The Falcon Flyer

January 2022

Dear Foothills Families,

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas Break. It is fun to be back at school and see everyone again. We are excited to begin a new year and hope that Foothills students will continue to make progress as they "Aim for Greatness!" A great way to make progress is to read every night and practice math facts!

2022 is starting off white with more snow coming as we get back into school. Please make sure your students come dressed for cold temperatures. The cold and inclement weather procedures are listed below for you to read through.

We are excited to hold our Expressions Art Contest this month. The theme is: Wonders of the World. Watch for more information to come out from the PTO soon!

Thank you for allowing us to work as a partner with you in your child's education. Our students are kind, hard working, and resilient. We appreciate the support our wonderful parents give to our students and staff every day. Have a fabulous month!

--Mrs. Stoddard

January Calendar

3- School Resumes

4- PTO Meeting at 9:15am

13- Term 2 Ends

14- Teacher Development Day- NO SCHOOL for students

17- Martin Luther King Jr Day- NO SCHOOL

18- Term 3 Begins and SCC Meeting @ 3:30

21- 3rd grade Field Trip to the Spanish Fork Youth Theater

24-28- Kindness Week

Falcons SOAR Assembly

We held our December Falcons SOAR Assembly the last week of school before the break to celebrate all the great students and teachers we have in our school.

Our Top Claw Award recognizes our staff members that are going above and beyond to make a difference in our school. Congratulations to Mrs. Dewsnup, our Skills Coach, Ms. Frischknecht, our music teacher, Mrs. McGinnis, our 5th grade teacher, and Ms. Andrew, our 2nd grade teacher for winning the Top Claw Award this month.

Our Top Flyer Award is given to the classes that are recognized by one of our Speciality teachers as being extraordinary in specialties classes. For December Mrs. Averett's class and Mrs. Melander's class were our Top Flyers in Music Class.

Our Golden Spoon Award goes to the grade level that is helping keep the lunchroom clean and following our lunchroom rules. Congratulations to the 3rd grade for winning the Golden Spoon Award this month!

Finally, congratulations to all our Falcons of the Month who were recognized for being so responsible and working hard in class!

Now that the cold weather is upon us, please remember to dress appropriately for the weather. Please bundle the kids up with a coat, hat, gloves and scarf.

Foothills Elementary Cold and Inclement Weather Procedures

With the more severe weather conditions of winter we wanted to review our procedures to both reassure and help parents and patrons prepare and plan.

  • We recommend that students arrive at school no earlier than 8:30am for supervision purposes. The building will be open for students to wait for the start of class in the foyer.
  • Children should arrive at school dressed for the weather of the day so they can safely and comfortably enjoy recesses. In winter months, children should remember to bring shoes to change into from their snow boots. All healthy children will be expected to go out for recess except in extreme weather conditions (wind chill, rain, snow, etc.).
  • If your child cannot participate in recess for health reasons, please send a note to this effect. If it is to be a prolonged indoor stay (longer than 3 days) please send a note from the doctor.
  • Students will remain inside in extreme weather conditions such as: very cold temperatures (below 20 degrees) and wind chill, heavy rain and snowfall, unhealthy air/inversions (we check air quality daily).
  • Please be considerate and safety conscious as you drop off and pick up students at school. The winter months see an increase in the number of cars. Remember to: not block the flow of traffic (inside lanes are for waiting/sitting; outside lanes for pull through), not block cross walk areas, use parking stalls not pull through lanes if you need to enter the building. Also, please do not drive through the bus lane to drop off or pick up students.
  • In the event of a major weather event (severe storm, power outage…) the District’s ICampus Messenger and/or Blackboard system will be used to notify parents. This can be in the form of an automated phone call, text, or email. For this information to reach you it is important that you keep your contact information current within the online SIS system. Information will also be posted and updated on the district web page All teachers and staff members will remain at school to care for the students. Unless otherwise notified, we will release students only to responsible adults or family members.

Thank you Parents

Thank you parents for all your support with this amazing school year and all you are doing to keep our students safe and healthy.

Here are a few reminders of how you can help us at school:

  • If your child has any COVID symptoms consider getting them tested.
  • If your child does not feel well, please keep them home to get better.
  • Check in at the office before go any further into our school building.

When your child is absent...

We appreciate you taking the time to let the office know when your child is absent. You can also let us know ahead of time when you will be on vacation. Please call 801-423-9172 to report absences before 9:15 am. Thanks so much for your help.

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