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We are seeking volunteers to help proctor the Asawa SOTA AP Exams.  Please click HERE to sign up!


The AP Examinations will be administered in the Asawa SOTA school library during the first two weeks of May. 


One proctor is required per 30 students.  Anyone 18 or older can volunteer to be a proctor as long as they are not related to a student taking the test.  A training session will be given before the exams.  More details to follow once it is available.


Please consider signing up for one or more time slots.  Your help is greatly appreciated... so a BiG THANK YOU in advance.


For more information on the role of a proctor during the exam, please click HERE!


Questions?  Please contact Caitlyn Bolye, Assistant Principal or Amy Trusso, Science Teacher




Posted by: Suzanne Dehne
Published: 2/14/17

Audience: ALL SOTA

If your student will be absent please call the attendance line at (415) 522-7353 and leave a message that includes following information:

  • Student full name (as registered in school)
  • Date(s) of the absence (month and day)
  • Reason for absence
  • Grade level
  • Phone number


When your student returns to school they must bring a note* to the attendance office (Room 343 in the Main Office) that includes the following information:

  • Student full name (as registered in school)
  • Date of note
  • Date(s) of the absence(s)
  • Reason for absence
  • Parent/guardian/caregiver signature and phone number


*Verification of student absence(s) accepted from parents/guardians/caregivers. We DO NOT accept e‐mail or fax to report absences.


If your student is absent for three days or more due to illness, they must return with a note from a doctor.


If your student gets sick at school and needs to go home they must first go to the nurse in the Wellness Center. The nurse will call you, and your student may receive a permit to leave.


Please note that absences are either excused or unexcused. The terms of each absence are listed in the SFUSD Student and Family Handbook. The handbook includes additional information regarding attendance and student absences.


Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Posted by: Jason Mironov
Published: 2/13/17

Audience: ALL SOTA



A senior portrait date has been nailed down with Lifetouch (the company that takes the pictures). To make it all work logistically with both schools, the pictures will be taken on a Thursday February 23 and Friday February 24.


Here is how it works: 


The pictures are used as the senior yearbook photos. Lifetouch, the company who takes the photos, sends out a receipt to your home to order $50.00 proofs for the family. This purchase is completely optional. However, there is a sitting fee of $15.00 (payable by check or cash, which you can give them at your sitting).


These pictures are used in the School yearbook, and possibly in the graduation program.  You will receive a notification in the mail from Lifetouch in the first week or two of February notifying you of your assigned time-slot for your photos on either the 23rd or 24th. The portraits are taken in the afternoon all the way into the early evening (1:00pm to 6:00pm); the location is the Pannone Gallery on the 3rd floor.


Please see Mr. Rombro if you have any questions.

Posted by: Jason Mironov
Published: 1/31/17

Audience: ALL SOTA

It’s that time of the year again – it is time to sign up for AP tests.  In this post, you will find the following items to help you:
1) A Copy for each AP student of the AP Exam Application form; students only have to fill pout one form, no matter how many tests are requested.  PLEASE RETURN WITH MONEY BY February 24.
2) The 2017 AP Exam Schedule - Please note there have been several courses that have had the day and time switched from last year– like CALCULUS….
3) Fee Schedule  - Each test will be $95; however, if students take 3 or more tests they can qualify for a $15 fee reduction – so each test would cost $90.  Please contact Ms. Trusso for more information.
(4) Fee Reduction - There are two forms included in each packet; they both need to be signed only if a student is not already designated free and reduced lunch, but are able to qualify at less than 185% of federal poverty guidelines (included).
a)    2016-2076 Statement of Income Eligibility – this forms allows parent/guardian to simply sign the statement and they will receive a $5 fee for the test. These forms are in English, Spanish and Chinese.


b)    2016-2017 Student Eligibility Verification - this forms allows parent/guardian to simply sign the statement and they will receive a $5 fee for the test.  Forms are in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Posted by: Jason Mironov
Published: 1/31/17