Castlemont Elementary School

District News

Updated Mon, Sep 16th

smiling woman with studentsDescription:

Under general supervision of the Site Coordinator, Recreation Leaders will work in the after-school programs to support safe and enriching recreational programs for elementary and middle school students. Responsibilities include supporting youth with homework and plan/lead enrichment activities.

Hours: 
After school to 6:00PM


Hourly Rate:
$15.71-$19.10 Hour

Qualifications:
Education equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade, 48 Accredited College Semester Units or pass Basic Skills Test (district will provide testing)

For more information about this position, please contact our extensions office at 408-364-4200 ext 6284 or email at mreynoso [at] campbellusd.org

For information about this and other job opportunities, visit our website.

Updated Tue, Sep 10th

Having consistent good attendance helps students develop a positive view of school and the importance of attendance. Routines can help families with the busyness of the mornings during the school week.

Good habits help students to attend school regularly and arrive on time.  Because your partnership is key, we offer these tips.

  • Set an early bedtime to ensure rest for the school day

  • Follow a  night time routine: 

  • Set your alarm, leaving extra time for unexpected delays 

  • Lay out clothing and supplies for the next day 

  • Place backpack and shoes near the door  

  • Schedule appointments for after school

  • Only miss school when truly sick. Refer to parent handbook for when your child should remain at home. 

  • Communicate with your child’s school when absent or tardy

  • Have a back-up plan in case of transportation challenges 

Updated Fri, Sep 6th

We heard you! Families in Campbell Union School District’s elementary and middle schools want more information and fewer “robo-calls”.

Now, parents and guardians will be able to use a free and secure mobile app to control which of our notices go to their phone and which go to email or text. The app is an extension of the SchoolMessenger notification system that our schools use to help parents stay up-to-date on important information, such as emergency notices, attendance, time-sensitive announcements, school lunch account balances, and more.

The free SchoolMessenger mobile app can be downloaded for Apple iOS and Android devices from http://go.schoolmessenger.com. A web app version is also available for those who prefer using a web browser.

See the flyer here or in your school’s weekly e-newsletter.

Updated Wed, Sep 4th

In the interest of student safety, Campbell Union School District will send a TEST ALERT message to parents, guardians, and emergency contacts listed on each student's official record.

The TEST ALERT message will go out Friday evening, September 6th, to phone numbers and email addresses contained in the student's Emergency Contact form.

For more about our emergency procedures, visit our Emergency Information page or check with your child's school office.

Updated Wed, Sep 4th

Did you know?

Missing just 2 school days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year?

Positive school attendance is directly linked to academic achievement and school connectedness. When students arrive on time and are in school, their learning is uninterrupted and they are able to start the day successfully. Daily positive school attendance allows children to build a connection with their school and peers. Children thrive when relationships are developed! When students are present, they will never miss an opportunity to connect!

attend today achieve tomorrow

Updated Tue, Aug 20th

civic leaders seated at event“We have the opportunity to support our students and families from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and it takes many hands to make it all happen,” she said at the District's Back to School Kickoff event this week. Local community leaders (pictured here) joined hundreds of district employees for the all-staff meeting to celebrate accomplishments and reaffirm the commitment to the district’s mission: Educating each child to their highest potential.

“We are fortunate to have the support of many community partners who join us in our mission so that every student can thrive,” Viramontez added. 

The event featured guest speaker Sabba Quidwai, of Apple Inc., (pictured with microphone) who presented inspiring ideas about the future of learning and trends in skill demands of the future workplace. The top two needs: Be able to work on and solve unstructured problems, and be able to communicate.

She said that preparing students for the demands of the future workplace is, itself, a huge unstructured problem. She noted that the district’s Profile of a Graduate (POG) competencies are just what is called for—being self-directed, empathetic, innovative, collaborative and a critical thinker—and encouraged us to keep at this important work and keep sharing our experiences and stories. 
“As global citizens, the more we learn about one another, our challenges and our opportunities, the more we can work together to solve the most pressing issues of our time,” she said.

The event ended with a sequel video about Profile of a Graduate that featured the students of Campbell Union School District describing how they leveraged the POG skills to enhance their learning.


 
 

Updated Fri, Aug 9th

It is part of our district’s Strategic Plan to reinvent the way we educate and inspire today's learners, and one of the four goals outlined in our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Launched in the 2018-19 school year, it calls upon individuals—students and the adults who support them—to be Self-Directed, Innovative, a Critical Thinker, Collaborative, and Empathetic.

Developing these five competencies is our commitment to preparing ALL students for a yet-to-be-defined workplace. Their future depends on it. We look forward to partnering with you this year as we educate students to their highest potential.

5 circles of the profile of a graduate

Updated Fri, Aug 9th

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 Fri, Aug 9th

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! 

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Click or call 408-341-7127.

Updated Fri, Aug 9th

“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