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School Guidelines 2013-2014

San Francisco Day School 350 Masonic Avenue San Francisco, California 94118 415-931-2422

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Contents Introduction and SFDS School Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Absences, Arrivals, and Dismissals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Attendance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Behavior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Child Abuse, Dress Code, Drugs & Alcohol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Emergency Information and Field Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Harassment Policy, Health Record, Illness & Medication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Inclusiveness in School Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Lice Alert Protocols and Lost & Found . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Lunch and Snack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Parent/Guardian Visits, Parties, and Probation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Progress Reports, Religious Tolerance, Security Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Smoking, Toys and Electronic Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Traffic Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Key Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

San Francisco Day School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administration of its discounted tuition, athletic, and other school-administered programs.

Introduction The board of trustees establishes policies for the operation of the School. These policies cover a wide range of topics including budgeting, tuition, admission of siblings, fundraising, student life, learning differences, building use, harassment, child abuse, and tutoring by faculty. Following is a partial list of school policies. Parents may request information about school policies from the head of school or president of the board of trustees, or consult the policy binder at the front desk.

San Francisco Day School Song There’s a dolphin playing in the ocean, leaping over waves and diving in. Feeling free ‘cause everything is open, like a child ready to begin. We come to grow, we come to make friends. We come to know, beginnings and ends. We come to learn life’s precious tools, We come to love San Francisco Day School. There’s a bridge that joins two points together, a golden gateway to the world beyond. Passing through, with friends we’ll have forever, and in our hearts the echo of a song. We come to grow, we come to make friends. We come to know, beginnings and ends. We come to learn life’s precious tools, We come to love San Francisco Day School. We come to grow, we come to make friends. We come to know, beginnings and ends. We come to learn life’s precious tools, We come to love San Francisco Day School.


Absences Please call the School (931-2422) before 8:30 a.m. each day your child is absent. You may leave a message before 8:00 a.m. or speak directly with the receptionist after 8:00 a.m. If you have not left a message by 9:00 a.m., the receptionist will call to verify the absence. In upper school, homework buddies will leave assignments with the receptionist to be picked up after dismissal.

Arrivals and Dismissals Arrival Times 7:15 a.m. Doors open 7:30 a.m. K-2 supervised in Masonic lobby; Grades 3-8 supervised in cafeteria 7:50 a.m. Grades 3-8 dismissed to classrooms 7:55 a.m. Grades K-2 dismissed to classrooms School Begins 8:00 a.m. Grades 3-8 8:30 a.m. Grades K-2 The School strongly urges families to car pool or use public transportation in the interests of the environment and in anticipation of 400 students arriving and leaving simultaneously. The School has established the following procedures as a courtesy to our neighbors and to ensure safe and speedy drop-off and pick-up for our students - please refer to the “Traffic Guidelines� section of this handbook. Arrival options 1. Drive to the white zone and watch while your child leaves the car and is met by security at the door at Golden Gate Avenue. 2. Park your car and walk in with your child; either to wait together in the Golden Gate lobby, or to escort your child to the cafeteria and then to their classroom at the appropriate time listed above. 3. If arriving on foot or by bicycle, follow procedures above, unless after 8:00 a.m. when the Masonic entrance is open.


Arrivals and Dismissals, cont’d. Dismissal Times 2:15 p.m. Kindergarten dismissed to AEP or white zone 3:00 p.m. Grades 1-4 dismissed to AEP, white zone, or Masonic entrance 3:15 p.m. (MON & FRI) Grades 5-8 dismissed 3:30 p.m. (TUES & THUR) Grades 5-8 dismissed Dismissal Options For the safety of our students, families must provide the School with information regarding students’ dismissal arrangements, including the names of adults authorized to pick them up. No changes in a child’s dismissal routine will be allowed without written notification from the family to the front desk and classroom teacher. Students may not remain beyond dismissal time unless they are attending AEP, homework café, study hall, sports, or other school-sponsored activities. Parents with Children in Upper AND Lower School Please plan to pick up your children at the later dismissal time. Children waiting for a sibling or car pool will be in a supervised area and called when the car is waiting and when all siblings and car pool mates have arrived at the white zone. FOR TRAFFIC GUIDELINES, please refer to the “Traffic Guidelines” section of this handbook or visit:



It is important for children’s academic progress that they attend school every day. A student who is absent misses explanations, discussions, and classroom activities that cannot be recovered. Please plan trips for the announced vacation periods, social affairs for weekends and other engagements for after-school hours. Medical appointments should be made outside of school hours whenever possible. Student absences due to family vacations may be considered unexcused unless prior permission has been granted by the upper/lower head of school. If you are planning to be absent from school for reasons other than illness, you must complete a Future Absence Slip at least one week in advance. Future Absence Slips need to be signed by teachers, parents, and the head of the upper school. Students will be responsible for all work missed during the absence. Tardiness: Grade 3-8 students are expected to be in class and ready to begin working at 8:00 a.m.; Grade K- 2 students at 8:30 a.m. Students are expected to be prompt to all classes. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure the on-time arrival of students. Because the Golden Gate entrance will be closed after 8:30 a.m., you will need to enter through the Masonic entrance if you arrive after that time. Always remember to check in at the front desk when you arrive late. Any child who needs to leave campus during the day must provide his/her advisor with written permission or call the office of the head of the upper/lower school. Parents who pick up their child during the school day must first come to the front office. Leaving During the School Day: Students needing to leave for any reason during the day must notify the School in advance. For lower school students, a written message to the classroom teacher will suffice. Upper school students should submit a release form to the receptionist the day before or upon arrival in the morning. Parents must pick up children in the lobby; students are not allowed to stand outside and wait for parents.



San Francisco Day School educates and nurtures children according to the highest standards of academic excellence and responsible behavior. The School strives to help each child develop a strong sense of self-esteem balanced by respect and appreciation for others. To ensure that SFDS is a safe place where children can play and learn, all members of our community are expected to demonstrate compassion, integrity, and responsibility. There are certain behaviors that will not be tolerated within our community: • verbal or physical conduct hurtful to others (including name calling, inappropriate language, severe aggression, harassment) • destruction or vandalism of property • lying or cheating • stealing • leaving campus without an adult •

possession or use of weapons, alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs

When the School’s expectations are not met, classroom teachers will intervene and communicate with parents as necessary. When infractions arise outside the classroom, any staff member may respond. In some situations, an upper school teacher may issue a discipline slip to document the event and to inform parents. If the inappropriate behavior is particularly harmful or is a repeated infraction, the division head will contact the parents to discuss ways to resolve the situation and help the student meet community standards. Strategies may include: • a meeting of the parents and teachers • sending a student home for the remainder of the day • in-school suspension •

loss of certain privileges, such as recess, after-school sports, or field trips

Repeated occurrences are of particular concern because they interfere with the learning process and have a detrimental impact on the rest of the School community. Students who demonstrate such a pattern may be placed on probation while the administration considers whether continued enrollment at SFDS is appropriate. In instances of extremely inappropriate, persistent, or disruptive behavior, the administration may take more severe measures, including suspension or expulsion from school.


Child Abuse In compliance with California state law, teachers and school staff who suspect child abuse in any of the categories listed below must file a report immediately or as soon as practical by phone, followed by a written report within 36 hours. • Physical abuse • Physical neglect • Sexual abuse • Emotional maltreatment

Dress Code

The School’s standards make clear that we expect students to dress in a manner appropriate for school. Clothing with slogans that belittle the beliefs or rights of others or that contains hostile, vulgar, or sexually suggestive expressions is not acceptable. Neither is clothing that is inappropriately revealing, or that condones or makes light of drug or alcohol use. Students may not be barefoot on campus. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children wear proper footwear to school.

Drug and Alcohol Policy The School’s policy concerning drugs and alcohol is to work toward achieving several goals: (1) to maintain a learning environment that is entirely free from the influence of drugs and alcohol; (2) to educate students in an age-appropriate manner about issues relating to the use of drugs and alcohol; and (3) to assist and support individual students and families having difficulty with substance abuse. For further information, see the full drug and alcohol policy in the policy binder at the front desk. Alcohol is not served at events on campus when students are present.


Emergency Information ( Please keep your emergency contact information up to date via the “Family Access Module� button in the online parent portal. Technical difficulties? Contact The School conducts monthly fire drills in cooperation with the San Francisco Fire Department. Teachers conduct an earthquake drill following every fire drill. First aid equipment and a concise manual describing emergency procedures are kept in administrative offices and all classrooms. A more detailed manual is on hand at the front desk. The School has a detailed plan to be put into effect in the event of a major disaster and conducts two extensive drills for staff and students each year. In the event of a major disaster, students will be kept at school until they are picked up by parents or alternates listed as the emergency contacts. The School is prepared to care for your child for an extended period of time and will not release your child to anyone who is not listed as an emergency contact. Students will remain in the building as long as it is safe to do so. In the event of severe damage to the building, students will move to the USF field at Masonic and Golden Gate.

Field Trips Life outside the walls of the School can be a great teacher, and the City offers a rich curriculum. Transportation is generally arranged in private cars or on public transportation. Every precaution is taken to safeguard the students on these trips. When traveling in private cars, all students must use seat belts and may not sit in the front seat. Neither the School nor the parents furnishing the cars for the trips can assume complete responsibility for participating students. The School’s insurance carrier requires that parents who drive have on file with the School a form documenting their auto insurance coverage.


Harassment Policy The School is committed to creating an environment free of harassment. School policy prohibits sexual harassment and harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, race, religion, color, national origin or ancesty, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, gender, sexual orientation, family care status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. All such harassment is unlawful. No teacher, administrator, other employee, adult visitor of the school, or student is allowed to engage in any form of harassment on or off the campus at any time. If you believe that you or your child have been or are being harassed sexually or because of any of the other reasons listed above, you should immediately contact the head of school, following up with a written complaint that provides as much detail as possible. The School will immediately undertake a thorough and objective investigation of the allegations. If the School determines that unlawful harassment has occurred, effective remedial action will be taken in accordance with the circumstances involved.

Health Record No student will be allowed to attend school until parents complete and return the student Health/Emergency Record. This form is kept on file to document important medical information and your consent for the School to obtain emergency medical help for your child. It also lists the names of persons authorized to pick up your child in case of an emergency.

Illness and Medication

For the welfare of all, please do not send a child who is not feeling well to school. The control of contagious diseases depends on the cooperation of all families in the School. Please observe the following rules: • Children should not be in school with a fever and should be kept home until 24 hours after a fever subsides. A child who has vomited during the night should be not be sent to school the next morning unless you are sure he or she is well. • If your child contracts a contagious disease, please notify the School immediately. The School will notify other parents of any exposure to a contagious disease in their child’s class. The Health Record should detail any allergies or special health needs. You must inform the School of new allergies or special health needs that may arise during the school year. 8

Illness and Medication, cont’d. Life Threatening Allergies: Before school starts, we ask parents of children with life threatening allergies to meet with their Division Head to determine if food with that allergen will be prohibited from the classroom or restricted. Medication: Upon written request by the family, the division office staff will administer prescription medication to students. Medication must be sent to school in the original container with dosage information on the label. Medication must be shown to the classroom teacher and then taken to the division office. Students are not allowed to carry medication with them during the school day. Dispensation of medication is recorded in our medical log. Tylenol can be given to students when necessary during the school day if parents have granted permission by signing the appropriate section of the Student/Family Information Form. Students who feel ill may rest in the sick room until parents arrive to pick them up. In the case of a medical emergency, the School will call 911 and notify parents as soon as possible.

Inclusiveness in School Events As part of our effort to build an inclusive community, we ask that families be sensitive to the details of social gatherings and parties outside of school, and especially those events that include students. It is important to realize that although these are outside events, their impact on students and their families and the school community can be considerable. Social exclusion, whether intentional or inadvertent, is harmful to those excluded and included. The School is committed to an environment in which all community members feel visible, valued, and welcome. When planning school-wide and/or grade-wide events, families, individuals, and class leaders should make an effort to recognize diversity within the School community so that all families feel included. Open communication is essential to fostering inclusiveness. Loren MoyĂŠ and Chris Wilcox, Co-Directors of Diversity, are able to help foster such communications. You are always welcome to contact them for advice or support.


Lice Alert Protocols • • • • • • • •

As soon as a case of lice is known or reported, the front office staff will send an email notice to all families. Division Heads will determine whether we will employ the services of an experienced lice-checker and inform parents in advance of the check. Division Heads will ask several parent volunteers to be available to stay with the children who are identified as having lice. The office staff and parent volunteers will call parents to pick up children who have lice or nits and will maintain a record of the results of each call. If parents cannot be reached, we will call the emergency contact person. Calls will continue for each child until an adult is contacted. Children will be readmitted to school after being checked by trained personnel. Ten days to two weeks after an outbreak, the school may recheck the children who had lice or nits. Families with persistent cases (lice remain after two or more checks) will be asked to remain out of school for 24-48 hours to treat lice.

Lost and Found Families are strongly encouraged to mark every item of outerwear and lunch boxes with the student’s name. We will attempt to return all marked items to the student. Remaining items will be displayed in the Lost and Found area near the Golden Gate lobby for 30 days. Any unclaimed items left longer than 30 days will be donated.


Lunch and Snack We are thrilled to offer lunch service as part of our cafeteria program. We heard your feedback and have created a program that balances the efficiencies of planning and scale with an expressed need for flexibility. To that end, we settled on a program that allows students to eat lunch five days a week or two days a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To read a full description of our new program please visit Parents are to provide a snack for their children. Here are a couple of suggestions for providing a healthy snack for your child: - Fruits and vegetables provide essential nutrients and are often quite portable. Many students bring a piece of whole, fresh fruit or a container of berries, dried fruit, or cut up vegetables. - Some students prefer an additional, heartier option for snack. A container of yogurt or crackers with hummus or cheese might be a helpful addition. Please avoid sugary food whenever possible. We would also like to remind you that upper and lower school students should not bring in food for their peers. On occasion, parents provide food to honor a student’s birthday or a special event. This is much appreciated by the faculty and students and is a fun way to celebrate as a community. Information about food provided to the students will come directly from the teachers to you. This helps us to monitor the food that the students are eating throughout the day. We appreciate your cooperation as we work to promote health and wellness in our community.


Parent and Guardian Visits In order to maintain a normal flow of the school day and to ensure that the educational process is not interrupted, the School prefers that parents limit visits to classrooms. The best way to learn about your child’s class is to volunteer. Your child’s teacher, class roomparent or the School’s volunteer coordinator can provide information on the volunteer opportunities available for parents. Parents who wish to visit classrooms outside of the many regular opportunities provided may do so with the approval of the division head. In addition, parents should refrain from any use of cell phones while in the building.

Parties As part of our effort to build an inclusive community, we ask that you be sensitive to all the details of parties and other gatherings outside of school. Social exclusion is as harmful to those being asked to participate in exlusivity as it is to those who are excluded. It is important to realize that while these are outside events, their impact on life at school can be considerable. Invitations to parties should be sent through the US mail, not passed out at school. Children should not talk about the party or event at school if not everyone is invited.

Probation An upper school student with consistently low effort grades or low achievement grades will be counseled carefully regarding his or her progress. A student earning two or more year-end grades of D or lower may not be matriculated automatically into the next grade. Parents will meet with the upper school head, advisor and teachers to discuss the advisability of continued enrollment. The re-enrollment contract may be withheld pending the division head’s recommendation.


Progress Reports Progress reports are mailed to families in February and June. Teachers write reports that describe a student’s development and effort in academic and social/ emotional areas. The report also includes comments from the art, music, science and physical education teachers. Upper school progress reports, beginning with the second term of fifth grade, use letter grades to describe academic achievement. Each letter grade is also accompanied by a numerical rating describing the student’s effort. Narrative comments from each teacher provide more detailed information. The June progress report also includes the advisor’s summary statement on personal growth including citizenship, responsibility and attitude.

Religious Tolerance

As part of our commitment to be a supportive and inclusive community, the School strives to respect the many religious groups represented at SFDS. Assemblies throughout the year recognize and celebrate the many traditions of our community members. Parents are encouraged to share with teachers any special information about family traditions that might be helpful in enriching the education of all students. We support students in their observation of religious and cultural holidays and ask parents to inform teachers in advance if students will be absent.

Security Procedures

The school has two entrance doors that are accessible as follows: • Masonic: Doors open from 8:00am - 4:00pm • Golden Gate: Doors open from 7:15am - 8:30am & 2:00pm - 10:00pm In order to maintain the safety of all students, all visitors, including parents, must sign in with the receptionist or security guard when entering and wear a visitor/ parent badge, supplied by the receptionist or security guard, while on campus. Parents and visitors are asked to return the badge and sign out when leaving the campus. Please note that from 8:30am - 2:00pm the Golden Gate door will be armed with an audible alarm. During this time parents and visitors should no attempt to enter or exit through the door as this will trigger the alarm.


Smoking The San Francisco Day School campus is a smoke-free environment; smoking is not allowed in the building or on the grounds.

Toys and Electronic Devices Children should not bring electronic devices or toys to school except when requested by the classroom teacher. Personal listening devices and electronic games should be left at home. Students who bring cell phones to school must abide by strict guidelines. Cell phones may not be used during the school day. Cell phones must be turned off and left in backpacks during the school day. If you need to get an important message to your child, you may call the front desk at 931-2422. Please do not call your child’s cell phone during school hours. Parents should leave phone messages for students only in emergencies. Students may ask for permission to use the school phones in case of emergency. If students need to make a phone call during the day, they should ask permission to use a school phone. The Masonic lobby phone may be used with the permission but the phone at the Golden Gate entrance should not be used by students. Students waiting for their parents after school hours may turn on their cell phones as they wait in the Golden Gate lobby.


Traffic Guidelines Thanks to everyone for your consideration and patience during arrival and dismissal at the white zone. We’d like to remind everyone of the following: - Please pull all the way forward in the white zone before dropping off or picking up a student. This allows us to service cars that may be waiting behind you and keeps the line moving more quickly. - DO NOT text or talk on your cell phone when you are using the white zone (unless you have been stopped for some time and are trying to contact a student). We need your full attention while you are driving in this busy area. We can radio for students that are in AEP and page the school for a student, so ask for our assistance if you need it. - U-Turns from the white zone are not allowed. They can cause a safety issue. - NEVER leave your car while in the white zone. We need all drivers to stay with their cars so we keep the line moving. - When crossing the street, ALWAYS use the crosswalk. As we motion cars forward in the white zone we are not expecting pedestrian traffic so an accident could occur if you cross the street in this area. - NEVER leave your car double-parked or blocking a neighbor’s driveway. - When you see traffic monitors holding up a sign with a bicycle on it, this means there is a bicycle approaching from behind in the bike lane. Please stay right where you are until the sign comes down (unless you are instructed by the traffic monitor to move from the bike lane). - As a courtesy to everyone, please consider proceeding straight across Masonic after you have left the white zone. If you need to make a right turn on Masonic from Golden Gate, we suggest that you go across Masonic and turn right at the next street to find your way to Masonic. There are so many pedestrians crossing at Masonic that waiting to turn right causes a delay for everyone behind you. Taking a few extra minutes to take a slightly longer route would make our traffic flow much easier.Look out for bicycles! Our white zone shares the road with a frequently used bicycle lane. Please be aware that bicycles are traveling west bound on Golden Gate Avenue. Our orange-vested grown ups may display a bicycle sign that indicates that a bicycle is approaching. Do not pull out from the white zone when the bicycle sign is being waved. When pulling out of the white zone, try not to block the bicycle lane. 15

Traffic Guidelines, cont’d. On Golden Gate Avenue, the school has a white zone dedicated to arrival and dismissal. The white zone is delineated by orange cones. Traveling west bound on Golden Gate, enter the coned white zone to drop off your child. Please pull forward as much as possible to do so. By about 7:45 a.m., there will be orange vested grown ups to help your children out of the car. Please stay in your car while the child is unloaded. Arrival options 1. Drive to the white zone and watch while your child leaves the car and is met by security at the door at Golden Gate Avenue. 2. Park your car and walk in with your child; either to wait together in the Golden Gate lobby, or to escort your child to the cafeteria and then to their classroom at the appropriate time listed above. 3. If arriving on foot or by bicycle, follow procedures above, unless after 8:00 a.m. when the Masonic entrance is open. Dismissal options On Mondays and Fridays, Lower School (LS) dismissal is at 3:00 p.m. and Upper School (US) dismissal is at 3:15 p.m. If you are early for your US student, please circle the block until we have dismissed our LS students. We highly recommend that if you are picking up an US student, do not arrive earlier than 3:25 p.m. on Monday and Friday. Even though US students are dismissed at 3:15 p.m., it usually takes 5-10 minutes to get from their class to the white zone. If you arrive from 3:15-3:25 p.m., chances are good that you will be asked to circle the block so we can complete LS dismissal.


Traffic Guidelines, cont’d. Just like arrival, please enter west bound on Golden Gate Avenue into the orange coned white zone. In order to ensure the safe and efficient flow of traffic, we post people at various intersections to direct drivers during dismissal. If your child is not available for dismissal when you arrive you may be asked to circle the block for another attempt. The cooperation of all drivers is essential to this process. To avoid traffic congestions, do not arrive prior to the scheduled dismissal time. As teachers put students into cars at Golden Gate, the carpool line will begin moving around the block to ensure a safe and efficient process. 2:25 p.m.

Kindergarten carpool line begins moving.

3:10 p.m.

Grades 1-4 carpool line begins moving.

3:25 p.m. (M/F) or 3:40 p.m. (Tu-Th) Grades 5-8 carpool line begins moving. 3:45 p.m. All students remaining on campus must check-in to one of the following areas: AEP, after school study hall (in library media center), with a tutor or teacher, or afterschool sports. 3:45-6:00 p.m. Ally Parker (415-470-5024) will monitor students’ whereabouts. Parents arriving at school at 3:45 p.m. or later to pick up their children will either: - Pull into the white zone (stay in car) and give the student name to the security guard. (K-4 students will be walked out by an adult; 5-8 will be notified to proceed to the white zone). - Park in the neighborhood outside of the white zone and walk to AEP or study hall to pick-up their child. All students should checkout with after school staff before leaving the building. Parents with Children in Upper AND Lower School Please plan to pick up your children at the later dismissal time. Children waiting for a sibling or carpool will be in a supervised area and called when the car is waiting and when all siblings and carpool mates have arrived at the white zone.


Key Contact Information San Francisco Day School 350 Masonic Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118 Main Office Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm (Monday-Friday) If you have general questions or would like more information about San Francisco Day School, please call 415-931-2422 and you will be directed to a person who can assist you. To contact a specific department at SFDS, please refer to the list below: Admission Office Homa Hanjani, Director of Admission 415-568-3610 Head of School, David E. Jackson 415-568-3602 Lower School Head, Sue Collentine 415-568-3603 Upper School Head, Michael Mancini 415-568-3605 Business Office Carolyn Sasser, Director of Finance & Operations 415-568-3620 Development Office Vanessa Alexander, Director of Development 415-568-3641 Athletic Department Jason Tognetti, Director of Athletics 415-568-3606 Breakthrough San Francisco Andy Shin, Executive Director of Breakthrough SF 415-568-3661


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