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Updated Thu, Jan 12th

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Campbell Union School District publishes a newsletter, Beyond the Expected, for the greater community twice per year.  Click on the school flyers link to read the latest edition of Beyond the Expected, or download it in English or Spanish.

Updated Thu, Jan 12th

Letter from Superintendent Andrew Outlines Next Steps in Campbell Middle School Transformation

Dear Parents,

Campbell Union School District continuously seeks to ensure that every Campbell school is a place where students, parents, and staff thrive. As outlined in our mission and vision statements, we constantly strive to provide programs that will meet and exceed the needs of our students, staff and community.

Providing our students and community with education options and proven, innovative programs is accomplished through the focused efforts of all of our stakeholders. We begin by researching and observing “best practices” in schools, studying current trends in education, and craft programs that enable us to educate our students to their highest potential and ensure that they are prepared to succeed.

My purpose in writing to you today is to share what our next steps will be in meeting the goals outlined above. We have decided to transform Campbell Middle School into a preschool through eighth grade site. We are excited to provide our students, staff, and families with another research-proven model that will enhance the learning opportunities for our students.

We will officially launch the transformation planning process this month. The transformation will have an impact on all sites, although the specific impact will not be known until the plan is fully developed. I will schedule a meeting at all sites in the next few weeks to discuss the process and respond to questions. (Please see below.) Other site and district meetings will be scheduled throughout the year.

The Transformation Team has been selected. This team will develop the implementation plan for the new site. The selected team members represent teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and an education consultant. The Team will submit a comprehensive plan of action to the Board in June 2017.

Our Open Enrollment process will change this year as we prepare for the transformation. Our current 4th grade students from Capri, Castlemont, Blackford, and Rosemary that generally attend CMS will remain at their elementary school sites next year. * There may be a lottery for the few middle school slots available at Rolling Hills and Monroe; however that decision has not been decided.

We will provide a mechanism to communicate with district officials throughout the process. There will be an update provided to the Board at each regularly scheduled Board Meeting. We will provide notes on the Board Meeting discussion items shortly after each meeting. I encourage you to follow our progress through the communication channel (website, school site, community and board meetings, surveys, etc.) that best meets the needs of your family.

The transformation planning and implementation process will have anticipated and unanticipated challenges along the way. We will keep you informed of the progress and any changes to the process in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and input as we add another school model for the students and families of the Campbell Union School District.

Together we are making a difference for students, and I personally want to thank all of you who are working so hard to provide an "Education Beyond the Expected" for our children.


Eric Andrew, Ed.D., Superintendent

* This sentence updated 1/12/17.

P.S. Please refer to the FULL letter, which includes the dates of upcoming information meetings. Hard copies are available from your child's school.

Updated Thu, Jan 5th

Please join us for our monthly Principal Chat on Friday, January 6th from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.  Principal Priscilla Spencer will discuss upcoming school events and will answer questions.  Project Cornerstone representative, Nedda Ashjaee-Marshall, will update the group on the new Cornerstone book that will be read to all student this month, the current Project Cornerstone focus, and classroom activities.  She will answer any questions you might have about this important program 

Our coffee truck—Awake Up Call—will be in the parking lot before school if you wish to purchase a beverage before the meeting.  Hope to see you there!

Updated Wed, Jan 4th

The Marshall Lane Staff wishes a Happy New Year to all!  We hope that you had a wonderful holiday break and were able to celebrate and enjoy time with family and friends.

As students transition back to school and away from the busy holiday special events, please help make this a smooth time for them.  Make sure they get enough sleep, eat healthy food, have daily exercise, and drink plenty of water.  All of these things will help them to be successful in school and return more easily to their regular routine..  Thank you!

Updated Wed, Jan 4th

During the Open Enrollment period (January and February of each year) residents of Campbell Union School District may request a transfer to another school WITHIN the District boundaries.

·     Entering Kindergarten: Jan. 17–Feb.10, 2017

·     Entering Middle School: Feb. 1-10, 2017 (Students entering Grade 5 or 6, or Sherman Oaks students entering Grade 7)

The District fills these requests depending on available space and in compliance with California law and Governing Board policy BP5116.1. If there are more requests than space available, the District will conduct a Lottery to determine a Placement Waiting List. Special transfer procedures exist for students enrolled in a school that is on the California Open Enrollment Act list. (Placement for inter-district students occurs only after all District residents have been placed.)

Updated Wed, Jan 4th

Community invited to participate in Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP) meetings.

The public can give input on CUSD's district-wide Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP) for providing quality education to more than 7,600 students in preschool through eighth grade. Two meeting opportunities in January 2017: Wed., Jan. 18, at 9 a.m., and Tue., Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m.  (Each meeting will be held at the PLC building at Monroe Middle School.)

Updated Wed, Jan 4th

District Explores New Education Opportunity for Students: Transforming Campbell Middle into a pre-K—8 School

Last spring, Campbell Union School District (CUSD) proposed creating an educational opportunity for CUSD families by transforming Campbell Middle School (CMS) into a school for preschool-through-eighth-grade students. This month, a newly formed Transformation Team will meet for the first time to begin the work of examining options and developing recommendations to send to the Governing Board for action.

We will provide regular updates through Transformation Round-Up bulletins, school and district web sites/e-news, and public meetings.

More details are here in our first Transformation Round-Up.  There is also a "Frequently Asked Questions" page on our District web site, and anyone can sign up to receive weekly news via email.

Updated Wed, Dec 14th

Agenda topics and presentations from the regular meeting of December 8,2016

Organizational Meeting:

  • New Board Officers: President Thomas M. Gemetti; Vice President Michale L. Snyder; Clerk Richard H. Nguyen
  • 2017 Meeting Schedule: The next regular meeting will be January 19, 2017.  All future meeting dates can be found on our online calendar and posted at school offices.

Strategic Plan Update:

Superintendent Andrew provided the Board with a copy of the Executive Summary of the District’s Communication Plan, a specified task from the September Strategic Planning session. He noted that the summary includes a marketing schedule that outlines key opportunities for telling the district’s story and measuring outcomes.

Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP) Update:  

Assistant Superintendent Whitney Holton reported on the State of California’s changes to the student assessment program and ensuing revisions to the LCAP template. She said:

  • The LCAP allows educators to look at student achievement data in effective ways and to guide instructional decisions.
  • The State’s new LCAP template promises a format that will make the reports more reader-friendly
  • CUSD is preparing an executive summary of our LCAP, which will be ready in January.
  • There are two LCAP Community input meetings scheduled for January 18th and 24th where the District will elicit input about goals and priorities. Slides from the presentation can be seen on request or online at

Campbell Middle Transformation to PK-8:

Superintendent Andrew described the plan for the December 15th Board Study Session and the role of the consultant who will be facilitating the discussion. Consultant Derek Mitchell, who is experienced in school transformations, will present relevant research, sample transformation models (their pros and cons); and the decisions and actions that will be needed for success. 

Updated Tue, Dec 13th

Our Lost and Found racks are overflowing with coats, jackets, sweaters, shirts, lunch boxes and water bottles.  We know these all belong to someone, but we are not sure who is missing them!  

Please check the racks, or have your child check the racks, before the end of the week.  All leftover items will be donated to charity during the holiday break.

Updated Tue, Dec 13th

This year, our pirate-themed Scholastic Book Fair was once again a success!  Thanks to our wonderful PTA for sponsoring this event.  A special thanks to the main organizer, Eileen Weinstein, for her tireless work on this event.  We also want to thank Ann Steele, Jodie Topping, Heather Boger, Brad Hunt, Stacey  Siebold, Lauren Froman, Pallavi Kumar, Kristin Ming-Tanaka and all the many parents that volunteered for a shift.  Your assistance and support of this event is greatly appreciated.

Family Night was the highlight of the week with our own Mustang Chorale putting on an outstanding performance under the skilled direction of Gosia Hoot.  A host of readers entertained students with dramatic readings of some of the new books that were available for purchase.  Thanks to Paula Gossett, Frances Medalen, Kristy Hunt, Sherry Moncrief, and Ann Steele for reading and to Katie Hall for allowing us to use her room for story time.  Happy reading to all!

Bell Schedule

  • In Session 8:20–10:00
  • Recess 10:00–10:20
  • In Session 10:20–11:35
  • Lunch 11:35–12:25
  • In Session 12:25–2:35*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:35
  • In Session 8:20–10:00
  • Recess 10:00–10:20
  • In Session 10:20–11:40
  • Lunch 11:40–12:30
  • In Session 12:30–2:35*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:35
  • In Session 8:20–10:00
  • Recess 10:00–10:20
  • In Session 10:20–12:05
  • Lunch 12:05–12:55
  • In Session 12:55–2:35*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:35
  • In Session 8:20–10:00
  • Recess 10:00–10:20
  • In Session 10:20–12:25
  • Lunch 12:25–1:00
  • In Session 1:00–2:40*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:35

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