Fillmore USD Superintendent Schieferle’s Welcome Back Message
Christine Schieferle, FUSD Superintendent.
Christine Schieferle, FUSD Superintendent.

Dear FUSD Community,
I am excited to welcome you back to the 2022-2023 school year. I hope your family had the opportunity this summer to spend quality time with loved ones and that you and your children are ready for the upcoming school year. It is going to be a great year!

The beginning of each school year is always time for reflection, preparation, and new beginnings. We will continue to focus on strengthening communication, building relationships, and working together to ensure that we have safe, welcoming, and student-focused schools.

Staff have been working all summer long to prepare for the upcoming school year and will continue to expand academic, enrichment, and social-emotional opportunities for our students, such as:

• School counselors at every school site
• Wellness Centers at Fillmore High School and Fillmore Middle School, each staffed with a full-time licensed social worker and a shared counselor
• Community Learning Hubs in Fillmore, Rancho Sespe, and Piru, staffed with a teacher, instructional assistant, and counselor
• Full-time bilingual community liaisons at all school sites
• Free online academic tutoring 24 hours a day /7 days a week
• Reading Intervention teachers at all elementary schools and Fillmore Middle school
• Additional assistant principals at Fillmore High School and Fillmore Middle School
• New STEM Electives at Fillmore Middle School
• Fieldtrips to universities and colleges to promote a college-bound culture
• After-school Bridges program until 6:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

We will also continue to prioritize school safety at all school sites. Each year, all staff receives training on safety procedures and response expectations for a variety of emergencies. Each school conducts regular emergency drills and we will continue to have school resource officers at Fillmore High School and Fillmore Middle School to build relationships and respond in the event of a school emergency. COVID safety measures for the upcoming school year can be found on the FUSD website.

Please also consider supporting our School Site Councils, English Learner Advisory Committees, Parent Booster Clubs, and other schools/classroom volunteer opportunities. Connecting with these organizations along with your student's teachers, principals, counselors, and support personnel is critical to your child's success in school. I am looking forward to seeing our students back on our campuses on Wednesday, August 17th. I am confident that working together, we can make this school year a safe and positive experience for our students.

Proud to be a part of FUSD.
Chrissy Schieferle, Superintendent