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We have an abundance of lost and found items.  We will be displaying lost and found items in the cafeteria for students the week of 2/11/19-2/15/19.  Any remaining items on 2/15/19 will be collected and donated to the Green Clothing Donation Bin in the school parking lot.

Updated Mon, Feb 11th

This is a friendly reminder that there is no school 2/18/19-2/22/19.  We hope everyone has a fun and relaxing week off.  See you back at school on 2/25/19!

Updated Wed, Feb 13th

Parents and planners ask: When will the NEXT school year start?

We know that many families want to plan summer vacations that won't conflict with the start of school. Although the full 2019-20 school year calendar is not yet official, we have determined that students will start school during the week of August 19, 2019. The exact date within that week will be determined by Governing Board action at next month's meeting, on March 7th. 

As you plan ahead, please bear in mind that our schools also schedule middle school orientations and kindergarten "round ups" in the days preceding the start of school. 

Once the school calendar is official, we will post key dates on our online calendars, websites, and on campus bulletin boards.

Updated Wed, Feb 13th

These middle schoolers offer just one example of the many ways our students give back to the community.

Showing both leadership and compassion, the students in Monroe's Leadership class made the arrangements to bring music, smiles and conversation to the residents of Caring Hearts senior care home this week.
"My committee had to find a place nearby that would like support from students," said eighth grader Valerie M. Pictured above. "We searched online for some place close, and I phoned the manager of Caring Hearts. We worked out ways we could be supportive, and scheduled our visit with them."
student helping senior citizenWearing smiles, school uniforms and colorful tu-tus, students from the school's Leadership class and the Associated Student Body (ASB) joined the residents in making Valentine's Day bracelets, talking about school, and listening to a piano solo performed by one of the students. 
"Teaching the value of giving back to the community is important to us at Monroe," said Principal Gilbert Rodriguez. "At Monroe, Leadership students gain more than gratification from helping others. They also learn how to plan and coordinate events and activities, how to identify resources they need, and how to communicate and interact with diverse groups of people. They really represent our school well."

Updated Wed, Feb 13th

The Open Enrollment period for 2019-20 school year ends at 4 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 15.

If you're requesting an elementary or middle school for your child, please be sure your registration is complete and verified by the deadline. More information is online.

Updated Wed, Feb 6th

California law requires that children have an oral health assessment as part of attending public school. Dental Society volunteers partner with our schools in promoting students' dental health.

Untreated dental problems can cause intense pain and adversely affect nutrition, growth, and ability to pay attention in class. This week, in observance of National Children's Dental Health Month, teams of volunteer dentists and their assistants are providing free dental screenings to more than 1,000 students in our schools. It is part of a nation-wide program that aims to identify dental problems early, educate children about good dental hygiene, and help to connect families to dental care if they need it.

Nurses at Campbell Union School District's schools will follow up with the families of children found to have serious dental issues. Those who do not have regular dentists will receive assistance in getting dental care through the Dental Society volunteers.

"We want to help catch dental problems early," says Dr. Zarkesh, President of the Santa Clara County Dental Society, pictured here providing a dental screening to a student. "And it's fun being with the kids."

The Dental Society coordinates the local event. This month, they will provide free oral assessments for more than 5,000 students county wide.

Updated Tue, Feb 5th

Volunteer panelists needed to listen to students’ presentations.

Even if your child is not yet in 8th grade, volunteering as a panelist is a great way to get to know the process and help the students have this authentic public speaking experience.

The Eighth Grade Exhibition project is a promotion requirement for all 8th grade students.  The pupils have researched topics, planned and completed a project related to their topics, and are ready to present their findings to panelists who will listen and evaluate their performance.  

It’s Easy!  We’ll show you what to do and even provide some refreshments!

If you are available any of the times listed below or have quesitons about being involved as a judge, please respond to Stephanie Day: sday [at] campbellusd.org (sday [at] campbellusd.org) or 408-364-4200, ext. 6244.

Yes, I would like to be a volunteer panelist:  

Which  Date Choose a Session
School Date Morning Afternoon Full Day
Monroe Mid. 3/1/19  __ 8a-11a  __ 11a- 2:35p  __ 8a-2:35p
Rolling Hills Mid.   2/26/19  __ 8:45a-1:10p  __ 12:45-3p  __ 8:45a-3p

Name:                               Phone:                                  Email:       

Updated Wed, Jan 23rd

Be part of a great team!

Shifts: 6:00am-2:30pm & 2:30pm-11:00pm. 
Rate: $21.03 per hour.
https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1106133

Updated Wed, Jan 30th

Register Now for the 2019-2020 School Year.
Evening Help Wed., Feb. 13, 2019

Convenient online registration for elementary and middle schools.

Special staff hours for in-person assistance and public-access computers
:
• Monday–Friday
: 8a-4p
• Evening Hours -  Feb. 13: 8a-7p
 (corrected date!)

See our enrollment page for answers to frequent questions about elementary and middle school enrollment.

Or call our enrollment desk: 408-364-4200.

Updated Fri, Jan 18th

District seeks applicants for Citizens Oversight Committee that oversees use of bond and parcel tax revenues.

Campbell Union School District is accepting applications now to fill two vacancies on its Citizens Bond and Parcel Tax Oversight Committee. Applications are available now online or by contacting Christina Tran, Campbell Union School District, ctran [at] campbellusd.org, 408-364-4200 ext. 6215.

The District operates classes for preschool-through-eighth-grade students from the communities of Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Saratoga.  The bond funds help to repair and improve the district’s 12 elementary and middle schools. Parcel tax funds support instructional programs that directly benefit students. The Board-appointed independent citizens committee reviews school district spending and ensures that bond and parcel tax revenues are spent only for the purpose set before the voters.

Oversight Committee members represent various parts of the community: businesses, senior citizens, taxpayer organizations, and parents of students enrolled in the District.   These members serve for a term of two years without compensation and for no more than two consecutive terms.  (Education Code Section 15282(a))

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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