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Updated: Oct 17 2016 - 8:25am

As discussed earlier this year, our School Site Council has four vacant positions. We currently have four people that have expressed interest in filling the open positions. School Site Council positions must be elected by the community to serve in these positions. This committee is comprised of teachers, parents, classified staff and administrators, who meet 4 to 5 times a year for approximately one hour.  The Council reviews the school plan annually, helps establish a budget, and assists in the evaluation of the school’s programs. Please look for the half sheet ballot coming home today that includes the four people who have expressed interest in serving on this council as well as an open spot to write in the name of an additional person if you would like to nominate someone. Please select four people from the ballot and return it to Blackford by this Friday 10/21. If you have any questions please direct them to the front office. Elected Council members will be notified and names will be posted in the office Monday 10/24.

Updated: Oct 17 2016 - 8:37am

It is almost time for conferences. Please note that we have shortened days all week during conferences. The week of October 31st through November 4th we will follow the schedule below. Please make arrangements to have your student(s) picked up according to the schedule below.

Start Time


TK/K Lunch

11:50 - 12:30


11:55 - 12:35


12:00 - 12:40


12:05 - 12:45


12:15 - 12:55

End Time

TK-3 12:50

4-5 1:00

Updated: Oct 17 2016 - 8:29am

On October 31st at 9:00 we will have our annual Halloween Parade on the upper and lower yard of our campus. As a reminder it is our policy, and will be strictly enforced, that students may not wear any kind of masks to school on Halloween. Students may dress up in their costumes for the parade and will need to have a change of clothes to put on following the parade. All toys that resemble weapons are not allowed even if they are part of your child's costume, please remove them before they come to school in the morning. As a reminder face paint/makeup covering is also not allowed for the parade. We will have some fun activities set up in the library for our students who would prefer to not participate in the Halloween parade as well.

Updated: Oct 19 2016 - 1:05pm

At the September 20 Strategic Planning Special Session, Governing Board members and 30 participants representing the district’s stakeholders—from students and parents, to employees and community agencies— met to discuss progress and next steps toward achieving the District’s strategic goals.

In one activity, the group identified perceived strengths in the district since the last Strategic Planning Session. To see the list, click on the e-flyer link on this page. For more about the District's Strategic Plan, go to

Updated: Oct 17 2016 - 8:42am

Please join us for our upcoming family night on Thursday October 20th at 6:15 for our Halloween Spooktacular Laser Light Show. The show begins at 6:30 and there will be baked treats for purchase as well. Admission to the laser light show is free. Hope to see you there.

Updated: Oct 17 2016 - 8:34am

Please go to to enroll in a rewards program where our school will receive a percentage of your purchases from local stores. This requires no extra cost to you and directly benefits the school. Enrollment is quick and and easy. We thank you for your participation.

Updated: Oct 17 2016 - 8:02am

This Wednesday, October 5th is International Walk to School Day. If you are able, please join us in celebrating this global event where more than 40 countries walk or bike to school on the same day. Help us in promoting safe routes to school. We look forward to seeing you walk or bike to school on Wednesday.

Updated: Sep 28 2016 - 4:52pm

Because our plans connect to your plans…

Please join families, community partners and staff members on Monday, October 10, 2016, at 6–7:30 p.m., in the Campbell Community Center, Orchard City Banquet Hall, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell.

The Campbell Union School District Governing Board and Superintendent Eric Andrew will report to the Community on the status of the District’s strategic goals, accountability plans, funding, and the State’s new academic standards.

See the school's e-flyer page for more details.

Updated: Sep 28 2016 - 3:59pm

District Reorganization Update

Administrators for Campbell Middle School provided a status report to the Board in relation to their work at the school since June.

During the summer, they oversaw:

  1. Facility clean up and minor campus improvements, including tree replacement, outside seating for students, and removal of lockers that were inadequate for campus needs.
  2. Hiring faculty, creating team-building opportunities for the school employees, re-initiating the Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) system, and establishing the new Instructional Leadership Team (ILT).
  3. Reviewing and adjusting systems, such as creating a common lunch period, a singly daily bell schedule, and increasing instructional minutes.
  4. Building the Transformation Team—which will include students, staff, neighbors, administrators and other community stakeholders—to meet and develop a plan for the school’s transition from middle school to a grade TK-8 school.

Strategic Plan Update

Superintendent Eric Andrew reported that work on the five objectives aimed at achieving the district’s Strategic Goals is going well. 

He noted that work on the goals has progressed well with many of the objectives met. He added that some of the deadlines needed to be extended to October and November, due to changes in administration staff and union leadership and to allow the Strategic Planning Committee to consider revising the “Schools’ of Choice” goal’s wording.

Slides from the presentation can be seen on request or online at

Updated: Oct 5 2016 - 2:42pm
Image of light bulbs and pencil. Text says Rising Young Authors: Bursting with Brilliance

Nationally acclaimed local author Dr. Francisco Jimenez will join the community in celebrating 12 talented student authors at Campbell Union School  District’s Rising Young Authors awards, October 5, 2016, at 7 p.m., at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Stevens Creek Blvd., in San Jose.

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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