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Click on the file below and then click again on the file name for your child's classroom placement for 2017-2018. You will need your 5 digit ID number in order to look up your child. For privacy, we do not list students' names. You can find the 5 digit number in the top right corner of the yellow Emergency Contact Form which you received in your large envelope mailing in the last couple of weeks. 

If you do not know your student's ID number, there will be several people around campus with clipboards listing the students names, teachers and room numbers. They will be happy to assist you.

Assignments are tentative. All students with completed registration packets or who are already enrolled in our schools have been given temporary class assignments. As with all beginnings, there is a period of transition. For the first few weeks, our enrollment fluctuates as students move into and out of the district and we balance class sizes.

The campus opens at 8:00 am and the final bell rings at 8:20. Don't forget it's Wednesday which is a minimum day. Kindergarten through 3rd grade finish at 1:30 and 4th and 5th grade finish at 1:35. We'll see you in the morning (Wednesday, August 23)!

Updated Fri, Aug 18th
Home and School Club

Welcome back to school!  We are looking forward to an exciting year and would like to extend an invitation to our annual Home & School Club Kick Off/Meet & Greet meeting, Tuesday, September 5th, 7:00 P.M., in the Library.  Come and learn how our Home & School Club supports our students and staff and how you can make a difference!  Visit and bookmark our website,http://castlemonthsc.weebly.com/.  

Updated Fri, Aug 18th

On Thursday, August 31, from 5:00-6:30, join other Castlemont families and staff and bring your own picnic for an informal gathering on the large field. See you there!

Updated Fri, Aug 18th

After you drop off your child, please join Principal Eric Brown for coffee on Friday, September 1 at 8:30 in the Staff Room. Mr. Brown will share school information and also give you a chance to meet some of our wonderful school families.

Updated Tue, Aug 22nd

Each Thursday, new announcements from our school website become part of our e-news distribution system. View them wherever you view your email messages. These weekly notices and online flyers can help you stay current on school events and issues!

Click on "See School Flyers" in the email to see community, district and school flyers. Many flyers are no longer printed and are only available electronically.

Please make sure that Castlemont has your email address. If you are unsure, please contact the office staff and we will update our system.

Simply go to the Castlemont website https://castlemont.campbellusd.org/ to sign up for the weekly news email. Soon we will no longer be offering the printed version of the newsletter. So, please sign up today!

Subscribe to the e-news online. 

Updated Thu, Aug 17th
Welcome Back to School

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!  We are so excited to begin the new year with an invitation to join us Thursday night August 31 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. Herr comes to our 5th grade team from Rosemary School (and before she earned her credential, Katie was an Instructional Assistant at Castlemont, welcome back!).  Ms. Smyth is joining our kinder team via Moreland School District.  Ms. Hart will be our new Reading intervention teacher by way of St. Mary’s School in Los Gatos.  Mrs. Gruetter and Mr. Kondo are joining our 4th grade team.  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 and hearing about your wonderful summer experiences. 

Updated Wed, Aug 16th

Enjoy your summer, but first, please mark these important dates on your calendar! The first day of the 17-18 school year is Wednesday, August 23rd. You can download a PDF of the 2017-2018 calendar hereLook for details in your Welcome Back envelope which should arrive in your mailbox by the third week of August. 

Tuesday, August 15
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP - Watch your mail during the second week of August for more information about your appointment for Kindergarten Roundup. You will have an appointment for your Kindergartener for an assessment by a Castlemont teacher for approximately 20 minutes. If you are unable to make your appointment, your child will be assessed after school starts.

Tuesday, August 15 at 5:00 pm
KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION - with the Principal and Kindergarten Teachers in the Multi-Use Room. If you are unable to attend this orientation, there will be another orientation with the Principal after you have dropped off your child on the first day of school, August 23 at 8:35 am. Please join us at either or both orientations. The same information will be covered in both orientations.

Tuesday, August 22 at 5:00 pm
CLASS LISTS POSTED – You will need your five digit student ID number found in the envelope which was mailed to you earlier in August. For privacy, no names will be listed.

Wednesday, August 23
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – School begins at 8:20 am. The campus opens and adult supervision begins at 8:00 am. Wednesdays are minimum days at Castlemont. TK through 3rd grade will be released at 1:30 and 4th and 5th grades will be released at 1:35. (Regular dismissal times on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday will be 2:30 for TK through 3rd grades and 2:35 for 4th and 5th grades.)

KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION –At 8:35 am, after you have dropped off your child in the classroom, come to the Multi-Use room to learn about the Kindergarten Program from the Principal. If you attended the Orientation on August 15, you may attend this orientation, as well. The same information will be covered in both orientations.

Thursday, August 31, 5:00-6:30 pm
WHOLE SCHOOL PICNIC - Join other Castlemont families and bring your own picnic for an informal gathering on the large field.

Tuesday, September 12
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Have a great summer!

 

Updated Wed, Jun 28th

Board News - June 1 2017: Members of the winning Monroe Middle School Scholars Cup team were featured at the meeting. The Board also heard a District recommendation on the TK-8 school transformation.

The June 1 meeting agenda included presentations about:

  • Plans for transforming Campbell Middle School into a new TK-8 grade school.
  • Local Control & Accountability Plans (LCAPs) for teh District and several of its schools.
  • The 2017-18 District Budget.

Details about these topics are available in English and Spanish in the June 1, 2017 edition of Board Meeting News.

The next Board meeting will be held June 22nd. The agenda is available online.

Updated Tue, Jun 13th

Free summer meals for eligible children

For some children and teens, summer can mean an unwanted vacation from the regular meals they received at school. Fortunately, children in Santa Clara County, ages 18 and younger, can receive free meals during the summer at multiple locations.

Various programs are in place throughout the county to help children, who rely on free or reduced-price school meals, to receive meals when school is out.

Two Campbell Union School District schools will serve meals beginning June 26 and ending July 14.

  • Rosemary Elementary School, located at 401 W. Hamilton Ave., will serve a lunch/brunch from 12:30 to 1 p.m. M
  • Sherman Oaks Elementary, located at 1800 Fruitdale Ave., will serve brunch from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Children in Campbell also can go to:

  • Del Mar High School will serve free meals during the summer to anyone under age 18. Breakfast is from 9:10 to 9:20 a.m. and lunch from 11:00-11:10 a.m. There will be no meals served July 3-4.
  • The Health Trust, 2105 Bascom Ave., and
  • The Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road Suite 202 in Los Gatos.

There are many more locations in Santa Clara County. Families can find a meal site in their area through web searches for USDA Summer Food and the Hunger Hotline, or by phoning the National Hunger Hotline at: 1-866-3HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273).

Updated Wed, Jun 7th

As another school year comes to an end, Castlemont HSC would like to extend a warm THAN YOU to all Teachers, Staff Members, Volunteers, and Parents for all your help and support through out the year. We wish everyone a wonderful and relaxing summer vacation!

Bell Schedule

  • In Session8:20–10:10
  • AM Recess10:10–10:25
  • In Session10:25–11:25
  • Lunch11:25–12:07
  • In Session12:07–1:30
  • PM Recess1:30–1:40
  • In Session1:40–2:30 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:30 with no PM recess

  • In Session8:20–10:10
  • AM Recess10:10–10:25
  • In Session10:25–11:30
  • Lunch11:30–12:12
  • In Session12:12–1:30
  • PM Recess1:30–1:40
  • In Session1:40–2:30 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:30 with no PM recess

  • In Session8:20–10:10
  • AM Recess10:10–10:30
  • In Session10:30–11:50
  • Lunch11:50–12:34
  • In Session12:34–2:30 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:30

  • In Session8:20–10:10
  • AM Recess10:10–10:30
  • In Session10:30–12:00
  • Lunch12:00–12:44
  • In Session12:44–2:30 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:30

  • In Session8:20–10:10
  • AM Recess10:10–10:25
  • In Session10:25–12:20
  • Lunch12:20–12:54
  • In Session12:54–2:35 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:35

  • In Session8:20–10:10
  • AM Recess10:10–10:25
  • In Session10:25–12:15
  • Lunch12:15–12:49
  • In Session12:49–2:35 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:35

 

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