Distance (Remote) Learning at Foothill High School
Starting on Monday, March 23rd Foothill has begun delivering Distance (Remote) Instruction for our students. Staff participated in professional development and planning during the first week of school dismissal to prepare for the launch on the 23rd.
Distance (Remote) Learning occurs when the student and teacher are separated and cannot meet physically in a classroom. This is necessitated due to the school dismissal and shelter in place order mandated by the State of California to slow the spread of COVID-19. Teachers pushed out their Distance (Remote) Learning Plans to their students to provide some structure for lessons and communication. To access these plans, you can find them at this link or under the "Academics" tab on the main page of Foothill's website.
Below are some links to some valuable resources that may come in handy during the time of school dismissal and Distance (Remote) Learning. If you can’t find something, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Foothill Administration.
- Counseling support services are still available during school dismissal. There are an abundance of resources available on the Counseling page of the Foothill website that can be accessed by visiting the site and choosing the tab titled “Counseling.” Counselors are available via email and will be working with students to support them with their academic needs and their social-emotional needs. The Counseling staff has added specific resources during school dismissal to help support our students.
- Technology accessibility is going to be key during this time of school dismissal and distance learning, so if you are having difficulty accessing some of the tools, you can touch base with your teacher directly if it relates to their lesson of if it is a larger problem, you can access this link to send in a request for some remote learning support from the district technology department. If your student needs a device to be able to access any of the material and lessons, please access this link to submit a request for a district issued device.
- Student expectations for Distance (Remote) Learning. Some important reminders for students during this time of school dismissal are to check your PUSD Email regularly for updates from teachers, please stay off Foothill's campus during school dismissal, and to review the Student Behavioral Expectations for Remote Learning document linked here. It is extremely important that everyone adheres to these guidelines and avoids any issues, which will in turn help everyone practice good Digital Citizenship.
Resources to Support Students and Families During School Dismissal:
We acknowledge that this is a very hard situation for all of our students and families with a lot of unknowns. As far as we know we are dismissed until after Spring Break, so if anything changes on that front, we will provide updates. As we have done during this entire process, we take our guidance from the Pleasanton Unified School District, Alameda County Health Department, the Alameda County Office of Education and the State of California (Department of Education and Governor’s office). Any changes that come our way will be communicated as soon as we get the updates ourselves.
As always, if you have any questions or need support, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We can get through this together as a strong Foothill Community!!