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Audience: Drama 1A Period 4, Drama 1A Period 5, Drama 1B Period 4, Drama 1B Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 6, Drama Advanced B Period 6, Teacher Assistant A Period 4, Teacher Assistant A Period 8, Teacher Assistant B Period 4, Teacher Assistant B Period 7, Theater Tech 1A Period 8, Theater Tech 1B Period 8, Theater Tech 2A Period 7, Theater Tech 2B Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 8, Theater Tech 3B Period 7, Theater Tech 3B Period 8, Video Production Period 2, Video Production A Period 2, Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Jacob Weiss and Oliva Gon sold an amazing amount of tickets for Fiddler on the Roof in addition to giving outstanding performances.

They were winners of the spring musical ticket raffle!

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 5/25/17




Audience: Students and Homepage

Check it out:

 

San Francisco is home to many youth in need of summer activities and help in English and the humanities. Read Write Discover is a volunteer organization which enlists students graduating grades 9-12 to volunteer to tutor children grades 1-8 in writing, reading, and vocabulary. Tutors are able to specify their preferred library branches during the application process. This is an amazing opportunity for Lowell students to gain valuable experience and build resumes. Volunteers report to library branches twice a week for an hour and a half each time, generally in the mid afternoon working each time with the same 1-3 students. This program runs only during the summer for around eight weeks between June and August.

 

Below is a link to their website where applications are located:

http://www.readwritediscover.org/

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Posted by: Steven N Sasso
Published: 5/25/17




Audience: Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Homepage

Attention all students! The English Department's summer reading list has arrived. If you have questions, ask your English teacher or see Ms. Santiago in room 209.

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Posted by: Meredith Chase Santiago
Published: 5/19/17




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Auditions for the amazing fall play will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 1pm in the Steve Silver Theater. Please prepare a memorized 1-2 minute monologue and a brief song.

Become a part of Lowell Theater's long tradition!

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 5/17/17




Audience: Advanced Placement (AP), All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

If you have missed an AP exam and if you wish to take the late exam, please come down to room 132 and fill out a late order.  We do not automatically order a late test.  Deadline is Friday May 12, 2017 by 12:00pm.

 

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Posted by: Kevin Sullivan
Published: 5/11/17




Audience: Staff, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

Hello SENIORS!

 

If you are registered at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) for the Summer and/or Fall but still need to see a CCSF Counselor and/or REGISTER, attend CCSF's Registration Party!!

 

When: Sat. 5/20

Where: CCSF - 50 Phelan Ave., Room MUB 140

Time: 3 Sessions to pick from - 9am, 10am, or 11am

Please Bring: CCSF ID#, photo ID, & your counseling edu plan that lists placement scores and classes

 

Sign-Uphttp://bit.ly/2oZ58Kb

*A reminder email will be sent the week of the event

 

Questions??  Contact the District Counselor, Ms. Chavez, at chavezm1@sfusd.edu

 

Please view attachment for more info!  To remain up to date & receive reminders, text "CCSF" to 415-408-7648

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Posted by: Jaymie Frazier
Published: 5/10/17




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


 

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Posted by: Anne Guina
Published: 5/10/17




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Congratulations to senior Peter Stielstra who is one of three finalists in the acting category for the Beach Blanket Babylon "Scholarship for the Arts." Peter will perform his monologue live at Club Fugazi on Monday, June 5, 2017 vying for the $15,000 college scholarship.  Break a leg, Peter!

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 5/9/17




Audience: Homepage

After earning the 2016 California High School Speech Association championship in Parliamentary Debate, current senior Emily Hall qualified again this year for the state championships held April 28-30 at Arcadia High School in Southern California with new partner Frances Sutton.

 

Emily and Frances battled their way through a talented field of the best 48 debate teams from throughout the state to reach the finals where they lost on a split decision by the five-judge panel, finishing in 2nd place statewide.  Congratulations to the truly impressive team of Hall-Sutton!

 

Trivia buffs will note that this was the first time Lowell sent an all-female Parliamentary Debate team to the state championships.  

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Posted by: Terry Abad
Published: 5/9/17




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

Dear SFUSD Families:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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各位三藩市聯合校區家長:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

其餘所有學生一律按收入能力付費,每月由$50-$500不等。

 

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Estimadas Familias del SFUSD:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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Mahal na mga Pamilya ng SFUSD:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Kính gởi Gia đình SFUSD:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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اعزائي اهالي مقاطعة مدارس سان فرانسيسكو الموحدة:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Posted by: Maricella Miranda, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 5/8/17




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

What: Lowell Jazz Band Combos 
When: May 17 at 7pm, Steve Silver Theater. 
How much: Free

Come enjoy the Lowell Jazz Band’s final performance of the year — a mellow, swingin evening of small combos featuring jazz standards and toe-tapping songs. 
 

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Posted by: Kevin Sullivan
Published: 5/5/17




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

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

 

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

 

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

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 5/1/17




Audience: Homepage

This summer, SFUSD is offering a twenty-eight day intensive Geometry course for incoming sophomores who are completing CCSS Algebra 1 in their freshman year and would like to take CCSS Algebra 2 (or Algebra 2 + Precalculus) during their regular academic year as 10th graders. This course satisfies SFUSD’s requirement for a full year (10 units) of CCSS Geometry. Class will meet from June 5 to July 14, excluding the July 3 and 4holidays, from 8 am until 2 pm daily at Galileo High School, and will include nightly homework.

 

Enrollment in the summer intensive Geometry course is limited. Students must have received a B or better in their SFUSD Algebra 1 course, and students who are eligible for Free and Reduced Price Lunch will be selected first for seats. All remaining seats will be assigned randomly.

 

SFUSD has received 260 applications from across all high schools for 96 seats. Outreach for this course occurred using the usual summer school outreach methods and the original application deadline was April 30. As we have heard from a few parents that they were not informed of this course, SFUSD is extending the deadline to apply to May 8 in order to ensure that all interested students have the opportunity to apply. For more information about the class and to apply, visit http://www.sfusdmath.org

 

9年級學生請注意: 暑期幾何課申請截止日延長至5月8日

三藩市聯合校區將為完成 CCSS 代數 1 的 9 年級升 10 年級學生提供 28 天的暑期強化幾何課程,使他 們在下學年 10 年級時可以修讀 CCSS 代數 2(或代數 2 + 預微積分)。這個暑期課程涵蓋 CCSS 幾何全 年(10 個學分)的容。上課時間為每天上午 8 點至下午 2 點,地點在伽利略高中,課程將要求晚上完成作業。

 

暑期強化幾何課程的名額有限。學生必須是在代數1課程中必須已經獲得B或更好的學生,並且有資格獲得免費和降價的午餐的學生將有優先權。所有剩餘的座位將隨機分配。

 

本課程可以容納96個學生,我們已收到260份申請。本課程的外展活動採用正常的夏季課程推廣方式,原申請截止日期為4月30日。我們從部分家長得知,他們沒有被告知本課程,為確保所有有興趣的學生有機會申請,我們將申請延期到5月8日。有關課程和申請的更多信息,請訪問http://www.sfusdmath.org

 

Atención estudiantes del 9o grado: La fecha límite para solicitar cupo en la escuela de verano de geometrìa se aplazó hasta el 8 de mayo

 

Este verano, el SFUSD está ofreciendo un curso intensivo de Geometría de veintiocho días, destinado a estudiantes que están por ingresar al 10o grado y que están completando Álgebra 1 de CCSS en su 9o grado, y que les gustaría tomar Álgebra 2 de CCSS (o Algebra 2 + Pre-cálculo) durante su año académico regular como estudiantes de 10o grado. Este curso satisface el requisito del SFUSD en el cumplimiento por un año completo (10 unidades) de Geometría de CCSS. La clase se reunirá del 5 de junio al 14 de

julio, excluyendo los días 3 y 4 de julio, todos los días de 8:00am a 2:00pm en la Escuela Secundaria Galileo, y todas las noches incluirá tareas para realizar en el hogar.

 

Los cupos para la inscripción en el curso intensivo de verano son limitados. Se dará prioridad para ocupar las vacantes a los estudiantes que recibieron una calificación “B” o mejor en su curso de Álgebra 1 de CCSS del SFUSD, y a los estudiantes que son elegibles para el almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido. Todos los cupos restantes se asignarán al azar.

 

El SFUSD ha recibido 260 solicitudes de todas las escuelas secundarias para ocupar 96 cupos/asientos. La divulgación para este curso ocurrió utilizando los métodos de difusión de la escuela de verano y la fecha límite original era para el 30 de abril. Como escuchamos de algunos padres que no recibieron oportunamente la información de este curso, el SFUSD está extendiendo el plazo hasta el 8 de mayo y de este modo garantizar que todos los estudiantes interesados tengan la oportunidad de presentar su

solicitud. Para más información acerca de la clase y la solicitud, visite el portal de Internet http://www.sfusdmath.org.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 5/1/17




Audience: Homepage

Congratulations to the following winners in the AFSF 48th Annual High School Design Competition.  Overall Design: 1st Rachel Sweeney and 3rd Jennifer Cong.  Best Digital Design: 2nd Andre Simmons.  Honorable Mentions: Andrew Villanueva, Rigel Wakil, Jasmine Liang and Aaron Liang.  The design problem this year was to design a music production hub at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco.

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Posted by: Julian Victor Pollak
Published: 4/27/17




Audience: Staff, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

Attention Seniors!

 

Interested in attending CCSF in the summer/fall but don't know where to start?  Do you want to go to FRISCO Day but haven't completed your steps to enrollment?

 

Well you're in luck!  CCSF is hosting a "Get On-Track for FRISCO Day" event THIS Saturday, April 29th, at the CCSF Ocean Ave. Campus from 9am - 1:30pm (lunch provided!!). 

 

Here you can:

-complete the online application

-take the Math/English placement tests

-attend a CCSF Orientation

-meet with a CCSF counselor to select courses

 

Sign up at: http://bit.ly/2p03vc4

 

If you need more information, please contact the district counselor, Ms. Chavez at chavezm1@sfusd.edu

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Posted by: Jaymie Frazier
Published: 4/26/17




Audience: Grade 10, Grade 11 and Homepage

Hey Juniors & Sophomores!!

 

Interested in going to college?  Not sure where you should apply?

 

Take a BIG STEP towards your college search THIS Saturday, April 29th, by attending the San Francisco National College Fair, at the Cow Palace from 1:30pm - 4:30pm!!!  Over 100 college representatives will be there, covering topics like college admission requirements and financial aid opportunities!

 

Free Registration at: www.nacacfairs.org/ncfstudentregistration

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Posted by: Jaymie Frazier
Published: 4/26/17




Audience: Homepage
Beautification Day is Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
It's time to get out the brooms, dust clothes, garbage grabbers, and garden gloves and into Spring Cleaning mode for Beautification Day!  Come together at Lowell for a day of work and play to improve our campus.  Volunteer hours for students and food and drinks for all will be provided.  Parents and friends are especially encouraged to participate.
 
Lowell staff, if you have ideas and suggestions and requests for Beautification day, please send me an email or submit the request form provided in your mailbox to me.   Ms. Giles
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Posted by: Holly Giles
Published: 4/24/17




Audience: Homepage

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Do you know of any graduating seniors that could use some FREE MONEY towards college? If so, please have them apply to the Superintendent's 21st Century Scholarship!

 

Deadline to submit application: Friday, April 28, 2017

 

To apply: http://bit.ly/1T4G6yM

 

Questions? Please contact Karwin Sui, Public Relations Assistant at suik@sfusd.edu.

 

SFUSD is committed to helping all students develop strong academic knowledge and skills, as well as increasing their curiosity and engagement, activating their full potential for learning, and preparing them for life, work, and study beyond their secondary school years. Our goal is for every SFUSD students to possess these capacities, our Graduate Profile, by the time they graduate.

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




Audience: English 1B Site, English 2A - Teen Lit Site, English 2A H Site, Lowell English Department, Students, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Homepage

Got a Radio Voice?

 

Audition to join the Radio Lowell Crew for announcing news over the school's PR system. 

 

Line up outside the Vicci Center on Monday April 24th after school to try out. 

 

Callbacks will be the next day Tuesday April 25th. 

 

Hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Samantha Yu
Published: 4/19/17




Audience: Homepage

Swing by the beach by the fire pits from 11-3 to help! Pizza will be provided by Lowell ECO Club!!

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Posted by: Alena Killpack
Published: 4/17/17




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

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

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




Audience: Dance 1A Period 3, Dance 1A Period 4, Dance 1B Period 3, Dance 1B Period 4, Dance 2A Period 5, Dance 2B Period 5, Dance 3A Period 7, Dance 3B Period 7, Dance Production 2B Period 8, Dance Production A Period 8, Registry 1911 (Dance Room) Period 9 and Homepage

When:  April 20th at 1:30 - 4:30 /April 21st at 3:30 for call backs. 

Where: Dance Studio

Be prepared to learn a variety of styles.

See Ms. Jones for more information.

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Posted by: Wendy Jones
Published: 4/16/17




Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Deadline Extended to Friday April 21st @ 3:45pm.
We are holding an art contest for the cover of the 2017-18 Student Planner!

If you would like to submit artwork, please read on!

If you don’t currently have a Lowell planner, take a look at a sample planner on display in Book to Book to get an idea of how to arrange your art, taking into consideration the wire binding as well as the rounded corners. The dimensions are approximately 8-1/4"h x 4-3/4"w, which does not include the wire binding.

Planner cover art should include "Lowell" or "Lowell High School" and "2017-18" or "2017-2018" somewhere in the design. 

For computer-generated artwork:

Image Quality - Resolution of continuous tone images should be at least 300 dpi at the size they are placed in the page layout program.  If the resolution of a file does not meet these standards, the quality of the printed image will be noticeably low.  Bitmap tiffs should be 1200 dpi at the size they are planned in the page layout program.

Image Type - All images should be saved as (CMYK or grayscale) photoshop tiffs, eps, bitmap tiffs, illustrator or freehand eps.  DO NOT SAVE IMAGES AS JPEG (jpg), PICT, GIF or WMF.

Layout Tip - Do not use the "style" menu for bolding a font, italic, or bold italic.  Use the proper version of the font.  Example: If you make a font bold by using the style tool bar and there is no bold version of that font, it will not print bold even though it looks bold on the screen.

For hand-drawn designs: Colors should be BOLD for best results.

Only one submission per student; your original artwork only!

For computer designed artwork, please email it as an attachment to kris@inkpool.net.  Make sure to include your name and reg # in your email. 

For hand drawn submissions, please include your name, reg #, and email address in a 2”x2” block in one corner on the back of your artwork and drop it off at Book to Book. 

Contest winner will receive a free planner, logo t-shirt, and a $20 B2B Gift Certificate!

All artwork must be submitted by

3:45pm on Friday, April 21st.

Questions? Contact either Laura (ljbloch@aol.com) or Kris (kris@inkpool.net).

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Posted by: Kevin Sullivan
Published: 4/13/17




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

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


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

 

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

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




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Do you have questions to ask, and stories to tell? Do you love going behind the scenes, and learning how things really work? Are music and sound a big part of your life? If so, the KALW Public Radio summer internship for high school students is for you!

Spend your summer getting paid to make audio stories for radio and podcast with some of the most creative journalists in the country.

You’ll work 20 hours a week Monday through Thursday in our NPR station located in the back of Burton High School. 

Internship runs from June 7 to July 21, 2017. Pay is $13/hour for June and $14/hour for July. Friday workshops provided by SFUSD give you five elective credits.

To apply, complete this online application by 5 p.m. Friday, April 14. KALW staff will select interns the week of April 24. Participants must be able to attend a human resources day on May 3 or 10.

For more information: http://bit.ly/2oaYeiX

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Posted by: Maricella Miranda, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 4/7/17




Audience: Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

Hey Seniors!

 

For those of you interested in attending City College of San Francisco (CCSF) in the Summer and/or Fall, counselors from CCSF are coming to Lowell on Monday, 4/10, in the Meyer library computer lab, from 3-4:30pm

 

CCSF counselors will review your placement exam results and help you choose classes to register for!  If you have any questions about the event, please contact your counselor.

 

Thank you!

The Counseling Department

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Posted by: Jaymie Frazier
Published: 4/6/17




Audience: Drama 1A Period 4, Drama 1A Period 5, Drama 1B Period 4, Drama 1B Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 6, Drama Advanced B Period 6, Teacher Assistant A Period 4, Teacher Assistant A Period 8, Teacher Assistant B Period 4, Theater Tech 1A Period 8, Theater Tech 1B Period 8, Theater Tech 2A Period 7, Theater Tech 2B Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 8, Theater Tech 3B Period 7, Theater Tech 3B Period 8, Video Production Period 2, Video Production A Period 2, Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Lael Bajet, Xiaolin Chang, Anne Guina, and Steve Schmidt have won a Peet's Gift Card from Lowell VPA.  Thanks for your support of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. These faculty members joined over 2200 people who enjoyed the spring musical.

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 4/4/17




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Posted by: Anne Guina
Published: 4/4/17




Audience: Staff, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Homepage

If you are interested in taking college classes, apply to the dual enrollment program, its free for high school students.

 

CCSF Early College/Dual Enrollment summer course offerings are now available. The steps to completing enrollment are included on the summer packet cover page and below:

 

Step 1: All students who wish to take summer courses should first sign-up at https://tinyurl.com/hh20pga

 

Step 2: All students choose courses from the list in the attached packet. 

 

Step 3: All students complete a Consent Form; select at least 3 choices and include student, parent/guardian, and counselor signatures.

 

Step 4: CURRENT Early College students should turn completed Consent Forms into their counselor.

NEW students should bring their Consent Form to the Application session in April. 

 

Step 5: NEW students only: Attend an Application Session to apply to CCSF and learn more about the program. Current students do not need to apply to CCSF.

 

Step 6: All students: Attend an Orientation/Registration session in May. Dates and times will be announced via email. New and returning students must attend to register for classes.

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Posted by: Maria Aguirre
Published: 3/24/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

BOTH SESSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

 

Thanks to the PTSA's continued support and generous funding, Lowell is able to offer students Health Education courses this summer again. This year, classes will be held at Balboa High School's campus. According to the tentative calendar of the district summer school programs, courses may be offered in two sessions (dates are tentative and may change according to district summer school dates).

 

Session 1: CLOSED

 

Session 2: CLOSED

 

 

CLASS LIST WILL BE POSTED OUTSIDE ROOM 140 WHERE THE APPLICATION ENVELOPE WAS LOCATED.

 

PLEASE BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR MORE UP TO DATE INFORMATION, SUCH AS CLASSROOM LOCATIONS AT BALBOA, AND OFFICIAL CLASS TIME.

 

We look forward to teaching you this summer!

 

Ms. Cole & Ms. Crabtree

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Posted by: Stephanie Crabtree
Published: 3/22/17




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

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

 

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

 

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

 

We are truly sorry for the delay. 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Realmente sentimos el retraso.

 


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

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




Audience: Homepage

LOWELL STUDENT ADVOCATES!! The 2017 Spring Elections week is right around the corner and Lowell is looking for great leaders to represent their class boards & Student Body Council! Do you want to be a part of hosting events? Raising school spirit? Or leaving a memorable experience at Lowell?

 

Come on down to the choir room @ 3:45 on Friday, March 24 to find out how you can be a part of Lowell's student government, the Lowell Student Association (LSA), and be the voice of the students for the 2017-2018 school year! This meeting is open to students of of all grades who are interested in running for a position. You MUST attend this meeting in order to campaign and become an official election candidate.

 

Please EMAIL the Elections Commissioner if you will not be able to attend this meeting with a valid reason explaining why. Also, feel free to come ask questions directly by stopping by the student government room (Cave, room 80A) during block 5/6.

 

Makai Gacula

SBC Elections Commissioner '16-17

lowellelections@gmail.com

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Posted by: JONATHAN CHU
Published: 3/19/17




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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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




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

 

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

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




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Click here for details!  Please note: Lowell HS is a member, so parents entitled to member discount.  Click here for details.

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Posted by: Kevin Sullivan
Published: 3/16/17




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2017 B.A.T.S.

Teen Career Conference

Saturday, March 18, 2017

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

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

Registration is FREE for Students!

Includes Free Zoo Admission and Lunch!  

 

 

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

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

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




Audience: Homepage

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

 

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

 

Categories & Prizes

LGBTQ $300

High School $300

Middle School $200

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




Audience: Drama 1A Period 4, Drama 1A Period 5, Drama 1B Period 4, Drama 1B Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 6, Drama Advanced B Period 6, Teacher Assistant A Period 4, Teacher Assistant A Period 8, Teacher Assistant B Period 4, Theater Tech 1A Period 8, Theater Tech 1B Period 8, Theater Tech 2A Period 7, Theater Tech 2B Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 8, Theater Tech 3B Period 7, Theater Tech 3B Period 8, Video Production Period 2, Video Production A Period 2, Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Ella Baker made it to the final round of the regional round of the English-Speaking Union Shakespeare Monologue Competition where she performed Hermione from A Winter's Tale and Sonnet 104. A brilliant job! Look for Ella on Saturday, March 11, on the Carol Channing stage playing Golde in Fiddler on the Roof!

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 3/10/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Principals, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

The Science Internship Program provides motivated, advanced students with a unique opportunity to work and learn at a premier research institution. 

 

SIP is a summer-long (10 week) research internship program for high-school students in STEM fields. UCSC faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers provide one-on-one mentoring of these high-school interns. The research projects are real in that they are not made up just for the high-school students; instead students are inserted into existing research projects here at UCSC.

 

Students be at least 14 years of age on the program start date of June 12 (at least 16 years of age for certain research project placements) and currently enrolled in high school. While many SIP interns are “rising seniors” (in the summer between junior and senior year), this is not a requirement. Students who expect to have graduated high school by this summer are generally ineligible. Most students accepted into SIP will be from Bay Area high schools. Out-of-area students will generally fall into one or more of the following three categories: (1) those who use weekday-housing and have a clear plan for local weekend housing, (2) those who use full-week housing when available (in both cases, the students will have to overcome the logistical challenges associated with a minor’s participation in a remote summer program), and (3) those placed into remotely-mentored projects (there is a limited number of such projects available).

 

A limited number of partial and full need-based scholarships are available. Scholarship requests will be considered after admission offers have been made. We encourage interested students to apply regardless of their financial situation; every effort will be made to provide financial assistance.

 

 

The 2017 UC Santa Cruz Science Internship Program application portal is open March 10-27. Application deadline is March 27, 2017.

 

Website: http://ucsc-sip.org/

 

Contact the SIP staff at ucsc-sip@ucsc.edu if you have any question about the SIP application.

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Posted by: Jonathan Fong
Published: 3/10/17




Audience: Homepage

SFUSD seniors, apply for a $1,600 scholarship for exemplifying our grad profile! To learn more about our grad profile, go to: http://bit.ly/1T4G6yM.

 

Deadline to submit application: April 28, 2017.

 

SFUSD is committed to helping all students develop strong academic knowledge and skills, as well as increasing their curiosity and engagement, activating their full potential for learning, and preparing them for life, work, and study beyond their secondary school years. Our goal is for every SFUSD students to possess these capacities, our Graduate Profile, by the time they graduate. Apply to the Superintendent’s 21st Century Award here: http://bit.ly/2lVUsq0

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 3/10/17




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


Open to all grades to dance the night away!

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Posted by: Anne Guina
Published: 3/9/17




Audience: Homepage

Interested in applying for a summer internship at UCSF?

 

The UCSF Lowell Science Research Summer Internship Program is a collaboration between UCSF and Lowell High School. All Lowell students who are not current seniors are eligible to apply. Students will be paired with UCSF faculty mentors to perform novel scientific research in UCSF laboratories. The program will run from June 1 to August 4, 2017, for 9 weeks with exact start and end dates to be arranged by each student-faculty pair individually.

 

The application is attached as a link and is due March 24, 2017.

 

For more information email killpacka@sfusd.edu or come talk to Ms.Killpack in room 241. 

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Posted by: Alena Killpack
Published: 3/8/17




Audience: Homepage

Do you need to make up or take classes to graduate high school? Our summer school offers “a-g” courses for credit recovery. Students in the 11th and 12th grades with "F" course grades will receive priority registration. Registration begins on April 5 and ends May 22.

 

Dates: June 7 – July 13, 2017 

Locations: Galileo HS (Senior Summer School), Balboa HS, Mission HS, and O'Connell HS 

  • Registration: Please meet with your counselor to register for summer classes.
  • For more information, visit Summer Programs 2017
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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 3/6/17




Audience: Drama 1A Period 4, Drama 1A Period 5, Drama 1B Period 4, Drama 1B Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 6, Drama Advanced B Period 6, Teacher Assistant A Period 4, Teacher Assistant A Period 8, Teacher Assistant B Period 4, Theater Tech 1A Period 8, Theater Tech 1B Period 8, Theater Tech 2A Period 7, Theater Tech 2B Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 8, Theater Tech 3B Period 7, Theater Tech 3B Period 8, Video Production Period 2, Video Production A Period 2, Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Tickets are going fast for Fiddler on the Roof, Lowell's spring musical! This production, incorporating high quality projections for the first time in the Carol Channing history, will amaze and impress you.  Tickets are on sale on the catwalk, from students associated with the show or from Ms. Bookwalter's office throughout the day. 

The $10.00 tickets will also be available at the door.

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 3/5/17




Audience: Homepage

Hi everyone!

 

Want to eat pizza and get goodies after a fun run/walk around Lake Merced? Want to be a part of an awesome school and community event? The Pizza Run is the perfect event!

 

This year, the Pizza Run is raising money for new track equipment for the school and donating some money to Girls on the Run, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles for girls. Last year, we successfully raised money to pay for a portion of the cost of the new track that we now have. In order to make it a success again, we need your help!

 

Sign up for the fun run or learn more at thepizzarun.com. You can also find registration forms at the cave or print them out at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YnZ0uRsLM_ez3amPgaqOpn_BbhCDpIn91CKWI1iacCI/edit?usp=sharing!

 

Also, everyone is welcome, so spread the word! We will have swagbags, pizza, and other treats at the finish line!

 

Hope to see you all at Lake Merced on March 19 at 10 a.m. for this awesome pizza-running event.

Thanks!

Cynthia, Bernice, Alyssa, Claire

The Pizza Run Chefs

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Posted by: CYNTHIA LEUNG
Published: 3/1/17




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

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

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

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

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




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

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

 

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

 

Why are we making this change?

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

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

 

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

 

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

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




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students and Teachers

The Dong Lieu Memorial Science Prize is awarded annually to Lowell student(s) to cover or defray costs of applying to or attending a summer science program. Last year, five Lowell students had their summer application costs covered or their program tuition fully or partially paid.

 

Background

This is a cash prize awarded to a current Lowell student or graduating senior sponsored by the Lowell Alumni Association each year in memory of Dong Lieu, the father of a Lowell alumnus from the class of 1973.  Mr. Lieu was an immigrant farmer from China who never completed high school.  His 4 sons all hold doctoral or master degrees and have become physicians, college professors, and businessmen.  The intent of the award is to allow a student to take a college course for credit or participate in an enrichment program in math or science during the summer.  Winners will receive up to $1000(+) cash prize and be recognized by having their name on a plaque that will be displayed in an exhibit near the science classrooms.  The award was endowed in 2005.  Awards will be made annually in the spring.

 

Qualifications

The award is available to any continuing Lowell High School student or graduating senior who has completed at least 1 science course at Lowell, has done well, and has had to overcome at least 2 of the following hardships in order to succeed:

  • Moderately low income in relation to family size
  • Very low income in relation to family size (counts as 2 hardships)
  • Primary language spoken at home is not English
  • Neither parent holds a college degree (AA or higher or foreign equivalent)
  • Single parent family
  • Moderate or severe physical handicap
  • Other hardships as deemed applicable by the Lowell Alumni Association

Application Process

There is a link to a short online application on the Lowell High School homepage.  Early application is encouraged for full consideration.  The Lowell Alumni Association, a representative from the Lieu family, and head of the Lowell science department will determine the winner(s).

 

Final Note

This is an award created exclusively for Lowell students by a former Lowell student.  Go for it and apply today!

 

 

The application is attached below. The deadline for completed applications has been extended to Thursday, February 23, 2017, to Mr. Fong (Science Department Chair) in room 235A (office inside room 235). Questions? E-mail Mr. Fong at fongj4@sfusd.edu.

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Posted by: Jonathan Fong
Published: 2/16/17




Audience: Homepage

Learn about career options in biotech from professionals in the field. Receive 3.3 high school and 1 college credit plus a GPA bump.  Looks great on college applications! To enroll, please follow the steps in the application packet attached here and submit by Feb. 17.

 

Class meets every Wednesday from March 8 to May 10, 4-6 p.m.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 2/13/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage

The High School Outreach Conference (HSOC) is an annual event hosted at UCSF that aims to get students excited about college and professional programs. We bring together volunteers from various schools at UCSF, including dental, nursing, medical, graduate, pharmacy, and physical therapy programs, to host high school students joining us from all around the Bay Area.

The students begin the day listening to motivational speakers to learn more about the journey to a career in the health sciences, all about financial aid, and more. Throughout the remainder of the day, students have the opportunity to get their hands dirty by participating in hands on demos hosted by each of the professional schools. HSOC is a day for fun, friends, and sparking passion in the next generation of health care providers!

This year, our event will take place on Saturday, April 29, from 8:30 am – 4 pm. This all day event is organized just for high school students, and we would love to have Lowell High School students join us. Last year we hosted over 300 students to learn about higher education and get hands on experiences in. You’re welcome to view this video with some more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SELJJchKF-k

 

Please find attached:
-A full sheet flyer for students
-PDF of the parent permission slip (required for participation)

Here are the instructions for the students:
  1.  Students register online (URL on flyer and here)

Registration Form: http://www.tinyurl.com/hsoc2016

(Password: UCSFHSOC2017)
  2.  Print and complete a hard copy of the Parent Permission Form
Parent Permission Form: http://tinyurl.com/hsoc2017parentpermission
**Permission slip must be brought in the day of the event or mailed in by 4/13**

The slip is required to participate. Please make sure all students bring their completed forms!

High School Outreach Conference Website: http://www.adeaucsf.org/high-school-outreach-conference/
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/UCSFHSOC

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Posted by: Jonathan Fong
Published: 2/9/17




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

​Greetings Families and School Partners,

 

Happy Black History Month!

 

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

 

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

 

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

SFUSD AAPAC

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




Audience: Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage
The Science & Health Education Partnership is excited to announce a new NSF-funded summer program for high school teachers and students as part of the Center for Cellular Construction. This two-week workshop will engage student/teacher teams in design challenges as they learn together about the field of cellular engineering.

What is Cellular Engineering? 

 

Cellular Engineering is an emerging discipline poised to harness the untapped potential of living cells to solve complex societal problems and benefit humankind. The field will apply our burgeoning knowledge of how cells (and systems of cells) are built, make decisions, and accomplish tasks to develop new cell-based technologies.

Cellular Engineering by its nature is interdisciplinary and creating solutions like those listed above will require a new generation of scientists – those who enjoy tinkering, building, and figuring out how things work; and who are driven to make the world a better place.

Join us for the Cellular Construction Workshop 

  • Understand cells as biological machines
  • Combine engineering and computer science to understand cellular behavior
  • Recognize the cell as a system that can be programmed
  • Use robots to solve challenges similar to those faced by cells
  • Program cells to solve real world problems
  • Experience problem-based learning modules that integrate NGSS engineering practices and life sciences curriculum

Who?
High school science teachers and students
Students must have completed 10th grade and a biology course by the start of the workshop.

Preference given for schools with both teachers and students applying to participate.


When? 
July 24-August 4, 2017, 9 am-3 pm daily

Where?
UCSF

More details:
  • Teachers will be paid $1200, students will be paid $900 for completion of all program requirements.
  • In order to participate, students MUST be nominated by a high school science teacher (teachers can nominate up to three students).
  • The Center for Cellular Construction is committed to broadening participation in science – and strongly encourages nominations of students from groups underrepresented in the sciences.
How do I apply?
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Posted by: Jonathan Fong
Published: 2/8/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage

Chevron will be selecting 20 outstanding high school students (rising juniors and rising seniors are eligible to apply) from across the U.S. to attend the Chevron sponsored summer educational camp, "Frontiers of Energy Resources", hosted at the University of Southern California and scheduled for June 25 – 30, 2017.
 
Selected students are responsible for their own transportation to USC. While on campus, room and board will be covered by Chevron. This competitive summer program, in its 9th year, will introduce students to the science foundation of energy resources.  They will also learn about the career possibilities in energy resources fields. Please refer to the attached flyer.
 
Applicants should visit http://cisoft.usc.edu/uscchevron-summercamp/ to access the online application and download the teacher recommendation form. The application deadline is April 7, 2017.

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Posted by: Jonathan Fong
Published: 2/6/17




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

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

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




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage

The Stanford Horizon Scholars Program offers up to 15 low-income, high-achieving, Bay Area high school students the opportunity to attend High School Summer College at little to no cost.

 

Horizon Scholars attend High School Summer College as commuting students. In addition to a generous financial aid package, Horizon Scholars have access to special programming during the summer and, as alumni of the program, quarterly events during the rest of the academic year.

 

As High School Summer College commuting students, Horizon Scholars enjoy these opportunities:

  • Take Stanford college courses for Stanford University credit, and have their work recorded on an official Stanford University transcript.
  • Select from more than 145 courses in 30 departments.
  • Access Stanford’s world-class libraries and athletic facilities.
  • Attend Summer College events, speaker series, and workshops.
  • Access to academic advisors and tutors at no cost.
  • Experience college life at one of the world’s leading higher education institutions.

More info, list of courses (in all fields, not just STEM) and application at http://summercollege.stanford.edu/horizon.  Please contact summercollege@stanford.edu.

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Posted by: Jonathan Fong
Published: 1/31/17




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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Audience: Drama 1A Period 4, Drama 1A Period 5, Drama 1B Period 4, Drama 1B Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 6, Drama Advanced B Period 6, Teacher Assistant A Period 4, Teacher Assistant A Period 8, Teacher Assistant B Period 4, Theater Tech 1A Period 8, Theater Tech 1B Period 8, Theater Tech 2A Period 7, Theater Tech 2B Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 8, Theater Tech 3B Period 7, Video Production Period 2, Video Production A Period 2, Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Congratulations to the finalists and winner of the English Speaking Union Shakespeare Monologue Competition 2017. There were unprecedented ties in the judging this year!

 

First place:                             Ella Baker

 

Second place:                        Cleo Blackketter

                                                Alex Lee

 

Third place (3-way tie)        Kate Adler

                                                Claire Garcia

                                                Luke Howard

 

Ella Baker will represent Lowell High School at the regional competition in March 2017 with The Winter’s Tale’s Monologue and a Shakespearean sonnet.

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 1/28/17




Audience: All Staff - High School, Attendance, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

A thousand thanks to Mr. Michael Ungar of the Social Studies Department for his illuminating lecture on The Pale in Tsarist Russia to the cast and crew of Fiddler on the Roof(and the challah!!!)

Fiddler opens on March 9th!

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Posted by: Kevin Sullivan, Sys Admin, Lowell HS
Published: 1/27/17




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

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

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

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




Audience: Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage

The Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SUMMER 2017 PROGRAM

All of the following requirements must be met (no exceptions):

- Students must currently be juniors or seniors as of the fall of 2016 and must be in the graduating class of 2017 or 2018. 

- Students must also be 16 years old or older by the start of the program (June 12, 2017).  

- Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a green card in order to apply.

Important Note:  The selection process will heavily favor local (Bay Area) students. Please visit the FAQ for more information.  Also, students must be able to start the program on June 12, 2017.  

IMPORTANT DATES (SUMMER 2017):

DECEMBER 15, 2016 (TUES.)- Application Available Online

FEBRUARY 25, 2017 (SAT.)- Application Due (11:59pm Pacific Standard Time)

JUNE 12, 2017 (MON.)- Start of Program

AUGUST 3, 2017 (THURS.)- End of Program

 

http://simr.stanford.edu

 

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Posted by: Jonathan Fong
Published: 1/20/17




Audience: AP CompSci Pr B Period 2, AP CompSci Pr B Period 6, AP CompSci Pr B Period 8, Computer Programming A Spring 2017 Period 5, Registry 1807 (Room 337) Period 9 and Homepage

The application to apply for the Girls Who Code Summer 2017 Internship Program is now available for 10th and 11th grade girls.  

 

Click here for more information and a link to the application.

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Posted by: Ellen Reller
Published: 1/18/17




Audience: Homepage

The Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) program works with partners to match college students and recent graduates age 18 - 35 years old with short-term, paid, internships with the National Park Service. Participants may assist with research, synthesis of scientific literature, geologic mapping, GIS analysis, site evaluations, resource inventorying and monitoring, impact mitigation, developing brochures and informative media presentations, and educating park staff and park visitors. GIP positions can last from 3 months to one-year. Deadline: February 2, 2017Click for more information & to apply!

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Posted by: Casey Passmore, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 1/18/17




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

Dear Community,

 

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

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

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

 

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




Audience: Drama 1A Period 4, Drama 1A Period 5, Drama 1B Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 6, Teacher Assistant A Period 4, Teacher Assistant A Period 8, Theater Tech 1A Period 8, Theater Tech 2A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 8, Video Production A Period 2, Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Thanks to the nearly 100 Lowell talented student dancers, actors, and singers who auditioned for the spring musical Fiddler on the Roof to be presented in March.  Congratulations to those students who are cast; to those who are not cast, please audition again next year. To the Lowell community, we look forward to sharing this amazing show with you in the Carol Channing Theater in the spring. 

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 12/15/16




Audience: Drama 1A Period 4, Drama 1A Period 5, Drama 1B Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 6, Teacher Assistant A Period 4, Teacher Assistant A Period 8, Theater Tech 1A Period 8, Theater Tech 2A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 8, Video Production A Period 2, Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Classy Night, the Lowell's first round of the English Speaking Union's National Shakespeare Monologue competition, will be postponed until early January.

 

Watch this space for the exact date. We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 12/12/16




Audience: Drama 1A Period 4, Drama 1A Period 5, Drama 1B Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 6, Teacher Assistant A Period 4, Teacher Assistant A Period 8, Theater Tech 1A Period 8, Theater Tech 2A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 8, Video Production A Period 2, Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Fiddler on the Roof vocal auditions will be held Tuesday, December 6th, and Wednesday, December 7th at 3:45p in the choir room. Remember to bring your sheet music!

Mandatory dance auditions will be held Friday, December 9th at 1pm in the Dance Studio. Wear comfortable clothing. You will be taught a dance routine. No need to bring your own routine to the audition.

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 12/5/16




Audience: Homepage

The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education is asking for your help in selecting the next superintendent of schools. We are soliciting input from students, staff, parents, and community about your desired qualities and characteristics for the next superintendent and want you to share your thoughts on district strengths and challenges.

 

 

La Junta de Educación del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco está pidiendo su ayuda para seleccionar al próximo superintendente de escuelas. Estamos solicitando la opinión de los estudiantes, el personal, los padres y la comunidad acerca de las cualidades y características que desean ver en el próximo superintendente, y queremos que comparta con nosotros que piensa usted son las fortalezas y los desafíos del Distrito Escolar.

 

 

三藩市聯合校區教育委員會.求.的協助,以甄選下任學監。對於.期望下任學監擁有的素質及特點,我們正.詢來自學生、教職員、家長及社區人士的意見,並希望.就校區的優勢及挑戰分享.的想法。

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 12/1/16




Audience: Drama 1A Period 4, Drama 1A Period 5, Drama 1B Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 6, Teacher Assistant A Period 4, Teacher Assistant A Period 8, Theater Tech 1A Period 8, Theater Tech 2A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 8, Video Production A Period 2, Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Correction in dates.

Fiddler on the Roof   We want to welcome all students to audition for the spring musical, Fiddler on the Roof.  “Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion, leaving audience drying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.” (MTI)

 

Vocal auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 6th and Wednesday, December 7th at 3:45p in the Choir Room. Please prepare a section of a song (16 – 32 bars) that shows your range.  Bring sheet music for the accompanist. Sign up outside the choir room. (Rm. 70)

Dance auditions are mandatory for all students auditioning for the musical and will be held on Friday, December 9 at 1p. Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in. See you there. Break a leg!

Those Lin Manuel-Miranda fans, check out this link that features a great song from the musical.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgZ4ZTTfKO8

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 11/29/16




Audience: Homepage

The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education is asking for your help in selecting the next superintendent of schools. We have requested that the consultants from Leadership Associates, who are assisting the Board with the search, conduct an online survey to solicit input from students, staff, parents, and our community.

 

What are you looking for in SFUSD's next superintendent? Tell us by completing this survey (available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Tagalog, and Vietnamese:

http://www.sfusd.edu/en/about-sfusd/leadership-team/superintendent-search-community-input-survey.html

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Posted by: Maricella Miranda, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 11/16/16




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

 

We are a community that believes -- fundamentally -- that each child and each person is the equal of every other. 

 

This belief cuts across race, nationality, immigration history, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic means, ability status, language, and age. When we are at our best, we celebrate diversity, embrace our differences, and build on each others' strengths. 

 

We believe strongly in social justice, which means we fight against systemic oppression. We stand up for those who are vulnerable and hope others will do so for us when we need them. We put students' needs first, and we will protect them now. 

 

These core values connect us every day. Let's find ways to move forward together, in unity and in strength.

 

Myong Leigh
Interim Superintendent
 

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 11/10/16




Audience: Drama 1A Period 4, Drama 1A Period 5, Drama 1B Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 6, Teacher Assistant A Period 4, Teacher Assistant A Period 8, Theater Tech 1A Period 8, Theater Tech 2A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 8, Video Production A Period 2, Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Thank you to the forty members of Lowell staff who enjoyed The Crucible in the Carol Channing Theater.  Cast and crew chose three winners of the staff ticket raffle at their pizza party last Friday.

Congratulations to Matthew Bell, Stacey Carney, and Larry Warshaw.  Enjoy those Starbuck drinks.

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 11/8/16




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

On Nov. 8, 2016, San Franciscans will vote on Proposition A, a $744 million general obligation bond that will fund repairs, and maintenance to SFUSD facilities. The bond would allow SFUSD to construct new schools and make seismic upgrades to existing facilities.

Specifically, Proposition A will:

  • Complete seismic safety and modernization projects to make all schools and other district facilities more earthquake safe and energy efficient;
  • Build new schools and classrooms to accommodate a growing student population;
  • Kickstart development of a new SFUSD Arts Center and Ruth Asawa School of the Arts to preserve and promote music and art in curriculum;
  • Invest in technology improvements including installing higher-speed Wi-Fi for all classrooms to enable 21st century learning;
  • Maintain and expand the district’s green schoolyards program to 91 school sites;
  • Explore methods for developing affordable housing for teachers.

SFUSD would create an independent citizens' oversight committee to report to the public about the use of bond funds. The Board of Education would also conduct an annual, independent audit regarding the use of the bond funds.

This posting is meant to be informational rather than persuasive.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/31/16




Audience: All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Come support the Robotics Team on Friday, November 18th from 6PM to 8:30PM in the cafeteria at Lowell High School. There will be  a Pasta Dinner and a Silent Auction to help raise money for the team. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any team member or from Mr. Cooley in S203 after school.

 

There will be fun activities for all ages and demonstration of our robot(s) as well as food. There will be pasta with or without meatballs, salad, cupcakes, and a variety of drinks. You will also have the opportunity to bid on a number of silent auction items.

 

If you can't attend please consider donating an item for our silent auction or buying a ticket for someone else. Bring your silent auction items to Mr. Cooley in S203 after school.

 

Come support the Robotics Team and enjoy a night of food and entertainment.

 

Thanks,

Mr. Cooley

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Posted by: Bryan Cooley
Published: 10/28/16




Audience: Homepage

 

 

Dear SFUSD families,

 

Earlier this week gunshots were fired in the school parking lot at dismissal time at June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE), and four students were physically injured. They are recovering. The assailants were not part of the school and appeared to be targeting one student -- there is no ongoing threat to students at JJSE. This isolated event, although awful, should not be viewed as a negative reflection on JJSE, an extremely safe school focused on caring relationships.  

 

This terrible incident has shaken everyone in the community. While students at other schools were not directly impacted, we recognize that an event like this can bring up difficult feelings for you and your child. Please know that school staff is prepared to discuss these feelings with your child and provide additional support as needed.

 

All school staff remain alert to any potential threats to safety in our school district.  The safety and security of the San Francisco Unified School District’s students and staff is of utmost importance. SFUSD has a comprehensive crisis plan, and district administrators coordinate closely with city emergency management officials and law enforcement representatives to monitor and update plans on a regular basis.

 

In addition, schools have security measures to ensure the well-being of students and staff. These include: visitor check-in procedures, locked doors after the start of the school day, surveillance cameras, and school resource officer support.

 

How we notify you if there is a school emergency

If there is an emergency at your child's school or a citywide emergency that impacts your child’s school, SFUSD will notify parents using the contact information in our student information system. Depending on the impact level of the emergency, we will attempt to reach you via a phone call and email using the information in our database, and, if you have opted in to receive text messages, you will receive text notifications as well.

 

If you do not receive a message it is likely because your current contact information has not been entered into the district’s confidential student information system. We encourage you to check with your school site secretary or principal to ensure they have the most up to date contact information for you in SFUSD’s student information system.  This is the how, in the event of a school or citywide emergency, we can reach you immediately.

 

Notifications regarding high-impact emergencies will also be posted on the district’s website sfusd.edu, Twitter account (@SFUnified) and shared with the media.

 

How to sign up for text notifications

If you have a mobile phone entered into our system, you will receive one prompt from SFUSD via SchoolMessenger asking you to opt in to receiving text messages. The message will only be sent one time from the number 67587 and will read: "SFUSD alerts. Reply Y to confirm, HELP for info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/txt."

 

We encourage you to reply "Y" to receive text messages from SFUSD and your school, as it often makes for faster communication, which is crucial in the event of an emergency. However, if you do not wish to opt in, you can simply ignore the text message.

 

You will only receive this message one time, and if you do not reply "Y" to confirm, the district cannot send you future text notifications. If you already received a text message and didn’t reply but do want to receive urgent messages via text, you may still sign up by texting “YES” to the number 67587 from your mobile phone. Please note, if you text this number and your mobile phone is not entered in the student information system, messages will not be sent to it.

 

More information about SFUSD’s emergency notification procedures can be found here: http://www.sfusd.edu/en/safety-and-emergency-plan/student-safety-and-parent-notification.html

 

Regards,

Myong Leigh

Interim Superintendent

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/21/16




Audience: Homepage

All of us in the San Francisco Unified School District are deeply troubled by the incident that took place yesterday afternoon in the parking lot at June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE). Our understanding at this time is that a small group of outsiders unaffiliated with the school came to campus around the time of school dismissal, targeting a particular JJSE student for reasons that are presently unclear. Sadly, four students were injured during the incident. They have received appropriate medical attention and are recovering from their injuries. 

 

We want to thank the San Francisco Police Department for their support immediately following the incident and for their work in the ongoing investigation. We are also grateful to the paramedics and medical professionals who tended to our students, and we are committed to supporting our students and their families as they overcome their physical and emotional wounds. We also appreciate the offers of support immediately made by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor John Avalos. Finally, we commend JJSE’s leaders, faculty and students both for their steady, calm and caring actions as the situation evolved and for the dedicated and courageous efforts that they have already begun to heal from yesterday’s events.  

 

I need to state emphatically that this isolated event, although awful, should not be viewed as a negative reflection on JJSE. June Jordan is an intentionally small, extremely safe school focused on deep and caring relationships between all students and adults. All those connected to this school take great pride in, and put special care toward, creating a nurturing community rooted in the shared value of social justice. Through its small class sizes, college-going culture, and focus on rigorous, independent thinking, many JJSE students become the first in their families to attend college.  

 

Though only four students were physically injured, this terrible incident has shaken everyone in the community, particularly the staff and students at June Jordan. Fortunately the school has a strong tradition of coming together daily to discuss challenging topics and to support one another. In addition to coming together as a community, JJSE has trained counselors who will be meeting with students and faculty. We deeply appreciate the educators and students at June Jordan School for Equity and will proudly stand by them through this disturbing, but temporary, challenge.

 

Myong Leigh

Interim Superintendent, SFUSD

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/19/16




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

Greetings African American Parent Advisory Council Members and Supporters,

 

Please join us Thursday, October 20, 2016 for our monthly AAPAmeeting. The theme for this month is "Yes We Can: Advocate In and Outside of the Classroom". We will meet in the Leola Havard Auditorium located at 1520 Oakdale Avenue beginning at 5:30pm.  Dinner and childcare will be provided.  (Flyer Attached)

 

The agenda will include:

  • Networking with fellow African American families in SFUSD
  • Group activities to help unify and empower us to advocate for our students during Parent Teacher Conferences and throughout the school year
  • A panel discussion with 2016 School Board Candidates
  • Movie Ticket Raffles and Give Aways

 

We are asking that every member bring along two friends and every supporter spread the word as well as personally invite at least 5 African American families to attend.

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Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/12/16




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

For several weeks, there have been reports on social media concerning "creepy clown" sightings and pranks. While these reports come from different parts of the country, they all share a similar theme of frightening people and threatening violence.

 

Although there is no credible threat in San Francisco, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) has been in continuous communication with the district. Local law enforcement and the district are actively monitoring social media posts, including rumors that clowns would show up at schools threatening to do harm. Schools will use safety precautions if necessary, including prohibiting unauthorized visitors, and will immediately contact law enforcement when warranted.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/5/16




Audience: Homepage

Dear students,

 

Please take this survey only when asked to by your teacher. The purpose of this survey is to help SFUSD support and provide the activities, programs and services that you are most interested in.

All your responses will remain anonymous.

 

When asked to begin the survey, please click on the link below to choose your language. Once you open the survey webpage, please read the instructions carefully before you begin.

 

If you do not want to take the survey online, please let your teacher know, and you will have the option to complete a paper version if you wish.

 

http://tinyurl.com/hhk6yht

 

Thank you for your time and for contributing your voice to this process!

 

If you have any questions, please contact Devin Corrigan at 415-355-7764 or corrigand@sfusd.edu.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 9/26/16




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Dear Parents,
 
You may have recently received a text message  " SFUSD alerts. Reply Y to confirm, HELP for info. Msg&data rates may apply.  Msg freq varies.schoolmessenger.com/txt" from the number 67587.
 
This is an official opt-in message from SFUSD via SchoolMessenger, our mass notification system for sending out phone calls, emails and text messages.
 
You have received this message because your mobile phone number was recently updated in our student information system.
 
We understand this message is alarming and not clear. Unfortunately, we do not have any control over the way this message gets sent out from SchoolMessenger. 
 
We do encourage you to reply "Y" to this invitation to receive text messages from SFUSD, as it makes for much faster communication, which is crucial in the event of an emergency.
 
SchoolMessenger does not share any of your information, and you will not receive texts from any third parties.
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Posted by: Heidi Anderson, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 9/23/16




Audience: Homepage

826 Valencia is proud to announce our eighth weekend-long personal statement tutoring event, The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend, will be held on October 15 and 16 at Mission High School. We invite all SFUSD high school seniors to register for a weekend of free college essay help.


Here’s how it works: during the weekend of October 15 and 16, 826 Valencia will have trained tutors on call to give one-on-one attention to students who are writing responses to the UC's Personal Insight Questions, Common Application essays, and scholarship essays. We're prepared to support students at all stages of the writing process, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. We’ll also have computers on hand for easy editing and brain food to keep them going.

 

Registering for the event as a student is easy and free—just follow this link for more information and to sign up. You can choose to attend one or two two-hour session(s) on either or both days. Advance registration is required so we can best prepare to meet each student's individual needs.

 

Save the date and spread the word! Last year we served 171 students over the weekend, and this year we are hoping to exceed 200. Seniors: Don't miss this opportunity to polish your personal statements, making them clear, powerful, meaningful, memorable, and effective at getting you into college!  

 

Contact essayhelp@826valencia.org with questions.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 9/23/16




Audience: Grade 12, Counseling Team, Staff, Teachers and Homepage

 MAP to College!  Please join us on Saturday, September 24th from 8:00am - 1:00pm for MAP to College. You and your High School Senior will receive valuable workshops on how to properly fill out the UC, CSU, Private and Community College application, as well as workshops on the new UC Personal Insight Questions and Financial Aid. 

 

Location: The event will be held at The University of California San Francisco, Parnassus Campus.  

 

This is a FREE event for Seniors

 

Details: MAP to College! is a free, one-day, annual college-going event held in the fall for Bay Area students in the 12th grade and their parents or guardians.

Fall semester of a student's senior year in high school is a critical time for college applications. As colleges become more competitive and selective, it is important that students understand the nuances of each college application and how to write a strong personal essay.

 

Attendees of MAP to College! can attend workshops on the UC application and personal insight questions, the CSU application, the Community College transfer path, the application and admissions process for private colleges and financial aid. *Financial aid workshops are presented in English, Spanish and Cantonese.

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Posted by: Maria Aguirre
Published: 9/20/16




Audience: All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Dukane Multimedia Cart, Lowell ECEOP Mentors, Mentors, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Check out Storycorps.org to hear, read and/or watch animated stories about ordinary people's lives. You can also reserve a session time to tell Your Story. Free 

 

Examples: 

The Chinese Grandma who was a  department store detective

The mom who forgave her son's killer

The retiring New York garbage collector's last day on the job

The young man robbed at knife point by a teenager

 

 

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Posted by: Norman Nager, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 9/16/16




Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Additional UCSF faculty, and grad students will be working with us this year. We will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45PM to 5:00PM.

 

Our 1st  regular meeting is Sept. 22nd – Renowned Lowell Alumna, Julia Ye, will be joined by UCSF co-directors Lauren Meyer and Jon Shor for a college and career panel focusing on science. Graduate students Walter Mancia, Adam Rao and Arpana Arjun will also be on the panel.
 

Our planned talks and activities include microbiology research, optogenetics, serial dilutions, clean energy and computer science engineering and more.  


Our program has received national recognition from the most prestigious science competitions (Intel and Seimens) as well as the American Society of Hematology.


The Lowell Science Research Program provides interested Lowell students with the opportunity to learn about a variety of original science research from distinguished university faculty, post docs and grad students. All students will learn some of the skills required in modern research laboratories. Some students will have the opportunity to perform research themselves and learn how to publicly present as well as publish their work.


The main purposes of the Lowell Science Research Program are to inspire Lowell students to consider pursuing a life in science and complete a real science research project in an area that interests them.


Lowell students will be taught and mentored by M.D.-Ph.D. students in the Medical Scientist Training Program at UCSF as well as other UCSF graduate students.


In addition, Lowell students will be mentored by distinguished faculty at UCSF who have agreed to take Lowell students into their labs at UCSF to engage in research over the summer. The faculty will assign them a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow as a mentor as well as mentor the Lowell student themselves.

The program is open to all Lowell students.

Course credit will be offered but is optional.


And --  saving the best for last -- there will be snacks.

 

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Posted by: Kevin Sullivan
Published: 9/15/16




Audience: All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Richard A. Shapiro
Published: 9/14/16




Audience: Homepage

A newish, black-mesh office chair, disappeared from Room 62 (auditorium) in the first couple of weeks of school.

Please return. No questions asked!

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter
Published: 9/2/16




Audience: Homepage

Learn to code video games, make movies, produce music and more! Next Gen Tracks- BAVC Afterschool Program
If you are between 14-18 years old, you are eligible to be part of Next Gen- BAVC’s FREE youth program.

• Get college credit every trimester from San Francisco State University.
• Earn internship credit.
• Up your media production skills and prepare for a job in the industry.
• Receive a $500 stipend to support a community project.
• Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 - 7 PM.

 

APPLY TODAY!
www.bavc.org/youth-programs/next-gen
Questions? Email: laurentaylor@bavc.org

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Posted by: Linda Wells, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 9/1/16




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

All students have a right to take part in educational activities at school without paying a fee, deposit or other charge. An "educational activity" is an activity offered by a school or school district that is an integral part of a student's education, including, but not limited to, curricular and extracurricular activity. Schools cannot charge or request a deposit for materials, physical education or school uniforms, or graduation caps and gowns that are required to take part in an educational activity.

  • For more details about the rights of parents and guardians, please see Your Child's Education: Things You Should Know
  • For more details on what fees can and cannot be charged at school, please see Assembly Bill No. 1575
  • If you have been charged a fee for an educational activity, you can request a reimbursement and/or file a uniform complaint. If you are a parent and still have questions or concerns about fees, please contact the Office of Family Voice at 415-241-6150.
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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 8/31/16




Audience: Grade 12, Counseling Team, Parents, Principals, Staff, Teachers and Homepage

On behalf of the counseling office we would like to congratulate you on your achievements. You made it! You are officially a senior at Lowell High School. We're confident all your hard work will pay off and you will be accepted to great colleges before we know it.

 

Before we get to that point we need to apply to college and this process can be a little stressful. And that's where we come in, so let us help you. Here are some important things you should be doing now:

 

*Keep your grades up. Senior year grades are still important!!

 

*Go to the VICCI CENTER and get an unofficial transcript

You want to make sure nothing is missing and there are no errors with grades.

 

*Go to the College Visits in the VICCI CENTER and learn about all the great colleges you don’t know about yet. You can get very helpful information from admissions counselors. Here is the link to their calendar:https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=lowellvicci@gmail.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles&pvttk=b562fb1326f9981bedc7cd2f8608f31c&gsessionid=OK

 

*Sign up for SAT or ACT (if you need a fee waiver, see your counselor) Remember colleges will still accept the December test date; https://www.collegeboard.org/ ; http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html?PHPSESSID=fe57eda0877e05a2155af171d6188936

 

*Start on your UC Application at:  https://admissions.universityofcalifornia.edu/applicant/login.htm

 

*Visit CSU Website at: http://www.csumentor.edu/

 

*Start your Common Application at: http://www.commonapp.org/

 

*Start your FAFSA application early (this is financial aid) : https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 

* If you are applying to private schools, you need letter of recommendation from teachers and one from your counselor-- ASK them now!

 

*Your counselor will give you more information about FACT SHEETS and their individual deadlines, so make sure to keep up with that.



 

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Posted by: Maria Aguirre
Published: 8/30/16




Audience: All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Do you like to write? You should be a reporter for The Lowell

 

Join the staff of The Lowell and get your work published on TheLowell.org and in The Lowell newsmagazine.

 

Positions also available for photographers, illustrators, and data analysts 

 

Info sessions Wednesday 8/24 and Thursday 8/25
at 3:45pm in Room S108

 

 

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Posted by: Samuel Williams
Published: 8/24/16




Audience: All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

10% of all sales at the Irving location of Patxi's on 9/7 will be donated to the English department's book fund.  Supporting education never tasted so good!

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Posted by: Bryan A. Ritter
Published: 8/21/16




Audience: Drama 1A Period 4, Drama 1A Period 5, Drama 1B Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 6, Theater Tech 1A Period 8, Theater Tech 2A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 7, Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Thank you to all who auditioned and congratulations to all who were cast. MANDATORY MEETING TODAY at 3:45p on the Carol Channing stage where we will read through this amazing play!

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 8/21/16




Audience: Drama 1A Period 4, Drama 1A Period 5, Drama 1B Period 5, Drama 2A Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 6, Theater Tech 1A Period 8, Theater Tech 2A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 7, Video Production A Period 2, Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

To all who auditioned for the fall play last semester and to those who are planning to audition.  MANDATORY MEETING on Thursday, August 18th  at 3:45p in the Steve Silver Theater, (room 110) followed by auditions.

Callbacks will be held on Friday, August 19th in the Steve Silver Theater (room 110) at 3:45p.

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 8/14/16




Audience: Drama 1A Period 4, Drama 1A Period 5, Drama 1B Period 5, Drama 2A Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 5, Drama Advanced A Period 6, Theater Tech 1A Period 8, Theater Tech 2A Period 7, Theater Tech 3A Period 7, Video Production A Period 2, Teresa C. Bookwalter, Drama 1A Site, Drama 1B Site, Drama Advanced A Site, Drama Advanced B Site, Student Aide A Site, Teacher Assistant A Site, Teacher Assistant B Site, Teacher Assistant Site, Theater Tech 1A Site, Theater Tech 1B Site, Theater Tech 2A Site, Theater Tech 2B Site, Theater Tech 3A Site, Theater Tech 3B Site, Video Production A Site, Video Production Site, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, All Staff - High School, Attendance, Department Heads, Lowell English Department, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Auditions for The Crucible will be held on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 in the Steve Silver Theater at 3:45pm.  Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue and a brief song. Sign up outside the Steve Silver Theater on Wednesday and Thursday!

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Posted by: TeresaC. Bookwalter, Teacher, Lowell HS
Published: 8/13/16




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

 

Read this in Español or 中文

 

August 2, 2016

 

Dear SFUSD Families:  

 

I am writing to you on behalf of all of my colleagues on the SFUSD Board of Education.

 

Given the news of Superintendent Richard A. Carranza’s likely departure to serve as Houston’s new superintendent, the Board of Education has moved swiftly to ensure a smooth transition and continued positive momentum for our district.

 

While we begin the community process of searching for a new superintendent to serve our district, the Board of Education is united in choosing Deputy Superintendent Myong Leigh as SFUSD’s interim superintendent.

 

Mr. Leigh has been with SFUSD since 2000 and has successfully managed day-to-day operations and overseen key district initiatives. Our district has tremendous leadership throughout our schools and central offices. Mr. Leigh will be working with a great team at SFUSD.  

 

We are grateful to have had Superintendent Carranza at the helm for the past seven years--four as superintendent and three as a deputy. Under his leadership, SFUSD has maintained a focus on students’ academic growth through effective common-core aligned teaching and learning while also developing students’ social, emotional and physical well being. Our teachers and other have received more resources to do their critical work, including greater compensation, professional learning opportunities and access to technology.

 

The board takes seriously our responsibility to ensure the most capable and qualified leader for our school district moving forward. In the near future there will be a public meeting to discuss a selection process for the next superintendent of schools. Our national search process will be inclusive, transparent, and thorough.  

 

Without a doubt, we will prioritize finding a leader who shares our vision for ensuring every graduate is ready to succeed in college and careers. We will prioritize someone who has a track record of leading around our enduring goals of student achievement, access, equity, and accountability. And we will seek someone who can work with you and our entire community to move our district closer to our vision.

 

As we embark on the search for a new leader for SFUSD, input from our families is critical. Please check our website, sfusd.edu, for updates on future public meetings where the Board will gather input on the superintendent search and selection process.

 

All our school administrators are looking forward to greeting you and your children back to school on August 15.


 

Sincerely,  

 

Matt Haney

President, SF Board of Education

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 8/2/16




Audience: Homepage

Do you need to make up or take classes to graduate high school? Our summer school offers “a-g” courses for credit recovery. Students in 11th or 12th grade with "F" course grades will receive priority registration. Registration begins on April 6.

 

Summer school will run from June 8 to July 13 at the following locations: Galileo HS (senior graduation summer school), Balboa HS, Mission HS, and Lincoln HS. Please meet with your counselor to register for summer classes.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 3/24/16