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Healthy Minds for Brighter Futures

District expands crisis training to schools

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“Creating a caring school climate where students feel safe and can thrive is an essential part of educating students,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. We have multiple resources and support to help students with a wide range of challenges, including challenges to their mental health.”

Children’s mental health became a frequent topic through the COVID-19 pandemic, but a recent study of pediatric emergency room visits showed that the problem has been around for years and has increased among children between the ages of 10 and 12 since 2000. 

woman speaks to workshop attendeesThis month, which is Suicide Prevention Awareness month, some of the District’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) members —School Psychologist Ryan Carter, Therapist Faryal Popal, and Counselor Leah Adams—began training school-level CRTs. By providing training and clear procedures, school staff can identify and intervene when students are in crisis or show signs of suicidal ideation.

“We know the work is too big and too important for us to handle alone, that is why we have forged so many community partners to support our students’ wellness to allow our educators to focus on teaching and learning,” said Superintendent Shelly Viramontez.

If you or someone you know is suicidal, get help immediately via 911, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or the Crisis Text Line (text “HOME” to 741741).

COVID-19 Testing Pod to Close 9/16/22

Company providing the service closes site at Monroe Middle School

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CTesting Services, the company that has provided the COVID-19 tests in Monroe Middle School’s parking lot, has informed us that the last day of testing at their COVID testing pod will be Friday, September 16th.

If you have questions, please contact Ctestingservices.org.

Students Keep Cool and Carry On

Schedule adjustments keep teaching and learning happening through extreme heat.

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Whether it is extreme heat or poor air quality, our teachers and staff know what to do to keep students safe and learning at school. This week’s heat wave was an example. 

Our teachers and staff made sure students had many water breaks and kept a watchful eye for any health issues. 

As the day grew warmer, schools limited outdoor activity. They implemented “rainy day” recess and lunch schedules to allow students to play with board games and legos or watch a short film in air conditioned rooms. Those rooms also are equipped with highly effective MERV-13 air filters to keep the indoor air safe.

Fortunately, the district completed installation and repairs to air conditioning units in all teaching and learning spaces last year, thanks to now-dwindling bond funds. If older AC units failed, our staff worked to fix them and/or place students in other rooms with functioning AC.

Pictured above: To stay cool, Capri students took turns watching a movie in the cafeteria. Schools across the district altered schedules so students could be inside during the hottest part of the day. Air conditioned classrooms with MERV-13 air filters and lots of water breaks are helping students and staff beat the heat during this week’s heat wave.

Catch This Free Pass!

Free night of SJSU Spartan Football for Campbell USD families and friends

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San Jose State Spartans are offering free tickets to Campbell USD families and staff to their Oct. 7 game against the UNLV Rebels. 

Students get a free ticket for themselves and one guardian. Additional tickets are just $5 each. 

See the Student Flyer for details.

Game time and location is on the SJSU football schedule.

Campbell USD employees also get one free ticket and can buy additional tickets for $5. Information was emailed directly to employees.

Your Expertise Makes a Difference

Schools seek community professionals to bring real-world experiences to TK-8 students

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What’s your specialty?
Science? Art? Cars? Landscaping? Baking? Health? Your skills and expertise could bring our elementary and/or middle school students new ideas about the world and their future in shaping it.

Our Innovation Council is working to build a network of community experts to give our students real-world experiences to discover their passions and see applications for their learning in school. 

Learn More

Complete this Community Expert Connections form. We will share the information you provide with our educators, and those who see a match to their learning objectives will contact you to schedule a classroom connection experience.