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This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. We are on track to send assignment letters via first class mail on Monday evening, March 20. Families should receive letters starting on Tuesday, March 21. The registration deadline has been extended by a week to April 21.
Please do not come to the Educational Placement Center for information about your assignment, as staff will not have any information on Monday regarding assignments.
We recognize that you may be deciding next steps regarding independent and private schools. Please note that no information about assignments will be available before March 21. If you need information before your letter arrives, please email EnrollinSchool@sfusd.edu and we will do what we can to help you after March 21.
We are truly sorry for the delay.
Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Estamos en camino para estar listos para enviar cartas de asignación por correo de primera clase el lunes 20 de marzo por la noche. El plazo de inscripción ha sido prorrogado por una semana, hasta el 21 de abril.
Por favor, no acuda al EPC para obtener información sobre su asignación, ya que el personal no tendrá información el lunes sobre las asignaciones.
Reconocemos que usted tal vez esté decidiendo los siguientes pasos con respecto a escuelas privadas e independientes. Por favor tenga presente que no habrá información disponible sobre las asignaciones antes del 21 de marzo. Si necesita información antes de que su carta llegue, por favor contacte a email@example.com y haremos lo posible por ayudarlo antes del 21 de marzo.
Realmente sentimos el retraso.
This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. As you know SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, have been delayed. The delay is due to unforeseen staffing emergencies. SFUSD’s computer system is working as designed and there is a dedicated team working 24-7 to get assignments finalized as quickly as possible given these unforeseen staffing issues. Please be assured we are double checking for accuracy every step of the way and aim to get this information to families as soon as possible.
We remain hopeful that letters might be ready by Monday. We are extremely sorry for the delay and will notify you of our progress again tomorrow morning, March 20.
Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Como saben, las cartas de asignación escolar del SFUSD, que debían enviarse por correo antes del 17 de marzo, se han retrasado. El retraso se debe a emergencias imprevistas de personal. El sistema informático del SFUSD está funcionando como está diseñado y hay un equipo dedicado trabajando las 24 horas del día para obtener asignaciones finalizadas lo más rápido posible dado los problemas imprevistos de personal. Por favor, tenga por seguro de que estamos comprobando la exactitud de cada paso del proceso de asignación y queremos hacer llegar la información sobre las asignaciones a las familias tan pronto como sea posible.
Seguimos con la esperanza de que las cartas estén listas para el lunes. Estamos extremadamente apenados por este retraso y le notificaremos de nuestro progreso nuevamente mañana por la mañana, 20 de marzo.
SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, will be delayed. We apologize for the inconvenience, as we know parents are counting on getting this news in the next few days. District staff need more time to run all of the necessary checks. Please be assured that we are working around the clock and are aiming for the shortest possible delay. Once the letters are ready to go, we will be sure to notify you. We will also be announcing revised dates, as we will be adjusting the registration period. We are extremely sorry for the impact that this delay may cause.
Giving to Lawton
There are a variety of ways you can support Lawton Three very easy things that you can do right now are to view teacher proposals on donorschoose.org, sign up for eScrip, and bring in some Boxtops.
You give to a project, Donorschoose delivers the materials to the class, kids learn and show it in photos and thank-you notes.
eScrip is a resource where participating business partners contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to Lawton. For example, if you register your Safeway Club Card with eScrip, Safeway donates 1% of what you spend per month to the school. Lawton's Group ID# is 119028715.
Next time you go grocery shopping, look for the Box Top logos located on many different products like Cheerios. If you buy any of these products, all you need to do is clip the tops and leave them in the PTA cubby in the Lawton main office.
Over seventy years ago, Lawton Alternative School was founded in the growing Sunset District. The school was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which provided work to nearly eight million Americans during the Great Depression. Most of the school buildings in the area were built by the same architects in an Art Deco influenced style known as "Streamline Moderne." This type of style emphasized curving forms, long horizontal lines, and sometimes nautical themes. Source: Sunset Beacon.
Today, Lawton is a Kindergarten through 8th Grade school with an open enrollment which allows students from any San Francisco neighborhood to apply to attend. Our school-wide priority is to improve the academic performance of all our students by developing each student's learning potential through a wide variety of challenging programs that provide them with as many active learning and problem solving to reach their full academic potential. We endeavor to become better citizens through adherence to our motto, "Respect, Responsibility, and Compassion." Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is committed to fostering a strong sense of community and raising funds to support the classrooms with materials, enrichment programs, and extracurricular activies.
Lawton is a California Distinguished School 1986, 1993, 2002, and 2014
Class photo from Lawton January 1960
Class photo from Lawton November 1954
Culture & Climate Survey family survey
Student will take their own survey. We encourage parents and guardians to take this family survey
Here it is: https://goo.gl/xpHlRs
● The Culture & Climate Survey family survey is part of our school’
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School tours are on Tuesday and Thursday at starting at 9:25 a.m. from October to mid-January. Please call (415) 759-2832 to make an appointment for a tour or sign up on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lawton-alternative-school-tour-tickets-27697493950 If you'd like to speak with a current parent, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.