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Upcoming Events

Public Notices & Public Hearings for This Month

Public notifications of hearings and meetings as required by law.

LOCAL CONTROL & ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN (LCAP) MEETINGS - District-wide plan

The public can give input on CUSD's district-wide Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP) for providing quality education to more than 7,600 students in preschool through eighth grade. 

Two meeting opportunities:
Wed., Jan. 18, at 9 a.m., and/or Tue., Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. 
(Each meeting will be held at the PLC building at Monroe Middle School, 1055 S. Monroe St, San Jose CA.)

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GOVERNING BOARD MEETING NOTICE

DATE:  Thursday, January 19, 2017

TIME:   6:00 P.M. 

LOCATION:  155 N. Third Street, Campbell, CA 95008

AGENDA DETAILS 

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GOVERNING BOARD SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS

Facilities & Technology  Subcommittee

DATE:  Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TIME:   4:45 P.M. 

LOCATION: 155 N. Third Street, Campbell, CA 95008

AGENDA: Update on Facilities & Technology

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Pablo A. Beltran, Richard H. Nguyen

Budget  Subcommittee

DATE:  Thursday, January 26, 2017

TIME:   4:30 P.M. 

LOCATION: 155 N. Third Street, Campbell, CA 95008

AGENDA: Update About District Budget

School Tour for Incoming 2017-18 Parents

All parents considering Castlemont School for Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten for their 2017-2018 school year are welcome to attend our Open Enrollment Tour on Friday, January 20 at 8:35.  (Other incoming grade levels are welcome, too.)

Also, watch our video to get a preview!

District Sends Winter Newsletter

News for CUSD families AND the greater community

Campbell Union School District publishes a newsletter, Beyond the Expected, for the greater community twice per year.  Click on the school flyers link to read the latest edition of Beyond the Expected, or download it in English or Spanish.

Transformation: Steps to New Opportunity

Letter from Superintendent Andrew Outlines Next Steps in Campbell Middle School Transformation

Dear Parents,

Campbell Union School District continuously seeks to ensure that every Campbell school is a place where students, parents, and staff thrive. As outlined in our mission and vision statements, we constantly strive to provide programs that will meet and exceed the needs of our students, staff and community.

Providing our students and community with education options and proven, innovative programs is accomplished through the focused efforts of all of our stakeholders. We begin by researching and observing “best practices” in schools, studying current trends in education, and craft programs that enable us to educate our students to their highest potential and ensure that they are prepared to succeed.

My purpose in writing to you today is to share what our next steps will be in meeting the goals outlined above. We have decided to transform Campbell Middle School into a preschool through eighth grade site. We are excited to provide our students, staff, and families with another research-proven model that will enhance the learning opportunities for our students.

We will officially launch the transformation planning process this month. The transformation will have an impact on all sites, although the specific impact will not be known until the plan is fully developed. I will schedule a meeting at all sites in the next few weeks to discuss the process and respond to questions. (Please see below.) Other site and district meetings will be scheduled throughout the year.

The Transformation Team has been selected. This team will develop the implementation plan for the new site. The selected team members represent teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and an education consultant. The Team will submit a comprehensive plan of action to the Board in June 2017.

Our Open Enrollment process will change this year as we prepare for the transformation. Our current 4th grade students from Capri, Castlemont, Blackford, and Rosemary that generally attend CMS will remain at their elementary school sites next year. * There may be a lottery for the few middle school slots available at Rolling Hills and Monroe; however that decision has not been decided.

We will provide a mechanism to communicate with district officials throughout the process. There will be an update provided to the Board at each regularly scheduled Board Meeting. We will provide notes on the Board Meeting discussion items shortly after each meeting. I encourage you to follow our progress through the communication channel (website, school site, community and board meetings, surveys, etc.) that best meets the needs of your family.

The transformation planning and implementation process will have anticipated and unanticipated challenges along the way. We will keep you informed of the progress and any changes to the process in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and input as we add another school model for the students and families of the Campbell Union School District.

Together we are making a difference for students, and I personally want to thank all of you who are working so hard to provide an "Education Beyond the Expected" for our children.

Sincerely,

Eric Andrew, Ed.D., Superintendent

* This sentence updated 1/12/17.

P.S. Please refer to the FULL letter, which includes the dates of upcoming information meetings. Hard copies are available from your child's school.

Totally 80's Family Dance

80s dance

Get in the groove by rockin’ your fluorescents and bust a move on over to the Castlemont MU Room for a Totally 80’s Family Dance on Feb. 3rd at 6-8 pm.  Pre-order tickets are $8 each and will not be sold at the door.  Only 300 tickets are available, so order early! All children must be accompanied by a parent. This is a teacher sponsored fundraiser to raise money for the classroom.   Come rock your 80’s apparel and join us for an evening of some rad fun!