ARCHIVED NEWS 2017-18
Planning and Presenting Trauma PD at Your Site
Attend a 1-day training on Planning and Presenting Trauma PD at Your Site on May 7 (for staff who have previously attended the HEARTS 2-day Transforming Trauma PD). This one-day professional development will provide an opportunity for participants to plan and practice presenting Trauma PD that they can share at their sites. OASIS | Flyer | Registration Form
SF Guardian Scholars Summer Academy's Orientation
The Guardian Scholars Summer Academy is a 6-week program from June 11-July 20, designed to prepare foster youth students for a smooth transition to college and career by participating in a CCSF College Success class and job readiness workshops.
Mandatory Orientation Meetings are April 18 & May 10.
Contact FYS if you have any questions regarding our Summer Academy for Foster Youth - 415-242-2615. Application | Flyer
CPM Tool Survey in May
Elementary and middle grade classroom teachers: check your email for the Coordinated Program Monitoring (CPM) survey arriving in May. This survey tracks the number of health lessons that your students have received and will uncover critical data to help School Health Programs make decisions on resource distribution and programmatic success. The survey is sent twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring, and we ask that you fill it out both times, thanks so much. Fall OASIS Link | Fall CPM Promotion Flyer
SIT May Newsletter
Please see the SIT May Newsletter, the final one of the year for program updates, monthly appreciations and resources. May is Summer Safety and Environmental Health, so check out our intern corner with information and resources for summer. Also, if you are curious as to where some the SIT Interns are headed next year, please check out the Life After SIT corner in this newsletter! Learn more about the Student Intervention Team.
Ramadan Observance: May 16th-June 14th
Please be aware some Muslim students may be fasting from food and water from dusk until dawn for the 30 days of Ramadan. It is important for staff to be mindful and empathetic of student needs during this time, and to make accommodations as needed. OASIS | 2017 Article | Teaching Tolerance
Request to Purchase Additional Nurse and/or Social Worker FTE by May 18
School sites, please complete the request form if you are planning to purchase additional Nurse or Social Worker FTE for your site for 2018-19. In addition to including it in your site budget, please complete an additional form to notify School Health Programs of your request. This FTE is in addition to your MTSS allocation of Nurse or Social Worker. OASIS | Request Form
Mandatory CPM Tool Survey due May 11
Elementary and middle grade classroom teachers: check your email for the Coordinated Program Monitoring (CPM) survey arriving in May. This survey tracks the number of health lessons that your students have received and will uncover critical data to help School Health Programs make decisions on resource distribution and programmatic success. The survey is sent twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring, and we ask that you fill it out both times, thanks so much. Due May 11. OASIS | Informational Flyer
May is Foster Care Month
Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity for people nationwide to focus attention on the year-round needs of youth in foster care and encourage more people to get involved in their lives. We invite you to recognize May as National Foster Care Month and to celebrate those who make a difference in the lives of our youth. OASIS | Resources | Website
SIT April Newsletter
Please see the SIT April Newsletter for program updates, monthly appreciations and upcoming trainings. April is LGBTQ Pride & Advocacy Month! Don’t miss our intern corner with information and resources related to Transitions and Terminations. Finally, catch our “Intern in the Spotlight” this month, highlighting SIT Intern, Sarah Volk, MSW at Paul Revere PK-8 School. Learn more about the Student Intervention Team.
Qu**r Revolution GSA Alliance Day - April 5
LGBTQ Support Services with the Office of School Health Programs will be hosting "Qu**r Revolution," the 5th annual SFUSD Genders & Sexualities Alliance Day on April 5. GSA Day brings together LGBTQ and allied students across multiple SFUSD high school for a day of community building, affirmation and celebration. View flyer.
Puberty Professional Development - 5th and 6th Grades
Attend the Puberty Workshop with Planned Parenthood on Thursday, April 26, to review Planned Parenthood puberty curriculum, practice using curriculum and answering difficult questions around puberty and sexuality, and get access to additional resources and information to empower educators in teaching about puberty Stipend available. Register by April 19. OASIS | Registration | Flyer
Identify a K2C School Site Ambassador
In November, all schools were asked to identify a Kindergarten to College (K2C) Ambassador to represent your school. This is a reminder that if you have not done so, please do so ASAP! OASIS
2-hour Trauma Basics PD
Attend the 2-hour Trauma Basics PD on March 19. This introductory training will cover fundamentals of the neurobiology of stress and trauma, its implications for schools and other systems working with children and youth, and practical, effective approaches that can be implemented by educators, administrators, and other school staff who interact with children exposed to trauma. OASIS | Flyer | Registration
ES Dental Poster Contest
The San Francisco Dental Society is sponsoring its 43rd Annual Dental Poster Contest! The theme this year is: “Join the San Francisco Tooth Team”. Any K-5th grade student may participate. Entries must be received by March 9. OASIS | Flyer
Diversity and Pride PD: Gender Inclusive Schools
Attend the K-5 Creating Gender Inclusive Schools professional development opportunity on March 13. Understand your role and responsibility to provide inclusive education and support transgender and gender non-conforming students. Stipend or Prop A available. OASIS | Flyer | Registration
SIT March Newsletter
Please see the SIT March Newsletter for important updates, appreciations, and upcoming trainings. In this month's newsletter, read about nutrition and the impact on mental health. Also, don’t miss out on reading who’s in the intern spotlight this month! Wishing you a happy and restful Spring Break! Learn more about the Student Intervention Team.
Breath of Fresh Air Video Contest
Encourage Middle and High School students to spread awareness about Tobacco and Vaping prevention by creating a 90 second video or a poster and entering the Anti-tobacco/Anti-vaping Public Service Announcement Contest “Breath of Fresh Air”. Submission deadline is March 5th. Please post flyers on school bulletin boards, websites, and classrooms! OASIS | View website for flyer and criteria | Submissions
FYS FAFSA Challenge - Submit by March 1
In order to win the Foster Youth FAFSA challenge for $500 student scholarships and our county to be eligible for the $1000 award, you must submit the names of the SFUSD foster youth seniors that completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application to Susana Diaz at School Health Programs by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 415-242-2615. All FAFSA applications must be submitted by March 1. Please see flyer for more information.
Project Secure Opportunity for ES and K-8 Schools
Project Secure is a research grant to improve social emotional skills and address trauma & stress in students. We are looking for ten elementary and K-8 schools to participate in the 2018-2019 school year. Selected schools receive training, coaching, & curriculum materials to implement K-5 Second Step and Bounce Back group intervention. Please complete the Project SECURE Interest
Survey by March 2. OASIS | Flyer | Slides | Survey
2-hour Trauma Basics PD
Attend the 2-hour Trauma Basics PD on February 22 or March 19. This introductory training will cover fundamentals of the neurobiology of stress and trauma, its implications for schools and other systems working with children and youth, and practical, effective approaches that can be implemented by educators, administrators, and other school staff who interact with children exposed to trauma. OASIS | Flyer | Registration
Trauma-Informed Mental Health Consultation PD
This PD offered February 6 OR February 15, will focus on trauma-informed mental health consultation that can help create more trauma-sensitive learning environments by building teachers’ capacity to work more effectively with students exposed to trauma. OASIS
SIT February Newsletter
Please see the SIT February Newsletter for important updates, appreciations, and upcoming trainings. In this month's newsletter, read about the impact exercise has on mental health in our “Intern Corner”. Also, don’t miss out on reading who’s in the intern spotlight this month! Learn more about the Student Intervention Team.
February is Oral Health Month: Free Dental Screenings
Community dental providers will be offering free dental exams and supplies to children through February 24 as part of the “Give Kids A Smile Day” campaign. OASIS | Flyers: EN | CH | SP
Culture Shift: Consent-Based Sex Ed
SFUSD Middle and High School teachers of Health, Science and Physical Education and support staff will review current trends and new requirements about sexuality education, and practice using SFUSD’s sexuality education curriculum at Culture Shift: Why Consent-Based Sex Ed Matters Now More than Ever on February 13. OASIS | Flyer
SIT January Newsletter
Happy New Year! Please see the SIT January Newsletter for important updates, appreciations, and upcoming trainings. Don't miss the article about the Search Institute’s research on developmental assets, relationships, and communities improving the lives of young people in our “Intern Corner”. Help us spread the word...SIT recruitment for the 2018-2019 school year is underway! Read more about what a SIT Internship Opportunity has to offer in this month's Newsletter. Learn more about the Student Intervention Team.
Harvest of the Month: Cooked Greens (January)
Intervention Training for Substance-Using Adolescents
Brief Intervention for Substance-Using Adolescents training is offered January 25th, 2018. Brief Intervention is a behavioral intervention program for adolescents who use tobacco, alcohol and/or other drugs. The program consists of 2-4 sessions between an adolescent and youth-serving adult, including up to three youth intervention sessions and one optional session with parents or family members. OASIS | BIS Flyer | Register
Safe Touch Elementary Health Education Workshop
Attend the Safe Touch Elementary Health Education Workshop PD on January 24 for a review of SFUSD's and Safe and Sound's new Safe Touch curriculum with special guest speaker Will Roy, Safe and Sound (formerly SF Child Abuse and Prevention Center) Learn about how and when to report child abuse and new lessons about safe versus unsafe touch for K-5 students. OASIS | Flyer | Register
Affordable Care Act
Student, Family and Community Support Department (SFCSD) is assisting families in accessing information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and opportunities for health care enrollment. ACA offers access to affordable health insurance coverage and expands Medi-Cal eligibility to low income adults between 19 – 64 so that more people can get health coverage. An upcoming SFUSD school board resolution will require SFUSD staff to disseminate information to families about the Affordable Care Act. Please review the following resources regarding ACA.
Tips for Prevention of Influenza
Flu season is upon us. The San Francisco Department of Public Health reports increased influenza activity locally. All staff, students and families must take the proper precautions to remain healthy and stop the spread of germs. OASIS
SIT December Newsletter
Please see the SIT December Newsletter for SIT updates, appreciations, and who’s in the SIT spotlight this month. Check out our intern corner, which includes an article with valuable tips for caregivers about reducing family stress. December training announcements, resource information and crisis lines are also provided in the intern corner of this month’s Newsletter. Learn more about the Student Intervention Team.
Growing Bodies and Active Consent PD
Third to fifth grade teachers and other elementary health educators are invited to attend the Elementary Health Education Workshop: “Growing Bodies & Active Consent”, How to Teach Puberty to Elementary School Students on February 7. OASIS | Flyer | Registration
Harvest of the Month: Persimmons (November)
Harvest of the Month: Apples (December)
Be An Ally & Stand Up For Peace: Violence Prevention
- Promote gang violence awareness
- Practice conflict resolution and effective communication skills
- Analyze media messages promoting violence
- Facilitate daily/weekly community circles
- Teach lessons on understanding, preventing, and reporting bullying and cyber– bullying
- Use Restorative Practices to prevent violence and facilitate conflict resolution
- Paint Peace Paths on the yard, display Peace Path art projects, develop Peacemakers
- Play “Good Behavior Game”
- Organize assemblies on gun violence
- Celebrate World AIDS Day on Dec. 1: Check out an AIDS Quilt to display; hold penny drives for AIDS emergency fund; order and distribute promotional items (stickers...)
SIT November Newsletter
Please see the SIT November Newsletter for program updates, appreciations and this month’s training opportunities. Don’t miss out on reading about “Coping with Holiday Stress” in our mental health corner. Valuable information and resources are available in this month’s newsletter related to supporting students during the holiday season. Learn more about the Student Intervention Team.
Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt - Required Meeting
Host a Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt to commemorate World AIDS Day December 1-8! Only 17 panels are available this year and are assigned on a first come first serve basis. Submit agreement by Nov. 17 and attend a mandatory meeting on Nov. 27. OASIS | Registration/Agreement
Puberty PD with Planned Parenthood - Nov. 7
Fifth and Sixth Grade teachers of Health, Science, Physical Education, as well as School Social Workers, School District Nurses, and other Student Support Staff are invited to attend Puberty Education with Planned Parenthood on November 7. Review puberty curriculum, practice using curriculum and answering difficult questions around puberty and sexuality, and get access to additional resources and information to empower educators in teaching about puberty. Substitute provided for classroom teacher. Read OASIS
PD: Trauma Basics Training
This two-hour professional development offered 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
Have a Healthy Halloween!
Celebrating a nutritious and active Halloween is a great way to implement the SFUSD Wellness Policy and model a healthy lifestyle for students, staff, and families. Celebrate Halloween with fun and nutritious substitutions for Halloween candy! OASIS | Healthy Halloween Treats | Celebrating a Healthy Halloween Poster | Non-food Halloween Treats Handouts for parents/caregiver
Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31
“Your Future is Key, so stay Drug Free!” - The purpose of the Red Ribbon celebration is to present a united and visible commitment toward the creation of a Drug Free America; as well as prevention, per the Health Education Policy of mandated lessons. The Red Ribbons are worn during Red Ribbon Week each year to demonstrate our unified commitment to a health, drug free lifestyle. Read OASIS | Request Form | Coordinator Memo | Activities and Resources
Apply to be a Foster Youth Services Liaison
The Foster Youth Services (FYS) Liaison position is designed to provide on-site support and coordinated services to foster youth students. The FYS Liaison will work with the FYS Program to support the goal of improving educational outcomes for students in foster care. Liaisons will receive an additional stipend for completing role responsibilities. We are recruiting a FYS Liaison at each elementary and secondary school site. SFUSD staff are eligible to apply; only one FYS Liaison will be assigned per site. Applications date extended to Monday, October 23, 2017. Read OASIS | 17-18 FYS Liaison Job Description | 17-18 FYS Liaison Stipend Structure | FYS Liaison application
17-18 Refugee & Immigrant Liaison Application
In response to the youth-led San Francisco Unified Board of Education resolution, “Undocumented, United, and Unafraid,” SFUSD is recruiting staff (Certificated or Classified) interested in promoting positive school climate for our immigrant and refugee students and families as Refugee & Immigrant Liaisons ($800 stipend). Read OASIS | Refugee & Immigrant Liaison Application | ES School Description | Middle and High School Role Description
Be An Ally and Stand Up For Peace Oct. 25
K-5 Teachers and other Health Educators, attend the Elementary Health Education Workshop: Be An Ally and Stand Up for Peace a violence prevention workshop for educators. In the session we will review latest data on bullying; review the SEL component of the TK-5 SBRC; practice using adopted curricula; identify de-escalation techniques, Restorative Practices, and conflict resolution practices. Stipend available. Read OASIS | Registration Link | Flyer
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 | Register by October 2.
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.
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:
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
ES Health Workshop: Report Card Assessments
K-5 Teachers and other Health Educators are invited to attend the Elementary Health Workshop, 4-6 p.m. on October 5, to review the Health report card indicators, become familiar with the online Healthsmart curriculum and access health assessments by grade levels. Stipend available. Registration is due Sept. 29. OASIS | Flyer | Registration Link
SIT September Newsletter
Please read the SIT September Newsletter, for program highlights and updates, current staff biographies, and a description of trainings taking place this month. Learn more about the Student Intervention Team.
Section 504 Training September 20-28
New and returning Section 504 team members at elementary and secondary levels are invited to attend this annual training session providing information on legally mandated Section 504 procedures, recommendations, implementation strategies and an updated Section 504 Resource Guide. This training is required for many staff, see OASIS for more information. Please attend the training date that best meets your needs. OASIS | Registration Link
DACA Program Advisory
There are some reports that President Trump may end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. At this time, we do not know when or if the DACA program will be terminated or what the end of the program may look like. While the DACA program remains in effect at this time, this community advisory contains some things to keep in mind should the program end. View multilingual FAQs, on the ILRC website | Visit Project Caminos website.
Harvest of the Month: Cucumbers
Build a healtHy sChooL COMMUNITY
This month’s School Health Programs campaign focuses on starting the school year with developing healthy habits for the entire year.
- 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
- Schedule assemblies on school rules/routines (meals, recess, emergency procedures)
- Log students with medical needs, confirm meds are available w/trained staff member
- Coordinate with Safe Routes to School for participation in events
- Establish school wellness guidelines for Wellness Policy: Share with school community
- Offer alternatives to benching at recess/PE
- Recruit/refer students to physical activity clubs and After School Programs
- Take a tour of the Wellness Center (MS/HS)
- Celebrate Character Day on 9/13/17
BeWell Fall Institute: Become a Wellness Champion
Join us for the BeWell
Fall Institute, August 14, 2017,
8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Stipend $120. Learn how to become a
at your school or in
your office! 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!
Apply to be a Foster Youth Services Liaison
The Foster Youth Services (FYS) Liaison position is designed will work with the FYS Program to provide on-site support and coordinated services to foster youth students. We are recruiting a FYS Liaison at each elementary and secondary school site. SFUSD staff are eligible to apply; only one FYS Liaison will be assigned per site. Applications are due by Monday, September 18, 2017. Stipend available. OASIS | Registration Link
Seeking Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Members
School Health Programs partners with 30 schools to strengthen mentoring programs and to support positive school climate by hiring 20 AmeriCorps Members. Healthy Choices AmeriCorps Members are paid a monthly stipend and an education award for service engaging students, families, and school community members. Learn more.
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