Returning to Campus

We are excited to notify you about our plans to bring all students back to campus. It is your choice on whether you want your student to be learning on campus, but we strongly believe this will be a much better experience for your child – academically, emotionally, and socially.
Our decision to reopen is based on:

  1. Widespread acknowledgement that the school closure has hurt students
  2. The county having moved from the purple tier into the red tier.
  3. Our teachers having had the opportunity to get vaccinated.
  4. Our ability to have kept the campus safe with small groups of students attending

These are the important dates:

  • 6th graders can come back Monday, March 29
  • 7th graders (and the English Learners with Ms. Alvarez) can return Monday, April 19, after spring break
  • 8th graders are encouraged to return Monday, April 26

Whether on campus or at home, the school day will continue to be 8 am to 2 pm this school year. The teachers will transmit to students at home via the Zoom sessions, utilizing OWL cameras and mics.

Students on campus will be allowed to stay until 3 pm for various activities, including sports, dance, gardening, etc.

We have room for some students to stay until 3:45 pm if that is needed for your work schedule.

There will be MANDATORY meetings for all parents returning their students to campus at which time you’ll be asked to sign forms that:

  1. acknowledge your part in keeping our campus safe,
  2. provide emergency contacts, and
  3. state how late your child will be staying at school – till 2, 3, or 3:45 pm.

Please see the meeting information below.

ALSO: Students who have borrowed Sunrise computers and chargers must return these on the first day they come back to campus. We will clean and update them and return them to the classrooms. We will have new loaners to give out to students who need them for their homework soon after we return.

Please keep in mind students cannot arrive before 7:45 am when they return and they must go immediately to their first-period classroom for safety reasons.

Thank you for your support in this challenging year. We are so excited to have your children back at school!

Mandatory Meeting Dates

SIXTH GRADERS:
Tuesday, March 23, on campus (at the basketball court outside, spaced six feet apart) 7:30 am OR 6 pm
OR
on Zoom, Wednesday, March 24 at 6 pm, Zoom ID: 962 7707 0543 Passcode: 766396
You will need to come to the school with the signed paperwork by Friday, March 26
SEVENTH GRADERS AND MS. ALVAREZ’ ENGLISH CLASS:
Tuesday, April 6, on-campus (at the basketball court outside, spaced six feet apart) 7:30 am OR 6 pm
OR
On Zoom, Wednesday, April 7 at 6 pm, Zoom ID: 962 7707 0543 Passcode: 766396
You will need to come to the school with the signed paperwork by Friday, April 9
** If you have more than one student go to the meeting for the younger student but fill out the forms for both.
SPRING BREAK:
April 10-18
EIGHTH GRADERS:
Tuesday, April 20, on-campus (at the basketball court outside, spaced six feet apart) 7:30 am OR 6 pm
OR
On Zoom, Wednesday, April 21 at 6 pm, Zoom ID: 962 7707 0543 Passcode: 766396
You will need to come to the school with the signed paperwork by Friday, April 23
** If you have more than one student go to the meeting for the younger student but fill out the forms for both.
GRADUATION:
6 pm Friday, June 4th – Save the Date!
SUMMER SCHOOL:
June 21 to July 16

Letter for Parents to Sign

Please sign the following letter:
Times and Emergency Contacts

Second Form for Parents to Sign

And fill out this form as well:
General Acknowledgement

Summer Program

If you want your student to go to the summer program, please fill out this form.

Dress Code

Pants
  • Black or grey pants or jeans
  • Blue jeans
  • NO holes! NO sagging!
  • NO yoga pants, sweats, or tights!
Shirts
  • Yellow, grey or black
  • Collars not needed
  • NO logos unless wearing Sunrise attire
  • NO cleavage
Sweaters
  • Black, grey and yellow only
  • NO hoods
  • Black or Sunrise Beanies OK
  • Jackets, backpacks, shoes – any color EXCEPT red and blue
  • Shorts and skirts if worn, need to be right above the knee or lower

Contact

Phone: (408) 659-4785

Email: info@sunrisemiddle.org

Address: 1149 E. Julian St, San Jose, CA 95116

Welcome to Sunrise!