District News

Updated Tue, Sep 17th
From their first day in Kindergarten to their last day of high school, attendance matters!

2 moms, 2 daughters smiling at schoolShowing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job.

One absence amounts to missing more than 5 hours of classroom instruction and learning. 

DID YOU KNOW?  

  • Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks. 

  • Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job. 

  • Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty. 

  • By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school. 

  • By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores. 


WHAT CAN YOU DO? These tips can help.

Updated Mon, Sep 16th
Our after school program is hiring recreation leaders for several campus locations. Tell a Friend!

smiling woman with studentsDescription:

Under general supervision of the Site Coordinator, Recreation Leaders will work in the after-school programs to support safe and enriching recreational programs for elementary and middle school students. Responsibilities include supporting youth with homework and plan/lead enrichment activities.

Hours: 
After school to 6:00PM


Hourly Rate:
$15.71-$19.10 Hour

Qualifications:
Education equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade, 48 Accredited College Semester Units or pass Basic Skills Test (district will provide testing)

For more information about this position, please contact our extensions office at 408-364-4200 ext 6284 or email at mreynoso [at] campbellusd.org

For information about this and other job opportunities, visit our website.

Updated Tue, Sep 10th
Good attendance habits start at an early age, and set good habits that last into adult life.

Having consistent good attendance helps students develop a positive view of school and the importance of attendance. Routines can help families with the busyness of the mornings during the school week.

Good habits help students to attend school regularly and arrive on time.  Because your partnership is key, we offer these tips.

  • Set an early bedtime to ensure rest for the school day

  • Follow a  night time routine: 

  • Set your alarm, leaving extra time for unexpected delays 

  • Lay out clothing and supplies for the next day 

  • Place backpack and shoes near the door  

  • Schedule appointments for after school

  • Only miss school when truly sick. Refer to parent handbook for when your child should remain at home. 

  • Communicate with your child’s school when absent or tardy

  • Have a back-up plan in case of transportation challenges 

Updated Tue, Sep 10th
Our 2019 Rising Young Authors are bound for success!

Join them, their family and teachers for a community recognition and book-signing event:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookstore - Stevens Creek
3600 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose

Bring a copy of your favorite author's book to have it autographed!

The 2019 Rising Young Authors

Blackford: 
Darius Parish 

• Campbell School 
of Innovation: 
Yehyun Hwang • 

Capri: 
Marina Schuler • Marshall Lane: 
Sofia Ramirez

 • Monroe Middle 
Jessica Burkhart • Rolling Hills Middle: 
Chloe Hahn 
 • Rosemary: 
Charlotte Reyes-Palo • Sherman Oaks: 
Jordan Pyle 
• Village
: Perri Jane Kaiser

Read and/or buy books by your favorite Rising Young Author online.

Read about previous Rising Young Authors.

Updated Fri, Sep 6th
Parents and guardians asked for more control over how they receive school notices.

We heard you! Families in Campbell Union School District’s elementary and middle schools want more information and fewer “robo-calls”.

Now, parents and guardians will be able to use a free and secure mobile app to control which of our notices go to their phone and which go to email or text. The app is an extension of the SchoolMessenger notification system that our schools use to help parents stay up-to-date on important information, such as emergency notices, attendance, time-sensitive announcements, school lunch account balances, and more.

The free SchoolMessenger mobile app can be downloaded for Apple iOS and Android devices from http://go.schoolmessenger.com. A web app version is also available for those who prefer using a web browser.

See the flyer here or in your school’s weekly e-newsletter.

Updated Wed, Sep 4th
On Friday evening, Sept. 6, 2019, our schools will TEST our emergency notification system.

In the interest of student safety, Campbell Union School District will send a TEST ALERT message to parents, guardians, and emergency contacts listed on each student's official record.

The TEST ALERT message will go out Friday evening, September 6th, to phone numbers and email addresses contained in the student's Emergency Contact form.

For more about our emergency procedures, visit our Emergency Information page or check with your child's school office.

Updated Tue, Sep 3rd
FREE documentary screening and panel discussion about the effects of screen time on children

Are we raising a generation of children disrupted by the overuse of technology? Are some types of screen time better than others?

Employers and the World Economic Forum warn that understanding how to work with the most up-to-date technology and media is a crucial skill for the rapidly changing workplace. Health experts warn of children spending too much time interacting with technology.

To build community awareness of the issues around children and technology use, Campbell Union School District and School Linked Services are co-sponsoring a free community screening of the documentary film Child, Disrupted. The film, and a discussion by a panel of experts that follows, will explore the questions and realities behind the effects of screen time on children.

“Parents and educators have a key role to play as we prepare children and youth for the demands of our rapidly-changing world,” said Campbell Union School District Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “I hope that this documentary will spur conversation and planning for how to work together to benefit our children for now and for their future.”

SAVE THE DATE!
Free screening of Child, Disrupted
Wed., Oct. 23, 2019, at 6p.m.,
Campbell’s Heritage Theater

 

Updated Wed, Sep 4th
September is Attendance Awareness Month.

Did you know?

Missing just 2 school days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year?

Positive school attendance is directly linked to academic achievement and school connectedness. When students arrive on time and are in school, their learning is uninterrupted and they are able to start the day successfully. Daily positive school attendance allows children to build a connection with their school and peers. Children thrive when relationships are developed! When students are present, they will never miss an opportunity to connect!

attend today achieve tomorrow

Updated Tue, Aug 20th
"Our strategic planning committee identified the skills and competencies that our students will need to prepare them for their futures—futures with so much variability in what they're going to be facing as adults," said District Superintendent Shelly Viramontez.

civic leaders seated at event“We have the opportunity to support our students and families from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and it takes many hands to make it all happen,” she said at the District's Back to School Kickoff event this week. Local community leaders (pictured here) joined hundreds of district employees for the all-staff meeting to celebrate accomplishments and reaffirm the commitment to the district’s mission: Educating each child to their highest potential.

“We are fortunate to have the support of many community partners who join us in our mission so that every student can thrive,” Viramontez added. 

The event featured guest speaker Sabba Quidwai, of Apple Inc., (pictured with microphone) who presented inspiring ideas about the future of learning and trends in skill demands of the future workplace. The top two needs: Be able to work on and solve unstructured problems, and be able to communicate.

She said that preparing students for the demands of the future workplace is, itself, a huge unstructured problem. She noted that the district’s Profile of a Graduate (POG) competencies are just what is called for—being self-directed, empathetic, innovative, collaborative and a critical thinker—and encouraged us to keep at this important work and keep sharing our experiences and stories. 
“As global citizens, the more we learn about one another, our challenges and our opportunities, the more we can work together to solve the most pressing issues of our time,” she said.

The event ended with a sequel video about Profile of a Graduate that featured the students of Campbell Union School District describing how they leveraged the POG skills to enhance their learning.


 
 

Updated Wed, Jul 24th
"Profile of a Graduate" is Campbell Union School District’s commitment to students and the community.

It is part of our district’s Strategic Plan to reinvent the way we educate and inspire today's learners, and one of the four goals outlined in our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Launched in the 2018-19 school year, it calls upon individuals—students and the adults who support them—to be Self-Directed, Innovative, a Critical Thinker, Collaborative, and Empathetic.

Developing these five competencies is our commitment to preparing ALL students for a yet-to-be-defined workplace. Their future depends on it. We look forward to partnering with you this year as we educate students to their highest potential.

5 circles of the profile of a graduate