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    “Educational Enrichment Systems (EES) partners with VUSD to provide high-quality part-day preschool at Foothill Oak Elementary School, and 10 other sites. EES also provides full day preschool at two locations in Vista. These educational programs are free to families that meet income eligibility requirements as determined by the California Department of Education.

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    8:00 - 12:51 (Mondays)

    8:00 - 2:18 (Tuesdays - Fridays)

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    Monday - Friday 7:30 AM- 3:30 PM 

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    Festival of the arts

    Join VUSD on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the 14th Annual VUSD Festival of the Arts on Vista Village Drive, alongside the Cinepolis theatre. All schools will have artwork lining the streets and performance groups will play on three stages throughout the day. Come celebrate Vista students and the arts.

    Festival de las Artes

    Únase a VUSD el sábado, 20 de octubre, de 10 a.m. a 4 p.m. para el 14º Festival annual de las artes en Vista Village Drive, junto al teatro Cinépolis. Todas las escuelas tendrán obras de arte que seran exhibidas en las calles. Grupos de actuaciones participaran en tres diferentes horas a lo largo del día.  Ven a celebrar a los estudiantes de vista y las artes. Haga clic aquí para más información.

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    Student safety is our top priority!

    Dear Foothill Oak Families,

    There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our students, and to improve in this area, changes will be made at Foothill Oak in accordance with district board and administrative policy.  To ensure the smooth implementation of these changes, we believe it is important to communicate with you the changes that will be implemented over the next few months.  These changes will be fully implemented with the installation of a new front gate during the summer of 2014. We will be implementing some of the changes prior to the summer, and will finalize our plan when the new year starts and our new gate is installed.  


    The District-wide emphasis on school safety includes the following:

    • Before and after school, only students and staff will be allowed inside the campus perimeter.
    • Parents can access staff, as they normally would, via the sign in/sign out procedure in the office for meetings, volunteer work, and other routine needs. 
    • While in session, school perimeters will be secure.
    • During arrival and dismissal, the front gate will be open and supervised.
    • Employees will wear badges at all times.  Visitors will wear a Visitor Pass.
    • Students shall be released during the school day only to the custody of an adult in possession of a valid, government issued photo identification card and if:
      • The adult is the student’s custodial parent/guardian
      • The adult has been authorized on the student’s emergency card as someone to whom the student may be released and the custodial parent/guardian has given authorization by contacting the school
      • The adult has been authorized on the student’s emergency card and the custodial parent/guardian cannot be reached, after the principal or designee verifies the adult’s identity

    We want to thank our community for sharing this value of safety, and though some of procedures may not go in to effect until this summer, they are for the benefit of our students, staff, and parents.



    Sandra Ceja

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    The safety and success of our Foothill Oak Elementary School students is our first priority.  We have found that we need to clarify some of our procedures and have several pieces of information to review with you, below.  We depend on your support and cooperation to follow through on these items and we are available for clarification as needed.

    Attendance is essential to academic success and students need to be at school on time every day unless they have an excusable absence.  We continue to have as many as 30 students arriving after the final tardy bell each day which interrupts instruction for those students as well as their classmates and teachers.   We open campus at 7:10 each morning to allow students to come in,  have breakfast and play before class begins.  This transition time is very important for young children so we encourage you to get them here early to have this extra time with their friends.   The warning bell is a 7:40 and students are to be in line with their class at the second bell which rings at 7:45 each day.

    During the school day, parents occasionally need to pick up their children early for medical appointments or other urgent matters. All adults picking up students must show government-issued identification and they must be listed on the emergency card.  At any time, you can come into the office to add or change names to your emergency pick up list and we encourage you to include anyone that might pick up your child to help you out in any unforeseen situation.  We understand that this may feel like a new procedure for some of you, but it is our Board Policy to check identification and verify eligibility before allowing students to leave our care.  This procedure helps us to protect your children and keep them safe while on campus.

     At the end of the school day, we allow a reasonable window of time after the bell for all students to be picked up.

    • On Mondays, school ends at 12:36, and all students need to be picked up by 12:50.

    • On Tuesday-Fridays, school ends at 2:03 and all students need to be picked up by 2:20.

    We have after-school program options for parents who are unable to be here to pick students up including our ASES-AM/PM program.  The AM/PM program offers low-cost short term and periodic childcare for families that have varied schedules and occasional schedule conflicts.  All adults picking up students late after school must show government-issued identification and they must be listed on the emergency card.  

    Contact Sandra Ceja  Sandra Ceja (760) 631-3458 ex: 41095 Principal
    Office Staff
    Contact Ana Chatton  Ana Chatton (760) 631-3458 ex: 41095 School Support Secretary
    Contact Rosario Diaz  Rosario Diaz (760) 631-3458 ex: 41002 Office Manager/School Secretary
    School Specialists
    Contact Whitney Deweese  Whitney Deweese (760) 631-3458 ex: 41012 Counselor
    Contact Natasha Jaksch  Natasha Jaksch (760) 631-3458 ex: 41015 School Nurse

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    Our school utilizes the School Messenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.  

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