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Tours & FAQs

School Tours

We are thrilled that you and your family are considering Leonard Flynn Elementary! 


Tour Information

  • How long are the tours? Tours meet at 8:30am and go for about an hour and a half  

  • Where do I meet my tour guide? On the yard just inside the Harrison Street Entrance  

  • Is an appointment necessary? No appointment or reservation is necessary.


2017-18 Tour Dates

Oct 4
Oct 18*
Oct 25
Nov 15
Nov 29
Dec 13
Jan 10
 
*TK will have substitute teacher on this date.
 
The SFUSD will be hosting its annual enrollment fair on Saturday Oct 14, at John O'Connell High School (2355 Folsom St at 20th Street). Leonard R. Flynn Elementary will participate in this fair, so please come visit us there!
Welcome to the Flynn school virtual tour! We are a Kindergarten through 5th grade school with spanish immersion and general education programs. In-person tours are conducted in the Fall annually. No appointment necessary. This is the West Yard where morning circle starts the day off right! Visitors, even parents, are expected to get a hall pass from the main office before entering any classroom. This ensures the safety of all students and staff during the school day. Cafeteria / Multi-purpose Room School halls are bright and cheery, and filled with children's artwork. Our kindergarten play structure is the perfect place for our youngest children 
to have their own play space. Kaboom Play Structure Our children's creativity is highlighted and apparent throughout the hallways. Kindergarten Classroom Our classrooms are bright and airy, with well-organized staff. You can help by volunteering in the classroom and at the school events. This is an example of how a kindergarten class is set up. Each kindergarten classroom has it's own bathroom. (One classroom has the bathroom just outside it's door.) Kindergarten Classroom Kindergarten Classroom Kindergarten Classroom Flynn offers many arts programs, including visual arts, dance and music. Each grade level team of teachers decide which art and/or music programs will benefit their students best. We are one of the few San Francisco elementary schools with a full-time librarian. Our library includes books in English and Spanish. Children are always welcome to come in. Library / Spanish & English Books Volunteers are welcome to help out in the library. Computer Lab Clean and Bright Hallways Garden & Garden Science Coordinator Flynn is a uniform school. All students are asked to wear their uniform (black pants, skirts or shorts & white or dark green shirts, or carden plaid) The children get to visit the garden according to the teacher's schedules. Garden Classroom Colorful murals throughout the school Flynn is supported by an active Parent Teacher Association, whose fundraisers help support educational programs and staff. We also have an English Learners Advisory Committe and School Site Council. Flynn offers two on-site afterschool programs, Mission Graduates and OST (Out 
of School Time). Thank you for taking our tour. We hope that you can visit in-person. Please feel free to contact us through our Yahoo Group at lrflynn_sf@yahoogroups.com. DSC_0015.JPG DSC_0026.JPG DSC_0007.JPG DSC_0016.JPG
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FAQs

STUDENT POPULATION

What is the breakdown of the student population?

  • 65% Latino
  • 9% African-American
  • 15% Caucasian
  • 10% Other

(Approximate)


RECESS & LUNCH

What is lunch like? Do the children eat together?

  • All students at Flynn receive free breakfast and lunch.
  • Students have staggered lunch times, separated by grade level.
  • We want to create a healthy food atmosphere and encourage healthy eating; families are asked not to include prepackaged foods (such as “Lunchables”), chips & sodas.

How many recesses will my child get a day?

  • Two

Do the kids in different grades play together in the yard?

  • Play areas are split up by time and location by grade level (for example, 5th graders aren’t playing in the same space as the kindergarteners).

Are students split up by language track?

  • Recess and lunch are combined, as well as assemblies and some field trips.

 

LIBRARY / CURRICULUM

How much access do the kids have to the computers in the library?

  • Every other week during their classroom library visit

What can you tell me about the curriculum?


COMMUNITY

What is the school’s relationship with the LGBT community?

  • We feel we are a true San Francisco school: Multilingual, diverse and open minded...we have teachers and staff of all backgrounds,  LGBT families, and welcome all families. We truly want Flynn to be representative of the community and our city.


What is the school doing to ensure there is a good relationship between the Spanish speaking and non-Spanish speaking families?
We strive ensure language is not a barrier to parents working together to improve the educational experience of ALL children. We are working hard to ensure that Flynn is representative of our community and that all families are welcome at Flynn and are able to participate in our community without barrier.

  • All literature sent to parents is in both languages.
  • Headphone translation is provided at school meetings.


AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

Please go to our page about the after school programs for more information.


SCHOOL LOGISTICS

How do I enter Flynn?

  • You will enter Flynn from Harrison Street. if you drive here, you will either park on Precita Park, or go through the “Drive Through” drop off area on Harrison. Access from Cesar Chavez is restricted.