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Upcoming Events

Information For The 2017-2018 School Year

As the current school year is coming to an end, we wanted to give you a bit of information for the upcoming year.

  • School begins on August 23rd
  • If you have an incoming Tranisitional Kindergarten student or Kindergarten student, please be on the lookout for a letter in the mail in early August outlining our orientation. 
  • Please continue to check this website for updates regarding construction and the beginning of the year procedures.

We are looking forward to a fantastic 2017-2018 school year. 

Construction Over The Summer

We are thrilled that Blackford is getting a new outdoor eating area and new hallway coverings over the summer. Construction for this project will begin on Thursday, June 15th and will last throughout the summer. Due to this construction, Blackford campus will be closed starting on Wednesday, June 14th at 4:00. The office will still be checking emails and answering phones as the administrative team will be working at a remote location. While the construction project may not be 100% complete by the time school begins next year, it will not impact the start of school in August. We are looking forward to seeig the new changes when we return.

Board Celebrates Student Achievement, Hears About New School and More

Board News - June 1 2017: Members of the winning Monroe Middle School Scholars Cup team were featured at the meeting. The Board also heard a District recommendation on the TK-8 school transformation.

The June 1 meeting agenda included presentations about:

  • Plans for transforming Campbell Middle School into a new TK-8 grade school.
  • Local Control & Accountability Plans (LCAPs) for teh District and several of its schools.
  • The 2017-18 District Budget.

Details about these topics are available in English and Spanish in the June 1, 2017 edition of Board Meeting News.

The next Board meeting will be held June 22nd. The agenda is available online.

What’s for Lunch in Summer?

Free summer meals for eligible children

For some children and teens, summer can mean an unwanted vacation from the regular meals they received at school. Fortunately, children in Santa Clara County, ages 18 and younger, can receive free meals during the summer at multiple locations.

Various programs are in place throughout the county to help children, who rely on free or reduced-price school meals, to receive meals when school is out.

Two Campbell Union School District schools will serve meals beginning June 26 and ending July 14.

  • Rosemary Elementary School, located at 401 W. Hamilton Ave., will serve a lunch/brunch from 12:30 to 1 p.m. M
  • Sherman Oaks Elementary, located at 1800 Fruitdale Ave., will serve brunch from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Children in Campbell also can go to:

  • Del Mar High School will serve free meals during the summer to anyone under age 18. Breakfast is from 9:10 to 9:20 a.m. and lunch from 11:00-11:10 a.m. There will be no meals served July 3-4.
  • The Health Trust, 2105 Bascom Ave., and
  • The Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road Suite 202 in Los Gatos.

There are many more locations in Santa Clara County. Families can find a meal site in their area through web searches for USDA Summer Food and the Hunger Hotline, or by phoning the National Hunger Hotline at: 1-866-3HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273).

Blackford End of the Year Reminders

It is hard to believe that this year is coming to an end. It has been such an amazing year and we have enjoyed seeing all of our Blackford Bobcats grow and flourish. Here are just a few reminders for the end of the year.

  • Monday, June 12th, Tuesday June 13th, and Wednesday June 14th will be shortened days. TK – 3rd grade will be dismissed at 1:50pm, 4th and 5th grade will be dismissed at 2:00 pm

  • 5th grade promotion is on Tuesday, June 13th at 9:00 am in the multiuse room

  • If your child is not returning to Blackford please make sure you have notified the office. You can stop by, call us at 408-978-4675 ext. 4550 or email Araceli at aalvarez [at] campbellusd.org (aalvarez [at] campbellusd.org)

Have a wonderful summer!