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FUSD Board Highlights - August 23, 2017

At its August 23rd meeting, The FUSD Board of Education:

Approved Administrative Appointment – The Board unanimously approved the appointment of Christina Arroyo as Assistant Principal at Oliveira Elementary School. 

Appointed Parent Members to the Local Control and Accountability Advisory Committee (LCAAC) - The Advisory Committee's responsibility is to advise and give input into the district's LCAP regarding priorities and resources based on the LCFF. The Board unanimously elected Mohammad Asim Zafir, Renata Dayrell and Amrita Mehrok.

Authorized Agreement with Sodexo School Services to provide Food Service Management Services for the District - Based on the evaluation criteria and the result of the interview, staff recommends entering into an agreement with Sodexo for a period of one year, with an option to extend contract, with Board approval, for up to five, one-year agreements. Sodexo will primarily focus on increasing student meal participation in the District's breakfast and lunch programs. 

Authorized amended Agreement with O’Connor Construction Management, Inc. (OCMI) - Due to District-added scope, additional time is required to complete the projects resulting in additional construction management costs. The additional construction management costs are outlined in the table below:

Project

Current Contract Amount

Current Request

Revised Contract Amount

IT Priority 2 Package 4 (Oliveira, Parkmont, and Patterson ES & Washington HS)

$327,245

$166,065

$493,310

IT Priority 4 Package 2 (Cabrillo, Forest Park, Maloney, Niles, and Warwick ES)

$286,001

$67,875

$353,876

 

Authorized Agreement with Infinity Communications and Consulting, Inc. - 

Staff recommended entering into an agreement with Infinity Communications and Consulting, Inc. for design and contract administration services for the VoIP, Clock, Bell and Public Address Project in the amount of $222,075. The cost for these services is within the approved budget for the VoIP, Clock, Bell and Public Address Project.

Approved additional District funds to Complete Construction of new Elementary School in the Warm Springs/South Fremont Community Plan Area - Currently, there is an approximately $1.6 million gap between the preliminary estimated GMP and the final GMP.  Staff and legal counsel have negotiated with the Developers and believe that it is in the best interest of the District and the community to furnish additional funding to enable the project to move forward immediately. The funding source is recommended from the Developer Fee Fund (level 2 developer fees). 

See Video of entire meeting here 

 The Board’s next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, 6:30pm (time subject to change), at the District Office Board Room – 4210 Technology Dr. – in Fremont.


FUSD Back to School ‘Things to Know’

(Fremont, Ca., August 16, 2017) – Ready to open its doors for the 2017-18 school year, the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) offers students and their families some basic ‘Things to Know’ before the first day of school:

Calendar: The 2017-18 school year will open on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, and is scheduled to close on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. All FUSD schools will be closed on the following dates:

Labor Day - September 4, 2017 Veterans Day - November 10, 2017 Thanksgiving - November 22-24, 2017 Winter Break - December 25, 2017 – January 5, 2018 MLK Jr. Day - January 15, 2018 Presidents Day - February 19, 2018 Spring Break - April 2-6, 2018 Memorial Day - May 28, 2018

The Schools: FUSD is composed of 42 schools divided among five attendance areas within its boundaries: High School: American Irvington Kennedy Mission San Jose Washington Junior High: Thornton Horner Walters Hopkins Centerville Elementary: Ardenwood Green Azevada Chadbourne Cabrillo Brookvale Grimmer Blacow Gomes Glenmoor Forest Park Hirsch Brier Mission San Jose Maloney Oliveira Leitch Durham Mission Valley Niles Patterson Warm Springs Mattos Parkmont Warwick Weibel Millard Vallejo Mill District-wide: Fremont Adult School, Glankler Pre-School, Robertson High School, Vista Alternative School.

First Day Attendance Policy: FUSD students must be in class the first day of school on August 30 or risk losing their space at their assigned school. Students with unexcused absences the first day of school may be transferred to another site on the second day if classrooms at the original school are full. This change will not apply to students who are ill if the child’s parent/guardian informs the school immediately.

Bell Schedules: Daily start and end times vary by school and may also include periodic early-dismissal schedules. Contact your school office for daily schedule information.

After School Childcare: FUSD Elementary Schools partner with selected organizations to provide after school childcare for families. Contact your school for more information.

Administration: The FUSD District Office is located at 4210 Technology Drive, Fremont, CA 94538. Hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30am – 4:30pm. To reach the District Office by phone, call 510-657- 2350.

Enrollment: Families enrolling students in Transitional Kindergarten through 6th -grade may do so online by visiting www.fremont.k12.ca.us and clicking ‘Enrollment.’ Parents/Guardians will also be required to make an appointment with the Student Services Department to provide proof of residency, proof of birth, and immunization records for all children they wish to enroll. Students enrolling at a junior high or high school are asked to do so at the school site. New students registering at any FUSD high school or junior high school will also be asked for transcripts from previous schools to ensure enrollment in appropriate courses.

Kindergarten: All FUSD elementary schools, with the exception of Warm Springs, offer half-day kindergarten classes. Transitional Kindergarten classes are available at Ardenwood, Blacow, Brier, Brookvale, Durham, Gomes, Green, Maloney, Leitch, Niles, Oliveira, Parkmont, Patterson, Vallejo Mill, Warwick and Weibel Elementary Schools. Special Education Traditional Kindergarten is available at Azevada, Blacow, Gomes, Grimmer, Leitch, Maloney and Mission San Jose Elementary Schools.

Early Education: FUSD offers a Preschool Program in partnership with the California Department of Education at no cost for qualifying families. Morning and afternoon sessions are offered. Sites are Blacow, Cabrillo, Durham and Grimmer Elementary Schools, Glankler Early Learning Center and Hyman Learning Center. A fee-based Preschool Enrichment Program is also available at Hyman Learning Center and Durham Elementary. Call 510-659-2579 for more information.

Dual-Immersion: FUSD offers Spanish-Immersion Programs at Blacow, Grimmer and Vallejo Mill Elementary Schools for Grades K-6, and at Hopkins Junior High School for Grades 7-8. A MandarinImmersion Program is hosted at Azevada Elementary School for Grades K-6 and at Hopkins Junior High School for Grade 7. Call 510-659-2531 for more information.

Emergency Information: Information regarding Lockdowns and other Emergency situations at FUSD schools will be posted on the District website (from the homepage, click ‘Emergency Information’ under Quick Links) and social media outlets. Families will also be contacted via their school’s respective notification systems as soon as possible. Families are reminded not to contact or approach their Page 3 Fremont Unified School District school during a Lockdown situation to keep phone lines and facilities available for first responders if necessary. Direct messaging from the Fremont Police Department is also available. Click here for more information.

Alternative/Distance Learning: FUSD offers a continuation high school to provide students with alternative programs to complete their graduation requirements. Contact Robertson High School at 510-657-9155 for more information. An Independent Study program for students in grades 7-12 is available through the District’s Vista Alternative School. Call 510-657-7028 to learn more.

Meals: FUSD provides lunches for purchase at all schools. Breakfast is also available at some elementary schools and at all secondary schools with the exception of Hopkins Junior High. Breakfast/Lunch at elementary schools is available daily for $1.75/3.50, and for $2.25/4.00 at secondary schools. Families may apply for Free & Reduced Price meal programs at their school, or online.

Transportation: Bus Passes for the 2017-18 school year may be purchased through the FUSD Transportation Department. Click here or call 510-657-1450 for more information.

Athletics: FUSD high schools offer a variety of sports from Freshman to Varsity level. Junior high schools offer Boys’ and Girls’ Volleyball and Basketball and some elementary schools offer basketball and/or soccer. Secondary school students must pass a physical examination before being allowed to tryout for any team. Contact your school for more information. Team schedules can be found on the District website under the ‘Parents & Students’ tab by clicking ‘MVAL Schedules.’

Peachjar: FUSD has partnered with Peachjar for e-distribution of flyers, school newsletters and other information. Families will soon receive emails with instructions for creating an account or can visit www.peachjar.com for more information. Families without computer access are encouraged to contact their school to make arrangements for delivery of flyers.

More Information: Learn more about FUSD and its schools via the District’s official website at www.fremont.k12.ca.us. FUSD is also on Facebook , Twitter and YouTube.

About FUSD: The Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) is made up of 42 schools serving nearly 35,000 students in grades K-12. With 17 National Merit Scholars named in 2017 and 21 California Gold Ribbon Schools designated since 2015, FUSD’s mission is to provide equitable opportunities to Educate, Challenge and Inspire students of all ages, talents and ability levels, while striving to prepare each with the skills required to adapt and succeed in an ever-changing world. FUSD is located in the City of Fremont, California, a thriving international community. Residents come from countries across the Page 4 Fremont Unified School District globe to call Fremont home. FUSD takes pride in its diversity, its community, and in its schools. Visit the District’s website at www.fremont.k12.ca.us, Facebook, or Twitter pages for more information.