Frequently Asked Questions

Our Frequently Asked Questions page answers the commonly asked questions and shares general information about our school.



What are the school hours?

  • Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
  • Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

We ask that students be in their seats by 8:05 a.m. or we count them as tardy. Also, please do not arrive on campus before 7:45 a.m.


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Why does my child have only a half-day of school on Fridays?

Half-day Fridays allow the teachers and staff to meet, train, and to prepare to better serve your child’s education. If you have questions about this district-wide program, feel free to call the school or district office.


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Does Festival Foothills have a breakfast and lunch program?

Our school serves both breakfast and lunch, and we encourage our students to eat lunch at school. Breakfast is served from 7:35 a.m. – 7:55 a.m., and costs only $ 1.25 per meal. Lunch costs $2.25 per meal, and extra milk is $ .25.


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What should I do if my child must be absent?

Please call our office at (928) 501-6000 before 9:00 a.m. to notify us that your child will be absent. Your call protects your child and also saves everyone time.


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How can my child make up missed work due to absences?

Students may complete missed tests and assignments due to absence. However, students are responsible for asking the teacher for missed homework and arranging make-up tests.


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What if my child is late to school?

We encourage students to arrive on time, as tardiness disrupts the classroom and slows down learning. If your child must arrive late, please notify us at (928) 501-6000.


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What if my child needs to leave school early?

If you must pick your child up during school hours, please send a note or call the office to inform the school. When you arrive to pick up your child, please visit the school office to sign your child out, and bring photo I.D. This is for your child’s protection. A parent or designated adult must be present; we cannot release your child early to walk home or to appointments.


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Can I drive my child to school?

Yes, driving your child to school is ok. Please make sure to drop your child off only at the designated unloading zone at the school and avoid the bus loading and unloading zone. Following these rules helps ensure student safety.


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May my child ride a bike or scooter to school?

Students may ride a bicycle or scooter to school with written parental permission. Bicycles and scooters should be locked in the bicycle racks near the southeast entrance of school. Please remember to ride safely!


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Does Festival Foothills have a dress code?

We expect students to dress appropriately for a learning environment. Clothing should cover chest, midriff, and shoulders. Students may not wear clothing or jewelry that promotes alcohol, tobacco, sex, or drugs in any way.


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May I visit my child at school?

Adult visitors are always welcome to our campus. If you’d like to visit, please sign in at the office where you will be given a visitor’s pass to wear while visiting Festival Foothills. When you leave, please return the pass to the office and sign yourself out.


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May I join my child for lunch?

We welcome parents to eat lunch with their children. Please notify your teacher in the morning if you plan to join us for lunch.


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