Sherman Oaks Dual Language Immersion School

Sherman Oaks News

Updated: Feb 5 2016 - 8:57am

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: 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, 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

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] 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]

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:

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: Jan 15 2016 - 10:17am

Mark your calendar!  On Saturday, March 12, 2016 Sherman Oaks parents will have an opportunity to attend different 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.   More information to come home with your student and from your teacher!

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] 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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