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There's a lot to like about driving a school bus in Campbell Union School District:
Your work year can match your student's school year;  
You are trained and certified as an expert driver;
You get a really good benefits package; and
You work with a great team of professionals; .

Campbell Union School District will be offering free training designed to prepare attendees to complete all needed steps to becoming a state certified school bus driver.  Successful candidates will also be eligible for openings within the district’s Transportation Department.  Classes will be held on held in late April on T/Th evenings and Saturdays.  For further information, please contact Chrissie Stevenson (cstevenson [at] campbellusd.org). 

Updated Thu, Mar 8th

Forty-one CMS MESA Students competed Saturday, March 3rd at SJSU in their annual MESA Day. With more than 15 schools represented by hundreds of students, the competition was as tough as ever, but our students rose to the occasion. All of them represented us outstandingly. Many of them placed in their respective competitions and will be moving on to the Northern California regional round at Cal State East Bay.

Please join us in congratulating them for their achievements. Some of the top results are;

Alexa Murillo, Brenda Ledesma & Ashley Coreas took 3rd on MESA Think Tank (Shark Tank Style).

Jakerion Thurman, Sarah Vogler & Isabella Ohanian took 3rd on Prosthetic Arm.

Sarah Vogler, Ashley Kumar & Samantha Knabel took 2nd on Rube Goldberg Machine.

Fernando Gutierrez & Joel Diaz took 3rd on Wright Glider.

Miles Munoz, Heaven Vargas, Kira Moran and Anh Nguyen took 3rd on National Engineering Design Competition.

Updated Wed, Mar 7th

Parents and guardians are proving the adage about showing up being a big part of success for their children.

Engaging families as partners and refining how staff uses extensive attendance data has earned Campbell Union School District one of the highest attendance rates in California, improved student achievement, and a 2018 Hoffmann Exemplary School Program Award.

“We are making a difference together,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “Our approach allows us to systematically address attendance obstacles, maintain high levels of parent engagement, celebrate improvements, and provide an array of supports and resources to reduce the loss of instructional time.”

This year, for example, the district and schools focused on lowering the rate of Chronic Absences through the relationships that the Community Liaisons have with families. 

“The personal connection is very important,” said Director of Student Services Rosanna Palomo. “Each absence, each tardy, and each early pick up is an opportunity for our school office staff or teacher to communicate with the parent about the importance of good attendance for their child’s success in school… and they do!” 

The results for early 2017-18 have been commendable, with a one-year attendance improvement rate of 67% among those chronically absent students. Other improvements include noticeable academic growth among the State’s student subgroups at CUSD schools with better attendance. Overall attendance gains can also generate savings to the district’s budget. 

The Glenn W. Hoffmann Awards, sponsored by the Santa Clara County School Boards Association (SCCSBA), celebrate school and school district programs that significantly impact student success in our region. The winners will be honored at a SCCSBA ceremony on April 25, 2018.

Updated Thu, Mar 8th

A Message from Superintendent Viramontez

Our hearts go out to our fellow educators and families in Parkland, Florida, and we continue to send positive thoughts and prayers to this community so rocked by the recent, violent attack.  When a tragedy of this nature occurs, we also reassess our own preparedness to ensure our commitment to keeping our students and staff safe.

In Campbell Union School District, we have been diligent in our commitment to preparing our staff to ensure our students have a safe and supportive learning environment.  In light of this fact, I want to share information on these two topics:

  • Walk Out vs. Talk It Out
  • School Safety Procedures

* Download the full letter (English and Spanish) here or continue reading below.

Walk Out / Talk It Out

We are aware that many feel a desire to take an action to advocate for the safety of our students.  Many have taken the stance of “enough is enough.”  While we support families making their concerns and voices heard, we do not feel students missing valuable instructional time sends the desired message to those who can make legislative decisions. 

We are encouraging families and staff to consider alternatives to missing school time, including:

  • Contacting elected officials (leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html),
  • Signing petitions, and
  • Participating in events outside of school hours, such as the local March for Our Lives event on Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m., at San Jose City Hall.

Tragedies such as this are challenging for us all, especially in knowing how to talk to our children about these types of events without causing them to worry or become anxious and upset. Talking to your children, listening to them, and reassuring them that they are safe is important. The National Association of School Psychologists offers some pointers for talking to children about violence.  A copy is available here (www.tinyurl.com/y6uc45g6) and via your school's weekly online flyers link.

School Safety Procedures

We are very committed to ensuring our students and staff are safe.  As a result, we consistently practice a variety of emergency situations, from earthquake to an intruder on campus drills. Our safety procedures, including sign-in and gate procedures, are developed with a safety consultant and in cooperation with local police and fire officials. Our training incorporates the same Incident Command System (ICS) protocols used by these first responders. ICS is a consistent structure and process to provide command, control, and coordination of emergency response. Information about our emergency procedures is also available on our district website at campbellusd.org/emergency. 

Our school staff formally trains for these various emergencies monthly and reviews each school site’s safety plan each year. We conduct our trainings with our safety consultants in collaboration with police and fire officials.

In addition to training for these emergency events, we also provide supports for students’ social-emotional needs.  We have multiple layers of school and community-based support systems in place to help students and families in times of crisis. We have school staff, such as psychologists, counselors and therapists as well as our community-based agencies, such as Uplift, First 5, and many other services coordinated through our School Linked Services (SLS) partnership.

We are consistently improving upon our supports and services, and as a result, we are adding two more features to our safety plans: 

  • A confidential Quick Tip service will be available for students or parents to report suspicious, illegal, or unsafe situations.
  • We are also beta-testing a new app, called ICS4schools, which will provide a fast, efficient and accurate system for reuniting students with their parents/guardians following an emergency situation.

Please know that we are committed to providing schools in which our students are safe, learning and thriving.  We will continue to offer trainings, supports and services to meet those responsibilities. 

Sincerely,

Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D., Superintendent

Updated Wed, Feb 21st

Keep curious kids active, engaged and safe this summer with CUSD Extensions programs

It's time to start planning for summer.

For elementary and middle schoolers...
Our summer camps and enrichment programs are a great way for kids to try a new sport, dig into a new interest, or develop a flare for the dramatic. We offer enrichment, recreation, musical theater and more. Learn more. 

If you have a preschooler...
Help your little one grow and learn in our Kindergarten Readiness program. Designed for those about to start school, your child will develop oral language and social skills that will make success in school easier. We also offer preschool and toddler programs all year long. Learn more.

Summer progams are open to all families. District residency is not required.

If you have questions...please contact the CUSD Extensions Department, or call (408) 364-4200.

Updated Mon, Feb 26th

Our hearts go out to the families and staff involved in yesterday’s tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Florida. We hope and pray that nothing like that ever happens in our schools or community.  However, if it does, we are prepared.

We take safety very seriously, and practice our emergency response plans frequently. Our training in the Incident Command System (ICS) is one way in which do our best to protect students and ourselves. Our trainings include working directly with professional fire and police officials who use ICS for emergency response and communications.

We also partner with community health services to help our students and families who need support with social-emotional and other non-instructional issues.

A tragedy such as this reminds us to hug our loved ones a little tighter and appreciate each day a little more. Be well.

— District Superintendent Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D.

Updated Wed, Feb 28th

Note key dates for the new school year.

See the calendar online or download a printable version here.

Updated Thu, Mar 8th

Save March 19th for a free screening of ANGST, a documentary film with tools to talk about it and lessen our angst.

Campbell Union School District and its partners will present a special screening of “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety.”  The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion led by mental health experts.

“We are seeing students and their families challenged by, and sometimes struggling with, anxiety. As educators, we want to reduce or remove barriers to our students excelling in school and in life,” said Campbell Union School District Superintendent Shelly Viramontez.​”​ Hosting this film offers a forum for talking about it, gaining positive strategies for dealing with it, and normalizing something that all of us experience at some time in our lives. ”​

The screening will be held Monday, March 19, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., in the Campbell Heritage Theater.  Appropriate for ages 10 and up.  Free tickets available at eventbrite.com!

The preschool-8th grade Campbell Union School District is hosting the screening in partnership with the county’s School Linked Services program, the Campbell Union High School District, and the independent online streaming platform IndieFlix and its IndieFlix Foundation. For more about the film, go to https://angstmovie.com/.

Updated Wed, Feb 28th

Join us in this year's production of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR, as it follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka Factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Five winning children take the tour and must learn to follow Mr. Wonk'a rules in the factory- or suffer the consequences. Follow likeable young lad Charlie Bucket and his grandfather through this famous story, movie, and now CMS Production! Tickets can be purchased online at seatyourself.biz/campbellusd.

Updated Wed, Feb 28th

Our Annual Spelling Bee was held on Monday, January 22nd.  We had 23 students compete.  These 23 students were the high spellers in their English Classes where the preliminary testing was done.  Eighth Grader Celine Ly was our winner, and she will move on to the Scripps Spelling Bee Challenge in Berkeley.  Celine and our 4 Runner-Ups (Peter Duncan, Matthew Hunt, Veronika Iamanova and Emeline Tongia) will compete in the Campbell Union School District Middle School Spelling Bee against finalists from Monroe Middle School and Rolling Hills Middle School on Tuesday, January 30th, 6:30 PM, at Rolling Hills Middle School (1585 More Avenue, Los Gatos). Congratulations to these five super spellers!

Bell Schedule

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  • Break10:24–10:37
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  • Period 411:38–12:32
  • Lunch12:32–1:06
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  • Break10:03–10:16
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  • Lunch11:51–12:25
  • Period 512:29–1:13
  • Period 61:16–2:00
 

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