Fontana Unified School District

  • Fontana Unified Expands COVID-19 Testing Clinics, Provides Access for Community

    Fontana Unified School District is expanding its ongoing COVID-19 testing clinics to be available to the greater community at no cost. Testing clinics are available at all high school sites from 12:15 to 6:15 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 12:35 to 4:15 p.m. on Fridays; at middle school sites from 7:35 to 11:15 a.m. on Fridays; and at District office from 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 12:35 to 4:15 p.m. on Fridays. Appointments are available, but not required. Community members who are not Fontana Unified students or employees may register for testing at https://www.covidclinic.org/fusd/.

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  • 180 Fontana Unified Seniors to Receive State Seal of Biliteracy, Recognized by County Superintendent of Schools

    One hundred and eighty Fontana Unified School District seniors were recognized by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools for their proficiency in bilingualism and biliteracy, an achievement that will earn them the State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) at graduation. The District’s 180 seniors, who are on track to meet the state’s rigorous SSB eligibility requirements by graduation, were recognized by San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandre during a virtual ceremony on Oct. 16.

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  • Fontana Unified Elementary School Launches After-School Video Production Program

    Almond Elementary School students are being encouraged to put on their director’s caps and call out ‘lights, camera, action!’ as the school launches its Pacer Production Studios afterschool video program, where Almond students are learning the basics of filmmaking with the assistance of Summit High School TV production students. Nearly 50 Almond Pacer fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students meet after school three days a week to learn a variety of film production techniques, including lighting, camera positioning, editing, scriptwriting, adding music and title sequences, and how to be an on-air personality.

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Fontana Unified Teacher Lands National Literacy Award

Olga Pacot, a reading teacher at Fontana Unified’s Citrus Elementary School, has been named one of only six recipients of this year’s READ 180 Educator Awards for helping students improve their literacy. Pacot is known for inspiring improvement that far exceeds expectations. READ 180 is a reading intervention program that provides individualized instruction to meet each student’s reading needs and help them overcome any obstacles.

Fontana High Honored as AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction

Fontana High School is among 24 schools in California – and 75 in the nation – to earn the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Schoolwide Site of Distinction award for 2015-16, a new honor given to select AVID schools for their extensive commitment to providing students with college preparation resources. Schoolwide Site of Distinction is the highest rating a school can achieve on the AVID certification rating scale. Only 380 out of 5,000 AVID schools in the U.S. were eligible to apply for the honor. The distinction puts Fontana High’s college and career readiness program in the top 2 percent of all AVID programs in the nation.

Fontana Unified Students Receive $7 Million in Scholarship Aid

Fontana Unified School District’s stellar 2016 graduating class has collected $7 million in college scholarship offers. Among the graduates are three Gates Millennium Scholars, a Southern California Edison Scholar, five Dell Scholars, three QuestBridge and three TheDream.US recipients. Many of these are full-ride scholarships that will allow students to attend prestigious universities, including Stanford, UCLA and Northwestern University.

Fontana Unified Graduates Nearly 3,200 Students

Follow-up Story: Close to 3,200 students from Fontana Unified School District’s five high schools, two continuation high schools and adult school capped their high school careers with commencement ceremonies held May 23-27 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. Among the Class of 2016 graduates are two Kaiser High School students headed to Stanford University and several others bound for respected UCs, CSUs and universities across the nation.

Fontana Unified High Schools Host Senior Awards Nights

Fontana Unified’s five comprehensive high schools will hold senior awards night ceremonies over the next week. Summit High School will hold its senior awards night at 6 p.m. Monday, May 16 in the high school gym, 15551 Summit Ave. Kaiser High School’s event is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 in its multipurpose room, 11155 Almond Ave. Fontana High School will hold awards night ceremonies at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 in the school auditorium, 9453 Citrus Ave. Jurupa Hills High School will hold its event at 6 pm. Thursday, May 19 in the gym, 10700 Oleander Ave. A.B. Miller High School will hold its program at 6 p.m. Friday, May 20 in the gym, 6821 Oleander Ave.