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.

2017-2018 Parent Portal Availability

The Saugus Union School District is excited to announce that we changed our student information systems. At the end of December 2016, we moved to Infinite Campus from Aeries.

Students from 2016-2017 received a letter regarding Infinite Campus Parent Portal (with their final report card in June) to update your child(ren) information in our database. You will need computer access and the activation code that was included in the letter. The code is student specific. 
Beginning July 15, 2017 through August 7, 2017, visit www.saugususd.org, click on Parents & Students then click on Campus Portal, follow the instructions (need student code) to login and access your child(ren) information
Please check over your child(ren):
  • demographic info
  • household info (address, primary phone number, etc)
  • relationships to other household members
  • contact info for emergency contacts
  • permission for field trips, student internet use, and photograph/videotape student consent
Use the update button to request changes to your info.

To access your child's new teacher for the 2017-2018 school year, go to www.saugususd.org website on August 7, 2017 at 2:00pm

Stay Informed

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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

School Days

School begins at 8:00am
Grades: TK - 2nd dismiss at 1:59pm
Grades 3rd - 6th dismiss at 2:49pm
Every Wednesday is early dismissal at 1:39pm

School Calendar 2017-2018

James Foster school calendar for 2017-2018 is here!!
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.
We will pre-sell 2017-2018 yearbooks twice during the school year. We do not offer yearbooks at the end of the school year in June to purchase. Please pre-order your child(ren) yearbook when it is offered.

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)

2017-2018 Important Dates

Every Wednesday is
Early Dismissal at 1:39p
Non-Attendance Days
Sept 4 - Labor Day
Sept 27 - Parent Conferences
Oct 2 thru 6 - Fall Break
Nov 1 - Staff Development
Nov 10 - Veteran's Day
Nov 22 thru 24 - Thanksgiving
Dec 18 thru January 5, 2018 - Winter Break
Jan 15, 2018 - MLK Jr. Day 
Jan 26, 2018 - Staff Development
Feb 16, 2018 - Lincoln's Birthday
Feb 19, 2018 - President's Day
March 21, 2018 - Parent Conferences 
April 2 thru 6 - Spring Break
May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day
Primary Release Time (all students will be dismissed at primary dismissal time at 1:59p)
Sept 25 and 26, March 22 and 23 due to Parent Conferences
Minimum Days (dismissal at 12:20p)
Sept 28 and 29 - Parent Conferences
March 22 and 23 - Parent Conferences
May 24 at 6pm-7pm - Open House
May 29, 2018 - Record Keeping Day
June 8, 2018 - Last Day of School
Report Cards will be sent home on November 17, March 19-23, 2018 and June 8, 2018
updated: Aug 2017

SCV Food Services

Our cafeteria food is provided by SCV Food Services, visit their website to create an online account, pay ahead, download app, get breakfast & lunch menus, and for the application for free and reduced price meals. 

6th Gr Promotion DVD

Pre-paid DVD orders of our June 2017 6th Grade Promotion are available for pick up from the school office.
 to our 2016-2017 
 6th graders!!

2016 Gold Ribbon School