Daily Announcements

Rodeo Hills Cafeteria
545 Garretson Avenue, Rodeo
Wednesday, August 13th
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
For all parents/guardians of JSUSD students
All transportation applications & lunch applications will be accepted and processed at this faire.
Passes will be sent to each school site accordingly and distributed at the start of the school year
Transportation Faire 6-14.pub
August 16th, 2014
10am - 1pm
We would love to see our community members at this event. Come and join us to get valuable information
and to get all of your questions answered.
The Faire will be held at 400 Parker Avenue in Rodeo at the District Office.
The faire will be comprised of tables in the parking lot with representatives of
the school district such as PTA groups, JSHS Booster groups, food services,
the John Swett Education Foundation, local business partners and law enforcement.
Additionally, there will be a schedule of presentations in the district
office board room on topics including preparing for college and careers,
college financial aid, and parent education.
There will also be some musical entertainment and refreshments.
We hope to see you there!

District Office Annual Faire 6-14.pdf

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Partnering with California PTA

to Provide Common Core Resources to Parents

             “This is a crucial time for public education,” said California State PTA President Colleen A.R. You. “The new Common Core standards will help us prepare all students for college and careers, and help them develop vital critical thinking and deeper learning skills. We’re delighted to have Superintendent Torlakson’s support in sharing information as widely as possible with parents about what the new standards will mean for their children and schools.”

            Originally developed by the National PTA, each guide includes:

  • An overview of some of the key items students will learn in the Common Core State Standards for English-language arts and mathematics.
  • Ideas for activities that enable parents to support learning at home.
  • Topics of discussion for talking with teachers about student academic progress.

            These state-developed standards, which California and 45 other states have voluntarily adopted over the past few years, are designed to provide all students with the deeper learning, critical thinking, and other skills they need to prepare for college and a career. They describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.                                          

 The guides are available in English and Spanish on the California State PTA site.

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Dear Carquinez Middle School Parent, Families, Staff and Students,

     It is with heartfelt words that I write this letter to inform you that as of June 30th, 2014  will be leaving the position as Principal of Carquinez Middle School/District Common Core Coordinator and embark on my next step in my professional career. On July 22nd, I will start a new job as an Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning for the San Leandro Unified School District. This is an exciting time for me and for my family and I look forward to growing professionally.

     I have had the distinct pleasure of serving the students of John Swett Unified School district since August 2000 and will miss this unique and special district immensely.  This school year we worked together for the benefit of our students and I proudly watched 120 eighth graders being promoted on June 12th.  There are many exciting opportunities that lie ahead for Carquinez Middle School.  The Local Control Accountability Plan is currently underway which will provide additional resources to out schools.  Also, a bond measure is being placed on the November ballot to build or rebuild CMS into a 21st century middle school to ensure our students are ready to compete in the global economy.

    I wish to express my sincere gratitude to all the CMS staff, students and families for making my time here a rewarding and memorable experience.  I promise you will be left in good hands as the district will be interviewing highly qualified applicants starting on June 20th.

                                                    School begins Tuesday, August 26th

                                    6th grade parent orientation will be Tuesday, August 19th at 10:00 a.m.

     Thank you for a wonderful experience and I bid you all a fond farewell.


Joanne Clark

Daily Announcements

Attention parents!  Please do not park in the redzones. It is a safety concern in case of an emergency it makes it difficult for the bus to drop off the students in the morning.

Parents if you interested in seeing your child's progress click on to this link.
Parent Portal

Please be sure to send notes when your "young scholar" is absent. If notes are not received in 72 hours, it becomes an unexcused absence and may result in truancy proceedings. Help us avoid this process from taking place by providing a note when your student returns.

Parents, if you have changed your contact information or phone number please contact  Ms. Franzoni or Ms. Miller at Carquinez with the current information. 
It is very important for us to be able to contact you at all times.

Thank you.
Wednesday, August 13
6:30 PM
Public Session
Saturday, August 16
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
JSUSD District Office
400 Parker Avenue
PTA, JSHS Band Boosters, JSEF, local business partners
College & Career, Financial Aid for College & Parent Education Presentations
Musical Entertainment & Refreshments

Tuesday, August 19
6th Grade Orientation
10:00 - 12:00 
Friday, August 22
Fall Picture Day!
GYM 8:15

Today, 7/22/2014
High: 70 Low: 60
Mostly cloudy
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/23/2014
High: 73 Low: 58
Patchy fog
2% chance of precipitation.