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Upcoming Events

Welcome Back

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

Dear Forest Hill Families,

Tomorrow marks our first day of school for the 2022-2023 school year. We are SO excited to welcome your children back to school. Our staff have been working tirelessly to prepare for the first day of school. Our office staff continue to place new students in classrooms while helping all parents and staff who come in for assistance. Our teachers & staff have been doing pre-assessments, prepping their classrooms and materials, and doing professional learning in anticipation of the first day. Our district staff have been working hard to oversee the on-going construction to ensure play structures, our school grounds and parking lots are clean and safe for children to return. Our custodial staff have been working hard to clean, set up for events, and help teachers with any needs they have. Our PTA has been supporting the beginning of the school year needs and will hold our Coffee and Kleenex event, which we have not had since pre-COVID. We invite you to join us for coffee in the cafeteria tomorrow after drop off. TK and Kindergarten parents will be invited to join at 8:40am, after a first day activity in their child’s classroom. Please be sure to thank someone from our community when you see them for all they have done!

Friendly reminder that we have limited parking on our campus. We highly encourage you to walk if possible, and if you drive, to please find parking on the street and walk your child to campus. You also have the option to drive through our circle and drop-off your child. 

As a reminder, class lists will be sent via Parent Square at 5pm tonight, August 17th. Due to construction and safety reasons, we do ask you to refrain if possible from coming on campus tonight. 

For parents who were unable to attend our Welcome Back Orientation, we promised the link to our slides. You can find them here: TK/Kinder/New Parent Orientation Slides. If you have any questions related to COVID be sure to visit our district COVID-10 2022-23 website.

We are allowing parent volunteers on campus this year. If you are interested, please let your child’s teacher know, and they will take the next steps to get you approved as a volunteer.

Lastly, we hope you save the date for two upcoming events. We will have our first Coffee with the Principal on Friday, August 26th from 8:15-9:15am in the cafeteria and our Back to School Night on Thursday, September 1st from 6:00-7:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you around and meeting your children tomorrow.

Warmly,

Ms. Chalfant & Mrs. Armann

 

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Welcome to a New school Year!

A Message from the Superintendent

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Welcome to the 2022-23 school year!! Whether you are new or returning to our schools, we are happy to have you in our Campbell Union School District Family! For weeks, our staff has been preparing facilities and teachers returned ready to prepare engaging lessons that will boost student learning, growing and achieving. 

  • This year, students will have more opportunities for hands-on learning as our elementary teachers integrate a new science curriculum into their instruction. 
  • Schools will be able to hold more in-person gatherings, like Back to School Night and various family nights that build community and support student learning. 
  • As we learn to live with COVID-19, families can find information about the guidance for responding to the virus in our schools and district workplaces on our COVID-19 webpage.

We all have had to adapt to the changes the pandemic brought to us, and it challenged us personally and as an organization. As we transition out of pandemic and into endemic, we carry valuable lessons and experiences that will help us lean into the healing process and move forward into a new year of success for our students. 

More Than Meals 

Completing a school funding form is crucial to school funding.

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For every Campbell USD student who applies and qualifies for free or reduced price meals, the school receives more than $1,000 in additional state grant funds to provide additional programs and resources.

Your application helps your child and many others! 

More Funds For...

  • Technology for schools and students
  • Intervention support and programs
  • Afterschool programs
  • Counseling services
  • School kitchen equipment 

Families also may get...

  • Free or reduced price internet
  • Free or reduced price summer camps

Apply online. https://www.campbellusd.org/food#state

Or email our staff at food [at] campbellusd.org

Apply to Serve on Oversight Committee

District accepting applications for Citizens Bond and Parcel Tax Oversight Committee

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The district’s Governing Board appoints members to the Citizens Oversight Committee to review school district spending, ensure bond and parcel tax revenues are spent only for the purpose set before the voters, and to report its findings to the public.

Committee members represent various parts of the community: businesses, senior citizens, taxpayer organizations, and parents of students enrolled in the District. Members serve for a term of two years without compensation and for no more than two consecutive terms. (Education Code Section 15282(a))

Campbell Union School District operates classes for preschool through eighth-grade students from the communities of Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Saratoga. The bond funds help to repair and improve the district’s 12 elementary and middle schools. Parcel tax funds, set to expire in 2023, support instructional programs that directly benefit students.

Applications are available by contacting Christina Tran, Campbell Union School District, or 408-364-4200 ext. 6215.  More info on District’s Oversight Committee web page.

Planning for the Future: Classrooms to Support 21st Century Learning

Board Adopts Resolution for Bond Measure With No Projected Tax Rate Increase

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To ensure that its classrooms and labs support hands-on 21st Century learning and that repairs are made to aging and outdated facilities, the Campbell Union School District Governing Board has placed a local funding measure on the November 2022 ballot.

“Some of our schools are 50 to 60 years old and in urgent need of repairs and modernization,” said Board President Richard Nguyen. “This bond would enable us to complete some of the planned projects for our facilities that were impacted by increased construction costs.”

If approved by local voters, the measure would complete these projects without increasing current tax rates

“The bond funds would allow us to continue providing safe and up-to-date schools that meet the learning needs of students and enhance local property values,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “Keeping our schools well-maintained requires long-term planning. For our students to be prepared to compete in high school, college and beyond, the District needs to ensure that its classrooms and labs are safe and have the infrastructure needed to prepare students for real-world opportunities.” 

See the Resolution on our Bond Web page

Responsible fiscal management is a core tenet for Campbell Union School district. CUSD has earned one of Moody’s Investor Services highest credit ratings, stating that the district’s fiscal management “has been a pillar in the district’s commitment to maintaining a strong fiscal profile. The District’s Citizens’ Oversight Committee reviews school district spending and ensures that school bond and parcel tax revenues are spent only for the purse set before and approved by the voters.