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A Day in the Life of a Charger


California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program - CAASPP

Last spring, schools and districts across California participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP. This set of assessments provides information on student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), supporting more rigorous instruction in San Jose Unified School District and increased expectations for students. Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852, each year school districts are required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil's participation in the CAASPP tests. In addition, districts are required to inform families of their right to exempt their student from taking the CAASPP tests. For families wishing to exempt their student from a CAASPP assessment, a written request specifying the test(s) to be exempted must be submitted annually to the school site. To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take, or the exemption process, please click here.

Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil - CAASPP

La primavera pasada, las escuelas y distritos escolares de todo California participaron en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP. Este conjunto de evaluaciones proporciona información del progreso de los estudiantes con respecto a los Estándares Académicos, Comunes y Fundamentales del Estado (CCSS). Los resultados de la evaluación brindan apoyo para impartir enseñanza más rigurosa en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José con el fin de aumentar las expectativas académicas de todos los estudiantes. De conformidad con las reglamentaciones del Código de California, Título 5, Artículo 852, cada año a los distritos escolares se les requiere que notifiquen a los padres y tutores acerca de la participación de sus hijos en los exámenes CAASPP. Además, a los distritos escolares se les exige que informen a las familias que tienen el derecho a pedir que se les exente a sus hijos de tomar los exámenes CAASPP. Las familias que no deseen que sus hijos tomen una evaluación CAASPP, deberán pedirlo por escrito, especificando cuál examen o exámenes no desean que tomen sus hijos y entregar dicha solicitud escrita a su escuela, cada año. Para obtener más información de las evaluaciones CAASPP que podrían tomar sus hijos o sobre el proceso para pedir que a sus hijos se les exente de tomarlas, por favor haga clic aquí.

Challenging News for Charger Senior

Leland Senior Roger Beltran:
GoFundMe site link: Go Fund Me

Roger Beltran, a senior at Leland High School, has recently been diagnosed with bone cancer and is unable to finish his last semester of school . The cancer broke through his shoulder bone and spread to his neck and lungs. He has had two surgeries already and is starting chemotherapy soon. All the money donated to this fund will be given to Roger's family to fund his chemotherapy. Any amount would mean a lot to Roger and his family, as well as all his friends and supporters.

AP Test Sign-up Information

AP Testing Sign-ups will begin on February 22nd. Students will sign up in the School Bank during their AP classes. The price per test is $105, with the exception of AP Capstone, which costs $145 per test. If a student submitted the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application in September 2015, he or she is eligible to pay $5 per AP test. Students may pay for all tests with one check made payable to Leland High School. Payment may also be made with cash or by using a credit/debit card. Students will also need a current ID card to sign up.

If a student is unable to sign up for the test with their AP class, they may go to the bank before or after school or during brunch or lunch to make the payment. Deadline for payment is March 18th.

If there is a financial difficulty that affects a student’s ability to make this payment, he/she may speak with their teacher.

Non-Leland students may sign up to take any AP test that is offered at Leland starting March 14. They can sign up at the bank after school from 3:00 to 3:30. The bank is located directly across from the main office. Deadline for payment is March 18th.

AP Chinese Language and Culture Test Sign-up Information The AP Chinese Language and Culture test is offered at Leland, as a courtesy for Leland students who attend Saturday Chinese School hosted at our site. There are 25 spots available for the AP Chinese test. Leland students may sign up for this test at the same time that they sign up for their other AP tests. If this is the only AP test a student will be taking, her/she should come to the school bank before or after school or during brunch or lunch to make the payment. Non-Leland students may sign up to take the AP Chinese test that is offered at Leland starting March 14. They can sign up at the bank after school from 3:00 to 3:30. The bank is located directly across from the main office. Deadline for payment is March 18th.

The AP Chinese test is also administered at:
Westmont High School (4805 Westmont Ave, Campbell, CA 95008 (408) 626-3406
Alameda High School (2201 Encinal Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501 (510) 337-7022
and at Palo Alto High School (50 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto, CA (650) 329-3710
Contact these campuses directly with any questions about their sign-up procedures.

AP Information Night -Feb 25th in the ITC- 6:00p.m.

Is your child interested in taking an AP class next year?  Leland will be holding an AP Information Night on Thursday, February 25th from 6pm-7:30pm beginning in the ITC.  There will be a brief informational session about AP course offerings at Leland, followed by three breakout sessions where students and parents will be able to choose among presentations made by Leland teachers about the specific AP classes that they teach.  Teachers will discuss curriculum and expectations about their classes and provide time to answer questions you may have.  We hope you are able to join us.

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School Calendars 2014-2016

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Community meetings with the Superintendent

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Community meetings with the Principal

Principal's Chat - Will be held the first Thursday of each month. Meetings will be held at 8:30am in the FDR

SSC - (School Site Council) Meets the last Tuesday of every month in the FDR from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Jan 2016 -
( Agenda )

SELAC -( School English Language Learners Advisory Committee) - Meetings (2015-2016): Tuesday, 4:30-5:30; Room C6
Meeting Dates:
September 22, 2015
October 20, 2015
November 24, 2015
December 15, 2015
January 19, 2016
February 23, 2016
March 22, 2016
April 26, 2016
May 17, 2015
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Local Control Accountability Plan

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AP Information Presentation

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Outside Courses

*Beginning in the 2015/16 school year, any course taken outside of Leland that students wish to add to their Leland transcript must be pre-approved by an academic counselor using the SJUSD High Outside Credit Approval Form *If your child is planning to take a course outside of Leland this summer or next year that they are planning to add to their Leland transcript, they must have the course evaluated and the new form signed before enrolling in the course. *Please have your child turn in the form after-school to Mrs. Diatta or Mrs. Stone. *Please note that beginning in the 2015/16 school year, on-line PE, on-line visual performing arts classes, and on-line science classes will no longer be approved for SJUSD transfer credit.