CSD Weekly Update

WEEK # 11, October 30, 2020, Cambrian School District

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Dear Cambrian Families,

What a busy time of the year! The next few days bring forth some important events to note and pay attention to as follows:

  1. Friendly reminder that this weekend is Daylight Savings Time. Please remember to ‘fall back’, turning your clocks back one hour on Sunday morning.

  1. Election Day is next Tuesday, November 3rd. Please exercise your civic duty and VOTE!

Thank you again for your patience as we develop the safest, most engaging school environment possible. You have made Cambrian a thriving place in which our children can learn, grow and prosper. Have a wonderful day off, a fun Halloween, fall back on Sunday, and remember to VOTE!


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Cambrian Educational Foundation Read-a-thon

This year the CEF is hosting its inaugural District wide Read-a-thon, raising funds for much needed mental health resources. We are looking for all students in the District to join this "Fun Raising" event, with the clear objectives to:

  • Celebrate childhood literacy

  • Inspire school spirit and healthy interschool competition

  • Raise funds to support the Cambrian School Districts mental health initiative

The proceeds from the Read-A-Thon will go towards providing much needed mental health resources to the Cambrian School District.

HOW IT WORKS: Students read books and log the number of minutes read daily. Students ask family and friends to donate either an amount per minute or a flat amount. It's just that easy!


  • All reading minutes and pledges will be managed through a single website. Details will come in the information pack.

  • The school that reads the most** will win the first ever Cambrian District Read-a-thon trophy.

  • The class that reads to most will win "Reading Class of the Year".

  • The student who reads the most over the district will be the "Cambrian Reader of the Year".

  • The student who reads the most at each age level will win their age bracket prize.

  • Students "read minutes" will be converted to a ratio of the number of minutes expected at their age group. Schools will be calculated as a ratio of the number of students enrolled.

November 5th - Information packs will be emailed to families

November 13th - Read-a-thon Kick off and District wide Spirit wear day! Dress as your favorite book character!

November 13th - January 15th - READ READ READ and watch out for mini events along the way!

January 15th - Last day of reading

January 21st - District-wide winners announced

January 22nd - School specific winners announced

SPONSOR INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT https://www.cambriansd.org/cms/lib/CA01902282/Centricity/Domain/4/CEF ReadathonSponsor Flyer.pdf

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Helpful Tips from our Cambrian School District Nurse:

Local County Health Officials Offer Guidance on How to Celebrate Halloween and Día de Los Muertos Safely and Prevent Spreading COVID-19 Among Friends and Neighbors

Bay Area health officials remind residents that many commonly celebrated Halloween and Día de Los Muertos activities carry high risk for spreading COVID-19. Focusing on decorations, limiting activities to the people you live with, and virtual costume parties or contests will help keep our communities safe this season, especially our children. Together, we all need to do as much as we can to protect ourselves and those around us.

For instance, trick-or-treating is a high-risk activity, because it increases contact with people outside of your household who may not be as careful about COVID-19 prevention. Parties are high-risk, because mixing among people who don’t live in the same home introduces more opportunities for the virus to pass from one person to another. Bay Area contact tracing has shown that gathering and mixing are key contributors to infection.

These holidays are no different than the rest of the year when it comes to reducing the spread of COVID-19. Stay home if you feel sick or have come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19; wear a face covering whenever you leave home; and keep your distance from others (even relatives) who don’t live in your household, and remember that being outside is safer than being inside, especially in combination with face covering and keeping your distance. Consider using a themed cloth mask, as a costume mask is not a substitute. Avoid wearing a costume mask over a protective cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe.

County of Santa Clara residents are reminded that local and State Health Officer Orders are still in effect. Halloween gatherings, Día de los Muertos celebrations, events or parties with non-household members are not permitted unless they are conducted in compliance with local and State Health Orders: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/mandatory-directives-gatherings.aspx.

Staying Connected through Technology

We want to do everything we can to help with your technology needs. Thanks for your partnership!

US Department of Agriculture Extends Free Meal Programs for the Entire School Year

On Monday, November 2nd, the brown bag meal service will return to the 11:00a - 1:00p service time. Meals will be available for pickup at Price Middle School, Monday through Friday. Daily service provides lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day. Friday service also provides breakfast and lunch for Saturday and Sunday and a breakfast for Monday. The meal is offering these meals free to every child aged 18 and younger. You do not need to show any ID and children do not need to be present to receive meals. Applications to apply for subsidized meal programs are available online at https://family.titank12.com.

These applications not only provide access to much-needed benefits for our families; they also serve as a data point used to generate additional revenues we rely on as a District. For this reason, we encourage all of our families to complete the application process even if they may not elect to participate in the meal program. This will ensure we are maximizing our revenue opportunities which will allow us to continue offering excellent educational programs that make us Cambrian. We look forward to continuing to serve our students and provide an important home to school link for our students.

For more information about menus, nutrition, and the CSD food program, visit our website at https://www.cambriansd.org/domain/268.

Please contact the Food Services office at 408-559-0273 with any questions.

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