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Superintendent's Update
Volume VI : Issue IV
October 22, 2019
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Upcoming Events
10.28:  FVSF Marc Ecker Golf Classic @ Mile Square
10.28-11.1: Parent Conferences
11.7:  FVSD Board Meeting @ 6:30PM
11.8:  Staff Development (Non-Student Day)
11.11: Veterans' Day Observed
11.25-29: Thanksgiving Recess
12.6: End of First Trimester
FYI:  Science and History Material Adoption Pilots Letters
Our District is in the process of reviewing elementary and middle school science, as well as middle school history materials.  The materials under consideration include state-adopted items approved by the CA State Board of Education.  The following letters went home to elementary and middle school parents. For more information regarding the material adoption pilots, please click below:

2019-20 School Year Calendar
2019-20 Tentative School Year Calendar
The 2019-20 School Year Calendar was approved by the Board of Trustees at its March 14th meeting and is available on our site.  Click here to see the dates for this year. 
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Happy Tuesday!

With the World Series of Baseball beginning tonight, and parent teacher conferences taking place next week, we are definitely in mid-October.  We continue to make significant progress in the areas of professional development, modernization of our school sites, and touring our schools (which are amazing)!  FVSD is an exciting place to be and we hope you enjoy learning more about our schools and district.  In this issue, we...
  • Share a video of our recent school tours (thank you for all of the positive feedback)!!
  • Invite you to join the Schools Foundation Golf Tournament.
  • Highlight the amazing progress of our Measure O Phase 2 schools.
  • Continue our series on FVSD History!! 
As always, thank you for everything you do to support teaching and learning in our District.  
Mark Johnson, Ed.D.

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HIGHLIGHT: Join us for a great day at Fulton Middle, Oka, Gisler and Cox Schools
Tours of Fulton Middle, Oka, Gisler and Cox Schools
Join us at Fulton Middle, Oka, Gisler and Cox Schools!

Throughout October, our Board of Trustees has visited four more of our District's amazing schools.  We continue to be excited to share  SCHOOL TOUR VIDEOS, as part of our  ongoing efforts to communicate with our staff, families and community!  When we visit the school sites, we observe so many wonderful things and we  want to share these special moments with you.  Throughout the year, we will continue to highlight the very best FVSD has to offer its families and we hope you enjoy being a part of it.  A giant THANK YOU
goes out to our teachers, support staff and administrators for the work they do with our students.  And, another large THANK YOU goes out to our families who send us some of the most kind and talented kiddos!!  Join us as we stop by Fulton Middle, Oka, Gisler and Cox Schools because, as always, it was a great day at school today!
JOIN US: FVSF Marc Ecker Golf Classic October 28th
Marc Ecker Golf Classic 2019

Join us on Monday, October 28th in support of our FV Schools Foundation for the Marc Ecker Golf Classic at Mile Square Park.  This annual fundraising event supports the many educational programs our Foundation has dedicated their efforts to for the benefit of all of our students.   Click here to learn more, register and support our students and schools as a sponsor. 
SPOTLIGHT: Measure O Construction Continues to Go Well at Phase 2 Schools
Construction Update Cox Fulton Tamura

Construction continues to move along well at all of our Measure O Phase 2 Schools, Cox, Fulton and Tamura.  At Cox School, work has completed in the B Building and staff was able to move back into their classrooms.  This is the first classroom building to be completed at Cox, in addition to the work finished on the administrative building at the end of September.  Staff is settling into their newly air conditioned spaces as work begins on Building C.

In addition, at Fulton Middle School windows are being installed in the Building C classrooms.  Moreover, window frames are being painted and work progressed on the Building A roof.  And projects in the MPR continue to advance.  All of this is in addition to the work completed in the administrative building earlier in the fall.  Staff had the opportunity to move back into this space at the beginning of this month, and they have been enjoying their newly air conditioned work environment. 

And at Tamura School, a beautiful, newly remodeled MPR and administrative office was revealed last week.  Staff are enjoying use of the renovated staff restrooms, in addition to the cool new work space.  In addition, flooring is being installed in the Building C classrooms.

We continue to be grateful to our community for their support of our District through Measure O.  The impact at our campuses is immeasurable and it is with great excitement that we continue to enjoy the progress of projects at our Phase 2 schools!
This Is #TheFVSDWay:  Fun Facts from FVSD
  Recruitment Poster from 1960s
As we celebrate the rich history of our District as a part of #TheFVSDWay, we are honored to share some of the interesting facts and events from our nearly 150 years.

As enrollment in the District grew throughout the 1960's from only one school with 235 students to ten schools in 1969 with more than 6,700 students, recruitment of teachers became extremely important.  And the District continued to be dedicated to finding the very best staff to join the FVSD Family!  

Representatives from the district traveled across the country to secure top teachers to be a part of our innovative team.  And, the commitment to professional development we have today was evident then as well, as new teachers participated in a two-week Beginning Teacher Seminar, created and presented by FVSD, and hosted at the newly relocated District Office on Lighthouse Lane.

We are so fortunate for our FSVD Family, educators dedicated  to teaching and learning, with a passion for innovation that has always been a part of the fiber of our District. Because after all, that is #TheFVSDWay.
TAG IT:  Join Us in Celebrating The FVSD Way!
The FVSD Way
As noted above, our theme for 2019-20 is The FVSD Way!  We have taken the time to study our history, analyze the present and continue planning for the futre.   We hope that you will join us in documenting how you celebrate "The FVSD Way" by capturing the amazing moments in our schools and tagging your photos on social media #TheFVSDWay  #FVSDDriven #WeHeartFVSD.
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