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By February 1st of each year, every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school and can be found on our school and district website. A hard copy will also be made available upon request in the front office of the school.

Updated Wed, Jan 18th

Public notifications of hearings and meetings as required by law.

LOCAL CONTROL & ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN (LCAP) MEETINGS - District-wide plan

The public can give input on CUSD's district-wide Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP) for providing quality education to more than 7,600 students in preschool through eighth grade. 

Two meeting opportunities:
Wed., Jan. 18, at 9 a.m., and/or Tue., Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. 
(Each meeting will be held at the PLC building at Monroe Middle School, 1055 S. Monroe St, San Jose CA.)

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GOVERNING BOARD MEETING NOTICE

DATE:  Thursday, January 19, 2017

TIME:   6:00 P.M. 

LOCATION:  155 N. Third Street, Campbell, CA 95008

AGENDA DETAILS 

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GOVERNING BOARD SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS

Facilities & Technology  Subcommittee

DATE:  Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TIME:   4:45 P.M. 

LOCATION: 155 N. Third Street, Campbell, CA 95008

AGENDA: Update on Facilities & Technology

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Pablo A. Beltran, Richard H. Nguyen

Budget  Subcommittee

DATE:  Thursday, January 26, 2017

TIME:   4:30 P.M. 

LOCATION: 155 N. Third Street, Campbell, CA 95008

AGENDA: Update About District Budget

Updated Tue, Jan 17th

In the weekly envelope today you will notice you are receiving a school compact. In the past this was part of the student handbook notices that you recieved and signed at the beginning of the year. This year it is a separate document. This compact is an agreement between the school and our wonderful Blackford families and talks about our responsibilites to ensure each of our students' success. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your child's teacher or the front office. Thanks for all you do to support not only your student, but all Blackford students.

Updated Tue, Jan 17th

January 17 marks the start of Kindergarten enrollment for the 2017-18 school year.

Watch our video and plan a visit to our wonderful school!

Updated Fri, Jan 13th

It is time for CUSD open enrollment. Please note the following dates:

Entering Kindergarten: January 17th - February 10th

Entering Middle School: February 1st - February 10th

Forms for 4th graders entering 5th grade in the 2017-2018 school year will be mailed home. Forms for TK or Kindergarten and 5th grade students going into 6th grade in the 2017-2018 school year are available in the school office. For more information contact the front office at 408-978-4675

Updated Fri, Jan 13th

Please join us for an informational meeting and tour of our school on Tuesday, January 17th. Come and see the wonderful opportunities Blackford has to offer our incoming families. We hope to see you there.

Updated Fri, Jan 13th

Please help us with enforcing safety for our students and families on Leigh Ave. If you have a concern about the traffic and parking violations occurring on Leigh Ave. please contact the Traffic and Parking Enforcement for San Jose at (408) 534-2900. The more families who call and support our mission to make Leigh Ave safe, the better. Anytime you see something reportable please report it. If we are diligent and consistent as a community in calling, together we can make a difference regarding the safety of our students and families on Leigh Ave.

Updated Tue, Jan 17th

News for CUSD families AND the greater community

Campbell Union School District publishes a newsletter, Beyond the Expected, for the greater community twice per year.  Click on the school flyers link to read the latest edition of Beyond the Expected, or download it in English or Spanish.

Updated Thu, Jan 12th

Letter from Superintendent Andrew Outlines Next Steps in Campbell Middle School Transformation

Dear Parents,

Campbell Union School District continuously seeks to ensure that every Campbell school is a place where students, parents, and staff thrive. As outlined in our mission and vision statements, we constantly strive to provide programs that will meet and exceed the needs of our students, staff and community.

Providing our students and community with education options and proven, innovative programs is accomplished through the focused efforts of all of our stakeholders. We begin by researching and observing “best practices” in schools, studying current trends in education, and craft programs that enable us to educate our students to their highest potential and ensure that they are prepared to succeed.

My purpose in writing to you today is to share what our next steps will be in meeting the goals outlined above. We have decided to transform Campbell Middle School into a preschool through eighth grade site. We are excited to provide our students, staff, and families with another research-proven model that will enhance the learning opportunities for our students.

We will officially launch the transformation planning process this month. The transformation will have an impact on all sites, although the specific impact will not be known until the plan is fully developed. I will schedule a meeting at all sites in the next few weeks to discuss the process and respond to questions. (Please see below.) Other site and district meetings will be scheduled throughout the year.

The Transformation Team has been selected. This team will develop the implementation plan for the new site. The selected team members represent teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and an education consultant. The Team will submit a comprehensive plan of action to the Board in June 2017.

Our Open Enrollment process will change this year as we prepare for the transformation. Our current 4th grade students from Capri, Castlemont, Blackford, and Rosemary that generally attend CMS will remain at their elementary school sites next year. * There may be a lottery for the few middle school slots available at Rolling Hills and Monroe; however that decision has not been decided.

We will provide a mechanism to communicate with district officials throughout the process. There will be an update provided to the Board at each regularly scheduled Board Meeting. We will provide notes on the Board Meeting discussion items shortly after each meeting. I encourage you to follow our progress through the communication channel (website, school site, community and board meetings, surveys, etc.) that best meets the needs of your family.

The transformation planning and implementation process will have anticipated and unanticipated challenges along the way. We will keep you informed of the progress and any changes to the process in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and input as we add another school model for the students and families of the Campbell Union School District.

Together we are making a difference for students, and I personally want to thank all of you who are working so hard to provide an "Education Beyond the Expected" for our children.

Sincerely,

Eric Andrew, Ed.D., Superintendent

* This sentence updated 1/12/17.

P.S. Please refer to the FULL letter, which includes the dates of upcoming information meetings. Hard copies are available from your child's school.

Updated Mon, Jan 9th

Do you have some time to donate to Blackford after school? We are still looking for volunteers to help with traffic duty during dismissal. Please come to the front office if you are interested in helping with this very important volunteer position that helps to keep all of our students and families safe here at Blackford.

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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