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Air quality alert

SFUSD is monitoring the air quality index for the City and County of San Francisco, and principals are getting regular updates regarding precautions they should take, including bringing activities indoors when the air quality is orange or red and monitoring students with asthma and other health conditions. As the forecast changes during the school day or at anytime during this week, an update will be provided to principals right away. Check the current the air quality index at airnow.gov.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/22/18
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Potential Muni delays

An operator shortage has resulted in Muni delays across San Francisco, which Muni is working on addressing. Students and staff who ride Muni may experience delays getting to and from school.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/16/18
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Family Portal survey

 

Dear parents and guardians, 

 

Family Portal debuted in Fall 2017, and since this is a new tool, we want to hear from you about your experience with Family Portal as a parent or guardian. We’ve worked with Parents for Public Schools of SF to develop a survey, and the information we collect will help us as we continually work to improve your Family Portal experience.

 

Please fill out this short survey, available in English, Chinese and Spanish, before June 8 to give us feedback!

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/21/18
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Concerns about possible ICE activities

There have recently been unconfirmed reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may conduct a major sweep in San Francisco. Please remember immigration officials are not allowed access to students or student information on school grounds without authorization from SFUSD’s Legal Office.

 

If you need immigration support, you may speak with a trusted adult at school. Your information will be kept confidential. Find legal help related to immigration from San Francisco Immigrant Support. If you encounter ICE officials in your home or community, or if you or someone you know is detained in San Francisco, you can call the Rapid Response hotline at 415-200-1548.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/19/18
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Air quality updates

SFUSD continues to monitor the air quality index for the City and County of San Francisco for the week of Oct. 16. Principals are getting regular updates regarding precautions they should take, including bringing activities indoors when the air quality is orange or red and monitoring students with asthma and other health conditions. As the forecast changes during the school day or at any time during this week, an update will be provided to principals right away. Check the current the air quality index at airnow.gov.

 

三藩市聯合校區將繼續監測本週三藩市內的空氣品質指數。各校校長會定期獲得有關相應預防措施的最新消息,包括當空氣品質達橙色或紅色級別時,把所有活動安排在室內進行,以及監察患哮喘及其他健康狀況學生的情況。若空氣品質預測在上學日期間或本週任何時間出現變化,我們會立即向所有校長提供更新資訊。你可上網到airnow.gov查閱最新的空氣品質指數。

 

El SFUSD continúa monitorizando el índice de calidad del aire para la Ciudad y el Condado de San Francisco durante la semana del 16 de octubre. Los directores reciben actualizaciones periódicas con respecto a las precauciones que deben tomar, incluso realizar las actividades dentro de las instalaciones cuando la calidad del aire es naranja o roja y vigilar los estudiantes con asma y otras condiciones de salud. Conforme el pronóstico cambie durante el día escolar o en cualquier momento durante esta semana, de inmediato se proporcionarán actualizaciones a los directores. Verifique el índice actual de calidad del aire en airnow.gov.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/16/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Schools open on Friday, Oct. 13

San Francisco Unified School District officials are working closely with the Department of Emergency Management and the Department of Public Health to monitor the air quality situation in San Francisco. At this time, we continue to advise schools to conduct indoor activities during the school day. Schools will be open Friday, Oct. 13. If San Francisco's air quality is downgraded further, we will consult with Department of Public Health and provide families and staff with an update.

 

三藩市聯合校區正在與緊急事故應變管理部和公共衛生部密切合作,監測三藩市的空氣質量。目前,我們繼續建議學校在上課期間進行室內活動。 學校將在10月13日星期五正常開放。 如果三藩市的空氣質量進一步下降,我們將向公共衛生部諮詢,並對家庭和員工提供新指引。

 

Los funcionarios del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco están trabajando estrechamente con el Departamento de Manejo de Emergencias y el Departamento de Salud Pública para vigilar la calidad del aire en San Francisco. En este momento, seguimos recomendando a las escuelas que realicen las actividades dentro del plantel durante el día escolar. Las escuelas estarán abiertas el viernes 13 de octubre. Si la calidad del aire de San Francisco disminuye aún más, consultaremos con el Departamento de Salud Pública, con el fin de proporcionar a las familias y al personal una actualización sobre la situación.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/12/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Air quality alert for Thursday, Oct. 12

San Francisco has very poor air quality due to the fires in the North Bay. SFUSD has advised all school sites ​to keep students indoors on Oct. 12 during recess​, physical education​ and lunc​h​​. All outdoor sports and learning ​activities should ​also ​​​be ​moved indoors.  

 

These guidelines are to remain in place until the San Francisco Department of Public Health deems the air quality has improved and it is safe for children to do activities outdoors. We will continue to update principals regarding any changes. 

 

由於北灣火災,三藩市空氣質素非常差劣。三藩市聯合校區已吩咐所有學校在小息、體育堂及午餐時安排學生留在室內活動。所有戶外運動和學習活動也應轉到室內進行。

 

這指引將一直生效,直至三藩市公共衛生局認為空氣質素已改善,並適合學生在室外安全活動為止。如有任何變化,我們將會繼續通知校長。

 

En estos momentos la ciudad de San Francisco tiene muy mala calidad del aire debido a los incendios en el norte de la Bahía de San Francisco. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco (SFUSD) ha aconsejado a todas las escuelas que mantengan a los alumnos en el interior de sus inmuebles el 12 de octubre durante el recreo, la clase de educación física y el almuerzo. Todos los deportes y actividades docentes al aire libre deben también realizarse en el interior de las escuelas.

 

Estas directrices deberán respetarse hasta que el Departamento de Salud Pública de San Francisco considere que la calidad del aire ha mejorado y es seguro para los alumnos realizar actividades al aire libre. El SFUSD continuará informando a los directores de las escuelas sobre cualquier cambio de última hora.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/11/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Air quality alert

Beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 11, the air quality in San Francisco is expected to become "unhealthy for sensitive groups" (known as a code orange). At that time, schools have been advised to minimize outdoor exertion for students and staff with asthma or other health issues. Alternative activities and settings will be made available for all students at all of our schools.

 

各位三藩市聯合校區家長:從今天下午2點開始,預計三藩市的空氣質量會升級為橙色警告,即“對敏感人群有健康危害”。 學校已經收到建議盡量減少哮喘或有其他健康問題的學生和工作人員的戶外運動,並提供其它活動給所有學生。

 

Se espera que hoy alrededor de las 2:00 de la tarde, la calidad del aire en San Francisco no sea saludable “en especial para los grupos de personas más sensibles” (conocido como código naranja). Al llegar ese tiempo, a las escuelas se les ha recomendado que “a estudiantes y personal con padecimientos de asma o de salud” se les limite la salida al exterior. Para todos nuestros estudiantes de las escuelas se tendrán disponibles medidas y actividades alternativas.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/11/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Air quality alert

San Francisco has very poor air quality today due to the fires in the North Bay. SFUSD advised all school sites ​to keep students indoors during recess​, physical education​ and lunc​h​​. All outdoor sports activities ​and outdoor learning ​activities should ​also ​​​be ​moved indoors today.  

 

These guidelines are to remain in place until the San Francisco Department of Public Health deems the air quality has improved, and it is safe for children to do activities outdoors. We will continue to update principals regarding any changes to this directive. 

 

由於北灣火災,三藩市空氣質素非常差劣。三藩市聯合校區已吩咐所有學校在小息、體育堂及午餐時安排學生留在室內活動。所有戶外運動和學習活動也應轉到室內進行。 

 

這指引將一直生效,直至三藩市公共衛生局認為空氣質素已改善,並適合學生在室外安全活動為止。如有任何變化,我們將會繼續通知校長。

 

En estos momentos la ciudad de San Francisco tiene muy mala calidad del aire debido a los incendios en el norte de la Bahía de San Francisco. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco (SFUSD) ha aconsejado a todas las escuelas que mantengan a los alumnos en el interior de sus inmuebles durante el recreo, la clase de educación física y el almuerzo. Todos los deportes y actividades docentes al aire libre deben también realizarse en el interior de las escuelas.

 

Estas directrices deberán respetarse hasta que el Departamento de Salud Pública de San Francisco considere que la calidad del aire ha mejorado y es seguro para los alumnos realizar actividades al aire libre. El SFUSD continuará informando a los directores de las escuelas sobre cualquier cambio de última hora.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/10/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals

To date, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth have been granted DACA status, which provides work authorization and temporary relief from deportation. The program has enabled our graduates to contribute to their communities by significantly increasing opportunities for higher education and jobs. Unfortunately, on September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half years. USCIS will continue to accept and process RENEWAL applications until Oct. 5, 2017 from applicants whose DACA expires between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. Below are resources in support of DACA students who are eligible for renewal:

Apoyo para los trámites de renovación de la Acción Diferida para Personas que Llegaron al País en la Infancia (DACA)

Hasta la fecha, casi 800.000 jóvenes inmigrantes sin documentos legales de inmigración han obtenido la categoría DACA, lo que les proporciona una autorización de trabajo y pospone temporalmente su deportación. El programa ha permitido que nuestros graduados contribuyan a sus comunidades al aumentar significativamente las oportunidades para que ellos obtengan una educación superior y empleo. Infortunadamente, el día 5 de septiembre de 2017, el presidente Trump ordenó al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) y a los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los EE.UU. (USCIS) que gradualmente eliminen y eventualmente pongan fin a la Acción Diferida para Llegadas de Niñez (DACA) durante un lapso de dos años y medio.​ La oficina del USCIS continuará aceptando y procesando solicitudes de RENOVACIÓN hasta el 05 de octubre del 2017 de los estudiantes cuya DACA vence entre el 05 de septiembre del 2017 y el 05 de marzo del 2018. A continuación, presentamos una lista de organismos que ofrecen recursos de apoyo a los estudiantes DACA que califican para renovar su condición:

協助暫緩遣返無証移民計劃(DACA)資格續辦

迄今,接近80萬名無證移民青少年已獲賦予DACA身份,並從中獲工作許可和暫緩遣返。該計劃大大增加我們畢業生入讀大專院校及就業機會,從而有助他們貢獻社區。很不幸,在2017年9月5日,特朗普總統指令美國國土安全部(DHS) 及美國公民及移民服務局(USCIS) ,在未來兩年半內逐步撤銷「童年入境者暫緩遣返手續」(DACA),直至該計劃完全撤銷為止。美國公民及移民事務局(USCIS) 將繼續接受和處理DACA計劃參加者之資格續辦申請,直至2017年10月5日為止,只要申請者之DACA計劃失效日期界乎2017年9月5日至2018年3月5日。以下一些資源對符合DACA計劃續辦申請的學生會有幫助:

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/27/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

To date, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth have been granted DACA status, which provides work authorization and temporary relief from deportation. The program has enabled our graduates to contribute to their communities by significantly increasing opportunities for higher education and jobs. Unfortunately, on Sept. 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end DACA over two and half years.

迄今,接近80萬名無證移民青少年已獲賦予DACA身份,並從中獲工作許可和暫緩遣返。該計劃大大增加我們畢業生入讀大專院校及就業機會,從而有助他們貢獻社區。很不幸,在2017年9月5日,特朗普總統指令美國國土安全部(DHS) 及美國公民及移民服務局(USCIS) ,在未來兩年半內逐步撤銷「童年入境者暫緩遣返手續」(DACA),直至該計劃完全撤銷為止

Hasta la fecha, casi 800.000 jóvenes inmigrantes sin documentos legales de inmigración han obtenido la categoría DACA, lo que les proporciona una autorización de trabajo y pospone temporalmente su deportación. El programa ha permitido que nuestros graduados contribuyan a sus comunidades al aumentar significativamente las oportunidades para que ellos obtengan una educación superior y empleo. Infortunadamente, el día 5 de septiembre de 2017, el presidente Trump ordenó al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) y a los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los EE.UU. (USCIS) que gradualmente eliminen y eventualmente pongan fin a la Acción Diferida para Llegadas de Niñez (DACA) durante un lapso de dos años y medio.​

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/7/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Changing fee structure to after school programs

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

Posted by: Karwin Sui, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/8/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Meet the new SFUSD superintendent, Dr. Vincent Matthews

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.

Posted by: Karwin Sui, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/1/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Message regarding planned school absences

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.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/17/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


American? Angel Island Immigrant Stories

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.

Attachments:
Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/11/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


March 20 update regarding assignment letters

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!

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/20/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Update regarding assignment letters

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。

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/19/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Delay in Round One assignment offers

 

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.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/17/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


SFUSD's gender-based discrimination policies

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
Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/28/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Announcing Synergy Gradebook for All

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.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/21/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


AAPAC Monthly Meeting, 2/16/17 @ MLK, Jr. Middle School

​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

Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/9/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Nominate a teacher or principal

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.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/3/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Black History Month: Wesley Johnson: The Texas Tornado on Saturday, 2/4 @ 2PM

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 

Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/30/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Come to the Water: Teaching California Black History, Saturday, 1/28 @ 11AM

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 
Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/22/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


My Brother and Sister's Keeper 5th Annual Black Family Day, Saturday, 1/21/2017

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. 

 

Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/12/17
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Seeking community input for superintendent search

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。

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


Superintendent Search Community Input Survey

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

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


Message from the Superintendent

 

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
 

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/10/16
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Proposition A bond information

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.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/31/16
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Middle school feeder changes

Dear fifth grade families,


For the 2017-18 school year,the Board of Education has decided to continue with the current practice for middle school enrollment. Due to a statewide teacher shortage and middle school buildings at capacity, students in fifth grade this year will not receive an automatic assignment for 6th grade. They can still apply to their middle school feeder and, as in the prior school year, they will receive priority.


Please submit your enrollment application by January 13, 2017, listing as many school choices as you like, including the middle school feeder if that is your choice. You can submit the pre-printed application at your child’s current school by January 13, 2017.


Please feel free to speak with a placement counselor from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. any weekday at the Educational Placement Center -- located at 655 DeHaro St. from now through December 16 --  or at 555 Franklin Street, starting December 20.  


We will also be holding informational meetings regarding the elementary to middle school assignment process in November and December:

  • 6 p.m. Monday, November 21, at James Lick Middle School, 1220 Noe Street (sessions will be in English and Spanish)
  • 6 p.m. Monday, November 28, at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 350 Girard Street (sessions will be in English, Spanish and Cantonese)
  • 6 p.m. Thursday, December 1, at Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello Blvd. (sessions will be in English and Cantonese)

More information on middle school feeders is on our FAQ.


We look forward to helping you find the right middle school for your child.


Sincerely,


Myong Leigh
Interim Superintendent
 

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/27/16
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Emergency notifications for parents and families

 

 

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

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


Statement from SFUSD Interim Superintendent Leigh regarding incident at June Jordan School for Equity

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

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


African American Parent Advisory Council Monthly Meeting

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.

Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/12/16
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


No credible "creepy clown" reports at SFUSD

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.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/5/16
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Text messages from SFUSD
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.
Posted by: Heidi Anderson, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/23/16
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Know your rights: No fees for essential school activities

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.
Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/31/16
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Letter from Board of Education president regarding superintendent transition

 

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

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/2/16
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Apply for the VAPA Summer Arts Program

The SFUSD VAPA Summer Arts Program will take place June 8 to July 7 at two middle school campuses: Willie L. Brown, Jr., Middle School and Everett Middle School.

 

The classes offered will include:

  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Visual Art
  • Instrumental Music
  • Choir

Willie Brown, Jr. will offer beginning instrumental music, and instruments will be provided. Students with experience and those with their own instruments are welcome at both campuses. 

 

All current SFUSD 5th-, 6th- and 7th-grade students interested in the arts are eligible to apply. Students will receive audition and portfolio information for the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts as part of the program.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/2/16
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Notice of potential disclosure of information

The California Department of Education (CDE) is currently in litigation in which the plaintiffs, Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association, have requested numerous documents and student data collected and stored by CDE. To comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), CDE is required to inform parents and students of the disclosure of such information. The CDE will maintain custody of the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) database. No personally identifiable information can be released to the plaintiffs until they prove to the court that the method to be used to store the student data is secure.

 

Find out more the about the CDE Morgan Hill case or about the court's March 1 order. You can file a form to object (Español) by April 1, 2016, to the disclosure of personally identifiable information related to your children. SFUSD is not a party to the litigation and is not required to disclose any student information, nor do we intend to do so. If you have any questions, or require more information, please contact CDE directly at 916-319-0800.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/17/16
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Updates regarding the email threat to SFUSD

Please see the attachments for Chinese and Spanish translations of this letter.

 

December 17, 2015

 

Dear SFUSD families,

 

This is to follow up with you with more information about the non-specific email threat that came to SFUSD on Thursday, December 17.

 

What happened

On Thursday morning I was notified by a few SFUSD staff that they had received an email threat of violence similar to the one received earlier this week by Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Miami and several other cities. The violence that was threatened was not specific to any school site.

 

We immediately contacted local and federal law enforcement agencies. City agencies and the school district conducted inspections and worked in close coordination to determine whether or not there was a risk to the safety of students and staff. Nothing suspicious was found and we did not deem the threat to be credible. As a precautionary measure the San Francisco Police Department increased their presence around schools and transit corridors to and from schools.

 

Supporting students

While students were not directly impacted, we recognize that an event like this can bring up difficult feelings for you and your child. School staff is prepared to discuss these feelings with your child and provide additional support as needed. Also, we’ve attached information that may be helpful for discussing this event with your family at home.

 

Communicating with you in emergencies

As we did today, SFUSD will immediately notify parents using the contact information in our student information system via a phone call and email and, if you have opted in to receive text messages, you will receive text notifications as well. If you did not receive a phone call from SFUSD today, it is likely because your current contact information has not been entered into the online and 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 so that in the event of real emergency school or districtwide emergency, we can reach you immediately.

 

Emergency notifications will also be updated on the district’s website, sfusd.edu, and shared with the media. If you’d like to receive general text alerts about emergencies in San Francisco, you may text “AlertSF” to 888-777 or sign up at AlertSF.org.

 

Stay safe

As a reminder, we encourage you and your child to immediately report any suspicious activities to 9-1-1 or nearby law enforcement.  Please know that all school staff remain alert to any potential threats to safety in our school district.  The safety and security of our students is our top priority. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Richard A. Carranza

Superintendent of Schools

 

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/17/15
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, All Staff Unique ID, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


First Monthly AAPAC Meeting Thursday, August 20, 5:30PM - 8:00PM

Greetings and welcome back to school! Please join us for the first monthly AAPAC meeting of 2015 - 2016 on Thursday, August 20th from 5:30PM – 8:00PM. The theme for the first meeting is “Black Minds Matter: Empowering Our Own to Start the Year Strong.”

Along with welcoming old and new members to a new year for the AAPAC, we will hold a gallery walk demonstrating the goals of our different subcommittees, provide key tips and information for taking advantage of Back to School events and following your child’s academic progress, and share the AAPAC 2015 – 2016 Operating Guide the Parent Organization Subcommittee developed over the summer and a proposed statement from the AAPAC in support of the new math sequence.

We hope you join us and bring a friend. Dinner and childcare will be provided.

For more information, please contact: Landon Dickey: 415-516-5247 / DickeyL@sfusd.edu

Attachments:
Posted by: Coma Te, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/13/15
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


New Yummy School Lunches - Try them this month!

Encourage your child to try new, student developed school lunches!

Get excited for some brand-new lunches on the menu on April 7, 9, and 14! SFUSD students helped design these meals, which are made of premium ingredients according to the district’s stringent “real food” standards:  

  • Orange Chicken Rice Bowl, on the menu for the first time April 7: Seasoned brown rice topped with grilled chicken and carrots, tossed in our house orange sauce made with just a hint of chili flakes, and served alongside edamame, fresh fruit, and milk.

  • Chicken Pizza Party Salad, on the menu for the first time April 9: Crisp romaine lettuce topped with grilled chicken, parmesan cheese, and croutons, served with a 'pizza sauce' dressing and a whole grain dinner roll. Served alongside broccoli and ranch, fresh fruit, and milk.

  • Mac & Cheeseburger Pasta, on the menu for the first time April 14: Whole-grain rich macaroni noodles topped with a tangy tomato sauce, seasoned ground beef, and cheddar cheese. Served with broccoli, fresh fruit, and milk.

 

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/2/15
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, All Staff Unique ID, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Sign Up for the Monthly Family Email Newsletter

Our monthly family email newsletter will keep you updated on what's new at SFUSD, such as curriculum or testing changes, highlight important deadlines, and share tips and tricks on various parenting topics. We'll only email you a maximum of twelve issues a year, and you can always unsubscribe at any point. Check out past issues if you're interested.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/10/15
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Information about Measles for Parents

There has been a recent outbreak of measles in California and neighboring states. The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) have collaborated to offer free measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines to current SFUSD students. All families are encouraged to first seek care with their primary health care provider, if they have one.

If your child needs a vaccine, contact the School Health Center at 415-242-2615 for more information or go to one of our onsite clinics. Find out more about measles vaccinations and where to get them.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/5/15
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Schools Open Feb. 16 and Closed Feb. 19 and 20

Please remember that all SFUSD schools are open on Monday, Feb. 16 and closed on Feb. 19 and 20 for Lunar New Year and Presidents Day. Last year, the SFUSD Calendar Committee, which is comprised of SFUSD labor unions and parent organizations, decided to observe the two holidays consecutively in order to reduce disruption of learning time for students.

Public transportation in the city will be running on a limited schedule, so please visit 511.org to plan your commute to school and work if necessary.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/3/15
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Gun Safety Tips

Every 30 minutes a child or teen dies or is injured from a gun. Too often the child has obtained the weapon from his/her home. We are committed to creating a safe environment for our students. Please take the time to read up on gun safety to keep our schools, homes, communities, and children safe from gun violence.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/2/14
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Schools Open Oct. 31, 2014--Be There!

San Francisco’s public schools will be in session on Friday, October 31 as planned. There is a lot to celebrate with the Giants winning the World Series and Halloween. Each school community is determining what works best for its students and staff to mark this momentous occasion in a safe environment. Every day and every minute of instruction counts.  We do not want students to lose time in class and encourage families to make sure their child is in school on Friday and ready to learn.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/30/14
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


What is Willie Brown Middle School All About?: Technology and Enrollment session

Come learn about this new school, have your questions answered, and meet founding principal Demetrius Hobson.  Two sessions are scheduled:  Saturday, November 15 (10am-12pm) and Wednesday, December 10 (6-8pm) at Thurgood Marshall High School (45 Conkling St.)  For more information, see attached flyer or contact mcgaryr@sfusd.edu, (415) 241-6607.

 

*Sessions of the 2014-2015 Middle Grades Parent Technology Workshop Series*

Attachments:
Posted by: Ramona McGary, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/20/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


FOSS Earth Science PD - 9/3. PAID

 

Are you a teacher who is new to the FOSS curriculum, or would like a refresher? This workshop is designed to increase your comfort level through hands-on experience with the FOSS kits.

 

During these two-hour sessions, become more familiar with your grade level’s Earth Science FOSS Module by delving into investigations with colleagues. As we walk through key lessons, we will incorporate CCSS ELA standards through Science Notebooking.
 

9/3/14 – Getting to Know Trees, Grade K

9/3/14 – Getting to Know Air and Weather, Grade 1

9/17/14 – Getting to Know Pebbles, Sand and Silt, Grade 2

9/17/14 – Getting to Know Sun, Moon and Stars, Grade 3

10/1/14 – Getting to Know Solid Earth, Grade 4

10/1/14 – Getting to Know Water Planet, Grade 5

 

All sessions are at our Science Resource Center at 2055 Sunnydale and run from 4:15-6:15pm. Extended hour pay is provided.

 

Register on Cornerstone: http://tinyurl.com/k7op8ox

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/26/14
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals and Teachers


System Bulletin: Release tonight (8/22) at 11 pm PDT

School Loop will do a release tonight (8/22/14) at 11 pm PDT. Websites will remain up for visitors during the release. Most users will be able to log in after 1 hour.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/22/14
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


Student Password Reset Scheduled for Monday, August 25, 2014

To increase security, improve access, and take advantage of Google Apps for Education, we will need to create new passwords for all students.


All passwords will be changed the morning of Monday, August 25th at 8:15 am.

 

Please note that current passwords will no longer work as of Monday morning. 
 

Students will need to use their new passwords to access School Loop, district computers, wifi, Google Docs, Chromebooks, etc.


Students using School Loop in middle and high school are advised to change their password upon receiving the new one.
 

To change your password, go to mylogin.sfusd.edu while at school and follow the instructions.
 

Passwords must have the following:

  • At least eight (8) characters.
  • At least one (1) upper-case character.
  • At least one (1) 1 number.


Thank you.

Posted by: David Malone, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/22/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


2014 Mayor's Principal of the Year Award

Our very own Rosina Tong was awarded the Mayor's Principal of the Year Award!

Read all about it in our newsletter and on the following websites.

Congratulations Rosina! Very well deserved!

 

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:5/25/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Last Newsletter of the School Year

The school year has gone so fast, but don't forget to read this last issue. It's one for the records. Download your copy now.

In this issue:

  • Finding Comfort in Success: The Mayor honors Principal Tong
  • CISDA Fourth and Fifth Grader Instrumentalist
  • Healthy Lifestyles Day
  • PTA Officers and Chair 2014-2015
  • Meet Next Year's Executive Board
  • A Message From Our Principal
  • April 2014: Student of the Month / Phoenix All-Stars
  • CISDA: California Distinguished School for 2014
  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 General PTA Meeting Summary
  • Summer 2014 Play Dates
  • March 2014: Student of the Month / Phoenix All-Stars
  • CIS 2nd Grade Fieldtip

 

 

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:5/25/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


CIS Receives California Distinguished School and Arts Exemplary Program Awards

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today (04/30/14) that nine SFUSD schools will be recognized as California Distinguished Schools. They are among 424 public elementary schools in California to be recognized for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement.

The 2014 California Distinguished Schools Program focuses on California’s students’ right to an equitable and rigorous education, and recognizes those schools that have made progress in narrowing the academic achievement gap.

In addition to being chosen as a Distinguished School, Chinese Immersion School at DeAvila received an Arts Exemplary Program award after undergoing a separate application process.

Read more

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:5/5/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Its Here! The April 2014 Newsletter

Download your copy now

In this issue of The Phoenix Flash:

  • Another Successful Gala
  • We Have a Winner
  • Spring is Here
  • CIS Fifth Graders Perform at SFUSD Art Festival
  • Student of the Month
  • General PTA Meeting Summary
  • Upcoming Events

 

 

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:4/18/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Our Schools, Our Voices: Mapping the Way to Success!

Help shape SFUSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan. We want to hear from you! The first two forums are scheduled for April 12 at Aptos Middle School and April 17 at 555 Franklin St.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/1/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Loop short outage planned for tonight (3/28, 11 pm)

Good afternoon,

School Loop needs to perform server maintenance tonight (3/28) at 11 pm PT. Please be aware that this will result in an outage of less than 20 minutes. Sites will remain up for visitors during the maintenance.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

The School Loop Team

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/28/14
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


AIM in the Evening Concert - Ka- Hon (Latin Percussion band)
When Fri Apr 11, 2014 6pm – 7pm Pacific Time
Where CIS Auditorium

Here is the program information in Chinese and in English.

Posted by: Nelson Lee Published:3/20/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


March 2014 Newsletter

The March Newsletter is available now. The Lunar New Year Parade Results are in and we placed. How good did we do? Download your copy today.

In this issue:

  • Lunar New Year Parade
  • Upcoming Events
  • SDG and SPUG Schedule
  • Chinese Audio Files
  • SFUSD Arts Fesitval
  • Thirteen White and Blue Teacups
  • Student of the Month/ Phoenix All-Stars
  • First Annual CISDA Science Fair

 

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:3/16/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


System Bulletin: Release tonight (2/21) at 11 PM PST

School Loop will perform a software release for bug fixes tonight at 11 PM Pacific Time. Websites will remain up for visitors, but user accounts may be offline for up to an hour. Most users will be able to login after just 20 minutes.

Thanks for your patience and support.

The School Loop Team

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/21/14
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


Nominate a Teacher or a Principal by March 7

Do you know an exceptional teacher or principal? We want to recognize them with the Mayor's Teacher of the Year Award and Principal of the Year Award! In February, we will launch a citywide movement to thank San Francisco public school teachers for all that they do.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/13/14
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


February Newsletter

Download your copy of the February Phoenix Flash Newsletter here.

In this issue:

  • Cultivatin Community Through Art: CISDA Student Artwork is on Display at SFO
  • 2014 CIS "Monte Carlo" Spring Gala
  • CIS Awarded $2000: A Grant from the Whole Kids Foundation
  • Art Update: Reflections District Level Finalists Selected
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2014 General PTA Meeting Summary
  • December 2013 Student of the Month / Phoenix All-Stars
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:2/12/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Students Unable To Receive Daily Homework Email

Some students are reporting that they are unable to receive their daily homework emails to their preferred email accounts. The issue is caused by these preferred emails being over written by an “@s.sfusd.edu” email address. We are working with School Loop to deploy a fix as soon as possible and hope to have a fix in place in 2 to 3 weeks. Once the fix is in place, students will need to re-enter their preferred address into the e-mail field in the Account Management window.

In the meantime, students will need to log into their site’s School Loop page directly to view in-progress grades and assignments. For a list of SFUSD School Loop URLs, please click here.

Once the fix has been released, another news item will be sent out alerting students to re-enter their preferred e-mail address.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/5/14
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


New choices in the cafeteria!

Attention students, school staff, and parents--

Have you ever wished there were more choices for lunch? Wanted to try the vegetarian entree but you were told that you had to pre-order it weeks in advance? That time is over.

Starting Monday, February 3, students have the choice between the vegetarian entree and the meat entree every day, with no need to give advance notice.

Please see attached flyers for more information.

See you in the cafeteria!


Student Nutrition Services

841 Ellis St

San Francisco, CA 94109

415-749-3604

Posted by: Leo Vrana, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/31/14
Audience: Homepage, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


Get Help with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

SFUSD’s High School Wellness Centers will be hosting “Healthcare Sign Up” events from January 22 through Jan 30, where staff from Wellness Centers and the Department of Public Health will offer assistance to parents in accessing information about the Affordable Care Act and registering for health coverage. Access to healthcare is absolutely essential for adults and for children. It is never too late to sign up for affordable health coverage for your family.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/21/14
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, All Staff Unique ID, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


January 2014 Newsletter is Ready

The first issue of the new year is ready to download.

In this issue:

  • Revolution Foods: A Step Toward Fresher Lunches
  • Getting to Know Your 2014 Gala Co-Chairs
  • Art Update
  • November Student of the Month / Phoenix All-Stars
  • CIS Book Fair a Big Hit
  • 12/03/2013 General PTA Meeting
  • Science Fair Launch Party a Big Success

 

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:1/17/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Software Release Friday, Jan 10 at 11 PM

School Loop will conduct a software release this evening from approximately 11 PM to Midnight Pacific Time. During the release, user accounts will be offline, but school and district websites will be available for visitors. Most users will be able to log in by 11:20 PM.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/10/14
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


SFUSD Scheduled Network Outage on Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 5 pm to 7 pm

The SFUSD Network Elves will be hard at work upgrading the SFUSD network to deliver the gift of improved network performance!

On Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, ALL SFUSD network services will be unavailable during this brief maintenance window.

We ask for your understanding for the inconvenience but we are sure that everyone will be pleased with the outcome.

ALL SFUSD Network services will be affected including:

  • All Internet access
  • SFUSD Wireless Access
  • WWW.SFUSD.EDU
  • Email services
  • School Loop
  • Intranet / District Sharepoint
  • Synergy (SIS) access
  • FIS(GoFAST) & EIS (Peoplesoft)
  • Network file shares
  • Network Printing
  • VPN / Remote access

Please note that during this time, School Loop websites will remain up and registered parents will be able to login. However teacher, student, staff, and administrator logins will be disabled.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding as we make every effort to reduce the impacts on your work.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/18/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


December Newsletter is Available

The last issue for this calendar year is now available to view and download.

In this issue:

  • CISDA WIns Best in Show at Sandcastle Contest
  • Nagata Dance
  • 1st Annual CISDA Science Fair & Potluck
  • Student of the Month
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Chinese Immersion Pathway at Roosevelt Middle School, 2014-2015
  • Tuesday November 5 General PTA Meeting Summary
  • Coach Wong (Kevin): An Interview with Our New Sports Coach
  • What a Day for Trees
  • 2013 Annual Fund Complete
  • 2013 Winter Show

December 2013 Phoenix Flash Newsletter

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:12/14/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


November Issue of the Phoenix Flash

Download your November 2013 copy of our school Newsletter.

This is issue contains:

  • Bring on the Science! CISDA 1st Annual Science Fair & Potluck
  • Upcoming Events
  • SDG & SPUG Schedule
  • October 1, 2013 General PTA Meeting Digest
  • Introducing Marcella Rainey
  • Family Art Night
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • Halloween Pumpkin Patch and Parade
  • 1st Annual Golf Tourney

 

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:11/11/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Software Release Friday, Nov 8 at 11 PM

School Loop will conduct a software release this evening from approximately 11 PM to Midnight Pacific Time. During the release, user accounts will be offline, but school and district websites will be available for visitors. Most users will be able to log in by 11:20 PM.

This release introduces an upgraded slideshow which gives webmasters and others powerful editing tools, easier uploads, and new display functionality including captions:

  • Drag and drop or upload images directly into the slideshow
  • Add dramatic captions directly onto slides
  • Make individual slides links 
  • Customize shows by cropping images and adding navigation


You can find support documentation here.  Please watch this 3 minute video to see this tool in action and let your users know about this cool upgraded tool.

Slideshow Demo: http://screencast.com/t/NNZqLjKrc52

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/8/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


System Bulletin: Software Release Friday, Nov 1 at 11 PM

School Loop will conduct a software release this evening from approximately 11 PM to Midnight Pacific Time. During the release, user accounts will be offline, but school and district websites will be available for visitors. Most users will be able to log in by 11:20 PM.

 

 

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/1/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


Community Meetings about Future Investments in San Francisco's Children and Youth

San Francisco voters will soon be asked to renew the Children’s Fund and Public Education Enrichment Fund, which provide more than $100 million every year for our city’s young people. The community is invited to help shape the future of these investments. What will it take for all of our children, youth and families to thrive in our city? Are there smarter, more effective ways parents, educators, the City, and the broader community can work together to help our kids succeed? Mayor Edwin Lee, San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Richard Carranza, and senior leaders from the City and SFUSD invite you to share your opinions and ideas. View meeting dates and locations (Español | 中文).

 

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/21/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


STAR assessments for 2013-2014

Did you hear about the suspension of STAR assessments for 2013-2014?  Read all about it at this link:

http://www.sfusd.edu/en/curriculum-standards/assessing-student-learning.html

Posted by: Rosina York Lan Tong Published:10/14/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


October 2013 Edition of the Phoenix Flash

The latest edition of the school newsletter is ready for download

  • Rim Fire Threatens Half Dome Trip
  • Gardening at CIS: Update
  • Safety: CPR, First Aid Training and Emergency Drills
  • CIS Arts Programm Fall 2013
  • Introducing Team Lynx
  • En Route to the PTA Executive Board
  • Gift a Book Club
  • Planting Day Pictures
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Fall Camping Trip
  • A Letter from Our VP of Fundraising
  • Upcoming Events
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:10/13/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


10/12/13 SANDCASTLE EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Hello Families,

The LEAP Sandcastle event scheduled for this Saturday, October 12 at Ocean Beach has been postponed to the Federal Government shutdown.  The third grade students at our school are participating in this event.  Please see the attached letter from LEAP. Thank you. 

Posted by: Rosina York Lan Tong Published:10/8/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


The Great California ShakeOut, October 17, 2013 at 10:17am.

Dear Families,

Please see the attached for information on our city-wide earthquake drill and preparation.  

Posted by: Rosina York Lan Tong Published:10/7/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Library field trip date changed!!!!!

Hello Parents and Families,

On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Room 100 and 101 is suppose to go to the public library. However, due to staffing and illnesses, there will not be enough librarians on site. The librarian has reschedule our field trip to October 8, 2013 - from 9:30 - 11:30.

Room 103 is not affected. Their field trip to Park Branch is still on October 1, 2013.

If there are any questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

1st grade team ^_^

Posted by: Amy Chow Published:9/22/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Amy Chow


Update: School Loop Performance Issues: Thursday, September 19, 2013
The network issues have been resolved. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/19/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Software Release Friday, Sep 13 at 11 PM Pacific Time

School Loop will conduct a software release this evening from approximately 11 PM to Midnight Pacific Time. During the release, user accounts will be offline, but school and district websites will be available for visitors. Most users will be able to log in by 11:20 PM.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/13/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


First of the New School Year Newsletter

The first issue of the school newsletter, The Phoenix Flash, is ready for you to download.

In this issue:

  • Welcome - Gloria Wu, PTA President
  • Upcoming Events
  • SDG & SPUG Schedule
  • Arts Update
  • First Day of School Photos
  • Meet Our New Teachers
  • Hunting for Labels
  • CIS Needs You...
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • School Spirit T-shirt Photos
  • The Phoenix Rises Again

 

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:9/11/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


New CIS Newsletter!

Please see the attached beautiful newsletter with important school news, upcoming events, new teacher intros, and more!

Posted by: Scott Brady Published:9/11/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage and General


Annual School Meal Application/Form - Apply Online - Enter Win an iPad Mini!

SUBMIT YOUR SCHOOL MEAL FORM ONLINE HERE

Submit your online application for school meals before Sunday, September 1 to be eligible for our prize drawing!

My family does not want to apply, we don't qualify for free meals - why do I have to submit the form?

Please fill it out even if you don't think you qualify as it provides us with useful demographic data we can use to serve families better. You can indicate on the application that you are not interested in receiving meal benefits and still be entered in the drawing.

I filled out the form last year, do I need to do it again?

Yes, we need you to fill them out at the start of every school year.

See here for what prizes are offered this year.

The more students we qualify for free meals, the more funding the district and schools will be eligible to receive.

 

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/23/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, All Staff Unique ID, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


School Loop Bulletin: Maintenance Release Monday, July 15 at 4:30am to 6:30am

School Loop will be performing one server maintenance starting at 4:30am on Monday, July 15th. All websites will remain up for visitors during the release. Users will be unable to login. The purpose of this maintenance is to apply a software upgrade to School Loop's Storage Area Network and is the last planned hardware maintenance during the Summer.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/12/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


Give Feedback on Possible Future Ideas for School Meals - Chance to Win iPad or $500

Everyone who completes this survey will have a chance to win either an iPad or a $500 grocery gift card.

Click Here / Englishhttp://bit.ly/10Nt4fw

舊金山校區員工,家長及高中生請參與學校午餐調,告訴我們你的想法     完成本調查的每人均將有機會贏取iPad 5 0 0

Click Here / 中文: http://bit.ly/174QSfV

Estudiantes de secundaria, padres y empleados del Distrito Escolar de San Francisco: Por favor de participar en la Encuesta de almuerzos escolares y hacer su voz oir.   Cualquiera que complete esta encuesta tendrá la oportunidad de ganar un iPad o una tarjeta de regalo de supermercado de $500.

Click Here / español: http://bit.ly/18NWUoZ

 

 

SFUSD has been working with the innovative design company, IDEO (http://www.ideo.com), and has come up with ideas on how to make improvements to the school food experience. We want to hear what you think about them. The IDEO team has developed this survey to get your input on these ideas. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. It should take no more than 15 minutes. We truly value your opinion!  This survey is made up of two parts: Quick info about you and a feedback section for some of our ideas. This survey is for high school students, parents/caregivers of students of all ages and SFUSD staff only. We are engaging younger students, Student Nutrition Services staff, and community stakeholders in other ways.

 

SFUSD一直與創新的設計公司 IDEO(http://www.ideo.com)合作,並 出了一 子。

我們想要知道你的看法。IDEO小組編寫 了本調查,以瞭解你的看法。感謝你抽空 完成本調查,時間不會超過15分鐘。我

們真心重視你的意見!關於本調 本調查由兩部分組成:有關你的快速資 。本 調

針對高中學生(High school students) 、所有年齡段學生的家長/看護者以及 SFUSD員工。我們以其他方式對年齡更

小的學生、學生營養服務工作人員以及社 區利益相關者進行調查。

 

SFUSD ha estado trabajando con la innovadora empresa de diseño, IDEO (http://www.ideo.com), y tenemos algunas ideas para hacer mejoras en la experiencia de la comida escolar y queremos saber qué piensa de ellas. El equipo de IDEO ha desarrollado esta encuesta para obtener su aportación sobre estas ideas. Le agradecemos de antemano que se tome el tiempo para completar esta encuesta, la cual no debería llevarle más de 15 minutos. ¡Valoramos mucho su opinión!  Esta encuesta se compone de dos partes: datos breves acerca de usted y una sección de opinión sobre algunas de nuestras ideas. Esta encuesta está dirigida únicamente a estudiantes de secundaria, padres/cuidadores de estudiantes de todas las edades y personal de SFUSD. Nos comunicaremos con los estudiantes más jóvenes, el personal de Servicios de Nutrición Estudiantil, y las partes interesadas de la comunidad de otras maneras.

 

 

 


 

 

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/11/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, All Staff Unique ID, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Reminder: Maintenance Release Wednesday, July 3, 7pm - 11pm PST

School Loop is upgrading the Storage Area Network to improve your experience, but realize these releases can be inconvenient. They are making every effort to minimize the impact by scheduling them during our least busy time of the year.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/3/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Summer System Maintenance Schedule

School Loop has scheduled three upcoming Maintenance releases to implement network improvements for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to log in for the duration.

Here is the schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 3, 7pm - 11pm PST
  • Friday, July 5, 7pm - 4am PST
  • Tuesday, July 9, 7pm - 11pm PST

They are upgrading their Storage Area Network to improve your experience, but realize these releases can be inconvenient. School Loop is making every effort to minimize the impact by scheduling them during our least busy time of the year.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/3/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


School Loop System Bulletin: Maintenance Release Sunday, June 30 at 7:30 AM PST

School Loop will perform a maintenance release this Sunday, June 30th from 7:30 am to approximately 8:30 am PST. School websites will remain up for visitors, but accounts will be offline. However, most users will be able to log in within 20 minutes.

This maintenance release is in preparation for the coming school year and will allow School Loop to archive content such as teacher assignments and progress reports.

 

Thank you for your patience.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:6/28/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


School Loop Site Response Time

School loop reported that one of School Loop's hosting servers began having issues around 11:30 a.m. today which may have affected one or more School Loop sites.  Visitors may have experienced a sluggish response from the site(s).  A restart of the hosting server at 12:30 corrected the issue.  The issue has not been reported since 12:30. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Posted by: Steve Lopez, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:6/14/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Resolved: School Loop Login Issues with AD Accounts

As of 8:41 pm this evening, all login issues with School Loop user accounts tied to Active Directory have been resolved. 

______________________________________________________

 

User accounts tied to Active Directory (district username accounts) are unable to access School Loop at this time. We have notified members of the SFUSD IT Department who are working towards a resolution. We will post a news item once the issue has been resolved.

Thank you for your patience.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:6/13/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Software Release Sunday, June 9 at 6:30 AM PST

School Loop will conduct a brief software release this Sunday, June 9 from 6:30 am to 7:30 am PST. Most users will be offline for 30 minutes or less. During the release, all school websites will remain up for visitors.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:6/7/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


CIS Healthy Lifestyles Cookbook
Summer break is here, but don’t take a break from living a healthy lifestyle. Check out CIS’s Healthy Lifestyles Family Recipes booklet.  It's filled with delicious and healthful recipes submitted by CIS parents.
 
Thank you to all the parents who shared their family’s favorite recipes.
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:5/30/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Last of This School Years Newsletters

Get it while it's HOT!

Download your copy today: EnglishVersion | Chinese Version

  • Ms. Karen, please report to the CIS office - STAT!
  • Adventures in Music Evening Concert
  • Upcoming Events
  • CIS Students Celebrate a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Arts Update
  • Thank You!
  • Career/Read Aloud Day
  • Poker Night
  • Summer Playdates
  • Meet the Newly Elected PTA Officials
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • Show Your School Spirit this Summer
  • Gung, Gung, Our Stop, Drop and Go Volunteer
  • Welcome Incoming Kindergarteners and New CIS Students!
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:5/20/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Maintenance/Release Sat, May 4 from 5 to 8am

This Saturday, May 4, School Loop will conduct system maintenance on their storage area network (SAN) as well as a software release from 5 am to 8 am Pacific time. All user accounts will be unavailable during this time, but your School Loop websites will be up for visitors.

To find out more details about the software release, please click here.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/3/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


Important Announcement about Change to the Instructional Calendar

May 31, 2013 will be a full school day. May 31 had been scheduled as a half day due to budget cuts. However, based on increasing stability in the state’s finances due to Proposition 30, SFUSD is reducing the furlough days scheduled for this year down to only one day. This means that May 31, 2013 will be a full day for students and staff. Next year there will be 180 full school days and no furlough days for staff

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/24/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


April Newsletter is Here!

Download your copy now (English). | Chinese Version

In this issue:

  • Arts Update
  • Upcoming Events
  • The Other Parent: Getting Involved When Your Job Keeps You Away
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • Spring Show 2013
  • 2013 Chinese New Year Parade
  • CIS Gala and Auction
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:4/13/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


System Bulletin: Software Release Friday, 4/12 at 10pm PST

School Loop will be performing a release tonight at 10pm PST. All websites will remain up for visitors. Users will be unable to login for a portion of the release, but most should be back online within 90 minutes.

In addition to bug fixes, School Loop is updating the portals based on your feedback. They are reducing the font size of the Academics section for students and parents and progress reports will be available with one click from the portal. They’re also fixing up the progress report to reduce the size of the rows and we are making the print view more efficient by moving the graph and zero's report to the bottom.

The link button in the Rich Text Editor now works in Internet Explorer 9 and 10. However there is still an issue in these browsers that prevents linking highlighted text when using the tabs in the link window. The workaround is to create the link first without highlighting any text, then once the link is on the page, change the text as desired. 

Thanks for your input and your patience as we continue to improve School Loop.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/12/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


System Bulletin: Software Release Tonight, Monday, 4/8 at 5:30pm PST

School Loop will be performing a release tonight at 5:30pm PST. Users will be unable to login for a portion of the release, but most should be back online within 90 minutes.

The list of fixes includes:

  • File permission errors in lockers
  • Problem submitting work from your device or from locker docs
  • Adding back the ability of students to hide grades on their portal
  • Other minor fixes

Workarounds before the release:

  • If you really need access to a locker item before the release, you can send School Loop the URL for the file that is displayed in the permissions error and we will fix it for you.
  • Submitting files from the student locker is working, so students can upload their file to their locker first, then choose to submit "From your Locker" in the assignment.

This release is earlier than normal, but School Loop believes it important to get some critical bugs fixed that were introduced with the new portal release over the weekend. Thanks for your patience while we work on this major School Loop improvement.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/8/13
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


March Issue of the Newsletter

The March Phoenix Flash is ready to download here

In this issue:

  • Emotional Intelligence Workshop
  • Upcoming Events
  • Lunar New Year Fair (photos)
  • Amazing CIS PTA Leadership Opportunities
  • CIS Arts News
  • Immersion Students Do "GATE Level" Work
  • Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • Building a Literacy Program at CISDA
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:3/12/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


February 2013 Issue of the School Newsletter

Don't forget to download the February 2013 issue of the Phoenix Flash

In this issue:

  • The Dilema We Call Parenting
  • Phoenix Flash Doodles Contest Winner
  • Upcoming Events
  • How Much Do You Know About the Year of the Snake?
  • Library Update
  • SDG&SPG Schedule
  • "O-Dark-Thirty"
  • CIS Arts News
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Prom Night 2013
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:2/21/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


How to Support Your Child in English at Home

ELAC Parent Workshop

  • Date: Friday, March 1st, 2013
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner
    6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Workshop
  • Place: Chinese Immersion School at De Avila
    1250 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
  • Auditorium
  • Agenda: How to Support Your Child in Englishat Home

Discussion on strategies that parents can use to help improve their children’s English skills

Presentation conducted in Chinese

You are welcome to join us.



ELAC家長工作坊

日期:2013年3月1日(星期五)

時間: 6:00時 - 6:30 p.m.晚餐
6時30分 - 7點半工作坊

地點:德阿維拉中國沉浸學校
Chinese Immersion School at De Avila
1250沃勒街 Waller Street
舊金山,CA 94117
禮堂

議程:如何支持您的孩子在家裡學習英語
探討家長可以運用以幫助提高孩子英語技
能的策略


講者會用中文廣東話講解。

歡迎您來參加。

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:2/8/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


January Newsletter

The January Phoenix Flash is here for your downloading

In this issue:

  • Fall Book Fair a Huge Success
  • Winter Show 2012
  • Upcoming Events
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:1/13/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Important Message to all Families about Middle School Applications

As many families know, their child’s elementary school can “feed” their student into a designated middle school. However, they still must turn in an application form requesting that feeder school. A form has been sent to all fifth grade families, which includes the child’s feeder middle school name.

Assignment to a middle school is not automatic. Families must indicate the name of the feeder school – and any other middle school families would also like to request – on the application.

School applications are due Tuesday, January 22.  They can be submitted at the child’s present school or to the Educational Placement Center at 555 Franklin Street.  For more information, please come to the Educational Placement Center and speak to a placement counselor who can guide families through this process.  No appointment is needed.

More feeder school information.
 

Posted by: Heidi Anderson, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/10/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Gifted and Talented Education office (GATE) Presentation

Helen Pettiford, from the Gifted and Talented Education office (GATE) will be presenting information about the GATE program on Thursday, January 31 at 6:00-7:00 PM.  Childcare and pizza will be available for the children.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:1/8/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Psychodynamics within the Modern Family Workshop

A parent workshop titled: Psychodynamics within the Modern Family given by a CIS parent, John McClaughlin, on Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30-7:30 PM.  Childcare and pizza will be available for the children.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:1/8/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: System Maintenance Wednesday, 12/26 at 7pm PST

 

School Loop will be performing server maintenance and a software release on Wednesday, December 26 starting at 7pm to 1am.  All websites will remain up for visitors. We expect the system to be back up in about 3 hours but are reserving a 6 hour window just in case.

The School Loop offices will be closed from December 24 through January 1, but their dedicated team will be working behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly and to monitor the support portal for urgent tickets.

Enjoy the holidays and have a happy New Year!

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/21/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


Free Muni for Low- and Moderate-Income Youth

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is beginning a 16-month program to offer free Muni rides for low- and moderate-income students from ages 5-17.

The pilot program begins in March, 2013 and will last for a minimum of 16 months. You can apply online with SFMTA beginning January 2.

Find out if you are eligible   ES  ZH

Apply here   ES   ZH

Posted by: Heidi Anderson, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/17/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Students


December Newsletter

Can you say Ninety Five Thousand Big Ones!!!! Read about the incredible fund raising efforts and more. Download your copy

  • We Blew Past Our Fundrasing Goal!
  • Upcoming Events
  • CISDA Pathway to Roosevelt Middle School
  • SDG and SPUG Schedule
  • Math + Kids = Fun!
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • Raise Money for School the Easy Way
  • Raising Money the Fun Way
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:12/12/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Student Nutrition Services - Intent to Award Meals Contract to Revolution Food, Inc.

On Friday, November 30, 2012, SFUSD’s Purchasing Department notified Revolution Foods, Inc. of SFUSD’s intent to award the company a contract to begin providing school meals at 114 schools starting on January 7, 2013 - the first day of the second semester. 

Revolution Foods (www.revfoods.com) was selected because it was the lowest bidder to meet the guidelines set forth in the invitation for bid, which included meeting or exceeding USDA nutrition requirements and supporting SFUSD’s sustainability and waste-reduction goals.  The award of the bid and contract to Revolution Foods, Inc. will come before the Board of Education on December 11, 2012. 

Attached is a copy of a Press Release with additional details.

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/30/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, All Staff Unique ID, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


School Loop Bulletin: System Maintenance Saturday, 11/17 at 11pm PST

 

This Saturday night, School Loop will be performing server maintenance starting at 11pm. All websites will remain up for visitors during the release. Users may be unable to login for a portion of the maintenance, but most should be back online in 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/16/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


November Issue of the Phoenix Flash

Our school Newsletter just keeps getting better! Download your English Version | Chinese Version

In this issue:

  • Annual Fund 2012
  • Mom & Kids Go Backpacking
  • Upcoming Events
  • CISDA Team Wins Second Place at LEAP Sand Castle Contest
  • Family Art Night 2012
  • CISDA Phoenix All-Stars
  • Who Was De Avila?
  • Harvest Moon Picnic
  • Halloween 2012
  • SDG & SPUG Schedule
  • How Do You Get To School?
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:11/13/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


October Issue of the Phoenix Flash

What an issue! Download it now

  • Letter from the Fundraising VP
  • Welcome from PTA President Mei Hom
  • Upcoming Events
  • Art Committee in Full Swing!
  • Olema Camping Trip
  • Harvest Moon Lantern Parade Photos
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • Welcome back , Coach Natan!
  • Spirit Days for 2012-2013
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:10/13/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


First Issue of the School Newsletter

It's the first issue of the Phoenix Flash for the new school year.

In this issue:

  • Principal Tong's Welcome Letter
  • Ms. Aimee Yu Receives RAVE Award
  • Upcoming Events
  • Meet Our New Teachers
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • First Day of School Pictures
  • The PTA Needs You!!!
  • Stopping and Going

English Version | Chinese Version

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:9/11/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Parent Mentors

Welcome to CIS!  Our school offers new incoming families an opportunity to pair up with our current parent mentor.  Our goal is to ensure you feel welcome to be a part of our community and answer your questions.  If you would like to have a parent mentor and have not signed up for one or been contacted by one, please email cisnewfamilies@gmail.com.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:9/6/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


System Bulletin: Maintenance Release Saturday, 8/18/12 at 12 AM PST

This Saturday night School Loop will conduct a maintenance software release between midnight and 3am PST. All websites will remain up for visitors during the release. Most users will be back online well within the release window

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/17/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


Letter from Superintendent Carranza

August, 2012

 

Dear SFUSD Families:

On behalf of the entire San Francisco Unified School District family, I want to thank you for being a part of our community and entrusting us with your children. We look forward to working closely with you to ensure your child’s success.   
 

I’m proud that we’re one of the top performing urban school districts in California and the students in our district continue to make steady academic achievement gains year after year. I’m proud to assure you that we’re not just focused on most children being successful - we’re committed to every child being successful. We are being very thoughtful and very strategic about how we approach student learning. We’re going to monitor how students are learning and, if they’re learning, we’re going to help them learn even more. If  they’re not learning, we’re going to go back and make sure that they master the skill set that’s necessary to get to the next level.
 

Throughout the district we’re asking these four fundamental questions and I encourage you to adopt these questions as well as you visit your child’s school: 1) What do we expect students to learn? 2) How will we know if they are learning? 3) What will we do when students have already learned it? and 4) How do we respond when students don’t learn?
 

We believe in a well-rounded education for children, one where children speak multiple languages including English, and where -  in addition to strong instruction in reading, writing, science, history, geography and mathematics - our students are learning dance, music and visual and performing arts. They’re participating in physical activities and learning how to be healthy. They’re learning how to communicate and collaborate with each other. 
 

While we strive to offer all that our children need to learn and grow, the State of California continues to spend less on public education than almost any other state in the U.S. Because of this lack of funding, we can’t do everything we wish we could. Thankfully this school year, we will be almost back to the usual 180 days, minus a half day on the last day of the year.  However, if voters don’t support Proposition 30 and/or 38 in November, we’ll have to cut the school year shorter this spring and next school year.  So please be sure to vote.
 

The challenging fiscal climate aside, I am so excited for the start of the school year! I look forward to visiting schools and seeing our students engaged in joyful learning. Nothing makes me happier.
 

Yours truly,

 

Richard Carranza
Superintendent of Schools

Posted by: Coma Te, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/14/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Loop Network Issues Resolved (August 11, 2012)
The School Loop network issues have been resolved as of 1:38 pm on August 11, 2012.

School Loop engineers have restored full service but are still looking into the cause of this morning's issues. The likely culprit at this point is the server they use to host the pages our users see when attempting to log in during a maintenance outage. The goal at this point is to find the source of the problem and to take the necessary steps to ensure it will not happen again. They are committed to providing a reliable service and it pains them that they failed in that commitment today. When a solution is identified, School Loop will make a general announcement about our specific course of action.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding this morning.
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/11/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Monday, 8/6/12 at 7 PM PST

School Loop will be performing a system maintenance tonight that will affect the SFUSD school sites below. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and Midnight PST on Monday, August 6, 2012.

 

 

Everett Middle School

SF Community Alternative Elementary School

Tenderloin Community School

Woodside Learning Center

Yick Wo Alternative Elementary School

Chinese Education Center

Sutro Elementary School

Dr. William L. Cobb Elementary School

John O'Connell High School

Mission High School

San Francisco International High School

Bessie Carmichael /FEC

 

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/6/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


School Loop Bulletin: System Maintenance Tuesday, 7/24 at 7pm PST

 

School Loop will be performing system maintenance to install new hardware  tonight between 7pm and 12am PST. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login but most should be back online by 10pm.
 
Thank you for your patience.
 
The SFUSD School Loop Team
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/24/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


Online Meal Application is NOW OPEN for 2012-13!

The Online Application is here, and that means PRIZES!

Families, submit your online application before September 1 and you will be eligible for exciting prizes including an iPad2, iPod Touch, a 49er Football and more! Return your meal application early and skip the paperwork.

Not interested in receiving free meals?  Fill out the online application and indicate that you are not interested in receiving meal benefits. We ask that every family to submit a meal application, the information is helpful to the district. 

Save time, save paper, win prizes. Apply online today.

The Application

Families can fill out the application online at https://schoolmealapp.sfusd.edu or by clicking here.

 

To view the prizes for the drawing, go to this address:

http://www.sfusd.edu/en/nutrition-school-meals/online-application-and-prize-drawing-2012!.html.

 

 

The Rules

Every SFUSD family that submits a valid application for school meals online will be entered into the drawing. Winners will be selected randomly from valid applications submitted. Eligibility determination will have no effect on chances of winning. Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries. Drawings for 3 iTunes gift cards will take place on August 1 and 20, and drawing for all remaining prizes will take place on September 1. Winners will be notified contacted via US mail. 

Posted by: Leo Vrana, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/20/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Tuesday, 7/17/12 at 7 PM PST

School Loop is taking the opportunity to make improvements to their network in preparation for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and 9 pm PST on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.


Thank you.



Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/17/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Thursday, 7/12/12 at 7 PM PST

School Loop is taking the opportunity to make improvements to their network in preparation for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and 11 pm PST on Thursday, July 12, 2012.


Thank you.



Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/12/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Tuesday, 7/10/12 at 7 PM PST
School Loop is taking the opportunity to make improvements to their network in preparation for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and 11 pm PST on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

Thank you
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/10/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Monday, 7/9/12 at 7 PM PST

 

School Loop is taking the opportunity to make improvements to their network in preparation for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and 11 pm PST on Monday, July 9, 2012.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/9/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Thursday, 7/5/12 at 7 PM PST

 

School Loop is taking the opportunity to make improvements to their network in preparation for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and 11 pm PST on Thursday, July 5, 2012.

Thank you

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/5/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


SFUSD Community Budget Meetings 6/18 and 6/21

June 18, 2012

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Thurgood Marshall High School

45 Conkling Street (near Silver Ave.)

Free Parking / Muni lines: 44, 14x

 

June 21, 2012

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Everett Middle School

450 Church Street (between 16th and 17th)

Free Parking / Muni lines: 22, 33, J,

 

If you plan to attend either meeting, please RSVP to budget@sfusd.edu*

*Free childcare & Interpretation available upon request!

Posted by: Gentle Blythe, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:6/13/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


RESOLVED: School Loop Login Issues with AD Accounts

 

Good Morning,

Around 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, members of the SFUSD I.T. department noticed that user accounts tied to Active Directory (district username accounts) were unable to access School Loop and immediately began researching the issue. Dedicated I.T. staff continued their work late into Saturday evening and continued throughout Sunday in hopes of finding a resolution.

As of 8:20 a.m. today, all login issues with School Loop user accounts tied to Active Directory have been resolved.

While this is one of over 100 services that we were able to restore swiftly as planned, we unfortunately did not anticipate the problem with School Loop's customized AD integration applet. We do sincerely apologize for the service interruption and thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We understand the importance of the work you do and it pains us greatly when technical issues interfere with that work.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/14/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


UPDATE: SFUSD Systems will be offline Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 9am to 1pm
Some users may be experiencing difficulties logging into School Loop - only users with accounts tied to the SFUSD active directory system are affected. We are aware of the issue and working as fast as possible find a resolution.

As always we appreciate your patience as we upgrade our services. A notification will be sent once the issue has been resolved.
Thank you.
SFUSD School Loop Team
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/12/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Last Issue of the School Year is Here

Check it out, hot off the press, the final Phoenix Flash of the 2011 - 2012
school year!!!

Huge thanks to all the hardworking parent newsletter committee members for
another great issue and a great year.

This issue can be viewed in two ways:

In this issue:

  • Holy Moly! Where Has the Year Gone?
  • Upcoming Events
  • Principal Tong Named 2012 CLERC Award Honoree
  • May 14th Marks the 3rd Birthday of the CIS PTA!
  • Updated on CIS's Approach to Mandarin
  • Congratulations to our New PTA Officers for the 2012-2013 School Year!
  • April 5th was Family Science Night
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • Healthy Lifestyles Day
  • May 4th was Career / Read Aloud Day
  • Looking Back -  The Teachers' Perspective
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:5/12/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


SFUSD Systems will be offline Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 9am to 1pm

 

SFUSD Information Technology Services will be offline Saturday, May 12th to perform upgrades to our network.  SFUSD services such as District e-mail and applications like School Loop will be unavailable during 9:00 am -1:00 pm on Saturday, May 12, 2012.

Please note that during this time, School Loop websites will remain up and registered parents will be able to login. However teacher, student, staff, and administrator logins will be disabled.

 

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we strive to improve our networks to better meet your needs.

 

Thank you.

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/11/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


April 2012 Issue of the Phoenix Flash

In this issue of the school newsletter:

  • Dragon Disco 2012 - CIS Community Gets Down and Feels the Funk
  • Upcoming Events
  • Bubble Party!!!
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • Summer Camps
  • Career / Read Aloud Day is on May 4, 2012

Download it now

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:5/10/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


April Issue of the Phoenix Flash

How much did we pull together at the auction?  What's coming next? Summer camp help? All the answers are inside this new edition!

Download it now

 

  • Dragon Disco 2012 - CIS Community Gets Down and Feels the Funk
  • Upcoming Events
  • Bubble Party!!!
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • Summer Camps
  • Career / Read Aloud Day is on May 4, 2012
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:4/8/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


System Bulletin: Software Release Saturday, 3/24/12 at 11 PM PST

School Loop will conduct a maintenance software release this Saturday between 11 pm and 2am. This release contains improvements to Gradebook performance particularly during times of heavy usage. All websites will remain up for visitors during the release. Most of our gradebook users will be back online by 12am.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/23/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Big News In This Phoenix Flash

Lots of big news in this issue of the Phoenix Flash.

  • CIS Takes First Place in CNY Parade
  • Dragon Disco Gala & Raffle Raises Over $75,000
  • Upcoming Events
  • Preparing for the Fourth Grade Slump
  • Growing up with Chinese
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • May 4 is Read Aloud / Career Day
  • CIS Student Wins Zoo Drawing Contest
  • CIS Library Settles Into Permanent Home

Download your copy now

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:3/8/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


CIS Takes 1st Place in Chinese New Year Parade!

Our kids have done it again!  We have just been notified that we have won 1st place in San Francisco's annual Chinese New Year Parade!!

This award from the Chinese Chamber of Commerce is a testament to the enthusiasm and spirit of all the children, parents and staff who have worked tirelessly for six months to ensure a spectacular display of cultural celebration, school spirit, endurance and teamwork.

Special thanks to our talented choreographer, Corrine Nagata and her assistant, Ms Angela. In addition we'd like to thank our fabulous GLO teacher, Ken Lee, for participating as a chaperone in the parade!

Also, a BIG shout out to the CIS parents, who helped to make this happen through your generous donations that pay for the arts at CIS.  Without your financial contribution, we would not have creative programs such as Ms. Nagata at our school and the opportunity to participate in the ever so festive Chinese New Year Parade.  

On behalf of the entire Chinese New Year Parade Committee, congratulations CIS!!

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:3/7/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Loop: Software Release Sunday, 3/4/12 at 6 AM PST

 

Hello,

 

This Sunday morning School Loop will conduct a maintenance software release between 6 am and 9 am. All websites will remain up for visitors during the release but user accounts will be unavailable for approximately 2 hours. Most of our gradebook users will be back online by 7am.

 

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/3/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


February Edition of the Phoenix Flash Newsletter

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

We are now in the year 4710 and only have 3 more months left of the school year, time is flying by.

Download The Phoenix Flash | Chinese Version

This issue:

  • Sahn Neen Fai Lohk! (Happy New Year)
  • Upcoming Events
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • Get to Know Your Gala Chairs
  • CIS wins $10k to Promote Health
  • Principal's Tea Summary
  • 2012 Dragon Disco Auction Gala
  • What's the Deal With GATE?
  • Dad's Weekend in Tahoe
  • Check Out Our Wonderful CIS Website
  • Stella Lau, PE Champion
  • The 2012 Raffle is Underway
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:2/9/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Tours

If you have been unable to attend any of our scheduled tours, please feel free to email tourscis@gmail.com to schedule a tour.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:1/25/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


CIS 2012 Gala

Our annual gala event is almost here! Where do I get tickets? What can I do to help? Find all the information, download forms and purchase tickets here.

Take me to Dragon Disco Gala website

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:1/17/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Eat at Chevys and Help Raise Money for GLO

GLO is hosting a special fundraiser night at Chevys (Stonestown). Come by and show your love and support for the program that loves and supports your child. 25% of your bill will be donated toward GLO so that we can continue on our path to providing high quality programs to school-aged youth!!!

All you need to do is download the flyer (from the link below), print it out and hand one flyer to your server when you pay for your meal! Share the other 3 fliers with your friends and family as everyone is welcomed to help GLO!

click here to download the flyer

  • What you need: a printed copy of the GLO at Chevys Fundraising Night Flyer (1 flyer per table)
  • Where: Stonestown Chevys, 3251 20th Ave. San Francisco, CA, 94132
  • When: Tuesday, January 31st   4pm-10pm
     
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:1/10/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


January Issue of the Phoenix Flash

Welcome back CIS families! It's going to be another amazing year for all of us. Start off your new year with this latest issue of our school newsletter.

Download the Phoenix Flash | Chinese Version

  • New Year's Greetings from our CIS PTA President
  • Upcoming Events
  • CIS Winter Show
  • Groovy, Man! The 2012 Gala is Coming!
  • CIS Phoenix All-Stars
  • How to Support Your Child at Home Workshop
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:1/5/12
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


System Bulletin: Software Release Tonight, 1/04/12 at 11pm PST
School Loop will be performing a software release tonight to fix an issue that was causing active students to be hidden in the gradebook in some cases.  Most users will be offline for only about 30 min and our system fully online in less than 3 hours. All school websites will remain up during this release. We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience to our users.
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/4/12
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Monday, 12/26/11 at 9pm PST
In their constant effort to improve, School Loop is taking advantage of the holiday break to perform their semi-annual network maintenance. The maintenance window will begin Monday, Dec 26th at 9:00pm and finish before Tuesday, Dec 27th at 4:00am PST.  They are planning the maintenance to be as minimally disruptive as possible, but you can expect that school web sites will be unavailable for brief periods during the window.
Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/23/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


System Bulletin: Software Release Sunday, 12/18/11 at 11pm PST

School Loop will perform a software release on Sunday, December 18 at 11 pm. Most users will be offline for only about 30 min and our system fully online in less than 2 hours. All school websites will remain up during this release.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/16/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


Year End Phoenix Flash is Here

The last of this years Phoenix Flash School Newsletter is now available for downloading.

This issues contains:

  • A New Twist on CIS Moms’ Night Out
  • Upcoming Events
  • Better Know Mei Hom
  • CIS Dads + Durty Nelly’s + 49ers
  • Principal’s Tea
  • Are CIS Parents Throwing Money Away?
  • CIS Shows School Spirit on Hat Day
  • Fall Camping in Olema

Download it Now

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:12/11/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Restart Sunday, 12/4 at 6am PST

School Loop will be performing a system restart for routine maintenance Sunday, December 4 between 6am and 8am PST.  Most schools should be back online in approximately 15 minutes.  During the restart, websites will remain up for visitors, but users will be unable to login.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/1/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons and Web Site Creation in School Loop


Parent Workshop: Thursday, December 1 from 6:00-7:00pm

Topic: "How to Support Your Child at Home"
Teachers will share ideas, activities and games that parents can play with their children at home.  Activities will support children in their Chinese and English Language Development.  Activities will have a kindergarten and first grade focus, but parents of all grade levels are welcome to come!

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:11/28/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


System Bulletin: School Loop System Restart for Thursday, 11/24/11 at 7am PST

 

We will be performing a system restart for routine maintenance Thursday, November 24 between 7am and 10am PST.  Most schools should be back online by 8am.  During the restart, websites will remain up for visitors, but users will be unable to login.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Posted by: School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/22/11
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Staff, Principals, To All Principals District-wide, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Homepage, Homepage and Web Site Creation in School Loop


November Issue of the Phoenix Flash is Here!

An issue that can not be missed! Find out about when our construction will be done, why give to our PTA, see yourself in an event photo...

English Version

In this issue:

  • Why Give?
  • Upcoming Events
  • An Introduction to Playworks
  • Better Know Coach Tay
  • Around the Web - Part 2
  • CIS Construction soon to be Completed
  • Benefits of PTA Membership
  • Principal's Tea Summary
  • Family Art Night 2011
  • Harvest Moon Picnic
  • Halloween Parade
  • Shop and Give
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:11/7/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Tours Update

It was wonderful to see so many prospective parents at the SFUSD Enrollment Fair. We have increased the number of tour spots for the remaining tours. Check our online tour reservations for available spots.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:11/7/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


System Bulletin: Software Release - Fri, Oct 21 from 10 pm – 12:30 am PDT

 

We will perform a system software release Friday night starting at approximately 10 pm and finishing around 12:30 am. All school websites will remain up for visitors but users will not be able to login for up to two and a half hours. Most users, in particular gradebook users, will be able to login by 11 pm.

Bug Fixes

IE Drag and Drop
Updated software now supports drag and drop in the CMS and seating charts for IE 9.

Assignment Reordering
This bug has been extremely difficult to test, but we’re cautiously optimistic that we’ve fixed this bug that causes new assignments to move out of order in GB4. 

Posted by: School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/21/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


You Can Shop the Book Fair Online Until Oct. 28

Yes, you can shop online at home for your favorite books until October 28, 2011.

Just go to http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/cisda

All orders will be shipped to our school for free and each purchase benefits our school.

Tell your friends and family!

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:10/18/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Issue 2 of the Phoenix Flash is Here

The October issue is packed full of great information and has the start of some new editorial series: "Better Know" and "Around the Web". Check it out now.

English version

In this issue

  • CIS Celebrates the Autumn Moon Festival
  • Upcoming Events
  • Parents Learn About CIS at Principal's Tea
  • Annual Fund Has Launched!
  • Better Know "Mr. Kevin": Czar of the Schoolyard
  • CIS Parent Engagement Workshop Series
  • Around The Web - Part 1
  • CIS Fall 2011 Book Fair
  • Harvest Moon Picnic 2011
  • Shop and Give
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:10/10/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Maintenance - Sat, Sep 24 from 10 pm - Midnight PDT

 

We are conducting maintenance on our servers tonight.  All school websites will remain live for visitors, but users will not be able to login for up to two hours, between 10pm and midnight. However, most users will be back on line in under an hour. We apologize for the late notice.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/24/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage and School Loop Liaisons


Family Harvest Moon Picnic

Save the Date: Sunday, October 23, 2011

Time: 10:00 am til 2:00 pm

Where: Golden Gate Park, Speedway Meadow

There is a sign up sheet posted on your child's classroom door.  We are also looking for volunteers to help on that day. Please sign up if you're available to help on the same sign up sheet on the classroom door or email with your availability to cisnewfamilies@gmail.com

 

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:9/18/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Loop Update: Software Release - Sun, Sep 18 from 6 am - 8 am PDT

The software release has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 6 am - 8 am PDT.

This release only includes some backend enhancements for our CMS. Most users will be offline for only about 30 min and our system fully online in less than 2 hours. All school websites will remain up during this release.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/17/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


New School Year = New School Newsletter

Volume 3, Issue 1 of the Phoenix Flash is ready for you! This September issue is packed full of the information you have been looking for.

English Version

Contents of this issue:

 

  • CIS PTA President Yet Mui Welcomes You!
  • A Message from our VP of Fundrasing
  • Upcoming Events
  • CIS Help Wanted
  • Meet our New Teachers!
  • PTA Officers, Chairs and Coordinators
  • Get Involved! Check out the Arts Committee
  • eScrip and SHARES
  • CIS's Stop, Drop & Go
  • What Do You Mean There's No School on Friday? or Meeting? What Meeting?
  •  
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:9/8/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Loop: Network Performance Restored!

 

The School Loop network is now operating at its normal high speed. If there are isolated pockets with remaining issues, please submit a ticket as soon as possible to help@schoolloop.com.

Again, School Loop deeply apologize for all the troubles over the past couple of days and thanks you for your patience and understanding. They do understand the importance of the work you do and it pains their team greatly when technical issues interfere with that work. 

This weekend, School Loop will perform a system restart so that they may further isolate the offending operation. Details of that restart will appear in a follow up notice.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/1/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Speaking In Tongues, Free Screening

The Movie Speaking In Tongues will be shown for free.

  • Thursday September 9, 2011
  • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • at Herbst Hall (385 Moraga Street) in the Presidio

RSVP towww.hoba.org
Watch the trailerwww.speakingintonguesfilm.info

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:9/1/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Loop Performance Status Update 8/31/11

 

The two new hard drives have been installed and were fully functional around 5 am this morning. We will be monitoring the system closely for the next few days.  Additionally we are looking into other ways to improve general performance - including hardware upgrades to our Storage Area Network.  Stay tuned for more.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/31/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


CIS Pledge is Now Online

Are you wondering what the kids are pledging in the morning? We have a copy for you. CIS Pledge (in English and Chinese). We encourage you to learn it as well.

You will always be able to find the pledge online in the Quick Links area at the top left of the our school web page.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:8/31/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Loop Performance Issues

School Loop is currently experiencing some performance issues. However, they are working hard to restore normal network performance. They are currently in the process of installing 2 new hard drives and syncing both drives with the system. The process should be completed by 6:00 am on August 31, 2011.

Until then, users should expect intermittent problems connecting to their sites and general slowness. In the evenings, usage does normally drop off and performance should improve. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience in this matter.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/30/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


1st of the New Year PTA Meeting

When:  Thur, Sep 1st, 6pm CIS Auditorium

Join us for our first general PTA meeting.  Sign up for membership and committees.  Pre-order CIS Apparel for the whole family.

Childcare and a light dinner will be served for all CIS children and any siblings age 4 and older.  A $3 donation per child is requested to help cover our childcare and dinner costs.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:8/21/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


GLO Orientation

August 11, 2011 at  5pm – 6pm

GLO’s New Families Orientation will take place.
  • Childcare will not be provided.
  • Important information during the orientation will add to your child’s safe and successful school year experience.
Topics to be covered include, but will not be limited to:
  • Drop-off/pick-up procedures
  • Program expectations
  • Emergency information
  • Family Handbook
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:7/26/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


RESOLVED: SFUSD School Loop Login Issues

The login issues affecting users with accounts tied to the SFUSD active directory system have been resolved.  Users may experience a lag time when initially logging onto School Loop.

Thank you again for your patience during this time.

SFUSD School Loop Team

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/21/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers and Students


SFUSD School Loop Login Issues

Some users may be experiencing difficulties logging into School Loop - only users with accounts tied to the SFUSD active directory system are affected. We are aware of the issue and working as fast as possible find a resolution.

As always we appreciate your patience as we upgrade our services. A notification will be sent once the issue has been resolved.

Thank you.

SFUSD School Loop Team

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/21/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers and Students


Final Issue of the School Year!

It has been another amazing year for all of us at The Phoenix Flash, thank you everyone! This is the last issue for this school year so don't miss it.

Get your Phoenix Flash here

Contents:

  • A Message from Nicole Hsieh, PTA President
  • A Message from Ms. Nagata, CIS Dance Teacher
  • Stop, Drop & Go Schedule
  • Upcoming Events
  • Meet Your 2011-2012 PTA Officers!
  • The Year in Review - An Educator's Perspective:
  • April 15th was Career Day / Read Aloud Day!
  • Bike-to-School Day!
  • CIS Kids Raised Funds for Japan Quake Victims
  • Summer Play Dates
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:5/10/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Care About School Food? SHORT SURVEY- QUICK & EASY

Come to the Table & Give Your Input

SFUSD, the SF Food Bank and the Dept. of Public Health are working together to take a close look at our current school meals program, with the goal of improving it to serve more kids better food. 

We brought in consultants (hired by the SF Food Bank, no district funds) to assess the current program from tip to tail, including conducting scores of interviews, several focus groups and visiting more than 40 schools. 

A critical component of the project is input from parents, students, principals and school staff. We created very short surveys for each of these groups (no more than 10 minutes) and they are available online to make it super easy to distribute widely. 

(Note that parent surveys are in 3 languages. As well, paper versions will be distributed to schools that host a Healthy Children Pantry and upon request).  

WE NEED YOUR HELP to get this survey in front of as many parents, students, school staff and principals as possible.  

1. Send this email to everyone and every list you can -- parents, school staff, your kids and friends, list-serves, PTA or school list-serves/websites -- and ask everyone to fill out the survey. (Note that the principals received this survey via their usual district communication channels and were asked to forward to staff -- the time of year being what it is, we are not seeing a lot of staff responses, so if you can encourage principals, teachers and other school-based staff to complete the survey and send to friends, it would be FANTASTIC!!). 

 

2. Don't forget to fill it out yourself! It's quick. 

 

The link to the surveys is www.prismaticservices.com/sanfrancisco.html

 

On the landing page you will also find fact sheets available in 3 languages if you want more information about the project or survey. 

 

Thank you,

Student Nutriton Services, SF Food Bank, & SF Department of Public Health, Environmental Health

 

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/9/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, All Staff Unique ID, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


First Grade and Second Grade Audio is Available

If you have not had a chance to review the audio files for first or second grades, please take the time to give it a try. We would also appreciate any feedback on how we can make it better.

First Grade Audio

Second Grade Audio

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:5/3/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


System Bulletin: Login Issues

Some users may have been experiencing difficulties login in to School Loop - only users with accounts tied to the SFUSD active directory system would have been affected. A temporary change has been made that should have eliminated any of the problems, but as SFUSD and School Loop work to resolve the initial problem some users may experience intermittent issues when attempting to log in. Please wait a few minutes and try again if this happens to you. We are working as fast as possible resolve all issues.

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/19/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage and School Loop Liaisons


1st and 2nd Grade Audio Files on our Website

If you have not had a chance to try out the audio files for 1st and 2nd grade, what are you waiting for?

1st Grade Audio

2nd Grade Audio

Direct links to these pages can also be found in the "quicklinks" section of the homepage.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:4/11/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Online Lunch Application Now Available!

Dear School Parents and Staff,

The Online Application for free school meals is here at https://schoolmealapp.sfusd.edu/ ! This will give you another, more convenient option for applying for school meals.

Parents and Guardians of all San Francisco Public School students are encouraged to apply. Not only could your child qualify for reduced price or free meals, but his/her school could receive much needed Title I funding as a result.

You can still qualify for free meals even if you are not a citizen or legal U.S. resident.  Free and reduced price meals are available for all children regardless of their citizenship status. If you do not have a Social Security number, simply check the box next to ‘does not have Social Security number’.  All information submitted on the Meal Application is confidential – it is not shared with INS / ICE or any outside agency.  

Simply fill out the online application here and print a copy for your records. The application can take up to two weeks for processing, but you may check on the status of your application by calling Student Nutrition Services at (415)-749-3604.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. In order to retain this year's benefits, every household will need to submit a new application next year. We will start accepting online applications for the 2011-2012 school year on August 1.

If you need help with this form, please call Nutrition Services at (415)-749-3604.

Attachments:
Posted by: Leo Vrana, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/11/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, All Staff Unique ID, Teachers, Associates and Parents


CANCELLED: SFUSD Network Upgrade for Saturday April 9, Noon - 7:00 pm

Today's scheduled network upgrade has been CANCELLED. All Technology Services should be working normally as they would during business hours.

We will determine a new schedule and will be sure to thoroughly communicate the future outage well in advance for planning purposes.

Thank you.

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/9/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers and Students


April 2011 Issue of the Phoenix Flash

English Version | Chinese Version (coming soon)

Contents:

  • 2011-2012 PTA Officer Positions- Candidate Review
  • April 15 is Read Aloud/Career Day!
  • Upcoming Events
  • Stop, Drop & Go Dates
  • Principal Tong Announces Change to After School Care Program
  • Cool The Earth
  • Want A Great Education for Your Child?
  • Jump for Heart 2011 Photos
  • Introducing the CIS Orchestra!
  • Ms. Fleming – Bringing Art to CIS!
  • CIS Moms Hit the Trail for “Mom’s Night Out”
  • CIS Dad’s Movie Night Review
  • CNY Parade – An Insider’s Look
  • Dad’s Ski Trip
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:4/6/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


UPDATE: SFUSD Systems will be offline Saturday April 9, Noon - 7:00 pm

Please note: The time for this Saturday's network upgrade has changed. All Technology Services will be offline during 12:00 pm -7:00 pm on Saturday, 
April 9, 2011.

We need to take all Information Technology Services offline Saturday, April 9 to perform some major upgrades to our networking hardware.  All SFUSD services including e-mail, applications as SIS, School Loop, Data Director, Peoplesoft, Substitute System will be unavailable during 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Saturday, April 9, 2011.

 

Please note that during this time, School Loop websites will remain up and registered parents will be able to login. However teacher, student, staff, and administrator logins will be disabled.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we strive to improve our networks to better meet your needs.

Thank you.

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/6/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, School Loop Liaisons, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers and Students


Phoenix Flash March Issue
The March Issue of our school newsletter is hot off the press and ready for you!

English Version | Chinese Version (coming soon)

Contents:
  • Oh What a Night!
  • Stop, Drop & Go
  • Upcoming Events
  • CIS’s Sasha McCurley Wins “Wild About Art and Science” Contest!
  • Search summer camp schedules all in one place!
  • April 15th is Read Aloud/Career Day!
  • Chinese New Year Parade Images
  • Garden, Green and Grounds (GGG) Committee
  • Spring Book Fair is Coming!
  • Story Time with Principal Tong
  • Donors Choose Update
  • Family Science Night
  • A Message from Coach Natan
  • The Raffle Results are In!
  • Do you have photos from CIS Events?
  • Mom’s Night Out!
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:3/11/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Join the conversation about the future of SFUSD Middle Schools & K-8 Pathways
  • What: Community Forum about building quality middle schools and implementing K-8 feeder patterns
  • When: Wednesday, March 9 @ 6:00pm (see a list of dates and locations on the below flyers)
  • Where: Roosevelt MS (460 Arguello Blvd)
  • Why: We want to hear from you to help redesign our middle schools
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:3/6/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Spring Book Fair is Almost Here
Stay tuned for information on the Spring Book Fair happening March 14-18  
This is an opportunity for us to:
- Raise money for CIS
- Provide an opportunity for parents to buy Cantonese/Chinese books
- Continue to build a reading foundation for the students
- Donate books to Teachers’ classroom and school library

We definitely need volunteers to help with the book fair!
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:2/23/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


STEM Teachers Summer Externship Opportunity

IISME is hosting summer externships for interested STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teachers. Please see attached flyer for more information or contact Patricia Theel at 415.379.7768.

Posted by: Patricia Theel, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/23/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals and Teachers


February 2011 Issue of the Phoenix Flash

This is a "Not to be missed" Issue of our school Newsletter!

English Version | Chinese Version (coming soon)

Contents

  • Happy Lunar New Year!
  • The Urban School Reads to Raise $ for CIS
  • Upcoming Events
  • Stop, Drop & Go Dates
  • 2011 Year of the Rabbit Auction Gala
  • 2011 Raffle
  • Ms. Nagata - Bringing Dance to CIS!
  • Who was De Avila?
  • What Do You Mean There's No School on Friday? or Meeting ? What Meeting?
  • What's Up for Summer?
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:2/2/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


1st Grade Audio is Now Online
With a huge thank you to our 1st grade teacher Stella Lau, vocabulary and phrases audio are now online. We will try to back fill the previous volumes. Check it out! You can also navigate to the page via "Resources" > "First Grade Audio"
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:1/25/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Win a Bike When Parents Mealpay!

A random winner from two schools with the most parents to register or make a payment through MealpayPlus.com will receive a new bike and helmet.

Parents can become eligible for the giveaway by registering on MealpayPlus.com or making a payment (online or via phone (866) 438-7842) between the dates of January 10 and February 25.

You will need your child’s student id (H0 number) to register.

www.MealPayPlus.com

Via Phone (866) 438-7842

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/20/11
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


January 2011 Issue of the Phoenix Flash

This issue is one that can't be beat!

English Version | Chinese Version (coming soon)

  • Governor Brown Reassesses K-12 Funding
  • Upcoming Events
  • A Creative Solution
  • Parent Advisory Council Launches!
  • Stop, Drop an Go Schedule
  • Winter Festival a Hit!
  • Don't Miss Career Day/Read Aloud Day!
  • The Party of the Year!
  • Calling all Wordsmiths and Shutterflies!
  • Now We're Talking!
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:1/14/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Gallery Addition: After School Pet Day

Our school gallery has been updated and now includes the After School Pet Day.

You can always visit our Flickr Gallery at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cisda/sets/
 

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:12/15/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


December 2010 Issue of the Phoenix Flash

A must read for everyone!

English Version | Chinese Version

  • SFUSD Tells CIS: No K-8 School at De Avila
  • Have you considered Chinese Immersion?
  • Upcoming Events
  • Children's Stories
  • Family Math Night: "Ridiculously Awesome!"
  • CIS: Running on People Power!
  • A Message from Playworks Coach Natan
  • Pretend: This is Important
  • Donors Choose
  • New CIS Holiday Ornaments and Clothing on Zazzle!
  • CIS Kids raise $400 for UNICEF!
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:12/6/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Win $1,000 When Parents Mealpay

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/18/10
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


November Issue of the Phoenix Flash

English Version | Chinese Version (coming soon)

This issue contains

  • A Message from Principal Tong
  • How Do You Celebrate Thanksgiving?
  • Upcoming Events
  • China Star Administrator's Visit
  • Do You Want to Serve on the Most Influential PTA Committee?
  • Harvest Moon Festival Photos
  • Youth Art for Community and Social Justice
  • Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
  • Halloween Costume Parade Photos
  • Homework Tips from Teachers
  • CIS Email List and Yahoo Group
  • Shop & Give
  • Volunteers Needed!
  • It's Yearbook Time
  • A Note on the CIS PTA Budget from Yet Mui
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:11/10/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Our School Gallery

Have you had a chance to take a look at our school gallery images? Just in case they can be found under Resources >> Gallery.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:11/6/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Volunteers Needed

Come on and help out the school! We are always looking for volunteers in and out of the classroom, maybe one of these sounds good to you.

  • Lunch Time Volunteers
  • Library Volunteers
  • School Site Tours
  • Enrollment Fair
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:11/1/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Family Math Night

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Thursday, November 4

Please join us after the November PTA meeting for an evening of math, mystery and games!

Join your children as they play games, use their expert math skills and have fun.  So, sharpen those pencils, find your pocket protector and study those addition tables!  No food will be served, so please have a snack before our evening of fun.  Children in the Afterschool Program will have dinner before joining their parents for family math night.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:11/1/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Halloween Parade

Our Halloween Parade is on Friday October 29 at 1:00pm in the yard. In the event of rain, our parade will be held in the auditorium.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:10/26/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Phoenix Flash October Issue

Lots of great information in the newest issue of the Phoenix Flash.

English Version | Chinese Version (coming soon)

Volume 2 Issue 3

  • Principal's Message
  • October 16th is the Double Ninth Festival!
  • Upcoming Events
  • Meet Our Newest Teacher - Stephen Lau!
  • Hot Time in Olema!
  • Harvest Moon Lantern Parade
  • Get Ready for the CIS Halloween Parade!
  • Where to go Trick-or-Treating with your Child?
  • What to do with your child's Halloween bounty?
  • Annual Campaign Update
  • Caring School Community
  • It's Yearbook Time!
  • Shop and Give
  • Fall Book Fair
  • 2nd Annual Harvest Moon Festival
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:10/5/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


MealPayPlus.com - Easy Meal Payments & View History of Purchases

It's lunchtime: Do you know where your child's lunch money is? Do you what your child ate for breakfast or lunch today? 

Now you will. Our school cafeteria has a prepayment program called MealpayPlus that will increase convenience for families and speed up lunch lines. Student Nutrition Services is encouraging families to prepay for students’ school meals by the month, by the week or on their own schedule.  

MealpayPlus allows families to register at www.mealpayplus.com and prepay by credit card, debit card or electronic check online or by phone. Families may also pay by check or cash at school, or may choose to send checks by mail.  MealpayPlus will also allow families, including those who qualify for National School Lunch Program free or reduced-price meals, to view their students’ history of purchases in the cafeterias, so parents can see what their child is eating.   

Other benefits of MealpayPlus include eliminating the need for children to carry cash to school, reducing cash losses, and helping the district meet all requirements set by the National School Lunch Program. The technology is now up and running at all SFUSD middle and high schools, and is going online at several elementary schools a week. It will be completed in all San Francisco public schools by the end of the school year. For families with children in more than one school, you will be notified by the school when the program is online.

If paying online, there is a 4.75% transaction fee. However, SFUSD offers a Bonus payment to your account which is equal to the fee.

Contact Student Nutrition Services for more info: Zetta Reicker or Ed Wilkins 749-3604

Attachments:
Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/4/10
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students and Parents


Waller Street Closures

Waller Street will be subject to closure over the next two to four weeks.  After meeting with the Professional Engineer at the Department Parking and Traffic, I have the following information and requests to make to ensure the safety of everyone and a smooth flow of traffic.

Beginning Thursday, September 30, drop off and pick up will be held on the Haight Street side. Signs are posted already on Haight Street and the times scheduled for use of this zone for drop off and pick up are: 7:00am-9:00am AND 2:00pm-6:00pm.

We are adhering to the same rules on Haight Street that we use on Waller Street.  Do NOT park in this area from 8:15am-9:00am and 2:30pm-3:15pm.

You will receive a parking ticket if you park during these hours of drop off and pick up.  If you are using this zone, please pull your car all the way up to the front of the marked area so that we can utilize the space that has been reserved.

Do NOT double park on Haight Street for any reason.  The 71 Haight Street bus will not be able to go around cars that are double parked.  Double parking would also cause great congestion on Haight Street.  If necessary, please go around the block until there is a spot on Haight Street available for you to drop off or pick up your child.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:9/28/10
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Fall Book Fair

Don't forget about the week long opportunity to get great books at our school. You can have early holiday presents, donate to our library or you classroom and  stock up for your home.

October 18th until October 22nd from 2:40 pm til 6:00 pm each day.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:9/28/10
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System Bulletin: School Loop Offline (September 9th from 1:30pm - 2:30pm)

School Loop will be offline tomorrow, September 9th from 1:30pm - 2:30pm to fix a systematic issue that affects teachers and staff who are assigned to multiple school sites.  During the down time, directory account holders (i.e. Teachers, Students, Staff and Administrators) will not have access to School Loop.  Parents will continue to have access to their accounts and the school websites will not be affected.

We apologize about the invonvenience.  This update will allow many teachers and staff access to their new or additional school sites.  

Posted by: Daisy Htun, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/8/10
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September Issue of the Phoenix Flash

Volume 2, Issue 2 of the Phoenix Flash

English Version | Chinese Version (coming soon)

  • Why Cantonese First?
  • Dont't Miss Out! Get Involved!
  • Upcoming Events
  • Under the Autumn Moon
  • Welcome, Playworks!
  • First Day of School (photos)
  • Has your voice been heard?
  • Library Volunteers Needed
  • 2nd Annual Harvest Moon Festival

Looking for past issues of our newsletters? Phoenix Flash Archives

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:9/6/10
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2nd Annual Harvest Moon Festival
  • Date: October 16, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Medjools, 2522 Mission St., Valet parking available for $10
  • Cost: $50 per person, $65 at door (Please put payment with names into PTA drop box)

Put your little ones to bed, wear some festive attire and join CIS parents at Medjool to celebrate the Harvest Moon and our fabulous school! Appetizers and cash bar (free beer and wine for first hour). Raffle tickets will be sold at the event; exciting prizes include 49ers tickets...


All proceeds to benefit Chinese Immersion School PTA

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:9/3/10
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Back To School Night & General PTA Meeting

 

  • Sept. 2, 2010 at 5pm-6pm (PTA meeting) 6pm-7pm (Back to School Night)
  • CIS Auditorium

Please attend our first PTA meeting of the year.  The PTA meeting will be followed by Back-to-School Night.  Childcare will be provided for Back-to-School Night from 6-7pm for children ages 4 and older. Dinner will be provided for the children and we are requesting a $2 donation to cover food costs per child.

CIS Apparel will be available to purchase at all PTA meetings.  Become a member, PTA membership forms are available at all PTA meetings. Membership dues are $10 per person.  Please make checks payable to CIS PTA.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:8/28/10
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Middle School Update Session

Following our email announcing the district's DRAFT PLAN for student placement for middle schools, we have received many requests for more information and dialogue.  In addition, we have received many suggestions that we work together to prepare for the SFUSD Community Input session on Saturday, August 28th. The district is looking for feedback during the next four weeks before they ratify a plan.

Please join us for the CIS Middle School update session:

  • Location: CIS Auditorium
  • When: Thursday night (August 26th) @ 6:30pm, following the After School Program Community Meeting  
  • Childcare:  provided for Children ages 4 and up
  • Dinner: provided for Children

 
** Please note:  The focus of these sessions is to discuss & prepare to give feedback on the district's DRAFT PLAN.  It is not an update session on the possibility of a K-8 school at our campus.
 

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:8/25/10
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New Student Handbook

Check out the new 2010-2011 student handbooks, in both English and Chinese. Inside you will find information on School Day Schedule, Playground Rules, After School Programs, Birthdays and much more.

The handbook can always be found in the Quick Links section on the top right of the homepage.

English Version | Chinese Version

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:8/25/10
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Afterschool Program Communitty Meeting is on Thursday, August 26 at 5:30 PM

We will have an important meeting to discuss changes we will be making to fund and staff a program that meets the needs of community. I encourage every parent who has a child in the program to attend.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:8/23/10
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August 2010 Issue of the Phoenix Flash

New families and old, welcome to the first week of school for 2010-2011. Our first issue of the new school year is ready!

English Version | Chinese Version (coming soon)

In this issue:

  • A Message from Principal Tong
  • Welcome Back to CIS!
  • Upcoming Events
  • CIS NEEDS YOU! Check out there great opportunities to get involved at CIS!
  • Introducing our New Staff Members!
  • Introducing our 2010-2011 PTA Officers, Chairs and Committee Chairs
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:8/16/10
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New CIS Families Breakfast and Social

Come to meet the teachers, principal and other families on Saturday August 14, 2010 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the school.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:8/13/10
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Volunteer Opportunities

it takes a village to raise our kids and there are many opportunities for you to participate!

We have an amazing year ahead of us jam packed with fun events. Play dates, Chinese New Year parade, gala events, family science night, family math night, book fairs, camping trips, snow trip and those are just a few. Now is the time to get involved and sign up as a volunteer for one more event committees. (see events page)

Last year’s success(es) were clearly a result of parent participation and we hope to blow it out of the water again.  Please consider signing up for one (or more) of the events by contacting Bernadette Vernengo at cisvpevents@gmail.com

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:8/11/10
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Sports Basement Social

Wed, 9/15/10, 6:00 pm
Sports Basement (Presidio location)
610 Old Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94121

Please join us for complimentary drinks and snacks at Sports Basement.  Invite your friends, family and coworkers who will receive 15% off their entire purchase, and 5% of all revenue goes back to Chinese Immersion School at De Avila.  You’ll find everything from casual wear, sunglasses, swimming apparel, running shoes, and yoga wear to sports equipment, cycling gear, camping equipment, skiing supplies, and more.  There is a play area for the kids to hang out and play so parents and friends can take turns watching the kids and shopping.  Please make sure to tell the cashier when checking out that you are a part of the CIS group to get your 15% discount.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:8/11/10
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SFUSD Bulletin Update: District Technology/Services are now ONLINE

As of 1p today, all IT services (Internet, email, SIS, www.sfusd.edu, etc) have been restored and are available at all sites. 

Posted by: Daisy Htun, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/10/10
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SFUSD Bulletin: Technology Applications/Services Outage (Saturday, July 10th)

District Technology Applications/Services Outage
 

On Saturday, July 10th, beginning at 6:30am, most SFUSD technology applications and services will be unavailable.  We expect that access will be restored in the afternoon/evening.
 
Construction at 555 Franklin Street requires a power outage to the building. The work being done is part of a project that will improve access to the building and reliability of SFUSD's emergency and technology systems.  During this time, the 555 Franklin/601 McAllister building and staff parking lot will be closed.
 
Also, most SFUSD technology systems, including SIS, School Loop, PeopleSoft, File Servers, and E-mail will be unavailable. They will be made available again as soon as it is safe to do so.

Posted by: Daisy Htun, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/9/10
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Kindergarten Night : All New Students to CIS Welcome

Welcome all you new parents and kids! Please come to the Kindergarten Night to meet the teachers and the Principal and learn about the coming year.

  • Thursday, August 12, 2010
  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm in the CIS Auditorium.

Childcare is available for children ages 4 years and older.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:6/20/10
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June 2010 Issue of the Phoenix Flash

Our last issue of the Phoenix Flash for this school year. Thank you to everyone who helped make this year amazing!

English Version | Chinese Version (coming soon)

In this issue:

  • Principal's Message
  • Keeping Up With Chinese
  • Upcoming Events
  • Teacher Tradeoffs: Money, Math and Responsibility
  • 2010-2011 Event List / Volunteers and Chairpersons Needed
  • PTA Families Rough It In Style
  • Summer Reading
  • Cool the Earth Update

 

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:6/8/10
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Come Dance with the Stars

The Phoenix Fire After School Program would like to invite parents to experience an evening of ballroom dancing and celebrate an end to the school year. In the CIS auditorium on Tuesday June 1st at 4:45 (door open at 4:30)

Bring a dessert to share

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:5/26/10
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Issue 9 of the Phoenix Flash | May Issue

A week late but worth the wait.

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Budget Update from Principal Tong
  • Cool the Earth Program Off to a Great Start!
  • Upcoming Events
  • New Committees
  • School Events / Play Date Calendar
  • Forget Sticks and Stones - Words Hurt!
  • Events to Look Forward to
  • PTA Officers for 2010 - 2011
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:5/12/10
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ISKME Professional Development Summer Academy - June 15-16, 2010

 ISKME Professional Development Summer Academy
June 15-16 San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City

Two-day professional development teacher training opportunity for the Maker inside each of us. We will explore how Maker-Teacher collaboration can facilitate innovation in the classroom. Makers' Projects will be points of inspiration for teachers as we experience DIY inquiry and design. Participants will have time to brainstorm, create, reflect, and share how their experiences at Maker Faire and Teacher as Makers Academy can translate into their teaching using online resources and collaborative tools.

Please contact Megan Simmons, Education Program Manager, for more information about this grant-supported professional development course offered free of charge to 20 teachers: megan@iskme.org or 650.728.3322

Posted by: Deborah A. Farkas, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/11/10
Audience: Homepage, Homepage, 21st Century Learning: Integrating Science, Art and Literacy and Middle School Science


Help Navigate the CIS Future: K-5 and K-8 Options

The CIS School Site Council invites you to a forum with Kevin Chavez, Program Admin. from SFUSD's Academics and Professional Development Department. Kevin is responsible for immersion programs in SFUSD and will be here to speak about language immersion middle schools and how to begin our analysis and potential next steps.

Childcare and dinner for your child will be available from 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm. Suggested Donations - $5

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:5/10/10
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Issue 8 of the Phoenix Flash is Here

Due to Spring Break this months Phoenix Flash is being released on the second Wednesday of April.  Enjoy.

English Version | Chinese Version

  • Now That We've Raised It, Who Decides How We Spend PTA Money?
  • Upcoming Events
  • 1st Graders Sing at SF City Hall
  • Message From The Principal in Regards to Travel, Independent Study and Punctuality
  • Raising Unspoiled Children

 

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:4/13/10
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Screening of Speaking in Tongues
  • Thursday, April 8, 2010 at the University of San Francisco
  • Presentation Theatre, 2350 Turk Blvd @ Masonic
  • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm (refreshments at 6:30 pm)

Panel discussion to follow with filmmakers and audience QA

More information

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:3/19/10
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CIS Earns 1st Place in Chinese New Year Parade

The Chinese Immersion School was voted 1st Place in the category of Marching School in the 2010 San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Way to go CIS.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:3/16/10
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Phoenix Flash March 2010 Editions

This month we have our regular publication and a bonus edition of the Phoenix Flash.

English Version | English Special Edition

Chinese Version  | Chinese Special Edition

Volume 1. Issue 7 Contents:

  • First Annual Gala Raises the Roof
  • Upcoming Events
  • CIS Rings in the Lunar New Year
  • Bring Your Lunch in a Laptop Lunch Box and Support our School
  • When Duct-Tape Isn't Enough: Camps for Spring Break and Summer

Special Edition coverage of the Chinese New Year Parade

 

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:3/3/10
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News for Incoming Fall 2010 Parents

The gang at CIS welcomes all the new families for the Fall of 2010 school year. Here are a few things to look for prior to the start of the new year.

  • Join our End of the Year Potluck on Saturday May 22nd from 10-4 at West Portal Playground.
  • All summer long we will be having playground play dates for the new and current families.
  • Join us for a Breakfast Social at the school on August 14th, to meet with families and staff.
  • Leave the kids at home and come out for a parents only social night out. Date and time TBD.

Building a strong community has been a key to our success. Send us an email so we can add you to our communications. (cisdacommunications@gmail.com)

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:3/1/10
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Save Our Schools Rally 03/04/2010

Statewide day of action to defend public education on Thursday March 4, 2010.

  • 4 pm - Rally with UESF at State Building (505 Van Ness), march to Civic Center.
  • 5 pm - Mass rally in the Civic Center with pre-K through college level students, parents, educators, families.

Learn more here http://my-sfcs.org/2.html

Want to know more about the SFUSD looming budget?

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:2/23/10
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CIS Baseball

Sign your kids up for our inaugural season of CIS Baseball, we will be a team in the SF Youth Baseball Leauge (www.sfybl.com). All kids are welcome, no baseball experience necessary. Cost is $25 or less. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Shawn (swhalen@sfsu.edu) or Cho (chotaister@gmail.com).

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:2/16/10
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Year of the Tiger Gala

Our final major fundraiser for the school year is coming up. Come dressed in your party attire for some fun, food and bidding.

  • When: Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Where: Janet Pomeroy Center, 207 Skyline Blvd
  • Who: Parents, Staff, Friends an Family of CIS (Grown ups only)
  • Tickets: $20 per Adult at the door

More information about the event

Download the final catalog of items to bid on (Feb)

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:1/27/10
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CIS PTA Meeting and First 5 Parent Workshop - Feb. 4

First 5 Parents Workshop: Success in Chinese Immersion (Chinese 1, 2, 3 - part 2)

  • When: Thursday, Feb. 4 at 6 pm, immediately following the PTA meeting
  • Where: Auditorium

Childcare available in the cafeteria for 4 years old and up. Pizza and beverages for children only.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:1/26/10
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Public Education - Funding Our Future Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm @ Marina Middle School.

The dialoge will focus on:

  • Creative funding solutions to pending budget cuts
  • Smarter longer-term budget reform
  • Local and state-wide parental advocacy

For further information please visit www.fundingourfuturesf.com

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:1/26/10
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The Phoenix Flash - Volume 1, Issue 5

Contents of Volume 1, Issue 5 of the Phoenix Flash

  • A Message From Principal Rosina Tong
  • Stars Shine at Winter Performance!
  • Upcoming Events
  • Read This!
  • Nurturing Your Child To Become a Successful Reader by Wendy Dere, School Librarian
  • Book Review:  The Pet Dragon - A Story about Adventure, Friendship and Chinese Characters
  • New Year Resolutions
Posted by: Michael Wang Published:1/7/10
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Phoenix Flash: Volume 1, Issue 4

December Issue of the Phoenix Flash | Chinese version available soon 

  1. Finance Update from PTA President, Nicole Hsieh
  2. Upcoming Events
  3. November Events
  4. Meet the Staff
  5. Phoenix Parents Show and Tell at Enrollment Fair
  6. Show Your True Colors
  7. Haight Street Shopping Day
  8. Purchasing Power
  9. Grants Update

 

 

 

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:12/2/09
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Book Fair: Year Round

Our Book Fair is now year-round online. Get your holiday shopping in early! You can also buy books for the library or you child's classroom. All proceeds benefit the students of CIS at DeAvila. 

You can order books online by clicking here. All online orders will be tracked back to the school so proceeds can benefit the students of CIS at DeAvila.

 

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:10/22/09
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eScrips Campbells Labels For Education

Help our school get free stuff by saving UPC's from the Campbell Brands. Eligible products include Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, Swanson Broth, Prego Italian Sauces and more. Click here to see a list of eligible products.

If each parent submits 30 labels during the school year, we would be eligible for art and school supplies for our kids. Please clip and drop off labels in the yellow "school money" piggy bank located in the office's front desk. It's the same piggy bank used to collect "Box Tops". Click here for more information on the program.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:10/2/09
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eScrip

Electronic Scrip Incorporated (ESI) is a California-based corporation dedicated to establishing relationships between commerce and community. When you shop at Safeway, Mollie Stone's or Andronico's you can earn money for our school.

Participating merchants will make contributions to CIS, based on purchases made by you, just by using the cards you have registered.

Your purchases are tracked and available to you online, allowing you to see just how much you are earning on your child's behalf!

Our group ID is 500022428. Please use this ID to sign up. http://secure.escrip.com/jsp/supporter/register/step/jsp

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:9/24/09
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More Ways to Raise Money for CIS

S.H.A.R.E.S Card

Pick up a card from the school office and show it when you check out at Lucky and Save-Mart Supermarkets.

BoxTop$

Clip the BoxTop$ coupon from participating boxes and drop them off at the CIS office. Click here for a list of products.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:9/24/09
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Raise Money for CIS by Shopping at Amazon.com

The Chinese Immersion School PTA has partnered up with Amazon.com. You, your friends and family can now shop on Amazon at the same low prices and help raise money for our school. Amazon's Associates program will earn CIS 4% to 15% on items that you buy online through Amazon.com and its affiliates. It's simple to get started -- no promotion codes to remember. Just use one of the links below or in the right column under "Store" and you'll begin earning dollars back for our school.

Shop from Amazon's Home Page like you normally would. Or go to the CIS PTA store on Amazon we have several suggested selections and categories to help with your school and household needs.

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:9/2/09
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CIS’s Stop, Drop & Go

The CIS's Stop, Drop and Go program is designed to help our children get safely and efficiently from their cars onto the school grounds. The concept is sweet and simple: volunteers direct traffic, open up the car door, and help the child out of their car, so that parents can be on their way quickly to work without the hassle of parking (or more likely double-parking).

Will you sign up for a 15 minute shift once or twice this year to partner with us in ensuring the safety of our children? What better way to give a little of your time than to lend a hand and share a smile with students and their parents as they arrive at school?

Posted by: Michael Wang Published:7/16/09
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