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There's a new, one-click link to all updates about the proposed transformation of Campbell Middle School to a PreK—8 school

The new transformation web page offers news, key dates, answers to frequently asked questions and more in on transformation information "portal". Bookmark it and check back periodically for updates. (campbellusd.org/transformation)

Updated Mon, Jan 30th

Each week, 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 — even if you have children in more than one school! (Disponible en Español, también. Verlos dondequiera que vea sus mensajes de correo electrónico.)

Subscribe to the e-news online. 

To request school news in print, please contact the office staff at your child's school.

Updated Mon, Jan 30th

Please join us for an English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) meeting on Friday, February 10 in the Staff Room at Castlemont. This is an opportunity for you to advise the principal and school staff on programs and services for English Learners. The ELAC meetings take place four times per year.

Updated Mon, Jan 30th

The latest School Accountability Report Cards (SARC) are available online and in print.

State-mandated reports, known as SARC, provide information about each public school’s demographic and academic data, class sizes, teacher and staff information, fiscal data and descriptions of curriculum and instruction. Reports for the previous school year are published no later than February 1st.

Anyone wishing to see a copy of these reports for schools in Campbell Union School District may view them online (at campbellusd.org/sarc) or can ask for a printed copy from staff in school office or District Administration offices.

Spanish translations of the reports are forthcoming and will be posted as soon as they are available.

For more details, phone 408-364-4200 ext. 6254.

Updated Fri, Jan 27th
Birthday Book Club

Birthday Book Club pictures will be taken on Friday, February 3rd, 9:30am. Those interested in participating should send in books to classroom teachers by Wednesday, February 1st.  Purchase a new hardback book(s) for donation to the Castlemont School Library. Your child may choose one of their favorites, or from “Castlemont BBC” wishlist on Amazon.com. Alternatively, for a $20.00 donation your child may select a book from the cabinet in the library. Please turn in your donations or book when you turn in the form. Any forms received without a book or donation will not be processed. All students are welcome to participant. 

Updated Wed, Jan 25th
Jog-A-Thon

Planning for our annual Jog-a-thon is already underway and we would like to ask for your help. Each year HSC purchases a custom, student designed, Jog-a-thon event t-shirt for all Castlemont students and staff.  Last year the expense for the shirts was over $6,000.  Although we do ask for t-shirt donations, we do not get enough to make a significant difference.  If you work for a company or know of a business that might be interested in sponsoring/donating towards the shirts (their company logo will be printed on the back of the shirts), please contact Emily Loek (eloek [at] yahoo.com) or Becky Hauns (beckyhauns [at] gmail.com).  HSC is a non-profit organization and contributions are tax deductible

Updated Mon, Jan 30th

Middle School Open Enrollment
January 30-February 10, 2016

4th Grade Families: 5th grade is offered in both Elementary School and Middle School in our district. Parents of this year’s 4th graders will participate in Open Enrollment to indicate their preference for elementary or middle school placement. Open Enrollment forms were mailed to current 4th families who are elligible for Open Enrollment. If you believe you are missing the form, inquire at the school. Please bring the forms to the office between January 30 and February 10. The forms will not be accepted after 4:00 on February 10.

5th Grade Families: Castlemont Students now in 5th grade will be assigned to their resident middle school for 6th grade, but their parents may choose to request a different school during Open Enrollment. If you wish to request a middle school other than your resident middle school, please ask for an Open Enrollment form at the school office and turn it in by February 10 at 4:00.

Updated Wed, Jan 25th
Otis Spunkmeyer

Please support Castlemont HSC in our Spunkmeyer Cookie dough fundraiser. Our goal is to raise $20,000! All funds collected support programs like field trips, playworks, library, classroom supplies, etc. Please look for the order packets in your student's Monday envelope on February 6th. The last day to submit your order is February 28, 2017. The estimated delivery date is March 30th. 

Updated Tue, Jan 24th

Community partnerships enhance our quality education from preschool through 8th grade.

 Watch the Video

In our District, we believe in educating the "whole child." Skilled teachers work with experts from local businesses to provide rigorous academic lessons and with experts from social agencies to support all aspects of our students' health.

Updated Mon, Jan 23rd

PLANNING FOR STUDENT SUCCESS:
Strategic Plan Objectives on Target; School Transformation Planning Continues

District Reorganization Update

Superintendent Eric Andrew provided an overview of the actions taken and those that are planned regarding transforming Campbell Middle School (CMS) into a PreK-8 school.

Key Points:

  1. Transformation model and guiding principles: Superintendent Andrew explained that the Transformation Team will be considering the three approaches for transition that the Board discussed at the December Study Session, and that the group would be drafting some Guiding Principles for Board approval.
  2. Placement of incoming CMS 5th and 6th graders: Dr. Andrew also noted that plans are underway for having incoming 5th graders be able to remain at the elementary school, and he asked for the Board’s direction regarding placement of the 6th graders in the CMS attendance area.
    The Board agreed that CMS should not take new 5th graders, but that incoming 6th graders should be allowed to attend CMS through grade 8.
  3. Facility needs: Deputy Superintendent Jim Crawford described the anticipated modifications needed at some school campuses to accommodate the increase in 5th and 6th graders during and beyond the transformation. Estimated increases in the number of classrooms needed at Monroe, Rolling Hills, Blackford, Castlemont, Capri and Rosemary schools are based on available enrollment projections.
  4. Transformation Team: Many of the members of the newly formed Transformation Team were present and were introduced. Members represent elementary and middle school teachers, parents, support staff and neighbors. The Team had its first meeting on January 12th.
    Transformation Facilitator Derek Mitchell explained that the first steps for the Team are to determine the best ways to communicate and work together, define what success would look like, and identify key decisions needed before presenting a proposal to the Board in June 2017. The Transformation Team’s next meeting is currently scheduled for February 2.

  

Strategic Plan Progress

Superintendent Eric Andrew reported that work on the five objectives aimed at achieving the district’s Strategic Goals is going well.

Since the last Board update:

  • Completed Objectives:
    - Create a Special Education Professional Development Training Series and provide at least one training in order to develop and retain special education teachers
  • Revised Deadlines:
    - Create and present to the Board a plan for creating a “Parent University.”
    - Proposed plan for implementation of the K-8 school at Campbell Middle School
    - Strategies to improve employees’ work experience
    - List of wellness resources available to Campbell USD employees.

Meeting minutes and slides from presentations can be seen on request or online at www.campbellusd.org/board.

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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