Why Foothill Ranch?
Welcome to the Foothill Ranch Elementary (FRE) website! We are very proud of our school and hope that you enjoy your online tour of our site. However, what we are most proud of is the strong bond we have with our community and parents. We firmly believe that it does take a whole village to “raise” a child.
Our facility is exceptional. We are a Mello-Roos school and have already received school improvements that were funded through Measure B money. We expanded our shaded lunch area, tripled the size of our Big Toy, and are enjoying a totally renovated athletic field.
We have some exciting programs that were created by our school-wide leadership team. Many of our ideas begin as an outgrowth of discussions that are held within our Grade Level Professional Learning Communities. Every Tuesday we have a weekly early release day for teacher planning. From these PLC planning sessions have come some profound changes. We have purchased software to support intervention at all grade levels. This intervention includes language arts, writing, and English Learner instruction.
Our PTA and parent donations have provided us with funds that have allowed us to expand our use of technology in the classroom and within our primary and upper grade classrooms. Our upper grades have 1:1 chromebooks in the classrooms. Our primary grade students have access to chromebooks and IPADS during their small group instruction time. To further promote the use of technology in the classroom, teachers collaborated in creating an innovation lab. Our innovation lab houses Ozobots, Spheros, WeDo kits, Green Screen Stations, and Osmos stations. The staff is highly focused on integrating technology with the curriculum so our students are better prepared for the 21st century.
Enjoy your tour through our site.