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Click here- NEW! Remote Learning Schedules to see the new remote grade level schedules!

Celebrating 50 Years
50th Anniversary Memorial Brick Walk Fundraiser! Click here.
Donate. Click here.


A special shout-out goes to the Foothills PTA!  With their help, we will have one device assigned to each of our students in 1st through 5th grades.
With our hybrid model of instruction, which is highly tech-enriched, it is important that students have opportunities to collaborate and connect with others, as well as demonstrate their learning with these devices. By using their own device, safety from a health standpoint is also stronger due to the lower probability of cross-contamination. In addition, students tend to take better care of our property as they take more ownership.
Thanks so much, Foothills PTA! Your support is invaluable in these times.

Congratulations, Foothills Elementary! Our Promising Partnership Practice was accepted for the 2020 Colorado Department of Education state-wide publication for the third year in a row. Not only did we get recognized yet again, but we are featured twice this year in the CDE publication for both our 1st Grade READ Act Pilot (Standard 3—Supporting Student Success) and The HUB @ Foothills Foodies
 (Standard 6—Collaborating with the Community).  Way to go Mrs. Cunningham, Mrs. LaViolette, Mrs. Kurtz,  Mrs. Marquez and the entire Foothills Family for all your hard work in making Foothills a World Class School!

Colorado Department of Education Publication 2020

CDE will feature the videos below on their website to highlight our Promising Practices in October during Family and School Partnership in Education Month.

1st Grade READ Act Pilot (Essential Element 3—Design Capacity-Building Opportunities Standard 3—Supporting Student Success) 

The HUB @ Foothills Foodies (Essential Element 4—Dedicate Necessary Resources Standard 6—Collaborating with the Community) 



FALCON UPDATES


Connectivity Issues?

If you are experiencing connectivity issues with SeeSaw or Google Classroom, or still need a device, please contact Erik.Jacobson@jeffco.k12.co.us

 

Important Back-To-School Information:

Attendance

We will need all families to call the Foothills Attendance line at 303-982-9324 when your child will be absent from school either online or in person. If your child’s absence is due to illness, please be sure to let us know the specific symptoms they are experiencing if the illness is related to COVID-19. 

Student Drop-Off

Our school day begins at 8:50 am again this year, but we will begin our soft start at 8:30 am in order to provide ample time for symptom screening. Breakfast will also begin at 8:30 am.

Zoom Etiquette 

It is important to remember that students working at home need a quiet place to work, free from distractions so that they are able to focus on their learning. Also, students need to practice active listening during Zoom learning sessions and engage in the learning with their peers. 

Masks at School Students will be required to wear masks at school when they are inside the building. During their 30 minute lunch recess, students will remain with their cohort and will be able to remove their masks. Students will also have an additional 15 minute break where classes go outside and are able to distance and remove their masks. Please remember that masks should be washed between uses. If a student mask gets dirty during the day we will provide them with a disposable mask to finish the day.

Symptom Screening Each morning, when students arrive at school, students will be symptom screened. The screening will consist of asking the students the question, "Are you currently sick with a cough, sore throat, or runny nose?" and taking the student's temperature with a contactless thermometer. If the student answers yes to the question and/or they have a temperature of 100.4 F or higher they will be taken to our medical safe room and Ms. Glenn, our Health Room Aide will do further screening and call home to have you come and pick them up. When students are sent home our district nurse will follow up with the students family to determine next steps. Please talk with your student(s) about the screening process and talk with them about how they answer the question asked. Oftentimes students, when asked a question like this, will begin telling us about a time when they had a cough and confuse that time with the present. If students answer in this manner we will have to follow the procedures outlined above.  

 

New End Time for Foothills

Just a reminder that our new end time will be 3:30 pm this year! The new end time will make the day more manageable for our Falcons and families, as well as help our after care program and after school clubs and activities.

Attention 5th Grade Families:

Welcome to the Jeffco TechforEd Program! The first day of school is almost here and fifth graders are excited to get their Tech for Ed devices.  

Please watch this presentation  about the Tech for Ed program.

Please watch this video about device care with your 5th grader.

For more information about the 5th grade TechForEd program, visit:

TechForEd Tips

If you have questions about or issues with your Chromebook, please contact Mr. Jacobson at erik.jacobson@jeffco.k12.co.us. 

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

Watch Foothills featured on Channel 4 News for Foothills Foodies!
Josh Shapiro Bernadette & Kathy

 


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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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