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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 Sat, Nov 17th

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Toolbox Webinar for Parents. 
Nov. 29 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

We know children are more successful using TOOLBOX when all the adults in their lives—at school and at home—are using TOOLBOX.  The TOOLBOX™ Parent Webinar is for parents/caregivers from schools currently using TOOLBOX  so that you may better understand and use the 12 Tools when challenges arise at home. 

Topics include:
  • Experiential practice of the 12 Tools
  • How the Tools can help when challenges arise
  • How the Tools are being used school-wide
  • Ways parents/caregivers at home can align with the child’s school experiences.

Link to Register

Updated Sat, Nov 17th

Dec 5 – Student Craft Fair 1:30-2:30pm

Dec 7 – Scrip Order Deadline 

Dec 7-  Family Game Night 6:00pm

Dec 9 – Garden Workday 9:00am-12:00pm

Dec 13 – Lunch for A Friend 

Dec 15 – Math Kangaroo Registration Deadline 

Dec 20 – No School Teacher Training Day 

Dec 21-31– No School Winter Break 

Updated Sat, Nov 17th

Tuesday, November 27 1645 Saratoga Ave

CHIPOTLE 4-8pm 

Will donate 33% of all sales who mention Forest Hill Fundraiser at checkout. *Excludes online orders 

CUTESY CUPCAKES  2-9pm 

Will donate 33% of all cupcake, ice cream and coffee sales who mention Forest Hill Fundraiser at checkout. *Excludes full sized cakes 

Updated Sat, Nov 17th

Wednesday, December 5 ~ 1:30pm – 2:30pm 

Kick-start your holiday shopping with some unique gifts made by our 4th and 5th graders. You will have unique handmade gifts for your friends while supporting our students’ creativity. Student vendor applications due November 16. Questions? Email Vartika and Jennifer at CraftFair [at] ForestHillPta.com 

Updated Sat, Nov 17th
giving

With the holidays right around the corner, it is time to think of the “season of giving.” 

Please bring your gift card donations to the front office or to your classroom teacher by December 7th. You may want to order your gift cards through our school's Script program. 

Last year, Forest Hill was very successful in adopting several families during the holidays and brought joy to many children. There was a great outpouring of caring and support as students brought in over $2000 in gift cards for Forest Hill families in need.

With open hearts and hands, we can truly make this a season of giving. Thank you!

Updated Fri, Nov 16th

A Message from the Superintendent

Dear Families,

We know you are concerned about the current air quality, and we too share your concern.  We have monitored the air quality index throughout the evening and will continue to monitor and assess these numbers throughout the day, the forecast is for the air quality to improve today, yet we understand it is only a forecast. We continue to consult with and follow  the guidance of the Public Health Department.

Campbell Union School District and those nearby will be open for learning today.

We are mindful that schools provide stability and often, necessary shelter and food. We will continue to closely monitor the conditions with our schools and believe our schools offer a safer place for children. We are aware that many local colleges, universities and private schools have elected to close their doors and some local public school districts have also decided to close. However, iIn consultation with the County Public Health Dept., we believe students being in school is a safe option.  Conditions within our county vary from district to district and in our region, it is determined safe for students to be in school

Please be aware that while our doors will remain open, we ask that families and schools follow medical and environmental advice, especially if your child suffers from respiratory or heart-related issues.   Parents are the best judges of their individual child’s needs. We understand and support that parents are in the best position to make decision about their individual child. Should they decide to keep their child at home for health related issues, the absence will be excused.

There are several online sites for monitoring air quality, and we have been advised and recommend that you follow environmental advice provided by AirNow.gov located here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=aqibasics...

In our ongoing commitment to maintain safe learning environments, we will continue to:

  • Limit and relocate outdoor activities, including physical education, lunch, and other break times.
  • Watch students for symptoms including coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and chest tightness. Even students who do not have asthma can experience these symptoms.
  • If symptoms occur, students might need to take a break, do a less intense activity, stop all activity, go indoors, or use quick-relief medicine as prescribed. If symptoms don’t improve, get medical help.

Thank you for your concern, which we share. However, we must remain a support for all families within Santa Clara County. We share your desire to keep all children safe, and we will inform you if  our current assessment changes.

Here are the most current recommendations from the County of Santa Clara Public Health.

Avoid Breathing Wildfire Smoke - HEALTH ADVISORY

November 9, 2018

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA – The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department is advising residents to take precautions due to visible smoke in the air. Wildfires in California are causing air pollution throughout the Bay Area.

If you smell smoke, protect your health by avoiding exposure. If possible, stay inside with windows and doors closed until smoke levels subside. Set air conditioning units and car vent systems to re-circulate to prevent outside air from moving inside. Smoke can irritate the eyes and airways, causing coughing, a dry scratchy throat and irritated sinuses. Elevated particulate matter in the air can trigger wheezing in those who suffer from respiratory conditions, such as asthma or emphysema/COPD. It is recommended that parents and school administrators check air quality readings before allowing children to practice outdoor sports while air quality is unhealthy.

 Sincerely, 

Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D., Superintendent

Updated Sat, Nov 17th

At this time, Campbell Union School District's and other schools in Santa Clara County are not closing.

Based on guidance from Santa Clara County Public Health, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we have elected to use a threshold of a 275 air quality index (AQI) to determine when to close our schools. We will be monitoring air quality through www.airnow.gov and informing schools and after-school programs of the guidelines and recommend that families stay informed and be mindful of health concerns.

A joint letter from our Superintendent and the County Superintendent of Schools has more details. It is available online and are emailing it to families via our mass notification system. 

Updated Wed, Nov 14th

Schools follow Spare the Air advisories.

Smoke-filled air has caused school administrators to alter students’ outdoor activity schedules over the past week. Campbell Union School District follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommendations and reduces exposure to outdoor air and prolonged exertion for those groups particularly affected by poor air quality.

On Spare the Air Days, staff identifies which students are in the “sensitive group” and follows up with appropriate limits to their outdoor access.

This week, when the air became "unhealthy for all groups," schools enacted school-wide schedules that limited outdoor time and provided more indoor recess and lunch options for all students. They also kept play equipment locked (balls, etc.) to discourage exertion and held some physical education classes indoors. 
Officials are predicting that the air quality will remain poor through the week. If you have not already done so, please notify the school staff if your child has a health condition that would place him or her in the “sensitive group”.

Bell Schedule

  • In Session8:10–10:10
  • Recess10:10–10:30
  • In Session10:30–11:50
  • Lunch11:50–12:37 *
  • In Session12:37–2:20 **

* Wed lunch ends at 12:31

** Wednesdays end at 1:25

  • In Session8:10–10:10
  • Recess10:10–10:30
  • In Session10:30–12:10
  • Lunch12:10–12:57 *
  • In Session12:57–2:20 **

* Wed lunch ends at 12:51

** Wednesdays end at 1:25

  • In Session8:10–10:10
  • Recess10:10–10:30
  • In Session10:30–12:10
  • Lunch12:10–12:57 *
  • In Session12:57–2:47 **

* Wed lunch ends at 12:51

** Wednesdays end at 1:25

 

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