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Read Board Meeting News - 3/16/17

Board reaffirms leadership in making district a place where students, parents and staff can feel safe and thrive.

At the March 16 meeting, Governing Board members reviewed the outcomes of the recent Strategic Planning Session, adopted a resolution that reaffirms the District's support of students and families regardless of immigration status, and heard a report about enrollment projections related to the proposed transformation of Campbell Middle School into a PreK—8th grade school.  

Read the Board Meeting News (bilingual) and full resolution text.

Lego Robotics and Engineering After School

It’s not too late to register for STREAM Session 4! We still have spots available in Lego Robotics for the 1st-3rd grades & for Engineering for K- 5th grades. To register go to: cusdextensions.asapconnected.com. Space is limited!

Thank You Book Fair Volunteers!

Happy Camper Book Fair

The HSC Book Fair Coordinators would like to thank all our Volunteers (student volunteers, Castlemont families and staff) for another successful book fair. Together we got the equivalent of 1,900 books into the hands of our students and their families. That is approximately 342,000 minutes of reading!

We look forward to seeing you all again at our next book fair - Fall 2017. In the meantime, remember “There is more treasure in books, than all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island” -Walt Disney

Planning for Excellence

Strategic Plan Committee noted progress during its review of strategic goals and objectives, including STEAM, standards and student support.

The Strategic Planning Committee—35 students, employees, parents, community members, and Board members—met on March 7, 2017 to discuss progress, challenges, and next steps toward achieving the District’s strategic goals.

As part of the semi-annual review, the group created objectives to be completed by September 2018 and a list of current “Perceived Strengths and Accomplishments”.

More details about the Strategic Plan are on the Strategic Plan Web Page

New School Dashboard Reports School Performance

The State of California is field-testing a new school accountability tool that uses multiple measures to report school performance and growth.

 Watch the Video

The California School Dashboard is a new tool from the State of California that replaces the old Academic Performance Index (API).  It will provide parents, educators, and the public with important information they can use to evaluate schools and school districts in an easy-to-understand report card format.

The California School Dashboard is a critical piece of California’s new school accountability and continuous improvement system. A 5-minute video explains how the new tool works and what it looks like.