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School Administration

Bioski-Simon, Karen
Assistant Principal
Markwith, Greg

Bell Schedule

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* Attendance: To report an absence, call the Attendance Line at 415-695-5701 or email mccarthyb@sfusd.edu.


* ASF College CenterEnroll your student in our College Access program in Room 132A!  Students will learn all the steps to apply to college.


*Wolf Pack After School Program: 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ASP Coordinator Alfredo Guardado:

Alfredo Guardado




* Get a Clipper Card: 

Register for a Clipper Card


Help fund Ms. Magary's Donor Choose Projects for her classroom

Equity at The Academy

The work of eliminating oppression, ending biases, and ensuring equally high outcomes for all participants through the creation of multicultural, multi-ethnic, multilingual, multiracial practices and conditions; removing the predictability of success or failure that currently correlates with any social or cultural factor.

Non-Discrimination Policy

SFUSD programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination 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 discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Ruth Diep, at 415-355-7334 or diepr@sfusd.edu. A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy is available upon request.

Welcome to The Academy

The Academy - San Francisco @ McAteer focuses on the three R's – Relationships, Relevance and Rigor. Our small school setting allows our teachers to create an effective learning environment by working closely with students and families in building a strong community. At our school, teachers are able to give more individual attention to students and communicate regularly with parents.


District News


SFUSD continues to monitor the air quality index for the City and County of San Francisco for the week of Oct. 16. Principals are getting regular updates regarding precautions they should take, including bringing activities indoors when the air quality is orange or red and monitoring students with asthma and other health conditions. As the forecast changes during the school day or at any time during this week, an update will be provided to principals right away. Check the current the air quality index at airnow.gov.




El SFUSD continúa monitorizando el índice de calidad del aire para la Ciudad y el Condado de San Francisco durante la semana del 16 de octubre. Los directores reciben actualizaciones periódicas con respecto a las precauciones que deben tomar, incluso realizar las actividades dentro de las instalaciones cuando la calidad del aire es naranja o roja y vigilar los estudiantes con asma y otras condiciones de salud. Conforme el pronóstico cambie durante el día escolar o en cualquier momento durante esta semana, de inmediato se proporcionarán actualizaciones a los directores. Verifique el índice actual de calidad del aire en airnow.gov.


826 Valencia is proud to announce our ninth weekend-long personal statement tutoring event, The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend, will be held on October 21 and 22 at Mission High School. We invite all SFUSD high school seniors to register for a weekend of free college essay help.


Here’s how it works: during the weekend of October 21 and 22, 826 Valencia will have trained tutors on call to give one-on-one attention to students who are writing responses to the UC's Personal Insight Questions, Common Application essays, and scholarship essays. We're prepared to support students at all stages of the writing process, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. We’ll also have computers on hand for easy editing and brain food to keep them going.


Registering for the event as a student is easy and free—just follow this link for more information and to sign up. You can choose to attend one or two two-hour session(s) on either or both days. Advance registration is required so we can best prepare to meet each student's individual needs.


Save the date and spread the word! Last year we served 191 students over the weekend, and this year we are hoping to exceed 200. Seniors: Don't miss this opportunity to polish your personal statements, making them clear, powerful, meaningful, memorable, and effective at getting you into college!  


Contact essayhelp@826valencia.org with questions.


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Academy Life

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Weekly Bulletin


Athletics Announcements:


  • Cheer team now meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (3:45-4:45pm) in the community room. If anyone is still interested, contact Ms. Velazquez or Willow Ramsey.

  • Girls Varsity Volleyball plays at SFI tomorrow and against Jordan at home on Friday. JV Volleyball plays against Wallenberg tomorrow and at Washington on Friday.

  • Boys and Girls Basketball and Soccer is conditioning today at 2:30.

  • Boys Basketball Tryouts continue this week and next week. Practice starts at 5pm Monday - Thursday.

  • Boys and Girls Soccer pickup games will take place this Thursday on the field at 4:30. Bring your cleats!

  • To all Academy students, please come out and support our athletic teams. Go Wolves!

Visit our Athletics Page


There will be a SOTA and Academy Movie Night on October 27. It will be at 9pm. Check posters around the school for movie choices and admission price.



Do you want to help create Academy’s haunted house this year? Come our meeting on Tuesday at lunch in the Wolf Den to find out more! Talk to Ana D, Jesmila or Eve with any questions.



Come chill with us in the Wolfden!! Emagnation Station Art Class is running Tuesday and Thursdays after school and Not Yo Momma’s cooking class is taking place on Fridays in the Wolfden. Also a reminder to submit your after school applications if you are partaking in any after school activities.




Congratulations to all of the 11th grade students who were nominated for Global Glimpse! Please return Parent Info RSVP slips to Brendan McCarthy. Info Night is Thursday, October 26th at 6pm in the library.




FARM CLUB!  The farm club is on and poppin’ Tuesdays and Fridays after school.  Meet on the farm 3:45-5:45, to join the superstar students and volunteers that have been coming out to help grow the farm, and enjoy the great outdoors!  For more info talk to Farmer Sam. See ya’ll there;)



Join GSA! Join the Academy Gender-Sexuality Alliance. We meet Thursdays at lunch in room 136.



Want to be involved in creating this year’s yearbook? The first meeting is next Monday, 10/23 at lunch in Ms. Olney’s room.




BSU Meeting at lunch this Wednesday (October 18th) at lunch in Mr. Bailey’s class (#133). We hope to share information on upcoming events, on-going activities and projects as well as get ready for our fundraiser.


Chicken and Waffles fundraiser for lunch on Thursday, October 19th!




We are hosting our first Weekend Warriors camping trip on November 4 at Mount Diablo. Participation is open to all students and is first-come, first-served. Come see Ms. Olney in room 122 for a permission slip and more information.



Nov 17th field trip to UC Berkeley for the UC Berkeley Society of Women Engineers Come by the Counseling office to sign up!  All are welcome limit of 25 participants so sign up now!




Congratulations to our Leaders of the Pack for this week & last week.


The winners for the week of October 11th were:


  • 9th: Oscar O. for consistently helping peers and being on task

  • 10th: Ashani Mitchell for always being organized, following up with teachers, and being motivated and focused in class - way to be on the Honor Roll, Ashani!

  • 11th: Jaylen Talley

  • 12th: Ahmed Sabirov

  • Staff: Maria Ruiz for being a leader in the main office.


And the winners for this week are:

  • 9th grade: Lizeth Munoz for maturity and responsibility and open mindedness & Jayson Johnson for attitude, effort and academic success

  • 10th grade: Destiny Venegas for improving her classwork, attendance, and participation a huge amount over last year, and always being a strong presence in the classroom.

  • 11th grade: Luis Ortiz for not only having a great first grading period and getting a 100% in Algebra 2, but also for utilizing the helps teachers make available to further increase his success and for encouraging others to do the same and excel with him.

  • 12th grade: Betsy Ravanal for being brave and doing a personal video at the assembly. (Last week was Ahmed Sabirov)

  • Staff: will be chosen by Maria


We will be including a new system where we rotate advisories to nominate staff members for recognition, as well. Bailey’s group is the first one up!





If you did not take a picture on August 17th or 18th or the October make up day, please come to the cafeteria, during an open period, at lunch or after school. 


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