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Welcome to Foothills

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

SPIRIT WEEK - September 28 - October 2
Monday - Twin Day
Tuesday - Crazy Hair Day
Wednesday - 70's Day
Thursday - Dress Your Best Day - also Picture Day!
Friday - Pajamas Day


2020-2021 STUDENT HANDBOOK
  
Hello Foothills families! Please read through the Student Handbook for information on school policies and procedures. 

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 breakfast and symptom screening. We will be sending out specific details on student pick-up and drop-off later this week, as well as a Day in the Life video for both in-person and remote learners.

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.
Our start time will continue to be
8:50 am. Breakfast will begin at 8:30 am.  

Before & After School Care Open Enrollment The City of Lakewood’s School Age Services Program offer before and after school childcare here at Foothills Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year, open Monday through Friday in the morning from 7am to 8:45am and in the afternoon from 3:45pm until 6pm. We offer flexible scheduling throughout the week at a cost of $11 per morning and $14 per afternoon.  Parents/Guardians may select how often they come each week and only pay for services they wish to use. The School Age Services Program accepts CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program) funding and we offer scholarship assistance (up to 50% off daily fees) for families who qualify. Our professional staff are licensed through Jefferson County’s Childcare Innovations and the State of Colorado to provide a structured safe environment for all children while their parents are at work.

 

Here is the link with information regarding our open enrollment process starting this Thursday:   www.lakewood.org/schoolcare.

For more information on how to register for our program please contact us 303-987-2490 or via email at schoolageservices@lakewood.org.


Check out these cool new mindfulness activities!

https://www.mindfulschools.org/free-online-mindfulness-class-for-kids/#episodes

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions document which includes information on teacher assignments, orientation, material handouts/supply pickup, and assessment days. 

We can’t wait to see your students again (whether it is via zoom or in person) and thank you for your patience as we work through these uncharted waters!

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 so much,

Erik Jacobson and the 5th Grade Team

New End Time for Foothills

We are excited to announce 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. Our start time will continue to be 8:50 am. Due to the safety screening each morning, we are still working on when breakfast will begin. More information will be coming next week.  

FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES! For the start of our 50th school year, Foothills Elementary is providing a free backpack to every single student! Each backpack is fully stocked with 100% of the school supplies your child needs. Plus, it has a free 2019-2020 yearbook tucked inside.

 

That’s right, no family at Foothills needs to purchase any school supplies this first semester!
We’ve got you covered, thanks to the generosity of A Precious Child, Concordia Lutheran Church, and a donation in memory of Brandon Foster. 


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.

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


ALSO...

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


Celebrating 50 Years

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


EnrollJeffco logo and link to web page


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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