Castlemont Elementary School

School News

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The Castlemont Reopening Handbook is a document you will want to look over before coming back to school in person.  It describes our various health and safety protocols.  It also has the daily in-person schedule for each grade level.  The included map shows the entry/exit gates for each grade level, car drop-off/ pick-up areas, and where to go if you are tardy.



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It's time to order your yearbook(s). This school year looked a little different, even historic. Now is your chance to purchase a yearbook for your child. Pre-orders will be accepted until April 8 for $22 each.

Order your yearbook online! There is an option available to have your yearbook personalized for an additional fee.

2. Enter your school code 066523 then click "Go to your school account log in"
3. Register as a "new user"
4. Buy a yearbook for $22.00 or a yearbook with personalization for $24.00.
Look at the flyer in this article for more information. For questions, email Laurie Saenz at lsaenz [at]
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Please join HSC via Zoom for our next meeting on March 9, 2021 from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Members will receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting. Still not a member? Not a problem! Simply complete the Membership Form below to be added to our database.(The form only needs to be completed one time per school year!) Hope to see you there!
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Hello Castlemont Families,

I hope this message finds you and your family well. It is hard to believe that it has been almost a year since we closed our buildings and moved to distance learning. With the recent improvements in our county's COVID-19 conditions, you will be receiving regular information from both our school site and from the district office regarding our Phase 2 reopening plan.  We can anticipate conditions and information to be fluid, and because of this, it will be especially important for our families to check email regularly and to log on to our website often.  New articles are published on Thursdays. You can expect to find an important email arriving in your mailbox today.

Here is the link to the Castlemont Reopening Plan Handbook.  

Please take care,





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Mark your calendar! Our next Castlemont HSC meeting is Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00pm via Zoom. More details to come, following President's Week. We hope to see you on March 9!

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The Castlemont Student Leadership Team is partnering with Notes for Support to express our deep gratitude to the healthcare workers for their service during this unprecedented time.  Notes for Support was created by a local high school student, Gina, who was inspired by the care and support she received during her medical hardship.  Using her expertise in coding, Gina built the Notes for Support website, so people all over the country can contribute by expressing their genuine appreciation to our frontline workers.  As of this moment, Gina has sent over 11,600 notes to 165 hospitals in 40 states.  Sending words of encouragement and comfort will go a long way, and as Gina stated, “There is something so powerful in receiving a physical note in a time of need--it shows that you’re not alone.”

To send thank you notes, please visit the Notes for Support website:  The SLT greatly appreciates your participation in this project and they will be keeping in touch with Gina to see how many notes Castlemont families can send out and where they were sent to! Thanks for your support!

To view our trailer and to learn more about the project, click on these links:
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Hello, my name is Mr. Shandonay and I am the School Counselor at Castlemont Elementary. I am happy to introduce my new monthly newsletter. It will be filled with fun activities for the students, helpful tips on how to cope with life’s challenges, inspiring quotes and much more. It also provides my contact information if you ever need to reach me. Until then, be safe, and take care!


Mr. Shandonay

Castlemont School Counselor

 Mr. Shandonay's Newsletter

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As we continue with distance learning, we are planning school-wide extracurricular activities for our students to enjoy while they connect with each other.  We have already had two sessions of "Fitness with Ms. Anitra."  Twice a week, Ms. Anitra Jackson leads students in exercise and camaraderie-- the smiles are non-stop.

We are also scheduling virtual assemblies.  Among these will be the return of spirit assemblies featuring our dragons and the Castlemont Song. 

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You are invited to our virtual school tour! Families of incoming kindergarteners or older students who will be new to Castlemont are encouraged to attend. We are holding two tour times-- 9:00 am and 6:00 pm on Thursday, January 21st. Please open the link below in order to register and receive your invitation with the meeting's Zoom link. The link will be emailed the evening of January 20th.

Click here to register for one of our tours!

CUSD enrollment begins on January 19th. Follow this link for more details.

CUSD Enrollment Information

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Campbell Union School District Governing Board President Richard Nguyen made a virtual visit to Mrs. Norman's 2nd grade classroom earlier this week.  Mr. Nguyen is one of Mrs. Norman's former fifth grade students! During the visit, he read My Lucky Day to the class. Thank you, Mr. Nguyen, for taking the time to visit your former teacher and her class.