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FAQ for New Students

Q. When is the first day of school? When are the holidays?

A. School begins in the 2019-2020 school year on Wednesday, August 21. The complete Evergreen School District Calendar can be found on our Calendars page.

Q. When will my child get his or her schedule of classes?

A. Class schedules are available on our PowerSchool Parent Portal beginning at 5 p.m. the evening before the first day of school. For more information about how to register or update your PowerSchool account, please see our Online Registration page on our website.

Schedules can be picked up early at the annual Welcome Back BBQ on August 14 at 5:00 p.m. for 8th graders and 6:00 p.m. for 7th graders.

Q. What school supplies do I need for the first day? Is there a supply list?

A. Unlike most elementary schools, there is no set list of supplies you will need for the first day of school at Leyva. Because each teacher has a slightly different approach, they will also have slightly different requirements. Students will receive a list of items from each teacher after school begins – typically they will have a week or so to get the required items.

Q. Does my child need a backpack? What kind?

A. Yes, your child should have a backpack. At LeyVa, your child will receive a complete set of textbooks to take home and leave at home during the year and they have another set to use in class. Therefore, they will not need to carry textbooks in their backpacks. Many kids are fine with a smaller backpack than they used in elementary school.

Q. What is the school dress code?

A: Dress Code for Leyva is to wear appropriate and modest attire is expected at school. Students should be comfortable without distraction.

  • Undergarments should not be showing under any circumstances. If clothing is not worn correctly, it must be corrected or parents will be contacted.
  • Hats or hoods are allowed IF worn appropriately on campus, but are subject to individual classroom policies. Face and ears must be visible to school staff.
  • NO profane, vulgar, sexually suggestive, violent, drug, alcohol, tobacco or gang related clothing are allowed. This includes clothing or accessories that are predominately red or blue.
  • Items such as backpacks, belts, and belt buckles will also be monitored. Inappropriate words, designs, or anything causing a distraction may be confiscated and could lead to disciplinary action.
    • The school administration reserves the right to individually forbid a student from wearing any attire, logos, symbols, or insignias including excessive clothing color, that is determined to create a hostile environment or distracts from learning.

      As fashion trends change, the dress code policy is subject to revision.Policy changes will be shared through school communication methods to staff, students, and parents.

      Q. Where can I get PE clothes? Do I have to get them from the school?

      A. Your child will bring home a form from school during the first week explaining the PE clothing requirements and you will have the opportunity to order PE clothes and a lock for your child’s assigned PE locker at that time. Your child will not be expected to dress out in PE clothes until the date stated on the form. Guidelines will also be provided if you would prefer to buy your own PE clothes.

      Q. Does Middle School have minimum days?

      A. Middle school does NOT have a weekly minimum day like the elementary schools. There are twelve minimum days. School dismisses at 12:24 p.m. Here are those date:

      September 12, 2019

      December 20, 2019

      March 12, 2020

      October 10, 2019

      January 9, 2020

      April 9, 2020

      November 19, 2019

      January 24, 2020

      June 11, 2020

      November 21, 2019

      February 13, 2020

      June 12, 2020







      Q. What is the daily class schedule?

      A. School starts at 8:05 a.m. and ends at 2:17 p.m. The schedule is the same every day unless there is an assembly, special event or it is a minimum day. See the Bell Schedule page for a detailed schedule.

      Q. How does school drop-off and pick-up work?

      A. There will be no busing between home and the school. Students will need to be driven or otherwise arrange for their own transportation to and from school. The district is in the process of compiling solutions to ease congestion. Some ideas include walking to school or organizing carpools. We are strongly suggesting that parents arrange carpools or have their children walk to school. We are planning to roll out a plan of designated drop off and pick up locations to minimize traffic on campus and aid in safety for all students. we also plan to create safe walking routes. Please work with your friends and neighbors to arrange carpools or walking groups if possible.

      Q. I would like to help out. What can I do?

      A. Bulldog PTSA is ALWAYS looking for volunteers. For more details, contact the front office – we’d love to have you!

      Q. What if I do not see my question here?

      A. Contact the school office staff or review the Student Handbook for more policies and procedures.


      LeyVa Middle School

      • 1865 Monrovia Drive
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      • San Jose, CA 95122-1505
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      • Phone: 408-270-4992
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      • Fax: 408-270-5462
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