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On Time, In Class, Every Day!!

To report an absence, please call the school at:



ext. 5403 or 5493


Front of the Line, Fridays!

Students who wear any of the SVJ shirts pictured above, on Fridays, will be able to go to the front of any line throughout the day!  Lunch line, snack bar, etc. 

**An adult needs to be present**

Upcoming Events


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10/2       Parent Conferences 1:00-3:50 PM

10/3       Parent Conferences 1:00-3:50 PM

10/4       Saturday Attendance (your child may qualify to clear an absence)

10/10     CJSF Movie Night

10/10     Jamba Juice Sale $3

10/13     AVID Fundraiser Begins

10/14     Parent Academy: "Teen dating and violence" 8:30-10:30 AM

10/16     The Great California ShakeOut

10/18     Saturday Attendance (your child may qualify to clear an absence)

10/21     Parent Tea 8:30 AM, Room 128

10/21     Halloween Gram Sale

10/22     Field Trip to the Museum of Tolerance 6:45 AM-2:35 PM

10/22     Halloween Gram Sale

10/23     Halloween Gram Sale

10/24     Jamba Juice Sale $3  

10/24     Halloween Gram Sale

10/27     Drama Fundraiser

10/28     Parent Academy: "Gangs and Teens" 8:30-10:30 AM

10/30     Band Night @ SVJH 7:00-8:30 PM

10/31     Grading Period 2 Ends

10/31     Minimum Day 1:05 PM Dismissal 



**School Starts at 8:48 a.m. on Wednesdays**


California English Language Development Test


September - October 2014


As parents register their children they are asked to complete a survey on languages spoken in the home.  If a student speaks another language they are given a California English Language Development Test (CELDT).  This test is required by the California Department of Education.  If a student does not pass the test they are then considered English learners, and given support to assist them with the development of the English language.  Research shows it takes about 5-6 years for students to attain proficiency in English.

If your child is an English learner, we will be we will be administering the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) September - October.  The CELDT assists us in knowing how your child is progressing in learning the English language and how we can better support them.  We encourage you to discuss this test with your child.  For additional resources you can click here

Home and School Communication

Communication between the home and school are very important to assist with student success.  Below you will find suggestions of how to keep the lines of communication open:

  • Check your student's agenda on a daily basis, and review homework and assignments.
  • Access the Illuminate Parent Portal to check your student's grades at least every 2 weeks.  Click here to access Illuminate or create an account.
  • Email teachers with questions regarding your student's progress (click on the "Teachers" tab at the top of this page to access email addresses).
  • Visit the school website to stay up to date with important dates and activities.


Please Cover All Textbooks


Our school is implementing a rule where ALL TEXTBOOKS need to be covered beginning this year.  This is important because books have been damaged in the past by being carried back and forth from school.  Some ideas to covering books can be with paper bags from grocery stores and gift wrap.  Click on the link below for creative ideas.  


   Christine L. Simmons
   Assistant Principal
   Lorena S. Chavira
   Resource Teacher
   Leslee A. Rodriguez
   Academic Counselor
   Maribel Verduzco
   Vanessa Valles
   Sylvia Rueff
   Community Liaison
   Jessica G. Acosta
   Library Technician
   Bertha A. Rios

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