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Fontana Unified School District

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  • 9680 Citrus Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335 • (909) 357-7600
  • The Fontana Unified School District is the second-largest district in San Bernardino County, operating 45 schools that serve students from preschool through adult education in a diverse urban/suburban environment. Fontana’s schools are recognized nationwide for their fast growth in student achievement.

  • Superintendent: Randal S. Bassett
  • Board of Trustees: Mary B. Sandoval, president; Peter Garcia, vice president/clerk; Jason O\'Brien, member; Matt Slowik, MURP, MPA, member
  • 2015-16 Enrollment: 39,470

Fontana Unified Middle School to Celebrate Schools to Watch Listing

Sequoia Middle School will hold a ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6 to celebrate its inclusion on the 2018 California Schools to Watch list, an honor given to just 22 schools in the state. Schools to Watch are lauded for being academically excellent, developmentally responsive, socially equitable and structured for success. Sequoia is at 9452 Hemlock Ave., Fontana. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)

Fontana Unified to Host Free Family Math Workshops for Parents

Fontana Unified School District will hold Parent University workshops from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, providing strategies for math proficiency for the entire family. The workshops will be held at the Piazza Educational Center, 9680 Citrus Ave., Fontana. Childcare services for children ages 3 to 11 will be available, as well as translation services. Call 909-357-7600, ext. 29409 to register or learn more. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)

Fontana Unified’s Summit High Named AVID Highly Certified Site

Follow-up Story: Summit High School is being recognized as an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Highly Certified Site for its efforts to boost student achievement and build a college-going culture. The program encourages students to prepare for higher education through peer support, campus visits and assistance with college applications and scholarships. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)

Fontana Unified’s Sequoia Middle School Named to Schools to Watch List

Follow-up Story: Fontana Unified’s Sequoia Middle School is one of 22 schools in California named to the 2018 California Schools to Watch list for improving student achievement, creating a positive campus culture through student programs and teacher training, and lowering its suspension rate. Sequoia Middle School will accept the award in Sacramento on Saturday, March 3 and hold a campus celebration on Tuesday, March 6. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More Photos

Fontana Adult School to Host Free ESL and Citizenship Classes

Fontana Adult School will hold free English as a Second Language (ESL) and citizenship classes from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 6. Classes will be held at Eric Birch High School, 7930 Locust Ave., Fontana. Call 909-357-5310 to learn more. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)

Fontana Unified’s Alder Middle School to Host Nutrition Class

Fontana Unified’s Alder Middle School will hold free nutrition classes from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, providing families with tools to learn healthy recipes and plan budget-friendly meals. The classes, provided by the University of California Cooperative Extension, will be at the school’s parent center, 7555 Alder Ave., Fontana. Call 909-357-5330, ext. 30237 to register or learn more. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)

Fontana Unified to Host Free Family Wellness Workshops for Parents

Fontana Unified School District will hold free Parent University workshops from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, highlighting strategies for promoting health and wellness for the entire family. The workshops will be at the John D. Piazza Educational Center, 9680 Citrus Ave., Fontana. Childcare services for children ages 3 to 11 will be available, as well as translation services. Call 909-357-7600, ext. 29409 to register or learn more. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)

Fontana Unified Fair Showcases Career Auto Tech and Classic Cars

Follow-up Story: Students at Fontana Unified’s A.B. Miller High School examined classic cars, put their mechanical skills to the test and networked with industry professionals during an auto tech fair on Dec. 11. The fair, offered through a partnership with Chaffey College and Prime Motivation, provided students with a look at career opportunities available in the auto tech industry. Photos are available Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More Photos

Fontana Unified Teacher Named Regional Finalist for CLHS Educator of the Year Award

Follow-up Story: Jurupa Hills High School teacher Dr. Ruzanna Hernandez was named a Region 10 finalist for the California League of High Schools’ (CLHS) Educator of the Year Award. Region 10 includes Inyo, Mono, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Regional winners are considered for a state Educator of the Year award. The Region 10 winner will be named at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at the Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center, 700 N. Haven Ave., Ontario. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)Read More Photos

Fontana Unified Middle School to Grant Wishes with Annual Gift Drive

Renaissance Club members at Fontana Unified’s Sequoia Middle School will shower their peers with kindness and gifts during an annual Make-a-Wish Day at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11 at the school, 9452 Hemlock Ave., Fontana. Each year, students in need submit wish lists and Renaissance students reach out to local businesses and community members for donations to help grant these wishes. Last year, Sequoia students granted 500 wishes for their peers. For more information, contact Kristin Badawi, (909) 357-5400. Media Contact: Lauren Creiman, 909-833-9853 (office)