Superintendent's Newsletter

March 11, 2022

3/11/22 Superintendent's Newsletter | Mensaje del Superintendente | 總監的話

Hello FUSD Staff and Community,

At this week’s Board of Education meeting, Trustees voted to bring FUSD into alignment with updated California Department of Public Health and Alameda County Public Health Department guidance that moves from mask requirements to mask recommendations in TK-12 school settings after March 11.


As of March 12, FUSD will shift from requiring masks to strongly recommending masks inside FUSD facilities. Outdoor masking is optional.


We understand and appreciate that there is a wide range of reactions to this change. We ask all students, staff and our wider community to help uphold FUSD’s culture of respect and compassion for others during this transition in our universal precautions. Each individual and family must make the most appropriate choices for their situation, and all of us must continue to work through this pandemic together, with deliberate and thoughtful progress as conditions improve in our community.


While this is a change in how we co-exist with COVID-19, it doesn’t mark the end of this pandemic. We will continue to follow public health guidance, tightening and loosening restrictions as needed.


See information later in this newsletter regarding the health and safety protocols that will continue to be in effect in FUSD.


In other news, FUSD is hosting a presentation in the coming months to update our community on Bond-funded construction projects. We’ll share details on our progress to date and the work ahead on projects throughout FUSD made possible by Fremont voters who generously supported Measure E in 2014 to build and modernize neighborhood schools. More information to come in the next newsletter.


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

Health & Safety Protocols

The following health and safety provisions are in effect for FUSD:

  • FUSD strongly recommends students and staff continue wearing masks after March 11

    • Masks will be strongly recommended for the 10 days after a known exposure to COVID-19 and for 10 days after infection if completing a shortened isolation

    • Masks will continue to be available for all students and staff at all school offices, including child-size N95 masks at elementary schools and adult-size N95 masks at all schools

  • All students and staff must complete the student COVID-19 screening or self-check for staff every day before entering campus

  • Students or staff exposed to or with symptoms of COVID-19 must follow the COVID-19 Flowchart for Parents or the COVID-19 Flowchart for Staff

  • PCR testing for students and staff available weekly at each school site, and available at the District Office every school day

  • Air purification units in all classrooms and auxiliary rooms remain in place

  • Weekly testing available for student athletes will continue

  • Contact tracing and case reporting notifications will continue


See FUSD’s COVID-19 Safety Plan for all current health and safety protocols.

Excused Absences for Mental Health

At the March 9 meeting, FUSD’s Board of Education adopted Resolution No. 036-2122, in Support of Excused Absences for Mental Health. Effective immediately, student absences may be excused for the benefit of their mental or behavioral health, in accordance with California Education Code 48205(a)(1). These absences will be considered the same as other excused absences, see the Parent/Guardian & Student Handbook for more information.

Reminder: Spring Forward

Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend. Remember to adjust clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 13.

March 18: Non-School Day for Students

Reminder: Friday, March 18 is a non-school day for FUSD students. We wish our students a great day off!

2022-23 Enrollment is Open

FUSD is currently enrolling students for 2022-23 at www.fremont.k12.ca.us/enrollment. The first day of school is August 17, 2022.


Eligibility for transitional kindergarten (TK) is expanding: children who will be 5 years old between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023 can enroll in this free program for 2022-23 to get a head start in school and build their social, communication and independence skills.


TK registration flyers: English | español | 中文

Get Involved in FUSD

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.


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

  • Technology Advisory Committee
  • Measure E Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC)
  • Facilities Advisory Committee
  • Measure I Citizens' Oversight Committee
  • Local Control Accountability and Advisory Committee

Sincerely,


CJ Cammack

Superintendent