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A Message from Superintendent

Dear CUSD Families:
As another school year closes, I want to thank you for being our partner in providing the highest quality educational programs possible for all of our students. 
We made great strides in 2017-18, refining our focus on preparing students for the rigors, challenges and opportunities of their future. I look forward to working together on that important job in the coming school year.
For now, I thank you, and I hope you and your family will take the time to enjoy some well-deserved summer fun.  

Sincerely,
Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Updated Tue, Jul 17th

A Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D.

We want students to begin to own their own learning, be empowered, and actively engage in their education. For that reason, we must give students a voice and hear directly from them about what they like, want and feel they need in their school experience.

chart of participation data

To gather that input, we chose a Student Voice ThoughtExchange, an easy-to-use and interpret method with questions for our students in grades 3-8.Nearly all of them participated in the April 2018 online forum, sharing their thoughts and ideas with us and each other. The district- and school-level results are available online and from your child's school. They offer valuable information for school and district plans aimed at providing students with an education beyond the expected.

Updated Tue, Jun 12th

Our annual parent education and engagement event returns with more sessions and resources to support students and families.

Join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Stress management. Positive peer relationships.
Promoting student potential. Technology at school and at home.
Social media use. Connecting with your adolescent student.
And much more!

Save the Date! Details to come.

Updated Tue, Jun 12th

Loads of Books, Music, Movies and More Available to Campbell Union School District Students

The Santa Clara County Library District provides free library accounts to all students enrolled Campbell Union School District schools, regardless of their address. Many of our students already have their login information through their school’s library.

Log in or Drop in
There are over 100,000 eBooks available to read, 22,000 Audiobooks, countless songs to listen to and thousands of streaming videos to watch. Since all content is online, there are no fines, late fees, due dates to remember or trips to the library involved. The accounts also can be merged with existing library cards, if a child already has one. The library also serves as a community-gathering place for activities.

  • Visit the library’s calendar for information on summer activities.
  • For information about student’s digital accounts, contact the Campbell Public Library’s Nicole King, at nking [at] sccl.org or (408) 866-1991 x3224 .

Also…
Remember to sign up for the summer reading club at Campbell Library. Every child gets a FREE book just for signing up. The library also has over 20 free programs during the summer for all ages.

Updated Mon, Jun 4th

We wanted to send a huge thank you to all of our PTA and ELAC representatives. You have created so many wonderful opportunites for our students and families this year and we are very thankful. Thank you so much for everything you do to make Blackford such a fantastic place to be.

Updated Mon, Jun 4th

Our Blackford 5th grade promotion will be held on Tuesday, June 12th at 9:00 am in the multi-use room. Ceremony will begin promptly at 9:00 so please come early to park and get your seat so that you can enjoy this very special celebration.

Updated Mon, Jun 4th

The last week of school is upon us. Monday June 11th - Wednesday June 13th will be minimum days. School will get out each day at the following times:

Tk - 3rd grade 1:50

4th - 5th grade 2:00 

Again, all three days of the last week of school will be minimum days. 

Updated Thu, May 17th

300 guests came to celebrate literacy expression in its many forms

The Campbell Library was a-buzz as 300 people—students, families, teachers and principals—came out for Campbell Union School District’s 40th annual Writing Faire. The event features displays of student writing and celebrates literacy expression in its many forms.

Families clustered around the library stacks to read the stories, poems and reports as their students excitedly explained their work to them. 

Adding to the excitement was a drawing for prizes donated by Assistance League Los Gatos-Saratoga, Office Depot, and others, cookies from the Friends of the Campbell Library, and a green-screen photo booth to commemorate the anniversary.

Updated Mon, Apr 30th

We wanted to take a minute and let the community know that Ms. Denisse's last day will be next week on Wednesday, May 9th. We are so grateful for everything that she has done for Blackford and will truly miss her positivity, willingness to help in any situation and overall amazing support of each and every student, staff member and community member here.  If you get a second, stop by and bid her farewell. We will miss you so much Ms. Denisse!

Updated Mon, Apr 30th

We want to send a huge thank you out to all of our ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee) and PTA (Parent Teacher Association) members who made the 2nd Annual Blackford Ball a huge success. The evening was full of laughter, dancing, and fun and made entirely possible due to the dedication of PTA and ELAC. We thank you for everything you do for Blackford. 

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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