Principal’s Welcome Letter

Welcome to the 2020–21 school year!

As we plan for a beginning like no other we have seen in the past, our focus will still be to ensure that:

  • Every child, every day is finding a way to feel engaged,
  • Every child, every day is being challenged by new learnings and experiences,
  • And every child, every day knows they are supported by all staff members.

Spring of 2020 has challenged staff and students to find a new normal for learning, connected us in new ways and required our champions to champion from afar. What I have most learned through this process is how much I appreciate the expertise our teachers bring to Fountain Hills High School (FHHS), the ways in which our students continue to work hard to grow an overall appreciation for the little things in life - giving a high five, a hug, or being able to laugh out loud with many people around. What I most appreciate about FHHS is how even under circumstances we have never experienced, we are still a learning and caring community.

Normal is such a simple word and it is our goal at FHHS to not only find our new normal, but to use this time as a learning experience that will forever impact the learning environment of our school. Every week there are new types of learning experiences teachers are piloting and much of what is learned we will continue to use in the future. Our fall may not be “normal,” but our learning will not only continue, it will thrive. We can’t wait to move on to the next phase of learning under COVID-19 and we know, we will welcome all returning and new students to our campus with open arms (from six feet away) to our community - we will continue to grow!