Fremont Unified School District


A California Distinguished School

A 2014 National Blue Ribbon School


43545 Bryant Street

Fremont, CA  94539

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



November 20, 2015

Chuck Graves, Principal                                                             Shanthika Sukumar, Secretary                                                       Rachel Cannon, Attendance Clerk


 Character Trait for December and January is Integrity:  I show self-respect by taking pride in my words and actions.   

Principal’s Message:

I would like to take this moment to wish everyone associated with the MSJE family to have a restful Thanksgiving Break. All of us have been working hard to make sure our students are performing to the best of their abilities. Thanks to everyone and enjoy your time with family and friends.

Chuck Graves

Dancers Shine at FUSS Talent Show:

Two of our students danced their way to a third place finish in the FUSS District wide talent show held at Mission San Jose High School. A big “way to go” goes out to Skylar and Alyssa. As a result of their efforts, $300 dollars was awarded to MSJE.

Mustang Basketball Teams Selected:

After a week of tryouts, MSJE’s basketball teams have been announced. The following boys were selected to represent MSJE; Aidan, Akash, Alvin, Arin, Armaan, Jonathan, Julius, Michael, Ram, Roshan, Rushi, Ryan, Sahil, Sharan and Sibhi.  The girls making the team are: Aditi, Ally, An, Angeline, Anika, Candice, Christina, Diya, Erin, Kavya, Kiran, Mira, Neha, Olivia and Uma. Way to go Mustangs. 

Basketball Schedule for 2015-2016:

Listed below is the schedule for this year’s games. Come out and show your MSJE pride and support as you cheer on the Mustangs. All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 and 4:30.

01-06 Mission Valley at MSJE

01-11 MSJE at Chadbourne

01-21 MSJE at Gomes

02-03 Chadbourne at MSJE

02-10 Weibel at MSJE

02-18 MSJE at Mission Valley

02-24 Gomes at MSJE

03-04 Chadbourne Tournament

03-05 Chadbourne Tournament

Mark Your Calendars:

November 23 – 27                   Thanksgiving Break – No School

December 3                             MSJE Spelling Bee (Grades 4, 5, & 6) at 1:40 p.m.

December 11                           Deadline to submit Young Authors’ entries

December 15                           Winterfest – Grades 1 & 2 MUR @ 7:00 p.m.

December 16                           Kinder Sing-a-long. MUR @ 7:00 p.m.

December 18                           Minimum Day

December 21- Jan 1                 Winter Break – No School

January 18                               Martin Luther King Jr Day – No School

School Lunch Price Increase:

Over the past couple of years, food and operating costs have been on the rise. Produce costs have also increased due to the California drought. FUSD has continued to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to our students on a daily basis, despite these increases. In order to continue to meet the nutritional needs of our students, CNS will increase school lunch prices by $0.25 starting January 2016.There will be no change to breakfast prices, at this time.  Please contact CNS if you have any questions.

 MSJE Spelling Bee:

Our school Spelling Bee will be held on December 3rd at 1:40 PM in the MPR.  Parents are invited to attend. The winner will go on to the District Spelling Bee which will be held at Weibel Elementary School on January 28th at 6:30 PM. The winner will also have their name engraved on our Spelling Bee Champion plaque which is on display in the office.

Young Authors’ Contest – 2016:

Guidelines, contest rules and entry forms were sent home in the Friday folder.  MSJE’s deadline for the contest is December 11 at 2:30 p.m. Entries must be submitted to the class room teacher.  Please go over the guidelines with your student and remind them that no late entries will be accepted.


Gifted and talented Education (GATE) provides differentiated instruction for students with superior ability and high-level academic performance.

This year all 3rd grade students will have the opportunity to take the GATE Test. Any students not participating in testing must have a typed opt out letter submitted to the GATE Office by no later than January 15, 2016. Testing information was presented to 3rd grade parents during the month of September.

Students in grades 4 or 5 who have not been tested in Fremont automatically are offered testing. Those students will be assessed with an ability test during March. A letter will be mailed to the student’s home address with an assigned testing session and for parental written permission. Nomination of those students is not necessary. If your child is new to the district this year and you have not received any information regarding testing by the end of February, please contact Mr. Schroeder at 510-657-2350 ext. 12325 or at

For those students in 5th or 6th grade who have been tested, Teacher and/or Parent Nomination forms are accepted for review under other identification criteria. Additional information and forms are available in your child’s school office or may be downloaded from the Gifted and Talented (GATE) Department’s website. If you believe your child may require GATE services and is in the 5th or 6th grade, submit a completed nomination form to the GATE Office, 4210 Technology Drive, Fremont CA 94538, between November 1, 2015 and January 15, 2016. Faxes will not be accepted

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.

Reminders about Independent Study Contracts:

Per Board Policy 6158: 

  • Short term voluntary Independent Study (IS) Contracts may extend for not less than five (5) and not more than (10) consecutive school days. 
  • Students may only have one (1) IS per school year. 
  • Students may only have three (3) in their entire K-12 school experience in FUSD. 
  • Students whose achievement is below grade level standards, based on multiple measures, in Language Arts or Math may not be eligible for IS.
  • No Independent Study contracts are issued the first twenty (20) days of the school year or the last twenty (20) days of the school year. 
  • Students who do not successfully complete the assigned work from a previous Independent Study will not be eligible for another IS.
  • Teachers must be given at least 10 days’ notice to prepare the material for an IS.


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.

Office Deliveries:

Parents must sometimes leave books, homework, projects etc. in the office for students. Please remind your student to check in the office to see if forgotten items have been delivered to school. In an effort to not disrupt instructional time, messages are ONLY delivered directly to students in EMERGENCIES. The following are not considered emergencies.
  1. Lunch money, books, homework, projects, personal items, etc.
  2. Transportation arrangements must be made in advance.

Late Lunches:

If you child forgets lunch you may drop off lunch in the bins outside the office by 11:00 a.m.  If your child’s lunch is not here by 11:00, they will have to “charge” a lunch and parents will have to reimburse the cafeteria the next day.   Please DO NOT put glass containers in your student’s lunch boxes. We have already had several accidents with glass this year. Having a glass container at school is a real safety hazard

Registration for 2016-2017

Kindergarten and TK Registration

If you have a student currently attending Grades TK-5, and the student has a younger sibling who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2016, your child is eligible  to attend kindergarten in 2016-2017 or if your child’s birthday falls between September 2, 2016 and December 2, 2016 you child is eligible for TK. Please pay close attention to this Registration & Enrollment information.

Step 1.

Attend ONE of the Enrollment Information Parent Meetings
When:      Monday December 7, 2015       6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
                  Tuesday December 8, 2015       6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
                  Thursday, December 10, 2015   6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Where:   FUSD District Office, 4210 Technology Drive, Fremont, CA  94538

Step 2.

At your home school, pick up Enrollment Packet for TK-6th grade siblings of current TK-5th grade enrolled students.

Step 3.

Return completed enrollment packet to Student Support Services with required documents.
When:  January 13, 14, 15
   ONLY   No Exceptions!
Where:   FUSD District Office, 4210 Technology Drive, Fremont, CA  94538
               Student Support Services Department
· Online priority enrollment for all other new TK-K students begins February 8th, 2016.
· Enrollment for new TK-6th grade students begins April 4th, 2016 and is ongoing.
· For more information, go to:

FUSD Announces Launch of ‘Promoting Positivity’ in Schools
 While it’s typically
adults praising and rewarding children for good behavior, FUSD students are taking the lead in their own movement encouraging kindness and compassion toward each other. With input from District staff and local partnerships, student-leaders representing FUSD high school have announced the formation of ‘Promoting Positivity.’ 

Thanks to a generous donation from the Fremont Unified Student Store, FUSD has purchased over 10,000 individually-numbered wrist bands  which students and staff will soon distribute among FUSD schools. When a student is observed acting in a positive way toward others, the student will be presented with a band. That student will then be asked to pass the band along to someone they witness demonstrating kindness. As the band is passed from person to person, the band giver is encouraged to log on to, enter the band’s number and describe where and why it was awarded. The hope is to create an online ‘path of positivity’ that can be followed by students and the community.

 While promoting positivity will begin at FUSD schools, students are encouraged to pass band on to members of the community they witness committing acts of kindness.  We want this program to expand beyond the school district and encourage our entire community to promote positivity.  The campaign will launch on November 15th, so be on the lookout for acts of kindness and compassion as we work together to build a community that is positively the best!  



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.



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Last Modified on November 20, 2015