Where to go for answers

Encounter an abbreviation in school communications that you don't know?

Check our handy acronym guide

District organizational charts

Here’s how the District is organized:


Educational Services
Beyond the Bell
State and Federal Programs
Special Education 

Business Services
Food and Nutrition Services

Administrative Services
Maintenance, Operations and Transportation

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In Your School District

For routine, easy to find information, the first step is to consult the District’s webpage. We provide lots of information on the school and district websites so that it can be accessed at your convenience.

You are welcome to call the main district phone number (650-526-3500). In order to effectively utilize our limited staff, you may be directed to voicemail. We will do our best to reply quickly via telephone or email.

When in doubt, call the Superintendent’s Office (650-526- 3552). District staff routinely takes calls from the public and can direct you to the right person.

Talk to the District receptionist about: • phone numbers or extensions for departments, staff members, and schools • enrollment procedures • district boundaries

Call the Superintendent’s Office about: • unresolved problems • District policies • school board meeting dates and agendas and minutes of those meetings • how to contact school board members • how to run for school board • general issues and concerns • communications

Call Educational Services about:  • textbook selections • student test results • academic standards • standardized testing • choice and special school programs • English Language Learner programs • specialized educational programs offered by and through the District, e.g., Special Education • student evaluation and placement process • explanation of test scores • view curriculum and materials

Call Administrative & Student Services about: • immunization requirements • inter- and intra-district transfers • background checks • district calendar • health services • employee hiring and orientation • registering a student for school • student attendance concerns • residency • school boundaries

Call Business Services about: • how much money the District receives • how the money is spent • parcel tax • Measure T bond • construction • payroll • employee benefits • senior citizen parcel tax exemptions • student nutrition

Call Maintenance, Operations and Transportation about: • bus schedules and bus passes • community use of school facilities

Call your Board Members about: • oversight of facilities • ratification of collective bargaining agreements • community topics and intra-governmental relations • setting long-term goals and vision of the District • policies which govern the school district (such as what curricula schools use, which schools students attend, etc.)

At Your Child’s School

Feel free to contact your child’s school. Teachers, office staff, and the principal all want you to have the information you need to help your child succeed in school.

Talk to your child’s teacher about: • your child’s special needs, progress and behavior • homework • promotion requirements • what is being taught in class • helping in the classroom • test results and report cards • best time for you to be contacted • how you can support learning at home

Talk to the school secretary about: • school calendar • on- site day care • after-school programs • lost and found • school lunches • absences • general questions about who to talk to and how to contact them

Talk to the principal or assistant principal about: • what is being taught and what materials are used • student discipline and school rules • the school dress code • special programs to help your child learn • the school’s safety plan • ways you can help and support the school • serving on the School Site Council or advisory committees • anything you can’t find answers for elsewhere.

Talk to PTA or parent group leaders about: • activities for parents and students • volunteering at your child’s school • committees on which you might like to serve • meeting times • parenting education

Talk to School Site Council about: • academic development • curriculum programs • school safety • enrichment programs

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