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Good afternoon,
In this week's announcements we are sharing the most current details regarding COVID & Schools, PPE for ExCEL sites, and other program resources.
If any questions should arise regarding these announcements, please feel free to email Jennifer (

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.
ExCEL Team 

SFDPH COVID Task Force Information and Guidance Section Weekly Update

Summary of New, Updated, and Retired Guidance, Health Orders, Directives, and Translations
Week of January 17th - 21st


General Public

See all info and guidance for the general public


  • 1/21 COVID-19 infections, symptoms, and exposures Guidance for schools, childcares, and programs for children and youth

    • Additional information about group tracing approach including possible testing approaches.

    • Updated reporting requirements for "Steps to take for positive COVID-19 case" and organized notification letters to be more easily identified by scenario.

    • Shortened required quarantine period for children with close contact who become symptomatic to be a minimum of 5 days with a negative test on or after day 5 or a negative test after symptoms develop, whichever is later.

  • 1/21 Close Contact Advisory - Children Under 18

    • Updated to remove requirement to stay in quarantine for 14 day from close contact if child becomes symptomatic. Children may now return after 5 days from close contact with a negative test collected after 5 days OR after symptoms develop, whichever is later.

  • 1/18 TK-12 Schools Only:Modified Quarantine Advisory

    • Updated to reflect shortened quarantine duration of 5 days with 2 negative tests instead of 10 days.

See all info and guidance for schools

Recent Health Officer Order and Directives

See all health orders


ExCEL After School Program will begin to receive PPE for their staff and students starting this week. Boxes will be marked for “ExCEL” and will be delivered to your school site’s Main Office. Please let your main office know that your program is expecting PPE from SFUSD.
Please contact Phuong Thai ( if your site does not receive the PPE by the end of February.


Attendance Reminders
The first lock of the calendar year is coming up on Monday, February 7th.

  • submit all January attendance before this day
  • refer to this sheet for the rest of the EMS lock dates for the rest of the school year.
  • submit an EMS Attendance Request for any unlocks or troubleshooting needed for your sites.


To unlock, locate a missing student, question/concerns re: CMS transfers, please submit your request through the EMS Attendance Request form.
If any additional questions should arise, please contact Lucy ( and Justin ( as they now oversee these requests.

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

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

SFUSD Instructional Aide (IA) Exam
Test dates and link to register can be found HERE.

Mission Bit
Mission Bit has extended the deadline for their FREE after-school beginner-level Coding Classes
Dates: February 7th - April 30th on M/W or T/R
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Location: Remote on Zoom; except for Web Design which will be in Jones Memorial Church in the Fillmore/SF
Classes offered: Python, Javascript, Web Design, Unity Game Design, and Intermediate VR*
     *Intermediate VR is open only to students who took Unity Game Design during summer or fall 2021.
Eligibility: Bay Area High School students
EXTENDED deadline: January 23, 2022
Apply at


ExCEL Calendar 
To keep track of important due dates, access our ExCEL calendar
TIP: You can add it to your own google calendar view by clicking the blue & white plus sign in the lower right hand corner.



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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