Fremont Unified School District


A California Distinguished School

2014 National Blue Ribbon School

43545 Bryant Street

Fremont, CA  94539

(510) 656-1200, Fax (510) 651-4211



April 28, 2017                    

Chuck Graves, Principal                                                                      Shanthika Sukumar, Secretary                                                               Rachel Cannon, Attendance Clerk           


MSJE’s School Vision: All students will be valued, encouraged, and challenged in a collaborative learning environment.

 MSJE’s Mission Statement: Through rigorous standards, character education, and a safe learning environment, students will be provided with multiple opportunities to develop the skills they need to become successful learners. 

Character Trait for May is Integrity: I show self-respect by taking pride in my words and actions.

Mark Your Calendars

May 8 – Ongoing        Enrollment for New TK – 6th grade students

May 9 - 20                   SBAC Testing @ MSJE

May 9                          PTC Meeting 7:00 PM

May 17                        SSC Meeting 3:00 PM

May 23                        Open House 6:00 – 7:00 pm

May 29                        Memorial Day – No School

Sheetmulching Party at MSJE!  Next Thursday, May 4th, 9am-2pm Drop by or even volunteer with 6th grade MSJE students and StopWaste’s Bay-Friendly Student Action Crew to help transform an underutilized area next to the multipurpose room anytime between 9am-2pm.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 2nd by emailing Angelina Vergara, 

Family Service Day & Worm Compost Day with the Cub Scouts at MSJE! 

Saturday, June 3rd, 2pm-5pm, join the Cub Scouts who will continue Sheetmulching MSJE areas that will foster healthy soil ecosystems with Cub Scouts families, as well as create Reuse Garden Beautification Art for fence, and your family can learn how to set up and take home a family worm bin!  Please RSVP by Friday, May 19th by emailing Angelina Vergara,
Please click here for a detailed flyer. 

First Day of School for 2017- 2018 School Year – Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

All students are expected to report to school on the first day, Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Students who have not attended the first two days of school will be dropped at the end of the third day of school. Students who are dropped will not be guaranteed a seat at the school and may have to be overloaded to other schools upon return. The only exceptions will be students who are absent due to illness. If a student is absent the first three days due to illness, parents or 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.

Middle School Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

District staff, Middle School Instructional Task Force members, and site principals created a FAQs webpage and handout on middle school transition information for families. FUSD is hosting another Parent Open Forum on May 15, 2017 at Walters Junior High at 6 pm to address additional questions and provide updates on the transition plan.

C&I Committee Parent Volunteers Needed:

FUSD is requesting interested parents to apply for a seat on the Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Committee for the 2017-18 school year. Please click here if you are interested.

.Fremont Unified School District is now accepting donations online!

Donations to a school, program, or the district may now conveniently be made online using a credit/debit card or eCheck. Donors may either log into their MySchoolBucks account or go to; click Select a School (at the top of the page); select the school of their choice; and click the box labeled, DONATE TO YOUR SCHOOL.

Donors have an option to create an account to assist with future donations or donate as a guest. Donations that are received online reduce the amount of cash and checks handled by teachers and office staff.

If you have any questions, please contact Meira Nalamothu at ext. 12276, or email her at

Tdap for Students Entering 7th grade

All students entering the 7th grade in the 2017/2018 school year must receive a Tdap (Pertussis/ Whooping Cough) booster shot before entering school in August 2017. 

Proof of the vaccine must include:  Student’s name, date of birth, vaccine name, date vaccine administered and name of the clinic, office, or doctor administering the vaccine.

We highly encourage you to have your student receive the TDAP vaccine now and to bring proof to your student’s current school office as soon as possible.  This will prevent delaying registration and selection of courses for 7th grade. 

MSJE –Yearbook Orders

The yearbook order information is posted on our home page.  Please check under eflyers for the order information.


If your student has required medication or health services at school this year, all medication and medical supplies must be picked up from the school office on the last day of school!  Medications must be picked up by a parent or guardian unless your student is authorized (current contract on file) to self-carry his/her medication.

If your student is attending summer school the medication (to include the doctor’s order) must be picked up the last day of school. Then it needs to be taken to the summer school site on the first day of summer school by the parent/guardian.  Please make sure the medication does not expire prior to July 31, 2017.

On the last day of summer school, the student’s medication must be picked up by the parent/guardian at the summer school site.

A Note from the Nurse (Head Lice)

In the last several years, there has been an increase in the number of cases of pediculosis (head lice) found in Alameda County.  Many of the schools in Fremont have had scattered cases.  Children with head lice will be sent home from school immediately to start treatment as soon as possible. Instructions for treatment are given to their parents. Students with nits only will not be excluded from school. The responsibility for the treatment of head lice rests within the home.


Students may return to school upon satisfactory treatment and after there is no visible lice upon re-examination. The goals of treatment are to contain the infection, to prevent overexposure to potentially hazardous chemicals, to minimize school absence, and to maximize the opportunity for student academic achievement.      


Treatment is directed at the infested individual and his personal articles (e.g. clothing, caps, combs, brushes, towels, bedding, etc.)

1.    There are specific medicated shampoos and rinses available for head lice such as RID, NIX, Ovide, Spinosad, etc.  RID is an over the counter medication. NIX, Ovide and Spinosad are available by prescription only.  Apply head louse shampoo according to your physician’s instructions or instructions on the label.  DO NOT OVER TREAT.

2.    Have your child put on clean clothing after each treatment.

3.    Repeat treatment in 7-10 days in order to kill newly hatched lice.  While the shampoos mentioned above rapidly kill crawling lice, they may not kill all the nits.  Therefore, it is important to remove/comb all nits to prevent re-infestation.  The 7-10 day interval corresponds to the incubation period of a louse’s egg.  

4.    All family members should be treated whether or not there is evidence of infestation.


Decontamination of Personal Articles and Environment: e.g. clothing, caps, combs, brushes, towels, bedding, etc.) Since heat is lethal to lice and their eggs, many personal articles can be disinfected by machine washing in hot water and drying using the hot cycle of the dryer.  Eggs are killed in 20 minutes at 140 degrees F, and crawling forms succumb to slightly lower temperatures. Items placed in sealed bags for two weeks to kill hatching lice (nits take six to nine days to hatch and are unlikely to hatch away from the scalp). Vacuuming daily until no children has lice decrease the remote possibility of lice transmission from the environment.


Bed linens should be laundered. Pesticide application in the home environment is not recommended.


Volunteers Needed for MPR Community Mosaic Mural

For those of you who don’t know who I am, my name is Kathleen Martin, retired MSJE teacher (2015).  Over six years ago, Principal Graves gave me the go ahead to begin the process of building, designing, and

supervising the construction of the Community MPR Mosaic Murals.  The current murals were designed and

constructed by students and volunteer parents from MSJE.

The newest mosaic mural panel (located next to the Safety Patrol Room) will represent the PreK, Kindergarten, and First Grades.  The mural designs come from a preschool in Krakow, Czech Republic, and an elementary school in Springfield, Missouri. 

Even if you only have an hour that you can volunteer to work on the mural, your help will be welcomed!

What:  Volunteers needed to work on the MPR mosaic mural

When:  Beginning on March 7th, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Time:  8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Contact:  Kathleen Martin at for more information or to sign up. 

Remember to read the Announcements and Headlines on the web page too.  Additional information is posted there as it comes up on a day to day basis.

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