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Kindergarten Locker

Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Basics


Welcome to Foothill Knolls STEM Academy of Innovation!  We are very excited to have you as a part of our school family.


On the first day of school please walk your child through the kinder gate to their classroom.  His or her teacher will be there to greet you with a name tag.  Please place the name tag on your student.  After receiving their name tag, students will be going out to the playground for a brief playtime.  Take the time to read the Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn to your child the night before or that morning.  Your goodbyes should be as positive and brief as possible.  This is an exciting day for your child!  After the first day, please walk your child to the kindergarten gate and give all goodbyes there (if you are not using the car drop off procedures).  If you are using the car drop off procedures, please pull all the way up to the front office when dropping off in the morning.  You may not drop off in front of the kindergarten gate during morning traffic.  If you are getting out of your car to walk your student to the gate, you must car in the lot.

Class Times:

Please refer to the bell schedule for all appropriate times, but TK/Kinder schedules are as follows: 

Class/Room Teacher Schedule



Mrs. Benavidez

Early Bird (M-F): 8:30-12:00

Late Bird (M,T,Th/F): 10:15-2:05

Late Bird (W): 8:30-12:00



Ms. King &

Ms. Lavender

Early Bird (M-F): 8:30-12:00

Late Bird (M,T,Th/F): 10:15-2:05

Late Bird (W): 8:30-12:00



Students in TK will be dismissed by at the gate closest to the office. Kindergarten will be dismissed at the two gates that touch the kindergarten building. Ms. King will dismiss at the north gate and Ms. Lavender will dismiss at the south gate. Please be patient while we learn faces and names to ensure safe dismissal.  Also, please try to keep your child’s dismissal arrangements as consistent as possible. Keep your child well informed of the people that can pick them up. Those individuals need to be listed on their emergency card. If someone other than those listed will be picking up your child, please send a note authorizing us to release them to those individuals. We ask that you park, and walk to pick up or drop off your child. If you choose not to park, it is important that you pull your car forward to pick up your child. We must see who you are before releasing your child. You may not leave your car unattended. If you are late picking up your child, they will be in the office and will need to be signed out by an adult.

Foothill Knolls Daycare:

Daycare is available from 6:30-8:30 am and from 12:00-6:00 pm daily.  Students are walked to the class in the morning and picked up after class by daycare personnel.  Please check with the daycare staff if you're interested in our great daycare program.

Bus Students:

Bus transportation will be available for students arriving at school at 8:30 and dismissing at 12:00 (Early Birds only). An adult must be at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to pick up or drop off. If a parent is not at the bus site, your student will be returned to school. If your child normally takes the bus home and will not be taking the bus that day, a parent phone call or note stating that your child will be picked up at school is required.

There is no bus transportation for the 10:15-2:10 students (Late Birds).


Early Birds will need to bring a small and healthy snack throughout the week.  Late Bird students will need to bring a lunch to school.  A small snack allows your child to have time to play.  A water bottle is also recommended.


All students will need to bring a backpack each day.  It should be large enough to fit the homework folder and classwork that will be sent home.  Please make sure your child's name is on their backpack.  Please check your child's backpack each day for important papers.

Parent Volunteers:

Classroom volunteers are always welcomed and needed.  We will have sign-ups at Back to School Night.  Please consider joining our school's PTA and becoming an active member in our school events.

Back to School Night:

Back to School Night is on Thursday, September 6th, with an early release day on Friday, September 7th.  This means all TK/Kinder students will attend from 8:30-12:00 on the 7th.  Class schedules, curriculum, and much more will be covered during Back to School Night.  Homework will begin shortly after our BTSN meeting.


  • Please complete and return the "Getting to Know You" to your classroom teacher.
  • Emergency cards are on Aeries and you must fill them out, print and sign a hard copy, and return it to your teacher.
  • Please approve the picture release and technology release for your child.  We love to present pictures of our classroom activities to our Foothill Knolls family.