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District News

Updated Mon, Aug 12th

We know things can change over the summer break, and some families are just now arriving in our district.

To help them register their children for elementary or middle school, Campbell Union School District's enrollment desk will remain open during lunchtime for the next two weeks, from Aug. 12 through 23.  After August 23, the desk will again close from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

See our Enrollment page for more details about enrollment.

Updated Fri, Aug 9th

It is part of our district’s Strategic Plan to reinvent the way we educate and inspire today's learners, and one of the four goals outlined in our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Launched in the 2018-19 school year, it calls upon individuals—students and the adults who support them—to be Self-Directed, Innovative, a Critical Thinker, Collaborative, and Empathetic.

Developing these five competencies is our commitment to preparing ALL students for a yet-to-be-defined workplace. Their future depends on it. We look forward to partnering with you this year as we educate students to their highest potential.

5 circles of the profile of a graduate

Updated Fri, Aug 9th

LCAPs describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals, and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals. 

Click to read the LCAP for Campbell Union School District and those of our 12 schools.

We determine Local Control & Accountability Plan priorities through a process of reviewing academic and school climate data and garnering input from our community. We elicit broad public input in multiple ways, including online forums and meetings with parents, pupils, school personnel, neighbors, and business and community leaders.

LCAP Goals for 2018-2021

  • Provide high quality teaching and learning that promotes opportunities for applying knowledge.
  • Ensure that students are college and future ready by equipping them with the competencies identified in Profile of a Graduate. Close all identified Achievement Gaps.
  • Provide appropriate tiered supports that promote and sustain positive social/emotional development for all students.
  • Fully engage parents/guardians, students and the community in support of student educational outcomes.
Updated Fri, Aug 9th

They start out so small, yet they grow so quickly.

smiling girl in play tunnelYou want to give them the best from the very beginning. So when it comes time for daycare and preschool consider Campbell Union School District. We have 9 local and affordable preschools in San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, and Saratoga. 

Give them the best opportunity to succeed right from the start! 

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Click or call 408-341-7127.

Updated Fri, Aug 9th

“Our world economy demands a more educated workforce, and grade-level reading proficiency is the key.” 
Landmark Research by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

To help our families keep their children reading and learning while schools are closed for summer, we offer the following list of ideas.

Head to the Library: Thanks to a partnership with Campbell Library, students enrolled in our schools—no matter where they live—have access to the Library’s resources online and in-house. Also, many local libraries hold events and activities for school-ages children.

Keep Reading Materials Handy: Reading can be fun. Keep comic books, magazines, newspapers, paperbacks and e-books on hand as an easy option for your child to choose.

Talk About Reading: Ask your children about what they read. Listen for what they liked or discovered, and connect it to their own experiences.

Create Low-Tech Reading Time: Set aside “no electronics” time each day for reading. Take turns reading aloud to each other or read independently, and keep the television, stereo, smart phones and computers turned off.

Take Opportunities to Practice: Encourage your child to read everyday things, such as menus, movie listings, game instructions, recipes, signs, maps and more.

More ideas online:

“The child who has access to reading is a child better prepared to rise and meet their future. Without the ability to read, a child faces significant challenges in navigating the mid-21st century.”
Richard Robinson, Scholastic CEO and President

Updated Fri, Aug 9th

This spring, our students in grades three through eight participated in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). In our district, the test results are just one way that we determine how well our students are doing. We use the results to find areas where students are doing well and those in which they need added support.

Depending on grade level, a student would have taken the following test(s):

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA)
    and mathematics in grades three through eight
  • California Alternative Assessment (CAA)
  • California Science Test (CAST) in grades five and eight
  • California Spanish Assessment (CSA) in grades three through eight

This year, the California Department of Education has determined that the results from those tests will be delivered electronically. The reports will be uploaded over the next few weeks, as the individual student reports are finalized. Parents/guardians may access them through their Campbell Union School District PowerSchool Parent account. 

A sample of the student test report is available online on a new parent web page called Starting Smarter.  This site also includes:

  • resources to help understand results on the student score reports.
  • access to sample test questions and practice tests.
  • no-cost resources to support learning.
  • a guide for parent-teacher conferences.

NOTE: If you have not created your PowerSchool Parent account, please obtain the log in information from the office staff at your child’s school.

Updated Fri, Aug 9th

Castlemont student performers (pictured above) opened last week's Celebration of Excellence, where Campbell Union School District’s community was introduced to this year's winners of the Teacher of the Year, Classified Employee of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year awards. (See list below.)

The audience of more than 400 family, friends and colleagues also learned that the following people will be representing the district in county and regional programs this year: sighe and hernandez with board

Volunteer of the Year: Audriana Correa-Jimenez (Blackford School)

Classified Employees of the Year: Severiana Guzman (Blackford School) and Corinne Sighe (Sherman Oaks School)

Teacher of the Year: Efrain Hernandez (Sherman Oaks School)

Pictured above, l-r: Corinne Sighe, Board Vice President Richard Nguyen, Efrain Hernandez, Board President Michael Snyder

School and Department Level Awards
Blackford Elementary
Rosalynd Wasilco, Teacher of the Year
Severiana Guzman, Instructional Assistant, Classified Employee of the Year
Sandy Pena, Campbell Care Site Leader,
 Classified Employee of the Year
Audrianna Correa-Jimenez, Volunteer of the Year

Campbell School of Innovation (CSI)
Megan Noriega, Teacher of the Year
Cel Galiza, Child Nutrition Assistant, 
Classified Employee of the Year
Kim Sheerer, Volunteer of the Year

Capri Elementary
Kathy Sweeney, Teacher of the Year
Christi Cota, Instructional Assistant, Classified Employee of the Year
Ana Iurchenko, Yard Duty, 
Classified Employee of the Year
Katie Mendelson, Volunteer of the Year

Castlemont Elementary
Amanda Del Real, Teacher of the Year
Roberto Ficher, Classified Employee of the Year
Emily Zirkel, Volunteer of the Year

Child Nutrition Department
Nancy Camino, Clerical Assistant,
 Classified Employee of the Year

Forest Hill
Melissa LaValle, Teacher of the Year
Maribel Mercado, Behavior Specialist 
Classified Employee of the Year
Kellie Johnson, Instructional Assistant,
Classified Employee of the Year
Emmy Gregory-Bryson, Volunteer of the Year

Lynhaven
Rebecca Martin, Teacher of the Year
Mirella Cardenas, Instructional Assistant, 
Classified Employee of the Year
Jennifer Keltner, Volunteer of the Year

Marshall Lane
Janine Matheson, Teacher of the Year
Eileen Weinstein, Volunteer of the Year
Kevin Theobald, Campbell Care Coordinator,
 Classified Employee of the Year
Irma Jaime, Custodian, 
Classified Employee of the Year

Monroe Middle
Anthoney Roe, Teacher of the Year
Carmen Koerner, Attendance Assistant,
 Classified Employee of the Year
Alex Ramirez, Volunteer of the Year

Rolling Hill Middle
Jessica Harris, Teacher of the Year
Beth Burch, Instructional Assistant,
 Classified Employee of the Year
Suzanne Reese, Volunteer of the Year

Rosemary
Sarita Sundaram, Teacher of the Year
Andreea Singh, Instructional Assistant,
 Classified Employee of the Year
Tzu Chi Organization, Volunteer of the Year

Sherman Oaks
Efrain Hernandez, Teacher of the Year
Corinne Sighe, School/Health Office Assistant,
 Classified Employee of the Year
LingPo Elvey, Volunteer of the Year

Village
Roberta Hendryx, Teacher of the Year
Michele Guraydin, Instructional Assistant,
 Classified Employee of the Year
Hillary Lassetter-Dyer, Volunteer of the Year
 
Other District and Regional Awards
Shelly Viramontez – ACSA Region 8 Woman of Inspiration 2019
Jennifer Jasper – ACSA Region 8 
Co-Administrator of the Year Award
Marco Chavez – ACSA Region 8 
First Year Administrator Superstar Award
Jennifer Bell – Educator of the Year, Calif. League
 of Middle Schools (CLMS) Region 5

Updated Fri, Aug 9th

In a region where an income chasm divides the “haves” and the “have-nots,” the SJ Learns grant* is helping more Campbell Union School District (CUSD) students attain their highest potential. The funding has helped to increase the access that disadvantaged students have to the district’s quality after school and summer programs, and to enrich and extend the learning opportunities offered.

After reviewing success from the 2018-19 school year grant of more than $131,000, the SJ Learns grantors awarded CUSD a two-year renewal of $260,712.

The funding from SJ Learns and other grants support and expand several beyond-the-school-day programs:

  • Learning Express is a school-year program that provides targeted student groups with the opportunity to get homework support and early literacy interventions for kindergarten through third grade.students work on tech project
  • Students in all of our after school programs engage in STEAM, health and fitness, social emotional learning and service learning.
  • The summer ACHIEVE program offers meaningful academic and enrichment learning opportunities for children who are most in need of academic support and a safe place during the summer months. Our efforts are focused on reducing summer learning loss, providing an engaging and safe place for students, and closing the achievement gap. 
  • Additionally, we strive to develop the key competencies of critical thinking, creativity, innovation, collaboration, and empathy. Students benefit as the academic components are taught by credentialed teachers in partnership with trained Expanded Learning staff who provide the enrichment components that foster cooperative learning, skill building, and opportunities for children to try something new.

As the operator of these programs, CUSD can ensure quality and alignment with what students experience during the school day, promote achievement for all students, and monitor what efforts are showing the best outcomes. Documenting successes has made CUSD a desirable choice for community grant programs and partnerships, enabling us to further expand the program and opportunities at each of our 12 schools.

For more information about CUSD’s after school and summer programs, contact Campbell Union School District’s Extensions Department, at 408-364-4200 ext. 6378.

* The grant is made possible, in part, by the SJ Learns grant-making strategy of San Jose Public Library Foundation and the City of San Jose.

Updated Fri, Aug 9th

Our popular summer camp programs offer a safe and fun way for your child to enjoy the summer. Our weekly summer camp experiences offer a well-rounded program that includes Science Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Art and Math (STREAM) themed activities, field trips and more.

See our summer camp information online or click here to register.

Updated Fri, Aug 9th

On May 23, 2019, the Campbell Union School District (CUSD) community will celebrate 12 teachers, 17 classified employees, and 12 school volunteers who are nominees for annual awards. Only four of these honorees will be chosen for the annual district-level honors and will represent CUSD in county and regional programs. Several administrators also will be recognized for earning regional awards from professional education organizations.

The announcements will take place at the district’s annual Recognition Event, Thursday, May 23, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m., in Castlemont’s Multipurpose Room. 

See the INVITATION for details and a LIST OF THE HONOREES in the flyers section.