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For Education Beyond the Expected...
You Make the Difference!

Parents are more than their child's first teachers.  To us, parents are vital partners as we prepare students for success in school and beyond.

According to the National Education Association, children with involved parents and family members are more likely to be promoted, pass their classes, have better social skills, attend school regularly, graduate, and go on to postsecondary education.  

We hope you'll browse the links on this page for information and ideas about how to stay involved in your child’s education and support learning at home.

New Standards Coming to California Classrooms

For the first time, nearly the whole nation has the same high academic standards for students.  That means all students will get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state.  The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) emphasize skills in collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. They were designed by teachers, parents, business leaders and education experts to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.

for Campbell Union School District

  1. Web: Instructional Services Department
  2. Email: ask_us[at]campbellusd[dot]org 
  3. Tel: 408-364-4200 ext. 6245  

Staying involved doesn't have to be complicated. Here are some ideas!

Together, we can help students reach their highest potential and be ready for success in high school, college and beyond. Here are some simple ways that you and your family can support your student and build their education beyond the expected!

Start with the basics………Then go beyond the expected

  1. Make sure your child gets proper rest and nutrition…...Be your child’s greatest cheerleader and advocate.
  2. Make a place and time at home that is conducive to doing homework…...Help your child talk through the tougher problems.
  3. Read/respond to notices from the teacher…...Ask for and use tips to help your child at home.
  4. Talk about your job in positive ways at home…...Be a guest speaker on College and Career Day, and bring co-workers too.
  5. Read with children (at least 20 minutes a day)…...Be a guest reader for Read Across America Day or Project Cornerstone.
  6. Chaperone a field trip…...Help raise money for the trip’s expenses.
  7. Volunteer to help with a class or school project…...Volunteer to coordinate a project, such as Garden Work Day or Online Publishing.
  8. Attend a school assembly or recital…...Attend a parent workshop and share what you learned with family members.

Your child’s school has many more ideas. Ask the teacher or principal how you can be involved in your child’s school!

California Department of Education Data and Resources

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