Return to Urban - Fall 2020
Urban will start the school year virtually and remain in distance learning through the end of September. At that point, should the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and the State of California allow an in-person return, we will initiate our "4-10" hybrid model 14 days later, allowing the community time to prepare for the transition.
We will continue to update information on this page as circumstances change. We appreciate your patience as we all adapt to the challenges presented by this global health crisis.
VIRTUAL URBAN - Fall Term Start
New information about Virtual Urban will be added to this page periodically before school begins and throughout the fall, and families will receive an addendum to our Student/Family Handbook with more information about Virtual and Hybrid Urban.
Grade-specific information will be provided in the coming weeks, including orientation and laptop pickup information for new students and communication from College Counseling for Juniors and Seniors. New families should watch for an invitation to a general Virtual Urban information presentation on Tuesday, August 11, or Thursday, August 13.
Urban School has developed a hybrid plan that combines virtual and in-person school. Based on favorable conditions as set forth by the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the State of California Department of Public Health, the school will enact its Hybrid Urban plan. Families will be notified at least two weeks in advance of that possibility. Detailed information about the plan may be found below.
San Francisco Department of Public Health Shelter-in-Place Health Order
State of California COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Schools and School-Based Programs
Below are a number of articles outlining the benefits of a 4-10/10-4 approach: