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Open Enrollment Dates
Jan 7th - Feb 4th 2015
Open Enrollment
Parent Information Meeting
January 8, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
January 9, 2015 @ 9:00 a.m.
*In the Faculty Lounge*
Fechas de inscripción abierta
07 de enero-04 de febrero 2015
Información de la reunión de 
Padres de Inscripción Abierta 
08 de enero 2015 @ 19:00
09 de enero 2015 @ 9:00-10:00
*En la Facultad Salón*

Haga clic aquí para Open Información de Inscripción de la página web SCUSD

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Farewell Ms. Basi!


After fifteen years at Cabrillo Middle School (CMS), Harjinder Basi has taken a teaching position at Alder Creek Middle School in the Tahoe - Truckee Unified School District. Her last day at CMS will be Friday, March 13th, 2015.

Beginning on the first day of the fourth quarter, Monday, March 16th, 2015, the classes formerly taught by Ms. Basi will be instructed by:

It’s always been Harjinder’s dream to live in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, near her family and we wish her all the best in her new adventure.



Stan Garber




Wilcox Cheerleader Tryouts

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Wilcox High School

Cheerleader Tryouts for 2015-2016

Informational Meetings

Only need to attend 1 of the Informational Meetings

Tuesday – February 24th 6:30 pm (Room B101)

Wednesday – March 18th 6:30 pm (Cafeteria)

Thursday – April 23rd 6:30 pm (Theater)


Questions, please email or

call (408) 423-2408 or see the Wilcox Bookkeeper


Download the Flyer Here

Principal's Message

After teaching for a year at Buchser Middle School and four years at Bowers Elementary School, I crossed Saratoga Creek and arrived at Cabrillo Middle School (CMS), where I’ve spent the last twenty-one years. Now, sporting white whiskers, a pretty good Wiffle curve, a prodigious collection of CMS sweatshirts and an unwavering attachment to this school community, I consider myself fortunate to be part of the eighty-four people who make-up the CMS faculty and staff.
In January, we were treated to a performance of The Goon Show, our school play and another wonderful Respect, Responsibility and Integrity (RRI) Day. In the months to follow, the eighth graders will go on a field trip to San Jose State University (3-18/19), the Butler Carnival will come to CMS (4-24/25/26), we’ll have SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) testing for the second time (beginning 4-19), we’ll recruit the second class of the 49ers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Leadership Institute, we’ll have Open House (4-2) and we’ll have another festive Multi-Cultural Day (3-18).
The second semester at CMS will be packed with activity and amazing learning experiences. Encourage your children to get involved in as much as they can. The more they throw themselves into school, the more they’ll get out of it.  I am lucky to have found my place here and I want your children to feel the same way.    

Open Enrollment


Open Enrollment Dates
January 7th - February 4th 2015
Open Enrollment Parent Information Meeting
 January 8, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
January 9, 2015 @ 9:00-10:00 a.m.
*In the Faculty Lounge*

The Santa Clara Unified Board of Trustees has established a policy of limited Open Enrollment. Although some schools are already at capacity, this policy allows parents who reside within the boundaries of the district to request enrollment of their children at "any District school which may have space available for additional students."

Admittance to the school of your choice under the Open Enrollment process is done by an annual random lottery system.

Fechas de inscripción abierta
07 de enero - 04 de febrero 2015

Información de la reunión de Padres de Inscripción Abierta 
08 de enero 2015 @ 19:00
09 de enero 2015 @ 9:00-10:00
*En la Facultad Salón*

El Consejo Unificado de Santa Clara de Síndicos ha establecido una política de limitada Inscripción abierta. Aunque algunas escuelas ya están en capacidad, esta política permite a los padres que residen dentro de los límites del distrito para solicitar la inscripción de sus hijos en "cualquier escuela del Distrito que puede tener espacio disponible para estudiantes adicionales."

El ingreso a la escuela de su elección en el marco del proceso de Inscripción Abierta se realiza mediante un sistema de lotería al azar anual.

Haga clic aquí para Open Información de Inscripción de la página web SCUSD


Check out grade level webpages for current grade level events and permission slips!

6th Grade Cyclist Team

6th Grade Olympian Team

7th Grade Webpage

8th Grade Webpage

Cold, Flu, and Disease Prevention Tips


Cold, Flu, and Disease Prevention Tips
By Carolyn Riley, District Nurse, Health Specialist


Recently, Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County Health Officer, said the best thing you can do to help prevent you, your child, and others from catching and spreading diseases is "wash your hands with soap and water, keep your children home from school if they are sick, cover your coughs, and avoid close contact with sick people." If you only remember one thing, it is that thorough hand washing with soap and water is the SINGLE most effective method of preventing the spread of disease.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend following the steps below to prevent catching and spreading cold, flu, and other diseases such as enterovirus (EV-D68):

  1. Wash hands with soap and water frequently, including after using the restroom.
    Alcohol-based hand cleaners do not kill enteroviruses.
  2. Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. Cover your cough.
  4. Stay home of you are sick.
  5. Get a flu shot, since the flu can cause serious respiratory illness

Your child needs to stay home from school when he or she has:

  • Any contagious disease.
  • Nausea or vomiting in the past 24 hours.
  • Fever over 100 degrees in the past 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
  • Frequent coughing or very runny nose.
  • Diarrhea in the past 24 hours.
  • Persistent sore throat, earache or severe headache.
  • Skin rash (must be diagnosed by health care provider).
  • Open, draining sores unless can be covered and contained by a dressing.


Recent media reports have heightened awareness about EV-D68 and Ebola. There are no cases of Ebola in Santa Clara County or California. On October 17, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department confirms: “There is no Ebola in Santa Clara County, and the risk to the residents is low.”


Enteroviruses are a very common kind of virus, but the D68 strain can cause mild cold like symptoms to severe respiratory illness in some patients, particularly those who are young and have asthma. If your child has cold like symptoms and has asthma or difficulty breathing, make sure to contact your health care provider without delay. Information for parents on EV-D68 can be accessed at


For the latest info on diseases in Santa Clara County, visit: and select "Information for Residents."


Download Flyer here in English





Resfrío, Gripe y Consejos para prevenir Enfermedades
Por Carolyn Riley, Especialista de la Salud, Enfermera del Distrito


Recientemente, la Dra. Sara Cody, Agente de Salud del Condado de Santa Clara, dijo que lo mejor que Ud. puede hacer para ayudarse a sí mismo, a su hijo/a y a otros a prevenir enfermedades y contagiarse es “lavarse las manos con agua y jabón, mantener a sus niños en sus hogares sin asistir a la escuela si ellos están enfermos, cubrirse la boca al toser y evitar contacto cercano con personas enfermas. "Si Ud. recuerda solamente una cosa, es que lavarse minuciosamente las manos con agua y jabón es el ÚNICO método eficaz de prevenir la propagación de la enfermedad.


Los Centros de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention /CDC por sus siglas) recomiendan seguir los siguientes pasos para prevenir el contagio y la propagación del resfrío, gripe y otras enfermedades tales como el enterovirus (EV-D68):

  1. Lavarse las manos con agua y jabón frecuentemente, incluyendo después de ir al baño.
    Los desinfectantes para manos a base de alcohol no matan los enterovirus.
  2. Evitar tocarse los ojos, nariz o boca con las manos sucias.
  3. Cubrirse la boca al toser.
  4. Quedarse en casa cuando está enfermo/a.
  5. Vacunarse contra la gripe, ya que la gripe puede causar serias enfermedades respiratorias.

Su hijo/a necesita quedarse en casa sin ir a la escuela cuando él/ella tiene:

  • Alguna enfermedad contagiosa.
  • Nausea o vómito durante las últimas 24 horas.
  • Fiebre más alta de 100 grados en las últimas 24 horas y tiene que tomar medicamento para reducir la fiebre.
  • Frecuente tos o mucho moqueo nasal.
  • Diarrea en las últimas 24 horas.
  • Continuo dolor de garganta, dolor de oído o fuerte dolor de cabeza.
  • Ronchas en la piel (debe ser diagnosticado por un médico).
  • Llagas abiertas o drenando a menos que puedan ser cubiertas con un apósito/vendaje.


Recientes informes de los medios de comunicación han aumentado la concientización acerca del EV-D68 y del Ebola. No existen casos de Ebola en el Condado de Santa Clara o en California.  El 17 de octubre, el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Clara,  confirma: “No hay casos de Ebola en el Condado de Santa Clara y el riesgo para los residentes es bajo.”


Los enterovirus son un tipo de virus muy común, pero en algunos pacientes, la cepa del D68 puede causar síntomas desde leve catarro hasta serias enfermedades respiratorias,  particularmente en jóvenes que padecen de asma.  Si su hijo/a tiene síntomas parecidos al catarro y tiene asma o dificultades para respirar, asegúrese de comunicarse con su proveedor de la salud sin ningún retraso. Información para padres acerca del EV-D68 puede encontrarla en el siguiente sitio web


Para obtener la información más actualizada acerca de las enfermedades en el Condado de Santa Clara, visite: and seleccione "Information for Residents."


Descargar folleto aquí en español

Principal's Message August 2014



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The 49ers STEM

Leadership Institute Comes to Cabrillo


When I’m showing people around Cabrillo Middle School (CMS) for the first time, I try not to boast too much about the solidarity of the staff, the beautifully remodeled campus, the highest test scores in the school’s history or the six-year WASC Accreditation (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), but sometimes I slip and brag a little.


Apparently, some of my immodesty drifted toward Levi’s Stadium, where the 49ers discussed our accomplishments with one of their sponsors, Chevron. These two corporate giants got together with the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) and the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) and decided that CMS was the perfect location for the creation of the 49ers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Leadership Institute.


Sixty Students from the SCUSD will be selected every year to participate in the Institute. This six-year program will inspire and prepare students with high academic potential to pursue STEM majors at top-tier universities and become future leaders in their fields. In addition to enriched math and science instruction, students have regular access to the Chevron STEMZone, a tech lab equipped with a laser cutter, 3D printers and other fabrication tools. They also participate in STEM events and challenges, and apply their knowledge to solve problems in their community. As the school year progresses, all CMS students will have the opportunity to access this amazing facility.


The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute was built on CMS’s foundation of academic success, acceptance of diversity, a warm nurturing environment and playfulness. I think that if Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was still alive, he’d dock his ship the San Salvador off the coast, make his way to CMS by land and spend the day playing ball with the UWOC-PL (United Wifflers Of Cabrillo – Pavement League).


Stan Garber


Show your Cabrillo Spirit!

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PTSA S.H.A.R.E.S. & Box Tops

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Just a reminder... Cabrillo's PTSA S.H.A.R.E.S. Cards were sent home with student's in January. They should be used whenever you're shopping at Lucky's or SaveMart. They are easy to use. Just  swipe your S.H.A.R.E.S.  card at check-out and the store will make a donation to the Cabrillo PTSA. It's easy and free fundraising!


Sólo un recordatorio... Cabrillo PTSA S.H.A.R.E.S. Tarjetas fueron enviadas a casa con los estudiantes del mes de enero. Se deben utilizar siempre que usted está haciendo compras en Lucky o SaveMart. Son fáciles de usar. Simplemente deslice su S.H.A.R.E.S. tarjeta a la salida, y la tienda hará una donación a la Cabrillo PTSA. Es la recaudación de fondos fácil y gratis!



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The Cabrillo PTSA is also collecting Box Tops. Look for merchandise with the distinct BOXTOP coupon that you cut out and send with your child to the school office. Again, it's easy and free fundraising!


El Cabrillo PTSA también está recogiendo Box Tops. Busque mercancía con el cupón BOXTOP distinta que se corta y enviar a su hijo a la oficina de la escuela. De nuevo, es la recaudación de fondos fácil y gratis!

Open Enrollment & Incoming 6th Grader Info

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Are you an incoming 6th grader who will attend Cabrillo next year? Here is some information that will help you get ready for middle school! Please download the flyer below. 


Incoming 6th Grader Information PDF in English


Información entrante de grado 6 PDF en Español


School Loop Parent Registration

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You can look-up your child's assignments and grades anytime you'd like by registering for School Loop at Cabrillo.  All you have to do is go to, click login at the bottom of the page, click register now, click parent registration and then fill out the form before clicking register now. School Loop is a great tool and it's just that easy to register.  If you have any trouble, call the school at (408) 423-3700.


Puedes consultar las asignaciones y los grados de tu child cuando vivido quisiera registrándose para School Loop en Cabrillo. Todo lo que tienes que hacer es ir a, Haz clic en login en la parte inferior de la pagina clic en registro ahora, haga clic en registro de padres y entonces rellene el formulario y haz clic en registro ahora. School Loop es una gran herramienta y de es sólo fácil de inscribirse. Si tienes algún problema, llame a la escuela al (408) 423-3700.



Stan Garber




The Governing Board of Santa Clara Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals.  The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation or association with a person or a group with one or more of these perceived or actual characteristics.  The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district.


The District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so and when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.


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Attention Parents!

We have a simple way for you to apply for free and reduced meals for your students, click on the following website address for our online meal application.  Approval is quick as well as p... Continue
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Published: 2/23/15

Cabrillo Calendar 2014-2015

Printable Cabrillo Calendar for 2014-2015

All the important dates you'll need to know all on one page!

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