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May 2015

Health Awareness Month


Summer Safety and Activities

This month’s School Health Program theme focuses on preparing for a healthy and fun summer break. Schools should emphasize sun safety and skin cancer awareness. Read WAD with more information, curriculum, and activity ideas for Elementary and Secondary levels.

Harvest of the Month is Berries

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Two Great Programs at Visitacion Valley Elementary 

The After School Program at Visitacion Valley Elementary overseen by Jacquelyn Severino, currently offers two wonderful programs for their students - MIGHTEE and Y Prep. These two programs focuses on helping upper grade students navigate the jungles of being a preteen. Read full story at ExCEL Afterschool Programs.

Armani Johnson Asthma Awareness Month

On March 26, 2002, Armani Johnson died tragically as the result of an asthma attack while attending a SFUSD Child Development Center. Although there is no cure, asthma can be controlled through medical treatment and management of indoor and outdoor environmental triggers. Plan an Armani Johnson Asthma Awareness Event in your school and learn the 4 steps to improve asthma management in schools. Read WAD for more information and resources.

May is National Foster Care Month

Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity for people nationwide to focus attention on the year-round needs of youth in foster care and encourage more people to get involved in their lives. We invite you to celebrate those who make a difference in the lives of the 75,000 children in California's foster care system. Read WAD including awards forms, tip sheets, etc.  For more information on how to get involved in National Foster Care Month activities, visit www.fostercaremonth.org. 

  • May 27 - 2014 Foster Care Youth Leadership Awards
    Please join us in acknowledging current and former foster youth that have demonstrated leadership in their communities and in their own personal growth. Please RSVP by May 20. Learn more.

May SIT Newsletter

Please read our May Newsletter, the final one of the year for program updates, monthly appreciations and resources.  May is Summer Health Month so check out our intern corner with information and resources for summer.  Also, if you are curious as to where some of your colleagues are headed next year, please check out the Life After SIT corner in this newsletter! Learn more about the Student Intervention Team

Tobacco-Free Signs Required

Tobacco-Free signs were sent to all secondary schools in March and elementary schools will receive their signs in April 2015. The signs, available in English, Chinese and Spanish, are to be placed near the main entrances as part of grant requirements for our Tobacco-Free District. Learn more by reading the WAD.

Shape Up San Francisco Walking Challenge

Is your team out there walking and being physically active - and are you logging your points? Teams participating in the Shape Up San Francisco Walking Challenge will be able to log points from early April through the end of May. Go out and challenge yourselves! Read WAD for more information and tips for success.

Tdap Notice Requirements for 2015-16

All students entering 7th grade must have proof of a Tdap (Pertussis/Whooping Cough) vaccine for school entry.  Additionally, all 8th – 12th grade students transferring from outside of California who have not been vaccinated or existing students lacking evidence of Tdap must meet the requirement. Read WAD for more information, waiver forms, and notices.

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.

New LGBTQ Pride Series Posters!

Stand Up for Pride, Peace and Safety by posting our beautiful new LGBTQ Pride Series Posters! (downloads available) We now have three posters in three languages! Copies of the posters are being distributed to all schools. Additional printed copies can be acquired by contacting LGBTQ Support Services.

Measles Information and Guidance for Staff, Parents/Guardians

As news reports increase about MEASLES outbreaks in California and the recent cases in counties adjacent to San Francisco, we are reminded that prevention and early identification of measles is the best way to avoid an outbreak in our community.  It is important that information and guidance is available to parents/guardians and staff. Read WAD for further information, posters and letters.

Tuberculosis Screening Requirement for Students

A signature of a health provider attesting to no risk factors for Tuberculosis (TB) OR a skin or blood test for TB is required within one year prior to admission to school in San Francisco. Read WAD for further information.

SFUSD Supports Undocumented Newcomer Students

This year, San Francisco has seen an unprecedented wave of refugee newcomer students arriving from Mexico and Central America, often fleeing violence and danger in their home countries. SFUSD is committed to the belief that these students have the right to a safe, supportive, and equitable education. Caminos is a new program to address the needs of newcomer students and their families, helping connect them with schools and with supportive services. More information.

Project Prevent Grant Helps Students Overcome Trauma

SFUSD students will have more support dealing with the effects of trauma and violence thanks to a new $2.8 million Project Prevent grant. The funding will allow SFUSD to provide targeted services to schools for the next five years. This includes establishing a new Integrated School-Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Program (VIP program) to schools in the Bayview Zone. 
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Help Students Manage Asthma and Avoid Infections

Asthma accounts for more than 15 million missed school days per year. How can you support students with asthma? What are the Universal Precautions you can put in place to prevent infectious disease exposure? Find out here.

BASIS Intervention Tracker is LIVE

The new student intervention tracker, BASIS (Behavioral, Academic, Social Emotional Supports and Interventions), is designed to enable your school to track and monitor supports and interventions assigned to ensure student success. BASIS works to keep all critical intervention data in one place for student support service team access. You can connect to the on line tracker at usebasis.com. If you need support, please contact or call 415 242 2615 at School Health Programs.

Injuries and Acute Health Issues at School

It is essential that school staff respond appropriately to accidents and acute health issues. A decision to call 911 should be based on the immediate need of the student, rather than concern for possible incurred costs. Find out more  

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