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Upcoming Events

Multiple Ways To Access Budget Information

Additional access supports transparency with district finances 

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We are providing additional ways for the public to access information about the district’s budget. In addition to attending Board meetings (in person or remotely) and viewing reports posted on the agendas, budget presentations are now available on the district’s Budget web page.

“We believe in transparent and sustainable finances, and we want to make it easier for our community to access public presentations about the budget,” said Dr. Shelly Viramontez, district superintendent.

Budget presentations will be posted on the website after they are presented publicly at the Governing Board meetings.

Available now: 

  • 2022-23 Unaudited Actuals, presented Sept. 7, 2023. The report details changes to revenues, expenditures and fund balance for 2022-2023.
  • Budget presentations from previous years are on Board meeting agendas and will be added to the budget page this month.

Coming in October: 

  • Report of the Independent Audit of the district’s 2022-23 finances, conducted by external auditors.
  • Audit reports for measure G and Measure CC.

Free film, Race to Be Human, explores topics of identity and belonging

Local experts to discuss impacts in our community

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Campbell Union School District hosts a free, community screening: 

Race To Be Human

Tue., Sept. 12 • 6:30 p.m.

Campbell Heritage Theater, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell CA

This 45-minute film weaves together personal testimonials and insights from students and parents with perspectives and data from educators, mental health practitioners and diversity and inclusion experts. They discuss topics of trust, respect, and mental health for youth and families. (Spanish subtitles are included.) 

A panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Shelly Viramontez will occur following the film with panelists Catherine Aspiras, LMFT, Division Director, School LInked Services Division, County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department; Marcos Pizarro, Associate Dean, College of Education, and Professor of Chicanx Studies at San Jose State University; and Whitney Holton, Associate Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Campbell Union School District.

The filmmaker suggests the film is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available for the panel discussion.

We Are Here For You

Counseling Services

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As we finish our second full week of school, our students have begun to make connections with each other and our amazing staff.
Middle School is a time when students and families have a lot of new questions.  For many, this is the first time at a new school in six to seven years.  
For others, they are experiencing the expected and yet still challenging changes of becoming a teenager.
We want to make sure that we can be here to help.  If you would like a chance to talk with a school counselor please use our Non-Urgent Counseling Referral.  If you see something or hear something at school or online that worries you please use our MMScares or Quicktip Links to make a report.  MMScares and Quicktip reports do not require you to include your name in the report.
No matter where you ask your question or share your concern we will make sure that the right person is there to respond.

Non-Urgent Counseling Referral

To view the update, click the link below:

Good News for School-Home Communications

Making It Easier For Families To Stay Informed, Engaged In Student Learning

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Studies show that communication between school and home is vital to student success. Campbell Union School District parents and guardians have asked that we make it easier for them to access information from their child’s teacher about their child’s progress and more.  

diagram showing how multiple channels are made simplerStreamlining communication channels for parents and guardians improved last year as ParentSquare* became the standard tool for school-to-home notices. This year, teachers will begin using ParentSquare, giving parents a unified tool for nearly all back and forth communication with the teacher and the school.

Communication Norms

Between Teacher/Staff and Parent/Guardian

  1. ParentSquare notices (Learn more)
  2. Scheduled conversations by phone or in person

From Student to Parent/Guardian

  1. Seesaw 
  2. Student’s secure CUSD Email

Between School/District and Parent/Guardian

  1. Website (Our schools)
  2. ParentSquare* notices (Learn more)
  3. Weekly E-newsletters (Subscribe here)
  4. On campus signs, Banners, Bulletin Boards 

* ParentSquare notifies parents/guardians via email, text, and/or no-charge app notices in their preferred language. Offers 2-way communication and parent/guardian control of how they receive notices.

Wondering about Emergency communications?

Visit our Emergency Information web page.

District’s Literacy Initiative Is A Finalist for State Award

Every Child a Reader by 3rd Grade Shows Success Across All CUSD Schools

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Evidence of success with improving outcomes for students who struggle most with literacy has made the district’s Every Child a Reader by Grade 3 (ECaR3) initiative a finalist for the Golden Bell Award. The award, given by the California School Boards Association (CSBA), recognizes outstanding programs and governance practices in school districts throughout California. 

“ECaR3 initiative provides promise to students who have persistent literacy gaps,” said Dr. Shelly Viramontez, CUSD Superintendent. “We provide teachers with a research-based, coherent curriculum that arms them with tools and training to confidently meet the needs of ALL learners.”

District educators were facing the reality that certain student groups (English learners, students with disabilities, those from low socioeconomic households) were not experiencing reading success within the district’s system. That fact led the district to engage in a full system reading transformation, according to Whitney Holton, Associate Superintendent of Teaching & Learning.  

“We launched our Every Child a Reader by 3rd Grade (ECaR3) initiative to transparently address inequities and increase educational outcomes for all,” she said. “Data from our work shows that ECaR3 is empowering teachers and raising literacy levels and achievement not only for English learners and students with disabilities but for all students. Data demonstrates evidence of growth for advanced learners that is exceeding statewide trends.”