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60% of our students are not reading at grade-level.  Our school would like to raise $100,000 to fund an academic support specialist. We welcome donations of any amount, and we appreciate anything and everything you choose to give.  Please help us in serving our children by sending a check or money order to:

Bessie Carmichael School/FEC
Attn: Principal Lawrence Gotanco
375 - 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Within five (5) days of receipt of your donation, you will receive a thank-you letter to use for your tax purposes. On behalf of the Bessie Family students, thank you in advance for your generous contribution! 




Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. 

If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Ruth Diep, at (415) 355-7334 or  A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy is available upon request .


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Our mission is the following: families, educators, and community working shoulder-to-shoulder and hand-in-hand to ensure that every student grows to his or her maximum potential and receives the most solid foundation for becoming college and career-ready.  Our school community -- the Bessie Family -- will foster growth at all levels for all children coming from all different types of backgrounds, languages, cultures, and academic achievement levels.