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Upcoming Events

Input On One Time Funds to Accelerate Learning

A conversation about accelerating student learning

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We are so pleased that our legislators have approved additional one-time funds to support student learning acceleration in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenge of providing in-person instruction for this school year. Those of you who have been in the district, are familiar with our use of ThoughtExchange to gather large scale community input. We are seeking thoughts and ideas from our staff and families about what the district might do to accelerate student learning going forward.

Please be part of this conversation and decision making process. It’s easy to do from your mobile device or desktop computer.

Share Your Thoughts

Enter your thoughts about accelerating student learning and rate those from others. Then - and this is important - return periodically to see any new ideas and give them a “star” rating indicating how much you agree with the idea.  

The Conversation About Accelerating Student Learning will be open through May 7. We will then review the top thoughts for developing the plan that must be submitted by June 1, 2021. Thank you in advance for your thoughts, ideas and participation.

Important Changes to the School Schedule on Wednesdays, April 21st & 28th

Upcoming changes

In order to allow our teachers time to prepare for students to return to full-time instruction on May 3rd, the Campbell Union School District has approved two mostly asynchronous days on Wednesday, April 21st and Wednesday, April 28th.

 

On these days, students will log on for one hour from 8:30 to 9:30 so teachers are able to take roll and explain the work for the remainder of the day. Then students will be released to work on their own from 9:30 on. This will allow our hard working teachers additional time to collaborate with their colleagues to plan instruction for the last five weeks of school.

 

We are all looking forward to having all of our students back for full-time instruction on May 3rd. Thank you again for your partnership and assistance over the past 13 months as we have worked together to educate your children.

 

Reopening Roundup

With in-person learning, some normalcy returns.

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With most of our students back on campus for in-person hybrid instruction, we are seeing the return of some familiar and enjoyable school happenings. Mask-wearing students and teachers line up, greet each other happily, chat as they walk to class. They may be socially distanced, but the learning, idea sharing, and playing during recess and physical education classes bring a welcome feeling of normalcy back to school. teacher waves as students line up

Now that our schools will increase in-person instructional time on Monday, May 3, families may be wondering what other school-related opportunities will be available. Here’s a quick run-down.

Beyond the School Day

  • After school programs: The district’s Expanded Learning Dept. will be changing its after school program hours at elementary sites to accommodate the schedule changes happening on May 3rd. For details about registration, go to cusdextensions.asapconnected.com.
  • Sports: Our Athletic League has determined that it will not have competitions this year.
  • Summer programs:
    Expanded Learning will offer summer recreation/enrichment camps starting June 21. Registration opens in May. Details at cusdextensions.asapconnected.com. 
    The district’s Academic Summer School will be by invitation only, and dependent on how many summer teaching positions we can fill.

Next School Year

  • We are planning for a traditional school schedule for the 2021-22 school year.
  • There may be a small middle school pilot program for distance learning, but there are no plans currently for continuing large-scale distance learning. The June 2020 SB98 legislation, a bill that provided essential flexibility for distance learning, expires on June 30, 2021. And the March 2021 AB86 legislation, which focused on providing in-person learning, remains in effect.

Family Entertainment Opportunity

Shrek The Musical - Streaming - Westmont High School's Spring Musical 4/16 - 4/25

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your family? How about watching a virtual presentation of the play Shrek performed by some of our former students at Westmont? Here is the information to obtain tickets.
 
Shrek The Musical - Streaming - Westmont High School's Spring Musical 4/16 - 4/25
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs!  Created within strict safety protocols, this Virtual Theatre production of Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life in a dynamic, new way and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, a half-dozen other fairy-tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

Shrek is irreverent, fairy-tale fun for the whole family and there's even a powerful message woven within: beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

Streaming:

April 16 & 17 @ 7:00 pm

April 23, 24 & 25 @ 7:00 pm

April 17, 18 & 24 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets: (Marshall Lane Community Coupon Code: C-MarshallLane20 )
$10 (Individual)
$15 (Family Ticket)
$30 (Group Rate)

 

Reopening Update: More In-person Instructional Time Coming Soon

Watch Superintendent's Backyard Briefing and see the most recent Board presentation.

dr viramontez

Changes to public health restrictions will allow our schools to increase in-person instructional time starting Monday, May 3rd, according to an update from Superintendent Viramontez at the April 1 Governing Board meeting. Please see the attached slides from the Board presentation for details.

For more information:

Watch the Superintendent's Beackyard Briefing.

See the slides from the Board presentation.

Visit our COVID-19 Resources Web page.

NOTE: There will be a meeting on April 14th for the "not ready" families who indicated that their students may be ready to return to campus after Spring Break. The district will email a link to that virtual meeting on April 12th.