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: Persimmons
BE SAFE, BE SMART: Substance Use Prevention
- Identify trusted adults with students
- Give instruction on cooperation, appropriate expression of needs/wants, problem-solving strategies, health-enhancing goal setting /decision making
- Recognize & name emotions and feelings
- Establish positive behavior reward system (PAX Good Behavior Game, GoNoodle)
Establish daily/weekly community circles
- Review healthy routines: sleep, breakfast, water, nutrition, physical activity
- Resolve conflicts with Restorative Practices
- Invite Social Worker or Nurse to discuss health topics
- 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
- Schedule health theater presentations:
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Bullying prevention helps students and educators develop skills to prevent violence, and to establish/strengthen protective factors. Keep students safe, healthy, and ready to learn! Helpful Links: OASIS | ES Resources | Secondary Resources
Healthy Party Ideas
Leave the candy and sugary snacks out of the classroom. Teach students and parents/ caregivers about the importance of healthy snacks and physical activity. Healthy Party Resources
Apply to be an FYS Coordinating Program Liaison
The Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) Liaison position is designed to provide on-site support and coordinated services to foster youth students. The FYSCP Liaison will work with FYSCP to support the goal of improving educational outcomes for students in foster care. Learn more and apply! OASIS | Application Link | Job Description | Stipend Structure
Foster Youth Tutoring
SFUSD contracts with Bay Area Educational Institute to offer both individual and group tutoring to foster youth that attend SFUSD schools. Complete the 2019-20 Foster Youth Tutoring Application today to request tutoring. The application is now available here.
Health Education PDs: Save the Dates 2019-2020
Health Education Professional Development is available for teachers and staff who are passionate about learning, sharing, and supporting health education in their school. See the linked Elementary Save the Dates and Secondary Save the Dates for professional development opportunities. OASIS | Save the Dates: Elementary | Secondary
Updated Immunizations Requirements for TK/K-12th Grade
Starting July1, there are NEW immunizations requirements for students--view the OASIS for detailed lists.
California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at TK/Kindergarten
through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade
before entry. OASIS | Immunization Record | Updated Forms, Guides and Materials | School Health Form 2019/2020
Create Your School Climate Team Now!
In compliance with the language in the UESF contract requiring all schools to establish a “school behavior team that reviews school discipline policies and student behavior” (UESF 21.3-4). The Office of Pupil Services will be providing support to sites in creating Climate Teams. OASIS | Important Message for Site Administrators
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.
Mentoring For Success Spring Newsletter 2019
Mentoring For Success, SFUSD's school-based mentoring program
that matches students with committed and dedicated adults, is completing its 11th school year this Spring! We are thrilled to share that over 500 adults have started building positive and intentional relationships with young people across the district. OASIS | Read Newsletter
Staying Safe Online
“Staying Safe Online” Secondary and Elementary Resources for curricula and activities for teachers and other SFUSD staff! Read OASIS | Educational Resources | Student and Family Handbook 2018-2019 Internet Safety Administration Regulation for Students
Healthy Choices AmeriCorps is Hiring for 19-20!
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 engaging students, families, and school community members in positive activities. Apply by April 28. Apply Now at EdJoin | Position Description | More about Mentoring
Healthy Party Ideas
Leave the candy and sugary snacks out of the classroom. Teach students and parents / caregivers about the importance of healthy snacks and physical activity. Healthy party resources
2018-19 Safe and Supportive Schools Resolution Update
The first 2018-19 Safe and Supportive Schools Resolution report was presented at the January 15, 2019 Regular Board Meeting.
Here is an updated presentation based on discussion from the Board of Education.
DCYF Funded Programs Information and Resource Tool
San Francisco's Department of Children, Youth, and their Families (DCYF) has released an online tool to help SFUSD site staff find out which DCYF funded programs are located at or near school sites. Read OASIS | Visit Tool
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.
Help Accessing www.healthiersf.org
Having trouble accessing the Student, Family, and Community Support Department (SFCSD) Website at www.healthiersf.org? Please complete the Google Form. Read OASIS | Form
SFUSD School Site Emergency Plan - UPDATED!
The SFUSD School Site Emergency Plan has been updated and posted on the healthiersf.org website. All are encouraged to review the new plan and replace your old ones with the updated September 2018 version. Read OASIS | SFUSD School Site Emergency Plan
Updated Request for Assistance 1.0 Form
The updated Request for Assistance 1.0 form will provide teachers, staff, and the SAP team an opportunity to gather more information and brainstorm general supports for students that have attendance, academics, health, social, emotional and behavioral concerns. There are four sections to the Request for Assistance 1.0 Form. OASIS | Form | Video
Which organizations have an MOU to serve your students?
Did you know that any organization working with your students
free of charge to the school must have a Memorandum of
Check out these resources to easily find info about which
organizations have an MOU & are eligible to offer services for
your students & school and more. OASIS | School Site Reports of MOUs and Services | Seven Things District Staff Need to Know | MOU Information and Resources
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
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)
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.