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Updated Wed, Mar 21st
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Updated Wed, Mar 21st

The trimester 2 awards assembly will be held on Thursday, March 29 & Friday March 30th.  Please see below for the appropriate time for your child's grade level.

5th Grade - Thursday March 29th at 9:02 am

6th Grade - Thursday March 29th at 10:10 am

7th Grade - Friday March 30th at 9:01 am

8th Grade - Friday March 30th at 10:15 am

Updated Wed, Mar 21st

Families of Monroe we post poned our School Dance on March 30th. It will now be held on April 27th at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm inside of our Event Center. All grades are welcome!

Updated Tue, Mar 20th

If you are interested in auditioning for Annie, there are still plenty of spots available.  Come to auditions in the cafeteria on Monday, March 26, 2:45-5:00 pm; you do not need to have antyhing prepared.

Parent Meeting and 1st Rehearsal:
Thursday, March 29

Pratices: M, T, TH, 2:45pm – 5pm

Tech Week:
Sat. May 12, 1pm – 5:30pm
May 14-16 5:30pm – 9pm
May 17-19
Updated Mon, Mar 12th

Congratulations to our Maverick World Scholars!  They did a terrific job at the World Scholar’s Cup competition, bringing home a host of awards, including 1st Place Junior Team and 1st Place Junior Scholar, among many others, and qualifying to attend the Global Competition this summer.  A special shout out to 7th grader Carol Gonzalez, who, because of her teammate’s illness, had to compete as a member of a high school team against high school teams; her team won all three of their debates!

We’d also like to thank Nicole Nguyen, a former and future MMS parent, who coached the MMS teams to their success!  Thank you, Nicole! Go Mavericks!

Updated Wed, Feb 28th

A Message from Superintendent Viramontez

Our hearts go out to our fellow educators and families in Parkland, Florida, and we continue to send positive thoughts and prayers to this community so rocked by the recent, violent attack.  When a tragedy of this nature occurs, we also reassess our own preparedness to ensure our commitment to keeping our students and staff safe.

In Campbell Union School District, we have been diligent in our commitment to preparing our staff to ensure our students have a safe and supportive learning environment.  In light of this fact, I want to share information on these two topics:

  • Walk Out vs. Talk It Out
  • School Safety Procedures

* Download the full letter (English and Spanish) here or continue reading below.

Walk Out / Talk It Out

We are aware that many feel a desire to take an action to advocate for the safety of our students.  Many have taken the stance of “enough is enough.”  While we support families making their concerns and voices heard, we do not feel students missing valuable instructional time sends the desired message to those who can make legislative decisions. 

We are encouraging families and staff to consider alternatives to missing school time, including:

  • Contacting elected officials (,
  • Signing petitions, and
  • Participating in events outside of school hours, such as the local March for Our Lives event on Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m., at San Jose City Hall.

Tragedies such as this are challenging for us all, especially in knowing how to talk to our children about these types of events without causing them to worry or become anxious and upset. Talking to your children, listening to them, and reassuring them that they are safe is important. The National Association of School Psychologists offers some pointers for talking to children about violence.  A copy is available here ( and via your school's weekly online flyers link.

School Safety Procedures

We are very committed to ensuring our students and staff are safe.  As a result, we consistently practice a variety of emergency situations, from earthquake to an intruder on campus drills. Our safety procedures, including sign-in and gate procedures, are developed with a safety consultant and in cooperation with local police and fire officials. Our training incorporates the same Incident Command System (ICS) protocols used by these first responders. ICS is a consistent structure and process to provide command, control, and coordination of emergency response. Information about our emergency procedures is also available on our district website at 

Our school staff formally trains for these various emergencies monthly and reviews each school site’s safety plan each year. We conduct our trainings with our safety consultants in collaboration with police and fire officials.

In addition to training for these emergency events, we also provide supports for students’ social-emotional needs.  We have multiple layers of school and community-based support systems in place to help students and families in times of crisis. We have school staff, such as psychologists, counselors and therapists as well as our community-based agencies, such as Uplift, First 5, and many other services coordinated through our School Linked Services (SLS) partnership.

We are consistently improving upon our supports and services, and as a result, we are adding two more features to our safety plans: 

  • A confidential Quick Tip service will be available for students or parents to report suspicious, illegal, or unsafe situations.
  • We are also beta-testing a new app, called ICS4schools, which will provide a fast, efficient and accurate system for reuniting students with their parents/guardians following an emergency situation.

Please know that we are committed to providing schools in which our students are safe, learning and thriving.  We will continue to offer trainings, supports and services to meet those responsibilities. 


Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D., Superintendent

Updated Mon, Feb 26th

Construction began on our new building last week.  Right now, crews are taking down trees and tearing up asphalt in preparation for laying the foundation.  We are excited about the new building and look forward to watching its progress!

Updated Thu, Feb 15th
At Monroe Middle, we take safety very seriously, and practice our emergency response plans frequently. This morning, we had a 4-minute shelter-in-place activity, not planned, as police officers handled a matter in the neighborhood. 
Our regular collaboration with San Jose PD and San Jose Safe School Campus Liaison Unit provided us with direct and timely notification before and after the shelter-in-place. Everything went smoothly; the students were safe; and it ended very quickly.​
Updated Tue, Feb 13th

Note key dates for the new school year.

See the calendar online or download a printable version here.

Updated Thu, Feb 1st


Estamos muy emocionados de anunciar que empezaremos a transmitir las noticias de Monroe en español. Nuestro programa ¿Qué pasa Monroe? será pregrabada mensualmente para que todos los padres hispanohablantes puedan mantenerse al tanto de los eventos en la escuela Monroe.

Updated Sun, Jan 28th

8th Graders - it is that time of year to submit your baby pictures for the yearbook.  8th grade language arts teachers will be collecting printed pictures.  Be sure your full name and teacher is on the back of the picture. If you are sending digital pictures - please include a high resoution image, the student's first and last name in the body of the email and "Baby Pictures" in the subject line. Email to Mrs. Eitner, email below.

Click here to access the website.  The new yearbook is available to be ordered.  Enter our school code 1013402154572370 and you can order your softcover yearbook or upgrade to a hard cover yearbook.  All orders for yearbook are taken online.  No yearbooks will be sold at school.

For questions please contact Mrs. Eitner, deitner [at] . 

Updated Wed, Mar 21st

Join us for a community celebration of student inventiveness and creativity.

Here's a chance to see—all in one place—how our students are finding solutions to real-world problems, demonstrating scientific and artistic talents, and discovering new approaches to learning. Teachers, students, parents, administrators and community partners will be there and ready to show you the exciting learning that is happening in Campbell Union School District's schools.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 4-7 p.m.
1055 S. Monroe St, San Jose
(the whole Monroe Middle School campus)

Updated Tue, Mar 13th

A Community Event Featuring Student Innovations

Wednesday, March 28, 2018  •  4 – 7 p.m.
Location: Monroe Middle School campus, 1055 S. Monroe, San Jose

Hands-on activities for students of all ages!

Demonstrations and performances by students from all Campbell Union School District schools, including: Band and Choir, Engineering Design Challenges, Coding, Robotics, Interdisciplinary Science, Math, and Art Classroom Projects.

Information at:  408-364-4200 or contact [at]

Updated Tue, Mar 13th

There's a lot to like about driving a school bus in Campbell Union School District:
Your work year can match your student's school year;  
You are trained and certified as an expert driver;
You get a really good benefits package; and
You work with a great team of professionals; .

Campbell Union School District will be offering free training designed to prepare attendees to complete all needed steps to becoming a state certified school bus driver.  Successful candidates will also be eligible for openings within the district’s Transportation Department.  Classes will be held on held in late April on T/Th evenings and Saturdays.  For further information, please contact Chrissie Stevenson (cstevenson [at] 

Updated Wed, Mar 7th

Parents and guardians are proving the adage about showing up being a big part of success for their children.

Engaging families as partners and refining how staff uses extensive attendance data has earned Campbell Union School District one of the highest attendance rates in California, improved student achievement, and a 2018 Hoffmann Exemplary School Program Award.

“We are making a difference together,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “Our approach allows us to systematically address attendance obstacles, maintain high levels of parent engagement, celebrate improvements, and provide an array of supports and resources to reduce the loss of instructional time.”

This year, for example, the district and schools focused on lowering the rate of Chronic Absences through the relationships that the Community Liaisons have with families. 

“The personal connection is very important,” said Director of Student Services Rosanna Palomo. “Each absence, each tardy, and each early pick up is an opportunity for our school office staff or teacher to communicate with the parent about the importance of good attendance for their child’s success in school… and they do!” 

The results for early 2017-18 have been commendable, with a one-year attendance improvement rate of 67% among those chronically absent students. Other improvements include noticeable academic growth among the State’s student subgroups at CUSD schools with better attendance. Overall attendance gains can also generate savings to the district’s budget. 

The Glenn W. Hoffmann Awards, sponsored by the Santa Clara County School Boards Association (SCCSBA), celebrate school and school district programs that significantly impact student success in our region. The winners will be honored at a SCCSBA ceremony on April 25, 2018.

Updated Wed, Feb 21st

Keep curious kids active, engaged and safe this summer with CUSD Extensions programs

It's time to start planning for summer.

For elementary and middle schoolers...
Our summer camps and enrichment programs are a great way for kids to try a new sport, dig into a new interest, or develop a flare for the dramatic. We offer enrichment, recreation, musical theater and more. Learn more. 

If you have a preschooler...
Help your little one grow and learn in our Kindergarten Readiness program. Designed for those about to start school, your child will develop oral language and social skills that will make success in school easier. We also offer preschool and toddler programs all year long. Learn more.

Summer progams are open to all families. District residency is not required.

If you have questions...please contact the CUSD Extensions Department, or call (408) 364-4200.

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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