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Audience: Homepage and Homepage

There have recently been unconfirmed reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may conduct a major sweep in San Francisco. Please remember immigration officials are not allowed access to students or student information on school grounds without authorization from SFUSD’s Legal Office.

 

If you need immigration support, you may speak with a trusted adult at school. Your information will be kept confidential. Find legal help related to immigration from San Francisco Immigrant Support. If you encounter ICE officials in your home or community, or if you or someone you know is detained in San Francisco, you can call the Rapid Response hotline at 415-200-1548.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 1/19/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The SF Middle School Maker Faire will be held Sunday April 15th from 1-4 at Presidio Middle School.

 

We are looking for talented students, crafty adults, and folks who like to have fun!

 

Check out our Maker Faire page here.

 

 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 1/19/18




Audience: Homepage, Grade 06, Homepage, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Thank you to all students who participated in this year's spelling bee. We ran out of chairs for all the audience members at this popular event and appreciate the support and respect both the audience and competitors gave each other throughout the competition. 

 

Many thanks also to Mr. Stookey for hosting the competition and serving as pronouncer. Ms. Dunbar was the judge. 

 

The runner-up is 7th grader Breanna Lau with the word "barrette" and the winner is 7th grader Dillon Lau with the word "marmalade". Dillon will be going on to represent Presidio at the citywide competition next month. 

 

Congratulations to Dillon, Breanna, and all our dexterous spellers!

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Posted by: Emma Dunbar
Published: 1/18/18




Audience: Homepage, Grade 06, Homepage, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Presidio Familes, attached is a guide to preventing and managing the flu from the CDC. Thank you for doing all you can to prevent the spread of this virus and keep your children and families healthy. Stay well. 

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Posted by: Emma Dunbar
Published: 1/16/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Welcome back to school! Join us for the first meeting of 2018.

 

We will be discussing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how the roll-out has been going in the 6th Grade.  Our 6th Grade Science teachers will join us for a presentation and a Q & A session.

 

 

Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

 

Presidio PTSA

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 1/8/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please join the School Site Council in the School Library on the 2nd floor Friday January 19th at 8am.  The School Site Council makes recommendation to the administration in regard to school budgets and our Balanced Scorecard.

 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 1/2/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Come and chat with Principal Ekno Friday, January 19th, at 9:15 AM in Room 117 (Staff Room). This monthly informal conversation is in addition to his usual attendance at PTSA meetings and regular availability to schedule meetings or communicate via email and phone. 

 

Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 1/2/18




Audience: Departments, Bulletins, Our School, Thomas Ekno, Special Education, Calendars, Clubs, Foreign Language, Library, Electives, Homepage, Homepage, Site Council, Physical Education and Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Outdoor Education, Athletic Teams and PTSA

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

An increased number of students are absent or have become ill at school with gastroenteritis.  Symptoms of gastroenteritis include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and/or stomach cramps.  

 

All persons feeling sick should stay home.  Any person with diarrhea and/or vomiting should not return to school for 48 hours AFTER the symptoms have resolved.  

 

The following measures are recommended to prevent the spread of illness: 

• Frequent hand-washing

• Thorough cleaning and disinfecting of contaminated surfaces immediately after an episode of illness with a diluted bleach solution

• Immediate removal and washing of clothing or linens that may be contaminated with virus after an episode of illness (use hot water and soap)

• Washing and sanitizing all utensils after each use and not sharing utensils, food and drinks

 

Frequent hand-washing is being encouraged by school staff;  the custodial staff has taken appropriate steps to clean and disinfect classrooms and other areas in the school.    

 

While almost all people who get gastroenteritis recover completely, it is important to prevent dehydration (severe loss of fluids) during this illness.  

 

For more information refer to the Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, San Francisco Department of Public Health website at www.sfcdcp.org  

 

For any questions, please consult our school district nurse or your child’s health provider.  

 

With your support at home, we will be able to keep our school a healthy place to learn.  

 

Sincerely,

 

Thomas Ekno

Principal

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 12/14/17




Audience: Departments, Bulletins, Our School, Thomas Ekno, Special Education, Calendars, Clubs, Foreign Language, Library, Electives, Homepage, Homepage, Site Council, Physical Education and Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Outdoor Education, Athletic Teams and PTSA

Dear Parents,

 

There is a Gastroenteritis virus that is going around at Presidio.  

 

The symptoms are: stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea and fever.  

 

If your student has these symptoms please keep them home from school for 48 hours.

 

Thanks for your cooperation,

 

 

Kathleen Lund, RN, BSN

School Nurse Presidio Middle School

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 12/14/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Does your Presidio student have learning differences? Does he or she have an IEP, a 504, or just a different way of learning? Please join the Special Ed Parent Group to share ideas and resources. Our next meeting will be ‪Tuesday, 12/12, at 6pm in the Staff Lounge, Rm 117.

Our next topic will be HOMEWORK STRATEGIES.

 

Snacks will be provided.

 

Please send your homework related questions to the group coordinator at evaymail@gmail.com

 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 12/7/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER FAMILY MEETING

December 8. 2017, Room 302

All families of English Language Learners are invited to Presidio on to learn more about supporting your children at school.

 

AGENDA:

3:45 - 4:05           Snacks, socialize

 

Welcome                                  Ms. Bueti, EL Coordinator

Reclassification Process           Ms. Bueti

New Language Assessment       Ms. Maggie Zhou,

Test.                                         Multilingual Pathways.

The Importance of an ELAC     Ms. Zhou

at school                                     

The need for strong Parent      Ms. Sandy Qiu,

involvement in our ELAC           Parents for Public Schools

 

Multiple translations of this letter are attached. 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 12/5/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Attached is an outline of Presidio School-wide Policies and Procedures, including a description of the Referral and On-Campus Restoration Process. This is an update of the document shared with families earlier this semester. A hard copy will be going home in the December Wednesday envelope. 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 11/28/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Your donation to the Presidio PTSA directly impacts every student at Presidio Middle School.  Please consider making a gift.

 

Donations can be made online on our Presidio PTSA Annual Giving Campaign School Loop page. You may make a one time donation, or click the link to set up monthly payments.  If you prefer to make a cash or check donation, please print the AGC Form and attach before turning in to the main office at school.  Checks may be made out to Presidio PTSA.

 

Thank you to everyone who has already made a gift for the 2017-18 school year. We appreciate your support.

 

 

Presidio PTSA

presidioptsa@gmail.com

 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 11/27/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Come watch our Dance & Guitar Students perform their Winter Musical Revue projects!  Tuesday, Dec. 5th during 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods. Parents welcome!

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 11/18/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Chat with Principal Ekno Friday, November 17, at 9:15 AM in Room 117 (Staff Room). This monthly informal conversation is in addition to his usual attendance at PTSA meetings and regular availability to schedule meetings or communicate via email and phone. This month’s topic is: “Navigating Presidio: School Staff and How They Can Help.” .

 

Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.

 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 11/13/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please join the School Site Council in the School Library on the 2nd floor this Friday at 8am.  The School Site Council makes recommendation to the administration in regard to school budgets and our Balanced Scorecard.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 11/13/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

Baby pictures are needed for the yearbook. Here is how you submit your baby picture to Ms. Abrahams. If you are sending a digital file the picture needs to be: 1. 1MB or larger, 2. rename the photo as your first name, last name, 3. Send in an email to abrahamsa@sfusd.edu using the subject line as baby photo and your first and last name. If you don’t follow the directions your baby photo will not be in the yearbook. It is very important that you follow the directions. If you are turning in a hard copy here are the directions: 1. Put your first and last name on the back of the photo, 2. Put your HR number on the back of the photo, 3. Put the photo in an envelope with your first and last name, and HR on the envelope, 4. Turn into Ms. Abrahams in Room 212. All baby photos are due by Friday November 17th.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 11/9/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

Yearbooks are officially on sale for $45 until December 31st. After that date yearbooks will go up to $50. You can purchase your yearbook online at the www.yearbookordercenter.com, by phone - 866.287.3096, writing a check, or cash. On the check make sure you have your first and last name, HR number, and grade, and make the check out to Presidio Middle School put it in an envelope with the same information on the envelope. If you are paying in cash, put the $45 in an envelope with your first and last name, grade, and HR number on the envelope. If you are paying with cash or check please give to Ms. Abrahams in Room 212.         

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 11/9/17




Audience: Homepage

The next Special Education Parent Group meeting will be held Tuesday, 11/7, from 6-7:30pm in the Staff Lounge, Room 117. If your Presidio student has a different way of learning, come and chat with similar families! Food will be provided.

If you will be attending, please RSVP to the group coordinator at evaymail@gmail.com so that she can get a headcount for food.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 11/6/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please join the Presidio PTSA  TONIGHT for our monthly General PTSA Meeting.  Wanna know what we spend our Annual Giving Campaign donations on?  We discuss our annual budget at every PTSA meeting.  Meeting begins in the School Library at 6pm.

 

Snacks and light refreshments will be served.

 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 11/5/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please join us for Presidio Beacon's annual Feastival Potluck on Wednesday, November 15, from 5:00-6:15pm in the Presidio Middle School Cafeteria. If you bring a dish to share, please make sure it is nut and egg free. All Presidio Families are welcome. Meals will be provided but feel free to bring more food to share!

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 11/5/17




Audience: Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

To support families and extend learning during SFUSD’s week long Thanksgiving Break,

RDNC will be hosting a two-day camp for any youth who attend programs at Presidio. 

Please follow the link below for the informational flyer.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/26/17




Audience: Departments, Our School, Calendars, Clubs, Foreign Language, Library, Teachers, Students, Electives, Parents, Site Council, Grade 06, Grade 07, Visual & Performing Arts, Grade 08, Athletic Teams, All Grades, Bulletins, Janet Yieh, Special Education, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Associates, Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Physical Education and Athletics, Outdoor Education and PTSA

GENERAL PTSA MEETING THIS THURSDAY 10/19

 

We will do a small amount of PTSA business, followed by HIGH SCHOOL NIGHT, led by our wonderful 8th grade counselor, Ms Rachel Eckberg.  Ms Eckberg will be on hand to answer your many High School Application questions along with a panel of current High School Students from throughout SFUSD.

 

An RSVP form will go this next week to gauge attendance.

 

Have a great weekend!

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/22/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Congratulations to the baseball team and Coach Meneses on capturing the title by a score of 1-0.  They defeated the Aptos Tigers at Hennessey Field.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/20/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Mandatory meeting for tryouts will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017, after school in the lower yard.  Meet Coach Ching, sign up for tryouts, and turn in completed physical packets.  Tryouts start on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, by grade level and run through October 26, 2017.  All tryouts will be held at Washington High School.  6th grade tryouts are held on Tuesday, October 24th, 7th grade on Wednesday, October 25th, and 8th grade on Thursday, October 26th, from 3:35-5:30pm.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/17/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

All outdoor practices are cancelled.

 

All outdoor games are postponed.  The only outdoor games are the middle school baseball finals, girls' golf (the Wallenberg vs. Washington match) and today's cross country meet.  We will post a new date and time when it is announced.

All indoor practices are cancelled and postponing all indoor contests.  These contests include high school volleyball, and middle school basketball.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 10/17/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

SFUSD continues to monitor the air quality index for the City and County of San Francisco for the week of Oct. 16. Principals are getting regular updates regarding precautions they should take, including bringing activities indoors when the air quality is orange or red and monitoring students with asthma and other health conditions. As the forecast changes during the school day or at any time during this week, an update will be provided to principals right away. Check the current the air quality index at airnow.gov.

 

三藩市聯合校區將繼續監測本週三藩市內的空氣品質指數。各校校長會定期獲得有關相應預防措施的最新消息,包括當空氣品質達橙色或紅色級別時,把所有活動安排在室內進行,以及監察患哮喘及其他健康狀況學生的情況。若空氣品質預測在上學日期間或本週任何時間出現變化,我們會立即向所有校長提供更新資訊。你可上網到airnow.gov查閱最新的空氣品質指數。

 

El SFUSD continúa monitorizando el índice de calidad del aire para la Ciudad y el Condado de San Francisco durante la semana del 16 de octubre. Los directores reciben actualizaciones periódicas con respecto a las precauciones que deben tomar, incluso realizar las actividades dentro de las instalaciones cuando la calidad del aire es naranja o roja y vigilar los estudiantes con asma y otras condiciones de salud. Conforme el pronóstico cambie durante el día escolar o en cualquier momento durante esta semana, de inmediato se proporcionarán actualizaciones a los directores. Verifique el índice actual de calidad del aire en airnow.gov.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/16/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Presidio Middle School’s AVID team encourages all families to support their students in taking Cornell Notes and using them as a study tool. Cornell Notes are a proven form of effective, organized two-column note-taking where the notes appear on the right-hand side of the page and key questions or terms relating to the notes are added in a column to the left. The notes are then summarized in the student’s own words at the end of the page. Cornell Notes are a proven study tool that allows a student to repeatedly engage with class material in a number of ways: note-taking, highlighting key terms and study questions, summarizing material and then returning to the notes to review and study them in the days following class and prior to a test or quiz. Research shows that students who return to material through their notes, after initially receiving information in class, can increase their memory and command of the material by up to 80%. In other words, reviewing Cornell Notes within ten minutes, 24 hours, and again 7 days later reduces the rate of forgetting. Cornell Notes are used in middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities around the world.

 

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. Advancement Via Individual Determination

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/15/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

GENERAL PTSA MEETING THIS THURSDAY 10/19 @ 6 PM IN THE LIBRARY!

 

We will do a small amount of PTSA business, followed by HIGH SCHOOL NIGHT, led by our wonderful 8th grade counselor, Ms Rachel Eckberg.  Ms Eckberg will be on hand to answer your many High School Application questions along with a panel of current High School Students from throughout SFUSD.

 

An RSVP form will go this next week to gauge attendance.

 

Have a great weekend!

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/15/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Dear Parents and Guardians of Presidio Middle, 

 

Let's keep our school safe. Please find attached our Restorative Practices Policies and Procedures detailing student rights, responsibilities, consequences, and opportunities to restore, repair, and learn from their mistakes.

 

Yours, 

 

Principal Ekno, Assistant Principals Dunbar, Kuhr, and Middleton

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/13/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

The middle school baseball final (Aptos v. Presidio) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Hennessey Field.  First pitch is at 3:00 pm.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 10/13/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

San Francisco Unified School District officials are working closely with the Department of Emergency Management and the Department of Public Health to monitor the air quality situation in San Francisco. At this time, we continue to advise schools to conduct indoor activities during the school day. Schools will be open Friday, Oct. 13. If San Francisco's air quality is downgraded further, we will consult with Department of Public Health and provide families and staff with an update.

 

三藩市聯合校區正在與緊急事故應變管理部和公共衛生部密切合作,監測三藩市的空氣質量。目前,我們繼續建議學校在上課期間進行室內活動。 學校將在10月13日星期五正常開放。 如果三藩市的空氣質量進一步下降,我們將向公共衛生部諮詢,並對家庭和員工提供新指引。

 

Los funcionarios del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco están trabajando estrechamente con el Departamento de Manejo de Emergencias y el Departamento de Salud Pública para vigilar la calidad del aire en San Francisco. En este momento, seguimos recomendando a las escuelas que realicen las actividades dentro del plantel durante el día escolar. Las escuelas estarán abiertas el viernes 13 de octubre. Si la calidad del aire de San Francisco disminuye aún más, consultaremos con el Departamento de Salud Pública, con el fin de proporcionar a las familias y al personal una actualización sobre la situación.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/12/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

As of 12:00 today, we are in a Red Alert on the Air Quality Index.

 

All outdoor practices are cancelled.

 

            We have the following outdoor contests today.  They will be treated as follows:

 

1.         Cross country meet at Polo Fields.  This meet is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

 

2.         Middle School Baseball Finals at Hennessey.  This game is postponed.  My office will give the schools reschedule information.

 

3.         Lowell vs. Burton varsity football game at Burton.  This game is postponed.  It will be rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 13 at Lowell at 3:00.  Burton is the home team, but their field is being repaired on Friday so the game will be moved to Lowell.  Burton will wear its dark home uniforms.  Lowell will wear its road white uniforms even though the game is at Lowell.  Lowell will operate the clock and Burton will provide the chain crew. 

 

Burton and Lowell should note that if we can’t play on Friday due to Air Quality, we will attempt to move the game to Saturday at either Burton or Lowell.   

 

            We note that Burton was going to play a FS non-league game against Lowell on Friday at Lowell.  That game has been bumped as the league varsity game takes priority. 

 

   We will be back in touch tomorrow if the Air Quality Index stays high.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 10/12/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

San Francisco has very poor air quality due to the fires in the North Bay. SFUSD has advised all school sites ​to keep students indoors on Oct. 12 during recess​, physical education​ and lunc​h​​. All outdoor sports and learning ​activities should ​also ​​​be ​moved indoors.  

 

These guidelines are to remain in place until the San Francisco Department of Public Health deems the air quality has improved and it is safe for children to do activities outdoors. We will continue to update principals regarding any changes. 

 

由於北灣火災,三藩市空氣質素非常差劣。三藩市聯合校區已吩咐所有學校在小息、體育堂及午餐時安排學生留在室內活動。所有戶外運動和學習活動也應轉到室內進行。

 

這指引將一直生效,直至三藩市公共衛生局認為空氣質素已改善,並適合學生在室外安全活動為止。如有任何變化,我們將會繼續通知校長。

 

En estos momentos la ciudad de San Francisco tiene muy mala calidad del aire debido a los incendios en el norte de la Bahía de San Francisco. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco (SFUSD) ha aconsejado a todas las escuelas que mantengan a los alumnos en el interior de sus inmuebles el 12 de octubre durante el recreo, la clase de educación física y el almuerzo. Todos los deportes y actividades docentes al aire libre deben también realizarse en el interior de las escuelas.

 

Estas directrices deberán respetarse hasta que el Departamento de Salud Pública de San Francisco considere que la calidad del aire ha mejorado y es seguro para los alumnos realizar actividades al aire libre. El SFUSD continuará informando a los directores de las escuelas sobre cualquier cambio de última hora.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 11, the air quality in San Francisco is expected to become "unhealthy for sensitive groups" (known as a code orange). At that time, schools have been advised to minimize outdoor exertion for students and staff with asthma or other health issues. Alternative activities and settings will be made available for all students at all of our schools.

 

各位三藩市聯合校區家長:從今天下午2點開始,預計三藩市的空氣質量會升級為橙色警告,即“對敏感人群有健康危害”。 學校已經收到建議盡量減少哮喘或有其他健康問題的學生和工作人員的戶外運動,並提供其它活動給所有學生。

 

Se espera que hoy alrededor de las 2:00 de la tarde, la calidad del aire en San Francisco no sea saludable “en especial para los grupos de personas más sensibles” (conocido como código naranja). Al llegar ese tiempo, a las escuelas se les ha recomendado que “a estudiantes y personal con padecimientos de asma o de salud” se les limite la salida al exterior. Para todos nuestros estudiantes de las escuelas se tendrán disponibles medidas y actividades alternativas.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

San Francisco has very poor air quality today due to the fires in the North Bay. SFUSD advised all school sites ​to keep students indoors during recess​, physical education​ and lunc​h​​. All outdoor sports activities ​and outdoor learning ​activities should ​also ​​​be ​moved indoors today.  

 

These guidelines are to remain in place until the San Francisco Department of Public Health deems the air quality has improved, and it is safe for children to do activities outdoors. We will continue to update principals regarding any changes to this directive. 

 

由於北灣火災,三藩市空氣質素非常差劣。三藩市聯合校區已吩咐所有學校在小息、體育堂及午餐時安排學生留在室內活動。所有戶外運動和學習活動也應轉到室內進行。 

 

這指引將一直生效,直至三藩市公共衛生局認為空氣質素已改善,並適合學生在室外安全活動為止。如有任何變化,我們將會繼續通知校長。

 

En estos momentos la ciudad de San Francisco tiene muy mala calidad del aire debido a los incendios en el norte de la Bahía de San Francisco. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco (SFUSD) ha aconsejado a todas las escuelas que mantengan a los alumnos en el interior de sus inmuebles durante el recreo, la clase de educación física y el almuerzo. Todos los deportes y actividades docentes al aire libre deben también realizarse en el interior de las escuelas.

 

Estas directrices deberán respetarse hasta que el Departamento de Salud Pública de San Francisco considere que la calidad del aire ha mejorado y es seguro para los alumnos realizar actividades al aire libre. El SFUSD continuará informando a los directores de las escuelas sobre cualquier cambio de última hora.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/10/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Musical Theatre’s first workshop and preparation for auditions is Thursday, October 12 from 3:35-5 pm in the Auditorium. Come one and come all, previous club members and new members invited! Singers, dancers, actors, stage crew. We will be playing some theatre games and you will find out more about our plans for a Musical Revue. Second practice day will be Tuesday, Oct. 17 and auditions will be Thursday, Oct. 19 after school.                         

Navarrete and Stookey

 

Musical Revue, Feb. 22, 23, and 24, 2018

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/5/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Does your Presidio student have learning differences? Does he or she have an IEP, 504, or just a different way of learning? We are starting up a Special Education parent group to share ideas and resources. The first meeting will be Thursday 10/12 @ 6pm in theTeacher's Lounge.

If you would like to attend or have questions, please RSVP to ljbloch@aol.com.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/5/17




Audience: Departments, Bulletins, Our School, Special Education, Calendars, Clubs, Foreign Language, Library, Electives, Homepage, Homepage, Site Council, Physical Education and Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Outdoor Education, Athletic Teams and PTSA

The safety of your child is our primary concern. This is an important reminder to talk with our children about ways to stay safe. 

Below are a few tips for talking with your child about prevention and staying safe.

* When possible, walk in pairs or groups. 
* Make sure parents/guardians know where children are, where they are going and who they are with. 
* If your child needs to walk alone, tell them to be VERY aware of their surroundings. NO earbuds or distractions. If a car is driving by slowly, stay away from the sidewalk.
* Do not talk to adults they don't know, especially if the adult is in a car. 
* If someone approaches your child or touches them without permission, tell them to scream or yell loudly using words like "no", "help", etc. to make it clear they need help. YES, It is okay to fight back physically in these situations. 
* Students should not go to the neighborhood stores before or after school.  The school does not provide supervision off our campus so please remind and encourage your child to stay on the campus before school and to go straight home after school.

Thank you for helping us keeping our children and school safe.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/2/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

To date, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth have been granted DACA status, which provides work authorization and temporary relief from deportation. The program has enabled our graduates to contribute to their communities by significantly increasing opportunities for higher education and jobs. Unfortunately, on September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half years. USCIS will continue to accept and process RENEWAL applications until Oct. 5, 2017 from applicants whose DACA expires between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. Below are resources in support of DACA students who are eligible for renewal:

Apoyo para los trámites de renovación de la Acción Diferida para Personas que Llegaron al País en la Infancia (DACA)

Hasta la fecha, casi 800.000 jóvenes inmigrantes sin documentos legales de inmigración han obtenido la categoría DACA, lo que les proporciona una autorización de trabajo y pospone temporalmente su deportación. El programa ha permitido que nuestros graduados contribuyan a sus comunidades al aumentar significativamente las oportunidades para que ellos obtengan una educación superior y empleo. Infortunadamente, el día 5 de septiembre de 2017, el presidente Trump ordenó al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) y a los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los EE.UU. (USCIS) que gradualmente eliminen y eventualmente pongan fin a la Acción Diferida para Llegadas de Niñez (DACA) durante un lapso de dos años y medio.​ La oficina del USCIS continuará aceptando y procesando solicitudes de RENOVACIÓN hasta el 05 de octubre del 2017 de los estudiantes cuya DACA vence entre el 05 de septiembre del 2017 y el 05 de marzo del 2018. A continuación, presentamos una lista de organismos que ofrecen recursos de apoyo a los estudiantes DACA que califican para renovar su condición:

協助暫緩遣返無証移民計劃(DACA)資格續辦

迄今,接近80萬名無證移民青少年已獲賦予DACA身份,並從中獲工作許可和暫緩遣返。該計劃大大增加我們畢業生入讀大專院校及就業機會,從而有助他們貢獻社區。很不幸,在2017年9月5日,特朗普總統指令美國國土安全部(DHS) 及美國公民及移民服務局(USCIS) ,在未來兩年半內逐步撤銷「童年入境者暫緩遣返手續」(DACA),直至該計劃完全撤銷為止。美國公民及移民事務局(USCIS) 將繼續接受和處理DACA計劃參加者之資格續辦申請,直至2017年10月5日為止,只要申請者之DACA計劃失效日期界乎2017年9月5日至2018年3月5日。以下一些資源對符合DACA計劃續辦申請的學生會有幫助:

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 9/27/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Come to the Enrollment Fair on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, at John O'Connell High School, 2355 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.  See all public schools and attend workshops on the enrollment process, Transitional Kindergarten, Special Education, Language pathways, middle school feeders, afterschool programs and the Lowell application process.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 9/22/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

DATE CHANGE - 8th Grade Washington D.C. and New York City Trip in May 8th Graders - if you are interested in going on this trip from May 14-19th, there will be an informational meeting for parents in the Presidio auditorium on Tuesday evening, October 3rd at 6pm.  

Parents should attend this meeting as applications will be distributed and questions will be answered then. Last year, the trip sold out two days after the meeting.  

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 9/21/17




Audience: Departments, Our School, Calendars, Clubs, Foreign Language, Library, Teachers, Students, Electives, Parents, Site Council, Grade 06, Grade 07, Visual & Performing Arts, Grade 08, Athletic Teams, All Grades, Bulletins, Janet Yieh, Special Education, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Associates, Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Physical Education and Athletics, Outdoor Education and PTSA

The SSC will meet in the library at 8:00am. All Students and Parents are welcome to attend. This is the place to find out about the School Budget and make an impact on our Balanced Score Card.

The SSC meeting will be followed by the Principal Chat in the Teacher’s Lounge at 9:15. We will have a representative from Synergy to explain What Synergy is, What makes it better than School Loop, and answer questions.

See you there!
 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 9/21/17




Audience: Janet Yieh, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education, Visual & Performing Arts, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08

Please join the Presidio PTSA for our first general meeting of the 2017-18 school year.  

Come with school, grade level, PTSA and Administration questions.  We will also be discussing our PTSA budget and our fundraising goals for the year.

The meeting will be held in the school library from 6:00-8:00pm.  Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Questions?  Please email presidioptsa@gmail.com

 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 9/15/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

We hope your student is finding success with the Synergy website (https://portal.sfusd.edu). Log-in instructions and activation codes for Parent/Guardian accounts went home to student’s primary contact. The school can now help with a secondary activation code.  If you have been identified as Parent/Guardian 1 you received an activation code from the school already. Please email Mr. Ekno (eknot@sfusd.edu) with the name of the other parent/guardian that you would like an activation code created for.  Only the Parent/Guardian 1 can request a second activation code.        

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

The first meeting of the School Site Council will be on Friday September 22 at 8:00 AM in the Library.  School Site Council represents parents, students, community members, and school staff in the school governance process. The SSC analyzes student achievement data, gathers community input, and helps develop and monitor the Balanced Scorecard/Single Plan for Student Achievement (BSC/SPSA). Interested in joining the SSC? Questions? Please email Annette Hurst, 2017-18 SSC Chair, at annettehurst@gmail.com.
 

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

September 14 6:00pm - 8:00pm: Join Principal Ekno and representatives from the PTSA for a welcome in the Auditorium. Then you and your student (students are not required to attend) will follow their schedule with a visit to each classroom. Teachers will discuss classroom expectations, standards-based curriculum, homework, and grading policies. Time is limited and individual meetings will not be possible.  Parking WILL NOT be available on the school yard but there is parking at the Washington High School football field lot on 30th Ave (just south of Geary).  Please try to carpool, bike, or take MUNI.  If you do need to drive, come early to find a legal spot in the neighborhood or in the Washington lot.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

To date, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth have been granted DACA status, which provides work authorization and temporary relief from deportation. The program has enabled our graduates to contribute to their communities by significantly increasing opportunities for higher education and jobs. Unfortunately, on Sept. 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end DACA over two and half years.

迄今,接近80萬名無證移民青少年已獲賦予DACA身份,並從中獲工作許可和暫緩遣返。該計劃大大增加我們畢業生入讀大專院校及就業機會,從而有助他們貢獻社區。很不幸,在2017年9月5日,特朗普總統指令美國國土安全部(DHS) 及美國公民及移民服務局(USCIS) ,在未來兩年半內逐步撤銷「童年入境者暫緩遣返手續」(DACA),直至該計劃完全撤銷為止

Hasta la fecha, casi 800.000 jóvenes inmigrantes sin documentos legales de inmigración han obtenido la categoría DACA, lo que les proporciona una autorización de trabajo y pospone temporalmente su deportación. El programa ha permitido que nuestros graduados contribuyan a sus comunidades al aumentar significativamente las oportunidades para que ellos obtengan una educación superior y empleo. Infortunadamente, el día 5 de septiembre de 2017, el presidente Trump ordenó al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) y a los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los EE.UU. (USCIS) que gradualmente eliminen y eventualmente pongan fin a la Acción Diferida para Llegadas de Niñez (DACA) durante un lapso de dos años y medio.​

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 9/7/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC) Meeting

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017

What Time: 5:30PM-8:00PM

Where: Leola Havard Auditorium, 1520 Oakdale Avenue SF, CA 94124

Who: This event is open to all parents, guardians and caregivers of African American students in SFUSD. Join us as we share our experiences and hopes for our children with SFUSD Administrators.

 

Black Family Day

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017

What Time: 9:30AM-3:00PM

Where: Willie L. Brown Middle School, 2055 Silver Avenue SF, CA 94124

Who: This event targets Black families in San Francisco and welcomes the support community based organizations and SFUSD partners.

Provided: A catered lunch, raffle prizes, resources and transportation

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 9/5/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

Dear Presidio School Community,

 

I want to inform you of a situation that was brought to our attention through a parent chat group. A parent alerted other parents of an attempted kidnapping and a demonstration of a lewd sexual act toward a high school student on Anza Street, near the student’s home, at approximately 3:45 pm on August 31st . 

 

The child is safe.  She used her cell phone to start videotaping the perpetrator. She captured the license plate and car as the man drove away.  SFPD’s Richmond district officers responded, took the report and are on the look out for the perpetrator.

 

Our greatest concern is for the safety of our children and incidents like this are frightening to children and families. This is an important reminder to talk with our children about ways to stay safe. 

 

Below are a few tips for talking with your child about prevention and staying safe.

 

 * When possible, walk in pairs or groups. 


* Make sure parents/guardians know where children are, where they are going and who they are with. 


* If your child needs to walk alone, tell them to be VERY aware of their surroundings. NO earbuds or distractions. If a car is driving by slowly, stay away from the sidewalk.


* Do not talk to adults they don't know, especially if the adult is in a car. 


* If someone approaches your child or touches them without permission, tell them to scream or yell loudly using words like "no", "help", etc. to make it clear they need help. YES, It is okay to fight back physically in these situations. 

 

Thank you for helping us keeping our children and school safe.

 

Thomas Ekno

Principal

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 9/1/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

School locker assignments will be distributed to those students who have returned all required forms and who bring in a combination lock to school tentatively starting Tuesday, September 5 2017.

 

We recommend MASTER combination locks No. 1500 or 1525. For security reasons, scratch out the first two or three numbers of the serial number on the back of the lock so the combination number cannot be traced or put on the Internet to get the combination. The PTSA Student Store has plenty of locks in stock.  No key locks please.

 

It is important to advise your child not to bring valuables or money to school. If your child must bring these items to school, have your child leave it with his/her teacher or counselor.

 

Students are responsible for making sure that their locks are properly locked and that they do not give out their combination to other students.  Students are not to share lockers unless assigned to do so. Students’ locks will be cut off if found on lockers not assigned to them.

 

Lockers are the property of SFUSD and need to be kept clean and well maintained or you may be charged damage fines. Please note: 7th and 8th grade students may use hall lockers ONLY before and after homeroom, before and after lunch, and after school. 6th grade students may use hall lockers at teachers’ discretion. Failure of proper locker use will result in temporary loss of locker use privileges. Lockers and their contents may be searched by school administration based on reasonable suspicion at any time.

 

Students will not be given a locker until the parent/guardian has read and signed the locker agreement form.  Please have your child return the signed form to his/her homeroom teacher. 

 

Thank you for your assistance!

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 8/31/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

Unfortunately, the school district is working through some bugs in the role out of the Synergy email and grade book system.  The initial assignment of activation codes was set to the first parent/guardian listed in the student contact section in the Synergy system.  In the case of multi-parent families and multi-household families (as you can imagine, many), the system will not let the school run a second activation code, yet.  The district’s IT department is working with the vendor to get this corrected.  As soon as this is fixed, either the school or district will run the activation codes and we will get them out to all parents and guardians who request and have educational rights.

We are so sorry for this inconvenience but we are working to get it resolved as soon as possible.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 8/30/17




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Athletic Teams

All interested students that want to try out and/or be a manager for the boys' and girls' basketball teams need to attend the informational meetings on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:00pm in the South Gym for the boys' team and North Gym for the girls' team.  Physical packets and tryout dates will be given.  Physical packets must be completed in order to tryout.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 8/28/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Every family in SFUSD is requested to complete a school lunch application, regardless of whether or not your child may be planning to eat school lunch. We are aiming for 100% completion of lunch forms so your participation is essential. The forms help us with our funding. You can complete the school lunch form here www.schoolcafe.com . Thank you! 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 8/21/17




Audience: Homepage

Access to the new SFUSD Student and Family Portal can be found by clicking the link on the right side of this page, or at portal.sfusd.edu .

 

Student accounts are now active. Logins and passwords are the same as students use for their school gmail.

 

Parents and Guardians have separate accounts that require a setup process. This information will be sent out by the school with other start of year documents.

 

Please note that Apps are available for iOS and Android devices.

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Posted by: Grey Todd
Published: 8/21/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Our boys' soccer team is in need of a coach.  The season starts this week and runs through early October.  If you are interested in the position or know of someone who is, please contact Shauna Alvarez at alvarezs1@sfusd.edu.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 8/20/17




Audience: Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

School starts next Monday, August 21st @ 9am.  The PTSA will be serving coffee outside the auditorium doors from 8:30-9:30 am.  The coffee has been generously donated by Peet’s @ 16th & Geary.

 

This is a perfect opportunity for new & returning parents to mingle and ask & answer questions.

 

If you are a 6th grade parent, you will escort your student to the door of the auditorium, kiss them goodbye and head outside for adult conversation.  Once your student is seated and the bell rings, their homeroom teachers will call their names and escort them to homeroom, much like they practiced at Step-Up in June. They will receive their class schedules and report to their classes throughout the day.  

 

See you next week for coffee!

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 8/15/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

On behalf of EMPOWERMENT 2020, Mayor Ed Lee and City Administrator Naomi Kelly, we would like to extend a personal invitation to the San Francisco Unified School District to participate in the upcoming EMPOWERMENT 2020 Count Up San Francisco Conference on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

 

EMPOWERMENT 2020 is an action- based movement for the movement for the advancement of women and girls in underrepresented areas of influence.  With your assistance, we expect that approximately half of the 1,000 attendees will be Bay Area students most prominently from the San Francisco Unified School District.  

 

For additional information please refer to the link: Empowerment 2020 Flyer

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 8/15/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please join the Presidio Beacon, PTSA & School Administrators for our annual Ice Cream Social for incoming new families.  The Ice Cream Social Begins at 6:00pm on Thursday August 17, in the auditorium.

 

Learn more about the Beacon program. Check out Spiritwear and become a PTSA member. Ask questions of the school staff. Get excited about your new Middle School.

 

Oh, and have a little ice cream while your at it!

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 8/14/17




Audience: Homepage and PTSA

We hope you are enjoying your summer so far.

 

The Presidio PTSA would like to encourage you to stay in touch by joining our community yahoo group.  It's a great way to get updates over the summer, ask questions and connect with families.

 

To subscribe, just send an email to:

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Posted by: Suz Dehne
Published: 6/30/17




Audience: Homepage

Yosemite Outdoor Ed: Our annual trip to Yosemite was the most majestic in years!

The waterfalls were abundant and the hikes rewarding. Our 6-7-8th graders explored Yosemite National Park and demonstrated their excellence in learning and becoming stewards of the Park!

A big THANK YOU to our dedicated teachers Ms. Cheng, Ms. Abrahams, Ms. Sayasy, Ms. Walder, Ms. Berwick, Mr. Wong, Mr. Gortney, and Mr. Kincl. And our devoted parents Mr. Bo Kim, Mr. Bob Smolenski, Mr. James Lee, Ms. Daisy Koon, Ms. Jennifer Erskine-Ogden, and Ms. Sandra Huerta.

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Posted by: Leslie Lynn Burleson
Published: 5/22/17




Audience: Grade 07 and Homepage

What is Academic Youth Development (AYD)? AYD is a fun and exciting program students entering eighth grade that will help you get the skills you need for success. You will take part in a four-week summer class full of games and activities that will help you to become a better learner, and during the school year you will continue to use the ideas used in AYD. The program has mathematical problem solving mixed with a whole new set of skills that can be used in all your classes. Some things you will do in the summer class include:

● Learn about what it takes to be a successful learner, even when assignments are hard or you are taking challenging courses.

● Learn mathematics that will give you a jump-start in eighth grade. ● Engage in forensics science and interesting problem solving that will increase your confidence in mathematics and in school.

 

Who can participate? Any current 7th grade SFUSD student as long as we have space.

 

To participate, students should register by May 23, 2017 and be able to commit to attending the four-week summer class. 

 

Registration forms (see link) can be returned to Ms. Dunbar. 

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Posted by: Emma Dunbar
Published: 5/16/17




Audience: Homepage

EMERGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

To All Olympic Park Participants and Parents, 

          Due to an unexpected cancellation of our flight through Virgin America today, we have re-booked our flight from SFO to Seattle tomorrow (Saturday 5/13) on Alaska Airlines flight 313 departing SFO at 6:40am and landing in Seattle at 8:39am. Please MEET at SFO in TERMINAL 1 at Alaska Airlines at 4:40am. Thank you for your attention and please note that all other aspects of our itinerary remain unchanged at this point. 

 

Mr. Lee and Ms. Molinaro" 

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Posted by: Emma Dunbar
Published: 5/12/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Dear SFUSD Families:

 

In SFUSD, most school-based after school and summer learning programs are co-sponsored by SFUSD (the ExCEL program) and partnering community based organizations. The majority are funded through city, state and federal grants. These grants are often awarded in three to five long cycles and are not guaranteed to be renewed once a grant cycle has ended. Unfortunately, the district has recently learned that it lost $3.3 million in competitive federal grants to support our after school program services to families. Please note, this is not related to federal funding cuts to after school programs but rather due to not being awarded the competitive 21st Century Learning grant.

 

We understand how important after school and summer learning is and we are committed to preserving after school and summer program services. In order to ensure that services continue, we will be moving more SFUSD funds into subsidizing these services and also implementing a district wide co-payment fee structure for ALL ExCEL elementary/K-8  and middle after school programs. Some programs already have a fee structure in place. The co-payment fee structure will go into effect for school year 2017-2018. In anticipation of the need for a more sustainable funding model, the Board of Education approved the implementation of a co-payment fee structure in 2014 with its resolution titled After School for All.

 

Each school’s ExCEL after school programs will share more specifics but in general, here are the fee structure guidelines all programs will follow:

 

The monthly co-payment fee will be waived for a child who is: 1) eligible for free or reduced  lunch except those fees required by a local, state or federal tuition subsidy program; 2) homeless or; 3)  in foster care.

 

All other children will pay a co-payment fee on a sliding scal​​e from $50-$500/month based on income.

 

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各位三藩市聯合校區家長:

 

在三藩市聯合校區,大多數校課後計劃和暑期學習計劃均由校區(ExCEL計劃)和社區夥伴機構聯合贊助。主要撥款乃來自市府、州和聯邦資助。這些資助通常以三至五個週期批出,但卻沒有保證每項資助在週期結束後能自動更新。很不幸,三藩市聯合校區最近得知,由於競爭劇烈,約有330萬用作支持我們課後計劃的聯邦撥款將被削去。請留意,這削減並非因聯邦減少對課後計劃撥款資助,而是因為我們未能獲得「21世紀學習補助金」這筆多人競逐的款項。

 

我們明白課後和暑期學習計劃的重要性,因此會致力保存我們現有的課後和暑期計劃服務。為確保服務繼續,我們會把更多校區資金投入和補貼這些服務,並在校區所有小學/幼 稚園-8年級學校及初中的ExCEL課後計劃中,實施共同付費方法。現時已有部分課後計劃 實施付費模式。有關共同付費方案將於2017-2018學年正式生效。為了將來的資助模式更 具持續性,教育委員會於2014年通過了題為“全民共享課後計劃”的議案,落實了共同支付的費用模式。

 

每間學校的ExCEL課後計劃收費均有其具體細節,但總的來說,它們將按照以下模式指引收費:

 

以下學生可豁免每月共同付費:1)符合校餐減免費用計劃學生,除非個別本地、州或聯邦之學費津貼計劃要求支付有關費用; 2)無家可歸學生; 3)寄養學生。

 

其餘所有學生一律按收入能力付費,每月由$50-$500不等。

 

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Estimadas Familias del SFUSD:

 

En el SFUSD, la mayoría de los programas escolares de aprendizaje después de clases y durante el verano son copatrocinados por el SFUSD (el programa ExCEL) y las organizaciones comunitarias. La mayoría se financia a través de subvenciones municipales, estatales y federales. Estas subvenciones a menudo se otorgan con una duración de tres a cinco ciclos largos y su renovación no se puede garantizar una vez que el ciclo de la subvención ha terminado. Infortunadamente, el distrito escolar recientemente descubrió que perdió 3.3 millones de dólares en subvenciones federales competitivas para apoyar nuestros servicios de programas después de clases, para las familias. Tenga en cuenta que esto no está relacionado con los recortes de fondos federales a programas después de clases, sino más bien debido a que no se le ha otorgado la subvención competitiva para el Aprendizaje del Siglo XXI.

 

Comprendemos lo importante que es el aprendizaje después de clases y durante el verano, y estamos comprometidos a preservar los servicios del programa después de clases y el de verano. Con el fin de asegurar que los servicios continúen, transferiremos más fondos del SFUSD para subsidiar estos servicios, y también implementaremos una estructura de copago con base en los ingresos, para todo el distrito escolar y todos los programas después de clases de ExCEL en primaria/K-8 y en la escuela intermedia. Algunos programas ya tienen en marcha una estructura de cuotas. La estructura de cuotas de copago entrará en vigor el año escolar 2017-2018. Advirtiendo la necesidad de un modelo de financiamiento más sostenible, en 2014 la Junta de Educación aprobó la implementación de una estructura para el copago de cuotas con su resolución titulada “programas después de clases para todos” (After School for All).

 

Los programas ExCEL después de clases en cada escuela compartirán más detalles, pero las directrices generales de la estructura de cuotas que todos los programas seguirán son:

 

La cuota de copago mensual no será aplicable para un estudiante que: 1) sea elegible para el comidas gratis o a precio reducido; excepto las cuotas requeridas por un programa de subsidio de cuotas local, estatal o federal; 2) sea indigente o esté sin hogar o; 3) esté bajo tutela temporal.

Todos los demás estudiantes pagarán una cuota de copago de una escala variable de $ 50 hasta  $ 500 mensuales con base en el ingreso.

 

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Mahal na mga Pamilya ng SFUSD:

 

Sa SFUSD, itinataguyod ang karamihan sa mga nakabase sa paaralan na mga programang after school (ginagawa matapos ang regular na klase) at pag-aaral sa tag-araw o summer learning ng SFUSD (ang programang ExCEL) at ng mga katuwang na organisasyong nakabase sa komunidad. Pinopondohan ang karamihan sa mga ito ng mga grant o ibinibigay na pera ng lungsod, estado, o gobyernong pederal. Kadalasan, ibinibigay ang mga grant na ito sa loob ng mga siklo o takdang panahon na tatlo o limang taon, at walang garantiya na maibibigay ulit pagkatapos ng siklo. Sa kasamaang palad, napag-alaman kamakailan ng distrito na nawala na ang $3.3 milyon na pinagkokompetensiyahang pederal na grant, na sumusuporta sa mga serbisyo ng programang after school sa mga pamilya. Pakitala po na hindi ito kaugnay ng mga pagbabawas sa pondong pederal sa mga prograng after school, kundi dahil sa hindi pagkakapanalo sa pinagkokompetensiyahang grant na Pagkatuto sa Ika-21 Siglo (21st Century Learning).

 

Naiintindihan namin kung gaano kahalaga ang after school at ang pag-aaral sa tag-araw, at may pananagutan kaming panatilihin ang mga serbisyo para sa after school at programang pantag-araw. Para matiyak na magpapatuloy ang mga serbisyong ito, maglilipat kami ng mas maraming pondo ng SFUSD tungo sa pagbibigay ng subsidyo sa mga serbisyong ito, at magpapatupad rin kami ng co-payment fee structure (sistema ng paghahati sa bayad sa pagitan ng distrito at mga pamilya, depende sa kita) sa kabuuan ng distrito para sa LAHAT NG ExCEL na programang after school sa elementarya/K-8 at middle school. May ilang programa kung saan ipinatutupad na ang sistema ng paghahati sa bayad. Ipatutupad ang co-payment (kabahagi sa bayad) na sistemang ito sa akademikong taon 2017-2018. Dahil inaasahan na ang pangangailangan para sa pagkakaroon ng sapat na pondo, inaprubahan na ng Lupon ng Edukasyon (Board of Education) ang pagpapatupad ng sistema ng co-payment noong 2014 sa pamamagitan ng resolusyon nito na pinamagatang After School for All (Pag-aaral Matapos ang Regular na Klase na Para sa Lahat).

 

Ibabahagi ang mas maraming detalye sa inyo ng bawat ExCEL na programang after school na nasa kani-kaniyang eskuwelahan, pero sa pangkalahatan, heto ang mga gabay sa paghahati ng bayad na susundin ng lahat ng programa:

 

Hindi pababayaran ang buwanang singil na co-payment para sa batang: 1) kuwalipikado para sa libre o murang tanghalian, maliban na lamang sa mga singil na itinatakda ng lokal, pang-estado, o pederal na programa sa subsidyo sa matrikula; 2) homeless (walang tirahan) o; 3) nasa foster care o pangangalaga ng estado.

 

Magbabayad ang lahat ng iba pang bata ng singil na co-payment sa nag-iiba-ibang halaga at mula sa $50 hanggang $500/kada buwan batay sa kita.

 

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Kính gởi Gia đình SFUSD:

 

Tại SFUSD, hầu hết các chương trình sau giờ học và học hè tại trường được đồng tài trợ bởi SFUSD (chương trình ExCEL) và các tổ chức dựa trên cộng đồng thành viên. Phần lớn chương trình được hỗ trợ ngân sách thông qua các nguồn quỹ thành phố, tiểu bang và liên bang. Các nguồn quỹ thường được cung cấp trong ba cho tới năm chu kỳ dài và không được bảo đảm sẽ được tái cung cấp khi chu kỳ ngân quỹ chấm dứt. Không may mắn, học khu vừa biết được rằng bị mất $3.3 triệu đô la trong các khoảng trợ vấp liên bang liên quan để hỗ trợ các chương trình dịch vụ sau giờ học cho các gia đình. Xin vui lòng chú ý, điều này không liên quan tới việc cắt giảm ngân quỹ liên bang cho các chương trình sau giờ học nhưng do không được trao học bổng cạnh tranh 21st Century Learning.

 

Chúng tôi hiểu tầm quan trọng việc học hè và sau giờ học và chúng tôi cam kết gìn giữ các dịch vụ chương trình học hè và sau giờ học. Để đảm bảo việc tiếp tục các dịch vụ, chúng tôi sẽ chuyển nhiều nguồn quỹ SFUSD hơn vào việc trợ cấp các dịch vụ này và cũng thực hiện cấu trúc đồng thanh toán chi phí cho chương trình sau giờ học cấp trung học cơ sở và tiểu học/K-8 ALL ExCEL. Vài chương trình cũng có sẵn cấu trúc chi phí. Cấu trúc đồng chi trả chi phí cho năm học 2017-2018. Nhằm dự đoán nhu cầu về mô hình tài trợ bền vững hơn, Hội đồng Giáo dục chấp thuận việc thực hiện cấu trúc đồng chi trả chi phí trong 2014 với giải pháp của nó có tên là  After School for All.

 

Mỗi chương trình sau giờ học ExCEL sẽ chia sẻ nhiều chi tiết hơn nhưng tổng quát, hướng dẫn cấu trúc chi phí cho tất cả các chương trình như sau:

 

Chi phí đồng chi trả hằng tháng sẽ được miễn trừ cho một trẻ em: 1) đủ tiêu chuẩn cho bữa ăn trưa giảm giá hay miễn phí ngoại trừ các lệ phí bắt buộc cho chương trình trợ cấp học phí địa phương, tiểu bang hoặc liên bang; 2) người vô gia cư hoặc; 3) trong chăm sóc nuôi dưỡng.

 

Tất cả các trẻ em khác sẽ trả chi phí đồng chi trả theo thang điểm từ $50-$500/tháng dựa theo thu nhập.

 

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اعزائي اهالي مقاطعة مدارس سان فرانسيسكو الموحدة:

 

في مقاطعة مدارس سان فرانسيسكو الموحدة، اغلب برامج بعد المدرسة الواقعة بالمدارس وبرامج التعلم بالصيف تتم برعاية مشتركة بواسطة مقاطعة مدارس سان فرانسيسكو الموحدة (برنامج اكسيل) والمنظمات المجتمعية.  الاغلب يتم تمويلها بواسطة مجلس المدينة، الولاية والمنح الاتحادية.  هذه الهبات تمنح عادة في ثلاث الى خمس دورات طويلة وغير مضمون تجديدها في حال انتهاء دورة المنحة. للأسف، علمت المقاطعة قريبا بأنها خسرت 3.3 $ مليون دولار من المنح الفيدرالية التنافسية لدعم خدمات برامج تعليم بعد المدرسة للأهالي. يرجى ملاحظة ان هذا لايمت بصلة الى الاقتطاعات التمويلية الفيدرالية لبرامج بعد المدرسة لكن عوضا عن ذلك بسبب عدم الحصول على منحة القرن الـ 21 التنافسية.

 

نفهم اهمية برامج تعلم بعد المدرسة والصيف ونحن ملتزمون بالمحافظة على خدمات برامج بعد المدرسة والصيف. ولضمان استمرارية الخدمات، سوف نحرك تمويل اكثر من المقاطعة الى دعم هذه الخدمات وايضا تطبيق هيكلية رسوم دفع مشتركة على مستوى المقاطعة لجميع برامج اكسيل الابتدائية/ الحضانة – 8  والمتوسطة.  لدى بعض البرامج بنية رسوم جاهزة. سوف يبداء تنفيذ الرسوم المشتركة للعام الدراسي 2017 – 2018.  تحسبا للحاجة الى نموذج تكويل افضل، اقر مجلس التعليم تطبيق بنية رسوم دفع مشتركة في 2014 مع قراره بعنوان بعد المدرسة للجميع.

 

كل برنامج اكسل لبعد المدرسة سوف شارك بالمزيد من التفاصيل لكن بالعموم، اليكم المبادئ التوجيهية للرسوم التي ستتبعها جميع البرامج:

 

سوف يتم اعفاء الرسوم المشتركة للطفل الذي: 1) مؤهل للغداء المجاني او المخفض ماعدى تلك الرسوم المطلوبة بواسطة البرامج المحلية، الولاية او مساعدة الفيدرالية للرسوم،  2) المشرد او، 3) لبيوت رعاية الشباب.

 

جميع الاطفال الاخرين سوف يدفعون رسوم مشاركة بمقياس متدرج من 50$ - 500$ / شهريا حسب الدخل

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Posted by: Karwin Sui, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 5/8/17




Audience: Homepage

All interested 8th grade students going to Washington High School in the 2017-2018 school year that want to participate in AAA sports should contact the athletic director, Lawrence Chan, at chanl1@sfusd.edu, for more information.  

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Posted by: Shauna Alvarez
Published: 5/5/17




Audience: Homepage, Outdoor Education, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08

YOSEMITE: Last Lunchtime Meeting before departure!*

 

*Final Lunchtime Meeting Wed., May 10. Participants MUST ATTEND.

 

Please be sure your to pack ALL ITEMS ON THE EQUIPMENT LIST!! INCLUDING TWO-ONE LITER BOTTLES for water. Be at Presidio at 9:30am on Sunday,

May 14 along 29th Avenue for drop off. Please do not double park on 29th as this is where the buses will be arriving and boarding. We return Friday, May 19 at approximately 3:30pm-please be on time to pick up your child!

 

*Please review the terms of the Student Contract & adhere to the Equipment List when preparing for the trip!

 

*Homework Assignment Sheet must be COMPLETE and presented when boarding the BUS on Sunday! (Given out at May 3 lunchtime meeting).

 

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Posted by: Leslie Lynn Burleson
Published: 5/2/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Meet the new SFUSD superintendent, Dr. Vincent Matthews! We will be holding four community forums for you to share your ideas and suggestions about what is working for your children, what challenges you observe, and what you see as the best opportunities to positively impact students. Interpretation in Chinese and Spanish provided. Please see the flier for information on requesting interpretation in other languages or requesting child care.

 

你對孩子教育有什麼意見和建議?你留意到教育存在什麼挑戰?你認為有什麼最佳機會可以有效影響孩子的教育?請前來與學監分享。我們將提供中文和西班牙文的傳譯服務。我們也為3歲或以上的孩童提供免費托兒服務,但需提前預約。

 

Comparta sus ideas y sugerencias respecto a lo que funciona bien para sus hijos, cuales son los retos que usted observa, y cuáles son las mejores oportunidades para influenciar positivamente a los estudiantes. Se ofrecen servicios de interpretación en chino y español. El servicio de guardería es gratuito, y está disponible para niños de 3 años o mayores, pero se debe reservar con anticipación.

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Posted by: Karwin Sui, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 5/1/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

Please join us in welcoming new SFUSD Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews to Presidio and back home to San Francisco.  Presidio Middle School will welcome Dr. Matthews and the Richmond District neighborhood to a meet and great in the school's library on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 @ 6:00 pm.  Come share your ideas and suggestions about what is working for your children, what challenges you observe, and what you see as the best opportunities to positively impact students.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 4/30/17




Audience: Parents, Staff, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

You are invited! Please come and see our 7th and 8th grade dancers shine! Featuring live drumming by Val Serrant. 6:30-7:30 in the auditorium at Presidio. Free admission.

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Posted by: Rebecca Navarrete-Davis
Published: 4/27/17




Audience: Homepage

ALL CITY TRACK AND FIELD: All City Finals ARE FRIDAY, APRIL 28 at 3:00 @ Kezar Stadium.

Athlete’s dismissal time is 1:30 if they’re riding MUNI and 1:45 if they’re getting a ride.

Middle school students’ admission is FREE! High school age and above are $3 admission.

Meet begins with all 4 x 100m relay races at 3:00 sharp. Please come to Kezar to support Presidio’s athletes in their effort to make history once again by clinching a 14th Consecutive SF City Championship! 

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Posted by: Leslie Lynn Burleson
Published: 4/21/17




Audience: Homepage

 

Monday, May 1st at 5pm in the Auditorium. You MUST attend this meeting with a parent or guardian for essential traveling information.  Attendance will be strictly enforced. Failure to attend this meeting without a valid reason will result in your removal from this trip. - Mr. Romer

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Posted by: Emma Dunbar
Published: 4/21/17




Audience: Homepage

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Please be informed that for 2018-2019 ninth grade Lowell applicants, seventh and eighth grade report card grades and SBAC test results (all current SFUSD students) or Lowell Admissions test results (students applying from outside of SFUSD) will be used to determine eligibility for placement at Lowell. For any current SFUSD student with SBAC results from the Spring of 7th grade, the SBAC results will be used for admissions and these students will not be administered the Lowell Admissions Test. For any applicant who does not have SBAC results from the Spring of 7th grade, the Lowell Admissions test results will be used. All current SFUSD seventh grade students SBAC tests results taken this spring (2017) will be used for ninth grade 2018-2019 Lowell applications. SFUSD students will not be administered the Lowell Admissions Test to determine Lowell eligibility. For all other applicants, the Lowell Admissions test will be administered at Lowell High School in January of 2018 (dates to be determined).

 

 

親愛的家長及監護人:

 

請注意,當申請 2018-19 學年 Lowell 高中 9 年級時,申請人的 7 和 8 年級學業成 績及 SBAC 測驗分數(本校區學生)或 Lowell 高中入學試分數(非本校區學生)將被用 作考慮學生的入學資格。本校區學生有參加 7 年級春季 SBAC 測驗,則毋需參加 Lowell 高中入學試,因為其 SBAC 測驗分數將適用於 2018-19 學年 Lowell 高中 9 年級入學申

請。然而,任何申請人若無 7 年級春季 SBAC 測驗分數,其 Lowell 高中入學試的分數將 獲得採用。因此,所有非本校區學生都必須參加定於 2018 年 1 月(日期待定)在 Lowell 高中舉行的入學試。

 

 

Por favor este informado que para el año escolar 2018-19, los solicitantes del noveno grado a la escuela Lowell, las calificaciones del séptimo y octavo grado más los resultados de SBAC serán usados para determinar la elegilibidad de Lowell. Para los estudiantes vigentes del SFUSD con resultados del SBAC que tomaron durante la primavera del séptimo grado, no

tomaran el examen de admisión de Lowell. Si el estudiante no tiene los resultados del SBAC de la primavera del séptimo grado, se utilizara los resultados del examen de admisión de Lowell. Estudiantes no vigentes del SFUSD tomaran el examen de admisión de Lowell que será administrado en la escuela Lowell en enero del 2018, (fecha exacta esta para determinarse).

 

Rosina Tong

Executive Director

Educational Placement Center

學生入學事務處執行主任

415-241-6085

tongr2@sfusd.edu

 

John Burke

Supervisor

Achievement Assessments Office

學業評估辦事處主管

415-241-6400

burkej1@sfusd.edu

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Posted by: Karwin Sui, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 4/20/17




Audience: Dance Advanced Site, Dance Intermediate Site, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Presidio 7th and 8th Grade Dance Classes will be performing at these upcoming events:

 

Friday, April 21st

Performance at HeArt of Market with LINES Ballet at Mint Plaza 11 am, then Performance at the City Hall Rotunda, One Dance Flash Mob starting at exactly noon.

Come join us or look for us on the evening news!

 

Friday, April 28th

Spring Dance Concerts

I will only be having TWO Assemblies, 1st and 2nd periods. All my 7th and 8th grade dance students will be performing in both shows, so please excuse them for 1st and 2nd periods.

 

There will also be an evening concert for families/community at 6 PM. The show is only one hour, so you can attend the Washington Dance Concert at 7:30 pm if you like!

 

Friday, May 5th

Performance at SFUSD Arts Festival at Asian Art Museum

7th and 8th graders will be performing along with the Hairspray cast and Ms. Bottini's orchestra students at 10:30 am.

 

Come check them out!

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Posted by: Rebecca Navarrete-Davis
Published: 4/20/17




Audience: Homepage, Outdoor Education, PTSA and Visual & Performing Arts

The Presidio Open House for our incoming 6th Grade Families is Thursday, April 20th.  Please join us for dinner, performances by our VAPA department and a tour of the campus.  Proceeds benefit the Outdoor Education Programs at Presidio! Tickets available at the door, $10 per person.

 

Dinner 5:30-6:30pm

Tours led by students 6:30-7:00pm

Performances: 7pm-7:30pm (Choir, Dance, Band, Orchestra & Drama)

 

Presidio spirit wear will also be available for sale!

 

Cody from the Presidio’s After School Program will also be there to answer questions and help you with registration for the fall.

 

Hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Suz Dehne
Published: 4/18/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

The SFUSD Enrollment Placement Center (EPC) wants all 7th Grade students, parents and families to know that the SBAC tests that are being taken this school year will be used for 9th Grade 2018-2019 Lowell applications.  SFUSD students will not be taking the Lowell Admissions Test for Lowell eligibility.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the EPC at:

 

Educational Placement Center
555 Franklin Street, Room 100
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-241-6085  

FAX: 415-241-6087

Web: www.sfusd.edu/enroll

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 4/18/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

SFUSD encourages students to be in school every day and we are committed to keeping them safe and fostering learning. We recognize that there are times when students and their families may choose to participate in activities such as demonstrations or strikes outside of school during the regular school day. While we respect and support our students' rights to express their views, please note that participation in a demonstration, walkout or strike will not be counted as an excused absence.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 4/17/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

So close, yet so far away.  From 1910 to 1940, many Angel Island Immigration Station immigrants experienced these feelings upon reaching America, but were detained from entering San Francisco.  On May 7, 2017 (12:00-3:00), the San Francisco Public Library Main Library will celebrate Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month by spotlighting personal immigrant stories from those who went through Angel Island.


Look forward to educational games and craft activities for all ages, a display of Angel Island family histories, books, news articles, and photos. The first 50 children ages 12 and under will receive a goody bag.

 

Co-sponsors: the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University, TACT (The Association of Chinese Teachers), the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, and the Square and Circle Club.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 4/11/17




Audience: Homepage

The family survey (formerly the Satisfaction Survey) is part of the School Quality Improvement Index and is one way we are measuring the Culture and Climate of our school.  

 

  • The family survey is part of our District’s accountability system to the federal government.
  • There are no right or wrong answers to any of these question.  
  • This survey is completely anonymous.

 

We want to hear from you! Please fill out the family survey online’ use the link below.

 

 

Presidio Middle School’s Family Survey link is:

 

 

http://bit.ly/2loVQRi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Emma Dunbar
Published: 4/9/17




Audience: Homepage and Outdoor Education

Thursday, April 20 from 5:30-6:30 IN CAFETERIA

$10 Tickets at the Door

Benefits scholarships for Outdoor Education Trips to Yosemite and Olympic Park for the week of May 13-19, 2017. Incoming 6th Grade Families are welcome to attend and have student led tours of Presidio! Tours are 6:30-7. Tours will end in the Auditorium where our VAPA department will showcase their talents! Show starts at 7pm.

 

OE Fundraiser Dinner is Thursday, April 20 5:30-6:30 in the Cafeteria. Tickets are $10 and available for purchase at the door.

OE students will receive a reminder on this Wed., April 12 at the lunchtime meeting of their shift they signed up to work and what dish they are bringing (or if they've donated $20 in lieu of bringing a dish).

PLEASE BE SURE TO SIGN-IN YOUR FOOD DISH &

WORK SHIFT AT THE CHECK-IN TABLE!

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Posted by: Leslie Lynn Burleson
Published: 4/8/17




Audience: Homepage, Clubs, Our School and PTSA
The SF Middle School Maker Faire is almost here and will be happening rain or shine. 
 
And we are looking forward to seeing you there!  
 
There will be performances, films, music, presentations, tasty food and tons of stuff to make and participate in.  For the full program, please click HERE!
 
Til tomorrow!
 

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Posted by: Suz Dehne
Published: 4/7/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

Presidio will begin California State Testing on April 11 and complete it on or before May 5.  Our normal school start and end times will remain unchanged but we will have a modified bell schedule on our primary testing days of Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please see the attached testing schedule below.  If you have any questions about the test or the schedule, please contact your child's grade level counselor: 6th Grade-Jenny Shanholtzer; 7th Grade-Rachel Eckberg; or 8th Grade-Joan Martin.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 4/7/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

Unfortunately the locker vendor was unable to make the necessary repairs to the hallway or PE lockers and the work will now have to wait until summer.  For the remainder of the school year all locker use (both in the hallways and the locker rooms) will be optional and voluntary for students.  School and classroom practices restricting backpacks in classrooms and the schoolyard will not be enforced.  Changing clothes for PE class and the use of lockers for personal storage will also be optional in the PE locker rooms.   

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 4/2/17




Audience: Homepage, Clubs, Our School, PTSA and Site Council
Hope you all enjoyed your Spring Break!  Just one week until the SF Middle School Maker Faire!  Saturday, April 8th.
 

We need a handful of volunteers to help with set up, running some of the craft booths and clean up.  Most time slots are just one hour, so you will still have plenty of time to enjoy the Faire.  Please click the volunteer link above to sign up.  Also!  The event is free, but you can also help us gauge attendance by registering.

 

 


 

 

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Posted by: Suz Dehne
Published: 4/2/17




Audience: Homepage

The Athletic Office has cancelled all track meets for today, Friday, March 24, 2017.

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Posted by: Shauna Alvarez
Published: 3/24/17




Audience: Homepage

The Athletic Office has CANCELLED TODAY'S MEET. 

THERE IS NO PRACTICE.

Have a great Spring Vacation!

 

 

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Posted by: Leslie Lynn Burleson
Published: 3/24/17




Audience: Homepage

Trip Checks are being deposited. If you wrote a separate dinner check, they will be cashed after the Break.

 

The Participant List is attached. If your name is on the list, you are expected to go on the trip. If you plan to withdraw from the trip, please tell Ms. Burleson IMMEDIATELY. Email: burlesonl@sfusd.edu

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Posted by: Leslie Lynn Burleson
Published: 3/21/17




Audience: Homepage

CAASPP testing at Presidio Middle School will begin on April 11th and continue through April 28th with make-up testing the following week. See attachment for more information. 

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Posted by: Chad Lesausky
Published: 3/21/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please remind all students to empty their hallway and PE lockers as they will be upgraded over spring break.  All locks must be removed or they will be cut off after Friday, March 24th.  There will be a 2nd Homeroom at the end of the day on Friday to provide one last chance to clear out all lockers and remove all locks.

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Posted by: Chad Lesausky
Published: 3/21/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. We are on track to send assignment letters via first class mail on Monday evening, March 20. Families should receive letters starting on Tuesday, March 21. The registration deadline has been extended by a week to April 21.  

 

Please do not come to the Educational Placement Center for information about your assignment, as staff will not have any information on Monday regarding assignments.  

 

We recognize that you may be deciding next steps regarding independent and private schools. Please note that no information about assignments will be available before March 21. If you need information before your letter arrives, please email EnrollinSchool@sfusd.edu and we will do what we can to help you after March 21.  

 

We are truly sorry for the delay. 

 

 

 

Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Estamos en camino para estar listos para enviar cartas de asignación por correo de primera clase el lunes 20 de marzo por la noche. El plazo de inscripción ha sido prorrogado por una semana, hasta el 21 de abril.

 

Por favor, no acuda al EPC para obtener información sobre su asignación, ya que el personal no tendrá información el lunes sobre las asignaciones.

 

Reconocemos que usted tal vez esté decidiendo los siguientes pasos con respecto a escuelas privadas e independientes. Por favor tenga presente que no habrá información disponible sobre las asignaciones antes del 21 de marzo.  Si necesita información antes de que su carta llegue, por favor contacte a enrollinschool@sfusd.edu y haremos lo posible por ayudarlo antes del 21 de marzo.

 

Realmente sentimos el retraso.

 


於2017年1月13日前入表申請學校派位的家長請注意,以下為重要消息更新:
我們已準備好於3月20日、星期一晚通過平郵寄出第一輪派位通知。各位應該從3月21日開始陸續收到派位信。另外,到獲派學校註冊的截止日期將延後一個星期,至4月21日。
 
因星期一晚前還未有派位結果,所以各位無需親臨學生入學事務處查詢。
 
我們明白各位可能正為選擇獨立學校或私立學校作下一步的決定,但請注意,3月21日前我們還沒有學生派位結果。如需要在收到派位信之前獲得派位信息,請發電郵至EnrollinSchool@sfusd.edu,我們將於3月21日之後盡我們所能提供幫助。
 
對於延誤所造成的不便,我們深表歉意!

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 3/20/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. As you know SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, have been delayed. The delay is due to unforeseen staffing emergencies. SFUSD’s computer system is working as designed and there is a dedicated team working 24-7 to get assignments finalized as quickly as possible given these unforeseen staffing issues. Please be assured we are double checking for accuracy every step of the way and aim to get this information to families as soon as possible.

 

We remain hopeful that letters might be ready by Monday. We are extremely sorry for the delay and will notify you of our progress again tomorrow morning, March 20.

 

 

Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Como saben, las cartas de asignación escolar del SFUSD, que debían enviarse por correo antes del 17 de marzo, se han retrasado. El retraso se debe a emergencias imprevistas de personal. El sistema informático del SFUSD está funcionando como está diseñado y hay un equipo dedicado trabajando las 24 horas del día para obtener asignaciones finalizadas lo más rápido posible dado los problemas imprevistos de personal. Por favor, tenga por seguro de que estamos comprobando la exactitud de cada paso del proceso de asignación y queremos hacer llegar la información sobre las asignaciones a las familias tan pronto como sea posible.

 

Seguimos con la esperanza de que las cartas estén listas para el lunes. Estamos extremadamente apenados por este retraso y le notificaremos de nuestro progreso nuevamente mañana por la mañana, 20 de marzo.

 

 

已於2017年1月13日前入表申請學校派位的家長請注意,以下為重要消息更新:
校區原定於3月17日寄出第一輪派位通知,但由於出現不可預見的人手緊急情況,派位信寄出日期將會被推遲。校區的電腦派位系統正按照原來的設計正常運作;此外,校區專門的團隊正在24小時不斷地工作,務求盡快完成學校派位。請放心,我們正為每個步驟的準確性進行反復檢查,並盡快向家長提供有關信息。

 

我們仍然希望派位通知可在星期一準備好。對此延遲帶來的不便,我們深表歉意。校區將於明天上午3月20日再次公佈有關進度。

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 3/19/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 

SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, will be delayed. We apologize for the inconvenience, as we know parents are counting on getting this news in the next few days. District staff need more time to run all of the necessary checks. Please be assured that we are working around the clock and are aiming for the shortest possible delay. Once the letters are ready to go, we will be sure to notify you. We will also be announcing revised dates, as we will be adjusting the registration period. We are extremely sorry for the impact that this delay may cause.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 3/17/17




Audience: Homepage, PTSA and Parents

Fall placement letters will be mailed to incoming 6th grade families on Friday March 17th.  We will need plenty of volunteers throughout the day beginning on Monday 3/20.

 

Sign up today!  Click HERE.

 

Registration is open from 8:30am-4pm and will be closed daily for lunch between 12pm-1pm. 

 

You will be guiding new families through the registration process, which includes filling out several forms. No experience necessary and you DO NOT not need to be a PTSA member to help!

 

Multilingual volunteers are needed at every shift as well.

 

Location: Counseling Conference Room, 1st Floor next to Attendance Office

 

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Posted by: Suz Dehne
Published: 3/16/17




Audience: Homepage

6:00-7:00pm in the Auditorium 

 

Mandatory Meeting for a parent/guardian AND the participant

 

We will discuss detailed itinerary and establish clear communication of expectations of student and family.

 

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Posted by: Leslie Lynn Burleson
Published: 3/15/17




Audience: Homepage

2017 B.A.T.S.

Teen Career Conference

Saturday, March 18, 2017

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

All Bay Area High School Students are invited to join us for our annual Teen Career Conference! This event is the perfect opportunity to meet and discuss your interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and STEM industry and education professionals. You'll also gain valuable insights and tips about college and career preparation.

Registration is FREE for Students!

Includes Free Zoo Admission and Lunch!  

 

 

Conference webpage: http://bayareateenscience.org/TeenCareerConference

Eventbrite Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-bats-teen-career-conference-registration-31852189757

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Posted by: Eric Lewis, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 3/14/17




Audience: Dance Advanced Site, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

43 students participated in a special Dance workshop on Thursday, March 9 with Cal Performances guest artist Patricia West. Peter Tam took amazing photographs!

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Posted by: Rebecca Navarrete-Davis
Published: 3/13/17




Audience: Homepage

The Teens Tackle Tobacco Leadership youth committee from SFUSD's School Health Programs office is sponsoring an Anti-Tobacco/Vape Public Service Announcement Contest for all middle and high school students. There are three categories (middle school, high school or LGBTQ) and two entry modes (poster or video). All entries will receive FREE movie tickets for participating in the contest!

 

Videos should be no more than 90 seconds long, and posters should be either 8.5" x 11" or 9" x 12" in any medium. Entries are due on April 3.

 

Categories & Prizes

LGBTQ $300

High School $300

Middle School $200

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 3/13/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

We recently became aware of a serious security flaw with the locking and latching mechanism of all of our newly installed lockers in both the hallways and locker rooms.  Upon being made aware of this issue I immediately notified the SFUSD Facilities Department.  The vendor that manufactured the lockers was at school last week to investigate the situation.  The vendor has determined that each and every locker will need to be retrofitted and will perform the work during Spring Break (March 27-31, 2017).  In order for this work to occur all locks and items in the lockers will need to be removed on or before Friday, March 24, 2017.

 

Moving forward and until we have the issue fully resolved, all locker use (both in the hallways and the locker rooms) will be optional.  School and classroom practices restricting backpacks in classrooms and the schoolyard will no longer be enforced.  Changing clothes for PE classes and the use of lockers for personal storage will also be optional in the PE locker rooms.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 3/6/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

The School Site Council will meet this Saturday in our annual offsite meeting to work on the Balanced Scorecard.  The Balanced Scorecard is our school's blueprint for success.  The District session starts at 8:30 a.m. at Everett Middle School, and our Presidio breakout session to review school data and work on our plan will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Everett Room 217.  The entire Presidio community is welcome to attend.  Childcare will be provided if you register using the link in the attached reminders document.

 

Everett Middle School is located at 450 Church Street.  The full agenda for our breakout session is also attached.

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Posted by: Annette Hurst
Published: 3/2/17




Audience: Homepage

Dear Faculty, Students, and Parents,

I have attached the list of students and teachers who have already purchased the yearbook. Please look at the list and report to Ms. Abrahams in Rm 212 or email abrahamsa@sfusd.edu if you see a mistake. 

 

Thank you,

Ms. Abrahams 

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Posted by: Ashley Abrahams
Published: 3/1/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has a policy in place that explicitly prohibits gender-based discrimination, a protection that extends to everyone, including transgender and gender expansive students.

We are proud that we were the first school district in the country to pass a policy extending safeguards to our transgender student body. We will continue to honor those policies and ensure that transgender and gender nonconforming students in the SFUSD will remain protected from discrimination, bullying and harassment.

Students, know that in California public schools, you have the right to be...

  • Free from bullying, harassment and discrimination
  • Respected when you dress and express yourself in ways that do not conform to gender stereotypes, with respect to the student dress codes
  • Affirmed by adults when you declare your pronoun and name that fits your gender identity
  • Involved in school activities, access spaces such as locker rooms and restrooms, that fits your gender identity
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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 2/28/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Dear Presidio Families:

Do you care about the success of our school and all of its students?  Great!  We knew it!  The School Site Council (“SSC”) and PTSA are hosting a joint meeting on the evening of March 9 that will include a Forum on Student Achievement.  Mark your calendars now for March 9 at 6:00 p.m.  We want to hear your ideas on how we can close the “achievement gap” by motivating and offering extra support for our lowest-performing students, while also supporting and challenging our high achieving students.  Success in middle school is an important predictor of future success in life, and we want everyone to succeed at Presidio!  Any family who can offer pathways for success, or who feels like it needs ideas and options to improve student performance, is especially encouraged to attend.

A great place to start in giving us your views is the Presidio SSC 2016-17 Community Survey.  Your participation is very important, and will help the SSC set priorities for our school.  Please fill out the online survey here:  http://tinyurl.com/2016-17SSCSurvey.  Chinese, Spanish and Russian versions are also available in the office.  We encourage every member of the community to provide us with this very valuable feedback.  

Food and light refreshments will be served at the March 9 Meeting.  We will send out an RSVP form to get a headcount for ordering food, but please show up whether you remember to RSVP or not.  The more the merrier!

Thanks and see you all soon.

Best,

Presidio SSC

Presidion PTSA 

About the School Site Council

A School Site Council (SSC) must be established at all San Francisco Schools.  The elected members of the SSC represent parents, students, community members, and school staff in school governance.  By state law, the SSC must oversee the site-based budgeting of categorical funds and the development and monitoring of the Balanced Score Card (BSC) and the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). 

The SSC is expected to:

  • Review and analyze student data. 

  • Solicit community input, including feedback from the ELAC.

  • Assist the principal in developing the Academic Plan and school site budget.

  • Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the BSC | SPSA on an ongoing basis.

  • Approve the BSC | SPSA and the school site budget before it is submitted to the District for final review and approval.

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Posted by: Annette Hurst
Published: 2/24/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

We are excited to share that the district is transitioning from School Loop to Synergy’s Gradebook Family and Student Portals in August 2017. This transition to Synergy will provide SFUSD’s students, families, teachers, and district staff with a unified system for real-time information on classes, grades, assignments, and more. While we know change can be challenging, we firmly believe the transition to Synergy Gradebook will increase efficiency for teachers and improve access for our students and families.

 

What does this mean for students and families?
Starting in August 2017, students and families will log in to Synergy’s Family and Student Portals to access student information related to attendance, assignments and grading. Our transition to Synergy is a response to feedback we have heard from school communities about the need to streamline the number of online systems we use for school-family communications.  Our team will be reaching out to families via parent groups and advisory councils, email, School Messenger, school websites, and School Loop to inform them of the change and provide opportunities to learn more and prepare for the transition in August 2017.  

 

Why are we making this change?

  • One login for attendance and grades for teachers and district staff
  • One login per family, regardless of the number of children and which school they attend
  • Greater clarification and standardization of SFUSD grading practices and policies
  • Increased security and confidentiality of student and parent information
  • Actionable real-time student performance information
  • Improved accessibility for individuals with disabilities
  • Improved translation options

What will happen with School Loop?
School Loop will continue to be used for school websites next year. However, teachers, students and families will use Synergy instead of School Loop for other communications and  information about grades and assignments.

 

We are confident that Synergy Gradebook is another exciting step to leverage technology to increase engagement in our school communities, enhance data integrity and security, and better position us for 21st century learning, as outlined in Vision 2025 and our Digital District Plan.  

 

To learn more, check out the exciting G4A Launch Video, go to the Gradebook for All website (www.sfusd.edu/gradebook), or download the attached flier.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 2/21/17




Audience: Homepage

Please click on this link to order a yearbook.

 

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com

 

Enter Presidio Middle School or our school number is: #12091

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Posted by: Cassandra Belair, Associate
Published: 2/14/17




Audience: Homepage

Updated plans for our schoolyard renovations are available at the link below, along with an opportunity to offer your thoughts and opinions on this most recent version.

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Posted by: Grey Todd
Published: 2/10/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

​Greetings Families and School Partners,

 

Happy Black History Month!

 

Please ​see and distribute the attached flyer for this month's AAPAC General Assembly Meeting. Our February theme is "Reclaiming Black American Heritage: A Celebration of Literacy, History and Family. The AAPAC meeting will be held at Dr. Martin Luther King Middle School beginning at 5:30pm. Dinner and Childcare will be provided. If you would like printed color copies of the flyer, please let me know and I will interoffice them to your school sites. 

 

Hopefully you all have received gathered resources from AAPAC SF on ways to share and celebrate Black History with your school communities. In case you have not, please see the Celebrating Black History google folder. To participate in the AAPAC sponsored Black Literacy Campaign click here.  Please also be sure to update aapac@sfusd.edu on what activities or learning opportunities your site will host in celebration of Black History. 

 

Thank you for all that you do to support African American family engagement in our District,

SFUSD AAPAC

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Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 2/9/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

Thank you to the parents who have showed interest in helping for Class of 2017 Year End events.  A parent volunteer meeting is scheduled with Ms. Martin on Friday, February 17, 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm in the counseling office conference room.  We will discuss details of the event along with delegation of workload for each event.  Hope to see you there!  -Ms. Martin

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 2/8/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

The Youth Policy Initiative serves middle school students from across San Francisco, especially low-income, students of color, and first generation college students. Furthermore, YPI engages students in local and national political issues to raise awareness about current events in society and to gear participants towards a career in politics or political activism by inspiring them to find solutions for the many issues Americans face today.

 

To foster these goals, in Summer 2016 we created and hosted a summer camp called the Civics and Leadership Camp.

 

The Civics and Leadership Camp is a FREE, week-long summer camp for rising 7th and 8th grade students from underrepresented backgrounds to learn about public speaking, leadership, and the issues facing San Francisco and the country through interactive lessons and simulations. The first camp took place in early June 2016 and the 2017 camp date is from June 5-9, 2017. Below is a video that explains more about the camp.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i6ZpPyMVDM

 

Camp Details

 

Date: June 5-9, 2017

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: St. Ignatius College Preparatory (2001 37th Ave)

Cost: FREE

Eligibility: Must be a current 6th or 7th grade student.

  • Learn about politics, leadership, and advocacy.
  • Understand and develop solutions to the issues in San Francisco.
  • Take part in a SF Board of Supervisors simulation.
  • Go on a field trip throughout SF, speaking with legislators and community activists.
  • Develop crucial public speaking skills.
  • Speak with a St. Ignatius College Preparatory admissions officer.
  • Meet new friends.
  • The program is FREE; Lunch will be provided.

Impact

95% of students said that their perspective of living in San Francisco changed.

90% of students gained a better sense of local government and the problems in SF today.

85% of students want to empower others to fight injustice in their communities and city.

95% of students would recommend the camp to others.

100% of the high school volunteers and adult faculty would volunteer again.

 

We are looking for motivated 6th and 7th grade students to participate in the 2017 Civics and Leadership Program. Would you be able to share this information to your students and families at Presidio? The link to a flyer is here and the link to apply is here. Applications are due by April 3, 2017. More information can be found on our website. If you have any questions, please email Justin at justin@youthpolicyinitiative.org or see Ms. Jenny (6th Grade) or Ms. Eckberg (7th Grade)

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 2/6/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Do you know a teacher or principal who is doing great work? Nominate them for the Mayor's Teacher or Principal of the Year Award by Feb. 24, or post a note of thanks to the teachers who have made a difference in your life at www.ThankATeacherToday.org.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 2/3/17




Audience: Homepage

San Francisco Zoo Nature Trail Youth Volunteer Program has a summertime youth volunteer opportunity at the San Francisco Zoo called the Nature Trail program. Students ages 12-14 years old learn to work hands-on with small animals while educating zoo visitors about wildlife conservation. $150 fee includes uniform, handbook, training materials. Scholarships available for qualified students (including MUNI pass & lunch). Interested students MUST attend one of the Orientation Meetings on Saturday, February 18 OR Sunday, February 26 from 10am-Noon at the SF Zoo. See attached Flyer for more information and details.

 

Contact Tracy Nappi for further information.

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Posted by: Casey Passmore, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 2/1/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

All students, families, faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend next Thursday’s PTSA Meeting.  The design team from Scientific Art Studio will be giving us the first look at the final schoolyard design.  If you can’t make the PTSA meeting, there will be design plans and renderings on display in the main hallway soon after the presentation.   Come see the Greatest Schoolyard in the Universe! at the PTSA meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Library.  

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 2/1/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Wesley Johnson: The Texas Tornado is the topic as Oxford University Press historian John William Templeton leads a Black History Month service at St. Dominick's Catholic Church, 2390 Bush St. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. 

Prior to the service, Templeton presents a tour of the African-American Freedom Trail at 11 a.m. beginning from the Martin Luther King Waterfall in Yerba Buena Gardens. 

Johnson came to San Francisco at age nine in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and achieved a number of milestones at each stage of his life. Highlights include welcoming the debate team from Wiley College in Texas to San Francisco State Teachers College in 1935 for an interracial debate with S.F. State and U.C-Berkeley. The Wiley debaters were popularized in the Oprah Winfrey-produced film The Great Debaters starring Denzel Washington. Johnson also opened the Flamingo Club and Hotel Texas at 1832-6 Fillmore Street in 1943 for a 25 year run as the heart of the Fillmore nightlife scene. 

The African-American Freedom Trail, as featured on NBC Bay Area and KPIX, is part of a statewide trail which documents the role of African-Americans in 500 years of California history.  More than 400 sites are in San Francisco, including three current churches and two Prince Hall lodges founded in 1852.  

For more details about the tour, contact John William Templeton at 415-240-3537john@zenviba.org or book at californiablackhistory.com 

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Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 1/30/17




Audience: Homepage

Fabulous Pics by Peter Tam

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Posted by: Rebecca Navarrete-Davis
Published: 1/29/17




Audience: Homepage

An Informational meeting will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017, after school on the lower yard, from 3:30-3:45pm.  Physical packets will be given out at this time and must be completed by the first day of practice, Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

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Posted by: Shauna Alvarez
Published: 1/26/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

COMPLETED Yosemite and Olympic Park Applications are due by Thurs., Feb. 2 to the Main Office. 

 

Suggested donations for the trips are $550 for Yosemite & $850 for Olympic. These donations are NOT DUE with the applications. A deposit/Recommended Donation of 50% will hold your spot once the roster selections are announced. ALL DONATIONS are due on or before March 15, 2017.

 

Donation information will be made available to those selected for each trip following the selection process. Scholarship information will also be made available at this time.

 

Those interested in becoming a Parent Chaperone should check the box and complete section C. Fees are $200 and due by March 15, 2017. Coordinators will contact these parents following selection of students.

 

 

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Posted by: Leslie Lynn Burleson
Published: 1/26/17




Audience: Homepage

Hairspray

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Posted by: Rebecca Navarrete-Davis
Published: 1/22/17




Audience: Homepage

Good Morning Baltimore-

more to come

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Posted by: Rebecca Navarrete-Davis
Published: 1/22/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Jazz started in San Francisco. Find out why and how during the third session of Come to the Water: Teaching California Black History.

Come join Oxford University Press historian John William Templeton as he leads the seventh annual Come to the Water: Teaching California Black History seven-week course. The author of Our Roots Run Deep: The Black Experience in California, Vols.1-4, Templeton is the creator of the West's first African American Freedom Trail. 
 

The next session of the course is Saturday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. in the ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage offices at 1691 Turk.
 
The books for the seven week course are: 
Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4 
Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco 
Cakewalk: a historical novel about the unsung creators of jazz 
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Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 1/22/17




Audience: Jake Stookey, Art 6 Site, Art 7 Site, Art 8 Site, Drama 8 Site, Homeroom Site, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage
Posted by: Jake Stookey
Published: 1/18/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Dear Community,

 

The City & County of San Francisco in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, the SF Alliance of Black School Educators, 100% College Prep, Mo Magic and many other community partners proudly presents the Spring Bi-Annual "Black Family Day" on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at Willie L. Brown Middle School (2055 Silver Ave SF).

The day will feature a delicious Southern buffet brunch, a community resource fair for students and families PK-12, student and staff facilitated STEM activities, student performances and a series of workshops focusing on family empowerment and advocacy. There will also be raffles of amazing prizes such as tablets, gift cards and Warrior’s tickets.

This event is free and open to families in SF.  Participants can register by calling (415) 401-2555 ext. 1246 or emailing their contact information and the number in their group to aapac@sfusd.edu. Please share this opportunity with your community. 

 

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Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 1/12/17




Audience: Homepage, Athletic Teams and Bulletins

On Thursday, January 26, we will celebrate and honor all of our athletes and coaches that participated in the fall sports.  The assemblies will be held in the afternoon.  4th period, 6th grade, 5th period, 8th grade, and 6th period, 7th grade.

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Posted by: Shauna Alvarez
Published: 1/10/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

8th Grade Dance performing in Winter Concert 2016 to Micaela, directed by Rebecca Navarrete-Davis

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Posted by: Rebecca Navarrete-Davis
Published: 1/1/17




Audience: Rebecca Navarrete-Davis, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Tres Deseos music by Gloria Estefan

Choreography by Rebecca Navarrete-Davis

Winter Dance Concert 2016

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Posted by: Rebecca Navarrete-Davis
Published: 1/1/17




Audience: Homepage

As all public school districts in the State of California, including SFUSD, transitioned from STAR testing to the Smarter Balanced Assessments Consortium’s (SBAC) standardized assessments, all 9th grade applicants to Lowell were temporarily required to take the Lowell Admissions Test in the interim years 2015­-16 and 2016­-17.

 

As results from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s (SBAC) standardized tests SFUSD became available, SFUSD planned to use scores from the 7th grade SBAC for SFUSD Lowell applicants for the 2017-­18 school year.

 

However, the district has received feedback from parents that there was not sufficient notice regarding the use of SBAC tests for Lowell admissions. Therefore, the district has determined that all applicants for Lowell for the 2017­-18 school year will again be required to take the Lowell Admissions Test in January. For SFUSD students who have 7th grade SBAC scores, the district will use the highest score from either SBAC or the Lowell Admissions Test in English Language Arts and Math for its admissions’ calculations.

 

In 2017, the test will be administered on January 4, 5, 6, and 9 and students will be assigned by last name. More details are included on the Lowell application.

 

This will be the final year current SFUSD students applying to Lowell will be required to take the Lowell Admissions Test. For the 2018-­19 and all subsequent years, SFUSD will use 7th grade SBAC scores for SFUSD student applicants to Lowell.

 

Applicants for Lowell must submit both a Lowell application and an enrollment application by Friday, December 16, 2016 to either their present SFUSD middle school or to the Educational Placement Center, which is temporarily located at 655 De Haro Street.

 

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 11/1/16