Fontana Unified School District

Fontana Unified to Host Free Online Safety 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, Nov. 28, highlighting social media safety tips and youth drug trends. The workshops will be at the John D. Piazza Educational Center, 9680 Citrus Ave., Fontana. Childcare 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.

Fontana Unified Schools Receive Book Donations from Honda

Follow-up Story: Fontana Unified’s Dolores Huerta International Academy and Dorothy Grant Elementary received donations of books from Honda representatives as part of its “Random Acts of Helpfulness” campaign on Nov. 3. Photos are available

Fontana Unified’s International Academy to Celebrate Día de Los Muertos

The Dolores Huerta International Academy will host a Día de Los Muertos festival from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. Students will display handmade altars honoring loved ones while staff, parents and community members enjoy crafts, face painting, music and pan dulce. Dolores Huerta International Academy is at 17777 Merrill Ave., Fontana.

Fontana Adult School Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Follow-up Story: Fontana Unified students, staff and community members gathered at the Fontana Adult School on Nov. 1 to celebrate the school’s 60th anniversary and share stories of its impact on their lives. Fontana Adult School, which opened in 1957, offers medical certificate programs, medicine-focused high school diploma classes and technology courses.

Fontana Unified Student-Police Leadership Program Earns Youth Service Award

Follow-up Story: Fontana Unified’s Junior Fontana Leadership Intervention Program (Jr. FLIP) is being recognized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission (JJDPC) of San Bernardino County for fostering positive behavior and increasing student engagement in and out of classrooms. The early intervention program, offered through a partnership between Fontana Unified and Fontana School Police, received the Nonprofit Agency Award during the 33rd annual Recognition of Service to Youth Awards on Oct. 11.

Fontana High School Students Submit 1,700+ College Applications

Follow-up Story: Fontana High School’s Class of 2018 submitted 1,739 applications to four-year colleges during the school’s College Application Submission Day on Nov. 1, surpassing its original goal of 1,500 in one day. Teachers, counselors and staff helped review applications as students completed them throughout the day. Students who submitted applications received free lunches and celebrated their hard work with family, teachers and staff. Photos are available

Fontana Unified Magnet School Opens Enrollment for Kindergarten

Dolores Huerta International Academy, Fontana Unified’s state-of-the-art dual language magnet school, will open enrollment for its 2018-19 kindergarten class on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Parents must bring proof of address and proof of their student’s age. Students, who must turn 5 by Sept. 1, 2018, will be selected by lottery. Applications are available at the school, at 1777 Merrill Ave.

Fontana Unified to Develop High School Career Academies

Follow-up Story: Fontana Unified School District will establish career pathway academies at each of its comprehensive high schools, starting with a renewable energy academy at Henry J. Kaiser High School. The Kaiser Renewable Energy and Technology Engineering (KREATE) Academy, expected to roll out in 2018-19, would prepare students for new and developing energy career pathways by offering applied learning opportunities, teaching technical skills and building connections with industry professionals.

Fontana Unified Student Selected to Tournament of Roses Honor Band

Follow-up Story: Kaiser High School student Jeremy Chan has been selected from hundreds of percussionists from across Southern California to perform in Pasadena City College’s Tournament of Roses Honor Band. Chan will be one of four high school snare drummers marching in the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade with the band on New Year’s Day.