Sherman Oaks News
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Please join families, community partners and staff members on Monday, October 10, 2016, at 6–7:30 p.m., in the Campbell Community Center, Orchard City Banquet Hall, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell.
The Campbell Union School District Governing Board and Superintendent Eric Andrew will report to the Community on the status of the District’s strategic goals, accountability plans, funding, and the State’s new academic standards.
See the school's e-flyer page for more details.
District Reorganization Update
Administrators for Campbell Middle School provided a status report to the Board in relation to their work at the school since June.
During the summer, they oversaw:
- Facility clean up and minor campus improvements, including tree replacement, outside seating for students, and removal of lockers that were inadequate for campus needs.
- Hiring faculty, creating team-building opportunities for the school employees, re-initiating the Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) system, and establishing the new Instructional Leadership Team (ILT).
- Reviewing and adjusting systems, such as creating a common lunch period, a singly daily bell schedule, and increasing instructional minutes.
- Building the Transformation Team—which will include students, staff, neighbors, administrators and other community stakeholders—to meet and develop a plan for the school’s transition from middle school to a grade TK-8 school.
Strategic Plan Update
Superintendent Eric Andrew reported that work on the five objectives aimed at achieving the district’s Strategic Goals is going well.
He noted that work on the goals has progressed well with many of the objectives met. He added that some of the deadlines needed to be extended to October and November, due to changes in administration staff and union leadership and to allow the Strategic Planning Committee to consider revising the “Schools’ of Choice” goal’s wording.
Slides from the presentation can be seen on request or online at www.campbellusd.org/pastmeetings.
Nationally acclaimed local author Dr. Francisco Jimenez will join the community in celebrating 12 talented student authors at Campbell Union School District’s Rising Young Authors awards, October 5, 2016, at 7 p.m., at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Stevens Creek Blvd., in San Jose.
For Oct. 31 – Nov. 4: Schools will dismiss students earlier to provide parents more opportunities for school progress discussions with teachers.
A recent change in the Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 schedule will afford parents more opportunities for parent-teacher discussions about their child’s report card and school progress.
Please note the special release schedule shown below and plan accordingly.
For the week of Oct. 31–Nov. 4
- School Starts:
- Dismissal Times:
Campbell Union School District is accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on its Citizens Bond and Parcel Tax Oversight Committee.
The school district Governing Board appoints an independent citizens committee to oversee the expenditures and uses of bond and parcel tax revenues, and report findings to the public. The Citizens Oversight Committee reviews school district spending and ensures that bond and parcel tax revenues are spent only for the purpose set before the voters.
Information and applications are available on District’s Oversight Committee web page and by contacting Christina Tran, Campbell Union School District, ctran [at] campbellusd.org or 408-364-4200 ext. 6215.
"The recent California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) scores reflect a ‘snapshot' in time of our progress towards mastering the Common Core State Standards, but they don’t tell the whole story,” said CUSD Superintendent Eric Andrew. “We are disaggregating these results and reviewing our other assessment data to pinpoint where we need to bolster our instructional practice and ensure that all of our students succeed.”
He added that schools start this year with the newly adopted curriculum in our classrooms, 1-to-1 technology in nearly all grades, and students who are energized by the project-based learning we are able to provide through community partnerships. "We are going to leap ahead this year,” he said.
As of September 14th, the testing company is shipping the individual student reports to the district office. As soon as we receive them we will mail them to parents. More information about the State assessments and a link to the data is available on our assessment web page.
On September 8, the State Board of Education approved key elements of a new accountability system that evaluates schools and districts in 10 areas critical to student performance. Read the news release.
Welcome back Sherman Oaks Families! Join us for our "Back to School Night" on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 6:15pm. We will meet in the MU to welcome our families and staff introduction. This is a great opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher(s), sign up for volunteer opportunities, and receive other resourceful information. We hope to see you all here!