Falcons Forward

School Year 2021-22 Vol. 2

Important Dates

Office is open: 562-439-6873

Walk-in Registration - August 23 - 30

Kinder Welcome Orientation - Monday, August 30 -12:00 -1:00pm

First Day of Classes - Tuesday, August 31. (Minimum Day) School dismissal 1:00 pm

NO SCHOOL - Monday, September 6 - Labor Day

Back to School Night - Thursday, September 9


PLEASE NOTE - WEEK 1 DISMISSAL TIMES:

TUESDAY - 1:00 pm

WEDNESDAY - Regular Times (TK/K 1:40 pm, Grade1-2 2:05pm, Grade 3-5 2:10 pm)

THURSDAY - Grade 1-5.1:30 pm Regular Thursday schedule. TK/K. 1:40 pm Regular Schedule

FRIDAY - Regular Times

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Coffee with Chris

Click this link to join a Zoom Meeting with Principal Lounsbery.

EVERY Thursday at 6:30 pm & Friday at 10:00 am.

This informal format allows participants and host to engage in an exchange of information that builds clarity and provides critical feedback that shapes the happenings of the school.

If we could only figure out a way to virtually serve the Coffee. See you soon!

LBUSD COVID RESOURCES

Click button for updated COVID information related to schools. Embedded links found on this page include: COVID Screening for all unvaccinated students, Safety measures for in person learning, Dr. Baker's weekly message, & Opening Schools Guide,

Fremont COVID Corner -Weekly Screenings for unvaccinated students

Link to Caregiver Letter regarding COVID Screening (Sent via Synergy, Tuesday, August 24)


WHO DOES NOT NEED TO REGISTER for the COVID SCREENINGS.


Students that were screened last Spring prior to their return to in person instruction at Fremont Elementary.


WHO MUST REGISTER for the COVID SCREENINGS.


Students that did not attend Fremont in person last Spring. ZOOMIES and NEW to FREMONT


Link to COLOR REGISTRATION. (COVID screener vendor)


Tutorial - Cheat sheet for completing the COVID Screening Registration with Color.


The first COVID screening will take place during the school day on August 31 or Sept.1. Parents wanting to accompany students during the screener. (Please complete this After School Screening -Google Form)

Independent Study FAQ

Click button to view FAQ document regarding Independent Study prepared by LBUSD Administration. CALL THE FREMONT OFFICE TO SCHEDULE A MEETING TO ENROLL IN THE INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM.

Student Drop-off and Pick-up

The Map below illustrates the general areas for:

Student Drop Off - (7:45-8:00 am)

Student Pick Up - (1:40 pm TK-K), (2:05 pm Grade 1-3) ( 2:10 pm Grade 4&5) Thursday (1:30 pm)

Parent/Caregiver Entrance


TK-Kinders - Specific Teacher directions will be given for each classroom at Kinder Orientation, Monday, August 30


Grade 1-2 - Teachers will meet students at drop-off, and accompany students to pick-up

Grade 3-5 - Students will walk directly to classrooms at Drop-off, and teachers will walk students to the gate at Pick-up.


Note: Kid's Club and After School Play students will report to their PlayZone for after school attendance.

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Irrigation Repair

Thursday brought much surprise to the Fremont Campus when we learned of a small hole in the ground. My first thought was that Winnie the Pooh had finally burrowed through from the Hundred Acres Woods to visit our Fremont Scholars. Unfortunately, it was just an irrigation leak making itself known over a few days of pressurization.


A big thank you to the neighborhood for the early wake up Saturday morning, as LBUSD facilities hustled into action to make sure grounds are safe for the students return next Tuesday. I know how much of an inconvenience this was for our neighbors and appreciate understanding the critical need of all our outdoor space as we open the campus.

Playground

Until COVID cases reach a much lower level, we will continue to social distance and limit interactions between classrooms of students to ensure maximum protections for our Fremont scholars. Students will be able to access play areas during recess as they rotate daily to a variety of play zones, See map below.

Fremont After School Play until 3:30 pm will be provided upon Parent Permission. Link to register for this free service.

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Recent Community Newsletter regarding Environmental Testing

Link to LBUSD Community Letter (PDF) regarding Environmental Testing at Fremont Elementary.

Update - Environmental Testing

Dear Fremont Parents and Guardians,

In response to community concerns, the Long Beach Unified School District commissioned a series of environmental tests at Fremont Elementary School over this past summer. These tests were intended to determine if any previously unknown environmental hazards existed at Fremont. In order to ensure an abundance of transparency, the district voluntarily consulted and collaborated with the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) for environmental oversight of these tests.

As a result of these tests, a small quantity of soil impacted with lead or arsenic was discovered in outdoor areas. The lead or arsenic in the soil was slightly above regulatory guidelines established by the Environmental Protection Agency and DTSC. The minor level of lead or arsenic found does not pose a significant health risk unless the soil is ingested in large quantities over a long period. Out of an abundance of caution and in agreement with DTSC, the district elected to have the impacted soil removed prior to the start of the new school year. It is important to note that these substances are commonly found in soil.

This message is being sent to notify you that these impacted soils will be removed on Tuesday, August 17, and removal is expected to complete on or before Wednesday, August 18. This removal will be done with oversight from DTSC per the district’s voluntary request.

Thank you for your support as we work to provide the best learning environment possible for our students. The district will share additional information on Fremont’s environmental investigations in a community meeting, which will be held the week of September 13. Meeting information will be available soon.

Sincerely,

David Miranda

Executive Director

Long Beach USD – Facilities Development & Planning

Water, Water Everywhere.....

We all remember how important the water fountain is to a group of students after an intense recess. In the new normal, we are asking that students bring there own water container that will be kept at the desk. Newly installed bottle filling stations are now operational at Fremont. Filling water bottles will be part of our daily routines for each classroom.

NEW LOGO

At the end of last school year a new logo was developed and we are unveiling it in this first newsletter of the year. Our new Falcon will need a name and we will be asking the students to contribute in a naming contest when we all return in the fall.

In with the New!

Every Summer Break brings new opportunities for our beloved Faculty and Staff. This year three faculty have moved to new opportunities in their life and we will miss them all. Kristal Cheek, retirement, Cesar Sanchez, transfer to Wright Elementary - Grade 3 Gate, and Amy King, Newcomb K-8, RSP Teacher. We will miss all three teachers and wish them the very best on life's next chapters.


Replacing teachers is never easy, and we were very fortunate to interview a strong candidate pool. I wish I could have hired them all. It is always difficult to make decisions when hiring and we are grateful for the four new faculty that will be joining our Fremont Family.


Grade 2 - Lynsey Jochum

Grade 4 - Sierra Ferrario

Grade 5 - Ralph Relador

RSP - Breony Paramo

TK-Kinder -Supply List

Suggested for home:

Crayons

Glue Sticks

Scissors

Ticonderoga Beginner Pencils


Suggested for Classroom:

1 pk. Elmers Glue stick

1 btl. Tacky glue

2 btl. Unscented antibacterial soap

Scissors blunt tip

Kleenex

Grade 1 - Supply List

Crayons-16 count

*Pencils

*Markers/Colored Pencils

*Extra Black Dry Erase Markers

(Whiteboard & 1 marker provided)

*Erasers

*Glue sticks

*Kid scissors

*2-Spiral notebooks-Wide Ruled

*Primary Composition Book

*Ruler

*Pencil Box/storage bin for materials

*Folder to keep papers organized

*3x5 Index Cards

Grade 2 Supply List

  • 1 pack colored markers (Crayola preferred)

  • 1 pack colored pencils (Crayola preferred)

  • 1 24-pack sharpened pencils

  • 4-6 pack glue sticks (Elmer’s preferred)

  • 1 glue bottle (Elmer’s preferred)

  • 1 pair of scissors

  • 2 two-pocket folders (plastic ones preferred)

  • 1 spiral or composition book (single subject)

  • 2 packs eraser caps

  • 4 dry erase markers (for personal mini white boards)

  • small dry erase white board

  • 1 set of head phones or earbuds

  • 1 package/canister sanitizing wipes


Suggested but not necessary:

  • pencil box

  • 1 hand held sharpener

  • eraser for mini dry erase boards

  • crayons

  • mechanical pencils

Grade 3-5 Supply List


The school will provide:

1 white board

2 dry erase markers

3 composition books

Please provide:

pencils

pack of colored pencils

small pencil sharpener