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Parcel Tax Measure A Exemptions

The deadline to apply for an Exemption, including the Senior Citizen exemption, to the Measure A Parcel Tax for 2014-2015 is June 15th,  2014. Applications received after that date will be applied to your 2015 Property Tax bill.  If you have additional questions, please call 408.354.2520, x-313.

There are three types of exemptions:

Board Meeting Schedule

Upcoming meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • February 25, 2014 - Los Gatos Town Council Chambers - 110 East Main Street, Los Gatos
  • March 11, 2014 - Saratoga High School - 20300 Herriman Avenue, Saratoga

For more information, including agendas, click here .   To view video recordings of recent meetings click here .

To request that a copy of the board agenda be emailed to you, please click here .

For questions or suggestions regarding this site, please contact the webmaster.

District Bond Measure

At last night's meeting of the LGSUHSD Board of Trustees, Resolution #13-19 was passed, indicating the district's intention to place a General Obligation Bond on the June 3, 2014 ballot.  More information was recently mailed to the community and can be found here.

In addition, regular updates regarding facility needs and plans can be found here.


Facility Plan

As part of the district's commitment to providing the best possible learning experience for all students, a facility needs assessment was conducted, incorporating input from staff, community members and students. 

The Facility Master Plan - Executive Summary is available here.

Middle College and College Advantage Applications, 2014-2015, now available!

The Middle College and College Advantage programs provide alternatives to the traditional high school pathway for our students. 

Update - New Legislation - AB 256

AB 256 was recently enacted and amends Sections 48900 and 48900.4 of the Education Code. As presented by the Legislative Counsel’s Digest, this legislation provides “that conduct constituting ...more


Common Core State Standards

In 2009, the National Association of Governors committed to the development of a set of common, national standards that would help prepare our students for success in ...more

CCSS Parent Forum - LGHS

Los Gatos High School hosted a forum regarding the implementation of Common Core State Standards on November 21st. To view the powerpoint presented, click here.

SHS PTSO is proud to sponsor "Your College Essay: Make it Strong. Stand Out"

Thursday April 17, 7 PM SHS Library - there is no charge for this event!

Back by popular demand: Felicia Fahey, PhD, gives tips on how to write your best essay for college. Thursday, April 17, 7 pm, SHS Library.
She will outline the process of writing a strong letter and avoiding common pitfalls to make sure your letter stands apart from the pack.

Calendar 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 school year calendar has been approved by the Board of Trustees.  For more information, please contact the Superintendent's Office at jmarashian@lgsuhsd.org


Ms. Debra Troxell, SHS Math Teacher, Recognized!

Congratulations to Saratoga High School's Debra Troxell. Ms. Troxell was one of eleven nominees for the Region 5 California League of High Schools ...more


Congratulations to the LGHS Cheer squads who attended the Las Vegas Nationals in February and placed first and third! For more information, see the articles below.

http://www.mercurynews.com/los-gatos/ ...more

The SHS Strings Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Michael Boitz, has been accepted to the Midwest Clinic to perform in December 2014. For more information, go to
https://www.midwestclinic.org/2014- ...more

The Santa Clara Valley Science and Engineering Fair Association held the Synopsis Siilicon Valley Science and Technology Championship on March 11 and 12 at the SJ Convention Center. In all, twenty ...more

Congratulations to 25 SHS students who are being invited to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). AMC-10/12 is the longest running math competition in America. AIME, which is ...more

Congratulations to our National Merit Scholar Finalists: Allison Chang, Andrew Chang, Edgar Chen, Jeffrey Chen, Nolan Chen, Tommy Chiou, Nicholas Chow, Cristina Curcelli, Austin Du, Robert Eng, Sarah ...more

stem.pngCongratulations to SHS and LGHS - both schools are ranked in the 2013 Top 50 STEM schools in the nation by US News!


orchestra 2014.jpgCongratulations to the SHS students who participated in the 2014 SCCBDA (Santa Clara County Band Directors Association) Honor Band last weekend, with guest conductor Dr. Mallory Thompson from Northwestern University! Further congratulations to Performing Arts Department Chair Michael Boitz and Instrumental Music Director Jonathan Pwu!

The El Cajon Project Providing Opportunities for LGSUHSD Students!

The El Cajon Project connects youth, parents, high schools, businesses to provide opportunities for students with challenges such as ...more

Math Prize Olympiad Stars!

Please congratulate Celine Liang and Kristine Zhang for earning silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the Math Prize Olympiad. You can see the full national result ...more

SHS Girls Teams Earn Fall Season Scholastic Championship Awards!

SHS is proud to announce that the Girls Tennis, Girls Golf, and Girls Field Hockey teams each received a 2013-2014 Fall Season ...more

Wildcats Claim CCS D-II Football Crown!

Congratulations to the LGHS Wildcats - winning the CCS Central Coast Division II title! Led by QB Nick Bawden and Mark Krail and his coaching staff, the Wildcats scored a 31-14 victory over St. Francis last Saturday. For more information, go to http://www.mercurynews.com/los-gatos/ci_24690099/wildcats-claim-ccs-d-ii-football-crown

LGHS Band Students - "Grammy" Contenders?

Congratulations to the LGHS Music Department, selected out of a pool of nearly 20,000 other music departments as a semi-finalist to be identified as a Grammy ...more

LGHS String Quartet Meets the Beatles!
When the touring show "In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles" comes to the Montgomery Theater in San Jose on November 3, be on the lookout for ...more

NOVA Volleyball Champions!

VB Champions 2013.JPGCongratulations to our Nova volleyball team - Division III All Star Champions in the Santa Cruz Alternative League - for the second year in a row!

Jason Li - One of the World's Smartest Teens!

Congratulations to Saratoga High's own Jason Li!

Check out #25 from Saratoga High.

http://www.thebestschools.org/ blog/2013/09/25/worlds-50-smartest-teenagers ...more

Kristine Zhang - Siemens Regional Finalist

Congratulations to Kristine Zhang, selected as a Siemens Regional Finalist for 2013. Kristine is a sophomore, and her project is related to solar energy. ...more

SHS Students Shine at the Math Prize for Girls Competition!

The 5th annual Math Prize for Girls competition was held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. SHS student Celine Liang placed 9th ...more

Post Secondary Bistro earns four stars!

first.jpgStudents in the Post Secondary Program, (students 18-22 with special needs) have opened their own bistro. They are learning about running a restaurant, how to plan a menu, budget, shop, prepare and cook food safely, greet people, make change and work in restaurant. Each Wednesday, the bistro is open to Nova students, staff and visitors and it's a huge hit!

Los Gatos and Saratoga High Schools named CA Distinguished Schools!

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Employees of the Year, 2013!

Jeanne Jamieson _SAR.jpgCongratulations to Jeanne Jamieson, SHS Registrar and Student Information Tech, named the LGSUHSD Classified Employee of the Year, 2013!  Jeanne is described as the consummate professional and the "go-to-person," whether it be for a transcript, a last minute report or a new schedule.  Every new request is met with the same positive attitude and willing smile.  She is the academic historian, data whiz and welcoming committee for new families.  

Ann Jordan_LG.jpgLGHS World Languages teacher and Department Chair, Ann Jordan has been named the district Teacher of the Year, 2013. She is known for her passion for students, modeling a heart for diversity and the benefits of the richness found in diverse cultures.  She empowers her students as learners and as human beings and inspires both her peers and her students and encourages them to grow and take risks.  This year, Ann was also recognized for being the California Language Teachers' Association Teacher of the Year.

District Volunteers of the Year, 2013!

volunteers of the year.JPGDianne and Bob France have set the record for volunteer hours at SHS.  Their commitment to the SHS Robotics team, MSET – Flying Fish, is incredible.  Their organization, fund raising, construction, and outreach have put Robotics at the forefront of school activities.  They’ve been involved in football games, basketball games, assemblies, community gatherings, and many school events.  Dianne and Bob are in and out of our offices and campus at all hours of the day.  They certainly spend their weekends living and breathing Robotics competitions.  This “club” has become a cultural icon at SHS and Bob and Dianne's Red Pride shows!.  LGSUHSD is honored to have Dianne and Bob France as the district Volunteers of the Year, 2013.

Our MIssion and Vision / Our Commitment to You!

The Board of Trustees of LGSUHSD is committed to creating the best possible learning environment for its students and to being an integral, positive part of the community.  To that end, the Board has adopted the following Mission and Vision Statements and Strategic Plan:

Our Students! Our Top Priority!

As part of our commitment to fostering a climate where students feel supported and connected and thrive, we continue our efforts to promote the Developmental Assets, outlined by the Search Institute and presented by Project Cornerstone http://www.projectcornerstone.org/.  Each month, our schools focus on one or more asset, conducting activities and presenting programs that support this work.

This month, the focus is on the "Support" assets, including a "Caring School Climate" where the school provides a caring, encouraging environment.  For more information about activities and events at your student's school that support this asset, please visit your school website or contact the school directly.

Los Gatos High School

Saratoga High School

For more community and site resources, click here.

To access the LGHS Student to Student site, click here.

For more SHS events, click here.


Middle College,

Information regarding Middle College, 2013-2014 is now available.

Board Election, November 2014

In November, three seats on the LGSUHSD Board of Trustees will be on the ballot. The Santa Clara County School Boards Association has put together an educational event for prospective school board ...more

Annual Notification to Parents, 2013-2014

The 2013-2014 Annual Notification to Parents (ANTP) is a legally required notification to parents of their rights and responsibilities. It includes district procedures and policies and serves a ...more

SARC's 2012-2013

The School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) for Los Gatos and Saratoga High Schools, 2012-2013, are now available. These reports provide information about teaching, learning, test results, ...more

Title IX

Information regarding Title IX, Gender Equity in Education, can be found here .

Emergency Management and Anti-Bullying Resources

The SCCOE has provided anti-bullying resources  and continues to provide updates.

In addition, Readiness and Emergency Management Resources are available here from the Department of Education.

Emergency Notification Systems - Enrollment Options

In April 2012, Los Gatos – Saratoga Union High School District announced the launch of a new communication service that delivers important school and emergency information to you via SMS text ...more

Notifications and information regarding missing children provided by the California Attorney General's Office.

Budget Information Ledger

In an effort to keep you, our community, apprised of issues relating to the current budget situation, we will be posting relevant documents from recent board meetings.