What a fantastic way to start the new school year! The festivities began with our fabulous Foresthill Divide School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) providing and serving ice cream two days before the start of school while students filled with anticipation were able to find out who their teacher would be for the school year and which friends would be in the same class. Two days later, the Foresthill Lions added to the festivities by showing up in force to cheer and welcome the students in the morning for their first day of school. Smiles were plentiful throughout the morning and the rest of the day Thank you, PTO and Foresthill Lions!
Foresthill Union School District (FUSD) News: The next regularly scheduled FUSD Board meeting is Monday, September 20 starting at 6:45p in person at Foresthill Divide School. Agenda and access information will be on the district website by Friday, September 17 at 5:00p. Please note that our regularly scheduled Board meetings have now moved to the third Monday of most months as it was erroneous stated as Thursdays in the last article. All families, staff, community members, and interested parties are welcome and encouraged to attend.
A Special Board meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 15. Important agenda items for the meeting include formal recommendations for amendments to the FUSD Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) by the Placer County Superintendent of Schools, Public Hearing on the 2021-22 budget, and Public Hearing on the draft revised 2021-22 LCAP.
The 7-11 Committee will next meet on Wednesday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. for its fourth meeting to continue collaboration on the surplus property process for the old elementary school. This meeting will be held in-person at Foresthill Divide School. Agenda and access information will be on the district website by Friday, October 15 at 5:00p. An Open House for the community will also be on the agenda for this meeting. All families, staff, community members, and interested parties are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Foresthill Divide School (FDS) News: Our teachers and staff worked tirelessly before the start of school to ensure a successful first day on August 19. The effort and hard work paid off as it was a day full of energy, excitement, and joy as the entirety of our students were welcomed back on campus for in-person instruction. Though we had approximately 25 students that opted to be in the distance learning program at the end of the last school year, our school only had 2 students that wanted to remain in a remote learning program for the start of this school year. Given that and a strong increase in enrollment, the campus was bursting and filled with happy students, families, and staff. Unfortunately, due to a spike in reported COVID-19 positive cases for students and staff in the subsequent school days, the campus was shut down at the end of the following week for remote learning only. As of this writing, in-person instruction back on campus is scheduled for Monday, September 13. We as district, school, and staff have shown ourselves through our actions and results to be committed and are still committed to having our students safely on campus as much as possible.
FDS students, families, and staff will continue working together as a team to return to “better than” normal for the 2021-22 school year. I would like to, as usual, invite the community to join us in that cause to provide our students with world-class education…for the sake of our children’s success and future.