Welcome to Fair Oaks Ranch Community School! I am Mrs. Julie McBride, the principal at this wonderful school. We are very excited to be a part of another amazing year at Fair Oaks Ranch Community school.
Due to the current guidance from the state regarding the opening of schools, we will be starting the 2020-2021 school year with online learning for all of our students in TK-6th grade. However, as soon as we meet state and health department criteria for reopening school sites, our students in the AM/PM instructional model will return to in person instruction at Fair Oaks Ranch. Students enrolled in the Learning at Home program will continue with online learning, even when we meet criteria for returning to school sites.
We are on a mission here at Fair Oaks Ranch Community School. Every single day, we are working on building positive relationships with our students. We know the importance of academics, but we also know that we need to meet every child’s social emotional needs. We want every student to feel connected to other students and to the adults at school, and we are implementing Capturing Kids Hearts to support our mission.
The process is so simple! Every morning, teachers are at the door meeting and greeting their students. We want to ensure that students start their day off with that quick check in with their teacher – a positive beginning to their day. Classes work together to build a social contract – an agreement of behavior. Students and teachers work together to determine how they want to be treated by each other in the class, and then the entire signs the social contract. Each day, the teacher leads “good things” to set a positive tone for the class, and emphasize celebrating each other’s happiness. Classes are also focused on giving each other affirmations – positive statements to uplift and encourage each other. We want every student and staff member to know they are a part of the Falcon family.
Our academic focus each year is to provide each child with new challenges that will result in a rewarding school experience. Academic emphasis on the California State Standards in the area of reading, writing, and math will be a priority. We will also be exploring the Next Generation Science Standards through engaging online instruction and activities. Instruction in social studies, fine arts, technology and physcial education complete our program, providing each student an opportunity to develop skills in their area of interest. The importance placed on high expectations permeate the classrooms empowering our students to "Soar Above the Rest"!
Thank you for your continued support!
Mrs. Julie McBride
Fair Oaks Ranch Community School