Student safety is our number one concern. In an effort to ensure a safe environment for our students, ALL VISITORS MUST CHECK IN AT THE OFFICE, SIGN IN, AND WEAR A VISITOR’S BADGE WHILE ON CAMPUS. Please do not sign out ahead of time. This is for your safety. All staff is trained to question any adult they see on campus during school hours without a visitor’s badge. This is for the protection of your student. Please help us keep our children safe by following these guidelines.
Smarter Balanced Assessments
Our 3-6 grade students will be taking Smarter Balanced assessments this spring as part of the new testing program that will replace STAR. 95% of students statewide will take a sampling of test items for English language arts and math, plus one performance task from one content area. The remaining 5% will focus on one subject or the other and one performance task, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced in November.
AB 484, which Gov. Brown signed in October, ended most of the STAR testing for our students.
For these reasons we are encouraging families to take the free Smarter Balanced Assessments at home. Below are directions for accessing the assessments at home.
Accessing the Smarter Balanced Resources
1. Log on to www.smarterbalanced.org
2. Under the Smarter Balanced Assessments heading, select Practice and Pilot Tests.
3. Scroll down to the heading Explore the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests. Click on this live link (Green box at the bottom of the page).
No username or passwords are required; simple select “sign in”
STAR Testing Information
The following students will participate in this year’s STAR Testing:
The testing time window is from May 5 through May 16.
Mission San Jose Elementary School Chess Team (Kevin P, David P, Kavya S) Won K-8 Championship in CalChess Junior High (and Middle) School State Scholastic Championship held on April 12-13, 2014 at SFO Airport Hyatt Regency. Our School Chess Team is getting ready for 39th Annual CalChess Scholastic Super State Championship on April 25-27, 2014 @ Santa Clara Convention Center. All the best MSJE Chess Team!
Christine L., a third grader in Mrs. Loeswick’s class, is the 1st-3rd grade first place winner in the Alameda County Water District Poster and Slogan Contest. Her poster was chosen out of 1,770 entries and will be on the inside cover of the 2014-2015 Water Conservation Calendar. Christine will receive a gift certificate and the class will receive a $250 check.
Christine also was chosen as 1 out of 10 runners up for the Scholastic Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble contest. Chosen out of 10,000 entries, Christine received a letter from Nick Bruel, the Bad Kitty author, a class set of his books, and a Bad Kitty pencil for each student in her class.
MSJE fresh off winning the National Chess Championships two weeks ago continued their dominance by sweeping the Northern California State Championships last weekend held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. MSJE won all three of the elementary championship sections. There were close to 1,100 players participating in the two day event. Placing in the top ten for MSJE were:
MSJE fresh off winning the National Chess Championships two weeks ago continued their dominance by sweeping the Northern California State Championships last weekend held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. MSJE won all three of the elementary championship sections. There were close to 1,100 players participating in the two day event.
Placing in the top ten for MSJE were:
Irvington High School will be hosting "Replace the Race" event on Wednesday, March 26th from 3:30 4:45pm in the Irvington cafeteria.
Facing aging facilities in need of repair, the Fremont Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to place a local school improvement funding measure on the June 2014 ballot.
We are pleased to announce that the Fremont Unified School District has been approved for a grant from the Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program in the amount of $26,000. Sixty four community-based organizations applied for the grant and 16 were awarded.