New Families

Welcome to the Dolores Huerta community!

There are many ways to connect with fellow Dolores Huerta families and to learn what needs to happen before school starts and in the first weeks. You can find some helpful information below. Also check out our FAQs page.

Fall–Winter, 6–10 months before starting at Dolores Huerta

  • October–January: Take a School Tour.
  • January: Submit applications to SFUSD.
  • March: Receive confirmation of enrollment.
  • May-June: Register at the school.
  • Sign up for all School Communications.
    Important notifications will come via these communications channels.
  • May: Come to a welcome orientation for incoming kindergarteners.
  • June–August: Come to a summer playdate for incoming kindergarteners. They should be listed on our school calendar.
  • If needed, signup for Extended Care.

August and September

  • Get your child a backpack that can fit a folder, a reusable lunch bag (if you plan to pack a lunch), and a water bottle.
  • Week before school starts:
    • Attend Kinder Orientation where kindergarten teachers will present the curriculum and explain what you can do to support your child during this critical year. 
    • Attend the Kinder Meet & Greet where you and your child can see your child’s classroom and meet your teacher before the first day of school.
  • Fill out the parent information form, either online or in print. You will receive a notification via email, text, the Newsletter, and/or the Yahoo group.
  • Complete your child’s immunization forms before the first day of school.
  • Create a school lunch account online at
  • Plan on attending the first PTA Meeting — usually on the 4th Tuesday in August.
  • Attend Back to School Night to learn about what goes on in the classroom — usually in early September.