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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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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.  Driven by our district values - including fearlessness, unity, and social justice - we remain strong in our resolve that ALL students, and the multiple identities, communities, and histories they embody, are essential to a strong and flourishing society.  

President Barack Obama said it best, in his remarks on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington: “The arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but it doesn’t bend on its own.”

School Health Programs will continue to push the arc of justice further into a healthy and equitable future.

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Health Awareness Month


Summer 2017

Harvest of the Month: Strawberries

Open the Door, Get Out & Explore: Summer Safety and Environmental Health

Stay safe and have a great summer!

VIEW THE MAY WAD for ideas & info. | View all Health Awareness themes, pdf


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Save the Dates for 2017-18 Health Education PDs

The 2017-18 Save the Date lists of Health Education Professional Deveopment Opportunites are now available for Elementary and Secondary. Learn more!

Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Now Recruiting for 2017-18

Do you know a young person (over 18 years old) who is looking for experience working with youth? Healthy Choices AmeriCorps (a program of School Health Programs, SFUSD) is recruiting AmeriCorps Members for School Year 2017-18. 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.

2017 Anti-Tobacco/Vape PSA Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Anti-Tobacco/Anti-Vape PSA Contest "See Through the Smoke". The winning artwork and video PSAs from SFUSD LGBTQ, Middle School, and High School students are now posted on the San Francisco Wellness Initiative website. View the winning entries!

Wellness Champions MUNI Bus Campaign

SFUSD Wellness Champions were recognized on SF MUNI buses through May 1st with MUNI Bus Campaign posters honoring Mr. Emmanuel Stewart at Dr. Carver ES and the Nutrition Outreach Workers at Willie Brown MS. Read full story with photos.

Nurses and Social Workers Core Support One-Pagers

Learn more about core support provided by school district nurses and social workers with these one-pagers! School District Nurses: ES | SEC Social Workers: K-8.

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

Wellness Policy Awareness, Updates, and Translations

The NEW Wellness Policy is now translated into Spanish and Chinese. Learn about the changes and what it means to your school: take the Wellness Policy Quiz! Read WAD for more info | View our Wellness Policy section at Nutrition Education Project.

Elimination of Personal Beliefs Exemption from Immunizations

Effective January, 2016, California Senate Bill 277 will eliminate personal and religious exemptions from immunization requirements for children in child care and public and private schools.

  • The law will allow personal belief exemptions (PBEs) submitted before January 1, 2016 to remain valid until a student enters:
    • TK/Kindergarten
    • 7th grade
  • Out-of-state PBEs will not be valid. The following exempt categories will not have to meet existing immunization requirements for entry:
    • Home-based schools
    • Students enrolled in an independent study program who do not receive classroom-based instruction. 

Additional information may be found online at shotsforschool.org or contact the SFUSD Nurse of the Day at 415-242-2615. Read WAD for further information and letters for parents/guardians.

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.       

Parent Notification

Parents/guardians are to be notified at least 14 days prior to classroom instruction about sexuality, including human reproduction and sexually transmitted disease. Read WAD for further information.

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.

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