Back to School Night

Thursday, September 9, 5:00-6:30pm

Back To School Night “TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK” will take place on Thursday, broadcast via zoom. HMCRA Educators will share grade-level expectations, then share a little about individual classes. Each grade level will provide Zoom Links by Monday, September 6th, 2021.

Open House

In addition to Back To School Night via Zoom, Principal Stewart will also open the school on two evenings for parents to tour and visit their child(ren)’s classroom(s) (children welcome). You may visit on one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, September 21st –  5:00 pm to 5:45 pm.
  • Thursday, September 23rd – 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm.


Mr Stewart will host THREE OPEN HOUSE dates at Harvey Milk for all Harvey Milk parents to tour: 

  • Wednesday, August 4th,
  • Thursday, August 5th, and
  • Friday, August 6th, daily from 5-6pm


  1. Please wear a mask (no parent will be admitted in the school without a mask) 
  2. Please enter through the Collingwood Gate (on the hill) and please walk up the Rainbow stairs to the Harvey Milk Library to enter the building.
  3. There will be NO childcare, so students are welcome to attend, however NO CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED
  4. Harvey Milk Educators are NOT expected to attend, classrooms are not open (classrooms are NOT prepared)
  5. Principal Stewart will have a short presentation about San Francisco Unified School District current guidance on masks and will try to answer questions as we walk through the building together. 

Incoming Kindergarten Playdates

Incoming Kindergarten families, we’re looking forward to welcoming your children to HMCRA in August. In the meantime, here’s a couple of summer playdates to help you get connected with our school community:

  • Saturday, June 12 – 2pm, Christopher Playground
  • Saturday, July 31 – 10am: Redwood Grove Playground, McLaren Park

Dog Eared Books Fundraiser! 

  • Now that we are back at school, here’s an excuse to check out and support our neighborhood book store!
  • Shop at Dog Eared Books in the Castro during the read-a-thon (4/27 – 5/6)
  • Mention HMCRA at checkout and 20% of your purchase will benefit our school library!
  • In store purchases only – 489 Castro Street
  • If they don’t have the book you are looking for in stock they will happily order it for you.

Welcome New Families!

Welcome to Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy! You’re about to join a great little school in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood.

Kindergarten is coming closer and it’s time to register for your assignment school. The deadline to register is April 9, 2021.

For more information go to our Welcome New Families! page.

2021-2021 PFC Board Nominations

Nominations and interest for PFC Board and Committee Leads for the 2021-2022 school year are open! Vote will be held at the April 14, 2021 PFC Community Meeting.

PFC Board positions and Committee Lead positions are volunteer positions filled by our parent and guardian community members and are a great way to get involved in our HMCRA community!

Ready to lead? Want to know more? Please fill out the Nomination and interest form below.

Harvey Milk Hero Squad

We Are About to Kick Off!  

Heroes are never alone, they band together!  Our school has decided to take on blood cancer and our mission is to help find a cure. Be on the lookout for more information in the upcoming days as we kick-off our Hero Squad program on March 1!  

By participating in Hero Squad, your student will learn about teamwork, bravery, social awareness, and will become part of a Squad that supports blood cancer patients, letting them know they are not alone.  Hero Squad emphasizes the importance of social and emotional learning and gaining the experience of helping both children and adults in their fight against blood cancer right in our community.  

Your student can get started early by visiting, and our schools webpage Help your student develop goal-setting, self-motivation and organizational skills!  Every hero needs a squad!