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Updated: Sep 21 2016 - 5:02am

For Oct. 31 – Nov. 4: Schools will dismiss students earlier to provide more opportunities for school progress discussions with teachers.

A recent change in the Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 schedule will afford parents more opportunities for parent-teacher discussions about their child’s report card and school progress.

Please note the special release schedule shown below and plan accordingly.

For the week of Oct. 31–Nov. 4

  • School Starts (all students): 8:35 a.m.
  • Dismissal Times:  gr. TK-3 at 12:50 p.m. and  gr. 4-5 at 1:00 p.m.

Updated: Sep 14 2016 - 3:23pm
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.

Updated: Sep 14 2016 - 2:45pm

Campbell Union School District is accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on its Citizens Bond and Parcel Tax Oversight Committee. 

The school district Governing Board appoints an independent citizens committee to oversee the expenditures and uses of bond and parcel tax revenues, and report findings to the public. The Citizens Oversight Committee reviews school district spending and ensures that bond and parcel tax revenues are spent only for the purpose set before the voters.

Information and applications are available on District’s Oversight Committee webpage and by contacting Christina Tran, Campbell Union School District, ctran [at] campbellusd.org or 408-364-4200 ext. 6215.

Updated: Sep 14 2016 - 3:12pm

"The recent California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) scores reflect a ‘snapshot' in time of our progress towards mastering the Common Core State Standards, but they don’t tell the whole story,” said CUSD Superintendent Eric Andrew.  “We are disaggregating these results and reviewing our other assessment data to pinpoint where we need to bolster our instructional practice and ensure that all of our students succeed.”

He added that schools start this year with the newly adopted curriculum in our classrooms, 1-to-1 technology in nearly all grades, and students who are energized by the project-based learning we are able to provide through community partnerships. "We are going to leap ahead this year,” he said.

As of September 14th, the testing company is shipping the individual student reports to the district office. As soon as we receive them we will mail them to parents. More information about the State assessments and a link to the data is available on our assessment web page.

On September 8, the State Board of Education approved key elements of a new accountability system that evaluates schools and districts in 10 areas critical to student performance. Read the news release.

 

Updated: Sep 6 2016 - 2:11pm

We know that celebrations at school can be a ton of fun. While many students do bring a treat to share with their classmates on their birthday, for class parties, etc. we wanted to make sure you are aware that we are no longer allowing cupcakes or cake at Blackford. The frosting on these items stains our materials, such as textbooks and desks, as well as makes a mess throughout the school. There are many other options such as fruit, stickers, pencils, cookies, etc. to have your child bring to school if you chose to send them with something to celebrate a special occassion. Thank you so much for helping to keep our curriculum and campus clean.

Updated: Aug 30 2016 - 4:13pm

Don't forget to Register!

STREAM after school classes for Session 1 at Blackford are starting soon. Basketball for grades 1st-3rd and Hip Hop for grades 4th -5th are the classes being offered for a small fee. Registration will open online at www.cusdextensions.org and is done on a first come, first serve basis. Classes do have a maximum capacity so advanced registration is highly recommended. For more questions, please contact the Extensions Department at 155 North 3rd Street, Campbell or call 408-364-4200 ext. 6204.

Updated: Aug 29 2016 - 11:22am

Please join us for Back to School Night at Blackford on Wednesday, September 7th.

6:00-6:30 pm  3rd, 4th and 5th Grades (in your child's classroom)

6:40 - 7:00 All parents welcome to the multi-use room for introductions of staff and some school information.

7:00-7:30 pm  TK, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grades (in your child's classroom)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Updated: Aug 30 2016 - 4:13pm

We are so excited to be in the 2016-2017 school year at Blackford. We are off to a great start of learning and looking forward to a year full of knowledge and success. We are a school who participates in not only academic education, but character building as well and will continue to practice RAR (Respect, Achievement, Responsibility) in all parts of our day. We also encourage you to support your student with RAR at home as well by asking them about their day and how they showed RAR. We are looking forward to a great year!! Go Bobcats!

Updated: Aug 29 2016 - 11:02am

Let's Move!!! We believe that movement is not only good for our health but it is also good for our brain. Throughout this year Blackford will participate in "Workout Wednesdays." We are encouraging staff and students to wear workout clothes to school every Wednesday to promote movement and health. Students and staff will make extra attempts to get outside and purposefully move more to encourage health and wellness. While health education and movement will occur on days other than Wednesday, we wanted to have a designated day to celebrate as a school.

Updated: Aug 10 2016 - 10:47am

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! We’re ready to begin a new year of learning and growing. Our staff has prepared several innovative programs to enrich students' educational experience and keep them engaged in learning. We’ve also provided some links to help you and your student start the school year right. 

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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