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.

Upcoming Events

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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)
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 Artist's Rendering of Farnham Courtard Upgrades
Steindorf Aerial View: 8/16
 Steindorf Aerial View: August 2016

 Bagby's Planned Multi-Use Room
Wonderful news! The Cambrian SD Governing Board has approved moving forward with a revised plan for the Bagby Multi-Use Project, one of three proposals submitted to bring costs within the Board’s allotted budget and allow the district to proceed with the project.  The new plan makes adjustments to the budget for roofing, flooring and the outdoor area around the site, but preserves the structure’s canopy to retain flexible outdoor space.  Please watch this space for future updates, including opportunities to provide input, as the project progresses, and thank you for your ongoing support. 
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District Announcements

May 18, 2017, Regular Board Meeting
Click here view the May 18, 2017, Regular Board Meeting Agenda 

Take Our BrightBytes Survey About Technology Usage!

Please fill out Cambrian's BrightBytes survey. Your participation helps us form a complete picture of technology use for learning. All of your responses will remain anonymous, and your feedback will help us understand educational technology needs going forward. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
The questionnaire is open through Friday, May 26th, 2017.
Please go to:  https://bbyt.es/NA82C

 Cambrian TK Is Growing!

 We are pleased to share some very exciting news about the future of Cambrian's Transitional Kindergarten program. Due to popular demand, Bagby and Farnham will both house their own TK classes starting in 2017-18, allowing more families to take advantage of early learning at their home school. This move will help keep siblings together, cut down on family commute times, and give students an early introduction to the school communities where they will spend much of their childhood. If you have an eligible child and would like to take advantage of our expanding program, we are still accepting TK students for enrollment! More information and all enrollment forms can be found here.

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 8-10, 12-16
4th grade: May 10-12, 22-24
5th grade: May 15-16, 18, 24-26
3rd grade: May 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19
4th grade: May 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19
5th grade: May 22-30
3rd grade: April 17-19, 25-26
4th grade: April 20-24, 27-28
5th grade: May 1-5
SDC: April 20-24, 27-28
3rd: April 24-26, May 1-2
4th: April 24-26, May 1-2
5th: April 24-16, May 3-4
6th and 7th: April 27-May 1, May 3-5
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. 

 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).

 Learn More About Our New Math Curricula

We're pleased to announce that the Board has officially approved the adoption of the new math curricula recommended by staff and the curriculum committee, Eureka Math (TK-5) and College prep Math (6-8). Parent resources can be found below in anticipation of a full roll-out in Fall 2017:

Sexual Health Education Resources

On May 8, 2017, the Board officially adopted the Puberty/Sexual Health curriculum recommended by staff for grades 5 and 7. The link above contains information about the new curriculum, the California Healthy Youth Act, our adoption process, an archive of previous communications about the curriculum, and a wealth of outside resources for families.  Thank you to the many staff and families who served as an invaluable part of the adoption process. 

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

  • Price Students Donate $10,000 for Hydration Stations

    At last night's board meeting, Price students Sarah Shaw and Cassie Kwan presented a proposal on behalf of the Leadership Class to donate more than $10,000 for the installation of two new hydration stations at the school. The stations serve as sensor-activated water bottle fillers and drinking fountains, such as those already installed at Sartorette and Steindorf. Leadership students decided to fund this project after breaking sales records at their student store thanks to the additional of whole-fruit popsicles and popcorn. Next year, all Cambrian schools will have hydration stations installed; because of the generosity and foresight of these Price students, the middle school will now have three to support its larger student body.

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  • Cambrian Open Houses Wow Visitors

    Hundreds of families and friends turned out last night for our elementary school Open Houses, an annual tradition where students and staff showcase all the learning and growth that has happened throughout the year. A highlight at Fammatre was the school's new chicken and rabbit enclosure, pictured here, where students learn about the animals' life-cycle and keeping.

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  • Second Harvest Food Bank Honors Cambrian Schools and Students

    Second Harvest loves Cambrian Schools! Our district recently received Second Harvest Food Bank's Platinum award -- the organization's second highest honor-- in recognition of the remarkable generosity demonstrated by Cambrian students, staff and families at food drives and fundraiser's throughout the year. And Farnham kindergarten student Nima O'Donnell received the organization's Blue Diamond Award -- the very HIGHEST honor -- for his remarkably successful Cookies for Cans Drive. Trading home baked cookies for pantry items, he collected over 410 lbs of food all on his own! Congratulations to Nima, and to all of our students who opened their hearts this year to those in need, on this remarkable accomplishment!

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  • Marvelous May Honorees Recognized By Board

    Meet our Students of the Month and Good Apple for May! Bagby recognized Ashley Raggio, who coordinated a series of school-wide kindness events to teach students about the importance of community involvement. Students of the month: CLICK THROUGH FOR FULL ARTICLE

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  • Family Kindness Event at Bagby Makes Big Impact

    This week Bagby held their third and final Kindness Night for the 16-17 school year. Students and families participated in a number of projects designed to spread compassion including: making friendship bracelet kits and cards for new Bagby students; assembling laundry packs for San Jose Homeless; writing Advocacy Postcards to CA Legislators about issues that matter to them; making paracord Survival Bracelets for deployed soldiers; creating shoe kits for children in Uganda from upcycled denim; and making environmentally friendly household cleaner to protect the environment the next time they do chores!

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  • Cambrian Hosts Visiting GLAD Educators

    We were delighted to host a cohort of educators from Minnesota this week, who came to observe Cambrian School District's exemplary Guided Language Acquisition by Design (GLAD) in action. Our visitors observed classrooms at three school sites to see how our teachers incorporate academic English instruction into a variety of topics, then debriefed at the district office about what they had learned.

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  • Family Fun at Steindorf Carnival

    Steindorf students, staff and families celebrated the success of their first annual Stampede-a-thon with a family carnival and auction to support the school as it looks forward to next year. Students enjoyed a wide variety of games and treats in the beautiful weather! Thank you to the many volunteers who went above and beyond to create a day of wonderful memories for Steindorf families!

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  • Cambrian Announces Certificated & Classified Employees of the Year

    We are delighted to share with our community Cambrian's Classified and Certificated Employees of the Year. Classified EOY Leslie Duquette is an Instructional Aide at Fammatre Elementary who has been giving our students extra help and lots of TLC since 2005. Mr. Dean Hodges teaches a Mild/Moderate Special Day Class for students in grades 3-5 at Sartorette and has been with the district for 16 years. We look forward to formally recognizing these and other outstanding employees at our annual awards ceremony on May 25th. Congratulations to these outstanding individuals who have a tremendous impact in the lives of our students!

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  • Cambrian Celebrates Day of the Employee

    Today Cambrian School District is celebrating the Day of the Employee, an annual tradition of giving thanks for the amazing things staff do throughout the year on behalf of our students. Members of the Governing Board and District Office Administration Team visit staff to thank them for making our district a wonderful place to learn and work. Whether in front of the classroom or “behind the scenes”, it takes hundreds of dedicated and caring people to ensure each of our students receives the best education possible. We're so proud to have such a fantastic team serving our kids!

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  • 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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