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Student Services

Project Cornerstone

Supported by Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and in conjunction with the YMCA of Santa Clara Valley, students learn about the 41 Developmental Assets and how to respect each other. Workshops are held annually for students as well as for their parents.

Independent Study

Independent Study may be requested if your child is unable to attend school due to an event or family situation. Through a signed contract, the child under the guidance of the parent agrees to complete the classwork assignments, projects and homework for the five or more days of missed attendance. Upon grading and approval that all assignments have been completed satisfactorily, the teacher will note the successful completion of the Independent Study Work. Forms are available from the school secretary.

Section 504

Students with a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities may be eligible for accommodations or modifications under Section 504 Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact the school principal for additional information.

Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)

California Education Code 48320 authorizes school districts to meet with students and their family along with law enforcement and community resources to address individual student attendance issues. Union and Cambrian School Districts participate in a joint SARB which meets monthly. Participants include administrative representatives from the school districts, a district nurse, a parent representative, a member of the San Jose Police Department and other community agencies as necessary.


California Education Codes 48900 and 48915 delineate the behaviors under which school administration may suspend or recommend expulsion. Your Parent Information Pamphlet distributed at the beginning of the school year also provides a copy of this information. During the period of suspension or expulsion, students are not to be on school property or in the community.


Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities SDFSC

The district has adopted “Too Good for Drugs” for students in K-5-8 and Project Alert as our curriculum to increase knowledge of drugs, alcohol and tobacco, their physical, psychological, and social effects and decrease the onset of use. Conflict resolution and negotiation skills are learned to reduce violence, bullying and aggression. Specific categorical funding is provided for this purpose.

Homeless and Foster Care

Homeless students and students residing in foster homes are provided with certain protections to ensure and facilitate school placement, enrollment and checkout from school; to assist when transferring schools with proper transfer of credits, records and grades; and to assist with the provision of all records to the new school. For additional information please contact your school or the Special Services Department.

Parent/Student Notification

Districts are required to notify parents and obtain emergency information no less than on an annual basis. Examples include but are not limited to Emergency Notification Form, Cellular Phone Use Contract, Internet Use Form, Independent Study, Alternative Education options, Vision, Hearing and Scoliosis screening information.

Title IX

Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."