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Principal's Corner


Dear Friends,

It has been a great start of the school year, thank you to all for your help in these past four weeks of the new school year!  Have you joined the PTA yet?  If not, stop by the office for a membership envelope.  


Yours in education,
Michelle Chang 

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. 

If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Ruth Diep, at (415) 355-7334 or diepr@sfusd.edu.  A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy is available upon request.


School Information

2550 25th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94116

Tel: 615-8460
Fax: 242-2532
Michelle Chang, Principal

School Hours: 7:50am-1:50pm

Visitation Days: School tours will be given on Tuesday mornings from 10:30-11:15am, beginning in November and ending January 2017. Sign up for a tour.

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News and Announcements




Dear SFUSD families,


Earlier this week gunshots were fired in the school parking lot at dismissal time at June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE), and four students were physically injured. They are recovering. The assailants were not part of the school and appeared to be targeting one student -- there is no ongoing threat to students at JJSE. This isolated event, although awful, should not be viewed as a negative reflection on JJSE, an extremely safe school focused on caring relationships.  


This terrible incident has shaken everyone in the community. While students at other schools were not directly impacted, we recognize that an event like this can bring up difficult feelings for you and your child. Please know that school staff is prepared to discuss these feelings with your child and provide additional support as needed.


All school staff remain alert to any potential threats to safety in our school district.  The safety and security of the San Francisco Unified School District’s students and staff is of utmost importance. SFUSD has a comprehensive crisis plan, and district administrators coordinate closely with city emergency management officials and law enforcement representatives to monitor and update plans on a regular basis.


In addition, schools have security measures to ensure the well-being of students and staff. These include: visitor check-in procedures, locked doors after the start of the school day, surveillance cameras, and school resource officer support.


How we notify you if there is a school emergency

If there is an emergency at your child's school or a citywide emergency that impacts your child’s school, SFUSD will notify parents using the contact information in our student information system. Depending on the impact level of the emergency, we will attempt to reach you via a phone call and email using the information in our database, and, if you have opted in to receive text messages, you will receive text notifications as well.


If you do not receive a message it is likely because your current contact information has not been entered into the district’s confidential student information system. We encourage you to check with your school site secretary or principal to ensure they have the most up to date contact information for you in SFUSD’s student information system.  This is the how, in the event of a school or citywide emergency, we can reach you immediately.


Notifications regarding high-impact emergencies will also be posted on the district’s website sfusd.edu, Twitter account (@SFUnified) and shared with the media.


How to sign up for text notifications

If you have a mobile phone entered into our system, you will receive one prompt from SFUSD via SchoolMessenger asking you to opt in to receiving text messages. The message will only be sent one time from the number 67587 and will read: "SFUSD alerts. Reply Y to confirm, HELP for info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/txt."


We encourage you to reply "Y" to receive text messages from SFUSD and your school, as it often makes for faster communication, which is crucial in the event of an emergency. However, if you do not wish to opt in, you can simply ignore the text message.


You will only receive this message one time, and if you do not reply "Y" to confirm, the district cannot send you future text notifications. If you already received a text message and didn’t reply but do want to receive urgent messages via text, you may still sign up by texting “YES” to the number 67587 from your mobile phone. Please note, if you text this number and your mobile phone is not entered in the student information system, messages will not be sent to it.


More information about SFUSD’s emergency notification procedures can be found here: http://www.sfusd.edu/en/safety-and-emergency-plan/student-safety-and-parent-notification.html



Myong Leigh

Interim Superintendent


All of us in the San Francisco Unified School District are deeply troubled by the incident that took place yesterday afternoon in the parking lot at June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE). Our understanding at this time is that a small group of outsiders unaffiliated with the school came to campus around the time of school dismissal, targeting a particular JJSE student for reasons that are presently unclear. Sadly, four students were injured during the incident. They have received appropriate medical attention and are recovering from their injuries. 


We want to thank the San Francisco Police Department for their support immediately following the incident and for their work in the ongoing investigation. We are also grateful to the paramedics and medical professionals who tended to our students, and we are committed to supporting our students and their families as they overcome their physical and emotional wounds. We also appreciate the offers of support immediately made by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor John Avalos. Finally, we commend JJSE’s leaders, faculty and students both for their steady, calm and caring actions as the situation evolved and for the dedicated and courageous efforts that they have already begun to heal from yesterday’s events.  


I need to state emphatically that this isolated event, although awful, should not be viewed as a negative reflection on JJSE. June Jordan is an intentionally small, extremely safe school focused on deep and caring relationships between all students and adults. All those connected to this school take great pride in, and put special care toward, creating a nurturing community rooted in the shared value of social justice. Through its small class sizes, college-going culture, and focus on rigorous, independent thinking, many JJSE students become the first in their families to attend college.  


Though only four students were physically injured, this terrible incident has shaken everyone in the community, particularly the staff and students at June Jordan. Fortunately the school has a strong tradition of coming together daily to discuss challenging topics and to support one another. In addition to coming together as a community, JJSE has trained counselors who will be meeting with students and faculty. We deeply appreciate the educators and students at June Jordan School for Equity and will proudly stand by them through this disturbing, but temporary, challenge.


Myong Leigh

Interim Superintendent, SFUSD


Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! Please see the attached list of suggested donations for the upcoming 2016/17 school year. These are suggestions by grade level, not requirements.  If you would like to donate any items on the list to your child's classroom or the main office, please bring them to school on the first day of instruction, Monday, 8/15. Thanks for your support and see you soon!

2016/17 DFES Classroom Supply List

2016/17 SFUSD calendar.



Congratulations and lots of Lion Love to our 5th graders! 5th Grade Promotion is Thursday, 5/26, at 9am in the Multipurpose Room. It’s always lots of fun watching our students sing, give speeches, and receive their Elementary School Certificate. If you're attending, please make sure you arrive early to park and are seated by 9am as the ceremony begins promptly.

Have a fun & safe summer!

See you on the 1st day of school: Monday, 8/15.  2016-17 SFUSD Calendar attached below.


Please join us for our last PTA meeting of this school year - Tuesday, 5/17, in the Multipurpose Room. Feel free to bring something for a potluck starting at 5:30pm; the meeting will start at 6pm. Child care will be provided by GLO staff.  Agenda items include:

  • Vote on the PTA Budget for the 2016-17 school year - have a voice in how the PTA will allocate money to support the school!

  • Updates on the Open Schoolyard Program

  • Summer Reading Resources from Ms. Fuerth

  • Upcoming Events and Key Dates for the School


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Stop, Drop & Go Traffic Schedule

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Thank you for helping keep our students and school safe!

Volunteers are needed from 7:20am–8:00 am.


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