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Principal Thornley’s Weekly Message, Week 4 of National Emergency
Posted 4/5/20

Principal Thornley’s Weekly Message, Week 4, School Closure

Principal Thornley’s Video Message


Good Afternoon Cabrillo Families,

As we enter our fourth week of school closure, we enter it knowing distance learning will continue until the end of the school year. Interim Superintendent Dr. Raul Zamora released a statement to all FUSD families following Governor Newsom’s Wednesday press conference. Following the recommendations from the California Department of Education and direction from Alameda County, FUSD schools will be closed through the remainder of the school year. This gives us all pause; it also strengthens our resolve to follow the shelter in place order as California successfully defeats the COVID-19 virus.

Spring Break is fast approaching. Your students will be off from Friday, April 10 - Friday, April 17. School resumes on Monday, April  20. Our teachers will be receiving two days of professional development to support distance learning on Wednesday, April 8-9. Your students will continue to work. It will be like a release day when our teachers are working in grade level groups to improve instructional practice as students continue learning in their classroom, albeit a distant classroom.

Food distribution at Cabrillo continues to be an effective means for us to serve breakfast and lunch to the students of Fremont USD as well as our community.  I expect tomorrow to be a rainy day so make sure to bring an umbrella. We will be handing out three days of food on Thursday, April 9 so come prepared with a large bag if possible. With Spring Break starting on Friday, there will be no food distribution on April 10 or Monday, April 13. We will be back on Tuesday, April 14 for three days worth of food distribution. There will be no food distribution on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. The entrees will be frozen so an adult will need to help heat the food.

Open House was scheduled for Tuesday, April 7. Due to the shelter in place order, we will not be able to meet together at Cabrillo to celebrate the great work your students have been doing throughout the school year. I have included a video I prepared back in September from Back to School Night. Our Cabrillo family made of our teachers, students, and parents is truly remarkable. Click to view Back to School Night, 2019.

Please continue to email photos, drawings, poems, etc about your student’s distance learning experience. Email your student’s distance learning experience to me at which I will include in our 2019-2020 yearbook.


David Thornley

Principal, Cabrillo Elementary