Please plan to join us for an informal chat and an update on the K-8 Transformation Team's progress on Friday, March 3 at 8:30 a.m. in the Media Center.
Transformation Team members tour Campbell Middle School before a meeting about what is needed for creating a quality PreK-through-8 school here.
On February 16th, Superintendent Eric Andrew provided the Governing Board with an update on preliminary progress with transforming Campbell Middle School (CMS) into a PreK-8 school. The following is a list of key points.
What Work has the Transformation Team done?
- Developing Guiding Principles
- Developed an Internal Communication Structure
- Developed an External Communication Structure
- Toured the Campbell M.S. Facility
- Developed a Transformation Team (TT) Meeting Calendar
- Developed a Transformation Leadership Team (TLT) Meeting Calendar
- Developed a Tentative Timeline
What are the Transformation Team milestones?
1. In March: Select a Transformation Model
a. “Pull Off the Band-Aid” Approach – Close the school
b. Phase Out – Remaining grades permitted to promote to high school
c. Phase In/Phase Out – Upper grades promote to high school; lower grades enrolled simultaneously
2. March 23: Community Input Meeting (TBD)
3. Late March: Visits to Existing K-8 Schools
4. In April: Start Design/Theme
5. May 23: Community Input Meeting (TBD)
6. June 1: Plan Presented to the Board
For more details, please visit our School Transformation web page.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District has asked us to help notify the community about a project that could impact travels in the neighborhood.
On or about February 27th, the water district will begin construction to install five monitoring wells in the Budd Avenue parking lot at John D. Morgan Park. Construction may take about 13 weeks to complete, and work hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The park will remain open during construction, and no work is scheduled for weekends or holidays.
The work will start with a closure of the Budd Avenue parking lot from Feb 26, at 10 p.m., through March 3, at 5 p.m.; it will close again on March 5, at 10 p.m., through March 7, at 5 p.m.
For more details, please contact the Water District office or read the Water District's flyer.
Governing Board policies guide the District's regulations on a wide range of topics. Policies are available to the public in multiple ways.
Following are highlights of the Campbell Union School District Governing Board Policy Revisions from the first half of the 2016-17 School Year. Copies of policies and regulations are available in print from school offices, the District Administration Office, and are online at campbellusd.org/policy. Board meeting agendas and minutes also list policies being considered for revision.
- School-Connected Organizations (BP/AR 1230 revised)
The policy and regulation were updated to clarify the relationship between the district and a school-connected organization, such as a booster club, parent-teacher organization, or other nonstudent organization. The policy adds material about establishing such organizations as separate legal entities subject to their own bylaws and rules; delegates the responsibility to approve organizations' fundraisers to the superintendent or designee; and reflects legal requirement that donations and participation in fundraising activities be voluntary.
- Uniform Complaint Procedures (BP/AR 1312.3 revised)
Policy and regulation were updated to reflect new laws relating to complaints of noncompliance with accommodations for lactating students (AB 302, 2015), educational rights of foster youth and homeless students (AB 379, 2015), assignment of students to courses without educational content for more than one week per semester or to courses they have previously completed (AB 1012, 2015), and physical education instructional minutes in elementary schools (AB 1391, 2015).
- District Records (BP 3580 revised)
Policy was updated to reflect legal requirement to disclose any breach of security of district records that contain personal information, as defined, by providing a written or electronic notification that meets the content and formatting requirements specified in law.
- Interdistrict Attendance / Children of Military Families (BP 5117 and AR 6173.2 revised)
A new paragraphs were added to reflect amendments to Education Code 48301:
- At the end of BP 5117: “A child of an active military duty parent/guardian shall not be prohibited from transferring out of the district to a school district of choice, if the other school district approves the application for transfer. (Education Code 48301)”
- At the end of AR 6173.2: “A child of an active military duty parent/guardian shall not be prohibited from transferring out of the district to any district that has declared itself to be a "school district of choice" pursuant to Education Code 48300-48316, if the other school district approves the application for transfer. (Education Code 48301)”
- Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction (BP/AR 6142.1 revised)
The policy and regulation were updated to reflect new law requiring districts to provide comprehensive sexual health education in grades 7-12 and to integrate that instruction with HIV prevention education. Policy also was updated to clarify requirements related to parental consent. Regulation adds new section on "Definitions," expands program criteria, and merges the components of sexual health education and HIV prevention education.
NOTE: For more details about these or other policies and regulations, please contact the school principal, consult the Parent Handbook of Notices, or email the District Public Information Officer at <http://www.privatedaddy.com/?q=AW1lJxRqUR8bcgICCXFtMzJKKQYQXzZ2QjA-3D_713> or phone 408-341-7254.
Help your child's school prepare for Engineers Weeks (March 6 - 17)
Looking for ways to support STEAM at your child’s school? Come to one of our Engineering Boot Camps for parents to learn more about the engineering design process and receive free materials to help lead an engineering design challenge at your child’s school. This year, we will be engineering solutions to clear our storm drains and prevent flooding!
Option 1: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., at the Capri STEAM Space
Option 2: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Castlemont STEAM Space
Please sign-up by Friday, February 17th to be sure that we order enough materials for everyone. Sign up online at https://goo.gl/forms/G9cGDvmgUcdnJ6Y22
Parents and neighbors are invited to attend and give input on funding and program priorities. Check the school calendar for "LCAP" meeting dates and times.
CMS Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Media Center/Library
Creativity abounds at this annual demonstration of works by students engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics! Wed., March 29, from 4–7pm.
Para los subtítulos en español, utilice el enlace de configuración en la esquina inferior derecha de este video.
(For subtitles in Spanish, use the settings link in the bottom-right corner of this video.)
Friday, February 10th from 5 to 7 PM. Buy your tickets Thursday or Friday at lunch. You have to go home after school. This gives you time to get ready for the dance. The doors will close at 5:30 PM so please be on time. If you are not there by 5:30 PM, your parents will be called. Follow school dress code guidelines. After the dance, an adult will need to come into the cafeteria to pick you up promptly at 7 PM. A signed permission slip is required to purchase a ticket which is $5. There will also be a photo booth for $1. No F's!
Students in CUSD's after school program learn that they can have an active role in their school and in the world!
Our District's after school program is building a thriving community of students who feel good about themselves, value each other, and connect to how important they are to their own success and making a difference in their communities and the world.
Donors and regional agencies are noticing the quality, making CUSD's CampbellCare and Crew programs models for others. This week, Save Mart CARES Foundation donated $15K to expand training in the Every Monday Matters program, called "World Changers" in CUSD.
District after school staff report that the "World Changers" You Matter(TM) program's greatest strengths include: Respect for Others, Student Voice, Willingness to Help, Building and Maintaining Constructive Relationships, and Community Awareness.
See our after school video and web page for more about our program.
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)