SFUSD Year-in-Review: Looking Back at 2021 - By the Numbers

What a year it has been for SFUSD! We are so proud of how our community came together during a very challenging time. Here are some of the things we are celebrating as we look back on the last year.

47,097 Students’ Families Reached

In the beginning of the year, we continued to conduct family wellness checks. We began this personal outreach at the beginning of the school year in August 2020 until we were able to reach out to almost all families. During these wellness checks, we asked families how they were doing and if they needed something to assist with distance learning (technology, food, etc). When possible we connected them with resources. We also provided follow-ups for those who requested one. Overall 47,097 students were accounted for in Wellness Checks and 80 percent of families indicated they were doing well.

7,000 Staff Got Vaccinated

In March, educators became eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. By September, it was reported that over 7,000 of staff members across SFUSD were vaccinated and that number has since grown by thousands.

13,295 Students Enrolled in Summer Learning

In June, SFUSD began expanded summer programming in partnership with the City of San Francisco and various community-based organizations. 13,295 students participated in these programs, including 698 PreK students and 1,468 in Out of School Time (OST) programs. Additionally, over the summer of 2021:
  • 942,000 meals were served
  • 24,000 backpacks were distributed
  • 867 student interns were placed in field work
  • 985 educators were hired
  • 55 ExCel programs were offered
  • 110 students graduated with their high school diplomas

75% Signed up for ParentVue

By the end of June, SFUSD increased access for families to ParentVUE, SFUSD’s family portal, from 30% to nearly 75%. Families joining ParentVUE meant that they could access communications from their schools and the district, and schools could have information about the communities that they serve.

700 Plus Air Cleaners

At the start of the 2021-2022 school year, SFUSD purchased and deployed over 700 portable air cleaners for classroom use. The first priority for these were classrooms that relied only on open windows to create air flow were given these portable air cleaners to improve indoor air quality during the wildfire season. More portable air cleaners have since been purchased and deployed for all classrooms, administrative offices, cafeterias, and other spaces.

Thank you to all of our students, families, staff, and community partners for your hard work and resilience in 2021 and look forward to what we can accomplish together in 2022!

Photo Description: Noelia Oropeza, engagement manager at SFUSD Student Nutrition Services, speaks with a parent. // Photo Credit: Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle // From ‘How can we help?’: S.F. schools embrace customer service line to solve problems during pandemic - Published in San Francisco Chronicle, July 6, 2021