May is National Foster Care Month!


Foster Youth (noun): children and teenagers who suffer the traumatic effects of displacement from family and schools and/or multiple placements in foster care




Foster Youth Links & Resources:

Foster Youth Services San Francisco Unified School District:

Foster Youth Educational Rights:

Foster Youth Rights Bill of Rights:

Foster Youth Mental Health Rights:

San Francisco Independent Living Skills Program:

Housing Resources:


Galileo Academy recognized as a Common Sense Certified School!

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Galileo Academy has been recognized as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship!

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San Francisco, CA – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Galileo Academy as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.


Galileo Academy has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.


“We applaud the faculty and staff of Galileo Academy for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Jessica Lindl, Head of Common Sense Education. “Galileo Academy deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”


Galileo Academy has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.


We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School! By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning.


To learn more about the criteria SCHOOL NAME met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit

Common Sense is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators thrive in a world of media and technology. To see all of Common Sense’s education resources, visit


Synergy Gradebook Information – Teachers & Staff

Galileo Teachers & Staff,

For additional information about yesterday’s Synergy Gradebook meeting, please go to

For how-to videos on Youtube, search for SFUSD Department of Technology.

To access yesterday’s slide deck, go to ( links do not work when you click on them- please type it into your browser’s URL, case-sensitive)

To log in to the Synergy Gradebook TEST site (you will see your students pictures but all of their names, addresses, and information will be jumbled), please go to Remember that this is only to practice using the site. The real site will go live by May 2017 and this test site will be gone before September 2017.

If you need assistance transferring content from School Loop to Synergy during the school year, email If you would like to do so in the summertime, email School Loop access will also be gone before September 2017.

Unused AP Exam Fee – If you do not show up for AP Exams…

Each UNUSED AP exam will result in a $15 fee – this means if a student fails to show up to take an exam or decides not to take an exam they originally paid and registered for, they will owe $15.  Each exam is ordered individually when students registered and paid for AP exams back in January. The $15 unused exam fee is a CollegeBoard fee – not Galileo fee. The school will be charged $15 for every exam that is unused, therefore, students will have to pay for this fee if they fail to take the exam they originally registered and paid for. If you have any questions, please see Dr. Chen in 211c or email at

Frisco Day for Seniors 5/5/17

5/5 FRISCO Day for Seniors.

Seniors attending a community college, military, work, or undecided after graduation will go on an ALL DAY field trip to CCSF. If you didn’t pick up a field trip form for this, please come by the College & Career Center (RM 258F) to pick up a copy.  The signed permission slip must be returned to Ms. S. Chan ASAP.

Seniors attending a 4-year after graduation will remain on campus. You will attend your 1,2,3,5,6th period classes (but not 4th).  There will be a 4th period assembly for you. You still have to go to your 4th period class and be escorted to the auditorium by your teacher.  Then during lunchtime there will be a Transition to College Fair in the courtyard.  There will be a fun raffle for prizes for you!

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