Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

As part of the Local Control Funding Formula, school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP describes how the district will spend the funds and its goals for improving student outcomes.
 
Click here for more information about the Local Control Accountability Plan.
 
 

California State Standards

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test results for the 2014-2015 school year is available for public viewing.  For more information, see CAASPP test results.
 
Implementing the California State Standards is a key component of Cambrian School District’s Strategic Plan.

Facilities Update

Thank you for your support of Measure I.  For regular updates regarding Measure I Facilities Improvement please visit our Measure I progress page. (click here)
 
 
 
Steindorf Administration Building
 Steindorf Innovation Lab February 2016
Steindorf Administration Building  
 Steindorf Administration Building February 2016 

New Professional Development Center
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
At Cambrian, we are extremely intentional about providing the right context for learning.  This past month was the grand opening of our innovative high tech Professional Development Center, which will provide an optimal flexible learning environment for the work we do for our students.  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on February 4, 2015 in honor of the official opening of the new Cambrian Professional Development Center (PDC) and Maintenance Shop.    Pictured from left to right: Patrick Maravelias – KPDC; Jarod Middleton – Board Clerk; Jeneva Sneed – Board Member; Carol Presunka – Board Member; Doron Aronson – Board President; Randy Scofield – Board Vice President; Dr. Carrie Andrews – Superintendent; Jason E. Vann – CFO; Bill Eagan – Director of Buildings and Grounds; Mark Finney – Sugimura Finney Architects.
PDC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  

Steindorf  S.T.E.A.M. School Groundbreaking Ceremony
The Cambrian School District held a historical ground breaking ceremony on Thursday, August 20th 2015 to honor the reopening of Steindorf STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) School (K-8), set to reopen August of 2016. Cambrian School District is excited to offer a school of choice for all of our students. We thank our community for supporting the passing of Measure I in 2014, which has made this all possible for our children. Please CLICK HERE for more information.
groundbreaking
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Measure I Updates
Thank you for the passing of Measure I bond. Cambrian School District continues to benefit tremendously from this bond. Please take a moment to learn more about what has transpired in the District since the passing of the bond.  Please click here to read more community updates and information about Measure I

District Announcements

New enrollment opportunities for the 2016-2017 school year: Hurry while they last!

 
Sixth grade spots available at Steindorf

Great news! Due to popular demand, Steindorf STEAM School has been able to add an additional sixth grade class for the magnet school’s inaugural year. All rising Cambrian School District 5th graders are eligible to apply, but spots are very limited. Questions about Steindorf's unique program? Visit the school website.

Know a family that would love to join the Cambrian Community?
(Charter and Interdistrict Transfers) 

Students who live outside of the Cambrian School District boundaries have the opportunity to request to attend one of the four charter schools (Price, Fammatre, Farnham, and Sartorette) within the Cambrian School District. Limited spots are available in all grade levels. Learn more about what makes our district the best environment to explore infinite possibilities for learning, then visit our Enrollment Page to get started. If you have any questions in regards to the enrollment process please feel free to contact Carlena Grandey, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent at 408-377-2103 extension 


Register today for Summer STEAM Academy 2016! 

We’re proud to announce Summer STEAM Academy 2016, an all-new enrichment learning opportunity for rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  This three-week educational program, running July 5-22 at Price Middle School, offers students hands-on exposure to forensic science integrated with a week of music, technology, and art, respectively.  For schedules, fees and a taste of what students will explore this summer, check out our program flyer -- then register!


State Testing Schedule for Cambrian School District

California students in grades 3-8 participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Testing.  The testing is comprised of a computer based portion which assesses students’ growth in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. The tests are completed online using computers, laptops, or tablets.  Additionally, 5th and 8th graders take the CST (California State Test) for Science which is administered on paper. Please help us achieve a successful test administration by ensuring your students are well rested, at school and on time during your school site’s testing dates.  Below is a summary of  testing schedule for the district.  Click here to learn more about CAASPP Testing.

Site

ELA and Math Testing

Science Testing

Bagby & Sartorette

4/25/16 - 5/12/16

4/18/16-4/22/16

Fammatre & Farnham

4/12/16 - 4/29/15

5/2/16-5/6/16

Price

4/12/16-5/20/16

5/9/16-5/19/16


 Cambrian Enrollment Tours 

School

Date

Hours

School Phone Number

Bagby

Tuesday, March 22nd

9:15-10:15 AM

408-377-3882

Fammatre

(Charter School)

Wednesday, March 9th 

9:00 AM

408-377-5480

Wednesday, March 23rd

9:00 AM

Farnham

(Charter School)

Wednesday, April 27th

8:30 AM

408-377-3321

Sartorette

(Charter School)

Thursday, March 31st

9:00 AM

408-264-4380 

 
Cambrian School District Elementary School Sites will be hosting enrollment tours over the course of the next two months. School tours will begin with a brief introduction about the school from the principal, classroom visit and a school-wide tour.

If you are interested in a tour, please contact the school site to reserve your spot and the phone numbers are listed above.  

Click here for more information.

Lawsuit Affects Release of Student Data--Opt-Out Form Available
A recent lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) is impacting all school districts across the state. We want to make you aware of this, and provide you with an opt-out form and other important information regarding the case. 
 
In April 2012, two organizations, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association, filed a lawsuit against the CDE alleging widespread, systemic non-compliance by local education agencies with special education laws.

Our district was not involved in the lawsuit and is not the subject of any of the suit’s allegations. Nonetheless, as a part of this lawsuit, CDE has been ordered by the United States District Court to release all data it has collected on general and special education students since Jan. 1, 2008. While the court order reads in part, “No student’s identifying records will be disclosed to the public,” beyond the small group of attorneys, plaintiffs and consultants mentioned in the lawsuit, we wanted to make you aware. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) sets out the requirements for the protection of privacy of parents and students, including privacy of student records. Generally, parents and/or students must provide written consent before an educational agency may disclose personally identifiable information about students. However, this court order is an exception to the general rule.
 
Parents/Guardians may complete and mail in the Notice and Objection form that allows parents to object, by April 1, 2016, to the disclosure of personally identifiable information related to their children.  Please understand that Cambrian School District is not a party to the litigation and is not required to disclose any student information, nor does it intend to do so.
 
For more information please visit: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/morganhillcase.asp or contact the California Department of Education at 916-319-0800.

In The News

  • Paige Knudsen named Price's Student Leader of the Year

    Congratulations to Paige Knudson, who was honored yesterday as Price Middle School's Student Leader of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators! One student at each middle and high school in the region receives the award each year in recognition of exemplary maturity, responsibility and dedication to the school community. Bravo!

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  • Board passes resolution supporting strong start early education initiative

    The Governing Board passed a resolution at the April 20th Board Meeting in support of the countywide Strong Start initiative, a coalition of community leaders, early education providers, nonprofit organizations and other key stakeholders who are committed to expanding access to high quality early learning opportunities for all children age 0 to 8 in Santa Clara County. Click through to learn more about this exciting program.

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  • Trustees welcome new Student Services Director & Farnham Principal

    At the April 20th Board Meeting, the Governing Board eagerly greeted, unanimously approved and welcomed Mrs. Darlene Norman as our new Director of Student Services. Mrs. Norman brings a wealth of practical leadership experience both in special education and student services. In addition, Mr. Matt Hill was appointed as Principal of Farnham Elementary School for the 2016-17 School Year. Mr. Hill has been in Cambrian for the past 10 years as a teacher leader, assistant principal at Price Middle School and soon to be the principal at Farnham. Cambrian School District is fortunate to have both supporting students, staff and our community.

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