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Superintendent’s Newsletter: September 29, 2023
September 29, 2023
Superintendent's Newsletter September 29, 2023
Dear Fremont Unified Community,
The days are busy in Fremont Unified! Instruction and fall sports are in full swing, and we are in Homecoming season with the first dance last week, one this week, and three more to come. We have more great news coming in from around the District, which I’m excited to share.
First, congratulations to the 105 Fremont Unified seniors representing each of our comprehensive high schools who were named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists for 2024. The consistently high number of semifinalists in Fremont Unified is a strong indicator of our students’ dedication to academic excellence, and underscores the strength of our district’s educators, schools and community.
Please also join me in congratulating three of our elementary schools for being recognized by California PBIS for successful implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) programs. Patterson was awarded a Silver Implementation Award, and both Brookvale and Oliveira earned a Bronze Implementation Award. These school communities and their outstanding staff exemplify the commitment across Fremont Unified to supporting students.
I thank everyone for their cooperative efforts to serve and support students in our classrooms and beyond.
October 16 & 18: School Funding Presentations
Fremont Unified School District is working hard to make sure we can maintain the core educational services upon which our students rely, and which keep our community a desirable place to live, work and raise a family. But, as you may know, Fremont Unified is among the lowest funded school districts in Alameda County.
All community members are invited to join Superintendent CJ Cammack and Fremont Unified leadership on October 16 or 18 to learn about school funding in California, the implications for FUSD, and the process for budget design in dynamic economic realities.
Join the conversation by attending or streaming either session, and/or submitting questions in advance. Both sessions will include the same presentation, and a recording will be posted following the events.
Visit our Events webpage to submit questions or comments that may be addressed during the presentation, and to access the event livestream.
October 4: International Walk and Roll to School Day
Many Fremont Unified schools are participating in the 2023 International Walk and Roll to School Day (IWR2SD), an annual, worldwide event to encourage students, caregivers and school communities to walk, roll, or use other active modes of transportation to get to school.
Most schools are participating on Wednesday, October 4, though some may celebrate on an alternate date. Look out for more information from participating schools.
From the City of Fremont: Active Transportation Plan Updates
The City’s Transportation Team is transitioning into Phase 2 of the Active Transportation Plan (ATP) development, which will focus on neighborhood-specific ideas, issues, and priorities. This includes a number of neighborhood walks and bike rides scheduled throughout the months of September and October. An Interactive Webmap is also open for you to share your location-specific feedback on issues and opportunities you’ve experienced while walking, biking, and rolling in Fremont.
To share your feedback, view the full list of upcoming outreach events, and register for the neighborhood walks and bike rides, visit the ATP MyFremont page.
October 13: Non-School Day for Students
Reminder: Friday, October 13 is a non-school day for FUSD students. We wish our students a great day off!
All Fremont Unified schools and parents/guardians are able to use ParentSquare for home-to-school communications. Find links for training and help videos, app downloads and answers to frequently asked questions at fremontunified.org/logins.