Learn more about the After School Program
Principal Fong and Assistant Principal Daws at the "Ice Cream Social" welcoming our new 6th Grade Families
Get in the Loop!
School Loop helps you stay on top of your student's grades, assignments and homework plus you can easily email your teacher and counselor. Parents and Guardians, you will want to have your own School Loop account. Click HERE for directions.
Marina Yearbook: Order by March 31
Presidio YMCA: Summer Programming
For Incoming 6th Graders:
The Presidio YMCA offers ASUP (After Step-Up Program), this runs after the 9:00 - 12:30 directly after the Marina Step-Up to Middle School Program
Description: ASUP allows students to learn about Marina, the Afterschool Program and neighborhood. Youth will engage in community building games, outdoor physical activities, arts and crafts, and walking fieldtrips around the neighborhood.
Space will fill up. Please sign up when you register at Marina for Step-Up.
Dates: Tuesday, May 30th - Friday, June 2nd
Time: 12:30 - 5:00
Cost: Free, but a donation between $25 and $100 is appreciated
For All Marina Students:
Marina Peace Camp’s (MPC) will be offered again this summer!
Description: The goal of the program is to foster a sense of social responsibility and leadership through meaningful community building and service learning projects, to build skills through a variety of enrichment classes, and to have fun!
MPC is only available to youth who: attend a SFUSD school during the school year (priority will be given to current and incoming Marina Middle School students) and can participate in the entire program
Dates: June 5th - Friday, July 14th
Time: 9:30 - 3:30.
Space is limited and there may be a waiting list
Cost: Free, but a donation between $25 and $100 is appreciated
For more information on either of these programs contact the afterschool at MarinaAfterSchool@YMCASF.NET
Please consider a donation to the Marina Middle School PTSA 2016-2017 Annual Fund. The PTSA supports teacher stipends for the Homework Clinic, The Micro-Grant Program, Lunchtime Club Support and various community building events including PTSA meetings, coffees, staff breakfasts and more.
Click here for a copy of our Annual Fund letter (English, Chinese & Spanish). You can leave a check for Miss Laura at the front office or donate online HERE.
A big Penguin Thank You!
Welcome to 2016 - 2017!
Read the latest issue of Marina's Penguin Press produced by students in Mr. Helmenstine's Journalism class.
New in 2016! Marina is one of 54 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools. This federal provision allows eligible schools to offer one free breakfast and one free lunch to all attending students regardless of income.
Marina's new Dining Area!
Thank you to the SFUSD Future Dining Experience initiative for updating the Marina cafeteria. Over the summer the cafeteria (now being called the Dining Area) received new paint, fun new seating options (including butcher block community tables, tall tables and even sofa like furniture) and a breakfast vending machine! Later this month new wall graphics and message boards will be installed.
Did you miss the PTSA Community Meeting?
Did you miss the PTSA Community Meeting? We have posted Principal Fong's Presentation. Check it out over on the PTSA Page, LINK HERE.
The Penguin Press
Click here to visit the Penguin Press page and catch up on all the Penguin News!
"Such a vibrant, joyful, supportive school environment." said Matt Haney, School Board President, after spending the morning at Marina Middle School.
Join the Marina Parent Google Group
We have launched a Google Group to help us share information and answer questions. Please join by sending an email to Marina@SFpta.org with "Please add me to the Google Group" in the subject line.
*Marina Middle School News*
This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. We are on track to send assignment letters via first class mail on Monday evening, March 20. Families should receive letters starting on Tuesday, March 21. The registration deadline has been extended by a week to April 21.
Please do not come to the Educational Placement Center for information about your assignment, as staff will not have any information on Monday regarding assignments.
We recognize that you may be deciding next steps regarding independent and private schools. Please note that no information about assignments will be available before March 21. If you need information before your letter arrives, please email EnrollinSchool@sfusd.edu and we will do what we can to help you after March 21.
We are truly sorry for the delay.
Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Estamos en camino para estar listos para enviar cartas de asignación por correo de primera clase el lunes 20 de marzo por la noche. El plazo de inscripción ha sido prorrogado por una semana, hasta el 21 de abril.
Por favor, no acuda al EPC para obtener información sobre su asignación, ya que el personal no tendrá información el lunes sobre las asignaciones.
Reconocemos que usted tal vez esté decidiendo los siguientes pasos con respecto a escuelas privadas e independientes. Por favor tenga presente que no habrá información disponible sobre las asignaciones antes del 21 de marzo. Si necesita información antes de que su carta llegue, por favor contacte a firstname.lastname@example.org y haremos lo posible por ayudarlo antes del 21 de marzo.
Realmente sentimos el retraso.
This is an update for families who submitted applications by January 13, 2017 for an SFUSD school assignment. As you know SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, have been delayed. The delay is due to unforeseen staffing emergencies. SFUSD’s computer system is working as designed and there is a dedicated team working 24-7 to get assignments finalized as quickly as possible given these unforeseen staffing issues. Please be assured we are double checking for accuracy every step of the way and aim to get this information to families as soon as possible.
We remain hopeful that letters might be ready by Monday. We are extremely sorry for the delay and will notify you of our progress again tomorrow morning, March 20.
Esta es una actualización para las familias que enviaron sus solicitudes antes del 13 de enero de 2017 para una asignación escolar del SFUSD. Como saben, las cartas de asignación escolar del SFUSD, que debían enviarse por correo antes del 17 de marzo, se han retrasado. El retraso se debe a emergencias imprevistas de personal. El sistema informático del SFUSD está funcionando como está diseñado y hay un equipo dedicado trabajando las 24 horas del día para obtener asignaciones finalizadas lo más rápido posible dado los problemas imprevistos de personal. Por favor, tenga por seguro de que estamos comprobando la exactitud de cada paso del proceso de asignación y queremos hacer llegar la información sobre las asignaciones a las familias tan pronto como sea posible.
Seguimos con la esperanza de que las cartas estén listas para el lunes. Estamos extremadamente apenados por este retraso y le notificaremos de nuestro progreso nuevamente mañana por la mañana, 20 de marzo.
SFUSD school assignment letters, which were scheduled to be mailed out by March 17, will be delayed. We apologize for the inconvenience, as we know parents are counting on getting this news in the next few days. District staff need more time to run all of the necessary checks. Please be assured that we are working around the clock and are aiming for the shortest possible delay. Once the letters are ready to go, we will be sure to notify you. We will also be announcing revised dates, as we will be adjusting the registration period. We are extremely sorry for the impact that this delay may cause.
The Teens Tackle Tobacco Leadership youth committee from SFUSD's School Health Programs office is sponsoring an Anti-Tobacco/Vape Public Service Announcement Contest for all middle and high school students. There are three categories (middle school, high school or LGBTQ) and two entry modes (poster or video). All entries will receive FREE movie tickets for participating in the contest!
Videos should be no more than 90 seconds long, and posters should be either 8.5" x 11" or 9" x 12" in any medium. Entries are due on April 3.
Categories & Prizes
High School $300
Middle School $200