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The multiple fires burning in Napa and Sonoma continue to negatively impact air quality for the greater Bay Area, with the Santa Clara Valley predicted to remain in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range on the Air Quality Index through Sunday. For this reason, we have made the determination to cancel all sports practices, games and band activities, including the Cupertino Tournament of Bands, for the remainder of the week and through the weekend. All school districts in the Central Coast Section (CCS) are also canceling athletic events for the weekend.

We will continue to monitor air quality conditions and keep you informed as the situation progresses.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment caused by the cancellation of these very special events, however the safety of our students and families remains our top priority.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 10/13/17




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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 launched a Office Hours program last Spring, which will continue to be piloted over the course of the next year. 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 next Board Office Hours session on Thursday, October 19 at Homestead High School from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the staff lounge. This program provides 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 Barbara Nunes will be in attendance at this Board Office Hours session. Please view the attached flyer for more details, or visit www.fuhsd.org/boardofficehours.

     

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 10/4/17




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Sand Hill Property Company, owner of the Vallco Mall, has made an unprecedented offer to the Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) to provide temporary facilities at the vacant mall for the FUHSD Adult School rent-free during the planned construction and modernization of the current FUHSD facilities at 589 W. Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale. The free use of these facilities represents a more than $4 million savings to the District and its taxpayers over the expected four years of this agreement. FUHSD will pay only for utilities and operational costs during this time. 
 

“When the FUHSD Adult School informed us of their short-term need, we wanted to make sure this valued program could continue without interruption so we extended an offer to the school district to occupy some of our obsolete space at the mall. The Adult School is of tremendous value to our area providing local adults skills needed to thrive at a time when jobs are very competitive and the cost of living is incredibly high. We couldn’t bear to see this important need go unmet,” said Peter Pau, Principal and Founder of Sand Hill Property Company. 
 

Construction on the new permanent facility, which is located behind the FUHSD District Office and includes FUHSD’s Educational Options programs, is expected to begin in Spring 2018. The FUHSD Adult School will then be temporarily relocated to the Vallco Mall in Summer 2018 for a period of three to four years, where approximately twelve to fifteen classrooms will be constructed using modular walls. 
 

“We are thrilled that Sand Hill Property Company has offered our Adult School temporary housing at Vallco so that the 16,000 adult students we serve annually will have no disruption in service,” said Superintendent Polly Bove. “While we are best known for our five outstanding high schools, the FUHSD Adult School is actually our largest program, providing critical assistance and support to members of the community in many areas – from English as a second language and citizenship, to Career Technical Education and employment skills. By utilizing the space available at Vallco, the District and taxpayers will save a total of more than $4 million in temporary rental fees and ensure our residents continue to experience the same high-quality courses currently offered. We are grateful to Sand Hill for working with us as a community partner to ensure the continuation of these essential services and to the City of Cupertino who helped facilitate the permit process.”
 

FUHSD has had a longstanding commitment to engaging and teaching adults and children in the community before and far beyond the four years of high school. The educational services provided by the FUHSD Adult School enhance life-long learning opportunities and aid students who may wish to transition to college or the workforce.

 

For more information about the temporary FUHSD Adult School facilities at Vallco Mall, please read the attached FAQ. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/27/17




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Congratulations to the staff of Monta Vista High School's student newspaper El Estoque, which has been named as one of 49 finalists for the Newspaper Pacemaker Award by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA)! Award winners will be announced at the NSPA Fall Convention in Dallas this November. The NSPA Pacemaker award has a rich tradition and the association started presenting the award to high school newspapers a few years after the organization was founded in 1921. Throughout the years, yearbooks, magazines, online sites and broadcast programs were added to the competition. Read more about the Newspaper Pacemaker Award and all the finalists at http://studentpress.org/nspa/awards/npf17/


The students of the FUHSD Intra-District Council (IDC) have created a short video to let their peers know about upcoming district-wide events and encourage them to get involved with IDC. Watch the video on YouTube

 

The Fremont Union High Schools Foundation attended this week’s Board Meeting to make their annual check presentation to the Board of Trustees. Foundation President Loy Oppus presented the Fremont Union High School District Board of Trustees with a check for $250,000, which will help support STEM programs, robotics, drama and more.


 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/22/17




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Dear FUHSD parents and families, 

 

As you may know, the 2017 FUHSD College Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21 at Fremont High School. While the District is excited to be able to continue to provide this valuable informational event to our students and parents, we are aware of the challenge that the date poses for some of our families as it falls on Rosh Hashanah. Unfortunately, FUHSD was assigned this date by the consortium of colleges that schedules college fairs throughout the state. The District did immediately request another date, however with hundreds of events being scheduled each year, we were unable to secure an alternative date and time. The only other option available was for a date in November, which would have been far too late to support our families in getting the critical information they need. 

 

Below we have provided information on several local and online college fairs which are open to the general public and which may be of interest to you and your student(s):

 

Sept. 25, 2017

The Big Virtual College Admissions Fair

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST

To register: https://collegefair.thebigvirtual.com/national-online-college-admissions-fair-high-school-counselor-registration-and-information

 

Oct. 8, 2017 

NACAC Fall 2017 Silicon Valley STEM College and Career Fair

Santa Clara Convention Center

Exhibit Halls C & D

5001 Great America Parkway

Santa Clara, CA 95054

1 to 4 p.m.

To register: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/stem-college-and-career-fairs/silicon-valley-stem-college-and-career-fair

 

For additional information and resources, please contact your school¹s College and Career Advisor. 

 

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by the conflict of the College Fair and Rosh Hashanah and we will continue to try and minimize scheduling conflicts of this nature in the future. 

 

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Estimados padres y familias de FUHSD,

 

Como ya sabrán, la Feria Universitaria 2017 FUHSD está programada para el Jueves, 21 de Septiembre en la Fremont High School.  Mientras que el Distrito se complace en ser capaz de seguir ofreciendo este valioso evento informativo a nuestros estudiantes y padres, somos conscientes del reto que plantea la fecha para algunas de nuestras familias, ya que cae en Rosh Hashaná.  Desafortunadamente, FUHSD fue asignado esta fecha por el consorcio de colegios que programa ferias de la universidad en todo el estado.  El Distrito solicitó inmediatamente otra fecha, sin embargo, con cientos de eventos programados cada año, no pudimos obtener una fecha y hora alternativas. La única opción disponible era para una fecha en Noviembre, que habría sido demasiado tarde para apoyar a nuestras familias en obtener la información crítica que necesitan.

 

A continuación, hemos proporcionado información sobre varias ferias universitarias locales y en línea que están abiertas al público en general y que pueden ser de interés para usted y su (s) estudiante (s):

 

Septiembre 25, 2017
The Big Virtual College Admissions Fair
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST
Para registrarse: https://collegefair.thebigvirtual.com/national-online-college-admissions-fair-high-school-counselor-registration-and-information

 

Octubre 8, 2017 
NACAC Fall 2017 Silicon Valley STEM College and Career Fair
Santa Clara Convention Center
Exhibit Halls C & D
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
1 to 4 p.m.

 

Para registrarse: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/stem-college-and-career-fairs/silicon-valley-stem-college-and-career-fair/ 

 

Para obtener información y recursos adicionales, comuníquese con el Asesor de Colegio y Carrera de su escuela.
 
Nos disculpamos sinceramente por las molestias causadas por el conflicto de la Feria del Colegio y Rosh Hashaná y seguiremos tratando de minimizar conflictos de programación de esta naturaleza en el futuro.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/14/17




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Dear FUHSD community,
 
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally announced that it has initiated the phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). In light of this announcement, our District wants to reaffirm our commitment to supporting all students and families. 
 
The DACA program has nearly 800,000 participants, including 15,000 here in Santa Clara County, according to data from the Migration Policy Institute. This recent announcement and the resulting uncertainty around DACA has most certainly created anxiety for some students and families in our schools. We want to make sure our students and their families know their rights, and that we are here to support each and every student regardless of immigration status. Our employees continue to stand unified in our belief that every student deserves access to the highest quality public education. In February 2017, our Board of Trustees passed Resolution #1617-12 In Support of Students and Release of Records to address some of the uncertainty that was felt by members of our school community and reassure students and families, whether documented or not, that the Fremont Union High School District is a safe and welcoming place to attend school for all students (Resolution #1617-12 is supported by Board Policy 5125 and Administrative Regulation 5125). We remain optimistic that the members of Congress will work together over the coming months to craft a solution that will offer students enrolled in the DACA program the stability and protection necessary to pursue their education with confidence and security. 
 
Established by President Barack Obama in 2012, the DACA program granted temporary protection from deportation to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before the age of 16, have resided here since June 2007 and met additional requirements. According to last week’s announcement, the Trump administration will stop considering new applications for legal status dated after Sept. 5, but will allow any DACA recipients with a permit set to expire before March 5, 2018, the opportunity to apply for a two-year renewal by October 5. Individuals whose permits expire on March 6 or later will begin to lose their protections and work permits as soon as they expire. Please review the DHS’s Frequently Asked Questions and other resources below which have been compiled to assist our families and schools and provide relevant information. FUHSD will continue to share information with the community as we receive it, and provide resources as appropriate. 
 

RESOURCES

Immigrant Legal Resource Center – What Do I Need to Know if the DACA Program Ends?

Education Trust West – Undocumented Students in California: What you Should Know

 

 

Estimada comunidad FUHSD, 
 
Esta semana, el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) anunció formalmente que ha iniciado la eliminación del programa conocido como Acción Diferida para los Llegados de la Infancia (DACA). A la luz de este anuncio, nuestro Distrito quiere reafirmar nuestro compromiso de apoyar a todos los estudiantes y sus familias.
 
El programa DACA tiene cerca de 80,000 participantes, incluyendo 15,000 aquí en el condado de Santa Clara, según datos del Instituto de Políticas Migratorias. El anuncio de ayer y la incertidumbre resultante alrededor de DACA ciertamente han creado ansiedad para algunos estudiantes y familias en nuestras escuelas. Queremos asegurarnos de que nuestros estudiantes y sus familias conozcan sus derechos, y que estamos aquí para apoyar a todos y cada uno de los estudiantes, independientemente del estado de inmigración. Nuestros empleados siguen estando unidos en nuestra creencia de que cada estudiante merece el acceso a la más alta calidad de la educación pública.  En Febrero de 2017, nuestra Junta de Síndicos pasó Resolution #1617-12 In Support of Students and Release of Records para abordar parte de la incertidumbre que sentían los miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar y asegurar a los estudiantes y familias, documentados o no, que el Distrito Escolar Fremont Union High School es un lugar seguro y acogedor para asistir a la escuela para todos los estudiantes (Resolution #1617-12 is supported by Board Policy 5125 and Administrative Regulation 5125). Seguimos siendo optimistas de que los miembros del Congreso trabajarán juntos durante los próximos meses para elaborar una solución que ofrezca a los estudiantes inscritos en el programa DACA la estabilidad y protección necesarias para continuar su educación con confianza y seguridad.
 
Establecido por el Presidente Barack Obama en 2012, el programa DACA otorgó protección temporal contra la deportación a inmigrantes indocumentados que llegaron a los Estados Unidos antes de los 16 años de edad, residen aquí desde Junio de 2007 y cumplieron con requisitos adicionales. De acuerdo con el anuncio de ayer, la administración de Trump dejará de considerar nuevas solicitudes de estatus legal fechadas después del 5 de Septiembre, pero permitirá a cualquier receptor de DACA con un permiso expirar antes del 5 de Marzo de 2018, la oportunidad de solicitar una renovación de dos años para el 5 de Octubre. Las personas cuales permisos expiran el 6 de Marzo o más tarde comenzarán a perder sus protecciones y permisos de trabajo tan pronto como expiren. Por favor revise las Preguntas Frecuentes del DHS y otros recursos a continuación que se han compilado para ayudar a nuestras familias y escuelas y proporcionar información relevante. FUHSD continuará compartiendo información con la comunidad tal como la recibimos y proporcionará los recursos apropiados. 

 

RECURSOS 

Preguntas frecuentes: Anulación de la acción diferida para los llegados en la infancia (DACA)  

Nuevas preguntas y respuestas sobre DACA

Estudiantes y Familias Indocumentadas: Los Hechos

Escuelas Seguras y Recursos Para Estudiantes Indocumentados

¿QUÉ DEBO SABER SI EL PROGRAMA DACA SE TERMINA? 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/12/17




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FUHSD students, teachers, staff, trustees and community members continued a cherished Fremont High School tradition on Aug. 31, participating in the 35th Annual Watermelon Run and braving the more than 90° heat to compete in this special event. After completing the two-mile run/walk, participants enjoyed freshly sliced watermelon with friends. 


Cupertino High School has adopted a high school in Houston, Texas to help support teachers and students as they return to school after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The school itself was flooded and all of the students at the school were displaced, with water rising even to flood second-story apartments. Principal Tomberlain has been in contact with Principal Dr. Demetrius McCall of C.E. King High School, where staff and students are in need of supplies of all sorts—for both classroom recovery and student support. Tino’ students are putting together promotional materials for the donation drive to take place the week of Sept. 4. 

 

Construction continues at all five high schools on the following projects: 

  • Lynbrook Field House and PE classroom;
  • Fremont GSS and classroom building;
  • Cupertino classroom and science building;
  • Monta Vista classroom building; and
  • Homestead Inovation Hub.


Construction at Cupertino High School 


Construction at Lynbrook High School 

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/6/17




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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 Fall session of the popular College Essay Workshop for High School Seniors (Class of 2018). These courses, taught by FUHSD English teachers, will help students draft and revise a personal essay for the UCs or a private school of their choice. Students will have several opportunities to work one-on-one with instructors to revise their essays. For more information and to register for a class, please view the attached documents. The deadline for the first round of registration is Tuesday, September 12, 2017. For more information, please contact Josh Maisel, Coordinator of Academic Interventions, at (408) 522-2297 or go to the website: http://fuhsd.org/cpw. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/5/17




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Dear FUHSD parents:

 

As you may be aware, the weather forecast for today includes extremely high temperatures. The safety and well being of our students and staff is a top priority and we will continue to monitor the heat index for our area today and over the coming days. 

 

During days with extremely high heat, our District and schools have procedures in place to ensure that students have modified outdoor activities, including for PE classes and athletics events, and alternate spaces to keep cool during brunch and lunch times. When the temperature exceeds 95 degrees we will implement the following precautions:

•    Closely monitor individual student conditions.
•    Encourage students to bring containers of water to help stay hydrated.
•    Encourage students to take water fountain breaks frequently throughout the day.
•    Restrict duration and intensity, or prohibit, outdoor physical activity.
•    Consider a schedule change.

 

If the heat exceeds 102 degrees, all students will be kept in shaded areas or indoors. 

 

At this time, due to the excessive heat warning, the District has decided to cancel all of our afternoon games and practices. Varsity games beginning after 7 p.m. are tentatively scheduled to continue as planned, but we will continue to actively monitor the situation. All Saturday afternoon outdoor practices for band and athletic teams have also been cancelled. 

 

The following are some tips to avoid heat exhaustion and help prepare your children for the excessive heat we may be experiencing for the next several days:

•    Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.
•    Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
•    Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
•    Postpone outdoor games and activities.
•    If you must be outdoors, find shaded spots to stay cool. 

 

If your child has a particular medical condition that is exacerbated by the heat, please notify the office staff at your campus.  

 

Thank you in advance for your assistance as we support the safety and well being of our entire school community. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Polly Bove
Superintendent 

 

Estimados Padres de FUHSD:

 

Como es de su conocimiento, la previsión meteorológica para hoy incluye temperaturas extremadamente altas. La seguridad y el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes y personal es una prioridad y seguiremos monitoreando el índice de calor de nuestra área hoy y en los próximos días.

 

Durante los días con un calor extremadamente alto, nuestro Distrito y las escuelas tienen procedimientos para asegurar que los estudiantes han modificado las actividades al aire libre, incluyendo clases de educación física y eventos de atletismo, y espacios alternos para mantenerse frescos durante el almuerzo y la hora del lonche. Cuando la temperatura supere los 95 grados, implementaremos las siguientes precauciones:

•    Vigilar de cerca las condiciones individuales de los estudiantes.
•    Animar a los estudiantes a traer contenedores de agua para ayudarlos a mantenerse hidratados
•    Animar a los estudiantes a tomar descansos para tomar agua de la fuente frecuentemente durante el día
•    Restringir la duración y la intensidad, o prohibir, la actividad física al aire libre
•    Considar un cambio de horario

 

Si el calor excede los 102 grados, todos los estudiantes serán mantenidos en áreas compartidas o en el interior 

 

En este momento, debido a la excesiva advertencia de calor, el Distrito ha decidido cancelar todos nuestros juegos y prácticas de la tarde. Los juegos de Varsity que comienzan después de las 7 p.m. se han programado provisionalmente para continuar como estaba previsto, pero seguiremos monitoreando activamente la situación. Todos los Sábados por la tarde las prácticas al aire libre para la banda y los equipos atléticos también han sido cancelados.

 

Los siguientes son algunos consejos para evitar el agotamiento por calor y ayudar a preparar a sus hijos para el calor excesivo que puede estar experimentando durante los próximos días:

•    Manténgase hidratado bebiendo muchos líquidos
•    Use ropa suelta, ligera y de color claro. Evite los colores oscuros porque absorben los rayos del sol.
•    Reduzca la velocidad, permanezca en el interior y evite ejercicios vigoroso durante la parte más caliente del día.
•    Posponer juegos al aire libre y actividades.
•    Si tiene que estar al aire libre, encontrar lugares con sombra para mantenerse fresco.

 

Si su hijo tiene una condición médica particular que es agravada por el calor, por favor notifique al personal de la oficina en su campus.

 

Gracias de antemano por su ayuda ya que apoyamos la seguridad y el bienestar de toda nuestra comunidad escolar.

 

Sinceramente,

 

Polly Bove
Superintendent

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 9/1/17




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Homestead High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) continued their success at the 75th anniversary of FBLA’s National Leadership Conference, which took place this summer in Anaheim, CA. At the conference, over 9,000 FBLA members had the opportunity to compete in over 70 events to win more than $170,000 in cash awards. These events covered topics ranging from Accounting to Word Processing. In addition to competitions, students had the opportunity to meet fellow members from different parts of the country, attend interactive workshops led by business professionals, visit an information-packed exhibit hall, hear from motivational speakers and spend a day at the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks. At the State Leadership Conference in April 2017, Homestead FBLA qualified 82 members to compete in 40 events at the National Leadership Conference. Of these 82 members, 61 of them received national recognition by finishing in the top 10 of their event, in 25 different events. HHS FBLA had took home two national championships: Nadav Bronicki in Business Law, and Valerie Hu, Kevin Ham and Zibaa Adil for their Partnership with Business collaboration with Shutterfly. 

 

Fremont High School ASB and Leadership students and staff hosted a special Welcome Wagon event to start off the first day of the new school year with positive engagement and to foster a sense of inclusion for all students and the entire Firebird community!

Earlier this month, the FUHSD Board of Trustees honored Joe Hamilton, Nancy Harper, Chuck Thompson, Homer Tong and Dennis Whittaker with special Friends of Education awards for their major contributions to our district and its students as founding members of the Fremont Union High Schools Foundation. Student Board Member Samantha Millar, of Monta Vista High School, was also seated at the Board Meeting on August 15. 

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 8/29/17




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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 launched a Office Hours program last Spring, which will continue to be piloted over the course of the next year. 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 next Board Office Hours session on Tuesday, August 22 at Monta Vista High School from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Library. This program provides community members with the opportunity to find out more about the work of the Board and District, ask questions and provide valuable feedback. Trustees Hung Wei and Roy Rocklin will be in attendance at this 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: 8/9/17




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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: Rachel Zlotziver
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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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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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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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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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