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Upcoming Events

Help Still Needed!

Please consider helping with yard duty at lunch time! Click for more information.

Outside tables and benches

Volunteers and paid yard duty noon aides supervise our students during lunch.  We are in desperate need for people to help us with this.  If you are able to help from 11:30 to 1:00 one or more days per week, please stop by our office or call us at (408) 364-4259.  We can inform you about how to sign up to volunteer or apply to be paid to fill one of these positions on a full or part time basis.  Please consider helping us with this!  Thank you!

CAASPP (SBAC) Results

SBAC Results have been released.

The state has finally released the test results for last spring’s standardized tests. Click on the link below to explore the various areas.

https://caaspp-elpac.cde.ca.gov/caaspp/

The science assessment scores will not be available until January 2020. The site says that the ELPAC (ELD) scores will not be available until the state verifies the results. When they are released, I will share them with you.

Experts Caution “Strive for Balance” With Technology Use

Panelists at "Child, Disrupted" documentary screening discussed technology use and child development.

panelists on stage at Child Disrupted

With interest in how to ensure their children don’t get too much of a good thing, more than 200 parents, educators and health professionals attended a screening of the documentary film Child, Disrupted. Co-sponsored by School Linked Services and Campbell Union School District, the film presented facts about technology use and child development.

Following the movie, Superintendent Shelly Viramontez moderated a question-answer discussion with panelists Filmmaker Krista Riihmaki, Common Sense Media Regional Manager Jamie Nuñez, Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg, and District Special Education Administrator and Psychologist Stephanie Cima.
The most frequent message from panelists was to seek balance with technology.
Filmmaker Riihimaki shared a personal story about the negative role technology played in her brother’s mental health, and ultimate demise, that motivated her to make Child, Disrupted. The experts in the film emphasized that social interaction and interacting with the physical world is critical to brain development in children, from infants and through their teens.
“Overuse of technology has an impact on physical and mental health,” said Common Sense’s Jamie Nuñez. To reduce excessive use, he suggested first looking at the relationship you have with the child and considering some family rules.”
Supervisor Ellenberg suggested increasing activities that don’t involve technology, such as hiking, and going to the park. She also shared that First 5 has resource centers that provide a range of support services.
For schools, Superintendent Viramontez noted that there have been compelling reasons to increase technology use in schools, among them: providing students with more equity in access to instruction, teaching them how to use technology as a tool for creating rather than passive consuming, and preparing them with the skills they will need in this Information Age.
“Technology is how our children are going to interact with the world," she said. "We would be doing them a disservice if we didn’t engage them in using technology effectively as a tool and not a distraction.”
You can download information on Common Sense Media’s recommended tools, in English and Spanish, on our website.

What Does Your Student Need?

As part of our annual planning, we use Thoughtexchange to collect your ideas about what is important to you for your child's education.

diverse group of students smiling

We believe that working closely with our community is essential to meeting the needs of our students. As part of our annual planning, we want to understand what is important to you for your school and the District. One way we do that is through Thoughtexchange—an online tool that allows us to learn the thoughts and priorities of the people affected by our decisions.

Share your Thoughts! 
Please join in the Parent/Community conversation about your child's school and district.
Por favor únase a la conversación de los padres/la comunidad sobre la escuela y el distrito de su hijo.

It is an easy 3-step process:
  1.  Share – answer open-ended questions about education in our schools
  2.  Star – review and ideas from other stakeholders
  3.  Discover – learn what is important to the community as a whole

We are committed to making sure our students are educated to their highest potential, and we rely on your feedback and input to help guide that direction. That is why we are asking for your participation in an online community conversation about what we're doing well and areas in which we can improve.

Sincerely,
Dr. Shelly Viramontez, Superintendent

Maintaining Quality Instruction for Students

Governing Board discussing a potential local funding measure that would help maintain quality education in our schools

female teacher with young boy smiling at camera

Great teachers can bring out the best in students. They are at the center of student achievement, especially in core academic and advanced programs in reading, writing, math, arts and science. In recent years, dozens of highly-qualified teachers have left for more affordable areas. Without additional funding, our District may continue to lose great teachers.
 
The Governing Board of the TK-8 Campbell Union School District (CUSD) has been discussing a potential local funding measure that would help maintain quality education in our elementary and middle schools.
 
Let Us Know What You Think.
We’d like to hear from you. Our webpage includes answers to frequently asked questions and a short survey to help us learn what is important to voters in our district.