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South Tamarind Elementary School
Home of the Stars
8561 Tamarind Avenue
Fontana, CA  92335

(909) 357-5760
Fax: (909) 357-5769

Joel Aviña, Principal
Janet Bergquist, Assistant Principal

Dear South Tamarind Families,

Welcome to South Tamarind. We hope you are ready to continue our partnership in making student academic success a reality.

Our entire South Tamarind Staff and Parent Teacher Association (PTA) invite you to the many opportunities throughout the year to get involved in your child’s education.

Curriculum Awareness & Rigor

Every grade has specific Common Core State Standards which students need to learn. Mastery of these standards is demonstrated through various types of assessments. Knowing what these standards are and reviewing them with students creates a team approach and support system for our students that will assist them in being successful. How can a parent/family member learn more?

  1. Maintain great communication with your Teacher. Teachers send homework in order to review the standards being taught. If you are unclear about something, write a friendly note to your teacher or call your teacher to schedule an appointment.
  2. Attend Coffee/w the Principal Monthly Meetings. Specific examples of what is taught in the classroom, is shared at these meetings as well as ideas and resources to support the learning at home. Every meeting will provide excellent strategies that can be utilized immediately. Please see our monthly Newsletter/Calendar for specific meeting dates and times.

STAR Volunteers

STAR Volunteers are mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, or any student family members who are committed to making the lives of children at South Tamarind better. Volunteer activities range from being part of a school/district committee to assisting in the supervision and safety of drop-off and dismissal times. You may stop by the office during regular office hours to sign up.

Please be sure to keep our school office updated any time you get a new phone number or address. Announcements and upcoming events are communicated regularly via a phone messaging system. Thus, it is critical that we have your most up to date phone number.

Additionally, monthly Newsletters/Calendars and other information is sent home with our students. Please make it a regular routine to check your child’s backpack and homework on a daily basis. It is truly an honor to serve as your principal and with gratitude, dedication, and excitement look forward to, again, work with the best children in the world-The South Tamarind Stars!


Joel Aviña

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 6/17/2016 1:50 PM
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7/4/2016 12:00 AM   4th of July Holiday 
All FUSD schools and offices will be closed.
7/29/2016 12:00 AM   New Teacher Orientation 
8/1/2016 12:00 AM   Professional Development 
8/2/2016 12:00 AM   Professional Development 
8/3/2016 12:00 AM   Teacher Prep Day 
8/4/2016 12:00 AM   First Day of School 
Welcome back!
8/11/2016 5:00 PM   Back to School Night 
9/5/2016 12:00 AM   Labor Day Holiday 
All FUSD schools and offices will be closed.
10/31/2016 12:00 AM   Parent/Teacher Conferences at all Elementary Schools - Minimum Days 
11/11/2016 12:00 AM   Veterans Day Holiday 
All FUSD schools and offices will be closed.
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