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Welcome to Foothills Elementary School


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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 - 477
  • 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 of Regular Kindergarten
  • Option to walk in or drop off
  • Arrival begins at 700 a.m.
  • Breakfast is optional at 700 a.m.
  • Tardy bell rings at 740 a.m.
  • Classrooms open 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 exits.
  • 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.
  • If a child will be going home with a friend, a
    note is required from both families.

Dismissing by Car Tips for Success
  • Car dismissal at the front of the school for K
    students and their siblings.
  • Do not arrive before 220 p.m. for front door
    dismissal. Students will be loaded into cars at
    235 p.m.
  • Talk with your K student about dismissal
  • Dismissal supervision from 230 250 p.m. All
    students will be moved to the office at 250 p.m.
  • Walkers dismissed at 240 p.m. to the
    neighborhoods. Any walker with a MRIS sibling
    will be dismissed at the back of the school with
    bus and car riders.
  • If a child will be going home with a friend, a
    note is required from both families.

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
  • Checks or cash for all meal purchases
  • Soon to be updated On-line payment
  • Soon to be updated 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 for RTI
  • Kindergarten Entry Assessment and Camp
  • Formative Assessments

Learning Links
  • Designed for students who are not quite ready for
  • Pro-active and positive alternative to retention
    and repetition
  • Developmentally appropriate regarding pacing and
    academic content
  • Backward design model for placement
  • Opportunity to request programming

Partnership FTO Family Teacher Organization
Julie Whitehead, president Kim Mizysak, vice
president Amy Hobbs, secretary Kathy Schrock,
Join Today!
How can I get involved?
  • Visit the schools NEW website.
    www.maryville-schools.org. Check out updates on
    the front page. FTO Facebook page. Always check
    for calendar changes. Volunteer for special
  • 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 a.m. Nov. 6,
    Jan. 8, Mar. 5, April 30
  • Evening Informational Meeting April 9th, 600
  • Attend the special events
  • Volunteer with your childs teacher

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
  • Take a Book, Open a Mind, Touch a Heart
  • Individualized Instruction
  • Varied Materials
  • Raccoon Tracks and Leadership Lunches

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 ?

Practice Dismissal
  • Today, please drive around the block and re-enter
    our driveway to allow the students to practice
    the loading and dismissal procedures.
  • Thanks for coming today!

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