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Fremont Unified School District


A California Distinguished School

2014 National Blue Ribbon School

43545 Bryant Street

Fremont, CA  94539

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




January 23, 2015               

Chuck Graves, Principal                                                           Shanthika Sukumar, Secretary

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



Character Trait for January is Integrity:  I hold myself accountable for everything I say and do.  I practice being the best person I can be every day. 

Mark Your Calendars

January 26 and 27       3rd Grade GATE Testing

January 29                   District Spelling Bee at Gomes Elementary @ 6:30 PM

February 3- March 17   Online registration begins for new kinder and TK students

February 7                   District Science Fair – Centerville Jr. High 1 – 3 p.m.

February 9                   Reservation form sent out TK  thru 5th grade students

February 16                 Presidents Day – No School

February 20                 Spring Pictures           

Sibling Registration for 2015 – 2016

If you missed sibling registration, you can still register your student during open enrollment between February 3 and March 17. Please visit the District’s web page, www.fmtusd.org for detailed registration instructions.

New Registration for 2015 – 2016

Online enrollment begins for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten, February 3 thru March 17.  You must complete the online registration and make an appointment with the enrollment center to complete your registration. Please visit www.fmtusd.org for detailed registration instructions.

Reservation Form for 2015-2016:

Reservation forms for students currently in TK thru 5th grade will be mailed on February 9th. Please look for a piece of mail from FUSD in the mail. The deadline to return the form with the proof of residency is March 2nd.

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.

Young Composers Contest

Entry forms and contest rules were sent home in the Friday Folder. The school’s deadline to submit entries is Friday, February 13, 2015.

Basketball Schedule for 2014-2015

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.

Tuesday, January 27 MSJE @ CSD

Wednesday, January 28 Gomes @ MSJE

Tuesday, February 17 MSJE @ Mission Valley

Wednesday, February 25 MSJE @ Gomes

Wednesday, March 4 Chadbourne @ MSJE

March 6 & 7 Tournament @ Mission Valley

Attention Parents of 6th Grade Students:

For the 2015 / 2016 school year, California Law (AB 354) requires an additional immunization called Tdap in order for your student to advance to or enter 7th grade. The adolescent whooping cough/pertussis booster shot, (Tdap) must be given on or after age 7 to meet this requirement. Valid proof must show: 1) type of shot given, 2) date, 3) provider’s signature/stamp. You can provide proof to your Elementary School Site up until the last day of school.

If parents have not provided proof to their school by the first day of school, September 2015, your student will NOT be allowed to attend.


Mission San Jose High School Boosters Club is hosting its annual fundraiser for the MSJHS Athletics, Spirit, Visual & Performing Arts.  Come join us for a fun community social event and support our sports teams, band, orchestra, drama, and chorale while feasting with friends and family!

When:  Saturday, February 28th, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Mission San Jose High School Gym

Tickets are $50 per person

Group seating available for parties of 8 or more (guaranteed if tickets ordered and paid by January 31, 2015). 

Tickets usually sell out, so order yours today.   For ticket information:

·         Email request to msjhscrabfeed@hotmail.com OR

·         Download the attached form or go the MSJHS website www.msjhs.org, click on the “MSJ Boosters Crabfeed” flyer.  Submit completed form with your check payable to “MSJ Boosters Club” and drop in the Boosters Mailbox at the MSJHS Main office

The event includes a fantastic Silent Auction, beautiful Raffle Baskets, and

·         ALL YOU CAN EAT Crab OR Vegetarian Option (one serving),

·         All You Can Eat vegetarian pasta

·         All You Can Eat salad and garlic bread

·         Dessert

·         One beverage 

Mission Attendance Area Elementary Music Parent Info Night for Students Entering 7th Grade in 2015-2016 

Do you know that Hopkins Junior High School (JHS) has one of the best Middle School Bands and the Best Middle School Orchestra in California? On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 7 p.m., the Hopkins JHS Music Department will be holding a Music Information Night for students entering 7th grade at Hopkins in August 2015. This night is for all parents of all current 6th grade band and string students in the Mission San Jose Attendance Area (Chadbourne, Gomes, Mission San Jose, and Mission Valley), and for any additional parents interested in learning more about the Award-Winning Music Department at Hopkins. (Students can begin playing band instruments in 7th grade even if they have no experience!) Topics to be covered include the music classes offered at Hopkins JHS, the registration process for students entering Hopkins in 2015-2016, and the many benefits of taking music classes in school. For more information, please visit the Hopkins Music Department website at www.musicathopkins.com or contact Mr. Greg Conway, Hopkins' Director of Instrumental Music, at gconway@musicathopkins.com. Also, an informational packet about the Hopkins JHS Bands and Orchestras has been mailed to all 6th grade students, so hopefully you have received yours in the mail! 

Measles in Alameda County

With the Alameda County Public Health Department’s (ACPHD) recent report of five confirmed cases of measles within the county so far in 2015, the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) is providing families with information regarding the illness.

FUSD reminds families there are currently no known cases of measles within the District. The ACPHD is investigating and will notify the District immediately with any reports of confirmed cases or suspected exposures.

Measles, also called rubella, is a highly-contagious illness caused by a virus that causes fever, cough, runny nose and watery eyes, as well as a rash. More serious cases of measles can cause diarrhea, middle ear infection, pneumonia, or encephalitis (brain infection). Measles is spread person-to-person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or shares food/drink. If your child demonstrates any of the above symptoms, please do not send child to school and contact your physician immediately.

Immunization is the best protection against measles. There are typically two doses given: one at 12-15 months, and a second time as soon as 28 days later. Many children receive their second dose before kindergarten. FUSD, as well as all California public schools, requires both doses be administered prior to enrollment.

Please contact FUSD Student Support Services at 510-659-2534 with questions or for more information. 


Information on general topics to help keep our students and community healthy.

What is Influenza (Flu)?

INFLUENZA (also known as the Flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses (Influenza A or B viruses). It can cause mild to severe illness. The flu is different than a cold.

The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination every year.

Symptoms include:

·         Fever or feeling feverish/chills

·         Coughing

·         Sore Throat

·         Runny or stuffy nose

·         Muscle or body aches

·         Headaches

·         Fatigue (tiredness)

·         Vomiting and Diarrhea (more common in Children)

Reminder: Students are to be kept at home after a fever of 100 F or higher. They can return to school when they have been without a fever and without using a fever reducing medication for 24 hours. If they have diarrhea or vomiting they can return to school 48 hours after diarrhea or vomiting has stopped.

How flu spreads: Through tiny wet drops produced when a person coughs, sneezes or talks. A person can get the flu by breathing in these wet drops or by touching items and surfaces covered with these drops and then touching their mouth, nose or eyes.

You can help protect yourself by washing your hands often with soap and water especially after using the restroom. Hand hygiene with soap and water is preferred as alcohol based hand sanitizers have limited effectiveness against the flu. If possible avoid other individuals who have the above symptoms.

There is no specific treatment for the flu. However some things can be done to relieve symptoms:

·         Taking over the counter medications to relieve fever (Caution: Aspirin should not be given to children.)

·         Drinking liquids to stay hydrated.

Persons who are concerned about their symptoms should contact their health care provider.

For more information: http://www.acphd.org/flu

If you have any questions please contact your school nurse.


Cheryl Knight RN, PNP—Health Services Coordinator, Student Support Services 

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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