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The San Marcos Unified School District is an innovative and collaborative community providing an unparalleled educational experience.
Through an engaging and supportive environment, all our students are challenged, inspired, and poised to excel.

Welcome to Foothills High School
Independent Study
Foothills High School provides an alternative educational learning environment which offers individualized education plans for students whose needs may best be met outside of the regular classroom setting.  Independent study is an alternative to classroom instruction and consistent with SMUSD course of study.  It is not alternative curriculum.

FHS is an open entry/exit program and participation is a voluntary choice made by the parent or caregiver.  Students receive high school credit for all coursework completed and can graduate as soon as they have completed the Board approved requirements.  With this in mind, acceleration of the academic program is a possibility.  

Support Services Universal Screening Survey

Please take a moment to fill out the brief survey above to let us know how your family is doing in these uncertain times and if you would like the school to contact you about available resources and supports.

Por favor tome un momento para llenar esta breve encuesta para hacernos saber cómo le está yendo a su familia en estos tiempos inciertos y si desea que la escuela se comunique con usted sobre los recursos y apoyos disponibles.


For the start of the 20-21 school year, FHS will be virtual.  Your student will have a weekly appointment with their Independent Study teacher, and courses will be on Edgenuity, our online program.  

For current students:
Please fill out the forms on the link on the  left hand side of this page and email to the address listed.  If you have access to Adobe Reader the forms will be fillable on your screen.  If you do not, please print the forms, fill out manually, and scan to the email.

You will only need to fill out forms on Pages: 2,3,4,5,7, and 8.
Page 9 is for Parents/Caregivers and students that are living with another family.
Please also send in TWO forms of residency, noted on Page 5. 

You will be contacted by our Registrar for an enrollment appointment after receving this information.  If you are unable to fill these forms out and send electronically, you can come to Foothills 
Monday 8/10, Tues 8/11, or Wednesday 8/12 between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

All students will  be provided a new chromebook so that you have a computer that has been updated for the current school year.  Please bring in the current Chromebook you are using and you can pick up the updated computer on:
Wednesday 8/5 - Friday 8/7 between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

If you have questions on our Independent Study program,
please contact Cyndi Etnyre at 760-290-2535, or cyndi.etnyre@smusd.org.



Helpful Links

The district is continuing to offer FREE MEAL services to all SMUSD students!

Grab 'N Go Meals August 2020.pdf

Meal Distribution via Buses Flyer 8-17-2020.pdf

Para folletos de distribución de comidas para llevar y entrega en autobús en español, haga clic aquí y desplácese hacia abajo.

Technology Support

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Where/How can I get WiFi for a Chromebook

There are a few options to get WiFi:

Cox offers Connect2Compete (the first two months of service are free, afterwards the fee is $9.95 per month)

Spectrum Internet Assist Program (the fee can vary between $22.95 per month)

AT&T Internet (the fee is $10.00 per month)

SMUSD Tech Tutorial for Parents & Students 

Tutorales de Tecnología de SMUSD para Padres y Estudiantes

 Tech Support Help Line for SMUDSD Chrombooks: (760) 290-2598 Mon-Fri 7:30am -3:00pm

Community Resources 

SMUSD Community Resources - Twin Oaks & Foothills Edition

Food Resources 2020.pdf

San Marcos Rent Assistance.pdf

San Marcos_Asistencia de Alquiler.pdf

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Student Hours:

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Enrollment Forms

English Enrollment Packet 2020-2021.pdf

Spanish Enrollment Packet 2020-2021.pdf

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 Safe School Plan 2019-2020
Principal's Safety Assurance Statement 

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