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Reporting Student Absences

If your student is absent, please contact our attendance clerk, Andrew Cornejo, by email (cornejoa@sfusd.edu) or by phone (415 695-5370,  ext. 1025).

School Tours: Thursdays/Fridays

School tours will resume April 6.

Tours are weekly 9:15-10:15 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays, except the second Thursday of the month. Contact Rebeca Flores, Family Liaison, at FloresR@sfusd.edu or 415-695-5370 ext. 1004.

  • No appointment needed.
  • Meet inside the Folsom Street entrance.
  • Tours are about 1 hour.
  • No tours the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Shadow an OC Student

Visitors can choose to shadow a John O'Connell student for an in-depth look into our school. To shadow a student, you must register by calling Rebeca Flores to schedule an appointment.

Wellness Updates & Activities

Click here to connect with our Wellness Center.

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A Community School

John O'Connell High School is a Community School.


New Student Orientation, August 19th

John O'Connell High School is excited to welcome our new students and families to our community. Please join us for a new student orientation event on Saturday, August 19th from 9:30 to 12:00. For more information in English, click here. 

Para obtener más información en español, haga clic aquí.

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Summer Reading Assignments, 2017

All students at John O'Connell High School are expected to complete a summer reading assignment. English classes will start the 2017-18 school year with activities related to this reading. Be prepared! See the links below for more specific information for your House or Lab.


Cosmos, Culture and Character

Humanities and Social Justice Texts

Humanities and Social Justice Reading Log


Building and Construction Trades

Entrepreneurship and Culinary

Environmental Technology

Health and Behavioral Sciences

Health and Behavioral Sciences Reading Log

OC School Calendar

Faces for the Future at JOC

Facebook Page for OC Parents


OC After School Program

The After School Program (ASP) will be open on the first day of school from 3:30 to 6:00. See Patricia Barraza, ASP coordinator in Room 107 or call her (415 424-9790). The ASP program provides tutoring, safe space, snacks, fitness lab, and a new drumming class. Get to know other students from all grade levels and improve your grades and health - there's space for everyone!

SFUSD on Immigration Status

SFUSD recognizes that many students and their families are struggling with questions, concerns, and fears about the impact of the election. Our Interim Superintendent wants to share answers to some of the questions you may have regarding student and family immigration status. Click the links below for more information:


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Introducing Nature to 9th-Grade Students at Camp Mather

As the school year ended, the freshmen class at John O'Connell High School nervously anticipated the annual, ninth-grade trip to Camp Mather. Read more about their trip!




Check out this great article on SF Gate about Sunday's big car show.