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Principal's Message 
 
04/17/15
 
Hello Parkmont Community,
 
I hope that everyone had a great spring break.  Now the big push to the end of the year is upon us.  As you likely already know, Smarter Balanced (SBAC) testing will begin next week.  All fourth and sixth grade students will be taking these standardized tests on computers for both English Language Arts and Math (third and fifth grade students will be taking the tests a few weeks later--your child's teacher will be communicating the specific dates for when exactly your child will be testing).  The tests will be a summative assessment of your child's achievement this year in these two subject areas and they will be aligned to the new Common Core State Standards.
 
If you are interested in taking a practice test yourself or in having your child take a practice test in preparation for the SBAC, you are welcome to do so. Simply navigate to caaspp.org and click on the Practice and Training tests tab.  Once there, you and/or your child will need to click on the green button on the right entitled, "Student Interface Practice and Training Tests". From there, login as a guest and select a test to practice.  I highly recommend that you take some time to view these tests as it will clarify firsthand the more rigorous expectations inherent in the new Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced tests in a way that makes more sense than just simply discussing the differences.  Beyond this, please help your child to get plenty of rest the night before their testing sessions so that they are prepared to do their best.  Also, please do not schedule any medical appointments during your child's scheduled testing days. Please do not hesitate to contact me or Johanna if you have any questions.
 
Principal, Kade Petersen

 


PARKING LOT "ETIQUETTE"

 

** If you drive your child to school, there are some facts you need to know:
1. REMAIN CALM!  

2. Please be aware of those around you.  We are ALWAYS concerned about student safety and driving; dropping your student in the wrong place could result in injury. 

3. Please remember that our students are not always careful. Therefore, your attention is of critical importance. 

4. If you choose to park across the street, please do NOT have your child cross the street, take a few extra minutes to walk to the cross walk. 
 
5. We know the line to get into our parking lots can be long, but is important NOT to cross onto the oncoming traffic side of the street. 

6. When pulling into the parking lot loops, please pull as far as you can BEFORE stopping to drop or pick up your child. 

7. Please do not park in any No Parking Zones, staff parking lots, numbered parking spots (teachers’ spots), or leave your car unattended in the parking loops. 

8.  The left lane is NOT for stopping.  This is intended for driving ONLY.

9. If you park in a visitor spot, please do NOT send or call for your child across the parking lot.  Parents/students must use the sidewalk to and from your car. 

10. Please be respectful of our neighbors and do not block their driveways.

11. If you notice any dangerous driving on Parkside Drive, please do not hesitate to call the Fremont Police Department (510) 790-6800 or file an online traffic complaint:  http://www.fremontpolice.org/forms.aspx?FID=62 
 
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Measles

Hello Parkmont Families
With the Alameda County Public Health Department’s (ACPHD) recent report of five confirmed cases of measles within the county so far in 2015, the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) is providing families with information regarding the illness.
 
FUSD reminds families there are currently no known cases of measles within the District. The ACPHD is investigating and will notify the District immediately with any reports of confirmed cases or suspected exposures.
 
Measles, also called rubeola, is a highly-contagious illness caused by a virus that causes fever, cough, runny nose and watery eyes, as well as a rash. More serious cases of measles can cause diarrhea, middle ear infection, pneumonia, or encephalitis (brain infection). Measles is spread person-to-person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or shares food/drink. If your child demonstrates any of the above symptoms, please do not send child to school and contact your physician immediately.
 
Immunization is the best protection against measles. There are typically two doses given: one at 12-15 months, and a second time as soon as 28 days later. Many children receive their second dose before kindergarten. FUSD, as well as all California public schools, requires both doses be administered prior to enrollment.
 
Please contact FUSD Student Support Services at 510-659-2534 with questions or for more information. 
 

 

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  • Effective July 1, 2013, the Office of Pupil Services will be officially known as the Office of Student Support Services (SSS). The SSS will include the Language Assessment Center (LAC) and School Nurses, as well as the new Centralized Enrollment Center (CEC). Due to these changes, the enrollment process for new Transitional Kindergarten (TK) – 6th grade students will be conducted in the new Centralized Enrollment Center effective July 8, 2013. Therefore, elementary school enrollment will end on Friday, June 14, 2013 and elementary schools will no longer enroll new students for the 2013/14 school.   For further information, please call (510) 657-2350 after June 17, 2013 and ask for the Centralized Enrollment Center.

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