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2/21/17

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.

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2/15/17

 

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. ‚Äč

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Support

Donate gently used clothing to support J Serra

J Serra is partnering with Schoola (www.schoola.com). What’s Schoola? It’s a great way to raise funds for our school. Schoola collects pre-loved women's and children’s clothes, preps and sells them online, and gives 40% of the proceeds back to J Serra to help fund programs for our kids. That’s $2 out of every $5 earned back to our school! Simply click on the image to view our very own Schoola landing page where you can request a bag and view our progress and funds earned.

 

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Support J. Serra all year long through Amazon, eScrip, or Box Tops

Help J Serra raise donations from Amazon by starting at Amazon Smile before each visit. Amazon Smile has the same products and prices by the Amazon Smile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price to J Serra. Note: The confirmation page will say you're supporting "Pta California Congress Of Parents Teachers & Students Inc," the registered name for the J Serra PTA bank account.

 

The login for Amazon Smile with the formal name of the PTA

Another option is to use eScrip, a free way to donate to J Serra with each trip to Safeway! Sign up for eScrip (free) and then Safeway will donate a little to the school from each trip you make to the store at no cost to you. (Sobre eScrip en espanol)

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And while you're shopping, remember that every box with a Box Tops for Education logo should be clipped (by your kids!) and brought into the school office.

An example of a Box Top for Education on a cereal box

Grandparents are often happy to collect for the school as well, so be sure to give them some homework, too!

Mayor, Superintendent, and ABC 7 Visit J Serra to Celebrate Partnership with Xoom

On Thursday, September 18th 2014, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, and Superintendent Richard Carranza to visited J Serra to launch the Circle the Schools program, which pairs volunteers from a local tech company with a specific school. J Serra are one of the first five pilot schools participating in the program and our partner, Xoom, has already helped the school with a donation of 500 books for the library and volunteering during the teacher prep day in August.

 

Xoom CEO at J Serra on ABC 7
 

A Small School with a Big Heart

Junipero Serra Elementary School is a small public K-5 school located on two campuses across from Holly Park in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood. Our intimate community of approximately 270 students offers a warm setting where children grow and develop. The school offers both bilingual and general education programs. We encourage families’connection to the school and to each other through all-school activities, evening events, parent workshops and PTA fundraisers. We are proud of our diverse school population, and our focus on building relationships.

La Escuela Primaria Junípero Serra es una pequeña escuela pública K-5 con dos edificios ubicada al lado de Holly Park en San Francisco en el barrio de Bernal Heights. Nuestra íntima comunidad de aproximadamente 270 estudiantes ofrece un ambiente amigable donde los niños crecen y se desarrollan. La escuela ofrece programas de educación bilingüe y general. Alentamos a las familias se conecten con la escuela a través de todas las actividades escolares, eventos en las noches, talleres para padres y recaudando fondos para la PTA. Estamos orgullosos de nuestra diversa población estudiantil, y en nuestro enfoque de establecer buenas relaciones.

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MISSION STATEMENT

Students will acquire a well-rounded educational foundation necessary for success in life. Students will be supported as they develop a sense of responsibility and pride in their cultural heritage and their achievements. A strong caring school community will work together towards the academic success of all students.

DECLARACIÓN DE MISIÓN

Los alumnos adquirirán una base educacional completa necesaria para el éxito en la vida. Los estudiantes serán apoyados a medida que desarrollan un sentido de responsabilidad, orgullo por su patrimonio cultural y sus logros. Una gran comunidad escolar trabajarán juntos para lograr el éxito académico de todos los estudiantes.

Today: 2/27/17
12:00 AM Conference week/ Semana de Conferences con los Padres

Technology at J. Serra

J. Serra Tech Blog

Our blog is used to distribute curriculum that is correlated with classroom teaching and learning. Check out the Web Site:ClaxFactor.

Ms. Claxton's ELD used an educational version of ZimmerTwins when studying Rocks and Minerals. See their work in the ZimmerTwins Gallery.

Chinese New Year's at J. Serra. Gung Hay Fat Choy!

To enhance 4th/5th Grader's science studies on Rocks and Minerals, students used iPads to design an iMovie on a field trip to the Apple Store in San Francisco! They worked in teams of two, used a storyboard to plan out their scenes and videotaped each other stating facts about Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks! Oral presentations in the theater really showcased their hard work. Thank you, Apple crew for a great learning experience!

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