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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. 26, 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:

October 02           Speech and Debate Parent Night (Grades 5 and 6) 6:30 PM MPR

October 10          Picture Day

October 14          GATE Information Night @ Gomes Elementary 7:00 PM

October 17          Progress Report Sent Home 

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

October 31          Minimum Day

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.

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.

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.  The District 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. 

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. 


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.

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. I want to thank all of those who have helped with our valet system. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by me and the students you keep safe.

Informational Flyers:

The office is continually receiving information on community activities and other programs being offered for children.  It is impossible for us to send them all home, but we do keep a supply of flyers inside the library, on a literature rack for you to select those of interest to you and your child.  Please be aware that MSJE does not endorse any of these programs.  We are simply making the information available and for you to make the decision as to whether or not your child will participate in the program

Dress Code:

MSJE has a dress code adopted by the FUSD School Board.  The dress code requires that no part of the torso (stomach) can show.  Short shirts and low hip pants are not acceptable for school.  The shirt must cover the stomach completely and overlap the pants.  If, when the child sits down, the pants and shirt are not touching and a student’s bottom is visible because of low riding pants, students will be asked to change into more appropriate clothing.  In addition, all shoes must have a heel strap.  Platform shoes and shoes with high heels are inappropriate for school.  No colored hair gel, chains, shoes with rollers or tank tops with thin straps are allowed.  Shorts must be at least mid-thigh in length.  A complete narrative of the dress code can be found on the FUSD web site.

Campus Visitors:

Student safety is our number one concern.  In an effort to ensure a safe environment for our students, ALL VISITORS MUST CHECK IN AT THE OFFICE, SIGN IN, AND WEAR A VISITOR’S BADGE WHILE ON CAMPUS.  All staff is trained to question any adult they see on campus during school hours without a visitor’s badge.  This is for the protection of your student.  Please help us keep our children safe by following these guidelines. All lunches must be dropped off by 11:00 AM in front of the office and not handed to students directly as they enter the MPR for lunch.


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.

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

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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