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Community Meetings With The Principal

8:30am until 9:30am in the Faculty Dining Room on the following dates:


School Site Council 3pm-4pm in the FDR

1/16/18 Agenda

SELAC (2017-2018): Tuesdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm in room C-6

January 30, 2018
February 27, 2018
March 20, 2018
April 17, 2018

DELAC (2017-2018): Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm; Room 175 District Office (855 Lenzen Ave. San Jose), Childcare provided

December 11, 2017
January 22, 2018
February 12, 2018
March 12, 2018
April 2, 2018
May 14, 2018


AP Information Presentation

AP Information Presentation PDF format


A Day in the Life of a Charger

Student Climate Survey

The 2017-18 Student Climate Survey will be administered on Thursday, January 25th and Friday, January 26th during tutorial. The survey should be fully accessible via student smartphones, laptops, and iPads as well as campus Chromebooks.

The Middle and High School survey link is:

Login Information:

Students login using their SJUSD username and password (used to login for blended learning, google drive, etc).

​​Username: s[student id here]
​Password (Secondary): password list given to principal and TSC but students are encouraged to reset their password. Students can also reset their password by going to:
Once the student logs in, the survey will immediately start. You will know students are finished when they get the login page again. Please let students know not to login again. The survey typically takes about 10-15 minutes from start to finish.

Breaking Down the Walls Assembly and Retreats Jan. 22-26

Breaking Down the Walls is a comprehensive program designed to unify, empower, and engage every student to create a positive and supportive campus climate. Learning for Living’s groundbreaking techniques help open doors and reveal truths that immediately stimulate self-reflection and community-building. Students learn to interact with a cross-section of their peers, and find that they do not live in isolation, rather, within a community that depends on each of its members to thrive. Students work side by side, learn from one another, and become active participants in the positive development of their campus.

BDTW subject matter and activities have been created to serve a broad vision for positive, healthy campus climate.

The program begins with an all school assembly on Monday Jan. 22nd (schedule provided below), and continues with a day-long retreat/workshops, one each day Tuesday through Friday. About 120 participants along with 20 LHS Junior or Seniors pre-selected leaders attend just once.  Any juniors or seniors interested in applying to be a leader should use the link below.  All students will be given EXCUSED absences for any class missed due to this program.  And Leland teachers are excited to support students’ participation by allowing them to make up any missed school work during the time they are involved with the program.

Here is a short video to give a bit more insight to the program:

If a Junior or Senior would like to apply to be a leader for the program, he or she can do so with their SJUSD google log-in here:

Any Leland Student who would like to participate can use their SJUSD Google log-in to apply here:

Monday Jan. 22 Special Schedule:

(1-6, No Brunch)

Period 1 7:55-8:35
Period 2 8:41-9:21
Period 3 9:27-10:07
Period 4A10:13-11:02
(ELA, Math, PE, World Language)
Period 4B 11:08-11:57
(Social Science, Science, Special Education, VPA)
Lunch 11:57-12:27
Period 5 12:33-1:13
Period 6 1:19-1:59

Tuesday Jan. 23-Friday Jan 26:

Full Day Retreat Workshops held in Leland’s mini-gym. One per day.  Participants and Leaders are only allowed to attend one workshop throughout the week.

Day begins at 7:55 and ends at 2:49. Lunch is provided.

Communicating with Teens


by Mary Eschen Life & Parenting Coach

Date: Thursday, February 1st 2018

Time: 7pm-8.30pm

Location: Leland High School, Media Center (ITC)

Admission is free with Online Sign Up!


Come, spend an evening learning some new tricks and tips for dealing with Teens who won’t communicate with you!  Mary Eschen is a popular local parenting educator as well as a Life and Parenting Coach. Her entertaining style and energy will put you back in the drivers seat with some new ideas on how to work with your teen. You will walk out of the event with techniques you can put to use right away! Learn how to:

§  Deal with sassy back-talk!

§  Get rid of nagging

§  Use choices to up the odds your kids will listen to you

§  Figure out what to do with kids who tune you out

§  Keep calm when things flare up

Flyer: LPC Parent Ed Night

SAT School Day

Juniors have the opportunity to take the SAT with Essay Test at all SJUSD High Schools on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, during the regular school day. Leland Juniors have already registered for this test. Students will receive an overview of what to expect on test day and answers to FAQs in their history classes in February. 

AP Test Sign-Up Details

AP Testing Sign-ups will begin on February 27th and continue through March 16th. Students will sign up and pay during their AP classes. A Student may be eligible to pay $5 per AP test if the family submitted the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application by September 21, 2017. The student’s name must be on the AP Test $5 fee list at the bank to receive this reduced fee.
If students did not submit the Free and Reduced Meal Application in the fall, the price per test is $94 for all tests. AP Capstone Research and Seminar are $142 per test.
Students may pay for all tests with one check made payable to Leland High School. Payment may also be made with cash or by using a credit/debit card.

*Deadline for signing up for AP Tests at Leland, which includes payment at the time of sign ups, is Friday, March 16th.
If there is a financial difficulty that affects a student’s ability to make this payment, he/she may speak with their teacher.

AP Chinese Language and Culture Test Sign-up Information

The AP Chinese Language and Culture test is offered at Leland as a courtesy for Leland students who attend Saturday Chinese School hosted at our site. There are 25 spots available for the AP Chinese test. Leland students may sign up for this test at the same time that they sign up for their other AP tests. If this is the only AP test a student will be taking, he/she should come to the school bank before or after school or during brunch or lunch to sign up for the test and make the payment.
Non-Leland students may sign up to take the AP Chinese test that is offered at Leland starting March 5, provided there are spots left. Sign-ups will be held at the bank after school from 3:00 to 3:30. The bank is located directly across from the main office. The deadline for signing up (and paying) for the test is March 16th. 

The AP Chinese test is also given at the following locations:

Alameda High School: 2201 Encinal Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501 (510) 337-7022
Palo Alto High School: 50 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto, CA (650) 329-3710

Leigh High School: 5210 Leigh Ave, San Jose, CA 95124 (408) 558-3065

Non-Leland students test sign-up information

Non-Leland students may signup to take any AP test that is offered at Leland High School starting March 12th. They can sign up at the bank after school from 3:00 to 3:30. The bank is located directly across from the main office. Deadline for signing up for AP tests at Leland is March 16th.

Boys & Girls Water Polo are BOTH CCS Champs!

Girls Water Polo
The girls finish the season 27-4 and the first ever CCS Open Division Champions.
Boys Water Polo
The boys finish their season 22-7 overall and 10-0 in league.

Leland Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Signing picture
Leland athletes sign their division I letter of intent on Wednesday as (Left to Right) Albert Hsiao (University of Washington, Baseball), Hannah Womer (Swimming, Florida State), Bella DeAvila (Rowing, San Diego State), and Chae Eun Kim (Track and Field, Lehigh University) all signed their letter of intent in a ceremony in the gym.

Leland Announcement Form:

Please use this form to get information shared around Leland

2017 - 2018 Scholarship List

Scholarships are an excellent way to complete college with little or no debt.  In addition to those offered by the schools, many organizations and companies also offer scholarships, some based on financial need, some on other criteria.  There is a list of scholarships available within Naviance.  We’ve posted an additional list of verified scholarships on the Leland website.  Please click here and browse by month due.

SELAC Meetings

The School English Learner’s Advisory Council (SELAC) and the District English Learners Advisory Council (DELAC) are composed of teachers and parents whose main concerns are the welfare and education of students who are English learners (EL). The purpose of these organizations is to provide advice to the principal and staff regarding programs and services for English learners, and to provide information (both from the school and from the District office) to parents.

Attending SELAC and DELAC meetings is a great opportunity to become involved with your student’s education, and a great way to meet parents of other EL students at Leland and in San Jose Unified. You will learn more about the EL programs that are available, and your participation in the groups is a terrific venue in which to have your voice heard. Our first meeting will be held August 31 at 6:00pm before Back to School Night. The following SELAC meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. on the Leland campus, in Room C6.

For more information, contact Karen Mathern, Assistant Principal of Guidance, at 408-535-6290, or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Letters of Recommendation

All seniors requesting letters of recommendation from Leland teachers and counselors must complete a Letter of Recommendation packet.

Letter of Recommendation Instructions 2018
Letter of Recommendation Packet 2018



Parents: We want to hear from you!

As part of San José Unified’s commitment to prepare today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow, we’d like to hear your thoughts about our schools and your child’s education experience.

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