The FREMONT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT announces a list of proposed core novels for use in literature courses in grades 7-12 for the 2015-16 school year. These books are available for review by the public in the district's Curriculum and Instruction office before becoming a part of the curriculum. Please take the time to review the video and comment on the padlet link. https://vimeo.com/125618731
On September 4, 2013, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve. Because these standards require significant changes in science instruction, full implementation of NGSS is planned to occur over several years. Full implementation is not expected until the 2016-17 school year. However, per Assembly Bill 484 (2013), California students will continue to be assessed in grades 5, 8, and 10 based on the 1998 California Science Standards. Because teachers are transitioning their teaching practices to align with NGSS, there may not be total alignment with the California Standards Tests which are based on the 1998 standards. Although we do not expect significant differences, this discrepancy may affect CST scores. This does not mean that our students are any less proficient in science then they used to be. It simply means that teachers are transitioning to the more rigorous NGSS standards and will not cover all of the same content from the 1998 standards.
Change to BP/AR 5113.1 – Students Must Be Present the First Day of School
All students must be in class on the first day of school, August 26, 2015. Students who are not in school on the first day of school will not be guaranteed a seat at their school and may have to be overloaded to another school effective the second day of school if classrooms at their school are filled. The only exception will be students who are absent due to illness. If a student is absent the first day due to illness, parents/guardians must notify the school every day the student is absent. Seats will NOT be held for students on extended vacations or other optional activities, whether or not the school is notified.”