Blackford Elementary School

School News

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…


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…

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Lunch will be free of charge at three CUSD schools this summer.

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…
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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…more…

May 23 Celebration of Excellence is District's employee and volunteer appreciation event.

Castlemont student performers (pictured above) opened last week's Celebration of Excellence, where Campbell Union School District’s community was introduced to this year's winners of the Teacher of the Year, Classified Employee of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year awards. (See list below.)

The audience of more than 400 family, friends and colleagues also learned that the following people will be representing the district in county and regional programs this year: 


Funds increase access to quality after school and summer learning programs

In a region where an income chasm divides the “haves” and the “have-nots,” the SJ Learns grant* is helping more Campbell Union School District (CUSD) students attain their highest potential. The funding has helped to increase the access that disadvantaged students have to the district’s quality after school and summer programs, and to enrich and extend the learning opportunities offered.

After reviewing success from the 2018-19 school year grant of more than $131,000, the SJ Learns grantors…


How will you keep your child's busy mind active when schools close for summer?

Our popular summer camp programs offer a safe and fun way for your child to enjoy the summer. Our weekly summer camp experiences offer a well-rounded program that includes Science Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Art and Math (STREAM) themed activities, field trips and more.

See our summer camp information online or click here to register.

You are invited to attend the Monroe Middle School Transition Meeting for parents of incoming Monrow Middle School students on May 29, 2019 from 9:00am-10:30am in the Monroe gym. Invitations have been mailed out. This is an opportunity to meet the new administration team and learn more about Monroe Middle School!

Honoring Mrs. Jasper


We are so excited to share the news that Jen Jasper has been recognized as our district Co-Administrator of the year. Jen has been a Blackford teacher and administrator since 2006. She became Assistant Principal at Blackford in 2015 and is being recognized for helping to create a united school culture that values academics, trust, open communication, and consistent support for students and staff. She is known as someone who demonstrates integrity, champions equity in education, embodies high ethical and professional standards, and brings out the best in others. Congrats Jen!!!