A little less than two weeks ago (on March 16th) we closed our school as a precaution related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Although this has caused disruption to businesses and to all our daily lives, it has been necessary in order to help flatten the curve of the virus. To ensure continuity of learning during the closure, the school shifted remarkably fast into a distance learning mode.

FCS Faculty Steps Up Distance Learning

In just two short days, the faculty began to implement classroom instruction via Zoom, prerecorded video lessons, directed learning activities and lesson packets. Each day links to educational resources were added to deepen and extend learning. It was clunky for some, at first, but we are gaining momentum every day! Even private piano and orchestra lessons are happening virtually! I couldn’t be prouder of our teachers. They have stepped up their game and are serving the students well in this new format! The success stories are numerous and parent feedback has been amazingly positive!

We came out of the gates strong but realize it must be sustained longer than we initially thought. Even so…we’re up for it!

Thank you, parents, for assisting as homeschool parents and “kudos” to our students for engaging with the learning in a responsible (and admirable) way.

Foothill’s Projection for Returning to School

There has been talk that public schools may not open until May 6th or not at all, but FCS has set the following target dates:

Monday, April 20
*Reopen Preschool and TK-8th Grade Childcare
School may reopen (TBD)

Monday, May 6
TK-8th grade will most likely reopen on this date

*The governor’s 'Safer at Home' mandate allows preschools and childcare centers to remain open, mainly to accommodate essential workers such as medical professionals, first responders, grocery workers, bank employees, etc. These families need childcare services as will many more people as businesses start re-opening. We want to open the Preschool and Childcare, sooner rather than later, to help facilitate the return to work that is being anticipated in the next few weeks.

Complete our Childcare Survey!

Would you please do us a favor? Would you complete the attached survey to help us determine your childcare plans and needs going forward? We will use your feedback to determine staffing and reopening needs for April 20th. We appreciate it.