Hopkins Principal Newsletters

January 2023


Dear Hopkins Families,

Thank you to those who were able to support and enjoy our orchestra and band concerts this past week in the new multipurpose building. We are proud of our skilled and dedicated student musicians, and grateful for Music Director Mr. Sarten, who collaborated with elementary school programs and has been working tirelessly with students in and out of the classroom. Bravo!

Lunch Supervision Parent Volunteers: We are seeking parent/guardian volunteers to help us supervise lunchtime areas. If you are able, please complete the interest form here. If you have questions about lunch supervision, please contact our assistant principal Mrs. Jennifer Moore (jmoore@fusdk12.net).

February 10 Social: Our second Social is Friday, 2/10, 4-6 PM. Mrs. Moore recently emailed students a survey to indicate their interest in attending. This helps our PFA plan for enough food. Please ask your student to complete the Social interest survey (link can be found in school email) if they have not already.

Attendance Celebrations: 622 of our students had zero tardies in the first semester. They will be receiving a small gift of appreciation from the administration team during class. We are proud of these students for their time management!

Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair: General applications are being accepted until midnight February 10. Students who have STEM projects in mind should check out this website for more information.

  1. Go to the Project Wizard - If you respond NO to ALL statements in the blocks then you meet the criteria to submit a General Application.
  2. Open the link to the General Application.

California Heathy Kids Survey: As a requirement to receive state funding for Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE), we will administer the California Healthy Kids Survey to 7th graders this year. The results also help us evaluate school climate and social-emotional support needs. Please review the parent notification letter that has a link to survey questions (in English, Spanish, and Chinese) and contact me (nkuei@fusdk12.net) if you have any questions or concerns. If you would like to opt your student out of the survey, please email Ms. Ruella Nawangsih (rnawangsih@fusdk12.net) by Friday, 2/3.

Tools for Change Parenting Series: The City of Fremont's Youth and Family Services is offering a series of free evening workshops for families interested in effective ways to communicate with teens and improve family relationships. Please see the flyer for more information and online registraion. Space is limited. The first workshop starts on 2/28.

Ongoing Monitoring of Social-Emotional Needs and Next Steps: In November, 80% of our students completed a SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) survey during class. The results show that 84% of our students feel connected to at least one adult on campus, and 98% of our students reported having a good relationship with at least one peer on campus. Our staff will be examining this data and detemrining next steps. While we certainly have room to grow and improve, the results also show us that more students are finding ways to connect with members of the school community. This would not be possible without your partnership to support our students together as a team. Thank you!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Nancy Kuei


Dear Hopkins Families,

We are deeply grateful for our Mandarin Immersion Program's teachers (Ms. Wang and Ms. McCarthy), students, and parents, Leadership students and teacher (Madam Chabot), as well as the CIPCF (Chinese Immersion Parents' Council of Fremont) for helping with Lunar New Year festivities, decorating the whole campus, coordinating Kung Fu demonstration, Lion Dance, and Dragon Dance, and supervising activities. MIP students led paper-cutting and calligraphy lessons for peers during lunch. Please see below some of the photos from today.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day: Tesla Field Trip on Thursday, 2/23

Thursday, 2/23, is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day! This field trip to Tesla Fremont facilities is open to students who identify as female, identify with she/her pronouns, or are gender non-binary. Students will take district buses, leaving from Hopkins at 9:30 am and returning around 2:30 pm. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please complete the interest form by 6 PM on Thursday, 1/26. This interest form is for students to complete after they log onto their school Google account: https://tinyurl.com/hawks2tesla2023

Yearbook Purchase: The yearbook is almost half-way completed! If you plan to order a yearbook, there's no time like the present. The deadline to order a yearbook with added personalization is January 27th. The price of the yearbook will also increase on January 27th, from $65 to $75. Reserve your copy today by visiting our Jostens sales page. Don't remember whether you've ordered a book or have other questions? Please email advisor Ms. Parke (aparke@fusdk12.net) with your name and your student's name and student ID number. She will be able to assist you.

Orchestra and Band Concerts: Come enjoy our skilled and hardworking student musicians' performances next week. Orchestra Concert starts at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, 1/24. Band Concert is Wednesday, 1/25, starting 7 PM. Both events take place in our beautifully done Multipurpose Building right by the Bus Loop. Hope to see you there!

Drop-off/Pick-up Reminder: If you are driving to campus for student drop-offs and pick-ups, please remember to enter through the creek-side entrance and not cutting through the staff parking lot. This helps ensure the lines are moving smoothly and honors everyone's time.

Happy Year of the Rabbit to all families who celebrate the Lunar New Year!

In community,

Nancy Kuei


Dear Hopkins Families,

Happy 2023! Another storm is here this weekend. We hope everyone stays warm and safe.

No School on Monday, 1/16: In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s contributions to civil rights and equity, school is closed on Monday. It is a Day of Service. Due to severe weather, in-person service opportunities may have been cancelled on Monday. However, we encourage students to look for opportunities to serve the community beyond one day. Resources available here through the East Bay Regional Park District. We'll see students back at Hopkins on Tuesday, 1/17.

Modified Tuesday 1/17 Schedule: Start and end time remains the same.

  • Zero period: 7:25-8:10 AM
  • 1st: 8:15-9:07
  • 2nd: 9:12-10:04
  • 3rd: 10:09-11:01
  • 4th: 11:06-11:58
  • Lunch: 11:58-12:33 PM
  • 5th: 12:38-1:30
  • 6th: 1:35-2:27

Lunar New Year Celebrations: Our Mandarin Immersion Program and CIPCF (Chinese Immersion Parents' Council of Fremont) are hosting lunchtime activities on Friday, 1/20, to celebrate the Rabbit Year. All students will be able to enjoy lion dance and Kung Fu demonstrations outside of the Multipurpose Building, as well as participating in calligraphy and paper cutting in the C Flex room.

Multipurpose Building: The building is very close to being complete. This will also be a space for PE classes sometime within the next week or 2.

Mission San Jose High's Chinese Placement Test: For 8th graders who will be attending Mission San Jose next year -- If students have a background in the Chinese language and want to take the Chinese language class at Mission San Jose in their 9th grade year, please register to take the placement test at Mission San Jose High School (Mandarin Immersion students will take the placement test during class and do not need to register.)--

  • Placement Test Info:
  • Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
  • Location: Mission San Jose High School's flex room
  • Schedule: 2:30-4:00 - Testing period for the Placement test
  • Registration form: https://forms.gle/KfDYg9nuUHzZQ9QW6
  • Make-ups: If you are unable to attend this time, please contact teacher Ms. Zhang qzhang@fusdk12.net

In community,

Nancy Kuei