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Solar Eclipse Information 2017


    Greetings Foothills families! Our district has decided to close on August 21st for the eclipse due to traffic and congestion throughout our area. We have purchased goggles for all of our students and will send them home with your child. They are yours to keep as a souvenir for this lifetime event! We hope your family is able to enjoy this incredible event together!

Principal's Message


    Dear Foothills Families, 

    I hope this letter finds everyone enjoying their final days of summer!  On behalf of the staff at Foothills Elementary School, I would like to formally welcome you to the 17-18 school year.  Our elementary school is “the base for a mountain of learning!”   In a few short days, we will open our doors to welcome over 500 students.  Of those 500, 133 of them will be new kindergarten students and we are beyond excited to wrap our arms around our newest members!  For those families returning, we thank you in advance for your continued commitment to your child’s education.  We strive for each student who walks through our front door to understand as our motto reads, “Personal Best, Nothing Less.”

    Our theme for the 2017-2018 school year is “Make a Difference!”  We believe that on a daily basis everyone has the ability to make a positive difference in themselves, as well as in others.  Our teachers have worked hard this summer breaking down the new standards and they will continue to provide high expectations with a rigorous pace of learning.  As you know these standards provide us with a consistent, clear understanding of what our students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.  Our teachers will continue to help our children develop and strengthen their reading comprehension, writing skills, and their ability to practice and apply mathematical processes to solving problems. By fully preparing our students for the future, we are creating a culture in which our students will be continuously successful as their academic years unfold.

    Please know that you are a very important member of our school family.  Rest assured, we know that you want the best for your children and so do we!  Foothills Elementary School is dedicated to providing you with effective leadership and dedicated teachers.  We will continue to excel in family and community engagement opportunities.  We are prepared to open our doors on Wednesday, August 2nd with great enthusiasm and a promise to educate your child in a safe and nurturing environment.  Our open House is planned for Monday, July 31, 2017.  Please continue to visit our website for the most up to date information regarding Foothills Elementary School happenings, as well as utilize SeeSaw and the weekly “Friday Folder”!  We will see you all soon!


    Mrs. Karen Schito