The ECHS Jazz Band wins 1st place award at Hollywood Studios in Disney World
The El Camino HS Jazz Band had a successful year of festivals, events and competitions under the direction of Mr. Ray Galela. This past month ECHS jazz band and jazz combo both placed 3rd place in ...more
Congratulations to our "State History Day" winners
Jarrod Yee of ECHS
James Fong, Alexander Wong, and Jesse Angelo Pangilinan of SSFHS
THEY'RE GOING TO THE NATIONALS!
Congratulations to our National competitors:
James Fong, Alexander Wong, Jesse Angelo Pangilinan. South San Francisco High School
Parent/Student/Staff Clean Up Day at ECHS Organized by John Sanna, PTSA President
Assistant Principal, Jose Gomez (back left), Interim Principal Jim Murphy (middle red shirt), with Trustee Rick Ochsenhirt (on one side) and Assistant Principal, Gary Gooch (on other side). Assistant Principal, Mike Zozos, took the picture.
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.
Dr. Shawnterra Moore Appointed as New District Superintendent
South San Francisco, July 20, 2015
The Board of Trustees of the South San Francisco Unified School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Shawnterra Moore as the District’s new Superintendent, effective August 1, 2015. Dr. Moore currently serves as the District’s Associate Superintendent of Educational Services and Categorical Programs.
In selecting the Superintendent, the District conducted interviews, focus groups, and an online survey. This public input process identified the characteristics and priorities of the next Superintendent. The Board of Trustees thanks all of the parents, educators, administrators, and other community members who contributed their ideas and opinions to the search process. This input was invaluable to the process and in assisting the Board in selecting Dr. Moore for this position.
The Board conducted a nation-wide Superintendent search and received applications from over 40 candidates and, after an initial screening, the Board interviewed four exceptional candidates. The Board selected the most qualified candidate with the skills that best match the District’s needs. The Board believes that Dr. Moore has District experience, curriculum and educational program skills, leadership and administrative acumen and values that will enhance opportunities and outcomes for all of our students.
The Board and new Superintendent share a commitment to implementing the District’s vision:
Building on the academic achievement and success of all students and preparing them for college and careers
Maintaining a safe environment on all of our campuses that fosters student learning, personal growth, and equal access to a rigorous, standards-based curriculum
Working collaboratively to address the needs of the District
Developing strong, trusting, honest relationships with staff and stakeholders of the District
Recognizing the successes of staff and building a cohesive team dedicated to serving the needs of our schools
Partnering with government agencies, local businesses, and other members of the broader community to find innovative ways to tap into and support the learning of all the District’s students
Dr. Moore is entering her 16th year as an educator, the last five of which she has served as a Director and Associate Superintendent in the District. Prior to coming to the South San Francisco Unified School District, Dr. Moore served in a variety of administrative and teaching assignments, including as a high school principal, assistant principal and English teacher. Dr. Moore comes from a family of educators and she has appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed the various roles she has held.
Dr. Moore’s education is equally diverse. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Santa Clara University, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate of Educational Psychology degree, both from the University of the Pacific.
The Board of Trustees will be considering a contract to employ Dr. Moore as Superintendent at their regular board meeting on July 23, 2015. The meeting will start at 7:00pm at Baden School, 825 Southwood Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080.
SSFUSD Board to Interview Superintendent Candidates
South San Francisco, June 18, 2015
The South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees will begin interviewing candidates for the District’s superintendency on Friday and Saturday, June ...more
Community Research Results Received
Our search for a new Superintendent moves forward with the receipt of the results of community and staff surveys and meetings.
See what the community is looking for in a Superintendent
On November 2, 2010, South San Francisco Unified School District voters overwhelmingly passed our Measure J bond measure with a 77.5% yes vote. The community’s commitment to its schools and local ...more
SSFUSD Board Agrees to Hike Employee Salaries/Benefits
South San Francisco, CA June 26, 2015
The South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees has agreed to new two-year contracts with its employee unions that increase salaries and ...more
SSFUSD Receives Significant Bond Rating Upgrade
South San Francisco, June 3, 2015
The South San Francisco Unified School District has received an important upgrade in its bond rating from Moody’s Investors Services. The national bond rating firm ...more
Genentech Announces New STEM Education Initiative to Support South San Francisco Schools
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.
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
Daniel Lunt Named Principal at El Camino High School
South San Francisco, May 8, 2015
Daniel Lunt has been named the new principal at El Camino High School by the South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees. The board members made the ...more
SSFUSD Receives $1 Million to Aid Reading Skills
South San Francisco, April 27, 2015
The South San Francisco Unified School District is the beneficiary of more than $1 million in funds provided by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation which will ...more
SSFUSD Board OK’s New Middle College Program
South San Francisco, April 24, 2015
The South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Trustees gave final unanimous approval April 23 to become a partner in a new Middle College program at ...more
Students completed CERT training today and will present to SSFUSD Board on June
South San Francisco, June 5, 2015
Twenty students from El Camino and South San Francisco High Schools completed five days of intensive Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training today. The ...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.
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
Patricia 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.