Foothill MS Community Newsletter
August 16, 2020
Happy New Year!
Monday, August 17th is the first day of the New Year!
This is a time of excitement as well as nervousness as we voyage forward but we can do this with grade, patience, and working collaboratively. Working together involves students, parents/guardians, teachers, school staff, district staff, and more. Please understand moving forward it may take a little time to figure out entering virtual classrooms as both students and teachers develop best practices.
Aeries/HomeLink updates nightly so it is important as schedule changes occur your child uses their portal to get to classes (Google Classrooms and Meeting links). The weekly Student Bell Schedule is posted below. Please make note now (teachers will remind students as well) that the week following Labor Day (September 8-11) will remove the Wednesday schedule so that all curriculum courses will be able to have full access to students.
We are still updating the requests for Verification codes--thank you for your understanding as we receive these in the final day before school starts. If you still need to request please fill out this form.
Schedule requests must complete this form on our website. Requests for elective changes will be reviewed after this first week. Please understand that there are very few opportunities for other classes, since our classes are full.
Below you will find a flyer for Parent Education nights on Zoom and Google Classroom.
Sincere appreciation to serve the Foothill Community,
Mrs. Vaiana, your principal
First Day of School
Take time on Monday to capture day one, whether it is on your front step, at the computer for learning, or another setting. Documenting this is just as important as if entering the gates of Foothill.
Email & Aeries
Students should be checking their emails daily and fully utilizing Aeries. It will show classes, teachers, Google Classroom access, meeting links; emails can be sent from there as well.
First Day of School
Directions for logging into Aeries, Google Classrooms, and your Meeting Rooms.
Entering online class meetings
- Be patient as your teacher allows students to enter the classroom space from the waiting room.
- Especially this first week it may take up to 15 minutes.
- Wait for the teacher to let you into the class.
- If you have technical difficulties be sure to send an email to your teacher and keep trying.
- You may also call the office for assistance in logging in: 925-939-8600.
Foothill MS Weekly Schedule
Resource for EVERYTHING Google!! Chrome, Chromebook, Drive, Slides, Sheets, Doc, Drawing, Classroom, Meet and Keep
Food service availability during Distance Learning
Here is the link to the District webpage of information.
REPOST: Immunization requirements
All student immunizations must be current to start the school year. Here are the requirements.
- This will need to be brought to the school office or emailed to Foothillattendance@mdusd.org
Senate Bill 277: On June 30, 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that says parents can no longer refuse to vaccinate their children in public or private schools based on their personal beliefs.