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Community Meetings With The Principal

8:30am until 9:30am in the Faculty Dining Room on the following dates:


School Site Council 3pm-4pm in the FDR

Agenda 9/19

SELAC (2017-2018): Tuesdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm in room C-6

August 31, 2017 (6:00pm in Room C6; Back to School Night at 6:30pm)
September 19, 2017
October 24, 2017
November 21, 2017
January 30, 2018
February 27, 2018
March 20, 2018
April 17, 2018

DELAC (2017-2018): Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm; Room 175 District Office (855 Lenzen Ave. San Jose), Childcare provided

October 16, 2017
November 13, 2017
December 11, 2017
January 22, 2018
February 12, 2018
March 12, 2018
April 2, 2018
May 14, 2018


AP Information Presentation

AP Information Presentation PDF format


A Day in the Life of a Charger

The Battle of The Den

Chargers with trophy
On September 8th, Leland competed with Pioneer in the inaugural Battle Of The Den game.  Both teams played an excellent game of football, with Leland winning 21-7. 
Coach Ward would like to thank the players and coaching staff for their dedication and hard work, and the team parents for their support.  Congratulations to Pioneer on a game well played. We look forward to next year!

SJCC (San Jose City College) Classes at Leland

All SJCC classes hosted at Leland will begin the week of 9/5/2017. SJCC will honor all San Jose Unified breaks and holidays. SJCC courses are scheduled to run through 12/21/2017 during the Fall Semester.

Room numbers for SJCC classes are below:

ASL 1, section 105, Room K6, M/W, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ASL 1, section 106, Room K6, T/TH, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Japanese 1A: Elementary Japanese, Room J-9, M/W, 3:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Japanese 2A: Intermediate Japanese, Room J-9, T/TH, 3:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Math 73: Multivariable Calculus, Room G1, M/T/W/TH 6:35 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.
Psych 010: General Psychology, Room GBA, T/Th, 7:55 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

AP Exam Fee Reduction Initiative

SJUSD is asking all families, regardless of income to complete the Free-Reduced Price Meal Application. When families complete the FRPM application, the cost of any Advanced Placement (AP) exam will be reduced to $5, regardless of income. To be eligible for this program, the application must be submitted by Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The application can be completed online at


The PSAT will be offered at Leland on Wednesday, October 11th within regular school hours. Following district policy, Leland will administer the PSAT this year to all Sophomore students. The district will register and pay for all Sophomores to take the PSAT. Sophomores do not need to register or pay for the test. Student room assignments will be posted the week of September 25th.
Additionally, Leland has space to accommodate 200 Juniors who would like to take the PSAT. 

On Wednesday, September 20th during Tutorial, any Juniors who would like to take the PSAT need to go to the CRC to register. At the time of registration, Juniors will need to pay $15.00 for the PSAT with a check payable to Leland High School. Cash is also accepted.  This will be the only opportunity for Juniors to register to take the PSAT at Leland.

If a Junior wants to be considered for the National Merit Program they need to take the PSAT on either 10/11/17 at Leland or at another location on 10/14/17 or 10/25/17.  Juniors who need a fee waiver for the PSAT need to see Brenda Stone or Sarah Diatta in Academic Counseling Department by 9/20.  

Freshmen will not be allowed to take the PSAT.
If a student takes the PSAT at another school, they need to go to the Career Center to obtain important information about what they need to bring on the day of the PSAT. 

SELAC Meetings

The School English Learner’s Advisory Council (SELAC) and the District English Learners Advisory Council (DELAC) are composed of teachers and parents whose main concerns are the welfare and education of students who are English learners (EL). The purpose of these organizations is to provide advice to the principal and staff regarding programs and services for English learners, and to provide information (both from the school and from the District office) to parents.

Attending SELAC and DELAC meetings is a great opportunity to become involved with your student’s education, and a great way to meet parents of other EL students at Leland and in San Jose Unified. You will learn more about the EL programs that are available, and your participation in the groups is a terrific venue in which to have your voice heard. Our first meeting will be held August 31 at 6:00pm before Back to School Night. The following SELAC meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. on the Leland campus, in Room C6.

For more information, contact Karen Mathern, Assistant Principal of Guidance, at 408-535-6290, or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

California Healthy Youth Act

In January 2016, the state approved the California Healthy Youth Act. This law requires that all school districts provide comprehensive sexual health education and disease prevention to students at least once in middle school and at least once in high school. The SJUSD School Board approved that this curriculum be delivered in grades 8 and 9. These education programs are meant to encourage students to communicate with their parents, guardians, or other trusted adults about human sexuality and healthy relationships. The information provided will be medically accurate, age-appropriate, and inclusive of all students.

Please note that this instruction will be delivered by Planned Parenthood at Leland High School in 9th Grade PE classes from September 11-September 22 in order to guarantee that students receive accurate information from Health Educators in the field.

If you want to learn more about the program, please attend one of the scheduled Parent Information Nights:

Wednesday, August 30th @ Willow Glen Middle School in the Little Theater
Wednesday, September 6th @ Leland High School in the Library
Wednesday, January 10th @ Hoover Middle School in the Library
6:00-7:00 pm Middle School curriculum preview
7:15-8:00 pm High School curriculum preview

State law allows you to voluntarily remove your student from this instruction. If you do not want your student to participate in comprehensive sexual health education and disease prevention education, please submit a written request to the Principal of your student’s school by September 30th or in advance of the curriculum delivery.

Letters of Recommendation

All seniors requesting letters of recommendation from Leland teachers and counselors must complete a Letter of Recommendation packet.

Letter of Recommendation Instructions 2018
Letter of Recommendation Packet 2018