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November 6, 2020

Bagby Elementary School

1840 Harris Avenue

San Jose, CA 95124

Michael Kretsch, Principal

Main Office: (408) 377-3882; Fax: (408) 377-8648

24 HOUR ATTENDANCE LINE: (408) 377-3882 EXT. 2103

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Message from the Principal

Hello Barracuda Families,

Measure R

Thank you to all of our community members who played an active role in getting Measure R passed for our Cambrian schools and their students. Without your support, the desperately needed funds for facility improvements and technology upgrades would not have become a reality.

Cambrian Students Still Need Your Support

Due to chronic state underfunding, declining enrollment, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cambrian School District is facing a budget deficit. Since early 2019, the District has been assessing potential district-owned land development opportunities to create additional on-going, annual revenue to sustain our award-winning programs.

You can help PROTECT STUDENT PROGRAMS by supporting the "Support Our Students" land development initiative. Thirty seconds of your time can help generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in ongoing, annual revenue without increasing taxes in the community. Click here to sign a letter of support and to learn more.

Have a question? Please contact former Cambrian School District parent Eve Walton at

Thank You and have a wonderful weekend,


Important Dates to Remember

Nov. 8th: Ice Cream Social @ Campbell Creamery 4 - 8 pm (see flyer below)

Nov. 11th: Veteran's Day NO SCHOOL

Nov. 13th:

CEF Read-A-Thon begins

Spirit Day - Dress as your favorite book character

Nov. 17th: Prinicipal's Coffee 8:30 am via Zoom

Nov. 18th: Picture Day

Nov. 19th: Board Meeting 7:00 pm



SAVE THE DATE - Picture Day is Nov. 18th

Save the date! Picture Day is Wednesday, Nov. 18th. More details and the schedule will follow in the coming days. We will be following all social distancing protocols and health and safety guidelines.

School Pictures are completely optional. Please contact the office at 408-377-3882 or email Ms. Darlis at if you have any questions.



Join us for Cambrian School District CEF Readathon from November 13 through January 15. This event aims to celebrate Literacy and Community in a fun and healthy way.

All students are invited to participate, raising funds is encouraged, but totally optional​! Funds raised will support Mental Health resources for schools in our district. Recognition and rewards are based on minutes read. Please see attachment for more details. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Need to Know:

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More Parent Learning Events!

Mark your calendars! Cambrian is excited to host more parent learning events in November.

  • Distance Learning In Cambrian Webinar: Supporting English Learners: If you have a child for whom English is their second language, please join us to learn more about tools and programs you can use to support your child in a Distance Learning environment.
    Nov 17 at 6:30pm. Learn more here.

  • Distance Learning in Cambrian Webinar: Social Emotional Support: Please join us to learn more about the programs being used in your child’s school to support their social-emotional well being in a Distance Learning environment.
    Nov 17 at 7:30pm. Learn more here.

Send Us Your Jokes!

If you have a good joke to tell, we want to hear it! Submit it to BNN and it MIGHT be featured in a future episode.

Here is the form link: BNN Jokes (*it is limited to only students with Cambrian emails; you have to be signed in as a student to fill out)



The Cambrian School District has been in the process of assessing potential land redevelopment of District-owned properties as a new ongoing revenue stream to support our students, programs, and District. After evaluating multiple options, we identified the Metzler Elementary School at Cambrianna Drive as a promising opportunity to convert a portion of this site into an ongoing revenue stream. The proposed housing development project for the Cambrian School district compliments the character of the neighborhood and will generate ongoing revenue that will support CSD’s outstanding programs.

Please join Cambrian parents, teachers, and neighbors and click here to sign a letter of support asking the City of San Jose to approve the District’s general plan amendment application.

For more information about the Cambrian School District’s “Support Our Students” land development initiative, please check out our webpage or contact former Cambrian School District parent Eve Walton at Stay informed on the Initiative, please sign up for our mailing list by clicking here.


Distance Learning Help & Device Loan Request

  • Bookmark the CSD Distance Learning Help! Website: This is where you can request a Chromebook or Mobile Hotspot for your child & get help.
  • Borrowing a device: If you are interested in borrowing a Chromebook, iPad or Mobile Hotspot, please fill out the following form.
  • Exchanging a device: If you borrowed a device that is faulty or damaged, please fill out the following form to request an exchange.
  • All applicants must be Cambrian students. Identification will be requested when you pick up the device.
  • You also need to fill out the Device Loan Agreement prior to picking up the device.

Daily Attendance - Distance Learning

In accordance with California State Ed. Code, attendance during distance learning will be taken daily. Students are required to logon and check in each day with their teachers. Please make sure your student(s) sign into their Zoom meeting a few minutes early. If your child is not able to sign in to their Zoom class, please call or email the front office and let us know what the reason is. Daily absences need to be verified and parents will be contacted. Please call 408-377-3882 x2103 or email Susan Middleton- in order to report an absence.

Student Meal Program

Cambrian School District is offering free breakfast and lunch daily to anyone under 18 years of age, starting today. Brown bag meals will be available for pickup at Price Middle School, Monday through Friday, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., providing breakfast and lunch for the following day. NOTE: AS OF NOV. 9TH, THE TIME WILL CHANGE TO 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. You do not need to show any ID. Children do not need to be present to receive meals. Family members may walk up or drive up to receive meals. We do ask that you complete the application for Free and Reduced Meals so the district can be reimbursed, though it is not required.

For more information about menus, nutrition and the CSD food program, visit our website at

Cambrian Extended Care

Thank you for your patience as we have worked to create a new and revised extended care program! Whether you have chosen to attend school in the Hybrid Model or have chosen 100% Distant Learning, all families are welcome to attend Cambrian Extended Care! To register for our program, please visit the Cambrian Extended Care website.


  • Session 4: Nov. 6th-Dec.11th, Registration opens Mon., Nov. 2nd.

    *Closed for Veteran's Day 11/11 and Thanksgiving Week


Bagby Gear On Sale Now!

Bagby Gear is now on sale! Click on the link below to see what styles are available and to place your order.

Bagby Gear Store

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***Weekly Flyers***

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