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From The Superintendent
Dr. Steve Sexton
Welcome to a New School Year
Whether you are new to the community or your children have previously attended here, we extend to you a sincere welcome to Fremont Public Schools and an exciting new school year! If you are new to Fremont we are pleased that you are a new resident of our city and school district. We encourage you to visit our website at www.fpsweb.org where you will find information concerning the schools including the activities calendar, meal menus, personnel and contact information. Our website provides information concerning registering for Power School for Parents which allows you to monitor your child's performance in school. You may also register for School Beacon, which will give you information and notify you in the event of emergencies, school closings and the like. We are proud of our community, our children, their parents and our faculty and support personnel who define our schools and what they are about.
Fremont continues to move forward even in uncertain times with important advances on all levels. Forward momentum includes continuous review and upgrades to curriculum, improvement in programs, program quality and experiences available for children and youth. These strides do not happen without dedication and community support as well as local and state financial assistance.
Fremont Public Schools carries accreditation with the Nebraska State Department of Education as well as certification of regional quality. In April 2007 our school system became the first and only public school system in the state to receive "District Accreditation" which is the highest level granted by the North Central Association on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI). With that recognition, which is never guaranteed and cannot ever be taken for granted, Fremont joined a small handful of other districts in meeting those rigorous requirements. In April of 2011, Fremont Public Schools became the first school district in Nebraska to be recommended by AdvancEd for a five-year extension on that classification.
Our district, which covers more than 60 square miles in area, includes a total of approximately 4555 students; 1330 of which are in the high school; 913 are in the middle school; and 2090 attend elementary grades kindergarten through five. There are 131children enrolled in our pre-kindergarten special needs program, 52 students are enrolled in the alternative high school, and 39 receive special education services through the Pathfinder Program located at the Main Street Education and Administration Center.
Beginning with the 2005-06 school year, full-day kindergarten sessions were implemented in all seven in-town elementary schools. The additional classroom space that was required was added as a result of the passage of the building renovation and construction bond issue in 2000.
Eleven of our thirteen schools and programs operate on the traditional August through May calendar. The two exceptions are Grant and Washington Elementary Schools. Grant Elementary has completed its ninth year under a continuous learning calendar, which is essentially year-around. Washington Elementary joined this plan for the first time in the summer of 2010. Â Both schools begin in July and run most of the regular calendar year. However, all classes and activities are dismissed during the month of June.
The Board of Education approved bonds to construct a new Five-Six School, slated to open in August of 2012. All fifth and sixth graders in the system will attend the same school located near the existing Fremont Middle School. Voters also approved a building bond initiative that would add space to Clarmar Elementary School and Fremont High School and replace the second story structure at Linden Elementary School. Details regarding these projects can be found on our website.
Please feel free to contact your school or any of the district offices if you have questions concerning a specific area.
|Office of the Superintendent||
|Executive Director of Human Resources and Administrative Operations||
|Executive Director of Business and Support Services||
|Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment||
|Executive Director of Student Services and Special Education||
In addition to the above, contact information may be found on the web at: www.fpsweb.org.
We hope you and your children have a wonderful, successful and enjoyable year.