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Guadalupe Gallopers Cross Country Team

by Amy Adkins

During after school time, it’s important to ensure programming includes a variety of ways for students be active. The hope is that by providing creative, intentional options to be active, students will be exposed to something that will turn into a healthy, life-long passion. At Guadalupe’s After School Program, students get moving daily with SPARK activities and participate in annual events like Young Dancers.  

Last year students also had the opportunity to become cross-country runners. The Program’s Lead Teacher, Kent Schmitzlead took his passion for distance running and shared it the fifth graders. Starting with a desire to see his students perform better on the Fifth Grade PE Test, this started as an idea and with students running laps around the playground, morphed into an on-going component of the program: the Guadalupe Gallopers Cross Country Team. As an ongoing component of the program the Cross Country Team ran the trails and hills of McLaren Park two to three times per week with students logging in some impressive stats- 5.26 miles with elevation gains of close to 900 feet. Read more of this story.

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2014-15 academic liaison workplan

The new Academic Liaison Workplan is now online! This workplan is due on the day of our first Academic Liaison Meeting on September 23rd.

posted 8/15/14


All about excel

Have a question about invoices? What form to use for Educational Excursions? Familiarize yourself with our new and revised information for the 2014-15 school year!

posted 8/8/14


2013-14 Program Profiles

2013-14 School Site Program Profiles are now online!

posted 8/6/14


new and revised excel documents

Please check out our new and revised CBO Verification Form for Subcontractors, Incident Reporting Form, Allowable Expenses and Invoice Dos and Don'ts.

posted 8/1/14


ExCEL August Institute

Are you ready for the 14-15 school year to start? The ExCEL August Institute is just around the corner. Check out the day's schedule to see what's happening!

posted 7/31/14


Quality Action Plan

Quality Action Plan documents are now online! Please familiarize yourself with the QAP Assignments, QAP Goals, and QAP Process documents.

posted 7/28/14


Principal Expenditure Form Updated!

We revised the SFUSD Funds Purchasing Request Form so if you have district funds to spend this is the form to use. Please also make sure you read and complete the Purchase Process Checklist before completing the expenditure form.

posted 7/25/14


2014-2015 DC Assignments & Reference sheet

The new 2014-15 DC assignments are here! We also have a handy ExCEL Reference Sheet to help guide you when questions arise.

posted 7/22/14


Deadline Extended!

excel request for qualifications

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD or the District) ExCEL Afterschool Programs Office invites interested community-based organizations (CBO) to respond with their qualifications to serve as a Lead Agency in designing, planning, coordinating and operating an effective and high-quality afterschool and/or summer program that supports and aligns with the District’s goal of eliminating the achievement gap. With this Request for Qualifications, the District will provide to principals and individual school site stakeholders a list of pre-qualified CBOs from which principals and stakeholders may evaluate and choose as a Lead Agency. The deadline for the RFQ is September 30, 2014 at 12NOON. For more information go to: RFQ and the application is also online.

updated 7/22/14


New cde field trip guidelines

Planning for a field trip? Please review CDE's Field Trip Guidelines before starting. There is also a new Field Trip Approval Form.

posted 6/6/14


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