Welcome to Foothills

DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER! We can't wait to see you back! 

Family Checklist
Complete Registration - Update and Verify Jeffco Connect
Open August 1

  • ALL parents/guardians must complete this step to be considered registered.
  • Review all info, make updates, then save.
  • Stay in Jeffco Connect for next steps - there are links in Jeffco Connect to the fee payment and the meal account system, SchoolCafe.

Pay Fees - Link in Jeffco Connect
Open August 1
*Middle/High School fee posting may be delayed due to continued planning.
While logged in to Jeffco Connect, click on "Jeffco Student Fee Payment" in the bottom of the "User Information" section.

Set Up/Add Funds to Meal Account OR Apply for Free & Reduced Meals
Open Now
Families with students who intend to purchase meals need to set up an account in SchoolCafe, if not already done. Funds left in last year’s account will automatically roll over.

Apply for the Free & Reduced Meals program in SchoolCafe. Families must reapply for this program every school year.

Familiarize Yourself with School Info
Before School Starts
Check your school's website for important start-of-school info, like:

  • Supply lists and forms due
  • Learning environment expectations
  • Attendance policies
  • Days off - holidays, development
  • Emergency and security procedures
  • School Student/Parent Handbook
  • Links to the school's social media accounts
  • Teacher/classroom webpages

Immunization Records Update and Student Medications
By Start of School

  • Provide immunization updates to the school health aide (info here).
  • Provide medication forms and medications to the school's health aide on the first day of in-person school (for in-person learners.)

Get Informed
By Start of School and Throughout Year


  • Bookmark the District and School Websites
  • Follow the District and Your School on Social Media

Celebrating 50 Years
A point of pride in our Foothills Community is that we are dedicated to supporting each other. During these uncertain times and to kick off our 50th year, we have set a goal to provide every Foothills student (both remote and in-person) with a backpack with school supplies for the first semester. We are working diligently to seek donations from our community partners in order to achieve this goal. We will keep you updated on our progress.
Free Backpacks

Also, we are excited to announce that the free 2019-2020 Yearbooks will be provided to each student in their backpack when school begins!

Thank you Josh Shapiro, Bernadette Marquez, and Kathy Fullerton for making sure that our families have food throughout the summer! We are all in this together! #foothillsfalconsstrong
Josh Shapiro Bernadette & Kathy

Hello Foothills Elementary Community,
I really enjoyed seeing our families and community members who attended last Wednesday’s Community Meeting. The questions asked during this meeting will help us with refining our restart plan specific to Foothills in order to support all of our Foothills Falcons. During this time when we are continuing to explore uncharted territory, I want to assure our Foothills Community that the Foothills Elementary Staff stands ready to serve our students whether it be remotely or in-person.

If you have not already done so, please read the revised Jeffco Re-Start Plan titled “Update for Our Community” which was emailed Thursday, July 23rd. If you did not receive this email, you can find the information on

Upcoming Dates
August 24th: All students begin with remote learning. 
August 31st - September 4th: Continued remote learning and student orientations. Remote learning continues and student who have selected in-person learning will attend and orientation at Foothills. Remote-Only learners will also have an orientation opportunity.
September 8th: Grades PreK-5th will begin in-person learning. The remote learning option will still be available. 

As a reminder, you should have received a family survey to make a selection regarding either online learning or in-person learning. As of now, we have had 196 responses, but we really need everyone to complete the survey in order to help us prepare for the school year. 

Also, please complete the registration process by logging into Jeffco Connect at including the registration forms and the Free and Reduced Lunch application.

We will continue to send updates as we refine our specific plan for Foothills. Please feel free to email me with any questions. As a Foothills Community, we will continue to Dream, Lead, and Achieve TOGETHER!

Go Falcons!

Josh Shapiro



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Summer Social & Emotional Support Resources

Check out what board member Susan Harmon had to say about Foothills at the 2:23:13 mark!

Watch Foothills featured on Channel 4 News for Foothills Foodies!


Arts, Humanities, & Performing Arts logo Business & Global Studies logo Health & Human Services logo STEM logo Ram logo

We are committed to offering electives, programs, clubs, and extracurricular activities that align with the four Green Mountain High School academies.


Foothills Elementary School is a wonderful neighborhood school nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountain area in west Jefferson County. All Foothills students benefit from an innovation block every week where students have the opportunity to participate in activities that align with the four Green Mountain High School Academies (Arts, Performing Arts & Humanities, Business & Global Studies, Health & Human Services, and STEM).

Our school serves 279 students in preschool through 5th grade. We are dedicated to empowering our community to be lifelong learners, responsible citizens, and global leaders by incorporating 21st Century Skills in supporting the whole child, including incorporating social emotional learning as part of our daily instruction. Foothills supports Jeffco Generations by providing authentic tasks that help students to grow both socially and academically.

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