August 5, 2022
Hello FUSD Staff and Community,
FUSD is getting ready to welcome each student for our first day of instruction on Wednesday, August 17. I thank our staff for their efforts to prepare our schools for the learning, socializing and unlimited growth that starts the moment our students enter campus.
I want to share the updates below to help as we all shift from summer mode to the new or familiar routines of the school year. Please also check your email and our FUSD and school websites regularly for updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive news about our students, staff and schools.
I hope you and your loved ones enjoy these final days of summer break.
Thank you all for your continued support for our students, staff and schools.
Reopening School Offices
Our schools offices are reopening to support our students, families and staff as they prepare for the coming school year.
Secondary offices (middle schools, junior and senior highs) reopened this week, and elementary offices will reopen Tuesday, August 9.
Please check school websites and posted signage for hours and further directions.
FUSD appreciates our community’s continued support to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and facilities. The following protocols will be 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 symptoms and/or positive test results to your student’s school office.
Refer to the COVID-19 Flowchart for next steps and timelines.
If you report a positive test result, you will be contacted by FUSD personnel with more information about your student’s return to school.
FUSD will provide testing opportunities to students.
Masks are strongly recommended indoors, and are available in school front offices.
Visitors/Volunteers to each FUSD facility must check in before entry, and must review a health/symptom screener in addition to any other site-specific entry protocols.
Find information and links to current requirements for FUSD students and staff at www.fremont.k12.ca.us/covid.
At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits
FUSD is participating in a state program to provide free at-home test kits to each preK-12 student (ages 2+) and staff member for use before the first day of school to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The kits will be distributed directly through students’ school sites and employees’ work locations, please look for communication from your school/work site for pick-up times.
Participation in this program is optional. FUSD will not require proof of a negative test for students or staff. However, students or staff with a positive test result, any COVID-19 symptoms, and/or a known exposure to someone with COVID-19 must follow our student flowchart or staff flowchart before returning to campus.
MAZE Registration & Our Handbook
The MAZE window is open now through August 17 in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. MAZE is our registration confirmation process, which must be completed annually to ensure your student’s school has accurate information.
The MAZE process also includes acknowledgment of certain parent/guardian and student rights and responsibilities. Please view our 2022-23 Parent/Guardian & Student Handbook Notice of Rights & Responsibilities for more information.
FREE School Meals in 2022-23!
Each FUSD site will offer free breakfast and lunch to all enrolled students in the 2022-23 school year! Please check with your school site for cafeteria hours and more information.
Visit fusdcafes.org for menus, nutritional information and more.
We Are Hiring
Come join FUSD’s amazing community of supportive educators. We have teaching opportunities open in special education, English, math, and elementary multiple subjects. We also have exciting opportunities for bus and van drivers, paraeducators, and child nutrition assistants.
Turn your experience, skill and knowledge into inspiration for our amazing students. Apply at www.edjoin.org/fremontunifiedsd.
2021-22 CAASPP & ELPAC Reports
The 2021-22 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) student score reports are now available.
Enrollment is Open
FUSD is currently enrolling students at www.fremont.k12.ca.us/enrollment.
Eligibility for transitional kindergarten is expanding: Children who will be 5 years old between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023 can enroll in this free program to get a head start in school and build their social, communication and independence skills.
AC Transit Service Update
AC Transit is implementing changes for some routes effective August 7, 2022, including the resumption of lines and trips designed to serve schools.
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:
Measure I Citizens' Oversight Committee
Measure E Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC)
Facilities Advisory Committee
Local Control Accountability and Advisory Committee (LCAAC)
Curriculum & Instruction (C&I)