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A message from the Superintendent

May 24, 2018
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Dear San José Unified Community, Knowing what to do in an emergency saves lives, and the tragedy in Florida emphasizes the importance of preparation. At San José Unified, we work closely with law enforcement to provide the best possible information and training to our students and staff.  You can support that work by reminding your students to pay attention during emergency…

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Responding to your feedback

May 24, 2018
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We want to thank everyone who participated in our first district-wide Town Hall Meeting of the 2017-18 school year on Monday, Sept. 25th, at Willow Glen High. More than 150 parents, staff, students, elected officials, and community members joined us to provide feedback, voice concerns, and ask important questions about the district, our schools, and our focus in the months…

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Tasting the future

March 22, 2018
Tasting the future

On a stormy Tuesday afternoon, elementary students from San José Unified fired up the kitchen at Gunderson High School for the annual Future Chefs live cooking competition, and the results were nothing short of delicious.

Future Chefs is a national initiative from our nutrition partners at Sodexo. Now in its eighth year, it’s designed to inspire kids to make healthy eating choices and…

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Responding to student walkouts

March 2, 2018
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Responding to student walkouts

The tragedy in Parkland, Florida, and other shootings on school campuses across the nation have driven increased interest in student-led civic engagement actions, including walkouts, rallies, and marches. San José Unified unequivocally supports our students’ Constitutional rights to peaceful assembly and free expression.

As you may have heard through social media and other sources, the Women’s March’s Youth Empower group is planning a national school…

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Students debate school start times at town hall

February 13, 2018
Students debate school start times at town hall

More than 150 parents, students, and community members joined district and school leaders for our second Town Hall Meeting of the school year on Monday night at Leland High School. Before participating in an hour-long open forum, they were treated to a public policy debate led by students from Leland’s nationally-recognized speech and debate program.

A recent proposal from the state legislature to…

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Make a donation to support student meals

January 30, 2018

At San José Unified, we believe student nutrition is a key component of a well-rounded education. We constantly strive to meet the nutritional needs of our students while ensuring our schools promote a healthy and active learning environment.

All told, our Student Nutrition team prepares and serves more than 18,000 hot and cold meals every day across 40 school sites, from elementary…

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Giving families the tools to succeed

January 16, 2018
Giving families the tools to succeed

San José Unified is committed to establishing a positive, collaborative relationship with every family. We’re proud to provide unique opportunities and resources for families to engage with and participate in elevating opportunities for your students.

Family University We recently hosted our first Family University session of the 2017-2018 school year at Hoover Middle School. This session was focused on developing leadership skills to…

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Free WiFi for San José Unified families

November 7, 2017
Free WiFi for San José Unified families

Did you know? San José Unified has been selected by Sprint to participate in the 1Million Project. The goal of this five-year program is to provide one million high school students who do not have adequate internet access at home with the resources they need to be successful in school. Many of the classes students take today — particularly AP classes —…

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Progress and opportunities in statewide assessments

October 10, 2017
Progress and opportunities in statewide assessments

San José Unified School District continued to outperform statewide results and many comparable districts in the third year of Smarter Balanced (SBAC) assessment exams, according to data recently released by the California Department of Education (CDE).

San José Unified students bested statewide results for meeting or exceeding standards at all grade levels in Language Arts and Mathematics. The district also outperformed overall…

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Food Services going cashless

July 6, 2017
Food Services going cashless

Beginning in the Fall of 2017, San José Unified Food Services will introduce “cashless” breakfast and lunch lines in all of our schools. Our goal is to move to a completely cashless system by January 2018. We encourage you to use the MySchoolBucks online prepayment system to pay for your student’s meals.

Using MySchoolBucks is a safe, simple, and secure way to make…

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