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Preparing Students to Excel

mustang Steven Millard Elementary School is located in Fremont, CA and is one of 41 schools in Fremont Unified School District. It is a public school that serves 588 students in grades K-6. Millard Elementary staff, students, and parents are committed to preparing all students to excel socially, emotionally, and academically. The entire staff is proud of the achievements of our diverse population. Based on our spring 2012 scores, we have once again achieved a school-wide Academic Performance Index (API) of 890 Our staff works as a cohesive and committed team to ensure high academic achievement and excellent behavior. We have a very active parent community and invite all of our parents to become involved with us in their children's success.
Principal's Message

Dear Millard Families & Friends, 

In the afternoon of Tuesday, May 12, we will be holding a practice emergency drill at Millard. At that drill we will be including student release practice.  We have a system in place to safely release students to parents should there be a large emergency in the area.  We would like to practice that protocol with students and parents on the 12th.  Please see the flyer at the back of this newsletter with more specific information about how you can assist us in this process.  Once the drill has been completed, we will also be asking for written feedback from parents and families who participated.  Thank you for your help and support in our endeavors to keep all students at Millard prepared and safe.

Beginning this week, our students will be taking the statewide testing with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) for students in grades 3rd through 6th.  These statewide assessments are replacing the STAR English and Math tests that our students are used to take.  These new assessments are testing students on the new California Common Core State Standards.  This year, we will be receiving student data from these tests, which will be used as baseline data for future testing.  Our 5th grade students will still be taking the STAR science test until that is eventually incorporated into SBAC.  I expect all student scores to be sent home to families during the summer.  Many of our special education students are also taking the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) at this time.  Their scores will also be reported. 

As the weather begins to get warmer and our students are more physically active, parents are asked to review both Millard’s discipline and dress policies.  These are found on the inside and outside covers of the Mustang folder that comes home with every student on Thursdays.

Here are some key issues:

¨Shoes must be worn.

¨On PE days, no thongs-sandals or shoes without a heel strap may be worn.  This is a safety issue.

¨Tank tops or off-the-shoulder or short blouses/shirts which show the torso, stomach or midriff are not allowed.

¨Students may not wear short shorts or mini-skirts that are higher than mid-thigh.

   We want to maintain an environment that is conducive to learning and safety.  Thank you for your support.


Karen Robertson





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