This just in from SFUSD:
Due to the high demand for the Chinese immersion programs presently offered, SFUSD is opening a Cantonese dual language immersion program to be located at 1351 Haight Street, site of the former DeAvila Elementary School.
The school will open in August 2009 with three Kindergarten and two 1st grade classes and will increase by one grade each year until it has a full K-5 program.
The goal of this dual immersion program is to provide students the opportunity to become fully bilingual and biliterate in Cantonese and English. In upper grades, students will begin the
study of Mandarin. The program is designed for students who are English speakers, Cantonese speakers or bilingual.
Informational meeting about the new school: Monday, March 23, 6:30 p.m. at Grattan Elementary School, 165 Grattan Street. This meeting is open to all families who have been offered an assignment and to families who may be interested in more information. The meeting will include options for the post-Round 1 process, including wait pool information and appeals.