It’s not too late to register for STREAM Session 4! We still have spots available in Lego Robotics for the 3rd-5th grades & for basketball for 4th & 5th grades. To register go to: cusdextensions.asapconnected.com
Marshall Lane News
The State of California is field-testing a new school accountability tool that uses multiple measures to report school performance and growth.
The California School Dashboard is a new tool from the State of California that replaces the old Academic Performance Index (API). It will provide parents, educators, and the public with important information they can use to evaluate schools and school districts in an easy-to-understand report card format.
The California School Dashboard is a critical piece of California’s new school accountability and continuous improvement system. A 5-minute video explains how the new tool works and what it looks like.
Strategic Plan Committee noted progress during its review of strategic goals and objectives, including STEAM, standards and student support.
The Strategic Planning Committee—35 students, employees, parents, community members, and Board members—met on March 7, 2017 to discuss progress, challenges, and next steps toward achieving the District’s strategic goals.
As part of the semi-annual review, the group created objectives to be completed by September 2018 and a list of current “Perceived Strengths and Accomplishments”.
More details about the Strategic Plan are on the Strategic Plan Web Page
Preview dates are March 27th and 30th
Parents have the chance to preview, ask questions, and provide feedback on the three curricula being piloted for Math in grades K-5
The proposed new curricula— Bridges, Eureka Math*, and Investigations— will be available for advance viewing and providing feedback at the District Administration Office’s Hamilton Room:
- Monday, March 27th, 12 – 1:30pm
- Thursday, March 30th, 5 – 5:30pm
If you have questions about the proposed curricula, please contact your school’s principal or call the District’s Instructional Services Department, 408-364-4200.
* Name of curriculum corrected 3/14/17
The District's Transformation Team is developing a recommendation about transforming Campbell Middle School into a PreK–8th Grade school.
We are seeking input from students, parents, neighbors, employees, and other community members.
Please join us for a community meeting where you can say what is needed for a great new preschool-to-eighth-grade school.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. • Campbell Middle School, 295 W. Cherry Lane, Campbell
- Childcare for school-aged children with advance reservation: 408-341-7283
- Spanish interpretation available.
More information is on our Transformation web page. (campbellusd.org/transformation)
Safety is our most important consideration at Marshall Lane. Ensuring that our students are safe is a priority for all of us, not only on the school grounds but also when they arrive at school in the morning and leave every afternoon,
We have noticed that some students who should still be in a car seat or a booster seat are no longer using one even though they are not yet 8 years old. In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Board recommends that all children under 12 years old ride in the back seat of the car.
Here is the text of the law:
California’s Occupant Protection Law
As of 2012, California law requires that children be properly secured in the back seat in a proper child restraint system until they are at least eight years old.* Additionally, all children under age 16 must be properly secured in either a proper child restraint system or seat belt. On a first offense, a child passenger violation will cost a minimum of $475 with penalty assessments. A second or subsequent offense carries a minimum cost of $1,055. If the parent is not in the car, the driver gets the ticket.
Estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that 33 children age four and under would have been saved in 2008 in California had they been properly restrained in a child safety seat.
*NHTSA recommends all children 12 and under ride in the back seat.
Our goal in reminding you of these important safety considerations is to assist you in keeping your precious child/ren safe. We are working with the Sheriff’s Office and our School Resource Officer to monitor this situation. Thank you for reading this information and for helping us to protect your child’s safety in your vehicle. They are worth it!
During two small windows of time every school day, almost 600 students arrive at Marshall Lane to join their classmates. Although we are fortunate to have two parking lots and organized drop off and pick up procedures, the sheer volume of traffic creates a challenge at these times. We are asking for your help and cooperation to make this process as smooth as possible for everyone.
Please follow these simple procedures when parking, picking up or dropping off your child/ren.
- Be courteous and patient in our parking lot and the surrounding areas. All of the people in line also have children at our school and they want them to be safe.
- Park only in marked parking spaces. Leaving your car in red zones, handicapped spaces or adjacent to fences that are clearly marked “No Parking” blocks traffic and causes additional problems.
- Be kind to our neighbors by not blocking their driveways or parking on their property.
- Stopping in the traffic lane on Sobey Drive to drop off or pick up your child/ren is unsafe and blocks traffic. Either use the drop off zones in the parking lots or park your car and walk your child into school.
The Sheriff’s Department Traffic Control Division has been advised of issues that have been reported and have agreed to monitor and write citations to those who are not following the traffic laws.
We appreciate the cooperation and patience of everyone as we attempt to make the process as smooth as possible. Thank you!
Did you know that Marshall Lane currently has a preschool program for 2 to 5 year olds? It is an excellent developmentally appropriate program that is run by caring professionals who are employees of our district. Both part and full time programs are available. Preschool helps to prepare students to enter Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten and be successful students.
Want to check it out? Our preschool program will be hosting an open house on Saturday, March 11th from 10:00 to 12:00. Come on over to meet our preschool teachers, tour the preschool classrooms and view the curriculum that is offered. Hope to see you there!