District News

Updated Tue, Mar 5th
An Internet Safety Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. Ed.D.

Dear Parents,

We want to make you aware of what seems to be the latest viral challenge targeting children. It is called the Momo Challenge, and it centers around a disturbing character suggesting dangerous tasks for kids to perform. From what we have learned, these and other suggestions can also be found spliced into some YouTube Kids videos, including Fortnite and Peppa the Pig. This challenge also occurs through an app called WhatsApp, which could function on both phones and tablets.

We recommend that you talk to your child about these kinds of challenges, in a way that you feel is appropriate for their understanding. Given the connection and concern with messages within YouTube Kids videos, we also recommend that you monitor what your child is watching and screen the videos, even if they appear to be safe, to ensure their viewing does not include harmful messages.

The links below offer some information about the Internet hoax and resources to help you set rules at home:

Learn more about how you can ensure cyber safety at home.
o   Media Guidelines for All Kids of All Ages
o   Safe Search Kids

In our schools, we are aware of this trending issue and continue working to ensure students follow safe Internet use. Throughout the school year, our teachers reinforce the expectations for safe use and responsible practices described in our Student Digital Safety contracts.  They also use the Common Sense Media resources and our lesson bank to teach grade-specific digital citizenship lessons.

If you have any further questions, please contact your child’s school.

Updated Fri, Mar 1st
Student safety is our top-most priority—even when they are traveling between home and school.

As students become more comfortable about walking or riding bikes between school and home, we want to be sure they stay alert and safe. Please talk to your child about how to stay safe while traveling to and from school.

Some suggested reminders are:

1.    If possible, don’t walk or ride alone.

2.    Stay aware of your surroundings. Watch where you’re going and what is happening around you.

3.    Tell someone where you are going and when you will return.

4.    Use cross walks and obey traffic signals.

5.    Avoid strangers, and tell an adult right away if any suspicious people approach you.

Thank you for being our partner in student safety.

Updated Wed, Feb 27th
After school and preschool program sign ups start March 1, 2019

Elementary & Middle School Programs

Our before and after school programs  offer safe, fun, and engaging programs where students develop current interests and discover new ones beyond the school day. Learn more.

Early Child Education Programs

Our high-quality infant, toddler, and preschool programs prepare children for successful educational journeys. Both fee-based and subsidized programs are available, year round, with part-time or full-time options. Learn more.

Updated Wed, Feb 6th
California law requires that children have an oral health assessment as part of attending public school. Dental Society volunteers partner with our schools in promoting students' dental health.

Untreated dental problems can cause intense pain and adversely affect nutrition, growth, and ability to pay attention in class. This week, in observance of National Children's Dental Health Month, teams of volunteer dentists and their assistants are providing free dental screenings to more than 1,000 students in our schools. It is part of a nation-wide program that aims to identify dental problems early, educate children about good dental hygiene, and help to connect families to dental care if they need it.

Nurses at Campbell Union School District's schools will follow up with the families of children found to have serious dental issues. Those who do not have regular dentists will receive assistance in getting dental care through the Dental Society volunteers.

"We want to help catch dental problems early," says Dr. Zarkesh, President of the Santa Clara County Dental Society, pictured here providing a dental screening to a student. "And it's fun being with the kids."

The Dental Society coordinates the local event. This month, they will provide free oral assessments for more than 5,000 students county wide.

Updated Tue, Feb 5th
Volunteer panelists needed to listen to students’ presentations.

Even if your child is not yet in 8th grade, volunteering as a panelist is a great way to get to know the process and help the students have this authentic public speaking experience.

The Eighth Grade Exhibition project is a promotion requirement for all 8th grade students.  The pupils have researched topics, planned and completed a project related to their topics, and are ready to present their findings to panelists who will listen and evaluate their performance.  

It’s Easy!  We’ll show you what to do and even provide some refreshments!

If you are available any of the times listed below or have quesitons about being involved as a judge, please respond to Stephanie Day: sday [at] campbellusd.org (sday [at] campbellusd.org) or 408-364-4200, ext. 6244.

Yes, I would like to be a volunteer panelist:  

Which  Date Choose a Session
School Date Morning Afternoon Full Day
Monroe Mid. 3/1/19  __ 8a-11a  __ 11a- 2:35p  __ 8a-2:35p
Rolling Hills Mid.   2/26/19  __ 8:45a-1:10p  __ 12:45-3p  __ 8:45a-3p

Name:                               Phone:                                  Email:       

Updated Wed, Jan 30th
Register Now for the 2019-2020 School Year. Evening Help Wed., Feb. 13, 2019

Convenient online registration for elementary and middle schools.

Special staff hours for in-person assistance and public-access computers
:
• Monday–Friday
: 8a-4p
• Evening Hours -  Feb. 13: 8a-7p
 (corrected date!)

See our enrollment page for answers to frequent questions about elementary and middle school enrollment.

Or call our enrollment desk: 408-364-4200.

Updated Fri, Jan 18th
District seeks applicants for Citizens Oversight Committee that oversees use of bond and parcel tax revenues.

Campbell Union School District is accepting applications now to fill two vacancies on its Citizens Bond and Parcel Tax Oversight Committee. Applications are available now online or by contacting Christina Tran, Campbell Union School District, ctran [at] campbellusd.org, 408-364-4200 ext. 6215.

The District operates classes for preschool-through-eighth-grade students from the communities of Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Saratoga.  The bond funds help to repair and improve the district’s 12 elementary and middle schools. Parcel tax funds support instructional programs that directly benefit students. The Board-appointed independent citizens committee reviews school district spending and ensures that bond and parcel tax revenues are spent only for the purpose set before the voters.

Oversight Committee members represent various parts of the community: businesses, senior citizens, taxpayer organizations, and parents of students enrolled in the District.   These members serve for a term of two years without compensation and for no more than two consecutive terms.  (Education Code Section 15282(a))

Updated Fri, Jan 18th

In Campbell Union School District, wellness is a shared goal with the community.

“We are fortunate to have extensive community partnerships that bolster our ability to support the whole child academically, emotionally and behaviorally and free our teachers to teach,” said District Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. 

With about 40% of district students living in poverty, many of them are exposed to food insecurity, homelessness, violence, loss, and other disruptions that weigh on them throughout their school day and cause them to tune out or misbehave. 

“We’ve worked with local agencies and our Wellness Committee to establish community partnerships and secure grants that provide a reliable system of supports beyond the classroom for students and their families,” Viramontez said. The result, she said, is the school and the community working together to support students and families through:

• Shared Goal: Educate the Whole Child

• Viable System: Strategic goals, Internal supports backed
by data

• Combined Resources: Partner with community to establish a
comprehensive system of support.


Following is partial list of the partner-supported Mental and Physical Health Services at CUSD Schools.

Uplift Family Services: 5 Clinicians; 1 Family Specialist; 1 Family Partner. Provides Counseling, Therapy for Individual and Family, Parenting Classes 

Counseling and Support Services for Youth (CASSY): 7 Associate Marriage Family Therapists (AMFT) 

El Camino Hospital: Health Teacher Online curriculum, PlayWorks, 2 additional school nurses, 200 hours of translation support, Dental services, Vision 2 Learn, 5-2-1-0 School Linked Services (County Health Dept.): 10 school-based Community Liaisons, Dozens of Parent Education offerings at 9 schools 

Other Resources & Services: Assistance League, Faith-based groups, Second Harvest Food Bank, Santa Clara Dental Society, Dept. of Alcohol & Drug Services, District Attorney’s Office, Family Engagement Institute, Foothill College, Gardner Health Clinics

Updated Tue, Jan 15th
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 • 4–7 p.m. at Campbell School of Innovation, 295 Cherry Lane, Campbell

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 Tue, Jan 8th
Parents of children entering Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten or middle school take note!

Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year will begin January 22, 2019.
Information is available online and by calling Campbell Union School District’s main office.

Campbell Union School District provides education beyond the expected for more than 7,500 preschool-through-eighth-grade students from the communities of Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Saratoga. In addition to traditional school settings, we offer families school options as dual language immersion, parent participation, design thinking/innovation, and home schooling.