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School Information

423 Burrows Street

San Francisco, CA 94134

tel. (415)330 1530

fax (415)468 1742



Dr. Barbara T. Berman



Brian Purcell

Assistant Principal


School hours:


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday







1st-5th GRADE

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday







Today: 10/24/16

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California PBIS Coalition


July 26, 2016


Dear PBIS Colleague,




On behalf of the California PBIS Coalition, we are pleased to recognize E.R. TAYLOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL for successful PBIS implementation at the Bronze Level. Your school is a recipient within California’s inaugural System of Recognition, reflecting excellence in the measurement of fidelity as well as your efforts in implementing the core features of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.


To acknowledge this honor, your school’s name will be displayed on the California PBIS coalition webpage and acknowledged at the 1st annual California PBIS Coalition Conference in Sacramento on September 22, 2016. Also included is an official electronic emblem which we encourage you to post on your school website to celebrate your success. We sincerely appreciate your hard work and commitment toward implementing PBIS with fidelity and creating the conditions to maximize academic and social behavioral outcomes for ALL students.


Congratulations again on this outstanding recognition!



California PBIS Coalition

California PBIS Coalition



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August 1, 2016


Dear Wonderful E.R. Taylor Families and Community:


Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year! I hope you and your children are enjoying the last days of the summer break. As the Principal of E.R. Taylor Elementary, I look forward to seeing our returning students and families and meeting those of you who are new to E.R. Taylor this year. We pride ourselves with our College Bound Vision for every child.  Let’s continue to work to maintain a strong parent/school partnership to support your child’s learning to ensure a successful year for your child.


I look forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school, Monday, August 15, 2016.  Children must be in line when the bell rings or they will be considered tardy. Our school hours will remain the same:



8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 8:30 AM to 2:05 PM on Tuesdays. PK students should go directly to their classrooms on the first day of school.


8:40 AM to 2:30 PM, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays;

8:40 AM to 2:05 PM on Tuesdays

Grades 1-5:

8:40 AM to 2:45 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays;

8:40 AM to 2:15 PM on  Tuesdays

The Special Education bus will leave at 2:45 P.M. each day.

Classroom assignments will be posted on the windows in the upper yard on Thursday, August 11, 2016.


First Day of School Assembly:  Monday, August 15, 2016 in the Upper Yard for all students grades K-5 beginning at 8:40 AM.  Families are invited to attend.  This will take place in the Lower Yard.


Back to School Orientations are planned as follows:

Pre-Kindergarten: Friday, August 12 from 8:40 AM to 10:00 AM in the Library.  Please note that this is for adults only.


Kindergarten: Monday, August 15, 9:00-9:45 A.M. (Please accompany your child to his/her classroom for this orientation with the classroom teacher after the assembly in the Upper Yard); at 9:45 AM, please proceed to the Library for an Orientation with the Principal, which will take place from 9:50-11:10 A.M.(students will be in class at this time).  


Grade 1: Tuesday, August 23 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Please meet in the Library for a general 1st grade orientation; you will then proceed to your child’s classroom.


Grade 2: Tuesday, August 23 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.  Please meet in the Library for a general 2nd grade orientation; you will then proceed to your child’s classroom.


Grade 3:  Wednesday, August 24 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Please meet in the Library for a general 3rd grade orientation; you will then proceed to your child’s classroom.


Grades 4 and 5:  Thursday, August 25 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Please meet in the Library for a general 4th and 5th grade orientation; you will then proceed to your child’s classroom.


It is critical that you attend these meetings, as it will give you an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and learn about the curriculum and expectations of your child’s grade level. If you cannot attend these meetings please let me know.

Uniforms are mandatory. The uniform requirements are white shirt/blouse with a white collar, black pants or jumper/skirt. Maroon sweaters and sweatshirts area available for purchase.  Wearing of uniforms promotes community pride in learning and school spirit. Your support for this practice is critical.  If you have any questions or concerns about our uniform policy, please contact the school office.


Please note that we have a loading zone on Burrows Street for drop off/pick up. The loading zone hours are from 8 AM to 9 AM and 1:30 PM to 3:00 P.M.  Please drop off / pick up your child on Burrows Street or on Bacon Street; a staff member will assist with children exiting cars at drop off and entering cars during pick up.  Do not drop off or pick up any student(s) on Goettingen Street.  Attached you will find a map indicating drop off and pick up areas. SFMTA will be issuing parking tickets to any car parked in the loading zone so please adhere to the new procedure to prevent being issued a ticket. In addition, SFMTA will patrol the area and issue tickets to double-parked vehicles.


When dropping off/picking up your child, please follow these safety procedures:

  • Go straight on Burrows; do not turn on Goettingen

  • Keep backpacks in the front of the car

  • Say goodbyes before you get to the dropoff area

If you would like to volunteer to help out with dropoff/pickup, we would appreciate your help. There is a sign-up sheet in the office.  Shifts are from 8:15 to 8:45AM and from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM.


We will continue to have monthly Principal Chats, during which time families are encouraged to participate.  Please complete and return the attached survey. Your input will enable us to determine the best day and time of the week to schedule the Principal Chats, so that we have as much family participation as possible.


Finally, please join me in welcoming our new staff members:


Brian Purcell, Assistant Principal

Endora Lee, 1st Grade (ELD)

Nora Siggins, 1st Grade (ELD)

Minyu Luo, 4th/5th Grade (Cantonese Biliteracy)

Stanley Huang, 4th Grade (ELD)

Nicholas Rushe, Resource Specialist

Emily Hanlon, Resource Specialist

Ellen Stufflestreet, Special Day Class Grades 3-5

Stella LeMone, Special Day Class Grades K-2

Emily Geiges, Literacy Support

Laura Lin, Instructional Assistant

Awa Campaore, Instructional Assistant

Carolyn Chow, Instructional Assistant


Your partner in your child’s academic success,

Dr. Barbara Berman, Principal

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All EL students receive at least 30 consecutive minutes of Designated ELD instruction per day and Integrated ELD in all content area instruction.


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每天, 母為非英語的學生有固定半小時,

按水平, 分班學習英文。

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Todos los estudiantes que hable ingles como idioma segundo van a recibir  un minimo de 30 minutos consecutivos de instrucción el desarrollo del idioma de ingles Designado cada  día e también este el desarrollo del idioma de ingles esta integrada en toda la instrucción en todos los área de contenido durante el dia.

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