Welcome to Mission Valley Elementary!
Home of the Beavers!
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Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E.) provides differentiated instruction for
students with superior ability and high-level academic performance.
This year all 3rd grade students will have the opportunity to take the GATE test.
Teachers and/or parents may nominate students for GATE identification for those
students who are in grades 4 or 5 and who have not been tested in Fremont.
Those students will be assessed with an ability test during March. A letter will be
mailed to the student’s home address with an assigned testing session and for
parental written permission.
For those students who have been tested, Teacher and/or Parent Nomination
forms are accepted for review under other identification criteria. Additional
information and forms are available in your child’s school office or may be
downloaded from the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Department’s
If you believe that your child may require GATE services and is in the
4th, 5th, or 6th grade, submit a completed nomination form to the GATE Office,
4210 Technology Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, between November 1, 2013 and
January 15, 2014. Faxes will not be accepted.
You can pick up a nomination form from the flyer rack in the office or you can open the document on your computer and print them out at home:
Nomination Form in English
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All About Common Core
The Fremont Unified School District has put together several resources for parents regarding the new Common Core Standards. To view a presentation with detailed information about Common Core and Smarter Balanced Assessments, click here.
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2014-2015 Enrollment FOR NEW STUDENTS
The Fremont Unified School District's (FUSD) Student Support Services Department will be hosting the 2014-2015 Enrollment informational meetings during the month of December for parents of new students to the district. If you have a new student to enroll in one of FUSD's schools, please plan to attend one of the following parent informational meetings:
December 2, 2013 at American High – Multi Purpose Room
December 4, 2013 at Irvington High - Cafeteria
December 9, 2013 at Kennedy High - Cafeteria
December 10, 2013 at Washington High - Cafeteria
December 12, 2013 at Mission High – Room C120
Each meeting will be held from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. If you have any questions regarding the enrollment informational meetings, please contact the Student Support Services Department at 510 657 2350 ext. 12202, 12204 or 12665.
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Morning and Afternoon Procedures
Kindergarten students meet in the corridor on the side of the office facing the Kindergarten playground. They are dismissed from class to the corridor for after school pick up. Parents are asked to wait in the corridor. Please check with the kindergarten teachers for more information on procedures.
Grades 4-6 report to the playground at 8:10am and Grades 1-3 at 8:20am. STUDENTS SHOULD NOT BE ON THE PLAYGROUND UNTIL ADULT SUPERVISION BEGINS. After the bell rings, all students line up behind their classroom number on the playground. All teachers meet their classes on the playground daily. On rainy days, students will report to the Multui-Use Room until school begins.
FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL OF OUR CHILDREN, PARENTS MAY NOT FOLLOW STUDENTS TO THE CLASSROM.
Lost and Found
Our lost and found is overflowing!! Please claim items that belong to your student. Any items not picked up by the end of each month will be donated.
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Mission Valley is Green!
Our newsletters are no longer being sent home with students. Please check this website for information. We will post important information on this site, and we have a calendar that lists special events. Monthly newsletters are available on this site under "News". They will also be posted on the bulletin board outside the office. Hard copies are available on the rack in the office.
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Student Wellness - NON - FOOD CELEBRATIONS
The Governing Board recognizied the link between student health and learning and is committed to providing a comprehensive coordinated school health program promoting healthy eating and physical activity.
Mission Valley Elementary welcomes and acknowledges student celebrations. The staff has embraced and recommends that all classrooms have Non-Food celebrations as a means of promting healthy eating. Examples of items that can be used for celebrations are: books, pencils, stickers, art projects, or educational games. Your child's teacher can help with ideas for your child's celebration.
We ask that all of our families support us in promoting healthy eating and physical activity for all of our students at Mission Valley.
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Lunch Milk in the Cafeteria
In the past years, the cafeteria has offered regular (unflavored) milk and chocolate nonfat milk with all lunch meals. Due to concerns over children’s sugar consumption, the FUSD Wellness Committee has recommended that for the 2013-14 school year, chocolate nonfat milk will be offered only once a week, on Fridays. This Wellness Committee recommendation was reviewed and encouraged by our Board members.
Regular (unflavored) nonfat and 1% lowfat milk will be offered everyday of the week. Nonfat milk is delivered in a pink-colored carton and 1% lowfat comes in a green carton. All milk offered meets the nutritional guidelines set forth by the USDA.
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How to Register Your Student For School in F.U.S.D.
The Fremont Unified School District now has a centralized enrollment process. This means that new students are no longer enrolled at Fremont school sites. Current Fremont residents must being the enrollment process online at www.fremont.k12.ca.us. Once an email confirmation is received, you can contact the Office of Student Support Services to schedule an appointment to complete your child's registration. You can reach Student Support Services at 510-657-2350 extensions 12202 and 12204.
Safety at School
Each school in the Fremont Unified School District has a safety plan in place. Additionally, our district has a strong partnership with the Fremont Police Department to ensure safety at and around schools. School safety plans outline emergency procedures and all of our school sites, staff and students, practice emergency drills for earthquake, other emergencies and lockdowns. Parents may ask to view these plans at their school office. Many drills at school sites ask for our parent volunteers to participate.
The standard practice of our schools is to have parents and all visitors check in with the office and receive a visitor's badge before proceeding to classrooms. At the beginning of each school year and on an ongoing basis, we remind staff and students to be alert and aware of their surroundings to ensure people are in compliance with this rule.
Please see the following FUSD links.
Fremont is a safe community but the recent incidents in Connecticut, while thousands of miles away, serve as a reminder of how precious our children are and how even the best security plans, cannot eliminate all risk. The safety of our students is our number one priority. As you talk with your children about the tragedy in Connecticut, there are many web resources available to help parents and children deal with violence. The American Psychological Association offers advice at the link below:
It is critical that parents/guardians keep the school informed of their contact telephone number. Our communication system allows the school to place emergency notification calls to parents so it is important that we have up-to-date contact numbers for parents. Should you have any additional questions please feel free to contact me or your child's principal.
Dr. James Morris
Fremont Unified School District
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More About Traffic Safety from the Fremont Police Department:
Let’s Keep Our Kids Safe - Fremont PD Traffic Unit Makes School Safety a Top Priority
The Fremont Police Department’s Traffic Unit in partnership with Fremont Unified School District has identified child safety in and around schools as a top priority. Since the beginning of the 2013/14 school year, two children riding bicycles have been involved in collisions on their way to school. In addition, the police department has received a recent influx of traffic complaints from our community, specifically in relation to driving issues during the drop-off/pick-up time. While it is not possible to have an officer at every school on a daily basis, the Traffic Unit will be conducting regular site visits in the upcoming weeks to each of the schools during drop-off and pick-up times. The primary goal of their effort will be to help educate motorists on the dangers of driving in school zones, while specifically enforcing distracted driving, moving and parking violations. The Traffic Unit has the following advice and tips for motorists who participate in drop-off/pick-up activities.
- Let your child out of the vehicle in a traffic lane
- Pull onto the shoulder of the road if it is posted “no stopping."
- Disobey a crossing guard.
- Cross the street unless you are in a designated cross-walk.
- Let your child ride a bike without a bicycle helmet.
- Double park.
- Park in a red zone or in front of a fire hydrant.
- Park in a designated and posted “no stopping zone”
- Drive Distracted (eating, drinking coffee, texting, talking on a phone, etc.).
- Park on a corner or block a handicapped ramp.
- Disobey a stop sign.
- Block a driveway.
- Drive your child under the age of 8 unless he/she is in a child safety seat or booster.
- Park in a handicapped stall unless you have a valid placard.
- Leave early and give yourself extra time for drop-off/pickup.
- Use the school’s designated drop-off/pick-up area.
- Follow the guidance of all posted signs.
- Park and walk your child into school.
- Drive carefully and be extra cautious in and around schools.
- Get involved and offer to help your school with drop-off/pick-up.
- Be a responsible driver.
- Report a traffic complaint online at www.fremontpolice.org.
A Few Important Contacts...
Main Phone Number: 510-656-2000
Fax Number: 510-226-7056
Attendance Line: (510) 656-2000 ext. 34175
Attendance Clerk: Chris Richardson
Lunch Account Information: Cecelia Sjah
(510) 656-2000 ext. 34182