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A display of Welcome Back Signs with stars and balloons sitting on the front lawn of the school.
A teacher sitting at her desk taking roll of her students.

Our Second Grade Teacher, Mrs. Powell taking attendance and wishing her students a Good Morning!

Parents, Students and Staff gathering in front of the Media Center Building on the lawn for a ice cream social.

Got ice cream? We do! Thanks to the Carlton HSC! What a fun way to begin a new school year! 
Back to School Ice Cream Social

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So much great information on Eureka Math!  

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Mary Katayama shares the commitment of the educators in their continued support of a strong school community. 

Two Ladies Sitting In Chairs Next To A Desk Eating Food

We are so lucky to have these two mentors, Susan Lavelle and Linda Cline sharing about Writer’s Workshop!

Back To School Night

Wednesday, August 21st 6:00pm to 8:00pm for 1st thru 5th Grades. 1st thru 3rd grade teachers will be making their presentations in their classroom. From 6:45pm to 7:15pm a school wide meeting for all parents (Grades 1st thru 5th) under the solar panels. Then at 7:15pm, the 4th and 5th Grade Teachers will share information about their classes in the classroom.

To Read: Carlton Avenue School Handbook

Welcome to the Carlton Avenue School Handbook, the official handbook providing parents/guardians, students, and community with campus resources, an overview of student life and Elementary School procedures.

2019-2020 School Calendar

Friday, August 30th is a Staff Development Day. There will be no school for the students. In classrooms, school libraries and meeting rooms across the District, the seats where students usually sit are filled with teachers, principals, secretaries, custodians, librarians and the many other USD employees serving our students and families — all learning how they can improve the educational and school experience for the students.

2019-2020 Grade Level Supply List

List includes Transitional Kindergarten thru Fifth Grade. Please send your supplies to school as soon as possible. Remember, we use a lot of these materials to keep our classroom clean and healthy. This is beneficial to all of us!

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To receive important reminders, updates or announcements from our school through, please sign up. Using your cell phone, text the message @carltonave to 81010 .Or you can open your web browser on your smartphone and go to the following link:

School Office

We open at 7:30AM and close at 4:00PM. 2421 Carlton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124 Phone: 408-356-1141 Fax: 408-356-5993

Carlton Cafe School Menu

Sodexo delivers healthy and delicious school meals based on the USDA’s nutrition guidelines so that students are engaged and ready to learn in school. All meals include a variety of fresh fruit and vegetable choices, and a variety of chilled non-fat or low-fat milk.

Lost and Found

Has your child lost a lunch box? Their jacket or water bottle? In an attempt to make it easier for children to find their lost items, the Lost and Found area is located between the School Office and Multi Purpose Building. Items left at the end of the school year will be donated. Last day to collect is June 12th, 2019.

Superintendent's Monthly Message

Each month our Superintendent, Denise Coleman sends out messages to our community, updating you about happenings from around the district.

Login: My School Anywhere

Login Into Your CHSC Directory and Store Account Here:

Enrollment: Birthday Book Club

The Birthday Book Club is a year round Carlton Home & School Club fundraiser supporting the School Library and enrichment programs.

Amazon Associates Program

If you shop a lot with Amazon, you can make sure that Carlton earns cash back for your purchases.

Board Highlights

Board of Trustees business is conducted at public meetings in the Board Room of the Union School District Administrative Office, 5175 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124.

Annual Update to the 2017-2020 LCAP Plan

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and its local accountability counterpart, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) were implemented with the idea that California must do a better job for its underperforming students, who in fact make up a sizable portion of the state’s school-age population.

Community Meeting for Proposed Development in USD

Dear USD Staff and Families, I hope that you are having a wonderful summer break with time for fun with family and friends. As many of you may be aware, we are pursuing leasing the land next to the district office, the old corporation yard, in an effort to increase revenues for our district. Belmont Village Senior Living has submitted a proposal to develop the land into an assisted living facility for seniors.

How It Works: San Jose Clean Energy

A Program of the City of San Jose Have you heard the news? In February 2019, San Jose Clean Energy (SJCE) became the new electricity provider for San Jose, bringing a new, cleaner choice to power our homes and businesses!

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Book Fair

Date: 9/24/2019
Time: 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Book Fair

Date: 9/25/2019
Time: 1:30 PM – 3 PM
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