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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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Make an appointment to enroll for 2018-2019

November 30, 2017
Make an appointment to enroll for 2018-2019

Beginning Friday, December 1st, parents and guardians will be able to make an appointment to enroll your students in San José Unified for the 2018-2019 school year.

Phase 1 of Secondary enrollment (grades 6-12) begins January 22, 2018, and ends February 9, 2018. Click here to learn more.

Phase 1 of Elementary enrollment (grades TK-5) begins February 5, 2018, and ends March…

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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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Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!

August 7, 2017
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We look forward to engaging with you as we prepare today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow.

This year, we’re excited to launch a number of new projects and initiatives to improve connections with our families and provide more information to our community about everything that’s happening in San José Unified. From a new website to a…

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What’s on the calendar?

July 24, 2017
What’s on the calendar?

Curious about our instructional calendar for 2017-2018? You can click here to download a copy today. Here are a few key dates to keep in mind as you plan for the year ahead:

  • First Day of Instruction: August 16, 2017
  • Fall Recess: October 2-6, 2017
  • New Year Recess: Dec. 23, 2017, to Jan. 8, 2018
  • Winter Recess: February 19-23, 2018
  • Spring Recess: April 9-13, 2018
  • Graduations:…
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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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Building a better dress code

June 21, 2017
Building a better dress code

During the 2016-17 school year, Madeline Armacost, then a senior at Pioneer High, approached school administrators with concerns about the district’s student dress code policy. She had noticed inconsistencies in how the dress code was enforced that appeared biased against young women and caused unnecessary interruptions to their education. As a result of Madeline’s activism and input from other students, San…

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