Superintendent's Newsletter

October 28, 2022

10/28/22 Superintendent's Newsletter | Mensaje del Superintendente | 總監的話

Hello FUSD Staff and Community,

It’s been wonderful to see the return of many events that paused or adjusted for distance learning and social distancing. In recent weeks our schools have hosted fun runs, dances, rallies, sports, assemblies, academic activities and so much more. The coming days and weeks will bring many more activities, and I wish all participants an enjoyable celebration. Some tips on staying safe and healthy during this time are included below.


I thank our students, staff, volunteers and wider community for their contributions to the success of the events and day-to-day activities at our schools.


Please find updates below, including ways you can get involved and contribute to the success of our students and schools.

October is National Pedestrian Safety Month

During National Pedestrian Safety Month, Fremont is raising awareness and reminding everyone traveling on streets, bike lanes and sidewalks to prioritize and protect pedestrian safety.


The Fremont Police Department offers safe driving and walking tips, and the City of Fremont offers resources specific to each FUSD school on its Safe Routes to School webpage, including recommended walking and bicycling routes.

Talking with Students About Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is a major contributor to fatal and nonfatal overdoses in the United States. You may have heard about a new type of brightly colored "rainbow” fentanyl. This potentially fatal drug is found in pills and powders in a variety of bright colors, shapes, and sizes.


It is important to note that any pill, regardless of its color, shape, or size, that does not come from a health care provider or pharmacist can potentially contain fentanyl and be deadly.


The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse offers Opioids: Facts Parents Need to Know Starting the Conversation, a guide to help parents/guardians have these important conversations.


Click here to read more from the California Department of Public Health on fentanyl.

Stopping the Spread of Disease

As we enter the cold and flu season – with COVID-19 still circulating in our community – many of the precautions we’ve taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 will help us keep ourselves and each other healthy.


Please continue to follow the protocols in place for 2022-23:

  • Parents/Guardians must review the student health screener prior to a student entering FUSD facilities, events or District-operated vehicles.

  • Keep students home while sick! Report student absences for illness, and positive test results for COVID-19, to your student’s school office.

  • Masks are recommended indoors, and are available in school front offices.

  • FUSD provides testing opportunities to students.


Thank you for your continued support and cooperation to protect the health of our school community.

Robertson Recognized

Last week Robertson High School was once again named a Model Professional Learning School by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement.


Robertson has maintained this designation since 2018, a recognition of the outstanding, collaborative work of its staff to eliminate barriers and provide access to success for students. It was one of about 200 awardees named this year in the United States and Canada, and the only continuation high school to earn the honor.


Congratulations to Principal Salvador Herrera, Jr. and the team at Robertson. Thank you for your professional excellence and dedication to our students!

Application Closes 10/31: Committee to Consider Renaming Valhalla Theater

We are currently recruiting representatives for a Citizens Advisory Committee to consider renaming Irvington's Valhalla Theater. Members will be selected by the Board of Education at an upcoming meeting, click here to learn more.

Get Involved in FUSD

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

  • Measure E Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC)
  • Facilities Advisory Committee

  • Wellness Committee

  • African American Parent Advisory Committee

  • Measure I Citizens' Oversight Committee


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.

Save the Date: FUSD’s State of the District

Please save the date for a State of the District presentation by Superintendent CJ Cammack on January 18, 2023 from 6-7pm.


More information and virtual access will be shared at www.fremont.k12.ca.us/series as available.

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

Sincerely,


CJ Cammack

Superintendent