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

District Operations for Winter Break

In addition to all schools being closed for the duration of Winter Break from December 19- January 2, the district office will remain closed to the public at that time. If you have important business to take care of either at a school site or the district office, please be sure to come in prior to 4 p.m. on Friday, December 17. Have a wonderful break, and we look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Tuesday, January 3! 

Annual Future Chefs Challenge Open to Cambrian Students

 future chefs flyer
All students who love to get creative in the kitchen are encouraged to enter the Future Chefs Challenge!  Last year Farnham fourth-grader Annalyn Ballester won second place in the regional competition, and we have high hopes that Cambrian students will make a strong showing again in 2017! Entry forms are available at school site cafeterias and offices, and are due Dec. 14.

2017-18 School Year Registration Packets and forms will be available starting Thursday, January 5th, 2017. 


Check out the Fall 2016 Cambrian Connection

Your fall edition of the Cambrian Connection includes highlights of the school year so far, teaching and learning priorities for 2016-2017, staff highlights and much more!


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.   

In The News

  • Schools and Families Supporting Cambrian Writers Together

    Thanks to the 130 parents who came to our Writing Workshop Parent Night on Dec. 7! Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the processes Cambrian teachers are using to deliver individualized writing feedback to students, as well as how families can help their children grow as writers at home! Several more Parent Nights will be offered throughout the year, covering both academic content and life skills, so watch this space for more learning opportunities in the near future!

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  • Students Assist With Staff Learning

    Cambrian's Teachers on Special Assignment Chau Chieng and Michelle Ignacio work with staff throughout the year to develop Guided Language Acquisition by Design (GLAD) teaching strategies, and last week they had some very special helpers-- Ms. Bacon's fifth grade students! Eleven teachers spent four days observing an Ecosystems unit being taught by a certified GLAD trainer, while being coached through the process at the same time. In the afternoon, staff debriefed together about what they observed and then created their own units based on what they had learned. Thanks to Ms. Bacon and her students for helping staff continue to improve their craft!

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  • Superintendent and Trustees Represent Cambrian at CSBA Conference

    Last week, Superintendent Dr. Andrews and the Board of Trustees attended the annual California School Boards Association Conference, along with over 1,000 educational leaders from across the state who gather to discuss issues facing public education. The event gave them the opportunity to learn about the state budget and its fiscal impact on schools, new legislation, and ways to improve equity and access for all students. The conference is a valuable opportunity for our district leaders to explore ways to further support students, staff and the entire district community.

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  • Happy 60th Birthday, Farnham!

    Today Farnham students, staff and families celebrated the 60th anniversary of the school's founding in 1956. Members of the Farnham family were present, and the festivities included 50s-style costumes, the unveiling of some commemorative artifacts and an aerial photo of the student body in the shape of a giant 60. Congrats Farnham-- here's to another 60 wonderful years!

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  • Thank you, Trustee Sneed!

    Last night, district staff and the Board of Trustees held a recognition ceremony for Trustee Jeneva Sneed, who is retiring after serving on the board for four years and 20 years of teaching third grade at Bagby. We are sad to see her go but know that her positive impact on students and staff will be felt in our district for many years to come!

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  • Superintendent Andrews' November Message to Cambrian Families

    Every day in Cambrian we are dedicated and united for all students. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, it is important to me to take a moment to reflect and recognize students, staff, families and our community for the work we do together. Cambrian Schools are committed to supporting all students and embracing the marvelous diversity of our student body, as well as that of our talented staff and the neighborhoods in which we work and learn alongside one another (CLICK THROUGH FOR FULL MESSAGE).

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  • Cambrian students give back with Operation Gratitude

    Cambrian students, staff and families donated more than 1,500 POUNDS OF CANDY for our troops overseas and first responders here at home through Operation Gratitude. District office staff helped sort and pack the impressive haul into 55 boxes bound for the non-profit's headquarters. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

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  • Cambrian Schools rock the vote

    The votes have been tallied and the winner decided-- at least in Cambrian Schools! Price and Steindorf collaborated on a mock election to give students practice voting well in advance of their 18th birthdays. The results? Clinton won with a landslide 523 electoral college votes and 68.5% of the popular vote; Trump earned 15 electoral votes and 14.9% of the popular (third party candidates earned a combined 16.5% of the popular vote). Students also voted in favor of the school bond Prop 51, the Prop 62 death penalty repeal, the Prop 63 ammunition and gun regulations, and voted in favor of Campbelle Union High School District's Measure AA to fund school repairs. Grown-ups, make sure your voice is heard today, as well! Polls close at 8pm!

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  • Cambrian represents at ALAS

    This weekend, 22 Cambrian students in grades 5-8 attended the College Day Advancing Latinx Achievement and Success Conference at San Jose State University. The event included campus tours, student and family panels and hands of workshops about college applications and financial aid, all designed to help families overcome barriers to getting into and thriving in college. Student Anthony Medina even had the opportunity to meet keynote Speaker Astronaut Jose Hernandez!

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  • Cambrian's finest recognized for November

    At the Nov. 3 board meeting we had the pleasure of honoring our cohort of Students of the Month for November!! Congratulations to Price's Xiandra Johnson and Xochitl Helgura; Sartorette's Jade Lee; Fammatre's Amanda Day; Farnham's Helmi Piilila; Steindorf's Lucy Burdon and Bagby's Elodie McComber. We were also thrilled to recognize two outstanding volunteers with the Good Apple Award: Suzanne St. John-Crane who along with her family led the organization of Steindorf Rocks, and Sam Craig who built a beautiful new stage for Farnham. Thank you for all you do for our schools!

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  • Food for Thought at the Conversation on Learning

    Our Conversation on Learning took place Thursday evening, an annual opportunity for students, parents and community members to interface directly with school leaders to reflect upon and discuss the future of our district. Everyone has a chance to discuss their hopes for Cambrian, but the stars of the show are definitely the students, who are able to speak firsthand about what they value in their school experience, and the direction they'd like to see their schools take. Thanks to everyone who participated!

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  • 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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