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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!

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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

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


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

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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

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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!
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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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