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Updated Fri, Jun 15th
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Updated Fri, Jun 15th

A Message from Superintendent

Dear CUSD Families:
As another school year closes, I want to thank you for being our partner in providing the highest quality educational programs possible for all of our students. 
We made great strides in 2017-18, refining our focus on preparing students for the rigors, challenges and opportunities of their future. I look forward to working together on that important job in the coming school year.
For now, I thank you, and I hope you and your family will take the time to enjoy some well-deserved summer fun.  

Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D.

Updated Tue, Jun 5th

On Tuesday, June 12, at 10:00 am in the Event Center, we will be honoring many of our 8th graders for their success during their time at Monroe.  Families of students receiving awards have been notified.

Updated Tue, Jun 5th

Please join us on June 13 at 9:00 am for the 8th grade Promotion Ceremony.  8th graders participating in the ceremony must be in the Event Center, dressed, no later than 8:30 am. The ceremony will take place on the back blacktop at the corner of Clifton and Genevieve.  Parents may start finding seats at 8:00 am; seats are first-come, first-served. 

Balloons, flowers, and other gifts will be available for purchase, as will coffee, water, and breakfast goodies.  If you bring/purchasse balloons for your 8th grader, we will have students collecting them to check them in so that they are not blocking audience views during the ceremony.  If you bring umbrellas or other shade devices, please sit on the edges so that you do not block views. Please do not bring noise makers.

If you have younger children at Monroe whom you would like to see their older siblings' Promotion Ceremony, you can check them out from the office just like you would if you were taking them to the dentist; if you choose to have them return to class after the ceremony, you can check them back into the office.

Updated Tue, Jun 5th

Yearbooks will be delivered beginning Friday, June 8 to 8th grade and the following week to the rest of the grades.  If your yearbook was delivered to school, it will be delivered at this time.  Please be sure to write your name in it and keep track of your yearbook!
Order your Yearbook to be delivered to your home!

 Flyers with ordering after the deadline information are available in the office. 

Click here to access the website.  Enter our school code:  1013402154572370 and order your softcover, or upgrade to a hard cover yearbook.   You CAN pay by check, just click on the payment method drop down menu and choose "check".  Credit cards and debit cards are also accepted.

If you have already ordered a yearbook, personalized pages must be marked "Ready to Print" in order for the yearbook to be delivered with the bulk shipment to school, if it is past the deadline for bulk delivery, you could be charged for shipping.  Books ordered prior to May 5 will be delivered at the end of the year. Yearbooks ordered after May 5 may have to pay for shipping. There will be NO individual yearbooks for sale in June - all orders are online.

Updated Tue, Apr 24th

The PTA Nominating Committee is in the process of finding parents for next year's PTA board. It is imperative that we find some new members as many of the parents on the board have 8th graders and will be moving on from Monroe. The PTA provides support and funding to most programs at the school.

Please consider being on the board--it is a fun way to be involved! Each job is very manageable and much information is passed down each year to give you what you need to do your job.  The job positions are listed below, but we will need help in other areas as well. The PTA Board meets monthly for about 1 1/2 hours in addition to our General PTA meetings that occur about 4 times during the school year.  
If you are interested in one of the positions below or would like to nominate someone, please contact PTA Nominating Committee Chair, Tiffany Hayes, attiffany.hayes [at]

Board Positions:
  • President
Preside at all meetings of the general PTA and board.  Appoint chairmen and members of committees.  Sign all authorizations for payment.  Prepare annual report.  Represent Monroe at district meetings if needed.  Have all outgoing PTA information approved by the principal.  Have all contracts approved by PTA.  Sign checks. 
  • First Vice President--Fundraising
Perform duties of president in their absence.  Organize and run fundraisers through the year --can have committee of their choice to help. Examples of fundraisers can include fall wrapping paper sale, Poinsettia's, See's Candy, popcorn sales, Jog-a-Thon, Escrip, etc...(Tailgate Party has it's own Chairperson(s)--see below)
  • Second Vice President--Membership

Hold membership drive at beginning of year and mid-year.  Retain membership records.  Report membership numbers to the Sixth District. Complete and distribute membership cards. 
  • Secretary

Keep minutes of all PTA meetings.  With president, sign authorizations for payment.  Record all PTA expenditures in the minutes.  

  •  Treasurer

Keep current accounting books of the PTA.  Prepare PTA budget.  Secure signatures of all authorized signers.  Pay all bills, with 2 signatures on all checks.  Pay district, State and National PTA dues.  Present treasurer's report at each meeting.  File necessary reports to State PTA. File necessary taxes.
  • Financial Secretary
Works with Treasurer. Prepare all authorizations for payment.  Keep an accurate record of receipts.  Make deposits.  
  • Auditor
Audit the books and financial records of the association semiannually.  Present a written report to the PTA board semiannually.  
  • Historian
Assemble and preserve a record of activities, achievements and volunteer hours of the PTA.
  • Parliamentarian
Give necessary advice in parliamentary procedure when requested.  Call the first meeting of the nominating committee.  Review the bylaws annually.  
Appointed and Other Positions
  •  Hospitality Co-Chairs
Arrange for snacks at teacher staff meetings as well as PTA general meetings.
  •  Family Fun Night (TAILGATE PARTY) Co-Chairs

Organize the event with theme, food, and entertainment for the evening. Arrange the Silent Auction portion of the night--can also appoint a Silent Auction Chair.
  •  8th Grade Promotion Party Co-Chairs

Arrange theme, food, decorations, and entertainment for evening.

  •  Volunteer Coordinator

 Promote volunteer opportunities for events both PTA and other. Post opportunities on-line using ivolunteer. Work volunteer table (or arrange for someone) at PTA events.
  •  Website Coordinator
Keep PTA website and Facebook up to date and post PTA events 
  •  Publicity 

Help keep PTA website and Facebook up to date and post PTA events. Work with all committees to do flyers/ posters.
Updated Tue, Jul 10th

High school drama was never so entertaining!

Students in CUSD Extensions' summer drama production present...

High School Musical Jr.

July 12th and 13th at 7pm, July 14th at 2pm & 7pm
at the Historic Hoover Theater, 1635 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
$15 Adults, $10 Child/Student
Tickets available at
Updated Mon, Jun 18th

Campbell Union School District’s children need not go hungry when school is out this summer, thanks to the Seamless Summer food program. From June 19th to August 14th, lunch will be served at the following times and locations to children aged 2–18 years:

11-11:30 a.m. -- Rosemary Elementary, 401 W Hamilton Ave. (near Winchester Blvd.), in Campbell

12:30-1 p.m.  -- Castlemont Elementary, 3040 E. Payne Ave (near Winchester Blvd.), in Campbell  

The Seamless Summer food program combines features of the National School Lunch Program and the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to children when school is not in session for extended periods of time. The U.S. Food and Nutrition Services Department also offers an online map to help families locate summer meal programs near their homes.

Updated Tue, Jul 17th

A Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D.

We want students to begin to own their own learning, be empowered, and actively engage in their education. For that reason, we must give students a voice and hear directly from them about what they like, want and feel they need in their school experience.

chart of participation data

To gather that input, we chose a Student Voice ThoughtExchange, an easy-to-use and interpret method with questions for our students in grades 3-8.Nearly all of them participated in the April 2018 online forum, sharing their thoughts and ideas with us and each other. The district- and school-level results are available online and from your child's school. They offer valuable information for school and district plans aimed at providing students with an education beyond the expected.

Updated Tue, Jun 12th

Our annual parent education and engagement event returns with more sessions and resources to support students and families.

Join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Stress management. Positive peer relationships.
Promoting student potential. Technology at school and at home.
Social media use. Connecting with your adolescent student.
And much more!

Save the Date! Details to come.

Updated Tue, Jun 12th

Loads of Books, Music, Movies and More Available to Campbell Union School District Students

The Santa Clara County Library District provides free library accounts to all students enrolled Campbell Union School District schools, regardless of their address. Many of our students already have their login information through their school’s library.

Log in or Drop in
There are over 100,000 eBooks available to read, 22,000 Audiobooks, countless songs to listen to and thousands of streaming videos to watch. Since all content is online, there are no fines, late fees, due dates to remember or trips to the library involved. The accounts also can be merged with existing library cards, if a child already has one. The library also serves as a community-gathering place for activities.

  • Visit the library’s calendar for information on summer activities.
  • For information about student’s digital accounts, contact the Campbell Public Library’s Nicole King, at nking [at] or (408) 866-1991 x3224 .

Remember to sign up for the summer reading club at Campbell Library. Every child gets a FREE book just for signing up. The library also has over 20 free programs during the summer for all ages.

Updated Fri, Jun 8th

Exemplary service to students and families earns volunteers and employees regional awards.

From our preschools to our middle schools, in classrooms and campus-wide, many dedicated people give their all to ensure a quality school experience for Campbell Union School District's students.  That dedication has earned some of these impressive people district and regional distinctions.

District-level award winners are Teacher of the Year Amy Vanderbosch of Rolling Hills Middle School (left), Volunteer of the Year Gledy Gomez of Monroe Middle (center), and District Classified Employee of the Year Sergio Flores of the Student Information Department (right).
Tiffany Bui (center), who works at Sherman Oaks preschool, also is a District Classified Employee of the Year, and she was chosen to represent Santa Clara county in the state-level program.
Student Services Director Rosanna Palomo, Dean of Students Pablo Vramontes, and ELD Coordinator Denise Kilpatrick each earned Administrator of the Year awards from the Association of California School Administrators.
two women smiling
Department Secretary Adriana Valencia-Juarez (right) stands with Special Education Director Chiara Perry. Valencia-Juarez earned a commendation from the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Region III for exemplary service to families and colleagues. 
Updated Wed, Jun 13th

The last three days of school are free dress days for all students.  If you have any gently-used uniforms your children have grown out of, we'd appreciate it if you would wash and donate them to the office.

Updated Wed, Jun 13th

Parents please note that the requirements listed below are REQUIREMENTS for all students.  Any students wearing inappropriate clothing will be asked to call home to have a parent bring appropriate clothing or will be given a uniform to wear.

Boys: Clean slacks/pants, collared shirt, and shoes

Girls: Clean dress, or skirt and blouse, or nice pants outfit and shoes.  No hemline shorter than fingertips when arms and hands are fully extended along the side of one’s body.

INAPPROPRIATE CLOTHING INCLUDES: Shorts, jeans, short skirts, t-shirts, tank tops, strapless or spaghetti straps, dresses with inappropriately high slit, flip flops, and stiletto type heels.

Updated Wed, Jun 13th

Tuesday, May 29, the 8th graders have earned a free dress day for filling their marble jar.  Please make sure that you follow the Free-Dress Day Guidelines when choosing your attire for the day.

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.

Bell Schedule

  • Period 18:00–8:58
  • Period 29:02–9:56
  • Break9:56–10:06
  • Period 310:10–11:04
  • Period 411:08–12:02
  • Lunch12:02–12:37
  • Period 512:41–1:36
  • Period 61:40–2:34
  • Period 18:00–8:58
  • Period 29:02–9:56
  • Break9:56–10:06
  • Period 310:10–11:04
  • Lunch11:04–11:39
  • Period 411:43–12:37
  • Period 512:41–1:36
  • Period 61:40–2:34
  • Period 18:00–8:48
  • Period 28:52–9:36
  • Break9:36–9:46
  • Period 39:50–10:34
  • Period 410:38–11:22
  • Lunch11:22–11:57
  • Period 512:01–12:46
  • Period 612:50–1:34
  • Period 18:00–8:57
  • Period 29:01–9:54
  • Break9:54–10:11
  • Period 310:15–11:08
  • Period 411:12–12:05
  • Lunch12:05–12:40
  • Period 512:44–1:37
  • Period 61:41–2:34
  • Period 18:00–8:57
  • Period 29:01–9:54
  • Break9:54–10:11
  • Period 310:15–11:08
  • Lunch11:08–11:43
  • Period 411:47–12:40
  • Period 512:44–1:37
  • Period 61:41–2:34

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