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.
Harvest of the Month: Strawberries
Open the Door, Get Out & Explore: Summer Safety & Environmental Health
- Choose books on safety topics: fire, water, weapons
- Practice effective communication skills when dealing with emergencies
- Practice decision-making skills regarding safety topics
- Provide instruction on sun safety practices
- Research environmental health issues
- Set goals for a safe, healthy summer
- Teach First Aid skills
- *Celebrate National Foster Care Month in May!
- Encourage parents to attend February DCYF workshop on community-based summer health resources
- Coordinate a summer safety poster contest
- Share resources for safety equipment, i.e., bike helmets
Display Summer Safety bulletin boards
- Coordinate a Summer Safety fair: pedestrian safety, use of caps and sunscreen, pool safety, hydration...
- Hold a Bike Rodeo to promote bicycle safety
Become a Be Well Health Advocate
Are you passionate about Health and Wellness? Do you want to help make your site a healthier place for students, staff, and parents? Please consider being a Be Well Health Advocate at your site! Stipend available. Application deadline is Friday, August 30. OASIS | Job Description | Application
Healthy Parks, Healthy People Nature Walks
These free and fun walking programs welcome any participant on the same 1st through 4th Saturdays every month in San Francisco’s beautiful natural parks. The physical and mental health benefits of recreational experiences in nature are well known. Print any of the Healthy Nature Walks flyers to post at your site. OASIS | Community Resource
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is coming this fall!
During the first semester of the 2018/19 school year, School Health Programs will administer the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The mandatory survey monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among students. OASIS
HealthSmart Online Health Curriculum
HealthSmart is the district-adopted comprehensive online health curriculum. Access Health Smart and meet the requirements for all your Health standards in one place. Address bullying and emotional health issues, puberty and safe touch, nutrition and physical activity, growth and development, injury prevention and safety, substance use prevention. OASIS | Flyer | Find your school site login
Designate a Section 504 Site Contact
Site Contact will be the liaison with the central Section 504 team, so that the team will receive timely update on forms, procedure and protocolas well as be a support for other team members on procedures and protocol related to Section 504. OASIS | 504 Contact Overview | 504 Contact Designation Form
Save the Date for Elememtary and Secondary PDs
Health Education's calendars for 2018-19 Elementary and Secondary Professional Development Events and other opportunities are available now. OASIS | Save the Dates Calendar | Visit Health Education's event page
Help Support our Foster Youth
Being 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.
SIT May Newsletter
Please see the SIT May Newsletter, the final one of the year for program updates, monthly appreciations and resources. May is Summer Safety and Environmental Health, so check out our intern corner with information and resources for summer. Also, if you are curious as to where some the SIT Interns are headed next year, please check out the Life After SIT corner in this newsletter! Learn more about the Student Intervention Team.
Congratulations to Breath of Fresh Air PSA Contest Winners!
Each year, the SFUSD Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program, under the guidance of the Student Health Advisory Board Super YOW committee, holds a PSA contest to make their peers and school communities aware of the importance of being tobacco and vape free. With that effort, the use of tobacco products in SFUSD middle and high school students have decrease over the past years. OASIS | Winning Artwork Poster | Video Winners | Data Trends
Healthy Choices AmeriCorps is Hiring for 18-19!
Healthy Choices AmeriCorps seeks San Francisco community members to provide service to strengthen mentoring programs and to support a positive school climate. Must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma. Healthy Choices AmeriCorps members are paid a monthly stipend and are awarded an education award upon completion of the term of service. OASIS | Flyer | Mentoring for Success Description | Learn more and apply now!
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
K-5 Social Emotional Learning Curriculum Resources Online
The Second Step SEL Curriculum videos/songs for K-5 kits are now available online, get your kit activation codes from the first page of your teacher’s manual or from your school social worker. OASIS | Register Code
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!
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
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!
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.