Freedom Elementary

Home of the Falcons


Jean Wiersema, Principal

Melissa Xavier, Assistant Principal

Lucy Hakimi, Office Manager

Rene Zuniga, Staff Secretary

Lisette Haro, Staff Secretary

Address: 2101 Fine Avenue, Modesto, CA 95355

Phone: (209) 552-3400

Fax: (209) 552-3405

Attendance Email:

Current Year: School Registration Information

News and Announcements

2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR

No School - friday, April 15, 2022

Minimum Day - Thursday, May 12, 2022 - Kpm - 5th Grade Dismissal 1:25pm

2022/2023 SCHOOL YEAR

Enrollment opens January 24, 2022

Minimum Day Reminder

Minimum Days K p.m. - 5th grade Dismissed at 1:25pm

First Day of School: Monday, August 9, 2021

Every Wednesday K-p.m. - 5th grade starting:

August 25th - May 4th

Back to School Night:Thursday, August 19th

Parent Conferences: November, 8th - 10th, 12th & 15th

Thanksgiving Break: Tuesday, November 23rd

Winter Break: Friday, December 17th

Parent Conferences: March 8th - 10th

Open House: Thursday, May 12th

Last Day of School: Friday, May 27th

Enrolling My Child for School


Enrollment opens January 24, 2022

Opens at 9am

TK - Grade 8 Registration Flyer


2021-2022 School Year


If you have a child who will be 5 years of age between Sept. 2, 2021 and Dec. 2, 2021, please register your child for Transitional Kindergarten at your attendance area school.


If you have a child who will be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2021, please register your child for Kindergarten at your attendance area school.




Complete online enrollment. Enrollment Forms 2, 3 and 4 will need to be completed and filled out in paper form. You can access those forms here.

If your child is already attending a Transitional Kindergarten or Special Education PreFormal program in Sylvan District, you do NOT need to complete the online enrollment. A letter will be sent home to these families explaining the enrollment process for Kindergarten.

Documents Needed to complete Enrollment:

  • Original Certified Birth Certificate

  • Immunization record including:

    • Hepatitis B Vaccine

    • Varicella Vaccine (chicken pox) or health-care provider documentation of immunity

      • 2 Varicella Doses required

  • Proof of physical exam or appointment scheduled for an exam (for enrolling Kindergarten students, exams dated after 3/1/21 also meet the 1st grade physical exam requirement)

  • Proof of residency (2):

    • Current utility bills with parent/guardian name

    • 2nd Verification may include, but not limited to: property tax bill or rental property contract/lease, pay stub, voter registration

  • Proof of Oral Health Exam or appointment scheduled

Freedom Families,

You're doing a great job! We also want you to know that it's okay to feel overwhelmed or need some help. At Freedom, we want you to know we're here for you. If you're struggling with mental health wellness in your family, or even having a hard time with distance learning. Our Mental Health Professionals are here for you. If you'd like a member of our team to reach out to your family directly, click the link below to request support. Mental Health Matters and it's okay to ask for help because you're not alone.

Megan Levin - School Counselor (209) 312-7582 or (209) 552-3400 ext. 5535

COVID-19 Data and Resources

We continue to work with all of our stakeholders on communication regarding our response and safety protocols for COVID-19. We monitor our county case numbers and data and continually review updates from the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, California Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

SUSD COVID-19 Action Steps

SUSD COVID-19 Response Plan

November 19, 2020: Superintendent Eric Fredrickson's Parent Update regarding our district's return to in-person learning and information regarding possible school closures.

November 17, 2020 Board Meeting Presentation

11-19-20 Parent Update (English)

11-19-20 Parent Update (Spanish)

October 18, 2020: Family Forum

10/8/2020 Family Forum Slide Presentation

10/8/2020 Family Forum Presentation Recording

September 16, 2020: Superintendent's Update regarding the return to in-person learning.

9/16/2020 Update (English)

9/16/2020 Update (Spanish)

August 19, 2020: Superintendent Fredrickson's Parent Letter/Update



July 28, 2020: Sylvan Parent/Community Forum

Forum Recording

Forum Slide Presentation

July 17, 2020: Superintendent Fredrickson's Parent Letter/Update

7/7/2020 Letter

July 16, 2020: Sylvan Parent/Community Forum

Forum Recording


During school closures, parents may be looking for affordable internet providers. We offer the following information as a courtesy to our Sylvan parents/guardians.

Internet For All Now: The California Emerging Technology Fund has provided this link to affordable offers as well as a number to call (1-844-841-INFO (4636)) someone who can assist parents: Affordable Internet Offers

Some cell phone providers are offering the tethering (hotspot) functionality for existing cell phones for free during this time of need. We recommend that parents reach out to their current mobile providers to see what they are offering at this time.


FCC LifelineProgram

Federal Communication Commission Lifeline Program for Low-Income Consumers

Search for Lifeline Providers in Your Area


COVID-19 Response: New customers who sign-up for Internet Essentials will receive 60 days of free internet service, increase speeds from 15/2 to 25/3, 40 hours of Xfinity Wifi hotspots per month and open on an unlimited basis.

  • Internet Essentials Free to New Customers

  • Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone

  • Pausing Our Data Plan

  • No Disconnects or Late Fees

AT&T (855) 220-5211

COVID-19 Response: No termination regardless of ability to pay, waive late payment fees due to inability to pay, and keep public wifi hotspots open for those who need them.

Up to $10 per month (plus taxes)

  • 10 Mbps

  • No term commitment

  • No deposit

  • No installation fee

  • In-home Wi-Fi modem included


COVID-19 Response: Charter Communications, Spectrum’s parent company, announced Friday that beginning March 16, it will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company.

  • Free Internet modem

  • High-speed Internet at 30 Mbps

  • No data caps

  • No contracts

  • Optional in-home WiFi service at $5/mo


COVID-19 Response:

Sprint announced on Friday the following general response. For the next 60 days:

  • No disconnects or late fees

Starting on Tuesday, March 17: Complimentary international calling rates from the U.S. to countries defined by the CDC as Level 3.

By Thursday, March 19: Metered data plans receive unlimited data for 60 days. Additional 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days

Coming soon: Mobile hotspot-capable handsets who don’t have mobile hotspot today will receive 20GB per month for 60 days

For 1Million Project Foundation participants only: Data allotment per student increased to 20GB each month from now through June 30, 2020. Acceleration of receipt of more than 100,000 new devices intended for use next school year


COVID-19 Response: for the next 60 days

  • ALL current customers will have unlimited smartphone data (excluding roaming).

  • An additional 20GB of mobile hotspot / tethering service

  • extra free data up to 5GB of data per month

  • Increasing the data allowance for free to schools and students using our EmpowerED digital learning programs to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month


Serving mainly Bay Area and Sonoma Counties


COVID-19 Response: New customers will receive their first month of service free. Offer available through 5/12/20. Remote customer service support at no charge between now and 5/12/20.

  • $9.95 per month (plus taxes)

  • 10 Mbps

  • No term commitment

  • No deposit

  • No installation fee

  • In-home Wi-Fi modem included


Mobile Citizen

Plans starting at $10/month


Low-cost Internet and devices


Offers 4-month plans

Parent Portal


ACCESS TO 2021-2022

The Aeries Parent Portal is an online resource that will allow parents/guardians to access teacher/class assignments, attendance records, report cards, standardized test scores, communication and much more throughout the school year.

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact your school office or send an email to

Sylvan Union School District - Special Education invites you to our Parent Workshops

We believe that parents and guardians are a child’s first and most influential teacher. Continued parent involvement contributes to student success and creates valued relationships with educators and other members of the community. We invite you to participate in various parent workshops that address common themes and topics within special education. Meetings are held monthly at the District Office. Please call (209)574-5000 with any questions.

Please click here for the Parent Workshop calendar:

School Hours

AM Kindergarten 8:00 - 11:20

PM Kindergarten 10:42 - 2:15

Grades 1 - 5 8:00 - 2:15

Every WEDNESDAY Dismissal is 1:25 From 8/25-5/4

7:30 Gates Open/Breakfast - Please do not drop your student(s) off at school prior to 7:30

Bell Schedule

7:55 First Bell

8:00 Tardy Bell

2:15 Dismissal Bell

Every WEDNESDAY Dismissal is 1:20 From 8/25-5/4

Sylvan Union School District 2021/2022 Calendar:

2021-2022 Calendar of Events

2021-2022 Academic Calendar