T-dap Reminder: Parents Please Read


Dear Parent/Guardian of SFUSD 6th Graders:

Your child should receive the booster shot for Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis (Tdap), generally given after the 7th birthday.

California law requires that all 7th graders show evidence of having had:

 Tdap vaccine* before the first day of 7th grade and

 2nd chicken pox vaccine* by the time they are 13 years old

 2nd MMR vaccine

If your child needs these vaccines, or any other vaccines, they can receive it from their health provider, community clinic or SFUSD School Health Center (call 415-242-2615 for an appointment).

Please submit evidence of these shots to your school’s Main Office or the Nursing Office, Attn: Nurse Yu, by 5/1/2018 so your child can start 7th grade on the first day of school and avoid the loss of school days. If the school does not have evidence of your child having Tdap by the beginning of 7th grade, your child may be excluded per state law.

If you have questions, please contact Nurse Yu or Administrator.

* requirement could also be satisfied with a valid medical exemption; Personal Belief Exemptions will no longer be valid



你的孩子應該接受百白破混合疫苗(百日咳、白喉、破傷風,簡稱Tdap)加強針的證明(孩子通常在滿7岁 時已接受此疫苗)。


   入讀7年級首日前已接種Tdap疫苗*證明,及

   學生於13岁時已接種第2次水痘疫苗 *

   第2次麻腮風混合疫苗(麻疹、腮腺炎、風疹,簡稱 MMR

若你孩子需要接種這些或其它 疫苗,請與其家庭醫生、社區診所或校區的學校健康中心 聯繫(中心的 預約電話:415-242-2615)

請於 5/1/18前把這些接種證明遞交至校務處,並註明

“ Attn: Nurse Yu”。這樣,你孩子在7年級開學首日即可返校上課,並避免因文件不足而缺課的情況出現。按照加州法律規定,若學生在7年級開學首日不能出示Tdap接種證明,他/她將不能返校上課。



* 若學生持有有效的醫療豁免證明,則不需出示這些疫苗接種證明


Estimado padre/tutor del estudiante del 6º grado en el SFUSD:

Su hijo debe recibir la vacuna de refuerzo para el tétanos, la difteria y la tos ferina (Tdap), generalmente administrada después del 7mo cumpleaños.

La ley de California requiere que todos los alumnos del 7º grado proporcionen prueba de haber recibido las siguientes vacunas:

• La vacuna Tdap* contra el tétano, la difteria y la tos ferina antes del primer día del 7º grado, y

• La 2ª dosis de la vacuna contra la varicela * antes de cumplir los 13 años de edad

• La 2ª dosis de la vacuna MMR contra el sarampión, las paperas, y la rubéola

Si su hijo necesita estas vacunas, o cualquier otra vacuna, su propio doctor, una clínica comunitaria, o el Centro de Salud Escolar del SFUSD se las pueden aplicar. (Por favor llame al 415-242-2615 para hacer una cita con el Centro de Salud Escolar).

Por favor, presente pruebas de haber recibido estas vacunas a la oficina principal, a la atención de la enfermera de la escuela, antes o en la siguiente fecha: 5/1/2018 con el fin de que su hijo pueda empezar el 7º grado el primer día, y así evitar la pérdida de días de clases. Según lo dicta esta ley estatal, si la escuela no tiene prueba de que su hijo ha recibido la vacuna Tdap al inicio del 7º grado, su hijo puede ser excluido de la escuela.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor comuníquese con la enfermera de su escuela, o el administrador.

* Este requisito también se podría satisfacer con una exención médica válida; exenciones por creencias personales ya no son válidas.

Inclusive Schools Week

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Dear Aptos Community,


This is Inclusive Schools Week in San Francisco Unified School District and we are celebrating in a big way here at Aptos. Inclusive Schools Week celebrates 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 schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children, especially those with disabilities.


Aptos students will be talking about Inclusion during their advisory classes, making button’s at lunch time and participating in special activities during their PE classes. In addition, there will be a special display of inclusive books in the library all week, an Inclusive lunch on Thursday for Ms Wood’s class and the week will culminate with a students vs staff kickball game on Friday. Be sure to ask your student what they learned about inclusion this week!



To read more about Inclusive Schools Week go to: https://www.ppssf.org/news/2017/12/5/great-things-are-happening-in-inclusive-schools-week

Julia Martin
Aptos 6th Grade Parent

Member, SFUSD Community Alliance for Special Ed

SFUSD Is Looking For A New School Meal Provider: Want to help decide?


The District is currently accepting requests for proposals for (new) school meal providers. As a part of this process, we would like to invite members of the school community including students, teachers, parents, and administrators to sample offerings from potential meal providers at a blind taste test. The results of this panel tasting will largely inform the next partnership with Student Nutrition Services and it is a priority that we include the community in the decision-making process.

December 12th, Location: Martin Luther King Middle School, Time: 4:00-5:00 pm

December 12th, Location: Yick Wo Elementary, Time: 4:30-5:30 pm

December 13th, Washington High School, Time: 1:45-2:45 pm

December 13th, Location: Mission High School, Time: 4:45-5:45

I would like to invite you to attend the taste test scheduled for . If you are able to attend, please submit this brief RSVP survey by this Friday, December 8th.

It is important that we reach a diverse range of participants we would like students, parents, or teachers use the following invitation link: goo.gl/forms/Ycp4lmuB234ZrvdX2. The deadline to RSVP is Dec 8th RSVP, keep in mind that space is limited. We are aiming for 10-15 stakeholders to participate in each panel.

Congratulations to the Following Students for being chosen for the All City Band and Orchestra


Join me in celebration of these fine Musicians that have been accepted into the All City Band and Orchestra. We are so proud of all of you. Way to go TIGERS!!

Orchestra Students:

Michelle Plotista      Nicole Roberts      Isadore Lee     Roxanne Ertsey     Matijs Dijkgraaf   Evy Bree

Band Students:

Owen Kurniadjaja    Lola Iragimova    Miguel Alenjandre   Julicio Warren   Spencer Kay    Dennis Wu

Nack Katz   Derrick Vo   Mikyle Mosquera   Darren Chin