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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.  

Marina Yearbook: Order by March 31

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  Easily Purchase This Year’s Yearbook from Anywhere! Purchase Deadline Mar 31  Price $33.51  See Flyer

Presidio YMCA: Summer Programming

The Presidio YMCA will be running two great summer programs. Applications for both can be downloaded here: ENGLISH and CHINESE

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

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!

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 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!


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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*


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P.O.P. Winners – were not picked last week due to the power outage.  Look for twice as many winners this Friday!


SBAC Special Schedule – In order for 8th graders to complete SBAC testing, the schedule for Monday and Tuesday will be 1º, 3º, 2º, 4º, 5º, 7º, and 6º.  Due to last Friday’s power outage, students needing more time to complete testing will be pulled for make up testing.


8th Grade Promotion Picture Packages – were distributed for review and purchase.  Families may purchase one, two, three, four, or all five of the sheets in the package.  Students must return any pictures not purchased this week or they will be charged $50.00.


Tdap shot records for 6th Graders –All 7th graders must have proof of immunization in order to begin 7th grade.  Please turn in immunization records to Ms. Lau-Tsang by May 25, 2017 so you may attend the first day of school! 


Marina Madness in AdvisoryAll advisories will attend an assembly on Wednesday to celebrate the winners!

Rainbow Penguin Club Film Festival – Movies will be shown every day after school in the Marina School Library the first week in May.  Complete and return a permission slip by Friday, April 28th.  Talk to teachers about possible extra credit. Light refreshments.  Permission slips available in the library, main office, and from Mx. Yee in Rm. 312.


Marina Spring ConcertAll are invited to attend Marina’s Spring Concert on Thursday, May 11th at 7:00 pm presenting our Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Orchestras and Bands under the direction of Mr. Chad Ostwald and Ms. Anna Katibah.  Come and enjoy an evening of great music and a PTSA raffle!


Sonoma State Field Trip – Join Ms. Swinson when she visits her old college Sonoma State on Thursday, May 11th.  Tour the campus, have lunch at their All-you-can-eat kitchen and meet current students for a Q & A session.  Sign up quickly – space is limited.


Coming  August 2017 - Teachers, families and students will log into TeacherVue, StudentVue, and the Family Portal for grades, assignments, attendance, and family communication!  As of June 30, students, families, and educators will no longer log in to School Loop.  For more information:  Flyer / Website / G4A Video


8th Grade Community Service Hours – are due to Ms. Swinson April 24th.  Not completing the required 10 hours may keep you from promotion activities.


8th Grade Important Dates:

April 24 – Community Service documentation due

April 28 – Principal’s Letters due

May 17 – End of Year Promotion Trip to Great America

May 19 – Promotion Dinner Dance  5:30 – 8:00 pm

May 24 – Promotion Ceremony – 10:00 am


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.


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Please be informed that for 2018-2019 ninth grade Lowell applicants, seventh and eighth grade report card grades and SBAC test results (all current SFUSD students) or Lowell Admissions test results (students applying from outside of SFUSD) will be used to determine eligibility for placement at Lowell. For any current SFUSD student with SBAC results from the Spring of 7th grade, the SBAC results will be used for admissions and these students will not be administered the Lowell Admissions Test. For any applicant who does not have SBAC results from the Spring of 7th grade, the Lowell Admissions test results will be used. All current SFUSD seventh grade students SBAC tests results taken this spring (2017) will be used for ninth grade 2018-2019 Lowell applications. SFUSD students will not be administered the Lowell Admissions Test to determine Lowell eligibility. For all other applicants, the Lowell Admissions test will be administered at Lowell High School in January of 2018 (dates to be determined).





請注意,當申請 2018-19 學年 Lowell 高中 9 年級時,申請人的 7 和 8 年級學業成 績及 SBAC 測驗分數(本校區學生)或 Lowell 高中入學試分數(非本校區學生)將被用 作考慮學生的入學資格。本校區學生有參加 7 年級春季 SBAC 測驗,則毋需參加 Lowell 高中入學試,因為其 SBAC 測驗分數將適用於 2018-19 學年 Lowell 高中 9 年級入學申

請。然而,任何申請人若無 7 年級春季 SBAC 測驗分數,其 Lowell 高中入學試的分數將 獲得採用。因此,所有非本校區學生都必須參加定於 2018 年 1 月(日期待定)在 Lowell 高中舉行的入學試。



Por favor este informado que para el año escolar 2018-19, los solicitantes del noveno grado a la escuela Lowell, las calificaciones del séptimo y octavo grado más los resultados de SBAC serán usados para determinar la elegilibidad de Lowell. Para los estudiantes vigentes del SFUSD con resultados del SBAC que tomaron durante la primavera del séptimo grado, no

tomaran el examen de admisión de Lowell. Si el estudiante no tiene los resultados del SBAC de la primavera del séptimo grado, se utilizara los resultados del examen de admisión de Lowell. Estudiantes no vigentes del SFUSD tomaran el examen de admisión de Lowell que será administrado en la escuela Lowell en enero del 2018, (fecha exacta esta para determinarse).


Rosina Tong

Executive Director

Educational Placement Center





John Burke


Achievement Assessments Office





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.


Hey Marina Families! 


It's time to start prepping for next year and that includes the Afterschool Program! We are currently accepting applications for next year (2017-18).


The program will stay the same price, a flat rate of $50 for the entire year. 


Attached are the applications. Please drop them off at the Front office of Marina or directly to room 161. They are also available to pick up at the front office and the counseling office. 


There are about 140 spots available in the program which filled up quickly this year so make sure you turn in an application soon if you want a spot!  Priority will be given to returning students.


Please email Jackson at jmay@ymcasf.net if you have any questions. 


So close, yet so far away.  From 1910 to 1940, many Angel Island Immigration Station immigrants experienced these feelings upon reaching America, but were detained from entering San Francisco.  On May 7, 2017 (12:00-3:00), the San Francisco Public Library Main Library will celebrate Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month by spotlighting personal immigrant stories from those who went through Angel Island.

Look forward to educational games and craft activities for all ages, a display of Angel Island family histories, books, news articles, and photos. The first 50 children ages 12 and under will receive a goody bag.


Co-sponsors: the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University, TACT (The Association of Chinese Teachers), the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, and the Square and Circle Club.