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Updated Tue, Jun 18th

Below are Important Dates for the 2019-2020 School Year! We hope everyone has an excellent summer and we are looking forward to another great year!

Front Office Closed: 6/20/19-8/5/19

Front Office Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

TK/Kindergarten Orientation:  8/15/19 at 5:00 pm

Classroom Placements: 8/21/19 5:00 pm

First Day of School: 8/22/19

Coffee and Kleenex: 8/22/19 at 8:35 am in the Cafeteria

Back to School Night: 8/27/19 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Updated Wed, Jun 5th

Individual reports of students' CAASPP results will be available electronically.

This spring, our students in grades three through eight participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). In our district, the test results are just one way that we determine how well our students are doing. We use the results to find areas where students are doing well and those in which they need added support.

Depending on grade level, a student would have taken the following test(s):

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA)
    and mathematics in grades three through eight
  • California Alternative Assessment (CAA)
  • California Science Test (CAST) in grades five and eight
  • California Spanish Assessment (CSA) in grades three through eight

This year, the California Department of Education has determined that the results from those tests will be delivered electronically. The reports will be uploaded over the next few weeks, as the individual student reports are finalized. Parents/guardians may access them through their Campbell Union School District PowerSchool Parent account. 

A sample of the student test report is available online on a new parent web page called Starting Smarter.  This site also includes:

  • resources to help understand results on the student score reports.
  • access to sample test questions and practice tests.
  • no-cost resources to support learning.
  • a guide for parent-teacher conferences.

NOTE: If you have not created your PowerSchool Parent account, please obtain the log in information from the office staff at your child’s school.

Updated Tue, Jul 16th

Local schools provide free lunch to community's hungry children through August 13th.

As a part of the U.S. Seamless Summer Feeding Program, Campbell Union School District is providing nutritious meals to all children from 2 to 18 years old at no charge. All children in the community are welcome, regardless of which school or preschool they attend.

Free lunch will be available now through August 13 at:

• Castlemont Elementary: 11:45am to 12:30pm

• Sherman Oaks Elementary: 11:00am to 11:45am

• Monroe Middle School: 11:15am to 12:00pm

Other school districts in the area also are participating. There is a mobile app that can help parents and guardians find nearby California Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs locations.  Visit the  CA Meals for Kids website for instructions.

For more information about nutrition services in Campbell Union School District, please call our Child Nutrition Services Department, at 408-341-7210, or email contact [at] campbellusd.org.

Updated Tue, Jul 2nd

Starting July 1, 2019, Campbell Union School District is accepting Free/Reduced-Price Meal applications for the 2019-2020 school year.

Now Accepting Free/Reduced-Price Meal Applications

Applying early ensures that your student receives the Free/Reduced price meal benefit on the very first day of school.  

  • To apply online: go to www.campbellusd.org/food and select Free or Reduced Meal Benefits and follow the links to apply. Once your application is processed you will receive a letter letting you know your student’s status. Online applications are processed within 24 hours.
  • To apply in person: Visit our office at 240 Harrison Ave, Campbell 95008, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. We are open all summer to accept applications and answer questions.

The program is for students in households that meet federal guidelines. Families must apply for benefits every school year. They also can submit an application during the school year if their income goes down, household size go up or a member of their household enrolls in CalFresh, CalWorks or FDPIR.

For more information please call us at (408) 341-7210 or email us at food [at] campbellusd.org.

Is your child hungry now?

Find out where to get summertime meals in your area.

Updated Mon, Jul 1st

Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP) sets 2019-20 focus for programs and funds to ensure students are college and future ready.

LCAPs describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals, and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals. 

Click to read the LCAP for Campbell Union School District and those of our 12 schools.

We determine Local Control & Accountability Plan priorities through a process of reviewing academic and school climate data and garnering input from our community. We elicit broad public input in multiple ways, including online forums and meetings with parents, pupils, school personnel, neighbors, and business and community leaders.

LCAP Goals for 2018-2021

  • Provide high quality teaching and learning that promotes opportunities for applying knowledge.
  • Ensure that students are college and future ready by equipping them with the competencies identified in Profile of a Graduate. Close all identified Achievement Gaps.
  • Provide appropriate tiered supports that promote and sustain positive social/emotional development for all students.
  • Fully engage parents/guardians, students and the community in support of student educational outcomes.
Updated Wed, Jun 26th

Preschool and infant programs in San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos and Saratoga

They start out so small, yet they grow so quickly.

smiling girl in play tunnelYou want to give them the best from the very beginning. So when it comes time for daycare and preschool consider Campbell Union School District. We have 9 local and affordable preschools in San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, and Saratoga. 

Give them the best opportunity to succeed right from the start! 

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Click or call 408-341-7127.

Updated Wed, Jun 26th

Numerous studies show that being able to read proficiently opens the door to a world of success.

“Our world economy demands a more educated workforce, and grade-level reading proficiency is the key.” 
Landmark Research by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

To help our families keep their children reading and learning while schools are closed for summer, we offer the following list of ideas.

Head to the Library: Thanks to a partnership with Campbell Library, students enrolled in our schools—no matter where they live—have access to the Library’s resources online and in-house. Also, many local libraries hold events and activities for school-ages children.

Keep Reading Materials Handy: Reading can be fun. Keep comic books, magazines, newspapers, paperbacks and e-books on hand as an easy option for your child to choose.

Talk About Reading: Ask your children about what they read. Listen for what they liked or discovered, and connect it to their own experiences.

Create Low-Tech Reading Time: Set aside “no electronics” time each day for reading. Take turns reading aloud to each other or read independently, and keep the television, stereo, smart phones and computers turned off.

Take Opportunities to Practice: Encourage your child to read everyday things, such as menus, movie listings, game instructions, recipes, signs, maps and more.

More ideas online:

“The child who has access to reading is a child better prepared to rise and meet their future. Without the ability to read, a child faces significant challenges in navigating the mid-21st century.”
Richard Robinson, Scholastic CEO and President

Updated Wed, Jun 5th

To view the calendar for your child's school or for the whole district, visit our calendar page.

See important dates for specific schools, download a full-year calendar as a PDF, and subscribe to calendars of your favorite schools so you won't miss a thing!

Updated Wed, Jun 26th

Lunch will be free of charge at three CUSD schools through mid-August.

To meet the nutritional needs of children whose families may be vulnerable to hunger, Campbell Union School District will provide nutritious meals, free of charge, at three schools. As a part of the U.S. Seamless Summer Feeding Program, all children from 2 to 18 years old can come eat lunch for free. All children in the community are welcome, regardless of which school or preschool they attend.

Free lunch will be available June 24 – August 13 at:

  • Castlemont Elementary: 11:45am to 12:30pm
  • Sherman Oaks Elementary: 11:00am to 11:45am
  • Monroe Middle School: 11:15am to 12:00pm

Other school districts in the area also are providing meals. There is a mobile app that can help parents and guardians find nearby California Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs locations.  Visit the  CA Meals for Kids website for instructions.

"Hunger doesn’t stop just because school is out. Providing nutritious meals to children throughout the summer helps them return to school ready to learn. ~ Jesus Mendoza, Western Regional Administrator, USDA Food and Nutrition Service

For more information about nutrition services in Campbell Union School District, please call our Child Nutrition Services Department, at 408-341-7210, or email contact [at] campbellusd.org.

Updated Wed, Jun 5th
Audrianna Correa-Jimenez, a parent and volunteer at Blackford Elementary School, is Campbell Union School District’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year. She was chosen for her dedication to and positive influence on students, families and the community.
“Ms. Correa-Jimenez represents the finest of our many volunteers across the district,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “She shows exemplary dedication and willingness to give her time and leadership to make school a great experience for all students.”
“Audrianna is always positive as she seeks ways to help others and make them feel valued and appreciated,” said Blackford Principal Corrine Frese.
three people smiling

Pictured here with Governing Board members Danielle Cohen (left) and Richard Nguyen (right), Correa-Jimenez (center) is the current PTA President and often takes on other roles and responsibilities, Frese said. She works with the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) and works to ensure that both committees have a voice in considering what is best for Blackford students. She team taught a lesson in the school garden, lends her support to school activities, and promotes school and community partnerships that benefit students and families. 

“Audrianna is a strong proponent of families being engaged in their children’s education,” said Assistant Principal Jennifer Jasper. “She truly loves seeing students benefit from the work that parents, teachers and community members do together.” She said Correa-Jimenez encourages parents to participate in as many ways as they can, and incorporates students and families’ interests into school events and activities. “She is a valuable partner in creating a safe, positive and memorable experience for students, staff and families in our school community.”
 
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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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