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Sherman Oaks News

Updated Thu, Sep 15th
Updated Fri, May 18th

District Superintendent Shelly Viramontez will be at Sherman Oaks School Friday, May 25th at 8:15 a.m. to meet with parents and share information about the new principal and next steps for the school.

Updated Thu, May 17th

300 guests came to celebrate literacy expression in its many forms

The Campbell Library was a-buzz as 300 people—students, families, teachers and principals—came out for Campbell Union School District’s 40th annual Writing Faire. The event features displays of student writing and celebrates literacy expression in its many forms.

Families clustered around the library stacks to read the stories, poems and reports as their students excitedly explained their work to them. 

Adding to the excitement was a drawing for prizes donated by Assistance League Los Gatos-Saratoga, Office Depot, and others, cookies from the Friends of the Campbell Library, and a green-screen photo booth to commemorate the anniversary.

Updated Wed, May 16th

Dear Sherman Oaks Families:

I am writing to let you know about some changes that will be coming to Sherman Oaks this summer. Principal Raul Lomeli will be leaving Sherman Oaks at the end of this school year. He remains committed to ensuring that students receive rigorous quality education through their last day of classes in June.

I am happy to announce that your new principal for 2018-19 will be Mr. Marco Chavez.

Mr. Chavez brings to our school a wealth of experience and curriculum knowledge gained in an educational career that spans 23 years. He is coming to us from the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) where he has been the Administrator for Board/Superintendent Support and Community Relations. One of his responsibilities in this role was to provide leadership and direction for county-wide initiatives. 

Before that, he was Director of the SMCOE’s Networks for Success (N4S) team, through which he forged productive partnerships with many of that county’s school districts and helped them make impressive progress in improving student achievement. In that role, he also provided professional development and coaching to teachers in data analysis, strategies for supporting English Learners (ELs), culturally responsive education and parent and family engagement. He also coached principals and district office staff on effectively implementing and monitoring initiatives.

His career includes 16 years in Ravenswood School District, where he served as the Director of Categorical Programs and Multilingual Services, principal and classroom teacher. Prior to that, he was a teacher at River Glen Elementary, in San Jose Unified School District, and was a Professor of English at the University of Colima, in Mexico.

He holds a Master’s degree from San Francisco State and a Bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame de Namur University.

We believe Mr. Chavez provides the leadership and stability necessary for Sherman Oaks to be the premier Spanish Dual Immersion school in the county and beyond. We are coordinating a get-acquainted meeting in the near future to introduce Mr. Chavez to the Sherman Oaks community, and we will send the dates and times once the information is finalized.


Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D., 

Updated Tue, Apr 17th

More than 1,600 people participated, providing thoughts, ideas, and questions for the district leadership.

Input from parents, staff and other community members is very important to us in Campbell Union School District. Working closely with our community is essential to ensuring that the needs of all students are met. 

In January, we added ThoughtExchange—a new, online way for our community to engage and communicate with us about our district and schools. See the results here.

The response rate for this first-time, online forum was high, with more than 1,600 people generating and rating more than 2,700 thoughts, ideas, and questions for us. Results from this and future ThoughtExchanges will inform our goals and decisions for the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), our Profile of a Graduate, and other initiatives aimed at providing an education beyond the expected.

Thank you for engaging in this new way to converse with us.

Updated Wed, Apr 4th

District Governing Board urges lawmakers to support greater school safety through increased funding and “common sense gun reforms.”

At their March 29 meeting, the elementary school district trustees passed Resolution 2017-18-25 calling on state and federal legislators to do more to bolster funding for services that support students’ mental, physical and emotional health and protect students from gun violence. 

“Gun violence on school campuses, while relatively rare, represents a particularly egregious and unacceptable threat to the lives of students, teachers, and staff across the country,” the resolution states. 

Prompted by the February 2018 mass shooting at a Florida high school, the resolution cites data about bullying, harassment, and student access to guns, and it asserts students’ and staff’s rights to safety at school. 

The resolution also requests for adequate funding to support students social and emotional needs in addition to their academic achievement.

“Our District partners with community health services to help students and families who need support with social-emotional and other non-instructional issues,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “The costs of educating and supporting students have been rising faster than state and federal funding, making it difficult to provide services that allow our teachers to teach while students get support for their social-emotional well-being.” 

A copy of the full resolution is available on the district’s website.

Updated Thu, Apr 5th

Report harassment, vandalism, bullying and suspicious activities.

Campbell Union School District announces its new Quick Tip system to support safety at its 12 elementary and middle schools.

There are three ways to access the Quick Tip system:

While reports can remain anonymous, providing contact information can assist greatly with the investigation.

Updated Wed, May 16th

ATTENTION PARENTS. The following message was sent to those that have their children registered for the Coast 2 Coast after school soccer class.

ATENCIÓN PADRES. El siguiente mensaje fue enviado a aquellos que tienen sus hijos registrados para la clase de fútbol Coast 2 Coast después de la escuela.


We are extending the start date of this class. This class will either start the week of April 16th or the 23rd. We will notify as soon as we have a start date with exact information. If you have any questions, please let me know. 

Thank you.

Extensions Department

Buenas Tardes, 

Estaremos empezando la clase del futbol ya sea la semana de abril 16 o el 23. Los mantendremos informados cuando tengamos la fecha concreta. Gracias

Updated Wed, Apr 4th

Parents: You are invited to a Community Event with the San José Police Chief Eddie Garcia on Monday, April 2nd from 6-9pm. Please see attached flyers for more information on this event. 

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  • Recess9:20–9:40
  • In Session9:40–11:00
  • Lunch11:00–11:45
  • In Session11:45–2:10 *

* Wednesdays end at 1:10

  • In Session8:00–10:00
  • Recess10:00–10:20
  • In Session10:20–11:30
  • Lunch11:30–12:15 *
  • In Session12:15–2:10 **

* Wed lunch ends at 12:10

** Wed ends at 1:10

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  • Recess10:05–10:20
  • In Session10:20–12:20
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* Wed lunch is from 12:15–12:55

** Wed ends at 1:20


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