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Dear Parents,

We have been informed that on August 27th, yesterday afternoon after school at approximately 4 pm, an unidentified man attempted to lure students to his car near the vicinity of Parkway Heights Middle School. Later yesterday evening, between the hours of 5 pm and 6 pm, a man matching the same description also attempted to lure students to his car near the South San Francisco High School parking lot and El Camino High School.

Students and parents notified the administration and the police were immediately called. No students were harmed or injured, and the man has since stayed off school property.

The man is described as Asian/Latino mixed race, dark skin, in his mid-twenties to early thirties, with a slender/skinny build, light facial hair or a beard, and braces. Tattoos that were black, white, and gray with roses were visible on his arms, and he was wearing a grey hoodie and black sweatpants. The man is also allegedly bilingual in English and Spanish.

The man’s vehicle is described as a black car/sedan with tinted windows, and is possibly a Honda Accord.
South San Francisco Police are investigating the matter. We ask that parents and guardians remind their students to be cautious of strangers and to report any suspicious activity or any interactions that make them uncomfortable.

Should you have any questions about this incident, you may contact the South San Francisco Police Department for more information.


Thank You,


Superintendent Shawnterra Moore



Estimados padres,

Nos han informado que el 27 de agosto, ayer por la tarde después de la salida de la escuela, aproximadamente como a las 4 p.m. un hombre no identificado, intento atraer a los estudiantes a su automovil, cerca de la zona de Parkway Heights Middle School. Más tarde ayer por la noche, entre las 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. un hombre con la misma descripción del primero, también trato de atraer a los estudiantes a su automovil, cerca de los estacionamientos de South San Francisco High School and El Camino High School.

Los estudiantes y padres de familia notificaron al personal administrativo, los cuales llamaron a la policía inmediatamente. Ningún estudiante fue lastimado o lesionado y el hombre permaneció fuera de la propiedad escolar.

El hombre fue descrito como  Asiático/Latino raza mixta, piel oscura, de entre veinticinco y treinta años con una figura delgada de compleción esbelta, con bello facial o barba ligeramente poblada y frenos en los dientes. Con Tatuajes que eran negros, blancos, grises y con rosas, que se podían ver en sus brazos. El llevaba puesto una sudadera con capucha gris y pantalones negros. El hombre también es supuestamente bilingüe en inglés y español.

El vehículo del hombre es descrito como un automóvil/sedan negro con vidrios polarizados, y posiblemente es un Honda Accord.

El departamento de policía del Sur de San Francisco está investigando los hechos. Les pedimos a los padres y tutores de familia que les recuerdes a sus estudiantes de ser precavidos con la gente extraña y reportar cualquier actividad sospechosa o cualquier interacción que los haga sentirse incomodos.

Si tiene alguna pregunta acerca de este incidente, puede comunicarse con el departamento de policía del Sur de San Francisco para más información.




Superintendente Shawterra Moore



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Welcome Back Message from Superintendent Dr. Shawnterra Moore

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and myself, welcome to the 2015-2016 school year. It is my distinct pleasure to have been selected as the new Superintendent for South San Francisco Unified School District. I am humbled and deeply committed to our students, our staff, and this community. I am also committed to working collaboratively with our staff, our parents, and community to ensure we provide the best educational opportunities for our students.

Since taking the helm, we've executed an administrative retreat for all administrators in the district where we worked together and participated in activities that will assist us in becoming a more cohesive, collegial and professional unit of leaders.

In addition, we listened to the community who asked us to focus more on cultural competence and sensitivity in our schools. For our first district-wide staff development day, we hosted a session for all staff with Dr. Mary Bacon, who is a prominent presenter. She encouraged staff to remember to "see the world through the eyes of culture"; she challenged us to engage and support our students differently to ensure we build relationships and help students feel connected to us and the academic content. This, in addition to focusing on the overall health of our district, will be a focus for our district this year.

We kicked off the year with our entire district staff focusing on building a more cohesive organization where we work collaboratively to engage our parents, community, and one another in order to provide a welcoming and inclusive culture. We seek new and creative ways to work together to ensure our students and their safety, learning, and achievement remain our top priorities. I was very transparent in my confidence and belief in the staff of the South San Francisco Unified School District. We have an amazing team comprised of capable, talented, and experienced educators and staff that I know will hold high expectations for all of our children and will get to know them, develop positive relationships with them, and support them in meeting or exceeding our high expectations. It was a wonderful celebration of renewed commitments.

Additionally, we are fortunate to have established strong partnerships in the community. I will be working to strengthen these existing partnerships and establishing new ones. Our community and local organizations have been extremely supportive of our district and we have a deep and sincere appreciation for what they have done for our schools.

A lot of work took place throughout the summer which I have the privilege to communicate. We had several construction projects and I am happy to share that on our first day of school all students were welcomed to positive environments that were conducive to student learning and engagement. Additionally, our staff pulled together to greet and receive all students and parents entering our campuses. It is also very exciting to report how beautiful our campuses are with the newly erected buildings and well-maintained facilities. Our thanks go to the facilities staff.

There are also other accomplishments in the district which I am extremely proud of. Our first ever Middle College Program began this year with 43 students from our high schools; our students will have the opportunity to concurrently earn high school and college credits. Additionally, this past spring, the district completed a successful Local Control Accountability Plan comprised of goals, actions, and services that support student learning and achievement and also directs services toward parent/community engagement, school safety, academic and social health. In addition, the finances of the district are in good shape and we were positively certified by the San Mateo County Office of Education. Lastly, this summer was also filled with the first ever summer academies where over 150 teachers came to learn and grow together in curriculum and instruction in order to set their students up for a successful school year.

The Board of Trustees and I are working collaboratively and will continue to do so in order to support the goals and priorities of this district. We look forward to engaging our parents, students, and staff this year in order to partner with you to maximize the ways we can support all of our students.


From our leadership team to you and yours, we welcome you to this new school year and we believe that together, we can and will accomplish greatness.

Sincerely and Respectfully,

Dr. Shawnterra Moore


Another Successful Student Exchange Program

This August marks the 20th anniversary of a student exchange program between South San Francisco and its sister city, Kishiwada, Japan (near Osaka).  Every other year, we send/receive a delegation of 16 students and 4 chaperones.  On our side, this is a program of the South San Francisco Rotary Club.  On their side, this is a program of the City of Kishiwada.  We hosted 15 students (13 girls and 2 boys) and 5 adults this year, from August 11 through August 17.  Students had an opportunity to visit both high schools, take pictures, attend classrooms, and tour the facilities!


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Genentech Gene Academy


Genentech brings students from four SSF Unified elementary schools onto the Genentech site once a week for tutoring. This program has expanded to include regular science experiments, teacher training, and providing science supplies for teachers. 

Checkout the video for more information on the Gene Academy.




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Board Meeting News


Board recognizes Student Trustee Olguin for his service


The Board of Trustees presented Alfredo Olguin with a certificate of appreciation for serving as the Student Trustee this semester.

El Camino High School honored at May 21 Board meeting

IMG_0934.jpgPatricia Manubay, a senior at El Camino, was recognized for leading the pledge of allegiance by Trustee Rick Ochsenhirt (far right), Interim Principal Mike Coyne (middle) and Assistant Principal Jose Gomez (second from right).

El Camino High School volunteers recognized

El Camino High School volunteers Jocelyn Cabral, Rey Cabral, Cathi Graham, Teresa Guardarrama, Brian Perotti, and Sandra Vergara received certificates of appreciation from the Board of Trustees for their help at the school.

Spelling Bee winner recognized


This year's winner of the annual Spelling Bee, Andrew Bernarte, from Monte Verde Elementary School, was recognized on his achievement by the Board of Trustees.

Parkway Heights students honored

Parkway Heights Middle School students Megan Celillo and Sofia Grandov were acknowledged for being awarded Tech Trek summer camp scholarships by the Board of Trustees. 

Helix Cup winners awarded

The first Helix Cup competition winners were honored on their achievement by the Board of Trustees.  The Alta Loma Middle School students are Bea Aquino, Jennis Eastwood, Diana Recinos, and Rebecca Vance. 

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