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Lunch info for 2014/2015

Fremont Unified School District



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TO: All Principals & Secretaries


FROM: Child Nutrition Services


DATE: June 6th, 2014


RE: Elimination of reduced meals & increase in price of paid lunches effective

        2014-15 school year.



Please be informed that effective the school year 2014-15, reduced meals have been removed from all elementary and secondary schools. There will only be free meals and paid meals.


Effective the school year 2014-15, the cost of paid lunch meals at the Elementary Schools will be $3.00 and the cost of paid lunch meals at the Secondary Schools will be $3.50.


Both these proposals were submitted and passed at the Board Meeting held on June 4th, 2014.


Adult lunches effective 2014-15 will cost $4.00.


Thank you,


Elsie Szeto

Director, Nutrition Services

Fremont Unified School District

4210 Technology Drive

Fremont, CA 94538

Ph. No. 510-659-2350

Clipper Youth Apps and AC Transit July Fare Changes

Dear School Administrator:
We have important information to share with you, your students, and their parents:
·         AC Transit removed the requirement for a photo ID on Youth Clipper cards last fall, making it much easier to get a card.
·         New options for submitting Youth Clipper card applications are now available. Families can now apply by mail, email, or fax (or still in person at the downtown Oakland AC Transit office).
·         On July 1, AC Transit will implement significant fare changes, including introducing a Day Pass and eliminating transfers. The price of single-ride cash fares and the Youth 31-Day Pass will stay the same. New discounts will be offered on Clipper.
We ask that you disseminate this information in one or more ways:
·         Forward this email with its attachments to your parent/student email list
·         Print out the flyer and application form attached, and make them available to your students and parents (flyer is attached here in color and black & white; forms are in English, Spanish, or Chineseplease choose whichever makes sense for you!)
·         Post this email as an announcement on your school website with links to the flyer and application forms in English, Spanish, and/or Chinese.  See news on right hand website page for attachments!!!
We want all students and their families to take advantage of the youth pass, discounted fares, and the convenience of the automatically loaded Day Pass. It all starts with getting a Clipper card—and it’s now easier than ever to do it!
If you have any questions, please feel free to reply to this email. You’ll also find more information about the fare change in general at
Thanks for your assistance.
AC Transit Marketing & Community Relations

Alameda County Library's Summer Reading Game

May 20, 2014




Dear Principal:


Summer is coming soon!  Once again, the Alameda County Library is offering a special Summer Reading Game to encourage children to keep reading during the summer.  This year’s game is PAWS TO READ!

In addition to the Summer Reading Game, all branches (Albany, Bookmobile, Castro Valley, Centerville, Dublin, Fremont Main, Irvington, Newark, Niles, San Lorenzo, and Union City) will be hosting special programs (storytellers, puppeteers, etc) throughout the summer. For more information on the special library programs, contact your local branch or check our summer Blog:


We would greatly appreciate any help you can give us in alerting your students and their parents to this exciting reading program, and encourage you to attach any of this information for inclusion in your newsletters and/or bulletins.  As you know, children who practice their reading skills over summer break, return to school better equipped to continue with their studies.  Children who are recognized by their schools for participating in the summer reading game have an added incentive to become involved.


If your local library has a Kid Power program, you will receive information about this program directly from the Children’s Librarian. Kid Power is our summer volunteer program for students in junior high/middle school that allows them to earn service hours and to help the younger children play the summer reading game.


Once again we appreciate your support of our Summer Reading Program.  If you would like to discuss this further or have thoughts on how we can better help you help us, do not hesitate to call me at 510 745-1411 or e-mail me:  I would be happy to e-mail you the fliers for use in your school post.


Yours truly,




Karen Pacheco

Supervising Librarian II

Children’s Services

Alameda County Library System

Transportation for 2014-2015 School Year



Bus passes and photo ID’s are available at the Transportation Office beginning:


                     Monday, August 4th


                    Transportation Office

43770 S. Grimmer Blvd.

Fremont, CA  94538

(510) 657-1450


Bus passes and photo ID’s will be sold between the hours of:


Monday through Friday

7:30AM and 4:00PM

Hand, Foot and Mouth disease

HEALTH SERVICES CORNER—Information on general topics to help keep our students and community healthy.

What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years of age. However it can occur at any age.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Blister like sores in mouth
  • Skin rash- usually on palms of hands and soles of the feet
  • Poor appetite
  • Not feeling well
  • Sore throat
  • Younger children can get dehydrated

There is no vaccine to protect against hand, foot and mouth disease

An infected person can spread the virus through:

  • Close personal contact
  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Contaminated objects and surfaces

You can help protect yourself by washing your hands often with soap and water especially after using the restroom. Avoid close contact such as kissing, hugging or sharing utensils or cups with people with hand foot and mouth disease.

There is no specific treatment for hand for and mouth disease. However some things can be done to relieve symptoms:

  • Taking over the counter medications to relieve pain and fever (Caution: Aspirin should not be given to children.)
  • Using mouthwashes or sprays that numb mouth pain.
  • Drinking liquids to stay hydrated.

Persons who are concerned about their symptoms should contact their health care provider.

Students need to remain home when until they are without a fever for more than 24 hours

If you have any questions please contact your school nurse.

Cheryl Knight RN, PNP—Health Services Coordinator, Student Support Services

Math Assessment

Please open the following Link for information regarding the upcoming math assessments for students in Grades 6-8.  This information is about placement for next year in mathematics.
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Heat Awareness

Tips for Preventing Heat Related Illness:

The best defense is prevention:  STAY COOL—STAY  HYDRATED—STAY INFORMED

  • Drink more fluid; regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you are thirsty.
  • Don’t drink liquids that contain large amount of sugar. This could cause you to lose more body fluid. Also avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.
  • Stay indoors and if at all possible, stay in an air conditioned place.
  • Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath is a much better way to cool off.
  • Wear light-weight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • NEVER leave anyone in a closed , parked vehicle.

If you must be out in the heat:

  • Limit your outdoor activity.
  • If you must exercise drink two to four glasses of cool fluids per hour.
  • Try to rest often in shady areas.
  • Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide brimmed hat (also keeps you cooler) and sunglasses and putting sunscreen of SPF 15 or greater.

Signs/Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion:

  • Heavy sweating
  • Weakness
  • Cold, Pale and clammy skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fainting

What should you do?

  • Move to a cooler location.
  • Lie down and loosen clothing.
  • Apply cool, wet cloths to as much of the body as possible.
  • Sip water.
  • If vomiting occurs and it continues, seek medical attention immediately.

Signs/Symptoms of Heat Stroke:

  • High body temperature (above 103 degrees)
  • Hot red, dry or moist skin
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Possible unconsciousness

What should you do?

  • Call 911-immediately—this is an emergency.
  • Move the person to a cooler environment.
  • Reduce the person’s body temperature with cool cloths or even a bath.
  • Do NOT give fluids.

If you have any questions please contact your school nurse.

Cheryl Knight RN, PNP—Health Services Coordinator, Student Support Services

Press release Math adoption (Spanish)

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Fremont Adopta Programas Nuevos de Matemáticas

El 7 de mayo de 2014 el Consejo de Educación de Fremont votó por unanimidad adoptar los programas nuevos de matemáticas para el kinder al octavo grado.  El Comité de Adopción de Matemáticas para 2014 del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Fremont evaluó varios programas de matemáticas. Más de 60 maestros y administradores trabajaron conjuntamente, durante una serie de juntas en el transcurso de dos meses, para evaluar textos potenciales en las áreas de: evaluación, alineación a los nuevos Estándares Básicos Comunes del Estado (CCSS por sus siglas en inglés), componente digital, apoyos para los estudiantes de inglés y estudiantes con discapacidades e instrucción de altas matemáticas.  También se solicitó la opinión de la comunidad.  De acuerdo a esta evaluación, los programas que mejor se ajustan a las necesidades de los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Fremont son:

  • Math Expressions ((2105) por Houghton Mifflin Harcourt para los grados K-5 y
  • Springboard Math (2014) por College Board para los grados 6-8

Todos los maestros recibirán capacitación profesional en el verano para prepararlos para la adopción nueva.  Todos los textos son consumibles, por lo que las mochilas pesarán menos. Las familias recibirán códigos para el acceso digital en el otoño para el componente en línea para los alumnos.

 Álgebra I está bajo revisión y la recomendación final se presentará al Consejo de Educación en julio.

Press Release Math adoption

Fremont Unified School District Adopts New Math Programs

On May 7, 2014, the Fremont Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt new math programs for grades kindergarten through eight.  Numerous math programs were evaluated by the Fremont USD 2014 Math Adoption Committee.  Over 60 teachers and administrators worked collaboratively, over a series of meetings spanning two months, to evaluate potential texts in the areas of:  assessment, alignment to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the digital component, supports for English learners, students with disabilities and instruction in higher mathematics. Community input was also solicited.  Based on the findings from the evaluation, the programs that best fit the needs for the students of Fremont Unified School District are:

  • Math Expressions ((2105) by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for grades K-5, and
  • Springboard Math (2014) by the College Board for grades 6-8

All teachers will receive professional development in the summer to help prepare them for the new adoption.  All student texts are consumable which will result in a lighter load in backpacks.  Families will receive digital access codes to the student online component in the fall.  

Algebra 1 is under review and the final recommendation will be presented to the Board of Education in July.

FUSD Parent Survey 2014

Attention Parents:  Please fill out the 2014FUSD Customer Satisfaction Survey English Spanish

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Interested in nutrition and fitness? Read the posts on our page, and use the links to our district website, where you will find menus, nutritional analysis, recipes, food labels and fun facts.

Looking for fundraising ideas for your classroom or school? Use the link to our Wellness Committee page.


Standarized Testing Update

This spring, Fremont Unified School District students will participate in the two kinds of California state testing: Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Field Testing.

STAR   (Standardized Testing and Reporting)

SCIENCE:  8th grade students will take the CST through their second period class on May 13th.  May 13th has a modified schedule with a dismissal at 1:12. 

SBAC  (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium)

The Smarter Balanced Field Test for Thornton will start on April 29th.  At this time we are not sure how many testing days there will be. We are waiting on the state to inform us of what tests we will be taking here at Thornton.   These tests will be administered via the computer and are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. NO SCORES WILL BE GIVEN TO PARENTS, SCHOOLS or STUDENTS.  This year is a field test only. The testing will be completed during a regular day schedule. 

Purpose and Benefits of the Field Test

A field test is not designed to be a valid and reliable measure of student achievement; rather, it is designed to help the test developers evaluate whether the tests, individual items, and the technology platform work as intended before the first operational administration, planned for spring 2015.

The spring 2014 Field Test will be fully computer-based. Participation in the Field Test will give students, teachers, administrators, and local educational agencies valuable exposure to the future assessment system:

  • Students will gain hands-on experience with the functionality of innovative technology-enhanced items and newly designed performance tasks with related classroom activities.
  • Teachers and administrators will gain valuable exposure to administration logistics to better prepare for smooth and successful participation in the operational assessments, which will begin in the 2014–15 school year.
  • Local educational agencies will benefit from knowing where technology gaps may exist so they can fully prepare for the operational assessments.
  • There will be accessibility and accommodations available for applicable students.


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