Welcome, New Families!

Welcome to Alvarado!

We want to welcome you and your family to our school and look forward to meeting you at upcoming events. This page contains a lot of information useful to new parents, but please also feel free to email questions to our manager of outreach for new families, at outreach@alvaradoschool.net.

Register Your Child

All new families must register their students in person at Alvarado Elementary School. Please follow the directions on the assignment letter that was mailed to you by the San Francisco Unified School District. If you do not register your student at school by the deadline mentioned in your letter, you may lose your student’s spot at Alvarado.

School begins Monday, August 19, 2019. Students who do not attend within the first three days of school will be withdrawn. If you have enrolled but do not plan to attend, please notify the school (415-695-5695) or contact the SFUSD Educational Placement Center (415-241-6085).

Note: Sign-ups for school communications (see below) do NOT substitute for your registration at school.

Follow us on social media to get a flavor of school life: Facebook and Twitter.

Welcoming Incoming Families

We are so excited to welcome you to Alvarado Elementary! We have some fun and informative events this spring and summer to connect with our school and community. Please mark your calendars with these important dates:

  • Welcome New Families Spring Social, Friday, May 10th from 5:00-6:00PM in the Alvarado cafeteria
  • Summer Playdates are currently being planned. Specific dates and times will be posted here and our Facebook Page soon!
  • New Family TK/Kindergarten Orientation, Friday, August 16th at 8:00AM in the Alvarado cafeteria

Download our Welcome Kindergarten Brochure:

2019_2020 Welcome Kinder Alvarado Brochure Eng

2019_2020 Welcome Kinder Alvarado Brochure SPANISH

First Days of School


This is the school wide communication platform that serves as our online forum as well as critical tool for staff, teachers & parents to communicate updates.If you are an Alvarado parent but have not signed up for our electronic directory and communication system, please send an email with your full name, your child’s full name and teacher’s name to communications@alvaradoschool.net, and we’ll get you set up. Cell phone numbers also work.

Room Parents
Within the first two weeks of school, each classroom will have a room parent who will coordinate snacks and tasks. If you are interested in volunteering for this job, please contact our room parent coordinators at room_parent_coordinator@alvaradoschool.net.

Buddy Families

For any incoming families that wish to be connected to an existing Alvarado Buddy Family, please contact us at outreach@alvaradoschool.net.

Please remember that school starts promptly at 7:50 a.m. Give yourself enough time to find parking if you plan to join your child on the yard before school begins. We have a community morning circle with announcements and awards on Mondays and Fridays.

Drop Off
If you are dropping off your child, please do so in the white zone along 22nd Street. Do NOT double park or drop your child off in front of school. It causes huge traffic problems, and the police will be looking for violations.

Afterschool Programs
Click here to learn more about Alvarado After School for All.

Today’s Donations Benefit Next Year’s Kids

In addition to volunteering, there are many ways to give to Alvarado. Amazon, eBay, Target and eScrip all donate a percentage of your purchase to our school. Some require you to sign up (Target, eScrip), others require you to click a certain link that lets the site know you are associated with Alvarado (Amazon, eBay).

Please visit our Giving page to read about the many ways you can contribute to the school.

Equally important, volunteering your time is a huge help to the teachers, the PTA and the students. Please click our Volunteering page to learn more about our committees and how to contact them.