Foothill MS Community Memo

October 11, 2021

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Good afternoon Foothill Community.

Hoping you all have had a wonderful Monday to start this Fall weather week! Students are back on campus tomorrow to start the 2nd quarter. For our 7th and 8th graders there is no change in their schedule, while 6th graders that have a Rotation class on their schedule they will 'rotate' somewhere new (see below to know where to go). On Friday the 1st quarter grades are official in Aeries/Homelink. Email teachers first with any questions or concerns.


This Friday we are hosting an after school Fall social in the quad, 2:45-4pm. FREE ADMISSION, CRAFTS AND GAMES! There will be opprtunities to socialize and enjoy the activities, as well as food for sell (pizza, cotton candy, Gatorade). The event is closed to Foothill MS students only and will be supervised within the campus. Students must be picked or travel home when the event is over at 4pm.


Take care and be well,

Principal Vaiana

Chromebook insurance is still available

Not too late to purchase the affordable device insurance through Securranty if you haven't signed up yet.To sign up for Securranty insurance, please go to https://securranty.com/mdusd.


There will one additional step now it is 30 days post delivery. We will contact you as needed.

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2021-2022 After School Activity Permission Slip (will be messaged out separately)

Wednesday, October 13: National Bully Prevention Day- Wear Blue

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6th graders: New Rotation class for 2nd quarter (on Tuesday)

If your child currently is enrolled in our Rotation electives they will start a new class on Tuesday, October 12. Here is a presentation that shows step-by-step how to view the next class in Aeries/Homelink.

IF your child is in 6th grade Choir, Cadet Band, Academic Success, Orchestra, or Accelerated Spanish this information is not relevant.
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REPOST: Intradistrict Transfers for 2022-2023 Grades 6-12

The application for Intradistrict Transfers for students who will be in grades 6-12 in the 2022-2023 school year will be available online at mdusd.org/transfers from 10/15/2021-11/15/2021.
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Free online tutors through the Contra Costa County Libraries AND more!

Students can use their eCard or Library card number to log in to connect to FREE Online Tutors. Trained tutors are available for academic assistance every day from 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Spanish speaking tutors are also available.

Here is the page with tutoring information, online resources,


Don't have a library card? Get one now! Here is the link.


Main page for the Contra Costa County Library system.

Check out a Foothill MS library book!!

  • Students can log onto the catalog and look for a book.
  • Once they find the book they'd like, complete this form to reserve, and check out a library reading book.
  • Reservations made by Tuesdays at 8:00 am will be available for pickup during Advisory on Thursdays.
  • Ask your advisory teacher for a pass to pickup your library book on Thursday.
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Common Sense Media rates movies, TV shows, books, &more

This site is for parents/guardians to learn about entertainment choices for their kids. They offer a library of independent age-based ratings & reviews. Also parenting advice as families navigate the challenges & possibilities in the digital age.

Volunteer opportunities on campus and more through Foothill MS PFA

The Foothill PFA uses Konstella as our primary communication tool. No more separate enews via Constant Contact or sign ups via Sign Up Genius. We are doing it ALL with Konstella: parent directory, calendar items, PFA and school announcements, Ed Fund donations, and occasional volunteer sign ups. YOU choose how much information to make available to other Foothill parents such as your email address, phone number, and/or your home address. You can keep this information private, as well. All parents are members of the PFA - SIGN UP now to keep in the loop!

Looking ahead at Important Dates (Foothill MS and MDUSD)

October 11:

  • No School for Students (MDUSD Teacher In-Service Day)

October 13:

  • MDUSD Board Meeting @6pm

October 15:

  • 2:45-4pm: Whole School Fall Social (all students)
  • 1st Quarter grades with comments available through Aeries/Homelink (no paper copy)
Vape Pens & Teens: What Our Community Needs to Know
MDUSD Covid-19 Response Page

For questions on protocols, procedures, TESTING sites, and more please view this page and all the links.

COVID-19 MDUSD Student Guidelines

These details are updated at the District level and can be found on the District's homepage as well. It includes the Chart and Written Guidelines.

Atttendance One-Pager

This one-pager is a great resource for clearing absences, what are valid excuses for absences (CA EdCode), getting an off-campus pass, and more specifics.

Foothill MS Student Handbook.

Here is the link for reviewing policies and procedures on our campus. It is alphabetical and includes information on dress code, electronic devices, homework, medications, and more.