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School is back in session!

August 16, 2018
School is back in session!

Welcome to the 30,000+ students and their families who returned to classes on August 15.  From kindergarteners to high school seniors, smiling faces were seen throughout the San José Unified School District.

To see back to school photos click here.

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New income threshold increases access to preschool

New income threshold increases access to preschool

San José Unified is excited to be participating in a pilot program to ensure that additional Santa Clara County families have access to affordable preschool. Through legislation passed last fall, the Individualized County Childcare Subsidy Plan allows counties to determine their own eligibility criteria instead of relying on state criteria. In Santa Clara County, this means a family of four with…

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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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