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FAQ Closure & Coronavirus

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In an evolving situation, communication is vital.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

information as of 4/17/20 - may change due to conditions

When are schools going to open?

During these times of uncertainty we continue to have concerns about the impact COVID-19 will have on the future of our exceptional students. Following Wednesday’s (4/1/20) press conference by Governor Newsom, recommendations from the California Department of Education and direction from Alameda County (Statement from County Superintendent), FUSD schools will be closed through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year

How will our students be educated if schools are closed?

While safety remains the highest priority during school closures, learning continues throughout FUSD. Teachers and staff have created a variety of flexible learning opportunities for students at all grade levels. With the recent extension of the school closures, teachers are taking a long-term approach to student learning. Students in our Junior Highs, Middle Schools, and High Schools are connecting to their teachers via School Loop, through websites, and directly with online conferencing tools. Elementary students are being contacted by their teachers who will let them know the best ways to stay connected and learn. This may include via email, online conference tools, web-based curriculum, and paper packets. This link shares activity ideas for families during the closure. Chromebooks/laptops are available for students to borrow if needed. Please contact your student’s teacher or school Principal with questions.

One-semester Change to Our Grading Policies (4/13/20)

What about Spring Break? (April 10 - 17)

Teachers will not be providing lessons/content and students will not be responsible for any school work during this period. 

How are students being fed? What about school lunch?

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Dear FUSD Community,
Beginning Monday, April 20th, Fremont Unified School District's breakfast and lunch meal distribution for impacted students and children will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:00am to 12:00pm, at Irvington, Kennedy & Washington High Schools, and from 10:00am to 11:00am at Cabrillo Elementary.
We will be distributing two days of breakfast and lunch meals on Monday, and three days of breakfast and lunch meals on Wednesday.

Drive-Up Distribution Sites:
John F. Kennedy High School- 39999 Blacow Rd, Fremont, CA 94538
Irvington High School- 41800 Blacow Rd, Fremont, CA 94538
Washington High School- 38442 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536
Cabrillo Elementary School- 36700 San Pedro Dr, Fremont, CA 94536

Food Heating:
Please note that certain entrees are frozen and will need to be heated before eating, items can be safely heated either in the microwave or conventional oven:

  • Heat on high until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Conventional oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place item on an oven-safe baking sheet and bake for approximately 30 minutes, if frozen. If item is thawed, bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Recommended Shelf Life of Breakfast & Lunch Items
ITEM: Shelf Life: Thawed at Ambient Temperature Shelf Life: Refrigerated
Bar, Benefit Oat/Choc 1 week 6 weeks
Bread, Sliced Banana 5 days 10 days
Cinnamon Bun 5 days Do not Refrigerate
Concha Bread 5 days Do not Refrigerate
Muffin, Banana Keep Refrigerated 21 days
Ultimate Breakfast Round, Chocolate Oatmeal 14 days 30 days


Thank you to FUSD staff and volunteers for their assistance in preparing and distributing the meals in support of our community! Please leave a message with FUSD's Child Nutrition Department at 510-659-2587 with any questions.

See more meals information

What is happening at the District Office and Maintenance, Operations & Grounds yard?

While the FUSD District Office is closed, staff is working from home and conducting the business of the District as close to normal as possible. The only activity at the Maintenance, Operations & Grounds yard is that which has been deemed essential. By Executive Order of the Governor of California, schools and districts remain funded during the shelter at home allowing FUSD to meet its payroll and continue essential operations such as providing complimentary Grab & Go breakfast and lunches for impacted students and children. The Board of Education, Acting Superintendent and District/school administration are in regular contact addressing the needs of students, families and the community. However long the duration of school closures, FUSD administration will remain on the job and available to support its students in any way possible.

What is the school cleaning strategy?

All school sites were cleaned before the shelter at home took effect. Since the schools have not been occupied there has not been any further cleaning. In the event that staff returns to their workspaces to get needed supplies, the rooms are spot cleaned weekly on Fridays by custodial staff as needed. The regular cleaning of sites will resume once school goes back into session and staff are back on site.

What are preventive measures to minimize my exposure to Coronavirus?

What should we do if we think we have been exposed to coronavirus?

The Alameda County Public Health department recommends that you call your doctor. Please refer to the Alameda County Public Health Department’s webpage on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Only medical providers can initiate testing for COVID-19.

What about guidelines for people returning from travel?

Students who have recently returned, or have contact* with a person returning from countries with larger outbreaks such as China, S. Korea, Iran, Italy and Japan are asked to voluntarily self-quarantine for fourteen days. * Contact means: living in the same household, face-to-face interaction, sneeze or direct bodily discharge exposure, in a closed small environment like a vehicle within 2 seat lengths, and in any health care capacity.

Information from the Alameda County Public Health Department, Fremont community partners, and School District administration inform this FAQ. Further questions can be addressed to

Thank you for staying informed.