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Upcoming Events

Summer Reminders

Important reminders about where to get information over the summer!

Thank you for such an incredible end to the school year. We overcame many obstacles and our students learned so many new skills. We are so very proud of them and could not have done it without all of you! We hope you take time this summer to relax and create new memories with your children and we cannot wait to see you in the fall!

Below are important reminders and information:

Please check back at the beginning of August for more information regarding the start of the new school year!

Summer Meals for Healthier Children

The Seamless Summer 2021 meals program provides pre-packaged grab-and-go meals as part of our commitment to student and family wellness.

girl eating fruit

Campbell Union School District's Grab-and-Go Meal Service runs Monday through Friday, June 14 – August 13, 2021

• Available for all children in the community, 18 years of age and younger.

• Children do not need to be enrolled in our district.

• Weekly meal pick ups provide each child with 5 days' worth of breakfast and lunch.

• Children do not need to be present at meal pick-up, adults can pick up for multiple children.

Locations and Hours

Drive-up and walk-up distribution willl be outside the following schools, Monday through Friday, at the times shown.

  • Capri Elementary School- 850 Chapman Dr., Campbell: 11AM-1PM
  • Rosemary Elementary School- 401 W. Hamilton Ave., Campbell: 11AM-1PM
  • Sherman Oaks Elementary School- 1800 Fruitdale Ave., San Jose: 11AM-1PM
  • Blackford Elementary School- 1970 Willow St., San Jose: 12:45–1:45PM

Questions? Please contact Child Nutrition Services at (408) 341-7210 or e-mail at food [at] campbellusd.org.

In Any Language, These Students are Winners

Students earn county award for bilingual/biliteracy achievement

girl communicating with other countries

Thirty-nine Campbell Union School District (CUSD) students are earning the Middle School Pathway Award Towards the Seal of Biliteracy Award this year from the Santa Clara County Office of Education, marking a milestone toward earning the State Seal of Biliteracy at the end of high school. 

The Pathway award recognizes students who, by the end of 5th and/or 8th grade, have demonstrated a commitment to becoming biliterate and who have reached a degree of proficiency in both English and at least one another language. Some of the 39 students earned the award for proficiency in multiple languages, including: Farsi, French, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Kannada, Mandarin, Marathi, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbo-Croation, Spanish and Tamil.

“We’re proud of these students’ achievements. The process is rigorous and they persevered through challenging tasks during a pandemic and remote learning,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “Research indicates that being bilingual and biliterate fosters mental dexterity, builds cultural appreciation, and validates the rich cultural backgrounds of our students.”

To earn the award, the CUSD students had to complete an oral presentation in their target language, reach an identified proficiency level in English-Language Arts, and be students in good standing who are classified as either English Only (EO), Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP), or English Learner (EL), and take at least one year in a World Language.

“We offer students opportunities to learn languages and build cultural competency so they can have success in our schools and beyond. If they go on to earn the Seal of Biliteracy in high school, their efforts can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices,” said Denise Kilpatrick, Coordinator of English Language Development Programs. 

Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information, Clinics and Testing

We offer the following information in support of community wellness.

vaccine clinic sign

There are several upcoming events that may be of interest to our community...

COVID-19 Testing Event

  • Sat., June 12: 10AM-6PM at Rosemary Family Learning Ctr., 401 Hamilton Ave, Campbell. (Sponsored by County Public Health) Register in advance 888-634-1123 or www.lhi.care/covidtesting.

COVID-19 Vaccine Events

  • Thur., June 10, 4-7:30PM: San Jose Earthquakes vaccination event. 1st dose vaccine clinic at PayPalPark, 1123 Coleman Ave., San Jose. Player autographs, food truck, family activities and more.
  • Drop-in Vaccine Clinics

For the most up-to-date drop-in vaccine clinic schedule and locations in various languages, please use the following links (for languages other than English, please scroll down the page until you see the drop-in clinic schedule table): 

 •  English  •  Spanish  •  Vietnamese  •  Tagalog  •  Chinese 

Education Community COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall

  • Thursday, June 10 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Kaiser Permanente South Bay, in partnership with the Santa Clara County Office of Education, invites you to a town hall for parents and the community. Please join us to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and to ask your questions of our experts.

Closing a School Year and Looking Forward to the Next

Superintendent's Backyard Briefing to the Community

Superintendent Viramontez standing in yard, smiling

Superintendent Viramontez offers information and reminders to district families in this last Backyard Briefing of the 2020-21 school year.

Topics in her video message include:

  • Planning for full-time, in-person instruction in August.
  • Awaiting updates from Calif. Public Health about K-12 School Guidance.
  • Declining enrollment impacts here and statewide.
  • Congratulations to this year's 8th graders transitioning to high school.

Watch on our YouTube channel, Campbellusd. Select "cc" for closed captions in English and Spanish.