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Fremont Unified School District


A California Distinguished School


43545 Bryant Street

Fremont, CA  94539

(510) 656-1200, Fax (510) 651-4211



Sept. 12, 2014

Chuck Graves, Principal                                        Shanthika Sukumar, Secretary

cgraves@fremont.k12.ca.us                                  Rachel Cannon, Attendance Clerk




Character Trait of the Month:  Caring—Children learn to take care of (look out for, protect) people, possessions and the environment.  They show kindness, appreciation, empathy, and compassion.

Mark Your Calendars:

September 16       6th Grade Science Camp Parent Night 6:30 PM

September 16      PTC Meeting 7:00 PM

September 17      SSC Meeting 3:00 PM

October 10          Picture Day

October 27 – 30              6th Grade Science Camp in Scotts Valley

October 31          Minimum Day


Back to School Night

I would like to thank all the parents and family members who came to Back To School Night last Tuesday. Your support and enthusiasm about what happens at MSJE is greatly appreciated by me and the entire MSJE staff. As we move forward through the year, please feel free to contact me or stop by if you have any concerns or suggestions. It is vitally important that we work together to continue in making MSJE the amazing school that it is. 

Thank you, 

Chuck Graves, Principal

Before School Procedures:

Intermediate students do not have a recess before the start of school day. Intermediate students will report directly to their class when the 8:15 bell rings.  K-3 students will play on the primary yard until the 8:30 bell. No parents are allowed onto the playground during this time. Please drop off your student at the Bryant Street gate or at the office hallway. Playground supervision begins at 8:15. For your students safety please do not drop off your students before 8:05.  If you must drop off your student before 8:05, extended day care is offered by Adventure Time. Please call them at 510-490-7874 for details.

Emergency/Disaster Forms:

If you have not yet returned the Emergency/Disaster Form that your child brought home the first day of school, please do so immediately.  MAKE SURE PHONE NUMBERS ARE ACCURATE!    This is our only link to you in an emergency.  Please make sure we can reach you ASAP.  Thank you.

Parking Lot and Bryant Street Drop Off/Pick Up:

The norm at MSJE for dropping off and picking up students is the following:

Cars will line up (close to the curb) on Bryant Street in an orderly fashion and proceed forward until they reach a volunteer, teacher, or safety patrol student.  Students are helped from their car and enter school through the gate on Bryant Street.   This works VERY SMOOTHLY if everyone is patient and follows the routine. The parking lot loop is for Kindergarten drop off only.  At no time may you use the lower parking lot by the multi-use room for dropping off students.  This lot is for emergency vehicles, staff parking and district delivery vehicles.  There is NO LEFT TURN out of the parking lot at dismissal time.  ALSO, CHILDREN ARE NOT TO BE WALKING IN THE PARKING LOT AREA.  THEY ARE TO STAY ON THE SIDEWALKS.  PLEASE DO NOT CALL TO YOUR CHILD TO RUN ACROSS THE STREET OR LOT TO GET IN YOUR CAR. When walking away from campus make sure to use the cement pathway which wraps around the parking lot. Using the ramp by the kindergarten yard and walking across the exit driveway and entrance is not allowed for your safety.

I am also asking for more parent volunteers during drop off and dismissal to help keep traffic moving.  If you have some time to spare, we will find a spot for you. All this is done for everyone’s safety.


Students who need to take medications during the school day MUST have a “Hold Harmless Letter” on file in the office.  This form letter is to be completed and signed by the parent and the physician.  It must be returned to the school with the medication.  Medication will be kept in the office and administered by the secretary or clerks.  At no time is a student to have any medication in his/her possession in the classroom, in the cafeteria, in a backpack, or on the playground.  This policy is strictly enforced for the safety of all students.  If you anticipate your child will need medication on a regular basis, obtain a copy of this form.  ALL medications are subject to this policy including over-the-counter products such as aspirin, cough drops, decongestants, etc.

Change of Address/Residency:

Please be reminded that it is the responsibility of parents under Board Policy 5111 to notify the school office within five (5) days if they move in or out of the attendance area.  Any move within the attendance area still requires four (4) new proofs of residency to verify the new address.  Failure to do so will result in revocation of the student’s placement at the school.

Reporting Student Absences:

Please remember to report your child’s absence before 9:00 a.m. if they are unable to attend school.  Call the school number, 656-1200, and follow the prompts.  Give your child’s name, grade, teacher’s name, date(s), and reason for absence.  Your child’s education is our top priority.  However, when a student is sick, bed rest at home is usually advised.  If your child has a fever, he/she must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

District Science Fair

This year, the Fremont Unified School District Science Fair will be held earlier to allow students in grades 6 through 12 to compete in the Alameda County Science Fair held March 20th.   Our Science Fair will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 1:00-3:30 in the Multipurpose Room of Centerville Junior High School, located at 37720 Fremont Boulevard here in Fremont.  Information packets will be sent home soon with each student.

Book Fair

MSJE’s Book Fair will be held on:

Thursday, October 16th
Monday, October 20th
Tuesday, October 21st
Wednesday, October22nd
Thursday, October 23rd

Please call Ms. Roberta Steinberg, our librarian, if you can help with book fair.

Help Needed!

MSJE is looking for a parent volunteer to be the GATE Parent Representative. The volunteer will attend District and School GATE meetings for the year. Please contact the office at 510-656-1200.

Thank you!

A big thank you to Danielle Raha, Sierra Raha, Aidan Raha, Akshata Shetty, Aakash Shetty, Uma Shetty, and Sumithra Mani for helping the office in putting together the First Day Packets.

California English Language Development Test (CELDT) 2014/2015

The State of California mandates that the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) be given to students who speak another language when they first enter a California public school.  This test identifies students who are English learners (limited in English proficiency) so that schools may immediately provide appropriate instruction to meet their needs. The CELDT must also be given to all English learners every year to monitor their progress in learning English and to help evaluate the programs they receive.  The test has four parts:  Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.  For the 2014/2015 school year, Fremont Unified will be giving this test starting October 1 until October 31, 2014.  Additionally, we found some students who were never initially tested upon registration.  These students will also

be tested during this time frame.  If you have any questions about the test, please call Federal

and State Programs at (510) 659-2531. 

加州英語發測試  (CELDT) 2014/2015

加州政規定初學語言說非語的生在首次進入加公立校時必須加州英語 發展測試(CELDT)此測試用於辨別英語學習者(即英語度有者),以便學校即安排符合他需要課程英語學習者須每加州英語發展試,查他們英語 學習上進度幷幫助評估他們接受教育方案。此測包括分:聽,說讀,寫。在2014/2015 中,菲利蒙聯合學區(FUSD)將從201410120131031日 進行此試。外,我們亦會讓初次學註冊時沒參加考試學生同時接受此試。如果您任何關此測驗的疑問請致電給聯邦和各州項目部門話是(510)659-2531


FUSD Calls for Volunteers for Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

With the passage of Measure E in June, FUSD is now asking the community for volunteers to serve on a Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee to monitor the use of funds allocated to the District for facility repairs/improvements. The FUSD Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) will be appointed by the District’s Board of Education, in accordance with the requirements of Proposition 39, following the Board’s certification of the June 3, 2014, Measure E General Bond Election at its upcoming August 13th meeting.

Per the requirements of Proposition 39, a bond oversight committee is required to include participants from specific segments of the community.  The committee is required to have a minimum of seven members (plus five alternates) and include at least one from each of the following five categories: ​

1.    Active in a business organization representing the business community located within FUSD.

2.    Active in a senior citizens’ organization.

3.    A parent or guardian of a child enrolled at FUSD.

4.    Active in a parent-teacher organization and parent or guardian of a child enrolled at FUSD.

5.    Active in a bona fide taxpayers’ organization.

CBOC members will receive regular updates on Bond projects and report progress to the FUSD Board of Education. Those interested in participating on the CBOC can download an application at www.bit.ly/CBOCapply.  Visit www.bit.ly/CBOCbylaws for copy of CBOC bylaws.  

FUSD Now on Facebook and Twitter!!

Stay up to date with all the news and happenings throughout the Fremont Unified School District. Visit and like FUSD's official Facebook page at Fremont Usd and follow the District on Twitter at @USDFremont. Updated daily, FUSD's Facebook and Twitter pages are great resources for the latest information from all 42 schools, District Departments - even news from around the Fremont community. 

Remember to read the Announcements and Headlines on the web page too.  Additional information is posted there as it comes up on a day to day basis. Check the Calendar for important events and dates.

On behalf of all students 

Chuck Graves


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