From our principal

                       Week 36 Updates


Hello New Traditions Families,

It is hard to believe that we are down to our last days of the 2020-2021 school year.  It really seems like we are just getting into the swing of things. I can not say enough about the patience and perseverance that students, teachers, and parents have shown over the last months as we have successfully returned to in-person school. The students have been so kind and compassionate towards one another, and the teachers have shown incredible resilience as they have worked double time to ensure that in-person and distance learning students are getting time and attention during these last months. Our entire New Traditions community came together and it shows. Thank you!

In order to properly celebrate our end of the year, we will make Tuesday, June 1st, our New Traditions' Hawaiian Beach Day! Let’s kick off our summer right! All students are welcome to participate. Wear Hawaiian shirts or beach gear, bring sunglasses and beachwear accessories and let’s make New Traditions a tropical oasis for a day. It may even be sunny...don’t forget the SPF!

See below for some other important information about after school programming, library books, technology return, and our NT graduates.


Technology Device Return

Please make sure to bring the SFUSD technology devices that have been checked out to you back by Wednesday, June 2. In the K-1 classes we will collect devices at the intake line. Grades 2-5 can return Chromebooks and hotspots to your teachers. We need to inventory and reimage devices over the summer so that we can have them ready for our return in August. Thank you.

Library updates: A Message Ms. Judy Viertel:

Remember to return all library books!  We'd like to get back as many books as possible. If you want me to check your child's record, contact me at: Please only send back books with our barcode on the back: "NEW TRADITIONS ELEMENTARY".

Please see below the summer resources through the San Francisco Public Library: 

SFPL is offering a summer reading challenge, many events and fun classes on Youtube, recommended summer reading lists for every grade level, 10 free books, and much more! 

Summer programming:

SFPL's Youtube channel:

SFPL branches reopening for in-person browsing this summer:


YMCA Updates for Families

We are excited to get back in the rhythm of afterschool this fall! Currently, we are working on planning afterschool programming for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. We expect to release more information about our afterschool programs, such as locations, hours, and fees, in early July.

Check our website, for the most up-to-date information.

If you haven’t already set up your Community Portal account, please click here to create your online account. If you need help with your account, please contact Member Services by emailing or call our support line at (415) 772-5500, Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-6:00 pm.  Need to update your account information. You can access the login page here:  LOGIN TO COMMUNITY PORTAL 

Thank you for choosing the YMCA of San Francisco to keep your child safe and engaged, we look forward to seeing you all in the fall!

Congratulations Graduates!

On May 27 we held our New Traditions Promotion Ceremony for our 5th graders at Rossi Field. It was a beautiful event to say the least. As our fifth graders head to middle school and beyond we wish them all the best as they take what they have learned at New Traditions and apply their kind, empathetic, and can-do attitude to being an active and contributing member of our greater community. Graduates, you are a super group of students. As our next generations leaders we can not wait to hear all the wonderful things that you do in the future and come back to see us. You are always welcome at New Traditions!

Enjoy a safe and relaxing time with family and friends this Memorial Day Weekend. See you next week.

Heath Caceres, Principal