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.
 
 

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California State Standards

SBAC Student Score Report 2015-16 for Grades 3-8 were mailed out to families in the month of August.  To help you better understand the results of child's SBAC results please click here.
 
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)
 
 
 
 
 
proposed courtyard improvements  
 Artist's Rendering of Farnham Courtard Upgrades
 
Steindorf Aerial View: 8/16
 Steindorf Aerial View: August 2016

First look at Bagby's Planned Multi-Use Room
Enjoy these artist's renderings of Bagby's soon-to-be multipurpose room. The space will be a state-of-the-art, flexible learning environment that will make an excellent addition to the campus.
Bagby concept art  

 
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, 2016 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  

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

Special Board Meeting 

Click here to view the April 24, 2017, Special Board Study Session Agenda

State Testing Schedules

All Cambrian schools will be participating in Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) state testing this spring to help gauge student progress in Math and English Language Arts Common Core Standards; in some cases, students will be participating in a pilot administration of the new California Science Test (CAST) for research purposes. State testing reveals a small snapshot of student progress and overall achievement, and is one of many tools that helps us measure our work as a district. A good night's rest, healthy breakfast and cool head can help students do their best. See below for the schedule at each school:
 
Bagby
3rd Grade: April 17 -21
4th Grade: April 24-28
4th/5th Combo, 5th Grade, and all RSP/SDC Classes: May 1-8
 
Fammatre
3rd Grade: May 10 & May 12-16
3rd/4th Combo: May 8-10
4th Grade and 4th/5th Combo: May 10-12 & May 22-24
5th Grade: May 15-16, May 18, & May 24-26
 
Farnham
3rd Grade: May 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 & 12
4th Grade: May 2, 4-5, 9 & 11-12
5th Grade and all RSP/SDC Classes: May 22-30
 
Sartorette
2nd/3rd Combo & 3rd Grade: April 17-18, 20 & May 15
3rd/4th Combo: April 25-26, May 2-3 & 16
4th Grade:  April 18, 20 & 25
4th/5th Combo: April 26-27, May 3 & 16
5th Grade: April 25-May 19 (exact dates vary by teacher)
 
Steindorf:
3rd Grade: April 24-26 & May 1-2
4th Grade: May 1-5
5th Grade: April 24-28
6th & 7th Grade: April 27, May 1-2 & 4-5
 
Price:
6th Grade ELA: May 8-11
7th & 8th Grade ELA: May 15-18
Math ALL GRADES: May 22-25
 
For specific questions about testing schedules, please contact your school office. 

 Please Take Our  District Priorities Survey!

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You will find this survey in a community-wide mailer about the possibility of a local school parcel tax. Please provide your feedback about what our schools should focus on in the months and years ahead.


New CDE Data Dashboard Launched -- Find CSD Student Data Quickly and Easily

California is field testing a new website designed to help communities across the state access important information about K–12 districts and schools – including ours. Called the California School Dashboard (Coming March 2017), the site features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English learning progress and suspension rates. 

Please Note:

As you may know, the majority of our schools are structured as “dependent charter schools,” which allows us to welcome students from throughout our county, not just our district boundaries. The Dashboard currently lists all charter schools as separate entities, whether they are affiliated with a district or not. As a result, a search in the Dashboard for “Cambrian School District” only brings up information for Bagby Elementary. To see other school site information, simply use the search bar and enter the name of the site. (Note also that there is no data for Steindorf, as the school is in its first year of operation).


 Visit Our Math Adoption Page

We've prepared a handy online resource to help you learn about our proposed new math curriculum, including an FAQ, links to preview materials and info about our Parent Info Night on April 11th. Once you've reviewed the materials, be sure to complete our Math Materials Feedback Form to share your thoughts! The adoption decision will be officially made at the April 20th board meeting.  
 

Sexual Health Education Education Memo

In addition to updating our Math Curriculum, we are in the process of adopting new Sexual Health and Puberty Curriculum to comply with the California Health Youth Act. Read the memo linked above for an explanation of our process; if you have already reviewed the materials (available at the district office and all school offices) and would like to provide comments for district staff, you may complete the CSD Comprehensive Sexual Education Curriculum Survey.

Check Out the Digital Edition of the Winter Cambrian Connection! 

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The new issue of the Cambrian Connection features profiles of exciting programs at each of our school sites, news about district-wide initiatives AND a special guest writer from Price Middle School! 


 2017-18 School Calendar Now Available! 


 Join Us As A Yard Duty Today

Love kids? Cambrian School District is looking for compassionate Yard Duties at all school sites. In addition to providing a safe learning environment for all students, Yard Duties have the opportunity to develop important relationships with children that can make a lasting impact. This part-time, flexible role is the perfect way to become more involved with Cambrian School District and give back to your community. For more information, simply stop by the front office of any Cambrian school, where staff can answer your questions and assist you with the application.  



In The News

  • April All-Stars Recognized By Board

    Meet our April Good Apples and Students of the Month! Sartorette recognized father/daughter dynamic duo Chrisy Teil & "Mr. Bob" who volunteer with students both in the classroom and the garden. Farnham recognized Michael "Lucky" Forsman who uses his woodworking gifts to benefit students and staff. Students of the Month: CLICK THROUGH FOR FULL STORY

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  • Run, Barracudas, Run!

    Bagby students and staff spent their afternoon working up a sweat outdoors to raise money for Science Camp, Family Science Nights, and other hands-on STEM experiences for students. Last year's event raised approximately $15,000, we're optimistic that this year's runners will do the same! Thank you to all the hardworking staff and volunteers who put this event together, and congrats to our energetic Bagby students!

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  • Price welcomes community for annual Open House

    The Annual Price Middle School Open House brought hundreds of students, families and staff together to celebrate each other and student growth over the past school year. The evening began with a barbecue hosted by the energetic Price staff, who served hundreds of hot dogs to their hungry guests! Athletic, dance and music exhibitions, as well as an art gallery, entertained the community in addition to the usual ope house fare. Congrats on another successful event, Price students and staff!

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  • Farnham Students Showcase Science Skills

    Farnham scientists wowed judges today with their science projects, sharing the result of weeks of hypothesizing, researching and experimenting! Students had the opportunity to discuss their process and findings with judges, who took a break from their roles as district leaders or scientists in the community to give students feedback. Congratulations on all your hard work, Farnham scientists!

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  • Standing Ovation for Satorette Music Students

    Sartorette's miniature maestros made beautiful music at last night's 2nd-5th grade concert! Students showcased the vocal and percussion skills they've been developing in class throughout the year. Congratulations to students and staff alike on a wonderful performance!

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  • Steindorf Math Stars Shine

    Congratulations to Steindorf math whizzes Johan Ko and Anna Figge, who took second place in a Middle School Leapfrog event against 25 other teams from throughout the county at West Valley College's Math Field Day! Steindorf also recently hosted a Math Kangaroo competition, in which 22 students in grades 1-7 demonstrated their keen mathematical skills!

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  • Price Students and Staff Burn Up the Court!

    The competition was fierce Friday at Price's annual Student/Staff Basketball Game. This beloved tradition pits kids against adults for a great cause -- the event raised nearly $1,000 to help defray the costs of participating in athletics for students in need!

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  • Board Passes Resolution Reaffirming Immigrant Students' Rights at School

    Last night, the board passed a resolution “Affirming Support of Equal Access to Education Regardless of Immigration Status at Schools.” The resolution reaffirms that CSD and the Board are committed to the success of all students irrespective of their immigration status or citizenship, and believe that our schools should be a welcoming place for all students and families. Click through for a link to the full text of the resolution.

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  • Sartorette Student Nabs First Place in Future Chefs Contest!

    Congratulations to Sartorette's Zoe Tang, whose Bundles of Joy recipe earned her FIRST PLACE at yesterday's Future Chefs contest! Her stuffed ham, egg and cheese croissant bowled judged over and would be a perfect addition to a brunch for Easter or other spring celebrations. Farnham's Sophia Dissly also took home fourth place for her Farfalle with Sweet Italian Sausage, Peas & Mushrooms, a quick and healthy weeknight supper! Congrats to both of these amazing culinary artists!

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  • Screenagers is a Smash At Cambrian

    Thank you to everyone who came out to our sold-out showing of Screenagers! We appreciated seeing entire families come out together and start important conversations about the role of technology in our lives -- especially for young people! We're looking into booking a second screening for those who weren't able to make it, so watch this space for updates!

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  • Cambrian Community Building New Strategic Plan

    Today parents and students joined staff from throughout the district to develop our big strategic planning goals and objectives for the coming year and into the future. This, coupled with our LCAP process, drives our growth and priorities as we move forward together as a school community. If you haven't already, take our LCAP survey and make sure your voice is a part of this important conversation -- the survey closes this Friday! Click through for links!

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  • Steindorf is for the Birds!

    Steindorf Fourth Graders partnered with the Wildlife Associates and, through sustained inquiry, hands-on experiences, and in-depth research, have learned about wind turbines and their harmful effects on local birds of prey. Today they presented their final bird-friendly wind turbine prototypes to the community and their mentors from the Wildlife Associates. Suggestions included turbines with horizontal blades, lights, and even turbines designed to look like giant purple flowers(purple repels insects, a bird food source)! Congratulations to the students and thanks to the Wildlife Associates for making this possible!

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