Superintendent's Update
Volume III : Issue VI
January 19, 2017
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Upcoming Events
2.10: Staff Development (Student-Free Day)
2.13: Lincoln's Birthday
2.16:  Board Meeting, 7pm
2.20: President's Day
3.1:  College and Career Readiness Night, 6pm Board Room
3.9:  Board Meeting, 7pm
3.15:  LCAP Community Forum, Board Room
4.11: District Art Show
4.13:  Board Meeting, 7pm
4.17-4.21:  Spring Recess
4.29:  Taste of Fountain Valley
5.4:  Open House TK-5
5.11:  Open House 6-8
5.18:  Board Meeting, 7pm
5.29:  Memorial Day
6.15:  Board Meeting, 7pm
6.23:  Last Day of School
6.27:  School Offices Closed to Public
Taste of Fountain Valley 4/29

The 13th Annual Taste of Fountain Valley will showcase a selection of some of the best eateries, caterers, bakeries and food trucks from and within the local areas of Fountain Valley.  Join us on Saturday, April 29th at Los Caballeros Raquet & Sports Club. Learn more.
Peachjar eFlyers

Beginning  February 1, FVSD will utilize an electronic flyer distribution system, Peachjar, in an effort to improve communication, ensure a strong link between home and school, and to enhance community support and involvement in the schools. Every school, the district office, and outside organizations will use Peachjar to distribute district-approved e-flyers to families district wide .  We are excited about the addition of Peachjar and look forward to this means of communication! Learn more.

District staff, parents, Trustees, community leaders, and even students have worked together with LPA Architects, Inc. to create a detailed Facilities Master Plan (FMP).  The District's newly developed FMP identifies a vision for the next 10 to 15 years and provides a road map to coordinate short and long-range goals for our school buildings.
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On behalf of Fountain Valley School District and our Board of Trustees, we want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!!!  2016 was a banner year for FVSD with significant increases in achievement, the passing of a general obligation bond, a robust professional development program and the strengthening of a highly effective culture.

In this issue, we...
  • Celebrate Students and Parents
  • Highlight Our Work in Middle School History and Science
  • Focus on our Facilities 
  • Provide Our Community with an Opportunity to Give Us Feedback
As always, thank you for everything you do to support teaching and learning in our District.  
Mark Johnson, Ed.D.

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SPOTLIGHT: Board Honors Courreges Students and Parents
The Board of Trustees was pleased to honor seven amazing Courreges Cougars at the January 12th Board Meeting.  These students were recognized for their outstanding efforts and achievements.  The Board was joined by Courreges staff, parents and members of the community in celebrating each of these incredible, hard working students.  Congratulations James Quist (K), Danica Frisch (1st), Xavier Moreno (2nd), Kayden Pheasant (3rd), Alex and Matthew Johnson (4th), and Jacob Rimdzius (5th)! 

In addition, the Board of Trustees thanked and celebrated the dedication of parent volunteers Petra Erlandson and Brittany Bradshaw.  As principal Chris Christensen shared, Courreges is lucky to have the talents of these two volunteers.  Thank you for your outstanding service on behalf of our students and staff!
HIGHLIGHT: History and Science in FVSD
As FVSD looks for new ways to prepare our students for high school, college and beyond, our teachers have engaged in inten sive professional development, not only in the areas of math and English, but at the middle school levels in history and science as well.  Similar to the other subject areas, for the past two years, these teachers have met several times throughout the year to share lessons and learn from experts in the field such as UC Irvine (history) and Orange County Department of Education (science).  As a result, our middle school history classes are asking our students to analyze more primary source documents through both hands-on experiences and writing prompts.  And in science, our teachers are exploring the upcoming shifts in the new California Science Standards, also known as Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), with a greater emphasis on engineering practices and collaborative student activities.  

We are extremely proud of the work being done by our teachers in all subject areas not only to connect professionally with one another, but to constantly seek more ways to engage our students in deeper thinking, analysis and excitement across the curriculum!
FOCUS: Facilities Updates
At the Special Meeting on January 5, the Board of Trustees participated in a workshop and received information on construction delivery options following the passing of Measure O. 
District Counsel, Martin Hom of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud and Romo shared with the Board information on delivery options including: Design-Bid-Build, Lease-Leaseback, Construction Manager, and Design-Build. The Board of Trustees will have additional opportunities to discuss and receive information on options at future regular and special Board meetings. Additional information is available on our website on the Facilities Updates page.
LOOK OUT FOR:   LCAP P arent Input Survey
In 2013, the State of California changed the way education is funded. School districts are required to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that includes input from students, teachers, parents, and community members on the goals, actions, and budget priorities. Please take a few moments to assist us with this important process.  We have already received hundreds of responses and are hoping to receive even more. Your input matters!  You can access the survey through Sunday, January 22nd in English or in Vietnamese
TAG IT!: #myFVSDImpact
Our theme for 2016-17 is The FVSD IMPACT, as we focus our efforts to IMPACT ALL students in the Fountain Valley School District.  We hope that you will join us in documenting your IMPACT on students and the amazing moments happening in our schools by tagging your photos on social media #myFVSDImpact.
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