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Air quality updates

SFUSD continues to monitor the air quality index for the City and County of San Francisco for the week of Oct. 16. Principals are getting regular updates regarding precautions they should take, including bringing activities indoors when the air quality is orange or red and monitoring students with asthma and other health conditions. As the forecast changes during the school day or at any time during this week, an update will be provided to principals right away. Check the current the air quality index at airnow.gov.

 

三藩市聯合校區將繼續監測本週三藩市內的空氣品質指數。各校校長會定期獲得有關相應預防措施的最新消息,包括當空氣品質達橙色或紅色級別時,把所有活動安排在室內進行,以及監察患哮喘及其他健康狀況學生的情況。若空氣品質預測在上學日期間或本週任何時間出現變化,我們會立即向所有校長提供更新資訊。你可上網到airnow.gov查閱最新的空氣品質指數。

 

El SFUSD continúa monitorizando el índice de calidad del aire para la Ciudad y el Condado de San Francisco durante la semana del 16 de octubre. Los directores reciben actualizaciones periódicas con respecto a las precauciones que deben tomar, incluso realizar las actividades dentro de las instalaciones cuando la calidad del aire es naranja o roja y vigilar los estudiantes con asma y otras condiciones de salud. Conforme el pronóstico cambie durante el día escolar o en cualquier momento durante esta semana, de inmediato se proporcionarán actualizaciones a los directores. Verifique el índice actual de calidad del aire en airnow.gov.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/16/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Schools open on Friday, Oct. 13

San Francisco Unified School District officials are working closely with the Department of Emergency Management and the Department of Public Health to monitor the air quality situation in San Francisco. At this time, we continue to advise schools to conduct indoor activities during the school day. Schools will be open Friday, Oct. 13. If San Francisco's air quality is downgraded further, we will consult with Department of Public Health and provide families and staff with an update.

 

三藩市聯合校區正在與緊急事故應變管理部和公共衛生部密切合作,監測三藩市的空氣質量。目前,我們繼續建議學校在上課期間進行室內活動。 學校將在10月13日星期五正常開放。 如果三藩市的空氣質量進一步下降,我們將向公共衛生部諮詢,並對家庭和員工提供新指引。

 

Los funcionarios del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco están trabajando estrechamente con el Departamento de Manejo de Emergencias y el Departamento de Salud Pública para vigilar la calidad del aire en San Francisco. En este momento, seguimos recomendando a las escuelas que realicen las actividades dentro del plantel durante el día escolar. Las escuelas estarán abiertas el viernes 13 de octubre. Si la calidad del aire de San Francisco disminuye aún más, consultaremos con el Departamento de Salud Pública, con el fin de proporcionar a las familias y al personal una actualización sobre la situación.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/12/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Air quality alert for Thursday, Oct. 12

San Francisco has very poor air quality due to the fires in the North Bay. SFUSD has advised all school sites ​to keep students indoors on Oct. 12 during recess​, physical education​ and lunc​h​​. All outdoor sports and learning ​activities should ​also ​​​be ​moved indoors.  

 

These guidelines are to remain in place until the San Francisco Department of Public Health deems the air quality has improved and it is safe for children to do activities outdoors. We will continue to update principals regarding any changes. 

 

由於北灣火災,三藩市空氣質素非常差劣。三藩市聯合校區已吩咐所有學校在小息、體育堂及午餐時安排學生留在室內活動。所有戶外運動和學習活動也應轉到室內進行。

 

這指引將一直生效,直至三藩市公共衛生局認為空氣質素已改善,並適合學生在室外安全活動為止。如有任何變化,我們將會繼續通知校長。

 

En estos momentos la ciudad de San Francisco tiene muy mala calidad del aire debido a los incendios en el norte de la Bahía de San Francisco. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco (SFUSD) ha aconsejado a todas las escuelas que mantengan a los alumnos en el interior de sus inmuebles el 12 de octubre durante el recreo, la clase de educación física y el almuerzo. Todos los deportes y actividades docentes al aire libre deben también realizarse en el interior de las escuelas.

 

Estas directrices deberán respetarse hasta que el Departamento de Salud Pública de San Francisco considere que la calidad del aire ha mejorado y es seguro para los alumnos realizar actividades al aire libre. El SFUSD continuará informando a los directores de las escuelas sobre cualquier cambio de última hora.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/11/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Air quality alert

Beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 11, the air quality in San Francisco is expected to become "unhealthy for sensitive groups" (known as a code orange). At that time, schools have been advised to minimize outdoor exertion for students and staff with asthma or other health issues. Alternative activities and settings will be made available for all students at all of our schools.

 

各位三藩市聯合校區家長:從今天下午2點開始,預計三藩市的空氣質量會升級為橙色警告,即“對敏感人群有健康危害”。 學校已經收到建議盡量減少哮喘或有其他健康問題的學生和工作人員的戶外運動,並提供其它活動給所有學生。

 

Se espera que hoy alrededor de las 2:00 de la tarde, la calidad del aire en San Francisco no sea saludable “en especial para los grupos de personas más sensibles” (conocido como código naranja). Al llegar ese tiempo, a las escuelas se les ha recomendado que “a estudiantes y personal con padecimientos de asma o de salud” se les limite la salida al exterior. Para todos nuestros estudiantes de las escuelas se tendrán disponibles medidas y actividades alternativas.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/11/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Air quality alert

San Francisco has very poor air quality today due to the fires in the North Bay. SFUSD advised all school sites ​to keep students indoors during recess​, physical education​ and lunc​h​​. All outdoor sports activities ​and outdoor learning ​activities should ​also ​​​be ​moved indoors today.  

 

These guidelines are to remain in place until the San Francisco Department of Public Health deems the air quality has improved, and it is safe for children to do activities outdoors. We will continue to update principals regarding any changes to this directive. 

 

由於北灣火災,三藩市空氣質素非常差劣。三藩市聯合校區已吩咐所有學校在小息、體育堂及午餐時安排學生留在室內活動。所有戶外運動和學習活動也應轉到室內進行。 

 

這指引將一直生效,直至三藩市公共衛生局認為空氣質素已改善,並適合學生在室外安全活動為止。如有任何變化,我們將會繼續通知校長。

 

En estos momentos la ciudad de San Francisco tiene muy mala calidad del aire debido a los incendios en el norte de la Bahía de San Francisco. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco (SFUSD) ha aconsejado a todas las escuelas que mantengan a los alumnos en el interior de sus inmuebles durante el recreo, la clase de educación física y el almuerzo. Todos los deportes y actividades docentes al aire libre deben también realizarse en el interior de las escuelas.

 

Estas directrices deberán respetarse hasta que el Departamento de Salud Pública de San Francisco considere que la calidad del aire ha mejorado y es seguro para los alumnos realizar actividades al aire libre. El SFUSD continuará informando a los directores de las escuelas sobre cualquier cambio de última hora.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/10/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Friday Funday Denman Pride Winners 10/6/17

Raffle winners win a choice of :
Denman Pride on the Southside Teeshirt

Denman Pride Water Bottle

Denman Pride Sports Bag

A (one-time) Pass to the Front of Any Line

 

Advisory of the Week

Ms. Dela'O's Advisory

 

Today's winners are:

6th Grade

Andre Benjamin

Ada Liang

Camren Yokley

 

7th Grade

Romel Picazo

Adrian Virgen

Chelsey Pingul

 

8th Grade

Xavier

Malcom Angst

Kyle Mondejar

 

Teacher shoutouts to:
Ms. Hamilberg

Mr. Lakritz

Ms. Dela'O

 

Congratulations everyone!

Posted by: Rebecca Hensler Published:10/6/17
Audience: Homepage


Friday Funday Denman Pride Drawing Winners!

Raffle winners win a choice of :
Denman Pride on the Southside Teeshirt

Denman Pride Water Bottle

Denman Pride Sports Bag

A (one-time) Pass to the Front of Any Line

 

Advisory of the Week

Mr. Lakritz Advisory

 

Today's winners are:

6th Grade

Sarah Bloom

Cathy Cao

Ian Wagoner

7th Grade

Daniel Huynh

Jun Kang Zhang

Lawrence Chan

8th Grade

Stephanie Espino

Matthew Wong

Ashley Huynh

 

Teacher shoutouts to:
Ms. Hamilberg

The Book Fair Parent Staffers

Ms. Marcouiller

 

Congratulations everyone!

Posted by: Rebecca Hensler Published:9/29/17
Audience: Homepage


Support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals

To date, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth have been granted DACA status, which provides work authorization and temporary relief from deportation. The program has enabled our graduates to contribute to their communities by significantly increasing opportunities for higher education and jobs. Unfortunately, on September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half years. USCIS will continue to accept and process RENEWAL applications until Oct. 5, 2017 from applicants whose DACA expires between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. Below are resources in support of DACA students who are eligible for renewal:

Apoyo para los trámites de renovación de la Acción Diferida para Personas que Llegaron al País en la Infancia (DACA)

Hasta la fecha, casi 800.000 jóvenes inmigrantes sin documentos legales de inmigración han obtenido la categoría DACA, lo que les proporciona una autorización de trabajo y pospone temporalmente su deportación. El programa ha permitido que nuestros graduados contribuyan a sus comunidades al aumentar significativamente las oportunidades para que ellos obtengan una educación superior y empleo. Infortunadamente, el día 5 de septiembre de 2017, el presidente Trump ordenó al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) y a los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los EE.UU. (USCIS) que gradualmente eliminen y eventualmente pongan fin a la Acción Diferida para Llegadas de Niñez (DACA) durante un lapso de dos años y medio.​ La oficina del USCIS continuará aceptando y procesando solicitudes de RENOVACIÓN hasta el 05 de octubre del 2017 de los estudiantes cuya DACA vence entre el 05 de septiembre del 2017 y el 05 de marzo del 2018. A continuación, presentamos una lista de organismos que ofrecen recursos de apoyo a los estudiantes DACA que califican para renovar su condición:

協助暫緩遣返無証移民計劃(DACA)資格續辦

迄今,接近80萬名無證移民青少年已獲賦予DACA身份,並從中獲工作許可和暫緩遣返。該計劃大大增加我們畢業生入讀大專院校及就業機會,從而有助他們貢獻社區。很不幸,在2017年9月5日,特朗普總統指令美國國土安全部(DHS) 及美國公民及移民服務局(USCIS) ,在未來兩年半內逐步撤銷「童年入境者暫緩遣返手續」(DACA),直至該計劃完全撤銷為止。美國公民及移民事務局(USCIS) 將繼續接受和處理DACA計劃參加者之資格續辦申請,直至2017年10月5日為止,只要申請者之DACA計劃失效日期界乎2017年9月5日至2018年3月5日。以下一些資源對符合DACA計劃續辦申請的學生會有幫助:

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/27/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

To date, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth have been granted DACA status, which provides work authorization and temporary relief from deportation. The program has enabled our graduates to contribute to their communities by significantly increasing opportunities for higher education and jobs. Unfortunately, on Sept. 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end DACA over two and half years.

迄今,接近80萬名無證移民青少年已獲賦予DACA身份,並從中獲工作許可和暫緩遣返。該計劃大大增加我們畢業生入讀大專院校及就業機會,從而有助他們貢獻社區。很不幸,在2017年9月5日,特朗普總統指令美國國土安全部(DHS) 及美國公民及移民服務局(USCIS) ,在未來兩年半內逐步撤銷「童年入境者暫緩遣返手續」(DACA),直至該計劃完全撤銷為止

Hasta la fecha, casi 800.000 jóvenes inmigrantes sin documentos legales de inmigración han obtenido la categoría DACA, lo que les proporciona una autorización de trabajo y pospone temporalmente su deportación. El programa ha permitido que nuestros graduados contribuyan a sus comunidades al aumentar significativamente las oportunidades para que ellos obtengan una educación superior y empleo. Infortunadamente, el día 5 de septiembre de 2017, el presidente Trump ordenó al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) y a los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los EE.UU. (USCIS) que gradualmente eliminen y eventualmente pongan fin a la Acción Diferida para Llegadas de Niñez (DACA) durante un lapso de dos años y medio.​

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/7/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Yearbook Pick-Up and Sales

If you pre-ordered a yearbook, don't forget to pick it up!

 

There are only ten more yearbooks left. Yearbooks will cost $35. You can pay by cash or write checks to "James Denman Middle School."   Once the yearbooks are sold out, you will no longer be able to purchase one on campus.  You will still be able to purchase one online, but you will have to pay an additional shipping cost.

 

All sales and pick-ups will be in Room 223 at lunch or after school.

Posted by: Anna Gin Published:5/21/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage


Changing fee structure to after school programs

Dear SFUSD Families:

 

In SFUSD, most school-based after school and summer learning programs are co-sponsored by SFUSD (the ExCEL program) and partnering community based organizations. The majority are funded through city, state and federal grants. These grants are often awarded in three to five long cycles and are not guaranteed to be renewed once a grant cycle has ended. Unfortunately, the district has recently learned that it lost $3.3 million in competitive federal grants to support our after school program services to families. Please note, this is not related to federal funding cuts to after school programs but rather due to not being awarded the competitive 21st Century Learning grant.

 

We understand how important after school and summer learning is and we are committed to preserving after school and summer program services. In order to ensure that services continue, we will be moving more SFUSD funds into subsidizing these services and also implementing a district wide co-payment fee structure for ALL ExCEL elementary/K-8  and middle after school programs. Some programs already have a fee structure in place. The co-payment fee structure will go into effect for school year 2017-2018. In anticipation of the need for a more sustainable funding model, the Board of Education approved the implementation of a co-payment fee structure in 2014 with its resolution titled After School for All.

 

Each school’s ExCEL after school programs will share more specifics but in general, here are the fee structure guidelines all programs will follow:

 

The monthly co-payment fee will be waived for a child who is: 1) eligible for free or reduced  lunch except those fees required by a local, state or federal tuition subsidy program; 2) homeless or; 3)  in foster care.

 

All other children will pay a co-payment fee on a sliding scal​​e from $50-$500/month based on income.

 

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各位三藩市聯合校區家長:

 

在三藩市聯合校區,大多數校課後計劃和暑期學習計劃均由校區(ExCEL計劃)和社區夥伴機構聯合贊助。主要撥款乃來自市府、州和聯邦資助。這些資助通常以三至五個週期批出,但卻沒有保證每項資助在週期結束後能自動更新。很不幸,三藩市聯合校區最近得知,由於競爭劇烈,約有330萬用作支持我們課後計劃的聯邦撥款將被削去。請留意,這削減並非因聯邦減少對課後計劃撥款資助,而是因為我們未能獲得「21世紀學習補助金」這筆多人競逐的款項。

 

我們明白課後和暑期學習計劃的重要性,因此會致力保存我們現有的課後和暑期計劃服務。為確保服務繼續,我們會把更多校區資金投入和補貼這些服務,並在校區所有小學/幼 稚園-8年級學校及初中的ExCEL課後計劃中,實施共同付費方法。現時已有部分課後計劃 實施付費模式。有關共同付費方案將於2017-2018學年正式生效。為了將來的資助模式更 具持續性,教育委員會於2014年通過了題為“全民共享課後計劃”的議案,落實了共同支付的費用模式。

 

每間學校的ExCEL課後計劃收費均有其具體細節,但總的來說,它們將按照以下模式指引收費:

 

以下學生可豁免每月共同付費:1)符合校餐減免費用計劃學生,除非個別本地、州或聯邦之學費津貼計劃要求支付有關費用; 2)無家可歸學生; 3)寄養學生。

 

其餘所有學生一律按收入能力付費,每月由$50-$500不等。

 

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Estimadas Familias del SFUSD:

 

En el SFUSD, la mayoría de los programas escolares de aprendizaje después de clases y durante el verano son copatrocinados por el SFUSD (el programa ExCEL) y las organizaciones comunitarias. La mayoría se financia a través de subvenciones municipales, estatales y federales. Estas subvenciones a menudo se otorgan con una duración de tres a cinco ciclos largos y su renovación no se puede garantizar una vez que el ciclo de la subvención ha terminado. Infortunadamente, el distrito escolar recientemente descubrió que perdió 3.3 millones de dólares en subvenciones federales competitivas para apoyar nuestros servicios de programas después de clases, para las familias. Tenga en cuenta que esto no está relacionado con los recortes de fondos federales a programas después de clases, sino más bien debido a que no se le ha otorgado la subvención competitiva para el Aprendizaje del Siglo XXI.

 

Comprendemos lo importante que es el aprendizaje después de clases y durante el verano, y estamos comprometidos a preservar los servicios del programa después de clases y el de verano. Con el fin de asegurar que los servicios continúen, transferiremos más fondos del SFUSD para subsidiar estos servicios, y también implementaremos una estructura de copago con base en los ingresos, para todo el distrito escolar y todos los programas después de clases de ExCEL en primaria/K-8 y en la escuela intermedia. Algunos programas ya tienen en marcha una estructura de cuotas. La estructura de cuotas de copago entrará en vigor el año escolar 2017-2018. Advirtiendo la necesidad de un modelo de financiamiento más sostenible, en 2014 la Junta de Educación aprobó la implementación de una estructura para el copago de cuotas con su resolución titulada “programas después de clases para todos” (After School for All).

 

Los programas ExCEL después de clases en cada escuela compartirán más detalles, pero las directrices generales de la estructura de cuotas que todos los programas seguirán son:

 

La cuota de copago mensual no será aplicable para un estudiante que: 1) sea elegible para el comidas gratis o a precio reducido; excepto las cuotas requeridas por un programa de subsidio de cuotas local, estatal o federal; 2) sea indigente o esté sin hogar o; 3) esté bajo tutela temporal.

Todos los demás estudiantes pagarán una cuota de copago de una escala variable de $ 50 hasta  $ 500 mensuales con base en el ingreso.

 

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Mahal na mga Pamilya ng SFUSD:

 

Sa SFUSD, itinataguyod ang karamihan sa mga nakabase sa paaralan na mga programang after school (ginagawa matapos ang regular na klase) at pag-aaral sa tag-araw o summer learning ng SFUSD (ang programang ExCEL) at ng mga katuwang na organisasyong nakabase sa komunidad. Pinopondohan ang karamihan sa mga ito ng mga grant o ibinibigay na pera ng lungsod, estado, o gobyernong pederal. Kadalasan, ibinibigay ang mga grant na ito sa loob ng mga siklo o takdang panahon na tatlo o limang taon, at walang garantiya na maibibigay ulit pagkatapos ng siklo. Sa kasamaang palad, napag-alaman kamakailan ng distrito na nawala na ang $3.3 milyon na pinagkokompetensiyahang pederal na grant, na sumusuporta sa mga serbisyo ng programang after school sa mga pamilya. Pakitala po na hindi ito kaugnay ng mga pagbabawas sa pondong pederal sa mga prograng after school, kundi dahil sa hindi pagkakapanalo sa pinagkokompetensiyahang grant na Pagkatuto sa Ika-21 Siglo (21st Century Learning).

 

Naiintindihan namin kung gaano kahalaga ang after school at ang pag-aaral sa tag-araw, at may pananagutan kaming panatilihin ang mga serbisyo para sa after school at programang pantag-araw. Para matiyak na magpapatuloy ang mga serbisyong ito, maglilipat kami ng mas maraming pondo ng SFUSD tungo sa pagbibigay ng subsidyo sa mga serbisyong ito, at magpapatupad rin kami ng co-payment fee structure (sistema ng paghahati sa bayad sa pagitan ng distrito at mga pamilya, depende sa kita) sa kabuuan ng distrito para sa LAHAT NG ExCEL na programang after school sa elementarya/K-8 at middle school. May ilang programa kung saan ipinatutupad na ang sistema ng paghahati sa bayad. Ipatutupad ang co-payment (kabahagi sa bayad) na sistemang ito sa akademikong taon 2017-2018. Dahil inaasahan na ang pangangailangan para sa pagkakaroon ng sapat na pondo, inaprubahan na ng Lupon ng Edukasyon (Board of Education) ang pagpapatupad ng sistema ng co-payment noong 2014 sa pamamagitan ng resolusyon nito na pinamagatang After School for All (Pag-aaral Matapos ang Regular na Klase na Para sa Lahat).

 

Ibabahagi ang mas maraming detalye sa inyo ng bawat ExCEL na programang after school na nasa kani-kaniyang eskuwelahan, pero sa pangkalahatan, heto ang mga gabay sa paghahati ng bayad na susundin ng lahat ng programa:

 

Hindi pababayaran ang buwanang singil na co-payment para sa batang: 1) kuwalipikado para sa libre o murang tanghalian, maliban na lamang sa mga singil na itinatakda ng lokal, pang-estado, o pederal na programa sa subsidyo sa matrikula; 2) homeless (walang tirahan) o; 3) nasa foster care o pangangalaga ng estado.

 

Magbabayad ang lahat ng iba pang bata ng singil na co-payment sa nag-iiba-ibang halaga at mula sa $50 hanggang $500/kada buwan batay sa kita.

 

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Kính gởi Gia đình SFUSD:

 

Tại SFUSD, hầu hết các chương trình sau giờ học và học hè tại trường được đồng tài trợ bởi SFUSD (chương trình ExCEL) và các tổ chức dựa trên cộng đồng thành viên. Phần lớn chương trình được hỗ trợ ngân sách thông qua các nguồn quỹ thành phố, tiểu bang và liên bang. Các nguồn quỹ thường được cung cấp trong ba cho tới năm chu kỳ dài và không được bảo đảm sẽ được tái cung cấp khi chu kỳ ngân quỹ chấm dứt. Không may mắn, học khu vừa biết được rằng bị mất $3.3 triệu đô la trong các khoảng trợ vấp liên bang liên quan để hỗ trợ các chương trình dịch vụ sau giờ học cho các gia đình. Xin vui lòng chú ý, điều này không liên quan tới việc cắt giảm ngân quỹ liên bang cho các chương trình sau giờ học nhưng do không được trao học bổng cạnh tranh 21st Century Learning.

 

Chúng tôi hiểu tầm quan trọng việc học hè và sau giờ học và chúng tôi cam kết gìn giữ các dịch vụ chương trình học hè và sau giờ học. Để đảm bảo việc tiếp tục các dịch vụ, chúng tôi sẽ chuyển nhiều nguồn quỹ SFUSD hơn vào việc trợ cấp các dịch vụ này và cũng thực hiện cấu trúc đồng thanh toán chi phí cho chương trình sau giờ học cấp trung học cơ sở và tiểu học/K-8 ALL ExCEL. Vài chương trình cũng có sẵn cấu trúc chi phí. Cấu trúc đồng chi trả chi phí cho năm học 2017-2018. Nhằm dự đoán nhu cầu về mô hình tài trợ bền vững hơn, Hội đồng Giáo dục chấp thuận việc thực hiện cấu trúc đồng chi trả chi phí trong 2014 với giải pháp của nó có tên là  After School for All.

 

Mỗi chương trình sau giờ học ExCEL sẽ chia sẻ nhiều chi tiết hơn nhưng tổng quát, hướng dẫn cấu trúc chi phí cho tất cả các chương trình như sau:

 

Chi phí đồng chi trả hằng tháng sẽ được miễn trừ cho một trẻ em: 1) đủ tiêu chuẩn cho bữa ăn trưa giảm giá hay miễn phí ngoại trừ các lệ phí bắt buộc cho chương trình trợ cấp học phí địa phương, tiểu bang hoặc liên bang; 2) người vô gia cư hoặc; 3) trong chăm sóc nuôi dưỡng.

 

Tất cả các trẻ em khác sẽ trả chi phí đồng chi trả theo thang điểm từ $50-$500/tháng dựa theo thu nhập.

 

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اعزائي اهالي مقاطعة مدارس سان فرانسيسكو الموحدة:

 

في مقاطعة مدارس سان فرانسيسكو الموحدة، اغلب برامج بعد المدرسة الواقعة بالمدارس وبرامج التعلم بالصيف تتم برعاية مشتركة بواسطة مقاطعة مدارس سان فرانسيسكو الموحدة (برنامج اكسيل) والمنظمات المجتمعية.  الاغلب يتم تمويلها بواسطة مجلس المدينة، الولاية والمنح الاتحادية.  هذه الهبات تمنح عادة في ثلاث الى خمس دورات طويلة وغير مضمون تجديدها في حال انتهاء دورة المنحة. للأسف، علمت المقاطعة قريبا بأنها خسرت 3.3 $ مليون دولار من المنح الفيدرالية التنافسية لدعم خدمات برامج تعليم بعد المدرسة للأهالي. يرجى ملاحظة ان هذا لايمت بصلة الى الاقتطاعات التمويلية الفيدرالية لبرامج بعد المدرسة لكن عوضا عن ذلك بسبب عدم الحصول على منحة القرن الـ 21 التنافسية.

 

نفهم اهمية برامج تعلم بعد المدرسة والصيف ونحن ملتزمون بالمحافظة على خدمات برامج بعد المدرسة والصيف. ولضمان استمرارية الخدمات، سوف نحرك تمويل اكثر من المقاطعة الى دعم هذه الخدمات وايضا تطبيق هيكلية رسوم دفع مشتركة على مستوى المقاطعة لجميع برامج اكسيل الابتدائية/ الحضانة – 8  والمتوسطة.  لدى بعض البرامج بنية رسوم جاهزة. سوف يبداء تنفيذ الرسوم المشتركة للعام الدراسي 2017 – 2018.  تحسبا للحاجة الى نموذج تكويل افضل، اقر مجلس التعليم تطبيق بنية رسوم دفع مشتركة في 2014 مع قراره بعنوان بعد المدرسة للجميع.

 

كل برنامج اكسل لبعد المدرسة سوف شارك بالمزيد من التفاصيل لكن بالعموم، اليكم المبادئ التوجيهية للرسوم التي ستتبعها جميع البرامج:

 

سوف يتم اعفاء الرسوم المشتركة للطفل الذي: 1) مؤهل للغداء المجاني او المخفض ماعدى تلك الرسوم المطلوبة بواسطة البرامج المحلية، الولاية او مساعدة الفيدرالية للرسوم،  2) المشرد او، 3) لبيوت رعاية الشباب.

 

جميع الاطفال الاخرين سوف يدفعون رسوم مشاركة بمقياس متدرج من 50$ - 500$ / شهريا حسب الدخل

Posted by: Karwin Sui, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/8/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Meet the new SFUSD superintendent, Dr. Vincent Matthews

Meet the new SFUSD superintendent, Dr. Vincent Matthews! We will be holding four community forums for you to share your ideas and suggestions about what is working for your children, what challenges you observe, and what you see as the best opportunities to positively impact students. Interpretation in Chinese and Spanish provided. Please see the flier for information on requesting interpretation in other languages or requesting child care.

 

你對孩子教育有什麼意見和建議?你留意到教育存在什麼挑戰?你認為有什麼最佳機會可以有效影響孩子的教育?請前來與學監分享。我們將提供中文和西班牙文的傳譯服務。我們也為3歲或以上的孩童提供免費托兒服務,但需提前預約。

 

Comparta sus ideas y sugerencias respecto a lo que funciona bien para sus hijos, cuales son los retos que usted observa, y cuáles son las mejores oportunidades para influenciar positivamente a los estudiantes. Se ofrecen servicios de interpretación en chino y español. El servicio de guardería es gratuito, y está disponible para niños de 3 años o mayores, pero se debe reservar con anticipación.

Posted by: Karwin Sui, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/1/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Lowell HS SBAC Scores

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Please be informed that for 2018-2019 ninth grade Lowell applicants, seventh and eighth grade report card grades and SBAC test results (all current SFUSD students) or Lowell Admissions test results (students applying from outside of SFUSD) will be used to determine eligibility for placement at Lowell. For any current SFUSD student with SBAC results from the Spring of 7th grade, the SBAC results will be used for admissions and these students will not be administered the Lowell Admissions Test. For any applicant who does not have SBAC results from the Spring of 7th grade, the Lowell Admissions test results will be used. All current SFUSD seventh grade students SBAC tests results taken this spring (2017) will be used for ninth grade 2018-2019 Lowell applications. SFUSD students will not be administered the Lowell Admissions Test to determine Lowell eligibility. For all other applicants, the Lowell Admissions test will be administered at Lowell High School in January of 2018 (dates to be determined).

 

 

親愛的家長及監護人:

 

請注意,當申請 2018-19 學年 Lowell 高中 9 年級時,申請人的 7 和 8 年級學業成 績及 SBAC 測驗分數(本校區學生)或 Lowell 高中入學試分數(非本校區學生)將被用 作考慮學生的入學資格。本校區學生有參加 7 年級春季 SBAC 測驗,則毋需參加 Lowell 高中入學試,因為其 SBAC 測驗分數將適用於 2018-19 學年 Lowell 高中 9 年級入學申

請。然而,任何申請人若無 7 年級春季 SBAC 測驗分數,其 Lowell 高中入學試的分數將 獲得採用。因此,所有非本校區學生都必須參加定於 2018 年 1 月(日期待定)在 Lowell 高中舉行的入學試。

 

 

Por favor este informado que para el año escolar 2018-19, los solicitantes del noveno grado a la escuela Lowell, las calificaciones del séptimo y octavo grado más los resultados de SBAC serán usados para determinar la elegilibidad de Lowell. Para los estudiantes vigentes del SFUSD con resultados del SBAC que tomaron durante la primavera del séptimo grado, no

tomaran el examen de admisión de Lowell. Si el estudiante no tiene los resultados del SBAC de la primavera del séptimo grado, se utilizara los resultados del examen de admisión de Lowell. Estudiantes no vigentes del SFUSD tomaran el examen de admisión de Lowell que será administrado en la escuela Lowell en enero del 2018, (fecha exacta esta para determinarse).

 

Rosina Tong

Executive Director

Educational Placement Center

學生入學事務處執行主任

415-241-6085

tongr2@sfusd.edu

 

John Burke

Supervisor

Achievement Assessments Office

學業評估辦事處主管

415-241-6400

burkej1@sfusd.edu

Posted by: Karwin Sui, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/20/17
Audience: Homepage


Message regarding planned school absences

SFUSD encourages students to be in school every day and we are committed to keeping them safe and fostering learning. We recognize that there are times when students and their families may choose to participate in activities such as demonstrations or strikes outside of school during the regular school day. While we respect and support our students' rights to express their views, please note that participation in a demonstration, walkout or strike will not be counted as an excused absence.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/17/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


American? Angel Island Immigrant Stories

So close, yet so far away.  From 1910 to 1940, many Angel Island Immigration Station immigrants experienced these feelings upon reaching America, but were detained from entering San Francisco.  On May 7, 2017 (12:00-3:00), the San Francisco Public Library Main Library will celebrate Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month by spotlighting personal immigrant stories from those who went through Angel Island.


Look forward to educational games and craft activities for all ages, a display of Angel Island family histories, books, news articles, and photos. The first 50 children ages 12 and under will receive a goody bag.

 

Co-sponsors: the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University, TACT (The Association of Chinese Teachers), the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, and the Square and Circle Club.

Attachments:
Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/11/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


March 20 update regarding assignment letters

This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. We are on track to send assignment letters via first class mail on Monday evening, March 20. Families should receive letters starting on Tuesday, March 21. The registration deadline has been extended by a week to April 21.  

 

Please do not come to the Educational Placement Center for information about your assignment, as staff will not have any information on Monday regarding assignments.  

 

We recognize that you may be deciding next steps regarding independent and private schools. Please note that no information about assignments will be available before March 21. If you need information before your letter arrives, please email EnrollinSchool@sfusd.edu and we will do what we can to help you after March 21.  

 

We are truly sorry for the delay. 

 

 

 

Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Estamos en camino para estar listos para enviar cartas de asignación por correo de primera clase el lunes 20 de marzo por la noche. El plazo de inscripción ha sido prorrogado por una semana, hasta el 21 de abril.

 

Por favor, no acuda al EPC para obtener información sobre su asignación, ya que el personal no tendrá información el lunes sobre las asignaciones.

 

Reconocemos que usted tal vez esté decidiendo los siguientes pasos con respecto a escuelas privadas e independientes. Por favor tenga presente que no habrá información disponible sobre las asignaciones antes del 21 de marzo.  Si necesita información antes de que su carta llegue, por favor contacte a enrollinschool@sfusd.edu y haremos lo posible por ayudarlo antes del 21 de marzo.

 

Realmente sentimos el retraso.

 


於2017年1月13日前入表申請學校派位的家長請注意,以下為重要消息更新:
我們已準備好於3月20日、星期一晚通過平郵寄出第一輪派位通知。各位應該從3月21日開始陸續收到派位信。另外,到獲派學校註冊的截止日期將延後一個星期,至4月21日。
 
因星期一晚前還未有派位結果,所以各位無需親臨學生入學事務處查詢。
 
我們明白各位可能正為選擇獨立學校或私立學校作下一步的決定,但請注意,3月21日前我們還沒有學生派位結果。如需要在收到派位信之前獲得派位信息,請發電郵至EnrollinSchool@sfusd.edu,我們將於3月21日之後盡我們所能提供幫助。
 
對於延誤所造成的不便,我們深表歉意!

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/20/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Update regarding assignment letters

This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. As you know SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, have been delayed. The delay is due to unforeseen staffing emergencies. SFUSD’s computer system is working as designed and there is a dedicated team working 24-7 to get assignments finalized as quickly as possible given these unforeseen staffing issues. Please be assured we are double checking for accuracy every step of the way and aim to get this information to families as soon as possible.

 

We remain hopeful that letters might be ready by Monday. We are extremely sorry for the delay and will notify you of our progress again tomorrow morning, March 20.

 

 

Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Como saben, las cartas de asignación escolar del SFUSD, que debían enviarse por correo antes del 17 de marzo, se han retrasado. El retraso se debe a emergencias imprevistas de personal. El sistema informático del SFUSD está funcionando como está diseñado y hay un equipo dedicado trabajando las 24 horas del día para obtener asignaciones finalizadas lo más rápido posible dado los problemas imprevistos de personal. Por favor, tenga por seguro de que estamos comprobando la exactitud de cada paso del proceso de asignación y queremos hacer llegar la información sobre las asignaciones a las familias tan pronto como sea posible.

 

Seguimos con la esperanza de que las cartas estén listas para el lunes. Estamos extremadamente apenados por este retraso y le notificaremos de nuestro progreso nuevamente mañana por la mañana, 20 de marzo.

 

 

已於2017年1月13日前入表申請學校派位的家長請注意,以下為重要消息更新:
校區原定於3月17日寄出第一輪派位通知,但由於出現不可預見的人手緊急情況,派位信寄出日期將會被推遲。校區的電腦派位系統正按照原來的設計正常運作;此外,校區專門的團隊正在24小時不斷地工作,務求盡快完成學校派位。請放心,我們正為每個步驟的準確性進行反復檢查,並盡快向家長提供有關信息。

 

我們仍然希望派位通知可在星期一準備好。對此延遲帶來的不便,我們深表歉意。校區將於明天上午3月20日再次公佈有關進度。

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/19/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Delay in Round One assignment offers

 

SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, will be delayed. We apologize for the inconvenience, as we know parents are counting on getting this news in the next few days. District staff need more time to run all of the necessary checks. Please be assured that we are working around the clock and are aiming for the shortest possible delay. Once the letters are ready to go, we will be sure to notify you. We will also be announcing revised dates, as we will be adjusting the registration period. We are extremely sorry for the impact that this delay may cause.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/17/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Teen Career Conference - THIS SATURDAY (3/18/17)!!!!

2017 B.A.T.S.

Teen Career Conference

Saturday, March 18, 2017

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

All Bay Area High School Students are invited to join us for our annual Teen Career Conference! This event is the perfect opportunity to meet and discuss your interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and STEM industry and education professionals. You'll also gain valuable insights and tips about college and career preparation.

Registration is FREE for Students!

Includes Free Zoo Admission and Lunch!  

 

 

Conference webpage: http://bayareateenscience.org/TeenCareerConference

Eventbrite Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-bats-teen-career-conference-registration-31852189757

Posted by: Eric Lewis, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/14/17
Audience: Homepage


Get free movie tickets for entering the Teens Tackle Tobacco contest

The Teens Tackle Tobacco Leadership youth committee from SFUSD's School Health Programs office is sponsoring an Anti-Tobacco/Vape Public Service Announcement Contest for all middle and high school students. There are three categories (middle school, high school or LGBTQ) and two entry modes (poster or video). All entries will receive FREE movie tickets for participating in the contest!

 

Videos should be no more than 90 seconds long, and posters should be either 8.5" x 11" or 9" x 12" in any medium. Entries are due on April 3.

 

Categories & Prizes

LGBTQ $300

High School $300

Middle School $200

Attachments:
Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/13/17
Audience: Homepage


SFUSD's gender-based discrimination policies

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) has a policy in place that explicitly prohibits gender-based discrimination, a protection that extends to everyone, including transgender and gender expansive students.

We are proud that we were the first school district in the country to pass a policy extending safeguards to our transgender student body. We will continue to honor those policies and ensure that transgender and gender nonconforming students in the SFUSD will remain protected from discrimination, bullying and harassment.

Students, know that in California public schools, you have the right to be...

  • Free from bullying, harassment and discrimination
  • Respected when you dress and express yourself in ways that do not conform to gender stereotypes, with respect to the student dress codes
  • Affirmed by adults when you declare your pronoun and name that fits your gender identity
  • Involved in school activities, access spaces such as locker rooms and restrooms, that fits your gender identity
Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/28/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Announcing Synergy Gradebook for All

We are excited to share that the district is transitioning from School Loop to Synergy’s Gradebook Family and Student Portals in August 2017. This transition to Synergy will provide SFUSD’s students, families, teachers, and district staff with a unified system for real-time information on classes, grades, assignments, and more. While we know change can be challenging, we firmly believe the transition to Synergy Gradebook will increase efficiency for teachers and improve access for our students and families.

 

What does this mean for students and families?
Starting in August 2017, students and families will log in to Synergy’s Family and Student Portals to access student information related to attendance, assignments and grading. Our transition to Synergy is a response to feedback we have heard from school communities about the need to streamline the number of online systems we use for school-family communications.  Our team will be reaching out to families via parent groups and advisory councils, email, School Messenger, school websites, and School Loop to inform them of the change and provide opportunities to learn more and prepare for the transition in August 2017.  

 

Why are we making this change?

  • One login for attendance and grades for teachers and district staff
  • One login per family, regardless of the number of children and which school they attend
  • Greater clarification and standardization of SFUSD grading practices and policies
  • Increased security and confidentiality of student and parent information
  • Actionable real-time student performance information
  • Improved accessibility for individuals with disabilities
  • Improved translation options

What will happen with School Loop?
School Loop will continue to be used for school websites next year. However, teachers, students and families will use Synergy instead of School Loop for other communications and  information about grades and assignments.

 

We are confident that Synergy Gradebook is another exciting step to leverage technology to increase engagement in our school communities, enhance data integrity and security, and better position us for 21st century learning, as outlined in Vision 2025 and our Digital District Plan.  

 

To learn more, check out the exciting G4A Launch Video, go to the Gradebook for All website (www.sfusd.edu/gradebook), or download the attached flier.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/21/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


AAPAC Monthly Meeting, 2/16/17 @ MLK, Jr. Middle School

​Greetings Families and School Partners,

 

Happy Black History Month!

 

Please ​see and distribute the attached flyer for this month's AAPAC General Assembly Meeting. Our February theme is "Reclaiming Black American Heritage: A Celebration of Literacy, History and Family. The AAPAC meeting will be held at Dr. Martin Luther King Middle School beginning at 5:30pm. Dinner and Childcare will be provided. If you would like printed color copies of the flyer, please let me know and I will interoffice them to your school sites. 

 

Hopefully you all have received gathered resources from AAPAC SF on ways to share and celebrate Black History with your school communities. In case you have not, please see the Celebrating Black History google folder. To participate in the AAPAC sponsored Black Literacy Campaign click here.  Please also be sure to update aapac@sfusd.edu on what activities or learning opportunities your site will host in celebration of Black History. 

 

Thank you for all that you do to support African American family engagement in our District,

SFUSD AAPAC

Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/9/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Nominate a teacher or principal

Do you know a teacher or principal who is doing great work? Nominate them for the Mayor's Teacher or Principal of the Year Award by Feb. 24, or post a note of thanks to the teachers who have made a difference in your life at www.ThankATeacherToday.org.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/3/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


7th & 8th Graders - SF Zoo Volunteer Program

San Francisco Zoo Nature Trail Youth Volunteer Program has a summertime youth volunteer opportunity at the San Francisco Zoo called the Nature Trail program. Students ages 12-14 years old learn to work hands-on with small animals while educating zoo visitors about wildlife conservation. $150 fee includes uniform, handbook, training materials. Scholarships available for qualified students (including MUNI pass & lunch). Interested students MUST attend one of the Orientation Meetings on Saturday, February 18 OR Sunday, February 26 from 10am-Noon at the SF Zoo. See attached Flyer for more information and details.

 

Contact Tracy Nappi for further information.

Posted by: Casey Passmore, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/1/17
Audience: Homepage


Black History Month: Wesley Johnson: The Texas Tornado on Saturday, 2/4 @ 2PM

Wesley Johnson: The Texas Tornado is the topic as Oxford University Press historian John William Templeton leads a Black History Month service at St. Dominick's Catholic Church, 2390 Bush St. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. 

Prior to the service, Templeton presents a tour of the African-American Freedom Trail at 11 a.m. beginning from the Martin Luther King Waterfall in Yerba Buena Gardens. 

Johnson came to San Francisco at age nine in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and achieved a number of milestones at each stage of his life. Highlights include welcoming the debate team from Wiley College in Texas to San Francisco State Teachers College in 1935 for an interracial debate with S.F. State and U.C-Berkeley. The Wiley debaters were popularized in the Oprah Winfrey-produced film The Great Debaters starring Denzel Washington. Johnson also opened the Flamingo Club and Hotel Texas at 1832-6 Fillmore Street in 1943 for a 25 year run as the heart of the Fillmore nightlife scene. 

The African-American Freedom Trail, as featured on NBC Bay Area and KPIX, is part of a statewide trail which documents the role of African-Americans in 500 years of California history.  More than 400 sites are in San Francisco, including three current churches and two Prince Hall lodges founded in 1852.  

For more details about the tour, contact John William Templeton at 415-240-3537john@zenviba.org or book at californiablackhistory.com 

Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/30/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Come to the Water: Teaching California Black History, Saturday, 1/28 @ 11AM

Jazz started in San Francisco. Find out why and how during the third session of Come to the Water: Teaching California Black History.

Come join Oxford University Press historian John William Templeton as he leads the seventh annual Come to the Water: Teaching California Black History seven-week course. The author of Our Roots Run Deep: The Black Experience in California, Vols.1-4, Templeton is the creator of the West's first African American Freedom Trail. 
 

The next session of the course is Saturday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. in the ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage offices at 1691 Turk.
 
The books for the seven week course are: 
Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4 
Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco 
Cakewalk: a historical novel about the unsung creators of jazz 
Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/22/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


My Brother and Sister's Keeper 5th Annual Black Family Day, Saturday, 1/21/2017

Dear Community,

 

The City & County of San Francisco in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, the SF Alliance of Black School Educators, 100% College Prep, Mo Magic and many other community partners proudly presents the Spring Bi-Annual "Black Family Day" on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at Willie L. Brown Middle School (2055 Silver Ave SF).

The day will feature a delicious Southern buffet brunch, a community resource fair for students and families PK-12, student and staff facilitated STEM activities, student performances and a series of workshops focusing on family empowerment and advocacy. There will also be raffles of amazing prizes such as tablets, gift cards and Warrior’s tickets.

This event is free and open to families in SF.  Participants can register by calling (415) 401-2555 ext. 1246 or emailing their contact information and the number in their group to aapac@sfusd.edu. Please share this opportunity with your community. 

 

Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/12/17
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Seeking community input for superintendent search

The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education is asking for your help in selecting the next superintendent of schools. We are soliciting input from students, staff, parents, and community about your desired qualities and characteristics for the next superintendent and want you to share your thoughts on district strengths and challenges.

 

 

La Junta de Educación del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco está pidiendo su ayuda para seleccionar al próximo superintendente de escuelas. Estamos solicitando la opinión de los estudiantes, el personal, los padres y la comunidad acerca de las cualidades y características que desean ver en el próximo superintendente, y queremos que comparta con nosotros que piensa usted son las fortalezas y los desafíos del Distrito Escolar.

 

 

三藩市聯合校區教育委員會.求.的協助,以甄選下任學監。對於.期望下任學監擁有的素質及特點,我們正.詢來自學生、教職員、家長及社區人士的意見,並希望.就校區的優勢及挑戰分享.的想法。

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/1/16
Audience: Homepage


Superintendent Search Community Input Survey

The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education is asking for your help in selecting the next superintendent of schools. We have requested that the consultants from Leadership Associates, who are assisting the Board with the search, conduct an online survey to solicit input from students, staff, parents, and our community.

 

What are you looking for in SFUSD's next superintendent? Tell us by completing this survey (available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Tagalog, and Vietnamese:

http://www.sfusd.edu/en/about-sfusd/leadership-team/superintendent-search-community-input-survey.html

Posted by: Maricella Miranda, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/16/16
Audience: Homepage


Message from the Superintendent

 

We are a community that believes -- fundamentally -- that each child and each person is the equal of every other. 

 

This belief cuts across race, nationality, immigration history, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic means, ability status, language, and age. When we are at our best, we celebrate diversity, embrace our differences, and build on each others' strengths. 

 

We believe strongly in social justice, which means we fight against systemic oppression. We stand up for those who are vulnerable and hope others will do so for us when we need them. We put students' needs first, and we will protect them now. 

 

These core values connect us every day. Let's find ways to move forward together, in unity and in strength.

 

Myong Leigh
Interim Superintendent
 

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/10/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


PARENTS! High School Application Support

Parents, Guardians, and Families, please join the Denman PTSA on Monday November 7 in a workshop to discuss the SFUSD High School Application process. 

 

Location: Denman Library

Time: 6:00PM 

Posted by: Angelica Posadas Published:11/3/16
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Enrollment update: Lowell High School

As all public school districts in the State of California, including SFUSD, transitioned from STAR testing to the Smarter Balanced Assessments Consortium’s (SBAC) standardized assessments, all 9th grade applicants to Lowell were temporarily required to take the Lowell Admissions Test in the interim years 2015­-16 and 2016­-17.

 

As results from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s (SBAC) standardized tests SFUSD became available, SFUSD planned to use scores from the 7th grade SBAC for SFUSD Lowell applicants for the 2017-­18 school year.

 

However, the district has received feedback from parents that there was not sufficient notice regarding the use of SBAC tests for Lowell admissions. Therefore, the district has determined that all applicants for Lowell for the 2017­-18 school year will again be required to take the Lowell Admissions Test in January. For SFUSD students who have 7th grade SBAC scores, the district will use the highest score from either SBAC or the Lowell Admissions Test in English Language Arts and Math for its admissions’ calculations.

 

In 2017, the test will be administered on January 4, 5, 6, and 9 and students will be assigned by last name. More details are included on the Lowell application.

 

This will be the final year current SFUSD students applying to Lowell will be required to take the Lowell Admissions Test. For the 2018-­19 and all subsequent years, SFUSD will use 7th grade SBAC scores for SFUSD student applicants to Lowell.

 

Applicants for Lowell must submit both a Lowell application and an enrollment application by Friday, December 16, 2016 to either their present SFUSD middle school or to the Educational Placement Center, which is temporarily located at 655 De Haro Street.

 

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/1/16
Audience: Homepage


Proposition A bond information

On Nov. 8, 2016, San Franciscans will vote on Proposition A, a $744 million general obligation bond that will fund repairs, and maintenance to SFUSD facilities. The bond would allow SFUSD to construct new schools and make seismic upgrades to existing facilities.

Specifically, Proposition A will:

  • Complete seismic safety and modernization projects to make all schools and other district facilities more earthquake safe and energy efficient;
  • Build new schools and classrooms to accommodate a growing student population;
  • Kickstart development of a new SFUSD Arts Center and Ruth Asawa School of the Arts to preserve and promote music and art in curriculum;
  • Invest in technology improvements including installing higher-speed Wi-Fi for all classrooms to enable 21st century learning;
  • Maintain and expand the district’s green schoolyards program to 91 school sites;
  • Explore methods for developing affordable housing for teachers.

SFUSD would create an independent citizens' oversight committee to report to the public about the use of bond funds. The Board of Education would also conduct an annual, independent audit regarding the use of the bond funds.

This posting is meant to be informational rather than persuasive.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/31/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Emergency notifications for parents and families

 

 

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

 

Regards,

Myong Leigh

Interim Superintendent

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/21/16
Audience: Homepage


Letter Home

Please read the attached letter that will go home with students today.

Attachments:
Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:10/19/16
Audience: Teresa Shipp, Homepage, AACE at JDMS, AVID, Baseball, Boy's Basketball, Counseling Department, Departments, Humanities Department, Family Resources, Girl's Basketball, Library, Mathematics, Omie Beacon Center, Our School, Physical Education, Rule & Policies, Running Club, Science, Soccer Boy's, Soccer Girls, Social Science, Softball, Sports, Student Life, Track & Field, Volleyball, Ybike and Yearbook Club


Statement from SFUSD Interim Superintendent Leigh regarding incident at June Jordan School for Equity

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

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/19/16
Audience: Homepage


Attendance Policy

James Denman Middle School

Attendance

 

Absence:  If a student is absent from school there are two types of absences they may fall under, excused or unexcused. Both types will still show up on a student attendance profile report. There is more than one way that you can report an absence.

 

  1. Call into the school the morning of the absence to report by phone. 415.469.4535
  2. Send the student to school with letter from parent and or doctor.
  3. Email Ms. Hearne at HearneR@sfusd.edu, or grade level counselor
  4. Come into school and report absence

 

Tardy: If a student is tardy for school they have a 15 minute window (between 9-9:15am and Weds. 9:30-9:45am) before they have to go to the attendance office (RM116) to retrieve a tardy pass. After 9:15 they are to report to the attendance office with or without excuse and then report straight class. You are able to report a student being tardy the same way you report an absence.

 

Early Dismissal: Students are allowed to leave early from school with permission from parent / guardian. If a student needs to leave or be released early from school there is more than one way to report it.

 

  1. Send the student with a note the same morning of early dismissal with time they need to be dismissed or picked up.
  2. Call into the school that morning and give the time student needs to be dismissed.
  3. Email Ms. Hearne or grade level counselor day prior to dismissal or morning of with the time that student needs to be dismissed.

 

Truant: Students will show up on a truancy list after 18 PERIODS of either absence, unexcused absence, tardy, unexcused tardy, tardy 30 minutes or more. There are two different types of letters you may receive for students that are considered truant.  Families that receive a truancy letter are able to call in or stop by to correct any attendance. After receiving 3 letters and no contact from parent and or guardian the school then goes forward with the next step in attendance protocol through the district.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about the attendance of your child please feel free to call, email, or stop by Ms. Hearne’s office (RM116) and she will assist you.

 

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:10/17/16
Audience: Homepage


African American Parent Advisory Council Monthly Meeting

Greetings African American Parent Advisory Council Members and Supporters,

 

Please join us Thursday, October 20, 2016 for our monthly AAPAmeeting. The theme for this month is "Yes We Can: Advocate In and Outside of the Classroom". We will meet in the Leola Havard Auditorium located at 1520 Oakdale Avenue beginning at 5:30pm.  Dinner and childcare will be provided.  (Flyer Attached)

 

The agenda will include:

  • Networking with fellow African American families in SFUSD
  • Group activities to help unify and empower us to advocate for our students during Parent Teacher Conferences and throughout the school year
  • A panel discussion with 2016 School Board Candidates
  • Movie Ticket Raffles and Give Aways

 

We are asking that every member bring along two friends and every supporter spread the word as well as personally invite at least 5 African American families to attend.

Posted by: Landon Dickey, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/12/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Lnks for Tuesday and Thursday's Advisory Lessons

Here are the links for the two days of anti-littering and recycling/composting lessons!

Posted by: Rebecca Hensler Published:10/11/16
Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


No credible "creepy clown" reports at SFUSD

For several weeks, there have been reports on social media concerning "creepy clown" sightings and pranks. While these reports come from different parts of the country, they all share a similar theme of frightening people and threatening violence.

 

Although there is no credible threat in San Francisco, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) has been in continuous communication with the district. Local law enforcement and the district are actively monitoring social media posts, including rumors that clowns would show up at schools threatening to do harm. Schools will use safety precautions if necessary, including prohibiting unauthorized visitors, and will immediately contact law enforcement when warranted.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/5/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Student Activities, Programs & Services Survey

Dear students,

 

Please take this survey only when asked to by your teacher. The purpose of this survey is to help SFUSD support and provide the activities, programs and services that you are most interested in.

All your responses will remain anonymous.

 

When asked to begin the survey, please click on the link below to choose your language. Once you open the survey webpage, please read the instructions carefully before you begin.

 

If you do not want to take the survey online, please let your teacher know, and you will have the option to complete a paper version if you wish.

 

http://tinyurl.com/hojvz4q

 

Thank you for your time and for contributing your voice to this process!

 

If you have any questions, please contact Devin Corrigan at 415-355-7764 or corrigand@sfusd.edu.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/26/16
Audience: Homepage


Text messages from SFUSD
Dear Parents,
 
You may have recently received a text message  " SFUSD alerts. Reply Y to confirm, HELP for info. Msg&data rates may apply.  Msg freq varies.schoolmessenger.com/txt" from the number 67587.
 
This is an official opt-in message from SFUSD via SchoolMessenger, our mass notification system for sending out phone calls, emails and text messages.
 
You have received this message because your mobile phone number was recently updated in our student information system.
 
We understand this message is alarming and not clear. Unfortunately, we do not have any control over the way this message gets sent out from SchoolMessenger. 
 
We do encourage you to reply "Y" to this invitation to receive text messages from SFUSD, as it makes for much faster communication, which is crucial in the event of an emergency.
 
SchoolMessenger does not share any of your information, and you will not receive texts from any third parties.
Posted by: Heidi Anderson, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/23/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


spirit week 19-23

                                                                 Lunch Time

Monday        Pajama Day                            Mystery BaG

Tuesday       Twin Day                                 Balloon popping

Wednesday  Neon Colors                           Watermelon Earting

Thursday      crazy Hair day                         T.P Game

Friday           Denman Pride Gear                 Donut  Eating

Posted by: Century Faataui Published:9/15/16
Audience: Century Faataui and Homepage


High School Info

Attention Denman Students and Families, if you are in the 8th Grade, there is important High School Information located on the Student Life page. Click the link "Student Life", under "8th Grade" you will find links to schools, application information, and other useful tips. Please come see Ms. Posadas, Ms. Hensler, Mr. Carrion, Ms. Ryan, Meg from First Graduate or Ms. Candy our Intern for any questions you may have! 

 

Thank you! 

Posted by: Angelica Posadas Published:9/7/16
Audience: Homepage


Student Gov Election meeting

Anyone interested in running for student government. There will be a meeting next Wednesday September 7 at 8:30 in the morning in Mr. Faataui room 016.

Posted by: Century Faataui Published:9/1/16
Audience: Century Faataui and Homepage


Know your rights: No fees for essential school activities

All students have a right to take part in educational activities at school without paying a fee, deposit or other charge. An "educational activity" is an activity offered by a school or school district that is an integral part of a student's education, including, but not limited to, curricular and extracurricular activity. Schools cannot charge or request a deposit for materials, physical education or school uniforms, or graduation caps and gowns that are required to take part in an educational activity.

  • For more details about the rights of parents and guardians, please see Your Child's Education: Things You Should Know
  • For more details on what fees can and cannot be charged at school, please see Assembly Bill No. 1575
  • If you have been charged a fee for an educational activity, you can request a reimbursement and/or file a uniform complaint. If you are a parent and still have questions or concerns about fees, please contact the Office of Family Voice at 415-241-6150.
Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/31/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Saturday Middle School Arts Lab

The SFUSD Visual and Performing Arts Department announces the continuation of its Saturday Middle School Arts Lab at the Everett and Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle Schools for the 2016-17 school year.  The Saturday Arts Lab will provide tuition-free instruction for SFUSD middle school students interested in band, orchestra, choir dance, digital arts, drama, guitar, literary arts and visual arts. 

 

Instrumental music students will be asked to bring their own instruments to the Saturday Arts Lab. Select instruments will be available to loan.

 

The Saturday Arts Lab will take place on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Everett and Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle Schools, starting Oct. 1, 2016 and ending May 13, 2017.

 

Submit applications by Sept. 23 to your school main office or mailed to:  SATURDAY MIDDLE SCHOOL ARTS LAB c/o Visual and Performing Arts, 750 25th Avenue, 2nd Floor West, San Francisco, CA.  94121. Applications can also be faxed to 415-750-8632. Classes open until filled. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Vikki Araiza 415-379-7084 x1984 or Arianna Refuerzo-Carvajal 415-379-7023 x 1923.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/26/16
Audience: Homepage


PE Forms

Hello JDMS!
 

All students must turn in their PE forms.  You will find them attached here.  

 

Thank you,

PE

Attachments:
Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:8/23/16
Audience: Homepage


Brown Girl Dreaming Student Folder 2016 Link

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9fe6IUy9aX3THJ6UFlwSnZwVjg&usp=sharing

Posted by: ANN LYON Published:8/13/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Letter from Board of Education president regarding superintendent transition

 

Read this in Español or 中文

 

August 2, 2016

 

Dear SFUSD Families:  

 

I am writing to you on behalf of all of my colleagues on the SFUSD Board of Education.

 

Given the news of Superintendent Richard A. Carranza’s likely departure to serve as Houston’s new superintendent, the Board of Education has moved swiftly to ensure a smooth transition and continued positive momentum for our district.

 

While we begin the community process of searching for a new superintendent to serve our district, the Board of Education is united in choosing Deputy Superintendent Myong Leigh as SFUSD’s interim superintendent.

 

Mr. Leigh has been with SFUSD since 2000 and has successfully managed day-to-day operations and overseen key district initiatives. Our district has tremendous leadership throughout our schools and central offices. Mr. Leigh will be working with a great team at SFUSD.  

 

We are grateful to have had Superintendent Carranza at the helm for the past seven years--four as superintendent and three as a deputy. Under his leadership, SFUSD has maintained a focus on students’ academic growth through effective common-core aligned teaching and learning while also developing students’ social, emotional and physical well being. Our teachers and other have received more resources to do their critical work, including greater compensation, professional learning opportunities and access to technology.

 

The board takes seriously our responsibility to ensure the most capable and qualified leader for our school district moving forward. In the near future there will be a public meeting to discuss a selection process for the next superintendent of schools. Our national search process will be inclusive, transparent, and thorough.  

 

Without a doubt, we will prioritize finding a leader who shares our vision for ensuring every graduate is ready to succeed in college and careers. We will prioritize someone who has a track record of leading around our enduring goals of student achievement, access, equity, and accountability. And we will seek someone who can work with you and our entire community to move our district closer to our vision.

 

As we embark on the search for a new leader for SFUSD, input from our families is critical. Please check our website, sfusd.edu, for updates on future public meetings where the Board will gather input on the superintendent search and selection process.

 

All our school administrators are looking forward to greeting you and your children back to school on August 15.


 

Sincerely,  

 

Matt Haney

President, SF Board of Education

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/2/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Friday 5/20 is last day Library is open

The Library will be closing Friday, 5/20, at 3 pm for the rest of the school year so that inventory and closing may be done. 

 

If you have any final textbooks or library books to return, bring them to the Library before Friday. If you have fines for materials not returned, take them to Ms. Kam in the Front Office. 

 

Thank you for an excellent year. 

Posted by: Kathryn Levenson Published:5/17/16
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


2015 - 2016 Yearbook Distribution and Sales

5/12 - 8th Grade Distribution

5/13 - 6th and 7th Grade Distribution

5/17 - 5/18  Sales and Distribution for all grades

 

All of the distribution and sale will occur after school in room 223. Yearbooks will be $35.  A limited supply is available.  It will be first come, first serve until they sell out.

Posted by: Anna Gin Published:5/10/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Returning Library Materials and Textbooks NOW

All students should be collecting their library books and textbooks to return to avoid paying fines on missing materials. 

 

All LIBRARY books should be returned to the Library circulation desk. The deadline is Monday, May 16. 

 

TEXTBOOKS are returned by grade. 

8th Grade, come with your Advisory Teacher during Advisory on 

Monday, 5/9.

 

7th Grade, come with your Advisory Teacher during Advisory on 

Tuesday or Wednesday, 5/10 or 11. 

 

6th 

Grade, come with your Advisory Teacher during Advisory on 

Friday, 5/13. 

 

Please DO NOT turn your textbooks into the Library. They have to go to the textbook room on another floor at the other end of the school. 

 

Thank you for your cooperation and have a great summer!

 

Ms. Levenson

Teacher Librarian

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Posted by: Kathryn Levenson Published:5/9/16
Audience: Library, All Grades, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Weekly Bulletin, April 28th

SBAC Testing is continuing thru Friday, May 6th.  Denman will be returning to our regular bell schedule starting Monday, May 2nd.  Thank you again for your patience with block scheduling, it really helped support our testing environment.

 

PTSA Sponsored Scholastic Book Fair May 3- May 5.  Students will be able to purchase books during lunch in the library and during History & STEM Night on Thursday, May 5th.  Teachers, if you would like to bring your class, let me know the time slot and we can see if there is volunteer to run it. Carrie439@gmail.com

 

One Book One School: One Book One School is a summer reading program where ALL students and staff will read the same book.  This summer, we will all read Brown Girl Dreaming a fantastic book by Jacqueline Woodson.  Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Denman will be selling the book for $10 at the Ice Cream Social on May 5.  All students must read the book and complete the assignment that will be posted on Schoolloop on June 1.

 

Why is Denman having summer reading? The “Summer Slide” is a well known study that states: “Students who do not read over the summer will lose more than two months of reading achievement. By the end of 6th grade children who lose reading skills will be 2 years behind their classmates.” 

 

Ice Cream Social: Save the date May 5th from 5:30 - 7!  We will be welcoming all of our incoming students and showing off our current student work!  We will be highlighting student work in AVID, Science Department and History.  Excited to see all of the hard work from our Denman students.

 

PTSA Upcoming Events at Denman: Textbook Collection, Book Fair, Miraloma Talent Show, Teacher Appreciation and 8th Grade Graduation Reception.  Show your Denman Pride and help out Denman’s fabulous PTSA,   Please sign-up at www.denmanptsa.com

Posted by: Lisa Jovick-Berrueta Published:4/28/16
Audience: Homepage


Kendama Policy

Dear Denman Community,
 

We love kendamas, the popular toys with a ball, string and handle, which the kids use to do tricks. They encourage friendly nonviolent play, peer-to-peer teaching, and competition – and best of all, they don’t have screens!
 

However, kendama play in the hallways, classrooms, library and during PE class (when it is not the scheduled activity) has become distracting, disruptive and even unsafe. We have developed a policy for kendama use so our students can show Denman Pride at school by using kendamas safely and responsibly:

  1. Kendamas must be wrapped and away during all passing periods and class periods from first bell to last. 
  2. Kendamas may be used before school, during lunch period and after school during free time.
  3. If a kendama is seen or heard by any adult during class or a passing period it will be confiscated for the day and stored in Ms. Hensler’s office. The owner may sign the kendama out at the end of the day, but after the third confiscation, an adult family member will be required to sign out the kendama, it will not be returned to the student.
  4. If a student refuses to surrender the kendama to the adult who asks for it, a mandatory parent/guardian conference will be scheduled and the student will no longer be allowed to bring the kendama to school.

Again, we love and appreciate our students joy and skill in using these toys. This policy is to ensure that they are used safely and responsibly at school.

 

Thank you,

Ms. Hensler

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:4/18/16
Audience: Homepage


2015 - 2016 Yearbook Sales

Dear Denman Community,

 

The school year is rapidly coming to a close and this may be your last chance to order a yearbook before the price goes up.  The last day to order a yearbook and get guaranteed free shipping to school and two customized pages is April 18th.  You can still order a yearbook after that date and get customized pages, but you will have to pay for shipping.  Yearbooks will also be on sale on site when they come, but the price will increase to $35.00.  

 

1.  To order your yearbook, go to the following website: http://www.treering.com/validate.

2.  Enter code: 1013667416644714

2.  Create your account by entering the requested information.

 

If you already have an account, you can enter your previous login and password to purchase a yearbook. You can pay by credit or check.  Please see Ms. Gin in Room 223 if you have any questions.

 

Best,

Ms. Gin

Posted by: Anna Gin Published:4/7/16
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Weekly Bulletin

Bike-Walk-Roll to Denman on Wednesday, April 13thCome join Denman’s fabulous PE Department starting at 8:30am on the track!  Show your Denman Pride and Check it out!  J

 

APRIL READING THEME: Books Made into Movies Encourage your student to begin now to choose books which were made into movies.  Resources to check out: www.commonsensemedia.org and www.amazon.com

 

SBAC Testing will begin in ALL Grades from April 11 thru May 6.  Denman will be on a block schedule to accommodate the timing needed for students to test.  Block Schedule will be on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during our testing window; Regular Wednesday bell schedule/late start will remain the same during testing. There will be advisory only on Wednesdays.  Following is the testing schedule:

 

Monday & Thursday                                                                                        

Period

Start

End

1

9:03

10:58

3

11:02

12:47

Lunch

12:47

1:30

7

1:35

3:30

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday & Friday

Period

Start

End

2

9:03

10:58

4

11:02

12:47

Lunch

12:47

1:30

6

1:35

3:30

 

 


 

Posted by: Lisa Jovick-Berrueta Published:4/7/16
Audience: Homepage


Weekly Bulletin

Wishing our Denman Families a wonderful and safe Spring Break!

 

APRIL READING THEME: Books Made into Movies Encourage your student to begin now to choose books which were made into movies.  Resources to check out: www.commonsensemedia.org and www.amazon.com

 

SBAC Testing will begin in ALL Grades from April 11 thru May 5.  Denman will be on a block schedule to accommodate the timing needed for students to test.  Block Schedule will be on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during our testing window; Regular Wednesday bell schedule/late start will remain the same during testing. There will be advisory only on Wednesdays.  Following is the testing schedule:

 

SBAC Testing, April 11 thru May 5

           

            Monday & Thursday                                                                                            

Period

Start

End

1

9:03

10:58

3

11:02

12:47

Lunch

12:47

1:30

7

1:35

3:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                Tuesday & Friday

Period

Start

End

2

9:03

10:58

4

11:02

12:47

Lunch

12:47

1:30

6

1:35

3:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015-2016 SEL/Culture Climate Survey Administration is happening!  Denman Families if you have not completed the online survey, please click on the following links below.  Many families were able to complete the survey during Parent/Teacher Conference Week.  Last year, Denman had the highest completed survey count for all SFUSD Middle Schools!

 

https://surveys.panoramaed.com/sfusd/8898095634                                           

https://goo.gl/glKVJW

 

 

PTSA events on Saturday, April 9th Show your Denman Pride and help PTSA!

 

  • Denman Clean-Up and Painting Day @ 9:00am All Denman families, students, staff are welcome to join us

to clean up the grounds of Denman, paint the lines for the soccer field and spruce things up!

  • Denman PTSA Bake Sale at the 6th Annual Community & Family Resource Fair 10:00am - 2:00pm

Please come join the Denman PTSA on Saturday, April 9, 2016 for OMI/Excelsior Beacon Center's 6th Annual Community &

Family Resource Fair in partnership with Department of Children Youth and Their Families (DCYF).  Food, performances,

carnival games, raffle prizes and other fun activities will be offered!  Denman PTSA will be selling snacks for donations.  

 

Posted by: Lisa Jovick-Berrueta Published:3/24/16
Audience: Homepage


Weekly Bulletin

Youth Aware Theater will be presenting their play, Dis/Connected to all 7th and 8th Grade Students on Thursday, 3/10 at 1:30pm in the Auditorium.  Dis/Connected explores the consequences of verbal and online harassment among teens, labeling, stereotypes, peer pressure, and how we can learn to better communicate in a highly technological age.  Thank you to School Health and Ms. Hensler!

 

2015-2016 SEL/Culture Climate Survey Administration is happening!  Denman Families if you have not completed the online survey, please click on the following links below.  Many families were able to complete the survey during Parent/Teacher Conference Week.  Last year, Denman had the highest completed survey count for all SFUSD Middle Schools!

 

https://surveys.panoramaed.com/sfusd/8898095634

 

https://goo.gl/glKVJW

 

April Read-A-Thon sponsored by PTSA We are in the planning stages and need PARENT volunteers to help develop a theme, tally student's minutes online, keep hallway display up-to-date with Advisory minutes each week, and host a party for the winning Advisories please email Stephanie at president@denmanptsa.com

 

Posted by: Lisa Jovick-Berrueta Published:3/9/16
Audience: Homepage


Apply for the VAPA Summer Arts Program

The SFUSD VAPA Summer Arts Program will take place June 8 to July 7 at two middle school campuses: Willie L. Brown, Jr., Middle School and Everett Middle School.

 

The classes offered will include:

  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Visual Art
  • Instrumental Music
  • Choir

Willie Brown, Jr. will offer beginning instrumental music, and instruments will be provided. Students with experience and those with their own instruments are welcome at both campuses. 

 

All current SFUSD 5th-, 6th- and 7th-grade students interested in the arts are eligible to apply. Students will receive audition and portfolio information for the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts as part of the program.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/2/16
Audience: Homepage


Weekly Bulletin

Parent Teacher Conference Week

February 22- 26

 

 

 

Start

 

End

1

 

9:03

-

9:48

2

 

9:52

-

10:37

3

 

10:41

-

11:26

4

 

11:30

-

12:15

Lunch

 

12:15

-

12:50

6

 

12:54

-

1:41

7

 

1:45

-

2:30

 

 

THANK YOU to all families who attended the 1st Annual African American Breakfast honoring our students. Special thanks to all of the Denman Staff who helped organize the event.  Wonderful celebration for our Denman Community.

 

3rd Annual Camping Trip for all 7th Grade will take place on March 1st/2nd and March 3rd/4thStudents must complete their paperwork and submit it to the PE Department ASAP.  If you have any questions regarding the camping trip, please contact Ms. Posadas or Ms. Meeker.  Important information regarding the trip:

 

  • Students will take a charter bus from school to the Presidio and return to Denman the next day
  • Students must bring a bag lunch for the first day of the trip
  • All  SFUSD policies will be will in effect during the trip
  • Students will cook, build camp, have a campfire, and learn about the Presidio and the environment
  • Many Denman Staff will be chaperoning the field trip and are trained in the Camping Program of the Presidio

 

Celebrate Black History Month- February Film Festival Movies will be shown daily at lunch in the following classrooms: Aquino 312, McCarthy 306, Shillingburg 310, and Wolf 317 during the month of February.  Students will receive extra credit from their English and Social Studies teachers for attending.  A calendar will be posted outside of each classroom, so students can select the movie they want to watch.  Bring your lunch and Check it out!

Posted by: Lisa Jovick-Berrueta Published:2/24/16
Audience: Homepage


Notice of potential disclosure of information

The California Department of Education (CDE) is currently in litigation in which the plaintiffs, Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association, have requested numerous documents and student data collected and stored by CDE. To comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), CDE is required to inform parents and students of the disclosure of such information. The CDE will maintain custody of the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) database. No personally identifiable information can be released to the plaintiffs until they prove to the court that the method to be used to store the student data is secure.

 

Find out more the about the CDE Morgan Hill case or about the court's March 1 order. You can file a form to object (Español) by April 1, 2016, to the disclosure of personally identifiable information related to your children. SFUSD is not a party to the litigation and is not required to disclose any student information, nor do we intend to do so. If you have any questions, or require more information, please contact CDE directly at 916-319-0800.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/17/16
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Weekly Bulletin

Parent Teacher Conference Week

February 22- 26

 

 

 

Start

 

End

1

 

9:03

-

9:48

2

 

9:52

-

10:37

3

 

10:41

-

11:26

4

 

11:30

-

12:15

Lunch

 

12:15

-

12:50

6

 

12:54

-

1:41

7

 

1:45

-

2:30

 

 

*No Advisory during PTC week

 

Parent Teacher Conference Week is scheduled for February 22- 26 at Denman MS.  There will be early dismissal all week and NO LATE START on Wednesday, 2/24; bell schedule is posted above.  Beacon will open immediately after dismissal for students who are enrolled.  Unlike Elementary School, not every family will be able to meet with their students’ teachers during this week.  Teachers will contact you if a parent-teacher conference is requested; families are welcome to “drop-in” as well, pending availability.  Conferences will be scheduled at 8, 8:15 and 8:30 in the morning and at 2:30, 2:45, 3, 3:15pm in the afternoon.  Following are the rooms that will be set-up for conferences:  Grade 6- Rooms 218 & 223, Grade 7- Room 211 & 212 and Grade 8- Room 200 & 202.  Feel free to contact your grade level counselor if you have any questions.  We will also be conducting the District School Climate Parent Surveys during this time.

** If you are not available to make it to Parent Teacher Conference Week, please schedule an appointment with your Grade Level counselor

 

African American Breakfast honoring Denman’s Award Recipients on February 24th at 9am.  Invitations will be mailed home; catered breakfast will be served.  For more information please contact your students’ grade level counselor.

 

Celebrate Black History Month- February Film Festival Movies will be shown daily at lunch in the following classrooms: Aquino 312, McCarthy 306, Shillingburg 310, and Wolf 317 during the month of February.  Students will receive extra credit from their English and Social Studies teachers for attending.  A calendar will be posted outside of each classroom, so students can select the movie they want to watch.  Bring your lunch and Check it out!

 

6th Grade Students: First Graduate, College Access Program is recruiting for next school year.  If you are interested in becoming a part of First Graduate, please see Mr. Carrion for an application.  Students will take part in their advisory program, summer program and receive tutoring and other supports thru the First Graduate Program.  Check it out!

 

Girl Scout Cookie Sales will take place after school in the front of Denman.  If you are interested in purchasing cookies, please visit the sales table which will be located out in front of school.

Posted by: Lisa Jovick-Berrueta Published:2/12/16
Audience: Homepage


Denman Weekly Bulletin

6th Grade Students: First Graduate, College Access Program is recruiting for next school year.  If you are interested in becoming a part of First Graduate, please see Mr. Carrion for an application.  Students will take part in their advisory program, summer program and receive tutoring and other supports thru the First Graduate Program.  Check it out!

 

Denman Club Passes will be required for ALL Students starting Monday, February 1stStudents who regularly attend club meetings during the week will need to receive a Club Pass from their Club Sponsor.  Students who DO NOT have a Club Pass will not be able to attend their club building, or be in the hallways during lunch.

 

Denman Sweatpants For Sale!  Denman PTSA is sponsoring the sale of Denman Sweatpants.  They are $20 and available for purchase in the morning, before school with Ms. Liany in the Main Office.  There is a limited quantity available, so purchase soon and stay warm during winter!

 

Community Service Opportunity- All Students: Join the Environmental Club every other Tuesday as they travel to Excelsior Playground on Madrid/Russia Streets picking up trash and recycling.  Students need to meet at Denman by 7:45am at the outside door in the breezeway area in the lower yard.  Students will meet Mr. Fox and travel to and from Excelsior Park.  If you are interested in joining this activity, please see Mr. Fox, Room 211 for more details.  The next outing is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd.  Many other Elementary Schools join along the way as it is part of Walk and Roll to school.  Check it out!

 

All Students: The San Francisco Zoo has many awesome youth volunteer programs coming up this summer.  If you turn 12 by June 2016, see me or email me for more info and mandatory orientation dates.  Also you can go to www.sfzoo.org/teenvolunteer for additional information you can check out.  See Ms. Ryan for more information.  Check it out!

Posted by: Lisa Jovick-Berrueta Published:1/29/16
Audience: Homepage


Weekly Bulletin

New Traffic Protocol for student drop-off and pick-up starting January 4, 2016.  Thank you to PTSA, Ingleside Police Station and DPT for helping to make this happen.  Please read the attached letter to families reviewing the protocol; map attached as well.  Thank you for helping to keep our Denman students safe.

 

Yearbook Club is sponsoring a cover contest for the 2015 - 2016 yearbook.  All entries will get a chance to either be the cover of the yearbook or be featured inside the yearbook.  All entries must be drawn on an 8.5 x 11 piece of white paper, have "James Denman Middle School," and the year 2015 - 2016 on it.  The winner of the contest will receive a free yearbook.  Entries are due on Wednesday, January 20th.  Please give all entries to Ms. Gin in Room 223 or any yearbook club member.  

 

Black Family Day, sponsored by My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper/SF is on Saturday, January 9, from 9:30am to 3:00pm at Mission High School. The 2nd Black Family Day of the school year will feature the Annual SFUSD Enrollment and Resource Fair where you can sign up for school enrollment, summer camp placement and Youth Jobs Plus paid internships on site. The day will include workshops for grades PK – 12.  It is FREE and breakfast will be provided to the first 300 registrants.  There will be round-trip shuttle buses from four locations, with pick-up starting at 9:00am: African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street), Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary (1360 Oakdale Avenue), Bret Harte Elementary (1035 Gilman Avenue), and McLaren Child Development Complex (2055 Sunnydale Avenue).  If you are interested in attending, please contact dickeyl@sfusd.edu

 

Beacon's Cycle 3 will begin on 1/25.  We will be calling families this week and next week to alert you of your child being put on or off of the Waiting List.  Students must attend at least 3 days a week in order to secure their spot. Enrollment week for new classes will be 1/19 to 1/22. 

 

Beacon Dinner and a Movie Please join Beacon on the following Thursdays: 1/28, 2/18, 3/17, 4/21. Enjoy a free family dinner at 6 PM in the Cafeteria followed by a current movie in the Auditorium at 6:30 PM. The whole family is welcome! For more information, contact echhum@omiebeacon.org

 

Strengthening Families Program Open House Come to Denman on Thursday 1/21 at 6 PM for an informational Open House session about our Strengthening Families Program. This is a 14 week program that brings youth and parents together to strengthen communication skills and build stronger family units. The Open House is for Spanish speaking families, but families of all languages are welcome! Dinner will be provided! The first session starts on 1/28 for Spanish speaking families, with the English session starting on 2/9. This program is FREE to families and includes a weekly family dinner, as well as many incentives and prizes. For more information, contact mchavez@omiebeacon.org 

 

Housing Rights Workshop Join Beacon for a FREE workshop to learn about your rights as a renter in San Francisco. Thursday, 2/4 at 7 PM. Contact echhum@omiebeacon.org for more information. 

 

Free Family and Community Programs: 

  • Tuesdays at 7 PM to 8:30 PM- Tai Chi (Intermediate), Yoga, Family Ceramics 
  • Wednesdays at 7 PM to 8:30 PM- Tai Chi (Beginner), Family Martial Arts, and Computer Basics 

 

Posted by: Lisa Jovick-Berrueta Published:1/7/16
Audience: Homepage


Updates regarding the email threat to SFUSD

Please see the attachments for Chinese and Spanish translations of this letter.

 

December 17, 2015

 

Dear SFUSD families,

 

This is to follow up with you with more information about the non-specific email threat that came to SFUSD on Thursday, December 17.

 

What happened

On Thursday morning I was notified by a few SFUSD staff that they had received an email threat of violence similar to the one received earlier this week by Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Miami and several other cities. The violence that was threatened was not specific to any school site.

 

We immediately contacted local and federal law enforcement agencies. City agencies and the school district conducted inspections and worked in close coordination to determine whether or not there was a risk to the safety of students and staff. Nothing suspicious was found and we did not deem the threat to be credible. As a precautionary measure the San Francisco Police Department increased their presence around schools and transit corridors to and from schools.

 

Supporting students

While students were not directly impacted, we recognize that an event like this can bring up difficult feelings for you and your child. School staff is prepared to discuss these feelings with your child and provide additional support as needed. Also, we’ve attached information that may be helpful for discussing this event with your family at home.

 

Communicating with you in emergencies

As we did today, SFUSD will immediately notify parents using the contact information in our student information system via a phone call and email and, if you have opted in to receive text messages, you will receive text notifications as well. If you did not receive a phone call from SFUSD today, it is likely because your current contact information has not been entered into the online and 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 so that in the event of real emergency school or districtwide emergency, we can reach you immediately.

 

Emergency notifications will also be updated on the district’s website, sfusd.edu, and shared with the media. If you’d like to receive general text alerts about emergencies in San Francisco, you may text “AlertSF” to 888-777 or sign up at AlertSF.org.

 

Stay safe

As a reminder, we encourage you and your child to immediately report any suspicious activities to 9-1-1 or nearby law enforcement.  Please know that all school staff remain alert to any potential threats to safety in our school district.  The safety and security of our students is our top priority. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Richard A. Carranza

Superintendent of Schools

 

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/17/15
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


Weekly Bulletin

New Traffic Protocols for student drop-off and pick-up starting January 4, 2016.  Thank you to PTSA, Ingleside Police Station and DPT for helping to make this happen.  We will be sending a letter home to families next week regarding the new protocol; a map will also be included to help with this change.  Thank you for helping to keep our Denman students safe.

 

Congratulations to the Boys Basketball Team for winning their semi-final game against Alice Fong Yu and advancing to the Championship!  Boys will play on Monday, 12/14 at Kezar Stadium at 5:30pm..  Show your Denman Pride and come support the Boys Basketball Team!

Posted by: Lisa Jovick-Berrueta Published:12/11/15
Audience: Homepage


Denman Weekly Bulletin

Turkey Trot: Thank you to the PE Department for a successful Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.  Denman students showed their Denman pride as they raced 1.3 miles around the school campus competing for turkeys, t-shirts and pies.  Congratulations to all of the winners! 

 

Inclusive Schools Week is December 7- 11 Inclusive Schools Week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference and other factors. The Week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children. Denman will be celebrating Inclusive Schools Week with various activities during advisory and lunchtime.  Student Government will be hosting games on the yard on Friday, 12/11 for all students.  Stay tuned for more updates!

 

Denman Community Meeting: Tuesday, December 8th at 6pm in the Library. Lite food will be served.  PTSA and the Counseling Department will be discussing the new protocols for drop-off/pick-up and internet safety- helpful tips for students/families regarding cyber safety.

 

Winter Ball Dance on Friday, 12/11 from 4-6pm in the Cafeteria sponsored by Beacon.  All Denman Students are welcome to attend. Formal attire welcome, but not required.  Check it out!

 

Winter Showcase and Talent Show on Thursday, 12/17 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Auditorium sponsored by Beacon.  Check out this great end of semester eventOpen to all Denman Students. Check it out!

 

Congratulations to the Boys Basketball Team for clinching a spot in the Play-offs!  Boys will be playing on Friday, 12/4 at Denman; Time TBD.  Show your Denman Pride and cheer on the Denman Boys Basketball Team!

 

Hallway Door Decorating Contest will begin on Monday, 12/7.  Advisories will be competing with each other; prizes will be awarded to the grade level advisories will the best holiday decorations.  Contest ends on Thursday, 12/17; show your Denman Pride and decorate your advisory classroom door!

 

Posted by: Lisa Jovick-Berrueta Published:12/1/15
Audience: Homepage


Denman Weekly Bulletin

Parent Teacher Conference Week

November 16 – 20, 2015

 

 

 

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All Students: Halloween: Denman students are invited to show their Halloween spirit and wear a costume to school on Friday, 10/30, however students need to meet the following expectations: No Masks/Other Face Coverings or Weapons will be allowed.  Costumes must be appropriate. Costume Contest during Lunch!

Beacon Haunted House on Friday, 10/30 from 4 – 6pm. Come join the Beacon for their annual Haunted House- open to all Denman Students, Families and Staff.  Activities and crafts will also be happening; snacks will be provided.  Express- line will be open for the Haunted House for those who bring a Thanksgiving donation.  Show your Denman Pride and Halloween spirit and check out the Beacon Haunted House!

Student IDs Student IDs will be sold in the Main Office, Tuesday thru Friday from 3:30 – 3:45pm.  Student IDs are $1 and the schedule is posted in the Main Office. Students must complete the Student ID Form before purchasing. 

Denman Lanyards are available for purchase in the Main Office daily from 8:30 – 8:45am.  Show your Denman pride and purchase a lanyard for $3. 

Beacon Thanksgiving Food Drive: Beacon is accepting Thanksgiving donations- Thanksgiving themed sides, trimmings (non-perishable) and baskets.  Beacon will be preparing Thanksgiving Baskets for our Denman families to enjoy this holiday season.

Beacon Community Programs for Parents/Families: Join Beacon for the Evening Program on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm.  Following is the schedule:

Tuesdays: Yoga, Ceramics and Tai-Chi

Wednesdays: Tai-Chi, Martial Arts and Computer Basics

Meal Application Forms Given the direct connection between qualified Meal Applications and the size of SFUSD’s budget, we really need your help getting Meal Applications from 100% of families. Applications are accepted all year; however to ensure the data is included in the LCFF we need to receive meal applications by October 31st. If you have not turned in your child's Meal Application - submit it right away, regardless of whether they get lunch or not. Submit online – it is the quickest option for families and it is available in 7 languages https://schoolmealapp.sfusd.edu/register  

 

 

 

Posted by: Lisa Jovick-Berrueta Published:10/22/15
Audience: Homepage


Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Ally Week: October 19 thru 23 Ally Week is a national youth-led effort encouraging students to be allies with the LGBTQ members of their community in standing against bullyingharassment and name-calling. Ally Week is an opportunity for students to engage about the meaning of allyship; it is for everyone!  Join Denman’s Diversity Club, Peer Resources, Student Government and various clubs for activities, conversations and presentations about allyship.  On Friday, 10/21 show your Denman Pride for Purple Day- wear your purple and take the “Purple Pledge” in support of Anti-Gay Bullying.

Meal Application Forms Given the direct connection between qualified Meal Applications and the size of SFUSD’s budget, we really need your help getting Meal Applications from 100% of families. Applications are accepted all year; however to ensure the data is included in the LCFF we need to receive meal applications by October 31st. If you have not turned in your child's Meal Application - submit it right away, regardless of whether they get lunch or not. Submit online – it is the quickest option for families and it is available in 7 languages https://schoolmealapp.sfusd.edu/Register.aspx. Every application gives us important information. Federal, local, and private grant funding is based on the number of eligible meal applications we collect, and the only way to collect every eligible application is to collect applications from every student.

Denman Pride Fire Relief Student Government is sponsoring a Donation Drive for the victims of the fires in Lake County.  All Donations (Clothes, Food, Cleaning and School supplies) should be dropped off to the bins located in the Main Office.  Donations will be accepted until Friday, 10/16.

 

Student IDs Student IDs will be sold in the Main Office, Tuesday thru Friday from 3:30 – 3:45pm.  Student IDs are $1 and the schedule is posted in the Main Office.  Sales will start Thursday, 10/8 for 8th grade.  Students must complete the Student ID Form before purchasing an ID.  

 

Denman Lanyards are available for purchase in the Main Office daily from 8:30 – 8:45am.  Show your Denman pride and purchase a lanyard for $3.  

 

ELA and Math IDA Testing will begin for all students on October 19th and continue thru November 6th.  These benchmark assessments are in preparation for SBAC Testing that will occur in April.  

 

Beacon will be showing the movie, “Bully”, on Friday, 10/23 in support of Ally Week after school in the auditorium.  The movie is open to all Denman Students.  Come join the Beacon Staff for a movie and an opportunity to win Denman Pride Tickets!

 

Beacon After School Program is currently full but we are accepting sign-ups for our waitlist. If you would like to sign up your child, please come to room 181. Our next cycle of classes will begin in November. 


 

Posted by: Lisa Jovick-Berrueta Published:10/14/15
Audience: Homepage


Weekly Bulletin

Denman Weekly Bulletin for Wednesday, 9/30

Posted by: Lisa Jovick-Berrueta Published:9/30/15
Audience: Homepage


This Saturday 9/26 in SF=STEM Symposium for families (Stanford, UC Berkeley, SFSU, and more!)

Willie Brown Middle School is having its first STEM Symposium for families--and we're opening the event for other SFUSD middle school families to participate!

Workshops (run by Genentech, UC Berkeley, SFSU, etc.)  include robotics, DNA exploration, and solar power motors.  Speakers will include staff from Genentech, Stanford, and Cal State East Bay.

Registration (middle school students only) on first come, first serve basis.  Limited space in workshops--SO REGISTER NOW! 

Breakfast and lunch provided.  EVENT IS FREE!

Posted by: Ramona McGary, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/21/15
Audience: Homepage


Denman Pride Week 9/21-9/25

HELLO DENMAN COMMUNITY! Next week is Denman Pride Week! We will be having spirit themed days and lunch activities. For those who participate, Mr. Faataui will be handing out Denman Pride tickets! Students are asked to turn them into advisory and the class with the most earned tickets will receive a PIZZA PARTY!

Hope you are all excited!

Posted by: Century Faataui Published:9/17/15
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Counseling Department News

High School Information Night at Aptos Middle School on September 24th.  See attached flyers for more information

Posted by: Lisa Jovick-Berrueta Published:9/16/15
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Wednesday Bulletin

Hello!

Today all students received our Weekly Bulletin (see attached).  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the grade level counselors.

Attachments:
Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:8/19/15
Audience: Homepage


First Monthly AAPAC Meeting Thursday, August 20, 5:30PM - 8:00PM

Greetings and welcome back to school! Please join us for the first monthly AAPAC meeting of 2015 - 2016 on Thursday, August 20th from 5:30PM – 8:00PM. The theme for the first meeting is “Black Minds Matter: Empowering Our Own to Start the Year Strong.”

Along with welcoming old and new members to a new year for the AAPAC, we will hold a gallery walk demonstrating the goals of our different subcommittees, provide key tips and information for taking advantage of Back to School events and following your child’s academic progress, and share the AAPAC 2015 – 2016 Operating Guide the Parent Organization Subcommittee developed over the summer and a proposed statement from the AAPAC in support of the new math sequence.

We hope you join us and bring a friend. Dinner and childcare will be provided.

For more information, please contact: Landon Dickey: 415-516-5247 / DickeyL@sfusd.edu

Attachments:
Posted by: Coma Te, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/13/15
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


One Book, One School

Hello Denman!

This summer we are all reading Counting By 7's.  Attached to this announcement is the assignment that is due the first day of school.  ALL students are expected to complete this assignment.  We still have a few copies of the book left for $5 in the Main Office.  If you have any questions feel free to contact Ms. Shipp.  Happy Summer Reading:)!

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:5/28/15
Audience: Homepage


All City Finals (Denman Track)

Congratulations to the Track team for a successful and fun season!!! Below are the results for the All City Finals.  Congrats to the finalists!

85 Girls 4x100 Relay - Wendy Chen, Charisse Wong, Kimmy Ou, Mandy Lau- 7th place

95 Boys 4x100 Relay - Justin Ou, Vince Villanueva, Toan Nguyen, Alex Troung- 6th Place

105 Boys 4x100 Relay - Jeffrey Chan, Francis Saguisin, Sebastian Bhattacharya, Darryl Conlu- 9th Place

105 Girls 4x100 Relay - Cindy Lei, Anthea Malonesio, Mikaela Cueresma, Patricia Fong- 4th Place

4x400 Relay - Cindy Lei, Patricia Fong, Edward Castorena, Nathan Zhou- 5th Place

400 Meter Dash: Patricia Fong - 1st place, Cindy Lei - 6th Place, Alex Troung - 4th Place

200 Meter Dash: Francis Saguisin - 3rd Place, Sebastian Bhattacharya - 7th Place

100 Meter Dash: Mikaela Cuaresma - 2nd Place, Nathan Zhou - 3rd Place, Kailyn Carino - 9th Place

High Jump: Abdon Baluyut-Danting - 3rd Place, Shirley Xie - 6th Place, Gabe Delfin - 7th Place, Gabrielle Concepcion - 8th Place

1600 Meters:  Edward Castorena - 6th Place, Clifford Stites - 8th Place, Lena Hartsough - 8th Place

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:5/5/15
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Rebuild Together - SF Denman Yard

Rebuild Together - SF Denman Yard
When: Saturday, April 25, 2015 (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Where: James Denman Middle School Yard

RBTSF AND 20 Salesforce volunteers will be rebuilding Denman's yard. We will build new wood benches, install irrigation, plant, paint murals and benches. We need 20 volunteers to make this event a success. We will have all the tools and supplies. A small breakfast and lunch will be provided. This is an amazing event that going to transform the yard for our school! 

If you can not come for the whole day, please let me know what hours you can work. 

Parking is available on the yard (Enter the yard off Seneca Street between San Jose and Cayuga).

For more information please email: Carrie Banks - Carrie439@gmail.com

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:4/20/15
Audience: Homepage


New Yummy School Lunches - Try them this month!

Encourage your child to try new, student developed school lunches!

Get excited for some brand-new lunches on the menu on April 7, 9, and 14! SFUSD students helped design these meals, which are made of premium ingredients according to the district’s stringent “real food” standards:  

  • Orange Chicken Rice Bowl, on the menu for the first time April 7: Seasoned brown rice topped with grilled chicken and carrots, tossed in our house orange sauce made with just a hint of chili flakes, and served alongside edamame, fresh fruit, and milk.

  • Chicken Pizza Party Salad, on the menu for the first time April 9: Crisp romaine lettuce topped with grilled chicken, parmesan cheese, and croutons, served with a 'pizza sauce' dressing and a whole grain dinner roll. Served alongside broccoli and ranch, fresh fruit, and milk.

  • Mac & Cheeseburger Pasta, on the menu for the first time April 14: Whole-grain rich macaroni noodles topped with a tangy tomato sauce, seasoned ground beef, and cheddar cheese. Served with broccoli, fresh fruit, and milk.

 

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/2/15
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


CCSS Algebra 1 Validation Exam

SFUSD will be offering a Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Algebra 1 Validation Exam to any current 8th grader who plans to enroll in an SFUSD high school in the fall of 2015. Students must pass the CCSS Algebra 1 Validation Exam in order to enroll in CCSS Geometry as a 9th grader in the fall of 2015. The exam will be offered one time only on April 11, 2015. The exam is voluntary and it is not recommended for students who have not taken CCSS Algebra 1.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/25/15
Audience: Homepage


Understanding Global Change - FREE PD for Middle School Science Teachers

Opportunity for Middle School Science Teachers!

The UC Museum of Paleontology will launch a new web resource in Fall of 2015 to support the teaching of global change science!

The Understanding Global Change project team is in the process of developing and testing a conceptual framework for the site that will better support the progression of teaching and learning activities associated with global change content. Towards this effort middle school science teachers are invited to participate in a two-day workshop to be held Saturday-Sunday April, 25–26, 2015, on the UC Berkeley campus.

There is no cost to attend the workshop

Teachers will be provided with a modest amount of supplies and materials to support the global change exercises.

Participating teachers are expected to guide their students in 3–4 hours of activities and assessments using the Understanding Global Change flowchart.

Teachers should also be willing to participate in classroom studies that involve observations of students at work. Teachers will receive coaching and feedback from the Understanding Global Change project team as tools and materials to support use of the site’s content are developed.

Please complete the attached form and provide a brief explanation of why you would like to participate in the Understanding Global Change workshop and how you might apply the workshop topics and web resource materials in your classroom. Return by April 15, 2015 to Lisa White, UCMP Director of Education and Outreach, ldwhite@berkeley.edu.

 

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/11/15
Audience: Homepage


Sign Up for the Monthly Family Email Newsletter

Our monthly family email newsletter will keep you updated on what's new at SFUSD, such as curriculum or testing changes, highlight important deadlines, and share tips and tricks on various parenting topics. We'll only email you a maximum of twelve issues a year, and you can always unsubscribe at any point. Check out past issues if you're interested.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/10/15
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


ATTN: 6th Grade Families FIRST GRADUATE PARENT ORIENTATION

GREETINGS 6TH GRADE FAMILIES! TOMORROW, FIRST GRADUATE WILL BE HOLDING AN APPLICATION ORIENTATION. ONE WILL BE AT 3:30PM IN ROOM 180 AND THE OTHER AT 6:30PM, ALSO IN ROOM 180.

PLEASE CONTACT MS. POSADAS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

 

First Graduate is a San Francisco-based college access program that helps students finish high school and become the first in their families to graduate from college well-prepared to pursue meaningful careers. Our is a year around program (Summer and School Year After-School Program). We make a 10 year commitment to students and families to support our students  in middle school, high school, college and college graduation; each family is assigned a First Graduate staff person to act as a guide and coach on the road to college completion. In Spring of 2015 First Graduate will graduate its 5th class of students from college. First Graduate is partnering to bring its programming on site to James Denman (School Year 2015-2016).

 

One of our key services is our Academic Summer Program which is 5 weeks, Monday through Friday; Start date 6/29/15 - End date 7/31/15 (This summer-2015, the program will be held at the Bay School of San Francisco- located in the Presidio of San Francisco.

 

Our After School Program happens during the school year (Oct - May); and students come twice a week for 2 hours of programming that includes tutoring and enrichment classes (e.g. STEM, writing, etc.)

 

Posted by: Angelica Posadas Published:2/23/15
Audience: Angelica Posadas, Grade 06, Parents and Homepage


Information about Measles for Parents

There has been a recent outbreak of measles in California and neighboring states. The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) have collaborated to offer free measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines to current SFUSD students. All families are encouraged to first seek care with their primary health care provider, if they have one.

If your child needs a vaccine, contact the School Health Center at 415-242-2615 for more information or go to one of our onsite clinics. Find out more about measles vaccinations and where to get them.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/5/15
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Schools Open Feb. 16 and Closed Feb. 19 and 20

Please remember that all SFUSD schools are open on Monday, Feb. 16 and closed on Feb. 19 and 20 for Lunar New Year and Presidents Day. Last year, the SFUSD Calendar Committee, which is comprised of SFUSD labor unions and parent organizations, decided to observe the two holidays consecutively in order to reduce disruption of learning time for students.

Public transportation in the city will be running on a limited schedule, so please visit 511.org to plan your commute to school and work if necessary.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/3/15
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Principal Shipp - Fire Rebuild

Please see embedded letter and attached pdf from Assistant Superintendent Jeannie Pon regarding Principal Teresa Shipp.

If you wish to help Ms. Shipp and her family to rebuild their home, Mr. Barron has set up a GoFundMe account to raise funds. The correct url for the page is at

http://www.gofundme.com/l23kts

 

Teresa Shipp_ Denman Community.jpg
 

Posted by: Christopher Barron Published:1/30/15
Audience: Homepage


Career Day - Feb. 6th

On the morning of February 6th, there will be a variety of presenters speaking to our students about various careers and vocations, in hopes of motivating them to pursue higher education and different hobbies. Speakers will hold Question & Answer sessions with students during 2nd and 3rd Period. This is a great opportunity for students to inquire about prospective careers and the required educational trajectory to work in those fields.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:1/23/15
Audience: Homepage


Do You Know What Your Doing This Summer?

The San Francisco Summer Resource Fair is coming to Balboa High School.

A showcase of summer activities for children, youth and families.

Free Admission! Over 150 plus summer programs in attendance.

Where?

Balboa High School 1000 Cayuga ave SF

When?

Saturday, February 7, 2015 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

For more info go to www.sfkids.org or www.dcyf.org

See Ms. Ryan if you have any questions.

 

Posted by: Sheila Ryan Published:1/23/15
Audience: Sheila Ryan, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Staff, Students and Homepage


San Francisco Zoo Youth Volunteer Program

Calling all animal lovers!

Check out this great volunteer opportunity at the Zoo this summer!!! Learn to handle mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Learn to educate and speak to the  public about animals and conservation. Participants  must attend a three weekend training before starting the summer volunteer season.

Ages: 12-14 years old( 12 by June 1st and still 14 by Labor day)

Program: June 15 to September 7, 2015.

Program Commitment: two days a week from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

YOU MUST ATTEND ORIENTATION AT THE ZOO Sunday,February,7,2015 or Sunday,February 15, 2015 from 10 to 12 noon.

Please call 415-753-8123 or email youth@sfzoo.org

Visit www.sfzoo.org/jobs-teen-volunteers

or see Ms. Ryan(7th Grade Counselor) if you have questions.

Posted by: Sheila Ryan Published:1/8/15
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Parents, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Career Day - February 6th

The morning of Feb 6th, there will be a variety of presenters to talk to our students to motivate them to pursue higher education and discover new careers. Presenters will speak in classrooms during 2nd and 3rd period. This is a great way for students to think about prospective careers and their educational trajectory.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:1/8/15
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


New Electronics Policy

Denman's policy "Off and Away" still stands. If you are using any electronic device not for academic purposes, then it will be confiscated. The staff member will put it in an envelope with the item, date, staff name, period, and student name. These will be taken directly by security to Ms. Hensler where she will keep them in a locked cabinet. In order to pick up your electronic item, you will have to sign out in a binder with Ms. Hensler who will track student infractions. After two confiscations, parents will be notified and the electronic item must be picked up by them. 

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:1/8/15
Audience: Homepage


Leadership High School Has Moved Out! Denman Has The Entire Building Again!

3rd Floor - The Makers Space has moved from the design phase to implementation phase. It has been painted and much of our new technology equipment is already here!

Limited Use For Leadership Students - You may still see LHS students in our Gym and Auditorium but they will only be there with adult Leadership Staff supervision.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:1/8/15
Audience: Homepage


Donations

We are running low of needed supplies to keep our classroom running.  Our wish list includes: cleaning wipes, white board pens, pencils, and reams of paper.

Donations are greatly appreciated!  Many thanks to those who have contributed.

Posted by: Alyssa Arney Published:1/5/15
Audience: ALYSSA SU ARNEY and Homepage


Letter Sent Home On December 19. 2014

Dear Denman Community,

 Thank you for helping us to have another amazing semester!  The school year is only half way through and we have already accomplished so much!  So far our students have run a combined 6,492 miles during “Rock The Block” and “The Denman Mile”!  This is the equivalent of running from San Francisco to Rome and then around Italy for 200 milesJ.  We have a record number of 20 students on our Math Counts Team and our first Coding Class is much farther along than I ever imagined.  Our Maker’s Space will be up and running in January with 3D printing, soldering, robotics, saws and Arduino kits.  The whole building is ours again and we are preparing the third floor for use next year.  Our Boys’ Basketball team made it to the playoffs and all of our scholar athletes continue to make us proud. 

On January 5th, we will begin a new procedure for collecting cellphones and other electronics.  The policy of “Off and Away” has not changed, but the way in which we hold the items has.  If a student has a cellphone or electronic seen or heard it will be put in an envelope to be retrieved at Ms. Hensler’s office at the end of the day.  If a student has an item taken more than twice than a guardian will have to pick up the item after school.

Some students have received a new schedule for the Spring semester.  These changes were made to better support all students and to even out class sizes.  As always, my door is open if you have any additional questions.

I hope that everyone has a relaxing and fun filled break!

Best Regards,

Teresa Shipp

Principal

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:12/19/14
Audience: Homepage


PTSA Newsletter

Attached you will find the PTSA newsletter.

Posted by: Christopher Barron Published:12/19/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Gun Safety Tips

Every 30 minutes a child or teen dies or is injured from a gun. Too often the child has obtained the weapon from his/her home. We are committed to creating a safe environment for our students. Please take the time to read up on gun safety to keep our schools, homes, communities, and children safe from gun violence.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/2/14
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


PTSA's Denman Dollar Drive

PTSA has kicked off the Denman Dollar Drive, a direct giving campaign. The goal is to raise $15,000. All donations made out to James Denman PTSA. Donations can be burned into the main office or your student's advisory teacher.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:11/12/14
Audience: Homepage


Denman Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Students will be selling cookie dough featuring 11 flavors! All flavors sell for $15/box and there are 40 cookies in each box. orders will be collected in advisory on Wednesday, November 19th! The top sellers will not only raise lots of money for their school but can win prizes like a BMX bike, iPad mini, XBOX or even $3000! All checks should be made out to James Denman Middle School.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:11/12/14
Audience: Homepage


Parent-Teacher Conferences Nov. 17th-21st

We will have a special schedule on the week of November 17th-21st for parent-teacher conferences. Classes will end at 2:30pm and Beacon will start then as well.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:11/12/14
Audience: Homepage


PTSA Meeting

Please join our PTSA meeting on Friday, November 14 at 9 am in the library.

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:11/10/14
Audience: Homepage


SSC Meeting

Please join us for our SSC meeting in Room 120 at 4:00 on Wednesday, November 12. Please come and join our community and disccusion

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:11/10/14
Audience: Homepage


Schools Open Oct. 31, 2014--Be There!

San Francisco’s public schools will be in session on Friday, October 31 as planned. There is a lot to celebrate with the Giants winning the World Series and Halloween. Each school community is determining what works best for its students and staff to mark this momentous occasion in a safe environment. Every day and every minute of instruction counts.  We do not want students to lose time in class and encourage families to make sure their child is in school on Friday and ready to learn.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/30/14
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY ASSEMBLY TOMORROW!

Greetings Denman Community!

 

Tomorrow we celebrate Filipino American History Month! The students of the Filipino Club have been working so hard on their performances and are excited to share with you the Filipino culture. Our assembly will take place in the Auditorium and will begin at 2:30!

 

We cannot wait to see you all there!

 

Mr. Aquino & Ms. Posadas

Posted by: Angelica Posadas Published:10/23/14
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Join Our Whole School Texting Group!

Get up to date information about our Denman Community through a text!  You can join http://remind.com/join/jamesde or you can text (415) 503-9038 with the message @jamesde

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:9/10/14
Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage


Free Visual Arts Program for ages 12-20.

The deadline to apply for Southern Exposure’s Fall 2014 session of the Youth Advisory Board is this Friday, September 12, 2014. This free visual arts program is free and open to all Bay Area youth. Apply now, as space is limited!

The Youth Advisory Board offers students (ages 12–21) the ability to develop skills in a range of disciplines as they collaboratively create a community-based project over the course of four months from September through December. Projects range from experimental videos, comic ’zines, exhibitions and installations. This program is for youth artists who are at the beginner to intermediate skill level.  The program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, September 16 – December 11, 2014. The application deadline is September 12, 2014. Click here for more information and to apply to the Youth Advisory Board!

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/9/14
Audience: Parents, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Denman Weekly Bulletin 9_3_14
Posted by: Christopher Barron Published:9/3/14
Audience: Homepage


Cheer on our Baseball Team!
Attachments:
Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:8/29/14
Audience: Homepage


Thursday, August 28 is DENMAN PRIDE DAY!

Show your Denman Pride on Thursday!  All community members are encouraged to wear their Denman gear on Thursday!  During lunch we will have a pep rally with music, introduction of the Baseball and Softball teams and contests.  Denman Pride On The South Side!

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:8/26/14
Audience: Homepage


System Bulletin: Release tonight (8/22) at 11 pm PDT

School Loop will do a release tonight (8/22/14) at 11 pm PDT. Websites will remain up for visitors during the release. Most users will be able to log in after 1 hour.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/22/14
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Student Password Reset Scheduled for Monday, August 25, 2014

To increase security, improve access, and take advantage of Google Apps for Education, we will need to create new passwords for all students.


All passwords will be changed the morning of Monday, August 25th at 8:15 am.

 

Please note that current passwords will no longer work as of Monday morning. 
 

Students will need to use their new passwords to access School Loop, district computers, wifi, Google Docs, Chromebooks, etc.


Students using School Loop in middle and high school are advised to change their password upon receiving the new one.
 

To change your password, go to mylogin.sfusd.edu while at school and follow the instructions.
 

Passwords must have the following:

  • At least eight (8) characters.
  • At least one (1) upper-case character.
  • At least one (1) 1 number.


Thank you.

Posted by: David Malone, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/22/14
Audience: Homepage


SFUSD Science PD Thursday 8:00am-3:35pm

Dear SFUSD Science Teachers,
 
Welcome back! We hope you had a great summer vacation and that you

are ready for another great school year.  We are really looking forward to

reconnecting and sharing in a great day of science learning.  On Thursday,

August 14th, we will be meeting at Francisco Middle School

(2190 Powell Street) from 8:00am-3:35pm for a full-day professional

development.  We will be providing coffee in the morning (just coffee!) and

lunch.
 
This PD is for ALL high school science teachers and middle school teachers

that teach ONLY Science (if you’re a middle school science/math teacher,

you will be attending the math PD day at MLK unless otherwise directed by

your site administrator).
 
You can preview the agenda and workshops here. There will be a limited

number of paper copies available on Thursday. You are encouraged to

review and select your sessions beforehand to help facilitate your registration

process.  Some workshops may fill up faster than others, so please arrive on

time to get your first choices. PLEASE NOTE: every teacher will need to

complete the mandatory science safety training as one of the three sessions.

Workshop registration will happen on site.  Cornerstone registration is NOT

available for workshops. 
 
Parking is limited and street parking is a challenge in this area. We

encourage you to carpool, bike, or take public transportation if possible. 

Francisco's upper lot will be open for first come first serve parking; you will

need to enter the lot from Francisco Street (see map here).
 
We look forward to seeing you soon,
The SFUSD Science Team

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US! 

The Science Team at C & I is here to support your science education needs. 

 

Bonnie Daley, TSA - Middle School Science Content Specialist, Science Department (STEM @ C & I)

Casey Passmore, TSA - Middle School Science Content Specialist, Science Department (STEM @ C & I)

Katie Tobin, TSA - High School Science Content Specialist, Science Department (STEM @ C & I)

Dawn Rege, TSA - High School Science Content Specialist, Science Department (STEM @ C & I)

Eric Lewis, TSA - High School Science Content Specialist, LEAD - High Schools Division

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/13/14
Audience: Assistant Principals, Principals, Teachers and Homepage


Free Teen Science Night at California Academy of Science 8/15/14

 

FREE!

2nd Annual Teen Science Night 

California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park

 Friday, August 15th 2014    6:30-9:30 pm

 

-All Bay Area Teens (13-18 years old) Welcome

-Engage with the fascinating world of science.

-Free, fun-filled, non-stop science exploration event.

 

RSVPs are required, sign up at the Eventbrite link below.

 

Eventbrite: https://AcademyTSN2014.eventbrite.com/

 

Also, keep up-to-date with our official Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/665105750237562/

 

Please help us spread the word by forwarding or sharing this event with your friends.

 

For more information contact:

Justin Canty

Youth Programs Coordinator

California Academy of Sciences

p. 415.379.5104

F. 415.379.5711

jcanty@calacademy.org

www.calacademy.org<http://www.calacademy.org/>

Attachments:
Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/11/14
Audience: Associates, Parents, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Welcome Back!

August 5, 2014

Dear Denman Students and Families,

 

Welcome to a new and exciting year at James Denman Middle School!  I hope that you enjoyed reading Wonder and that all students bring their completed summer assignments on the first day of school. One of the quotes that resonates with me is: “If every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary – the world really would be a better place.” Denman is already a caring community, but imagine if all of our community members began acting kinder than is necessary!

 

The 2014-2015 school year is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 18th, at 9:00 am, with supervision in the yard beginning at 8:45 am.  This will be a full day with students being dismissed at 3:30 pm.  Lunch will be available in the cafeteria or students may bring their own lunches.  Homeroom assignments will be posted on the windows of the school prior to the first day of school.  Returning students should locate their name and assignment on the posted lists and report directly to their homerooms when the entrance bell rings at 9:00 am.  Room assignments may have changed so please check the homeroom lists carefully.  All sixth grade students, and any new seventh or eighth grade students, should report to the auditorium for a brief welcome and orientation session.  Once inside the auditorium, the sixth grade students are asked to be seated near the signs with their homeroom number.  Our opening day will begin with an extended homeroom period for all grade levels in which important information and instructions will be provided to students.  Students are reminded to report promptly so that they do not miss any critical information from their homeroom teachers.

 

The regular school day this year will be from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, with 15 minutes of yard supervision at the start of the day and 10 minutes at the end of each school day.  Zero period students should arrive at 8:05 am.  Zero period will not begin until September 2 and there is never zero period on Wednesdays.  Parents are reminded that all students must leave the building by 3:40 pm daily unless they are participating in an athletic program or in the Denman Beacon Program.  The Beacon center is continuing their after-school programming this year, offering extra activities, tutoring and classes from 3:30 – 6:20 pm.  Students who are interested in joining the Beacon activities are required to enroll before participating. 

 

To help students stay organized, daily planners have been purchased for each student.  These planners will be distributed in the first few days of school in students’ homerooms.  All students will be assigned a locker and are responsible for providing a lock – preferably a Master combination type.  Students will not be issued lockers until required forms (including emergency cards and school lunch forms) are returned and a lock is brought to school.  This year all 6th grade students will be receiving a free PE uniform.  In order to receive the uniform students must return their emergency card and lunch form.  PE uniforms will be distributed on a first come first serve basis and sizes cannot be guaranteed after the first week of school.  If our current 7th or 8th grade students have lost their uniform they received last year they will need to purchase a new PE uniform and information will be distributed on the first day of school.  Teachers will provide a necessary supplies list on the first day of school.  Please do not buy school supplies until you have learned what the teachers are requesting for their classes.

 

Denman is also very lucky to welcome Mr. Chris Barron as the new Assistant Principal.  Mr. Barron brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Denman and we are so fortunate to have him join our community! He has extensive experience in implementing standards-based curricula, using benchmark assessments to guide instruction, leading schools in SFUSD, he is bilingual and a powerful leader.  Please feel free to stop by the office and introduce yourself to Mr. Barron.

 

Looking ahead, we have included a few important upcoming dates to add to your calendars:  Our first PTSA meeting of the year- Tuesday, September 9 from 6-8 in the library, Back to School Night – Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 and Student Picture Day – Thursday, September 18th, 2014 with make-up day on October 30, 2014.  Of course if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us in the days leading up to start of school.  Our staff is looking forward to seeing you at Denman in a few days!

 

Sincerely,

Teresa Shipp, Principal                                               Chris Barron, Assistant Principal

 

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:8/9/14
Audience: Homepage


Have you completed your "One Book, One School" assignment yet?
Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:8/4/14
Audience: Homepage


Register for the 2014 Plan on College! Program

Join SFUSD and UCSF on Saturday, April 26 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School for Plan on College!, a free, one-day, annual event with workshops on attending college for eighth-grade students and their parents or guardians. Workshops in English, Spanish, and Cantonese will be available.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/23/14
Audience: Homepage


8th Grade Trip

8th Graders are you ready for roller coaster rides, drop tower, getting wet and having good times with your fellow classmates? If yes, the Great America trip is right around the corner!!!We will be heading to Great America for a super fun filled day on May 20th. Permission slips will be passed out in Advisory classes. The cost is $35 dollars. If you have a season pass let Ms. Ryan know. Turn in your permission slips and payment to Ms. Ryan. Go Denman Class of 2014!

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:4/23/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


"One Book, One School" Summer Reading Program

One Book One School is a summer reading program where ALL students and staff will read the same book.  This summer, we will all read Wonder, a fantastic book by R.J. Palacio.

 

Denman will be selling the book for $10 at the Ice Cream Social on May 1.  All students must read the book and complete the assignment that will be posted on SchoolLoop on June 1.  The assignment will also be handed out at the Ice Cream Social.


Why does Denman have summer reading?

The “Summer Slide” is a well known study that states: “Students who do not read over the summer will lose more than two months of reading achievement. By the end of 6th grade children who lose reading skills will be 2 years behind their classmates.”

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:4/23/14
Audience: Homepage


Denman Pizza Fundraiser

NEXT TUESDAY, APRIL 29th, Paxti's Pizza will donate 10% of their proceeds for the whole day, including take-out orders to Denman.  Head on over to Paxti's at 4042 24th St. (between Castro and Noe) next Tuesday and support Denman!

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:4/23/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be at 9 am on Tuesday, May 27.  Each student that is in the ceremony will receive 4 tickets.  If you need more they will be given out on a first come first serve basis after May 16 (after final F’s and U’s are submitted by all teachers).  Each student wanting more tickets must submit a letter requesting the number of tickets they want (each additional ticket will be $1).  Only students in good standing (no F’s, no U’s and no missing books) will be able to request additional tickets.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:4/23/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Science of Skulls Filmmaking Summer Camp at California Academy of Sciences

The  California Academy of Sciences is thrilled to announce an exciting summer opportunity!

 

The Science of Skulls Filmmaking Summer Camp, a one-week program (July 14th - July 18th) for middle school youth, grades 6–8.

 

Campers will go behind the scenes of the museum, working with Academy researchers and other experts to design and produce short films about skulls, evolution, and biodiversity. In the process, campers will explore what it means to be a scientist and how to communicate exciting science stories for the public. 

 

See the attached flyer for more information.  To apply visit: http://www.calacademy.org/youthprograms and click on the orange "Apply" button underneath the "Apply for the Academy's Camps" section.

 

Camp fills fast! Apply by June 27th. Price is $400 for the weeklong program; $360.00 for Academy members.

 

Please share this information with colleagues, families, prospective youth or anyone you feel may be interested. Thank you for helping us spread the word and for supporting our youth opportunities!

 

Sincerely,

The Youth Programs Team

California Academy of Sciences

 

Justin Canty

Youth Programs Coordinator

California Academy of Sciences

T  415.379.5104

jcanty@calacademy.org

www.calacademy.org

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/7/14
Audience: Homepage


Latina? Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math? Free LISTAS Conference for YOUTH

  Latinas In STEM To Achieve Success Conference

6-12 grade

Saturday, April 26, 8:30am-3:30pm at Cañada College in Redwood City

LISTAS will be hosting their first conference to encourage and motivate young Latinas into the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and management! Come listen to Latina professionals from the Bay Area share their story about their upbringing, professional careers, and tips on how to become the next generation of successful Latinas. Free. Information & registration here

http://www.listas.org/

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/6/14
Audience: Homepage


Our Schools, Our Voices: Mapping the Way to Success!

Help shape SFUSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan. We want to hear from you! The first two forums are scheduled for April 12 at Aptos Middle School and April 17 at 555 Franklin St.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/1/14
Audience: Homepage


School Loop short outage planned for tonight (3/28, 11 pm)

Good afternoon,

School Loop needs to perform server maintenance tonight (3/28) at 11 pm PT. Please be aware that this will result in an outage of less than 20 minutes. Sites will remain up for visitors during the maintenance.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

The School Loop Team

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/28/14
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


School Loop short outage planned for tonight (3/28, 11 pm)

Good afternoon,

School Loop needs to perform server maintenance tonight (3/28) at 11 pm PT. Please be aware that this will result in an outage of less than 20 minutes. Sites will remain up for visitors during the maintenance.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

The School Loop Team

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/28/14
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Community and Family Resource Fair

Please join us on Saturday, April 12, 2013 for our Community and Family Resource Fair from 11:00am -3:00pm here at James Denman Middle School.  This is one Denman and Beacons biggest events of the year.  We will have over 50 organizations attend the event to hand out information about resources and free giveaways.  We will have free food, live performances and an amazing raffle. Raffle consists of tickets to museums, gift cards, movie passes and a signed Golden State Warriors hat.  You don't want to miss out on the amazing performances and prizes.  This is also an opportunity to sign up for Beacons free summer camp.  We provide a free summer camp opportunity elementary, middle school and high school youth.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:3/12/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Math and Literacy Night

Our annual academic night will be held on Thursday, March 27th starting at 5:30 PM.  Dinner will be provided along with many literacy and math games for the entire family.  Please see the flier being sent home today for more information.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:3/12/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


8th Grade News

High School Assignment Letters will be mailed home on Friday March 14th, 2014. You must register in person at the assigned High School by April 11, 2014. IMPORTANT If you do not register at the High School by April 11th you will forfeit your school placement.

If you do not receive an assignment letter by March 21st you must contact the Educational Placement Center at 555 Franklin Street Room 100 San Francisco CA 94102 Tel. 415 241-6085.

If you have additional questions or concerns please contact 8th Grade Counselor Sheila Ryan.

8th Grade Baby Pictures - If you would like your baby picture in the yearbook, please bring a picture to Ms. Gin (Room 223) for scanning or send an digital to Ms. Gin via School Loop.  All pictures must be submitted by March 14th for inclusion in the yearbook.

8th Grade Graduation: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 9:00am at Balboa High School Auditorium.  All students will be given 4 bids (tickets) for family/friends to attend.  Students who need/want more than 4 will have an opportunity to request more.  Extra bids will be $1.00 per bid.  Information about gowns and rehearsals will come soon! Stay tuned!

8th Grade Trip: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 to Great America!  Remember 8th graders, this is an 8th grade privilege that you must earn in order to attend.  More info soon!

8th Graders! Check out the 8th grade section of the James Denman Middle School Homepage under “Student Life”.  It is packed full of useful information, deadlines, and dates for 8th grade students and the high school selection process.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:3/12/14
Audience: Homepage


PAID Science Internships and Summer Programs at the California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences is now accepting applications for their summer and year round youth programs.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and application deadlines for these exciting programs for Middle and High School students.

Careers In Science Intern Program:  PAID multi-year program for High School students

Student Science Fellows:  2 year fellowships for current 10th graders

TASC Teen Advocates for Science Communication:  volunteer program for Middle and High School students

Science in Action:  Digital Filmmaking Summer Intensive for High School Students

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/1/14
Audience: Homepage


System Bulletin: Release tonight (2/21) at 11 PM PST

School Loop will perform a software release for bug fixes tonight at 11 PM Pacific Time. Websites will remain up for visitors, but user accounts may be offline for up to an hour. Most users will be able to login after just 20 minutes.

Thanks for your patience and support.

The School Loop Team

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/21/14
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Nominate a Teacher or a Principal by March 7

Do you know an exceptional teacher or principal? We want to recognize them with the Mayor's Teacher of the Year Award and Principal of the Year Award! In February, we will launch a citywide movement to thank San Francisco public school teachers for all that they do.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/13/14
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Students Unable To Receive Daily Homework Email

Some students are reporting that they are unable to receive their daily homework emails to their preferred email accounts. The issue is caused by these preferred emails being over written by an “@s.sfusd.edu” email address. We are working with School Loop to deploy a fix as soon as possible and hope to have a fix in place in 2 to 3 weeks. Once the fix is in place, students will need to re-enter their preferred address into the e-mail field in the Account Management window.

In the meantime, students will need to log into their site’s School Loop page directly to view in-progress grades and assignments. For a list of SFUSD School Loop URLs, please click here.

Once the fix has been released, another news item will be sent out alerting students to re-enter their preferred e-mail address.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/5/14
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Spring Break Astronomy Camp for Middle School Students at California Academy of Sciences

Digital Learning Spring Break Astronomy Camp for Middle School Students!

Dates: March 31 to April 4, 9am-3pm each day

Use planetarium resources to understand and explore the past, present, and future of the universe

Translate your knowledge into digital stories.

Explore different astronomy topics

Go behind-the-scenes at the Academy

Work with the Academy's Digital Learning and Planetarium teams to create your own immersive space tours using WorldWide Telescope!

 

Apply Now! http://tinyurl.com/SpaceCamp2014

For more information, please contact rpanganiban@calacademy.org.

Posted by: Kathleen Tobin, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/4/14
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


8th Grade Community Service

All 8th Grade students are required to participate in Community Service/Volunteer activities. Students are required to complete 10 hours of Community Service by May 2, 2014. Your completed Community Service form should be turned in to Ms. Ryan. Additional, Community Service forms can be found in the Counseling Office.

Please see Ms. Ryan if you have additional questions.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:1/23/14
Audience: Homepage


Pictures for Yearbook

Dear Denman Community,

The 2013 – 2014 yearbook staff needs your pictures.  If you have pictures from any events that occurred during the school year, we would like to include them in the yearbook.  You do not need to purchase a yearbook to give us pictures for the yearbook.  You just need to create an account on Treering and share your pictures in the community photo.  Just follow these steps:

Go to: www.treering.com/validate
Enter the code: 1013667416644714
Enter your information and follow the prompts.
Upload your pictures into the “Shared” folder.
We are especially in need of photos of sports and clubs.

Thanks in advance for any pictures you want to share with us.  If you prefer not to create an account, you can e-mail pictures to me via School Loop or give me the pictures on a CD or flash drive.

Best,

Ms. Gin

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:1/23/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Get Help with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

SFUSD’s High School Wellness Centers will be hosting “Healthcare Sign Up” events from January 22 through Jan 30, where staff from Wellness Centers and the Department of Public Health will offer assistance to parents in accessing information about the Affordable Care Act and registering for health coverage. Access to healthcare is absolutely essential for adults and for children. It is never too late to sign up for affordable health coverage for your family.

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/21/14
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


School Loop Bulletin: Software Release Friday, Jan 10 at 11 PM

School Loop will conduct a software release this evening from approximately 11 PM to Midnight Pacific Time. During the release, user accounts will be offline, but school and district websites will be available for visitors. Most users will be able to log in by 11:20 PM.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/10/14
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Denman is on The Front Page!

In The San Francisco Chronicle there is a great article about the new math standards that will be introduced next year and our very own students, Ms. Arroyo and Ms. Lyon are featured!  Go DENMAN!  Below is the link to the article:

http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Number-of-major-math-changes-for-California-5125879.php

 

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:1/9/14
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


SFUSD Scheduled Network Outage on Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 5 pm to 7 pm

The SFUSD Network Elves will be hard at work upgrading the SFUSD network to deliver the gift of improved network performance!

On Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, ALL SFUSD network services will be unavailable during this brief maintenance window.

We ask for your understanding for the inconvenience but we are sure that everyone will be pleased with the outcome.

ALL SFUSD Network services will be affected including:

  • All Internet access
  • SFUSD Wireless Access
  • WWW.SFUSD.EDU
  • Email services
  • School Loop
  • Intranet / District Sharepoint
  • Synergy (SIS) access
  • FIS(GoFAST) & EIS (Peoplesoft)
  • Network file shares
  • Network Printing
  • VPN / Remote access

Please note that during this time, School Loop websites will remain up and registered parents will be able to login. However teacher, student, staff, and administrator logins will be disabled.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding as we make every effort to reduce the impacts on your work.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/18/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


The Beacon is closed on Friday!

Reminder: 

The OMIE Beacon at JDMS will be closed this Friday, December 20th. Please make other after-school arrangements that day. 

Thank you and we wish you and your families a safe and happy winter break! 

 
Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:12/16/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


2013 - 2014 Yearbook Sales

The 2013 - 2014 Yearbooks are still on sale.  

1.  To order your yearbook, go to the following website:  www.treering.com/validate

2.  Enter the code: 1013667416644714

The yearbook price is $30.10 until winter break (December 20th).  At that time, the price will go up.  You can pay by credit card or check via the website.  Please see Ms. Gin in Room 223 if you have any questions.  

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:12/4/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


8th Graders!

Check out the 8th grade section of the James Denman Middle School Homepage under “Student Life”.  It is packed full of useful information, deadlines, and dates for 8th grade students and the high school selection process.

http://jdms-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1333705664200 Also be sure to check out the 8thGrade Information Board located in the 1st floor hallway!

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:12/4/13
Audience: Homepage


Important information for 8th Grade Parents and Students!!!

The application deadline for SOTA High School (School of the Arts) is this Friday, December 6th. Lowell High School Applications are due Friday December 13th. Both High Schools require a SFUSD high school application as well as an additional application. Go to the Denman Middle School webpage and click on the link under Student Life/8th grade for additional high school information. Please see 8th Grade Counselor Ms. Ryan for additional assistance.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:12/4/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Typhoon Relief Coin Drive Results

Dear Denman Community,

Thank you for your out pouring of love for the victims of the typhoon!  Ms. Miller's first period class raised the most money and will be having a pizza party during lunch on Friday!  Denman raised $1,486.40 for the Typhoon Relief Fund through NAFCON (National Alliance for Filipino Concerns).  WOW!  Everyone's efforts are truly appreciated!

Thank you,

Teresa Shipp

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:12/4/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Lunch Tutoring T/W/Th

Dear Denman Community, 

 

AACE and Beacon have started lunchtime tutoring in room 217 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We have 6 Balboa Juniors volunteering some of their time to help tutor-mentor our students every Wednesdays as well. The tutoring availability will be first come, first served.

 

Teachers and parents, please send your students and let Jason or Jessica know if you have any specific concerns or needs regarding any students. 

Posted by: Jason Ulit Published:11/8/13
Audience: Jason Ulit, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Denman Staff Meetings and PD, James Denman Counseling Department, Tutoring, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Software Release Friday, Nov 8 at 11 PM

School Loop will conduct a software release this evening from approximately 11 PM to Midnight Pacific Time. During the release, user accounts will be offline, but school and district websites will be available for visitors. Most users will be able to log in by 11:20 PM.

This release introduces an upgraded slideshow which gives webmasters and others powerful editing tools, easier uploads, and new display functionality including captions:

  • Drag and drop or upload images directly into the slideshow
  • Add dramatic captions directly onto slides
  • Make individual slides links 
  • Customize shows by cropping images and adding navigation


You can find support documentation here.  Please watch this 3 minute video to see this tool in action and let your users know about this cool upgraded tool.

Slideshow Demo: http://screencast.com/t/NNZqLjKrc52

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/8/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: Software Release Friday, Nov 1 at 11 PM

School Loop will conduct a software release this evening from approximately 11 PM to Midnight Pacific Time. During the release, user accounts will be offline, but school and district websites will be available for visitors. Most users will be able to log in by 11:20 PM.

 

 

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/1/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


James Denman Middle School Parent Center

This is special place for all Denman MS parents to receive school information and resources to assist your student and family. ~ We welcome you to stop by today!  ~

If you would like to make an appointment, please leave your name and telephone number in the main office.  Our Family Liaison, Ms. Soto, will return your call. She may also be reached at (415) 469-4535.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:10/27/13
Audience: Homepage


8th Graders!

Check out the 8th grade section of the James Denman Middle School Homepage under “Student Life”.  It is packed full of useful information, deadlines, and dates for 8th grade students and the high school selection process.

http://jdms-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1333705664200

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:10/27/13
Audience: Homepage


Picture Retake Day

Picture retake day will be on next Tuesday, Oct 29. Envelopes are in Main Office. If you want to retake, please return all your pictures to the photographer on that day.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:10/27/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Community Meetings about Future Investments in San Francisco's Children and Youth

San Francisco voters will soon be asked to renew the Children’s Fund and Public Education Enrichment Fund, which provide more than $100 million every year for our city’s young people. The community is invited to help shape the future of these investments. What will it take for all of our children, youth and families to thrive in our city? Are there smarter, more effective ways parents, educators, the City, and the broader community can work together to help our kids succeed? Mayor Edwin Lee, San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Richard Carranza, and senior leaders from the City and SFUSD invite you to share your opinions and ideas. View meeting dates and locations (Español | 中文).

 

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/21/13
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


PTSA and SSC Meetings

Our SSC will meet in Room 120 on Tuesday, October 8 at 5 pm.  Our PTSA will be meeting in the library at 6 pm on Tuesday!  Please join us!

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:10/7/13
Audience: Homepage


Parent Teacher Conference Week

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Oct-15-18 – Flyers were sent home last week.  Please be sure to refer to the flyer for information and scheduling.  During this specific week, there will be LATE START 9:30AM every day.  Students will be on a modified schedule from 9:30-3:30pm.  Please contact your student's counselor if you still need to schedule a conference.

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:10/7/13
Audience: Homepage


Update: School Loop Performance Issues: Thursday, September 19, 2013
The network issues have been resolved. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/19/13
Audience: Homepage


Back to School Night

Thursday, September 19, 6:00-8:10pm.  All Denman Community members welcome!! Come meet your student(s)’ teachers and other staff members, as well as follow your student(s)’ schedule!  All families meet in the Auditorium tomorrow night at 6pm!

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:9/19/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Software Release Friday, Sep 13 at 11 PM Pacific Time

School Loop will conduct a software release this evening from approximately 11 PM to Midnight Pacific Time. During the release, user accounts will be offline, but school and district websites will be available for visitors. Most users will be able to log in by 11:20 PM.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/13/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Our First SSC Meeting

The first SSC meeting for the 2013-2014 school year will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at 5:00 in Room 120!  Our regularly scheduled SSC meetings will be before our PTSA meetings, but this SSC meeting is rescheduled so our elections can be complete:)  Look for your parent ballots to come home on Tuesday and be returned to the Main Office by Friday.  Thank you!

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:9/9/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


English Language Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC)

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to be an active participant in your child's education!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:9/8/13
Audience: Homepage


Principal's Chat

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10 a.m.

Come by and get updated on school issues. This is also a great opportunity for parents to meet and share your questions or concerns.

Why attend a Principal's Chat?

  • Learn about James Denman Middle School
  • Open communication between Principal and Parents
  • Advocate and support your child

Spanish translation will be available.
 

If you cannot attend, you can submit your ideas or concerns before hand and follow up with the main office after the chat.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:9/8/13
Audience: Homepage


Diversity Club starts on Thursday September 12th at Lunch!

Join us in the Green Room to plan for this year!

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:9/4/13
Audience: Homepage


Annual School Meal Application/Form - Apply Online - Enter Win an iPad Mini!

SUBMIT YOUR SCHOOL MEAL FORM ONLINE HERE

Submit your online application for school meals before Sunday, September 1 to be eligible for our prize drawing!

My family does not want to apply, we don't qualify for free meals - why do I have to submit the form?

Please fill it out even if you don't think you qualify as it provides us with useful demographic data we can use to serve families better. You can indicate on the application that you are not interested in receiving meal benefits and still be entered in the drawing.

I filled out the form last year, do I need to do it again?

Yes, we need you to fill them out at the start of every school year.

See here for what prizes are offered this year.

The more students we qualify for free meals, the more funding the district and schools will be eligible to receive.

 

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/23/13
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


Late Start Wednesdays!

Families please remember that every Wednesday is a late start and students should not arrive before 9:25 am.  Thank you!

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:8/21/13
Audience: Homepage


Welcome Back!

Dear Denman Students and Families,

 

Welcome to a new and exciting year at James Denman Middle School!  I hope that you enjoyed reading Bud, Not Buddy and that all students bring their completed summer assignments on the first day of school.  The 2013-2014 school year is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 19th, at 9:00 am, with supervision in the yard beginning at 8:45 am.  This will be a full day with students being dismissed at 3:30 pm.  Lunch will be available in the cafeteria or students may bring their own lunches.

 

Homeroom assignments will be posted on the windows of the school prior to the first day of school.  Returning students should locate their name and assignment on the posted lists and report directly to their homerooms when the entrance bell rings at 9:00 am.  Room assignments may have changed so please check the homeroom lists carefully.  All sixth grade students, and any new seventh or eighth grade students, should report to the auditorium for a brief welcome and orientation session.  Once inside the auditorium, the sixth grade students are asked to be seated near the signs with their homeroom number.  Our opening day will begin with an extended homeroom period for all grade levels in which important information and instructions will be provided to students.  Students are reminded to report promptly so that they do not miss any critical information from their homeroom teachers.

 

The regular school day this year will be from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, with 15 minutes of yard supervision at the start of the day and 10 minutes at the end of each school day.  Parents are reminded that all students must leave the building by 3:40 pm daily unless they are participating in an athletic program or in the Denman Beacon Program.  The Beacon center is continuing their after-school programming this year, offering extra activities, tutoring and classes from 3:30 – 6:20 pm.  Students who are interested in joining the Beacon activities are required to enroll before participating. 

 

To help students stay organized, daily planners have been purchased for each student.  These planners will be distributed in the first few days of school in students’ homerooms.  All students will be assigned a locker and are responsible for providing a lock – preferably a Master combination type.  Students will not be issued lockers until required forms (including emergency cards and school lunch forms) are returned and a lock is brought to school.  This year all students will be receiving a free PE uniform.  In order to receive the uniform students must return their emergency card and lunch form.  PE uniforms will be distributed on a first come first serve basis and sizes cannot be guaranteed after the first week of school.  Teachers will provide a necessary supplies list on the first day of school.  Please do not buy school supplies until you have learned what the teachers are requesting for their classes.

 

Looking ahead, we have included a few important upcoming dates to add to your calendars:  Back to School Night – Thursday, September 19th, 2013 and Student Picture Day – Friday, September 20th, 2013.

 

Of course if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us in the days leading up to start of school.  Our staff is looking forward to seeing you at Denman in a few days!

 

 

Posted by: Teresa Isabel Shipp Published:8/18/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Tutoring

AACE Tutoring in the library will start Tuesday, September 3 from 3:30-5:30.

Due to budget cuts, there will be less tutors available this year and therefore space will be strictly limited to maintain the quality of help provided.

If you are interested please fill out the Beacon/AACE forms and turn it into the Beacon Office!

Thanks!

Jason

Posted by: Jason Ulit Published:8/12/13
Audience: Jason Ulit, All Grades, Denman Staff Meetings and PD, James Denman Counseling Department, Tutoring, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins and Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Maintenance Release Monday, July 15 at 4:30am to 6:30am

School Loop will be performing one server maintenance starting at 4:30am on Monday, July 15th. All websites will remain up for visitors during the release. Users will be unable to login. The purpose of this maintenance is to apply a software upgrade to School Loop's Storage Area Network and is the last planned hardware maintenance during the Summer.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/12/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Give Feedback on Possible Future Ideas for School Meals - Chance to Win iPad or $500

Everyone who completes this survey will have a chance to win either an iPad or a $500 grocery gift card.

Click Here / Englishhttp://bit.ly/10Nt4fw

舊金山校區員工,家長及高中生請參與學校午餐調,告訴我們你的想法     完成本調查的每人均將有機會贏取iPad 5 0 0

Click Here / 中文: http://bit.ly/174QSfV

Estudiantes de secundaria, padres y empleados del Distrito Escolar de San Francisco: Por favor de participar en la Encuesta de almuerzos escolares y hacer su voz oir.   Cualquiera que complete esta encuesta tendrá la oportunidad de ganar un iPad o una tarjeta de regalo de supermercado de $500.

Click Here / español: http://bit.ly/18NWUoZ

 

 

SFUSD has been working with the innovative design company, IDEO (http://www.ideo.com), and has come up with ideas on how to make improvements to the school food experience. We want to hear what you think about them. The IDEO team has developed this survey to get your input on these ideas. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. It should take no more than 15 minutes. We truly value your opinion!  This survey is made up of two parts: Quick info about you and a feedback section for some of our ideas. This survey is for high school students, parents/caregivers of students of all ages and SFUSD staff only. We are engaging younger students, Student Nutrition Services staff, and community stakeholders in other ways.

 

SFUSD一直與創新的設計公司 IDEO(http://www.ideo.com)合作,並 出了一 子。

我們想要知道你的看法。IDEO小組編寫 了本調查,以瞭解你的看法。感謝你抽空 完成本調查,時間不會超過15分鐘。我

們真心重視你的意見!關於本調 本調查由兩部分組成:有關你的快速資 。本 調

針對高中學生(High school students) 、所有年齡段學生的家長/看護者以及 SFUSD員工。我們以其他方式對年齡更

小的學生、學生營養服務工作人員以及社 區利益相關者進行調查。

 

SFUSD ha estado trabajando con la innovadora empresa de diseño, IDEO (http://www.ideo.com), y tenemos algunas ideas para hacer mejoras en la experiencia de la comida escolar y queremos saber qué piensa de ellas. El equipo de IDEO ha desarrollado esta encuesta para obtener su aportación sobre estas ideas. Le agradecemos de antemano que se tome el tiempo para completar esta encuesta, la cual no debería llevarle más de 15 minutos. ¡Valoramos mucho su opinión!  Esta encuesta se compone de dos partes: datos breves acerca de usted y una sección de opinión sobre algunas de nuestras ideas. Esta encuesta está dirigida únicamente a estudiantes de secundaria, padres/cuidadores de estudiantes de todas las edades y personal de SFUSD. Nos comunicaremos con los estudiantes más jóvenes, el personal de Servicios de Nutrición Estudiantil, y las partes interesadas de la comunidad de otras maneras.

 

 

 


 

 

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/11/13
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


Reminder: Maintenance Release Wednesday, July 3, 7pm - 11pm PST

School Loop is upgrading the Storage Area Network to improve your experience, but realize these releases can be inconvenient. They are making every effort to minimize the impact by scheduling them during our least busy time of the year.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/3/13
Audience: Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Summer System Maintenance Schedule

School Loop has scheduled three upcoming Maintenance releases to implement network improvements for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to log in for the duration.

Here is the schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 3, 7pm - 11pm PST
  • Friday, July 5, 7pm - 4am PST
  • Tuesday, July 9, 7pm - 11pm PST

They are upgrading their Storage Area Network to improve your experience, but realize these releases can be inconvenient. School Loop is making every effort to minimize the impact by scheduling them during our least busy time of the year.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/3/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


School Loop System Bulletin: Maintenance Release Sunday, June 30 at 7:30 AM PST

School Loop will perform a maintenance release this Sunday, June 30th from 7:30 am to approximately 8:30 am PST. School websites will remain up for visitors, but accounts will be offline. However, most users will be able to log in within 20 minutes.

This maintenance release is in preparation for the coming school year and will allow School Loop to archive content such as teacher assignments and progress reports.

 

Thank you for your patience.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:6/28/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


School Loop Site Response Time

School loop reported that one of School Loop's hosting servers began having issues around 11:30 a.m. today which may have affected one or more School Loop sites.  Visitors may have experienced a sluggish response from the site(s).  A restart of the hosting server at 12:30 corrected the issue.  The issue has not been reported since 12:30. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Posted by: Steve Lopez, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:6/14/13
Audience: Homepage


Resolved: School Loop Login Issues with AD Accounts

As of 8:41 pm this evening, all login issues with School Loop user accounts tied to Active Directory have been resolved. 

______________________________________________________

 

User accounts tied to Active Directory (district username accounts) are unable to access School Loop at this time. We have notified members of the SFUSD IT Department who are working towards a resolution. We will post a news item once the issue has been resolved.

Thank you for your patience.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:6/13/13
Audience: Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: Software Release Sunday, June 9 at 6:30 AM PST

School Loop will conduct a brief software release this Sunday, June 9 from 6:30 am to 7:30 am PST. Most users will be offline for 30 minutes or less. During the release, all school websites will remain up for visitors.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:6/7/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Attention ALL ATHLETES!!

Denman is honoring you with a special dinner and awards ceremony!  Please join us Wednesday, May 22 at 5 pm.  All families of athletes are more than welcome to come and honor Denman athletes!

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:5/21/13
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Give Students Voices for School Meals - Photo Diary - Students will win an Ipad & Ipod

SFUSD has launched an exciting new initiative to further improve school food.  Read about the initiative in the attached document.

As part of this Initiative, we are conducting a research project called  the Photo Diary, and would like to include students from your school in the study. The information from the project will be used to design a proposal for an even better school food system. See below for a list of selected schools.

We are asking teachers, afterschool coordinators, health educators and others to help facilitate this project. As a thank you for your support in facilitating the project, we would like to send you a $25 gift card from Amazon.com

Students completing the entire process will be entered into a lottery to win an iPad.  Secondary students can either use their own smart phone or digital camera and completing an electronic version of the survey or they can reqeust a disposable camera and printed sheet.

How do I request cameras?

Please email schoollunch@sfusd.edu to request disposable cameras or printed Photo Diary pages (2).  You can also call 749-3604 x13200 to request materials.

Please feel free to email Mark Elkin at elkinm@sfusd.edu with questions.

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/13/13
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Principals, Staff, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


School Loop Bulletin: Maintenance/Release Sat, May 4 from 5 to 8am

This Saturday, May 4, School Loop will conduct system maintenance on their storage area network (SAN) as well as a software release from 5 am to 8 am Pacific time. All user accounts will be unavailable during this time, but your School Loop websites will be up for visitors.

To find out more details about the software release, please click here.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/3/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


One Book, One School

One Book, One School is a summer reading program where all students and staff will read the same book. This summer, we will all read Bud Not Buddy, a fantastic book by Christopher Paul Curtis. This fictional story tells the story of a young person named Bud (not Buddy) who has been an orphan since he was six and runs away after being abused in a foster home. He sets out to find his father, a man named Herman E. Calloway, a bandleader in Michigan during the Depression. he has many adventures along the way and learns many lessons.

Attached are the assignments that are due the first day of school.

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:4/25/13
Audience: Homepage


Important Dates for 8th Graders

8th Grade Graduation Speeches Due
Friday, May 10, 2013

Graduation Speech Auditions
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Auditorium - 3:30pm

8th Grade Great America Field Trip
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gown Distribution in Advisory
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

8th Grade Sign-out/Locker Clean-out
8th Grade Yearbook Distribution
Thursday, May 23,2013

8th Grade Dance
Thursday, May 23 ,2013
6:00pm-9:00pm

All Textbooks Due
Friday, May 24, 2013

8th Grade Awards Assembly
Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day - No School
Monday, May 27, 2013

8th Grade Graduation
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Balboa High School - 9:00am

 

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:4/25/13
Audience: Homepage


Important Announcement about Change to the Instructional Calendar

May 31, 2013 will be a full school day. May 31 had been scheduled as a half day due to budget cuts. However, based on increasing stability in the state’s finances due to Proposition 30, SFUSD is reducing the furlough days scheduled for this year down to only one day. This means that May 31, 2013 will be a full day for students and staff. Next year there will be 180 full school days and no furlough days for staff

Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/24/13
Audience: Homepage


System Bulletin: Software Release Friday, 4/12 at 10pm PST

School Loop will be performing a release tonight at 10pm PST. All websites will remain up for visitors. Users will be unable to login for a portion of the release, but most should be back online within 90 minutes.

In addition to bug fixes, School Loop is updating the portals based on your feedback. They are reducing the font size of the Academics section for students and parents and progress reports will be available with one click from the portal. They’re also fixing up the progress report to reduce the size of the rows and we are making the print view more efficient by moving the graph and zero's report to the bottom.

The link button in the Rich Text Editor now works in Internet Explorer 9 and 10. However there is still an issue in these browsers that prevents linking highlighted text when using the tabs in the link window. The workaround is to create the link first without highlighting any text, then once the link is on the page, change the text as desired. 

Thanks for your input and your patience as we continue to improve School Loop.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/12/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: Software Release Tonight, Monday, 4/8 at 5:30pm PST

School Loop will be performing a release tonight at 5:30pm PST. Users will be unable to login for a portion of the release, but most should be back online within 90 minutes.

The list of fixes includes:

  • File permission errors in lockers
  • Problem submitting work from your device or from locker docs
  • Adding back the ability of students to hide grades on their portal
  • Other minor fixes

Workarounds before the release:

  • If you really need access to a locker item before the release, you can send School Loop the URL for the file that is displayed in the permissions error and we will fix it for you.
  • Submitting files from the student locker is working, so students can upload their file to their locker first, then choose to submit "From your Locker" in the assignment.

This release is earlier than normal, but School Loop believes it important to get some critical bugs fixed that were introduced with the new portal release over the weekend. Thanks for your patience while we work on this major School Loop improvement.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/8/13
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Aim High Informational Session

Attention 6th Grade Denman students,

If you are looking for a Summer program to join, then please consider applying for AIM HIGH. Denman will be holding an informational session with an AIM HIGH representative on Friday, March 22 at 12:55pm (start of Lunch) in Room 184. A flyer and the application is attached, which is due April 5th. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Weger in the Counseling office.

Posted by: Micah Weger Published:3/18/13
Audience: Grade 06 and Homepage


Win Prizes for Your Green Commute

https://www.schoolpool.511.org/?client=sfusd

Welcome to SchoolPool -- an interactive, online community to help you find other families to walk, bike, take transit or carpool to and from school.


SchoolPool helps you:

  • Save money and time
  • Reduce air pollution and congestion around your school
  • Find families in your neighborhood to share the school commute

Once you register on our password-protected site, you'll designate your usual morning commute so that the system can generate a match list of potential pool buddies.


A great match may be just around the corner. See how many families are registered at your school here.


Ready, Set, SchoolPool!


From March 1st to April 30th, register for SchoolPool and help make your school the “poolest” in San Francisco! All you have to do is log your green trips in the Trip Diary to be entered to win a prize. If you have a green trip but do not pool, you are still eligible to enter.


Participating SchoolPool families will be entered to win a weekly prize sponsored by: 

Alcatraz Cruises 

California Academy of Sciences

Green Apple Books

Exploratorium

House of Air

San Francisco Air

The family with the greenest commute will be San Francisco Zoo Keepers for a day!

You and your family will spend the day with some of the Zoo’s animal keepers as they take care of the animals. Kiss a giraffe, feed the penguins and learn the ins and outs of the San Francisco Zoo during this ultimate adventure!

Posted by: Mitzila Valdes Published:3/14/13
Audience: Homepage


Attention 8th Grade Parents and Students!!!

 

May 1, 2013. 
8th Grade Community Service Hours Due. Turn into Ms. Ryan.
 
Tuesday May 28,2013 at 9:00 a.m
8th Grade Promotion/ Graduation Ceremony at Balboa High School
 
Please contact Ms. Ryan if you have further questions.
Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:3/10/13
Audience: Homepage, Grade 08 and Parents


Summer Resource Fair

The annual Summer Resource Fair is a showcase of summer activities for children, youth, and families. At the fair you can get information about camps, classes, and teen programs.The Summer Resource Fair is on Saturday, March 9th at Everett Middle School from 10am to 2pm.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:3/7/13
Audience: Homepage


Nominate Someone for Teacher or Principal of the Year

Do you know a teacher or principal who deserves some recognition? Nominate them for Mayor Ed Lee's Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year awards. Nominations close on Thursday, March 14. For more information go to http://www.sfusd.edu.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:3/7/13
Audience: Homepage


Tdap Vaccine For Entering 7th Grade Students

All entering seventh grade stuents (current 6th graders) will need to show proof of having recieved the Tdap shot when they return to school in August 2013. Please get your Tdap shot now and bring proof of recipt of Tdap shot to school.

For more information go to http://www.shotsforschool.org

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:3/7/13
Audience: Homepage


2013 Family Academic Night

Please come join us in our annual Family Academic Night. The whole family is invited to participate! Students who attend with their parents or guardians will receive extra credit from their math and/or language arts teachers.

Date:  Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Time:  5:25 – 7:30 PM

SF Public Library Presentation:  5:30 PM

Dinner:  Cafeteria 5:40 – 6:10 PM

Stations and Presentations: 6:10 – 7:25 PM

Raffle: 7:25 PM

Activity Stations: Gymnasium and Library

Posted by: Anna Gin Published:3/1/13
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


PEP Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR)

The Youth Participatory Action Research Project is a research project by the students and for the students. YPAR is more than just doing the research, it's about showing off our findings and making change within our community.

Students in the PEP class have chosen violence as their research topic. They will be presenting their research on Wednesday, April 3rd, at a general PEP meeting. Students will have the opportunity to share their findings with PEP teachers but also build their skills in public speaking. The presentation will also allow students to visit SFSU and give them an opportunity to see what goes on during our PEP meetings. Our hope is that this event inspires our youth to challenge the issues in their communities and to be realistic about pursuing higher education.

Posted by: Pin@y Educational Partnerships PEP Published:2/25/13
Audience: Pin@y Educational Partnerships PEP, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Essential Tools & Strategies to Ensure Your Students Get the Education They Deserve

 

Track 1: Special Education & Inclusive Practices
Track 2: Early Education
Track 3: General Education

 

Saturday, March 2, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
O’Connell High School
2355 Folsom St., SF

All UESF members, parents, families, and public school supporters are invited to UESF’s March 2nd conference with a special focus on Special Education and Inclusive Practices.

We are pleased to welcome the participation of advocates from the San Francisco-based Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, as well as Stacy Begin, an expert on Special Education law from the California Teachers Association.

At the conference, several workshops will help educators and families get the information and tools they need to ensure that students with IEPs receive the education they deserve, and that educators receive the support they need to do their jobs.

We are also pleased to offer an additional track in Early Education and several general education workshops.

Conference Details

  • Light Breakfast & Lunch included.
  • Childcare Available: For those who register by February 25th.
  • Parking Available: Entering from Harrison St.
  • Note: Conference workshops are subject to change.
  • Questions about the conference? Email mhardy [at] uesf [dot] org.
Attachments:
Posted by: Mitzila Valdes Published:2/14/13
Audience: Homepage


Parent-Teacher Conference Bell Schedule (Early Release)

Parent-Teacher Conferences will occur on the week of February 25th. The bell schedule will be modified for early release on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. There will be no late start on Wednesday and there will be a special schedule for Career Day.

1st Period - 09:05 - 09:50
2nd Period - 09:53 - 10:38
3rd Period - 10:41 - 11:26
4th Period - 11:29 - 12:14
5th Period - 12:14 - 12:53
6th Period - 12:57 - 01:42
7th Period - 01:45 - 02:30

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:2/13/13
Audience: Homepage


James Denman Career Day February 27th

The annual career day is coming up Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

Professionals will once again come and speak to your students regarding their professional careers and hopefully uplift and motivate them to pursue similar careers in the future.

Please help spread the word and if you know anyone who would like to come and speak, we'd love to have them there. Just have them contact Jason (AACE) and we can sign them up for the day!

Thank you parents, faculty and staff for your continued support of the AACE program.

Best,

Jason

AACE

Attachments:
Posted by: Jason Ulit Published:2/11/13
Audience: Jason Ulit, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Denman Staff Meetings and PD, James Denman Counseling Department, Tutoring, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Track Season

Students interested in participating in track must see Ms. Arney, in room 127, for 3 forms: Parent/Guardian Consent, Concussion Information, and the Physical Evaluation form. These forms must be turned in to Ms. Arney by February 19, 2013.

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:2/8/13
Audience: Homepage


Join the PTSA

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 12 at 6pm in the library! Come join the PTSA and help our Denman Community!

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:2/8/13
Audience: Homepage


Join in on the very first Denman 3K Run!

It will be on Monday, February 18th (no school that day for President's Day) at 10 AM a Coyote Point Park in San Mateo.  All Denman Community members (students, parents, families, teachers, staff) are welcome. Students, you can get a registration form from your teacher. Call Cindi Fong a 335-8067 for more information!

Posted by: Mark Aquino Published:2/5/13
Audience: Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: System Maintenance Wednesday, 12/26 at 7pm PST

 

School Loop will be performing server maintenance and a software release on Wednesday, December 26 starting at 7pm to 1am.  All websites will remain up for visitors. We expect the system to be back up in about 3 hours but are reserving a 6 hour window just in case.

The School Loop offices will be closed from December 24 through January 1, but their dedicated team will be working behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly and to monitor the support portal for urgent tickets.

Enjoy the holidays and have a happy New Year!

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/21/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Free Muni for Low- and Moderate-Income Youth

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is beginning a 16-month program to offer free Muni rides for low- and moderate-income students from ages 5-17.

The pilot program begins in March, 2013 and will last for a minimum of 16 months. You can apply online with SFMTA beginning January 2.

Find out if you are eligible   ES  ZH

Apply here   ES   ZH

Posted by: Heidi Anderson, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/17/12
Audience: Students and Homepage


Denman Rafael House Donation Drive

The 7th grade Girls Group invites you to participate in a donation drive for a local shelter. Please donate new items only. The shelter is requesting:

art supplies, tempera paint, watercolors, copy paper, toys, teddy bears, etc. As well pillows, blankets, and bed sheets.

Donated items can be taken to the red bin in the main office or Ms. Jones's room (2)

Donations due by THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20TH

8th Graders can earn 2 hours of community service if they make a donation

-Thanks!

Ms. Jones

Posted by: Sarah Jones Published:12/10/12
Audience: Sarah Jones, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Student Nutrition Services - Intent to Award Meals Contract to Revolution Food, Inc.

On Friday, November 30, 2012, SFUSD’s Purchasing Department notified Revolution Foods, Inc. of SFUSD’s intent to award the company a contract to begin providing school meals at 114 schools starting on January 7, 2013 - the first day of the second semester. 

Revolution Foods (www.revfoods.com) was selected because it was the lowest bidder to meet the guidelines set forth in the invitation for bid, which included meeting or exceeding USDA nutrition requirements and supporting SFUSD’s sustainability and waste-reduction goals.  The award of the bid and contract to Revolution Foods, Inc. will come before the Board of Education on December 11, 2012. 

Attached is a copy of a Press Release with additional details.

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/30/12
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


School Loop Bulletin: System Maintenance Saturday, 11/17 at 11pm PST

 

This Saturday night, School Loop will be performing server maintenance starting at 11pm. All websites will remain up for visitors during the release. Users may be unable to login for a portion of the maintenance, but most should be back online in 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/16/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


ALLY WEEK

Ally week is this week so be ready to be engaged and have fun learning how to help your fellow students.

FROM :MS. JONES

Posted by: Teresa Shipp Published:10/12/12
Audience: Teresa Shipp, Homepage, AVID, Baseball, Boy's Basketball, Class Projects, Departments, Girl's Basketball, Humanities Department, Library, Mathematics, Omie Beacon Center, Our School, Family Resources, Physical Education, Resources, Rule & Policies, Running Club, Science, Soccer Boy's, Soccer Girls, Social Science, Softball, Sports, STAR Test Prep, Student Life, Track & Field, Volleyball and Yearbook Club


PE Uniforms

6th graders:  Please bring your money ($30 Cash Only) to class on Monday (8/27) or Tuesday (8/28).  We will be selling the PE uniforms during your 3rd and 4th period on Monday & Tuesday. 

7th & 8th graders:  You can purchase the PE uniforms during during the school week from 8am-9am starting August 23-August 31, 2012.  Please see one of the PE teachers in the Boy's or Girl's locker room.

Posted by: Dat Ngo Published:8/24/12
Audience: Physical Education and Homepage


System Bulletin: Maintenance Release Saturday, 8/18/12 at 12 AM PST

This Saturday night School Loop will conduct a maintenance software release between midnight and 3am PST. All websites will remain up for visitors during the release. Most users will be back online well within the release window

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/17/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Letter from Superintendent Carranza

August, 2012

 

Dear SFUSD Families:

On behalf of the entire San Francisco Unified School District family, I want to thank you for being a part of our community and entrusting us with your children. We look forward to working closely with you to ensure your child’s success.   
 

I’m proud that we’re one of the top performing urban school districts in California and the students in our district continue to make steady academic achievement gains year after year. I’m proud to assure you that we’re not just focused on most children being successful - we’re committed to every child being successful. We are being very thoughtful and very strategic about how we approach student learning. We’re going to monitor how students are learning and, if they’re learning, we’re going to help them learn even more. If  they’re not learning, we’re going to go back and make sure that they master the skill set that’s necessary to get to the next level.
 

Throughout the district we’re asking these four fundamental questions and I encourage you to adopt these questions as well as you visit your child’s school: 1) What do we expect students to learn? 2) How will we know if they are learning? 3) What will we do when students have already learned it? and 4) How do we respond when students don’t learn?
 

We believe in a well-rounded education for children, one where children speak multiple languages including English, and where -  in addition to strong instruction in reading, writing, science, history, geography and mathematics - our students are learning dance, music and visual and performing arts. They’re participating in physical activities and learning how to be healthy. They’re learning how to communicate and collaborate with each other. 
 

While we strive to offer all that our children need to learn and grow, the State of California continues to spend less on public education than almost any other state in the U.S. Because of this lack of funding, we can’t do everything we wish we could. Thankfully this school year, we will be almost back to the usual 180 days, minus a half day on the last day of the year.  However, if voters don’t support Proposition 30 and/or 38 in November, we’ll have to cut the school year shorter this spring and next school year.  So please be sure to vote.
 

The challenging fiscal climate aside, I am so excited for the start of the school year! I look forward to visiting schools and seeing our students engaged in joyful learning. Nothing makes me happier.
 

Yours truly,

 

Richard Carranza
Superintendent of Schools

Posted by: Coma Te, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/14/12
Audience: Homepage


School Loop Network Issues Resolved (August 11, 2012)
The School Loop network issues have been resolved as of 1:38 pm on August 11, 2012.

School Loop engineers have restored full service but are still looking into the cause of this morning's issues. The likely culprit at this point is the server they use to host the pages our users see when attempting to log in during a maintenance outage. The goal at this point is to find the source of the problem and to take the necessary steps to ensure it will not happen again. They are committed to providing a reliable service and it pains them that they failed in that commitment today. When a solution is identified, School Loop will make a general announcement about our specific course of action.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding this morning.
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/11/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Monday, 8/6/12 at 7 PM PST

School Loop will be performing a system maintenance tonight that will affect the SFUSD school sites below. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and Midnight PST on Monday, August 6, 2012.

 

 

Everett Middle School

SF Community Alternative Elementary School

Tenderloin Community School

Woodside Learning Center

Yick Wo Alternative Elementary School

Chinese Education Center

Sutro Elementary School

Dr. William L. Cobb Elementary School

John O'Connell High School

Mission High School

San Francisco International High School

Bessie Carmichael /FEC

 

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/6/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


School Loop Bulletin: System Maintenance Tuesday, 7/24 at 7pm PST

 

School Loop will be performing system maintenance to install new hardware  tonight between 7pm and 12am PST. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login but most should be back online by 10pm.
 
Thank you for your patience.
 
The SFUSD School Loop Team
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/24/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Online Meal Application is NOW OPEN for 2012-13!

The Online Application is here, and that means PRIZES!

Families, submit your online application before September 1 and you will be eligible for exciting prizes including an iPad2, iPod Touch, a 49er Football and more! Return your meal application early and skip the paperwork.

Not interested in receiving free meals?  Fill out the online application and indicate that you are not interested in receiving meal benefits. We ask that every family to submit a meal application, the information is helpful to the district. 

Save time, save paper, win prizes. Apply online today.

The Application

Families can fill out the application online at https://schoolmealapp.sfusd.edu or by clicking here.

 

To view the prizes for the drawing, go to this address:

http://www.sfusd.edu/en/nutrition-school-meals/online-application-and-prize-drawing-2012!.html.

 

 

The Rules

Every SFUSD family that submits a valid application for school meals online will be entered into the drawing. Winners will be selected randomly from valid applications submitted. Eligibility determination will have no effect on chances of winning. Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries. Drawings for 3 iTunes gift cards will take place on August 1 and 20, and drawing for all remaining prizes will take place on September 1. Winners will be notified contacted via US mail. 

Posted by: Leo Vrana, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/20/12
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Tuesday, 7/17/12 at 7 PM PST

School Loop is taking the opportunity to make improvements to their network in preparation for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and 9 pm PST on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.


Thank you.



Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/17/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Thursday, 7/12/12 at 7 PM PST

School Loop is taking the opportunity to make improvements to their network in preparation for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and 11 pm PST on Thursday, July 12, 2012.


Thank you.



Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/12/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Tuesday, 7/10/12 at 7 PM PST
School Loop is taking the opportunity to make improvements to their network in preparation for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and 11 pm PST on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

Thank you
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/10/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Monday, 7/9/12 at 7 PM PST

 

School Loop is taking the opportunity to make improvements to their network in preparation for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and 11 pm PST on Monday, July 9, 2012.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/9/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Thursday, 7/5/12 at 7 PM PST

 

School Loop is taking the opportunity to make improvements to their network in preparation for the upcoming school year. All websites will remain up for visitors during the scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to login between 7 pm and 11 pm PST on Thursday, July 5, 2012.

Thank you

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/5/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


SFUSD Community Budget Meetings 6/18 and 6/21

June 18, 2012

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Thurgood Marshall High School

45 Conkling Street (near Silver Ave.)

Free Parking / Muni lines: 44, 14x

 

June 21, 2012

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Everett Middle School

450 Church Street (between 16th and 17th)

Free Parking / Muni lines: 22, 33, J,

 

If you plan to attend either meeting, please RSVP to budget@sfusd.edu*

*Free childcare & Interpretation available upon request!

Posted by: Gentle Blythe, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:6/13/12
Audience: Homepage


RESOLVED: School Loop Login Issues with AD Accounts

 

Good Morning,

Around 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, members of the SFUSD I.T. department noticed that user accounts tied to Active Directory (district username accounts) were unable to access School Loop and immediately began researching the issue. Dedicated I.T. staff continued their work late into Saturday evening and continued throughout Sunday in hopes of finding a resolution.

As of 8:20 a.m. today, all login issues with School Loop user accounts tied to Active Directory have been resolved.

While this is one of over 100 services that we were able to restore swiftly as planned, we unfortunately did not anticipate the problem with School Loop's customized AD integration applet. We do sincerely apologize for the service interruption and thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We understand the importance of the work you do and it pains us greatly when technical issues interfere with that work.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/14/12
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


UPDATE: SFUSD Systems will be offline Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 9am to 1pm
Some users may be experiencing difficulties logging into School Loop - only users with accounts tied to the SFUSD active directory system are affected. We are aware of the issue and working as fast as possible find a resolution.

As always we appreciate your patience as we upgrade our services. A notification will be sent once the issue has been resolved.
Thank you.
SFUSD School Loop Team
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/12/12
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


SFUSD Systems will be offline Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 9am to 1pm

 

SFUSD Information Technology Services will be offline Saturday, May 12th to perform upgrades to our network.  SFUSD services such as District e-mail and applications like School Loop will be unavailable during 9:00 am -1:00 pm on Saturday, May 12, 2012.

Please note that during this time, School Loop websites will remain up and registered parents will be able to login. However teacher, student, staff, and administrator logins will be disabled.

 

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we strive to improve our networks to better meet your needs.

 

Thank you.

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/11/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: Software Release Saturday, 3/24/12 at 11 PM PST

School Loop will conduct a maintenance software release this Saturday between 11 pm and 2am. This release contains improvements to Gradebook performance particularly during times of heavy usage. All websites will remain up for visitors during the release. Most of our gradebook users will be back online by 12am.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/23/12
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


School Loop: Software Release Sunday, 3/4/12 at 6 AM PST

 

Hello,

 

This Sunday morning School Loop will conduct a maintenance software release between 6 am and 9 am. All websites will remain up for visitors during the release but user accounts will be unavailable for approximately 2 hours. Most of our gradebook users will be back online by 7am.

 

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/3/12
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


Parent Center! - Centro de Padres!

 This is special place for all Denman MS parents to receive school information and resources to assist your student and family.

We welcome you to stop by today.

Posted by: Rocio Soto de Mobley Published:1/18/12
Audience: Rocio Soto, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


System Bulletin: Software Release Tonight, 1/04/12 at 11pm PST
School Loop will be performing a software release tonight to fix an issue that was causing active students to be hidden in the gradebook in some cases.  Most users will be offline for only about 30 min and our system fully online in less than 3 hours. All school websites will remain up during this release. We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience to our users.
Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/4/12
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Maintenance Monday, 12/26/11 at 9pm PST
In their constant effort to improve, School Loop is taking advantage of the holiday break to perform their semi-annual network maintenance. The maintenance window will begin Monday, Dec 26th at 9:00pm and finish before Tuesday, Dec 27th at 4:00am PST.  They are planning the maintenance to be as minimally disruptive as possible, but you can expect that school web sites will be unavailable for brief periods during the window.
Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/23/11
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: Software Release Sunday, 12/18/11 at 11pm PST

School Loop will perform a software release on Sunday, December 18 at 11 pm. Most users will be offline for only about 30 min and our system fully online in less than 2 hours. All school websites will remain up during this release.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/16/11
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: System Restart Sunday, 12/4 at 6am PST

School Loop will be performing a system restart for routine maintenance Sunday, December 4 between 6am and 8am PST.  Most schools should be back online in approximately 15 minutes.  During the restart, websites will remain up for visitors, but users will be unable to login.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:12/1/11
Audience: School Loop Liaisons, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: School Loop System Restart for Thursday, 11/24/11 at 7am PST

 

We will be performing a system restart for routine maintenance Thursday, November 24 between 7am and 10am PST.  Most schools should be back online by 8am.  During the restart, websites will remain up for visitors, but users will be unable to login.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Posted by: School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/22/11
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, School Loop Liaisons, To All Principals District-wide, Web Site Creation in School Loop and Homepage


System Bulletin: Software Release - Fri, Oct 21 from 10 pm – 12:30 am PDT

 

We will perform a system software release Friday night starting at approximately 10 pm and finishing around 12:30 am. All school websites will remain up for visitors but users will not be able to login for up to two and a half hours. Most users, in particular gradebook users, will be able to login by 11 pm.

Bug Fixes

IE Drag and Drop
Updated software now supports drag and drop in the CMS and seating charts for IE 9.

Assignment Reordering
This bug has been extremely difficult to test, but we’re cautiously optimistic that we’ve fixed this bug that causes new assignments to move out of order in GB4. 

Posted by: School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/21/11
Audience: Homepage


All Denman Families Invited to Academy of Sciences

 5:30 p.m Wednesday, October 25

We would like every Denman student and his or her family to join us at an evening at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.  There will be buses leaving Denman beginning at 5:30 p.m. to transport all families to the Academy and return you to Denman after dinner and an evening at the Academy during which you will see any of the shows and everything you can possibly see at the the Academy. There is no charge for this entire evening as it is a gift to Denman from the Academy.  You will be given a ticket as you get on the bus and a dinner ticket to use once you are in the Academy building.  this should be a very special evening...please do come. 

Posted by: Ginny Daws Published:10/8/11
Audience: Homepage


Community Day

Planting, installing sprinklers, adding lady bugs to the beds, putting in mulch, listening to music, eating food, making Denman's very own Chia pets and more this last weekend.

Attachments:
Posted by: Ginny Daws Published:10/3/11
Audience: Homepage


System Bulletin: System Maintenance - Sat, Sep 24 from 10 pm - Midnight PDT

 

We are conducting maintenance on our servers tonight.  All school websites will remain live for visitors, but users will not be able to login for up to two hours, between 10pm and midnight. However, most users will be back on line in under an hour. We apologize for the late notice.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/24/11
Audience: School Loop Liaisons and Homepage


Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Parents of 6th graders are welcome to join us to help chaperone and hear great music next thrusday, September 29, 2011.  It is a wonderful experience for all....and Denman students will all be wearing their PE shirts over their uniforms so you will always know who our kids are. 

Posted by: Ginny Daws Published:9/23/11
Audience: Homepage


School Loop Update: Software Release - Sun, Sep 18 from 6 am - 8 am PDT

The software release has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 6 am - 8 am PDT.

This release only includes some backend enhancements for our CMS. Most users will be offline for only about 30 min and our system fully online in less than 2 hours. All school websites will remain up during this release.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/17/11
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, School Loop Liaisons and Homepage


Community Day in our new beautiful back yard....all welcome. Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 9 to 12.
Posted by: Ginny Daws Published:9/13/11
Audience: Homepage


Picture Day for Denman Students Thursday, October 6, 2011
Posted by: Ginny Daws Published:9/13/11
Audience: Homepage


SSC Meeting September 20, 2011 at 5 P.M.in the library. All families welcome. Spanish interpretation will be available.
Attachments:
Posted by: Ginny Daws Published:9/13/11
Audience: Homepage


School Loop: Network Performance Restored!

 

The School Loop network is now operating at its normal high speed. If there are isolated pockets with remaining issues, please submit a ticket as soon as possible to help@schoolloop.com.

Again, School Loop deeply apologize for all the troubles over the past couple of days and thanks you for your patience and understanding. They do understand the importance of the work you do and it pains their team greatly when technical issues interfere with that work. 

This weekend, School Loop will perform a system restart so that they may further isolate the offending operation. Details of that restart will appear in a follow up notice.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/1/11
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


School Loop Performance Status Update 8/31/11

 

The two new hard drives have been installed and were fully functional around 5 am this morning. We will be monitoring the system closely for the next few days.  Additionally we are looking into other ways to improve general performance - including hardware upgrades to our Storage Area Network.  Stay tuned for more.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/31/11
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


School Loop Performance Issues

School Loop is currently experiencing some performance issues. However, they are working hard to restore normal network performance. They are currently in the process of installing 2 new hard drives and syncing both drives with the system. The process should be completed by 6:00 am on August 31, 2011.

Until then, users should expect intermittent problems connecting to their sites and general slowness. In the evenings, usage does normally drop off and performance should improve. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience in this matter.

Thank you.

Posted by: SFUSD School Loop, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/30/11
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Physicals for all sports September 2 from 12:50- 1:45

Fill out forms and bring $15 for physicals at school during lunch

Posted by: Ginny Daws Published:8/27/11
Audience: Homepage


Baseball Tryouts Complete

Come see our games

Posted by: Ginny Daws Published:8/27/11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


RESOLVED: SFUSD School Loop Login Issues

The login issues affecting users with accounts tied to the SFUSD active directory system have been resolved.  Users may experience a lag time when initially logging onto School Loop.

Thank you again for your patience during this time.

SFUSD School Loop Team

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/21/11
Audience: Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, School Loop Liaisons and Homepage


SFUSD School Loop Login Issues

Some users may be experiencing difficulties logging into School Loop - only users with accounts tied to the SFUSD active directory system are affected. We are aware of the issue and working as fast as possible find a resolution.

As always we appreciate your patience as we upgrade our services. A notification will be sent once the issue has been resolved.

Thank you.

SFUSD School Loop Team

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/21/11
Audience: Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, School Loop Liaisons and Homepage


Care About School Food? SHORT SURVEY- QUICK & EASY

Come to the Table & Give Your Input

SFUSD, the SF Food Bank and the Dept. of Public Health are working together to take a close look at our current school meals program, with the goal of improving it to serve more kids better food. 

We brought in consultants (hired by the SF Food Bank, no district funds) to assess the current program from tip to tail, including conducting scores of interviews, several focus groups and visiting more than 40 schools. 

A critical component of the project is input from parents, students, principals and school staff. We created very short surveys for each of these groups (no more than 10 minutes) and they are available online to make it super easy to distribute widely. 

(Note that parent surveys are in 3 languages. As well, paper versions will be distributed to schools that host a Healthy Children Pantry and upon request).  

WE NEED YOUR HELP to get this survey in front of as many parents, students, school staff and principals as possible.  

1. Send this email to everyone and every list you can -- parents, school staff, your kids and friends, list-serves, PTA or school list-serves/websites -- and ask everyone to fill out the survey. (Note that the principals received this survey via their usual district communication channels and were asked to forward to staff -- the time of year being what it is, we are not seeing a lot of staff responses, so if you can encourage principals, teachers and other school-based staff to complete the survey and send to friends, it would be FANTASTIC!!). 

 

2. Don't forget to fill it out yourself! It's quick. 

 

The link to the surveys is www.prismaticservices.com/sanfrancisco.html

 

On the landing page you will also find fact sheets available in 3 languages if you want more information about the project or survey. 

 

Thank you,

Student Nutriton Services, SF Food Bank, & SF Department of Public Health, Environmental Health

 

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/9/11
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


Celebrating Teacher's Week May 2-May 6

Thank a teacher today!  We thank you for your ability to always inspire us, encourage us and your constant need to always share with us!

Happy Teacher's Week!

Posted by: Han Phung Published:5/1/11
Audience: Homepage


System Bulletin: Login Issues

Some users may have been experiencing difficulties login in to School Loop - only users with accounts tied to the SFUSD active directory system would have been affected. A temporary change has been made that should have eliminated any of the problems, but as SFUSD and School Loop work to resolve the initial problem some users may experience intermittent issues when attempting to log in. Please wait a few minutes and try again if this happens to you. We are working as fast as possible resolve all issues.

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/19/11
Audience: School Loop Liaisons and Homepage


SCIENCE Night! April 28th! Bring the Entire Family! Food Provided!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The California Academy of Sciences Family Science Night at Denman Middle School is THURSDAY APRIL 28th, 6:30-8:30pm!  Join us for science games, food, fun science demonstrations, raffles, student presentations, science activities from expert science presenters and museum specialists, and more!!   

Attachments:
Posted by: Han Phung Published:4/19/11
Audience: Homepage


Online Lunch Application Now Available!

Dear School Parents and Staff,

The Online Application for free school meals is here at https://schoolmealapp.sfusd.edu/ ! This will give you another, more convenient option for applying for school meals.

Parents and Guardians of all San Francisco Public School students are encouraged to apply. Not only could your child qualify for reduced price or free meals, but his/her school could receive much needed Title I funding as a result.

You can still qualify for free meals even if you are not a citizen or legal U.S. resident.  Free and reduced price meals are available for all children regardless of their citizenship status. If you do not have a Social Security number, simply check the box next to ‘does not have Social Security number’.  All information submitted on the Meal Application is confidential – it is not shared with INS / ICE or any outside agency.  

Simply fill out the online application here and print a copy for your records. The application can take up to two weeks for processing, but you may check on the status of your application by calling Student Nutrition Services at (415)-749-3604.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. In order to retain this year's benefits, every household will need to submit a new application next year. We will start accepting online applications for the 2011-2012 school year on August 1.

If you need help with this form, please call Nutrition Services at (415)-749-3604.

Attachments:
Posted by: Leo Vrana, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/11/11
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Teachers, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID


CANCELLED: SFUSD Network Upgrade for Saturday April 9, Noon - 7:00 pm

Today's scheduled network upgrade has been CANCELLED. All Technology Services should be working normally as they would during business hours.

We will determine a new schedule and will be sure to thoroughly communicate the future outage well in advance for planning purposes.

Thank you.

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/9/11
Audience: Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, School Loop Liaisons and Homepage


COMMUNITY & HEALTH RESOURCE FAIR SATURDAY, APRIL 9!

James Denman Middle School and the OMI/Excelsior Beacon center invites you to join in an event that will make you healthy, richer and and satisfied! 

We will be offering:

  • Free Tdap vaccinations for the 1st 100 Denman students (with a parent in tow) 
  • Free tax preparation services
  • Free food, raffles and games
  • Free community engagement and fun!

Locattion:   241 Oneida --our school!

Time:  12pm - 3pm

When:  Saturday April 9th

Posted by: Han Phung Published:4/8/11
Audience: Homepage


UPDATE: SFUSD Systems will be offline Saturday April 9, Noon - 7:00 pm

Please note: The time for this Saturday's network upgrade has changed. All Technology Services will be offline during 12:00 pm -7:00 pm on Saturday, 
April 9, 2011.

We need to take all Information Technology Services offline Saturday, April 9 to perform some major upgrades to our networking hardware.  All SFUSD services including e-mail, applications as SIS, School Loop, Data Director, Peoplesoft, Substitute System will be unavailable during 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Saturday, April 9, 2011.

 

Please note that during this time, School Loop websites will remain up and registered parents will be able to login. However teacher, student, staff, and administrator logins will be disabled.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we strive to improve our networks to better meet your needs.

Thank you.

Posted by: Erica Chan, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:4/6/11
Audience: Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, School Loop Liaisons and Homepage


SCHOOL WIDE NEWS - MARCH 2011 / NOTICIAS DE LA ESCUELA - MARZO 2011
Posted by: Rocio Soto de Mobley Published:3/11/11
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Whooping Cough (pertussis) Vaccination REQUIRED Next Fall

Information in Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese are available by following the link below.....

Whooping Cough is a potentially FATAL disease that is usually passed to susceptible infants from their older siblings and other adults.  The number of Californians dying from this disease is on the rise and WE CAN STOP IT.

The state is mandating that all students entering 7th through12th grade be re-immunized with the Tdap vaccination PRIOR TO ADMISSION TO SCHOOL IN THE FALL. 

Please see your primary care provider to get this and other vaccinations (chicken pox, hepatitis, HPV) as well as other wellness information that can save you time, money and misery.  All local providers have a supply of tDap to provide.

Make sure to bring your vaccination records with you, as the shot may not be necessary for all SFUSD students. 

If you have any questions, pleas contact me, Stuart, your School District Nurse, or the Health Department via the email link below. 

Posted by: Stuart Dick Published:3/7/11
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


STEM Teachers Summer Externship Opportunity

IISME is hosting summer externships for interested STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teachers. Please see attached flyer for more information or contact Patricia Theel at 415.379.7768.

Posted by: Patricia Theel, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:2/23/11
Audience: Assistant Principals, Principals, Teachers and Homepage


Win a Bike When Parents Mealpay!

A random winner from two schools with the most parents to register or make a payment through MealpayPlus.com will receive a new bike and helmet.

Parents can become eligible for the giveaway by registering on MealpayPlus.com or making a payment (online or via phone (866) 438-7842) between the dates of January 10 and February 25.

You will need your child’s student id (H0 number) to register.

www.MealPayPlus.com

Via Phone (866) 438-7842

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:1/20/11
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Win $1,000 When Parents Mealpay

Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:11/18/10
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Nurse Stuart Joins the Team

Hi Denman Faculty, Staff and Students!

I am Nurse Stuart - I am a Registered Nurse who and am now in my second year with the SFUSD.  (Last year I cut my teeth @ Thurgood Marshall HS.) 

In addition to providing first aid and support for folks needing immediate health care, I work with the counselors and faculty to make sure that students come to school ready and able to learn. So I may be speaking to students or classes about nutrition and sleep. 

Since I'm also a yoga instructor, I'm happy to help out with PE and with those students/faculty/staff who are interested.  Please keep in mind that this includes teaching self-calming methods for all of us - DeSTRESS!  

I'm also attaching a link to an NPR story regarding the safety concerns raised by headphone wearing pedestrians like me! you?  your students?  SF is highlighted....

Posted by: Stuart Dick Published:10/20/10
Audience: Stuart Dick, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Community Service Opportunities

Check out these community service opportunities to complete your 10 hours!!! Please see the links below.

1. Bead bracelets for Youth Outreach Initiative to prevent Teen Dating violence

2. Jazz for Peace

Posted by: Tracy Hanna Published:10/7/10
Audience: Homepage


MealPayPlus.com - Easy Meal Payments & View History of Purchases

It's lunchtime: Do you know where your child's lunch money is? Do you what your child ate for breakfast or lunch today? 

Now you will. Our school cafeteria has a prepayment program called MealpayPlus that will increase convenience for families and speed up lunch lines. Student Nutrition Services is encouraging families to prepay for students’ school meals by the month, by the week or on their own schedule.  

MealpayPlus allows families to register at www.mealpayplus.com and prepay by credit card, debit card or electronic check online or by phone. Families may also pay by check or cash at school, or may choose to send checks by mail.  MealpayPlus will also allow families, including those who qualify for National School Lunch Program free or reduced-price meals, to view their students’ history of purchases in the cafeterias, so parents can see what their child is eating.   

Other benefits of MealpayPlus include eliminating the need for children to carry cash to school, reducing cash losses, and helping the district meet all requirements set by the National School Lunch Program. The technology is now up and running at all SFUSD middle and high schools, and is going online at several elementary schools a week. It will be completed in all San Francisco public schools by the end of the school year. For families with children in more than one school, you will be notified by the school when the program is online.

If paying online, there is a 4.75% transaction fee. However, SFUSD offers a Bonus payment to your account which is equal to the fee.

Contact Student Nutrition Services for more info: Zetta Reicker or Ed Wilkins 749-3604

Attachments:
Posted by: Zetta Reicker, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:10/4/10
Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


For our 6th grade students! Come hear music and have fun in the park!

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Who:  For Denman's Fabulous 6th Graders!

When:  October 1st

Where:   San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park

What:  The 10th annual event again covers a wide range of music genres; from       Ralph Stanley to MC Hammer.

Parents please urge your child to turn in the permission slips by Friday, September 24th!

Posted by: Han Phung Published:9/20/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


System Bulletin: School Loop Offline (September 9th from 1:30pm - 2:30pm)

School Loop will be offline tomorrow, September 9th from 1:30pm - 2:30pm to fix a systematic issue that affects teachers and staff who are assigned to multiple school sites.  During the down time, directory account holders (i.e. Teachers, Students, Staff and Administrators) will not have access to School Loop.  Parents will continue to have access to their accounts and the school websites will not be affected.

We apologize about the invonvenience.  This update will allow many teachers and staff access to their new or additional school sites.  

Posted by: Daisy Htun, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:9/8/10
Audience: Homepage


BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT, Tuesday September 7th @ 5:30pm

Come meet your child's teachers and see the programs and activities that he or she is involved in.

We will also have a workshop for school loop!  (limited space)

Posted by: Han Phung Published:9/1/10
Audience: Homepage


AACE/Beacon Tutoring Starting Wednesday 8/25/10

AACE & Beacon are starting after school and lunch time tutoring this WEDNESDAY, 8/25/10.

  • Lunch Tutoring: Monday & Wednesday in Room 115
  • After School Tutoring: Monday thru Thursday in the library

Students must be enrolled in BOTH AACE & Beacon to start. Enrollment forms can be found in the counseling office.

Any teachers interested in tutoring with AACE/Beacon or in their classrooms after school can receive extended hours. Please email or see Ms. Hanna for more information.

Posted by: Tracy Hanna, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:8/23/10
Audience: Homepage


Mayor Newsom Visits James Denman

James Denman started off the year with a special guest.  After Principal Han Phung addressed the students and staff about how the future starts with what we do now,  Mayor Gavin Newsom came to the school and addressed Denman students and staff echoing the same sentiment and stated that the future starts now.

Posted by: Han Phung Published:8/22/10
Audience: Homepage


SFUSD Bulletin Update: District Technology/Services are now ONLINE

As of 1p today, all IT services (Internet, email, SIS, www.sfusd.edu, etc) have been restored and are available at all sites. 

Posted by: Daisy Htun, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/10/10
Audience: Homepage


SFUSD Bulletin: Technology Applications/Services Outage (Saturday, July 10th)

District Technology Applications/Services Outage
 

On Saturday, July 10th, beginning at 6:30am, most SFUSD technology applications and services will be unavailable.  We expect that access will be restored in the afternoon/evening.
 
Construction at 555 Franklin Street requires a power outage to the building. The work being done is part of a project that will improve access to the building and reliability of SFUSD's emergency and technology systems.  During this time, the 555 Franklin/601 McAllister building and staff parking lot will be closed.
 
Also, most SFUSD technology systems, including SIS, School Loop, PeopleSoft, File Servers, and E-mail will be unavailable. They will be made available again as soon as it is safe to do so.

Posted by: Daisy Htun, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:7/9/10
Audience: Homepage


Reminder: Early Dismissal

This is just a friendly reminder to parents and families of students  attending James Denman Middle School - JDMS will be closing early on the last two days of school. Students will be dismissed promptly at 1:30 p.m.

We'd like to thank everyone for a wonderful school year and we all look forward to seeing you again at the end of the summer.

Posted by: Jose Otero Published:6/1/10
Audience: Jose Otero, Homepage, Departments, Library, Our School, Resources, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


Spring Promotion Rally, Wed. May 26, 6th & 7th Periods

 Your Presence is Requested... 


What: Student Government's 
        Spring Promotion Rally 


When: Wednesday May 26, 
         6th 7th periods 


Where: the Balboa H.S. Track 


Who: James Denman Middle School 
       Academic Community - 
       students, staff faculty 


Why: to celebrate the accomplisents of 
       this year and the promotion of 
       our students to the next school 
       year 


How: after meeting your 6th period 
       and taking attendance, 
       please join us at the track based 
       on the staggered release 
              6th grade is 1st, 8th is last 

 

MORE INFORMATION FORTHCOMING,

including a detailed agenda and map

 

 

Posted by: Mitzila Valdes Published:5/21/10
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Spirit Week May 24 - May 28

Spirit Week, May 24 - May 28 


As you have probably heard or read per the flyers that are up, next   
week Student Goverent will be hosting a Spirit Week.  The days are as   
follows: 
M. 5/24 PJ Day 
T. 5/25  Jersey / Celebrity Dress-up 
W. 5/26 Class Colors 
           8th c/o 2010 Yellow-Gold 
           7th c/o 2011  Purple 
           6th c/o 2012  Green 
Th. 5/27 Nerd-Retro-Twin 
F. 5/28 Eco / Breast Cancer Awareness (wear green or pink) 

Posted by: Mitzila Valdes Published:5/21/10
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


OPEN HOUSE at Denman!

Come join us in our Open House this Wedensday, May 12th starting at 5:30pm!

This is your opportunity to look at students' work from the Humanities Department in the Library, listen to the scintillating sounds from our wind and string instruments, get information for free summer programs, have a chance at winning a free ticket to Disneyland from the raffle prize and converse with teachers, parents and students!

Events will start at 5:30pm in the Auditorium.

Posted by: Han Phung Published:5/11/10
Audience: Homepage


ISKME Professional Development Summer Academy - June 15-16, 2010

 ISKME Professional Development Summer Academy
June 15-16 San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City

Two-day professional development teacher training opportunity for the Maker inside each of us. We will explore how Maker-Teacher collaboration can facilitate innovation in the classroom. Makers' Projects will be points of inspiration for teachers as we experience DIY inquiry and design. Participants will have time to brainstorm, create, reflect, and share how their experiences at Maker Faire and Teacher as Makers Academy can translate into their teaching using online resources and collaborative tools.

Please contact Megan Simmons, Education Program Manager, for more information about this grant-supported professional development course offered free of charge to 20 teachers: megan@iskme.org or 650.728.3322

Posted by: Deborah A. Farkas, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District Published:5/11/10
Audience: 21st Century Learning: Integrating Science, Art and Literacy, Middle School Science and Homepage


Special Mention: JDMS Teacher Appreciation Week Visit by Rachel Norton

San Francisco Board of Education Commissioner Rachel Norton visited our school during teacher appreciation last week, and participated in a fun dance class with our wonderful P.E. Instructor, Marilyn Laidlaw.

A lovely blog post and videos recounting Ms. Norton's experience at JDMS can be found on her blog. We'd like to thank Ms. Norton for her kind words and kindly welcome her back to our campus in the future.

Attachments:
Posted by: Jose Otero Published:5/10/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Reminder: GATE Parents Coffee/Tea with Ms. Phung Tomorrow

Don't forget there's an invitation for GATE parents to come have coffee/tea with our schools prinicipal, Han Phung. The informal get together happens tomorrow, May 6th at 11 a.m. in the school's main office.

Posted by: Jose Otero Published:5/5/10
Audience: Homepage and Homepage


Yearbook Club Carwash, 5/1/2010

The yearbook club is holding a carwash in the yard this Saturday, May 1, from 11:00 - 3:30 PM.  Please come support the yearbook and the hard work they have done all year to create your yearbook.  Without your support, we will not be able to pay our bill and keep the prices for the yearbooks low for future students and staff.

Posted by: Anna Gin Published:4/29/10
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Beacon Fundraiser & Community Day - May 8th

The Beacon is hosting a fundraiser/community day on Saturday, May 8th. The event is from 12pm to 4pm and will have carnival games, car wash, fashion show, skateboarding demo, and talent showcase! Admission is free but the talent showcase costs $2 for kids and $5 for adults. There will also be a raffle drawing for a 32" flat screen TV, XBOX 360 and more cool prizes. Buy your raffle tickets and showcase tickets at the Beacon ASAP!

Come skate, eat, play, and support your Beacon!!!!!!!

Posted by: Tracy Hanna Published:4/29/10
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Summer Programs in San Francisco

Summer Programs in SF

Attention Parents and Community Members:

Summer vacation is almost here, and we've got something for you if you're looking for free programs for your youth. Below you'll find a link to a PDF that lists program names, phone numbers, and age ranges for a number of Summer programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Posted by: Jose Otero Published:4/28/10
Audience: Jose Otero, Homepage, Departments, Library, Our School, Resources, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


STAR Testing this Week at JDMS

 Star TEst

Beginning this week on Wednesday the California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) exam will be administered to the students of James Denman Middle School.

We advise youth to get plenty of rest and eat a healthy breakfast before reporting to school for testing. Please remember that the results of these exams will have some significance in future school options and placement.

If you'd like more information regarding the STAR Test, preparation for the exam (including official sample questions) and more, click here.

Posted by: Jose Otero Published:4/19/10
Audience: Homepage, Departments, Groups, Library, Our School, Resources, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Summer Programs at JDMS

Summer Programs at JDMS

The OMI/Excelsior Beacon Center at James Denman Middle School is happy to announce their summer program is open for enrollment for CURRENT and INCOMING Denman students. This is a FREE six week summer program here at the school site. Space is limited and spots go fast. 
Enrollment forms can be picked up at the Beacon office in room 181 or at the counseling office. 
If you have any questions regarding the summer program, please contact the Beacon Center at (415) 406-1290 or visit their website.

-Tracy Hanna

Posted by: Jose Otero Published:4/8/10
Audience: Jose Otero, Homepage, Departments, Groups, Library, Our School, Resources, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


8th Grade Trip Fee Deadline

sfdk 

This year's 8th grade class trip will be to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA. The deadline for the $24.00 fee to attend this trip is April 16th. Click here for additional map info provided by Google Maps.

Posted by: Han Phung Published:4/6/10
Audience: Homepage, Departments, Groups, Our School, Resources, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers


Grade Submission: Marking Period 4a

Attention: Middle School and High School Teachers

The grade submission window for Marking Period 4a is currently open for 9-week courses.  If you do not have a 9-week course, please ignore the submission window.

Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing SchoolLoop@sfusd.edu.  

School Loop Project Team    

Posted by: Daisy Htun, District Admin, San Francisco Unified School District Published:3/15/10
Audience: Assistant Principals, Principals, Sys Admins and Homepage


Welcome to the New James Denman MS Website!

 

Were back online (with a new design too!) with tools supplied by School Loop. We'll be uploading new content soon, so pardon our lack of content. We're all very excited about our new site and we hope that you are too. Keep your eyes peeled to this space for more updates coming very soon.

Posted by: Jose Otero Published:3/10/10
Audience: Homepage


Team, Club, and Elective Group Pictures on 12/3

On Thursday, December 3rd, Lifetouch will be coming to our school to take all group pictures for the yearbook.  They will be here from 10:30 - 1:30 PM in the auditorium.  If you have a club, team, aides, or elective that needs a picture taken for the yearbook, please make arrangements for your group to get to the auditorium during that time.  Unless you have made prior arrangements with me, that will be the only chance you can get your group picture completed.  Those pictures need to be taken in order for your group to be included in the yearbook.

Please check in with me if you have any questions or would like your group photo taken earlier.  I appreciate your cooperation in making the pictures go smoothly and ensuring all groups are represented in the yearbook.

Anna Gin

Posted by: Anna Gin Published:11/23/09
Audience: Associates, Principals, Staff, Teachers and Homepage


Student Government Election Update: Help Needed - Ballot Count!

 We completed the election for Student Government today in Advisory.  Thank you all for providing sometime out of you Advisory class to finish this up.  I would also like to apologize for not better communicating that the voting would be occurring during the today's Advisory class - I recognize that for Advisory to meet its full potential the pre-planned use of the alloted time is necessary (as with any class).  Again, we greatly appreciate the various tasks you have supported us with through the completion of the Student Government election.

But we need another favor - with counting the ballots!

We will provide you with a few envelopes of ballots from Advisories other than your own, but in the same grade level, and a clean copy of the ballot to mark and add up your tallies for each candidate.  Please let Ms. Vail or me know if you are interested - by Loop, email, or in person.  We will gladly get you ballots to count!

Ms. Vail Ms. Valdes 

* Regarding the 8th Graders who did not get to vote because they were away on a field trip, we will have them vote in their History classes.  Thanks, again!

 

Posted by: Mitzila Valdes Published:11/4/09
Audience: Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Teachers and Homepage


Denman Fall Community Improvement Day

When: Saturday, November 14th 10am - 2pm

What: Car Wash/BBQ Fundraiser

           School Beautification

           Classroom Assistance

Who: We would love to see parents, teachers and students join us

Why: Because we love our school and we want to make it the best learning environment it can be!

 

Please email Kevin Odle with any questions or if your school club or activity would like to do a fundraiser on this day.: odlek@sfusd.edu

Posted by: Kevin Odle Published:10/6/09
Audience: Kevin Odle, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


Math Book Especially for Middle School Girls

I listened to part of this show and host and callers were raving about this book. 

Posted by: Kevin Odle Published:5/30/09
Audience: Kevin Odle, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


GLSEN ThinkB4YouSpeak Educators Guide - Curriculum guide for addressing and discussing anti-gay language with out students

I have used this curriculum in both of my Peer Resource classes and it has been great for starting discussions, getting students to think about their words, and looking at stereotypes.  There is also opportunity for vocabulary development, role playing and building presentation and discussion skills.

I also used one of the activities to engage 6th grade mentees in the topic of what it means when students say "That's so gay" and "no homo".

Please ask if you have any quesitons about using the curriculum.

Posted by: Kevin Odle Published:5/13/09
Audience: Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage


Gay Pride Posters available

Please let Ms. Hensler know if you would like one of the gay pride posters made by the Diversity Club at our Gay Pride Month art party yesterday (4/22/09).  Ideally, every classroom in the school will display a poster promoting pride and tolerance at James Denman Middle School. 

Posted by: Rebecca Hensler Published:4/23/09
Audience: Principals, Teachers and Homepage


Meeting Notes for Monday 3/16/09
Attachments:
Posted by: Kevin Odle Published:3/16/09
Audience: Denman Staff Meetings and PD and Homepage


Track & Field Meet @ Burton Friday, March 13, 2009
Posted by: Dat Ngo Published:3/11/09
Audience: Pablo D Ngo and Homepage


Denman School Community Day

On April 18th the Climate Committee will be hosting a community day right here at Denman. Please come and help beautify our school.  Make sure to tell parents and students.

Saturday April 18th 10am - 12 noon

Thanks!

Posted by: Kevin Odle Published:3/10/09
Audience: Kevin Odle, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Denman Climate Committee, Gear Up, sleepy head group, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage