W. P. Foster Elementary School

St. Mary Parish Schools

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District Notifications

  • Schools and offices of the St. Mary Parish School Board will be closed on Wednesday, October 28th. Students will be scheduled for distance learning on that day in preparation for Hurricane Zeta. More information is available on the district website.

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Foster Elementary News

  • Foster Red Ribbon Week 2020

    Posted by Renee' King on 10/25/2020

    Click the link to see the dress days for Red Ribbon Week.

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  • School Closure

    Posted by Renee' King on 10/7/2020

    Schools will be closed on Thursday, October 8th due to the potential for bad weather.  October 9th-12th is our scheduled Fall Break.  All students will return to school on Tuesday, October 13th.


    • Every student was given an instructional packet to be completed prior to October 13th.  This packet must be turned into the child's teacher when he/she returns to school.


    • Children received a breakfast and lunch for the emergency day on October 8th.  
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  • Every Child Counts - 2020 Census

    Posted by Renee' King on 9/24/2020

    Every Child Counts - 2020 Census


    Every home has received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Louisiana’s self-response rate is just under 57 percent, which is below the national average. There are a number of parishes where the rate is in the 30s and 20s. Please consider using your system’s communications channels to encourage employees, families and other stakeholders to complete the 2020 Census.


    The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students and younger children, such as:

    ·     Special education, Head Start, after-school programs, and classroom technology

    ·     Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches

    ·     Maternal and child health programs

    ·     Planning, preparedness and recovery efforts for national emergencies, including COVID-19


    Self-responses, which can be completed online, by phone or by mail until September 30, ensures federal funding to support Louisiana students.


    The Department encourages school systems to explore the 2020 Census Toolbox to find general resources and activities specially designed to be engaging and appropriate for each grade level, from counting for kindergarteners to examining career statistics for high schoolers.

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  • How to access virtual meetings

    Posted by Renee' King on 8/10/2020

    How to Access Virtual Learning Meetings

    Posted by Lauren Matte on 8/10/2020

    Parent of Students Who are Enrolled in Virtual Learning:

    Follow these steps to access one of the meetings being offered August 11th.

    1. Go to www.stmaryk12.net.

    2. Click on “Calendar” at the top and to the right.

    3. You will see our district calendar for August. Click on August 11th.

    4. This will bring you to the day’s activities. There will be two possible boxes, one for each of the meetings for parents of elementary virtual students. Select the time that fits you better (either 1:00-2:00 or 5:30-6:30).

    5. Click “Join the Meeting,” and that will take you into the meeting.

    ***Be sure to join the meeting 15 minutes prior to the start time.

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  • New School Calendar

    Posted by Renee' King on 8/10/2020

    The St. Mary Parish School Board has voted to enact the changes to the district's School Calendar proposed by Dr. Teresa Bagwell at the Special Session held on Thursday, August 6, at 4:00 PM. 

    The changes to the school calendar were based on several factors, including

    • the importance of providing additional preparation time as teachers transition to virtual instruction.
    • the desire to share more information with parents about their role when choosing a virtual education for their children.
    • the concerns of parents about returning their children to traditional learning in the face of a COVID-19 pandemic.
    • the need to ensure that the technology to make online learning work was ready to be deployed.

    The Board's vote postpones the first day of school for St. Mary Parish students to Tuesday, Sept. 8. 

    View Calendar

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  • Coronavirus

    Posted by Renee' King on 3/9/2020
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  • Welcome to W.P. Foster Elementary

    W.P. Foster  

    Home of the Cubs   

Character Counts!

  • Monday, September 21, 2020 - Friday, September 25, 2020

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 9/18/2020

    Student: "When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor." -Elon Musk

    Staff: "If kids come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important."  -Barbara Colorose

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  • Be Wary of Open Enrollment Scams

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 11/13/2019

    Two important deadlines are quickly approaching for adding or changing your health coverage if you use one of the following options: 

    • Medicare:  December 7
    • Affordable Care Act (ACA): December 15

    Gretchen Abraham from the FTC's Division of Consumer & Business Education has shared the following tips on the Federal Trade Commission's website to help you avoid being scammed:

    For Medicare:

    • There are no Medicare sales representatives. Anyone who tried to sell you Medicare insurance is a scammer. 
    • You do NOT have to join a prescription drug plan to keep your Medicare insurance. Medicare Part D is voluntary and has nothing to do with your regular Medicare coverage.
    • Telephone scammers posing as "official agents" may ask for personal information, offer free equipment or services, ask for a quick payment, or threaten you. Just hang up.
    • Help with Medicare is available at medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE.

    For Affordable Care Act:

    • Compare plans and quality ratings at healthcare.gov, where you can also enroll.
    • This year, you can also sign up for an ACA plan directly with certain certified partners.  Make sure a company is on the Certified Partner list before giving them your information. 
    • After you apply for ACA, you may get a phone call from the Marketplace asking you to verify information or supply additional information. If you are unsure about trusting the caller, ask the representative to mail you a letter with instructions for completing your application.
    • Help for ACA is available from the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596.  You can also meet with a local assistant in your community who will offer free assistance. Local assistance can be found through the Local Assistance tool.
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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 8/5/2019

    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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