Can I tour Yick Wo?
Yes. Please call the school office at (415) 749-3540 to schedule a tour.
2019 Tour Dates: These will be held at 10am this fall. Dates soon to follow.
What time can I drop off my child?
The Yick Wo campus opens at 9:00am. Playground supervision begins at 9:10am in the Upper Yard. Please help us ensure the safety of all students by entering the campus through the main entrance by the Yick Wo Office.
What are options for morning care at Yick Wo?
Morning care is offered onsite by the Excel YMCA Chinatown Team who have long run the after-school program at Yick Wo. Please check in with the school office to register for the morning care program.
What after-school programs are available for Yick Wo students?
On-Site: The Chinatown YMCA runs an on-site program at Yick Wo (3:30-6:30pm) Click HERE for more information on ExCEL
Off-site: Many Yick Wo families utilize the After School Academy at the Tel-Hi Neighborhood Center (3:30-6pm). Tel-Hi staff come to Yick Wo at dismissal and safely walk the kids to the Tel-Hi Community center located at 660 Lombard Street. Click HERE for information on Tel-Hi ASA or contact Josh Feierstein, Program Director, at (415) 421-6443 ext. 30 or Jfeierstein@telhi.org
Off-site: Salesians Boys and Girls Club picks up students in 3rd grade and up from Yick Wo at the end of the school day and transports them via school bus to Club, which is located at 680 Filbert Street in North Beach. For more information visit: https://salesianclub.org
What are the lunch options for students?
All students may bring their own lunch from home or purchase hot-lunch at school. ALL families are encouraged to fill out application to see if they qualify for free or reduced fee lunches. You can apply and/or set up an account for lunch payments HERE.
What is the PTO?
The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a non-profit independent group of volunteers. Committed to assisting in school activities, fundraising for activities not funded by the district, and facilitating communication between parents, teachers and students. Meetings are open to all families and all families may participate in voting. FREE childcare provided for families attending meeting.
What is the SSC?
The School Site Council (SSC) is the governing body of the school that uses data and community input to set priorities and then allocate funding to support these priorities. Meets monthly from 4:00 -5:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are open to all families. *Only elected members may vote.
What is the BAC/ELAC?
The Bilingual Advisory Committee (BAC)/English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) is the committee for parents or other community members who want to advocate for English Learners. 16 languages are spoken at Yick Wo. The purpose of the committee is to advise the principal and school staff on programs and services for English learners. Meets monthly and meetings are open to all families.
What is Heard and why should I sign up for it?
Heard is a secure internal platform that allows Yick Wo parents, teachers, and staff to easily organize events and share important information electronically. All information on Heard can be translated into almost any language. All Yick Wo families must sign up for Heard to receive school related communications.
Which middle school is Yick Wo a feeder for?
Yick Wo is a feeder school for Francisco Middle School.