Foothill MS Community Memo

November 21, 2020

Going into our Thanksgiving Break we are wishing your families all the best, may it be filled with as little or much as you want! During this break our office and campus are closed, and the District's Food Service is closed as well. However our office looks forward to assisting you with any needs beginning Monday, November 30th; as well as food service resuming.

In our Superintendent, Dr. Clark's Friday letter, he has shared where our county, and essentially most of our state, has moved to the most restrictive stage for monitoring the Coronavirus. Included are details to how that affects the path to reopen. Specific to Foothill MS, I shared in both my Virtual Visit (2nd Friday of each month) and at November's PFA meeting, that I am working on preparing for the campus to be ready for students when the date for reopening is determined.

It's important to be "in the know" which is through the District's new mode of communication ParentSquare. Through Parent Square you will receive both District and Foothill information. Currently 86% of parents/guardians have opted to receive emails while only 16% have opted to receive texts. Please know any urgent information will be sent through Parent Square. You received an email inviting you to activate your account. Here is information to guide you on how to control your information. Additionally, information is updated through this newsletter, our website, and Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Unfortunately at this time our picture days on December 1st and 2nd are postponed. The photographer has sent an email to each family who has ordered either a package or signed up for their ID card to inform you as well. It is impossible to hold this indoors and due to weather etc. the company has let us know we need to plan another time. I will message this out as soon as we know what is possible in January.

It is an honor and privilege to serve the Foothill Community. Please don't hesitate to email with any questions.

Be well and be safe.

~Mrs. Vaiana

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Looking Ahead at Dates for FMS and MDUSD

Monday, November 23 through Friday, November 27: Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, December 9, 4-9pm: Dine and Donate @Mooyah Burgers, Fries, & Shakes (flyer below)

Friday, December 11, 8am: Virtual Visit w/Principal Vaiana (Zoom link posted Monday in the Griffin News on the school's webpage)

Monday, December 14, 6pm: MDUSD School Board Meeting

School pictures POSTPONED (stay tuned for future date)

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Foothill MS Media Center/Library

Don't forget you can get a library book from our Foothill Library.

This link directs you to the site, once on the page you can go to our catalog to pick something out. On the top under "Inside Foothill Media Center/Library" you can find recommendations, new books to Foothill, and so much more. You can check out a book or a few then swing by the office, between 7:30 and 4pm to pick it up.

On the home page includes a variety of Digital Content Resources and information for the Contra Costa County Libraries.

Our library and Instructional Media Assistant are possible thanks to the donations from parents and guardians to our PFA.

Dine and Donate@ Mooyah, 12/09/2020, 4:00-9:00PM Location: 1815 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Suite D, WC 94598

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