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Principal's Message

Principal's Message -- July 2018

Dear Homestead,

Happy summer!  I hope that all of you are enjoying a bit of a break and recharging your batteries.  Our school is officially closed after Friday, June 29th, and be open again the week of August 6th (although a few of us will be trickling back in the week before).  You are always welcome to email me if you have any questions or concerns but response time will be a little slower than normal.

If you are a family that is new to the area and are looking for information about how to enroll in school, you should contact our Enrollment and Residency Department located at our District Offices at 589 W. Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale (next to Fremont High School), phone number is (408) 522-2266.

And while we are away, our campus remains extremely busy as we prepare to welcome your students back on August 20th:

Our new facilities manager, Toby Mockler, and the facilities crew are giving the campus a deep cleaning.  The team goes through every classroom, office, and public space on campus to clean from top to bottom including stripping and waxing floors, cleaning carpets, washing windows, and will even give the outside of campus the once over so that everything is in tip top shape.  They will also be ridding the campus of old or broken items so that they can take in deliveries of new furniture and equipment.  Toby is also assisting the construction crew as they continue work on the I-Hub and the surrounding landscape improvements.  I am happy to say that the construction is moving forward quickly and is still on time for a January 2019 finish with the hope of occupying and using the building around Winter Break.  Please be aware that there will also be construction improvements happening to the S Building in July and the repair work on the solar panels in the staff lot should be completed soon.  School may be out but we do have small kids on campus for Golden Eagle Sports Camps, so please keep an eye out for these visitors.

Even though many of our staff are not on campus at the moment, many are taking advantage of our summer work programs to continue the work in their collaborative course-alike teams to improve or enhance student learning as well as attending professional development opportunities offsite such as conferences or workshops.  This summer we have teachers attending AP conferences, subject specific workshops, AVID trainings, Guidance Counselor workshops, Professional Learning Community conferences, and other retreat like experiences so that we can continue to improve our educational offerings for our students.

You should also be aware of several upcoming dates and make sure that they end up on your calendars:

August 8 -- Homestead Orientation Program (HOP) for freshmen and students new to Homestead from 8am to 12:30pm
August 8 -- Parent Orientation Program (POP) for freshmen parents 6pm to 7:30pm
August 13 is Round Up (8:30 to 10:30 for seniors, 1:00 to 3:00 for juniors) 
August 14th is Round Up continued (8:30 to 10:30 for sophomores, 12:30 to 3:30 for freshmen)
August 20 -- First Day of School! (link for schedule)
September 12 -- Back to School Night

Until then, I wish all of you a restful, relaxing, and wonderful summer break!


Greg Giglio, Principal

Principal's Message -- June 2018

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 ...more

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