The San Diego Unified School District offices will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 and reopening Monday April 6, 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Please be advised that this is a very fluid situation so the reopening date may be subject to change. Questions regarding pay for substitute employees in all classifications should be sent to This email will be monitored during the closure; emails are typically answered in 2 work days). Please the “Staff Info” tab on for more information. 

Current Substitute and Visiting Teacher Resource Site

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(619) 297-0304
Visiting teachers are assigned by an automated computerized system called SAMS, which uses both an interactive voice response and internet based system. SAMS contacts you by phone to offer assignments. It is important to notify the help desk if your phone number changes as soon as possible.

Do to the most recent update to SmartFindExpress, you will notice only a few changes to the system. However, the most notable change is the reCAPTCHA security login. This is a new feature of the system program and cannot be removed by the District.
If you need help please visit the link below.  Also below, you can visit the same information in a PDF version.


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        As a mandate of California state law, the Early Childhood Education Department is requiring all Child Development Center Assistant substitutes, all Child Development Center Assistant-Head Start substitutes and Children’s Center Clerk substitutes to obtain and submit vaccination records of   immunizations for: Influenza, Pertussis, and Measles.  Evidence for immunizations of Pertussis and Measles will be kept on file, while the Influenza vaccination must be submitted annually (between August 1 and December 1 of each year).

Memorandum to ECE substitutes

Vaccinations Form



System Call Out Times

  • Weekdays
    • 5:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
    • 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m
  • Weekends / Holidays
    • 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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Substitute Help Desk

(619) 725-8090
Available Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.