PPS-SF School Fair Survival Guide.

Parents for Public Schools-SF started the first Enrollment Fair more than 10 years ago and we have been at every fair since. Below are some tips for Attendees.

SFUSD Enrollment Fair
Saturday, November 5, 2011;  10am to 3:00pm
San Francisco Concourse East Hall; 620 7th Street @ Brannan

  • Muni Lines 14 to 19.
  • Muni Lines 12 to 19, 10, 27, 47.
  • From Civic Center Station board the Muni line 19 at S. Corner of 8th and Market.
Free Shuttle bus service is available
  • Leola Harvard CDC (1520 Oakdale Ave): Pick up 9am,9:30am,10:30am
  • Cesar Chaves ES (826 Shotwell St.): Pick up 9:20am, 9:50am, 10:50am
  • Gordon J. Lau ES (950 Clay St.): Pick up 9:45am, 10:15am, 11:15am
  • Concourse pickups & returns to above locations: 1:30pm, 2:30pm,3pm


Free Childcare is available at the Fair for ages 3-7.
Register via email at YuC2@sfusd.edu


  1. Plan to spend up to 2 hours at the Fair. (After 2 hours your brain turns to mush and you won't be able to remember any more!)
  2. Use public transportation or shuttle buses (see schedule above). Parking is limited and the nearby lots and garages are expensive.
  3. This year Elementary schools will be clustered with the Middle School they will feed into.  Be sure to visit the Middle school table of the schools you are interested in.  See the Workshop Schedule & Concourse Map.
  4. Bring a tote bag to put all of the flyers and papers you'll pick up, including the Application, Enrollment Guide, Map, and Transitional K supplement guide.  
  5. Bring your calendar to schedule tours.
  6. Plan ahead!  Schedule in Parent Workshops you wish to attend to get more information.  See the Workshop Schedule & Concourse Map.
  7. The Enrollment Fair can be noisy and crowded. Small children may feel over stimulated by the crowds. If you can arrange childcare, it would free you up to focus on your school search.
  8. Arrange for a playdate and trade with a friend - take turns going to the Fair.
  9. Bring water - you'll be talking with a lot of different people.
  10. Bring snacks.  There is virtually no place to buy food except a small snack shop at the concourse.  
  11. Visit the PPS-SF table! We'll have Parent Ambassadors and staff that can give you even more tips on finding a school that works for you.  Pick up Enrollment Tips, information, and Resources.
Learn more at www.ppssf.org

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5/13/2013 15:04:29

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