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Apply by January 11, 2019
Enrollment Guide 2019-2020 - Apply by January 11, 2019 ENGLISH - SFUSD
Welcome to San Francisco Public Schools                                                                                    Superintendent’s Message

        Mission Statement                                                 Dear parents, families and students:

        Every day we provide each and every student with the              Thank you for choosing San Francisco public schools.
        quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive
                                                                          Here at SFUSD, we are motivated every day by the goal of fostering
        in the 21st century.                                              engaged and joyful learners. We pride ourselves on our diverse school
                                                                          offerings, and our staff is dedicated to developing each student’s creativity,
        Vision of Student Success                                         critical thinking and collaboration skills, no matter which school your child
        Every student who attends SFUSD schools will discover his or
        her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose. Each    Our district has talented teachers who believe in providing all students
                                                                          with engaging learning experiences that build strong thinking habits and
        and every student will graduate from high school ready for        support mastery of skills to prepare them for lifelong success.
        college and career and equipped with the skills, capacities and
                                                                          We value diversity and are committed to supporting students from all backgrounds and learning styles.
        dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile.
                                                                          Every school offers students opportunities to cultivate their academic growth, creativity and well being

                                                                          •   Math and English courses aligned to rigorous state standards;
                                                                          •   Visual and performing arts and music programs;
                                                                          •   Comprehensive physical education each week;
                                                                          •   Social and emotional learning, like communicating feelings and resolving conflicts;
                                                                          •   Support for student health and wellbeing from school nurses and social workers;
                                                                          •   Healthy school breakfasts and lunch;
                                                                          •   Enhanced learning through libraries and technology; and
                                                                          •   Out-of-school learning opportunities.

                                                                          We take a holistic approach to supporting all students in achieving success in their lives and positively
                                                                          impacting our community.

                                                                          This guide will help you and your child learn about the opportunities at SFUSD. Our multilingual
                                                                          website at sfusd.edu/enroll and enrollment counselors at the Education Placement Center, 555
                                                                          Franklin Street, are here to assist you with the SFUSD school application process.

                                                                          Your child’s education is our priority. We look forward to serving you!

                                                                          Warm regards,

                                                                          Dr. Vincent Matthews, Superintendent
                                                                          San Francisco Unified School District

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Table of Contents

                                                    Superintendent’s Message                   3
                                                                                                        The SFUSD Enrollment Guide explains the
                                                    Discover: Tips on Choosing Schools         7        application and enrollment process for San
                                                    Apply                                      11       Francisco public schools. This guide also has
                                                      How to Apply: Steps 1-4                  12       information about SFUSD schools, programs,
                                                                                                        services and policies. Families should
                                                      Getting Help for Your Application        14       reference this guide when researching
                                                      Application Requirements                 16       their child’s school options, completing
                                                      Interdistrict Transfers                  18       their child’s application, or when they have
                                                                                                        questions about the process.
                                                      Related Policies and Services            19
                                                      Students in Transition                   20       Information may change
                                                      English Learners: How to Apply           22       The information in this guide is accurate as
                                                      Language Pathways                        24       of the time of publication (September 2018).
                                                                                                        However, it is possible that some programs
                                                      Special Education: How to Apply          26       could be moved, eliminated, reduced,
                                                    Enroll                                     31       modified, or added. Major changes will be
                                                      How to Enroll: Steps 1-3                 32       publicized on www.sfusd.edu as soon as they
                                                                                                        are known.
                                                      Student Assignment Policy                33
                                                    Student and Family Support                 37
                                                      Family Engagement and Resources          38
                                                      Before and Afterschool Programs          40
                                                      Transportation to School                 42
                                                    Discover SFUSD Schools
                                                      Prekindergarten                          45
                                                      Transitional Kindergarten                49
                                                      Elementary Schools                       53
                                                      Middle Schools                           81
                                                      High Schools                             91
                                                         Career Technical Education            94
                                                         Applying to Ruth Asawa SOTA          103
                                                         Applying to Lowell                   104
                                                         Alternative and County Schools       106
                                                         Charter Schools                      108

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Tips on Choosing Schools
SFUSD offers many high-quality schools and programs. Explore your op-
tions to find which schools will best meet your child’s needs.
Research schools
Use this guide or visit www.sfusd.edu/en/schools/all-schools.html
Attend the SFUSD Enrollment Fair
Talk to school representatives directly on October 13, 2018 at John O’Con-
nell High School.
Visit schools
Meet staff, find out about programs, and get a feel for the campus.
Talk to parents
Hear directly about their experiences.
Start ranking your school options
You can list an unlimited number of choices in order of your preference.
All San Francisco public schools are listed in this guide on the following pages:
•   Early Education (pre-kindergarten) schools starts on page 44
•   Transitional kindergarten schools starts on page 48
•   Elementary schools starts on page 52
•   Middle schools starts on page 80
•   High schools (including continuation and charter high schools) starts on
    page 90
Each school includes a brief description to help you understand the school’s
programs and features, and compare schools across locations and programs.
Are you looking for special programs like STEAM or language immersion?
Perhaps schools that offer afterschool programs? The following icons can


        Uniform required at this school

AM      Before school program available on site

PM      Afterschool program available on site

        Language pathway offered

        School has STEAM focus (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)

        School bus available from certain zip codes

        After school supper provided

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                  Students Who Thrive
                                                                                                                                                          Language programs
        CONTENT                                                                                CAREER &
       KNOWLEDGE                                Ready to Create                               LIFE SKILLS
                                         Have the freedom, confidence and ability
      Ready to Think,                   to express your unique self. Be creative and      Ready for Career,
      Learn and Grow                             at the center of solutions.               Ready for Life
Master the fundamentals for success—                                                   Acquire the knowledge, skills and                                  Visual and performing
                                                                                                                                                          arts in every
 like math, English, computer science                                                   experience needed to navigate
and art—and develop problem-solving                                                     the world, solve problems and                    R
                                                                                                                               OLS WITH A TS EDUCATIO
                                                                                                                           SCHO                      N
       and critical-thinking skills.                                                      communicate effectively.

                                                                                                                              100%                        elementary school

                                                                                                                                 AC A D E M I E S
                                                                                                                                                          High school career
                                                                                                                                                          and tech academies

   GLOBAL, LOCAL &                                                                     SENSE OF PURPOSE
   DIGITAL IDENTITY                                                                     & SENSE OF SELF
                                                                                                                                                          Average number of
     Ready to Tackle a
     Changing World
                                                                                       Ready to Be Your Best
                                                                                       Recognize your purpose and value.
                                                                                                                                                          years our teachers
Learn new languages and understand
    new technologies. Navigate
                                         LEADERSHIP, EMPATHY,
                                           & COLLABORATION
                                                                                           Reach your full potential.
                                                                                                                                                          have taught in SFUSD
   and engage in an inclusive and
          interconnected                    Ready to Lead, Ready
    21st century global society.            to Work with Others
                                         Learn to work together in diverse teams
                                         and with partners inside and outside the
                                           classroom. Be a positive influence.                                                                           2019-20 SFUSD Enrollment Guide • www.sfusd.edu/enroll   9
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2019-2020 Enrollment Key Dates
                        Oct. 13, 2018
               SFUSD Enrollment Fair              Dec. 14, 2018
               at John O’Connell High             Last day to submit application for

 KEY DATES      School, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.           Lowell High 9th grade (see page

                                                   Jan. 11, 2019
                                                   Last day to submit
                                Jan. 16, 2019
             Last day to submit application for    application for SFUSD
             Ruth Asawa SOTA (see page 105)        TK-12 schools for
                                                   March Placement
             Week of Mar. 18, 2019
              Families who applied by
             January 11 receive their             Mar. 25-29, 2019
                 offer letters by mail            Spring Break - all schools closed

                                                  Apr. 5, 2019
                                                  Last day to register
                                                  to accept March offer
                                                  // Last day to submit
                                                  application for May
                                                  Placement Period
             Week of May 20, 2019
              Families who applied by

             April 5 receive their offer
                         letters by mail

                                                  May 31, 2019
                                                  Last day to register to
                                                  accept May offer
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How to Apply: Steps 1-4                                                                                                                                                       How to Apply: Steps 1-4

                                                                                                                                        TIP: Students who submit their applications by January
                              Prepare Documents                                                                                         11, 2019 and request multiple school choices will have the
                                                                                                                                        best chances of being assigned to their requested school.

               Families applying for TK or kindergarten and families who are new to SFUSD should gather
               the following documents and be prepared to submit them with their application.
                                                                                                                                                     Submit the Application
               •   Photo identification for the child’s parent/guardian
               •   Proof of the child’s birth (birth certificate, hospital record). If the document does not list the
                   parent/guardian’s name, additional verification to prove guardianship is required.                                  If you are a student who is..                     Submit your application at...
               •   One document proving home address with the name of the parent/guardian listed.
                                                                                                                                       • New to SFUSD                                    Educational Placement Center
                   Acceptable proofs of home address (must be original and include the name and address of the                         • Applying for grades 1-5, 7-8 or 10-12 and       8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
                   parent or guardian):                                                                                                  are transferring schools within SFUSD
                   •   Utility service contract, statement or payment receipts from agencies such as PG&E, wa-                         • Applying for grades K, 6, or 8 at SFUSD         • Educational Placement Center
                       ter, cable, or garbage dated within 45 days (no cell phone bills will be accepted)                                schools                                         • West Portal Elementary School
                   •   Both automobile registration and auto insurance policy (declarations page), must be cur-                                                                            4-7 p.m. on January 9, 2019
                       rent (count as one proof)                                                                                                                                         • Sutro Elementary School
                   •   Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy, must be current                                                                                                           4-7 p.m. on January 10, 2019
                   •   Property tax statement, must be current assessment year                                                                                                           • Daniel Webster Elementary School
                   •   Correspondence from a government agency dated within 45 days                                                                                                        4-7 p.m. on January 11, 2019
                   •   Grant deed, title of property                                                                                                                                     • Leola Havard EES
                   •   Rental property contract, lease, or payment receipts within 45 days                                                                                                 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. throughout school
                   •   Section 8 agreements, must be current                                                                                                                               year
                   •   Affidavit of residency executed by the parent or legal guardian of a pupil                                      • Applying for kindergarten and have an older     • The sibling’s SFUSD school
                   •   Pay stubs dated within 45 days                                                                                    sibling currently attending an SFUSD ele-
                   •   Voter registration, must be current                                                                               mentary
                   We cannot accept cell phone bills as proof of address.
               For current SFUSD parents/guardians who haven’t changed their home address, only photo iden-                                          Schedule Language
               tification is required. If the home address has changed, parents/guardians must provide one proof
               of address and photo identification.
                                                                                                                                                     Assessments (as needed)

                                                                                                                                        Students who speak a language other than English and list a Dual Language Pathway as a
                               Complete the Application                                                                                 school choice may be assessed for their current language skills to evaluate their proficiency in
                                                                                                                                        the pathway language. Parents/guardians should submit their child’s enrollment application
                                                                                                                                        early to meet with an EPC counselor and complete the necessary assessments. More informa-
                                                                                                                                        tion on assessments can be found in the English Learners section on page 22.
               Applications for 2019-20 will be available on October 15, 2018 at the Educational Placement
               Center or at any SFUSD school. You can also download and print the application from sfusd.
               edu/enroll. Please complete all sections of the application. Incomplete applications cannot be           Who should apply?
               processed as on time. Remember to sign the application to verify that the information provided
               is accurate. Applications should list the schools and programs where your child wants to enroll          Students new to SFUSD, students entering transitional kindergarten or kindergarten, students transitioning
               in order of preference. Students can request any SFUSD school within their grade level. There            from elementary to middle school or middle school to high school, or students who wish to change schools
               is no limit to the number of schools that students can request.                                          next year should apply by January 11, 2019.

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Getting Help for Your Application                                                                                                                              Getting Help for Your Application

Placement Counselors                                                      EPC Location and Office Hours
The Educational Placement Center (EPC) is                                 555 Franklin St., Room 100
where parents/guardians can apply to enroll                               San Francisco, CA 94102
their child in an SFUSD school. Placement                                 Phone: 415-241-6085 | Fax: 415-241-6087
Counselors are available to assist families in the                        Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
enrollment process year-round by answering                                Due to staff development, the EPC opens at 10
questions, explaining the assignment process                              a.m. once a month. Please check our website for
and assisting other enrollment-related needs.                             dates.
No appointments are necessary to meet with a
Placement Counselor. Please visit during EPC’s                            The EPC will be closed on the following holidays:
hours of operation.                                                       Nov. 12, 2018 (Veterans Day)
                                                                          Nov. 22-23, 2018 (Thanksgiving)
Enrollment Workshops                                                      Dec. 25, 2018 (Christmas Day)
The EPC also offers workshops to help families                            Jan. 1, 2019 (New Year’s Day)
with important enrollment information. Com-                               Jan. 21, 2019 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
pleted applications can also be submitted at                              Feb. 18, 2019 (Presidents’ Day)
these workshops. All workshops are located at                             May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day)
555 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA 94102.                                Jul. 4, 2019 (Independence Day)
To request translation services during an EPC                             Sep. 2, 2019 (Labor Day)
workshop or event, call 415-522-7343. To learn                            Oct. 14, 2019 (Columbus Day/Indigenous Peo-
more about EPC events and workshops, visit                                ple’s Day)

                      Language support at the EPC
                      To obtain further assistance, you may call the EPC to speak to an individual staff
                                                                                                                                                    Enrollment Workshops
                      person. To reach EPC staff, please call 415-241-6085. This phone number will direct
                      you to an individual staff person in the following languages: Cantonese, English, Fili-                                       All workshops will be hosted at 555 Franklin Street on the following
                      pino, Mandarin, Spanish and Vietnamese. The staff that provide this support include:                                          days and times:
                      •    Lynn Kwong – 415-241-6085 ext. 1138 (English/Cantonese/Mandarin)                                                         • Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
                      •    Tomás Beccar Varela – 415-241-6085 ext. 1134 (English/Spanish)
                                                                                                                                                      (and accepting applications until 7:30 p.m.)
                      •    Hans Gong – 415-241-6085 ext. 1129 (Vietnamese)
                      •    Catalina Pajar – 415-241-6310 (Filipino)                                                                                 • Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                      (and accepting applications until 12:00 p.m.)
                                                                                                                                                    • Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Non-Discrimination Policy                                                                                                                             (and accepting applications until 12:00 p.m.)
San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation,
and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental
                                                                                                                                                    • Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s          (and accepting applications until 7:30 p.m.)
association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site     Staff will also be accepting completed applications at these workshops.
principal and/or Director of the Office of Equity (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Keasara (Kiki) Williams, at 415-355-7334 or williamsk3@
sfusd.edu. A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy and SFUSD’s non-discrimination policy are available online at www.sfusd.edu.

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Application Requirements                                                                                                                                                   Application Requirements

Residency Requirements                                                                                                   Student Health Requirements
A student’s residence is the legal residence of the parent(s)/guardian(s) who have physical custody of the child.        Immunizations
To enroll in SFUSD, the student must continually reside in San Francisco when he/she applies for school, and             According to the California School Immunization Law, children must have their required immunizations
while attending an SFUSD school.                                                                                         (vaccinations or shots) before they can attend school.
Students cannot temporarily reside in San Francisco solely to attend an SFUSD school. Also, parents/guardians
                                                                                                                         TB Clearance
who own property in San Francisco, but do not live in the city, are not considered a resident. (This residency
policy does not apply to students who are homeless.)                                                                     New students also must provide evidence of tuberculosis (TB) clearance, such as a negative test result, or
To verify San Francisco residency, parents/guardians must:                                                               verification that the child is not at risk for TB, dated within one year before starting school.
•    Remain at the home when not elsewhere for labor or other temporary reasons;                                         Physical Exam
•    Maintain their residency, or move to another residency in San Francisco; and                                        Students enrolling in kindergarten must also have had a physical examination within 6 months of the first
•    Have their child physically reside in San Francisco for at least 50 percent of the time during the school year if   day of kindergarten. First-graders must have had a physical examination within 18 months prior to the
     the parents/guardians live separately.                                                                              first day of first grade. The School Health Form for the physical exam and TB clearance are in the SFUSD
                                                                                                                         School Health Manual (section E) available at www.healthiersf.org/resources/SHM.php. Information about
Special Residency Situations                                                                                             required immunizations can be found in the SFUSD School Health Manual (section E) or at www.shotsfor-
There are special circumstances when a student can declare residency in San Francisco without a parent/guard-            school.org.
ian. They include: students who are emancipated, living in foster care or with a caregiver, receiving temporary
                                                                                                                         Students with Medical Conditions
medical care in San Francisco, or who have an interdistrict permit. Students living with an adult caregiver, specif-
ically to attend a particular school, may have their school request denied.                                              Students who have a health condition that may affect their education should state this on their enrollment
                                                                                                                         application in the “Special Needs” section, along with a brief description of what the child will need for
Students Moving Inside/Outside SF                                                                                        functioning at or attending school. In addition, health documents should be given to the school and/or at-
Students moving with their legal parents/guardians from a San Francisco address to a new San Francisco address           tached to the application. Do not include information about the medical condition of relatives or non-med-
must submit a Change of Address form to the Educational Placement Center within 14 days of moving. Failure to            ical issues like transportation. Any need for health or medical services should be reviewed by an SFUSD
submit a Change of Address Form by the deadline could result in a student’s enrollment being revoked.                    School District Nurse before services are provided so staff who will be providing those services could be
Students who move out of San Francisco but want to continue attending a SFUSD school can apply for an inter-             identified and properly trained.
district permit from the new school district of residence to attend an undersubscribed SFUSD school that has
                                                                                                                         Health Documents for Schools
available seats. An undersubscribed school is defined as a school that was not full and did not have outstanding
choice requests at the beginning of the current school year. If enrollment has been revoked, the student will not        If needed, the student’s healthcare provider should complete an Emergency Care Plan so the student can
be eligible to apply for an interdistrict permit for a year. Please see page xx for details about the permit.            receive the proper care while at school. If the student needs medication while at school, the healthcare
                                                                                                                         provider must complete a Medication Form for each medication needed. If the student requires specialized
Residency Fraud                                                                                                          healthcare procedures while at school, medical orders must be given to the school before services can be
SFUSD reserves the right to request additional documents and/or conduct an investigation if the Superinten-              provided.
dent (or designee) reasonably believes, or has a reasonable suspicion, that the parent/guardian of a student has         Emergency Care Plans and Medication Forms for common conditions are available in the SFUSD School
given false or unreliable evidence of residency. SFUSD can verify residency at any time, or require proof of con-        Health Manual (sections B and C) or at www.healthiersf.org/resources/SHM.php.
tinued residency at certain intervals (monthly, quarterly, annually) as deemed appropriate. The Director of the
Educational Placement Center (EPC) is the designee charged with overseeing residency fraud investigations.

Age Requirements                                                                                                                                SFUSD Wellness Policy
California law requires that a child must be five years old on or before September 1 of the school year to be le-                               The purpose of the SFUSD Wellness Policy is to ensure that students are safe,
gally eligible for kindergarten and six years old on or before September 1 of the school year to be legally eligible                            healthy and ready to learn. Schools are encouraged to create an environment
for first grade. Students who will have their fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2 of the school                                   where the healthy choice is the easiest, most desired choice among students,
year are eligible for transitional kindergarten, which you can learn more about on page 50.                                                     staff, families and the community. For more information about the Wellness
                                                                                                                                                Policy, visit sfusd.edu/BeWell.

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Interdistrict Transfers                                                                                                                                            Related Policies and Services

Living in San Francisco, Applying to Another District                                                                   Undocumented Students
                                                               Potential Reasons for Interdistrict Transfer
Parents/guardians must submit an interdistrict permit                      Permit Approvals:                            Any child whose parents/guardians live in San Francisco is guaranteed access to a free public education in
to the Educational Placement Center (EPC) if he/she                                                                     SFUSD. Students will not be denied access to school because of their immigration status.
lives in San Francisco and wants their child to attend      • To meet the child care needs of the student
a public school outside of San Francisco. Verification      • Because the parent/guardian is employed in San            Foreign Exchange Students
of the San Francisco home address is required. Stu-                                                                     SFUSD does not participate or issue the federal Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) I-20
                                                            • Because the student has a sibling attending school in
dents receiving Special Education Services must also          the requested district                                    form for potential F1 students (international students with an F1 visa attending an academic program or
submit a copy of their Individualized Educational Plan.     • To allow students to complete a school year if their      English Language Program at a school in the United States).
Interdistrict applications are reviewed weekly and            parents/guardians moved out of the SFUSD bound-           Approved J1 student exchange organizations must contact the SFUSD Educational Placement Center (EPC)
                                                              aries during the school year
forwarded to the requested district. Final approval is                                                                  when requesting placement of a foreign exchange student.
                                                            • When there is a valid interest in a particular edu-
made by the requested district. Students who request          cational program not offered in the school district       J1 visas are issued to students attending cultural and educational exchange opportunities in the United
interdistrict transfers cannot be guaranteed enroll-          where the student lives                                   States through programs overseen by the U.S. State Department. J1 students will be assigned to an SFUSD
ment in SFUSD. Interdistrict permits must be applied                                                                    school if space is available.
for annually.                                               Students who are victims of bullying at the school
                                                            district where they live will have priority for interdis-   Foreign Transcript Translations
Living Outside of San Francisco, Applying to SFUSD          trict transfers under any existing interdistrict transfer
                                                            agreements the student has, or will be given additional     High school students who are immigrants and want to enroll in a SFUSD school should bring school tran-
Students who do not live in San Francisco but want to                                                                   scripts from their country of origin and required documents for SFUSD enrollment.
                                                            consideration for an interdistrict transfer agreement.
apply for an SFUSD school should enroll in the school
district where they live as a precaution in case they                                                                   The EPC will provide translations of transcripts if needed. EPC placement counselors also will make recom-
are not assigned to an SFUSD school. SFUSD grants interdistrict transfers if seats are available.                       mendations for placement at the appropriate grade level.

Students living outside San Francisco applying for interdistrict transfer permits will not be assigned an SFUSD
school through the regular student assignment process. Instead, the EPC will begin reviewing requests five
weeks before school starts. School assignment offers will first be made to students living in San Francisco.
Applying for Interdistrict Transfer Permits
Students living outside of San Francisco who want to attend a SFUSD school must apply for an interdistrict
transfer permit from the school district where they live. If the student’s district of residence approves the per-
mit, it will be forwarded to the SFUSD EPC for approval. Students must submit a SFUSD enrollment applica-
tion with their out-of-district address, and the documents needed for SFUSD enrollment.
Students who need special education services and want to attend a SFUSD school must have their interdis-
trict transfer applications approved by the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Director or the Assistant
Superintendent of Special Education Services before students will be placed in a school.
Interdistrict permits must be renewed for students each school year. Students also must maintain satisfactory
                                                                                                                             Education Outside
                                                                                                                             Practicing Science and Connecting to Nature
standards of academic progress, behavior and attendance for interdistrict transfers. School assignments are
made in the order that the applications are received.                                                                        More than half of all elementary students
                                                                                                                             at SFUSD participate in Education Outside
Approving Interdistrict Transfers                                                                                            during the school day. The program
Interdistrict transfer requests will be approved on a case-by-case basis. SFUSD reserves the right to limit the              transforms school gardens into living
number of incoming students and establish priorities according to types of requests.                                         outdoor classrooms, and brings hands-on,
                                                                                                                             experimental science and environmental
Interdistrict transfers will not be granted for high-demand schools, which are schools filled to capacity at the
                                                                                                                             education to students.
end of the first placement period. The requests also are not granted for Lowell High School and Ruth Asawa                                                                    Photo taken at Malcolm X Academy Elementary School
San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA).

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Students in Transition                                                                                                                                                           Students in Transition

SFUSD ensures educational rights and protections for
students experiencing homelessness or students              Who Qualifies as Students in Transition?
in transition who lack a fixed, regular, adequate
nighttime residence, according to the federal McK-         According to the McKinney-Vento Act and per
inney-Vento Act and Every Student Succeeds Act             SFUSD policy, students in transition are children
(ESSA). SFUSD students, pre-kindergarten through           and youth who “lack a fixed, regular and adequate
12th grade, will have equal access to public educa-        nighttime residence.”
tion and educational resources deemed appropriate          This includes the following situations:
for their individual needs.                                • Children and youth who are sharing the housing
Students who are homeless and in transition can              of other persons due to loss of housing, eco-
                                                             nomic hardship, or a similar reason
apply for enrollment to any SFUSD school at the Edu.
                                                           • Children and youth who may be living in motels,
cational Placement Center (EPC), 555 Franklin Street,
                                                             hotels, trailer parks, shelters, or awaiting foster
room 100. School assignment will be based on space           care placement.
available for the grade level, or the student’s need       • Children and youth who have a primary night-
for attending a specific program with the support of         time residence that is a public or private place
an EPC placement counselor and consistent with the           not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular
McKinney-Vento Act.                                          sleeping accommodation for human beings.
                                                           • Children and youth who are living in cars, parks,
Documents for Students in Transition                         public spaces, abandoned buildings, substan-
Schools, agencies and shelters can start the enroll-         dard housing, bus or train stations, or similar
ment process for students in transition by contacting        settings.
the EPC. The school selected should immediately            • Migratory children who qualify as homeless be-
                                                             cause they are children who are living in similar
enroll the student, regardless of the student having
                                                             circumstances listed above.
the required documents for enrollment (past aca-
demic records, medical records, proof of residency), in
accordance with the McKinney-Vento Act and ESSA.           Questions? Contact Students and Families
                                                           Experiencing Homelessness, 20 Cook St., or call
To obtain a student’s academic records, the enrolling                                                              Enrollment Disputes for Students in Transition
                                                           District Liaison Teri Gee, 415-750-4500 x1408.
school must immediately contact the last school the                                                                If a dispute arises over school selection or enrollment for a student in transition, the student must be imme-
student attended.                                                                                                  diately enrolled in the school where the student is seeking enrollment, pending resolution of the dispute.
The enrolling school must maintain the student’s documents, including immunization or medical records, ac-         Parents/guardians should contact the District Liaison, Teri Gee, to resolve disputes as quickly as possible. For
ademic records, birth certificates, guardianship records, and evaluations for special services or programs, for    students not accompanied with a parent/guardian, the liaison must ensure that the dispute resolution pro-
students who are homeless and in transition. The records must be maintained and available within 14 days           cess is performed.
of the student’s enrollment into a new school or SFUSD. Records also must be maintained according to the           A written explanation of the decision regarding school selection or enrollment must be provided to the par-
General Education Provisions Act.                                                                                  ent/guardian or unaccompanied youth. If the dispute remains unresolved or is appealed, the Program Admin-
Students in transition can receive additional services for school (Muni monthly passes, uniforms, tutoring,        istrator will forward all written materials to the Executive Director of the Students and Families Experiencing
and school supplies) by contacting the District Liaison, Teri Gee. Students who lack immunizations or medical      Homelessness program for review. A decision will be made within five working days. If the dispute is not
records should also contact the District Liaison for support.                                                      resolved, the documents will be sent to the State Homeless Coordinator at 866-856-8214.

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English Learners: How to Apply                                                                                                                      English Learners: How to Apply

The San Francisco Unified School District is committed to ensuring that English Learners acquire high
levels of English and home language proficiency (where available), academic achievement and skills that                        More details on eligible programs for English Learners and
will lead to success in the 21st century. As such, we provide various educational programs and lan-                            classification requirements can be found in the English Learner
guage pathways for students who are English Learners. This section provides a general overview of the                          Program Guide, available at the Educational Placement Center and
enrollment process for English Learners. For a complete description, see the English Learner Program
Guide, available though the Educational Placement Center or at www.sfusdmultilingualpathways.org.
                                                                                                                               online at sfusdmultilingualpathways.org.

Who is an English Learner?
Your child is classified as an English Learner (EL) if when you filled out the “Home Language Survey” on    What happens after the test?
the SFUSD Enrollment Application, you answered at least one of the following questions with a lan-          Once the test is completed and scored the parents/guardians meet with a counselor at the EPC to dis-
guage other than English:                                                                                   cuss test results, program options, and support services. Parents will have the opportunity to change
                                                                                                            the school or program requests on their child’s application if they so choose and/or if their child is not
• What language did your child first learn when s/he began to talk?
                                                                                                            eligible for a selected language pathway.
• What language do you use most frequently to speak with your child?
• What language does your child use most frequently at home?                                                What are the language pathways available for English Learners?
And if at grades Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and above, your child did not receive an overall score of   SFUSD provides 6 pathways:
“Initial Fluent English Proficient” on the Initial English Language Proficiency Assessment for California
                                                                                                            •   Dual Language Pathways
(ELPAC) or your child has not yet been reclassified as an English-proficient student by SFUSD.
                                                                                                            •   Biliteracy Pathways
If my child is an English Learner, how do I enroll them in school?                                          •   Secondary Dual Language Pathways
                                                                                                            •   Newcomer Pathways
Students who speak a language other than English and list a Language Pathway as a school choice may
                                                                                                            •   World Language Pathways
be assessed for their current language skills to evaluate a child’s proficiency in the pathway language
                                                                                                            •   English Plus Pathways
before they can enroll in school. Parents/guardians should submit their child’s enrollment application
early to meet with an EPC counselor and complete the necessary language assessments.                        We encourage parents and guardians to learn more about how each pathway can help English Learners
                                                                                                            academically succeed.
Where does my child take the assessment test?
All assessments will be conducted by the staff at the Educational Placement Center, Room 100, 555           Where can I find more information about these pathways?
Franklin Street, or a designated school site. Assessments will be scheduled and conducted prior to fam-     Please see page 24-25 of this Enrollment Guide.
ilies receiving a school assignment.
                                                                                                            Reclassification for English Learners
                                                                                                            English Learners can be reclassified as Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) students after meeting linguistic
                                                                                                            and academic criteria set by the state and district. The Multilingual Pathways Department regularly dis-
                   Language support at the EPC                                                              tributes a list of students who potentially qualify for reclassification to schools. Schools are responsible
                   To obtain further assistance in understanding the language assessments, you may          for starting the reclassification process for each student.
                   call the EPC to speak to an individual staff person. To reach EPC staff, please call     When a student is reclassified, the student’s academic progress must be monitored for two years. For
                   415-241-6085. This phone number will direct you to an individual staff person            details on reclassification requirements by grade level, visit www.sfusdmultilingualpathways.org/reclas-
                   in the following languages: Cantonese, English, Filipino, Mandarin, Spanish and          sification. Information also is available in the English Learner Program Guide, available online and at the
                   Vietnamese. The staff that provide this support include:                                 Enrollment Placement Center.
                   •   Lynn Kwong – 415-241-6085 ext. 1138 (English/Cantonese/Mandarin)                     Special Education for English Learners
                   •   Tomás Beccar Varela – 415-241-6085 ext. 1134 (English/Spanish)                       Information on Special Education Services for English Learners with Individual Education Programs
                   •   Hans Gong – 415-241-6085 ext. 1129 (Vietnamese)                                      (IEPs) is available at www.sfusd.edu/sped, and in the English Learner Program Guide, available online
                   •   Catalina Pajar - 415- 241-6310 (Filipino)                                            at www.sfusdmultilingualpathways.org and at the Enrollment Placement Center, 555 Franklin St. (room
                                                                                                            100) in San Francisco.

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Language Pathways                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Language Pathways

Language Pathways provide all students, including English Learners, with culturally and linguistically relevant ed-                                                     Language Pathway          Students Served         Language Instruction             Schools by Language
ucation to maximize access to quality education. Below are the language pathways for grades pre-kindergarten
                                                                                                                                                                        (K-8) Yu, Alice Fong      • English Learners      Start with 80% instruction       CANTONESE                • Yu, Alice Fong (K-8)
through 12 offered by SFUSD. Information about all language programs are available at www.sfusdmultilingual-                                                            Chinese Immersion Pilot   • English-proficient    in pathway language in
pathways.org or in the English Learner Program Guide, available at the EPC in multiple languages.                                                                       Program                     students              kindergarten and decrease to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          50% by fifth grade.
Language Pathway           Students Served        Language Instruction             Schools by Language                                                                  6-12 Secondary Dual       • English Learners      DLI and Biliteracy merge         CANTONESE                •   Galileo HS (9-10)
Dual Language Learner      • English Learners     70% of the time in Canton-       CANTONESE               •   Las Americas EES                                         Language (SDL)            • Bilingual students    starting in middle school and    (includes one course     •   Hoover, Herbert MS (6-8)
Prekindergarten            • Bilingual students   ese and 80% of the time in                               •   Noriega EES                                                                        • English-proficient    students take 2 academic         in Mandarin)             •   Marina MS (6-8)
                           • English-proficient   Spanish.                                                 •   Stockton, Commodore EES                                                              students              courses in the pathway                                    •   Roosevelt, Theodore MS (6-8)
                             students                                                                      •   Taylor, E.R. ES                                                                                            language.                                                 •   Yu, Alice Fong Immersion Pilot (6-8)

                                                                                   SPANISH                 • Bryant ES                  • Las Americas EES                                                                                                 KOREAN                   • Lilienthal, Claire ES (K-8)
                                                                                                           • Chávez, César ES           • Mission Educa-                                                                                                   MANDARIN                 • Aptos MS (6-8)
                                                                                                           • Harte, Bret ES               tion Center                                                                                                                               • Lincoln HS (9)
                                                                                                               Huerta, Dolores          • Revere, Paul
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SPANISH                  •   Buena Vista Horace Mann (6-8)
                                                                                                               ES (formerly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   Everett MS (6-8)
                                                                                                               Fairmount ES)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   Herbert Hoover (6-8)
K-5 Elementary Dual        • English Learners     Start with 80% instruction       CANTONESE               • Chinese Immersion School at De Avila                                                                                                                                   •   Lick, James MS (6-8)
Language Immersion         • Bilingual students   in pathway language in                                   • Garfield ES                                                                                                                                                            •   Revere, Paul (6-8)
(DLI)                      • English-proficient   kindergarten and decrease to                             • West Portal ES
                                                                                                                                                                        6-8 Middle School World     All students          45 – 55 minutes language         JAPANESE                 • Presidio MS
                             students             50% by 5th grade
                                                                                   KOREAN                  • Lilienthal, Claire ES                                      Language                                          and culture elective course (5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MANDARIN                 • Aptos MS
                                                                                   MANDARIN                • Ortega, Jose ES                                                                                              days/week).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Roosevelt, Theodore MS
                                                                                                           • Starr King ES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SPANISH                  •   Everett MS
                                                                                   SPANISH                 • Alvarado ES                • Flynn, Leonard ES                                                                                                                         •   Lick MS
                                                                                                           • Buena Vista                • Huerta, Dolores                                                                                                                           •   Marina MS
                                                                                                               Horace Mann                ES (formerly                                                                                                                              •   Presidio MS
                                                                                                           • Harte, Bret ES               Fairmount ES)                                                                                                                             •   Visitacion Valley MS
                                                                                                           • Webster, Daniel            • Marshall ES
                                                                                                                                                                        6-8 Middle School           English Learners      Sheltered content instruction    All languages            •   Everett MS (6-8)
                                                                                                               ES                       • Monroe ES
                                                                                                                                                                        Newcomer                                          with 45-90 minutes of                                     •   Francisco MS (6-8)
                                                                                                                                        • Revere, Paul
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Designated ELD.                                           •   Marina MS (6-8)
K-5 Elementary Biliteracy • English Learners      Instruction similar to DLI but   CANTONESE               •   Chin, John Yehall ES (K-2)   •   Monroe ES                                                                                                                           •   Visitacion Valley MS
                          • Bilingual students    designed for potential ELs                               •   E.R. Taylor ES               •   Spring Valley ES
                                                                                                                                                                        9-12 High School World      All students          Students are required to complete two years or            Visit the high school section to see which
                                                  who are native speakers of                               •   Hillcrest ES                 •   Sutro ES
                                                                                                                                                                        Language                                          20 credits of a World Language or demonstrate             world language is taught at each SFUSD
                                                  pathway language.                                        •   Lau, Gordon ES               •   Ulloa ES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          proficiency using one of the methods listed in this       high school
                                                                                                           •   Moscone ES                   •   Visitacion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          manual to graduate from high school.
                                                                                                           •   Parker, Jean ES                  Valley ES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Admission to UC/CSU requires two years (three years
                                                                                   SPANISH                 •   Bryant ES                    •   Hillcrest ES                                                              recommended) of study in the same World Language.
                                                                                                           •   Chávez, César ES             •   Longfellow ES                                                             Students should take the language sequentially
                                                                                                           •   Cleveland ES                 •   Muir, John ES                                                             without skipping a year between courses.
                                                                                                           •   Glen Park ES                 •   Sanchez ES
                                                                                                                                                                        9-12 High School            English Learners      Sheltered content instruction    ALL LANGUAGES            • San Francisco International HS
                                                                                                           •   Guadalupe (K-3)              •   Serra,Junipero ES
                                                                                                                                                                        Newcomer                                          with 45-90 minutes of
                                                                                                           •   Moscone ES                   •   Spring Valley ES                                                                                           ALL LANGUAGES            •   Galileo HS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Designated ELD.
                                                                                                           •   Taylor, E.R. ES                                                                                                                                                      •   Lincoln HS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   Marshall HS
K-5 Foreign Language in      All students         30-60 minutes of language        ARABIC                  • Redding ES (K-5)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   Mission HS
Elementary School (FLES)                          and cultural enrichment 3-5
                                                                                   FILIPINO                • Carmichael, Bessie (K-5)                                                                                                                                               •   Washington HS
                                                  days a week.
                                                                                                           • Longfellow ES

                                                                                   JAPANESE1               • Clarendon ES2
                                                                                                                                                                     For each Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program (JBBP), in order to support peer language modeling, the district will assign an appropriate balance of students
                                                                                                           • Parks, Rosa ES3                                        who are proficient in the Japanese language (10 out of the 44 seats) and students who have not demonstrated proficiency in the Japanese language (34 out of
                                                                                                                                                                    the 44 seats). To demonstrate proficiency, students who indicate Japanese on the home language survey are assessed in the respective pathway language
TK-12 English Plus           All students         Sheltered content instruction    Available at all school sites except Buena Vista Horace Mann, CIS at
Pathway                                           with 30 minutes of Designat-     De Avila, Dolores ES (formerly Fairmount), Marshall ES, Yu ES, Lee
                                                                                                                                                                     At Clarendon Elementary, the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program provides authentic language instruction and cultural experiences through Japanese
                                                                                                                                                                    bilingual teachers who implement grade-appropriate lesson plans aligned with state standards and the core curriculum.
                                                  ed ELD.                          Newcomer School (formerly CEC) and Mission Education Center
                                                                                                                                                                     At Rosa Parks Elementary, the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program provides authentic language instruction and cultural experiences through native Japa-
K-5 Elementary               English Learners     Instruction in the native        CANTONESE               • Lee, Edwin and Anita Newcomer School
                                                                                                                                                                    nese-speaking instructors (sensei) who work with the classroom teachers to implement grade-appropriate lesson plans aligned with state standards and the
Newcomer                                          language with 60 minutes of                                  (formerly Chinese Education Center)
                                                                                                                                                                    core curriculum.
                                                  Designated ELD.
                                                                                   SPANISH                 • Mission Education Center (MEC)

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Special Education: How to Apply                                                                                                                                       Special Education Services

Children identified with a disability that affects their education may be eligible for special education services   General Education with Supports (TK-12)
and an Individual Education Program (IEP). An IEP may include specialized academic instruction, related ser-
                                                                                                                    General Education-based services are available at every TK-12 school. This service offers the necessary
vices, the use of supplementary aids and services, curriculum accommodations and modifications, and other
individually determined services.                                                                                   accommodations, modifications and supplementary aids and supports designated in a student’s IEP.
                                                                                                                    Students are assigned to the general education classroom for the majority of the school day.
How do students with special education needs apply for school?
                                                                                                                    Related Services (TK-12)
Students with an IEP may be required to submit an enrollment application if they are new to
SFUSD, entering a transitional grade (TK, kindergarten, sixth and ninth), Access/Transition Services,               Related Services are available at every TK-12 school. Related Services provide specific and specialized
transferring to another school, or if there are changes to their special education needs. The same                  instructional supports that increase access to core curriculum and grade-level peers. Students requiring
SFUSD enrollment application is used for all students. Families should attach their student’s IEP (if               only Related Services are assigned to the general education classroom for most of the day. However,
available) to the application and meet with a Special Education placement counselor.                                Related Services may be delivered in a separate education setting per the student’s IEP. Related Ser-
                                                                                                                    vices are:
Most students with disabilities can attend a school of their choice. Although certain highly specialized
services for disabilities are only available at specific schools, all schools have some special education           • Speech and language services       • Vision services                    • Counseling and mental health
services available. Families should complete the enrollment application and list any school preferences             • Audiological services              • Adaptive physical education          services
by the specified enrollment deadlines to receive their child’s school choice.                                       • Augmentative and alternative       • Occupational therapy               • Vocational education and ca-
                                                                                                                      communication                      • Physical therapy                     reer development
Outside of the regular enrollment period, the Educational Placement Center (EPC) will assign students
                                                                                                                    • Orientation and mobility           • Assistive technology
to schools that meet their educational needs and have seats available. Students with special needs
or mobility, vision or hearing impairments and who request to be in the same school as their siblings               Resource Specialist Services (TK-12)
will receive a sibling tiebreaker preference as long as their selected school also provides the special
                                                                                                                    These services are available at every TK-12 school for students with disabilities and assigned to the
education services required in their IEPs.
                                                                                                                    general education classroom for most of the school day. The services focus on accessing grade-lev-
The SFUSD Schools section of this guide (starting on page 46) states what special education services                el content with grade-level peers, as well as individualized instructional supports. Each student is
are offered at each school. Special education services at schools are subject to change. For the latest             assigned a special education teacher (also called an Education Specialist), who is the student’s case
information, visit www.sfusd.edu/sped before completing your application.                                           manager. Resource Specialist services may be provided in the general education classroom and/or a
                                                                                                                    separate setting as indicated in the student’s IEP. Students with low incidence disabilities may receive
Does your child need special education services?
                                                                                                                    all, or a portion of their instruction, in a regular class and/or may also be enrolled in a separate class to
If you think that your child may need special education services, please call SFUSD Screening and                   receive specialized academic instruction as indicated in IEP.
Assessment at 415-759-2222. More information is available at www.sfusd.edu/sped.
                                                                                                                    Special Day Class (SDC)/Separate Class (TK-12)
                                                                                                                    Special Day Classes are for students who require separate class instruction and a smaller class size for
                 Need help?                                                                                         the majority of the day. These classes are offered at select SFUSD schools. Students in separate classes
                                                                                                                    for the majority of the day are assigned to a multi-grade classroom with a special education teacher.
                 Special Education placement counselors at the EPC are available                                    Instruction focuses on students accessing common core standards through accommodations, modifica-
                 to assist with enrollment. Appointments are recommended but not                                    tions and specialized academic instruction. SDC classrooms are assigned additional adult support.
                 required. Call 415-355-6995 to make an appointment.
                                                                                                                    Access - Adult Transition Program (ages 18-22)
                                                                                                                    Students eligible for Access, the Adult Transition Program, are on track for a Certificate of Completion
                                                                                                                    at the end of 12th grade. Access programming includes post-secondary education, employment, and
                                                                                                                    independent living skills. Individual student needs, strengths, preferences and interests inform IEP
                                                                                                                    services for instruction, related services, community experiences, employment development, and other
                                                                                                                    post-school adult living objectives. SFUSD students on IEPs are eligible for special education services
                                                                                                                    through Access until they are 22 years of age or complete a high school diploma.

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Special Education Classes 2019-20                                                                                                                          Special Education Classes 2019-20

                 Mild/Moderate                                           Moderate/Severe                                      Students with Emotional Disturbance
TK                Stevenson, R. L.                    TK                 Tule Elk Park Early Edu. School             K to 5                El Dorado (3 to 5)
K to 5            Buena Vista Horace Mann             K to 5             Alvarado                                                          Feinstein, Dianne
                  Clarendon                                              Huerta, Dolores ES (formerly Fair-                                Flynn, Leonard
                  Drew, Dr. Charles                                      mount ES)                                                         McKinley (3 to 5)
                  Hillcrest                                              Key, Francis Scott (4 to 5)                                       Tenderloin
                  Longfellow (1 to 5)                                    Lawton (K to 8)                             6 to 8                Denman, James
                  Parks, Rosa                                            Sanchez                                                           Francisco
                  Peabody, George                                        Sunnyside                                                         Hoover, Herbert
                  Revere, Paul                                                                                                             Presidio
                  Stevenson, R. L.                    6 to 8             Denman, James
                                                                         Everett                                     9 to 12               Balboa
6 to 8            Aptos                                                  Giannini, A. P.                                                   Galileo
                  Brown, Willie L. Jr.                                   Lick, James                                                       Lincoln, Abraham
                  Denman, James                                          Marina                                                            Marshall, Thurgood
                  Everett                                                Presidio                                                          Mission
                  Francisco                                              Visitacion Valley                                                 Washington, George
                  Giannini, A. P.
                  Hoover, Herbert                     9 to 12            Balboa
                  King, Dr. Martin L. Jr.                                Burton, Philip & Sala
                  Lick, James                                            Galileo                                                    Deaf and Hard of Hearing
                  Marina                                                 June Jordan
                                                                         Lincoln, Abraham                            TK                    Chavez, Cesar (Total Communication)
                  Roosevelt, Theodore                                    Lowell
                                                                         Mission                                     K to 5                Chavez, Cesar (Total Communication)
                  Visitacion Valley                                                                                                        Lafayette (Auditory/Oral)
                                                                         Washington, George
9 to 12           Asawa, Ruth SOTA                                                                                                         Lilienthal, Claire* (Auditory/Oral)
                  Balboa                                                                                             6 to 8                Presidio (Strands)
                  Burton, Philip & Sala                        Moderate/Severe with Autism Focus
                  June Jordan                         K to 5             Alamo                                       9 to 12               Site TBD
                  Lincoln, Abraham                                       Glen Park
                  Lowell                                                 Grattan                                    *Claire Lilienthal has acoustical modifications in the facilities.
                  Marshall, Thurgood                                     Starr King
                  Mission                                                Sunset
                  O’Connell, John                                        Yick Wo*                                              Access - Adult Transition Services
                  The Academy - SF @ McAteer          6 to 8             Aptos
                  Wallenberg                                                                                         For Moderate/         Balboa
                                                                         Francisco                                   Severe students       Burton, Philip & Sala
                  Washington, George                                     Giannini, A. P.                             ages 18-22            Galileo
                                                      9 to 12            Lincoln, Abraham                                                  Lowell
                                                                                                                                           Marshall, Thurgood
          Mild/Moderate (Autism Focused)                                 Lowell
K to 5            Garfield                                                                                                                 O’Connell, John
                  Jefferson                          *Yick Wo specializes in Discrete Trials and alternative com-                          Transition Training Center @ Bay St.
                  Lakeshore                          munication strategies for non-verbal students.                                        The ARC
                  Miraloma                                                                                                                 Wallenberg
                  Taylor, E.R.
6 to 8            Denman, James
                  Giannini, A. P.                                     For Prekindergarten Special
                  Roosevelt, Theodore                                 Education Classes, see the
9 to 12           Lowell                                              PreK Application Guide.

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2019-2020 Enrollment Key Dates
           Oct. 13, 2018
  SFUSD Enrollment Fair              Dec. 14, 2018
  at John O’Connell High             Last day to submit application for
       School, 9am - 2pm             Lowell High 9th grade (see page

                                     Jan. 11, 2019
                                     Last day to submit
                   Jan. 16, 2019     application for SFUSD
Last day to submit application for   TK-12 schools for March
Ruth Asawa SOTA (see page 105)
                                     Placement Period

Week of Mar. 18, 2019
 Families who applied by
January 11 receive their             Mar. 25-29, 2019
    offer letters by mail            Spring Break - all schools closed

                                      Apr. 5, 2019
                                      Last day to register
                                      to accept March offer
                                      // Last day to submit
                                      application for May
                                      Placement Period

Week of May 20, 2019
 Families who applied by
April 5 receive their offer
            letters by mail

                                     May 31, 2019
                                     Last day to register to
                                     accept May offer
How to Enroll: Steps 1-3                                                                                                                                           Student Assignment Policy

                                                                                                                    The SFUSD Student Assignment Policy uses school choice as a way to help create diverse learning en-
                                                                                                                    vironments. Students applying for a SFUSD school submit a ranked list of choices. If there are no space
                             Receive your                                                                           limitations, students are assigned to their highest ranked choice.
                             assignment offer letter                                                                If more students request a particular school than there are seats available, then the assignment process
                                                                                                                    uses a series of preferences, called tiebreakers, and random numbers to assign students to the limited
                                                                                                                    number of openings. More information about tiebreakers is listed in the next section. Students not as-
                  All assignment offers are mailed to the applicant’s home address that they list on their appli-   signed to one of their choices because of space limitations are assigned to a school with available seats
                  cation. If you do not receive your assignment letter within one week of the date listed in En-    closest to the student’s home.
                  rollment Key Dates on page 31, please visit the Educational Placement Center (EPC) start-
                  ing the Wednesday after the letters are mailed. Due to identity security, we cannot provide       Attendance Area
                  the assignment offer information over phone or email. You must visit the EPC in person and
                                                                                                                    Attendance areas are geographic borders around most elementary schools. There are no attendance
                  provide a photo ID and one proof of address to receive a copy of your assignment letter.
                                                                                                                    areas for K-5 language immersion schools, K-8 schools, middle or high schools. Attendance areas help
                                                                                                                    students get assigned to their nearby elementary school if requested. Students are not required to
                              Register at your                                                                      attend their elementary attendance area school, and there is no guarantee that students will be placed
                                                                                                                    at their elementary attendance area school.
                              assigned school
                                                                                                                    Citywide Schools and Programs
                                                                                                                    Citywide means there is no attendance area, and therefore no attendance area tiebreaker. These
                  When your child receives the school assignment letter in the mail, you must bring the letter
                  with you to register him/her at the assigned school within the time frame stated in your          schools and programs include high schools, middle schools, K-8 schools, language immersion schools
                  letter. Students who do not register by the deadline are not guaranteed their seat at their       and programs, newcomer schools and programs, and the SF Public Montessori School. Citywide pro-
                  school. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you register for your assigned school even       grams are at a limited number of schools, and have different enrollment capacity.
                  if you choose to apply for other schools in subsequent placement periods.
                                                                                                                    Non-Choice Assignments
                                                                                                                    Students who cannot be assigned to one of their choices because of a lack of space will be assigned to
                             If needed, apply for new                                                               a school that was not listed as a choice.
                             school assignments                                                                     These are the policy guidelines that determine non-choice assignments:
                                                                                                                    • Students who attend a SFUSD school will receive an offer to their current school if there is space in
                                                                                                                       the requested grade.
                  Families who wish to get a higher choice school than the one they are assigned may partic-        • Students applying to grades K-5 will receive an offer to their attendance area school if space is
                  ipate in the May Placement Period. This allows families to list a new set of preferred school        available, or to the school closest to their home with openings.
                  options that is processed through the student assignment process. The deadline for this
                                                                                                                    • Students applying to sixth grade will receive an offer to their feeder middle school if space is avail-
                  application is April 5, 2019, with new assignment letters mailed May 17, 2019. Families who
                                                                                                                       able, or to the school closest to their home with openings.
                  receive a new assignment are immediately dropped from their previously registered school.
                  To apply for the May Placement Period, follow the instructions in your assignment letter to       • Students in grades 7-12 will receive an offer to the school closest to their home with openings if
                  complete and submit an application.                                                                  space is not available at their current school.
                                                                                                                    • Students who applied for a SFUSD language pathway can request on the application form to be as-
                                                                                                                       signed to the closest language pathway with openings, instead of the closest school with openings.
 Withdrawing from SFUSD                                                                                             • Students who only requested Lowell and/or Ruth Asawa SOTA high schools, and did not get as-
                                                                                                                       signed those schools, must contact the EPC to request other SFUSD high schools.
 If you are withdrawing from SFUSD because you have moved, are entering private school, or other
 reasons, please notify the Educational Placement Center right away. Cancelling your school assignment
 allows other students who requested that school to receive it. Please email enrollinschool@sfusd.edu
 with your student’s name, ID number (if available), date of birth and your request to withdraw.

32   School Application Deadline: January 11, 2019                                                                                                         2019-20 SFUSD Enrollment Guide • www.sfusd.edu/enroll          33
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