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Updated Sat, Jan 14th

Thursday, January 26 6:30-7:30 pm

Forest Hill Elementary Cafeteria

Please join us for for an avian science filled night.

There will be hands-on activities including:

Understanding bird banding
Dissecting Burrowing Owl pellets

Population graphing
Mimicking bird sounds 

Updated Fri, Jan 13th

Attention all walkers and bike riders! We have our new Crossing Guard starting on Tuesday. Mrs. Karen Kiesel will be at the corner of McCoy and Harriet. I hope to see more students walking to school next week. Thank you Campbell Police for supporting our students and families.

Updated Wed, Jan 11th

Our next Coffee with Khalid will be on Tuesday, January 17th at 8:00 AM in the cafeteria. I have invited the 3 middle school principals to attend. I encourage all 4th & 5th grade parents to attend this meeting. The application to attend middle school in 5th grade will be going home in January. 

Updated Wed, Jan 11th

When disaster strikes... it may be several days before emergency services arrive in your neighborhood. This FREE 3-hour training class teaches individuals and families how to prepare to be self-reliant the first 72 hours following a major disaster. This class includes information on types of disasters, home and workplace preparedness, fire safety, treating life-threatening conditions, and how to build a disaster supplies kit.

Updated Thu, Jan 12th

News for CUSD families AND the greater community

Campbell Union School District publishes a newsletter, Beyond the Expected, for the greater community twice per year.  Click on the school flyers link to read the latest edition of Beyond the Expected, or download it in English or Spanish.

Updated Thu, Jan 12th

Letter from Superintendent Andrew Outlines Next Steps in Campbell Middle School Transformation

Dear Parents,

Campbell Union School District continuously seeks to ensure that every Campbell school is a place where students, parents, and staff thrive. As outlined in our mission and vision statements, we constantly strive to provide programs that will meet and exceed the needs of our students, staff and community.

Providing our students and community with education options and proven, innovative programs is accomplished through the focused efforts of all of our stakeholders. We begin by researching and observing “best practices” in schools, studying current trends in education, and craft programs that enable us to educate our students to their highest potential and ensure that they are prepared to succeed.

My purpose in writing to you today is to share what our next steps will be in meeting the goals outlined above. We have decided to transform Campbell Middle School into a preschool through eighth grade site. We are excited to provide our students, staff, and families with another research-proven model that will enhance the learning opportunities for our students.

We will officially launch the transformation planning process this month. The transformation will have an impact on all sites, although the specific impact will not be known until the plan is fully developed. I will schedule a meeting at all sites in the next few weeks to discuss the process and respond to questions. (Please see below.) Other site and district meetings will be scheduled throughout the year.

The Transformation Team has been selected. This team will develop the implementation plan for the new site. The selected team members represent teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and an education consultant. The Team will submit a comprehensive plan of action to the Board in June 2017.

Our Open Enrollment process will change this year as we prepare for the transformation. Our current 4th grade students from Capri, Castlemont, Blackford, and Rosemary that generally attend CMS will remain at their elementary school sites next year. * There may be a lottery for the few middle school slots available at Rolling Hills and Monroe; however that decision has not been decided.

We will provide a mechanism to communicate with district officials throughout the process. There will be an update provided to the Board at each regularly scheduled Board Meeting. We will provide notes on the Board Meeting discussion items shortly after each meeting. I encourage you to follow our progress through the communication channel (website, school site, community and board meetings, surveys, etc.) that best meets the needs of your family.

The transformation planning and implementation process will have anticipated and unanticipated challenges along the way. We will keep you informed of the progress and any changes to the process in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and input as we add another school model for the students and families of the Campbell Union School District.

Together we are making a difference for students, and I personally want to thank all of you who are working so hard to provide an "Education Beyond the Expected" for our children.


Eric Andrew, Ed.D., Superintendent

* This sentence updated 1/12/17.

P.S. Please refer to the FULL letter, which includes the dates of upcoming information meetings. Hard copies are available from your child's school.

Updated Wed, Jan 11th

Math-A-Thon is our Annual Technology Fundraiser. Money raised in the Math-A-Thon helps fund various classroom technologies and STEM enrichment! Please remember to turn in your pledge forms by January 23rd. Testing will take place between January 23rd and 27th. Money for Math-A-Thon will be due Feb. 8 and winners will be announced Feb. 17 

Updated Wed, Jan 11th

This Thursday, January 12th, our PTA is asking families to bring in an extra brown bag lunch for a friend in need.  We will be collecting bag lunches in front of the office AND at the drop off loop until 8:30am. Look for the brown buckets at these locations. For a complete list of acceptable food items, please check the flyer in your child's Friday folder or via PeachJar. All lunches will be delivered to Santa Maria Urban Ministries that morning and distributed that day.  Thank you for your generous donations!

Questions? Contact Berta Yee at smudgeyee [at] (smudgeyee [at]

Updated Mon, Jan 9th

Let's kick of 2017 with a healthy start! The following classes are offered by the Pediatric Health Learning Center. I hope you can attend!

The 10 Steps class will begin at 1/27/2017 8:15 AM. 

Did you know that children ages 5-9 need up to 11 hours of sleep per night? Do you know why eating fruit is healthier than drinking 100% juice? 

 The Structures and Routines class will begin at 2/3/2017 8:15 AM.

Do you have a hard time getting your child to bed at night? Does mealtime become a power struggle at the table? 

The 5 Keys class will begin at 2/10/2017 8:15 AM. 

Should I make my child eat vegetables? Do you think that your child is a picky eater? 


Updated Mon, Jan 9th

December's Top Classes

2nd: Mrs. Hill

3rd: Mrs. Schultz

4th: Ms. Prakash

5th: Mrs. Yang

Bell Schedule

  • In Session 8:10–10:10
  • Recess 10:10–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–11:50
  • Lunch 11:50–12:37*
  • In Session 12:37–2:20*
  • * Wed lunch ends at 11:50-12:31 School ends at 1:25
  • * On rainy days, lunch begins at 11:35-12:05 TK-1 12:10-12:40 2
  • In Session 8:10–10:10
  • Recess 10:10–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–12:10
  • Lunch 12:10–12:57*
  • In Session 12:57–2:20*
  • * Wed lunch ends at 12:10-12:51 School ends at 1:25
  • * On rainy days, lunch begins at 12:10-12:40
  • In Session 8:10–10:10
  • Recess 10:10–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–12:10
  • Lunch 12:10–12:57*
  • In Session 12:57–2:47*
  • * Wed lunch ends at 12:10-12:51 School ends at 1:25
  • * On rainy days, lunch begins at 12:45-1:15

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