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Updated Thu, Jun 13th

Enjoy your summer, but first, please mark these important dates on your calendar! The first day of the 19-20 school year is Thursday, August 22nd. You can download a PDF of the 2019-20 calendar here

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.

Wednesday, 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.

Thursday, August 22
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - School begins at 8:20 am. The campus opens and adult supervision begins at 8:00 am. 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. Wednesdays are minimum days at Castlemont. So, TK through 3rd grade will be dismissed on Wednesdays at 1:30 and 4th and 5th grades will be dismissed at 1:35. 

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.

Thursday, September 12
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Have a great summer!

Updated Tue, Jul 16th

Local schools provide free lunch to community's hungry children through August 13th.

As a part of the U.S. Seamless Summer Feeding Program, Campbell Union School District is providing nutritious meals to all children from 2 to 18 years old at no charge. All children in the community are welcome, regardless of which school or preschool they attend.

Free lunch will be available now through August 13 at:

• Castlemont Elementary: 11:45am to 12:30pm

• Sherman Oaks Elementary: 11:00am to 11:45am

• Monroe Middle School: 11:15am to 12:00pm

Other school districts in the area also are participating. There is a mobile app that can help parents and guardians find nearby California Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs locations.  Visit the  CA Meals for Kids website for instructions.

For more information about nutrition services in Campbell Union School District, please call our Child Nutrition Services Department, at 408-341-7210, or email contact [at] campbellusd.org.

Updated Tue, Jul 2nd

Starting July 1, 2019, Campbell Union School District is accepting Free/Reduced-Price Meal applications for the 2019-2020 school year.

Now Accepting Free/Reduced-Price Meal Applications

Applying early ensures that your student receives the Free/Reduced price meal benefit on the very first day of school.  

  • To apply online: go to www.campbellusd.org/food and select Free or Reduced Meal Benefits and follow the links to apply. Once your application is processed you will receive a letter letting you know your student’s status. Online applications are processed within 24 hours.
  • To apply in person: Visit our office at 240 Harrison Ave, Campbell 95008, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. We are open all summer to accept applications and answer questions.

The program is for students in households that meet federal guidelines. Families must apply for benefits every school year. They also can submit an application during the school year if their income goes down, household size go up or a member of their household enrolls in CalFresh, CalWorks or FDPIR.

For more information please call us at (408) 341-7210 or email us at food [at] campbellusd.org.

Is your child hungry now?

Find out where to get summertime meals in your area.

Updated Mon, Jul 1st

Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP) sets 2019-20 focus for programs and funds to ensure students are college and future ready.

LCAPs describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals, and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals. 

Click to read the LCAP for Campbell Union School District and those of our 12 schools.

We determine Local Control & Accountability Plan priorities through a process of reviewing academic and school climate data and garnering input from our community. We elicit broad public input in multiple ways, including online forums and meetings with parents, pupils, school personnel, neighbors, and business and community leaders.

LCAP Goals for 2018-2021

  • Provide high quality teaching and learning that promotes opportunities for applying knowledge.
  • Ensure that students are college and future ready by equipping them with the competencies identified in Profile of a Graduate. Close all identified Achievement Gaps.
  • Provide appropriate tiered supports that promote and sustain positive social/emotional development for all students.
  • Fully engage parents/guardians, students and the community in support of student educational outcomes.
Updated Wed, Jun 26th

Preschool and infant programs in San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos and Saratoga

They start out so small, yet they grow so quickly.

smiling girl in play tunnelYou want to give them the best from the very beginning. So when it comes time for daycare and preschool consider Campbell Union School District. We have 9 local and affordable preschools in San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, and Saratoga. 

Give them the best opportunity to succeed right from the start! 

Enroll todaytoddler boy with phone

Click or call 408-341-7127.

Updated Wed, Jun 26th

Numerous studies show that being able to read proficiently opens the door to a world of success.

“Our world economy demands a more educated workforce, and grade-level reading proficiency is the key.” 
Landmark Research by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

To help our families keep their children reading and learning while schools are closed for summer, we offer the following list of ideas.

Head to the Library: Thanks to a partnership with Campbell Library, students enrolled in our schools—no matter where they live—have access to the Library’s resources online and in-house. Also, many local libraries hold events and activities for school-ages children.

Keep Reading Materials Handy: Reading can be fun. Keep comic books, magazines, newspapers, paperbacks and e-books on hand as an easy option for your child to choose.

Talk About Reading: Ask your children about what they read. Listen for what they liked or discovered, and connect it to their own experiences.

Create Low-Tech Reading Time: Set aside “no electronics” time each day for reading. Take turns reading aloud to each other or read independently, and keep the television, stereo, smart phones and computers turned off.

Take Opportunities to Practice: Encourage your child to read everyday things, such as menus, movie listings, game instructions, recipes, signs, maps and more.

More ideas online:

“The child who has access to reading is a child better prepared to rise and meet their future. Without the ability to read, a child faces significant challenges in navigating the mid-21st century.”
Richard Robinson, Scholastic CEO and President

Updated Fri, Jun 7th

Dear Castlemont families – I want to take this moment to say thank you to each and every one of you for the privilege of working with you these past three years.  Though my time at Castlemont was short, I will always be grateful that I was afforded the opportunity to be a part of this extraordinary community.   I look forward to seeing many of you at Monroe in years to come.

Cathy McAvoy

Updated Thu, Jun 13th

Dear Castlemont Community,

I want to thank you all for the wonderful support you have given to me and Castlemont these past 6 years.  This is truly a wonderful, welcoming community that has been a tremendous place to come to work every day. Your children are full of great energy and compassion and I thank you for partnering with us in their social and educational growth.  I feel I have gained many new friends and education partners during my time here.  Though I am sad to be leaving such a wonderful environment, I know that I will see many of you in the coming years at Monroe.

Thank you very much for making my time at Castlemont so memorable. My very best wishes for the future go out to each and every one of you.

Eric Brown

Updated Fri, Jun 7th

The last day of school is Wednesday, June 12. The last three days of school will be minimum days, dismissing students one hour early as follows:

Monday, June 10 – Wednesday, June 12

TK-3     1:30 Dismissal

4th-5th  1:35 Dismissal

The first day of school is Thursday, August 22. 

Updated Wed, Jun 5th
Volunteer Thank you

Your Castlemont Home & School Club shares a great deal of gratitude for all contributions from our volunteers and community this 2018-19 school year. Your efforts provided wonderful experiences for our little Dragons! Have a safe and amazing summer!

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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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