Sherman Oaks Community Charter
School is located at

1800-C Fruitdale Ave

San Jose, CA 95128

Tel: (408) 795-1140

Fax:  (408) 341-7180

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Sherman Oaks Community Charter School


Welcome to Sherman Oaks!


December 2014

  • Monday, December 1st - Parent Teacher Committee Board Meeting, 8:05 am
  • Thursday, December 4th to Saturday, December 6 - Wizard of Oz Performances
  • Monday, December 8th - Parent Teacher Committee Board Meeting, 8:05 am
  • Thursday, December 11th - Family Learning Night - Sherman Oaks Multipurpose Room RAINED OUT/RESCHEDULED
  • Thursday, December 11th - Parent Teacher Committee Community Meeting, 8:05 am
  • Monday, December 15th - Parent Teacher Committee Board Meeting, 8:05 am
  • Wednesday, December 17th - Las Posadas
  • Monday, December 22nd to Friday, January 2nd - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

January 2015

  • Monday, December 22nd to Friday, January 2nd - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
  • Friday, January 16th - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
  • Tuesday, January 19th - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr.'s Holiday



School Play - The Wizard of Oz

Sherman Oaks & Blackford Schools Present the Musical Production: The Wizard of Oz
Location: Multipurpose-Room @ Sherman Oaks
Tickets: $5 Children / $7 adults. Tickets may be purchased at the door - cash only please. You can also purchase them online after November 19th:

  • Thursday, December 4th at 7p.m.
  • Friday, December 5th at 7p.m.
  • Saturday, December 6th 2p.m.

Dual Language Immersion 90/10 Parent Info Sessions/Principal Coffees

Parents are invited to attend several sessions to provide information on our proposal to transition our current model to a 90/10 Model. We are exploring best practices and research for possible implementation, and want to share and inform parents, as well as to get feedback and address questions. It will be combined with Principal Coffees.

Healthcare Insurance Enrollment Event November 13th, 2014

2014You can apply for Medi-Cal, Healthy Kids and other free or low-cost healthcare insurance programs for children on Thursday, November 13th, from 9:00 – 11:00 am at the Blackford Elementary School Family Resource Center, 1970 Willow Street in San Jose.Please bring proof of address, proof of income and birth certificates for the children. Bring social security cards for the children if available. For more details, call Catholic Charities at 408-380-8600.

Landscaping Changes to Save Water

To conserve more water, we’re making changes to school landscaping this winter. The front areas of Castlemont, Capri, and Sherman Oaks are first in line for landscaping renovation, which is made possible with help from the Santa Clara Valley Water District. The renovation includes removing grass (but not trees), and installing drought-tolerant plants, drip irrigation, and decomposed granite pathways.  Existing concrete walkways will remain in place.

Blue forms from the CUSD Parent Handbook PAST DUE

Return to School Office  Complete and give these forms to our school secretaries. They are VERY Past Due. This is essential information our school needs AT SCHOOL in the office to keep your kids safe! The office can’t do her job if parents don't fulfill their part! If you can’t find yours there are extras in the office.

Sweatshirts on Sale!

EVERY Wednesday before AND after school! Sweatshirts: $17/ T-Shirts: $8


Cold and Flu Season is Coming…Wash hands for Better Health

Children may not always listen when you tell them to wash their hands before eating, but it's a message worth repeating. Hand washing is by far the best way to prevent germs from spreading and to keep your kids from getting sick. No new technology, drug or vaccine is capable of preventing more infections than the simple act of washing one's hands, according to doctors. Washing hands is a major public health intervention to prevent disease -- it's cheap, it's easy, and it works. To reinforce the habit, practice with your children at home.

When is a child too sick to attend school?
For health and safety reasons, your child should not attend school if he/she exhibits any of the following symptoms:

  • A fever of more than 100 degrees
  • Eyes that are red, swollen, crusty, draining, or oozing
  • Diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting
  • Contraction of a childhood communicable disease such as chicken pox, measles, or mumps (notify school immediately)
  • A productive cough with yellow or green nasal discharge
  • A severe sore throat
  • Head lice (notify school immediately)
  • An untreated infectious illness such as upper-respiratory infection, pink eye, strep throat, or bronchitis (notify school immediately)
  • Attendance

    With the holiday season around the corner, we know as parents, it can be tempting to extend vacation days and plan for vacations during the regularly scheduled school days. We ask that you refrain from doing so as this can greatly impact your child’s education. We cannot stress enough the importance of attending school daily so your child may receive the necessary instruction. We understand that unforeseen issues do arise, such as illnesses, so please do not forget to contact the office if your child will be absent at: 408-795-1140

     2014 UPDATES

    Note from the Principal…

    We have had a great start to the 2014-2015 school year. Welcome back to all and welcome to our new families! You will quickly realize that Sherman Oaks is a great school with awesome families, staff, and students. We strive to be an excellent Learning Community and we are looking forward to a great school year!

    Drop-off and pick-up at School--Parking Lot Safety--

    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 Sherman Oaks 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, and be courteous to pedestrian and automobile traffic. Our children’s safety is one of our top priorities and your help is much appreciated.

    You may drop-off or pick-up your child using the “drop off/pick up” lane on the right side of the parking lot. When using this lane, please make sure your child enters and exits to the right next to the curb, not into the parking lot. This will keep your child safe. If your child is not out front when you arrive for pick-up, please use the inner (passing) lane to circle the parking lot 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 your attention and for keeping your student safe.

    Volunteers Needed

    Would you like to volunteer in your child’s classroom/school? We need you!!! At Sherman Oaks, our parents make a world of difference and are an invaluable partner with our school staff in the education of your children. There are many opportunities to volunteer in class or at school, and even from home. For more information, please contact: Susie Ferreyra: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You may also contact our school office.

    CUSD Emergency Contact Form

    Please return your blue Emergency Contact Form to the Sherman Oaks?School office as soon as possible. This is needed in the event of an emergency and it is in your best interest for the school to have this information available immediately. This form was included in the packet of information you received in the mail.

    CUSD Parent Handbook

    The District handbook is in your parent folder in the filing?cabinets. It is VERY IMPORTANT that the forms in the Parent Handbook are completed and returned immediately. One form is needed per child. Extra copies of the handbook are available in the office. Please return your completed forms to the Sherman Oaks office.




    Check out each of the TV shows produced by our very own Sherman Oaks students as part of a Video-Media Club. Made possible by an equipment grant from CreaTV San Jose. Email the Eagle TV advisor, Raul Ruiz, for more information at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Our most recent episode airs each week at 6 PM on Friday evenings and 11 AM on Sunday mornings on Channel 28 on Comcast San Jose. Shows are also available on demand from the CreaTV website at the links below. Go Sherman Oaks!

    Season 1

    Season 2


    This is your gateway to information about your student. The school-to-home partnership is stronger when we both have access to information.:


    Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand. Everything you want to know about school menus, reduced price lunches, and child nutrition.:


    The Sherman Oaks Elementary School Extension Programs offer onsite after school care and dual immersion preschool.:


    Research what books are in our Sherman Oaks library and see what is available to check out (Note: If this link doesn't work for you, please try a different browser or a more recent version of your current browser)

    STUDENT 4-1-1

    Great parent information on the Campbell USD website:


    Unless otherwise posted, Open Session begins at 7PM. Please see the school board website for exact location:

    • Dec. 18, 2014 - Organizational Meeting



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