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You Can Make a Difference in Our School

Amidst nationwide staffing shortages, our students and staff could use your help now more than ever. Register as a volunteer and learn about opportunities to share your time and talents with our school.

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We’re Hiring! Join Our Team of Dedicated Teachers and Support Staff

FHSD is one of the largest employers in the region with 23 school campuses, more than 16,000 students and 2,200 employees. We’re offering competitive wages for custodians, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, support staff, teachers and administrators.

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Winter is Here! Don’t Miss the Snow Day Call

FHSD uses the SchoolMessenger notification system to alert families of weather-related closures and early dismissals. Make sure your information is up-to-date in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal so you don’t miss a call!

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Welcome to Independence

Emily Pavia - Principal

Welcome Independence Families!  We are so excited to work with you and your family this year! The staff of Independence truly focus on supporting the whole child and meeting students where they are in their growth. 

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    Independence Testimonial 3

    Working at Independence Elementary has been a true joy!  When you work with a staff who wants nothing but the best for kids when it comes to social, emotional and educational growth, it makes your work life feel less like work and more like family. I have always known Independence was a special place, but when I truly saw how amazing this building is, was when my two girls started school here. They felt loved, heard, and accepted while at school each day.  From the classroom teachers, special area teachers, and opportunities given through leadership and activities, I am thrilled to be watching them grow and learn at Independence Elementary!

    Jessica B.

    Independence Testimonial 2

    I feel blessed to have been a third-grade teacher at Independence Elementary since it opened 24 years ago. Our amazing school is much more than a high-achieving group of learners and dedicated teachers. It is a caring, supportive community where the holistic education of every child matters.

    Andrea C.

    Independence Testimonial 1

    Since the moment I was hired at Independence 22 years ago, I have felt like a part of a family.  Staff work together to help make sure all students' needs are met.  The Independence family is a community that supports each other and truly believes in every child that walks through the doors.  It has been a priviledge to be a part of Independence.

    Nicole G.

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    FHSD provides new way for parents/guardians to monitor student book selections

    FHSD Learning Commons (school libraries) have a broad selection of books, in print and online, available for students to check out. See what our school libraries have to offer by clicking on the ‘Learning Commons’ tab on your school’s web page and then selecting ‘Find a Book’. Destiny Discover, our library management system, allows users to search the collection by entering specific book titles, authors or subjects.

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