Announcements

Congratulations to all of our Digital Dolphins robotics teams! After months of preparation, our SF Day robotics teams competed in the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, November 16. The event was hosted by Lowell High School and open to the public. We were fortunate to have several teachers, students, and families there to cheer on our Green, White, and Gray Digital Dolphins teams. After an exciting day, our Green Team was awarded with the Core Values Award and also advanced to regionals. Our Gray Team was recognized for the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Global Innovation Award. We are so proud of our students! Thank you to our coaches and everyone who came out to support SF Day. Go Phins!

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary, "The Biggest Little Farm." Our Parents Association IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity in Action) Group is hosting this event for our community to watch together, with group discussions to follow. Snacks and refreshments will be provided! See you Friday in our gym at 4:00-6:00 p.m. This event is made possible by your Raise the Paddle support for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at SF Day. Thank you!

We are looking forward to our first PACT gathering on Saturday, November 2 at Live Oak School! There will be active games on the roof, along with art and poetry activities inside.

PACT is a collaboration between elementary schools (SF Day, SF School, and Live Oak) and high schools (Lick-Wilmerding High School and The Urban School). 

PACT’s goal is to provide mirrors to middle and elementary school students grades 3 - 8 to support them in their experiences as students of color in independent schools. PACT provides an opportunity for relaxing get-togethers for students who “look like the future me."

While we recognize that this is not an event for all, we know the work towards building an inclusive community is work for all of us – and sometimes that work is done together and sometimes affinity spaces are a tool to approach the community work. PACT creates a safe space for identity development. 

We typically meet once a month, on weekends or after school, and rotate between member schools. Examples of previous gatherings include team building activities, visits to cultural exhibits, bowling, and an end-of-year picnic.

If your child/ren and/or your family identify/identifies as a person/people of color, please let us know if you are interested in joining PACT! 

Contacts: Loren Moye and Betsy Brody

 

PACT Calendar

  • Saturday, November 2 -- 10:00 am -12:00 pm @ Live Oak 
  • Thursday, December 19 -- 4:30 - 6:30 pm - Bowling (location tbd)
  • Friday, January 24: -- 4:00 - 8:30 pm - Basketball triple header @ Urban vs. Lick-Wilmerding HS
  • Saturday, February 1 -- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ The Urban School
  • Saturday, March 7 -- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ San Francisco School
  • Saturday, April 4: -- (time tbd) @ Lick-Wilmerding HS Spring Play 
  • Saturday, May 2 -- 10:00 am-12:00 pm - End of year gathering (location tbd) 

Please rest assured that we are carefully and consistently monitoring our air quality for the well being of our community. As of this morning, the air quality index (AQI) in San Francisco shows as "Moderate" (Yellow), which is in agreement with other sources we have been checking. Per the EPA Air Quality and Outdoor Activity Guidance for Schools, this means that students can be outside for recess and PE.

We are monitoring students who may have respiratory sensitivities and our P.E. teachers will make modifications as needed. As the day continues, we will continue to look out for any symptoms that may be associated with the air quality.

If you have any concerns or would like to inform us of any additional information we should know about your child, please reach out to your division head.

We will provide an update regarding after school plans early this afternoon.

Our SF Day Student Congress election took place in early October and the results are in. Thank you to all who delivered speeches and voted in this important process. Our students' participation in democracy is inspirational and we are proud of their efforts to ensure all student voices are represented. Congratulations to this year's representatives: 5th grade - Gabriel, Jai, Rahul & Talia; 6th grade - Alexander, Finn, Nalin & Ronin; 7th grade - Gregory, Leili, Wyatt & Mina; 8th grade - Adam, Ella, Maya, Livi, Lori, Shannon & Sophie.