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Our Mission
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To provide a safe, caring learning environment where students achieve the academic, personal, and social development required to pursue post-secondary education, compete in a changing job market, and participate in a multicultural, democratic society.

ESUHSD Student and Parent Handbook
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The student & parent handbook contains important information for parents:
  • A - G graduation requirements
  • key District policies
  • important meeting dates
  • testing dates
  • parenting tips
  • valuable phone numbers
  • school site information
Please take time to review the handbook with your student(s) for a successful school year.

Supporting our Comets
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Hi Comets,

Please follow the link to donate to ASB for our student engagement activities! These funds go to buy treats, motivational awards, etc. for students. Also share the linked photo to your family, friends, social media accounts, emails, etc.

Go Comets!

This image is of a QR code that goes to: . In includes the following text: CLICK HERE TO DONATE DONATIONS FUND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

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DECEMBER THURSDAYS Join us Thursdays for fun things to do! • Dec 1st: Comic Shop - Create an 8-page zine THURSDAYS 3:30-5:00PM Dec 8th: Board & Card Games Dec 15th: Color Creative - Engrave personalized sugar cookies Dec 22nd: Board & Card Games • Dec 29th: Board & Card Games Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library - TeenHQ 150 E. San Fernando St. San José, CA 95112 (408) 808-2000 Free. No registration required. To arrange an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for library-sponsored events, please call 408-808-2000 at least three business days prior to the event.


CRAFTERNOONS TeenHQ Stop by TeenHQ every Monday & get crafty in the Makerspace! December 5th: Willow Wreaths December 12th: Shrinky Dinks December 19th: Holiday Gift Bags Free. No registration required. ParkSJ: Fourth Street Garage -90 min free parking MONDAYS, 3:30-5:00 PM To arrange an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for library-sponsored events please email at least three business days prior to the event. #SJPLTeens

Book Exchange

TEEN BOOK EXCHANGE DECEMBER 2022 Do you want to talk about the books you love and make other people love them too? Find your stage here with us. Join us monthly for a Teen Book Exchange. We will announce the month

Teen Book to Screen

FROM BOOK TO SCREEN CLUB FOR TEENS DECEMBER 2022 It seems like every show or movie we watch now are based on or inspired by books. Sometimes, we don

Teen Foodies

TEEN FOODIES DECEMBER 2022 Love to craft, love to eat? It might sound like a funny combination, but it's really not. Food Crafting is a thing, and we do it every second Tuesday of the month. Make an epic-looking treat and eat it too. December's Food Craft is: Gingerbread People! Design and paint on their fits with different colored icing and other edible bling. TUESDAY December 13, 3:30-5:00 pm "This is an in-person program* Register here for more information: (Middle and High School students welcome to arrange an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for library-sponsored events please email teenhqlibrarian@ at least three business days prior to the event.

Teen Craft n Chill

TEEN CRAFT-N-CHILL DECEMBER 2022 Looking for a little downtime after school and between homework and projects? Join us for a simple craft and time to chill with friends in TeenHQ. December's Craft-N-Chill project is: Gingerbread House Be a master architect of dessert and lend your talents to the construction of our Ginger Village! TUESDAY December 6, 3:30-5:00 pm "This is an in-person program* Register here for more information: (Middle and High School students welcome) 1st Floor Mezzanine To arrange an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for library-sponsored events please email at least three business days prior to the event.

Registration for Incoming Students
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No Sweat Scholarship
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$2,500 scholarship “No Sweat Scholarship”
Amount: $2500 
Due Date: December 31st, 2022
Eligible Candidates: 8-12th grade students
Application Process: Apply at the URL above. Free application. 
­Direct-to-student cash prize for any educational purpose: from books to summer enrichment to a new laptop.
  • No GPA requirements
  • No minimum income requirements
  • No essays to write.
Learn why thousands of new students are signing up on Cirkled In every day to showcase themselves for college and career applications. 
Connect with us. We would love to send you information on how Cirkled In helps students with college and career readiness and increases confidence. 
- Amy
Amy @ Cirkled In
Education Partnerships

Mercadito Free Grocery Distribution
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Hi Comets,

This Free Grocery Distribution is from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. Do not arrive before 11 AM. No saving spots for someone else and no cutting in line.

MERCADITO WALK-UP REMINDER This Free Grocery Distribution is from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. Do not arrive before 11 AM. No saving spots for someone else and no cutting in line. RECORDATORIO Esta distribución gratuita de alimentos se proporciona cada 2do. y 4to. Miércoles del mes de 12:00 p.m. a 2:00 p.m. No llegue antes de las 11:00 a.m. Por favor, no se guardan lugares para otras personas, y no trate de meterse en la fila. 溫馨提示 此地免費食物發放日是每月的第二及第四個週三,時間自中午十二點至下 午兩點. 請勿於上午十一點以前抵達.不可為他人占位子,也不可插隊。 Luu y Chung tôi phát thuc pham tai dây tù 12:00 giö trua dén 2 giò chièu vão Ngày thú Tu cua tuân lê thú 2 và tuân lê thú 4 trong mi tháng. Xin dung den sóm truóc 11 giò sáng. Khöng dudc git chô cho ngudi khác và khöng duoc chen lán. Questions? Call 1-800-984-3663 weekdays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ¿Preguntas? Llame al 1-800-984-3663 de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m Néu có câu hoi? Hày goi só 1-800-984-3663 các ngày trong tuân, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ME? AETIE1-800-984-3663.

JLHS Campus Map
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Hi Comets,
Here is a map of James Lick High School:
This is the map of James Lick High School.

JLHS Webstore is Now Open!
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Hi Comets,

Click here (JLHS Webstore) to check out our webstore where you can buy your ASB Combo Packs, a yearbook, or an ASB card for the 2022-2023 school year!

This is an image of a sample of the things that can be purchased through the JLHS webstore.
Click the image above to open the JLHS webstore link as well.

Physical Form
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Student athletes,
Here is a copy of the form you will need for physicals. Please click on the image to open the PDF version that you can download and print.
Go Comets!
This is the image version of our Physical form for athletes

Youth Centers
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This is a flyer advertising the Berryessa Youth Center. For more information, please call 408-794-7564.
This is a flyer advertising the Alviso Youth Center. For more information, please call 408-794-7559.
The Youth Center programs and organizations are not sponsored or endorsed by the East Side Union High School District or James Lick High School. This information is being provided for informational purposes only. You should verify the legitimacy of any organization before submitting personal information. James Lick High School lists this information as a courtesy and does not affiliate with or endorse any outside organization.

Comets Gear - Sideline Store
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This image is of the advertisement for Comets apparel. It is also a link to the website where the apparel is sold.

Hey Comets!

Check out our store at Sideline: Click here


Senior Portraits
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Hi Comets!
Interested in Senior Portraits? Please reach out to JP Impressions at their contact info below:
JP Impressions Photography
367 S. First St.  
San Jose, CA. 95113
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30 am to 6 pm, Saturdays: By appointment only

COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP)
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This CPP is designed to control exposures to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that may occur in our workplace. 

The East Side Union High School District is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of our staff, students, parents/guardians, and those that visit our facilities. To provide a safe and healthy workplace, we have developed the following COVID-19 Prevention Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and as an ancillary program to our Injury & Illness Prevention Program.

Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of the COVID-19 virus in our workplaces and community, and that requires a team effort. Only through this cooperative effort can we reach this goal.

Our COVID-19 Prevention Plan follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Health (CDPH), Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD), and the California Occupational Safety and Health Agency (Cal/OSHA) guidelines. We strive to implement the most current recommended practices for the prevention of the spread of this disease.

Click here to read more.

Care Solace
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Care Solace is an online resource with a live 24X7 concierge line meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services. The concierge process is completely free. They partner with all insurance (even Kaiser) and those who are uninsured as well. Their goal is to break down barriers so that everyone can access mental health resources easily and efficiently should anyone need or want them. 
Here is a short video of an explainer on how this new tool works:
To access services for yourself or family, the ESUHSD link is: 
Additionally, their support team can be reached at and their care concierge phone line is 888-515-0595. 
This is a flyer for the Care Solace program. The PDF can be downloaded by clicking on the link.This is the Spanish version of the Care Solace flyer. Este imagen tiene información sobre el programa de Care Solace.
Please click the link to open the PDF version of this image in a new window.

Say Something Anonymous Reporting
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ESUHSD Partners with the City of San Jose and Sandy Hook Promise to Rollout Say Something Anonymous Reporting System
Students will learn how to spot the signs of concerning social and emotional behaviors, especially in social media, and will be able to take action by submitting a tip anonymously
San Jose, CA – Today, ESUHSD is excited to announce its continued partnership with the City of San Jose and Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), the leading violence prevention organization, to roll out its Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) to its students districtwide. The district is launching a week-long awareness training and campaign for its students and staff.
SS-ARS allows students to submit secure and anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene when students are in crisis. The intent is to provide support to individuals before they hurt themselves or others. Concerned students simply submit a tip using the SS-ARS app, website, or by calling a dedicated 24/7 crisis center.  SHP’s crisis center then triages the tip and dispositions it back into participating school districts and, as needed, to law enforcement.
“Building upon our Say Something program, we are happy to partner with ESUHSD to help its students be “upstanders” by training them to Know the Signs of potential violence,” said Nicole Hockley, managing director at Sandy Hook Promise and mother to Dylan, killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “With SS-ARS, students can now take action to submit a tip anonymously and be sure it is case managed by schools and local law enforcement. From bullying, to substance abuse, to suicide and school shooting threats, schools and communities can take tangible action to prevent harm before it occurs.”
"The current pandemic has created an environment where students are experiencing higher levels of stress, trauma, and isolation. We are committed to providing as many avenues as possible for students to seek support with their social and emotional needs. We believe SS-ARS will empower our students to advocate for their needs and the needs of others," said Chaunise Powell, ESUHSD Director of Student Services.
The SS-ARS system is managed and maintained by a national digital leader in the school safety space and 24/7 Crisis Center national compliance leader, both have 20+ years of experience. SHP provides overall management and training of SS-ARS to school districts and students and pays for 100% of the costs to train and sustain the program in a school district.
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About East Side Union High School District:  East Side Union High School District, established in 1950, serves more than 23,000 students in grades 9-12 in San Jose, Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley). It has the seventh largest high school student enrollment in the state and the largest in northern California. The district’s mission is to align decisions to create safe, dynamic and relevant learning environments that inspire critical thinking, problem solving and innovation.
About Sandy Hook PromiseSandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. We are led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and 6 educators. SHP is focused on preventing gun violence (and other forms of violence and victimization) BEFORE it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults on mental health and wellness programs that identify, intervene and help students. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible non-policy and policy solutions that protect children and prevent violence. Our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation.
For more information, visit
ESUHSD Media Contact:
Linda Ornelas
(408) 347-5014

Comet Gear
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Interested in buying Comet gear? Please visit the BSN Sideline Store at the link below!

Click here to buy Comet Gear!


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Get involved, Comets! Visit our Clubs page for more information!


Club Advisors, if you would like to post flyers, please send an email to Mr. Loya at


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Come on out and support our athletes as they play here and away each week. For more info, visit:


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Attendance Office
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Attendance Secretary

Ms. Jerlene Gonzalez


Attendance Clerk

Ms. Stephanie Peña


Say Something Anonymous Reporting
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We now have the Say Something Anonymous Reporting website and app available to our community to use. "The Say Something Anonymous Reporting System allows you to submit secure & anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others" it can be found at or you can download the app or call 1-844-5-SAYNOW.

Comet Notes for Parents
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Hi parents,

Please click the link below to access Ms. Gubuan's Comet Notes for Parents.

Comet Notes

This is the banner for Comet Notes. It reads "Comet Notes for Parents" and is an image that links to Ms. Gubuan's Comet Notes.


Canvas Parent
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James Lick is using Canvas for all grades and projects. Click below to download the instructions to check and see how your student is doing!
This is the image from the PDF of the Canvas information. Click to download the PDF.

Canvas Student
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Here are the instructions for students to be able to download and sign into the Canvas Student app. Click the image to open the PDF.
These are the instructions for students to download and sign in to Canvas Student

Campus Map
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Click the image below to open the PDF version of our campus map.
This is the PNG version of our campus map.