Our Principal, Dr. Renée Marcy
Contact Dr. Marcy:
Phone: (415) 469-4746
Excerpt of letter from Dr. Marcy
Dear new and returning Sunnyside families,
I hope you are enjoying a relaxing summer. I am very excited about the year ahead! My hope is that every child and family this year experiences the connection, positivity, and enthusiasm for learning that makes the community of Sunnyside so special. We look forward to growing with your child this year!
While many of our amazing teachers and staff are returning to Sunnyside, we have had some teachers transition to pursue graduate school, move closer to their families, and take on other roles. Also, Mrs. Lark Graham will become our new Librarian and Technology Teacher and Ms. Georgie Gibbs, who had been in that role, will be our new kindergarten teacher.
I am excited to welcome our newest teachers, paraprofessionals, and secretary: Kelsey Durant, Amy Whitcomb, Kevin Mullins, Jimmy Gormley, Michelle Gruber, and Athena Lafferty are our new teachers. Karen (Lai) Tse is our newest paraprofessional. Please see the list of teachers here. I am so excited to be working with this outstanding team of educators and staff!
Our Greening Bond construction is underway and making great progress to create an outdoor science/garden space behind the Ruby Bell building. Construction is on schedule to end soon.
The SFUSD Parent Handbook that will come home in the first month of school provides information for you about communication systems and processes in place in SFUSD, and the new Strategic Pan for SFUSD, “Transform Learning, Transform Lives,” is available on the website for details on our district vision.
Sunnyside strives for authentic partnerships with families and caregivers in support of every student’s success. We believe that deeper connections and involvement between home and school enrich both our school and students’ lives as we work together to provide fulfilling opportunities for children. With that in mind, I invite you to be involved. You are invited to drop in on a monthly Coffee with the Principal on the third Fridays of the month after morning intake, participate in our School Site Council meetings, also monthly (dates and agendas are in the Wednesday envelope weekly), or become a member of the English Learner Advisory Committee.
I look forward to working with you this year in support of your child’s learning.
Welcome (and welcome back) to Sunnyside Elementary School!
Renée Marcy, Ed.D.
Coffee with the Principal
Please join Dr. Marcy in the Sunnyside auditorium on Friday mornings after announcements and intake for coffee and conversation. In the 2016-17 school year she'll be available on these dates: