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Updated Tue, Aug 14th

District students compete in international coding event.

Karen, who hopes to work for NASA one day, joined dozens of middle school students who took part in the Zero Robotics International Space Station (ISS) Finals with the astronauts last Friday, August 10th. Campbell Union School District middle schoolers competed in the Zero Robotics summer program and wrote code for moving mini satellites in zero gravity.

Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program introduces students to computer programming, robotics, and space engineering, and provides hands-on experience with programming SPHERE (Synchronized, Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites). At the culminating event, 12 regional teams from around the globe watched live as astronauts aboard the International Space Station judged their team’s code in zero gravity.

This is the second year that Campbell Union School District summer program students have participated in Zero Robotics, thanks to the grant-funded After School Education Safety (ASES) program operated by our CUSD Extensions Department. 

Campbell Union School District students were featured in a National Geographic short film about it, called Zero Gravity.

For more about Zero Robotics, visit their website.

Updated Tue, Aug 14th

As you return to campus, you will notice we have new room numbers. We have included this updated map for you to find your way around Castlemont. We'll have several folks with maps helping you find your way on the first day of school. We look forward to seeing you all on the 22nd!

Updated Wed, Aug 8th

TK and Kindergarten Families, Please read this letter from Principal Eric Brown with some new information.

Letter to TK and K Parents in English

Una carta para las familias de Castlemont en los grados de TK y Kinder en Espanol

 

Updated Tue, Aug 7th

CUSD is going paperless this year, so you won't receive a big envelope of paperwork from Castlemont.

Did you receive your digital back-to-school packet by email from our District Office? (Search your inbox from August 1 for the sender Shelley Wedel.)

Yes?  
Complete the packet on-line and you're finished!

No? 
Pick up a hardcopy packet in the Castlemont office.  You may complete it in the office or take it home and return it on or before the first day of school.

OR if you cannot pick up a hardcopy packet, please call our office 408-364-4233 X 0.

Updated Wed, Aug 8th

Stay informed about school and district events by using the online calendar.

Watch this 54-second video to see how to use our online school and district events calendar.

Updated Fri, Aug 10th

We are looking forward to seeing our Castlemont Dragons return to, or start, at Castlemont School on Wednesday, August 22.  Please click on these English or Spanish letters from Principal Eric Brown for more information:

Welcome Back Parent Letter 2018 - English

Carta de bienvenida a regreso a classes 2018 - Espanol

We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

Updated Wed, Aug 1st

The 2018-19 Back-to-School Information "Packet" is online this year.

This week, we are emailing parents/guardians with information about the digital Back-to-School “packet” that will help make for a smooth and safe start of the year for their students.

FIRST, THE OFFICIAL FORMS...

Using the email address provided by parents/guardians, we are sending a message with link(s) by which they may:

  1. Confirm/Update the Emergency Contact information for their students. (Emergency Contact information is required to receive middle school class schedule!)
  2. Review legally required notices, parental consent forms, and information about that first day of school.
  3. Generate a confirmation email that shows completion of steps 1 and 2 above. IMPORTANT! Middle School students will need to bring a copy of the confirmation email with them to receive their class schedule!

If you did not receive an email, or if you cannot access the online forms, please contact the school office.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION...

Each school's website will have back-to-school information specific to that school posted on its Family Involvement page, found under the Resources tab at the top of the home page.

Need More?
If you have a question or would like to request a hard copy of the back-to-school packet, please contact the school office, or email contact [at] campbellusd.org.

Updated Wed, Aug 1st

Enjoy your summer, but first, please mark these important dates on your calendar! The first day of the 18-19 school year is Wednesday, August 22nd. You can download a PDF of the 2018-19 calendar here

Tuesday, August 14
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 21 by 5:00 pm
CLASS LISTS POSTED AT SCHOOL AND ON-LINE - You will need your student's five digit student ID number. For privacy, no names will be listed.

Wednesday, August 22
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. So, TK through 3rd grade will be dismissed at 1:30 and 4th and 5th grades will be dismissed 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.

Tuesday, September 11
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Have a great summer!

Updated Thu, Jul 26th

The Santa Clara County Fair—August 2-5, 2018—is fun AND educational for the whole family!

Thanks to the Santa Clara County Fair, children aged 5-11 can have free admission to this annual event that features, rides, livestock, concerts, hands-on exhibits, and more.
Present the physical ticket or digital copy from Peachjar* at any entrance gate for One Free Youth Admission. 
For questions, please call the Fair at 408-494-3103

* Links to Peachjar Flyers

Blackford

Campbell School of Innovation

Capri

Castlemont

Forest Hill

Lynhaven

Marshall Lane

Monroe Middle (gr 5-6 only)

Rolling Hills Middle (gr 5-6 only)

Rosemary

Sherman Oaks

Village

Updated Mon, Jun 18th

Campbell Union School District’s children need not go hungry when school is out this summer, thanks to the Seamless Summer food program. From June 19th to August 14th, lunch will be served at the following times and locations to children aged 2–18 years:

11-11:30 a.m. -- Rosemary Elementary, 401 W Hamilton Ave. (near Winchester Blvd.), in Campbell

12:30-1 p.m.  -- Castlemont Elementary, 3040 E. Payne Ave (near Winchester Blvd.), in Campbell  

The Seamless Summer food program combines features of the National School Lunch Program and the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to children when school is not in session for extended periods of time. The U.S. Food and Nutrition Services Department also offers an online map to help families locate summer meal programs near their homes.

https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Bell Schedule

  • 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 Session10:30–11:35
  • Lunch11:35–12:19
  • In Session12:19–2:30 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:30

  • 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 Session10:25–12:10
  • Lunch12:10–12:44
  • In Session12:44–2:35 *

* 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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