Fontana Unified School District

  • Palmetto Elementary’s 60th Anniversary Gala Celebrates Fontana Community, History

    Palmetto Elementary School commemorated its 60th anniversary with a schoolwide celebration on Sept. 27. Fontana Unified parents, students, staff and community members perused student displays about the school’s and district’s history, watched performances from Kaiser High School’s band and cheer squad and enjoyed family-friendly activities.

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  • Fontana Unified’s Advanced Placement Participation, Passing Rates Reach Six-Year Highs

    Fontana Unified School District’s Advanced Placement (AP) test-taking and passing rates reached six-year highs in 2017-18, reflecting a districtwide focus on boosting college readiness. In 2017-18, 56 percent of FUSD students who took an AP test passed one or more exam. The number of students who passed two or more AP exams also increased three percentage points from 2016-17.

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  • Fontana Unified Educator Named a County Teacher of the Year

    Shadow Hills Elementary third-grade teacher Theresa Pearce was named a San Bernardino County 2018 Teacher of the Year. Pearce, who was named the district’s Teacher of the Year, has taught in Fontana Unified for 18 years. Pearce will be recognized by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools along with fellow honorees in October.

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Fontana Unified Administrators Envision the Future of Education during Leadership Institute

Nearly 200 Fontana Unified administrators brainstorm creative solutions to educational challenges, celebrated innovation among their peers and strengthened their management skills during the District’s inaugural Leadership Institute on July 16 and 17. The two-day, team-building seminar kicked off with a keynote address from Dr. Adam Steltzner, the chief engineer on NASA’s Mars 2020 project. Steltzner discussed his unconventional path to becoming a NASA engineer and discussed the importance of embracing curiosity-based decision making.

Fontana Unified to Brief Parents on Computer Science Immersion School

Chaparral Elementary will hold a parent information meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 to highlight its Code to the Future computer science immersion curriculum. Parents will learn about the goals and benefits of the program and watch student-led coding demonstrations. Chaparral, one of the first Code to the Future schools in the Inland Empire, is at 14000 Shadow Drive, Fontana.

Fontana Unified Expands Full-day Kindergarten Offerings in 2018-19

Fontana Unified School District is expanding its early learning program to offer full-day kindergarten at three additional schools in 2018-19. Almond, Mango and Maple elementary schools will offer full-day kindergarten classes for the first time, joining Citrus, Juniper, Sierra Lakes and Tokay elementary schools. While all seven full-day kinder programs are full, half-day kindergarten enrollment is still open at the remaining school sites. For more information, call (909) 357-5000.

Fontana Unified Honors Parent, Community Volunteers

Fontana Unified School District recently honored nearly 40 parent and community volunteers who spent countless hours advocating on behalf of students during the 2017-18 year. Members of each of the District’s six parent advisory councils were applauded for their dedication to ensuring students receive the best programs and services for their needs.

Fontana Adult School to Offer Free Computer Classes in Spanish

Fontana Unified’s adult school will offer free computer classes for Spanish speakers from Monday, July 16 to Monday, Aug. 20. The school will offer two levels of classes: level one will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and level two will run from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. For information, call 909-357-5490.

Fontana Unified Recognizes Parent and Community Volunteers

Fontana Unified School District honored nearly 30 parent and community volunteers for their service during 2017-18 at the Board of Education meeting on June 20. Volunteers from each of the district’s six parent advisory councils were recognized for advocacy on behalf of students, including those with special needs, English learners and African American students. Fifteen parents and community members were also celebrated for completing the district’s six Parent University sessions, which help parents support and continue their children’s education at home.

Fontana Unified High School Band to Perform in Christmas Parade

Summit High School’s marching regiment was selected to perform in the 2018 Hollywood Christmas Parade, set for November. Summit students and alumni will play their way up and down Hollywood and Sunset boulevards alongside nearly 100 celebrities and marching bands in the 3.5-mile parade.

Fontana Unified Elementary Students Explore Future Job Opportunities with ‘Careers Alive Museum’

Dressing as world leaders, business people and artisans, Canyon Crest Elementary School students led the Fontana community through a “Careers Alive Museum” on June 8, demonstrating in words and visuals what the professions of their future will look like. The museum concluded a two-week college and career exploration camp in which students researched job opportunities and applied their knowledge to create exhibits, design costumes and give presentations on a variety of technological platforms. Photos are available.