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School Information

Marina Middle School
3500 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Tel:  (415) 749-3495
Fax: (415) 921-7539 

Joanna S. Fong, Principal 

Ginny Daws, Asst. Principal 

Irving Leung, Asst. Principal

Hours: 9:10am-3:25pm
Tours:  By appt Tues 9:30 
School Tour info: HERE

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Learn more about the After School Program

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Learn more HERE. Contact the after school site director, Jackson May, at JMay@ymcasf.net or call 415-351-3180


Principal Fong and Assistant Principal Daws at the "Ice Cream Social" welcoming our new 6th Grade Families

Get in the Loop!

school loop logo.JPGSchool 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. 

Don't forget to get the SchoolLoop App for android or iphone.  

Annual Fund

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!

Marina Yearbook: Order today

TreeRing, is the official Marina Middle School yearbook supplier for the 2016/2017 yearbook. Order by clicking on the logo below. tree ring logo with bark.png
Click above or visit: www.treering.com/1014413005403331

Welcome to 2016 - 2017!

Bell Schedules and Important dates are available in English, Chinese, and Spanish.


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!

Marina's new Dining Hall!

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 last PTSA Meeting?

Click HERE to see the slide presentation and links to the great resources presented by Sarah Swanger our School Social Worker.

The Penguin Press

Click here to visit the Penguin Press page and catch up on all the Penguin News!


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"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*


We are excited to share that the district is transitioning from School Loop to Synergy’s Gradebook Family and Student Portals in August 2017. This transition to Synergy will provide SFUSD’s students, families, teachers, and district staff with a unified system for real-time information on classes, grades, assignments, and more. While we know change can be challenging, we firmly believe the transition to Synergy Gradebook will increase efficiency for teachers and improve access for our students and families.


What does this mean for students and families?
Starting in August 2017, students and families will log in to Synergy’s Family and Student Portals to access student information related to attendance, assignments and grading. Our transition to Synergy is a response to feedback we have heard from school communities about the need to streamline the number of online systems we use for school-family communications.  Our team will be reaching out to families via parent groups and advisory councils, email, School Messenger, school websites, and School Loop to inform them of the change and provide opportunities to learn more and prepare for the transition in August 2017.  


Why are we making this change?

  • One login for attendance and grades for teachers and district staff
  • One login per family, regardless of the number of children and which school they attend
  • Greater clarification and standardization of SFUSD grading practices and policies
  • Increased security and confidentiality of student and parent information
  • Actionable real-time student performance information
  • Improved accessibility for individuals with disabilities
  • Improved translation options

What will happen with School Loop?
School Loop will continue to be used for school websites next year. However, teachers, students and families will use Synergy instead of School Loop for other communications and  information about grades and assignments.


We are confident that Synergy Gradebook is another exciting step to leverage technology to increase engagement in our school communities, enhance data integrity and security, and better position us for 21st century learning, as outlined in Vision 2025 and our Digital District Plan.  


To learn more, check out the exciting G4A Launch Video, go to the Gradebook for All website (www.sfusd.edu/gradebook), or download the attached flier.


Please see attachment for complete bulletin.


P.O.P. Winners – Congratulations to last week’s Penguins On Point – Edwin Lei, Nia Fisher, Jericho Perez, Jayden Brown, Christopher Tulu, Louisa Yang, Melisa Muca, Roslana Alhusain, Connie Huang, Roman Rodriguez, and Jackson Deng.


Community Input Meeting – Our next PTSA/ELAC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8th at 6:00 p.m. and is an opportunity for parents to share their thoughts about what’s happening at Marina this year and identify priorities for 2017-2018.  Flyer attached.


2017 Family Survey – This survey is anonymous and is very important to help us understand how to improve the school.  Survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and is available in English (default), Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnames, and Arabic. Family Survey link will work on a computer or any mobile device.  Family Survey link:​ http://bit.ly/2ksjpv6


Lunar New Year Celebration Assembly – Kudos to the students in Ms. Ma’s Newcomer and Ms. Ho’s Dual Language classes for presenting information about Lunar New Year, how it is celebrated in other countries around the world, sharing songs, and demonstrating the Five Forms martial arts.  The students in Advanced Band performed musical selections from “Mulan”, and Marina Lion Dancers (Grace Ma, Susan Li, Wendy Li, and Amy Li) accompanied by Daniel Li, Johnson Tan, Elison Huang, and Kevin Huang finished our celebration with good wishes for the new year.


Hidden Figures – Thanks to a generous donation from Google, 56 Marina students were able to view the movie “Hidden Figures” at the Presidio Theater last Friday afternoon accompanied by Ms. Daws, Ms. Swanger, Ms. Ihidoy, and Mr. Kornow.  Everyone claimed it was a great movie, and it even stopped raining just in time for the walk to the theater!


Spring Parent-Teacher Conference Week  - is scheduled for the week of February 27 – March 3.  We will have early dismissal at 2:25 p.m. all week, and no late arrival on Wednesday, March 1st.

We strongly encourage parents of students who received grades of “D” or below to meet with teachers in order to work towards ending the year more successfully.  Please call the grade counselor if you would like to schedule a brief parent/teacher conference.


Give Kids a Smile Day 2017 – Free screenings, dental exams and cleaning, orthodontic evaluations, fluoride treatments, sealants, games and fun prizes, entertainment and Little Explorers Petting Zoo.

Saturday, February 25th  10 am – 2 pm.   No appointment necessary.  Ages 6 month – 17 years

University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. 155 Fifth Street  Call 415-929-6550 for more info.


Aim High Summer 2017 – is a tuition-free academic enrichment multi-year summer program for motivated middle school students. Program dates – June 26 – July 28, 2017.  Application attached is due April 7th


Latina Youth Leadership Conference @ Stanford – is a fun and safe environment where middle and high school girls can engage in discussions about issues affecting Latina women and learn how to overcome these barriers.

Free registration closes February 26th at 5:00 pm. Go to http://chichapterconference.weebly.com/ to register.


Expanding Your Horizons – is a Math and Science Conference for 6th through 12th grade young women and interested adults to learn about STEM career opportunities.  Conference held at Skyline College, San Bruno on March 18, 2017  8:15 am – 3:00 pm.  Sign up today at www.skylinecollege.edu/eyh


Summerbridge San Francisco – is an academic tuition free enrichment program for 6th grade students that –

  • Empowers students to be leaders in both their schools and communities
  • Encourages students to be life long learners
  • Supports students learning guiding them towards academic rigorous high schools

     Application deadlines – Friday, March 3, 2017

For more information, see Ms. Araujo in Room 125 or call at (415) 749-3495 ext. 3128


Class of 2017 Hoodie – Congratulations to Anna Zhen for designing the winning graphic. See Ms. Swinson for ordering information.


8th Grade Community Service Hours – should be turned in to Ms. Swinson ASAP and are due in April.  Not completing the required 10 hours may keep you from promotion activities.


Lunchtime Clubs / Activities – Students need passes to re-enter the building during lunch. Library passes can be obtained from the supervisor stationed on the yard at the central doors.



SFUSD encourages students to be in school every day, and we are committed to keeping them safe and fostering learning. We recognize that there are times when students and their families may choose to participate in activities such as demonstrations or strikes outside of school during the regular school day. While we respect and support our students' rights to express their views, please note that participation in a demonstration, walkout or strike will not be counted as an excused absence. ​


San Francisco Zoo Nature Trail Youth Volunteer Program has a summertime youth volunteer opportunity at the San Francisco Zoo called the Nature Trail program. Students ages 12-14 years old learn to work hands-on with small animals while educating zoo visitors about wildlife conservation. $150 fee includes uniform, handbook, training materials. Scholarships available for qualified students (including MUNI pass & lunch). Interested students MUST attend one of the Orientation Meetings on Saturday, February 18 OR Sunday, February 26 from 10am-Noon at the SF Zoo. See attached Flyer for more information and details.


Contact Tracy Nappi for further information.