Greetings, Rooftop!

Thank you very much to all of who came to another successful, learning-filled event, the Rooftop Family Science Night.  I certainly had fun checking out the stations myself while chatting with many of you.  A special shout out goes to our School Spirit Committee.  Great job, team!

Happy Halloween!  Please join us in our annual Halloween Parade tomorrow, Thursday, October 31st.   The Parade will begin after lunch at 12:20 – 12:30 at the Burnett Campus.  The Carnival will then follow from 12:45-1:30.  Please remember that it is our policy not to have violent, gory costumes or play weapons so that we can all enjoy a fun parade and carnival.  See you there!

The SFUSD Annual Enrollment Fair is taking place 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, November 2nd, at the Concourse Exhibition Center (8th Street and Brannan).  I particularly encourage our 8th grade parents who would like to have get more information about our public high schools.  I also would like to invite parents who would like to join our team in welcoming and speaking with prospective Rooftop families.  If interested, please let the office know or email me at  See you at the Fair!

Please note that the  Middle School second marking period ends on Friday, November 8th.   This is the time to remind our students to make sure that they submit all required work/ projects before grades are due.

Parent-Teacher Conference week is from November 18th to the 22nd.  You can expect conference appointment notification letter(s) from our teachers soon.

K – 5 Parents: Please note that there will be changes made to the Language Arts section of our Standards-based report card.  We want to let you know about some of the features of this report card so that when you go into your child’s parent teacher conference, you will have a better understanding of what the report card means.  Standards are end of year proficiency indicators.  The CCSS-Based Report Card is a report of student learning progression on a continuum.  This report card is not an assessment. Descriptors on the rubrics ranging from 1-4 are designed to show  where students are in meeting the end of year indicators.  Therefore, at the first trimester, you should not expect to see “3”s and “4”s on the report card because that would mean your child has mastered the standard set as an end of the year goal.  New this year is a section on your child’s reading level.  Your child will receive either an “P” or a “N” which means he/she is meeting the benchmark or not, respectively at this time in the school year.  Your child is not being compared to an end of the year standard for his/her reading level.  The math portion of the SBRC remains the same as last year.

I once again would like to invite you to come to the opening of the Rooftop Art Show at the Luggage Store Annex and Tenderloin National Forest from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 9th.  Live entertainment will begin at 2 pm with student performances, and the Marcus Shelby Orchestra will perform Flo and Marcus’ collaborative work, “Gwah Gai: Crossing the Street” at 3pm.   Please join us for this incredible opportunity to connect with the city and build a broader sense of community through the arts.

Our monthly First Fridays Coffee is at 8:00 a.m. this Friday, November 1st at the Burnett yard.  I hope to see you then.

With you in building, strengthening, and sustaining a strong community of successful learners,

Jeffrey Burgos


Saludos Rooftop!


Jeffrey Burgos




Jeffrey Burgos