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2020-2021 school year will begin with full distance learning on August 17, 2020. For the latest updates, please visit: https://www.fmsd.org/apps/pages/covid19
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FMSD's COVID-19 Safety Plans Based on the California Dept. of Public Health Framework

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) developed a new framework (published on January 14, 2021) to support school communities as they decide when and how to implement in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year. This framework is an update to the COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year (July 17, 2020) guidance. This update also impacts guidance in the COVID-19 Prepared: Reopening of Santa Clara County K-12 Schools (September 21, 2020).

Summer School 2021 Information

FMSD will be offering Summer School to interested families June 21-July 16, 2021. We are offering two options: in-person summer school or distance learning. In-Person classes will be no more than 15 students and we will continue to follow Health and Safety procedures according to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.
Spaces are limited and enrollment is first-come, first served.
Applications are due by May 15th.

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021

All new, transferring and renewal transfer students. Open Enrollment is now online. https://www.fmsd.org/apps/pages/enrollment

Latest Update from Superintendent Juan Cruz

Please read the following update regarding school closure and the latest resources for students including Home Learning Packets and Support Services. Read Full Story

Franklin-McKinley Schools Closed March 16-April 20, 2020

Please read the following update regarding school closures starting on Monday, March 16, 2020. Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is still available online during this time. Click Read Full Story for more information.

Hellyer 1st Annual TET Festival

Please join us at the Hellyer Cafeteria on January 30th, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Lion & Folk dances, Martial Arts Performances and tasty Vietnamese Food. You are also invited on Friday, January 31st at 9:00 am to see the Lunar New Year Performances by TK-2nd grade students and cultural celebration.

Winter Performances & Holiday break dates

Come one, Come all to our Winter Performances on December 12! Our morning performance is at 9:15am. Our Evening performance will be at 5:30. Winter Break will begin on December 16th, 2019 through January 3rd, 2020. See you back on January 6th! We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday season.

Christmas in the Park Tree

Come Visit our Hellyer School tree at space #229. at San Jose's Christmas in the Park! (It's on the outside part-on the sidewalk) Many Thanks to the Christopher Neighborhood Association for helping to sponsor our Tree! Our classes had a lot of fun creating ornaments. Thank you to Mr. Jacinto and our teachers for decorating our tree on a rainy day. too! Visit for events info, maps, etc. https://www.christmasinthepark.com/

SOARing Eagles

Congratulations to October's SOAR card raffle winners. Keep up the great work in being Safe, Outstandingly Respectful and Responsible. Grade 1 is in this picture, click on the headline or 1st picture in the slideshow for the group picture.

Fall Carnival

Our Fall carnival-is coming up on Thursday, October 31st. (note: Minimum day schedule) All games are free & run by parents. No presale of tickets this year. (Food/drink/snack prices are listed in the picture) Parade is at 12:20-12:40 and the Carnival is from 12:45-1:30. At 1:30, students are to return to the classroom for dismissal. (safety) 1:30-2:30. Clean up crew of parents & teachers! Have a happy & safe Halloween!

Hydration Station Fundraiser

We met our goal!!! A huge THANK YOU to all our families who donated and Aerospace & Marine International for their generosity.

Lunch Applications

Click Full story for the link to apply at TITAN School solutions.

Welcome Mr. Jacinto

Dear G.W. Hellyer Community
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to you as the incoming principal of Hellyer Elementary School. It is truly an honor to become part of the Hellyer family and community. Even though I have only had limited interactions with the faculty and parents thus far, I can already tell that it is a unique and special place. I am incredibly excited to become a part of the community.
I come to you with 21 years of experience as an educator in the Franklin-McKinley School District. I taught physical education at Sylvandale Middle School for nine years, worked four years as a Vice Principal at Fair Middle School. (Bridges Academy) and served as Principal at Franklin Elementary for eight years.
As I get to know our building, our community and familiarize myself with the unique needs of our school. I want to connect with each of you to hear your hopes and dreams for our school. I believe wholeheartedly that every student deserves a quality education and that only happens when the school and the families work together for the best interests of our children. With that in mind, I will call on all our faculty, staff and families to work as a single team so we can best serve our children.
I am honored to have this opportunity to serve our familes and staff. My main responsibility is to support our teachers to be in the best possible position to succeed, as they will in turn put our children and families in the best possible position to succeed. I look forward to meeting each of you and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns or ideas you would like to share. Jose Jacinto

A Farewell from Principal Jessie Salas

It is with heartfelt words that I write to inform you that as of June 28, 2019, I will be leaving the position of Principal of Hellyer Elementary School and relocating to San Diego County.

I want to thank each and every one of you for all your support, and for entrusting me with your children for the 2018-2019 school year. I am honored and feel so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to be part of the Hellyer Elementary community. It has been my good fortune to experience a wonderful partnership with the students, staff and families in our community. Hellyer has been a very special place for me and I will miss everyone.

Summer School Info

Click the headline above for the Summer School flyer information in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
The first day of summer school is Wednesday, June 20. The last day will be July 17th.
July 4th- No school for the 4th of July Holiday. The school day will be held from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. School Appropriate Free Dress.
Everyday, a morning snack and lunch will be served.  
If your child is taking district transportation, pick-up and returns times are shared below. If you have questions, please contact Hellyer’s Summer School Lead, Diana Louly, at diana.louly@fmsd.org.

Franklin:      pickup  7:50 am   return    3:00 pm

Dahl:           pickup  8:00 am   return    2:50 pm

Los Arboles:         pickup    8:10 am     return
         2:40 pm
Parents must stay with their child until h/she is picked-up in the morning, and must meet the bus at the designed return time.
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