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On May 22, Superintendent Polly Bove presented to the community during a special session at Cupertino City Hall on the impact of development, specifically the Vallco development, on school funding and enrollment. 

 

For those unable to attend this special session, the presentations made by Superintendent Bove and the District's demographer Tom Williams are being made available to the public here. The presentation was also filmed, and can be viewed at https://youtu.be/kAL_nICwBW8

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 5/23/18




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Join us for the final Board Office Hours session of the 2017-18 school year on May 17 at Cupertino High School! Meet Trustees Jeff Moe and Roy Rocklin, ask questions about critical education issues and find out more about the work of the Board and FUHSD. The Board Office Hours will be held in the Cupertino College and Career Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m.


 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 5/4/18




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Congratulations to superstar Homestead High School math teacher Andrea Westgate, just announced as the Fremont Union High School District Teacher of the Year for 2018!

 

Each year, the Santa Clara County Office of Education recognizes an exceptional teacher from each of the more than 30 school districts in the county at the annual Teacher Recognition Celebration. This October, Andrea will be honored and celebrated by her family, friends and colleagues as the FUHSD Teacher of the Year at the 49th Annual Teacher Recognition Celebration.

 

Andrea first joined the FUHSD family in 1997, leaving for several years to teach at the American School of Paris, before returning home to Homestead. Andrea currently teaches AP Calculus AB, Algebra 1 and Academic Foundations. She is also the Quiz Bowl co-advisor, a former class advisor and former advisor of Model United Nations. 

 

Andrea was chosen for this honor because of her tireless work ethic and commitment to supporting students at all levels. Principal Greg Giglio shares that she is caring and compassionate, always looking at how best to work with students and colleagues. Her team members find her to be a valuable resource and she has dedicated herself to helping improve instruction not only in her class and on the Homestead campus, but across the District. 


 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 4/30/18




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The annual FUHSD Art Show is now underway, running through Friday, May 11 at the District Office, located at 589 W. Fremont Avenue. Please stop in and enjoy the amazing artwork by our many talented students. 

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 4/9/18




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Congratulations to Fremont High School sophomore Neeraja Beesetti, who took home the top prize in the 2018 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest! This contest received thousands of entries as it is open to all students in Kindergarten through 12th grade across California. Neeraja's piece was entitled Exploration and was based upon her personal experience of whale watching in San Diego last Summer. Way to go Neeraja!

 


 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 4/6/18




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Parents and community members are invited to a special community forum to provide feedback on the qualities and characteristics that you would like to see in the next Monta Vista High School Principal. Join us on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the MVHS Auditorium to provide valuable input as part of our District's Principal search process.

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 3/19/18




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As you know, just before the February break there was a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The news of this tragedy and the many others before it have left our nation and community shaken and heartbroken for the victims and for the families, friends, peers and communities that mourn their loss.

 

We want to assure you that our schools are safe places for our students and staff. This is our highest priority. 

 

School Safety
The Fremont Union High School District partners with local law enforcement to conduct annual “Run, Hide, Defend” trainings and drills on our campuses so that staff and students are as prepared as possible in the event that the unthinkable happens on one of our campuses. In addition, our schools conduct annual reviews and updates of their respective School Safety Plans. There are also many mental health and wellness structures in place, including services provided by our school psychologists and counselors.  

 

In the event of an emergency on your child’s campus, we enact our School Safety Plans procedures. We secure students and staff, notify law enforcement, who take over management of the incident, and notify families. The District will communicate with you through the primary phone and email address listed in your child’s school records. Please make sure you update your child’s school as your contact information changes. 

 

Talking with Students
These unimaginable events are so difficult to understand, let alone explain to students. There are links below to resources to help you navigate conversations within your families and our community.

 

Walkouts
We are aware of a number of nationwide student-led walkouts being planned to bring attention to the issue of school violence and as a remembrance of the victims of Parkland and other school shootings. We know you entrust us with your child’s safety and we are actively planning for varying scenarios. The walkout gaining the most interest from students is scheduled for Wednesday, March 14 from 10 to 10:17 a.m.

 

The paramount responsibility of the District is to keep our students safe and to ensure that all students, regardless of their personal views, feel valued and cared for. It is understood that some students may choose to leave class during the aforementioned 17-minute interval. School administration will supervise any students who choose to walk out during this time in order to ensure student safety, while strongly encouraging students not to leave campus.


We are reminding and expecting students and community members to be open to varying opinions and to keep communication and behavior toward one another peaceful, respectful and safe. We are not facilitating one message or belief over another; we are creating safe space for all students during a time many wish to explore and exercise their right to free speech through a student-initiated event. We would like all students to remain on campus and not miss their educational day. 

 

If you have any questions or thoughts you would like to share with us, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Coordinator of Communications, Rachel Zlotziver, at Rachel_zlotziver@fuhsd.org. 

 

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Resources
Talking to Children About Violence (NASP): https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/talking-to-children-about-violence-tips-for-parents-and-teachers 
 

 

Addressing Grief (NASP): https://www.lacoe.edu/Portals/0/StudentServices/Addressing_Grief_Tips_for_Teachers_and_Administrators_FINAL.pdf 


Helping Youth After Community Trauma: https://www.lacoe.edu/Portals/0/StudentServices/helping_youth_after_community_violence_educators.pdf 


Parent Tips for School Aged Children (NCTSN): http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/pfa/english/appendix_e6_tips_for_parents_with_schoolage_children.pdf 


School Safety Resources (National PTA): https://www.pta.org/home/family-resources/safety/School-Safety 


Run, Hide, Defend Video (San Jose Police Department): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOpwpW54CmE&feature=youtu.be 


Safe Schools Planning (CDE) - https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/vp/safeschlplanning.asp 


Resources for Responding to Trauma and Tragedy (Edutopia): https://www.edutopia.org/article/helping-students-trauma-tragedy-grief-resources 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 3/8/18




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FUHSD will begin the process of searching for a new principal for Monta Vista High School, following the announcement by current Principal April Scott that she will be retiring, effective at the end of the current school year.

 

Principal Scott's fourteen year tenure as the beloved principal of Monta Vista High School has capped a career of 30 years of dedicated service to the Fremont Union High School District, during which time she has served as a math teacher, mentor teacher, department lead, assistant principal and Director of Educational Services.

 

We recognize that the departure of Principal Scott represents a significant change for the Monta Vista community. Throughout the month of March, FUHSD will be seeking input from students, staff, parents and the broader community to ensure that the next principal has the desired characteristics and leadership traits to build on Monta Vista’s many successes, maintain its exemplary academic record and continue to nurture our students as they learn, grow and work towards becoming productive citizens in the world.

 

Opportunities for community input will be provided during the following forums:

  • Faculty and Staff: MVHS Staff Meeting on March 13 (Library) and Prep Period Meetings on March 16 (Conference Room 1)
  • Students: March 22 at 9:15 a.m. during Tutorial (Auditorium)
  • Parents and Community: MVHS PTSA Meeting on March 27 at 7 p.m. (Auditorium)

Interviews for the principal position are tentatively scheduled for April. Candidates who are moved forward will make site visits to Monta Vista in late April, with a selection to be made in May. Once approved, Principal Scott will be working with her successor to ensure a smooth transition for the entire school community.

 

Thank you in advance for your support as we work together to find the best possible candidate to succeed Principal Scott at the helm of Monta Vista High School. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Paula Robinson, Director of Human Resources, at (408) 522-2279. 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 3/5/18




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Join us to honor the 2018 inductees to the FHS Hall of Fame, Bruce Wilhelm (Class of '63), Chuck Lyndall Stowell (Class of '63), Bob Moles (Class of '72), Gino Blefari (Class of '73), Tom Tognoli (Class of '82) and Jane Keel Carter (Class of '83) at the 3rd Annual Alumni Hall of Fame event on March 16.

 

Purchase your tickets at www.biddingforgood.com/hof2018. 


 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 2/22/18




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The FUHSD Board of Trustees invites you to the next Board Office Hours session of the 2017-18 school year 
 
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, March 8 at Lynbrook High School from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Library (Study Room). 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 Barbara Nunes and Hung Wei will be in attendance at this Board Office Hours session. Please view the attached flyer for more details, or visit www.fuhsd.org/boardofficehours.    


 

La Mesa Directiva de FUHSD le invita a asistir a la próxima sesión de Horas de Oficina del año escolar 2017-18

En reconocimiento del papel crítico que desempeñan la comunicación, la transparencia y la accesibilidad en la relación entre la Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escolar Fremont Union High School (FUHSD) y los padres, familias y miembros de la comunidad que residen en FUHSD, la Junta lanzó un programa de Horas de Oficina en la primavera pasada, el cual continuará siendo piloto a lo largo del próximo año.  Creemos que las reuniones regulares de puertas abiertas y el diálogo entre la Junta y los miembros de la comunidad ayudarán a continuar fortaleciendo la comunicación positiva y la confianza entre el Distrito y los estudiantes, las familias y los residentes a quienes sirve.
 
Usted está invitado a asistir a nuestra próxima sesión de Horario de Oficina el Jueves, 8 de Marzo en la Lynbrook High School de 6 a 7:30 p.m. en la biblioteca. Este programa proporciona a los miembros de la comunidad la oportunidad de conocer más sobre el trabajo de la Junta y el Distrito, hacer preguntas y proporcionar información valiosa. Síndicos Barbara Nunes y Hung Wei estarán presentes en esta sesión de Horas Oficina de la Junta. Por favor vea el folleto adjunto para más detalles, o visite www.fuhsd.org/boardofficehours.  

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 2/16/18




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Are you interested in working for an incredible school district that is passionate about helping all students achieve at high levels? Join FUHSD on Saturday, March 3 for our annual Special Education Teacher Job Fair to learn about our programs and services directly from current teachers and administrators!

 

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


 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 2/13/18




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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 (Class of 2019). These courses, offered on four of our five 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 review the attached documents below. The deadline for the first round of registration is Wednesday, Feb.14, 2018.  For more information, please contact Josh Maisel, Coordinator of Academic Interventions, at (408) 522-2297.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 2/5/18




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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. 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, Feb. 8 at Fremont High School from 6 to 7:30 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 Jeff Moe and Bill Wilson 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, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 1/24/18




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Dear FUHSD parents and families,
 
Over the last two years, the Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) has been working diligently to address the issue of declining enrollment at Lynbrook High School (LHS). When enrollment projections in 2015 indicated that LHS would see a significant decline in students by the year 2020, the District formed the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to explore possible solutions that would allow LHS to maintain its robust course offerings and extracurricular options for students.
 
In November 2016, the CAC presented the following recommendation to the FUHSD Board of Trustees, which was unanimously approved via Resolution No. 1617-08: Approving a Supplemental School Assignment Plan for Lynbrook High School:
 
1.         that all 8th Graders attending Miller Middle School and McAuliffe School who reside in the FUHSD attendance area, but not within the Lynbrook attendance area, have the option to choose to attend Lynbrook for high school; and
2.         that all 8th Graders who reside in the Hyde Middle School attendance area, as such attendance area is defined as of November 1, 2016, have the option to apply to attend Lynbrook for high school, and if there are more Hyde Middle School applicants than available slots at Lynbrook, a lottery system will be used to (randomly) select students from among the applications received.
 
Thus far, the Lynbrook Supplemental School Assignment Plan (LSSAP) has been successful in producing the number of intra-District transfers necessary to sustain enrollment and the comprehensive selection of courses at LHS. The members of the CAC met and reviewed the LSSAP's progress on December 19, 2017 and found that it had created no undesirable effects on LHS or any of the other four high schools in the District.
 
In light of this success, and because current enrollment projections indicate that the rate of enrollment decline for LHS in the next two years will continue at a rate that the LSSAP will be able to address, the CAC has made a unanimous recommendation to the Board of Trustees to extend the LSSAP for another two years, with the annual rate of transfers into LHS not to exceed 90 students per year. This means that 8th graders attending McAuliffe and Miller will be able to choose to attend LHS for their 9th grade year, and 8th graders who reside in the Hyde Middle School attendance area will be able to apply to attend LHS for their 9th grade year. This recommendation was presented to the Board of Trustees on Jan. 9, where it was unanimously approved.
 
As the enrollment decline is projected to affect other parts of the District and worsen after two years, the Superintendent has asked the CAC to extend its work for an additional two years to assist FUHSD in coming up with effective, community-oriented strategies and solutions to recommend to the Board of Trustees regarding the longer-term future. All CAC members voted unanimously to accept this request.
 
Additional specific information on the transfer application process will be mailed this month to families in the Fremont Union High School District with qualifying 8th graders to advise them of their options for the coming 2018-19 school year.
 
Should you have any questions about the Board of Trustees’ decision or the LSSAP transfer application process, please contact the Enrollment and Residency Office at (408) 522-2280 or via email at enrollment_residency@fuhsd.org. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Polly Bove
Superintendent 

 

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Estimados padres y familias de FUHSD

 

En los últimos dos años, el Distrito Fremont Union High School (FUHSD) ha estado trabajando diligentemente para abordar el problema de la disminución de la inscripción en Lynbrook High School (LHS). Cuando las proyecciones de inscripción en 2015 indicaron que LHS vería una disminución significativa en los estudiantes para el año 2020, el Distrito formó el Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) para explorar posibles soluciones que le permitan a LHS mantener sus cursos robustos y opciones extracurriculares para estudiantes.

 

En Noviembre de 2016, el CAC presentó la siguiente recomendación al Junta de Síndicos FUHSD, que fue aprobada por unanimidad mediante la Resolución No. 1617-08: Aprobación de un Plan Suplementario de Asignación Escolar para Lynbrook High School:

 

1.    que todos los estudiantes de grado 8 que asisten a Miller Middle School y McAuliffe School que residen en el área de asistencia de FUHSD, pero no dentro del área de asistencia de Lynbrook, tienen la opción de elegir asistir a Lynbrook para la high school; y

2.    que todos los estudiantes de grado 8 que residen en el área de asistencia de Hyde Middle School, ya que dicha área de asistencia se define a partir del 1 de Noviembre de 2016, tienen la opción de inscribirse para asistir a Lynbrook parala High School, y si hay más solicitantes de Hyde Middle School que espacios disponibles en Lynbrook, se usará un sistema de lotería para seleccionar (aleatoriamente) estudiantes de entre las solicitudes recibidas.

 

Hasta ahora, el Plan de Asignación de Escuela Suplementaria de Lynbrook (LSSAP) ha tenido éxito en la producción de la cantidad de transferencias dentro del Distrito necesarias para mantener la inscripción y la selección integral de cursos en LHS. Los miembros del CAC se reunieron y revisaron el progreso del LSSAP el 19 de Diciembre de 2017 y descubrieron que no había creado efectos no deseados en LHS o en cualquiera de las otras cuatro escuelas secundarias en el Distrito.

 

A la luz de este éxito, y debido a que las proyecciones actuales de inscripción indican que la tasa de disminución de inscripción para LHS en los próximos dos años continuará a un ritmo que el LSSAP podrá abordar, el CAC hizo una recomendación unánime al Junta de Síndicos FUHSD para extender el LSSAP por otros dos años, con la tasa anual de transferencias a LHS que no exceda los 90 estudiantes por año. Esto significa que los estudiantes de grado 8 que asisten a McAuliffe y Miller podrán elegir asistir a LHS para su noveno grado, y los estudiantes de grado 8 que residen en el área de asistencia de Hyde Middle School podrán inscribirse para asistir a LHS para su noveno grado. Esta recomendación fue presentada a la Junta de Síndicos FUHSD el 9 de Enero, donde fue aprobada por unanimidad.

 

Como se prevé que la disminución de la inscripción afectará a otras partes del Distrito y empeorará después de dos años, el Superintendente solicitó al CAC que extienda su trabajo por dos años adicionales para ayudar al FUHSD a encontrar estrategias y soluciones efectivas y orientadas a la comunidad para recomendar a la Junta de Síndicos FUHSD con respecto al futuro a más largo plazo. Todos los miembros de CAC votaron unánimemente para aceptar esta solicitud.

 

Información adicional específica sobre el proceso de solicitud de transferencia se enviará por correo este mes a las familias en el Distrito Fremont Union High School con alumnos de grado  8 que califiquen para informarles sobre sus opciones para el próximo año escolar 2018-19.
 
Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la decisión de la Junta de Síndicos FUHSD o el proceso de solicitud de transferencia de LSSAP, comuníquese con la Oficina de Inscripción y Residencia al (408) 522-2280 o por correo electrónico a enrollment_residency@fuhsd.org. 

Sinceamente,
 
Polly Bove
Superintendent  

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 1/10/18




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Homestead High School’s Mighty Mustang Marching Band performed for the first time in their history at the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena on New Year’s Day. As part of their trip to Pasadena, and in support of this year’s parade theme “Making a Difference,” the Homestead Marching Band performed for children at Shriners Hospital on Dec. 29 as a way to give back to the community in a meaningful way. The full performance of the HHS Mighty Mustang Marching Band can be viewed at https://youtu.be/bffJf0uN-TU (beginning at 1:38). 


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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 1/9/18




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In connection with our ongoing support of student mental wellness, and pursuant to Education Code 215 as added by Assembly Bill 2246, FUHSD is adding supports to our practice addressing student suicide prevention and intervention. The District is also continuing the third year of our partnership with El Camino Hospital in connection with this effort. 

 

On Thursday, Jan. 4, Dr. Glenn Teeter along with Dr. Kelly Troiano will present an evening for parents designed to continue to bring awareness and education to the community around teen mental wellness. Topics that will be explored include the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, suicide prevention education, opportunities to communicate in a healthy way with teens, insights on how your primary care doctor can support your family, and most importantly, knowing when and how to reach out for help. There will be an opportunity for Q&A during the session.

 

Registration required, as seating is limited. Call 800-216-5556 or visit www.elcaminohospital.org/healthymindteens to register.

 

This presentation, along with student assemblies focusing on suicide prevention education, will be provided at each of our campuses over the course of the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. The next parent presentation will be at Cupertino High School on Monday, March 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. While the District will provide specific advertisement for each school, all of the presentations are open to families across the district.

 

Join us on Thursday, Jan. 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fremont High School in the Shannon Theatre as FUHSD continues the conversation on teen mental health. If you have any questions ,please contact Assistant Superintendent Trudy Gross at (408) 522-2203 or trudy_gross@fuhsd.org.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 12/18/17




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Homestead High School’s Mighty Mustang Marching Band is gearing up to perform in the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1. In support of this year’s parade theme “Making a Difference,” the Homestead Marching Band will be performing for the children at Shriners Hospital in Pasadena, as a way to give back in a significant and meaningful way.

 

The Homestead Marching Band will also be delivering donations of coloring books and coloring utensils for the patients at Shriners Hospital, including Love: A Body Positivity Coloring Book, which was recently published by Homestead High School senior Amanda Sun. Love: A Body Positivity Coloring Book is available for purchase on Amazon and can be purchased for donation to the Shriners patients. Additional coloring books and crayon donations can be dropped off in the collection box in the Homestead Main Office through Friday, Dec. 15. Donations after that date can be arranged with Vicki Feltman at vicki_feltman@fuhsd.org.  
 

The Homestead Marching band is #72 in the line-up for the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 12/12/17




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Research shows that Parent Engagement with a child's education is an important factor in student success. The Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) is gathering feedback on your experiences as a family in FUHSD through a Parent Engagement Survey. We as a district want to ensure that families have the knowledge and tools needed to be successful supporters of and advocates for their students.
 

The objectives of this Parent Engagement Survey are to hear from you about your experiences with the district, identify opportunities for and potential barriers to family engagement, and inform the work that the FUHSD Family Engagement Committee is doing this year.
 

Topics in this survey include: engagement with student learning, support from school, challenges for engagement and support, and evaluation of district curriculum and priorities.
 

This survey is provided in English, Spanish and Mandarin.
 

Time to complete this survey is approximately 15 minutes.
 

Your responses will remain completely anonymous and results will be reported in aggregate form.  
 

This survey opens on Monday Nov. 6 and closes on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. 
Your voice matters. Thank you in advance for your participation! Go to the survey now at http://tiny.cc/fremontunion

 

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La investigación muestra que el Compromiso de los Padres con la educación de sus hijos es un factor importante en el éxito de los estudiantes. El Distrito de Fremont Union High School (FUHSD) está recopilando comentarios sobre sus experiencias como familia en FUHSD a través de esta Encuesta de Participación de Padres.  Nosotros, como distrito, queremos asegurarnos de que las familias tengan el conocimiento y las herramientas necesarias para ser partidarios y defensores exitosos de sus estudiantes. 
 

Los objetivos de esta encuesta son escuchar sus experiencias con el distrito, identificar oportunidades y posibles barreras para la participación de la familia e informar el trabajo que el Comité de Participación Familiar de FUHSD está haciendo este año.
 

Los temas de esta encuesta incluyen: compromiso con el aprendizaje de los estudiantes, apoyo de la escuela, desafíos para la participación y el apoyo, y evaluación del plan de estudios y las prioridades del distrito
 

Esta encuesta está disponible en Inglés, Español y Mandarín.
 

El tiempo para completar esta encuesta es de aproximadamente 15 minutos.
 

Sus respuestas permanecerán completamente anónimas y los resultados serán informados en forma agregada.  
 

Esta encuesta abre el Lunes 6 de Noviembre y cierra el Viernes 24 de Noviembre de 2017.


¡SU VOZ IMPORTA! Gracias de antemano por su participación! http://tiny.cc/fremontunion

 

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研究显示,家长参与子女教育是学生成功的重要因素。菲利蒙联合高中学区(FUHSD)通过这次“家长参与调查”收集关于作为FUHSD家庭的经验的反馈。我们作为一个学区,要确保家庭有必要的知识和工具,成为他们的学生成功的支持者和倡导者。
 
本次调查的目的是听取您关于您在该地区的经历,找出家庭参与的机会和潜在障碍,并告知今年FUHSD家庭参与委员会所做的工作。

 

这次调查的主题包括:参与学生学习,来自学校的支持,参与和支持方面的挑战,以及对学区课程和优先事项的评估。

 

本调查提供英文,西班牙文和中文。

 

完成这项调查的时间大约是15分钟。

 

您的答复将保持完全匿名,结果将以汇总形式报告。

 

本调查于11月6日星期一开始,并于2017年11月24日星期五结束。

 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver
Published: 11/6/17




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Congratulations to the Funky Monkeys, Lynbrook's robotics team, who were the Tournament Champions at the 2017 CalGames held at Evergreen Valley High School last weekend. The team also won the Systems Design Award, the top technical award, with special attention to senior Shadaj Laddad's Scala-based software system, and coach David Giandomenico was recognized as the Mentor of the Year. The Lynbrook team entered 2 robots in the competition: The Funky Monkeys - Team 846  and The Banana Breakers - Team 864, with the Banana Breakers finishing in the quarterfinals, and the Funky Monkeys winning the finals!

 


 

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 10/20/17




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Congratulations to the 15 talented scientists from FUHSD announced this week as Semifinalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology: Rajiv Nelakanti from Fremont High School; Kelly Ho and Ethan Hsiao from Cupertino High School; Anika Cheerla, Arjun Subramonian and Iris Xia from Monta Vista High School; and Charles Huang, Flora Huang, Athrv Khoche, Rohan Koodli, Andrew Li, Abhinav Naikawadi, Melissa Wei, Peter Wu and Matthew Zhou from Lynbrook High School.

 

Four of these incredible students are moving forward to the Regional Finals in November: Kelly Ho and Ethan Hsiao from CHS, Charles Huang from LHS and Arjun Subramonian from MVHS.

 

The Siemens Competition is the nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students.  Every year, students submit innovative individual and team research projects to regional and national levels of competition as they vie for college scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $100,000.

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Posted by: Rachel Zlotziver, District Admin, Fremont Union High School District
Published: 10/19/17




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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