Foothill MS Community Memo

January 8, 2021

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Welcome to the 2nd semester. The new year has brought changes to schedules, the weather, our community, our nation, and our world. Please know we have the admin team (myself and our Vice Principal, Ms. Stull) and two counselors (Ms. Phalon and Mr. Brescia) available to support your students. Please do not hesitate to email teachers, counselors, and admin with questions or items we can assist with.


In a month or so we will be making plans for scheduling information sessions for classes next year and other programs at Foothill. If you have friends or neighbors who currently are not attending Foothill but are anticipating returning to public schools next year, please encourage them to re-enroll for next Fall. They can call the office with any questions, 925-939-8600.


We have our picture days rescheduled for the end of the month, on January 27th and January 28th. All the details are below. You will also see flyers below for some informational sessions for parents/guardians and students to help guide shifts in practices and systems in our schools.


Wishing you a wonderful wintery weekend.


It's my honor to serve the Foothill Community.

~Mrs. Vaiana

Dates for FMS and MDUSD

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School Pictures at Foothill: Wednesday, January 27 and Thursday, January 28 (3-6pm)

Appointments are required. If you made one in December you will need to make a NEW appointment.


ALL students must have a current ID when they return to campus. These pictures are for the school ID cards and the Yearbook photos.


Available appointment times are:

  • Wednesday, January 27, 3pm-6pm (Multiuse Room)
  • Thursday, January 28, 3pm-6pm (Multiuse Room)


We will have safety measures including social distancing.

  • All persons will need face coverings.

  • Students will remove face covering while pictures are taken.


Signs will clearly mark the pathway, which will include distancing and directions.


Visit our website to select a date and time.

  • In the center above the schedule, click on the reservation link.

Or go to the photographer site for time and payment for packages. When you purchase a packet please bring a copy of the confirmation or show it electronically.


You do not need to purchase a package to get the ID card. When signing up for the appointment scroll to the bottom to select ID card and Yearbook photo.