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Bienvenidos a 2020-2021 aprendizaje a distancia/ Welcome to 2020-2021 distance leaning

Trabajos de cada grado se encontrarán aquí y cada semana.Weekly assignments for each grade will be posted here and updated weekly.

En este sitio, encontrará información que le ayudará a mantenerse informado sobre los trabajos que su hijo/a necesitará completar durante el aprendiza.

In this site, you will find information that will help you stay informed about your students' school assignments that will be completed through distance learning this school year.

https://sites.google.com/campbellusd.org/sherman-oaks-distance-learning/home

Learning Labs Offer Support, Equity and Safety During Distance Learning

Daily practice shows safety protocols are working.

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two boys doing yogaThe twin brothers follow along with a video yoga lesson as other mask-wearing students work on distance learning lessons on Chromebooks. Shellie Lansing, a Campbell Union School District employee, supervises the well-lit Learning Lab, with its desks spaced far apart.

“Coming here is cool!” says Emmett, an active first grader, who sits, stands, then sits again as he works through a project on his device.

The District’s Learning Labs are providing daytime supervision for 170 students, a few who are children of district employees and some who have had significant struggles with distance learning since the spring school closures. Registration is by invitation only, based on district criteria.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide this support to our students,” says district Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “It is part of our commitment to equity and giving students what they need to be successful.” 

There are five Learning Lab locations across the district serving TK through 5th grade students from any school in the district. To keep student cohorts unique, each room holds 12-14 students who attend the same school. They follow their school’s schedule for their grade and have options like Go Noodle, yoga, and outdoor activities in assigned areas during breaks and lunchtime. students in masks walk through campus

Operating the Learning Labs is doing more than supporting learning. The labs are helping students and staff learn to follow the COVD-19 safety protocols in the district’s School Reopening Plan. Students’ daily routines include reminders about hand hygiene, staying six feet apart when moving about campus, and using assigned restrooms.

Even with these limitations, Isabella, a fifth grader, thinks coming to the Learning Lab is better than not coming “because you get to get out of the house for a while.” 

When asked how this year differs from fourth grade, her answer shows great empathy. Rather than mentioning the obvious—masks, distancing, and the virus—she says: “I didn’t know that some people don’t have the same technology. Like a family with five kids and two parents all trying to use the WiFi at the same time can really be a problem.”

“We’ve had a great experience with the Learning Labs,” says Kathleen Bagmanov, parent of two CSI students who attend the program at Capri School. “We are very careful about who we interact with, and it feels good to see that the staff have put in place everything they said they would,” she says. “The kids know the safety rules and follow them. My girls come home and tell me how often they wash their hands; they even forget to take their masks off at home.” students in learning lab

Bagmanov and her husband both work full time, which made helping their daughters with distance learning a tough job. When the opportunity to register for Learning Labs arose, she took action. 

“Now it’s so much better for staying on schedule. The kids don’t miss their Zoom session with the teacher anymore.” 

“Conditions in Santa Clara County are trending in a positive direction,” Viramontez says. “If they continue this way, we will be able to bring students back to campus under Phase 2 of our plan. The process will take several weeks and we will be very thoughtful and gradual about taking that next step.”

The Learning Labs are also saving jobs. Three bus drivers and other non-instructional staff, whose work stopped along with the pandemic’s shut downs, are now trained Learning Lab supervisors.

staff in mask at gateShellie Lansing, a district bus driver for 37 years, says she chose the job “because I like kids. Also, they’re usually all behind me. It’s nice to have them in front of me for a change.”

Through the training, Learning Lab staff gain new tech skills so they can assist students with logging in to their online lessons. 

“It’s been good,” she says. “I still hope to go back to a somewhat more regular life one day though.”

So do we all, Shellie. So do we all.

TechHelp for Students Goes Live

Online portal allows students to connect directly with a District technology expert.

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The Technology Department has opened TechHelp for all CampbellUSD students

TechHelp is an online portal that allows your student to connect directly with one of CampbellUSD's six Instructional Technology staff. The portal ensures that the entire IT team can see the problem you are reporting, and allows them to assign, solve or escalate accordingly. 

To begin using TechHelp, visit https://techhelp.campbellusd.org in a web browser and sign in with your student's full CampbellUSD email address and password. From there, you can choose a ticket category, write a helpful description of the problem you're facing, and someone from the IT team will receive the ticket and get to work. Based on the question, the team may refer tickets back to your site or individual teachers for school or classroom-specific issues.

If you do not know your [student’s email address  or password, you can look them up in the PowerSchool parent portal. Watch this PowerSchool parent portal tutorial video for more information on creating a PowerSchool Parent Portal account.

10 Minutes Can Mean Millions for Our Community

Complete the 2020 Census before the September 30th deadline.

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Participating in the 2020 Census ensures our community’s fair share of federal funding for vital services, including healthcare, schools, roads, and more!

The data collected from the census is used to allocate over $800 billion in annual funding for these vital services. The deadline is now September 30th.
Complete your 10-minute questionnaire and tell your friends, family, and neighbors.

Visit my2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020. 

Reopening Committee Discusses Next Steps for Safe, Gradual Transition

A Message from the Superintendent

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As Santa Clara County’s COVID19 conditions improve, our District Fall Reopening Planning Committee met to begin preparing for the potential of moving into the next phase of our school reopening plan. This process will take several weeks of preparations, so planning is necessary to be ready for change. The Fall Reopening Planning Committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the needs for doing this transition well. 

I shared with the group that—as we have said from the start—we are planning for a gradual, phased-in approach with the goal, which is also a legal requirement, of providing as much in-person instruction as is safely possible (EC 43504). 

In addition to reviewing the Reopening Plan phases, I shared that the waiver approval process involved vetting by State and local public health departments, giving us added confidence that we have addressed all required and recommended safety protocols and processes. Our Committee members take their role of representing the various constituents of our district seriously. They brought with them ideas, observations, and questions that would be important considerations in planning for a transition to the hybrid phase of reopening, which we are reviewing and incorporating into our planning. 

I explained that we are particularly interested in understanding the readiness of our community—families and employees—for gradually moving to in-person instruction on campus. The group suggested that a survey of families and staff would be a good next step for determining readiness for when to transition to our plan’s Phase 2 (hybrid). This survey will go out this Friday, Sept. 18th. 

Conditions in Santa Clara County are trending in a positive direction. If they continue this way, schools will be able to begin bringing students back to campus. We will be very thoughtful and responsive about taking the next step in our Reopening Plan.

The Fall Reopening Committee will reconvene Sept. 30 to review survey data and input from staff.