Castlemont Elementary School

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Updated: Aug 16 2016 - 3:38pm

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!  We are so excited to begin the new year with an invitation to join us Thursday night August 25 from 5:00-6:30 PM, on the field for our annual Family Picnic social.  Just bring your dinner and a blanket and join other Castlemont families and get reacquainted, while also meeting new parents and their children.  It’s a family friendly way to get to know the Castlemont community, which is always a fun and supportive group.

While you were vacationing, we had a couple of changes in staff.   Ms. Catherine (Cathy) McAvoy has joined us as the new Assistant Principal.  Ms. McAvoy has been coaching our district teachers for the past two years.  Prior to this she was a teacher at Monroe Middle and Blackford Elementary.  Ms. Chong has returned after a year in Indiana and will replace Mrs. Bolanos in third grade.  Mrs. Balcazar is also returning this year and will be teaching fifth grade.  She is replacing Mrs. Norum who has become our new Equity Coach.  We are thrilled to have them as members of our wonderful staff and school community.

On behalf of the Castlemont staff, we look forward to the new school year and to seeing you at our 8th annual Family Picnic on Thursday, August 25 at 5:00 PM.


Updated: Aug 24 2016 - 4:34pm

The latest issue of Campbell Union School District's Board Meeting News is now online via the e-flyer link on your news page.

The issue includes updates on our Strategic Plan goals, the reorganization proposed for Campbell Middle School. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the reorganization are also available on the District’s website at

Updated: Aug 16 2016 - 3:36pm

Welcome back to a great 2016-2017 school year!!!  I am so excited to be a part of the Castlemont family.  My name is Cathy McAvoy, and I am the new Assistant Principal.  I’ve been in education for twenty-seven years, and seventeen of those have been at the elementary level.  Prior to joining the staff here at Castlemont, I was the District Literacy Coach, 5th-6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at Monroe Middle School, and 4th-5th grade teacher at Blackford.  Believe it or not, I’ve even taught kindergarten and 3rd grade.  I look forward to meeting all of you as we continue our journey of providing your children with an education that is beyond the expected. 

Updated: Aug 16 2016 - 3:26pm

The Home and School Club will be planning for the one of our biggest events very soon! If you have interest in helping to put this event together, please feel free to contact the HSC office or email andreea.singh.hsc [at] for more information.

Updated: Aug 16 2016 - 3:24pm

Still back to school shopping? Support us when you shop for back to school
items. (#StartWithaSmile) at and Amazon donates. All donations help fund activities and program that directly enrich your child’s school experience. Thank you!

Updated: Aug 16 2016 - 3:18pm

Castlemont’s Home and School Club welcomes everyone back from a wonderful Summer vacation! Be sure to keep an eye on your Monday envelope for our flyer and visit for important dates and information. We look forward to meeting with you!

Updated: Aug 10 2016 - 10:31am

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! We’re ready to begin a new year of learning and growing. Our staff has prepared several innovative programs to enrich students' educational experience and keep them engaged in learning. We’ve also provided some links to help you and your student start the school year right. 

Updated: Aug 10 2016 - 9:45am

CUSD Preschool is proud to announce a new tuition-based, year-round, full-day Infant and Toddler program, for children ages 3-36 months.  It is located at Rosemary School’s Family Learning Center.

This new program expands our variety of early education offerings at each CUSD elementary school.  

Our district-operated preschools serve children from 3 months to 5 years old with full-day and half-day programs.

For more information, to schedule a tour, or to register please call 341-7054 or visit our website

Updated: Aug 16 2016 - 3:12pm

We greatly appreciate your donations for our upcoming school year. Each grade level has created their own wish list for donations. Please don't feel obligated to purchase everything on the list. Please click on the title of the article "Supply List Donations" and you will find a list of pdf files in English and Spanish by grade level. Thank you for your support. 


Updated: Aug 16 2016 - 3:24pm

If you are seeking busing for your child in the 2016-2017 school year, please note the following information. 

At the start of every school year, new applications and documents are needed to ensure that your child receives transportation to and from school. No student will be allowed to board any bus without a picture-verified, district-issued bus pass. This pass will ensure the continued safety of your child while riding our buses, as well as ensure that students are dropped off at the correct locations both in the morning and afternoon.
Applications and the dates and locations for submitting them are available by calling 408-364-4200, or online at

Bell Schedule

  • In Session 8:20–10:15
  • AM Recess 10:15–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–11:25
  • Lunch 11:25–12:07
  • In Session 12:07–1:30
  • PM Recess 1:30–1:40
  • In Session 1:40–2:30*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:30 with no PM recess
  • In Session 8:20–10:15
  • AM Recess 10:15–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–11:30
  • Lunch 11:30–12:12
  • In Session 12:12–1:30
  • PM Recess 1:20–1:30
  • In Session 1:30–2:30*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:30 with no PM recess
  • In Session 8:20–10:15
  • AM Recess 10:15–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–11:59
  • Lunch 11:59–12:41
  • In Session 12:41–1:30
  • PM Recess 1:30–1:40
  • In Session 1:40–2:30*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:30 with no PM recess
  • In Session 8:20–10:10
  • AM Recess 10:10–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–11:50
  • Lunch 11:50–12:34
  • In Session 12:34–2:30*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:30 with no PM recess
  • In Session 8:20–10:05
  • AM Recess 10:05–10:20
  • In Session 10:20–12:15
  • Lunch 12:15–12:49
  • In Session 12:49–2:35*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:35 with no PM recess
  • In Session 8:20–10:15
  • AM Recess 10:15–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–12:07
  • Lunch 12:07–12:41
  • In Session 12:41–2:35*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:35 with no PM recess

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