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



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Be a Thornton Volunteer AVID Tutor

Here at Thornton, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a 7th and 8th grade elective that helps students achieve academic success and be college ready. We are looking for several parents to be volunteer tutors.


AVID students participate in tutorials on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and each tutorial group needs a tutor or facilitator to monitor the group’s progress and keep them focused. The job of the tutor is not to give the students the right answer, but to guide student members as they support the presenters. Tutors do not need to know the answer to the students’ questions to be effective.


Tutor training and ongoing support will be provided.


If interested, please contact Mrs. Harman-Murray at x 58036 or Ms. Odland at x 58038

FFF Fundraiser


Child Nutrition Info




image of Peachjar web page Beginning Monday, October 3rd, FUSD will utilize Peachjar to create digital flyers sent directly to parents via email or avaible on the web.
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NGSS Parent Night

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Back to School Night 2016/2017

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Welcome Thunderbolts!!!

Tomorrow is the first of school.  History shows that traffic will be a mess tomorrow.  Please do not plan to walk around the campus with your students.  Please drop off and go.  I promise they are in good hands.  With over 1300 students, we can’t have everyone parking and milling around.

The Zero period start time is 7:14 am.  The regular schedule starts at 8:10.


Some changes from last year:

Students will take their backpack with them for lunch.  Do not leave expensive items in your backpack.  Cell phones are not to be seen or used while on campus.  Pokémon Go may not be played while on campus.  You will have plenty of time to chase them after school!!!

Our end time is now 2:39 and traffic for pick up will be crazy.  Over the next week, please try to arrange carpools with other families.  Yahoo groups is a great place to make these types of arrangements.

Let’s have a great first day!!!!!!!!!


Stan Hicks, Principal

District Info

FUSD is on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube!!
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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.


ATTENDANCE ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL & REASSIGNMENT OF STUDENTS The 2016-2017 School Year begins on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. All students are expected to report to school on the first day, Wednesday, August 31, 2016, unless they are ill. Students who have not attended the first day of school may be transferred to another school effective the second day of school if classrooms at the school of original enrollment are filled. Parents must call in their child’s absence and notify the school that their child is ill in order to save their seat. Seats will not be held for students on extended vacations or other optional activities, whether or not the school is notified.
Parent/Guardian & Student Handbook for 2016-17
Manual & Notificación de Derechos y Responsabilidades Para Padres de Familia/Tutores Legales y Estudiantes

Mandarin version will be posted soon. (notice updated 8/29/16)

Update for families regarding the Zika Virus
NO locally acquired cases reported.

Lice Advisory 2016/2017

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NGSS Parent IInformation Night

  • NGSS Parent Information Night

Monday September 12, 6:00-7:30, PDC

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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)

2016-2017 - Families must re-apply every school year - Please submit only 1 application per household

SBAC Scores

Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Student Score Reports will be mailed home in July. More information is available on the Assessment and Accountability Department web page under CAASPP and the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC)


FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS August 31st, 2016


Monday Sept, 5th,2016- NO SCHOOL Labor day


Newsletters are not mailed home.  Copies of the newsletter are available in the Business Office if you do not have access to the internet.  The newsletters are posted on School Loop.  Register at type school loop in search box and sign up!





Attention Parents of 6th Grade Students:  For the 2016/2017 school year, California Law(AB 354) requires and additional immunization called Tdap in order for your student to advance into or enter 7th grade.  The adolescent whooping cough/pertussis booster shot, (Tdap) must be given on or after age 7 to meet this requirement.


Valid proof must show: 1) type of shot given, 2) date, 3)signature/stamp, provider's


You can provide proof now to your current Elementary or Jr. High School Site.


If parents have not provided proof to the Jr. High school by the first day of school, August 31st, 2016 your student will NOT be allowed to attend
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Incoming 7th and 8th grade students-

ATTENTION  Maze day/Newsletter packets are NOT mailed home over summer.  Post card will be mailed home with dates that you may pick up your August newsletter and information that must be brought back for MAZE DAY on August 23rd, 2016 for both 7th and 8th grade students. WATCH FOR YOUR YELLOW POSTCARD in the mail for more info!!!


Secondary English Language Arts curriculum 2016-17

The Secondary English Language Arts Teachers have chosen new curriculum to begin the 2016-17 school year.

The following will go to the School Board on April 27th

Title:  California Collections

Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Authors include:

Kylene Beers

Martha Hougen

Carol Jago

William L. McBride

Erik Palmer 

Lydia Stack


The Curriculum and Instruction Department will have the curriculum on display for parent preview from April 6th through April 22nd, 8:00am to 5:00pm at the District Office in room 210. ​


School Safety


Health Schools Act


Individual Pesticide application


Beautifying Our City's Electrical Boxes

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