6:30 PM - 8:00 PM "Take It Personally" Project Cornerstone Parenting Workshop
November 1, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM "Take It Personally" Project Cornerstone Parenting Workshop
November 2, 2017
7:30 PM Board Meeting
November 5, 2017
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM NEW DATE: Cambrian Schools 5K Run
November 7, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Math Info Night @ Steindorf
November 9, 2017
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)Farnham Courtyard UpgradesSteindorf Aerial View
Bagby's Planned Multi-Use RoomWonderful 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.
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 2016-17 for Grades 3-8 will 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.
Board Meeting: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Online Communications Improvements In Progress!
We are excited to announce that after much research, editing and gathering of feedback, our website upgrade is live for the district and all six of our school sites! The new sites are easier to navigate, mobile-device accessible and responsive, and have a great contemporary look. We are in the process of continuing to optimize this new experience, so please use the "Website Feedback" button in the Popular Links section to offer suggestions.
Join Us At A Math Parent Info Night
Curious about this year's implementation of our new math curriculum? Interested in how to best support your student's math learning at home? Join us at a Math Parent Info Night to learn from the experts about what your child can expect in the year ahead. No RSVP is required, and the same material will be covered at each school site, so if the event at your child's school doesn't work with your schedule, simply attend a session at a different school. PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO Math Parent Info Night at Bagby this year. Bagby parents are encouraged to attend a session at an alternate location. Sessions will be offered at:
Fammatre -- Wednesday, Sept. 27; 6:30- 8 p.m.
Sartorette -- Thursday, Oct. 12; 6:30- 8 p.m.
Steindorf -- Tuesday, Nov. 7; 6- 7:30 p.m.
The Cambrian Schools 5K POSTPONED TO NOV. 5!
We have been keeping a close eye on the air quality situation as the scheduled day of the run approaches. As the conditions continue to fluctuate wildly, in an abundance of caution we have decided to postpone the run to Sunday, November 5th at 8:30 a.m. as the health and safety of our runners is our highest priority.
We apologize for the inconvenience and are tremendously appreciative of sponsors and volunteers who have already put so much into making this a great event. Registration will remain open online for the next few weeks; if the 15th didn't work with your schedule, we hope to see you on the 5th! Runners who can no longer make the event can transfer their bibs to a friend -- simply ask for a "change order" at packet pickup to have a new name associated with the registration -- or can opt to request a refund by emailing email@example.com
While we are disappointed, we are grateful that our community is minimally impacted by these historic wildfires and our thoughts are with our neighbors in the North Bay. We look forward to coming together as a community to celebrate health and wellness on Nov. 5th @ 8:30!
We couldn't be more thrilled to bring our popular 5K event back to Cambrian SD for its second year! Last year over 800 runners joined us for a morning of wellness and play, and we expect another fantastic turnout this Nov. 5@ 8 a.m.! Learn more about our event or register now!
For information about temporary road closures associated with the event click here.
Register Today for "Take It Personally" Parenting Workshop!
This six-session study group gives parents tips and tools to keep up with the fast changing growth of our children, tweens and teens. Each week, we explore new ways to build stronger kids, stronger families and stronger neighborhoods. Data collected from our own Santa Clara county youth shows us 8 ways to help kids succeed in school, in relationships and in life, while supporting parents! Register now
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).
In The News
Cambrian's fall festivals are an annual highlight and Farnham is kicking off the fun today with their annual Pumpkin Walk! It takes countless man hours from many volunteers to put these events on for our pint-sized ghouls and goblins -- thanks to the many dedicated parents, grandparent, siblings, cousins and neighbors who make the fun possible each year!
At last night's board meeting we had the joyful occasion to honor our first cohort of Students of the Month for the 2017-18 School year -- click through to meet our honorees!
Mrs. Hyatt's fourth grade classroom at Farnham is holding a "Pennies for Puerto Rico" drive over the next two weeks, inviting all students and staff to raid their couch cushions and contribute spare change to the cause. All funds will go to http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/, an initiative enacted by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatrice Rossello, to support those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Thanks to these student leaders doing their part to make the world a better place!
A popular program at Price for many years, this year Steindorf was able to offer Leadership as an elective to middle school students for the first time under the direction of Ms. Stein. Like their Price counterparts, these students have committed to a year of learning about the principles of service and fostering community at their schools and beyond. We wish them a fantastic year and can't wait to see what they accomplish!
This morning, September 27th, the state released data about aggregated student performance at the Statewide, County, District and School Site level, on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), which includes the Smarter Balanced assessments for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Click through for links to the data!
As you may know, the federal government has announced plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Officials estimate that this has the potential to impact thousands of local students and young adults; as such we are joining with school districts, non-profits and government agencies throughout the county and state to share information about individuals' rights under the law and local resources that are available to those seeking assistance. CLICK THROUGH FOR SPANISH
A tremendous THANK YOU to the many volunteers, staff, talented musicians, students and music lovers who made Cambrian Rocks! such a success this weekend. Hundreds of fans came out to support our kids and music programs --raising approximately $14,000-- and had a GREAT time, to boot! Want to keep the party going? Event T-shirts and select auction items can still be found at cambrianrocks.com!
Congratulations to Cambrian's 2017 Teacher of the Year Dean Hodges! Mr. Hodges is a special education teacher who works with students in grades 3-5 at Sartorette, where he is beloved by colleagues, students and families alike for his positive energy and can-do spirit. We were thrilled to join him at the Santa Clara County Office of Education's Teacher Recognition Celebration last night where he, along with Teachers of the Year from all 36 districts in the county, was acknowledged for the impact he has on students and his community. Way to go Mr. Hodges!
Elementary Back to School Night is one of our district's busiest nights of the year! Thank you to the teachers who spent the evening connecting with families and the hundreds of parents who came out to learn more about their children's education. 2017-18 is off to a great start and Cambrian staff look forward to continue partnering with parents in the months to come.