SFUSD hosting town hall meetings to help students prepare for in-person instruction

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021
SFUSD hosting 3 town hall meeting to address back-to-school plan
SFUSD is hosting a series of town hall meetings as students prepare to return to class full-time for the first time since the pandemic began.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We're just over a month away from San Francisco public schools returning to full-time in-person instruction on Aug. 16.

With the countdown on, there are still a lot of questions. Tuesday, the school district will hopefully answer them during a town hall.

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There will be three different meetings this week in English, Spanish and Cantonese. They are for families and teachers as the district prepares to welcome students back for full-time in-person learning.

"We are looking forward to welcoming all students back in the fall, and appreciate the support from UCSF to ensure our families and staff are ready for a safe return," San Francisco Unified Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews said in a statement.

Educators say they will discuss the safety protocols that will be in place, the science behind the transmission of COVID-19 and state and county guidelines.

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The guidelines for the schools is still pending, for example, they have not said whether masks will be required, but Tuesday night they have teamed up with UC San Francisco to start talking about what is known and what is in place.

The district says the meetings can be viewed on Zoom or on the district's Facebook page on the following dates:

Tuesday, July 6, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Townhall will be in English with interpretation if requested.

Wednesday, July 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. - Townhall will be in Spanish with English interpretation.

Thursday, July 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. - Townhall will be in Cantonese with English interpretation.