Blackford Bulletin

Printable News

Use the latest version of Firefox to print this page. Remember to set print settings to print background colors and images and make sure ignore scaling is not checked. Also, make sure "Page Headers" and "Page Footers" are all set to "--blank--."

This help text will not show up on the print.

Upcoming Events

Blackford Distance Learning Website

Take a look at our Distance Learning Website for lesson plans and support

an open laptop with books and words distance learning

Hello Blackford Families, 

We are so excited to be starting another year of learning. Please use this link (https://sites.google.com/campbellusd.org/blackford/home) to access our Distance Learning Website where you will find grade level plans, resources and office hours to support with technology or academic needs.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask your teacher or contact the front office.  We miss you all and hope you are well. 

Jan. 15: Update on Reopening for In-person Instruction

A Message from the Superintendent

girl beside computer, wearing mask

Last night, I provided an update to the Governing Board on the status of our Reopening Plans in light of new developments related to the pandemic.

I shared that, just yesterday afternoon, the California Public Health Department released new guidelines. We will be reviewing the new guidelines to ensure we have addressed all necessary elements. These amended guidelines are required for all schools in the state.  

I reiterated our  plan to not move to Phase 2 of reopening until we are in the Red (Substantial) Tier. We are monitoring developments related to the pandemic, supporting students and staff with remote learning, and readying for when we are able to begin our phased-in approach. We have started our employee COVID-19 testing. Our CampbellCare, preschools, and infant/toddler programs remain open, and we continue to advocate for our district’s needs to support students and staff.

On Dec. 30, the Governor announced a proposal for grant funds to support a phased-in reopening of schools for in-person instruction. He proposes $2 billion for a return to in-person instruction, funded through Prop 98 funds. His plan would provide about $450 per student as an incentive grant to fund the added costs of reopening. It must be approved by legislation, which means we anticipate adjustments to the proposal over the coming weeks, even as we work  to submit our  plan by the Feb. 1 deadline.

Throughout the months of this pandemic, we have had to be adaptable as we support our students and remain focused on their education and safety. We are remaining vigilant and preparing to act on the next phase of our plan when conditions allow. 

Enrollment Begins January 19 for the 2021-22 School Year

Schools offer virtual visits.

kindergarten boy and girl smiling

Parents of young children may be looking ahead to August and the day their child starts kindergarten. There is much to be hopeful about this new stage in your child’s lifetime of learning. And as the pandemic subsides, we eagerly anticipate welcoming students back to our classrooms and a more familiar school experience than has been the case this year.

Whether you are new to the enrollment process or revisiting it, we offer this overview to get you started.

How do I register my child for school?

Starting January 19th, parents may use a computer or smartphone to register their child online for the 2021-22 school year. Our Enrollment staff is happy to help and are available by phone and email. 

  • Email: sflores [at] campbellusd.org () or kphillips [at] campbellusd.org ()
  • Phone: 408-364-4200

(Note: In-person assistance is available by appointment only, and all COVID-19 safety precautions must be observed.)

At what age may my child attend Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten (TK)?

Kindergarten is for children who will be five years old on or before September 1.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is for children who will be five years old between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2. TK is the first year of a two-year Kindergarten program that uses a modified Kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. 

Which is my school?

Your elementary or middle school is determined by your child’s home address. To confirm which is your attendance-area school, visit our  Online School Locator or phone: (408) 364-4200. More information about school placement is available on our Enrollment FAQ page.

To learn more about the school we suggest you attend a virtual visit.

Students are assigned to their attendance-area school, except in cases of school transfer through Open Enrollment or other special circumstance. (Requesting a different in-district school requires an extra step during our Open Enrollment period, which ends Fri., Feb. 12 at 4pm.)

What documents are needed?

Proof of residence, immunizations, and certain other documents are required for school.

Is there childcare?

Yes, onsite childcare—called CampbellCare—is available before and after school. Learn more.

What about COVID-19?

We are committed to providing safe learning environments and quality education, so that all of our students may reach their highest potential. We are continuing to monitor the pandemic circumstances, and we are being told that while we may still need to offer additional safety protocols, when the new school year begins in August 2021, it will be more like we are used to. Should conditions require us to continue to be more cautious, we have the assurance that our School Reopening Plan was reviewed and approved by State and County public health officials and meets all requirements and recommendations from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. 

TK/Kinder Open Enrollment Tour 1/28/21

Please join us for a virtual open enrollment tour on 1/28/21 at 10:00 am on Zoom.

Open Enrollment Image with paperclips and pens

We know that these unique times do not allow for our typical Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten Open Enrollment Tour but that doesn't mean we still can't show you the amazing things Blackford offers. We will be holding a virtual open enrollment tour for all new and prospective families on 1/28/21 at 10:00 am on Zoom. Please complete this RSVP form if you plan to attend and we will send you the Zoom link prior to the enrollment tour.

During this time, we will give you a tour of our TK and Kindergarten classrooms, review important information regarding our programs and activities and answer any questions you might have. We are looking forward to meeting you and hope you can join us!

Programs for the Littlest Learners Too!

Quality Preschool and Infant/Toddler programs prepare children for a successful educational journey. 

woman showing preschoolers the letter Y

Our high-quality infant, toddler, and preschool programs are open to all children, from infants to 5 years old, whether or not you live in our district! Both fee-based and subsidized programs are available, year round, with part-time or full-time options.

  • Openings for Infant/Toddler program at Rosemary Family Learning Center
  • Full-day state preschool and tuition-based program openings at Campbell School of Innovation (CSI) in December.  

For more details, visit our preschool web page or phone (408) 364-4200 x4180.