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Upcoming Events

Yearbook Pick Up

Yearbooks are in!

Good news! Our yearbooks have finally arrived! They will be distributed next Wednesday, August 5th in the lower parking lot from 9:00 to 12:00.  Drive through pickup service will be provided.
If you pre-ordered a yearbook for your child, please come by during these times, if you can. If you did not pre-order, we have a few yearbooks that can be purchased. Please don't call the office about the yearbooks. just come by to purchase one. You will need to provide a check made out to "Marshall Lane PTA" for $25.00. 
Hope to see you next Wednesday. Please remain in your car for safe and easy pickup. Thank you!

District Responds to Questions about Reopening Plan

Virtual meeting simulcast in English and Spanish. Recording posted on YouTube.

school supplies and COVID reopening plan

At the July 29 virtual meeting, Campbell Union School District Superintendent Shelly Viramontez addressed questions sent in advance from families about the School Reopening Plan. It was simulcast in Spanish and a recording of the session is posted online.

Due to an error by, the attendance capacity was limited and about 150 people were unable to log in.

“We had planned for 1000 person capacity, so the limit was frustrating to us and to our families,” Viramontez said. “Fortunately, we did record it and will make it available right away.” 

More than 900 people were able to listen in—500 in English and more than 400 in Spanish—to hear responses to questions centered around the topics of Distance Learning, the Hybrid phases and scheduling, safety measures, special education, child care, meals, and transportation. 

The recording in English is on the district’s YouTube channel (). Spanish subtitles will be added before the end of the week.

District Presents Detailed Plan for Reopening

Specifics for remote and in-person learning for elementary and middle school students

man writing plan on glass

Today, Campbell Union School District released its detailed 2020-21 School Reopening Plan, with descriptions of how schools will phase in from remote learning to the traditional all on-campus model over time. It also provides sample schedules for distance and in-person learning, safety measures for students and staff, and an overview of the planning process.

“Throughout the process, our top priority is the health and well-being of our students, staff, and families as we continue our work of educating students to their highest potential,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. 

Review the Plan

The detailed report is available now, in English, on the district’s COVID-19 web page. A Spanish version will be added on Mon., July 27th

Attend one of the virtual community meetings about the plan. (Links available on the District’s public meetings calendar.)

  • 6 - 7 pm on Wed., July 29th (English, with Spanish interpretation)
  • 6 - 7:30 pm on Thu. July 30th (Spanish interpretation provided)  (Updated 7/29)

To submit questions after you review the plan, please use this online form

Distance Learning

The plan calls for beginning the school year with all students in Distance Learning and gradually moving to in-person learning as conditions allow. There also is an option for families who prefer to enroll their students in Distance Learning for the entire school year. 

Starting Monday afternoon, July 27th, families who wish to opt in to the full-year Distance Learning program, will receive an access code by email which they may use with the "Distance Learning" link our Enrollment web page. (Available the afternoon of July 27.) The deadline to enroll in the full-year Distance Learning option is 4 p.m. August 3rd.

Afternoon Campbell Care

While current restrictions prevent opening classrooms for daily instruction, they do allow for childcare with physical distancing. The district child care program will follow all Public Health Department requirements.

Campbell Care will be available, beginning Mon., Aug. 24th, from 2:30 p.m. until 6:00 pm, for 5 days per week. The cost is $614 per student per month. The rate will be adjusted to $399 for the “short months” of August and December, and there is a 10% discount for siblings and district staff. 

The number of sites offering this program will be determined by enrollment numbers. Families who have already paid a registration deposit for childcare will receive a separate communication from the Expanded Learning Department about their priority placement.

Registration is open to all CUSD-enrolled families. Click to register.     

Special Thanks

“We owe a special thanks to the parents, employees and students who worked with us, answered our surveys and helped us define a plan even as public health guidelines frequently changed,” Viramontez said. “I’m pleased that we have created a plan that allows us to be safe, nimble and responsive to local conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Message from the Principal

Planning for the 2020-2021 school year!

I am hoping that this message finds you and your families healthy and safe. It has been an unusual summer for all of us. When the school year ended in June, we were all anticipating that school would open this year with our students coming back to Marshall Lane in August. However, as you know, children in California will begin this year with distance learning due to the continued threat from Covid-19. When the staff returns in August, we will be working on plans and schedules to provide materials, devices, and online instruction for our students. Information will be shared over the next few weeks regarding how this will work.

This week, all site administrators have returned to work to begin to create a plan, along with district office staff for moving forward into the 2020-2021 school year. If you have questions or concerns, please send me an email at pspencer [at] Take care of yourselves and your families. 

How Can We Talk To Children About COVID-19?

A resource regarding how to talk to children about the pandemic.

It is often difficult to find ways to discuss the pandemic with young children and figure out how much information to provide to them so they will be aware of their part in controlling the spread of the virus, but not to alarm them unnecessarily. Here is a resource from Kaiser Permanente regarding how to talk to children about the pandemic and helpful hints about establishing family routines to reduce stress for them. Focusing on what they can do to help avoid spreading the virus is important so please discuss hand hygiene, physical distancing, and wearing masks when appropriate to help them to develop these safe habits.