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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 10/1/17




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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 9/21/17




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PG&E (companía electrica) ha instalado un generador en la escuela para restaurar la electricidad temporalmente.

Mientras las reparaciones siguen en progreso, la energia electrica esta siendo suministrada por medio de un generador.

La escuela continúa con su horario normal sin interrupción.

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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 9/14/17




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PG&E have installed a generator for temporary power while repairs are continuing to progress. Power will continue to be supplied via the generator until PG&E completes the full restoration. School continues to be in session without interruption.

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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 9/14/17




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Please read the following update regarding the CTA negotiations progress.

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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 6/1/17




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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 6/1/17




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English Learner Master Plan - 2018-2021

 

The SSFUSD English Learner Master Plan has been revised. An EL Council made up of classified staff, teachers, administrators and parents met to review the EL Master Plan throughout the 2016-2017 school  year. We have attached a close to final draft.

 

The Spanish version of the EL Master Plan will be posted by May 26, 2017.

 

The EL Master Plan is open for review and comment using this Google Form ( https://goo.gl/forms/trhO6OtBNpt4lIog1 ).

 

Below are the windows for review:

 

May 22-June 2 (English)

May 26-June 9 (Spanish)

 

Thank you for your valuable input.

 

English Learner Master Plan - English

English Learner Master Plan - Español

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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 5/22/17




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Dear Families, Friends, Staff, and Community members of South San Francisco Unified School District,

 

It is hard to believe that we are approaching the end of another school year. I am proud to say that it has, once again, been a rewarding, highly engaging, and successful year.

 

Although we had a few moments of discord this year, I am thankful we were able to work through these items in order to refocus our efforts on giving our students the best educational opportunities and experiences they deserve.

 

As stated in our Strategic Plan, our vision for our students focuses on 4 key things – our 4 “Es”.  - We strive to provide relevant learning experiences for our students; we cultivate innovation and collaboration and create opportunities for our students to explore in our classrooms; we will embrace and foster diversity of people and diversity of thoughts in SSFUSD, and we will maximize opportunities for all students to excel by growing resilient and confident people in our schools.

 

In the letter below, we highlight some of the major accomplishments and updates that occurred this year. Please take a few minutes out of your day to see what great things we can and have accomplished because we all came together to focus on common priorities for our children.

 

One of the ways in which we have built a collective sense of efficacy is through our communication, through the support we provide to ensure student and adult achievements, and through the relationships we develop over time. These are not new initiatives. These are institutional commitments that I have asked every member in our District to adopt and embed into everything we do in SSFUSD.

 

The SSFUSD C.A.R.

 

 

When we learned how to drive, we were excited about the independence but also the excitement of the places we would be able to go and the things we would be able to see. A car’s primary function is to help you get to a specific destination. Like what we do in education, we set goals of what we want to achieve and we create action plans that drive us toward that goal. In order to get there successfully, we must work together, develop solid relationships and keep the channels of communication and collaboration open.

 

Everyone in our organization drives the car at his/her own respective level and each person's knowledge, competency, efficacy, and skills are an important component of our learning journey.

 

We are truly thankful for your continued support, assistance, and confidence in our teachers, classified staff, administrators, and me, as the Superintendent; it is my sincere pleasure that I have the opportunity to continue to serve and lead this great school district and I am looking forward to our enduring partnership as we continue to pave the pathway to greatness!

 

Please click here for the detailed letter that accentuates our accomplishments this year!

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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 5/15/17




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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 5/11/17




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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 12/1/16




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I maintain a firm belief in the students, staff, parents, and community of South San Francisco and know we will have a wonderful year together.

“Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.”
  - Theodore Roosevelt.

  • Believe, Together We Can Accomplish Great Things
  • Believe that the single most important resource in any organization are the people.
  • Believe in the collective capacity of our organization to succeed.
  • Believe that we can excel with our Strategic Plan.
  • Believe in developing leadership capacities at all levels.
  • Believe that positive change will bring positive results and let's not be afraid to fail.
  • Believe in the richness of diversity, equity and culturally responsive schools.
  • Believe that families are essential partners with us in the success of our students.
  • Believe that humor and enjoyment have a place in our schools.
  • Believe that challenges can be opportunities for growth and improvement.  
  • Believe that all decisions are predicated on the "student first, " and that we are all creating schools that students want to attend.
  • Believe in removing barriers for students to ensure their academic and social success.

Superintendent Letter to Staff and Community


 

Creo firmemente en los estudiantes, el personal, los padres y la comunidad de South San Francisco y sé que tendremos un excelente año juntos.

"Si crees que puedes, ya estás a medio camino."
- Theodore Roosevelt.

  • Cree, juntos podemos lograr grandes cosas.
  • Cree que el recurso más importante de cualquier organización son las personas.
  • Cree en la capacidad colectiva que tiene nuestra organización para triunfar.
  • Cree que podemos sobresalir con nuestro Plan estratégico.
  • Cree en el desarrollo de capacidades de liderazgo en todos los niveles.
  • Cree que el cambio positivo traerá resultados positivos y no tengamos miedo al fracaso.
  • Cree en la riqueza de la diversidad y tengamos escuelas culturalmente sensibles.
  • Cree que las familias son nuestros socios primordiales para fomentar el éxito de nuestros estudiantes.
  • Cree que el humor y la alegría tienen un lugar en nuestras escuelas.
  • Cree que los desafíos pueden ser oportunidades para el crecimiento y mejoramiento.  
  • Cree que todas las decisiones se basan en [la premisa que afirma] "el estudiante está en primer lugar" y que todos estamos edificando escuelas a las que los estudiantes desean asistir.
  • Cree en la eliminación de barreras para los estudiantes para así garantizar su éxito académico y social.

Carta de la superintendenta al personal y la comunidad

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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 8/17/16




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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!

 

Sincerely,

Shawnterra Moore, Ed.D.

Superintendent

 

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Water Letter - Spanish

Water Letter - English

Water Sampling FAQ's - SMCOE

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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 8/17/16




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Alta Loma Middle School (ALMS) After School Program will Transition to the Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County

 

Two years ago at the request of community members and the SSFUSD Board of Trustees, the Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County (B&GC) established an after school program at Alta Loma Middle School (ALMS). This pilot project was designed to meet current needs at ALMS.  We are grateful for this opportunity, and for parent, Maria Vasquez in making this program happen.  

 

Over the course of the last two years, it has been a collaborative effort between SSFUSD and B&GC to find ways to financially sustain this program. Unfortunately, we are unable to continue the program as it currently exists. Therefore, the program will not remain onsite at ALMS effective this upcoming school year. As an alternative, the Boys and Girls Club Staff are prepared to serve our ALMS families through their Teen Program, based at the Orange Park Clubhouse located at 201 W. Orange Avenue.  Both the B&GC and SSFUSD firmly believe that ALMS students and parents have after school youth development programs as an option with which to participate. Both organizations remain committed to ensuring students have a place to attend for quality after school programs. Our commitment to serving the ALMS community has not changed. We are so excited and look forward to working together and providing the best possible out of school time programming for South San Francisco Unified School District middle schoolers at the Orange Park Clubhouse.

 

We are working through the details with B & G Club and SSFUSD is considering an option to provide financial assistance for transportation from ALMS to the Orange Park Clubhouse. We look forward to our continued partnership with B&G Club, students, and families.

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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 8/1/16




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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 6/26/16




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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 6/26/16




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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:


Phone Survey
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!


Attendance Matters Annoucement

Attendance Matters - Frequently Asked Questions

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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 5/20/16




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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. 

 


 

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Posted by: Yiannis Ouranitsas
Published: 5/1/16