New Student Information
Welcome to Foothill High School!
Are you new to the Pleasanton Unified School District for 2018-19?
Students and parents are invited to a New-to-District Student Orientation on August 6, 2018
Foothill High School
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Peer Advocates will provide a campus tour and answer student questions.
Counselors and Administrators will be on hand to answer parent questions.
This orientation is the first of two orientations for new students. The second will take place on August 8, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon in the large gymnasium.
If you are new to Pleasanton Unified School District, are living within Foothill High School boundaries, and have a current or incoming high school student, please read the following:
An appointment is required to enroll a new student at Foothill. This applies to students new to the district and those transferring from Amador Valley High School. Before you make your appointment, please complete the following steps:
STEP ONE: Pre-Enroll Online:
The Pleasanton school district requires that all new students pre-enroll online. (Note: If your student has ever been enrolled in a Pleasanton Unified school for any length of time, then you should not pre-enroll your student online. You must still complete the registration form found in the link in step two. Please click here for the online pre-enrollment site. Once you access the site, follow the prompts to create your account and securely save your information online. Pre-enrolling students online will save time when you show up at the office with registration documents. Please click here for pre-enrollment instructions in Spanish.
STEP TWO: Complete the Registration Form:
Click here for the registration form (50750) to complete and turn in to the Counseling office (or Student Services at the District office, 215 Abbie Street, Pleasanton, starting in mid-June to late July). You will need to print out the form and complete it off-line. Click here for the registration form (50750) in Spanish.
STEP THREE: Collect the following documents:
Required documents to bring with you:
- Two (2) proofs of residency -- Current utility bills such as water, PG&E, garbage or cable and/or a mortgage closing statement or rental agreement.
- Immunization records including proof by doctor's signature for chickenpox and whooping cough vaccines. Must be translated if records are not in English. Click on list of Immunization requirements.
- Original birth certificate or passport.
- Copy of latest report card for incoming 9th-grader, or, for an incoming high school student a copy of an official transcript for each high school attended (if multiple). Must be translated if academic history is not in English.
- Students on Open Enrollment or Inter-district Transfers must submit an approved copy.
- Students with an IEP or 504 must submit a copy.
- Language proficiency survey (for non-native English-speaking students): Click here for Language Proficiency Survey in English. Click here for Language Proficiency Survey in Spanish.
STEP FOUR: Complete the Grade-Level Course Selection Form: provided with the following links:
STEP FIVE: Make Your Appointment:
Contact the Counseling Secretary at 925-461-6620 to schedule an appointment. The appointment takes roughly 45 minutes and includes review of your student’s immunization record, data entry to populate your student’s record, meeting with your student’s counselor and the registrar to review transcripts and course selections, and review of new student logistical information. If you are enrolling during the school year, contact the Counseling Secretary. If you are enrolling during the summer (Mid-June to Mid-July), please go to Student Services at the District Office, 215 Abbie Street. Please allow more time for international students. Students in the Special Day Class program will need an additional review by the program specialist for special education, which can take up to a week.
STEP SIX: Check out our New Student/Family FAQ’s:
To help orient you as a new family to Foothill High School, check out the New Student FAQ's (link below) which contains all kinds of useful information.
STEP SEVEN: Connect to Technology at Foothill:
Once your student is enrolled and has been assigned a student ID, your student will set up a PUSD Gmail account and access to ‘Q’, the online student portal. Q is our portal for accessing grades and attendance. You, as a parent/guardian, will also create an account linked to your student’s Q account. Click on New Student/Family Technology Access to create accounts along with additional ways for you to keep in touch with what is happening at Foothill.
STEP EIGHT: Attend Orientation:
Students who are new to Foothill at the beginning of the school year are invited to attend a student orientation held right before school starts. You will receive information on the date and time over the summer. New Student Orientation is an assembly before the kick off of the new school year centered on getting new students comfortable with navigating campus. Students meet in the large gym for a rally-style event, mingle with other students in icebreaker activities, and break out into smaller, themed groups with "Senior Buddies" for a complete tour and explanation of Foothill's campus.
Parents and students who are new to the Pleasanton Unified School District are invited to an orientation also held right before school starts to introduce parents to PUSD and to give students another chance to get to know the campus, and ask questions of students here at Foothill High School. The New Student page on the foothillfalcons.org website will provide information on the date and time of this orientation.
WELCOME TO THE FLOCK!