Fremont Unified School District

MISSION SAN JOSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

A California Distinguished School

2014 National Blue Ribbon School

43545 Bryant Street

Fremont, CA  94539

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

www.fmtusd.org/msje

 

 

April 22, 2016        

Chuck Graves, Principal                                                                          Shanthika Sukumar, Secretary

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

 

MSJE’s School Vision:

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

 

IF YOU WANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN CHINESE REGARDING THIS COMMUNICATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL

 Character Trait for April is Planning and Decision Making:  I plan ahead for success, I consider the consequences of my actions, and I make good choices.

 

Mark Your Calendars

April 4 – Ongoing       Enrollment for New TK – 6th grade students

April 26 & 28              5th Grade STAR Science Testing

May 9 - 20                   SBAC Testing @ MSJE

May 24                        Open House 6:30 – 7:30 pm

MSJE’s Odyssey of the Mind Team Finishes 6th at State Finals!

The State Championships were held on the campus of UC Riverside. MSJE was one of 22 other teams competing in the championship. When the tournament finished, MSJE finished sixth in the state.

Team members include:  Ankita C., Anoushka C., Aamod G., Aiden M., Arav M., Rajorshi C., and Shreyas C.  

Year Book Order:

Information to order yearbooks was sent home in the Friday Folder.  The last day to order yearbooks is April 29th.  You may order and customize your year book at www.TreeRing.com/validate. Please check your students’ Friday Folder for the passcode.

First Day of School for 2016- 2017 School Year – Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

All students are expected to report to school on the first day, Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Students who have not attended the first two days of school will be dropped at the end of the third day of school. Students who are dropped will not be guaranteed a seat at the school and may have to be overloaded to other schools upon return. The only exceptions will be students who are absent due to illness. If a student is absent the first three days due to illness, parents or guardians must notify the school every day the student is absent. Seats will not be held for students on extended vacations or other optional activities, whether or not the school is notified. 

2016-17 School Year:

Beginning Wednesday, April 13th parents are able to pick up a questionnaire in the office that will enable you to give us information about the educational needs of your child.  Please be reminded that if you put any specific teacher’s name or room number on the paper as a request for your child’s teacher for next year, the form will be discarded.  Your child’s teacher this year is quite familiar with the educational needs of your child, as you can see from the report card.  Please trust the judgment of the staff as we work to put BALANCED, FAIR classrooms together for next year.  All forms are due to the office by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29th.  No exceptions.

Personal beliefs exemptions

Effective January 1, 2016, Personal Beliefs Exemptions will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into school or child care in California.  Personal belief exemptions filed at a school or child care facility before January 1, 2016 will remain valid until the student enrolls in the next grade span, typically at Tk/kindergarten or 7th grade.  Students entering a home-based private school or an independent study program without classroom-based instruction are not subject to immunization requirements for entry.

Your child can not receive a class schedule or attend Junior High until this requirement is met. 

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

 The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, is the state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. Like last year, CAASPP includes computer adaptive tests in English language arts and mathematics as well as paper-based tests for science.

Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the computer adaptive tests in English and math this spring. Students in grades 5, 8, and 10 will take the paper-based tests in science. If you would like more information regarding your school’s schedule, please contact your school’s main office. To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Practice Test Web page at www.caaspp.org. Choose ‘Practice and Training Tests’ and then choose ‘Student Interface Practice and Training Tests.’  Sign in as a guest user.

Following the spring 2016 testing, students will receive individual score reports. Student score reports will be sent home to parents/guardians in late summer/early fall and will include an overall score, a description of the student’s achievement level for English language arts, mathematics, science if applicable, and other information.

If you would like more information, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE CAASPP Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/. Parents and guardians have the right to exempt their child from taking the CAASPP assessments. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s participation, please contact your school’s principal.   

Measure 1

The District’s Measure I webpage is live.  All of the information on the page is legally compliant. District personnel and resources may be used to communicate/share the information posted at:

 http://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/MeasureI

New Registration for 2016 – 2017

Online enrollment begins for Transitional Kindergarten to 6th grade students April 4th and it is ongoing Kindergarten enrollment is 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 www.fmtusd.org for detailed registration instructions.

 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.

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. The Final Date TO SUBMIT Immunization records (including Whooping Cough: Tdap) at your Elementary School is, Friday, June 3rd, 2016 After this date you must WAIT until August, and take the official record of vaccinations to the Junior High your child will be attending. If parents have not provided proof to their Jr. High School by the First Day of School, your student CANNOT attend school. You can provide proof to your Elementary School Site up until the last day of school.

Parenting resource available

My name is Yifan Wang. I am currently the school counselor at MSJE. Right now, I have a few new openings for one on one individual parenting consultation sessions. If you have any concerns regarding parenting, feel free to send me an email and we could start discussing right away. There is always a possibility to work through things that you might have struggled for years. You never know... I work on Thursdays and Fridays at MSJE. My email address is wangyifan@gmail.com

You are also welcomed to come by. I am located in room 12.

Hopkins Instrumental Music Department Presents Spring Concerts

Please make plans to attend these end-of-year concerts hosted by the award-winning Instrumental Music Program of Hopkins Junior High School. All performances are free and start at 7 p.m. at Hopkins Gymnasium (600 Driscoll Road).

Thursday, May 19 - Elementary Band Concert #1
(Groups Involved: Beginning and Intermediate Bands of Chadbourne & Mission Valley Elementary Schools, Advanced Elementary Band, and Hopkins Symphonic Band)

Friday, May 27 - Jazz Concert
(Groups Involved: Hopkins Jazz Workshop and Hopkins Jazz Ensemble)

Tuesday, May 31 - Band Concert
(Groups Involved: Hopkins Concert Band, Hopkins Symphonic Band, and Hopkins Wind Ensemble)

Wednesday, June 1 - Elementary Band Concert #2
(Groups Involved: Beginning and Intermediate Bands of Gomes & Mission San Jose Elementary Schools, Advanced Elementary Band, and Hopkins Concert Band)

Thursday, June 2 - Orchestra Concert
(Groups Involved: Hopkins Intermediate Orchestra, Hopkins Advanced Orchestra, and Hopkins Full Orchestra)

Friday, June 3 - Elementary Orchestra Concert
(Groups Involved: All levels of Elementary Orchestras of Chadbourne, Gomes, Mission San Jose, and Mission Valley Elementary Schools, and Hopkins Intermediate Orchestra) 

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 www.Fremont.k12.ca.us 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 http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

INFORMATIONAL FLYERS:

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.


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.

 

"Fremont Unified School District is part of a culturally and linguistically rich community.  Our policies embrace a discrimination and harassment free environment,"

 

 

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