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COVID 19

COVID-19 Update

Latest Update

April 2, 2020 Update: TK and Kindergarten Students – Work Packets Sent Today To Home Addresses
What To Expect in Coming Weeks

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Community Resources

San José Unified is a valuable leader in our community, providing the positive influence, dedicated participation, and active support needed to elevate opportunities for all. We’re proud to offer an array of resources to benefit our neighbors and the greater community.

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Student Resources

San José Unified is a nimble educational resource, providing the inspiration, tools, and guidance each student needs to become an active and engaged lifelong learner. We know there are as many paths to education as there are students, and we believe every student has the right to be inspired, excited, and successful.

Together with our staff and families, we provide a safe, positive, and welcoming environment for students and other members of our community.

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Parent Resources

San José Unified is an open-minded partner, 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.

Parent Portal

Our Parent Portal is the best way to stay informed about all aspects of your child’s education.

  • If you’ve never accessed your Parent Portal account before, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to verify if your email address is up-to-date.
  • If you received your Parent Portal activation email and are accessing it for the first time, follow these instructions.
  • If you need to reset your Parent Portal password follow these instructions

Parent Portal App Instructions for iOS

Download Parent Portal App for iOS
Download Parent Portal App for Android

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Health & Wellness

The mission of our Health and Family Support Department is to support San José Unified’s vision of preparing today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow. We do this by providing students and their families with services and access to community programs that will optimize the health, wellness, and safety of our students for them to be successful in the years to come.

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Technology

Student safety both in and out of school is our top priority, and that includes the use of technology. The school’s technology resources, including site or district issued devices, email and Internet access, and district-supported applications, are provided to students for educational purposes only. This applies whether access is through district-provided or personal student devices, including cellphones, tablets, laptops, or any other internet-connected devices.

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Student Nutrition Services

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.

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Transportation Information

San José Unified offers school transportation to students who are eligible. Students must live within District boundaries to be eligible for transportation. Elementary school students (grades TK-5) who do not attend a magnet, charter, International Baccalaureate (IB), and/or Two-Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) school are eligible for transportation if they live 1.5 miles or more from their school of attendance.

Elementary students who attend a magnet, IB or TWBI school may be provided transportation on a courtesy basis as routes and space are available. Transportation for eligible students attending a district charter school is only provided from within the school’s attendance boundary. Students attending most secondary schools (grades 6-12) are eligible for transportation if they live 3.5 miles or more from their school of attendance.

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Enrollment and Hiring

Enrollment

Whether you have just moved to the area or your child is about to start school for the first time, our team is excited to welcome you to San José Unified. To learn more about preschool registration, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or click HERE.

To begin the enrollment process for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through grade 12, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or click HERE.

If you have enrollment-related questions, please call 408-535-6412 and we will be happy to assist you.

Hiring

The dedication and innovative thinking of our top-notch staff has driven San José Unified’s successful approach to keeping students safe, healthy, and engaged in distance learning while schools are closed. We take pride in our collaborative work environment, opportunities for support and professional advancement, and generous benefits, including fully paid health care for individual employees.

To view our available positions and apply to join our team in making a difference, please click HERE.

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Updates and FAQ

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San José Unified is continuously monitoring and responding to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We are collaborating with fellow school districts, the City of San José, the County of Santa Clara, and the State of California to provide updated information and updated guidance as it becomes available.

The July 1, 2020 reopening plan webinar meeting recordings can be found below:

Read Santa Clara County Public Health guidance on school reopening HERE.

Read the most recent update HERE.

Read prior updates HERE.

Read our comprehensive distance learning guidelines HERE.

Read the answers to frequently asked questions HERE.

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External Resources

external resources

San José Unified’s response to this crisis is informed by the latest public health guidance and updates regarding COVID-19. The websites listed below are not maintained by San José Unified but may be a useful resource for families wishing to stay abreast of local and national developments pertaining to the novel coronavirus.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Santa Clara County Department of Public Health

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Parent Perspectives

Parent Perspectives

We are sharing perspectives from parents with the hope that you find them helpful and a reminder that you are not going through these challenging times as a parent alone. Please note that these perspectives are authored by parents and not edited by San José Unified. Therefore, the views and opinions expressed in these perspectives are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the San José Unified School District.

Read the most recent parent perspective HERE.

Read prior parent perspectives HERE.

 

 

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Grades 9-12+

9-12

College Webinars

Through a partnership with Collegewise this summer, San José Unified is excited to offer students and families a free series of webinars on college application requirements. Each session, which will be in English, runs from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on a Wednesday night. Please click on the links below to view more details and to RSVP for any sessions that interest you.

June 24: How COVID-19 Impacts College Admissions
July 8: Testing 101
July 15: Changes and Myths for UC and CSU Admissions
July 22: Highly Selective College Admissions

Recordings in both English and Spanish will also be available approximately one week after each webinar and remain available for 60 days after posting. To view available recordings, please click HERE.

Summer Reading

One of the best ways for students to hone their skills during the summer is to engage in independent reading. We encourage our students and their families to visit San José Unified’s Virtual Library. It’s free, easy to access, and a great place for students to start browsing for summer reading material. To begin a summer of reading fun, please click HERE.

For information on recommended summer reading programs, please click HERE.

Want more structure? Our suggested daily schedule and list of resources created in the spring remains available online.

Educational Experiences

It never hurts to brush up on your skills! All of the educational videos our Curriculum & Instruction team created in the spring are still available; please click on the appropriate links below for easy access.

Mathematics

Language Arts

Resources for Students with Special Needs

Supporting students in special education is a priority for us. To read our distance learning guidelines for special education and related services, please click HERE.

To view suggested schedules and resources for students with special needs, please click HERE.

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Grades 6-8

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Summer Reading

One of the best ways for students to hone their skills during the summer is to engage in independent reading. We encourage our students and their families to visit San José Unified’s Virtual Library. It’s free, easy to access, and a great place for students to start browsing for summer reading material. To begin a summer of reading fun, please click HERE.

For information on recommended summer reading programs, please click HERE.

Want more structure? Our suggested daily schedule and list of resources created in the spring remains available online.

Educational Experiences

Dedicated to supporting your student’s learning over the summer, our Curriculum & Instruction team continues to create high-quality educational videos. Click on the appropriate link below to view the latest offerings for your child, which have been created to help your student maintain and practice critical skills as they proceed to the next grade level. Please note that all prior materials remain accessible through the links.

Mathematics

To view the summer schedule and information regarding skills, concepts, texts, and activities for each summer mathematics lesson, please click HERE.

Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

Language Arts

To view the summer schedule and information regarding skills, concepts, texts, and activities for each summer Language Arts lesson, please click HERE.

Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

Resources for Students with Special Needs

Supporting students in special education is a priority for us. To read our distance learning guidelines for special education and related services, please click HERE.

To view suggested schedules and resources for students with special needs, please click HERE.

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Grades PreK-5

Prek-5

Suggested Schedule and Educational Resources

Our knowledgeable staff of educators has adapted the suggested daily schedule and list of resources they created in the spring to support families seeking structure, guidance, and additional resources over the summer. To access the suggested summer schedule and resources, please click HERE.

To visit the San José Unified Virtual Library, a great place for students to start browsing for reading material, please click HERE.

Our team has also produced videos to help parents navigate these resources and enhance student learning. To watch them, please click HERE.

Educational Experiences

Dedicated to supporting your student’s learning over the summer, our Curriculum & Instruction team continues to create high-quality educational packets and videos. Click on the appropriate link below to view the latest offerings for your child. Please note that all prior materials remain accessible through the links.

Mathematics

Grades TK-K
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5

Language Arts

Grades TK/K
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5

Sciences

Grades TK/K
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5

Multiple Subjects

Grades TK/K
Grade 1
Grade 2

Resources for Students with Special Needs

Supporting students in special education is a priority for us. To read our distance learning guidelines for special education and related services, please click HERE.

To view suggested schedules and resources for students with special needs, please click HERE.

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Meals and Wellness

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Meals

The San José Unified School District is proud to offer free grab and go meals. Available to everyone up to 18 years old, breakfast and lunch can be picked up at one of ten schools. For information on dates, times, and locations, please click HERE.

Families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals are also eligible for additional food assistance from the state of California. To learn more about these Pandemic EBT benefits and how to apply, please click HERE.

To support student nutrition by making a tax-deductible donation towards student meals, please click HERE.

Wellness

Ensuring that our students are mentally, physically, and socially well is a priority for us. While our counselors and Student Services staff continue to check in with the students to whom they’ve been providing ongoing support, we know that, in these uncertain times, additional students may need support as well. To request a live discussion with someone on our team, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or fill out this form.

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