Dear High School Families!

Dear High School Students and Families: 

On behalf of the SJUSD Family, we thank you for your continued patience as we work to find creative and innovative solutions and strategies to support our students’ educational journey. We recognize this is an extremely uncertain time and the impact school closures are having on our students and families. We continue to receive guidance from local, state, and federal officials and pass that information on as soon as possible. We know we will get through this together.

Things are changing quickly, but here are a couple of updates: 

Graduation/End of Year Activities:  

At this time, we do not have an update on end-of-year senior activities. In an effort to move forward with this year’s prom, an early decision was made to reschedule the event to May 2.  We understand the challenges associated with this uncertainty, and therefore we will make a decision regarding prom and communicate to all stakeholders no later than Friday, April 10, 2020. The same holds true regarding the commencement ceremony. While we continue to watch and wait for further updates, we recognize the burden this places on you and your family, and we will make a decision regarding commencement as soon as possible.  One thing is certain, it is not a question of if we are going to celebrate commencement from high school, but only a question of how and when. 


There are many questions that you might have regarding graduation requirements, credits, and grades. We are continuing to work with the county, state, and federal officials to receive guidance. We will keep you updated as we gather more information. 

Counseling Information & Summer School Applications:  

Counselors are currently meeting with students over the phone for 2020-2021 course selections.  Students, please answer your phones even if a “Blocked Number” shows up on your phone ID.  

University 101 - Seniors, have you been accepted to a college or university?  Counselors will be sending out information on how to review your financial aid package and how to schedule an online appointment with your counselor.

Click the Summer School Link to access our Summer School Google Application Form.

Transcript Requests:

If you have a need for a transcript, please utilize Parchment, which is linked on the Order Transcripts link on the school website or follow this link: Parchment.


The College Board has cancelled makeup exams for the March 28 administration. The College Board has also cancelled the May 2 administration. Please contact the College Board for refunds. For Juniors, the school administration of the SAT scheduled for April 28 has been cancelled. 


ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13, across the United States. All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date.

 AP Exams: 

Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place, instead, students will take exams at home, online. The AP Program is developing resources to help schools support student learning during extended closures. An exam schedule will be available on April 3. Portfolio deadlines have been extended to May 26. We are currently planning on how to support AP students, so please continue to check your school email for updates. 

IB Exams:

The May 2020 external examinations as scheduled between April 30 and May 22 for Diploma Programme candidates will no longer be held.  Depending on what they registered for, students will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work as determined by their Internal Assessments and teacher predicted grades.  

MSJC Dual Enrollment (taught at SJHS): 

At this time, no assignments will be required for face-to-face classes through April 30. As we approach April 30, we will provide you with an update. 

MSJC Concurrent Enrollment (taught at MSJC):

MSJC concurrent enrollment students should continue to monitor the MSJC website or emails for updates related to concurrent enrollment instruction.

Work Permits:  

If you need a work permit, please complete the following steps below: 

Step 1)  Click on the Work Permit Application (Fillable Form) or Click printable Work Permit Application form.  It will automatically create a copy for you. Then complete all required highlighted areas. Next, print out and take the Work Permit Application to your employer for signature. After getting the appropriate signatures (student, parent/guardian, and potential employer) you will need to upload the application into the survey below.

Step 2)  Complete the Survey and upload the completed Work Permit Application. A scan or photo of the permit may be uploaded. You must share/give permission to your uploaded Work Permit Application to SJHS to view. You will receive your completed work permit via email within 48 hours. If you have any questions please contact

Other Links:

Update from SJUSD

Update for SATs

Update for AP Exams

Update for ACTs

Update for IB Exams

Update for MSJC


Thank you!

Principal Swanson