NextGeneration Science Standards (NGSS) and the upcoming CST (STAR) Standards Test
OnSeptember 4, 2013, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the NextGeneration Science Standards (NGSS) for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve. Because these standards require significant changes inscience instruction, full implementation of NGSS is planned to occur overseveral years. Full implementation is not expected until the 2016-17 schoolyear.
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.
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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It's that wonderful time of year again!! Along with that we have "weather". Please make sure your child is prepared with clothing appropriate for this wet/cold season.
Want to create a School Loop account? Click on the link below and you can get started!
Shopping for school supplies? Open the link below to find a basic school supply list.
The November/December newsletter has been posted. You will find a lot of helpful information in the newsletter!!
Click on the link below to read the flyer with information on when/where you can view the material re: the new Math Adoption.
Attention Parents of all incoming 7th Grade Students:
For the 2014/2015 school year, California Law (AB 354) requires an additional immunization called Tdap in order for your student to advance into or enter 7th grade. The adolescent whooping cough/pertussis booster shot, (Tdap) must be given on or after age 7 to meet this requirement.
Valid proof must show: 1) type of shot given, 2) date, 3) provider’s signature/stamp.
If parents have not provided proof to their school by the first day of school, August 27, 2014, your student will NOT be allowed to attend.
Horner parents, Please follow the instructions below how to call in for an absence or to reach a staff member.
Horner's phone number: 510-656-4000. When you call the school you will be prompted with the following choices.
- You can put in the 5 digit extension if you know it. The ext. for calling in an absence is: 48901
- Press 7 for the school directory and the prompts are: #1 for attendance (absences), #2 for the counselor, #3 for the registrar, and #0 for the office.
- Press 8 for the dial by name option.
- Press 0 to get the office.
Please note that all students are aware of the "no classroom interruption" policy. We remind students in our daily bulletin periodically throughout the year to check in the office if they have forgotten their lunch, homework, etc. All visitors dropping off items are required to come to the office. Any bag lunches not claimed will be disposed of at the end of the day and lunch boxes will remain in the office for two days and if not claimed will be placed in the lost and found on the third day.
Please open the above link to read about what we discuss and go over with all students re: policies and procedures here at Horner. This is done at the beginning of the year and again after the 2nd semester starts.