San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Ruth Diep, at (415) 355-7334 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy is available upon request.
Message from Principal Peter Van Court
Clarendon is committed to providing a quality educational program for every learner, with language programs, enrichment programs, and parent participation. We promote respect and responsibility throughout the school, and reinforce it frequently. Our Care Team interacts with individual staff members weekly, as we attempt to address the many needs of our students. Each of our students studies a language (Japanese or Italian), exposing them to a different culture on a daily or weekly basis. Due to the hard work and generosity of our parents, our students enjoy additional classes in fine arts, music, computer, and physical education.
We believe that high achieving and joyful learners are students who command a strong foundation in the core curriculum, while exhibiting a high degree of engagement in challenging, relevant, integrated, and thematic lessons—which promote critical thinking and interaction among classmates. Our teachers teach the core curriculum using a greater variety of instructional materials and strategies. Clarendon offers a safe and secure environment that actively welcomes every family as critical members of the community, and partners in their child's education. We emphasize regular email and phone contact with families, and are available to meet with families when requested. Many of the staff members post homework and announcements on their own websites.
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.
So close, yet so far away. From 1910 to 1940, many Angel Island Immigration Station immigrants experienced these feelings upon reaching America, but were detained from entering San Francisco. On May 7, 2017 (12:00-3:00), the San Francisco Public Library Main Library will celebrate Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month by spotlighting personal immigrant stories from those who went through Angel Island.
Co-sponsors: the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University, TACT (The Association of Chinese Teachers), the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, and the Square and Circle Club.