Mission Statement

The mission of the Sylvan Union School District is to provide a dynamic, broad-based education that prepares each child to be a contributing member of society.


To achieve this mission, we embrace the following instructional norms ...



The Sylvan District Board of Trustees approved the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) at the June 7, 2016 Board of Education meeting.

Approved LCAP:


Sylvan District 2016-2019 LCAP Adopted 2016-6-7


The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is a major change to how California has supported school districts. Through LCFF districts are required to provide a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that is written from stakeholder feedback.  Stakeholders include parents, students, staff, and community members.  In addition, this shifts California from treating funding as an input to support students to a resource that is linked to performance expectations.

LCFF also emphasizes equity and provides funding for English learners, low income students, and foster youth referred to as supplemental and concentration grants.  Sylvan District does not meet the minimum percentage requirement to receive concentration grant funds.  The State budget projects the timeframe for full implementation of LCFF to be eight years beginning in 2013-2014.

The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) provides an opportunity for districts to share their stories of how, what, and why programs and services are selected and provided to support positive student outcomes across a broad spectrum of areas. Sylvan District’s LCAP was developed through feedback at multiple meetings and from on-line responses from our stakeholders.


The California Department of Education (CDE) is currently engaged in litigation with two non-profit associations comprised of parents and guardians of children with disabilities.  The plaintiffs in that litigation have requested numerous documents, as well as student data collected and stored by CDE, which may include personally identifiable student information. 


To comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), CDE has been ordered, among other things, to inform parents and students of the disclosure of such information. CDE has requested that school districts and SELPAs post the following link to CDE’s website:http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase. The link provides a Notice and Objection Form to allow parents to object, by April 1, 2016, to the disclosure of personally identifiable information related to their children.


Please understand that the district is not a party to the litigation and is not required to disclose any student information, nor does it intend to do so.  For more information, please contact CDE directly at (916) 319-0800.




Información Importante Sobre Datos Estudiantiles Confidenciales

La reciente demanda legal en contra del Departamento de Educación de California (CDE por sus siglas en inglés) está impactando a todos los distritos escolares en el estado, incluyendo al Distrito Escolar Syvlan.


En abril de 2012, dos organizaciones, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association y the Concerned Parent Association, presentaron una demanda legal en contra de CDE acusando de incumplimiento sistémico generalizado por parte de agencias locales de educación con las leyes de educación especial. La demanda también alega que CDE no cumple con monitorear, investigar y corregir el dicho incumplimiento de acuerdo con la ley. CDE niega dichas acusaciones y está defendiendo el litigio activamente.

Nuestro distrito no estuvo envuelto en la demanda y no es el sujeto de ninguna de las acusaciones de la demanda.


Sin embargo, como parte de esta demanda, la corte ha ordenado a CDE de divulgar todos los datos que ha obtenido de estudiantes generales y de educación especial desde el 1ode enero de 2008.

Si usted se opone a la divulgación de la información personal o registros de su hijo/a, debe notificar a la corte a más tardar el 1o de abril de 2016. Usted puede imprimir ycompletar esta forma, y envié su objeción a la corte.


Para más información acerca de la divulgación de estos datos, visite: www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase


Flyer Approval & Distribution


In the past, our schools sent flyers home in students’ backpacks. As part of our effort to be more environmentally sensitive and efficient, we have moved from paper to a digital flyer delivery system. As of November 4, 2015, e-flyers will be sent directly to parent email addresses and posted on each school's website for easy access. All flyers may be accessed by clicking on the Peachjar logo located on the homepage. 

Our schools will reduce copy and paper costs. In addition, the paperless delivery of school e-flyers removes a significant burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers. School-approved e-flyers will keep you informed of upcoming school activities, programs, and events. And our students’ backpacks will be a little bit lighter!

Our district cooperates with approved community partners by posting eflyers online and distributing them electronically through our service provider, Peachjar. As part of our efforts to be more environmentally friendly, embrace innovative technology, and maintain fiscal responsibility, we have transitioned from paper to electronic flyer delivery.

To request flyer approval, follow the steps below. Once approved, your flyer will be emailed to all parents and posted online. Paper flyers from outside organizations will no longer be distributed.

  • Visit www.peachjar.com
  • Register as an Enrichment / Community Org. (account type).
  • Upload your flyer for approval.

Your flyer will be automatically submitted to the district office. District staff will review the material and approve or deny based on the standards below. Peachjar charges a fee for this service that is typically much less than the cost to copy and deliver paper flyers to each school. 

If you have any questions about this new system, please contact the Superintendent's Office at (209) 574-5000 extension 202 or vbeck@sylvan.k12.ca.us.

Approval Guidelines for Flyer Distribution


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SPIE Grants