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ESUHSD Reopening Plan for Fall 2021
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We are excited to announce that all District schools and programs will be open for full in-person instruction beginning on the first day of school, August 10, 2021.  Click on the link below for information regarding the new school year.  
Superintendent's Message to Community
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Assembly Bill 104
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Earlier this month, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 104 into law and we’d like to provide you with important information on how this legislation may relate to your student. 
Changing Letter Grades to Pass/No Pass
Per AB104, parents/guardians (Educational Rights Holder) of students who were enrolled in high school during the 2020-21 school year may request to have a letter grade earned for a course changed to a Pass or No Pass on the student's transcript. 
  • An official application to submit a grade change for Pass/No Pass will be sent to ESUHSD families later this month. When it is sent, parents/guardians will have 15 calendar days to turn it in on behalf of their student. Per the legislation, districts may not accept requests for a grade change after that date. Once a form is received by East Side, the District then has 15 days to make the change on the student’s transcript and notify the family. Please note: Students who are currently over the age of 18 may submit a grade change to Pass/No Pass independently from their parent/guardian.

  • The request to change a grade to a Pass/No Pass is only applicable for courses taken during the 2020-21 school year. There is no restriction on which courses or which letter grades can be changed.

  • The change cannot negatively impact a student's GPA. When an “F” is converted to a “No Pass,” the zero points are no longer factored into the GPA. Changing a “D” or even a “C” letter grade to a “Pass” may increase a student’s GPA, depending on the GPA the student had prior to the grade change. No grade changes will be made that lower a student’s GPA.

  • The California Department of Education (CDE) will post a list of universities who will accept a Pass/No Pass
    CA State Universities (CSUs) will accept the Pass/ No Pass. UC colleges and private universities are encouraged, but not required, to notify the CDE over the next two weeks about whether they will accept Pass/No Pass marks for purposes of admission. ESUHSD will share this list of universities as part of the information sent to families. 
Please note that we will send out more detailed information about the grade change requests once CDE provides the official application later this month. 
Change in Graduation Requirements
Any student who was enrolled in 11th or 12th grade during the 2020-21 school year and who is not on track to graduate in four years is exempt from East Side Union’s graduation requirements that are beyond the state-minimum graduation credits and course requirements. ESUHSD requires 220 credits while the state minimum graduation requirements are 130 credits (please note the credits must be in specific courses such as English, Math, Science, etc). 
  • As a district, we have already begun notifying all Class of 2021 non-grad students and their parents/guardians of this change to graduation requirements.  School counselors and administrators have been analyzing transcripts and determining if the student is eligible to graduate under the state minimum credit and course graduation requirements of 130 credits.

    • These students have been provided with options to complete necessary courses required for graduation, including completion of the coursework through an additional year of schooling (a fifth year of high school) or credit recovery. 

  • For Class of 2022 students (rising 12th graders), at the start of the 2021-22 school year, school counselors and administrators will meet with eligible students and their families to provide information about the change in graduation requirements and create a plan based on the student’s needs. 
AB 104 Letter to ESUHSD Community:  
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For more information, click on the FAQ provided below.
AB 104 FAQs:  English     |     Spanish     |     Vietnamese

Independent Study Program (ISP)
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For the 2021-22 school year, Independent Study is an optional educational alternative program, available to 9th-12th grade students throughout the district whose health would be put at risk by in-person instruction or who are eligible as per a specific need verified by district staff.
Students meet with a designated teacher for one hour per week.  Credits are earned through the completion of course contracts and/or online.  
To request Independent Study, complete the online form or request a form from your student's school of attendance.

Addressing Anti-Asian Violence
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As a district, we are committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity. We foster equitable communities where ALL are welcomed as they are. The violence that our Asian community has endured is tragic and we stand against any violence, hate, and racism. In an effort to create a space for students, parents, and staff to process the anti-Asian violence that is sadly and tragically happening across our nation, we offer you the resources listed below:
The violence that our Asian community has endured brings forth a multitude of emotions, thoughts, and reactions that need to be processed through a personal lens and from a broader lens of being a community member. Give yourself space and time to process, reflect, and heal.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information
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All Individuals Age 12 and Older are Eligible to be Vaccinated
Click on the link below to view drop-in/no appointment required vaccination clinic locations, dates, and times available or to schedule an appointment.
You can also text your zip code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find a clinic near you.
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Información sobre la Vacuna contra COVID-19
Todas las personas mayores de 12 años son elegibles para ser vacunadas. 
Formas de encontrar una vacuna contra el COVID-19 cerca de usted:
Envíe un mensaje de texto con su código postal al 438829
Llame al 1-800-232-0233
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Thông tin về thuốc chủng ngừa COVID-19

Mọi người từ 12 tuổi trở lên đã hội đủ điều kiện để được tiêm ngừa.
Bất kỳ ai từ 12 tuổi trở lên đều có thể chích ngừa. Không cần phải làm hẹn!
Các cách tìm vắc xin COVID-19 gần nhà quý vị:
Tin nhắn mã số vùng của quý vị đến số 438829
Gọi vào số 1-800-232-0233

Our Vision
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Each student graduates prepared for college and career empowered to transform their lives and thrive in a global society.

Our Mission
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We align decisions to create safe, dynamic and relevant learning environments that inspire critical thinking, problem solving and innovation.

Core Values
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Commitment to Excellence:

We believe in continuous improvement through a culture of openness, inquiry and collaboration.  We honor those who take responsibility, demonstrate creativity and take initiative.



We see diversity as a valuable asset that enriches our world-view and strengthens our community.



We allocate resources, develop practices and cultivate mindsets to ensure that each student meets or exceeds standards.



We model personal and professional integrity through processes that are respectful, transparent and proactively engage parents, students, staff and community.


Professional Capacity:

We believe in and invest in the development of each employee and volunteer in our system.

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