Blackford Elementary School

District News

Updated Mon, Nov 22nd

Would you like your student to engage in a collaborative afterschool enrichment class?

The Expanded Learning Department would like to invite all CUSD families to register for the upcoming session. Enjoy the convenience and safety of classes held on your student’s school campus!

Visit the Expanded Learning website to see what classes are offered at your school! Classes begin the week of January 31st and end the week of March 25th

Register online*: 

* NOTE: Registration closes on January 14th. Classes must meet minimum enrollment to operate. Class offerings vary per site and are subject to staff availability.

Updated Wed, Nov 17th

Educating students is a big job. To remove some of the barriers to learning, we have built a strong team of community partners over the years.

These partners—parents, educators, business owners, civic leaders, service agencies and others—help families take care of students’ basic wellness needs so our teachers can focus on the academic ones. 

They provide vision and dental screening, mental health services, nutrition services, warm coats, flu and COVID-19 vaccines, and more. They volunteer on school and district committees, parent-teacher organizations, yard duty, and traffic safety at arrival and dismissal. They raise funds for classroom supplies, field trips, assemblies and school events that build community and enhance the educational experience.

As a school district, our goal is to provide high quality teaching and learning that promotes opportunities for applying knowledge. The effects of the pandemic have made that big job even more challenging for our teachers and staff. 

In the face of these impacts, we are even more thankful to have community partners who work with us to support student learning, promote students’ positive social/emotional development, and ensure that they develop the competencies they need for success now and into adulthood.

To see a list of our long-time community partners, please visit our webpage.

Updated Wed, Nov 17th

For families who like to plan well in advance, there’s good news: the 2022-23 school year calendar is already approved.

The link to the calendar can be found at We will send a printable version to families soon.

Updated Wed, Nov 17th

For families who wish to have their children receive the COVID-19 vaccine, we are providing the following information:

More COVID-19 vaccine information on the County's website.

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Starting this week, parents can expect fewer “robo-calls” and multiple emails from our schools and district. We have switched to a new school-to-home communication service, called ParentSquare. With ParentSquare, families will be able to choose how to receive the information we send: phone, email, text, or by downloading the free App.

Those who have students in more than one of our schools will be able to consolidate the messages into one central account. If a child is in one of Campbell Union High School District’s schools, those messages can also be consolidated.

We will start with a few basic ParentSquare features, such as notices and attendance. Later, we plan to expand to things like permission forms, sign-ups for school events, chromebook loans, and more.  We also ask that you are patient during the transition as any change to a new service platform may have glitches to be worked through.

Please check out the Parents – Getting Started video for an overview.

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We want to thank our families for your efforts to ensure that your child is healthy and symptom-free when you send them to school. With approaching holidays comes gathering and celebrating, and your efforts and choices will be even more important as we guard against spreading Flu and COVID-19. Please stay vigilant and follow the advice of public health officials.

For those families who wish to have their children vaccinated against the Flu and/or COVID-19, Safeway/Albertsons is sponsoring a community vaccine clinic this Saturday, November 13, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Campbell School of Innovation, 295 Cherry Lane, in Campbell.  All eligible members of the community are welcome to sign up for a free COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 boosters and pediatric shots and flu shots will be available.

Sign up at 

More information about vaccines and clinic locations is available at

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While some families are eager to have their children vaccinated, others prefer to wait. For the convenience of families wishing to vaccinate, our district is partnering with local providers to make free vaccine clinics available at some of our school sites. Flu and COVID-19 vaccines will be available, including COVID boosters and pediatric doses.

Nov. 13, 2021, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Campbell School of Innovation, 295 Cherry Lane, Campbell.
Flu shots and COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 5 years and older will be provided by Safeway. See flyer for details.

NOTE: Volunteers also are needed to help direct traffic and assist people with scheduling if they need a second shot.
Sign up here to volunteer or email contact [at] (Community Service hours available.)

Information about more drop-in vaccine locations is available here.

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​​​​Through our partnership with Healthier Kids Foundation (HKF), we are excited to be able to provide a Wellness Check for all of our current 5th graders. Now more than ever, children are worried, upset and struggling as their parents are hit with the many challenges from the COVID pandemic. These emotions and worries are preventing students from freely learning and even from attending school. It is time to ask them how they are feeling, what is upsetting them and then to listen deeply and respond to their needs in concert with their parents, school and larger community.

We will be hosting an informational meeting for all parents/guardians of current 5th grade students to understand more about this screening process. Please join us for a remote informational meeting on Tuesday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m., for an overview of the process. Healthier Kids Foundation staff will be available to answer any questions you may have. Meeting link:

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To support parents' understanding of the vaccine for children ages 5-12 and to provide an opportunity to ask questions, the Santa Clara County Office of Education, in collaboration with Stanford Children’s Health, is offering a virtual town hall on November 8 at 6:00 p.m. 

To attend the meeting, please visit: or call 1-669-900-6833.  Webinar ID:  960 6383 4333

Information on the COVID-19 vaccine and upcoming clinics can be found at

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This week, the decision about approving COVID-19 vaccines for children under 12 years old came closer to reality. Public health officials anticipate a decision from the CDC in early November.

To support families, our district is working with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to schedule mobile vaccine clinics specifically for children 5 -11 years old. Once the details are set, we will send notices to our families about when and where the clinics will be available. 

The child-specific vaccine doses will also be available through many pediatricians and  health care providers.