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:
3rd Grade: April 17 -21
4th Grade: April 24-28
4th/5th Combo, 5th Grade, and all RSP/SDC Classes: May 1-8
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
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
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)
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.