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Parents, educators, & others adult leaders: learn refusal skills to help kids safe from peer pressure!  This class focuses on issues between peers at school, out in the world at home, on social media...Everywhere!  Tuesday, December 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  To learn more, contact Brandon Jones, BrJones [at] campbellusd.org.  

This workshop is for Adults Only.

Padres, educadores y otros líderes adultos: ¡aprendan habilidades de rechazo para ayudar a los niños a protegerse de la presión de sus compañeros!  Esta clase se enfoca en problemas entre compañeros en la escuela en el mundo, en casa, en las redes sociales... ¡En todas partes!  Martes, 18 de diciembre, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  Para aprender más, contáctese con Brandon Jones: BrJones [at] campbellusd.org.

Este taller es solo para adultos.

Updated Tue, Dec 11th

Parents and Friends of Monroe we will be holding our Recognition Ceremony Awards on Thursday, December 13 inside of the Event Center.  Across grades, our students are recognized at the recognition ceremony for academic achievement at the end of the trimester. The families of award recipients are invited to attend the ceremony.  Please contact the Monroe Office with any questions.

Gold Award: 4.0 GPA

Silver Award: 3.5-3.99 GPA

8th Grade student awards will begin at 9:00 am.

7th Grade student awards will follow at 10:10 am .

6th Grade will being at 11:08 am. 

Updated Mon, Dec 3rd

Safety is our top priority at Monroe. An important part of keeping students and staff safe is conducting drills for a variety of situations, including intruders on campus.

On Wed., December 5th, at 9:00am, we have the opportunity to work directly with the San Jose Police Department on a lock down barricade  drill. Officers and patrol cars will be on campus, making this drill far more noticeable than those we’ve done in the past.

We don’t want to you be unnecessarily alarmed. We do hope you’ll take the opportunity listen to your child’s questions, ask what he/she learned in the process, and discuss your own family’s plans in case of an emergency.

Updated Sun, Dec 2nd

Tryouts begin Monday December 17th in the gym!

Students must make ALL tryout dates in order to be considered for the team!

Must have above a 2.0 GPA and no F’s in order to be considered for the team!

 

Tryout Schedule:

6th Grade: 3:00-4:00pm

7th Grade: 4:00-5:00pm

8th Grade: 5:00-6:00pm

Updated Tue, Nov 27th

The office has P.E. uniforms for sale for 7th and 8th graders. Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL

Shirt $10.00 & Shorts $10.00

Updated Wed, Nov 14th

As we prepare for the beginning of Trimester 2, Monroe Middle School students will have the opportunity to take school devices off campus as part of the Web to One Initiative. For more information, see the following exceprts from the parent information letter.

Profile of a Graduate

Making take-home devices available for students in need will allow all of our students access to more personalized and engaging lesson content while supporting them as they become more adept at taking charge of their learning, managing their time, and practicing responsibility. This directly aligns with our Profile of a Graduate as we work to build the competency of self-direction and allows students equitable access to online materials and resources. A focus of this initiative is also digital citizenship, which is the responsible use of technology. Your child will learn and practice digital skills, ethics, etiquette, and online safety.

How might homework look different?

Students will have access to Google Classroom where teachers will post traditional homework along with interactive assignments. Homework may include a short video on different concepts meant to probe their thinking and spark interest. It might also include interactive lessons that let students practice examples, summarize, and question what they don’t understand. Allowing all students access to richer and more engaging content outside of school allows the teacher to maximize their face to face time with students in the classroom, personalizing learning and providing more time for students to apply their new knowledge through collaborative project work.

What does this mean for my student?

  1. Students are expected to complete their homework as assigned.

  2. Students have the ability to watch video content at their own pace, re-watching, rewinding, and pausing when needed.

  3. Absent students will not miss out on instruction, they always have access to class content.

  4. Students are not expected to have full mastery of homework assignments but are expected to come to class prepared and ready to participate in discussions, group assignments, and other assigned tasks.

  5. Students are encouraged to bring any questions or concerns to their teacher’s attention at any time.

What does this mean for me as a parent?

  1. It enables you to be more involved in your child’s education.

  2. You have access to video content and are able to see how lessons are taught.

  3. You are able to have meaningful content related discussions with your child.

  4. You can encourage your child to take their time while watching video lessons and remind them to re-watch, rewind, or pause when necessary to make sense of what is being taught.

  5. You are encouraged to bring any questions or concerns to the teacher’s attention at any time.

  6. As we build student responsibility for bringing the device safely both to and from school, should your student forget his device at home, a limited number of devices will be available for check out.

What if students don’t have access to technology/internet at home?

Since students will be required to access class content for homework via the internet, the following system is being created to meet the needs of all learners:

  • Students are welcome to come to campus before or after school to view content. Facilities and network connectivity will be made available 30 minutes before school starts and 60 minutes after school ends.

  • Families who qualify for the National School Lunch Program are eligible for the Comcast Internet Essentials programing, providing home internet and wifi for $9.95 a month, plus applicable taxes. For more information, please consult the Comcast Internet Essentials website at https://www.internetessentials.com

  • Families who qualify for the National School Lunch Program may be eligible to receive a hot-spot, providing cellular network internet for their Chromebook at home. Please obtain and fill out the HotSpot interest form from your middle school’s front office to help CampbellUSD determine the number of families needing service.

Online Security​​ ​and Web Filters

Student chromebooks are equipped with web filter software from Securly. This software provides us a cloud based filter so we maintain an age appropriate internet space as well as a way to monitor for cyber bullying and self-harm alerts. You can learn more about Securly by visiting their website: ​www.securly.com

Liability

Just like textbooks, library books and other education materials, Chromebooks will be checked out to individual students and those individual students will be responsible for the care of the device. Students are responsible for any costs associated with repairing or replacing district property.

CampbellUSD has negotiated a Group Payment Option program through the Worth Ave. Group, providing insurance coverage for the Chromebook. This optional program costs $33.00 annually and covers the cost of repair or replacement of a device due to accidental damage or theft, with no deductible. Upon receiving the device, participants will have a three week window during which they can self-enroll in the insurance program, if they so choose.

More information about the policy, including sign-up instructions, can be found at the following link: https://gpo.worthavegroup.com/gpo/campbellusd

Any repairs to uninsured Chromebooks will be performed District personnel, and charges will be based on the following:

  • Trackpad & Keyboard: These repairs are normally necessary when the trackpad or keyboard have been intentionally damaged by removing the keys or peeling up the trackpad. Full keyboard replacements are $40.00 and trackpad replacements are $15.00.

  • Screen: These repairs are normally necessary when a device has been dropped or the lid is closed on top of an object. The cost of replacing a screen is $40.00

  • Battery: Battery issues are relatively rare, and repairs will typically be covered by the District due to normal wear and tear on the device. Students will be responsible for any repair cost if it is determined that there is deliberate and intentional damage to the battery. Battery replacements are $30.00 under these circumstances.

  • Full Replacement: If a device is lost or damaged due to liquid spills, the cost of replacing the Chromebook is $320.00

Rollout

The Web to One Initiative will begin at the start of Trimester 2. 8th Grade students will be the first to receive devices starting Monday, November 26. 6th Grade students will receive their devices on Monday, December 3. 7th Grade students will receive their devices on Monday, December 10. If you do wish for your child to participate in the Web to One program, please complete the opt-out form available in your middle school’s front office.
Updated Mon, Nov 26th
Yearbooks are available to be ordered for the 2018-2019 school year! 
Order before November 30 and save 5%!  ALL yearbooks are ordered online. Download a flyer in English or a flyer in Spanish.  

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.

 There will be NO individual yearbooks for sale in June - all orders are online.

Updated Tue, Dec 11th

State’s updated accountability charts offer simpler view of complex data.

This month, the California Department of Education released the second edition of the state’s School Dashboard, the two-year-old accountability tool for measuring local schools and districts across a number of indicators. This 2018 version contains two new data points and improved graphics for easier viewing.

dashboard logo"The color-based charts provide an easier way to see students progress through multiple measures, such as academics, school climate, and parent engagement," said Shelly Viramontez, Superintendent of Campbell Union School District (CUSD). "We’re committed to preparing our TK-8 students for their 21st century workplace and, as it evolves, this tool will offer a way to gauge progress and measure effectiveness."

Before viewing dashboards for CUSD schools, please note:

  • The Local Indicator Data on each school’s dashboard is not specific to that school but represents the entire district.
  • There is no district-wide dashboard. The district-level dashboard is represented by CUSD’s one non-charter school in 2018 report: Campbell Middle School. For the 2019 report, Rosemary Elementary school will represent the district as the district’s non-charter school.

Visit Your School’s Dashboard https://www.caschooldashboard.org/#/Home

Updated Fri, Dec 7th

Three trustees begin new terms. Board sets schedule for next year.

Each December, the Campbell Union School District Governing Board holds an Organizational Meeting at which they welcome incoming trustees, elect officers, assign subcommittees, and set the meeting schedule for the coming calendar year. Pictured above are (l to r) Chris Miller; Danielle M.S. Cohen; Pablo A. Beltran (Clerk); Richard H. Nguyen (Vice President); Michael L. Snyder (President). 

3adults swear oathAt left, Superintendent Viramontez administered the Oath of Office to three trustees who began new terms: returning trustees (l to r) Richard H. Nguyen and Danielle M.S. Cohen, and newly elected member Chris Miller.

The Board and staff also recognized retiring board member Thomas M. Gemetti for his six years of service, which included serving as Clerk, Vice President and President.

Campbell Union School District is governed by five elected trustees who serve four-year terms. Governing Board members ensure that the policies, funding priorities and personnel are in place to provide an education beyond the expected to our more than 7500 preschool-through-eighth-grade students. More information about the Governing Board is online.

Updated Wed, Dec 5th

Annual Thought Exchange Aids School Planning

We are committed to making sure our students receive an education beyond the expected, and we rely on your feedback and input to help guide that direction.  As part of our annual planning, we want to understand what is important to you for your school and the District. One way we do that is through Thoughtexchange—an online tool that allows us to learn the thoughts and priorities of the people affected by our decisions. 

Share your Thoughts! 
Please join in the conversation about your child's school and district.
Por favor únase a la conversación sobre la escuela y el distrito de su hijo.

It is an easy 3-step process:
  1.  Share – answer open-ended questions about education in our schools
  2.  Star – review and ideas from other stakeholders
  3.  Discover – learn what is important to the community as a whole
(Learn more about ThoughtExchange.com)

Updated Tue, Dec 4th

Parents of children entering Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten or middle school take note!

Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year will begin January 22, 2019.
Information is available online and by calling Campbell Union School District’s main office.

Campbell Union School District provides education beyond the expected for more than 7,500 preschool-through-eighth-grade students from the communities of Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Saratoga. In addition to traditional school settings, we offer families school options as dual language immersion, parent participation, design thinking/innovation, and home schooling.
 

Updated Tue, Nov 27th

Each of our schools has a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) that is built upon input from students, staff, families and community partners. That input informs decisions about initiatives aimed at meeting the needs of all students.
 
Through meetings and the Thoughtexchange online forum, our community is an integral part of the process to establish and update our LCAP plans and allow for more locally based decision-making.
 
The results of the 2018 ThoughtExchanges have helped us identify some major themes to work toward. One example was the desire for more hands-on learning opportunities and more field trips. Our school leadership teams looked at the feedback and worked to address them through school budgets and programs. Details about how the input affected your school’s LCAP is available from the principal.
 
We believe that working closely with parents and community members is essential to ensuring that the needs of all students are met. Next month, we will invite you to participate in our second LCAP ThoughtExchange conversation. We hope you will join us in sharing thoughts and ideas for preparing students for a successful future.

Updated Tue, Nov 20th

District Seeks Quality "Guest Teachers" for Elementary and Middle Schools.

Starting December  2018, Campbell Union School District's Guest Teachers will earn more than before.  

"Substitutes provide a valuable service, and we want to attract the best," said Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Lena Budntzen.

As of December 1st, pay rates for substitute teachers will be as follows:

  • $155      Daily – Elementary
  • $165      Daily – Middle School (Monroe and Rolling Hills)
  • $175      Long Term (15 days or more) – Elementary
  • $185      Long Term (15 days or more) – Middle School (Monroe and Rolling Hills)

CUSD Retirees ear $25 per day more than the basic rate (Article 17.2)

  • $180      CUSD Retiree Daily – Elementary
  • $190      CUSD Retiree Daily – Middle School (Monroe and Rolling Hills)
  • $200      CUSD Retiree Long Term (15 days or more) – Elementary
  • $210      CUSD Retiree Long Term (15 days or more) – Middle School (Monroe and Rolling Hills)
Updated Mon, Nov 19th

A video message of appreciation from the Superintendent

Superintendent Shelly Viramontez sends a video message of appreciation to the Campbell Union School District community for all that families, friends and employees do for the more than 7800 preschool-through-8th-grade students. With just over 60 school days completed, and after the challenges of the past week, we are more thankful than ever to everyone in our district's community for their support of ALL of our students.

Schools will reopen on Monday, November 26th!

La Superintendente Shelly Viramontez envía un mensaje de video de agradecimiento a la comunidad del Distrito Escolar Unido de Campbell por todo lo que las familias, los amigos y los empleados hacen por los más de 7800 alumnos desde preescolar hasta 8vo grado. Con un poco más de 60 días escolares terminados, y después de las dificultades de la semana pasada, estamos más agradecidos que nunca a todos en la comunidad de nuestro distrito por su apoyo a TODOS nuestros estudiantes.

¡Las escuelas reabrirán el lunes 26 de noviembre!

Updated Wed, Dec 5th

The Campbell Union School District is proud to announce the launch of the Web to One Initiative at Monroe Middle School. When we return from Thanksgiving Break, students will begin the process of checking out their own Chromebook, which they will keep with them throughout the school day and bring home each night. For more information about the Web to One rollout, please go to our website at monroe.campbellusd.org. We will also be having a parent information night on Wednesday, November 28 at 6pm in the cafeteria. Please plan on attending if you have any questions about the Web to One initiative.

 

For Web to One Parent Info Click Here

 

El Distrito Escolar de Campbell está orgulloso de anunciar el lanzamiento de la iniciativa Web a Uno en la Secundaria Monroe. Cuando regresemos de las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias, los estudiantes empezaran con el proceso para recibir su propia computadora Chromebook, cual llevarán consigo todo el dia escolar y llevaran a casa cada noche. Para más información sobre el lanzamiento de Web a Uno , por favor visite nuestra página de internet en Monroe.campbellusd.org. También tendremos una sesión informativa para padres el dia Miércoles, Noviembre 28 a las 6pm en la cafetería. Por favor planee asistir si tiene cualquier pregunta sobre la iniciativa de Web a Uno.


Programa Web-to-One en MMS: Información para padres Haga click aquí

 

Bell Schedule

  • Period 18:00–8:58
  • Period 29:02–9:56
  • Break9:56–10:06
  • Period 310:10–11:04
  • Period 411:08–11:57
  • Lunch (A/B)11:57–12:37 *
  • Period 512:41–1:36
  • Period 61:40–2:34

* (A) lunch starts at 11:57 (B) lunch starts at 12:07

  • Period 18:00–8:58
  • Period 29:02–9:56
  • Break9:56–10:06
  • Period 310:10–11:04
  • Period 411:08–11:57
  • Lunch (A/B)11:57–12:37 *
  • Period 512:41–1:36
  • Period 61:40–2:34

* (A) lunch starts at 11:57 (B) lunch starts at 12:07

  • Period 18:00–8:48
  • Period 28:52–9:36
  • Break9:36–9:46
  • Period 39:50–10:34
  • Period 410:38–11:17
  • Lunch (A/B)11:17–11:57 *
  • Period 512:01–12:46
  • Period 612:50–1:34

* (A) lunch starts at 11:17 (B) lunch starts at 11:27

  • Period 18:00–8:57
  • Period 29:01–9:54
  • Break9:54–10:11
  • Period 310:15–11:04
  • Period 411:08–11:57
  • Lunch (A/B)11:57–12:37 *
  • Period 512:41–1:36
  • Period 61:40–2:34

* (A) lunch starts at 11:57 (B) lunch starts at 12:07

  • Period 18:00–8:57
  • Period 29:01–9:54
  • Break9:54–10:11
  • Period 310:15–11:08
  • Period 411:12–12:00
  • Lunch (A/B)12:00–12:40 *
  • Period 512:44–1:37
  • Period 61:41–2:34

* (A) lunch starts at 12:00 (B) lunch starts at 12:10

 

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