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: Mandarins
Growing Bodies & Active Consent: Healthy Sexuality & Relationships
San Francisco Unified School District celebrates Growing Bodies & Active Consent: Healthy Sexuality and Relationships Month throughout January and February. Schools are encouraged to hold events and teach lessons about friendships and healthy relationships.
- Teach about differences between bacteria and viruses, and methods of self-care to prevent spread of germs and disease
- Teach students to identify differences between safe touch, unsafe touch, and unwanted touch
- Teach Puberty/Comprehensive Sexuality lessons, including HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention
- Identify trusted adults/allies
- Organize staff training on child abuse and identifying students who are being trafficked; display posters about recognizing and reporting sex trafficking
- Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Healthy Relationships Day cards and red fruit salads (instead of candy)
- Arrange for field trips to local health clinics, distribute information/resources on contraception, abstinence, and pregnancySchedule peer presentations on healthy
- January-Celebrate National Mentoring Month!
New MS Online Second Step SEL Curriculum Now Available
Second Step is a curriculum/program rooted in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills that helps transform schools into supportive, successful, learning environments uniquely equipped to encourage children to thrive. Now available for all middle grade educators, grades 6-8. Helpful Links: OASIS | Flyer | SFUSD Health Education Website
California Healthy Kids Survey
SFUSD Student, Family and Community Support Department, in cooperation with the California Department of Education will be administering the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) online in grades 7,9, and 11 in randomly chosen classrooms in SFUSD schools during October and November 2019.
Helpful Links: OASIS
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.