Freedom Elementary

Home of the Falcons

"Every Student will Learn and Succeed"

Audry Garza, Ed. D., Principal 2101 Fine Avenue

Joanna O'Brien, Ed. D., Assistant Principal Modesto, CA 95355

Phone: 209-552-3400

Fax: 209-552-3405

Teresa Rodarte, Office Manager

Colleen Sellars, Secretary

Cindy Geary, Staff Secretary

Attendance Line: 209-552-3403

Attendance Email:

News and Announcements

Blood Drive 2017.pdf

Birthday Announcement on the Freedom Marquee

To have your child or group's special announcement posted on the school marquee for one day, please come by the office and pick up a VIP Announcement form. Minimum of one week in advance. Cost is $10 per message, per day


11/3-9 Parent Teacher Conferences - Minimum Days, out at 1:25

11/3-9 Book Fair - open before school at 7:30-7:50am and After School

Sign up in the office to Volunteer or email

11/9 Movie Night

11/9-17 Canned Food Drive

11/10 No School-Veterans Day

11/17 Talent Show/Reflections Awards 6:30pm-CANCELLED TBD

11/22 Minimum Day - 1:25 dismissal

11/23-24 Thanksgiving Break-No School - School resumes November 27th

11/28 Diabetes Awareness Day - Wear Blue

Diabetes Awareness Night at Orchard Elementary School - 6:00-7:00pm


12/11 TK/K Open Enrollment - On-line

12/14 Blood Drive 1:00-7:00 pm - MPR

12/19 Minimum day - Dismissal at 1:25

12/20-1/5 Winter Break


1/8 School Resumes

1/15 Martin Luther King Junior Holiday - No School

Marzano High Reliability Schools Family Survey

You are being asked to complete the Marzano High Reliability Schools Family Survey to help guide decisions in Sylvan District. Thank you for your participation.

The survey window is open from September 11, 2017 through September 29, 2017.

Click on this link to access the Family Marzano High Reliability Schools Survey.

The results of the survey will be used by schools to celebrate those areas where they are achieving success, as well as select areas they would like to see improved. The survey will be administered again in February 2018.

Background on Dr. Marzano and Marzano High Reliability Schools™ Framework

Dr. Marzano’s vision for K–12 education is simple: the vast majority of schools can be highly effective in promoting student learning. To show how, he created the Marzano High Reliability Schools™ framework. This framework, based on 40 years of educational research, defines five progressive levels of performance that a school must master to become a high reliability school—where all students learn the content and skills they need for success in college, careers, and beyond.

The Marzano High Reliability Schools™ framework does not add a new initiative to school efforts. Many schools are already implementing a wide range of effective initiatives, and many educators are already practicing research-based strategies. The HRS framework does not replace professional learning communities, the Art and Science of Teaching framework, teacher evaluation and development, sound curriculum (including those aligned with the Common Core State Standards), vocabulary instruction, instruction in critical thinking and reasoning skills, formative assessment, standards-based grading and reporting systems, or student mastery systems.

Instead, this framework shows how best practices work together and provides indicators to empower districts and schools to measure their progress on attaining five increasing levels of reliability:

1 - Safe and Collaborative Culture

2 - Effective Teaching in Every Classroom

3 - Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum

4 - Standards-Referenced Reporting

5 - Competency-Based Education

Using the framework and indicators, districts and schools can drive permanent, positive, and significant impacts on student achievement by synthesizing multiple complex initiatives into one harmonious system.

New online enrollment for all students for the 2017-18 school years:

Transitional/Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018

If you have a child turning 5 by September 1, 2017, you will need to register your child for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.

If you have a child turning 5 between September 2 to December 2, 2017, you will need to register for Transitional Kindergarten.

Click here for information regarding registration for your TK / Kindergarten Student

To expedite enrolling a new student, click here!

*TK/ K required documents: birth certificate, shot records, physical exam or appointment card, dental exam or appointment card,

2 utility bills with your name and address.

Required documents for grades 1st through 5th: birth certificate, shot records, 2 utility bills with your name and address

Enroll via Sylvan Union School District Website "Enrollment" tab

Sylvan Union School District Website

2017-2018 School Year

Office hours are from 7:30-4:00

School begins on August 10th at 8:00, students can be on campus starting at 7:30

Last Day of School

Friday, May 25, 2018