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Our next one is being planned!
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SJUSD will host a districtwide community meeting on Tuesday, October 14, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Gunderson High, which is located at 622 Gaundabert Lane in San José. At this meeting, parents and community members will have the opportunity to reiterate to the school district the capital projects they believe the school district should pay attention to and provide any other comments regarding Measure H funds. You are invited to participate and provide your feedback.
The Measure H General Obligation bonds were approved by voters on November 6, 2012. Approximately $80 million in Measure H bonds will be issued in January 2015. These funds will help the school district make improvements in several areas—academic programs; school safety and security; classrooms and science labs; repair, construct, or equip school sites and classrooms; teacher retention by upgrading technology; and much more.
El Distrito SJUSD llevará a cabo una junta comunitaria el martes, 14 de octubre de 6:30 a 8:00p.m. en la Preparatoria Gunderson, ubicada en 622 Gaundabert Lane en San José. Durante esta junta, los padres y los miembros de la comunidad tendrán la oportunidad de reiterar a los funcionarios del Distrito cuáles son los proyectos principales en los que ellos piensan que se debe enfocar el Distrito. Asimismo, podrán contribuir cualquier otro comentario con respecto a los fondos de la Medida H. Le invitamos cordialmente a participar y aportar sus ideas y sugerencias.
Los fondos obligatorios generales de la Medida H fueron aprobados por los votantes el 6 de noviembre de 2012. En enero de 2015 se emitirán aproximadamente $80 millones de dólares en bonos de la Medida H. Dichos fondos ayudarán a nuestro Distrito a hacer mejoras en una variedad de áreas: programas académicos; protección y seguridad escolar; laboratorios y salones de Ciencia; reparar, construir o equipar a las escuelas y los salones de clases; retener a los maestros al actualizar la tecnología; entre otros muchos proyectos
Hello Falcon Families,
This is your weekly update.
The end of the grading period is this Friday, October 31st. Please make sure that all assignments and projects are turned in for this grading period by Friday.
All students should have received their Fall Fundraiser Catalogs this week. Students can earn lots of money to support student activities and great prizes. The fundraiser starts today and ends on November 6th. Be sure to bring the catalogs to work, family and friends. The first turn in day will be Thursday, October 30th. Students who bring in orders with 25 or more items will earn a Limo Lunch to Benihana’s on the first turn-in day.
Students will be allowed to wear Halloween Costumes on Friday for Halloween, however no fake blood, toy weapons, gangster/pimp, hobo/bum outfits will be allowed. Girl’s costumes should also be appropriate for a middle school environment, no short shorts, no revealing outfits. Students who want to dress up as an athlete must come to school with equipment for the sport also, not just a jersey. Students can bring masks to school, however cannot wear them until the costume contest at lunch. Red and blue will be allowed if they are worn as apart of a costume.
There is still time to register for the FREE College Day: Family and Community Conference that will be held on November 1 at San José State University. This year’s theme is: Destination College! Reach Higher. Own You Future! The conference takes place from7:45am-12:30pm. Families will meet representatives and receive information about college, career, and financial aid. Please contact Yvonne King for registration information, or you can register for the event at http://www.collegeday.org
There will be Mile Make-Ups for PE next week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday at 2:45-3:15.
Parents, please be sure to drive slow and safely in and around John Muir. Police officers will be out ticketing offenders for illegal u-turns and speeding. Please make driving safely a priority.
Sign up for our Falcon Weekly email news and reminders! It only takes a couple of minutes, and is an easy way to find out what’s happening. All John Muir parents should plan to join!
You will receive an email with the subject line “Please confirm your request to join JMMS_FalconWeekly.” (If you don’t receive this right away, check your spam folder.)
You MUST confirm by either: 1) Clicking on the link in the confirmation email OR 2) Replying to the confirmation email (click “reply” and send)
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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Falcon-Family/154343547954213 or just search for “Falcon Family”
Below are sites that can assist parents and students in understanding and preparing for the upcoming shift to Common Core Standards. These links outline what is Common Core, the rationale for a National Common Core Standard, the shifts in thinking these changes will require from educators, parents, and students, and the substantially different manner in which students will be assessed in 2014-15. The district team of Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a team of classroom teachers, has been meeting, reviewing the standards, and creating units to prepare SJUSD for this change. As well, the team of teachers have been piloting these units in preparation for next year’s rollout of Common Core. We are excited about the change to curriculum that fosters greater analysis and critical thinking to assist our students in preparing for their future in the 21st century.
This is the link from the state in regards to our ELA standards K-12 and as well as history and science ELA literacy.
Link with more information about assessment and what they could look like when implemented in 2014-15
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The San Jose Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race,ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability in its educational programs and activities or employment practices as required byAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vocational Education Act of 1976. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the District’s programs. Students, parents, employees, or others who wish further information about these regulations, or whom wish to file a complaint, should contact the following persons: Director of Student Services, Dane Caldwell-Holden (408) 535-6080 ext. 13212 The District’s 504 Coordinator, Delphia Edwards (408) 535-6195 ext. 13229
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El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José no discrimina por motivos de edad, sexo, orientación sexual, género, raza, identificación de grupo étnico, linaje, religión, color de piel o discapacidad física o mental, en sus programas y actividades educativos ni en sus prácticas de empleo, de conformidad con los requisitos de la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA), el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, el Título IX de las Enmiendas a la Educación de 1972, la Ley de Discriminación por Edad de 1975, el Artículo 504 o la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973 y la Ley de Educación Vocacional de 1976. La falta de competencia en el idioma inglés no será una barrera para ser admitido y participar en los programas del Distrito. Los estudiantes, padres de familia, empleados u otras personas que deseen obtener más información acerca de estos reglamentos o que deseen presentar una queja, deben ponerse en contacto con las siguientes personas: Director de Servicios Estudiantiles: Dane Caldwell-Holden (408) 535-6000 extensión 13212 Coordinadora del Artículo 504 a nivel del Distrito – Delphia Edwards (408) 535-6000 extensión 13229