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Updated: Mar 22 2016 - 11:29am

This year, our students in grades 3–8 will participate in the statewide testing program called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The tests in the CAASPP System provide information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and career.
 
Our school’s testing dates are April 18-May 27, 2016. A letter from our Superintendent about the tests is online at https://www.campbellusd.org/stateassessment.
 
The tests for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics are:
·      Smarter Balanced tests, (Sherman Oaks students will use the bilingual (Eng./Span.) Format for Mathematics
·     California Alternate Assessments (CAAs)*
 
Science assessments (students in grades 5 grade only) are:
·      California Standards Test (CST) for Science, or
·      California Modified Assessment (CMA) for Science*
 
For tips on how to help your child do well on tests, go to www.campbellusd.org/files/testpreptips.pdf or ask your child’s teacher.
 
If you would like more information about the CAASPP System, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE’s CAASPP Web page at www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/index.asp?tabsection=3#ssr.
 
For more information or resources about alternate assessments, please visit the CDE’s CAASPP Alternate Assessments Web page at www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/altassessment.asp
 
If you have questions about your child’s participation in CAASPP, or your right to have your child opt out of testing, please contact the principal of your child’s school.
 

* Students with individualized education plans (IEP) are eligible to take the CAA and the CMA as indicated in the IEP.

Updated: Apr 29 2016 - 9:03am
Parent classes for Positive Discipline are being held in the AM and PM at Rosemary Elementary School beginning April through June 2016. Please click on flyers below for detailed information.

Updated: Apr 22 2016 - 12:56pm
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Proyecto de padres e hijos: Una serie de talleres en español sobre la crianza de sus hijos
28 de abril, 2016, 8:00 to 10:00 AM
Y las siguientes fechas: 5, 12, 19, 26 de mayo y 2 de junio
Escuela Sherman Oaks, Salón CampbellCare
CUIDADO DE NIÑOS GRATIS
Por favor regístrense en la oficina de la escuela

Updated: Apr 22 2016 - 11:56am
Picture of summer camp

Summer is just around the corner
and CUSD has just the right summer
camp for you! We have weekly themed
camps, enrichment camps, and tech camps!
Sign up for one camp or sign up for all!
For more information please visit our website
at www.campbellusd.org/summer for full details.

Summer camp registration is now open!

Be sure to register early, space is limited.

Updated: Apr 14 2016 - 7:56am

Come and join us!

Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 10am until 2pm

Free Admission - Games, Music and Refreshments - Family-Friendly Fun
Sign Up Here to Let us Know You Are Coming - Bring Your Friends & Family
 
Updated: Apr 14 2016 - 4:46am

At a March 17 Study Session, the Campbell Union School District Governing Board began discussions about proposed changes at three of its schools: Rosemary Elementary School, Campbell Middle School, and Village School, the district’s a parent participation school.

Main components of the proposal include:

  1. Rosemary Elementary School: add a fifth grade class to the preschool-through-grade-four school in August 2016 with a possibility of expanding to a Preschool through 8th grade site in the future.
  2. Campbell Middle School: Expand the grade 5-8 middle school to Preschool through 8th grade, possibly in the 2017/18 school year. (This proposal could include merging Village School and Campbell Middle School, but is not dependent upon it.)
  3. Village School: If the school merges with Campbell Middle, the current Village School campus would convert to a preschool site. If the two schools do not merge, Village School will remain as is and planning for converting Campbell Middle School to a preschool-through-eighth-grade campus would continue.

One of the proposed changes was approved on March 31st: Rosemary School will have a 5th grade starting in the new school year. Discussions about the rest of the proposed changes will continue throughout the year.

“This proposal is a starting point. We are at the very beginning of the conversation,” said District Superintendent Eric Andrew. “Having ample opportunity for discussion is an integral part of the process.”

Andrew said the proposal stems from the District’s Strategic Planning, input from stakeholders, and the goal of ensuring that every school in the Campbell Union School District is a School of Choice. 

“We want each school to be as desirable as the next, so parents are confident that their children are receiving a top quality education in a top quality educational setting no matter which is their neighborhood school, ” he said.

The Superintendent and Board have had multiple meetings with staff, families and other community stakeholders since mid-March, and more are expected.

“We will discuss the District Reorganization proposal at each board meeting until we finalize the plan and identify methods to monitor the implementation of the plan,” Andrew said.

“Change can be uncomfortable, he added, “but it also can bring about wonderful outcomes for our students.”

If you have questions or want to be part of the discussions, please contact the school principal or ask_us [at] campbellusd.org

Updated: Apr 5 2016 - 10:47am

At a March 22, 2016 Strategic Planning meeting, Governing Board members and 25 other participants representing the district’s stakeholders met to discuss progress and next steps toward achieving the District’s Strategic Goals. The group brainstormed what it perceived as District strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats/challenges, and members outlined a set of 6-month objectives for attaining the long-term goals.

Copies of the Strategic Plan are available online, in the school office, and upon request from the Superintendent’s Office. See the plan online.  (www.campbellusd.org/strategicplan)

Updated: Apr 4 2016 - 4:48pm
Beltran is sworn in

The Campbell USD Governing Board appointed Pablo A. Beltran to fill a vacancy that occurred when Board Member Juliet Tiffany-Morales resigned on March 10, 2016. He was sworn in on March 31st, and will hold the provisional appointment until the November 2016 election when voters will elect a trustee to fill a four-year term.

“Public schools have a broad purpose which starts with teaching our children the cognitive, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills required for future success,” Beltran said. “I look forward to collaborating with the board and the community to support that long-term vision.”

Updated: Apr 4 2016 - 4:03pm

State-mandated reports, known as SARCs, provide information about each public school¹s demographic and academic data, class sizes, teacher and staff information, fiscal data and descriptions of curriculum and instruction. 

Reports for schools in Campbell Union School District are available in school offices and online on our School Information page.

Updated: Mar 30 2016 - 8:24am

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Updated: Mar 30 2016 - 8:04am

What’s for lunch?

The new school lunch menus are online now in English and Spanish.  If you receive our newsletter in your email box, just click the “E-Flyers” link on your e-news page.  You can also view menus online from our school’s home page. If you do not receive our news via email, please check with the school office or your child’s backpack for a copy of the menu.

Updated: Mar 22 2016 - 4:05pm

The Campbell Union School District is on a mission to ensure each of our 12 schools is a “School of Choice” for our families and community. We want to know what influences your decision when choosing a school for your children.

The responses to our survey will help us refine our programs to meet the needs of our students and parents by providing an educational experience that is “beyond the expected” at each of our schools and supporting programs.

If you already participated in the survey in early March, thank you.  Those responses will be added to those received this time.

The survey is online and will close on April 1, 2016. 

(Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/schoolsofchoice2)

For a printed copy, please call your child’s school or the District’s Public Information office.

Updated: Mar 22 2016 - 12:54pm

Summertime fun and learning options abound for students from preschool through middle school. Act now, as limited space is available. Register at www.cusdextensions.org or in the CUSD Extensions Department, 155 North 3rd Street, Campbell.

  • Summer Preschool: Don’t miss out on an exciting summer full of Dinosaurs, Pirates, Space Voyages, and Ocean exploration in Preschool Discovery Days and Kinder Readiness Academy at Capri!  Summer programs begin June 20th.  Details online athttp://www.cusdextensions.org/programs/summer-programs/summer-preschool.
  • Grades 1-5 Summer Enrichment Camps: Keep your elementary grade student active and social as they enjoy Science, Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics activities at Forest Hill School. From budding artists and athletes to history buffs and bakers to astronauts and engineers—students get to do what they love AND discover new interests. Click on the e-flyers button (on this page) for details.
  • Grades 1-8 Tech Camps: Students enjoy learning 3D design, Animation and Minecraft in our Summer Tech Camp in the STEAM Space at Monroe Middle School. No experience is required. Sessions vary by age. Click on the e-flyers button (on this page) for details.
Updated: Mar 22 2016 - 10:49am

Our school uses an electronic news system to send weekly information home to families. This system allows parents and guardians to receive via email the kind of weekly information that used to be in student backpacks: school news, calendars, correspondence, and flyers about activities and programs. Now the information can go directly to parents and guardians who subscribe to the e-news service.

The company providing part of the distribution service is called Peachjar. You may have received a welcome email from Peachjar that contained login information. You do not need to login to receive or view school flyers. It is an option for those who wish to manage their own settings. 

Our e-news system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved information. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose.

If you have questions about our new e-news distribution service, please contact the school office or email Marla Sanchez at msanchez [at] campbellusd.org.

Updated: Mar 16 2016 - 9:21am
STEAM Showcase 2015 on March 30 at 4-7 p.m.

The District’s 2nd annual S.T.E.A.M. Showcase 2016, on March 30, is a community celebration of student innovation and creativity in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. It will feature works from our students and others from CUSD elementary and middle school.

When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, from 4 – 7 p.m.

Where: Monroe Middle School campus, 1055 S. Monroe, San Jose

Information:  408-364-4200 or ask_us [at] campbellusd.org

Updated: Mar 14 2016 - 3:04pm

The State of California launched a new online survey to improve school districts’ Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs).  The LCAPs are key tools for establishing 3-year goals to improve student outcomes and align spending with the goals. 

Anyone who is interested – students, parents, educators, community members and others –can participate in the survey and help to make the plans easier to use, understand, and review.

The survey is open until 5 p.m., March 25, at cdefoundation.org/lcap-survey.

Updated: Mar 22 2016 - 12:55pm

Sherman Oaks Elementary School is now implementing a 90/10 Dual Language Immersion Model (Spanish/Eng.), which is proven by research and is field-tested, to be the most effective instructional approach of dual language education.  During the 2015-16 school year, we are officialy transitioning from the former 50/50 approach to a 90/10 model with our Kindergarten and first grade classes.   We will gradually increase each year as we progress through the grades until we reach 50/50 in fourth through sixth grade.  This is exciting news as the whole school benefits from an "upgraded" instructional approach aligned to the Common Core State Standards that meets the demands of the 21st century. Click here to learn more: DLI Brochure.

Updated: Mar 3 2016 - 5:40pm

A Message from Superintendent Andrew

Federal Court Judge Kimberly Mueller held a hearing to amend her recent ruling pertaining to the protocol for releasing personally identifiable student information by the California Department of Education (CDE). She noted that the large number of objections the court has already received did indicate a high level of concern from the public.

The amended protocol calls for a court-appointed special master for discovery who will have to approve which data the plaintiffs can receive from the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CaLPADS) database. More details are on the district website. (www.campbellusd.org)

Updated: Mar 2 2016 - 3:33pm

The District is identifying which new Math textbooks and instructional materials to recommend for next school year. Come to either of these two sessions to see the materials yourself and to offer input and suggestions.

  • Friday, March 11 @ 8:45 a.m. at Campbell Middle School Media Center (after Coffee with the Principal)
  • Tuesday, March 15 @ 11 a.m. at Rolling Hills Middle School Library

Questions? Contact Lindsey Blass 408-364-4200 ext. 6224 or lblass [at] campbellusd.org.

Updated: Mar 10 2016 - 5:23pm

Please join us for a cup of coffee and great company. Our Superintendent, Dr. Eric Andrew, will be at Sherman Oaks on Tuesday, March 29th at 8am in our M.U. We invite all of our families to come and participate in an open conversation as well as bring any questions you may have.

Updated: Mar 1 2016 - 10:54am

The Campbell Union School District is on a mission to ensure each of our 12 schools is a “School of Choice” for our families and community. We want to know what influences your decision when choosing a school for your children. The responses will help us refine our programs to meet the needs of our students and parents by providing an educational experience that is “beyond the expected” at each of our schools and supporting programs.

Take the survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/campbellchoice.

For a printed copy, please call your child’s school or the District’s Public Information office.

Updated: Feb 26 2016 - 2:34pm

Two of our preschools will begin offering 12-month programming in the 2016-17 school year.  Open to ALL families, these 12-month preschool programs will be located at Marshall Lane and Forest Hill schools.

We also will be adding a new Toddler classroom, for children ages 2-3, at Marshall Lane, on August 24, 2016.  Limited space is available.  

Registration for the 2016-17 school year opens March 1st for all Preschool programs.  For details and to register, visit our website on March 1st.  Go to www.campbellusd.org/preschool, or by stop by the CUSD Extensions Department, at 155 North 3rd Street, Campbell. 

Updated: Feb 24 2016 - 4:49pm

A message from the Superintendent

Dear Sherman Oaks Families:

I am writing to let you know about some changes that will be coming to Sherman Oaks this summer.

Principal Will Flores has informed us that he will be moving out of the area at the end of the school year to be closer to and spend more time with family. He remains committed to ensuring that students receive rigorous, quality education through the end of the school year. 

Our Human Resources staff will begin the search process for the new principal.  That process includes gathering input from Sherman Oaks staff and families about the qualities to consider for the next principal of Sherman Oaks Community Charter School.

Sincerely,

Eric Andrew, Ed.D., Superintendent

Updated: Feb 23 2016 - 12:42pm

The District's Governing Board has approved the 2016-17 school year calendar. See or download the full calendar via the District's website. (www.campbellusd.org/calendar

Updated: Feb 23 2016 - 9:05am

Student privacy and confidentiality are top priorities for us. A recent lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) regarding confidential student data is impacting all school districts across the state. We want to make you aware of this case and provide you with important information about it.

Campbell Union School District was not involved in the lawsuit and is not the subject of any of the suit’s allegations. Our District is not required to disclose any student information, nor does it intend to do so.

Click here to read the message from the Superintendent and see the objection form online. Hard copies also will be available from the school office after 10 a.m. Tuesday 2/23.

Updated: Feb 18 2016 - 11:46am

A vacancy in the membership of the Campbell Union School District Governing Board has occurred by reason of the resignation of Board Member Juliet Tiffany-Morales, effective March 10, 2016.

The District is accepting applications to fill the vacancy by provisional appointment. Applications are available at the District Office, 155 N. Third Street, Campbell, CA.  

The deadline for submitting applications is 3:00 P.M. on Friday, March 18, 2016. For information, contact Peg Tushak, (408) 341-7232.

Candidate Qualifications: California Education Code Section 35107 states: “Any person, regardless of sex, who is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the State, a resident of the School District, a registered voter, and who is not disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the State from holding a civil office, is eligible to be elected or appointed a member of a governing board of a school district.”

The Governing Board will conduct interviews and select the provisional appointee prior to March 31, 2016. The new Board Member will serve as a member of the Governing Board until the seat is filled by election in November 2016. Term expires the first Friday in December 2016.
Updated: Feb 10 2016 - 3:54pm

Don’t miss out on an exciting summer full of Dinosaurs, Pirates, Space Voyages, and Ocean exploration in Preschool Discovery Days and Kinder Readiness Academy at Capri!  

Summer programs begin June 20th. Secure your space and register now by visiting our website www.campbellusd.org/summer, or by stopping by the Extensions Department at 155 North 3rd Street, Campbell.

Updated: Feb 10 2016 - 3:56pm
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Enrollment for 2016-2017 Begins in January

School registration begins January 19, 2016 for children entering Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten. Registered students are assigned to the school that serves the child’s home address. Parents may request a different school during the Open Enrollment period.  Kindergarten Open Enrollment will be Jan. 19–Feb. 12, 2016.

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten
Open Enrollment Tours at Sherman Oaks will be:

1/14/2016...................... 8:30 am

2/4/2016...................... 8:30 am

* Open Enrollment is an option only for CUSD residents whose students are entering kindergarten or middle school in 2016-17.

Updated: Feb 5 2016 - 8:04am

Steve Trash is performing his Trash and Recycle Show as part of this program this year. He is scheduled for two FREE performances at Sherman Oaks on Friday, February 12th - the first show starts at 8:30am for the Sherman Oaks students, and the second show starts at 6:30pm for the Sherman Oaks families and community. Each performance is 45 minutes long. Both performances will be held in the Sherman Oaks Multi-Use Room.  You and your family cannot miss the evening show.  Please stay tuned for additional details.

Updated: Feb 3 2016 - 8:26am

Our District is identifying which new English/Language Arts textbooks and instructional materials we will recommend for next school year. Two opportunities to see the materials yourself, and to offer input and suggestions, are coming up:

  • Tue., Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., in the Hamilton Room at the District's Central Office.
  • Wed., March 9, from 5 until 7 p.m.,  in the Hamilton Room at the District's Central Office. 
Updated: Feb 1 2016 - 2:24pm

Please join parents and administrators for a discussion about Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) services in our schools. 
Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6-7:30 PM, 
at the Monroe Middle School PLC Building 
Spanish interpretation services will be available. Childcare for school-aged children available with advance reservation. Call 408-364-4200 ext. 6378.

Updated: Feb 1 2016 - 11:01am

Join parents and school administrators in a discussion of ideas for Gifted & Talented Education in Campbell Union School District.

Thur., Feb. 25, 2016 •  6–7:30 p.m.
PLC Bldg. at Monroe Middle School
1055 S. Monroe St., San Jose

Spanish interpretation services will be available.

Childcare for school-aged children available with advance reservation. Call 408-364-4200 ext. 6378.

Updated: Feb 10 2016 - 3:55pm

Please come join us for our TK and kindergarten tour this Thursday, February 4th at 8:30am in our staff room. Parents will have the chance to learn about our program as well as tour our kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms. No pre-registration is needed.

Updated: Jan 27 2016 - 2:13pm

Come to College & Career Night 

Feb. 8, 2016, at 6:15 p.m.
Campbell Community Center, Banquet Hall

Start planning now to build a successful future for your child.

Spanish interpretation services will be available. Childcare for school-aged children available with advance reservation. Call 408-364-4200 ext. 6378.

Download the flyer from our website. 

Updated: Jan 27 2016 - 2:53pm

One of the District Governing Board’s main functions is setting Board policies (BP) that guide our administrative regulations (AR). The Board reviews policies regularly and updates them as needed. We disseminate the updated information in a variety of ways, including in parent handbooks and in the Policy Highlights bulletin that is being sent home with students. Copies of all policies and regulations are available from the District office or online at campbellusd.org/policy.

Updated: Jan 20 2016 - 5:44pm
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A documentary film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom explores how our culture teaches young boys to be men...and how we fail them.

Monday, February 1, 2016 – 7 p.m.

Campbell Heritage Theater, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell

Click here, to reserve your FREE ticket. 

* NOTE: This film is for adult audiences. It is in English only, but a Spanish interpreter will be available for the panel discussion that follows the film.

Updated: Jan 14 2016 - 11:10am

Save the Date!

Save Monday, February 1, 2016, at 7 p.m., to attend a special screening of The Mask You Live In, a film by Jennifer Siebel Newson that explores how our culture teaches young boys to be men...and how we fail them.  Details coming soon!  

More information is online.

Updated: Jan 6 2016 - 10:33am
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Campbell Union School District's Elementary Math/Technology Integration Coach, Amanda Haughs, will be hosting a parent information session to help families understand the shift to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in K-6 mathematics. Please join us on Jan. 21st from 8:00am - 9:30am in the M.U.  to examine the different ways that students are doing math in Common Core classrooms.We will also provide tips and resources for supporting your student sin CCS mathematics. Please contact Amanda Haughs (ahaughs [at] campbellusd.org) with question regarding the elementary school events.

Updated: Jan 5 2016 - 2:03pm

Starting February 1st, our school newsletter will begin going to parents/guardians via email. Watch for information about how to make sure you receive important weekly updates about school meetings, homework tips, events, and issues relating to your child’s education. 

Updated: Jan 4 2016 - 8:34am

The public is invited to have a say as Campbell Union School District updates its district-wide Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is the District’s plan for using funds and being accountable for providing quality education to its more than 7,600 students in preschool through 8th grade.

District LCAP Community meetings:

  • Tue., Jan. 12, at 9:00 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tue., Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

All meetings will take place in the PLC Building at Monroe Middle School, 1055 S. Monroe St., San Jose.

More school-based meetings will take place in February and March to gather input specific to individual schools.

For more information, contact the District’s Administration Office.

Phone: 408-341-7254         Email: ask_us [at] campbellusd.org

Updated: Dec 15 2015 - 3:38pm
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Walking is a fun and healthy way to spend time with your child.

In Campbell Union School District, we encourage parents and students to walk or bike to school every Wednesday. For those who live too far, try parking farther away from the school and walking the last block or two.

Since children learn by doing, YOU are your child’s most important role model for learning to walk safely. As you walk, please:

  • Obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT for moving cars, and cross when clear.
  • Time yourself. Practice this weekend to find out how much time to allow.
  • Check the weather and dress appropriately (boots, rain coat, umbrella, etc.).

As you walk, you can talk with your child about what you’re doing and explain why.

Updated: Nov 18 2015 - 5:14pm

A Message from the Superintendent

Parents often ask me: “When will I find out the results of my child’s tests?”

Each year our teachers administer several assessments to determine student growth and inform their classroom teaching practice. These assessments—tests, quizzes, class projects, and the like—provide multiple ways to measure student progress towards learning the important concepts they need for success in school and in the community at-large.

Our assessment cycle includes dates we report results throughout the year. Also, our teachers are available to discuss student progress with the parents.

Assessment Reporting Schedule

iReady Testing Results

  • October at Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Mid-November via student delivery
  • Early March via student delivery

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Distribution Cycle

  • Tentatively August/September 2016 via U.S. mail

Trimester Report Cards

    Middle School (sent via U.S. mail): Nov. 19, March 10, June 9      

    Elementary School (sent home with student): Nov. 20, March 18, June 8

Campbell Union School District employees value partnering with you to prepare our students for college and career success. Please continue to communicate with your child’s teacher(s) to stay informed and to ensure that we are all doing our best to provide each student with an optimal educational experience.

Updated: Nov 17 2015 - 3:44pm

Parents: Report cards will be sent home this Friday, Nov. 20th with your child. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions.

Updated: Nov 18 2015 - 5:21pm
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NEW DATE ADDED!  Join district math coaches at an upcoming math information event.  Discover ways of supporting children at home with the shift to the Common Core math standards. Please note the following dates, times and locations of the math information events.

For families of elementary age students:

  • Monday, November 2nd, at 5:30 pm, at Blackford School, or
  • Thursday, November 5th at 8:30 am at Rosemary, or
  • Monday, November 16th at  5:30 pm at Forest Hill School.

For families of middle school students:

  • Tuesday, November 17th at 5:30 pm at Campbell Middle School.
  • NEW!  Friday, December 11 at 8:30 am at Campbell Middle School
Updated: Oct 20 2015 - 8:33am

Starting January 2016, new incoming students or those students transitioning from elementary to middle school will no longer be able to provide a personal belief statement or religious exemption for immunizations.

Under the 2015 Senate Bill 277, there is provision for “grandfathering” students who currently have a statement of belief or religious exemption until they reach their next vaccination checkpoint – kindergarten or 7th grade.  A licensed physician can exempt students from immunizations.

For more information about immunization requirements, contact the California Department of Public Health (916) 558-1784 or ask your health care provider.

Updated: Nov 4 2015 - 11:08am

Our new school website has a new newsletter distribution system that helps you stay current on events and issues every week — even if you have children in more than one school! (Disponible en Español también.)

Subscriptions from past years are no longer valid.  Subscribe to the new system today.

Updated: Nov 17 2015 - 4:00pm

Are you or do you know someone who is looking for exciting challenges and opportunities to make a difference in the lives of students in a supportive and fun environment? There are many job opportunities in the district. We currently are in need of both classified and certificated substitutes as well as hourly nursing support. For more information about the many job opportunities available in the district, please go to: 

https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/711812

Proficient English skills required, proficient Spanish skills desired.

Updated: Aug 26 2015 - 1:27pm

Welcome back students and families!   

Wednesdays are early dismissal days throughout the school year for teacher tranining and professional development,  Please note the School Schedule for students below:

Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fridays:TK-3: 2:05 PM    Weds. Only :1:05 PM

Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fridays: 4--6: 2:15 PM    Weds. Only :1:15 PM

Updated: Jun 13 2015 - 11:05am

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

Updated: Aug 26 2015 - 1:31pm

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.

Updated: Mar 30 2016 - 8:33am

Mark your calendar!  On Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 8:30am - 1:30pm, Sherman Oaks parents will have an opportunity to attend a variety of workshops in a "University" format to learn about effective strategies to better help your child at home. Topics range from writing/reading strategies, Biliteracy, Positive Behavior supports and wide range of topics of interest to our parents! These inspirational and educational workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish.   Come with the whole family and bring your student to experience this fabulous event.   Door prizes and raffles will be given as well as lunch will be provided for all who attend.   Join us for Sherman Oaks University for Parents!

Updated: Jun 15 2015 - 9:05am

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: susanaferreyra17 [at] hotmail.com or visit our Volunteers page. You may also contact our school office.

Updated: Jun 13 2015 - 11:13am

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.

Updated: Jun 13 2015 - 11:09am

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 promptly at the start of the school year. 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.

 

Bell Schedule

  • In Session 8:00–9:20
  • Recess 9:20–9:40
  • In Session 9:40–11:10
  • Lunch 11:10–11:50
  • In Session 11:50–2:05*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:05
  • In Session 8:00–10:00
  • Recess 10:00–10:20
  • In Session 10:20–11:30
  • Lunch 11:30–12:10*
  • In Session 12:10–2:05*
  • * Wed lunch ends at 12:05 & day ends at 1:05
  • In Session 8:00–10:04
  • Recess 10:04–10:20
  • In Session 10:20–12:20
  • Lunch 12:20*–12:55*
  • In Session 12:55–2:15*
  • * Wed lunch is from 12:15–12:50 & day ends at 1:15
 

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