Welcome back to school!

New to our schools? First of all, we are happy to have you here in San Francisco’s public schools! You have enrolled your child in one of the highest-performing school districts that believes in educating the whole child, rigorous education standards, and graduating your child ready for college and career in this fast-paced 21st century world.

Here are a few things you can do right now to help you and your child settle in:

  1. Get in touch with your school and see if they're holding any events for new and returning families
  2. Download the 2016-17 Student and Family Handbook and turn in the required forms
  3. Sign up to receive emails about your child's schoolwork and be in touch with teachers on School Loop (have your child's SFUSD ID number handy)
  4. Check with your school secretary to make sure your contact information is up to date
  5. Find the closest Muni lines to your school
  6. Find your school's website
  7. Find out what's for lunch
  8. Apply online for free or reduced-price meals—even if you don't need or want them, each completed application helps fund our schools and benefits all students
  9. Join San Francisco parent organizations you're interested in
  10. To get the latest news and information, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or sign up for our monthly email newsletter
  11. Subscribe to our calendar so you don't miss an event or a day off
  12. Share these safety tips (Español | 中文) from Safe Routes to School and Vision Zero SF with your child
Did you know? If you can't make it to a Board of Education meeting, you can view it live online or listen to it on 91.7 FM KALW. For past meetings, check out the webcast archives or subscribe to a podcast of board meeting audio recordings (iTunes | Google Play | direct link).