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Upcoming Events

Summer Reminders

Reminders regarding important dates and upcoming plans for the 2020-2021 School Year.

Please continue to check this website for important dates and details regarding the 20-21 school year as we are still making plans and finalizing details for students to return in August. Plans can change quickly and it is important to check this website often for the most current details. Below are important dates and reminders.

FREE Virtual Summer Camp Opportunity:

  • Cardinal Kids Creativity Quest and Camp Cardinal are hosting free summer programming! With 16 available spots per session, sign up as soon as you can! Registration for all sessions opens on Thursday, June 18, at 12:00pm and registration will close when all spots have been filled or until 11:59 pm the night before the session begins. You may register your campers via our registration portal (Active) using this link.

Summer Learning Activities:

Meal Distribution:

  • Free Meal Pick-Up Informa

Summer Resources and Support:

  • If your family needs resources and support during the summer, please take a look at the Covid-19 Community Resource Page. Resources are listed at the bottom of the page.

TK/Kindergarten Information & Orientation:

  • We will be posting a virtual orientation on this website in August. More information will be posted and emailed with date and time.
  • We will email incoming TK/Kindergarten parents important information as we get closer to the start of the school year. If teachers need to academically assess students before the start of the school year, we will notify parents by email.

First Day of School:

  • August 20, 2020

Distance Learning Website

Distance Learning Plans for students to access grade level material can be found using our new distance learning website. (link below)

children holding a sign "Distance Learning"

Hello Blackford Families, 

We hope you are all staying healthy. Please use this link (https://sites.google.com/campbellusd.org/blackford/home) to access our new Distance Learning Website where you will find all of the distance learning grade level plans and resources. Moving forwad all materals will be updated there. 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. 

The Littlest Littles Need Learning Too

Preschool Registration Now Open for 2020-2021

father with preschool girl on lap reaching for computer

Is your little one curled up on your lap while you work from home?  Do you want to go back to work but don’t have a safe place for preschool-aged child care? Our preschool program could be the solution.

Our early education program is operating with small groups of students, within public health guidelines and the limitations set by Community Care Licensing. To register for one of our six locations, please click the Registration link or call the preschool office at 408-364-4200 ext. 4180. 

We will contact you within 2 business days after we receive your registration form to confirm or place you on a waitlist.

School Calendar Updated

Students’ First Day is Monday, August 24th

august calendar with red star on 24

To provide more time for ensuring a good start to the school year, we made some minor modifications to our 2020-21 calendar.
Students' first day of school is now Monday, August 24th. 

The calendar is available online as a google calendar or to download as a PDF.

We moved some teacher professional development days—originally scheduled during the school year— to the beginning of the school year. All other scheduled dates, such as holidays and the last day of school, remain the same. We appreciate the collaborative effort with our labor groups to make these adjustments possible.

Schools Will Send More Details

Your child's school will send schedules and information for picking up equipment or instructional materials, and other information to help your child prepare for the school year. Please check the school’s home page and watch your email for updates.

District Responds to Questions about Reopening Plan

Virtual meeting simulcast in English and Spanish. Recording posted on YouTube.

school supplies and COVID reopening plan

At the July 29 virtual meeting, Campbell Union School District Superintendent Shelly Viramontez addressed questions sent in advance from families about the School Reopening Plan. It was simulcast in Spanish and a recording of the session is posted online.

Due to an error by Zoom.com, the attendance capacity was limited and about 150 people were unable to log in.

“We had planned for 1000 person capacity, so the limit was frustrating to us and to our families,” Viramontez said. “Fortunately, we did record it and will make it available right away.” 

More than 900 people were able to listen in—500 in English and more than 400 in Spanish—to hear responses to questions centered around the topics of Distance Learning, the Hybrid phases and scheduling, safety measures, special education, child care, meals, and transportation. 

The recording in English is on the district’s YouTube channel (). Spanish subtitles will be added before the end of the week.