AP Giannini Middle School
Main Office: 415-759-2770
-Grade Level Counselors
The City & County of San Francisco in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, the SF Alliance of Black School Educators, 100% College Prep, Mo Magic and many other community partners proudly presents the Spring Bi-Annual "Black Family Day" on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at Willie L. Brown Middle School (2055 Silver Ave SF).
As all public school districts in the State of California, including SFUSD, transitioned from STAR testing to the Smarter Balanced Assessments Consortium’s (SBAC) standardized assessments, all 9th grade applicants to Lowell were temporarily required to take the Lowell Admissions Test in the interim years 2015-16 and 2016-17.
As results from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s (SBAC) standardized tests SFUSD became available, SFUSD planned to use scores from the 7th grade SBAC for SFUSD Lowell applicants for the 2017-18 school year.
However, the district has received feedback from parents that there was not sufficient notice regarding the use of SBAC tests for Lowell admissions. Therefore, the district has determined that all applicants for Lowell for the 2017-18 school year will again be required to take the Lowell Admissions Test in January. For SFUSD students who have 7th grade SBAC scores, the district will use the highest score from either SBAC or the Lowell Admissions Test in English Language Arts and Math for its admissions’ calculations.
In 2017, the test will be administered on January 4, 5, 6, and 9 and students will be assigned by last name. More details are included on the Lowell application.
This will be the final year current SFUSD students applying to Lowell will be required to take the Lowell Admissions Test. For the 2018-19 and all subsequent years, SFUSD will use 7th grade SBAC scores for SFUSD student applicants to Lowell.
Applicants for Lowell must submit both a Lowell application and an enrollment application by Friday, December 16, 2016 to either their present SFUSD middle school or to the Educational Placement Center, which is temporarily located at 655 De Haro Street.
San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination 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 discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Ruth Diep, at (415) 355-7334 or email@example.com. A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy is available upon request.
APG SQUAD Week (Increase the Peace Week) is coming next week, from Monday, January 23rd through Friday, January 27th. The focus of ITPW is to build community and support a positive school climate at our school. This year’s theme is APG SQUAD (Self pride, eQuality, Unity, Acceptance, and Diversity) Week. Each day will have a DRESS (something to wear) and DO (an action) related to the theme of the day.
Homeroom Unity Challenge: Homerooms need to be decorated in as many blue and white decorations as possible. Use streamers, paper chain rings, balloons, posters, etc. By Wednesday 1/25 at 12pm, send Ms. Kim a photo of your decorations and the winning Homeroom will be featured on the Wellness Center Instagram and will also be getting a bagel breakfast!
Hot Emoji (Like “Hot Potato”): There will be 3 cardstock emojis/icons each day for each homeroom. Get as many students (not in your homeroom) to sign the emoji on the back. Turn it in to Ms. Kim by the end of the day. The homeroom that gets the most signatures at the end of the week gets a bagel breakfast!
School Spirit Spies – Spies will pass out stickers to students and staff who DRESS for the theme and DO the daily challenge.
DO: Tell someone what your “super strength” is, something you are good at, something you are proud of!
We will kick off SQUAD Week on Monday, during lunch, in the outdoor auditorium.
Tuesday, January 24th: eQuality Day
DRESS: Wear the color RED to represent the Human Rights Campaign’s viral logo.
DO: Put one fist up to show solidarity with everybody!
Wednesday, January 25th: Unity Day
DRESS: Wear APG COLORS (blue and white) to show that we are unified as Jaguars!
DO: Give each other a Jaguar paw/fist bump!
Thursday, January 26th: Acceptance Day
DRESS: WACKY HAIR AND CLOTHES Day! Show you are down to be different.
DO: Say hello to someone you have never met before!
Lunar New Year Holiday!
There will be SQUAD focused lunch-time activities throughout the school, during Beacon, and during the week. Get a blank SQUAD Passport at any activity station during lunch. You can get one stamp at each station you participate in. If you get 4 stamps, you can get a prize from Ms. Kim.
Increase the Peace!
San Francisco Public Library will offer a Fine Forgiveness program from Jan. 3 to Feb. 14, 2017. During this six-week period, late fees will be waived on all returned books, CDs, DVDs and other materials, regardless of how long overdue.
The fine forgiveness program is an opportunity for residents to reconnect with their library. The program allows the Library to recover materials and gives patrons with overdue items a clear record. The program aligns with the Library’s commitment to eliminating barriers to service and providing basic access for all San Franciscans, especially those most in need of library services.
AP Giannini Science Fair
January 31st, 2017
The APG Jaguar Fund Drive is in full swing! BIG THANKS to the generous families who have already donated. We are almost halfway to our goal, so we still have a ways to go. If you haven't already, visit our web page to make a 100% tax-deductible donation! http://apg-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com/JaguarFund
A.P. GIANNINI GAZETTE
APG LOST & FOUND at the Red Tile Area
Are you missing items?
Please come check the Lost & Found! Items that are not collected are periodically donated.
Other items (i.e. keys, glasses) are located in the Main Office.
PARENT REGISTRATION DIRECTIONS FOR SCHOOL LOOP
ALL PARENTS WILL BE APPROVED SO STUDENT GRADES CAN BE VIEWED. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL. ANY PARENTS NOT APPROVED WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL MESSAGE FROM MS. TERRY LAI, TEACHER LIBRARIAN.
ALL STUDENTS HAVE ACCOUNTS SET UP BY THE DISTRICT. PARENTS HAVE TO REGISTER FOR THEIR OWN ACCOUNTS IF THEY DO NOT ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT. THOSE PARENTS WHO HAVE A 7TH OR 8TH GRADE IN ATTENDANCE AND HAVE AN ACCOUNT FOLLOW DIRECTIONS IN YELLOW BELOW TO ADD ANOTHER CHILD.
Parents can add additional children to their account by clicking on the Add Student link from the Tool Box at the top right of their Portal Page.
School Loop is a valuable way for teachers to communicate with the parent community. Students will be more successful if parents and caregivers are informed and in the Loop. Once registered, parents will receive a daily email when teachers post assignments, progress reports, and school news published for parents.
These instructions are also posted in the Locker In the lower right corner on this page.
To print the school calendar, use the icons on the far right side of the top of the calendar. Select the view you want by clicking on the icon for day, week or month. Then click on the print view icon. This new window can now be printed.
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APG School Tours will be held on Fridays starting at 9:45 a.m. on November 4.
January 13, 2017 will be the last tour.
Tours will start in the Library (room 224) on the 2nd floor.
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The Library subscribes to the Junior Library Guild program. This means that the Library will receive 15 new books monthly. The book titles are listed in the public Resource lists in DESTINY, the online Library catalog. Click on the CATALOG TAB.
READ and VOTE on your favorite title. See the California Young Reader Medal Page.