Superintendent's Newsletter

October 14, 2022

10/14/22 Superintendent's Newsletter | Mensaje del Superintendente | 總監的話

Hello FUSD Staff and Community,

We have much to celebrate in our FUSD community: Cabrillo Elementary’s Christy Taylor was named an Alameda County Teacher of the Year last week, and this week is California’s Week of the School Administrator.


The Week of the School Administrator is celebrated annually during the second full week in October in observance of the importance of educational leadership and the contribution that school administrators make to student achievement. We are fortunate to have excellent principals, directors and other leadership who play a vital role in our consistent excellence and continuous improvement in FUSD. To our administrators: thank you for your dedication to our students, colleagues and community.


There will undoubtedly be more to celebrate in the weeks and months to come, and much work to do on our way to reaching the goals we set in collaboration with our community. I look forward to continuing this work with you.


Please find updates below, including ways you can get involved and contribute to the success of our students and schools.

Save the Date: FUSD’s State of the District

Please save the date for a State of the District presentation by Superintendent CJ Cammack on January 18, 2023 from 6-7pm.


More information and virtual access will be shared at www.fremont.k12.ca.us/series as available.

Reminder: FUSD Communication Survey Closes 10/23

FUSD is engaging our community on how we can improve our communication tools and practices to strengthen our service to our community.

This survey is an effective way for members of our community to inform decisions moving forward.


All responses are anonymous and will help guide our efforts to inform and improve FUSD's communication strategies in the current school year and beyond.


This survey is open through October 23, 2022.

Members Needed: Committee to Consider Renaming Valhalla Theater

We are currently recruiting representatives for a Citizens Advisory Committee to consider renaming Irvington's Valhalla Theater. Members will be selected by the Board of Education at an upcoming meeting, click here to learn more.

Real Harm in Unfounded Threats

This week Irvington High School was briefly on a lockdown after the Fremont Police Department (FPD) received a phone call from an unknown individual indicating there was an active shooter on the campus. FPD and the Fremont Fire Department (FFD) immediately sent units to secure the campus, and soon thereafter FPD determined that the report was unfounded and confirmed there was no threat.


Unfortunately, this was one of many false reports of school shootings called into police departments throughout the Bay Area and around the country recently, initiating lockdowns at a number of school campuses. Despite these reports being bogus, the harm they cause is unacceptable, dangerous and real.


We extend our appreciation to the FPD, FFD, site and District staff, and the entire Irvington community for quickly and appropriately responding to this week’s incident. We regret the stress this experience placed on our students, staff and many in our community.

Free Student Meals, Application Reminder

The Fremont Unified School District is able to provide healthy breakfast and lunch each day at no charge for all enrolled students during the 2022-23 school year.


Although no meal application is needed to receive free meals, parents/guardians of students enrolled in all schools except Cabrillo and Robertson are encouraged to complete the Meal Application Form available at https://fusdcafes.org to receive benefits for their students and/or families (various discounted services, fee waivers, program eligibility, etc.), and to support FUSD’s continued eligibility for specific funding.


More information is available on the Child Nutrition Services website at http://fusdcafes.org.

Get Involved in FUSD

We are currently recruiting parent/guardian and/or community member representatives for the following:

  • Measure E Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC)
  • Facilities Advisory Committee

  • Wellness Committee

  • African American Parent Advisory Committee

  • Measure I Citizens' Oversight Committee


Whether you're a parent, alumni, student, teacher, or simply someone who cares about the future of Fremont and California, you can help support FUSD and our students by serving on a committee.

Thank you all for your continued support for our students, staff and schools.

Sincerely,


CJ Cammack

Superintendent