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Principal's Message

June 2018 -- Principal's Message

Dear Homestead,

Congratulations on another successful year, and on behalf of all the entire staff we wish you and your family a safe, restful and relaxing summer!

As we prepare to say goodbye to our seniors, I would also like to take a moment to thank the entire staff for their hard work and dedication to serving our students.  The end of the year is reason to celebrate but can also be difficult especially when we have staff members who are moving on and away from Homestead, so I wanted to take some space to thank them for their service.

Leaving Homestead, but Staying in the District:
Stefanie Fan -- will be teaching Japanese at Cupertino
Adam Herald -- moving over to Fremont’s Special Education Department and taking over as Head Football Coach
Anthony Byers -- picking up sections in Educational Options
Luke Santos - heading back to Cupertino’s Special Education Department

Leaving both Homestead and the District:
Keiley Alvaro -- Instructional Aide
Rani August -- English Teacher
Lidia Ingah -- Spanish Teacher
Mickey Lai -- Special Education Teacher
Andrew Peregoy -- School Psychologist
Eloina Villegas -- Spanish Teacher
Eric Weingartner -- Music Teacher

We wish everyone the best and are grateful for having worked with them!

This year we also have several retirements:

Roger Brown -- Roger has been a respected member of our Social Studies Department these past two decades where he has been highly involved in our World and American History classes.

Carolyn Daily -- Carolyn just celebrated her 20th year in our district and has been instrumental in our Art classes where she was recently teaching 2D Art and AP Art.  Carolyn also spent several years as the department lead for the Visual and Performing Arts Department.

John Dang -- John retired after nearly 30 years at both Homestead and Fremont as a Network Specialist.  John helped usher our campus and district  into the technology age, moving from typewriters to computers.  

Mary Lopez -- Mary retired in February from our cafeteria crew after 10 years at Homestead

Dolf Placencia -- Dolf is our Facilities Manager these past 7 years where he oversaw all the maintenance and construction projects including the installation of the new turf fields, the football stadium, the field house, the cafeteria and the Innovation Hub as well as the complete overhaul of our utilities systems.  Dolf was also an assistant football coach.

Liz Williams -- Liz spent over 20 years in our English Department where she made her name as our AP English Literature teacher. She also spent several years in the early 2000’s as our Equestriette’s coach and was a perennial winner in our canned food drive. 

We are honored to have worked with such a great group of people, and their absences will surely be felt on our campus.  We will continue to honor the hard work and dedication that these staff members have put in by carrying on what they have so selflessly built.

To our Class of 2018, we send them out into the world with all the love, luck, and joy that we can.  We have enjoyed your leadership, scholarship, athleticism, talent, creativity, determination, and positivity.  We know that you will be excellent representatives of Homestead as you move on to the next chapter in your ongoing stories.

Have a wonderful summer everyone, and see you in August when the fun starts all over again.

Greg Giglio, HHS Principal
 

May 2018 -- Principal’s Message

Dear Homestead,

Earlier in the year I sent an email to parents and students about our goal for developing Equity on our campus so that ALL students can find and achieve success, with the key word ...more

April 2018 -- Principal's Message

Dear Homestead,

We are down to the last two months of school, which means it is that time of the year when we start to get reflective on what has transpired at Homestead since August 2017 as well as ...more

March 2018 -- Principal's Message

Dear Homestead,

While school safety is currently a popular topic in the media and in conversations, Homestead and the Fremont Union High School District have always taken the subject seriously. We ...more

February 2018 -- Principal's Message

Dear Homestead,

As many of you are aware, our district has recently adopted and voted in two new schedules for our five high schools. There have been many questions raised, so I wanted to take a ...more

January 2018 -- Principal's Message

Dear Homestead,

Happy 2018! I hope that everyone had a restful, relaxing or exciting yet safe break. I truly enjoyed my time with friends and family, and I am very excited to be back with my ...more

November/ December 2017 -- Principal's Message

Dear Homestead,

I am very thankful for the amazingly supportive Homestead parent community and am always on the lookout for how we can better include our parents in our school improvement plans. We ...more

September 2017 -- Principal's Message

Dear Homestead,

Even though the school year has just begun, I wanted to use this space to talk about failure. The mere mention of the word usually makes people panic and begin to get anxious but ...more

June 2017 -- Principal's Message

Dear Homestead --

Happy Summer, and thank you for helping us make the 2016-2017 school year a successful one! On behalf of the entire Homestead staff, we would like to wish you all a wonderful and ...more

May 2017 -- Principal's Message

Dear Homestead,

In the month of May we celebrate Staff Appreciation Week. The term “Staff” is used to include both the Classified personnel such as office assistants, instructional assistants, ...more

April 2017 Principal's Message


Dear Homestead,

No matter what is happening in education or on school campuses, you will always hear the word “change.” Sometimes the change that happens is natural, such as when a senior class ...more

February 2017 Principal's Message

Dear Homestead --

Welcome to February, which means we are getting closer to course selection time. We put a lot of time and attention into the process in order to provide opportunities for all ...more

January 2017 Principal's Message

Dear Homestead,

Happy 2017! I hope all of you had a restful break spent with friends and family, and that you are now ready to kick off second semester.

One thing that you might notice if you are on ...more

December 2016 Principal's Message

Happy Holidays from Homestead and congratulations on the approaching end of the first semester! As the 2016 year starts to wind down, we know that this can be an especially trying time for students ...more

Principal's Message November 2016

Dear Homestead Families and Visitors,

Welcome to November! October has flown past us and we are now looking at the second half of the first semester, which means we will soon be heading into winter ...more

Principal's Message October 2016

Dear Homestead Parents and Guardians,

As most of you are aware, during the Labor Day weekend students at both our school and Fremont High School received some disturbing and threatening messages on ...more

September 2016 Message

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year! We are very excited to be kicking off our school year on August 15th and are looking forward to seeing all our new and returning students.

One of the most ...more

Summer 2016 Message

What are you doing for your summer vacation? If you are a Homestead teacher, then you are most likely going to be taking part in some form of professional development to help make the educational ...more

May 2016 Message

Dear Homestead Parents and Guardians,

I wanted to thank all of the parents who recently participated in the first FUHSD parent survey in February. Over 2,100 parents in the district responded; 466 of ...more