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School Mission

To ensure that all students achieve their full 21st century appropriate academic and social potential.


New Reg. Info

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Each school site shall designate a school site contact for assisting students regarding rights and issues of transgender and gender variant students. If school administrators or designated school site contacts have questions regarding assisting students under Board Policy 5145.5 and this regulation AR 5145.5, they shall contact the Director of Elementary or Secondary Education, as appropriate.
List of LGBTQ (Transgender and Gender Variant) Support Contacts


From Child Nutrition


Free & Reduced Meal Applications for 2017/2018 will be available online after July 15th at Paper applications will be available at the District Child Nutrition Office from July 1st and at your school site when they open in August.


Attention Parents/Guardians of Incoming Freshman: 


Please join your AHS Counselors for an Incoming Freshman Morning Chat on Friday, June 9, at 8:15AM in the AHS Library. Counselors will review FUSD graduation requirements, A-G university requirements and gearing up for high school.

Bus Pass Info for 2017/2018

Purchasing School Bus Passes for the 2017-18 School Year

Beginning August 1, 2017, parents may purchase bus passes for the 2017-18 school year online. A link to the online payment portal will be sent in a future update once this service has been activated. 


It is recommended for families to purchase school bus passes online starting August 1, 2017.  Until then, bus passes may be purchased in person at the Transportation Department office, located at 43770 S. Grimmer Blvd. The Transportation Department is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; however, please note bus passes may be purchased between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


The following table shows school bus fares for the 2017-18 school year:


Pass Types


Annual Round Trip*


Annual One Way*


Semester Round Trip


Semester One Way




*Parents have the option to pay for Annual Round Trip and Annual One Way passes in ten (10) monthly installments:

  • Annual Round Trip = $71.00/month
  • Annual One Way = $40.00/month

Skills and Drill basketball camp (Irvington High)


Gold Ribbon logo2017 'Gold Ribbon School'
We are proud to learn Thornton was named a 'Gold Ribbon School' by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

Volleyball playerAmerican HS - Junior Eagle Volleyball Clinic - June 26 - June 30
Girls entering 6th - 8th grade - All abilities and levels welcome. Flyer

Parent Notification about CAASPP

Parent Notification about CAASPP

The information regarding CAASPP was printed in the Student Handbook this year.  This satisfies the legal requirement for parent notification about testing and their ability to opt their children out.  If you’d like to also include the information in your newsletter, that is your choice.  The text below has been modified to include the new information about the California Science Test (CAST).


California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

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


In the spring of 2017, students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the computer adaptive tests in English and math. Students in grades 5, 8, and a state-assigned high school grade will take the new California Science Test (CAST), also administered on the computer.  Please refer to the announcement on the Fremont Unified School District home page “NEW CAASPP California Science Test (CAST)” for more information.   If you would like more information regarding your school’s testing schedule, please contact your school’s main office


Following the spring testing, students will receive individual score reports. Student score reports will be sent home to parents/guardians in late summer/early fall and will include an overall score, a description of the student’s achievement level for English language arts, mathematics, and other information.  No scores will be reported for the science test, as this is a pilot year for the test.


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



District Info

FUSD is on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube!!
Stay up to date with all the news and happenings throughout the Fremont Unified School District. Visit and like FUSD's official Facebook page at Fremont Usd, follow the District on Twitter at @USDFremont, and subscribe for the latest videos on YouTube at Fremont Unified School District. Updated daily, FUSD's Social Media pages are the best resources for the latest information and photos from all 42 schools, District Departments - even news from around the Fremont community. 
From the District Office - Posting of Emergency Information
Reminder to families that information regarding Emergency situations around FUSD such as lockdowns will be posted on the District website at From the homepage under 'Quick Links,' or under the 'Resources & Contacts' tab, click 'Emergency Info.' Information will also be posted on the District Facebook page at Fremont Usd and Twitter page at @USDFremont. Individual schools will also contact families via their respective communication systems as soon as it is safe to do so.

AC transit Service Change for 2016/2017-Effective 8/22/2016-VERY IMPORTANT!!!

AC transit Bus Line 621 will pick up students:


Regular days at 2:46 pm.


Every Wednesday at 12:35pm. NOTE:  AC transit will NOT be available if the Weds. Date is scheduled as a regular day.


AC transit Bus Line 621 will pick up students on the following days at 12:35pm:


Thursday, 12/22

Friday, 2/17

Thursday, 4/13

Friday, 5/26 

Thursday, 6/15


NOTE:  AC transit will NOT be available on


Friday, 10/28

Tuesday, 11/15

Friday, 1/27

Friday, 3/31

Life Touch link for ordering online pictures

Meal Applications On-line
(english, español available - mandarin soon)

Families must re-apply every school year - Please submit only 1 application per household




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Independent study guidlines

Guidelines for Independent Study Contracts

  • Students must be out of school 5 or more days (not ill).

  • Only 1 Independent Study per school year (k-12).

  • Students may not be on short term independent study more than three (3) times while in Grades K-12.

  • Students who have previously been granted an IS Agreement and have not successfully completed a previous IS agreement, are not eligible for any subsequent short-term IS agreements.

  • Must be at least 5 school days and no more than 10 school days.

  • Parents must write a letter stating why they are requesting the Independent Study and the dates the student will be out of school.

  • The letter MUST be given to Attendance Secretary in the Student Office 2 weeks before the scheduled leave date.

  • Students whose achievement is below grade level standards, based on multiple measures, English, or Math may not be eligible for short term Independent Study.

  • No IS Agreements are issued the first twenty (20 school days of the year and the last twenty (20) days of the school year.

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