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Title: Welcome to Foothills Elementary School

Welcome to Foothills Elementary School The Base
for a Mountain of Learning
Student Motto Personal Best, Nothing Less
  • Amy Vagnier, Principal
  • Rob Hensley, Assistant Principal
  • We are so glad you are here!

Important Sources of Information
  • Student/Family Handbook
  • Foothills Elementary School Website
  • Meet new people ask questions

Basic Information
  • Enrollment 478
  • Nine weeks schedule report card assessment
  • Self contained heterogeneous grouping of
  • Specials provided for all grade levels
  • Art, Music, PE, Guidance, Library, STEM
  • Family Friendly Environment

Navigating the First Day
  • Option to walk in or drop off
  • Arrival begins at 700 a.m.
  • Breakfast starts on Wednesday
  • School begins at 740 a.m.
  • Classrooms open on Wednesday at 730
  • Talk with your child about dismissal and mode of
    transportation for the end of the day.

Bus Procedures
  • Follow protocol
  • Confirm routes
  • Sign contract before bus service

Arriving by Car
  • Supervision begins at 720 a.m. at the back of
    the school.
  • All cars roll into the curbside single lane of
    the unloading zone along the awning. Children
    exit the car on the sidewalk. The car moves
    around the loop to exit.
  • Siblings at MRIS can be dropped off as well.
  • Prepare the students to exit the cars quickly.
  • Anyone arriving before 720 a.m. or those parents
    who are entering the school must use the front
    door entrance.

Dismissing by Car Tips for Success
  • Car dismissal at the back of the school for
    Grades 1-3. Car dismissal at the front of the
    school for K students and their siblings. This
    process will begin on the first day of school.
  • Do not arrive before 230 p.m. for back door
    dismissal. Students will be dismissed following
    buses at 240 p.m. Do not arrive before 220 p.m.
    for front door dismissal. Students will be
    loaded into cars at 235 p.m.
  • If you must arrive earlier, park in the front lot
    or hang out in a neighborhood until the access
    road opens (all buses exit).
  • Follow the directions of the crossing guard
  • Use your signals to indicate turns
  • All cars roll into the loading zone (along the
    awning), single lane. Students enter cars. Cars
    exit the zone
  • Dismissal supervision from 240 300 p.m. All
    students will be moved to the office at 300 p.m.
  • Walkers dismissed at 240 p.m. to the

Start the Day Right Dont Be Tardy!
  • School begins at 740 a.m.
  • All students entering the building after 740
    a.m. will be counted tardy
  • An accumulation of tardies can affect the
    students attendance record and school truancy
  • We are lenient and dont count tardies until the
    2nd week of school

Lunchroom System
  • On-line payment coming soon
  • On-line ability to track the lunch purchases
  • Student choice regarding purchases
  • Parental locks available
  • Supervision and Classroom Policy

Curriculum Focus
  • Common Core Alignment
  • Reading/Language Arts complex text, non-fiction
    inclusion, differentiated learning, writing
    composition, accelerated reading
  • Math balance of problem solving with
    calculation, math reasoning and explanations

iReach, 2014-15
  • Each classroom will utilize 5 iPads for
    instruction and assessment
  • Each grade level will share a 11 grade level
    iPad set Kindergarten 12 grade level set
  • Promethean Boards, document cameras, school
    computer labs, and classroom work stations will
    continue to be utilized.
  • Professional Development in the Digital
    Conversion Model integrated technology will be

iReach, 2015-16
  • Each classroom will be equipped with 11 devices
    for grades 2-3.
  • Grades K-1 will be equipped with a 11 or 12
    device ratio.
  • Devices will remain at school, to be used at
  • Teachers will continue to receive professional
    development for technology integration.

Our Schools State Assessment Data
  • TCAP 3rd Grade Only
  • SAT 10 for K-2 grades
  • TCAP averages in for the final grade on report
  • Visit the state department website to view the
    report cards

Foothills Assessment Data
  • STAR Reading and Math for grades K-3
  • Aimsweb, grades K-3
  • Textbook Assessments
  • Formative Assessments

How can I get involved?
  • Visit the schools website. www.maryville-schools
    .org. Check out updates on the front page. Link
    to our FTO Facebook page. Always check for
    calendar changes. Volunteer for special events!
  • Join FTO. Volunteer to serve on a committee.
  • Attend FTO meetings
  • Initial Evening Informational Meeting September
    4th, 600 p.m.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Meetings, 1130 am Nov. 6, Jan.
    8, Mar. 5, April 30
  • Evening Informational Meeting April 9th, 600
  • Attend the special events
  • Volunteer with your childs teacher

Partnership FTO Family Teacher Organization
Juli Whitehead, president Kim Mizysak, vice
president Amy Hobbs, secretary Kathy Schrock,
Join Today!
Watch DOGS
  • Mark Owens, Top DOG
  • Calling all men to participate
  • Kick-Off Event - Pizza Party
  • August 19th at 530 p.m.
  • Annual Sign up Event
  • Enjoy pizza with your special kid(s)!

Raccoon Romp September 19
  • IS.The one and only school fund raiser
  • DOES.Provide resources over and beyond . for
    the students benefit
  • DOES.Need your help and volunteer spirit
  • IS. A LOT OF FUN!!
  • Thanks to our coordinator, Summer Webb
  • Contact her if you would like your business
    donation advertised.

Friends of Foothills
  • Annual Campaign for Business Partnerships
  • Monetary Donations for Raccoon Romp
  • Business advertised on the schools banner,
    website, newsletters
  • Classroom Partnerships

Special Programming
  • Wired for Nonfiction Integrated Technology
  • One Book Blitz
  • Raccoon Tracks
  • Leadership Lunches

Special Events
  • Check website often updated on Friday.
  • Check out the student handbook
  • Watch DOGS August 19th 530 p.m.
  • Book Fair August 25 29
  • GRAND Event - August 29
  • FTO Parent Information Meeting September 4
  • School Portraits
  • August 21, January 29, March 26
  • Raccoon Romp on September 19
  • Pep Rally
  • Spirit Week
  • Romp Day

Special Events
  • Muffins for Moms October 24
  • WatchDOGS breakfast January 16
  • Winter Blast February 13
  • Field Trips
  • Field Days May ?

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