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San José Unified Partners with the 1Million Project - Ensures Equitable Access to Internet

April 15, 2019
San José Unified Partners with the 1Million Project - Ensures Equitable Access to Internet

In an effort to provide equitable internet access to all higher division students, the San José Unified School District (SJUSD) has partnered with the 1Million Project for the third year in a row.  Students in grades 9-12 who do not have reliable internet access in their homes will have the opportunity to obtain free Wi-Fi through the 1Million Project program.  …

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Matias Verapinto Wins Local Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge

Matias Verapinto Wins Local Sodexo  Future Chefs Challenge

What’s the best way to encourage kids to eat healthy snacks?  Have them make it themselves! That’s the idea behind Sodexo’s Annual Future Chefs Challenge.  Now in its 9th year, the Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge encourages 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students nationwide to take an active part in making healthy food choices while being creative in the kitchen.  This year, 75 San José…

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Town Hall Meeting Feedback and Responses

March 6, 2019
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Town Hall Meeting Feedback and Responses

We want to thank everyone who participated in our districtwide Town Hall Meeting on Monday, February 4th, at Gunderson High School. Many parents, staff, students, and community members were in attendance to comment on and ask questions regarding San José Unified School District.

If you had questions or comments we couldn’t answer that night, we’ve tried to do so here.

If you’d like to…

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SJUSD’s Grant Elementary School Hosts Santa Clara County Judges During Read Across America Event

March 4, 2019
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On Friday, March 1, 2019, Twenty two judicial officers from the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara volunteered their time to celebrate National Read Across America Day with the staff and students at SJUSD’s Grant Elementary School. Judges read stories that were either written by Dr. Seuss, celebrated Black History Month, or gave a child’s perspective into the court…

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Silicon Valley Reads 2019

February 14, 2019
Silicon Valley Reads 2019

Silicon Valley Reads collaborates with school districts and community organizations to promote reading and literacy in the Silicon Valley. Each year, a new topic for discussion is introduced and book titles selected for the community to read and discuss together.  Books are identified for young readers that encourage families and communities to read together to promote reading and appreciation of…

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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

February 8, 2019
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

Each spring, schools across California participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP.

This year, your student will participate in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts and mathematics (SBAC), the California Alternate Assessments (CAA), and, depending on their grade level, the California Science Tests (CAST).

These assessments help school…

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Save the Date: Town Hall Meeting, Monday February 4, 2019

January 16, 2019
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Save the Date: Town Hall Meeting, Monday February 4, 2019

We hope you’ll join us for the second town hall meeting of the 2018-19 school year.  The event will be held in Gunderson High School’s theater, 622 Gaundabert Lane, San Jose, CA 95136 on Monday, Feb. 4th from 6-8 p.m. Live Spanish interpretation and free childcare will be provided. RSVP today by visiting sjusdtownhall190204.eventbrite.com. San José Unified’s town hall meetings are designed to bring…

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San José Unified Launches Innovative RISE Program Addresses Shortage of Special Education Teachers

January 16, 2019

San Jose, CA, January 10, 2019 - Beginning in 2019, the San José Unified School District (SJUSD) will partner with the Department of Special Education at San José State University in a first-of-its-kind special education teacher credential program in an effort to address the current shortage of special education teachers felt nationwide. Called “Rise into Special Education (RISE),” the program creates a…

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Middle School Information Night

December 19, 2018
Middle School Information Night

Have a student entering middle school next year? If so, please join us for Middle School Information Night on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 6:30- 8 p.m. at Hoover Middle School, 1635 Park Avenue, San José, CA 95126. Doors open at 6 p.m. in the Media Center with a quick introduction followed by breakout sessions for families interested in attending…

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Teaching Future Programmers and Coders of Tomorrow

December 5, 2018
Teaching Future Programmers and Coders of Tomorrow

Growing up in Silicon Valley doesn’t ensure a student will be tech savvy.  In fact, many young people in the U.S. don’t have the opportunity to try computer science, even here in the shadow of high tech companies. To promote tech learning in school, San Jose Unified’s Lincoln High school teachers, volunteers and administrators worked together with Microsoft Philanthropies’ TEALS-(Technology, Education and Literacy in…

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