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Updated Mon, Mar 12th
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Updated Mon, Mar 12th

Help our school earn a $20,000 grant by voting once per day from March 12 to 23 at Don’t delay. The school with the most votes per category will win!

Capri Elementary is up for a $20,000 grant and needs your help. Capri is seeking extra funds from the ScholarShare 529 Scholar Dollars Grant Program, and we’re asking faculty, teachers, parents and relatives for help.

Please visit, and vote for Capri Elementary throughout the community voting period, which runs March 12 – 23, 2018.

You can vote here: ( a day and help us fund our recess enrichment program, Recess 101. Members of each registered school’s community who are over the age of 18, including parents, relatives, friends, faculty, and school officials, can vote for their school once per day.

The schools with the most votes in their category will win, so please support our community and invest in the future of our students by voting for Capri Elementary at today! 

Updated Wed, Feb 14th

La Escuela Primaria Capri y CUSD le invita a nuestras clases gratuitas para padres y tutores. 

"Padres Activos De Hoy"

Conozca nuevos metodos para educar a sus hijos. Aprenda como lidiar mejor con sus ninos en situaciones complejas. Conozca y interactue con otros padres. Comparta sus experiencias y aprenda de otros padres.

Cuando: Fenrero 6 & 13, Marzo 6, 13, 20 & 27, Abril 3,17, 24.

Horario: 8:30 a 10:30 am

Si desea mas informacion por favor contacte a Debbie Nogales enlace de la comunidad en Capri al 408-364-4260 x 4657 / dnogales [at] 

Updated Fri, Jan 26th

Our parking lot is small and we have limited spaces, which are mostly reserved, for our staff. Please allow yourself plenty of time to find parking and walk. You may park in the Capri parking lot—legal space permitting, along the street, or in the neighboring off-street parking where allowed. Please be thoughtful of our neighbors and do not park on grass, or block driveways or mailboxes, and be courteous to pedestrian and automobile traffic. Our children’s safety is our top priority and your help is much appreciated.

You may drop-off or pick-up your child using the “drop off/pick up” lane in the drive-thru at the front of the school. When using this lane, please make sure your child enters and exits to the right next to the curb, not into passing traffic. This will keep your child safe. If your child is not out front when you arrive for pick-up, please circle the parking lot/drive-thru/neighborhood until you see your child. Then you may enter the “loading” lane to pick them up at the curb. Please do NOT block the drop-off lane, park in red zones, or unauthorized areas, or leave your car unattended.

Thank you for helping us keep our students safe!

Updated Mon, Sep 11th

Interested in volunteering at Capri?

We are always looking for involved, kind, dedicated parents to join our yard duty staff. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the kids in play and help monitor their social interactions, safety protocols, and daily recess activities. Both volunteer and paid positions are available.

To apply for a paid position, go to

To apply for a volunteer position, stop by the office and fill out a parent volunteer application. 

Updated Tue, Mar 13th

A Community Event Featuring Student Innovations

Wednesday, March 28, 2018  •  4 – 7 p.m.
Location: Monroe Middle School campus, 1055 S. Monroe, San Jose

Hands-on activities for students of all ages!

Demonstrations and performances by students from all Campbell Union School District schools, including: Band and Choir, Engineering Design Challenges, Coding, Robotics, Interdisciplinary Science, Math, and Art Classroom Projects.

Information at:  408-364-4200 or contact [at]

Updated Tue, Mar 13th

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] 

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 Wed, Feb 28th

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 (,
  • 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 ( 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 

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. 


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

Parents of 1st-3rd graders can try design thinking activities on Wed., Feb. 28th, from 2:30-3:30p

Design thinking is spreading across Campbell Union School District. Some parents are wondering what it is.

If your student will be entering grades 2-4 in the coming school year, you can learn about design thinking together at this special experience and tour at the future home of the Campbell School of Innovation, 295 Cherry Lane, Campbell. 

Advance reservations recommended.
To reserve an activity kit and a spot at this event, please RSVP by Thursday, February 22 to 408-341-7137 or njready [at]

Bring your child and curiosity to explore the campus and the design thinking process together!

Campbell School of Innovation (CSI) is a new public school that will use design thinking as the strategy to bring rigorous, standards-based instruction to preschool through 8th grade students. It will open August 2018 for grades TK-4, and enrollment is happening now.

Bell Schedule

  • In Session7:55–9:35
  • Recess9:35–9:55
  • In Session9:55–11:20
  • Lunch Recess11:20–12:03
  • In Session12:03–2:05 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:05

  • In Session7:55–9:56
  • Recess9:56–10:16
  • In Session10:16–11:20
  • Lunch Recess11:20–12:03
  • In Session12:03–2:05 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:05

  • In Session7:55–9:35
  • Recess9:35–9:55
  • In Session9:55–11:20
  • Lunch Recess11:20–12:03
  • In Session12:03–2:05 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:05

  • In Session7:55–9:58
  • Recess9:58–10:16
  • In Session10:16–11:50
  • Lunch Recess11:50–12:35
  • In Session12:35–2:05 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:05

  • In Session7:55–9:58
  • Recess9:58–10:16
  • In Session10:16–12:05
  • Lunch Recess12:05–12:35
  • In Session12:35–2:10 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:10


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