Cesar Chavez Elementary School


“Non-Discrimination Policy: San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying 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 subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or Director of the Office of Equity (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Keasara (Kiki) Williams, at 415-355-7334 or equity@sfusd.edu. A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy and SFUSD’s non-discrimination policy are available upon request.”

Message from the Principal

Dear Chavez Community:

Welcome back for an exciting 2018-2019 school year at César Chávez! Many great changes are happening this year and I am very excited to share them with you.

We are fortunate to have awesome new teachers that complement our already talented staff. To help you get better acquainted with everyone, we have updated the website to include a new section called "Staff Biographies". This section will include a brief professional and personal biography for each teacher as well as their picture so that you can easily identify everyone. Please feel free to also stop by and say hello to any new staff members you may want to get better acquainted with.

César Chávez has been designated as a PITCH school by the District! What does this mean for our students? PITCH is an acronym that refers to five key supports our school must utilize to create a high-quality academic environment for students, specifically, African-American students. More information on this exciting initiative can be found in the letter we sent home to all students.

It is my pleasure to announce that we are the recipients of the Light Awards Grant and the QTEA Innovation Award this year! The Light Awards are a program of the Intrepid Philanthropy Foundation, a private family foundation. They believe that highly effective, engaged teachers are the most important factor in a student’s academic experience and success. More details of the Light Awards program can be found at https://lightawards.org/ . Last year's QTEA Innovation Award was used for K-5 “learning showcases” as a channel for students to share their creative projects and talents with the school community, as featured on their website http://ilab.sfusd.edu/multiple-intelligences-inside-and-outside-the-classroom/. Stay tuned for more details on how we will use both of this year's grants to improve our student's performance and educational capacity.

At Chávez, improving student safety is a priority. As a preventative measure, and to better serve our community, we have decided to use the Folsom Street gate as the exclusive entrance to the school until 9 a.m. The main entrance on Shotwell Street will remain locked in the morning, and we will open it at 9 a.m. for everyone to use. We value our students and parents, so please cooperate and allow us to keep everyone safe.

I look forward to another exciting school year and welcome any opportunities to discuss how we can improve our school to better serve our wonderful community. ¡Sí Se Puede!

Best regards,

Dr. Jennifer Freeman


School Information

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

825 Shotwell St.

San Francisco, CA 94110

Tel: 415.695.5765

Fax: 415.695.5843


Dr. Jennifer Freeman

Assistant Principal

Jimmy Lopez

Front Desk Clerk

Nicole Ambriz

Senior Clerk

Javier Ontiveros


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday:

8:40 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.


8:40 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Attention: The main entrance on Shotwell Street will be locked until 9 a.m. everyday to ensure student safety. Please use the Folsom Street gate to drop of your child in the morning. Students must be dropped off and picked up INSIDE the school on the Folsom Street schoolyard, NOT on the street. Kindergarten students are always picked up inside their classrooms.

No supervision BEFORE 8:00 a.m. and AFTER 3:05 PM, and after 1:55 PM on early release Thursdays.

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