Dear Pioneer families,
Welcome to Cupertino High School!
Focus for 2018-19: As always, we focus on high levels of learning for all students. Our classes are engaging and challenging—and we offer further supports for students who struggle. Additionally, we are focused on student wellness. We encourage all of our students to take care of themselves by getting sufficient sleep, eating well, and finding opportunities to play and laugh. Our school mantra is Work Hard, Play Hard, and Be Kind. In 2018, we will continue our focus on kindness and respect to ensure a safe, unbiased environment for all of our students, a school where everyone belongs. All of our students and staff will be expected to “Speak Up at School” when they hear bullying, name-calling, identity-based stereotypes, or hateful language, either in person or on-line. Additionally, parent education will be included as part of our PTSA meetings, among others. Our plan is to empower each of us with the tools to make Cupertino High School an even safer, more loving community.
New Schedule: Cupertino High School is implementing a new daily schedule in 2018-19, with later starts, four block days per week, and three tutorials. Class starts no earlier than 8 am each day. Please take a look at the schedule as you arrange carpools and after school activities. This later start will mean that athletic and activity practice in the afternoons will go later than in the past, so please plan accordingly.
Tutorial update: Students will be expected to check in during tutorial using their school-issued ID cards. This will allow us to assign students who need assistance to a particular location and keep better track of where they are attending. For most students, this will add a tiny step of scanning an ID card; for others, the new procedure will help them stay focused on their academic progress and give the adults a tool for assisting them in making good choices. About once a month, we will pause the regular tutorials for an advisory focused on wellness, anti-bias, or future planning.
Getting Involved: Come on out and support your Pioneers at a variety of events in athletics, performing arts, and spirit. Join PTSA and other parent groups. Sign up to volunteer in any number of ways. Our school community needs you to be complete.
With Pioneer Pride,