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Vote to Support SF District 7 Funding of Robotics Teams voting open from 3/30 to 4/10

District 7 of San Francisco (where Lowell is) runs a Participatory Budgeting Program which allows residents and people who work in District 7 to vote on how the city should spend its tax dollars.

The Lowell Robotics Team put in a proposal for the city to support LEGO robotics teams in the District 7 K-8 schools. 

If you are 16 years or older, please help our proposal "District 7 K-8 Robotics Teams" succeed by voting for it online at http://sfbos.org/participatorybudgeting starting on March 30th until April 10th

People 16 and older will also be able to vote in person at the following times and locations:
West Portal Library, 10am-12pm
Alice Fong Yu Alternative School, 1pm-4pm
Ingleside Library, 4pm-7pm
Ingleside Library, 1pm-3pm
West Portal Library, 3pm-6pm
West Portal Library, 10pm-1pm
Stonestown Family YMCA, 1pm-5pm
Ingleside Library, 3pm-6pm


Posted by: Bryan Cooley
Published: 3/26/15

Student Voice Vote & Student Survey 2015

Use your student voice by taking a student survey and vote for next year’s student delegate and student advisory council representative for your school. Vote online by clicking here: https://district.sfusd.edu/schools/ss/

For more information, please go to sfusdsac.org or Salvador Lopez Barr
Telephone: (415) 314-1225 or Email: lopez-barrerass@sfusd.edu

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop
Published: 3/20/15

Dong Lieu Memorial Prize Application (Science Scholarships for This Summer)

The Lowell Alumni Association offers a $1,000 prize for a student interested in taking a college science or math course or participating in a science or math enrichment program this summer. Scholarships are possible for multiple students. You can choose where you want to go. Students must have good grades in science or math courses at Lowell and have overcome obstacles to be good students, such as low family income, primary language at home is not English, neither parent has a college degree, single parent family, or other barriers.  A short application is required (see attachment).  Applications must be received between March 18, 2015 and April 12, 2015, by Ms. Swett in her faculty mailbox or in the office behind the attendance office (enter through Room 131).  Award(s) will be presented in May at the Lowell Alumni Association Awards ceremony.

Posted by: Jonathan Fong
Published: 3/18/15

Summer Jobs, Internships, Engineering Camp and other opportunities - apply now!
March, 2015
Help students make the most of their summer!

This newsletter contains opportunities for students to learn, grow and even earn some money this summer. Please share relevant opportunities with your students. Contact Veronica Reilly with any questions. 

CTE Summer Career Exploration Program
Applications due April 10th
·      Students will have an opportunity to explore careers related to one of the following: automotive technology, building and construction, environmental technology, and urban agriculture
·      The programs are open to current SFUSD sophomores and juniors
·      Students will earn 5 high school credits and $1000 (before taxes and deductions)
·      Students will participate in worksite rotations twice per week, and visit Bay Area colleges
·      Students will learn about Apprenticeship programs and local training programs
Use this link to download all the application materials:

Mayor's Youth Employment and Education Program
Internship training and placement for SF youth ages 14-17. Mentoring and personalized job experience based on your interests/career plans. You must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

Applications will be released on March 16th and will be due back on April 10th. You can have your local MYEEP representative come and talk to your class about the internships and how to fill out the application. Check out the website for contact information and to access the application:

USF Upward Bound
Preparing bright and promising high school students, from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds, to succeed in college
The programs provides the following: The Upward Bound Summer Experience includes a five week residence program and Southern California College Tour, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Enrichment, Instruction in reading, writing, study skills, and other subjects necessary for success in education beyond high school.

Please use this link for more information and to apply:

Summer Engineering Institute at SF State
Explore different types of engineering
Students must be nominated by March 16th
Summer Engineering Institute is a two-week residential summer camp at San Francisco State University designed to provide real-world context to the study of engineering through practical, applied and hands-on problem solving and design-oriented projects. Open to high school sophomores and juniors.

Please use this link for more information and to apply:

Many Additional Opportunities
Check out the Productive Summer Guide 

Darlene M. Cárdenas from the Department of College and Career Readiness has put together the Productive Summer Guide with many summer opportunities. Consider reserving some time in the computer lab in the upcoming weeks to have students choose one or two summer opportunities and apply for them. 

Please use this link for more information about a variety of summer opportunities for students:

Posted by: Norman Nager
Published: 3/14/15

Sign Up for the Monthly Family Email Newsletter

Our monthly family email newsletter will keep you updated on what's new at SFUSD, such as curriculum or testing changes, highlight important deadlines, and share tips and tricks on various parenting topics. We'll only email you a maximum of twelve issues a year, and you can always unsubscribe at any point. Check out past issues if you're interested.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Tsai
Published: 3/10/15

Information about Measles for Parents

There has been a recent outbreak of measles in California and neighboring states. The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) have collaborated to offer free measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines to current SFUSD students. All families are encouraged to first seek care with their primary health care provider, if they have one.

If your child needs a vaccine, contact the School Health Center at 415-242-2615 for more information or go to one of our onsite clinics. Find out more about measles vaccinations and where to get them.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Tsai
Published: 2/5/15