This message was originally emailed to the FUHSD community on September 28, 2020, at 6:44 PM.
Dear FUHSD Community,
Now that the 2020-21 school year is well underway, we wanted to provide you with some important reminders and information during this time of distance learning. We hope this information will be helpful to you as the year continues.
Parent & Community Webinars
As part of our continued efforts to communicate with you on a regular basis regarding the latest guidance from the State and Public Health and any subsequent changes to our instructional plans, we will be holding several parent and community webinars throughout the year.
Our second webinar for the semester will be held on Monday, Nov. 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - https://fuhsd-org.zoom.us/j/93447259397
Visit our Assistance with Online Tools webpage to submit a tech help request and get information on Schoology, Infinite Campus, and other FUHSD tools.
Food Service Information
For the most up to date information on Food Service pick-up dates, times, and locations, please visit the Food Service webpage on our website.
Mental Health Resources
During this time of school closure and remote learning, we want your school experience to be successful. You can request to speak with a School-Based Therapist or School Psychologist while the campus is closed by filling out our FUHSD Wellness Check-In Form. We take appointments during regular school hours, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Additional mental health resources can be found on our Distance Learning webpage.
Parcel Tax Renewal - Measure M
In July, the Board of Trustees approved placing Measure M, a renewal of the district's $98 parcel tax, on the ballot in November. A parcel tax is a special school tax commonly used by local school districts to help fund classroom programs. School districts have discretion on how to use funds, but often they are used to attract and retain qualified teachers and staff, keep class sizes small, give struggling students the help they need to master basic skills, fund art, and music programs, and improve math and science programs.
Measure M, which all voters in the Fremont Union High School District will be asked to vote on in November, would renew a local, reliable source of funds that has strengthened the classroom programs in our high schools for the past 16 years. All funds from Measure M would be used to provide our high schools with reliable funds to support classroom programs and to continue to attract and retain the outstanding teachers and staff our community expects. Funds from Measure M would help keep teacher and support staff salaries competitive to prevent top quality teachers and staff from leaving the district. Measure M would not raise taxes and explicitly prohibits funds from being used on administrator salaries. The measure provides strict accountability on how the local funds are spent and requires annual audits with an Independent Citizens Oversight Committee to ensure all funds are spent to benefit our students.
Flu Shots & COVID-19 Testing
Every person aged 6 months and older needs the flu vaccine, every year. This is especially true this year, with COVID-19 also circulating widely in Santa Clara County. The County Health system will be providing no-cost flu shots to the public starting this month. For detailed information on where and when to get your flu shot, visit the Santa Clara County Public Health Department website.
Widespread testing for COVID-19 provides a more accurate picture of how many cases exist in our community and helps us understand how and where the virus is spreading. Testing helps identify people without symptoms who could be spreading COVID-19 so that they can stay away from work and public places until their infectious period is over. To find out where you can get tested and schedule an appointment, visit the Santa Clara County Public Health Department website.
FUHSD Honors and Accolades
Even in distance learning, our students and staff continue to accomplish great things! In the first month of school:
We hope the information and resources provided in this update have been helpful. We look forward to sharing regular updates and reminders with our district community throughout the year as we continue to face the challenges of distance learning together.
- Parent, staff, student