July 21, 2022
Dear Fillmore Parents and Students,
Welcome Back Fillmore Lions!
On behalf of Fillmore Elementary, it is my honor to welcome our students and families to the new 2022-2023 school year. We hope you had a safe and healthy summer break and enjoyed the well-needed rest and time with family. We also hope you are looking forward, along with us, to a new school year at Fillmore with familiar faces as well as new students.
Last year we returned back to school at full capacity. And what a year it was with lots of learning and relearning. Our students will still be recommended to follow health safety guidelines and protocols such as mask wearing (which is optional at this time) and social distancing. We ask all families to discuss these recommendations and decide what is best for your children when in attendance at school.
In case you are not aware, and I definitely do not want your child late for the first day of school, Fillmore will have NEW school hours: 8:55 am - 2:55 pm. You may be asking why our hours have changed. Three years ago, CA Senate Bill 328, which went into effect on July 1st, mandated all California high schools start no earlier than 8:30 am and all middle schools no earlier than 8:00 am. In order to meet this mandate, Stockton Unified was required to change most of its schools' hours and to align the school bus schedules to meet this alignment. The result is Fillmore will have new school hours. If you wish to read more on Senate Bill 328, CLICK HERE
Please also be aware of Stockton Unified School District's safety mandate: Fillmore is a closed campus and parents will not be allowed to enter the school campus unless for pre-arranged parent conferences or parent meetings, such as IEPs, Coffee Hour, SSC, PTA, and ELAC. I ask you for your cooperation and thank you in advance for your understanding to help ensure the safety of your children.
Speaking of parent meetings, I invite all parents to join us at all school activities and parent meetings for this new school year. Please come to our monthly Coffee Hour meetings, English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meetings, and the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) meetings. All meetings will occur in the school cafeteria on the last Thursday of each month. In addition, we will host a variety of events that showcase the instruction in your child's classroom and their learning, such as Literacy and Science nights. There are many more activities planned for this school year, and we will keep you informed through our phone message system, our school website, and on our electronic billboard. We welcome all new and returning parents to join and be part of our school parent meetings!
On behalf of our school staff, we will work hard to continue to provide your child with the very best educational experience here at Fillmore.
Ms. Thongthip Duangsawat, Principal