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New to our schools? First of all, we are happy to have you here in Sunnyvale’s public schools! You have enrolled your child in an award-winning school district that believes in building on each child’s individual strengths and learning styles, and providing a well-rounded education that focuses on our students’ needs, both academic and social-emotional.

Here are a few things you can do right now to help you and your child settle in:

  1. Get in touch with your school and see if they’re holding any events for new and returning families
  2. Download the 2016-17 Student and Family Handbook and turn in the required forms
  3. Sign up to receive emails about your child’s schoolwork and be in touch with teachers on PowerSchool (have your child’s SSD ID number handy)
  4. Check with your school secretary to make sure your contact information is up to date
  5. Find the closest VTA lines to your school
  6. Find your school’s website
  7. Find out what’s for lunch
  8. Apply online for free or reduced-price meals—even if you don’t need or want them, each completed application helps fund our schools and benefits all students
  9. Join Sunnyvale parent organizations you’re interested in
  10. To get the latest news and information, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or sign up for our quarterly email newsletter
  11. Subscribe to our calendar so you don’t miss an event or a day off by following the instructions on our Ways We Communicate page
  12. Share these safety tips (Español) from Safe Routes to School with your child

Did you know? If you can’t make it to a Board of Education meeting, you may view the agendas and minutes online. Visit and click on “About Us” and “Board of Education.”

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