Foster City Elementary
We are Respectful, Responsible,
Safe, and Ready to Learn
First Grade Students coding
Parents volunteer with Lawrence Hall of Science
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PTA Sponsored Parent Education Night
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Foster City Elementary School Staff Dancing to "Can't Stop This Feeling"
4th Grade Teacher Dave Aberg and AiA Chair Venita Naik
TK, K and GR1 Learning about Predators and Prey
PTA Sponsored School Assembly for fifth grade students.
*FALCON DRIVE BEGINS !!
3 - Minimum Day (12:30 Dismissal)
6 - Memorial Day Holiday (No School)
16 - Vacation Day (No School)
17 - Professional Day (No School)
24 - Wee Care Pick up
11-15 Fall Break - No School
31 - HALLOWEEN
Please see the link if you have questions regarding pooled testing: POOLED TESTING
Implementing a safe return to in-person instruction for all is our priority. We are encouraged about increases in San Mateo County vaccination rates and yet we remain cautious about COVID-19. Vaccination remains the leading prevention strategy to address the spread of the COVI-19 pandemic.
Foster City School is following the Travel Pandemic Recovery Framework.pdf for unvaccinated people, which suggests getting tested with 3-5 days after travel AND staying home on self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
The first Wee Care collection date for this school year will be Friday, September 24. Samaritan House is currently requesting Dried Foods (cereal - hot or cold, mac and cheese, other dried meals, pasta, dried beans, rice). The Wee Care barrels will be out for two weeks and will be located in front of the office in the hallway. Children will need to deliver the items into the barrels after they enter the gates.
Please call the attendance line @ 650-312-7520. It is important that you call this number when you are calling your child is sick or absent. It is a 24-hour hotline so you can leave a message at any time of the day. When leaving a message, please leave your child's full name, classroom number, and the reason for your child's absence.
For the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on testing available in San Mateo County, visit the SMC COVID-19 Testing website: COVID TESTING WEBSITE
Please upload the results of your COVID-19 test. If your child tests positive, or someone in your household tests positive, please contact us immediately. 650.312.7522 or firstname.lastname@example.org COVID 19 SUBMISSION FORM
In the San Mateo-Foster City School District, we seek to maintain a safe environment for employees, students, families, and the community. To support those goals, the district has partnered with Concentric by Ginkgo to provide an optional and free COVID-19 pooled testing program. Participating in this program will help safeguard the well-being of our community. We are planning to launch this program on September 20, 2021.
Pooling can test 25 people using one test and provide results within 2 days. The testing is simple: students in a class will swab their own noses and place their swabs in a single tube (that’s the pooling step). The samples in that tube are then run as a single sample, using one test. If a positive test is received, Concentric staff will return to individually rapid test the pool to locate the positive individual(s). The pooled testing will take place weekly, on Mondays and Tuesdays, with any necessary rapid follow-up testing on Thursdays or Fridays.
Only students with completed consent forms are able to participate in testing. We strongly encourage your child’s participation because the pooled testing program is a valuable tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Pooled testing allows students, teachers, and staff to come to school with peace of mind.
Your child’s principal will send you information about how to sign-up for the pooled testing program.
Learn more about pooled testing in the SMFCSD by checking out our Pooled Testing Plan. Additionally, you can click here to be directed to pooled testing resources available on the District website. Our Youtube Town Hall's briefly covered pool testing, view those conversations here.
For more information, visit Concentric by Ginkgo’s website. Any further questions can be directed to:
Falcon Drive Has Started!!!
Donate now! @https://fcespta.membershiptoolkit.com/fundraising.
August 20th – September 30th
Goal: $300 per student and 100% participation from the school community
CORPORATE MATCH doubles your donation. See here for corporate match details.
Our PTA needs your contribution to support several valuable programs at the school - including Technology, PTA funded staff, parent education programs, staff development and support several other community building programs. Please don't wait to make your donation!!
Foster City Elementary School PTA Annual Falcon Drive Link - Falcon Drive