We were able to surprise our students! Sierra High School purchased new furniture to meet our student needs. The new student desks are larger so that laptops, books, and paper can all fit at once. Student chairs are more comfortable with a little bit of bounce to them. We also provided flexible seating options with tables that can easily wheel around the room and be used as whiteboards, tables, or presentation boards. We are excited to make our school a comfortable and quality place to be! [Courtesy Sierra High Blog.]
We were able to surprise our students! Sierra High School purchased new furniture to meet our student needs. The new student desks are larger so that laptops, books, and paper can all fit at once. Student chairs are more comfortable with a little bit of bounce to them. We also provided flexible seating options with tables that can easily wheel around the room and be used as whiteboards, tables, or presentation boards. We are excited to make our school a comfortable and quality place to be! [Courtesy Sierra High Blog.]
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Pictured above and below are some of Rio Vista Elementary School’s academic and character award winners from this past week. Go Roadrunners! Photos courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/rio-vista-roadrunners.
Pictured above and below are some of Rio Vista Elementary School’s academic and character award winners from this past week. Go Roadrunners! Photos courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/rio-vista-roadrunners.
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Pictured is Mrs. Myers’ 3rd grade Mountain Vista class as they demonstrate Social Studies Standard 3.1., in which students describe physical and human geography, and use maps, tables and graphs. Photo courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/mountain-vistawildcats.
Pictured is Mrs. Myers’ 3rd grade Mountain Vista class as they demonstrate Social Studies Standard 3.1., in which students describe physical and human geography, and use maps, tables and graphs. Photo courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/mountain-vistawildcats.
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Fillmore High’s Academic Decathlon Team (l-r) (front row) Jonathan Perez, Yanelli Gomez, Angie Mota, Henry Hurd, Jovany Perez, (back row) Alotl Aparacio, Ethan Sell. Photo credit Academic Decathlon Coach Benjamin Bradshaw M.Ed.
Fillmore High’s Academic Decathlon Team (l-r) (front row) Jonathan Perez, Yanelli Gomez, Angie Mota, Henry Hurd, Jovany Perez, (back row) Alotl Aparacio, Ethan Sell. Photo credit Academic Decathlon Coach Benjamin Bradshaw M.Ed.
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Three gold, two silver, and one bronze medal across ten different events

Courtesy Academic Decathlon Coach Benjamin Bradshaw M.Ed.

Over a series of four weekends in January and early February, Fillmore High School’s Academic Decathlon Team competed online in this year’s Ventura County Regional competition. The team scored 4th in their division and 8th overall. The team collectively earned three gold, two silver, and one bronze medal across the ten different events. Henry Hurd (11th grade) earned the highest individual score on the team and medaled Gold in Speech and Bronze in Math. Angie Mota (9th grade) earned Gold in Interview as well as the Team Spirit award. Ethan Sell (11th grade) earned Gold in Science, Silver in Art, and Silver in Social Science. Congratulations to the whole team for their hard work and dedication!

 


 
Pictured are students in Mrs. Silva’s class at Piru Elementary working together to analyze and identify facts and opinions in text. Photos courtesy Piru Elementary Blog https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/
Pictured are students in Mrs. Silva’s class at Piru Elementary working together to analyze and identify facts and opinions in text. Photos courtesy Piru Elementary Blog https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/
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Above is an outdoor “evaporation” lab by a sixth-grade science class at Fillmore Middle School. Photos courtesy FMS Blog https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/
Above is an outdoor “evaporation” lab by a sixth-grade science class at Fillmore Middle School. Photos courtesy FMS Blog https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/
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Students learning about evaporation together.
Students learning about evaporation together.
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These Sierra High students received the honor of being selected as Students of the Week. They all exhibit dedication, hard work, maturity, respect, and kindness, which is what Sierra Warrior’s are known for. Congratulations and great job to Kimberly Lizarraga, Janessa Hurtado, Elaine Hernandez, Jesus Rosales, and Viviana Gonzalez! Courtesy Sierra High Blog www.blog.fillmoreusd.org
These Sierra High students received the honor of being selected as Students of the Week. They all exhibit dedication, hard work, maturity, respect, and kindness, which is what Sierra Warrior’s are known for. Congratulations and great job to Kimberly Lizarraga, Janessa Hurtado, Elaine Hernandez, Jesus Rosales, and Viviana Gonzalez! Courtesy Sierra High Blog www.blog.fillmoreusd.org
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Eight grade students at Fillmore Middle School worked together in groups to create/model and eclipse as part of
science lesson last week. Pictured are some students creating/modeling their own eclipses. Photos courtesy Fillmore Middle School Blog.
Eight grade students at Fillmore Middle School worked together in groups to create/model and eclipse as part of science lesson last week. Pictured are some students creating/modeling their own eclipses. Photos courtesy Fillmore Middle School Blog.
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San Cayetano students earn tickets for being good citizens throughout the week. If their ticket is pulled at the end of the week, they receive an Eagle Prize. The prize bags have toys and other goodies. Courtesy San Cayetano Blog.
San Cayetano students earn tickets for being good citizens throughout the week. If their ticket is pulled at the end of the week, they receive an Eagle Prize. The prize bags have toys and other goodies. Courtesy San Cayetano Blog.
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The FHS Flashdrives are preparing for competition season! The Fillmore High Robotics team is building the practice field pieces and control systems for the robot. Go Flashdrives! Courtesy Fillmore High Blog.
The FHS Flashdrives are preparing for competition season! The Fillmore High Robotics team is building the practice field pieces and control systems for the robot. Go Flashdrives! Courtesy Fillmore High Blog.
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Congratulations to Mr. G. and Mrs. T. Davis’ classes at Mountain Vista for completing their Mr. Potato Heads. Every day there are no students tardy, the Potato Head earns a new piece. Once Mr. Potato Head is completed, the class earns a pizza and popsicle party! Being on time to class tastes so good! Pictured is Mrs. Davis’ Class celebrating completing their Mr. Potato Head for no tardies! Courtesy Mountain Vista Elementary Facebook page.
Congratulations to Mr. G. and Mrs. T. Davis’ classes at Mountain Vista for completing their Mr. Potato Heads. Every day there are no students tardy, the Potato Head earns a new piece. Once Mr. Potato Head is completed, the class earns a pizza and popsicle party! Being on time to class tastes so good! Pictured is Mrs. Davis’ Class celebrating completing their Mr. Potato Head for no tardies! Courtesy Mountain Vista Elementary Facebook page.
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San Cayetano 1st grade students working on math problems and having fun with a snowman activity. It’s fun to learn! Courtesy San Cayetano Elementary Facebook page.
San Cayetano 1st grade students working on math problems and having fun with a snowman activity. It’s fun to learn! Courtesy San Cayetano Elementary Facebook page.
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The first week of the quarter has been underway with the Sierra Way trainings. The students rotate to each teacher and the principal to get clarity about the expectations and routines at Sierra High. Providing this structure and maintaining it is one reason why the students are successful—they have clarity about the procedures and that allows them to focus on their work. The school has P.R.I.D.E. which stands for: P-Proud positive citizens, R-Respectful individuals demonstrating integrity, D-Driven to our maximum potential, E-Excelling in academics, attendance, and attitude. Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/.
The first week of the quarter has been underway with the Sierra Way trainings. The students rotate to each teacher and the principal to get clarity about the expectations and routines at Sierra High. Providing this structure and maintaining it is one reason why the students are successful—they have clarity about the procedures and that allows them to focus on their work. The school has P.R.I.D.E. which stands for: P-Proud positive citizens, R-Respectful individuals demonstrating integrity, D-Driven to our maximum potential, E-Excelling in academics, attendance, and attitude. Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/.
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It’s Friendship Month at Fillmore Middle School! Let’s practice being the “I” in KIND to each other. Above are some friends putting the “I” in KIND. Courtesy Fillmore Middle School Blog.
It’s Friendship Month at Fillmore Middle School! Let’s practice being the “I” in KIND to each other. Above are some friends putting the “I” in KIND. Courtesy Fillmore Middle School Blog.
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Mountain Vista students celebrate their i-Ready success holding up their prizes from Carl’s Jr. Courtesy Mountain Vista Elementary Facebook page.
Mountain Vista students celebrate their i-Ready success holding up their prizes from Carl’s Jr. Courtesy Mountain Vista Elementary Facebook page.
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December 30, 2021

Dear FUSD Staff and Families, 
Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were spent surrounded by family, friends and loved ones. This holiday season is an opportunity to pause and reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives. Personally, I am grateful for my health, family and for the opportunity to lead our wonderful school district. I am thankful for our passionate educators, dedicated support staff, and for our administrative team for their continued leadership. Above all, I am grateful for our resilient students and supportive families. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we continue to adapt to these constantly changing times. 
As we prepare to return to school on January 3, 2022, we must be extra vigilant in doing our part to keep ourselves and those around us safe. Here’s what each of us can do to limit the spread of COVID-19 and support healthy and safe schools: 
      ✓  If your child has been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, please keep your child home, and notify the school. A district nurse will provide direction on necessary protocols. 
      ✓  All staff and students are required to prescreen at home each day using the FUSD COVID-19 Daily Self-Screening Tool. If staff or students have any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home, and notify the school. The prescreening tool can be found on the FUSD website. https://www.fillmoreusd.org/apps/news/article/1479086
      ✓  As required by public health mandate, all students and staff are required to wear a mask while indoors. We encourage students and staff to wear a mask outdoors when in crowded spaces, however it is optional at this time. 
      ✓  We highly encourage all families to test their child for COVID-19 prior to returning to school. Testing is not required, but we have found that early detection is vital to preventing the spread within our schools. 
            •   The Fillmore Middle School Testing site is open from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Monday to Saturday. This testing site is not operated by FUSD. 
            •   Additional testing sites can be found at the California for All website at Https://covid19.ca.gov/ and the “Find Testing Near You” link, where you can search by address, city, county, or ZIP code for a testing site. 
      ✓  Beginning January 10th, additional testing sites will be made available to staff, students, and the community at FUSD campuses. 
            •    Mobile PCR testing will be available at all elementary sites on the following days:
                     •  Rio Vista School- Mondays, 1:00-3:15 p.m.
                     •  San Cayetano School-Wednesdays, 1:00-3:15 p.m.
                     •  Mountain Vista School- Fridays, 1:00-3:15 p.m.
                     •  Piru School- Tuesdays, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
            •   A PCR Testing Kiosk will be permanently housed at the Fillmore High School stadium parking lot Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
      ✓  We also anticipate receiving supplemental at-home testing kits provided by California Department of Public Health (CDPH) during the week of January 10th. We will provide more information as we receive. 
      ✓  When possible, get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster if you haven’t done so. The vaccine is now available for everyone five and older. 
I am grateful for all that we have accomplished together. We will continue to improve our services and offer additional academic and mental health supports for our students and families this school year. I ask that we continue to work together, be solution oriented, and communicate with one another to continue to move our district forward. Our students are counting on us!

Respectfully,
Christine Schieferle,
Superintendent

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30 de diciembre de 2021
Estimados miembros del personal y las familias del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Fillmore:
¡Feliz año nuevo! Espero que hayan pasado sus vacaciones rodeado de familiares, amigos y seres queridos. Esta temporada navideña es una oportunidad para hacer una pausa y reflexionar sobre aquello por lo que estamos agradecidos en nuestras vidas. Personalmente, estoy agradecida por mi salud, mi familia y por la oportunidad de liderar nuestro maravilloso distrito escolar. Estoy agradecida por nuestros educadores apasionados, personal de apoyo dedicado y por nuestro equipo administrativo por su liderazgo continuo. Sobre todo, estoy agradecida por nuestros estudiantes resilientes y familias comprensivas. Gracias por su paciencia y flexibilidad mientras seguimos adaptándonos a estos tiempos en constante cambio.
Mientras nos preparamos para regresar a la escuela el 3 de enero de 2022, debemos estar más atentos al hacer nuestra parte para mantenernos seguros a nosotros mismos y a quienes nos rodean. Esto es lo que cada uno de nosotros puede hacer para limitar la propagación de COVID-19 y apoyar escuelas saludables y seguras:
      ✓    Si su hijo/hija ha estado expuesto a una persona que dio positivo en la prueba de COVID-19, mantenga a su hijo/hija en casa y notifique a la escuela. Una enfermera del distrito proporcionará orientación sobre los protocolos necesarios.
      ✓  Se requiere que todo el personal y los estudiantes realicen una evaluación previa en casa todos los días utilizando el cuestionario de salud para la autoevaluación diaria COVID-19 del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Fillmore. Si el personal o los estudiantes tienen algún síntoma de COVID-19, quédese en casa y notifique a la escuela. El cuestionario de salud de preselección se puede encontrar en el sitio web del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Fillmore. https://www.fillmoreusd.org/apps/news/article/1479086
      ✓   Como lo requiere el mandato de salud pública, todos los estudiantes y el personal deben usar una máscara cuando estén adentro. Animamos a los estudiantes y al personal a usar una máscara al aire libre cuando estén en espacios llenos de gente, sin embargo, es opcional en este momento.
      ✓    Animamos a todas las familias a que examinen a sus hijos/hijas para detectar COVID-19 antes de regresar a la escuela. No se requieren pruebas, pero hemos descubierto que la detección temprana es vital para prevenir la propagación dentro de nuestras escuelas.
            •   El sitio de pruebas de la escuela intermedia Fillmore está abierto de 12:00 pm a 8:00 pm, de lunes a sábado. Este sitio de prueba no es operado por el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Fillmore.
            •   Se pueden encontrar sitios de pruebas adicionales en el sitio web California for All en Https://covid19.ca.gov/ y en el enlace "Find Testing Near You", donde puede buscar por dirección, ciudad, condado o código postal para un sitio de prueba.
      ✓  A partir del 10 de enero, se pondrán a disposición del personal, los estudiantes y la comunidad sitios de pruebas adicionales en las escuelas del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Fillmore.
            •   La prueba de PCR móvil estará disponible en todos los sitios de primaria en los siguientes días:
               •  Escuela Rio Vista- lunes, 1:00-3:15 p.m.
               •  Escuela San Cayetano-miércoles, 1:00-3:15 p.m.
               •  Escuela Mountain Vista: viernes, 1:00-3:15 p.m.
               •  Escuela Piru: martes, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
            •   Un quiosco de pruebas de PCR estará alojado permanentemente en el estacionamiento del estadio de Fillmore High School de lunes a viernes de 10:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m.
      ✓  También anticipamos recibir pruebas caseras suplementarias en el hogar proporcionados por el Departamento de Salud Pública de California (CDPH) durante la semana del 10 de enero. Proporcionaremos más información a medida que la recibamos.
      ✓  Cuando sea posible, obtenga la vacuna COVID-19 o un refuerzo si no lo ha hecho. La vacuna ahora está disponible para todas las personas mayores de cinco años.
Estoy agradecida por todo lo que hemos logrado juntos. Continuaremos mejorando nuestros servicios y ofreciendo apoyos académicos y de salud mental adicionales para nuestros estudiantes y familias este año escolar. Les pido que sigamos trabajando juntos, que estemos orientados a las soluciones y que nos comuniquemos entre nosotros para seguir haciendo que nuestro distrito avance. ¡Nuestros estudiantes cuentan con nosotros!

Respetuosamente,
Christine Schieferle,
Superintendente

 
Sierra High Principal Henrey said,
Sierra High Principal Henrey said, "Friday, December 17th marked the last day of the second quarter here at Sierra. We are so proud of our Warriors. Each student brings their own story to us and allows us a chance to be a part of it. It is a privilege to serve our students and clear a path to success for them to take charge of. Today we celebrated our students’ many successes. To those 23 determined students we say: We are proud of your accomplishments and sad to see you leave our family. You will “Always be a Warrior, and are also Forever a Flash!” Courtesy Sierra High blog.
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Rio Vista Elementary students and staff dressed to celebrate the last day of school before winter break. Rio Vista Principal Garnica said,
Rio Vista Elementary students and staff dressed to celebrate the last day of school before winter break. Rio Vista Principal Garnica said, "Happy Holidays from Rio Vista! We love our Roadrunners!" Courtesy Rio Vista blog.
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Sierra High Principal Henrey said,
Sierra High Principal Henrey said, "The Warriors now have some fancy new tables and chairs to enjoy as they eat lunch together. They reported that the chairs are comfortable, and the tables are the perfect size. The students deserve to have a beautiful campus. More great things to come this school year! (ps. Notice these California kids thinking its a cold day and shivering when it is 65 degrees out. We are spoiled here in Fillmore!)" Courtesy Sierra High blog.
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Mrs. Davis’ kindergarten students from Mountain Vista Elementary read 100 minutes and completed 100 minutes math on i-Ready. They’re getting ready for 1st grade! Photo courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/.
Mrs. Davis’ kindergarten students from Mountain Vista Elementary read 100 minutes and completed 100 minutes math on i-Ready. They’re getting ready for 1st grade! Photo courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/.
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