Welcome to Sherman Elementary!

We're excited to have your family join the Sherman Shark community.

Below is useful information on our two main communications channels: SharkNet, our private intranet site; and our email listserv. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out and contact us.  

The first day of the fall semester is Monday, August 19th, 2019. A link to the official SFUSD calendar can be found here. Check this site and SharkNet for Sherman-specific calendars.

School starts at 7:50am. All Kindergarten students should have a backpack, a folder, lunch bag / snack, and extra clothing that can stay at school with their names labeled on everything (accidents do happen!).

Download the official New Parent Handbook here.


Fill out this form so your child's teacher knows where your child should transition after school. Please give this to your child's teacher on first day of school. (Classroom teacher assignments will be mailed to your home and posted on SharkNet the weekend before school starts.)

What is SharkNet?

SharkNet is Sherman’s internal website, also known as an “intranet.” It is a “wiki” site, meaning that any Sherman community member with password-protected access may modify the site. It is the tool families, volunteer coordinators, and staff use to communicate internal updates, events, and volunteer needs at the school.

It is important to keep your email address updated on this site as it is used to “broadcast” messages to you quickly (especially in cases of school-wide emergency), and send reminders when something is just around the corner.

Link to SharkNet at SharkNet.ShermanSchool.org.   As new families, you will need to complete a “New Family” form in order to get your individualized login.

You’ll find:

  • Front page info on the most current school news

  • School calendar of events

  • Home pages for each classroom

  • Directory of family contact information

  • News and announcements

  • Volunteer opportunities

  • Fundraising info and ways to support the school

NOTE: Access to this site is for the use of current Sherman families and staff only. Directory information is strictly for school-related purposes. SharkNet is self-regulated; look for SharkNet trainings offered in the fall.

Email Listserv

Our email listserv is for the exclusive use of our community to supplement the formal school communications and notices that are sent home through our student's folders. This is the way we get school information to you on an ongoing, weekly basis.

PTA Officers and the Principal will post outgoing messages; it is not set up as a discussion group.

To join our listserv, please send an email to ptanewsletter@shermanschool.org and give your name, email address, child's grade-level, and an invitation to join will be emailed to you.

Join now to be up-to-date on all current Sherman information!

NEW after school program FOR KINDERS

New for the 2019-2020 school year Sharks Until Dark will be introducing the Mini Sharks Academy!

Mini Shark Academy will be a specialized afterschool program just for Kindergarteners within Sharks Until Dark. It will have its own schedule including specialized Kinder enrichment classes, snacks and extra academic support. Mini Shark Academy is targeted for our youngest Sherman friends to help them better acclimate to Elementary School and get adjusted to a more rigorous schedule. We will together create a safe, fun and helpful environment with fewer transitions and stronger structures to better support our Kindergartners!

To enroll register here and select 2019-2020 Kinder Program.

Sample Schedule:

1:50-2:30 - Circle and Snack time

2:30-3:00 - Recess/Recreation Time

3:00-3:50 - Specialized Enrichment Time

3:50-4:10 - Recess and Afternoon Snack

4:10-5:00 - Academic Support/Homework/Mindful Time

5:00- 6:00 - Indoor/Outdoor Choice Activities

Sample Enrichment Activities:

  • STEM- Storybook STEM, STEM Labs, STEAM

  • Little Engineers

  • Languages- (Spanish, French, ASL)

  • ART - various forms

  • Garden Nature Explorers - science & outdoor education based

  • Song & Dance

  • Kinder Skills (tying shoes, basic safety, motor skills)

Fee Structure:

Registration Fee: $200

Full Time (5-days a week): $500/month

3 days a week : $350/month

2 days a week: $275/month

Free & Reduced Lunch: $235/year