A Safe Learning Environment

The East Side Union High School District believes that providing a safe learning environment is critical to student success and takes proactive measures to protect the safety of all our students and staff members.  District representatives work in close collaboration with local, state and federal health, safety and emergency personnel to develop and maintain plans for responding to a variety of emergency situations.  Additionally, individual site Safety Plans are annually reviewed and updated by teams of parents and staff members.
Office of Student Services
East Side provides coordination of the district's Multi-Disciplinary Team and supervision of the Police School Coordinators through the Safe School Campus Initiative. Responsibilities also include negotiating protocols and procedures with the City of San Jose and the San Jose Police Department.
Critical Response Training
All schools have been trained on "Code Red" armed intruder protocols. Schools have identified student and parent staging areas in the event of an emergency. Each school has identified a critical response team and training is now being developed in collaboration with the San Jose Police Department.
Safety Plans & Teams
Each school has a safety plan developed by a safety team composed of administrators, staff and parents. The plan is approved by the School Site Council and reviewed by all staff. The Safety Plan contains an emergency directory, action plan, responsibilities and duties, and procedures for all kinds of emergencies.
Safe School Campus Initiative
The Safe School Campus Initiative establishes a District-wide Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) to address interventions on and around school campuses. Members include Police School Coordinators, Community Coordinators through Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, two Probation Officers, the Student Services Coordinator, Principals and the Associate Principals of Discipline. The MDT is mobilized in any critical incident situation or if the site needs additional support and/or information in averting a potential crisis. A phone call to any member activates the team.
Police Officers on Campus
Each school employs off-duty San Jose Police Department officers to work on campus during the school day. Officers patrol the perimeters of the school and are used primarily to keep persons not involved in school business away from the campus. They also supervise after school activities, athletic events and dances.
Closed Campuses
All schools have a closed campus policy. Students are not allowed to leave without permission. Parking gates are locked during the day.
Each school has staff and administrators providing daily supervision before and after school, during breaks, passing times, lunch and after school activities. The staff use walkie-talkies to maintain open and continuous communication. The Associate Principal's have cell phones to have immediate access to the police, MDT partners and feeder districts.
Dress Code
Andrew Hill, Yerba Buena, James Lick, Apollo, Pegasus, Phoenix and Foothill have common dress requirements to easily identify outsiders on campus and minimize gang colors. The remaining sites are focusing on enforcing the current dress code and holding students to higher dress expectations.
ID Badges
All schools require students to carry visible ID badges at all times to easily identify outsiders. All district employees and students are required to have ID badges while on the work site or school campus.   

Safety Concerns

If you notice a potentially unsafe condition, please report it immediately to the school principal or to the district Student Services Office at 408-347-5331. Reports may be made about safety, harassment, damage to school property, or anything that has contributed or could contribute to a student, parent or staff member feeling unsafe and/or mistreated.


Please click on the following links for more information on District safety plans and policies:

Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử
(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.