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Upcoming Events

Students Need You to Apply to Oversight Committee

District seeks applicants for Citizens Oversight Committee that oversees use of bond and parcel tax revenues.

Campbell Union School District is accepting applications now to fill two vacancies on its Citizens Bond and Parcel Tax Oversight Committee. Applications are available now online or by contacting Christina Tran, Campbell Union School District, ctran [at] campbellusd.org, 408-364-4200 ext. 6215.

The District operates classes for preschool-through-eighth-grade students from the communities of Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Saratoga.  The bond funds help to repair and improve the district’s 12 elementary and middle schools. Parcel tax funds support instructional programs that directly benefit students. The Board-appointed independent citizens committee reviews school district spending and ensures that bond and parcel tax revenues are spent only for the purpose set before the voters.

Oversight Committee members represent various parts of the community: businesses, senior citizens, taxpayer organizations, and parents of students enrolled in the District.   These members serve for a term of two years without compensation and for no more than two consecutive terms.  (Education Code Section 15282(a))

Message from the Principal

Help wanted sign

Over the past week, we have had more rain than usual. This impacts our lunch period since the children need to return to the classrooms to play instead of going out to the playground. On these days, we need additional assistance. A BIG thanks to all of the parents and grandparents who have volunteered to help! We truly appreciate their participation.

If you are available to help out on any days from 11:30 to 1:00, just show up. No need to let us know ahead of time. Also, we still need to fill some vacant yard duty positions. If you are available one or more days per week to assist, let the office staff know and they will explain the hiring process.

Parking Lot Safety

Keep calm and drive safely

Safety of our students is our number one priority. One of the most important times to keep this in mind is during  drop off and pick up times. At the beginning and end of the day, our parking lot is extremely busy. We ask that you are aware of protecting the safety of our students  as you drive through.

Please drive slowly and use the lane closest to the school to drop your children off. They need to exit your vehicle on the school side. If you are driving through the lot, use the lane closest to the parked cars. The speed limit in the parking lot is 10 m.p.h. We appreciate your help with keeping our students and their families safe.

Support for Others

Sign that says great job

Back in December, our Expect Respect students held a Holiday Craft Fair. The students created beautiful homemade ornaments and gifts to sell. All of the money they raised was donated to two elementary schools that were affected by the Camp Fire.

The principal of Concow Elementary School called last week to thank us personally for the generous donation to their school. They have given the money to their PTA to be spent on something that will benefit all of their students.

The team at Paradise Elementary School wrote a thank you note. Part of it said, “Your generosity will no doubt aid in our recovery and provide hope for our school community. We are beyond grateful to you for the thought and effort that was put into your donation. For those who have lost so much, it means the world to have others think of them and organize such considerate donations.”

Kudos to the Expect Respect students and their adult Cornerstone leaders for supporting this important effort to help these schools recover from their overwhelming loss.

Wellness: a District and Community Endeavor

“We are fortunate to have extensive community partnerships that bolster our ability to support the whole child academically, emotionally and behaviorally and free our teachers to teach,” said District Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “We’ve worked with local agencies and our Wellness Committee to establish community partnerships and secure grants that provide a reliable system of supports beyond the classroom for students and their families."

Following is partial list of the partner-supported Mental and Physical Health Services at CUSD Schools:

Uplift Family Services: 5 Clinicians; 1 Family Specialist; 1 Family Partner. Provides Counseling, Therapy for Individual and Family, Parenting Classes

Counseling and Support Services for Youth (CASSY): 7 Associate Marriage Family Therapists (AMFT)

El Camino Hospital: Health Teacher Online curriculum, PlayWorks, 2 additional school nurses, 200 hours of translation support, Dental services, Vision 2 Learn, 5-2-1-0

School Linked Services (County Health Dept.): 10 school-based Community Liaisons, Dozens of Parent Education offerings at 9 schools

Other Resources & Services: Assistance League, Faith-based groups, Second Harvest Food Bank, Santa Clara Dental Society, Dept. of Alcohol & Drug Services, District Attorney’s Office, Family Engagement Institute, Foothill College, Gardner Health Clinics