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

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

 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

Special Board Meeting: Monday, June 26, 2017, @ 5:30 PM

School's Out for Summer!

 Have a safe and wonderful vacation -- we'll see you back at school on Wednesday, August 23rd! 
Summer Programs for eligible students in grades 1-6 will begin on June 23rd and run through July 21st. There is no summer school on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th. 
District Office Summer Hours will be in effect from July 10th-August 4th.  During this time the office will be open from 8am-5pm Monday-Thursday (closed from 12-1 for lunch) and will be closed on Fridays

 Summer Meals Available for Eligible Families

Neighboring community organizations work throughout the summer to ensure that nutritious meals are available to children and families who require assistance. Please see our letter about resources conveniently located for Cambrian families.

 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.

 Check Out the Spring Edition of The Cambrian Connection!

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Our quarterly newsletter includes features about district-wide initiatives and accolades, news about what's coming in 2017-18, and more! 

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. 

 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

  • Congratulations, Class of 2017!

    The last day of school is lots of fun, but can be bittersweet as we bid fond farewell to fifth and eighth grade students who will soon be starting new adventures at new schools. Click through for links to our promotion photo album!

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  • Steindorf Caps Off First Year with STEAM Fair

    Steindorf students dazzled visitors at last night's STEAM fair, an event like a science fair dialed all the way up to 11! Students picked a STEAM subject to focus on (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math) and developed capstone projects for presentation to the public; the presentations varied from robots, to video game models, to beautiful art work to cooking lessons. Students were on hand to answer questions about their work or demonstrate their inventions. Congrats to students and staff alike on a remarkable evening!

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  • Young, Scrappy And Hungry!

    The hottest ticket in town was at Bagby Elementary this morning for Ms. Montes' second grade class' production of Hamilton, complete with impressive displays of both lyrical dexterity and knowledge of American history. Students rehearsed for weeks to be able to perform this morning and it showed! Click through for links to photos and a special video clip!

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  • School Year Ends On A High Note With Extra Large Recognition Ceremony

    Last night marked our final recognition ceremony for the 17-18 school year, and it was a doozie! We were delighted to honor 26 wonderful people who have gone above and beyond to make our schools amazing places to learn, along with some truly stellar Students of the Month! Click through for a full list of honorees!

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  • Annual Staff Recognition Reception Honors Cambrian's Best

    Yesterday we celebrated one of our favorite staff traditions: the annual Recognition Reception for our Classified and Certificated Employees of the Year, as well as staff who are retiring. It's always a lovely event and a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the amazing work our colleagues are doing on behalf of students every day. CLICK THROUGH FOR FULL STORY.

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  • Young Musicians Amaze at Elementary Music Festival

    Beautiful tunes delighted the standing room-only crowd last night at the Elementary Band and Choir Festival! Over 150 students from across our four elementary schools displayed the results of a year of hard work and hours of practice -- and they sounded marvelous! Thank you to Music Teachers Mr. Golden, Mr. Sanchez and Mrs. Hanck, as well as the many supportive parent volunteers, for making this night possible!

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  • 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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