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Principal's Message


Hello Falcon Families,
 
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!!  As you have seen through district communication, PUSD will begin the school year with full-time remote learning for all students. We wish that we would be welcoming all the students back onto campus for the first day of school on August 11th, but we also know that the health and safety of our students, staff and the community are an important priority.  We recognize that remote learning presents a unique set of challenges for our students, but we want you to know that we are dedicated to ensuring that our students have access to a high quality education, regardless of our school model. 
 
The Foothill staff has been working tirelessly throughout the summer to develop models for the year so that we can respond to the ever-changing health guidelines, yet continue to ensure our students at Foothill will be prepared for success in their classes this year and for their future goals. Our teachers and staff are making final preparations for the school year for Foothill students and we are confident that we can make remote learning a positive experience for our students.
 
For the 2020-2021 school year, distance learning will look a little different than the end of last school year. Students will engage in their classes with their teachers daily and based on a more “typical” bell schedule. Students will be expected to log into live sessions at the beginning of each period and attendance will be taken. Students will earn their grades as identified through the teacher syllabi as in a typical school year and the temporary grading policy from the 4th quarter of the Spring semester in 19-20 is no longer in effect.  
 
Please continue to stay safe and take care of yourselves and those around you!!
 
Sincerely,
 
Sebastian Bull
Principal, Foothill High School