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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


Harvest of the Month: Root Vegetables

Be Safe, Be Smart: Substance Use Prevention.

  • Provide instruction on awareness of medicines and household products
  • Practice reading product labels
  • Arrange for CBO presentations on substance use prevention
  • Teach lessons on tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
  • Reinforce health-enhancing behaviors
  • Practice skills for stress management, refusal, and decision making
  • Celebrate a Healthy Halloween (candy-free and substance-free)
  • Create poetry, slogans, raps on substance use prevention
    Teach substance use prevention in all homeroom classes
  • Plan peer presentations in classrooms
  • Celebrate Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-31)
  • Schedule health theater presentations:

READ OASIS for ideas & info. | View all Health Awareness themes

Top News

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

Immigrant Support at School Sites

If you are interested in having legal advocates or representatives at your school site to outreach to caregivers, students, and staff about DACA or other immigrant topics (e.g. Know Your Rights, Family Emergency Planning, Sanctuary School Policy, etc.). Read OASIS | Community Speaker Request Form - Immigrant Support

Additional resources: What do I need to know about the end of DACA? | Visit Project Caminos website - new videos posted!

PD: Trauma Basics Training

This two-hour professional development offered Sept. 25 and Nov. 2, will provide the basics of brain development, the effects of trauma, vicarious trauma, and strategies to create trauma-sensitive learning environments. Read OASIS | Flyer | Registration Form

Highs and Knows PD October 24

All Wellness staff are welcome to attend the October 24 Highs and Knows professional development day on how to teach secondary students about substance use prevention using updated techniques and methods. Review the data regarding substance use among SFUSD students and plan what you can do about it! OASIS

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

SIT October Newsletter

Please read the SIT October Newsletter for SIT program highlights and updates, information on CPS reporting and confidentiality, and a description of trainings taking place this month. Learn more about the Student Intervention Team. 

Healthy Choices AmeriCorps is hiring for the 17-18 school year! 

Healthy Choices AmeriCorps seeks San Francisco community members to provide service to strengthen mentoring programs and to support a positive school climate. This position is an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door in San Francisco public schools. OASIS | Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Position Description | Mentoring for Success description 

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!  

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.

Seventh Grade Vaccine Requirements

All students entering 7th grade must have proof of a Tdap vaccine and 2 MMR vaccinations. Students who are 13 years of age or older also need proof of a second Varicella (chicken pox) vaccination.  Additionally, all 8th – 12th grade students must be up to date on all vaccinations required for school entry, including Tdap, Varicella, and MMR. Personal Belief Exemptions are no longer valid for incoming 7th graders. Medical exemptions are still accepted.  Read WAD for more information and locations.   

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