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Upcoming Events

October 13 Minimum Day - Dismissal @ 12:24 p.m.
October 19 Make-up Picture Day
October 20 District-wide Emergency Drill @ 10:20 a.m.
October 24 DELLCo Meeting - 3:30-5:00 p.m. @ Teachers' Center
October 27 School Site Council Meeting @ 3:00 p.m. in the LeyVa Library
October 28 Community Carnival - 2:30 p.m. in the LeyVa Courtyard
November 6 Daylight Saving Time ends (turn clocks back an hour)
November 11 Veterans Day - No School
November 15 Minimum Day - Parent Conferences (drop-in)
November 16 No School - Parent Conferences (scheduled conferences only)
November 17 Minimum Day - Parent Conferences (drop-in)
November 21-25 Thanksgiving Holiday - No School


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School Starts at 8:05 a.m.

Please make sure to be RESPONSIBLE by being on time!

Campus Map

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SJPD Crime Prevention Programs for Schools

Crime preventions specialists from the San Jose Police Department will be presenting an Anti-Bullying session with our LeyVa and Bulldog Tech students. These presentations will take place on the week of November 28th – December 2nd. Please do not hesitate to contact Principal Sherman or Site Director Hollenkamp if you have further questions.  

The LeyVa Office is Open from

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Daily


School Safety Update - No Clowns

Since some school districts in Oakland, Anitoch, and Fairfield have received threats involving scary clowns on Snapchat, Instagram, and in Facebook posts, we have been monitoring social media for any activity around LeyVa. At this point, there is nothing to worry about.


Our kids are on social media a lot, so they understand how easy it is to create a Snapchat or Instagram page. There are folks out there who want to scare others as is the case with the districts above. Still, some of our kids will latch onto this and make it bigger than it needs to be.


The administration team, teachers, and classified personnel are out on the yard -- back and front -- throughout the day monitoring the campus. Security cameras are also set up around the campus so we can review images and video when we need to. Still, please let your children know -- as we have here at school -- that they should report any and all suspicious behavior or persons immediately. We will look into all reports, get authorities involved if necessary, and we will keep your children safe.

I know we have students who are worked up about all the scary clown talk, but we are safe here. A student took a picture about 7:40 a.m. today that they thought was a clown, but after looking at it -- very blurry and hard to make out -- I think they were mistaken. Unfortunately, this picture was passed on to others who passed it on to their friends. When this kind of thing happens, it can lead to panic. Again, please talk to your kids about simply bringing it to our attention. We'll get to the bottom of it.


Trust me, when we receive threats or threats are made against our kids or our school, we take such threats seriously, even if we are unsure about their authenticity. At this time we have not received any threats. We have been in touch with local authorities who have told us as of yesterday Santa Clara County has been threat free.


No masks of any kind -- including clown masks -- are allowed on campus.


Jim Sherman


LeyVa Middle School



Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!

Along with the entire staff and administration team, I want to welcome you all back! We have some changes in store for all of you this year. Along with some staff changes, we have worked to build "villages" which won't look any different to the kids right away. It is a way for us to group kids and teachers so there is a sharper focus on each child's needs and interests. We'll talk more about this awesome change as the year moves forward.


I know, like you, my kids are heading back to school, too. I will have two high schoolers this year. Wow! We talk each night about expectations and what is to come. I'm sure you are having those conversations with your kids, too. We want them to share their thoughts and feelings with us. We problem solve and anticipate what situations may arise. We are here for them and for you.


Welcome, again to the 2016-17 school year! Find Mr. Sherman's welcome letter here.

LeyVa's Motto for 2016-2017

LeyVa is a Gold Ribbon School!

Today: 10/25/16
Box Tops

Please Clip and Bring in your "Box Tops for Education"

Each school year, we send in our Box Tops that have been collected. Each one is worth ten cents, so if we save up enough of them, we can get some much needed items for our school. The Box Tops can be found on many products in the stores around your homes. They are found mainly on boxes or packages of food, but they can also be found on clothing items. The popular ones in our house are Kleenex brand tissues, Yoplait yogurt, and General Mills breakfast cereals like Cheerios. Here is a list of items with the "Box Tops for Education" labels. Clip them out and bring them in! Thank you so much, and let's support LeyVa in any way we can!

"Like" us on Facebook & Follow us on Instagram

LeyVa has gone viral! We've launched a new Instagram and Facebook page for students, parents, alumni, and all friends of LeyVa! "Like" our page (LeyVa Middle School) on Facebook and follow us @LeyVaBulldogs on Instagram to stay up to date on all the latest happenings on campus. Leadership will have a booth set up at Back to School Night. Be sure to stop by the booth, and show them that you have liked and/or followed us so they can give you a token of appreciation!


"Like" our Facebook Page


Follow us @LeyVaBulldogs on Instagram

Register for the Parent Portal Here!!

In an effort to strengthen our communication with parents in emergency and non-emergency situations, our school is transitioning to an on-line, secure, “Parent Portal” system.

Click on the link to register for an account:



First, a parent/guardian will need to create an account. Second, a parent/guardian will have the ability to view information regarding their student as well as update emergency contacts and provide communication contact preferences.

Welcome to the Home of the Bulldogs!