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School Meals

Students eat in the cafeteria during meal periods. Students may either bring a meal from home or purchase lunch (or free for free and reduced student qualifiers). Microwaves are available in the cafeteria. Drinks can be purchased separately at lunch from the Beanery (a la carte). Students are responsible for cleaning up after themselves. Recycle, compost and garbage bins are available.

Free and Reduced Meals

Applications for free and reduced meals in San Francisco Unified School District are available under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and After School Snack Program. Eligibility is based on household income. Children pay nothing if they are eligible for free or reduced price meals. 

Children in homes that receive Food Stamps, California Work Opportunity (CalWORKS) and Responsibility to kids assistance units (KinGAP) or benefit from the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) are eligible regardless of household income. 

An application can be filled out online at:


Applications are also available in English, Chinese, and Spanish at all schools at the beginning of the school year.  Applications are also available at Student Nutrition Services Office at 841 Ellis Street. For more information, please call (415)749-3604.

Pay Online

Pay online at View your child’s purchase history. Pay via phone: 866-438-7842. If your child pays full price for breakfast and lunch meals (Paid eligibility), you have the option to pay for meals one day at a time or to purchase several meals ahead of time. If you wish to pay for the meals in advance, log into to, or call 866-438-7842.

Pay By Check

To pay by check, download and complete the school meals prepayment form, put the cash or check in an envelope and have your child return it to the cafeteria staff. Please note that the check must be made payable to “Student Nutrition Services.” Be sure to write your child’s name and room number on the check. Please remember to submit a Meal Application. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to pay for any accrued meal charges.

Meal Prices

Those ineligible for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and After School Snack program pay $1.50 for breakfast and $3.00 for lunch.  

7th Grade Tdap

To help prevent whooping cough, California law requires all students  entering 7th grade in August, 2017, to show proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (Tdap) before the start of school in August, 2015.  Remember to:

  • Plan ahead – Make an appointment with your child’s health provider to get the  Tdap vaccine soon
  • Send proof of a completed Tdap vaccine to your child's school.

Parent Resources

At School

James Lick Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)

The PTSA meets the second Wednesday of the month from  6 to 8 p.m. in the Cafeteria.


English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

Cada escuela pública en California donde hay 21 ó más alumnos aprendiendo inglés (EL*) debe formar un comité consejero escolar del programa estatal para alumnos aprendiendo inglés (ELAC*) o un sub-comité de un comité similar ya en existencia. Para La Composición En el comité, el porcentaje de padres de alumnos debe ser por los menos el mismo porcentaje de alumnos identificados EL* en la escuela. Nota: Ejemplos de miembros incluyen padres de familia, personal docente, y miembros de la comunidad


ELAC advises the principal, school staff and the School Site Council on programs and services for students learning English. JLMS meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Room (1st floor).


School Site Council (SSC) 

The SSC represents parents, students, staff and community members in the school governance process with help in developing and monitoring the Academic Plan and school site budget. JLMS meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Room (1st floor).


Cada escuela del SFUSD debe tener un Consejo Directivo Escolar (SSC) que represente a los padres de familia, estudiantes, miembros de la comunidad y al personal de la escuela durante el proceso administrativo escolar. El SSC tiene un número importante de responsabilidades, que incluyen: Revisar y analizar los datos acerca del rendimiento académico del estudiante, recopilar las opiniones de la comunidad, ayudar con el desarrollo del Plan Académico y el presupuesto del plantel escolar, y supervisar la implementación y el presupuesto.

At the District

SF Unified School District website


District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC) 

DELAC advises the district's local governing board (e.g., in person, by letters/reports) on programs and services for English learners. 


El propósito del comité consejero (DELAC), o sub-comité de un similar ya en existencia, es el de aconsejar a la mesa directiva del distrito, (en persona o por escrito) sobre los servicios y programas que el distrito ofrece a los alumnos identificados EL.



Handbooks / Manuals

(Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Tagalog available)


Balanced Scorecard

The school, students, their families and the community work together on issues of Access and Equity, Student Achievement, and Accountability. Learn more and get updates at the SFUSD Strategic Plan web page.


Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

The PAC Advises the San Francisco Board of Education of parents' perspectives and recommendations on school district issues. The Council meets monthly during the school year at 555 Franklin Street, San Francisco. PAC accepts applications for the school year in the fall. See the PAC web site for more information and updates.

Outside of School

Parents for Public Schools-San Francisco is a network of parents working together to build and ensure quality public education for all children in San Francisco. The organization provides parent leadership development training to help parents understand the complex school systems and gain confidence to get involved in many areas such as the School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Committee. is San Francisco’s official family resource guide created by parents. There are lists for academic learning and tutoring, cultural arts organizations, outdoor activities, community resources and much more.

Learning and Staying Active Resources:  English    Chinese    Spanish


826 Valencia Tutoring


SF Public Library


SFPL Online Homework Help



Organizaciones / Organizations

Call For Volunteers

Please let us know when you can help and what you would like to do. We welcome suggestions.


Specific Events (examples)

December: Dinner donations for Winter Ball dance 

Setup chairs for the  Concert

Donate or sell books at our Book Fair

Support our table at the Enrollment fair and events

On-going Needs (examples)

Chaperone for field trips

Classroom help

Office help

Technology help

Support our tours to incoming parents

Translate documents to Spanish


Community outreach