Red Ribbon Week
October 27 - 31


Wear Sunglasses


Wear Sweats


Wear Red


Wear Pajamas


Wear a Halloween Costume


Welcome to the Home of the Falcons


Fairfield High School is proud to be an official No Excuses University school! The 6 principles below will guide our vision as a school in preparing our students for successful, productive lives:

1.     Committed: We believe that students deserve to be educated in a way that prepares them for college if they so choose to attend. We also believe that we the school, have the power to make this opportunity a reality.


2.    Courageous: To display courage is to show strength in the face of fear. We do this by ignoring those who try to tell us that our dreams for our students are unrealistic and impossible. We ask for forgiveness instead of permission. We hold one another accountable and we come together as a critical mass to confront the status-quo.


3.     Collaborative: Our collaborative spirit is grounded on the idea that we each have unique strengths as well as different weaknesses. We make the time to work with one another in a way that maximizes accountability while minimizing anxiety. This helps us to achieve greater success for our students as a team, while at the same time promoting balance in our lives as individuals.


4.    Creative: We are innovative and love to explore new ways to get results for our students. Experimentation is not a suggestion, but rather an expectation of an No Excuses University Pro. When we find success through our creativity, we celebrate as a staff and seek ways to replicate the results elsewhere.


5.    Character Centered: Character is doing the right thing when no one is watching… this goes double for adults. We are consistent with our rules and methods for teaching behavior as we take responsibility for all students.


6.     College and Career Crazy: College readiness is a tie that binds us as students, parents, and staff. Because of this we reveal the benefits of a college degree to all students in practical and achievable ways that offer hope for a better future. Our network exists to shatter the myths that a student has to be rich or privileged to go to college.

Click here to learn more about No Excuses University


Principal's Message

October 26, 2014 
"Good evening Falcon Families, this is Kristen Witt calling with this week's announcements. 
This week is Red Ribbon Week and the theme is Love Yourself Be Drug Free. Students have been participating in essay, art, and video contests to spread the message of being Drug Free. There are several events planned for the week. Each day has a theme as follows:

Monday- Shade Out Drugs- Wear Sun Glasses

Tuesday- Being Drug Free is No Sweat- Wear Sweats

Wednesday- Red-y to be Drug Free- Wear Red

Thursday- Say Goodnight to Drugs- Wear Dress Code Appropriate Pajamas

Friday- Say Boo to Drugs- Wear Dress Code Appropriate Costumes  

Our kickoff event will be held Monday morning in the quad at 7:30 AM. Presentation of Colors by the Fairfield High JROTC, opening remarks, and an address from Vincent Webster, retired City of Fairfield Fire Chief and FHS graduate of 1980. Students will be signing a pledge to be Drug Free Monday morning in 1st periods.  All students that sign the pledge will receive a Red Ribbon wristband. Students that are wearing their wristband at lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday will have a chance at a raffle,  a spin of the prize wheel, or a turn at the Plinko Game for a chance to win prizes. 
Our first Theatre production is this week as well. Come see The Weird: A Series of Ghost Stories" in the Fairfield High School Theatre  Room F5.  Performances will be October 28, 29 & 30 at 6:30 pm.  The cost $3.00 pre-sale/$5.00 at the door.
Join me this Friday for our monthly Coffee with the Principal from 9:00-10:00 AM in the library. The topic of discussion will be "How FHS can partner will local businesses." If you have ideas, contacts, or suggestions please join us or share your information with our parent leader, Wendy Purvis, prior to this Friday's meeting.   
Have a wonderful evening and a great week!"   
Good evening Falcon Families, this is Kristen Witt calling with this week's announcements.
Our PSAT is this Wednesday, October 15th at 8:00 AM in our library. There are still tests left to buy. The test is focused for juniors, but sophomores are welcome as well! The cost of the PSAT is $15.00. Please go to the SA office and pay for your PSAT. The PSAT is great practice for the SAT, plus students who earn high scores can earn money for college!!
This week is Homecoming week! Each day is a themed day. Tuesday is stop light day, Wednesday is Pink Day for cancer awareness, Thursday is Class Competition, and Friday is Falcon Friday/Homecoming Theme. 
Congratulations to Mr. Swetland and the entire Scarlet Brigade. They participated in the Franklin Invitational Review on Saturday and are bringing home several trophies. 1st place in Showmanship, 1st place Auxiliary Guard, 1st place Percussion, and 3rd place Wind Ensemble. We are all very proud of our Scarlet Brigade!!
Join PIQE this Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the library. The focus of the evening will be on recognizing the importance of your child's grade point average. Free childcare and light snacks provided. 
Join our Parent Teacher Student Organization this Thursday in the library at 7:00 PM to continue to plan for Red Ribbon week and other activities for the year. Your input is greatly appreciated. 
Have a wonderful evening and a great week! 
October 9, 2014 

Good evening Falcon Families, this is Kristen Witt calling with a very important announcement.  

Today, at lunch and after school, we experienced several disturbances on campus. As a result of the disruptions, the Fairfield Police Department was called to provide an increased presence after school.  We are very appreciative of our strong partnership with the police department and the steps being taken to help keep our students safe.

We also want to remind students of the importance of modeling good citizenship both on and off campus.  This includes following directions and voicing concerns appropriately. Students are encouraged to seek out the help of an adult if they are experiencing a conflict.

The safety of our students is our top priority.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership.  Have a wonderful evening.

October 6, 2014
Good evening Falcon Families. If your son/daughter has been notified that he/she needs to take the English portion of the CA High School Exit exam, please have your son/daughter report to the library no later than 7:45 AM tomorrow morning. Please also be sure to have your son/daughter eat a good breakfast before coming to school. We wish all the juniors and seniors taking the CAHSEE tomorrow good luck. Have a wonderful evening.  
October 5, 2014
Good evening Falcon Families, this is Kristen Witt calling with this week's announcements.
We had a great Football Game on Friday against Armijo. Our varsity team brought home the win and the trophy! Congratulations Coach Fishleigh and the entire Falcon Football Team!
This Tuesday, October 7th and Wednesday October 8th, all Juniors and Seniors that have not yet passed the CAHSEE, the high school exit exam, will be taking the test on Tuesday and Wednesday. Letters were mailed home to all families whose students still need to pass the exam. If you are unsure and want to know if your son/daughter still needs to pass the CAHSEE please call the Counseling office at 438-3020.
Our next PIQE night, is Wednesday October 8th from 6:30-8:00. The topic that will be covered is: Identifying classes that form part of the A-G requirements. 
We have a senior parent night planned for October 9th from 6:00-8:00. The focus of the night will be Financial Aid for college, college costs, and preparing your child for life after high school. The parent night will be held in the library and will be offered in both English and Spanish.  The flyer is posted on the front page of our website at
As a reminder there will be no school on Monday,  October 13th.
Have a wonderful evening and a great week!
September 28, 2014
Good evening Falcon Families, this is Kristen Witt calling with this week's announcements. 
I would like to start this message by extending our thoughts and prayers to the student injured on Tuesday at Fairfield High.  We urge all parents to talk to their children about the dangers of jumping fences or entering secured areas. We do not want students attempting to jump any fence on campus. It is important to know that after school the gates in the front near the administration building are open late into the evening. All other gates are locked at 4:00 PM. All staff members do have keys if they need to open a gate for a student. Site staff is working with District staff to determine if more egress points are needed and to ensure any measures taken support a safe and secure learning environment. I want to again state that our thoughts and prayers go out to the student and the family.
The District as a whole has seen an increase in the number of students being picked up from school more than 30 minutes before the end of the day or before the end of a class period. In an effort to ensure that parents and students are aware how important it is that students are in class all period and all day, there is a new code being entered in attendance. Beginning Monday, if you pick your son or daughter up 30 minutes or more before the end of a class period for "early pick-up" it will be coded as a truancy in our attendance system. Please try to schedule appointments for your son/daughter outside of the school day.
As a reminder students are not allowed to carry balloons around campus since it causes distractions in the classroom. If balloons are delivered they will be held in the front office and students can pick them up at the end of the day.
We have been experiencing an increase in the number of parents calling their children on their cellphones during the school day. This is causing disruptions to the learning environment. We are asking that phone calls aren't made to students during the instructional day. If there is an emergency, please call the front office and we can get a message to your child. 
Thank you to the parents that came to our first PIQE night on Wednesday. The next PIQE night is October 1st from 6:30-8:00. Light snacks will be provided and free childcare will be provided. PIQE is provided in both English and Spanish. 
Have a wonderful evening and a great week!
September 23, 2014
Good evening Falcon Families. I am calling to let you know that the PTSO is holding a meeting in the library this Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 PM. All parents and students are invited.  
September 21, 2014
Good evening Falcon Families, this is Kristen Witt calling with this week's announcements.
Tomorrow a group of teachers and students will be taking a field trip to the Google headquarters to see the finalists present in the Google Science Fair.  We are looking forward to hearing what they see and learn from the event.
We encourage all parents and guardians to come out this Wednesday night to our first PIQE, Parent Institute for Quality Education parent night. The evening will begin at 6:30 and end at 8:00. Childcare will be available. Sessions will be presented in both English and Spanish.  
This Thursday is our College Fair from 10:00-2:00. Students will be able to visit the 17 plus college institutions that will be present. A flyer on the event is now posted on the front page of our website.
We hope to see many of you at our first Coffee with the Principal this Friday, September 26th at 9:00 AM in the library. You will have the opportunity to hear our Parent Leader report and share in conversation.
Have a wonderful evening and a great week! 
September 14, 2014
Good evening Falcon Families, this is Kristen Witt calling with this week's announcements.
This is spirit week. Monday is Minion Dress Day, Tuesday is Tye Dye Day, Wednesday is College Dress Day, Thursday is  Sports Day, and Friday is Falcon Spirit Day.
Join us Friday, September 19th for our home football game against Rodriguez High School. Come out and show your support for Falcon Football and Falcon Athletics.
As a reminder it is very important that students follow the dress-code. Girls need to remember to wear shirts that cover their mid drift and boys need to remember to wear their pants at their waist. We want all students to dress for success.
The Willie B Adkins Scholars are looking for students to join. All students welcome Monday afternoons in the library from 3:30-5:30.
We are offering FREE SAT prep this Tuesday, September 16th from 10:30-12:20 in F16. 
Our College Fair is one week away. Our college fair will be held September 25th from 10:00-2:00 in the gym. 
Representatives from Solano Community College will be on campus every other Friday at lunch. Stop by and find out what Solano Community College has to offer.  
Join us for our first Coffee with the Principal on Friday, September 26th from 9:00-10:00 in the library.  
Have a wonderful evening and a great week! 
September 7, 2014
Good evening Falcon Families, this is Kristen Witt calling with this week's announcements.
I would like to thank all of the families that came out to Back to School Night, Friday night football, and the Athletic Fundraiser. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is still in action in the library. We will be selling books through September 10th. Stop on by and join the reading fun.
Please join us for our first night of PIQE, Parent Institute for Quality Education, on September 24th at 6:00 PM in the library. This is a series of night classes for parents to equip you with the skills and strategies to help ensure your son/daughter is successful in high school and post secondary education.
Our college fair is coming September 25th from 10:00-2:00 in the gym. Students will be able to meet admissions representatives from over 16 different colleges.
Mark your calendar for September 26th for our first Coffee with the Principal. We will meet in the library at 9:00.
Have a wonderful evening and a great week.
September 1, 2014
Good evening Falcon Families, this is Kristen Witt calling with this week's announcements.
We hope everyone had a restful Labor Day weekend.
This Thursday is Back to School Night. We will begin the evening with a "showcase" at 4:30 in the quad showcasing many of the different groups, clubs, and activities that FHS has to offer. The evening will officially begin at 5:00 in the gym with an address by administration. Parents will then follow the bell schedule and attend each of their child's classes to meet the teachers and see the many things students will be learning this year.
Friday, September 5th, is a minimum day and school will be out at 12:04.
We invite everyone back to campus Friday evening to watch Falcon Football take on Woodland High in our home opener game. Our JV game will kickoff at 4:45 and Varsity will kickoff at 7:00. Come out and show your support for Falcon Football and Falcon Athletics!!
Parents, as a reminder if you are dropping off lunch to your son/daughter, please drop it off in the main office.
Have a wonderful evening and a great week!! 
 August 24, 2014
Good evening Falcon Families, this is Kristen Witt calling with this week's announcements.
Students now have their new picture ID's. ID's must be worn at all times on a lanyard around the neck or on an ID clip on the upper chest.
Please continue to reinforce the dress code policy with your son/daughter.  Skirts and shorts must be as long as the student's fingertips, tanktop straps must not be spaghetti straps, pants must be worn at the waist,  and students should be dressing for success.
The counseling department will be calling students in this week that are deficient in credits and will be offering the option of credit recovery through our after school PLATO sessions. PLATO credit recovery sessions will be starting very soon.  
Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, September 4th from 5:00-7:00 PM. You will have the opportunity to meet each of your child's teachers and receive an overview of the year. Please come and join us on September 4th for Back to School Night.  
Our first home opener football game will be held on Friday, September 5th against Woodland High. Mark your calendars and come out to support Falcon Football!!
Have a wonderful evening and a great week. 
August 17, 2014
Good evening Falcon Families, this is Kristen Witt calling with this week's announcements.
We have had a FANTASTIC start to the school year! We had our Club Rush 2014 held at lunch on Friday. Students were able to see all the club and sports offerings and had an opportunity to find out what clubs/sports they may be interested in joining this year. 
This Tuesday, August 19th, is picture day. Students will take their yearbook photo and receive their new 2014-2015 student ID. As a reminder student ID's must be worn at all times on a lanyard around the neck.
Our football team is hard at work preparing for their home opener game against Woodland scheduled for September 5th. Mark your calendars and come out to support Falcon Football.
Our college and career tech has organized a monumental College Fair scheduled for September 25th from 10:00-2:00. We will have over 15 colleges present at the fair. The representatives from each college will be straight from the admissions office, so students will be able to get answers to their admissions questions right then and there. A few of the colleges that will be present are: FDIM San Francisco, UC Davis, CSU Chico, CSU Long Beach, Solano Community College plus many more!!!
Continue to remind your son/daughter that school begins promptly at 8:00 AM. Students should arrive on campus by 7:45 to ensure they are to their first period class by 8:00 AM.
Have a wonderful evening and a great week!!  
 August 13, 2014
Good evening Falcon Families, this is Kristen Witt calling with a few updates.
Today we had a great start to the new year. It was a day full of excitement and high energy. 
You have probably heard from your students about the dress code, ID, and cellphone policies. The FSUSD adopted dress code policy is in affect. Students out of compliance will be asked to change into PE clothes or loaner clothes. All students must wear their ID's. New picture ID's will be issued next week on Picture Day, August 19th. Cellphones are not allowed out for personal use in the classroom. Students do have the privilege to use their cellphones during passing period and lunch. 
ALL students will be receiving a student planner in their advisory class tomorrow. This is a yearlong calendar for them to keep track of homework, tests, upcoming events, and stay organized.
We did a great job of getting students into their classes by 8:00 AM today. Please remind your son/daughter that class starts at 8:00 and it would be best to arrive on campus by 7:45 to make sure he/she is on time.
Thank you for your partnership and have a wonderful evening.  

August 10, 2014 

"Good evening Falcon Families, this is Kristen Witt, principal of Fairfield High, calling with this week's announcements.

We will be distributing student schedules on Monday and Tuesday. The schedule for distribution is as follows: Freshmen from 9:00-noon on Monday, Sophomores from 1:00-4:00 on Monday. Juniors from 9:00-noon on Tuesday and Seniors from 1:00-4:00 on Tuesday. We are not making any schedule changes unless there is an error on the student's schedules. 
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 13th. School starts promptly at 8:00am. Please make sure that your son/daughter is at school and ready for first period by 8:00am. Wednesday is our collaborative schedule and therefore school is out at 2:04. 
Mark your calendars for Picture Day, August 19th. 
Please be on the lookout for important forms that will come home with your students on Thursday of this week. Please read, sign, and return the appropriate forms. 
Please visit our school website at to view more information and check out the school calendar. All of our phone messages during the year will also be posted on the website for reference under the daily bulletin tab.
We are looking forward to an amazing school year! 
Have a wonderful evening and a great week!"

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  • Red Ribbon Week
    Recognizing Mrs. Daugherty's and Cheryl Thompson's Advisories from the PTSO - Well done!!  We encourage all parents to attend the Red Ribbon Week Flag Raising Ceremony at FHS at 7:30 AM on Monday!
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  • FSUSD is recruiting substitute teachers for our district.  Please see the announcement for more information.
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Artist of the Month

Leonie Tesoro, an AP art student, is October's Artist of the Month. Congratulations!