Welcome to James Foster Elementary

Mission Statement

It is the mission of James Foster Elementary School in partnership with the community to develop socially responsible students who have the skills, attitudes, and knowledge to function successfully in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse world.  The children will benefit from a student-centered institution guided by a skilled staff in a stimulating, safe environment.

Parent Portal Availability

The Saugus Union School District is excited to announce that we will be changing student information systems. 

At the end of December 2016, we will be moving to Infinite Campus. The current Parent Portal in Aeries will be available thru December 16, 2016.  Please advise the school office directly if you have to make any changes to your child's information after December 16th.  We look forward to this new adventure and will keep you posted with updates.

El Distrito Escolar de Saugus Union esta entusiasmado de anunciar que estaremos cambiando los sistemas de información de estudiantes.

A finales de diciembre del 2016, cambiaremos al sistema Infinite Campus. El portal actual en Aeries para los padres estará disponible hasta el 16 de diciembre del 2016. Por favor avise a la oficina de la escuela directamente si tiene que hacer algún cambio a la información de su hijo después del 16 de diciembre. Esperamos con interés a esta nueva aventura y los mantendremos informados con las actualizaciones.

Stay Informed

Friends of James Foster Elementary School
Receive the latest info and PTA's weekly
Sunday afternoon newsletter!

Valet Program

Important Valet Program information to read Falcon-NewsInformation
Where do I park?
Where do I get in line for the valet?
The link has our school's program outlined and ready to answer your questions.

Ways To Help

Box Tops for Education www.boxtops4education.com
Labels for Education (Campbells Soup cans)

E-Scrip (Vons and Ralphs)
Great American Deals

Our School Calendar 2016-2017

The James Foster Elementary calendar is available, includes minimum days, holiday, open house and back-to-school: \2016 - 2017\FO Calendar.pdf
If you are planning a vacation and your child will be absent for a minimum of five consecutive school days, we offer an Independent Study Contract. Please notify the office three weeks in advance, allows time for contract and teacher to prepare homework. Upon returning to school the assignments are due, graded and absences may be excused.

Join Our Award Winning PTA

Be part of our James Foster PTA - have a voice for your child during their school year. Membership is $10 per person. PTA can be reached via jamesfosterpta@gmail.com

Lifetouch School Pictures

If you have questions regarding your child's pictures, please call Lifetouch National School Studios at 661-251-9162, extension 103.

What's New

Please call the office the day of your child's absence 661-294-5355. Our office is open from 7:30a - 4p. Parents may also email the office.
School begins at 8:00am
EVERY Wednesday is early dismissal at 1:39p (the entire school)

Important Dates

Every Wednesday is
Early Dismissal at 1:39p
Non-Attendance Days
Jan 16, 2017 - MLK Jr. Day 
Jan 27, 2017 - Staff Development
Feb 17, 2017 - Lincoln's Birthday
Feb 20, 2017 - President's Day
March 22, 2017 - Parent Conferences 
April 3 thru 7 - Spring Break
May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day
Primary Release Time (all students will be dismissed at primary dismissal time at 1:59p)
March 20 & 21 due to Parent Conferences
Minimum Days (dismissal at 12:20p)
March 23 and 24, 2017 - Parent Conferences
May 18, 2017 at 6p-7p - Open House
May 30, 2017 - Record Keeping Day
June 8, 2017 - Designated Minimum Day
June 9, 2017 - Last Day of School
Report Cards will be sent home on March 20-24, 2017 and June 9, 2017
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2016 Gold Ribbon School