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Today: 7/24/16

Administration

Berg, Bjorn
Principal
Castro-Stanley, Grettel
Principal
Landshof, Paul
Principal
Meissner, Greg
Dean of Students

Advisors (Safety & Discipline)

Baker (Advisor 10th Grade), Lisa
Staff
Nieman (Advisor 11th Grade), Frank
Staff
Reeser (Advisor 9th Grade), Ken
Staff

Attendance (Last Name A-L)

Castilo, Diana
Staff

Attendance (Last Name M-Z)

Garcia, Ursula
Staff

Counselors

Banks (Counseling J-M), George
Staff
Hennessey (Counseling D-I), Mark
Staff
Huynh (Counseling N-R), Thuy
Counselor
Montes (Counseling A-C), Yvonne
Staff
Pham (Counseling S-Z), Kim
Staff

504 Coordinator

Montes (Counseling A-C), Yvonne
Staff

Student Support Center

Cohen, Leah
Staff

Webmistress

Daniell, Liz
Sys Admin

Title IX (Equal Opportunity in Education Act)

Vander Zee, Glenn
Associate

News

7/20/16

Come to our 1st Annual 

Young Women Circle Motivational Conference 

 

July 26, 2016

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Independence High School

C-Commons

 

Come & meet empowering women!

* Lawyers

* Police Officers

* Probation Officers

* Teachers 

 

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7/19/16

Please do not forget that on August 1-5   we will start the Advanced Transportation Summer Program at Prospect Silicon Valley.

It is from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm and Lunch is included.

 

This program is FREE to our students and it will be a great way to experience THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION NOW.

"FROM PLAYING TO THINKING" is the motto of this Summer's Program.

I will help coordinate the program and you know that it will be a lot of fun also.

 

Please respond and sign up today because only a limited number of students can participate:

RSVP and more information:  

Luther Jackson, NOVA Workforce Development, ljackson@novaworks.org or 408-730-7832.

 

Instructor: Sorin Neagu 

                e-mail: neagus@esuhsd.org

                cell : (510)427-6997

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7/5/16

Please see attached for the price list on school pictures

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2016-2017 School Year

The 2016-2017 school year starts on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 on a regular bell schedule.

 

​Please check "News" or the Calendar for information on ID/schedule pick-up.

AP/Summer Assignments

Summer School 2016

Current students - June 13- July 15

 

Incoming students - June 16 - July 20

 

Summer School Coordinator: Lynne Murray (murrayl@esuhsd.org)

 

There is no summer school on Monday, July 4th

RENTAL OF DISTRICT FACILITIES

East Side Union High School District is pleased to announce a new, online facility rental system, designed to provide a simpler and more positive user experience for requesting facility use.  Click here to access this system, or go to https://www.facilitron.com/ihs95133.  For information about how to use the system, please click here.

CAHSEE/DIPLOMAS

Effective January 1, 2016, the California High School Exit Exam will no longer be a requirement for graduation and will be removed as a requirement all the way back to 2006. If you did not graduate solely due to the CAHSEE you will be eligible to pick up your diploma and order a copy of your transcript beginning January 4, 2016.
 

Brown is the new green

brown-is-the-new-green.jpgAs you are certainly aware, California is in the midst of a drought.  Every effort is being made to conserve water on our 106-acre campus, so you may notice some of our grassy areas going brown.  

 

If you see a leak or a concern with water wastage, please call 408.928.9898 and report the problem.  

 

Thank you!

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Regular Day Schedule

Period
Start
End
1
7:20
8:13
2
8:20
9:13
3
9:20
10:20
Break
10:20
10:35
4
10:42
11:35
5
11:42
12:35
Lunch
12:35
1:05
6
1:12
2:05
7
2:12
3:05

Independence High School Mission Statement & SLOs

The mission of Independence High School is
to provide a supportive learning environment that enables all students to achieve academic and personal success.

 

Student Learning Outcomes: The Declarations of Independence

 

  1. Civic Engagement: Students will be informed on local, national and global matters, and will apply this knowledge to engage positively in their community.
     

  2. Collaboration: Students will be able to work together, exchanging and constructing new ideas in order to identify common goals and achieve solutions.
     

  3. Communication: Students will be able to listen actively, share ideas, convey thoughts, and exchange information effectively.
     

  4. Creativity: Students will use their strengths and individual mindsets to synthesize ideas and express thoughts in a unique manner.
     

  5. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Students will be able to apply their knowledge to analyze situations, strategize, and apply viable solutions.

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Are you failing one or more class? 
You must attend
free mandatory tutoring after-school!
(Food provided!  https://ihs.schoolloop.com/goodwill)

 

 

 

Did you get a phone call that seems like a Fundraising Scam? (read more)

 

It is the policy of Independence High School not to discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.
 

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Es la política de Independence High School no discriminar por razones de sexo, religión, raza, origen nacional, orientación sexual o condición de discapacidad.

 

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Chính sách của trường Trung học Independence là không phân biệt cách đối xử dựa trên giới tính, tôn giáo, chủng tộc, nguồn gốc quốc gia, hoặc tình trạng khuyết tật.

 

 

Counseling Notes

1/22/16

Seniors!  

 

Below is a list of community colleges and the dates we have them scheduled to come to our school:

 

Evergreen Valley College Application Workshop: January 21

Evergreen Valley College Placement Test: February 4

De Anza Application Workshop: March 7

Mission Application Workshop: March 17

De Anza Testing: April 6th and 7th

De Anza Orientation: April 28th

SJCC Application Workshop: TBA

SJCC Placement Test: TBA 

 

If you have not filled out the survey indicating the community college of interest, please do so ASAP!  All students who fill out the survey will be notified and invited to the workshops based on what they put down as "YES."  Please fill out survey by FEBRUARY 12th.

 

For those who filled out the survey and would like to make any changes, please email Ms. Huynh at huynhtt@esuhsd.org.

 

Thank you.

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1/11/16

Seniors! 


If you've been assigned Grad Academy or Cyber High (It is possible for Juniors to also be enrolled based on capacity), classes start Tuesday, January 19th.  There are NO CLASSES on Monday, January 18th due to the holiday.  For those that are assigned Monday Grad Academy, your first class begins on Monday, January 25th.

 

Cyber High is EVERY Wednesday in the School Library, unless further specified.

 

Please contact your counselors if you have any concerns or questions.

 

Monday-Grad Academy-Geography in room C303 with Mr.Hasty from 3:15pm to 5:15pm (First class on 1/25/16)

 

Tuesday-Grad Academy-English in room C204 with Mr. Fernandes from 3:15 to 5:15pm.

 

Tuesday-Grad Academy-Study Skills in room L11 with Ms. Shernock/Mr. Arias  from 3:15pm to 5:15pm.

 

Friday--Grad Academy-History in room L32 with Ms. Shernock from 3:15pm to 5:15pm.

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1/6/16

Seniors!  In order to be eligible to receive financial aid for college, you must submit a FAFSA or DREAM Act application.  

 

You and your guardian can come to the school library on Tuesday, January 12th between the hours of 2p-7p to work on your application and get any questions answered.

 

Please make sure you bring all documents to help answer questions online as well as be ready to win some prizes during our raffle!

 

See you all there!

 

 

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12/7/15

Seniors, a reminder that you need to send your SAT/ACT scores to the 4-year universities you've applied to. The deadline for CSUs to receive scores is December 23rd. Remember that the code 3594 will send your SAT score to all CSUs. Log in to collegeboard.org or actstudent.org to send your scores today!

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12/4/15

Attention Cyber High Students: the library will be open Monday through Thursday after school next week to complete your course. 2:30-4:30 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. 2:30-5:15 on Wednesday. Be prepared to take your unit exams!

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11/3/15

Seniors!  It's time for you to figure out what you'll be doing next year!  With college applications approaching, we know how overwhelming the process is for submitting college applications.  

But have no fear!  Your counselors are there with you every step of the way!

Please make sure you drop by our college application counseling workshops!

Below you will see a list of dates of our workshops located in the school library from 2:15p-4:00p during the following days:

11/3, 11/7 & 11/17

 

Hope to see you all there!

Counseling Team

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10/6/15

All visits are in N-2 Innovation Center at lunch, unless otherwise noted:

Harvard University - January 13

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8/31/15

Seniors,

If you have been signed up for Grad Academy by your counselor, you will get a notice by this Friday for the time and day you are to show up next week for your class.

 

Classes do NOT begin this week.  They begin next week.

 

Thank you.

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