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Upcoming Events

Materials Pick-up and Class list Info

These schedules will be finalized and posted here.

This year is going to be an exciting one as we face new changes. We can't wait  to see our students even if it's from behind a mask! If you didn't get a chance to listen to the school messenger we sent last night, here is some important information. As the teachers return next Monday, the 17th, they will hit the ground running with planning for their students and creating class lists.

Please read carefully:

If your child is enrolled in the PHASE-1 DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM, the dates for distribution of curriculum and chromebooks and posting class lists is still being finalized. We will post that date on our website tomorrow, Friday, 8/14.

If your child is in the the FULL YEAR DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM, you will be contacted by the administrators of that program  next week as to when and where you can pick up your child's curriculum and chromebook, and find out who their teacher is.

We highly encourage students to pick up a chromebook even if they have a device such as an iPad, tablet, or laptop, at home. This allows for easier troubleshooting for the teachers in the event that a student has trouble signing in to their classroom or logging onto a certain program. 

School Calendar Updated

Students’ First Day is Monday, August 24th

august calendar with red star on 24

To provide more time for ensuring a good start to the school year, we made some minor modifications to our 2020-21 calendar.
Students' first day of school is now Monday, August 24th. 

The calendar is available online as a google calendar or to download as a PDF.

We moved some teacher professional development days—originally scheduled during the school year— to the beginning of the school year. All other scheduled dates, such as holidays and the last day of school, remain the same. We appreciate the collaborative effort with our labor groups to make these adjustments possible.

Schools Will Send More Details

Your child's school will send schedules and information for picking up equipment or instructional materials, and other information to help your child prepare for the school year. Please check the school’s home page and watch your email for updates.

School Site Council in need of Representatives

Our School Site Council (SSC) has openings to be filled by our parents.

Hello Lynhaven Families! Our School Site Council (SSC) has three openings to be filled by our parents who have "promoted" onto middle school!  The Council is one of the most important decision-making groups at our school and is composed of five parent/community members and five representatives from the school’s staff.

The Council reviews the school plan and budget annually, makes modifications as necessary, and assists in the evaluation of the school’s programs. Members are elected by the groups that they represent. Parent and community representatives and alternates are elected for a two-year term.  If you are interested, please email me a short description (see example below) on why you'd like to be on the council and I will add your name to the ballot.

SAMPLE:

**______Hi! My name is XXXXXXXXX I have two children at Lynhaven (in kinder and 5th Grade). I would like to be on the School Site Council because I feel it is a very important job that helps the school and the student body on a short term and long-term basis.  I feel that I can be an asset because I am often on campus serving our community as part of the PTA.  I know many people in our community and I appreciate this opportunity to contribute further to ensure every student has their needs met.**

Please consider becoming a candidate for School Site Council. All interested parents should contact our administrative assistant, Nicole Valencia, nvalencia [at] campbellusd.org for myself at browan [at] campbellusd.org for more information. 

Childcare Conundrum?

Working parents are seeking childcare for distance-learning students

Families and staff are asking for help with finding school-day supervision for their children when distance learning begins on August 24th. We have had some luck with reaching out to local businesses and city officials to identify options and will share them as they become available.

Here’s a start:

  • Our District CampbellCare program will operate at several locations, from 2:30 until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. This video shows our systems for social distancing and staying safe. Details about the program, waiting list, and registration are online
  • room arrangmentSutton Swim School ‘Distance Learning Support Camps’ will begin August 24, 2020 for students in grades 1-5. Three days per week. The camps will be in three-week blocks. Phone 408-996-9800, email info [at] suttonswim.com, or  register online
  • The City of San Jose is coordinating a process with several school districts for providing some school-day supervision for students at some of its community centers and libraries. Details are still being developed, and we will provide information to you when we have it. 

Because we know of this need, we will continue reaching out and communicating with city, church and business partners to find more support for families who need daytime supervision for their students.

Year-Long Distance Learning Program

Important information about the District's Year Long Program.

Last week, our Superintendent, Dr. Shelly Viramontez, held a virtual meeting to describe the district's plan for the 2020-2021 school year. If you were unable to attend, you can view the recording here:  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkiOJ4OLKpC-rrOikZqrrug
Two instructional programs are available for the 2020-2021 school year. One is the regular 4-Phase Program which begins with all students in Distance Learning until we are cleared to move to the next phase. This is described in the presentation.  All students who did not previously opt out of that program are enrolled in it.
The other option is the Year-Long Distance Learning program in which students will not return to school during this school year, even if students in the phase-in program are able to come back safely. If you wanted this program, you will remain on the list and will be contacted by your Distance Learning Administrator and the district teacher who will be teaching your child. This will not necessarily be a Lynhaven teacher. 
The deadline to sign up for the Year-Long Distance learning program was this past Monday, August 3rd at 4:00 p.m. Applications for that program are no longer being taken. 
*Important, If you signed up for year-long distance learning  program in error and you want to have your child come back to school this year when it is safe, you will have until Thursday, August 6th by 4:00 to contact the Campbell Union School District enrollment department to place your child on the phase-in program. This will ensure that they are able to come back to school in stages this year when it is determined to be safe. Please call the district office if you signed up for this program in error.  You can call the school office if you have any questions at (408) 556-0368. Thank you!