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Learn About Measure T

The superintendent shares why the Board voted to put Measure T on the November ballot.

Learn About Measure T

Video also available in Spanish.

Learn more about Measure T on our bond page.

Make Your Game Plan for a Free Night of Football!

Free tickets for CUSD students and families to see SJSU Spartans take on UNLV Rebels Oct. 7

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Score big on a great night of football with this free and discount ticket offer from the SJSU Spartans.

Each Campbell USD student and their guardian can have one free ticket to the game on Fri., Oct. 7. Additional tickets are just $5 each. It’s a fun, family night especially for CUSD families. 

Get your tickets today. Go to https://bit.ly/SJSUCUSD

All your friends will be there!

  • Friday, October 7, 2022
  • Kick off is at 7:30PM
  • Visit the SJSU Fan Zone link for Game Day Information.

The school with the highest participation could win a pizza party!

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Conference Week October 3rd-7th

Early Dismissal All Week

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Open Letter to the City of San Jose About Traffic Safety

Superintendent and Governing Board Request Action

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Today, September 21, 2022, Campbell Union School District's leadership sent an open letter to San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo with several requests for increasing traffic safety near schools.  

The text of the letter appears below.

letter to Mayor Liccardo
Click to view a PDF of the letter.

The Honorable Sam Liccardo
Mayor, City of San Jose
200 East Santa Clara Street, 18th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113  

Dear Mayor Liccardo:

Last week, our school district community suffered a pain that no one should ever have to endure: the death of an eight-year-old boy struck by an automobile on his walk to school.

As difficult as this loss has been for our community, it does not compare to the pain being experienced by his family, as their lives are forever altered.

In wanting to ensure that no one in San Jose ever goes through this type of pain and trauma, we are imploring the city of San Jose to take immediate steps to prioritize crosswalks near schools.

As a school district, and on behalf of San Jose families, we are specifically requesting the following:

  • Budget support for school crossing guards;
  • Increased enforcement of traffic laws in zones near schools;
  • Consistent maintenance of crosswalks near schools; and
  • Public safety campaign focused on safe driving near school zones

We recognize that the city of San Jose has already begun the process of upgrading crosswalks near the scene of the tragedy, but we feel it important to memorialize the above referenced request, as we want to ensure that pedestrian safety does not fall off the City’s list of top priorities.

We know that this is a complex issue, but it is one that needs immediate attention, as sadly, this type of tragedy has become far too common on the streets of San Jose.

Although we will never truly be able to fully come to grips with the loss of a beautiful little boy, we can make a difference in our community and, in the process, forever honor his legacy.

On behalf of the Campbell Union Elementary School District Governing Board and Administration, we thank you for your consideration and look forward to being a part of the solution.

Sincerely,

Richard Nguyen                                      Dr. Shelly Viramontez
Board President                                      Superintendent 

cc:   San Jose City Council
        Campbell Union Elementary School District Governing Board

Preparing Students To Reach Their Highest Potential

College Bound Or Not, We Prepare Them For A Future With Options

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They say success is a journey, not a destination. For Campbell Union School District students, we want to ensure there is joy in the journey. Our teachers and staff are committed to providing students with the tools and knowledge needed for the future they will help create.

icons of the competencies“We want our students to see the real-world connections between what they are learning in school and the possibilities for their future,” said Director of Teaching and Learning Pamela Cheng. “Our Profile of a Graduate competencies—Self-directed, Critical thinker, Collaborative, Innovative, Empathetic—provide a focus for our program decisions to prepare students for the demands of the evolving future workforce.” 

The district promotes college and career readiness by setting high expectations and providing opportunities for all students to have real-world learning experiences. Here are a few examples of how CUSD supports curiosity, learning, and real world connections to learning across the district:

  • The Expert Connections and the Wonder Wednesday programs are resources for teachers to invite guest speakers from the community to share their expertise with students, talk about their journey to gaining their special skills, and show students how what they learn in school connects to their future.
  • Through the Biliteracy Pathway Awards program, Sherman Oaks and Monroe Middle students choose to work toward proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. It is part of the multi-year path to earning a State Seal of Biliteracy on their high school diploma.
  • Partnerships with Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI) provide young girls in our schools a free after-school fitness and confidence building program where collegiate female athletes inspire young girls to get active, believe in themselves and improve their beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors about physical activity. 
  • We partner with local universities to have their students tutor and mentor our students in subjects such as mathematics, digital citizenship, cybersecurity, coding and more.
  • The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a program aimed at closing the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. It has been part of Monroe Middle School for more than 20 years, and CUSD was among the first districts in California to offer it at an elementary school. While the course itself has strict qualifying standards, elements of the program can be found in classrooms across the district. 
  • Our eighth graders can opt into an accelerated math course that prepares them for accelerated math in high school.

“While every student may not currently desire to go to college, we are committed to ensuring they have the skills necessary if they ever do want that option,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “Whether their path leads to college or to a trade vocation, it’s our job to ensure our students have evolving abilities that make their aspirations a possibility.”