SFUSD K-5 Public Elementary School

Commodore Sloat has a variety of ways of communicating with families:

ParentSquare: Sloat is now using ParentSquare to communicate with current families and staff. Once a child starts school at Commodore Sloat, parents will receive an invitation to join ParentSquare, and from there can customize their communications preferences and their language preferences, and use the platform to communicate with their child’s teacher, other staff members, and other parents in their classes. If you have any questions about using ParentSquare, please send an email to [email protected].

Morning Circle: every morning students gather at the Upper Yard labyrinth (nearest Darien Way and San Fernando street) at 8:40am. All students line up by classroom with their teacher, while Principal Abdolcader begins with announcements. Parents area always welcome to attend Morning Circle, and walk their child to their classroom. Along with announcements, the students do the following before heading to class:

  • Mondays: the students recite the Commodore Sloat pledge, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Tuesdays: the PE teachers lead the school through exercises with “Twisted Tuesday”
  • Wednesdays: We celebrate all the birthdays that week
  • Thursdays: We take a moment for mindfullness
  • Fridays: Student of the Week from each class are announced

Wednesday Envelope: every Wednesday, students are sent home with a manila envelope stocked with flyers, calendars and announcements. Often, teachers will send home a weekly update on classroom work. Fundraising, school lunch menus, and district announcements can be found in the envelope.

Wednesday Newsletter: the newsletter is a weekly school update sent out via ParentSquare (or included in hard copy in the Wednesday envelope) with news and events of the upcoming weeks. If you are not receiving the email, please send an email to [email protected] with your info and child’s name and classroom.

Communications/Announcements: announcements are sent to individual grades and classrooms, or school wide as necessary, via ParentSquare.

Facebook: Check out the Commodore Sloat Facebook page for daily updates on events. “Like” us!

Website: The Commodore Sloat website,, has information on the school, community and family resources. Check back for news and posts by staff and PCO members.

Email [email protected] with feedback on our communications or if you would like to help!