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Welcome Back to School
Posted 08/10/2020 04:43PM

Hello Mustang Families!

My name is Kristi Frankina. I'm excited to join you as the Principal this year. I have served the Evergreen community in multiple roles since 2000. I am the parent of two children, a freshman at UNLV, and a junior at Oak Grove High School. I am passionate about helping all students become the leaders of tomorrow, by helping them develop academic, social-emotional, and 21st century skills today. This school year will be different from any experience we have had. The teachers and staff are hard at work preparing a high quality learning experience for your students.

Chromebooks/iPad: We are committed to ensuring that each student has access to their own device for distance learning. Please let us know your needs by completing this form.

Class Assignments: Class assignments will be posted online at 5pm on August 12. You will need to be registered for Parent Portal in order to view the assignments. If you don't have a Parent Portal account, please call the office at 408.223.4873 or email Lisa Oshita at

Welcome Back Activities:

  • Drive-thru textbook pick-up - This is an opportunity to pick up your student's materials, and to meet me, please watch for a separate email with instructions.
  • Virtual Meet the Principal - Tuesday, August 18, 6 pm. Please check your email for a Zoom link.
  • First Day of School - 8/19. Please look for an email on 8/18 from your child's teacher for login instructions.
  • Back to School Night - TBD. Please watch my weekly email for more details.

Office Availability: The office is currently open, and walk-ups are welcome, between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm. Anything that can be handled via phone or email is strongly encouraged. Please know that when you visit the office we are following safety protocols:

  • Visitors and school personnel must wear face masks.
  • We have a table outside the office with a drop box, hand sanitizer, box of masks
  • Limit the number of visitors in/around the office to maintain 6 feet social distancing (floor is marked with spacing indicators)
  • Before coming to the office, please self-screen with the guidelines attached - HERE Updates to our school's website, including Frequently Asked Questions, will be completed on an ongoing basis. Please check back frequently.

Parent Handbook:

Answering your questions: This year looks very different. You will have many questions. First visit our school website at the Evergreen FAQ page at to see if your questions can be answered there. If you still have unanswered questions, please go to This is a way that you will always be able to ask questions and let me know about your concerns.

Student Engagement: We will send out a weekly parent newsletter called the "Mustang Roundup" to inform you of everything going on each week. We WILL have some fun, interactive things planned for the year - virtual challenges, spirit days, and opportunities for social interaction.

Set a Positive Tone! As a parent, I set the tone for how my kids view distance learning. My husband and I have discussed the pros and cons of what is going on in the world, privately. With our kids, we discuss their worries, but help them to frame their thinking in a positive way. We teach them to advocate for themselves by asking questions, communicating with their teacher, and letting us know what help they need.

Welcome Kinders and New Families: Last but not least, I want to extend a warm welcome to our new families. I know this is a challenging way to start school and we will be communicating with you directly in the coming weeks to help you navigate this new frontier.

I can't wait to "see" everyone again. Virtual hugs and high fives to everyone in our Matsumoto Family!


Mrs. Kristi Frankina


Tom Matsumoto Elementary School


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Tom Matsumoto Elementary School

  • 4121 Mackin Woods Lane
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  • San Jose, CA 95135
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  • Phone: 408-223-4873
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  • Fax: 408-223-4883
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