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1 Foothill Intervention, Reinforcement and Enrichment Program

2 FIRE Foothill’s Ready for an Upgrade

3 Foothill Intervention, Reinforcement and Enrichment Program

4 FIRE (previously SDL- Student Directed Learning) is a 30-minute, mid-day advisory period that is scheduled weekly Tuesday through Friday between 3rd/4th periods and the extended lunch period. All 9th grade students new to Foothill’s campus are enrolled in the FIRE advisory period during their first semester on campus. New 10th, 11th and 12th grade students may "opt in" as well during their first semester on campus as they adjust to their new surroundings. FIRE provides a structured environment in which new FTHS students can connect with teachers and experienced student mentors; learn about FTHS' programs, procedures and traditions; and receive academic and social support in transitioning into the rigorous high school environment provided at Foothill Technology High School.

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6 FIRE Provides Equal Opportunity for ALL Students Foothill exists to provide a high quality education for ALL students FIRE potentially benefits 100% of FTHS students –All students are on campus between periods 3/4 and lunch –At mid-day, anyone and everyone can attend as needed or as assigned –Access available to teachers, administration, labs, media center & counselors –No student who needs assistance will be overlooked or allowed to fail SDL currently benefits less than 25% of FTHS students –Only freshman who are NOT athletes are required to enroll –10-12 th grade students that are on campus after period 7 can attend to get help as needed – but DO they??? –Because of “sports dismissal” athletes cannot attend SDL to get needed help or to make-up work/tests

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8 FIRE Results in Schedule Upgrade for 2005-2006 Foothill’s schedule is designed to provide greatest instructional advantage Block Schedule altered to make FIRE available to ALL students FIRE – 30-minute advisory period each Tuesday through Friday –Shortened advisory time by 5 minutes – SDL was 35 minutes FIRE follows periods 3 and 4, and precedes lunch for enrolled students –No longer at the end of the day –No longer follows period 7 Not enrolled in FIRE? – longer lunch period helps with rush and crowding No period 7 on Mondays – more equality in instructional minutes

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10 New Bell Schedule for 2005-2006 120 Mondays – Shortened 1-6 Schedule Tues-Fri Alternating Block Schedule + 7th PeriodTime In Time Out Total Time PeriodTime InTime Out Total Time Instructional Minutes 18:008:4848 1 / 28:009:3090228 Passing8:488:524 Break9:309:4515 28:529:4048 3 / 49:4511:1893237 / 234 Break9:409:5515 Passing11:1811:213 39:5510:4651 FIRE11:2111:5130 Passing10:4610:504 Lunch11:5112:2130 410:5011:3848 Passing12:2112:254 Lunch11:3812:1133 5 / 612:251:5590228 Passing12:1112:154 Passing1:552:016 512:151:0348 72:013:0059236 Passing1:031:074 6 1:5548 Collaboration1:553:0065

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12 FIRE Crew – A New Tradition at Foothill Act as student mentors, tutors and facilitators during FIRE period Special training days & special incentives for participating –Recognition at graduation, community service or TA/AVID tutoring credit –Field trips, special events, FIRE Crew apparel, priority/discount parking –Intrinsic rewards: help others, be part of a team, start a tradition, leave your mark Need well-rounded, diverse students – not only academically strong Current 10 th & 11 th grade students recruited from Feb. 22 – Mar. 8 Information Meeting on Monday, 2/28 at 1:15 in Spirito Hall Application with “Freshman Letter” due by 4 p.m. on March 8th

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14 FIRE Crew Responsibilities Attend spring training, summer orientation, monthly Crew meetings First Semester – attend FIRE Tuesday thru Friday Facilitate attendance, agenda and binder checks, A/E passes Small group meetings to discuss transition issues and FAQs –Traditions, procedures, policies, clubs, organizations –Social events, food service, student store, counseling, administration Individual peer support –Personal questions and concerns –Tutoring or referral for help –Grade checks and keeping students on track Second Semester – attend FIRE 2 days per week –Continue previous duties while training new FIRE Re-CREWts

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16 FIRE Crew Application Process Download and print application from FTHS Home Page Or… pick up hard copy of application from FTHS Front Office Fill out 1 page application, sign front and back Compose, type, print “Freshman Letter” & attach it to your application Contact Miss McIntyre with any questions/concerns – or in person in Turn in completed application to the box in the front office Deadline for applications, 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8 th Students notified on March 18 th unless otherwise announced

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