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Principal's Message

August 2020


Dear Parents,


Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! As the Principal of Foothill High School, I want you to know how excited I am to support the ongoing efforts in education grounded in long-standing traditions. While this year will be unlike any we have seen or experienced, the administration and staff are looking forward to an exciting and productive year. Our ongoing commitment to provide all of our students with a quality comprehensive educational experience remains strong. This year we welcome approximately 600 incoming freshmen to the Foothill Family.


As we begin instruction on Monday August 24, 2020, we do so virtually through the Canvas platform. Your child should have either picked up or received by mail the instruction to log onto Canvas and other apps for use during virtual learning. If you did not, please visit Foothill’s webpage for a link to these things. There is an email included in the directions if you need assistance with the log on. We have distributed more than 1,400 Chromebooks to students and continue to check them out daily. Please call the school if you need a device.


Included in this mailer is the daily schedule for instruction. Foothill will be on a block schedule. We have a Black schedule, which is periods 1, 2 and 3, and a Gold schedule, which is periods 4 or 5, 6 and 7. As the week ends, you will see the next week’s first school day begins with the opposite schedule. A copy of this schedule is on the website.


ID cards and some textbooks (AP) were handed out the week of August 11th. If your child has an AP class and did not get the book, please call the school. Additional general school information is in the sheet that follows this letter. As things change, I will provide updated information. Please do not hesitate to contact the school with any questions or concerns you may have.


As always, the Foothill administration and staff are here to provide the best academic and social experience for your student(s) and to provide appropriate and necessary support services for both students and parents. As we all engage in a new paradigm of education, I hope that you will feel supported by our staff.


Gail Bentley

Foothill High School Principal