Our school news is also available in Spanish, as translated by google translate. When you open your e-news, click in the upper right corner. [Nuestras noticias electrónicas también están disponibles en español, como traducido por google. Cuando abra sus e-noticias, haga clic en la esquina superior derecha.]
Students had equal say as adults as more than 100 parents, students, staff and neighbors gave input at a March 23 community forum about creating a new Preschool–8th-grade school in the District.
The meeting began with attendees using stickers to vote on the Guiding Principals the Transformation Team will consider as it develops recommendations for the Governing Board. Then, participants and facilitators separated into affinity groups—parents with other parents, students with students, and so on—so they could discuss hopes, concerns and ideas for the new school. They consolidated their input and reported it back to the whole group. Their responses are posted on the District's Transformation web page in the March 23 meeting notes.
In April, the Transformation Team will review the responses and identify common themes to address in recommendations it sends to the Board in June.
State testing will happen from mid-April through May, and we're doing our best to ensure our students do their best.
Each year, students in grades 3–8 will participate in the statewide testing program called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The tests cover English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics for grades 3–8, and science fore grades 5 and 8. They provide information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and career.
The principal will send information about specific testing dates and times at your child's school.
Meanwhile: Don't Fret. Stay Informed.
- For tips about how to help your child do well, go to Test Taking Tips for Parents (campbellusd.org/homestandards#test)
- For more details about the testing system and what is required, go to the e-flyers link to read a Letter from the Superintendent.
Please join our District Transition Team on Thursday, March 23rd at Campbell Middle School beginning at 6:00 pm. Our district is seeking family and student voices as they work to develop a new Preschool - 8th grade school. The evening will begin with a general convening and then move to specific stakeholder breakout groups. These groups will be facilitated by Transformation Team members. Your expertise would be of great benefit to the development of this new school. If you are planning on attending please let us know by emailing Heather Wellendorf at: hwellendorf [at] campbellusd.org
Strategic Plan Committee noted progress during its review of strategic goals and objectives, including STEAM, standards and student support.
The Strategic Planning Committee—35 students, employees, parents, community members, and Board members—met on March 7, 2017 to discuss progress, challenges, and next steps toward achieving the District’s strategic goals.
As part of the semi-annual review, the group created objectives to be completed by September 2018 and a list of current “Perceived Strengths and Accomplishments”.
More details about the Strategic Plan are on the Strategic Plan Web Page
The State of California is field-testing a new school accountability tool that uses multiple measures to report school performance and growth.
The California School Dashboard is a new tool from the State of California that replaces the old Academic Performance Index (API). It will provide parents, educators, and the public with important information they can use to evaluate schools and school districts in an easy-to-understand report card format.
The California School Dashboard is a critical piece of California’s new school accountability and continuous improvement system. A 5-minute video explains how the new tool works and what it looks like.
Preview dates are March 27th and 30th
Parents have the chance to preview, ask questions, and provide feedback on the three curricula being piloted for Math in grades K-5
The proposed new curricula— Bridges, Eureka Math*, and Investigations— will be available for advance viewing and providing feedback at the District Administration Office’s Hamilton Room:
- Monday, March 27th, 12 – 1:30pm
- Thursday, March 30th, 5 – 5:30pm
If you have questions about the proposed curricula, please contact your school’s principal or call the District’s Instructional Services Department, 408-364-4200.
* Name of curriculum corrected 3/14/17
The District's Transformation Team is developing a recommendation about transforming Campbell Middle School into a PreK–8th Grade school.
We are seeking input from students, parents, neighbors, employees, and other community members.
Please join us for a community meeting where you can say what is needed for a great new preschool-to-eighth-grade school.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. • Campbell Middle School, 295 W. Cherry Lane, Campbell
- Childcare for school-aged children with advance reservation: 408-341-7283
- Spanish interpretation available.
More information is on our Transformation web page. (campbellusd.org/transformation)