Lynhaven Elementary School

District News

Updated Tue, May 4th

Happy greetings, laughter, elbow bumps, and behind-the-mask smiles were the order of the day on Monday, May 3rd, as students, teachers and staff launched the 5-day in-person-learning schedule at schools this week. This is the schedule they will follow for the remainder of the school year. 

Monday was a momentous day,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “After 416 days since learning that we would be closing our school campuses, we finally are able to bring all students back to campus for a full week of in-person learning. It was not an easy undertaking, and I want to thank everyone for working with us to make it possible.”

students at desks with dividersSchool and district employees gave careful consideration to precautions, such as spacing of student desks and chairs, placement of acrylic dividers, scheduling breaks, and teaching students the routines for cleaning hands and physical distancing. But it was seeing the students lined up, excitedly waiting to enter the classroom and begin learning that touched parents and faculty alike.

Students were excited to physically see the students from the other cohort.  “This feels like it’s supposed to be,” said one elementary school teacher as she watched students line up to enter the classroom. “Thank you for being here for the kids,” said the parent of a kindergartner. “It’s good!” said a happy second grader as she dashed off for her turn on the slide.

students lined up outside classroom 
students on play structure

Updated Tue, May 4th

Fri., May 7: 1-7PM vaccines at Sherman Oaks/Parkway, 1800 Fruitdale Ave, San Jose. (Sponsored by County Public Health) No appointment needed. 

Sat., May 8: 9AM-4PM vaccines at Rosemary School, 410 Hamilton Ave, Campbell. (Sponsored by Project Hope) Schedule appointment in advance at projecthope [at] sanjoseca.gov () or 408-794-1630.

Sat., May 22: 10AM-6PM testing at Rosemary Family Learning Ctr., 401 Hamilton Ave, Campbell. (Sponsored by County Public Health) Register in advance 888-634-1123 or www.lhi.care/covidtesting.

Updated Wed, May 5th

Yard Duty Supervisors not only give our teachers and administrators a well-deserved lunch break. They are an important part of keeping our elementary and middle school students safe and supervised as they also take a break from studies, get outside, and have fun with friends. 

Let the Children Play. Join Our Yard Duty Team! 

Please use the following links to access the Yard/Noon Duty Assistant posting for each school site: boys playing basketball

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Updated 2 min ago

Share a thought or Rate thoughts from others.
We are seeking input from families and staff.

California legislators have approved additional one-time funds to support student learning acceleration in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on in-person instruction for this school year. 

We would like your thoughts about priorities for these funds via the online ThoughtExchange platform. An important part of the conversation is going back periodically to see and rate thoughts from others. It’s easy to do from your mobile device or desktop computer.

Now through May 7th, please return periodically to see any new ideas and give them a “star” rating indicating how much you agree with the idea.

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We are excited to be able to return to full-week, in-person instruction for most of our students on May 3rd. We have been planning for this since the fall, and we are ready.  

We are confident in our staff and student safety protocols, and publish any positive cases on our dashboard. All Campbell Union School District employees have had the opportunity to be fully vaccinated, they receive COVID-19 tests regularly, and we have worked with our community partners to increase testing and vaccine access to our whole community. As we continue our commitment to safely provide as much in-person instruction as possible, we know that having more of our families tested and vaccinated creates confidence for all. 

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Opportunities in our District 

  • May 7: Vaccination clinic at Sherman Oaks School. Fri., May 7th, 11AM-6:30PM, free COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • May 8: Vaccination clinic at Rosemary School. Sat., May 8th, 9AM-4PM, free COVID-19 vaccination,. 
  • Testing clinic at Rosemary Family Learning Center. Walk up COVID-19 Testing Van. For dates, hours and appointments go to sccfreetest.org or call 2-1-1.
  • We are in discussion for additional school-based clinics. Those will be announced as dates are confirmed.

Other Locations:

  • Tue., April 27 through Sun., May 2, most County Health System vaccination sites will accept drop-ins for COVID-19 vaccines. Same-day appointments are also available across Santa Clara County. Drop-in availability is subject to supply and capacity limitations.

Where to Get More Information

  • The County of Santa Clara and its partners are working to increase evening and weekend appointments and drop-in clinics. sccfreevax.org
  • Santa Clara County residents can call 2-1-1 for information on novel coronavirus and COVID-19. Residents can also receive information by texting the word “coronavirus” to 211211 and following the prompts provided.
Updated 2 min ago
Students participating in full distance learning, and any other children in the general community 18 years of age or younger are eligible for no-cost meals through our district's participation in a community meals program.
Every Wednesday afternoon, two drive-through locations will offer 5-day bundles of meals for pick up:
  • Rosemary Elementary School: 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
  • Sherman Oaks Elementary School: 12:30pm to 1:30 pm
If you have questions about the community meal program, please contact our Child Nutrition Department at food [at] campbellusd.org or 408-341-7210.
Updated 2 min ago

Changes to public health restrictions will allow our schools to increase in-person instructional time starting Monday, May 3rd, according to an update from Superintendent Viramontez at the April 1 Governing Board meeting. Please see the attached slides from the Board presentation for details.

For more information:

Watch the Superintendent's Backyard Briefing.

See the slides from the Board presentation.

Visit our COVID-19 Resources Web page.

NOTE: There will be a meeting on April 14th for the "not ready" families who indicated that their students may be ready to return to campus after Spring Break. The district will email a link to that virtual meeting on April 12th.

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We are so pleased that our legislators have approved additional one-time funds to support student learning acceleration in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenge of providing in-person instruction for this school year. Those of you who have been in the district, are familiar with our use of ThoughtExchange to gather large scale community input. We are seeking thoughts and ideas from our staff and families about what the district might do to accelerate student learning going forward.

Please be part of this conversation and decision making process. It’s easy to do from your mobile device or desktop computer.

Share Your Thoughts

Enter your thoughts about accelerating student learning and rate those from others. Then - and this is important - return periodically to see any new ideas and give them a “star” rating indicating how much you agree with the idea.  

The Conversation About Accelerating Student Learning will be open through May 7. We will then review the top thoughts for developing the plan that must be submitted by June 1, 2021. Thank you in advance for your thoughts, ideas and participation.

Updated 2 min ago

With most of our students back on campus for in-person hybrid instruction, we are seeing the return of some familiar and enjoyable school happenings. Mask-wearing students and teachers line up, greet each other happily, chat as they walk to class. They may be socially distanced, but the learning, idea sharing, and playing during recess and physical education classes bring a welcome feeling of normalcy back to school. teacher waves as students line up

Now that our schools will increase in-person instructional time on Monday, May 3, families may be wondering what other school-related opportunities will be available. Here’s a quick run-down.

Beyond the School Day

  • After school programs: The district’s Expanded Learning Dept. will be changing its after school program hours at elementary sites to accommodate the schedule changes happening on May 3rd. For details about registration, go to cusdextensions.asapconnected.com.
  • Sports: Our Athletic League has determined that it will not have competitions this year.
  • Summer programs:
    Expanded Learning will offer summer recreation/enrichment camps starting June 21. Registration opens in May. Details at cusdextensions.asapconnected.com. 
    The district’s Academic Summer School will be by invitation only, and dependent on how many summer teaching positions we can fill.

Next School Year

  • We are planning for a traditional school schedule for the 2021-22 school year.
  • There may be a small middle school pilot program for distance learning, but there are no plans currently for continuing large-scale distance learning. The June 2020 SB98 legislation, a bill that provided essential flexibility for distance learning, expires on June 30, 2021. And the March 2021 AB86 legislation, which focused on providing in-person learning, remains in effect.
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When defined, spring and "springtime" refer to the season and to ideas of rejuvenation, renewal, and regrowth. 

Our scheduled Spring Break can also be a time for students, families and staff to recharge and renew, as our schools and offices will be closed April 5 through 9. We look forward to seeing everyone—online or in class—when school resumes on Monday April 12.