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Principal's Message

August 2021

Dear Foothill High School Community,

The Foothill High School staff and faculty would like to welcome you back to the 2021-2022 school year! We are incredibly excited to welcome our students back to full-time, in person instruction this school year. 

I know that this past summer was essential in allowing everyone to recover from an extremely challenging year, so I hope that the time away was relaxing and enjoyable.  Our staff has been working hard with the focus on a full return to school for staff and students with an emphasis on the socio-emotional needs of our students and staff and how to continue our path of providing opportunities for academic growth and needed support.  

Our staff has been monitoring health guidance and the landscape in California and we are really looking forward to seeing our students in-person in alignment with current health guidance. We will send additional information about what health protocols are in place as we begin the school year.  At this time, all students, staff, and visitors on campus will be required to wear a mask whether indoor or outdoor and regardless of vaccination status.  We understand that there are a lot of opinions about mask wearing as a mitigation technique, but in order to ensure that we can protect ourselves, protect those around us, and to continue to keep Foothill open for classes and all of the student activities, everyone is going to have to wear a mask.

In addition, our campus has been going through some upgrades this summer with some work still in progress.  The new blue paint job looks fantastic and is just wrapping up in the coming week.  There will be some changes to our drop off and pick up procedures for students and families, so we will get more specific information out prior to the first day of school.  One of the largest projects on Foothill Road has the new asphalt being poured just a few days prior to school starting.  Due to the construction projects, we are not able to do much in the way of a physical orientation prior to school starting, so we will be doing so on the first days of school when every student is present.

I would like to welcome some of our newest staff members.  Please welcome to Foothill in various positions:

Nicole Calame, Math Teacher

John Harris, Special Education Teacher

Katelyn Hart, Special Education Teacher

Debra Hsu, Paraprofessional

Jason Hirose, English Teacher

Shilpa Menon, Speech Language Pathologist

Amy Synoweic Morales, Special Education Teacher

Jebin Olberg, Day Custodian

Valeria Reynoso, School Psychologist

Sherry Rosso, English Teacher

Lisa Spitz, Counselor

Joseph Trinh, Math Teacher

Smrutha Udupa, Paraprofessional

Joanna Welch, Health Teacher

As we approach the start of school on August 11th, please know that our goal and priorities are to welcome our students and staff back to a safe and welcoming learning environment. We have a wonderful and caring group of educators and support staff at FHS, and we are committed to ensuring that we meet the academic, social and emotional needs of our students. 

Please take the time to read through the contents below. We have compiled some essential information for the start of the school year, and we will continue to communicate via email and our school website at  We have heard from some families that they do not receive our emails so please review your junk mail for important school information, and to add to the allowed domains list in your email program.


Sebastian Bull, Principal