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Lynbrook High School  | June/ July 2018


Dear Lynbrook Students, Parents and Guardians,

This is your electronic 2018 SUMMER MAILER. When you get a chance, take some time to click through the links below. Many of these documents will be in the paper mailing you will receive in July.  The paper mailing is funded by the PTSA and Lynbrook Excellence in Education (LExE) as a courtesy to all of our families.  The links will take you to information that will prepare you for the upcoming school year. Some of the forms provide you with the opportunity to donate. Your donations of money and time are a crucial part of maintaining the high-quality programs at Lynbrook High School. Your contributions have a powerful impact on the educational experience of all students.


Our main office will open on August 6, 2018. Teachers return on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The first day of school is Monday, August 20, 2018. If you need assistance before August 6, 2018, check the school website (www.lhs.fuhsd.org ). The LHS website continues to be the source of the latest information throughout the school year. Make the website the first place you look for news and assistance. 


9th Graders have orientation (8am-12noon) and their Viking Day on Monday, 8/13/18. At 12:30 after orientation, freshman with last names A-K will report to the library and students with last name L-Z will report to the Field House. Viking Day for 10th, 11th & 12th graders is Tuesday, 8/14/18 from 8:30am-3: 30 pm. Viking Days are important! Students take photos, get their ID, and pick up their official class schedules. All students should attend the Viking Day for their grade level. On Viking Day, students will submit paper forms (with checks attached). If forms were completed and submitted online, students only need to bring checks on Viking Days (the student’s name and ID# must be written on the memo line of each check!).  


As a school community, we are committed to this vision:

Lynbrook High School’s vision is to create a dynamic environment of respect and achievement where all can learn deeply, apply their knowledge, and contribute purposefully.

We are continuing to focus our efforts on our identified long-term school goals that include multi-year strategies and program development in the following areas:

High Levels of Learning & Performance for ALL students

Teachers will continue to work together in their Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and Course-alike Teams (CATs) to provide students with a guaranteed and viable curriculum. Teachers strive to calibrate course content and student performance expectations for consistency across classes. 

Equipping ALL students with 21st Century Skills

We will continue our emphasis on the 4c's—Communication, Collaboration, Creative-Critical Thinking, and Character. This year we will work to teach students effective collaboration skills and the Lynbrook Leadership team is working this summer on an additional area of focus.

Managing Stress & Building Resilience in ALL students

Our team of mental health professionals, as well as the PTSA, is putting together a slate of speakers for parents and staff. Ronen Habib will be the first speaker of the year. Dates and times will be announced early in the school year. When students feel connected to each other and the school, they are happier and they have people to talk to when they need help. Recent studies show that in our world where people are more connected than ever before by technology, they are lonelier. To build community, promote positive relationships, and discuss the importance of personal character, we want to try something new. Students will be grouped by grade level and meet during Homeroom on Fridays. Groups will stay together with the same teacher all year.


PHASE 1 is completed! All are invited to join us for the Field House Addition & Dance/Fitness Studio Grand Opening on 8/14/18 at 3:30 pm.  PHASE 2 started this summer. I refer to PHASE 2 as the campus “heart transplant.” We are getting a new quad, cafeteria and gym entry. This phase of construction will have a dramatic impact on our site. We all need to work together and be patient and flexible with the exciting inconvenience of new construction. 

Over the summer, the existing cafeteria was razed to make way for a new, beautiful building. Since we will not have a cafeteria in 2018-19, students will be served meals from the concessions area of the stadium. We have typically provided a table inside the cafeteria for parents to drop off lunches for students. With no cafeteria, we will be unable to accommodate this practice. Until we can work with PTSA to find an alternative plan, students will need to bring their own lunches to school.  We cannot hold lunches in the main office, and putting a table up outside will attract birds and create an unsanitary environment. Students will need to bring their lunches with them in the morning. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

With the center of campus off limits, students will need to enter campus through the access road near the pool, through the construction fencing in front of the main office, or through the back gate near Walbrook Way near the football stadium. It is very important that everyone use extreme caution when driving near the school. Many students ride bicycles and are crossing Johnson Avenue. Make sure to plan your arrival to school at least 10-15 minutes before the first bell rings. View the enclosed map to view the access routes and areas closed for construction.

Revel in your summer! We will see you in August for another great school year!


Maria Jackson

Be prepared for Viking Days

 Students are assigned a specific day and time on either August 13 or 14, 2018 for Viking Days.  Students will not be able to pick up a final class schedule, take their picture or get a photo id until DISTRICT OLR (Online Registration) Annual Update has been completed.

FUHSD REQUIRED OLR Annual Update (for all grades) The district office will email parents/guardians a link to access their student’s individual form.

Emergency & Health Information AND Parent/Student Rights & Responsibilities Form (includes Annual Notifications; Zero Tolerance; Academic Honesty Policy; Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement; Photo/ Video Release, etc.) If you do not receive your email with your individual link by July 30, 2018, please contact Thao Nguyen (thao_nguyen@fuhsd.org

Please, only one parent/guardian per student should complete forms.

 =What you bring to Viking Day or Submit Online

= Read-only and save/print for reference

LHS School Forms & Information

ASB Card and yearbook $100.00 (pay online here http://lynbrookhs.3dcartstores.com or cash/check payable to Lynbrook ASB and bring to Viking Day. No form required, just submit cash or check with student ID number on the memo line.

ASB Class donation Form (print and turn in the paper form with check or donate online here http://lynbrookhs.3dcartstores.com)

Fee Reduction Eligibility Form (for eligible students) (Print and turn in paper form OR submit online through InformedK12)

Lifetouch order form- School Pictures  (order online- Picture Day ID: BY018400Q0 or bring a check and complete form on Viking Day.)

School Site Council (SSC) Nomination Form (turn in paper form OR submit online through InformedK12)

Science Curriculum Notification (print and submit the paper form if student wants to opt out)

PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student Association)

PTSA Membership. Complete form and print. Submit on Viking Days or bring to the main office.

PTSA Volunteer Interest Form PTSA about your special talents and willingness to help. Complete form and submit online.

PTSA Bilingual Parent Committee Interest form. (Print the form and submit to the school)

PTSA Informational Brochure- Learn all the ways you can get involved and see meeting dates. (read-only) The document is a corrected and updated version of the brochure that is included in the summer mailer. Please discard the brochure that is in the summer mailer.

Booster Groups

Athletic Boosters Membership form (submit online)

Athletic Boosters Spirit Wear order (turn in the paper form with check)

LIMB (Lynbrook Instrumental Music Boosters)  Music Summer Fundraiser and Summer 2018 Band Camp dates and information. Print the donation form and submit a check OR follow the link on the document to submit a donation online).

Partnerships- Vital Support for our many, many outstanding programs!

Lynbrook Excellence in Education donation (Complete membership form online and then submit check to school OR submit form & donation online.)

Fremont Union High Schools Foundation online donation or download the form here and print and complete form and attach the check and submit to school OR submit a donation online).

Other Forms & Information 

18-19 Calendar of Vacations & Lynbrook Weekly Bell Schedules The bell schedule is an updated version of the one that is included in the summer mailer. Please discard the printed bell schedule received in the summer mailer.

Get Connected! Learn how to access School Loop, Infinite Campus and other online systems.

Important Traffic & Safety Reminder

Lynbrook Contact Numbers to post on your refrigerator! (download, print & keep) The document is corrected and updated. Please discard the paper copy that is included in the summer mailer. 

SAT Prep from Future Path Prep (in partnership with the Lynbrook PTSA)

Save the Dates! Important Events planned by our Guidance Department (download, print & keep)

Updated Campus Map with construction zones

Don't miss anything

School Resumes Monday, August 20 @ 8 AM for all grades

View the Lynbrook Events Calendar HERE

Preliminary schedules will be sent by email through Informedk12. Please make sure you set your email to receive ALL emails from Informed K12 (forms@informedk12.com), School Loop (no-reply@securemail.schoolloop.com), and from Lynbrook (@fuhsd.org and maria_jackson.fuhsd.org@flashissuemail.net).

Mailing address: Lynbrook High School, 1280 Johnson Ave, San Jose, CA, 95129, US