Freedom Elementary

Home of the Falcons


Jean Wiersema, Interim Principal

Phil Swearingen, Interim Assistant Principal

Lucy Hakimi, Office Manager

Rene Zuniga, Staff Secretary

Lisette Haro, Staff Secretary

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

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

Winter Break Schedule

NO SCHOOL: Monday, December 23rd through Friday, January 10th

SCHOOL RESUMES: Monday, January 13, 2020

2020-2021 School Year Pre-Registration

Click on this Link to Enroll: 20/21 Pre-Registration

or Enroll at the Sylvan Union School District Website

Pre-Enrollment is Now Open for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten



If you have a child who will be 5 years of age between Sept. 2, 2020 and Dec. 2, 2020, 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, 2020, please register your child for Kindergarten at your attendance area school.


Complete on-line enrollment. Enrollment Forms 2 and 4 will need to be completed and filled out in paper form. You can access those forms here. Instructions for Aeries Online Enrollment can be accessed here.

If your child is already attending a Transitional Kindergarten 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:

  • 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 3/1/20 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

Immunization Record - visit Parents' Guide to Immunizations for School Entry for entry requirements by age and grade.


1st Grade through 8th Grade

Pre-Enrollment Will Open on February 4, 2020


The Holiday Shop is back at Freedom Elementary!

This year's Holiday Shop will run from Thursday, Dec 12th through Tuesday, Dec 17th. Every class will have a designated time to shop for their families and have their gifts wrapped, labeled and ready to go under the Christmas Tree.

We need volunteers to make this event a success. You will get to assist the students in shopping, wrapping or paying for their gifts. This is such a fun volunteer opportunity. All volunteers must be an approved Parent Volunteer Level 2.

Please click the link below to sign up to volunteer. You can sign up for multiple days and times!

Thank you!

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 8/21-5/6

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 1:25 From 8/21-5/6

Sylvan Union School District 2019/2020 Calendar:


ACCESS TO 2019-2020


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

Lunch Menu's

Food Service has gone fully online. They will no longer be providing paper menus. Parents are able to access the menus through the Sylvan website.

There is also an app you can download "My School Menus" which allows you to view the menu directly from your phone.

You can access a printer-friendly menu through our website by following the directions:

  1. Enter our website:
  2. Click "Visit our full website"
  3. Click the "menus" tab and click "click here to view our menus"
  4. Type in your school and pick the menu you would like and click "GO"
  5. Once in the menu click this button


6. This shows all the menus for all the months.

7. Double-click the menu you would like and click the printer button to print

Click on this Peachjar button to see all event flyers