Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year

San Diego Unified is excited and ready to embark on another year of outstanding student achievement. We hope that everyone had a restful summer and is prepared for the new school year. For those that are new to the district - welcome! For those of you returning - we look forward to seeing you again soon.

  • Start date: School starts on Monday, August 28, 2017. 
  • Academic Calendars for 17-18: Traditional  Year-round
  • Enrollment: Enrollment is necessary for the following students
  1. Students that are attending school for the first time*
  2. Students who are new to the district (they have recently moved into the San Diego Unified boundary or they were previously attending a private school, charter school or were home-schooled)
  3. Students who were previously attending a district school, but have moved to a different area of the district.

*Students wishing to attend one of our preschools or child development centers must enroll through the district’s Early Childhood Education Department. Details about our programs and enrollment materials can be found on the Early Childhood Education Department website
Enrollment Process: Please visit our Enrollment website for details on the enrollment process. Most school sites will open the week of Aug. 21 for those that need to enroll their child. If you have questions regarding the Choice process, please contact our Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options Office by phone (619-260-2410), email (eoptions@sandi.net) or stop by our Welcome Center located at 4100 Normal St., Annex 12 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.
Enrollment Requirements: Our Enrollment Requirements website details the documents and immunizations required of all children before they start school. Please review these important requirements to ensure your child may attend the first day of school. 
  • Tdap Immunization: Please remember that students entering grade 7 and those new to the district in grades 8-12 must show proof of their Tdap immunization against pertussis (whooping cough) prior to the first day of school. Your student will not be allowed to attend school unless you provide proof of vaccination by submitting a copy of the student’s immunization card to your school health office. For more information about the Tdap vaccine, please read this information statement about Tdap (English) (Spanish). For information about other required vaccines, please visit our Enrollment Requirements web page. 
Important information and resources:  
  • Free and Reduced Price Meals: This state and federal program offers lunch and breakfast at reduced cost, depending on family income. Applications are now being accepted. Read more.
  • New Meal Viewer Mobile App: While you were away for the summer, we brought on a new MealViewer mobile app and web-viewer for our school breakfast and lunch programs. This mobile app and web-viewer displays menus along with nutritional and allergen information, and it also allows you to create profiles for your students and receive real time announcements and alerts based on the school your child attends. Download MealViewer from the AppStore or GooglePlay, or view online at: schools.mealviewer.com. 
  • Hot Weather: All schools in the San Diego Unified School District have “hot weather” plans in place for continued operations of schools during periods of extremely hot weather. Read more.
  • Facts for Parents: Facts for Parents is an annual publication containing updated information relevant to all San Diego Unified School District families that includes local, state, and federal policy issues that may impact student(s). These topics include discrimination, harassment and bullying policies, English Learner program options, student records and rights, technology policies and more. Please review this publication with your student.
  • Special Education: If you have questions regarding the delivery of Special Education services for your child, please contact the district’s Special Education Department at 619-725-7700. Your message will be routed to the appropriate Program Manager, who will respond accordingly.
  • Uniforms: A few of our schools recommend that students wear uniforms. To find a school's uniform policy, check the school's website, or call or visit the school.
  • Back to School Supply Lists: In California, public schools cannot charge fees or require parents to purchase supplies -- with a few exceptions. Many schools have recommended supply lists, but all necessary materials will be supplied by your school. Read more.

  • Family and Community Engagement: San Diego Unified's Family and Community Engagement Department is dedicated to supporting families, staff, and community partners in engaging in highly effective practices that bring stakeholders together for student success. They provide assistance and resources for parents/guardians and students throughout the year. Please visit their website for more information. 
  • Parent Concerns:  The Quality Assurance Office collaborates with students and their families, staff, and community members to address inquiries, concerns and complaints in a timely and objective manner. Read more.