Past Facilities Updates

2018–’19 Facilities Updates and Meeting Notes

December 5 Community Email re Water Safety Update:

September 10 Coffee Chat:

  • View a recording of the meeting here.

  • Notes from the meeting can be viewed here—with thanks to kindergarten mom Heather McCarty for taking and sharing them!

2017–’18 Facilities Updates and Meeting Notes

Facilities-related presentations from last year's Home & School Council meetings can be viewed on the HSC meetings page. For info on Facilities meetings held during the past school year, please read on: 

April 27 update:

  • Late on April 26 (only minutes before the HSC), the Leadership Team was informed by the District that New School’s Prop. 39 facilities offer for 2018–’19 would be changed from Malcolm X to allow us to remain at our current site of Enola Maxwell.

  • “We are clearly thrilled with the outcome,” said Ryan Chapman in an email to families. “Thank you all for your trust, support, and patience as we worked through this process. It truly embodied ‘Somos New School.’ ”

April 2018 FAQs and recent updates on the Prop. 39 process:

  • FAQS from our April 12 All-School Meeting on Facilities and its small-group breakout sessions will be posted by the Leadership Team.

  • The Leadership Team's presentation deck from the April 12 All-School Meeting on Facilities can be viewed here. We suggest viewing the video recording of the Leadership Team's presentation at the April 12 All-School Meeting here, as the questions posed in the presentation deck are answered in the video.  

  • The Leadership Team's letter to the community regarding the San Francisco Unified School District's Final Offer of 2018–’19 Facilities at Malcolm X Academy (MXA) is available in English and Spanish here. It contains many FAQs on the Prop. 39 process and MXA.

  • If you have any questions not addressed in these presentations and FAQs, please reach out to Thanks!

March 2018 updates on the Prop. 39 process:

  • FAQs from our February community survey were shared in the March 1 HSC meeting; that presentation can be viewed in English and in Spanish here.

  • A video of the March 1 HSC meeting (with apologies for the sound quality) can be viewed here.

February 2018 updates on the Prop. 39 process:

  • Facilities FAQs (from February 8)—including a Prop. 39 explanation and timeline/key dates—are available in English and Spanish

  • The NSSF Leadership Team's February 1 letter to the community about the District's Preliminary Offer is available in English and Spanish here.

  • A Facilities conference call was held on February 8 to discuss the District's Preliminary Offer. It was open to all members of our New School community, and the recording of that meeting (in English) can be heard here. (It is also on the HSC meetings page.) Christina met with Spanish-speaking families to update them.

  • FAQs from the February 8 Facilities call can be found here.

May 2017

How will we discuss the move from 2929 19th St. to Enola Maxwell with our kids?
Over the last two weeks of school, we’ll be discussing our upcoming move to Enola Maxwell with students. We understand that this will be a big transition for all our kids (and many adults!) and want to make it as smooth as possible. We wanted to let families know how we are introducing and talking about the move to so that they may support at home and answer questions:

All classes will discuss our move in pod time. We will use this time to confirm that:

  1. We’ll be moving from our current site into a “new home.”

  2. We love our current home. However, we have a new class of kinders joining us next year and will outgrow our space, so we have found a larger home.

  3. The things we care about most will move with us: friends, teachers, parents, what and how we learn, and our values and traditions.

  4. We’ll finish the year here and start the year in our new building.

  5. It’s ok to have feelings about leaving our first home and we will always remember it.

  6. There is much to look forward to at Maxwell, like a play yard!

  7. We’ll be sharing the school with another school—and with older kids, who are excited about being with us.

  8. We’ll have a chance in the summer to say Hello to the new school.

Over the course of the next two weeks, teachers will collect student questions, thoughts, and concerns.  This will help us identify whether students need extra support.

We will touch upon our move in an All-School Meeting, including letting kids know about summer visits

The HSC Transition Committee will confirm and send out a playdate/family event schedule for Enola Maxwell in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions, please reach out to


FINAL 2017–'18 Facilities offer from SFUSD -- 4/14/2017 

  • NSSF will be renting space from SFUSD at the
    Enola Maxwell School on Potrero Hill for the 2017–’18 school year.

  • We'll be sharing the campus with San Francisco International High School, which is moving to Enola Maxwell from its original Mission home. SFI's core values are: Learn together, Act with empathy, Create change, and Challenge yourself.

  • We expect that NSSF and SFI will have separate floors and shared (but separate) use of the cafeteria/multi-purpose room and auditorium, as well as our own dedicated play yard; more info on our space configuration should be known in June.

  • Read our Leadership Team's Letter to our NSSF Community—including transportation and neighborhood info—in English and Spanish.

  • Learn more about SFI's mission to teach immigrant students English by listening to NSSF 3rd grade mom and public radio reporter Amy Standen's The Leap podcast (Season 2, Episode 2: "The Big Pitch").

  • Questions? Thoughts? Ideas? Email


March HSC meeting -- 3/23/2017

Facilities surveys and Transition Committee sign-up

  • Join a Transition Committee working group:
    sign up to help our community answer questions on Transportation, Neighborhood, Environmental Health, and Co-Location

  • Take the High School Co-Location Survey (on Possible 2017-’18 Facilities Counter-Offers) in English or Spanish

  • Take the 2017-’18 Facilities Survey (on Malcolm X) in English or Spanish

February HSC meeting – 2/9/2017

Updates pertaining to 1-year/Prop. 39 Preliminary SFUSD School-Site Offer – 2/2/2017

January Facilities Meeting – 1/18/2017

December HSC Update Meeting - 12/15/2016

November HSC Update Meeting - 11/3/2016

October HSC Update Meeting - 10/7/2016

Fall Update - 10/6/2016 

May HSC Update - 5/19/2016

2016–’18 Building Leads and Facilities Subcommittees

  • Building Leads and Subcommittees Spreadsheet in English