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San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Ruth Diep, at (415) 355-7334 or diepr@sfusd.edu.  A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy is available upon request.

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This Month

School Health Programs will continue to support all SFUSD schools to be welcoming and inclusive environments so students are safe, healthy and ready to learn.  Learn more.

Health Awareness Month

January / February

Harvest of the Month: Mandarins (February)

Growing Bodies & Active Consent: Healthy Sexuality and Relationships

  • Teach about differences between bacteria and viruses, and methods of self-care to prevent spread of germs and disease
  • Teach students to identify differences between safe touch, unsafe touch, and unwanted touch
  • Teach Puberty/Comprehensive Sexuality lessons, including HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention
  • Identify trusted adults/allies
  • Organize staff training on child abuse and identifying students who are being trafficked; display posters about recognizing and reporting sex trafficking
  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Healthy Relationships Day cards and red fruit salads (instead of candy)
  • Arrange for field trips to local health clinics, distribute information/resources on contraception, abstinence, and pregnancySchedule peer presentations on healthy sexuality and active consent
  • *Celebrate National Mentoring Month!

Read the OASIS for ideas & info. Calendar of health education topics | View all Health Awareness themes

Top News

SIT February Newsletter

Please see the SIT February Newsletter for important updates, appreciations, and upcoming trainings. In this month's newsletter, read about the impact exercise has on mental health in our “Intern Corner”. Also, don’t miss out on reading who’s in the intern spotlight this month! Learn more about the Student Intervention Team. 

Healthy Party Ideas

Leave the candy and sugary snacks out of the classroom and teach students and parents/caregivers about the importance of healthy snacks and being physically active. Healthy party resources

February is Oral Health Month: Free Dental Screenings

Community dental providers will be offering free dental exams and supplies to children in February as part of the “Give Kids A Smile Day” campaign. OASIS | Flyers: EN | CH | SP

Breath of Fresh Air Video/Poster Contest

Encourage Middle and High School students to spread awareness about Tobacco and Vaping prevention by creating a 90 second video or a poster and entering the Anti-tobacco/Anti-vaping Public Service Announcement Contest “Breath of Fresh Air” Submission deadline is March 5th. Please post flyers on school bulletin boards, websites, and classrooms! OASIS | View website for flyer and criteria | Submissions

Identify a K2C School Site Ambassador

In November, all schools were asked to identify a Kindergarten to College (K2C) Ambassador to represent your school. This is a reminder that if you have not done so, please do so ASAP! OASIS

Immigrant Support at School Sites

There have been a few news reports recently warning of possible Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plans to target Northern California for immigration arrests. While these reports do not reflect an official statement made by Homeland Security/ICE, it is still important to be informed and prepared. Thankfully, we have plans in place for supporting vulnerable families. View Resources

Interested in having legal advocates or representatives at your school site to outreach to caregivers, students, and staff about DACA or other immigrant topics? Read OASIS | Community Speaker Request Form - Immigrant Support

Additional resources: What do I need to know about the end of DACA? | Visit RISE-SF - new videos and resources posted!

Cannabis Laws + Substance Use Prevention Education

Using cannabis is now legal for adults over 21 in California. It’s important for SFUSD teachers, administrators, school social workers, school district nurses, Youth Outreach Workers, and Wellness Center staff to continue to educate students and families on the effects of cannabis use. OASIS | Cannabis Lessons | Youth and Cannabis Fact Sheet | Guardian/Mentor Fact Sheet

Tips for Prevention of Influenza

Flu season is upon us. The San Francisco Department of Public Health reports increased influenza activity locally. All staff, students and families must take the proper precautions to remain healthy and stop the spread of germs. OASIS

Injuries and Acute Health Issues at School

Staff must respond appropriately to accidents and acute health issues that happen at school. A call to 911 should be based on the immediate need of the student rather than possible costs. Read info regarding what to do and when, insurance concerns, resources and more. OASIS | Helpful Information (SHM-A)

Be a Mentor to an SFUSD Student!

All SFUSD Employees: become that special caring adult at school - offer support to an SFUSD student by becoming a mentor. Become familar with best practices in mentoring at ongoing meetings. OASIS | Become a Mentor! | Sign up for a Mentoring For Success Orientation

CPM Tool Coming!!

Elementary and middle grade teachers: check your email for the Coordinated Program Monitoring (CPM) survey arriving in the last week of November. This tool will help you track the number of health lessons that your students have received and will uncover critical data to help School Health Programs make decisions on resource distribution and programmatic success. OASIS | CPM Promotion Flyer

School-wide and Classroom Resources to Address Sexual Harassment

SFUSD is dedicated to ending sexual harassment and violence. In response to Violence Prevention Month, please review these resources and training opportunities focused on helping SFUSD
students better understand healthy relationships, sexual harassment and sexual assault. School Health Programs provides training and support for SFUSD staff using these resources. OASIS | Resources for SFUSD School Staff to educate about sexual harassment.

Wellness Policy in Action! (Audio and Video)

Listen to how Principal Emmanuel Stewart from Carver Elementary School has put SFUSD's Wellness Policy into action. Listen now at Soundcloud! 

See what students and staff are saying about SFUSD's Wellness Policy in this new video!  

Vision and Hearing Screening 2017-2018

Children in SFUSD receive vision and hearing screening during the school year to prevent problems that can interfere with coordination, acquisition of skills, achievement of developmental milestones, and the ability to learn properly. Vision and Hearing Screening for school age children is required by state law. Read OASIS | Vision and Hearing Screening Schedule | Screening Documents

Elimination of Personal Beliefs Exemption from Immunizations

All students entering PreK-12th Grade are required to be current with ALL required vaccinations unless the student has a medical exemption in place. Effective January 1, 2016, SB277 eliminated personal and religious exemptions from immunization requirements for children in child care, public and private schools. Read OASIS to learn more.

Project SECURE: Keeping Kids Safe in SFUSD

SRI International will partner with SFUSD to develop, implement, and evaluate Project SECURE to enhance the physical and emotional security of more than 12,000 students in 30 elementary schools by increasing their Safety, Equity, Caring, Understanding, and Resilience. Learn more.

Help Support our Foster Youth

FYS logoBeing a Foster Parent is a big part of supporting our Foster Youth in San Francisco, but it certainly isn't the only way. You could be a mentor, backup childcare provider, or educational surrogate. Or you could donate, start a permanency team or just help spread the word. Interested? Learn more | Let us know how you would like to help.

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Health Education
SFUSD’s Health Eduation website showcases curricula and resources for Elementary, Middle School and High School. Resource request forms available (some resources available for download).
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Mentoring for Success

Mentoring for Success
Mentoring for Success is a school based mentoring program that provides
students with highly qualified and effective mentors who engage students in asset building activities to
build skills for school success, improved attendance, and
high self esteem.
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Featured Curriculum

Be Real. Be Ready.
SFUSD’s comprehensive sexuality curriculum is being taught in our high school health education classes. It includes innovative lessons on relationships, HIV, STIs, pregnancy, and birth control

Visit the Health Education website for more information
and to download lessons.

Healthy Me.
Healthy Us.

Healthy Me. Healthy Us. is SFUSD’s comprehensive relationship and sexuality curriculum for 7th and 8th grade students.

Visit the Health Education website for more information
and to download lessons.

Safe School Line

Nurse of the Day Program

Students: If you or another student you know is being bullied or harassed,
please contact the
Safe School Line for help at (415) 241-2141
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