Substitutes are an important educational component in the South San Francisco Unified School District because teachers and paraprofessionals occasionally need a substitute for either professional or personal reasons.
To ensure that the district has a large pool of qualified substitutes available, our Human Resources department continually recruits substitute teachers and paraprofessionals.
We have recently received a notification from the South San Francisco Police Department that a threat was made to all Boys and Girls Clubs within San Mateo County. South San Francisco Police are actively investigating the matter.
As a precaution, all Boys and Girls Clubs will be closed until further notice and clearance by local police departments.
Please Note: NO threats were made to our school district, students, or staff. The threat was made ONLY to Boys and Girls Club locations.
If you are a parent/guardian with a child who is scheduled to attend Boys and Girls Club after school, you may pick up your child at the child’s school site, as all Boys and Girls club services are temporarily suspended.
We will be posting updated information as received.
Thank you for your time and attention,
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South San Francisco Unified School District
Community Alert Message
Re: Boys and Girls Club Locations
Estimados padres de familia y comunidad de SSFUSD,
Recientemente hemos recibido una información del Departamento de policía de South San Francisco, de que todos los Boys and Girls Clubs de San Mateo County han sido amenazados. La policía de South San Francisco esta activamente investigando esta situación.
Como precaución todos los Boys and Girls Clubs estarán cerrados hasta recibir nueva información del departamento de policía.
Por favor tome nota : Las amenazas no fueron hechas a nuestros estudiantes, empleados o distrito escolar. La amenaza SOLO fue hecha para las locaciones de Boys and Girl Clubs.
Si usted es el padre o tutor de un niño que asiste a Boys and Girls Clubs después de la escuela, tendrá que ir a recógelo a su escuela porque los servicios en todos los Boy and Girls Clubs estarán temporalmente cerrados.
Estaremos actualizando la información según la recibamos.
A Message from the Superintendent Regarding Water Quality Testing
August 17, 2016
Dear SSFUSD Community,
Welcome back to the start of another wonderful year! I would like to take this opportunity to provide a brief update regarding an essential service to our school facilities.
One of our highest priorities, as a district, is maintaining safe and healthy learning environments. As you may already know, the issue of water quality in public facilities has been receiving recent attention nationwide. In light of this, and to be proactive about water safety, school districts in San Mateo County will be conducting water quality testing this fall.
While we have no reason to believe any sampling locations will exceed thresholds set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we want to be sure our water is safe now and in the future. Our school district will be working with our local water agencies, Westborough Water District, City of Daly City Department of Water and Wastewater Resources, and California Water Services, to conduct this testing. We will keep you informed of our progress along the way.
This process also serves as a valuable reminder that schools aren't the only places where students drink water. As we go through the testing at our school sites, we hope you will consider taking steps to ensure the safety of your water at home. The EPA has valuable guidance on identifying and fixing any potential hazards, which you can access at https://www.epa.gov/lead/protect-your-family-exposures-lead#homeleadsafe
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the work going on at your school. We're looking forward to a fantastic year!
As the 2015-16 school year has come to a close, the Attendance Matters Project attendance study will also be completed soon. The Attendance Matters Project is an innovative year-long, collaborative research study with San Mateo County School Districts, the San Mateo County Office of Education, The Big Lift, and researchers at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Many of our families have received survey information and other correspondence regarding the Attendance Matters Project from the San Mateo County Office of Education. This has helped the researchers to create and deliver helpful messages to parents.
As the study concludes, we want to take the opportunity to inform our families and community members of some of the anticipated remaining steps:
Please be aware that the Harvard University Research Team will be conducting phone surveys with families in the Kindergarten through 5th grade study to explore various student outcomes, including student attendance, parent beliefs, and academic performance. The university research team is collaborating with a phone vendor to conduct the survey. They will dial approximately 10,000 households of K-5 students across SMCOE beginning Tuesday, 5/31. The survey process expect to conclude by Sunday, 6/5. All dials will be made with a Bay Area area code and during reasonable daytime hours. In particular, the team will ask questions relevant to the Attendance Matters Project postcards that some parents may have received throughout the school year. The feedback will help the researchers understand the usefulness of the cards’ content, and will allow them to refine the messaging for future interventions.
Grades K-5 Mailings
Families included in the K-5 study should have received all their mailings for the year. The final and most recent postcard went out in May.
Grades 6-12 Mailings
The 6-12 study included an “Award” treatment in which students received certificates for perfect and improved attendance in the month of February. Approximately 3,200 students qualified for the Perfect Attendance award, while 2,000 students qualified for an Improved Attendance award. The Harvard team noted the high number of students qualifying for these recognitions. As a final mailing for this study, several households will receive a postcard.
The Attendance Matters Team and the South San Francisco Unified School District thank you for your participation in this countywide study!
Two District programs received Kent Awards this year. Martin Elementary School was honored for their Family Stories and Baden High School was recognized for their program with the Peninsula Humane Society.
Youth Art Show
SSFUSD & Cultural Arts Commission host amazing student art show! We are so fortunate to have such talent in our school district and city!
Genentech Scholarship Winners
Cañada College Offers a "College for Working Adults" Program
Cañada College offers a College for Working Adults Program enabling students to earn one or more AA Degrees in select fields, all while attending convenient evening and Saturday classes and ...more
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.
Genentech Announces New STEM Education Initiative to Support South San Francisco Schools
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Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, today announced Futurelab, a collaborative program with the South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD) to support science, ...more
September 29, 2016 Board meeting - Parkway Heights MS featured site
Parkway Heights MS Pledge student
Divina Moreno, a Parkway Heights MS 8th grader, pictured with Trustee John Baker and Principal Marco Lopez received a certificate of recognition for leading the pledge of allegiance at the meeting.
Parkway Heights MS Volunteers
Parkway Heights MS volunteers David Hardley, Rebecca Lindskog, Colleen McCarthy, Luisa Ortega, and Amber Verdin received certificates of appreciation for their contributions from Vice President Rosa Acosta and Principal Marco Lopez.
Celebrating Spruce Site's Centennial
At the September 8, 2016 meeting, the Board celebrated the centennial anniversary of the Spruce school site and the generations of administrators, instructors, and staff who ensured their students received a quality education. Principal Castillo, Assistant Principal Reyes, and staff received a resolution and plaque to honor the site.