Principal Message

Principal Rich Swanson

Dear Members of the Phoenix Family,

It has been a very busy, yet wonderful opening at Farmington High School for the 2020-2021 school year.  We sincerely missed having our students in the building, and we are excited to see them now.  We appreciate the commitment and support of our community members, and we know that we could not have seen any of the successes that we have felt without your involvement and help.

I would like to sincerely thank both our students and parents for the patience that you have shown us, as we have tried our best to keep our students healthy and safe.  I know that these changes have not come easily, and that we have had to rely on each of you to provide the best learning experience possible.  We are committed to making the educational experience for our students and parents a successful one.  As has been stated before, we desire to approach education with a purposeful, personalized setting, and one that will prepare our learners for success in their post-secondary educational or career goals.

I have a great deal of gratitude for our teaching staff that has stayed steady and committed to the education of our students during these trying times.  I appreciate the time and energies that they have devoted to our students.  You will not find a more devoted and supportive faculty and staff anywhere.  The time and effort that they have given to help our students be successful is absolutely amazing.  Teachers report that they have never worked harder, taught more, nor given more time to their expertise and craft in the classroom than they have during this world-wide pandemic.  I have personally watched them work tirelessly, and I applaud their efforts, and thank them for their dedication. 

I know that we still have a long way to go before things will return back to what we might want to refer to as “normal,” but we will continue to improve each and every week for the betterment of our students.  I am grateful for the trail-breaking path that we have blazed here at Farmington High School, and I know that it has put us in a better place as we found ourselves in new and challenging times.  I am very optimistic about the new definition of excellence that our students and staff have defined as we continue to grow and improve.

Lastly, I want to personally thank and congratulate our student-body for their efforts, and for their resilience.  We have a very committed and devoted student body, and they continue to surprise us daily by their strong work.  We look forward to having our students attend on a more regular basis, and we ask for your continued help as we adhere to health department guidelines, helping us to keep all of our students and families happy and healthy.