California State Standards (CSS) Resource PageThe Instructional Services team is excited to share the district’s plans for a robust and successful K-12 California Standards implementation. We look forward to your partnership as FUSD continues to implement these positive and promising changes.
We have been asking for and listening to feedback to ensure that we are responding to whole district needs. Based on these ongoing conversations, we wanted to share what you can expect in the Fremont Unified School District this school year:
- As we move into full implementation mode, the Instructional Services department will be refining FUSD’s collective vision, outreach, timelines, and district-wide California Standards implementation plan. Developments will be regularly shared via the district website, social media platforms, community meetings, and from school sites to parents.
- For Fremont to continue to be a center of innovation, we need our schools to prepare students who are ready for a complex and unpredictable future. Preparing for the opportunities ahead requires adding new skills to the traditional curriculum. That includes updating the ways we teach English Language Arts, literacy and mathematics. In the coming years, new science and social science standards will also be adopted and implemente.
- The CSS are a focused set of up-to-date learning goals that students need to learn at each grade level to become active participants in our communities and workplaces.
School support is a priority and we will enhance our two-way communication, follow-through, and responsiveness to parent, student, and staff feedback regarding materials, assessments, and Common Core strategies that students are engaging in at school.Parents and guardians are crucial partners in laying the groundwork for a smooth transition to the new standards
- Learn more about the standards by reviewing the California Department of Education CCSS Web Page: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ (select “Students/Parents” tab)
- Talk to the principal about the school’s implementation plans to learn what will be different about these new standards and what will remain the same for students.
- Attend a board and/or community meeting to discuss district goals and timelines.
- Meet with your child’s teacher to discuss what your child will be learning over the coming year and how classroom instruction will shift to align to the CSS.
- Play an active role in your child’s education at home. If you notice your child is struggling in a certain area, consult with his or her teacher to identify strategies and resources that might be helpful.
- Explore opportunities to become actively involved in the Common Core transition through your state and local Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).