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)
Steindorf Aerial View: 8/16
 Steindorf Aerial View: August 2016
Steindorf Courtyard: 8/16 
Steindorf Courtyard: August 2016

First look at Bagby's Planned Multi-Use Room
Enjoy these artist's renderings of Bagby's soon-to-be multipurpose room. The space will be a state-of-the-art, flexible learning environment that will make an excellent addition to the campus.
Bagby concept art  

New Professional Development Center
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
At Cambrian, we are extremely intentional about providing the right context for learning.  This past month was the grand opening of our innovative high tech Professional Development Center, which will provide an optimal flexible learning environment for the work we do for our students.  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on February 4, 2015 in honor of the official opening of the new Cambrian Professional Development Center (PDC) and Maintenance Shop.    Pictured from left to right: Patrick Maravelias – KPDC; Jarod Middleton – Board Clerk; Jeneva Sneed – Board Member; Carol Presunka – Board Member; Doron Aronson – Board President; Randy Scofield – Board Vice President; Dr. Carrie Andrews – Superintendent; Jason E. Vann – CFO; Bill Eagan – Director of Buildings and Grounds; Mark Finney – Sugimura Finney Architects.
PDC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  

Measure I Updates
Thank you for the passing of Measure I bond. Cambrian School District continues to benefit tremendously from this bond. Please take a moment to learn more about what has transpired in the District since the passing of the bond.  Please click here to read more community updates and information about Measure I

District Announcements

Click here view Tuesday's October 25, 2016, Special Board Meeting Agenda 

Internet Safety Parent and Community Meeting October 17

Sgt. Spears answers a parent question  

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Internet Safety Community Meeting on Monday night. It was a productive discussion, and a special thanks is due to Detective Sergeant Spears and his colleagues from the SJPD for sharing their expertise with us. Weren't able to make it or eager to learn more? Additional resources are available at the ICAC Task Force website.

If you have not already done so, we encourage you to read our update about the district's response to the arrest at the YMCA Fammatre Child Care site.  

Cambrian School District Board of Trustees approves resolutions in support of California Propositions 55 & 58

 The Cambrian School District Governing Board has passed two resolutions in support of ballot initiatives that could potentially impact the district, and all public schools, in the coming election. Prop 55 would temporarily extend the income tax provisions of Proposition 30 for 12 years, with revenues split between K-12 education and health care. The sales tax provisions of Proposition 30 will not be extended. Extending these income tax provisions, which will otherwise sunset in 2018, could generate as much as $4 billion annually for K-12 education, including Cambrian schools. Read the full text of the supporting resolution here.
 Prop 58, knowns as the LEARN Initiative, was designed by legislators to repeal the English-only immersion requirement and waiver provisions required by Proposition 227 of 1998. Instead, schools would be allowed to utilize multiple programs, including bilingual education, a method in which students learn from teachers who speak both their native language and English. You can view the full board presentation about the details of Prop 58, as well as the supporting resolution
The deadline to register to vote in California is October 24; registration information can be found on the California Secretary of State's website

Fall festivities are just around the corner!

Each Cambrian school celebrates the fall season in its own distinctive way. See below for the date of each celebration, and contact your school directly for more details or to find out how you can become involved:

Halloween Fun Night
Saturday, October 22; 3:30-8 p.m.
Monster Boogie Bash
Friday, October 21; 5-8 p.m.
Pumpkin Walk
Friday, October 28; 3 p.m.
Halloween Rally
Monday, October 31; 2-3 p.m.
Pumpkin Parade
Thursday, October 13; 1:45 p.m.
Monster Boogie Bash
Saturday, October 22; 4-9 p.m.
Fall Festival & Chili Cook-Off
Friday, October 14; 4-8:30 p.m. 

good apples  students of the month

October Awards Recognize Cambrian Spirit

At the Oct. 6 board meeting we had the pleasure of honoring our first group of Students of the Month for the 2016-2017 school year! Congratulations to Price's Akunna Awuzie, Steindorf's Pascale Zanon, Farnham's Jacob Weber, Sartorette's Emma Amatori-Plunkett, Bagby's Tyler Craven and Price's JaQuan Barnes for getting the year off to a fantastic start! We were also thrilled to recognize nine outstanding volunteers with the Good Apple Award: Heather Prichard, Trazy Bozzo, Marc Carone, Heather Murphy, Aer Lee, Nina Reyna, Jennifer Malutta, David Calvert and Melissa Walker. Thanks for all that you do for our students and staff!

 aed training

 AED Training Keeps Students Safe

Throughout the month of October, our friends at Racing Hearts are conducting trainings for Cambrian staff to learn how to use the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) devices that have been installed at all school sites, as well as the district offices. These trainings help ensure that in the event of an emergency, personnel are prepared to respond and protect the safety of our students, staff and parents.

Welcome to 2016-17!

 Read Superintendent Dr. Carrie Andrews' message for the new school year in both English and Spanish

In The News

  • Congrats to Rosemary Meehan, Student Services Program Specialist

    Congratulations to Rosemary Meehan, who was officially appointed as our new Student Services Program Specialist at last week's board meeting! Ms. Meehan has worked for the past 15 years in public education, serving as a moderate/severe Special Day Class teacher at Bagby for the past four years. Ms. Meehan holds a BA in English from University of California Santa Barbara, and her Masters in Education with an Emphasis in Special Education from San Jose State. Please join us in welcoming her to her new role!

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  • Congrats New Coordinator of Educational Technology Jacqueline Smith

    Congratulations to Jacqueline Smith, who was officially appointed as our new Coordinator of Educational Technology at last night's board meeting! Ms. Smith served as a teacher within the district for ten years at several different sites, and most recently served as Teacher on Special Assignment in Educational Technology. She was Fammatre’s Teacher of the Year in 2012, and holds a BA in International Studies from the University of Washington as well as her National Board Certification. Please join us in welcoming Ms. Smith to her new role!

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  • Cambrian Students Shake It Out

    Today Cambrian students and staff joined millions of people around the world for the Great ShakeOut, an opportunity to practice the "Drop, Cover and Hold On" protocol in the event of an actual earthquake. Dr. Andrews stopped by Sartorette to take part in drill, where students did a fantastic job of demonstrating preparedness and calm.

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  • School Spirit Shines at Price College Day

    Price students and staff shrugged off the rain Friday to celebrate College Day, a chance for prospective students and alumni teachers to show off their school loyalty while promoting a college-going culture. In addition to having the opportunity to learn about college from staff with expertise to share, students participated in fun activities during lunch to drum up school spirit.

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  • Cambrian Students on a Roll... and on Foot!

    Fammatre students, families and staff celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Walk and Bike to School Day this morning by commuting en masse to school from nearby Doerr Park on foot, bike, scooter and skateboard! Students were greeted on campus with stickers and healthy breakfast treats in recognition for this step towards a healthier body and environment, and wrapped up festivities with a special assembly featuring Council Member Don Rocha and Kevin O'Connor from the San Jose Department of Transportation.

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  • Congratulations to Cambrian's 2016 Teacher of the Year, Sarah Payne!

    We were delighted to honor Cambrian's 2016 Teacher of the Year Sarah Payne at the 47th Annual Santa Clara County Teacher Recognition Celebration last night! Ms. Payne, who teahes 4th grade, was nominated by her colleagues at Bagby Elementary School for her "professional commitment and deeply caring spirit," and she joined the Steindorf faculty for the school's inaugural year. Staff from both schools turned out in force to support Ms. Payne as she celebrated this wonderful achievement!

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  • District-Wide Professional Learning Day Focuses on Academic English Skills

    Is this the world's tallest group of elementary school students? Nope! While students enjoyed an early release yesterday afternoon, staff from all six Cambrian SD schools were hitting the books. Teachers had the opportunity to learn from peer experts about the Guided Language Acquisiton by Design (GLAD) method, which is designed to help students absorb academic English skills -- which will serve them through K-12, college and beyond-- as they learn science, social studies, math and other subjects.

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  • Cambrian students learning in the great outdoors

    Our Farnham and Sartorette 5th graders are at science camp this week! For four nights and five days students learn science and sustainability lessons in the beautiful living laboratory of the Saratoga hills. They're also getting a taste of independence -- for many of our students, this will be their first long trip away from home!

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  • Steindorf's community debut

    Community partners had a chance to explore the newly-completed Steindorf STEAM School Campus at a special reception yesterday evening, celebrating the successful launch of the site's first school year and the contribuitions of the many people instrumental to the school's creation.

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  • Cambrian educators continue to stretch their skills

    Great teachers never stop learning! Cambrian School District provides a wealth of workshops throughout the year to help new teachers learn the ropes and allow veterans to hone their craft. This week, teachers had the opportuinity to learn about the Developmental Reading Assessment, a tool that allows teachers to evaluate changes in student reading levels over time.

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  • District Staff Present CAASPP Data at Board Meeting

    Cambrian School District staff will be sharing aggregate student data from the 2015-2016 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) at this week’s Governing Board meeting on Thursday, September 15. The new assessment was administered for the second time in all California public schools last spring, and the results offer a brief snapshot of student progress toward mastery of rigorous Common Core Standards in the subjects of Math and English Language Arts (ELA).

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  • Price Students and Staff hold 9/11 Peace Rally

    Students, staff and community members came together to hold a rally for peace in recognition of the 15 year mark since the events of September 11, 2001.

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