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.

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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!!
Open House is May 17th, along with our Science Fair.
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
 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)
March 22 and 23 due to Parent Conferences
Minimum Days (dismissal at 12:20p)
March 22 and 23 - Parent Conferences
May 17 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 March 19-23, 2018 and June 8, 2018
updated: December 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. 

2016 Gold Ribbon School


Parent Portal

Visit the districts website to go to Infinite Campus the parent portal to update emergency contact information, etc.