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Kathleen MacDonald High School Family Information Webinars and Survey
Posted 10/25/21

En Español

October 25, 2021

We are excited to share that Kathleen MacDonald High School will open in the north San Jose area of Santa Clara Unified School District in August 2022 and serve as a public neighborhood school. We are reaching out to enrolled 8th and 9th grade families and people whose address falls within the new high school’s enrollment boundary if your home is north of Highway 101 (see: www.santaclarausd.org/schoolfinder). 

Eligible Grade Levels

For the 2022-2023 school year, Kathleen MacDonald High School will open for the ninth grade, and potentially tenth grade*; a new grade will be added each year as the students progress to the next grade level. For students in an eligible grade level in the 2022-2023 school year who live in the new attendance boundaries, Kathleen McDonald High School will become their home school.

However, students may attend the same school as their older sibling(s), if requested by the family*. Our Enrollment Center will be sending you a form so you can indicate whether you want your child to stay with their sibling or move to the new school.

Family Information Webinars

For more information about the new school, families are invited to attend one of the virtual community information session dates:

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The meetings will be in webinar format and will be offered in English and Spanish. You can access the virtual meeting at www.santaclarausd.org/macdonald/webinar. Submit your questions for the webinar presenters via this Google Form no later than 24 hours before the meeting you plan to attend.

Interest Survey

As we work on building the best possible educational environment for our students, staff, and families, we would like to gather your input regarding various academic and athletics-related options.

Please complete the survey below with your student and submit it no later than midnight on November 19. 

MacDonald High School Interest Survey - English
MacDonald High School Interest Survey - Español

Next Steps for Families After the Board Takes Action in November 2021:

  • If your child currently attends a SCUSD school and will be in one of the eligible grade levels* in August 2022, and you want your child to attend the new school, you don’t have to do anything; your child will be automatically registered for the new school.
  • If your child will be in one of the eligible grade levels and has an older sibling* at another high school, our Enrollment Center will be sending you a form so you can indicate whether you want your child to stay with their sibling or move to the new school.
  • If you wish your child to attend one of the other district schools under the open enrollment process, the open enrollment window is January 10 - February 4, 2022.
  • If your child will be in one of the eligible grade levels and is new to SCUSD*, enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year begins December 1, 2021.

More information about enrollment can be found at www.santaclarausd.org/enrollment.

Sincerely,

Stella M. Kemp, Ed.D.
Superintendent 
Santa Clara Unified

Vivian Rhone-Lay, Ph.D.
Founding Principal
Kathleen MacDonald High School

*The Board of Trustees is expected to take action on the final opening grade levels and sibling/grandfathering rules at the November 18, 2021 board meeting.