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Grade Change Request to Pass/No Pass for 2020-2021

July 30, 2021
Grade Change Request to Pass/No Pass for 2020-2021

Earlier this month, California enacted new legislation that allows parents or guardians of high school students to request that one or more letter grades earned in the 2020-2021 school year be changed to a pass/no pass grade.  We want to provide the information you need to help you determine if this option is best for your student. 

College Admissions: Several colleges in…

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Updates for the 2021-2022 School Year

We hope you and your family are enjoying the summer recess.  The 2021-2022 school year begins in five weeks, and we look forward to welcoming all students back to school in person on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.  This letter contains several important updates and changes for the 2021-2022 school year, and we encourage you to carefully read the information so you are…

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San José Unified Recap of the 2020-2021 School Year and Updates for Next Year

Dear San José Unified Community,

It is hard to believe that the 2020-2021 school year is done.  We invite you to watch a recap of the year in honor of our students, families, teachers, and staff as we progressed through this very unusual school year.

We look forward to welcoming all of our students back to in-person learning for the full school day…

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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

January 20, 2021

Each spring, schools across California participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP.

This year, your student will participate in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts and mathematics (SBAC), the California Alternate Assessments (CAA), and, depending on their grade level, the California Science Tests (CAST).

These assessments help school districts and the…

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San José High School: New Hallway Murals Inspired by School’s International Baccalaureate Program

November 26, 2019
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San José High School: New Hallway Murals Inspired by School’s International Baccalaureate Program

San José High School (SJHS), California’s second oldest public high school, has added new murals to their campus. The vibrant works of art showcase the school’s educational atmosphere; highlighting the aims and values taught at the school through its rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The five new murals were chosen and created by members of the SJHS Art Club and feature a…

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San José Unified Nights Showcase Community Partnerships

November 6, 2019
San José Unified Nights Showcase Community Partnerships

Maintaining a strong connection with community, students, families and staff is part of the San José Unified (SJUSD) way. This strong bond was exemplified on Saturday, November 2, during SJUSD’s first 2019/20 San José Unified Nights event. Hosted by San José State University (SJSU), San José Unified students, staff and community members were invited to attend a San Jose State football…

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San José Unified Continues to Outperform Many Comparable School Districts on Statewide Assessments

October 9, 2019
San José Unified Continues to Outperform Many Comparable School Districts on Statewide Assessments

Outperforming many comparable school districts on statewide results of Smarter Balanced (SBAC) assessment exams, the San José Unified School District experienced similar performance to 2018 on the SBAC, according to a recently released California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) report by the California Department of Education (CDE). In addition, San José Unified outperformed the state as well as all…

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Pioneer High School Takes Proactive Stance to Support Students’ Mental Well-Being : Opens Wellness Center on Campus

September 27, 2019
Pioneer High School Takes Proactive Stance to Support Students’ Mental Well-Being : Opens Wellness Center on Campus

The number of teens, ages 13 to 17, experiencing some form of anxiety disorder has been steadily rising with seven in ten teens today saying they see anxiety and depression as major problems among their peers, according to a 2018 Pew Research Survey.  Observing the rising needs in their own student population, students and staff at San José Unified School District’s…

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Special Education Teachers in Short Supply

August 5, 2019
Special Education Teachers in Short Supply

San José Unified’s RISE program helping to fill need but openings persist

San Jose, CA,  August 5, 2019 – The number of students between ages 3 and 21 receiving special education services is rising, according to a report released by the Department of Education.  In the report, “Condition of Education 2018,” data showed the number of public school students receiving special education services under…

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Hoover Middle School Wins Bay Area 49ers’ NFL Play 60 Spring Challenge

Hoover Middle School Wins Bay Area 49ers’ NFL Play 60 Spring Challenge

San Jose (May 21, 2019) – San José Unified’s Hoover Middle School has been named the winner of this year’s NFL Play 60 Challenge. Sponsored by the American Heart Association and the National Football League, the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge inspires kids to get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day.

Schools from across the Bay Area competed during the month…

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