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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

Agenda for 10/17/2017


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

October 24, 2017
November 21, 2017
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

November 13, 2017
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

Homecoming Image

Lights, Camera, Homecoming 10/16-21:

Hollywood is the 2017 Homecoming theme at Leland

Mon. Oct. 16
9th grade Class of 2021 Skit
Sleeping Beauty -PJ Day

Tues. Oct. 17
10th grade Class of 2020 Skit
Classic Movies –Black and White day

Wed. Oct. 18
11th grade Class of 2019 Skit
“She doesn’t even go here..”- Other school’s Apparel day

Thurs. Oct. 19
12th grade Class of 2018 Skit
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum– twin day

Fri. Oct. 20
Winner announced at Rally
Class Colors Day

Sat. Oct. 21 is the Homecoming Dance.  This is a semi-formal dance held in Leland’s cafeteria and quad chaperoned by school administration and teachers.  Students are allowed to bring guests to this dance, but must complete and return a guest form at the time of ticket purchase. There will be a DJ and dancing, food trucks and seating area in the quad, and a photo booth.  Tickets are sold at the school bank during break, lunch, and after school.  Students must have a current school ID to purchase tickets and to get into the dance.  (replacement ID cards can be purchased at the bank for $10).

Tickets sales and prices:
10/10- 13: $30 with ASB card/ $35 without ASB Card
10/16-20: $40 with ASB card/ $45 without ASB Card

Homecoming Royalty this year will focus on “Shining the spotlight” on Leland Chargers who make a difference at their school and community. Students must use their school ID # (no “s” or leading zeros) and phone number the school district calls using this exact format with no spaces: (XXX)XXX-XXXX
Royalty Nomination links:
All students use this link to vote for staff royalty:
9th grade link:
10th grade link:
11th grade link:
12th grade link:

49ers and Furry Friends

On October 10, 2017, the San Francisco 49ers partnered with the Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services as part of their #49ersGiveBack Community Service Program. They came to Leland High School to spend time with students that are in our special needs program. Mr. Gabriel Welcher, Special Education Program Counselor has been the driving force in developing a working relationship with Furry Friends as they have been making visits to Leland for the last two years. He is also in the club advisor for the Bring Change to Mind Club on campus, which is designed to address the stigma associated with mental illnesses. The event was a huge success. 49ers players Dontae Johnson, Joshua Garnett, Bradley Pinion, Raheem Mostert, Garrett Celek, Jimmie Gilbert, Erik Magnuson, and Chanceller James came to the school to bring a smile to students in the Special Education Department. In addition to the 49ers, 8 volunteers from Furry Friends also came out to Leland with therapy dogs. When they weren’t personally interacting with the students, the 49ers played a variety of board games with the goal to help assist the special needs student by focusing on enhancing their basic social skills and communication. The 49ers Public Relations staff and Leland’s Bring Change To Mind Club, Charger Pals, The Charger Account and Yearbook collaborated together to make this event possible. Mainstream students also participated in the event, helping out the students with special needs. Everybody collaborated together to create an experience that the students will never forget.

Click HERE for the SF Gate article

2017-2018 Lip Sync Battle Champtions

Gary and Katherine Clarks
Gary and Katherine Clarke

The Battle of The Den

Chargers with trophy
On September 8th, Leland competed with Pioneer in the inaugural Battle Of The Den game.  Both teams played an excellent game of football, with Leland winning 21-7. 
Coach Ward would like to thank the players and coaching staff for their dedication and hard work, and the team parents for their support.  Congratulations to Pioneer on a game well played. We look forward to next year!

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