Public School Enrollment Workshops

Every fall parents all over San Francisco get anxious about getting their preschoolers into elementary school. There is the whole public vs. private debate (if you are even able to have that debate) and also if public school is the way the way to go, how to navigate the system and get your child into the best school.

This year the process is even more daunting as the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) implements a new assignment system to decide which school your children will attend. Not that I had the old “lottery system” figured out, now I have to figure this out. It is supposed to be better and I hope it is better for the sake of all our kids.

To make the process easier the Friends of the Public Library, the San Francisco Public Library and Parents for Public Schools are hosting a series of workshops at library branches all over the city starting this week. You will get a chance to to learn about the new enrollment process, talk to parents about their personal experiences with public school and hopefully get some invaluable tips and advice on how to get your children into the school that is the right fit for your family.

Get yourself to the Potrero Library Meeting room next Tuesday, October 26th at 6.30 pm (till 8 pm) if you want to attend one of these workshops. If you cannot make this one there are several other workshops you can attend at other branch libraries. Hopefully, you will learn more and the school application process will be a breeze!