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Dear FUHSD parents and community,

 

Over the last year and a half, the Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) has been working diligently to address the issue of student sleep and general wellness through the work of the Community Taskforce on Student Wellness, established in December 2015.

 

Central to the taskforce’s work during 2nd semester of this past school year has been the desire to address the lack of student sleep, its negative consequences on student wellbeing, and the possibility of a move to a later school start time to address these issues. After much collaboration between the taskforce, District administrators, teachers and classified staff, the Collective Bargaining Agreement with certificated staff includes a provision to align school schedules so that the instructional day will not begin earlier than 8 a.m. beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.

 

The decision was made to delay the implementation of a later start time to a year from now for several reasons, including the need for ample time to effectively communicate the change to all of the District’s families and provide them time to make necessary adjustments, to allow teachers and staff to plan for changes both professional and personal and ensure the thoughtful planning and arrangement of campus master schedules moving forward.

 

In reaching this decision, District staff and the members of the Wellness Taskforce studied the American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on School Start Times for Adolescents, data from the District’s own surveys of parents and students about student wellbeing, and information gathered from the experiences of surrounding districts.

 

Another consideration for FUHSD in this process has been CA Senate Bill 328, which proposes that middle and high schools in California start the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m., and if passed, would go into effect in July 2020. The introduction of this bill occurred after the Taskforce on Student Wellness and the District had done much of its work on realigning our school schedules. At this time, SB 328 has been passed by the State Senate and now moves to the State Assembly for consideration. We will continue to monitor the progress of this bill and hope to know by the Fall whether or not it will pass and become state law. If enacted, the provisions in SB 328 will help guide our planning for schedules in the fall of 2018. 

 

We understand that any change or shift in school schedules will require a period of adjustment for our students, families and staff. We hope that providing this notice a year ahead of the change will help to mitigate some of the difficulties inherent in any schedule change. This is just the first of several communications from FUHSD on the schedule change and the broader work of addressing the wellness issues our students face. More detailed information will be shared by both the District and your school site as the year progresses. Should you have any questions, please contact Assistant Superintendent Trudy Gross at trudy_gross@fuhsd.org.

 

Sincerely,

 

Polly Bove

Superintendent

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 6/23/17




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FUHSD is aware that you may have heard recent reports in the media about incidents involving serious racist and misogynistic speech on social media that occurred during this last school year at Monta Vista. While we are not at liberty to provide specific details about this incident due to pending litigation and the privacy rights of those students involved, we do want to emphasize that this conduct goes against everything that is at the core of our beliefs as a school and district. We do not tolerate hate, harassment or bullying, and anytime there is a threat to the safety of our students we take it seriously. Please read the attached letter from Superintendent Polly Bove for more information regarding these incidents. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 6/14/17




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Over the course of the last four months, the Fremont Union High School District has honored 13 incredible certificated and classified employees as the FUHSD Employees of the Year for 2017. To read all about these amazing members of our staff, visit www.fuhsd.org/HonoredStaff. 

 

Congrats to all of our Employees of the Year!

 

Cupertino High School

Certificated Employee of the Year: Nikki Merrick

Classified Employee of the Year: Susan Fratus

 

Fremont High School

Certificated Employee of the Year: Rick Barlow

Classified Employee of the Year: Jennifer Hernandez

 

Homestead High School

Certificated Employee of the Year: Shawnee Rivera

Classified Employee of the Year: Eugenia San Cristobal

 

Lynbrook High School

Certificated Employee of the Year: Brad Fulk

Classified Employee of the Year: Jose Ramirez

 

Monta Vista High School

Certificated Employee of the Year: Jackie Corso

Classified Employee of the Year: Joe Roan

 

Adult and Community Education

Certificated Employee of the Year: Ray Farnsworth

Classified Employee of the Year: Sean Victorine

 

FUHSD District Office

Classified Employees of the Year: Lena Bryant

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 5/17/17




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The FUHSD Board of Trustees invites you to attend our next Board Office Hours session. This new program was launched in an effort to increase communication between our Trustees and parents, students and community members who would like to find out more about the work of the Board and the District.

 

For more information on the Board Office Hours program, visit www.fuhsd.org/boardofficehours.  


 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 5/15/17




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In recognition of the critical role that communication, transparency and accessibility play in the relationship between the Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) Board of Trustees and the parents, families and community members that reside in FUHSD, the Board will be piloting an Office Hours program over the course of the next year, beginning May 2017. It is our belief that regular, open-door meetings and dialogue between the Board and members of the community will help continue to strengthen positive communication and trust between the District and the students, families and residents that it serves.

 

You are invited to attend our first Board Office Hours session on Tuesday, May 9 at Lynbrook High School from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  This new program will provide community members with the opportunity to find out more about the work of the Board and District, ask questions and provide valuable feedback. Trustees Jeff Moe and Roy Rocklin will be in attendance at this first Board Office Hours session. Please view the flyer below for more details, or visit www.fuhsd.org/boardofficehours.  

 


 

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 4/24/17




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The Fremont Union High School District, in partnership with the City of Cupertino Parks & Recreation Department, is pleased to offer summer sessions of the popular College Planning and College Essay Workshops for High School Juniors (class of 2018).

 

The College Planning Workshops, offered on four of our campuses and taught by experienced FUHSD Guidance Counselors and College Advisors, will help students to identify goals and plans for college, organize the college search and manage the application process. Students will have several opportunities to work one-on-one with instructors to revise their plans.

 

The College Essay Workshop, offered at all 5 campuses and taught by FUHSD English teachers, will help students learn about the UC and Common Application essay prompts, select one prompt, and then draft, revise and finalize one essay. For more information and to register for a class, please view the attached documents. The deadline for first round of registration is Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  For more information, please contact Josh Maisel, Coordinator of Academic Interventions, at (408) 522-2297.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 4/14/17




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The City of Cupertino will host the 9th Annual Earth Day & Arbor Day Festival on Saturday, April 22 at the Civic Center Plaza.

 

Great fun and activities for families are planned, including free yoga, tree walk, food trucks, live performances, bike rides and arts and crafts! Admission is free for the entire family.

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 4/7/17




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Come check out FUHSD's Annual Student Art Showcase at the District Office from April 10 to May 12. Beautiful pieces created by students from each of our five high schools will be on display, with gallery hours held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A special artist reception will be held on May 2 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 


 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 4/6/17




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This week, the California Department of Education (CDE) released a new accountability system and corresponding website designed to help parents and communities access important information about K-12 districts and schools across the state and how well they are serving their students. This system, known as the California School Dashboard, is a significant departure from the Academic Performance Index. We understand there will likely be many questions from our families and community members about the new system, which moves away from a single number/ranking to a system aligned to multiple measures, including graduation and suspension rates, indicators of college and career readiness, English Learner progress and test scores. 
 
Please read the attached letter for more information on the CA Dashboard and directions on accessing the CDE’s website on the CA Dashboard. 
 
The Alameda County Office of Education has also put on a wonderful video, which explains the Dashboard in more detail. 
 
Thank you for your continued support of our schools as we work to ensure that every student has the strongest foundation for future success.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 3/16/17




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You are cordially invited by Superintendent Polly Bove to attend a community forum on Tuesday, March 14. Members of the Community Taskforce on Student Wellness will:
•    Deliver an overview of topics presented and input received on March 2;
•    Receive community feedback on potential solutions to address sleep deprivation, such as a later school start time, changes to elements of the bell schedule and ideas to increase the quality and quantity of sleep; and
•    Provide clarity regarding how recommendations will be decided upon.
Please see attached flyer for specific details.

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 3/9/17




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Please join FUHSD and El Camino Hospital for "A Healthy Mind: A Discussion with

Teens and Parents on Managing Stress and Sleep" on Monday, March 20 at Fremont High School.

 

The purpose of this panel discussion is to raise awareness and educate community members on the importance of mental wellness and school-life balance for students.

 

Register at www.elcaminohospital.org/healthymindteens for this free event.
 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 3/6/17




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The Community Taskforce on Student Wellness is currently reviewing aspects of student wellness that could result in changes in our schools such as a later school start time, demands on student time outside the school day, and how aspects of mental health are addressed. You are cordially invited by Superintendent Polly Bove to attend a community forum on March 2 which will include an informational presentation and an opportunity for the community to ask questions, share concerns, and make suggestions. Please see the attached flyer for specific details.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 2/17/17




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Want to work for an incredible district that is passionate about helping all students achieve at high levels? Join FUHSD on Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the District Office for our Special Education Teacher Job Fair to learn about our programs and services directly from current staff. 

 

Job postings can be viewed on www.EdJoin.org. 

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 2/15/17




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At the February 7, 20167 School Board meeting, the FUHSD Board of Trustees adopted Resolution #1617-12 In Support of Students and Release of Records. This resolution reassures our students, whether they are documented or not, that the Fremont Union High School District is a safe place to attend school. This resolution is supported by Board Policy 5125 and Administrative Regulation 5125. Our goal in crafting this resolution is to assure students and families of our commitment to ensuring that each of our schools is a welcoming and safe place for all. 

 

Please view the attached documents for the full text of Resolution #1617-12, BP 5125 and AR 5125. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 2/8/17




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The Fremont Union High School District, in partnership with the City of Cupertino Parks & Recreation Department, is pleased to offer a spring session of the popular College Planning Workshop for High School Juniors. These courses, offered at all 5 campuses and taught by experienced FUHSD counselors and College Advisors, will help students to identify goals and plans for college, organize the college search and manage the application process. Students will have several opportunities to work one-on-one with instructors to revise their plans.  For more information and to register for a class, please open the documents below.  The deadline for first round of registration is Tuesday, February 14, 2017.  For more information, please contact Josh Maisel, Coordinator of Academic Interventions, at (408) 522-2297.

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 2/6/17




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FUHSD has recently received inquiries from community members regarding the topics of educational capacity, overcrowding on our campuses and traffic around our schools. As part of FUHSD's continued efforts to communicate to parents, students, staff and community members on a number of complex issues, the District has prepared some FAQs that address these questions.

 

Please view the attached FAQ document below for detailed responses to these important questions.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 1/14/17




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In January 2016, the Fremont Union High School District formed the Community Taskforce for Student Wellness to examine a variety of issues that impact our students, including sleep deprivation, stress and school-life balance. 
 
Following a series of 10 meetings, the Taskforce is now looking to expand the engagement process by increasing its membership to ensure all stakeholder groups and voices are represented. The focus of the work of the taskforce is to explore potential recommendations for addressing these areas of student wellness and some of the issues around the implementation of various solutions. 
 
Interested parents and community members should refer to the attached letter and application for more information on the Taskforce. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 23.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 1/12/17




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The PTAs of the Fremont Union High School District, the Cupertino Union School District and the Sunnyvale School District invited FUHSD Superintendent Polly Bove to share updates with their members on the District's successes and challenges over the last year. 

 

Please view the presentation to the PTAs below.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 12/9/16




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On Nov. 15, the FUHSD Board of Trustees voted to accept the recommendation of the Citizens Advisory Committee regarding the stabilization of enrollment at Lynbrook High School. Please view the attached community letter for more information on the adopted recommendation, which was approved via Board Resolution No. 1617-08: Approving a Supplemental School Assignment Plan, and implementation of the plan. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 11/29/16




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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 11/10/16




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On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Citizens Advisory Committee presented their findings and recommendations on the issue of enrollment, specifically the declining enrollment at Lynbrook High School, during a special board study session. Members of the community were invited and given the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions during an open session. 

 

For more information, please view the attached presentation by the CAC. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 11/9/16




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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 11/4/16




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FUHSD has recently received some inquiries from community members regarding the current capacity at our five high schools, traffic issues in the District, the proposed community benefit agreements with developers on new construction projects and the allocation of bond funds to particular campuses. As part of FUHSD's efforts to communicate to parents, students, staff and community members about these and other complex issues, the District has prepared some FAQs that address these questions.

 

Please view the attached FAQ document below for detailed responses to these important questions. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 11/2/16




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In September 2015, concerns were raised about the safety of the Lynbrook High School (LHS) gym and the presence of cell towers on its roof by a small group of parents at the school. In response, and out of an abundance of caution, FUHSD hired a licensed structural engineer to conduct a seismic review of the LHS gym.

 

The review completed by the engineering firm in January 2016 found that the gym was safe for student use, and that any conclusion to the contrary was not supported by the current building code or building condition. Prior to the structural engineering review, cell tower additions to the LHS gym roof were also certified by the Division of the State Architect in 2010, 2011 and 2013. 

 

On October 6 of this year, a lawsuit brought against FUHSD regarding the safety of the LHS gym concluded. A Santa Clara Superior Court judge sustained the District’s position on the Plaintiff’s Second Amended Complaint. This ruling indicates that the Plaintiff was unable to state a viable legal claim against the District. The plaintiff had sought to have cell towers removed from the roof of the LHS gym, arguing that the weight of the cell tower equipment made the gym structurally unsound. However, the court ruled in favor of FUHSD. 

 

The District welcomes the end of this costly (in excess of $150,000) and unproductive lawsuit. Addressing a lawsuit such as this adds significantly to the administrative costs of FUHSD. We look forward to devoting our resources to continuing to provide a top-quality education for all students.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Associate Superintendent Graham Clark at (408) 522-2205.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 11/2/16




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Join FUHSD staff and students in supporting our veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Wear blue jeans to work or school and donate $5 to support our troops! Individuals can donate online or at any of the five FUHSD school sites or District Office/Adult Education. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 10/27/16




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Congratulations to the 14 students from across the district who have been chosen as semi-finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology!

 

Every year, students from across the nation submit innovative individual and team research projects and vie for college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000. The Siemens Competition honors the best and brightest students for their accomplishments in math, science and technology. Regional competitions are held in November, and the National Finals will be held in Washington D.C. in December. 

 

2016 FUHSD Siemens Competition semi-finalists:

 

Anika Cheerla, Monta Vista High School

Nikhil Cheerla, Monta Vista High School

Matthew Hase-Liu, Lynbrook High School

Anita Ilango, Cupertino High School

Megha Ilango, Cupertino High School

Pranav Lalgudi, Lynbrook High School

Isha Mehrotra, Lynbrook High School

Rohan Mehrotra, Lynbrook High School

Aditya Menon, Cupertino High School

Rahul Mohan, Fremont High School

Andrew Shao, Lynbrook High School

Shivani Sundaram, Monta Vista High School

Utkarsh Tandon, Cupertino High School

Marilyn Zhang, Lynbrook High School

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 10/19/16




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Fremont Union High School District’s (FUHSD) English Learner Program: Voices of New Americans has been chosen as one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Golden Bell Award. Presented by the California School Boards Association (CSBA), this award recognizes public school programs that focus on meeting the needs of all students, are innovative and sustainable, and have made a demonstrated difference in the classroom.

 

With a sizeable English Learner (EL) population representing more than 35 different languages, FUHSD redesigned its EL program in 2008 with a focus on the creation of a cohesive EL curriculum that would promote increased academic language production for all students while growing their oral and written proficiency.

 

As student achievement increased alongside the new and innovative curriculum, FUHSD sought out opportunities for EL students to demonstrate and celebrate their proficiency in English. Two programs subsequently resulted from these efforts – the EL Speech Contest and a student anthology publication. Each of these programs has supported students in developing confidence, celebrating their acquisition of a second language and sharing their personal stories with peers, teachers and the broader community.

 

“The Golden Bell Award is a worthy honor for our English Learner Program, which has been central to our efforts as a district to promote high levels of achievement for all students,” said Superintendent Polly Bove. “I am tremendously proud of the efforts of both our staff, who have made this program a reality through an intense focus on collaboration and continuous improvement of their practice, and our students, who demonstrate great courage in sharing their unique voices and stories with our school community.”

 

Each year, more than 300 students and 150 community volunteers participate in the EL Speech Contest. The anthology series debuted in 2013, showcasing a selection of personal narratives from students across the district’s five high schools.  

 

A judging panel made up of experts from school districts and county offices of education reviewed all Golden Bell Award entries and made initial recommendations for awards, with finalists assessed during an on-site validation visit. FUHSD will receive its award at a recognition ceremony to be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the CSBA’s Annual Education Conference in San Francisco.

 

Earlier this year, FUHSD’s EL program was also selected by the Santa Clara County School Boards Association as a recipient of the 2016 Glenn W. Hoffmann Award, which recognizes successful school programs that have a significant impact on student success in Santa Clara County. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 10/13/16




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During the Labor Day weekend, students at both Fremont and Homestead high schools received some disturbing and threatening messages via social media.  The messages were anti-semitic in nature, threatened violence at our schools and were labeled as a hate crime by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. While local law enforcement was able to move quickly and efficiently to make an arrest and resolve this situation in a positive manner, there have been some lasting effects which have given our district time to pause, reflect and strengthen our resolve to not only educate your students, but to help them become better citizens that will contribute positively to the world we live in. 

 

While this particular incident was anti-semitic in nature, it has provided us with an opportunity as a district to look at how we can increase inclusiveness within our school communities in meaningful ways and ensure a safe space for all students, regardless of race, religion, nationality, gender identity or sexual orientation. 

 

As a district, we are committed to:

  • delivering a message specifically to students when issues of hate and harassment arise that have an impact on the entire community;
  • a partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, to include education and training for both students and staff; and
  • continued outreach to and support for students through various school site organizations.
For more information on the District’s commitment to creating a culture of acceptance, respect and inclusiveness, please read the attached community letter from Superintendent Polly Bove. 
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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 10/4/16




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Don't miss the 14th Annual FUHSD Marching Band Expo this Saturday, Oct. 1 at Homestead High School! The Expo will feature award-winning groups from all five FUSHD high schools and this year’s guest band, the Clovis West Marching Band. 

 

The evening performance schedule is as follows:

 

8:00 pm           Monta Vista

8:10 pm           Clovis West

8:25 pm           Fremont

8:40 pm           Homestead

8:55 pm           Lynbrook

9:10 pm           Cupertino

 


 

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/26/16




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On Saturday, Oct. 1, Cupertino Safe Routes 2 School invites the community to take a guided bike tour of our beautiful city during the 3rd Annual Fall Bike Fest and Rodeo. This event, in partnership with the Cupertino Bicycle Pedestrian Commission and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, is open to families and kids ages 8 years old and up! The ride will encompass some of Cupertino’s bike-friendly infrastructure and safe bike routes and will conclude back at City Hall, culminating in a bicycle and pedestrian safety training and bicycling-themed activities.

 

Activities will include:

- delicious bike-blended smoothies; 

- stationary bike races;

- bicycle trivia and prize giveaways; and

- pedestrian and bike safety presentation

 

Don’t forget your bikes and helmets on this fantastic Fall day!

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/23/16




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Please join the Fremont Union High School District, Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Clara County Office of the District Attorney, Anti-Defamation League, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and Facebook for a conversation about cyber safety and social media responsibility in light of the recent events at Fremont and Homestead high schools. 

 

This event will take place in the Fremont High School cafeteria at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. The event is free and is open to students, families, staff and community members. 

 

The session will provide information about how students can protect themselves online and will include time for questions from the community. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/13/16




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Congratulations to the outstanding students from Lynbrook, Cupertino and Monta Vista high schools who took top honors in the World Robot Olympiad National Championships! Held at Northern Illinois University on Sept. 4, the championships hosted teams from all over the United States as they designed, built and programmed robots to complete a series of specific challenges. Lynbrook and Cupertino placed first in the junior high category and Monta Vista High School placed first in the senior high category. All of the winning teams will be participating in the World Championships this November representing the US.

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/12/16




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Dear FUHSD community,

 

I am writing to provide you with a brief update on the situation regarding criminal threats posted to social media that the district has been dealing with over the last several days.

 

As you may know, over the holiday weekend, FUHSD administrators were notified by a number of students and families from Fremont and Homestead high schools about anonymous threats posted to social media sites. I would like to take this opportunity to commend the students that came forward with this information for the courage and care they demonstrated in bringing these threats to the attention of the school district and law enforcement. If it were not for their bravery and concern for their peers, teachers and school staff, law enforcement may have been unable to identify and apprehend the individual responsible for these threats as quickly as they did.

 

I would also like to express our sincere gratitude to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety for working closely with district leadership and staff to take all necessary precautions to ensure the security of our schools. SDPS worked tirelessly to investigate these threats and to locate and arrest the perpetrator in less than 24 hours. We could not be more thankful for the support of SDPS in bringing about a positive resolution in what has been a serious and unsettling situation for all of us.

 

SDPS believes that the perpetrator acted alone in making these criminal threats. Their investigation did not yield any evidence that the individual was capable of carrying out the threats. The official statement from SDPS can be read here: http://local.nixle.com/alert/5718763/.

 

This morning, both SDPS and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office had a presence on the Fremont and Homestead campuses as an extra precaution, reassuring students and staff of the safety of our campuses. We thank both law enforcement agencies for their assistance in ensuring a smooth start and end to the school day so that students did not experience an interruption in their regular instructional day.

 

Student and staff safety remains our number one priority. As a district, we look forward to beginning the healing from this difficult situation united together as one community.

 

Thank you for your support of our students, staff, school and district during this time.


Sincerely,

 

Polly Bove 

Superintendent

 

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**Earlier update from FUHSD**

 

September 6, 2016

 

Dear Fremont Union High School District community,

 

I am writing to provide you with information regarding a situation that the district has been dealing with over the last several days.


Over the holiday weekend, FUHSD administrators were notified by a number of students and families from Fremont and Homestead high schools about anonymous threats posted to social media sites.

 

Upon learning of these online threats, FUHSD staff was immediately in contact with local law enforcement from the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. District and site leadership and SDPS worked closely together to take all necessary precautions to ensure the security of our schools.

 

SDPS worked diligently to determine the legitimacy of these threats and identify the persons responsible. Late last night, SDPS informed us that an arrest had been made in this case. SDPS has subsequently released a statement with more information about the arrest, which can be viewed here: http://local.nixle.com/alert/5718763/.

 

Out of an abundance of caution, Sunnyvale Public Safety had a presence on both the Fremont and Homestead campuses during the school day today to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Counselors have been made available to provide assistance to students and staff who may need to speak to someone about the emotions they are experiencing around this situation

 

The safety of students and staff remains our top priority. Thank you for your support of our students and schools.


Sincerely,

 

Polly Bove

Superintendent

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/6/16




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The Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation is sponsoring a 'Run for Great Schools' on August 27th.  The 5K run is for all levels and also included in the event is a fun run for children ages six and under.  All net proceeds from the event will benefit the 19,000 students of the Cupertino Union School District.  Click here to learn more about registration and event information.

 

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Published: 8/2/16




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Often when people think about FUHSD, it is the five high schools of the Fremont Union High School District - Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead, Lynbrook, and Monta Vista - that are front and center in their thinking.  However, FUHSD's Adult and Community Education is a shining star in the education world and of central importance in those endeavor's is ACE's Adult Secondary Education program.  ASE provides adults who have not yet completed their secondary studies with the opportunity to pursue and earn their high school diploma or GED.  Click here to learn more about this exceptional program that changes students' lives for the better and expands their future options. 

 

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FUHSD's ASE Class of 2016

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 7/27/16




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Cupertino High School senior Allyson Chiu recently testified before the State Board of Education to encourage the adoption of expanded classroom instruction to include information about prominent gay people and LGBT rights milestones in history classes.  This addition is being considered by the State Board of Education along with a broader review of California's history and social studies curriculum standards.

 

Allyson testified that the proposed revisions would go a long way towards helping LGBT students fell more comfortable at school.  She shared that, "My classmates can solve quadratic equations or cite the elements on the periodic table.  They can't tell you who Harvey Milk was or the significance of the Stonewall Riots."

 

Click here to learn more about this subject and the proposed changes.

 

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Allyson Chiu testifying before the State Board of Education on July 14, 2016

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 7/15/16




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The 2016-17 Free and Reduced Meal Application has been mailed to every household in the District.  If you have misplaced it or did not receive one, everything is available on the Food Services website at: Free and Reduced Meal Program

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Posted by: Jason Crutchfield
Published: 7/7/16




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After twelve years of dedication to the Fremont Union High School District -- and forty years serving educational efforts -- Academic Deputy Superintendent Kate Jamentz will be retiring on June 30, 2016.  The innovation, deep thinking, and collaborative work that are the hallmark of Kate's FUHSD tenure are deeply woven into the FUHSD fabric and phrases that now so easily roll-off the tongues of FUHSD staff members as if they had always been known include the FUHSD belief statements, "intelligence is malleable", "guaranteed and viable curriculum", and "all means all". They are signs of the difference that Kate has made at FUHSD and throughout the community.  

 

FUHSD Superintendent Polly Bove commented that, "I cannot envision a more intelligent, strategic, focused, dedicated, or passionate leader to have had at my side over these past nearly twelve years than Kate. She has inspired and challenged us to set high expectations for our students and ourselves and provide all students with rigorous classroom experiences."

 

In celebration of the immeasurable difference that Kate has made while at FUHSD,  a new award has been established: the Dr. Kate Jamentz Award: Ensuring Excellence Through Collegial Collaboration.  Each year this new award — and the only FUHSD award named for an individual —  will be given to a FUHSD team that exemplifies the best in collaboration and achievement.  

 

Click here to learn more about this extraordinary educator.  

 

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Academic Deputy Superintendent Kate Jamentz, FUHSD Superintendent Polly Bove, and Assistant Superintendent Trudy Gross.

 

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 6/24/16




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One hundred and thirty-five instrumental music students from Lynbrook recently performed at Carnegie Hall, which included their performance of a world premier piece (Tranquillo by Christopher Lowry). The adventures also included multiple other New York City performances, seeing Les Misérables on Broadway, and taking a scenic dinner cruise. Lynbrook High School band director Mike Pakaluk described the trip by saying “The performances at Carnegie Hall were a highlight of my career as a teacher and a musician. The stage brought out terrific musicianship from our students. Multiple parents from other groups, as well as directors and the World Projects representatives, approached me after the LHS performances to say how impressed and even "blown away" they were by the quality of the Lynbrook groups.”

 

Click here to see links to the audio performance from Carnegie Hall. 

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Photo credit: Martin Eckert

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 6/24/16




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Homestead High School Class of 2016 student Whitney Lieberman is taking the culinary world by storm with the publication of her new cookbook.  Whitney transformed her love for easy-to-make vegan meals into a cookbook entitled 'Freshly Vegan: Plant-Based Recipes for Beginners.'  

 

Click here to read a newspaper article about Whitney's endeavor and click here to learn more about her cookbook.

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 6/17/16




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The Fremont Union High School District is home to nearly 1,000 staff members and each year a Teacher of the Year and a Classified Employee of the Year is selected from each of the high schools and Adult and Community Education, as well as the selection of a Classified Employee of the Year from the FUHSD District Office.  

Click here to learn more about these extraordinary FUHSD staff members -- and to read an article about this year's Teachers of the Year.  

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 6/16/16




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For many, it is very difficult to consider giving a speech in public.  However, consider just how much more challenging it would be to write and deliver a speech in a language that is not your first language.  And yet, that is the task that over three hundred FUHSD students take on and master in connection with the annual FUHSD English Learner Speech Contest.  

 

The contest provides an opportunity for students who are new to this country or who have very limited English skills to select a topic, prepare a speech, and present the speech before judges.  Hundreds of students from throughout FUHSD participate in this event and deliver either an informative or persuasive speech.  Top scoring students advance from two preliminary rounds to the final round which determines the final standings.  An elaborate and spirited awards ceremony concludes the evening.  

 

Click here to read a newspaper article with more information about the 2016 English Learner Speech Contest and click here to learn more about why this program was selected for a coveted award that profiles exemplary educational programs.  

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 6/16/16




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Each year the US Department of Energy sponsors a National Science Bowl and this year the team from Lynbrook High School placed second and won $1,000 for the school as well as a five day science trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park.  The team members are Jeffrey Chang, Pranav Lalgudi, Sean Meng, Ahbinav Naikawadi, and Richard Liu, and Lester Leung their advisor and Lynbrook science teacher advised and accompanied the team to the competition.

 

Click here to learn more about the Science Bowl and click here for a link to the Science Bowl video (The event starts at 48:02 and ends at 1:03:47; the LHS team accepts their award at 1:41).

 

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Posted by: Sue Larson
Published: 5/2/16