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Good Morning, Foothill Knights

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Today’s Schedule: See the PowerSchool (Haiku)/ Google Classroom pages for your teachers in the following content areas:








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ATTENTION SUMMER SCHOOL STUDENTS: Please check your email for updated information re: Summer School. If you have any questions, please email your counselor.


Last week, your teachers finalized their grades for 2nd semester. As you know, during COVID-19, TUSD transitioned to a Credit/Incomplete grading policy. This means that: 

·        If, at the end of 3rd quarter or at the end of this semester, you were receiving a passing grade of D or higher in a class, you will receive CREDIT for that class and the appropriate credits for the course will be issued on your transcript. 


·        If you were failing a course at the end of 3rd quarter and have not improved your grade to passing with a D or higher, you will receive an INCOMPLETE for the course. You will have to complete this course during the Summer School Course Completion Session from June 8 - July 2 to earn credit. You will receive information if you qualify once all grades are finalized in Aeries.


·        Please only fill out this form if you are in AP Gov/ AP Econ and would like a letter grade in one or more of these classes. You must be logged into your MYTUSD account in order to access the survey. 


As a reminder, your final semester grade will not be lower than what you earned at the 3rd quarter. For example, if a student earned a passing grade at the 3rd quarter, they will pass and earn CREDIT  for the semester.  A student who earned a B at the quarter can select the letter grade option and will earn no less than a B at the semester. If you want to receive credit in all the classes you were passing with a D or higher at the end of 3rd quarter, you do not need to do anything. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. 


Hey Knights! Just a reminder to SUBSCRIBE to ATA's YouTube channel FHS ATA YouTube so you will be notified when a new KOOvid 2020 Video drops! Enjoy some laughs with these original sketch comedies!


Seniors! If you have not purchased your cap and gown, they will be available at the Senior Distribution on May 26-28.  The package will be $30, and will include cap, gown, tassel and medallion. If you are wearing a sibling’s cap and gown, you must still purchase a tassel and medallion for $20. CASH ONLY, PLEASE.


Claim information for damaged device collection: For Approved Claims, in order for a repair to be performed by insurance, the student must provide a printed out approved claim with claim number clearly indicated at the time of device collection. For Reimbursement, if a device was repaired by TUSD and the family had Insurance at the time of incident, the family will need to pay the fine and seek reimbursement from the insurance company. For Insurance Repairs (submitted by TUSD), all insurance repairs for any device should come through the library. Click here for more information. 


Congratulations to our 2020 Seal of Biliteracy recipients! They have worked hard mastering Latin, French, and Spanish and will soon be receiving their Seal of Biliteracy Medallions. For a list of the recipients, visit the FHS website


Summer Assignments can be found on the FHS Website.


California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) sponsors an exciting program called the “Mathematics Intensive Summer Session” (MISS). The purpose of this program is to assist college-bound young women to enhance their mathematics skills.  This program will be offered online this year from July 6th - July 31st.  This program is free to all young women selected. For more information, visit


Do you have an Orange County Public Library Card? Did you know you could get e-books? Don’t have a card? Follow these steps: 

1. Go to - Click on this link >>> registering online

2. That will take you to >>> the e-Card Registration Page >>> 

3. Fill out completely ***Remember to save your PIN Number*** 

4. Fill it out and press REGISTER 

5. You will receive an email at the email address you provided with your new card number! 

You will not be able to download e-books to a TUSD device but you CAN check out and read them in your browser (Safari or Google). They will save your check out information and even save your place in the book you are reading! Thousands of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks available for download. Click here for eBooks and eAudiobooks.


The College Board (SAT) has responded to the impact of the coronavirus and has decided to cancel the June SAT tests.  If you have any questions please reach out to The College Board. The FHS ACT testing center is closed for the June Test. Please contact ACT if they have questions.


Did you receive an email about a refund of your MySchoolBucks cafeteria money? All money in the account will stay in the account for next year – parents only need to request a refund if their child is graduating or leaving the district.  If a student is graduating we can also transfer the money to a sibling in the district. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Diaz in Nutrition Services,


If you got a job or you are thinking about it, if you are under 18, you will need a work permit, but don’t come to school to apply. Instead, contact Alex Melecio, Work permits are processed by appointment only, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am - 12pm, in the Student Services Dept., Bldg. G at the School District.


Knights, did you know TUSD subscribes to ABC-CLIO databases for all secondary school sites? Specific databases are listed below:

·        American Government

·        American History

·        World History: Ancient & Medieval Eras

·        World History: Modern Era

·        Pop Culture Universe 

You can access ABC-CLIO by visiting or clicking the link under TUSD Resources icon on a TUSD device. Database and password information for at home access can also be found on the Database Resources Page of the TUSD Website.


The IT department will be collecting books and devices from any student who is withdrawing from the district during site closures. IT will handle device returns. Books (Library and/or Textbooks) will be placed on a book cart and will be checked in and sorted back to sites by library staff at a later time. Families can call IT at (714) 430-2251 to schedule an appointment for drop off. Please visit the  Library Services page of the district website for updated information for drop-off and how you can check your library accounts to see what needs to be returned.


Do you have a device or an internet issue? Please take the IT survey here. If you are having internet issues, please seek out the free internet being offered by many providers including Cox, Spectrum, Comcast, and Charter. The wait times are long because of the high demand, but IT will help you with access within 24-48 hours of your request, so it is definitely worth it!


College & Career News


If you got a new job or you are thinking about it, if you are under 18, you will need a work permit, but don’t come to school to apply. Instead, contact Alex Melecio, Work permits are processed by appointment only, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am - 12pm, in the Student Services Dept., Bldg. G at the School District.


Exciting news! The College & Career Center now has a Google Classroom! You can access the classroom with the code: v4qd7fb. The classroom has an abundance of information ranging from job site links, community college pages, PSAT and ACT test prep help, Naviance help, and so much more! Check it out and follow along for more information that is posted weekly!


Stuck at home and your college visit tour has been put on hold? No worries! You can still visit a campus virtually!  And, good news! Colleges have been improving their virtual visits. Check it out!

Ecampus Tours  


Campus Tours




All athletic practices and games have been cancelled until further notice. Students, Foothill is closed during this time, including the fields, track, and courts. Stay active at home, but please stay at home. The fields and courts are closed. No exceptions.


Senior News


Congratulations to Sheryl Ocampo! She won the Burger King McLamure Foundation Scholarship!


Congratulations to Natalie Mitchel! She won the TSMA scholarship!  


Seniors! If you have not purchased your cap and gown, they will be available at the Senior Distribution on May 26-28.  The package will be $30, and will include cap, gown, tassel and medallion. If you are wearing a sibling’s cap and gown, you must still purchase a tassel and medallion for $20. ALL PURCHASES ARE CASH ONLY.


South Coast Photographic, is in the process of filling Senior orders and mailing them to the students directly.  They are also still taking online orders and delivering them in 2-3 weeks. Feel free to contact them by email if you have any questions.


 Distribution of caps, gowns, diplomas, and yearbooks will happen at the same time as your collection of devices and textbooks on May 26 - 28.  For more details, CLICK HERE.


Grad Knight tickets are still available!  We have a new date--August 5!  Grad Knight check-in is 10 pm. 


Check the Senior-End-of-Year FAQ Page:  & 


CSF! Seniors please check your personal email for CSF regalia ordering instructions for graduation (from Mrs. Ivory).


Silver Linings Section


How’s the old proverb go? “All things have an end…” Some people say it as, “All good things come to an end.” However it is said, all things do end. So it is with my Silver Linings Section. I’ve enjoyed writing my silver linings for the Daily Bulletin. I wanted to write them for a couple reasons. Nobody knew what was ahead of us when we were told to stay safer-at-home, work from home, and begin distance teaching and learning, but I (personally) knew that I’d never experienced anything like what we were being asked to do. I was a little shaken, and if I was, I thought others might be as well. I knew that I’d need reminding of the good found in our newly forming day-to-day routines, even though assuming I’d be hearing a lot of bad news. I thought it would be nice to remind others of the good, as well to remind others of the good we bring to each other each day. So, I decided to write for anyone who chose to read my new section and hoped to bring a smile. But I also wrote for myself so I would be reminded to smile, too. Looking for silver linings kept me busy and distracted from the negative news of each day. I was determined to be happy, to find ways of keeping my happiness. One way for proven happiness is to be grateful. After writing just a couple silver linings, I received unexpected appreciation. After I had written a few more, I received even more appreciation. A few of my teacher friends, including Mrs. Dale, Ms. Stein, Ms. McDermott, Mr. Coulter, and Mr. Hershberger, all let me know when they enjoyed something I had posted. I also heard from parents and students, including Julie Saputo, Tami Nelson, Felicia Watkins, Victoria Tomczak, Kari Doelman, Laurie Lovret, Heather Oliff, Caroline Hill, Natalie Salvatierra, and CJ May. They encouraged me with their words of appreciation and let me know how they enjoyed something I had written, which I am truly grateful for. All of my office sisters were always so kind with their praise. Mrs. Duran offered me several beautiful reflections to help with my silver linings, and Mrs. Deehan emailed me sometimes daily to tell me how she enjoyed my writing. I need to really acknowledge my immediate family. My family had to endure hearing and re-hearing each one of my silver linings. I never knew if they appreciated me reading and re-reading them, but they definitely were patient with me. My mom may have been my biggest fan. After my immediate family staying safer-at-home with me, she was the first person to read my silver linings each day. She loved everything I sent her, even posting some on her Facebook page and bragging about me to her friends. If that doesn’t build a person up, I don’t know what would. It’s amazing to get admiration from your peers and/or family. I am truly blessed, and unbelievably grateful. Lastly, I need to appreciate Ms. England, our brilliant FHS Principal, who allowed me without even questioning my motives to write a silver lining every day. All of these wonderful people, and any of you who enjoyed my attempt to keep you thinking positively, are my silver lining. I will miss writing every day, but I will never stop watching for and pointing out the silver linings we are blessed with every day. I hope you will do the same. After all, we’re all in this together.


If you ever have a silver lining and you would like to share, email Mrs. Wood at She’d love to hear about it! :)