Fern Communicator

September 4th - 8th

Title 1 Funding- VERY IMPORTANT

A significant portion of Fern Elementary's funding comes from Federal Title 1 funding. This funding is ONLY received if parents complete the meal application found HERE. We NEED EVERYONE to complete this application whether your student is planning on eating in the cafeteria or not. Please complete this application ASAP.

This Weeks Schedule

Monday, September 4th

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Tuesday, September 5th

  • Wear School Colors - Purple and Yellow
  • Regular Dismissal Schedule
    • TK/K - 1:50 pm
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd - 3:03 pm
    • 4th & 5th - 3:12 pm


Wednesday, September 6th
  • Wear your College Gear!
  • Wednesday Dismissal Schedule
    • TK/K - 1:50 pm
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd - 2:18 pm
    • 4th & 5th - 2:27 pm


Thursday, September 7th

  • Regular Dismissal Schedule
    • TK/K - 1:50 pm
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd - 3:03 pm
    • 4th & 5th - 3:12 pm


Friday, September 8th

  • Big Smiles Dentist Permission Slips Due!
  • Regular Dismissal Schedule
    • TK/K - 1:50 pm
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd - 3:03 pm
    • 4th & 5th - 3:12 pm
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School News

Big Smiles Dentist

We had a wonderful turn out last year and hope there is enough interest to welcome them back this year! Flyers should have gone home last week but you can also register online. Save these dates:


  • Friday, September 8th: Permission Slips or online registration due
  • Wednesday, September 27th: Dentist on Campus

Parent Homework

Complete annual online registration on Powerschool by Friday, September 1st:

This will ensure that you receive principal emails, important district communications and complete required school paperwork. Powerschool is also where parents will access Progress Reports, testing data, Achievement Reports, etc.

Class Assignments

When class lists are prepared, many factors are considered before assigning your child to a particular class. If for any reason, a class change needs to be considered, a conference with Dr. Remland will be required. Absolutely NO class changes will take place before Friday, September 8th. The primary reason for this is that classes may change due to unexpected low or high enrollment the first five days of school.

School Guidelines

Our school is dedicated to fostering a safe, positive, and respectful school culture where every student’s academic, behavioral, and social success are equally important. Please review our School Guidelines for information such as:


  • Expected Student Behavior
  • Appropriate Dress and Footwear
  • School Visits including Item Drop Off
  • Bicycle Safety & Helmet Requirements
  • Student Birthdays
School Guidelines

Expected Student Behavior, Dress Code, School Visits: Item Drop off, Bicycle Safety and more...

Nutrition Services

Lunch Menu


September News Letter


Interactive Menus for Breakfast, Lunch and ELOP Snack


Free Breakfast and Lunch will be served in the cafeteria on the first day of school. These will be provided FREE of charge during the 2023-2024 school year. Children, of course, may pack a snack & lunch. Visit the TUSD Nutrition Services website www.tusd.org/nutrition-services for additional information.

Fern PTA: Building Community

Emergency Kit Notice


  • Students with a Fern Emergency Kit - Please help us keep costs down by returning your previously purchased Emergency Kit
  • Students without a Fern Emergency Kit - Please complete the Emergency Kit Notice and return to your teacher by Friday, September 8, 2023



PTA Fundraiser

Fern Families! Our Photo Fundraiser is back by popular demand! This year we will be taking family photos in a local eucalyptus grove. Mark your calendars and get your outfits ready for the photo shoots happening on 10/14-10/15. We had a great turnout last school year and we want to encourage you to sign up early as spots will fill up! Start thinking about your Holiday cards and yearly photos and support our school while you do it! It’s a win win! Please see the flyer for details and sign up using the link provided!


Click here to access the PTA Back to School Guide!
  • President Welcome Letter
  • Executive Board Contact info
  • Fern PTA Calendar
  • VIP Package Online Order Form
  • PTA Membership Flyer
  • PTA Volunteer Interest Flyer
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Helping Children Learn Newsletter

September Newsletter

Onsite After School Activities

TUSD Flyers

South Bay Consortium at Alder GSE

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