Secondary Choice Process - Middle School Tours

School Assignment Process

Parents of 5th and 8th grade students currently enrolled in San José Unified School District have an opportunity to provide three ranked preferences for their student’s school assignment when they transition to middle and high school, respectively.

Placement Process

In January, you will receive a school assignment form to complete and return to the school with your student. You can also submit your assignment request through our online parent portal anytime during the enrollment window.

All requests must be submitted by end of the enrollment period in order to be processed on time. You will be informed of your student’s school assignment in mid-March.

Soon afterward, your school principal will contact you with information regarding programs and registration for the upcoming year.

Tour a school - Make an appointment by calling the schools directly. Please click on the calendar link below to see the middle school tour schedule for schools you are interested in visiting:

SJUSD 2017-2018 Middle School Orientation Calendar(PDF)
SJUSD 2017-2018 Spanish Middle School Orientation Calendar(PDF)

Please call the Enrollment Center at (408) 535-6412, located at 855 Lenzen Avenue, San José, CA 95126,  or visit the district webpage, if you have any questions.

Other Enrollment Calendars

Families interested in Magnet school, or High School, tours can visit the district enrollment website for information, or link to the tour calendars below:

SJUSD 2017-2018 Magnet Orientation Calendar(PDF)
SJUSD 2017-2018 Spanish Magnet Orientation Calendar(PDF)

SJUSD 2017-2018 High School Orientation Calendar(PDF)
SJUSD 2017-2018 Spanish High School Orientation Calendar(PDF)

Welcome to Reed Elementary School

A Proud California Distinguished School in SJUSD

News From the Office

Reed is looking for parents to join the monthly School Site Council (SSC) Meetings. It’s a great time to engage in conversation with Reed teachers and Principal on items relate to the school (i.e., curriculum, facilities, events, funding, etc.).
Meetings are held every 2nd or 3rd Tuesday at 5 p.m. and the first meeting is Sept. 19th. If you are interested, please complete the SSC form in the office by Monday, Sept. 11th. Parents of English Learners will complete the Selac form. If you have any questions, please contact the office 408.535.6247.

If you have any changes to your personal information, please contact the office ASAP so that you can receive important emails regarding any changes or reminders from our school office. You can update your contact information through the Parent Portal . If you plan to change schools or change your address, please contact the office to let us know where you are moving to and when the last date you will be attending Reed.


Late lunches for students may be left in the box labeled “late drop off” that is next to the front office door. Students can come and pick up their late lunches during lunchtime. We will no longer call classrooms during instruction time to have them come get their lunches.

Looking for office donations

Please consider donating a box of copy paper for the office. We are running very low and would like our Reed community to contribute. Thank you! Also, Ms. Christy is asking for donations for Kleenex and Clorox wipes to get through this sick season.

Appreciate your help!


Reed Elementary would like to create an environment for students that is healthy for all. If your student is sick, please keep them at home until they are healthy. As always, call the attendance line to report absence at (408) 284-6261. Please see this link to learn more about communicable diseases and which ones will have exposure notices be sent to the other students in the classroom. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬


We want to remind parents to be considerate of the neighborhood and to drive extra cautiously during these periods as students will be crossing streets. Please be extra careful when picking up and dropping off students as there are limited parking spaces. Please do not park in the staff parking lot or leave cars on idle to “wait” for your student to come out. Also, please refrain from dropping off students in the middle of the street, double parking while waiting, or blocking/parking the entrance of the staff parking lots. Consider coming a little bit earlier to drop off your students so that you will not be in a rush before the bell rings at 9 AM.

Students’ Safety Before and After School

For the safety of students, parents are not to drop students off at school prior to 30 minutes before the start of school, unless the student is involved in a regular school activity or community program. Similarly, parents are to arrange to have their student picked up right after school, unless the student is involved in a regular school activity, or community program, or is staying at the request of school personnel. The school will contact the parent when the school wishes to have the student remain after school. If your child is a bus rider, it is also the responsibility of the parent to make arrangements to meet the child at the designated bus drop off location at the designated time. It is unsafe for students to be left at school during unsupervised times and it is unreasonable to expect school office staff to supervise students on a regular basis. Parents who routinely fail to meet this responsibility will be notified by the school, may be contacted by the Student Services Department, and in the case of repeated occurrences, reported to the appropriate community agency (and may be cited for trespassing or loitering). In case of emergency, all children should be encouraged to go directly to the school office at any time before or after school.

Reed welcomes volunteers and requests families to volunteer at least four hours a month. New and returning parents, must complete the online volunteer packet at New volunteers must provide current TB test results and make an appointment with the San Jose Unified School District to be fingerprinted. An approved list of volunteers is posted on the bulletin board across from the office.

Please be aware of your surroundings when you are dropping off and picking up your student. Reed is in a neighborhood and we hope that all parents are respectful and courteous towards our neighbors by refraining from speeding, double parking, honking, etc. We know that often times in the morning that some are rushed to make it on time, and to avoid this you may consider leaving a couple minutes earlier to ensure a safe trip to school.

If your student will be absent for the day, please call the attendance hotline at (408) 284-6261 in the morning before school begins at 9 a.m. Our Attendance Clerk, Mrs. Nash will listen and record which students are absent for the day.

Please note the following:
*A doctor’s note may be required for extended illness
*Absences can be excused only within 5 days
*Three(3) Unexcused Absences will result in receiving an auto-generated Truancy Letter from the District
*Death in a family is excused:
    -for one(1) day if the funeral takes place in California, for three(3) days if the funeral takes place out of state.
    - only if it is an immediate family member: mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, sibling(s) or any other family member in the student’s
    immediate household (i.e. an uncle that lives in the same home with the student)
* Family Emergencies need to be reported in the office while explaining the situation, as they need to be approved by the principal

Thank you for everyone who started accounts on and loaded it with money for their students hot lunch. If you have not started an account for your student, please call the office for the student ID# and then log onto to add money into your students account.

Free & Reduced Lunch Program Application

Many of our families at Reed may qualify for participation in this program without even realizing it. If you feel your family’s household income is too high to qualify, we strongly encourage you to apply anyway. Many families have been surprised to learn that they qualify. At this time, 23% of our families participate in this program. If this number reaches 50%, the amount of government funding Reed receives annually greatly increases. Please check to see if you qualify: (If you need assistance or access to a computer please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))


Many companies in the area match donations that their employees make to schools. If you have made a donation to Reed school directly or to the Reed PTA and your company matches gifts, you can help get much needed funds for our school. Check with your employer to apply for a matching gift. Please contact Reed School if you need the Tax ID and Reed PTA’s Tax ID: 94-6173818. You will also need the date and amount of the donation you made.

SJUSD Family University

Save the dates for Family-U

San José Unified believes that family engagement is an essential component in the educational success of students. We are committed to establishing a positive, collaborative relationship with every family. We also acknowledge that the adults in our students’ families aspire to learn how to actively engage in their children’s education, both at home and at school.

Our Family University program offers a series of interactive classes and workshops over the course of a single Saturday, when parents can get support and tips for everything from reading with their elementary students to helping high schoolers apply for college.

We’ll offer three “Family-U” sessions throughout the 2017-2018 school year, all at Hoover Middle School. Make sure to save the dates and register ASAP:

Fall Session - Leading Together
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Click here to download a flyer with more informationClick here to download a flyer with more information
Click here to registerClick here to register

Mini Session - Transitions
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Spring Session - Learning Together
Saturday, March 24, 2018
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Educational Equity and Leadership Development/Family Engagement