SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – The San Francisco Unified School District reached a tentative agreement with labor unions on reopening schools during the pandemic this week.

And although this is good news, reopening may not happen any time soon.

“We don’t set the timeline, the virus sets the timeline,” school superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews. said.

The tentative agreement establishes a set of safety standards in which teachers and sataff will return for in-person learning.

Each school district must work out details with teachers. The city must move from the purple tier to the red tier, first. And it will likely be a hybrid with students working both in the classroom and at home.

Once SF is in red, and teachers in that first wave of schools are vaccinated, those schools will open.

Vaccinating teachers currently isn’t happened due to a lack of supply, but Teachers won’t need to be vaccinated if San Francisco moves to the orange tier.

“So we need the spread to come down so we get in red and we will need a ramping up of vaccinations so we can get to the place where are educators are being vaccinated here in the city,” Dr. Matthews added.

The SF Department of Public Health has begun site inspections for elementary schools that are in the first waves of schools the district plans to reopen.

See the list below for which schools can reopen first.

There are 12 Wave 1 sites:

Early Education:

  • Zaida T. Rodriguez EES
  • San Miguel EES
  • Commodore Stockton EES
  • Leola M. Harvard EES
  • Noriega EES

Elementary Sites:

  • Alvarado ES
  • Cobb ES
  • Glen Park ES
  • Lawton PK-8
  • Muir ES
  • Sunset ES

County Sites:

  • Woodside

There are 26 Wave 2 sites:

Early Education:

  • Argonne EES
  • Jefferson EES
  • John McLaren EES
  • Junipero Serra EES
  • Presidio EES
  • Theresa Mahler EES

Elementary Sites:

  • Alamo
  • Bryant
  • Chavez
  • Charles Drew
  • Grattan Bret Harte
  • Dolores Huerta
  • Francis Scott Key
  • Starr King
  • Lafayette
  • McCoppin
  • Moscone
  • Ortega
  • Sanchez
  • Rosa Parks
  • Sheridan
  • Sunnyside
  • Yick Wo

County Sites:

  • Civic Center
  • County Satellite

There are 52 Wave 3 sites:

Early Education:

  • Tule Elk EES

Elementary Sites:

  • Alice Fong Yu
  • Argonne
  • Bessie Carmichael
  • BV Horace Mann
  • G. W. Carver
  • Chinese Immersion
  • Lilienthal K-2
  • Clarendon, Cleveland
  • Commodore Sloat
  • Webster, Feinstein
  • E. R. Taylor
  • Newcomer
  • El Dorado
  • Garfield
  • Gordon J. Lau
  • Guadalupe
  • Harvey Milk
  • Hillcrest
  • Jean Parker
  • Jefferson
  • John Yehall Chin
  • Junipero Serra
  • Lakeshore
  • Leonard Flynn
  • Longfellow
  • Malcolm X
  • Marshall
  • McKinley
  • Miraloma
  • Mission Ed. Ctr.
  • Monroe
  • New Traditions
  • Paul Revere
  • Peabody
  • Redding
  • Rooftop
  • SF Community
  • SF Montessori
  • Sherman
  • Spring Valley
  • Stevenson
  • Sutro
  • Tenderloin
  • Ulloa
  • Visitacion Valley
  • West Portal

County Sites:

  • Hilltop
  • McAuley
  • County Satellite

San Francisco filed a lawsuit Wednesday against its own school district and board of education for not reopening schools for in-person instruction.

In a statement, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera alleges the school board and district’s reopening plan is “woefully inadequate and doesn’t meet the basic requirements set by the state.”