Frequently Asked Questions
A successful elementary education is impossible without a partnership with our students’ parents and our community members, so we welcome any and all questions. We are more than happy to talk through your questions and concerns, but we also know you are very busy. To help, we’ve provided the answers to commonly asked questions below. If you can’t find what you are looking for, feel free to give us a call.
How do I register my children for John C. Fremont?
We’re excited to have you join our community! Please visit the John C. Fremont front office to receive the registration packet for your children. If you are already part of our district, your children will receive their registration packets to update emergency cards, medical information, lunch applications, and other related forms in August of each year. For more information about registration, please visit our District Registration and Immunization page.
What immunizations does my child need?
All students enrolling at John C. Fremont Elementary must present an immunization record with the required, age-appropriate immunizations according to the California Department of Health Services. Students also must be up-to-date on the following immunizations:
- DPT (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)
- Hepatitis B
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Tdap booster is required for 7th-12th graders
For more information, please visit our District Registration and Immunization page.
I want to chaperone my child’s next field trip. What do I need to do before I volunteer?
We’re glad you asked! We would love to have you chaperone a field trip or volunteer at our school. All parents, guardians, and grandparents who wish to volunteer must have fingerprint clearance through the district. Please contact our secretary, Ms. Hernandez, for a volunteer form and for more information about how to become a volunteer.
What is the dress code at John C. Fremont Elementary?
We revised our dress code to ensure it allows us to maintain a safe and positive educational environment that does not distract our students from learning. We expect students to follow the dress code while on campus and during any school-sponsored activity. We do not allow any clothing item that a teacher, staff member, or principal deems inappropriate, immodest, or gang-related. Students that do not follow the dress code will need to acquire the proper item(s), or they may face disciplinary action, which includes missing recess, detention, or being sent home.
Please make sure your child dresses appropriately before coming to school. For more information regarding our school dress code, please read our student handbook, which is located on our Home page under the Quick Links section.
What does John C. Fremont determine as “Excellent Behavior?”
At the end of every trimester, Fremont School has an activity/assembly for those students who had “excellent behavior” the entire trimester. We define excellent behavior as those students who have not had a suspension, were not sent home for misbehavior and/or fights at school, and who have no more than one minor infraction in their classroom, cafeteria, playground, library, bus, restrooms, etc.
How often should I expect my child to receive homework assignments?
Great question! Homework plays an important role in growing your child’s skills academically and in the development of good study habits. It is up to the discretion of the teacher to determine how regularly homework assignments are necessary. We encourage parents to get into a nightly routine of checking with their children to see if they were assigned homework for that evening. Try to establish a place and regular time in your home for your children to do their homework.