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Upcoming Events

Seventh Grade-Tdap Immunization Requirement

The required Tdap vaccination is required by the state of California to start 7th grade.  All 7th grade students MUST have this vaccination before attending school on day one.  Students will NOT be able to attend school without this vaccination.

6th grade students can get a head start on this by getting theirs now.

 You can submit proof of your vaccination to the Welcome Center or you can scan and email a copy to kscheerer [at]

 If you have any questions please contact us at 408-364-4222.

CSI Update - June 20, 2018

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!  The staff and I are very excited to be leading Year One of CSI!

Teachers have just completed four days of training in the areas of Design Thinking and Responsive Classroom.  Later this summer, several teachers will be attending CAFE literacy training as well as a Summer Studio Design Thinking Institute, which is grounded in the Arts.  As you can see, we have a very enthusiastic group of teacher learners and leaders.

Following the May 8 Meet and Greet, we hosted a follow-up parent meeting on June 11 to get some initial committees up and running and to plan a few summer events.  A flyer with dates and times will be sent via email next week.  

Construction updates include:

  • All 4 of the TK-2 buildings have been delivered, and the finishing work has begun
  • Exterior landscaping and concrete is underway, including renovation to the front of the school
  • Library update has begun

The school office will be closed from June 25-July 31and will reopen on August 1.  Our district office staff is available throughout the summer if you have urgent questions.  

Important Back-to-School Dates:

August 14 @ 8:30am        Kindergarten Informational Session for all kinder parents

August 14 & 15                  Kindergarten Round-Up (parents will be notified in August of

                                                      specific day and appointment times)

August 17 @ 3:30pm         Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at CSI

August 22 @ 8am               First Day of School

August 22 @ 8:30am         First Day Coffee

August 31 @ 8:15am          Principal’s Chat

September 12 @ 6:30        Back to School Night

September 28                      Picture Day

See the attached flyer about Parent-Sponsored Summer Events 

Parent Leadership Meeting

Save the Date for our first Parent Leadership Meeting!  It will be held on Monday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the current Campbell Middle School/ future CSI cafeteria.  If you are interested in helping with the planning of a Welcome Event, establishing the PTA/Home and School Club, deciding upon a process for the school mascot, or planning for initial fund-raising, please RSVP to Norma Jeanne Ready at:  njready [at]  Those of you who have already replied to the evite need not RSVP.  

High Energy at CSI Meet & Greet

a young CSI student gets a high five from one of the parents

Nearly 400 parents, students and staff gathered on May 8th for a Campbell School of Innovation event where they could get acquainted, learn more about the new school, and sign up for committees and volunteer activities that interest them.

Principal Norma Jeanne Ready and the CSI staff greeted families and provided an update on the school's schedule, construction, and planning for enriching learning experiences using the design thinking process.

“We’re excited about the opportunities that CSI and design thinking can bring to all students in our district,” said District Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “CSI offers an opportunity to be innovative in our instructional delivery to better meet the needs of today’s students and prepare them for the skills and habits required for their success in this yet to be defined  future.”

More information will be provided to parents in the months leading to the school's opening on August 22nd.

Open Letter to the City of San Jose About Traffic Safety

Superintendent and Governing Board Request Action

school crossing sign

Today, September 21, 2022, Campbell Union School District's leadership sent an open letter to San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo with several requests for increasing traffic safety near schools.  

The text of the letter appears below.

letter to Mayor Liccardo
Click to view a PDF of the letter.

The Honorable Sam Liccardo
Mayor, City of San Jose
200 East Santa Clara Street, 18th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113  

Dear Mayor Liccardo:

Last week, our school district community suffered a pain that no one should ever have to endure: the death of an eight-year-old boy struck by an automobile on his walk to school.

As difficult as this loss has been for our community, it does not compare to the pain being experienced by his family, as their lives are forever altered.

In wanting to ensure that no one in San Jose ever goes through this type of pain and trauma, we are imploring the city of San Jose to take immediate steps to prioritize crosswalks near schools.

As a school district, and on behalf of San Jose families, we are specifically requesting the following:

  • Budget support for school crossing guards;
  • Increased enforcement of traffic laws in zones near schools;
  • Consistent maintenance of crosswalks near schools; and
  • Public safety campaign focused on safe driving near school zones

We recognize that the city of San Jose has already begun the process of upgrading crosswalks near the scene of the tragedy, but we feel it important to memorialize the above referenced request, as we want to ensure that pedestrian safety does not fall off the City’s list of top priorities.

We know that this is a complex issue, but it is one that needs immediate attention, as sadly, this type of tragedy has become far too common on the streets of San Jose.

Although we will never truly be able to fully come to grips with the loss of a beautiful little boy, we can make a difference in our community and, in the process, forever honor his legacy.

On behalf of the Campbell Union Elementary School District Governing Board and Administration, we thank you for your consideration and look forward to being a part of the solution.


Richard Nguyen                                      Dr. Shelly Viramontez
Board President                                      Superintendent 

cc:   San Jose City Council
        Campbell Union Elementary School District Governing Board