Breaking Barriers: Fallbrook’s Students Shine with Record Reclassifications

FUESD Governing Board President Ricardo Favela Attended to Congratulate La Paloma Students and their Achievements

Fallbrook Union Elementary School District is thrilled to announce a remarkable achievement in our community’s educational journey. This academic year has seen an unprecedented number of students reclassified from English Learner (EL) status to Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) status, showcasing the dedication and hard work of both students and educators.

Reclassification marks a significant milestone in a student’s academic career, signifying their mastery of the English language and their readiness to fully engage in all aspects of the curriculum. This year, we are proud to report a record-breaking number of students who have successfully met all the criteria for reclassification, demonstrating their commitment to excellence and their perseverance in their studies.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, students and their families were invited to their respective schools for a special recognition event. The festivities included a delicious breakfast, presentation of certificates, and heartfelt celebrations led by teachers and staff members. It was a joyous occasion filled with pride, laughter, and shared accomplishments.

Aimee Plete, Principal of La Paloma Elementary School, expressed her enthusiasm about this achievement, stating, “We are incredibly proud of our students for reaching this important milestone. Reclassification represents not only their linguistic growth but also their determination to succeed. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, their families, and educators.”

The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District remains committed to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment where all students can thrive academically and personally. We congratulate all the students who have been reclassified this year and commend them for their outstanding achievement.

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