us!

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Tea and Snacks provided.

Feel free to bring your lunch.


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!


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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