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Principal’s Message

July 25, 2018

Welcome back to school! We hope that all of you had a wonderful summer break! We have been busy preparing for the return of the students and can’t wait to begin a new school year full of growth and success!

We welcome our new teachers to Foothills:

Adrian Thomas, 3rd Grade A track Teacher 

Hannah Hatch, 2nd Grade C Track English DLI Teacher

Jenna Thomas, 1st Grade C Track English DLI Teacher

Yunliang Bao, 6th Grade C Track Chinese DLI Teacher

We’d also like to welcome our new Assistant Principal, Nan Ririe. She is here Mondays and Wednesdays and every other Friday.

We’re excited to have these new staff members join us here at Foothills!

ABC Tracks- Please join us for Back to School Night on Thursday, July 26th from 6:00-7:30pm. Please meet in the gym at 6:00pm. The first day of school for first grade is on 7/26 and the first day of Kindergarten is Thursday, 8/2.

D Track- Please join us for Back To School Night on Tuesday, August 14th from 6:00-7:30pm. Please meet in the gym at 6:00pm. The first day of school for students in grades 2-6 for D track is Monday, August 13th. The first day of school for first graders will be Tuesday, August 14th. The first day of Kindergarten is Tuesday, August 21st.

We look forward to another incredible school year full of magic, kindness, and growth! Let’s Create the Magic together again! Go Team Kindness!


Cherie and Staff

*Here is a little bit about our new assistant principal, Nan Ririe- please stop by to meet her!


Greetings to you all!

My name is Nan Ririe and I am so excited to have the opportunity to work at Blackridge Elementary and Foothills Elementary as Assistant Principal this coming year. Both Blackridge and Foothills are exemplary school and, as you know, have amazing leaders and dedicated staff who work tirelessly to teach and guide every child.

I have been working in the Jordan School District as a teacher and BYU facilitator for the past 14 years. In my opinion, there is no better job than getting the change to work with and see children grow and learn–it’s the best! This past March, my husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary by attending Opening Day at Dodger Stadium. We had an amazing time. I have three grown children, and seven precious grandchildren who are the apple of my eye.

I would love to meet you, so next time you are at school feel free to drop by the office and say hello. I look forward to getting to know you and your children.

All the best,

Nan Ririe



Foothills Elementary Mission Statement:

“Foothills Elementary, as a caring community, is committed to preparing ALL students for the future by providing an optimal learning experience, encouraging students to reach their highest potential in a safe environment”.

Foothills Elementary Vision Statement:

“To ‘Create the Magic’ with Kindness by empowering student growth and accountability”.