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



February 5, 2016              

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


MSJE’s School Vision:

All students will be valued, encouraged, and challenged in a collaborative learning environment.


Character Trait for February is Respect for Others: I appreciate all people and treat people with dignity, kindness and fairness.

 Mark Your Calendars

February 8- March 18 Online registration begins for new kinder and TK students

February 8                   Reservation form sent out Kindergarten thru 5th grade students

February 15                 Presidents Day – No School

February 19                 Spring Pictures


On January 30th, Kindergartner Kavya M, she won the Cal Chess Girls State Championship in the K-1 division and Medha M. in first grade tied for 5th place in the K-1 division.  Congratulations to our rising stars. Up next for the girls and the rest of the MSJE Chess Team is the Northern California Chess Championships next month in Santa Clara.

 Young Author’s Contest

Congratulations to all our students who wrote great stories for the young authors contest.  The following students are the winners at MSJE.

Transitional K             Prisha A

Kindergarten               Artham P

First Grade                  Neil K.

Second Grade             Ryka C

Third Grade                Varun R.

Fourth Grade              Mishika A

Fifth Grade                 Saira H. and Shreya P.

Sixth Grade                 Tisha R. and Shreya K.

Young Composers Contest

Congratulations Diya S, Diya’s composition was chosen to represent MSJE at the District level. The district winners’ composition will be featured at the Fremont Symphony Orchestra concert on March 22nd. Good luck Diya.

Parent Satisfaction Survey

The annual Parent Satisfaction Survey for 2016 is now online. It’s being distributed earlier this year, so the feedback can directly contribute to Fremont Unified’s 2016-17 LCAP plan, as well as give us valuable information about parent engagement at district schools. The links below are the Spanish, English, and Chinese versions (PDFs also attached)—the survey window will remain open from today through March 1, 2016.

Parent Survey English: 

Parent Survey Spanish:

Parent Survey Chinese: 

Basketball Update

The boys improved their overall record to 4-0 with a hard fought victory over visiting Chadbourne. Playing inspired basketball on both ends of the court was Alvin L. Leading the offensive attack was Sibhi J. with his passing and shooting. The two boys combined for 19 points.

The girls’ record slipped to 2-2 on the year with a tough loss to Chadbourne 23-20. The major highlight of the day was the making of two half court shots in the final seconds of the first and second quarters. Taking and making these long distance shots were An T. and Olivia D.

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.

02-10 Weibel at MSJE

02-18 MSJE at Mission Valley

02-24 Gomes at MSJE

02-26 Chadbourne Tournament TBA

02-27 Chadbourne Tournament TBA

Sibling Registration for 2016 – 2017

If you missed sibling registration, you can still register your student during open enrollment for Kindergarten and TK between February 8 and March 18. Please visit the District’s web page, for detailed registration instructions.

New Registration for 2016 – 2017

Online enrollment begins for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten, February 8 thru March 18.  You must complete the online registration and make an appointment with the enrollment center to complete your registration. Please visit for detailed registration instructions.

Reservation Form for 2016-2017:

Reservation forms for students currently in TK thru 5th grade will be mailed on February 8th. Please look for a yellow postcard from FUSD in the mail. The deadline to return the form with the proof of residency is February 29th.

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.

6th Grade Math Placement Parent Information Night – Monday, March 14th

Do you have questions about when the 6th grade math placement test will be given or how placement is determined?  Would you like to learn more about the secondary math pathways?

Joins us for an informational session on the 6th grade math placement process. The Fremont Unified Math Pathways will be presented along with an explanation of the criteria used for math placement into the secondary math pathways.  Parents of 6th grade students in Fremont Unified are invited to attend an information night on Monday, March 14th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Professional Development Center at the District office. Questions about this event, please contact Curriculum and Instruction at 510-657-2350 x 12705

Attention Parents of 6th Grade Students:

For the 2016 / 2017 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 2016, your student will NOT be allowed to attend.

February 23, 2016: Mission Attendance Area Elementary Music Parent Info Night for Students Entering 7th Grade in 2016-2017

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 23, 2016, at 7 p.m., the Hopkins JHS Instrumental Music Department will be holding a Music Information Night for students entering 7th grade at Hopkins in August 2016. 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 Instrumental 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 2016-2017, and the many benefits of taking music classes in school. For more information, please visit the Hopkins Instrumental Music Department website at or contact Mr. Greg Conway, Hopkins' Director of Instrumental Music, at 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!


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.

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.


The crab season is OPEN! 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 27th, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Mission San Jose High School Gym

Tickets are $50 per person

Tickets guaranteed if ordered and paid by February 12, 2016.

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

Email request to

The event includes a fantastic Silent Auction, beautiful Raffle Baskets, with fabulous must-have prizes.


If you don’t eat crab, we offer vegetarian options

All You Can Eat vegetarian pasta

All You Can Eat fresh salad and garlic bread

We will also be offering the delectable Dessert Auction which was very popular last year. Mouth-watering homemade desserts will be auctioned off to the highest bidder and there will be a wide selection to choose from to more than satisfy your sweet tooth.

School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs)

Federal and state laws require school districts to make accountability reports available to the public online.  Accountability report information is based on data and information from the previous year.  Dates will run one year behind.

We are pleased to inform you that our district's School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are available in English, Spanish, and/or Chinese, as required.  You may view the SARCs on the Fremont Unified School District web site at under Board & Community/Students & Parents, or by visiting your school office.  To answer any questions regarding the SARCs, there are designated personnel available at each school site.

For more information about SARC requirements, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC web page at


The office continually receives informational flyers on community activities, and other programs. Please check the informational rack in the library and look through the many informational flyers available.

Healthy Schools Act

The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 requires that all schools provide parents or guardians of students with annual written notification of planned pesticide use on school sites. FUSD has been refining its Pest Management program to insure the safest possible school environment. Pesticides are applied by trained specialists, generally on weekends. One exception is the treatment of yellow jackets or wasps, which may be requested on an emergency basis, and involves low pressure injection of chemicals into underground nests.

Chemicals used by FUSD trained specialists are the least toxic and most rapidly biodegradable products on the market. Household pesticides available at stores are generally more potent. Chemicals used for emergency treatments are harmless within a few minutes of application.

 Fields and school grounds that are to be treated in the normal rotation of maintenance work will be posted with signs the day before treatment. The signs will be left up for three (3) days after treatment. If you or your student have been attending schools or using school facilities until now without having any problems, you should have no cause for concern. There are no anticipated changes

 in procedures. The following pesticides may be used during the school year.

 Name of Pesticide

Active Ingredient(s)


Pyrethrins, Piperonyl Butoxide



Dimension Ultra 40WP


Dupont Advion



Aluminum Phosphide

Gallery 75




Giant Destroyer

Sodium Nitrate

Glyphosate Pro 4

Glyphosate, N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine



No Foam B

Anionic & nonanionic sufactants

Pro Control Plus


Rescue Yellow Jacket


Hyptyl Butyrate

Speedzone Southern

Carfentrazone-ethyl, 2,4,-D, 2-ethylhexyl ester, Mecoprop-p acid, Dicamba acid

Suspend SC


Tangle Foot





Sodium Tetraborate, Decahydrater Borax

Vanilla Blast Insecticide

Tetramethrin, Permethrin, Piperonyl Butoxide

Wasp Freeze

d-Trans Allethrin, Phenothrin



 If you want to register for the advance notification concerning planned pesticide use, please complete the advance notice form which is available at your school site. This is especially important if you know that your student has a specific allergy or reaction to any of the above listed ingredients. For further information, please contact FUSD Operations and Grounds Department @ (510) 657-0693 or visit California Department of Pesticide Regulations’ website @


Please click here for the advance notice form


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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