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Good afternoon Afterschool Super Stars, 
Below you will find our weekly announcements and resources. Thank you for your time and efforts. 
In Community,

ExCEL Role Specific Monthly Meeting
Please save the date for the upcoming April meetings.
  • Elementary
    • Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Secondary
    • Friday, April 15, 2022


  • Please refer to this sheet for the EMS lock dates for the rest of the school year.
    • If you missed inputting any attendance before the lock date, please submit an EMS Attendance Request.       

To request a NEW* SFUSD Email please follow the steps below:

  • Make a PDF copy and complete the SCHOOL YEAR ExCEL CBO AUP TEMPLATE for each staff person
  • Complete pages 3 AND 4, and drop completed forms into your agency’s folder 
  • Submit SFUSD Email Requests for SY 2021 - 22 HERE  
  • Please include the link of your completed form in your Email Request. 

COVID Updates
Please review the Updated COVID-19 group tracing guidance that was shared with SFUSD families and staff. This new guidance will go into effect across SFUSD schools and offices on March 24, 2022.
How would group tracing affect you if your children receive the Group Tracing Memo?

  • Whether they are fully vaccinated (where they have completed their first series of vaccines and received a booster if they qualify) or not, your children may remain in school unless they develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19. 
  • It is recommended, but not required, that they get tested for COVID-19 3-5 days after receiving a group tracing memo, or right away if they start to show symptoms. Molecular (PCR) or antigen tests, including over the counter home tests, are acceptable. If they have had COVID-19 in the last 90 days, antigen testing is recommended over molecular (PCR) tests.

If you receive more than one Group Tracing Memo in a week from your child’s school, consider having them take another test one week after the last test they took.

If they develop symptoms of COVID-19, please have your child isolate at home immediately and notify their principal. They can return to school if they:

  • test negative after symptoms started (and have proof), OR a healthcare provider has provided documentation that the symptoms are due to something else, OR at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset, AND
  • no fever in the last 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, AND
  • all other symptoms are improving.

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please have them isolate at home immediately and notify the SFUSD COVID Support Hotline at 415-660-9850 or You may also notify your principal. Follow the instructions in this Positive Memo.

What can I do to prepare?
As we prepare to implement the group tracing approach starting March 24, here are some steps that you can take today:

  • Register for a Color self-swab account and use these resources to find live, in-person, or asynchronous support to set up your Color self-swab account.
  • Learn about COVID-19 tests available to your child via SFUSD's testing offerings and additional citywide testing offerings through your primary health provider, the City and County of San Francisco, and other sources such as free at-home tests kits for your household through the federal government.
  • Mark your calendars. Identifying upcoming holidays and long weekends can help you plan ahead of your testing needs, including when you might need to schedule a visit to an SFUSD testing site or use one of the  at-home test kits for your child. View instructions (multilingual) on when to use your at-home test kits. You should receive a test kit from SFUSD before schools are closed for Spring Break.
  • Get your children fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if you have not done so already. Vaccination against COVID-19 remains the best way to protect against getting really sick if you get the virus.
    • Anyone 5 years old or older is eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. If you are 12 years of age or older, a booster dose is recommended five months after the initial vaccination series. 
    • Make an appointment to get vaccinated or contact your child’s doctor or healthcare provider to learn more.

Thank you for your partnership to make SFUSD schools safe, welcoming, and healthy spaces where our students can learn, grow, and thrive. 
Dr. Matthews

Mission Bit 
Beats Unlocked workshop for 7th-12th graders in the Bay Area
What? Beats Unlocked is a workshop experience where participants create musical beats using computer coding. 
The program is designed to go step-by-step for beginners. Even if participants have never written music or coded before, they can create amazing beats while learning basic computer coding!
Who? Bay Area 7th-12th graders
When? Wednesdays, March 30th, April 6th, or April 20th from 5-7 PM
Where? Remote on Zoom
Register at

Summer 2022 Coding Bootcamp
is live on our website!
Classes: Intro to JavaScript, Intro to Web Design, Intro to Unity Game Design, and Intro to Python
When? T/W/Th from 10 am – 2:30 pm between June 21 – July 30
Where? Remote and in-person, TBD which classes will be which!
Who? 9th – 12th graders, including rising 9th graders and 12th graders who just graduated
Apply at by May 8th
Please let me know if you are having any resource fairs or info sessions for your youth. I would love to come by, virtually or in-person, to table/present!
Zoe Kurtz
Program Coordinator

phone: 415.625.1199

Spring Leadership Circle - 2022

Looking to improve the environment of your meetings, workshops, classes, or events?
Join us for a four-part series to explore how to bolster your facilitation skills so that all of your participants, staff, and/or students feel included, inspired, and heard.
This community is recommended for leaders in school district, non-profit, higher education, and city agencies, or for anyone who is interested in increasing engagement, retention, and motivation with an equity lens. For more information and to register visit this LINK

A Retreat for Womxn in Leadership

Are you ready to inspire your thinking, get creative, and uplift your life and work? Join us at Westerbeke Ranch on May 5 to be part of a community and experience that will allow us to collectively breathe out and power up.
Over the course of our time together, we will explore leadership topics specific to womxn leaders through meaningful activities and conversations that encourage collective care and re-visioning.
For more information and to register HERE

LGBTQ Resources & Activities

  • The San Francisco Board of Education's Parent Advisory Council and SFUSD's Student and Family Services Division will be hosting LGBTQ+ 101 workshops. Come learn and ask question about the basics of queer, trans*, and intersex identities as well as what Health Education looks like across all grades in SFUSD. All workshops will take place on Zoom from 6:00-7:15pm each day. April 4th's presentation will be in Spanish and facilitated by Somos Familia, April 5th will be in English with ASL interpretations facilitated by SFUSD LGBTQ Student Services, and April 6th will be in Chinese facilitated by the Chinese Progressive Association. You can register HERE  
  • SFUSD's Queer Trans Advisory Council is hosting a Queertopia PRIDE Poster Contest. There will be winners selected from each school level (K-5, 6-8, 9-12). Help us imagine a future where everyone is celebrated! Submissions are due April 8th.
  • PRIDE resources

  • ExCEL programs are doing wonderful things. We encourage you to share what you are doing HERE.

  • For additional questions or support, please contact Kena Hazelwood <>


San Francisco Unified School District
Student and Family Services Division (SFSD) ExCEL Office
During the COVID-19 Shelter in Place, contacting staff via email works best. 

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