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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 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

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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 transportation services for eligible students. Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  • Live within the San José Unified boundaries
  • Elementary students who live farther than 1.5 miles from their school
  • Middle and high school students who live farther than 3.5 miles from their school

We will provide district-provided transportation services to eligible students attending the following schools for 2022-2023:

  • Ernesto Galarza Elementary (must live inside attendance boundary)
  • Hacienda Environmental/Science Magnet (must live in low socio-economic geocode)
  • Hammer Montessori at Galarza (must live in low socio-economic geocode)
  • Graystone Elementary (must live inside attendance boundary)
  • Walter Bachrodt Elementary (must live inside attendance boundary)
  • Bret Harte Middle
  • Castillero Middle
  • Herbert Hoover Middle
  • John Muir Middle
  • Muwekma Ohlone Middle
  • Abraham Lincoln High
  • Gunderson High
  • Leland High
  • Pioneer High

Eligible students who attend other schools, or who are outside the elementary attendance boundaries of the schools included above, will be offered transportation services through VTA. Eligible students who meet income eligibility requirements receive transportation services at no cost. Transportation services for all other students will cost $400 per student per school year.

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Parent/Student Handbook

The San José Unified Parent/Student Handbook is designed to help students and families understand the board policies, California laws, and school district procedures that ensure students have every opportunity to succeed in a safe learning environment.

The handbook contains a wealth of information that should be used as a guide to help you throughout the school year. You’ll find resources like the instructional calendar, a list of school organizations and committees to consider joining, expectations for attendance, behavior guidelines, and graduation requirements.

Click here to download SJUSD Parent/Student Handbook

Please refer to Board Policy 6020 and Administrative Regulation 6020, revised March 1, 2018, to see our policies and regulations for Parent Involvement.
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Parent/Student Handbook

The San José Unified Parent/Student Handbook is designed to help students and families understand the board policies, California laws, and school district procedures that ensure students have every opportunity to succeed in a safe learning environment.

The handbook contains a wealth of information that should be used as a guide to help you throughout the school year. You’ll find resources like the instructional calendar, a list of school organizations and committees to consider joining, expectations for attendance, behavior guidelines, and graduation requirements.

Click here to download SJUSD Parent/Student Handbook

Please refer to Board Policy 6020 and Administrative Regulation 6020, revised March 1, 2018, to see our policies and regulations for Parent Involvement.
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COVID Health and Safety

San José Unified’s top priority continues to be the health and safety of our students, families, employees, and community.  The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) continues to monitor the situation and update guidance on safety protocols for schools. Our mitigation strategies are consistent with CDPH guidance, and we will continue to use a layered approach to minimize COVID transmission at school. Highlights include:

  • High-quality and well-fitting masks are strongly recommended while indoors with others
  • Masks are available for students and employees who want to wear a mask and forget to bring one
  • COVID positives should be reported at go.sjusd.org/COVIDtracker
  • Antigen tests for at-home use are available for students and staff at all schools/work locations

San José Unified COVID Health and Safety

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Summer Meals

San José Unified will provide breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students enrolled in a summer learning program with San José Unified.  We will also provide one meal per day at no cost to students and community members under 18 at the following schools:

  • Allen at Steinbeck Elementary, 820 Steinbeck Drive, San José, CA 95123
    Monday – Friday, June 20 – July 22, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

  • Anne Darling Elementary, 333 N. 33rd Street, San José, CA 95133
    Monday – Friday, June 20 – July 29, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • Broadway High, 4825 Speak Lane, San José, CA 95118
    Monday – Thursday, June 13 – June 30, 10:00 am – 10:30 am

  • Canoas Elementary, 880 Wren Drive, San José, CA 95125
    Monday – Friday, June 20 – July 29, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • Empire Gardens Elementary, 1060 E. Empire Street, San José, CA 95112
    Monday – Friday, June 20 – July 29, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • Ernesto Galarza Elementary, 1610 Bird Avenue, San José, CA 95125
    Monday – Friday, June 13 – July 21, 11:30 – 12:00 pm

  • Gardner Elementary, 502 Illinois Avenue, San José, CA 95125
    Monday – Thursday, June 13 – July 21, 10:00 am – 10:30 am

  • Grant Elementary, 470 E. Jackson Street, San José, CA 95112
    Monday – Friday, June 20 – July 29, 10:00 am – 10:30 am

  • Gunderson High School, 622 Gaundabert Lane, San José, CA 95136
    Monday – Thursday, June 13 – June 30, 11:00 am – 11:30 am

  • Lowell Elementary, 625 S. 7th Street, San José, CA 95112
    Monday – Friday, June 20 – July 29, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • Merritt Trace Elementary, 651 Dana Avenue, San José, CA 95126
    Monday – Friday, June 13 – July 29, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • San José High, 275 N 24th Street, San José, CA 95116
    Monday – Thursday, June 13 – June 30, 10:00 am – 10:30 am

  • Selma Olinder Elementary, 890 E. William Street, San José, CA 95116
    Monday – Friday, June 13 – July 29, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • Terrell Elementary, 3925 Pearl Avenue, San José, CA 95136
    Monday – Friday, June 13 – July 29, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • Walter L. Bachrodt Elementary, 102 Sonora Avenue, San José, CA 95110
    Monday – Friday, June 20 – July 22, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

  • Washington Elementary, 100 Oak Street, San José, CA 95110
    Monday – Friday, June 20 – July 29, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

If your student is attending a summer learning program with San José Unified at a school not listed above, we encourage you to complete the Free and Reduced Price Meal application which may increase our reimbursement rates from the federal program.

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Safety Protocol

The California Department of Public Health has released updated requirements for K-12 schools  for 2021-2022.  Students are required to mask indoors, and adults are required to mask when sharing indoor spaces with students.  The mask mandate applies to both unvaccinated and vaccinated students and staff.  The updated requirements also include modified physical distancing and revised quarantine recommendations.

2021-2022 Learning Guide for Families
2021-2022 Safety Protocol

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Resources

 

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Household Income Information

San José Unified needs household income information from families to maintain eligibility for supplemental state and federal funding. Our schools qualify for approximately $25 million in supplemental funding based on household income information.

Each household will receive a unique link by email to complete the online form. The form will be pre-populated with your student’s information and should take less than five minutes to complete. Families who prefer a paper form may request one from their school’s front office.

Please complete the form by August 31, 2021. Students whose families complete the household income information form by August 31, 2021, will have the cost of all AP and/or IB exams for their student(s) reduced to $5.

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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
Canvas
Hardware
Parent Portal
Technology Workshops
Webex

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

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