Blackford Elementary School

Blackford News

Updated: Aug 1 2016 - 12:16pm

We hope you are enjoying your summer break! Please mark these important dates on your calendar! Look for details in your Welcome Back envelope which should arrive in your mailbox during the third week of August.

Wednesday, August 17th
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP - Watch your mail during the second week of August for more information about your appointment for Kindergarten Roundup. You will have an appointment for your Kindergartener for an assessment by a Blackford teacher for approximately 20 minutes.

Wednesday, August 17th at 4:00 pm
KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION - with the Principal and Kindergarten Teachers in the Multi-Use Room. Please join us for some information and to ask any questions you may have.

Tuesday, August 23 at 5:00 pm
CLASS LISTS POSTED – You will need your five digit student ID number found in the envelope which was mailed to you earlier in August. No names will be listed for privacy.

Wednesday, August 24
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – School begins at 8:35 am and ends at 2:50 (for TK, Kinder, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade) and 3:00 (for 4th and 5th grade). Wednesdays are minimum days at Blackford. TK through 3rd grade will be released at 1:50 and 4th and 5th grades will be released at 2:00.

COFFEE AND KLEENEX –At 8:50 am, after you have dropped off your child in the classroom, feel free come to the Multi-Use room to meet other parents and hear from the Principal and Assistant Principal. This is very informal and is an opportunity to meet and greet as we know sometimes the first day of school can be hard on parents with saying goodbye to their little ones.

Wednesday, September 7th
6:00-6:30 pm  3rd, 4th and 5th Grades (in your child's classroom)

6:40 - 7:00 All parents welcome to the multi-use room for introductions of staff and some school information.

7:00-7:30 pm  TK, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades (in your child's classroom)

Updated: Jul 25 2016 - 12:17pm

Blackford students will not be required to wear uniforms for the 2016-2017 school year. Although there were strong numbers in favor for uniforms, the committee did not receive the 90% particpation of Blackford families required to move forward with this initiative. Please note there is still a dress code for our school that should be adhered to. This dress code can be found in the students handbook that will be sent home the first week of school. Please feel free to contact the front office with any questions. Enjoy your summer!

Updated: Aug 24 2016 - 4:33pm

The latest issue of Campbell Union School District's Board Meeting News is now online via the e-flyer link on your news page.

The issue includes updates on our Strategic Plan goals, the reorganization proposed for Campbell Middle School. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the reorganization are also available on the District’s website at

Updated: Aug 10 2016 - 10:47am

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! We’re ready to begin a new year of learning and growing. Our staff has prepared several innovative programs to enrich students' educational experience and keep them engaged in learning. We’ve also provided some links to help you and your student start the school year right. 

Updated: Aug 10 2016 - 9:43am

CUSD Preschool is proud to announce a new tuition-based, year-round, full-day Infant and Toddler program, for children ages 3-36 months.  It is located at Rosemary School’s Family Learning Center.

This new program expands our variety of early education offerings at each CUSD elementary school.  

Our district-operated preschools serve children from 3 months to 5 years old with full-day and half-day programs.

For more information, to schedule a tour, or to register please call 408-341-7054 or visit our website

Updated: Aug 9 2016 - 1:18pm

Don't forget to Register!

STREAM after school classes for Session 1 at Blackford are starting soon. Basketball for grades 1st-3rd and Hip Hop for grades 4th -5th are the classes being offered for a small fee. Registration will open online at on August 24th and is done on a first come, first serve basis. Classes do have a maximum capacity so advanced registration is highly recommended. For more questions, please contact the Extensions Department at 155 North 3rd Street, Campbell or call 408-364-4200 ext. 6204.

Updated: Jul 27 2016 - 3:07pm

If you are seeking busing for your child in the 2016-2017 school year, please note the following information. 

At the start of every school year, new applications and documents are needed to ensure that your child receives transportation to and from school. No student will be allowed to board any bus without a picture-verified, district-issued bus pass. This pass will ensure the continued safety of your child while riding our buses, as well as ensure that students are dropped off at the correct locations both in the morning and afternoon.
Applications and the dates and locations for submitting them are available by calling 408-364-4200, or online at
Updated: Jun 30 2016 - 4:17pm

Tue., July 12th, 6:30–7:30 pm

Campbell Union School District administrators will provide information about improvements at schools, including new outdoor signs. Monroe Middle School - PLC Bldg., 1055 S. Monroe St., San Jose, CA

Updated: Jun 24 2016 - 9:15am

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer vacation!  Wednesday, August 24, 2016, is the first day of school.  We are excited to see returning faces and meet new students and their families.  Please note that this is a minimum day, and students will be dismissed at the following times:

TK-3:  1:50 p.m.

4-5: 2:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing everyone on our first day of school! 

Updated: Jun 24 2016 - 9:16am

We are extremely excited to meet our incoming Kindergarteners and their families for the 2016-2017 school year.  On August 17, 2016, we are holding our anual Kinder Round-Up.  If your child is entering kindergarten, you will be given a designated time to bring them to meet some of our kindergarten teachers and receive initial assessments in reading and math.  Our PTA will be there to meet everyone as well!  If you have any questions, feel free to call (408) 978-4675.

Following the Kinder Round-Up, we will hold our Kindergarten Orientation at 4:00 p.m. in the Multi-Use room (located next to the front office).  We look forward to meeting you and your child!


Bell Schedule

  • In Session 8:35–10:00
  • Recess 10:00–10:20
  • In Session 10:20–11:50
  • Lunch 11:50–12:40
  • In Session 12:40–2:50*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:50
  • In Session 8:35–10:30
  • Recess 10:30–10:50
  • In Session 10:50–11:50
  • Lunch 11:50–12:40
  • In Session 12:40–2:50*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:50
  • In Session 8:35–10:30
  • Recess 10:30–10:50
  • In Session 10:50–12:05
  • Lunch 12:05–12:55
  • In Session 12:55–2:50*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:50
  • In Session 8:35–10:30
  • Recess 10:30–10:50
  • In Session 10:50–12:15
  • Lunch 12:15–1:05
  • In Session 1:05–2:50*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:50
  • In Session 8:35–10:30
  • Recess 10:30–10:50
  • In Session 10:50–11:40
  • Lunch 11:40–12:30
  • In Session 12:30–2:50*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:50
  • In Session 8:35–10:30
  • Recess 10:30–10:50
  • In Session 10:50–12:30
  • Lunch 12:30–1:10
  • In Session 1:10–3:00*
  • * Wednesdays end at 2:00

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