COVID-19 Update

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


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.


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.


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 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 or if you’ve never accessed your Parent Portal account before, but have an email on file, follow these instructions
  • If you’ve never accessed your Parent Portal account before and don’t have an email on file, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to verify your email address.

Parent Portal App Instructions for iOS

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


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.



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.


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.


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.


In-Person Learning

In-Person Learning

San José Unified will begin offering in-person learning for some students on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Wondering what school will be like for in-person students? Watch our Welcome Back video to see what to expect and learn about the safety protocols that will be in place across our schools.

We thank you for thoroughly reviewing the information below before students return on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Daily Health Screen for Students
Guide to In-Person Learning
View the COVID-19 In-Person Learning Agreement
Sign the COVID-19 In-Person Learning Agreement

COVID-19 Safety Plan

Student Assignments

You may request to change your student’s assignment to distance learning at anytime. Please note that changes to distance learning include a commitment to remain in distance learning for the remainder of the school year.

At this time, we are unable to accept requests for assignment changes to in-person learning.


San José Unified will only be able to offer transportation to students with special needs that have transportation as part of their Individual Education Program (IEP) in order to comply with physical distancing requirements.

Students that do not have transportation as part of their IEP are eligible for a free or discounted* unlimited ridership VTA bus pass if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Elementary students who live over 1.5 miles from their school
  • Middle and high school students who live over 3.5 miles from their school

Request a VTA Pass

In-Person Cohorts

San José Unified began In-Person Cohorts on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The last day for the In-Person Support and Supervision Cohorts will be Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Guide to In-Person Cohorts
San José Unified Safety Protocol
COVID-19 In-Person Cohort Learning Agreement



Leadership students in each of San José Unified’s six comprehensive high schools are hosting a series of virtual mental health activities forallstudents who are interested. Please click on the links below to access the activities at the listed dates and times.

Date and Time

Activity Type

Host School

Activity Topic

March 3, 4:00 PM
March 3, 6:00 PM


Willow Glen High
Willow Glen High

Music & Drawing (K-5)
Music & Drawing (6-12)

March 10, 4:00 PM
March 10, 6:00 PM


Abraham Lincoln High
Abraham Lincoln High

Arts & Crafts (K-5)
Arts & Crafts (6-12)

March 17


Gunderson High

Mental Health Services

March 24, 5:00 PM


Leland High


March 31, 3:00 PM


Pioneer High

Stepping Outside

April 7, 4:00 PM


San José High

Rest, Relax, Recharge




As we learn new information about the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and receive feedback from staff, students, and families, we will continue to provide updated information and guidance through this page as it becomes available.

Read the most recent update HERE.

Read prior updates HERE.





Academics and LCP


2020-2021 COVID-19 Instructional Guide

Our San José Unified instructional teams have created a comprehensive guide to help students and families navigate this truly unique school year. To read about our policies, practices, and expectations, please click HERE.

COVID-19 Learning Agreement

To ensure a safe and productive learning environment for all of today’s students as we prepare them to be the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow, San José Unified requires students and families to abide by the terms of our COVID-19 Learning Agreement. To review our rules and expectations, please click HERE.

Parent/Student Handbook

The Parent/Student Handbook contains detailed information about San José Unified’s policies and procedures. We encourage you to use it as a guide and resource throughout the school year. To read the Parent/Student Handbook, please click HERE.

Special Education

Supporting students with special needs is a priority for us. To read our Special Education COVID-19 Learning Supplemental Guidelines, please click HERE.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

Each spring, students across California participate in standardized assessments that help school districts and the state monitor student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). To learn more about these CAASPP assessments, including how you can request that your student be exempted, please click HERE.

Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP)

San José Unified’s Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP) for the 2020-2021 school year explains the actions and expenditures San José Unified is taking to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic. To read the adopted LCP, please click HERE.




Device Distribution

We are committed to ensuring that every student has the technology they need to successfully participate in distance learning. iPads are available for every student in grades preK-3 and Chromebooks are available for every student in grades 4-12. Hotspots are also available for families who need assistance with their internet connections.

All students who receive a district-issued device must also review the accompanying packet. The packet contains an overview letter, instructions for how to use the device, password reset instructions, and a copy of San José Unified’s Technology Acceptable Use Policy. To view an electronic version of the packet, please click HERE.

System Requirements

To successfully participate in distance learning, San José Unified students must use Canvas, Webex, and a variety of other programs. Families should only decline a district-issued iPad or Chromebook if they are sure their personal devices can support all necessary schoolwork. To review websites, programs, and system requirements, please click HERE.

Resources and Support

If you’ve looked at the information above and on the Training for Families page and still need individual help with your devices or applications, the San José Unified technology team is here to support you. Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with a clear subject line and an explanation of the problem, including screenshots if possible.


Training for Families

Training for families
New technology. New ways of interacting with teachers and classmates. Learning from home. We know the changes caused by COVID-19 present a variety of challenges for students and families. San José Unified staff are committed to helping you meet them.

We are providing tutorials on everything from how to use our new learning management system (Canvas) to how to set up a productive learning environment at home.

Using San José Unified Technology

Students can access all of their San José Unified applications through OneLogin. For instructions on what to do if you’ve forgotten your password, please click HERE.

Parents can create a Canvas account by visiting sjusd.instructure.com/login/canvas.

More detailed instructions and trainings can be found at the links below.

Blended Learning
Parent Portal
Technology Workshops

Supporting Your Student’s Learning

Bilingual Programs
DACA and Public Charge
Early Education
English Classes for Adults
Family University
Internet Safety
Learning Environment
Parenting Classes
Questions for the Teacher
Social and Emotional Supports
Special Education


Board Meetings

Board Meeting

San José Unified School District policy is discussed and set at Board of Education meetings. Meetings are held virtually during the pandemic and all members of the public are welcome.

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 2021.

To view 2021 Board agendas, minutes, information on how to attend an upcoming meeting (posted at least 72 hours in advance), and procedures for submitting a public comment, please click HERE.

To view Board agendas and minutes before December 15, 2020, please click HERE.

For audio from previous Board meetings, please click HERE




Enrollment and Hiring


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. We look forward to supporting you through the online enrollment process while our Enrollment Center is closed to the public due to COVID-19.

To learn more about preschool registration, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or click HERE.

To begin the online enrollment process for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through grade 12, you will need the following documents:

  • Photo ID of parent/guardian
  • Proof of address (three forms)
  • Proof of birth date
  • Immunization records
  • Tuberculosis test or assessment

For more details about these required documents, please click HERE.

Once you have all of the required documents, please email copies of them to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). When you do, please either include this form or fill out the online form HERE.

Our staff will then be in touch to process your enrollment! If you have any questions, please call 408-535-6412 and we will be happy to assist you.


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. 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.