W.P. Foster Elementary will broaden the foundation of knowledge through meaningful experiences.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The W. P. Foster Elementary School website is intended to be a resource for our students and their families, for our employees, and for our community by offering information about our school in a timely manner. While the school makes every effort to ensure that published information is accurate and current, it makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this web site. The St. Mary Parish School Board specifically disavows legal responsibility for what a user may find on an external site as it cannot control or guarantee the content of these sites. Questions, comments, or suggestions about this website can be directed to the website administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. The St. Mary Parish School Board is committed to providing equal access to information, resources, and services to persons with disabilities or special needs. Those having difficulty accessing webpages or content on a webpage should contact the district web administrator at email@example.com or 337-836-9661. To file a formal grievance under Section 504 and Title II related to accessibility, visit http://stmaryk12.net/accessibility.