Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year, FSK community!
Whether you are a new or a returning family to our school community, I hope you are getting ready to join us for an adventurous school year full of fun and learning at Francis Scott Key.
We begin this year with a leadership shift at FSK and I am so proud to step up as your principal and continue serving this supportive, collaborative and compassionate community. While new to the role of principal this year, I am eager to continue fostering strong relationships with parents, guardians and families while supporting our students and staff in our efforts to maintain innovative and positive learning experiences for each and every FSK student.
Our teachers and staff have worked tirelessly to prepare schedules, routines, procedures, curriculum and instructional models that will support academic success for all our FSK students. Our primary goal is to ensure student proficiency in core academic subjects and social emotional areas. We will continue to engage our students in Project Based Learning through the Deeper Learning philosophy and strategies we immersed ourselves in more than five years ago. Our instructional philosophy and STEAM curriculum have aligned our school vision and SFUSD’s mission to foster the development of 21st century skills and the Graduate Profile. Our Restorative Practices approach and nurturing of strong social emotional skills such as growth mindset, self-efficacy, self-management and social awareness will continue to support our students in becoming critical thinkers, active problem solvers, collaborative communicators and responsible citizens. We are confident that our students at FSK will continue to thrive and have a positive and productive school year!
During the school year, please keep in mind they following:
Morning Announcements: Every morning, we will gather together on the yard at 7:50am for morning announcements. This is an important time for us to share pertinent information with our students, staff and families as well as celebrate monthly cultural traditions, Students of the Month, Wellness Wednesdays and morning exercises with Mr. Speidel. We look forward to seeing you all on the yard bright and early!
Daily Schedule: Please help your child arrive at school on time every day. Allowing your child to join their class on the yard to hear morning announcements and proceed to class as a group can support your child to feel calm and ready for the school day. Morning announcements begin every day at 7:50am. Pick up is 2:05pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with early dismissal at 12:50pm on Wednesday.
School-home Communication: To be environmentally-friendly and to conserve resources, we are moving into digital communication. All PTA flyers and school announcements, with the exception of forms that require signatures, will be sent via email and posted on our website for your access at your convenience. A monthly newsletter, The Pegasus Press, will be emailed to all families the first Friday of each month. You can also stay up to date by visiting our PTA website and the SFUSD website.
School Community Events: Under the leadership of FSK PTA Executive Board, we have designed a series of community events for families to stay involved and connected. Please view our calendar on the FSK home page to stay updated. Your commitment to the school community is what makes our school a unique place for our children to learn, grow and thrive.
San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying 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 subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or Director of the Office of Equity (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Keasara (Kiki) Williams, at 415-355-7334 or email@example.com. A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy and SFUSD’s non-discrimination policy are available upon request.