Mattos Family Update

September 11, 2023

Grades 1-5 iReady Fall Diagnostic

Dear Mattos Families,

At the beginning of each school year, teachers in grades 1-5 administer the iReady Fall Diagnostic in math and reading to gather a baseline for each student. Staff can then use the results to inform their instruction. Results are not used in class grade calculations. I would encourage families to watch this video which explains the purpose of the diagnostic and how to read the results.

At the conclusion of each diagnostic assessment window, parents/guardians will have access to their student's diagnostic results through a "For Families" report located within the student's i-Ready dashboard. To download these reports, families will need the 2023-24 FUSD "For Families" report access code: L86Z6M. Please click here to download a comprehensive instruction sheet on how to download and interpret your student's "For Families" i-Ready diagnostic report. This year, Mattos staff may also send home a paper copy of the report. We hope this snapshot will provide everyone with data to help guide where students can use support or enrichment.

Reminders and Announcements:

  • Illnesses: All students must be fever and vomit-free for 24 hours prior to returning to school without the use of medication.
  • Tuesday, September 12: Dairy Council Cow Visits Mattos
  • Thursday, September 14: 4th and 5th Grade Bullying and Harassment Presentation
  • Tuesday, September 19 @ 3:00 p.m.: Mattos Safety Committee Meeting
  • Tuesday, September 26: SSC/ELAC Meeting
  • Friday, September 29: S.O.A.R. Assembly
  • Volunteering in 2023-2024? All adults who volunteer on campus or on a field trip at any time during the school year must complete the CiviCore application. If you are returning as a volunteer, please resubmit your information in CiviCore. If you are new, please visit FUSD's website here.

Thank you to Mrs. Means and Mrs. Pickett for day 1 of "Extended Kindergarten"! It was a long day for our littles, but they did it!

Soaring in education,

Sherea Westra

Mattos Principal

PTA Reflections- Call for Entries

Do you enjoy expressing yourself creatively? Would you like to participate in a national art contest? We’re accepting submissions now!


Dance Choreography

Music Composition

Film Production


Visual Art

This year’s theme: I’m Hopeful Because…

Submissions due: October 1st

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Mattos Office IMPORTANT Info

-Please pick your child up by 2:55 on regular days/1:40 on minimum days.

-If you have moved, please let the office know.

-If your child forgets something at home, please leave it outside the office on the cart. Label the item with your child's name and room #. If the item(s) are dropped off prior to 9:45 a.m., we will have the item(s) delivered to your child's classroom. After that time your child will need to get the item(s) from the cart during recess or lunch.

-If your child is absent, contact Miss Ginger at OR 510-793-1359.

Mattos Behavior Matrix- Mattos Eagles S.O.A.R.

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23-24 Schedules

Instructional Calendar- Please do not schedule vacations during the 180 instructional days.

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Mattos Office Staff and Counselor

Sherea Westra, Principal,

Vipa Kapadia, Secretary,

Hsin Hsin Liu, Office Assistant,

Erin Waterhouse, Counselor,