Opening Day Packet
The Cupertino Union School District believes that the best opportunity for student success comes from a strong partnership between home and school. As a result, the Cupertino Union School District provides the Opening Day Packet Document to all parents at the beginning of each school year.
The Opening Day Packet Document contains a wealth of information regarding the Cupertino Union School District, including calendar and directory information, pupil/parents rights and responsibilities, lunch information, annual notifications, and much more.
2019-2020 Opening Day Packet
As a parent/guardian, you have the right to request the district not release directory information. For more information and to request to opt-out, please see the online form:
- CUSD Directory Information Release Opt-Out Form (due September 30 or within 30 days of school enrollment; must be completed annually)
Pupil Fees, Deposits, and Other Charges
The California Constitution mandates that public education be provided to students free of charge, unless a charge is specifically authorized by law for a particular program or activity. This constitutional right of free access encompasses all educational activities, whether curricular or extracurricular, and regardless of whether credit is awarded for the educational activity. A process that allows for a waiver process for an otherwise mandatory fee, charge or deposit does not render it constitutionally permissible.
The law does allow the District to request voluntary parent donations to support school-sponsored trips, activities, and afterschool sports; however, no child will be denied participation for these activities. All donations collected will go to support the total costs of the school-sponsored trip, activity and afterschool sport.
In addition, the law allows the District to ask students to assist with fundraising for school-sponsored trips, activities, and afterschool sports. Fundraising is voluntary and no child will be denied participation due to lack of participation in the fundraising activities.