District News

Updated Thu, May 23rd
Our district and Campbell School of Innovation were proud hosts to a delegation from Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education.

Pictured above is Kai, a second grader who speaks Korean, explaining a class project to the Superintendent of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education.

group of adults in front of CSI logoThe group of teachers, administrators and government officials was touring several Bay Area schools to learn more about how STEAM education and design thinking are applied in K-12 and college. They were interested in our district-wide STEAM programs, maker spaces, and how our students apply academics to real-world problem solving.

three girls work on laptops as adults take picturesThe guests were impressed by CSI's dynamic campus and by the fact that our early primary students are engaged in programming. 

Updated Wed, May 22nd
Encourage reading at home with free, gently used books from the school library.

Every library refreshes its stock and school libraries are no exception. That was especially true when transforming the former Campbell Middle School library into one for Campbell School of Innovation's elementary students. Some non-fiction books were too old or out of date for use in today's classrooms. Some are too worn, and some are duplicates of fiction titles that are no longer used. 

We recognize that these books still have some value to others outside of our schools, so we are making them available to our own community before sending the remaining books to various charities.

map of 240 harrison ave, campbellOur Book Give-Away event is free of charge and open to ALL of our Campbell Union School District families and employees.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
240 Harrison Ave., Campbell
See the flyer on your school's website.

Updated Tue, May 21st
How will you keep your child's busy mind active when schools close for summer?

Our popular summer camp programs offer a safe and fun way for your child to enjoy the summer. Our weekly summer camp experiences offer a well-rounded program that includes Science Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Art and Math (STREAM) themed activities, field trips and more.

See our summer camp information online or click here to register.

Updated Tue, May 7th
Stressed? Depressed? Trying Your Best? 
Come to Wellness Week Activities!

May 13 – 17 is Wellness Week. As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we have planned many activities to help families be well and to spotlight the importance of overall wellness for our school community. Presentations for students, staff and parents will take place at the Monroe Middle School campus, in addition to lunch-time activities that focus on ways to attain mental, physical, and social-emotional wellness.

Flyers with more details are on your school’s e-flyers page, or from the Campbell Union School District Public Information Office, 408-341-7254.

WELLNESS WEEK SCHEDULE
(Taking place at Monroe Middle School campus)

Monday May 13th
Understanding the Teenage Brain, 8:30-9:30am in the MMS Cafeteria

Wednesday May 15th
Supporting your child's Mental Health, 8:30am-9:30am in the MMS Cafeteria

Wednesday May 15th
Community Safety & Earthquake Preparedness – 6:00-7:00pm in the MMS Cafeteria

Thursday- May 16th
• Vaping 101 for Parents, 8:45am-10:00am in the MMS Cafeteria
• Stress Management, 6:00–7:00pm in the MMS Cafeteria
• Yoga and Zumba for Parents, 7:00-8:30pm in the MMS Cafeteria

Friday May 17th
International Day Celebration, 5:00-8:00pm in the MMS Quad

ALL ACTIVITIES FREE OF CHARGE thanks to the following partners: SCCOE (Tobacco Use Prevention Education grant, School Linked Services, CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth), El Camino’s 5210 program, Alum Rock Counseling Center, the District Attorney's office, Uplift Family Services and others.

Updated Wed, Apr 17th
Community support and solid fiscal management has protected schools from worse impacts. Download report.

Download the full publication in English and Spanish.
Descargue la publicación completa en inglés y español.

A Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D.

Preparing our students for success in the yet-to-be-defined workplace of the future is rewarding and challenging. Recently, the challenges have increased with changes to economic conditions.

A few major factors have placed new strains on school and district budgets for our district and many others in the region.

  1. Declining enrollment due to families moving to more-affordable places to live;
  2. Flattening State revenue
  3. Unexpected, State-imposed increases to our pension program costs; and
  4. Increased cost and demand for special education services for students.

The bottom line: Campbell Union School District will need to make $2 million in adjustments to our operating budget for the coming school year. 


We are up to the challenge. We have taken some steps already to mitigate some the impacts of that large funding cut:

  • Our energy and water conservation systems are complete,
  • We have secured several grants to support students’ education and wellness,  
  • We trimmed $1.8 million from the current year’s budget, and
  • We are exploring ways to further reduce costs for services outside of the classroom.

Our fiscal responsibility has earned us the public’s confidence and support. Our community shares our commitment to educate all students to their highest potential, approving school bonds to maintain and modernize our buildings and grounds and a parcel tax to provide competitive teacher salaries and up-to-date classroom technology.

Despite serious fiscal challenges coming our way, we are committed to maintaining both our financial solvency and the integrity of our instructional programs as we prepare our students for the opportunities of their yet-to-be-defined futures.  

Updated Thu, Apr 4th
Work will advance STEM education and foster students developing 21st century problem-solving skills that are critical to any career.

Four teachers from two CUSD elementary schools were chosen to participate in the award-winning The Tech Academies fellowship program sponsored by The Tech’s Bowers Institute. They will join a cohort of 40 educators from other local school districts and expanded learning organizations, all of whom will develop leadership skills and expertise in engineering instruction.

Forest Hill's Jodi Howland and Julie Hart chose to specialize in Mechanical Engineering, and CSI's Alicia Hamilton and Julia Quintero chosen Software Engineering. They will be part of creating a growing network of STEM leaders supporting excellence in the community.

“In our commitment to preparing our students for their yet-to-be-defined futures, we know that STEM must be in the forefront of their learning—especially in Silicon Valley,” said District Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “These teachers will be instrumental in training other Campbell USD educators across the curriculum in engineering and design thinking.”

During the two-year fellowship, the teacher cohorts will work closely with instructors from The Tech’s Bowers Institute. The software engineering cohort will also enjoy additional support from San Jose State University. Both groups will receive more than 90 hours of in-depth, hands-on professional development that will ultimately expose their K-12 students to engineering, fostering their development of 21st century problem-solving skills critical to any career and increasing the number and diversity of students pursuing engineering careers.

Updated Wed, Mar 27th
We invited parents, students, employees and the community to share thoughts about what we're doing well and where we can improve.

We engage parents, students, employees and the community in developing our Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) so that our decisions and plans are more responsive to our community’s educational priorities. LCAPs describe the school's overall vision for students, annual goals, and specific actions we will take to achieve the vision and goals.

In addition to other important student performance data, we invite input from our stakeholders in a variety of ways, both formal and informal. With a focus on district goals, we use the information to make decisions about programs and to seek added support through community grants and partnerships. As a result of last year’s feedback, some schools added field trips, others added counselors, and still others directed funds to support homework help or art instruction.

A few months ago, we invited parents, students, employees and the community to engage in an online forum, using Thoughtexchange.com to share their own thoughts and rate the thoughts of others about what we're doing well and where we can improve. We were able to receive direct input from thousands of stakeholders.

School administrators are sharing the school-level results with their committees and staff, as part of their planning process for next year. District-level Top Thoughts results are compiled into two interactive reports that appear on our LCAP webpage.

Or download a summary report as a PDF. 
Students Voice - District Summary - 2018-19           
Community - District Summary - 2018-19

Updated Wed, Mar 20th
K-5th Grade Summer Camps Now Enrolling

Get ready for the best summer ever!

Each week, our new summer camp experience will offer a well-rounded program that includes Science Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Art and Math (STREAM) themed activities, a highlight field trip, a low-light field trip and a fun Friday field day on-site.

Join us for a summer that feels, well, like summer. Register now!

Updated Thu, Mar 14th
Come see how our STEAM-powered education is energizing students across the district.

All students and families are invited to this annual celebration of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics marvels our students have discovered and created.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 • 4 – 7 p.m.
Where: 295 Cherry Lane, Campbell (Campbell School of Innovation campus)

The event features:

  • Hands-on activities for students of all ages!
  • Demonstrations and performances by students from all Campbell
    Union School District schools, including: Engineering & Design
    Thinking, Computer Science & Robotics, Student Passion &
    Creativity, Film Festival, and Performing Arts.
Updated Mon, Mar 11th
Profile of a Graduate is our commitment to students, families, and community.

See how the Profile of a Graduate is taking hold in our first year of aligning instruction to the key competencies:
self-directed, innovative, critical thinker, collaborative, empathetic.