Rosemary Elementary School

District News

Updated Mon, Feb 10th

“Libraries change lives for the better,” said best-selling author and producer Sidney Sheldon. Thanks to a grant, Rosemary School’s library will be changing for the better, too.

The school has been selected for an Access Books Bay Area project this spring. The project includes the purchase of new hardcover books for the school library along with processing materials for the books, a donation of approximately 2,000 gently used books for classroom libraries, some new reading furniture, and mural painting in the library to brighten the environment and make it more inviting for the students.

The school will be seeking volunteers to help on Service Day, which will be a Saturday in April or May 2020. Volunteers will help with prepping and painting walls, sorting books, and other Service Day tasks.

Updated Wed, Jan 29th

When new viruses surface, it is important to stay informed. Reports about the new coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, have heightened awarenss about ways to avoid infection. Campbell Union School District and public health officials are closely monitoring developments.

Fortunately, many of the good health habits we use to prevent the spread of other communicable illnesses—flu, common cold, stomach virus—can also reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

To date, there are no confirmed cases in California, and there is low risk to Santa Clara County residents, unless they recently traveled to Wuhan or were in close contact with someone who was ill who recently traveled in that area. 

Recommended Precautions

As we do during every cold and flu season, we encourage everyone to take these common-sense precautions:

  • Promote hand hygiene among students and staff through education, scheduled time for handwashing, and availability of soap and water or hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face, particularly your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Teach and encourage proper cough etiquette—cough or sneeze into a tissue, sleeve, or arm (do not use hands).
  • Perform routine surface cleaning. (Our custodial staff cleans surfaces routinely.)
  • Encourage students and staff to stay home when they are sick.
  • Those who have a fever at school should go home and stay home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

In the unusual event that a child or staff member is identified who recently traveled from Wuhan, China and has symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath, he or she would be sent home and the school would contact the Public Health Department for additional guidance. The Public Health Department is monitoring the situation. They will advise us of any additional recommendations, which we will pass along to you. 

Updated Wed, Jan 29th

The March 3, 2020 will have many local issues on it, and voting is your chance to have a say.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb, 18, 2020.
That's during the week our schools are closed, so why not just do it now?

This election will be Vote by Mail, so be sure the county's Registrar of Voters has your correct information.

Register online: 
https://www.sccgov.org/sites/rov/Register/Pages/Online.aspx

Updated Fri, Jan 17th

“Design thinking is an approach to teaching core academics that will develop our students’ skills as collaborative, innovative, self-directed, empathetic critical thinkers who can be successful in their yet-to-be-defined future,” says Shelly Viramontez, Superintendent of Campbell Union School District (CUSD).

design thinking process stepsDesign thinking, a process for empathy-based creative problem-solving, is spreading to classrooms across the district. While it is a primary focus of the district’s new Campbell School of Innovation, more teachers in other schools also are using it. Over the past year, nearly 25% of the district’s more than 380 teachers have experienced the design thinking process and how to incorporate it into their lessons.  (See related story about first-grade teacher Megan Delaye.)

“Students are becoming more energized about owning their learning, and their teachers are seeing student achievement rise as they incorporate more of these relevant problem-solving projects into their instruction,” says Kami Thordardson, CUSD’s Director of Innovation & Digital Learning. She says CUSD Equity Coaches have been working this year with teachers from several schools, both groups and individuals, and all teachers had the option to participate in a design project through the district wide library design project last year.

“We’re preparing students for jobs that haven’t even been imagined yet,” says Viramontez. “Design thinking is one of the ways we can educate students to their highest potential.”

Updated Tue, Jan 14th

Tour campuses, observe classes, speak with administrators, and get to know your neighborhood schools.

Our highly qualified teachers prepare students for success in their yet-to-be-defined futures teaching them to be innovative, self-directed, collaborative, empathetic critical thinkers. We offer engaging and well-rounded instruction and enriching programs for children from infants to eighth grade in safe and nurturing school communities.

Convenient online registration available from your home or in school and district administration offices opens at 8 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2020.

Key Dates
January 21, 2020: 8 a.m. School registration and Open Enrollment begins for 2020-21 school year.

Now-Feb. 14, 2020: Parent tours - dates and locations vary. See the tour schedule online.

February 14, 2020: 4 p.m. - Deadline to complete Open Enrollment (school placement) requests for 2020-21 school year. 

Updated Tue, Dec 17th

Plan a visit to learn more about your neighborhood school! Schools schedule tours in January and February to coincide with the Open Enrollment period.

Registration will be online for elementary or middle school.  Our school finder link will help you see which is your attendance area school.

More answers are available on Enrollment web page, and our Enrollment Staff is happy to help you and are available by phone, email, and in person Monday through Friday (except holidays).

Updated Thu, Dec 12th

In this season of giving and kindness, Superintendent Viramontez sends this special message of thanks to all of the families, community partners, employees and volunteers who support our students and schools.

The Winter Break is Dec. 23, 2019 through Jan. 3, 2020.

We look forward to seeing you all when school resumes on Monday, January 6th.

Updated Wed, Dec 11th

The process for transitioning the District's Governing Board from at-large to by-trustee area Board elections took another step forward on December 12, when the Santa Clara County Committee on School District Organization unanimously approved the District's trustee area elections process and map.

Pursuant to Education Code section 35012, the five members of CUSD’s Governing Board are currently elected under an at-large election system, where trustees are elected by voters in the entire District. Board members are elected in even-number years and serve staggered, four-year terms, such that the next election for the two trustee seats is scheduled for November 2020, with the remaining trustee seats scheduled for election in November 2022.

In by-trustee area elections, each Board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary and be elected only by the voters in that trustee area. Voters would only vote for one seat on the school district’s board.

Details about the process, map, and Board decisions are available on the District's website.

Updated Tue, Dec 10th

Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Campbell, a community education program for people who live or work in Campbell.   The application deadline is Friday, December 20th and the link is below.  Leadership Campbell is looking for 15 - 20 individuals who are interested in learning more about the Campbell community. Session topics include local government; public safety; health and human services; infrastructure and utilities; education, small business and community service.   The class will meet on the last Friday of the month from January 31 - June 26, 2020.

Updated Fri, Dec 6th

On Thursday, November 21, 2019, the Campbell Union School District (CUSD) Governing Board held a 5th public hearing and adopted a resolution approving the proposed sequence of elections, the transition to trustee areas, and the preferred Trustee Area map labeled “purple” in Exhibit D of the resolution. The next step in the approval process happens Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at 5 p.m., when the County Committee on School Disrtrict Organization holds a public hearing on the matter.

map of trustee areas approved 11-21-2019

The proposed trustee area maps have been posted on the Campbell Union School District’s CVRA website and made available to view at the District Office since October 17, 2019. This election process DOES NOT impact school attendance boundaries.

Historically, the CUSD’s five Governing Board members have been elected under an at-large election system, where all trustees are elected by voters within the entire District. Under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA), at-large elections are impermissible if they result in racially polarized voting.

“We don’t believe our current form of elections violates the CVRA,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “However, we do believe that it is in the public interest to transition to trustee-area elections to protect the district from a CVRA claim—valid or not.”

The District Superintendent is authorized and directed to send a copy of the Resolution to the County Committee on School District Organization, and to work with the County Committee and the County Elections Office to conduct all legally required hearings and other acts necessary so that trustee-area elections can be implemented in the election cycles scheduled in 2020 and 2022. 

For more details about the transition, and to see upcoming public hearing dates, visit the district’s CVRA webpage.