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Updated Fri, Dec 1st

The safety of our children, both physical and emotional is the highest priority. As we arrive and leave daily, the mornings and afternoons can be a stressful time as families and students rush or linger about school. It is vital that we model the patience and respect we want our children to take into their future. Please allow yourself time to find parking and walk. Please be respectful of marked parking stalls and any traffic cones. Also, please be thoughtful of our neighbors and do not park on grass, in or in front of driveways, obey the parking signs, and be courteous of pedestrian and automobile traffic. Please help us keep our students and families safe. If you see anyone violating traffic or safety laws in our parking lot or on Leigh Ave please join us in making a difference and contact traffic enforcement at (408) 277-4341 or https://www.sjpd.org/_forms/TEU_Request_Form.asp to let them know that we need police presence to help with the safety of our students and families. Together we can make a difference and ensure that we keep everyone safe. 

Updated Fri, Dec 1st

Campbell School of Innovation has a multi-year, campus-wide facility improvement plan.

Phase One of the three-phase plan includes replacing the current A-Wing Classrooms, relocating Tennis Courts**, New Playground Equipment, Garden, Extended Parking Lot.  (These are estimated timelines. Actual dates are dependent upon progress in each phase.)

December 2017................. Start demolition of current A-Wing, Tennis Courts**, Playground Area

February 2018................... Start construction of new A-Wing and Playground Area

Spring/Summer 2018....... Construction of new Tennis Courts**

August 2018....................... School Opens

Summer 2019.................... Expand Parking and Garden

** The City and School District are working on the final placement of the tennis courts.

The diagram below shows plans for Phases 2 and 3  See the full three-phase plan online or at the Campbell Union School District administration office, 155 N. 3rd Street, Campbell.

CSI Construction Plan Phases

Updated Mon, Nov 27th

Please join us for our upcoming family night on Friday, December 8th where PTA will host our Winter Holiday Celebration Laser Light Show. Doors open at 6:15 and the show begins at 6:30. There will be pizza and sweet treats for purchase as well. Admission to the laser light show is free. This is a spectacular event and the kids have a great time. We hope to see you there.

Updated Wed, Nov 15th

Campbell School of Innovation Will Have a Design Thinking Focus.
Opening for Grades TK-4 and Growing to TK-8 by 2022.

A new school is coming to Campbell in 2018. The Campbell School of Innovation, a public school for transitional kindergarten through eighth grade is being hailed as a catalyst for changing the landscape of learning in Campbell Union School District.

“Our society is changing rapidly,” said Dr. Shelly Viramontez, Superintendent of the Campbell Union Elementary School District. “It’s critical that all of our students gain the kind of enduring skills and knowledge they’ll need for successful careers: creative problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. Campbell School of Innovation will lead that effort for all of our schools.”

Please see the full story on the Campbell Union School District home page for details about the program, construction and enrollment.

Updated Mon, Nov 6th

Del Mar High School is hosting a free seminar for all students and their families to explore IB and how it offers academic options for everyone.

What: Can it be that IB is for me?!

When: Tue., 11/28/2017, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Where: Del Mar Staff Lounge, 1224 Del Mar Ave., San Jose, CA 95128

RSVP: www.bit.ly/2i0nSCD  (Light refreshments will be served. Kindly RSVP.)

“Can it be that IB is for me?!” is the first in a series of parent education and student support seminars presented by the IB Parent Organization. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme offers a rigorous and high quality education to all of its students. The types of research, writing, thinking and communication of ideas that IB courses require reflect college level expectations. IB not only helps students get into college, but more importantly, prepares students to be successful in college once they are there.  (On facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ibatdelmar)

Updated Wed, Nov 15th

A community meeting will be held at 295 Cherry Lane, Campbell (Campbell Middle School) at 6:00 p.m. on December 5th.  Information about the school’s focus, facilities and enrollment will be discussed.

The input provided at the November 14th meeting will be shared with the Board at the November 16th Board meeting, in which we will present proposed boundary and enrollment recommendations.

Another informational meeting is planned for December 5th, December 8th and January 16th.

More details are on the District's website.

Updated Wed, Nov 1st

 Watch the Video

Our school's author of the year was one of 12 who were treated like a celebrities for their achievement in writing at the 15th annual Rising Young Authors event, October 18th. About 140 people came to applaud the budding writers' creativity and perseverence in creating award-winning works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.  Learn more. See their works.

Updated Mon, Oct 23rd

Free library accounts will be available to all Campbell Union School District (CUSD) students. Please read the important notice to parents/guardians.

The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is offering a wonderful opportunity to all Campbell Union School District (CUSD) students: free library accounts! All students enrolled in CUSD schools are eligible.

The accounts enable access to the library’s rich learning resources, including books, eBooks, reference collections for research, computers, music, databases and more.  The accounts also can be merged with existing library cards, if you already have one for your child.

NOTE: In order to automatically generate the library accounts, the District needs to provide certain student information to the County's Library District. For details, or to opt out of this opportunity, please see the Library Account Parent Notice or ask the school office staff for a copy.  

Updated Mon, Oct 23rd

The Fall Festival is coming up this Saturday October 28th. This community event is a great way to have fun and hang out with fellow Blackford Bobcats. Please come and enjoy some music, games, a silent auction, and food. Students may use their bobcat tickets to play the carnival style games so please encourage them to bring these with them on Saturday.

We are still looking for volunteers to make this event spectacular for all of our students at Blackford. If you are interested in volunteering please stop by the office and sign up or give us a call at 408-978-4675 and let us know you are interested. Thank you in advance for your time.

Updated Mon, Oct 23rd

Friday, October 27th is a teacher work day and therefore there will be no school. School will resume on Monday, October 30th with our modified conference schedule.

Bell Schedule

  • In Session8:35–10:00
  • Recess10:00–10:20
  • In Session10:20–11:50
  • Lunch11:50–12:40
  • In Session12:40–2:50 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:50

  • In Session8:35–10:30
  • Recess10:30–10:50
  • In Session10:50–11:50
  • Lunch11:50–12:40
  • In Session12:40–2:50 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:50

  • In Session8:35–10:30
  • Recess10:30–10:50
  • In Session10:50–12:05
  • Lunch12:05–12:55
  • In Session12:55–2:50 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:50

  • In Session8:35–10:30
  • Recess10:30–10:50
  • In Session10:50–12:15
  • Lunch12:15–1:05
  • In Session1:05–2:50 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:50

  • In Session8:35–10:30
  • Recess10:30–10:50
  • In Session10:50–11:40
  • Lunch11:40–12:30
  • In Session12:30–2:50 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:50

  • In Session8:35–10:30
  • Recess10:30–10:50
  • In Session10:50–12:30
  • Lunch12:30–1:10
  • In Session1:10–3:00 *

* Wednesdays end at 2:00

 

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