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PLANNING FOR STUDENT SUCCESS:
Strategic Plan Objectives on Target; School Transformation Planning Continues

District Reorganization Update

Superintendent Eric Andrew provided an overview of the actions taken and those that are planned regarding transforming Campbell Middle School (CMS) into a PreK-8 school.

Key Points:

  1. Transformation model and guiding principles: Superintendent Andrew explained that the Transformation Team will be considering the three approaches for transition that the Board discussed at the December Study Session, and that the group would be drafting some Guiding Principles for Board approval.
  2. Placement of incoming CMS 5th and 6th graders: Dr. Andrew also noted that plans are underway for having incoming 5th graders be able to remain at the elementary school, and he asked for the Board’s direction regarding placement of the 6th graders in the CMS attendance area.
    The Board agreed that CMS should not take new 5th graders, but that incoming 6th graders should be allowed to attend CMS through grade 8.
  3. Facility needs: Deputy Superintendent Jim Crawford described the anticipated modifications needed at some school campuses to accommodate the increase in 5th and 6th graders during and beyond the transformation. Estimated increases in the number of classrooms needed at Monroe, Rolling Hills, Blackford, Castlemont, Capri and Rosemary schools are based on available enrollment projections.
  4. Transformation Team: Many of the members of the newly formed Transformation Team were present and were introduced. Members represent elementary and middle school teachers, parents, support staff and neighbors. The Team had its first meeting on January 12th.
    Transformation Facilitator Derek Mitchell explained that the first steps for the Team are to determine the best ways to communicate and work together, define what success would look like, and identify key decisions needed before presenting a proposal to the Board in June 2017. The Transformation Team’s next meeting is currently scheduled for February 2.

  

Strategic Plan Progress

Superintendent Eric Andrew reported that work on the five objectives aimed at achieving the district’s Strategic Goals is going well.

Since the last Board update:

  • Completed Objectives:
    - Create a Special Education Professional Development Training Series and provide at least one training in order to develop and retain special education teachers
  • Revised Deadlines:
    - Create and present to the Board a plan for creating a “Parent University.”
    - Proposed plan for implementation of the K-8 school at Campbell Middle School
    - Strategies to improve employees’ work experience
    - List of wellness resources available to Campbell USD employees.

Meeting minutes and slides from presentations can be seen on request or online at www.campbellusd.org/board.

Updated 3 hours 55 min ago

Public notifications of hearings and meetings as required by law.

LOCAL CONTROL & ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN (LCAP) MEETINGS - District-wide plan

The public can give input on CUSD's district-wide Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP) for providing quality education to more than 7,600 students in preschool through eighth grade. 

Two meeting opportunities:
Wed., Jan. 18, at 9 a.m., and/or Tue., Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. 
(Each meeting will be held at the PLC building at Monroe Middle School, 1055 S. Monroe St, San Jose CA.)

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GOVERNING BOARD SUBCOMMITTEE MEETINGS

Intergovernmental  Subcommittee

DATE:  Tuesday, January 24, 2017

TIME:   4:00 P.M. 

LOCATION: 110 E. Main St. Los Gatos CA

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Tom Gemetti, Danielle Cohen

Budget  Subcommittee

DATE:  Thursday, January 26, 2017

TIME:   4:30 P.M. 

LOCATION: 155 N. Third Street, Campbell, CA 95008

AGENDA: Update About District Budget

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GOVERNING BOARD MEETING NOTICE

DATE:  Thursday, February 16, 2017

TIME:   6:00 P.M. 

LOCATION:  155 N. Third Street, Campbell, CA 95008

AGENDA DETAILS 

Updated Tue, Jan 17th

January 17 marks the start of Kindergarten enrollment for the 2017-18 school year.

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Updated Tue, Jan 17th

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.

Sincerely,

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 4th

District Explores New Education Opportunity for Students: Transforming Campbell Middle into a pre-K—8 School

Last spring, Campbell Union School District (CUSD) proposed creating an educational opportunity for CUSD families by transforming Campbell Middle School (CMS) into a school for preschool-through-eighth-grade students. This month, a newly formed Transformation Team will meet for the first time to begin the work of examining options and developing recommendations to send to the Governing Board for action.

We will provide regular updates through Transformation Round-Up bulletins, school and district web sites/e-news, and public meetings.

More details are here in our first Transformation Round-Up.  There is also a "Frequently Asked Questions" page on our District web site, and anyone can sign up to receive weekly news via email.

Updated Wed, Jan 18th

Community invited to participate in Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP) meetings.

The public can give input on CUSD's district-wide Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP) for providing quality education to more than 7,600 students in preschool through eighth grade. Two meeting opportunities in January 2017: Wed., Jan. 18, at 9 a.m., and Tue., Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m.  (Each meeting will be held at the PLC building at Monroe Middle School.)

Updated Wed, Dec 14th

Agenda topics and presentations from the regular meeting of December 8,2016

Organizational Meeting:

  • New Board Officers: President Thomas M. Gemetti; Vice President Michale L. Snyder; Clerk Richard H. Nguyen
  • 2017 Meeting Schedule: The next regular meeting will be January 19, 2017.  All future meeting dates can be found on our online calendar and posted at school offices.

Strategic Plan Update:

Superintendent Andrew provided the Board with a copy of the Executive Summary of the District’s Communication Plan, a specified task from the September Strategic Planning session. He noted that the summary includes a marketing schedule that outlines key opportunities for telling the district’s story and measuring outcomes.

Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP) Update:  

Assistant Superintendent Whitney Holton reported on the State of California’s changes to the student assessment program and ensuing revisions to the LCAP template. She said:

  • The LCAP allows educators to look at student achievement data in effective ways and to guide instructional decisions.
  • The State’s new LCAP template promises a format that will make the reports more reader-friendly
  • CUSD is preparing an executive summary of our LCAP, which will be ready in January.
  • There are two LCAP Community input meetings scheduled for January 18th and 24th where the District will elicit input about goals and priorities. Slides from the presentation can be seen on request or online at www.campbellusd.org/board.

Campbell Middle Transformation to PK-8:

Superintendent Andrew described the plan for the December 15th Board Study Session and the role of the consultant who will be facilitating the discussion. Consultant Derek Mitchell, who is experienced in school transformations, will present relevant research, sample transformation models (their pros and cons); and the decisions and actions that will be needed for success. 

Updated Fri, Dec 9th

We are thrilled to announce that our 4th/the grade teacher, Michele Goetowski, has been named a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom.” She is one of 16 teachers in the Bay Area to be honored. GiGi Griffin, mom to 5th grader Zoe and 2nd grader Ben, submitted the nomination. On Monday, December 5th, Symetra and the San Francisco 49ers honored Michele during a surprise presentation at Village. At the presentation, Michele spoke of the importance of teamwork and how grateful she is to her Village colleagues, families and students who work together to ensure success for all. Michele is featured in the Campbell Patch.

Michele was also featured in the Decemeber 8th issue of the San Jose Mercury News! In September, Michele was honored for excellence in education by the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and named the 2016 San Jose Silicon Valley’s Chamber of Commerce’s Teacher of the Year. The award was presented to her at the Annual Legends and Leaders event at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose on December 8th.

Thank you to everyone for creating such a special learning community where we all contribute to our success.

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  • In Session 8:25–10:40
  • Snack Recess 10:40–11:00
  • In Session 11:00–12:40
  • Lunch & Recess 12:40–1:20
  • In Session 1:20–2:30*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:30
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  • Snack Recess 10:40–11:00
  • In Session 11:00–12:40
  • Lunch & Recess 12:40–1:20
  • In Session 1:20–2:30*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:30
 

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