Parent Resource Dashboard
- Child Care Before/After School
- Drop Off/ Pick Up
- Health/ Safety
- School Closure Info
Online Attendance Reporting
Here are some clarifying reminders about our attendance policies.
The following are excused absences:
• Personal illness (if illness exceeds three consecutive days, a doctor’s note is required)
• Death of a relative
• Observance of religious holiday
• Military block leave- up to 5 school days (with a copy of military orders)
• Doctor, dental, and therapy appointments with proper documentation (If possible, please schedule such appointments after school hours) These are marked unexcused until the note is provided to our front office staff.
• Emergency situations- such cases may be approved by administration on an individualized basis
Please note that all absences beyond those listed above are considered unexcused.
If you have any questions/concerns about your child's health and whether they should attend school, please don't hesitate to reach out to Nurse Kim.
Below is information for child care options in Fountain:
Kids Club 360 is open before and after school, accommodates for early release days, and for school out days. Transportation is provided by FFC8 to and from Jordahl, Mesa and Aragon to the host site: Eagleside Elementary School.
9750 Sentry Dr. Fountain, Co 80817
Hours: 5:45 - 7:15 a.m., 2:25 - 6 p.m.
Site Director: Kara Kosinski
Available to Jordahl, Eagleside, Aragon and Mesa.
For more information call: 719-329-7289
Middle School Initiative: provides a free YMCA membership to middle schoolers at FMS. The goal of this program is to inspire youth to discover their passions, develop a healthy lifestyle, and gain the assets needed to avoid risky behaviors in order to succeed in school and life.
There are numerous options throughout the community that is supported by our schools. The best way to get information on each program would be to contact them directly. You can find specific information for each program here.
- CDHS Child Care Assistance Program
- Imagination in Education
- Pikes Peak United Way
- Valley Christian Academy After School Care
The Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care, is the State's lead agency in planning and implementing public child care policy. The Division of Child Care is responsible for the licensing and monitoring of child care facilities; managing the child care assistance program (CCCAP) for eligible families; administering child care grants and quality initiatives, and serving as the lead in implementing federal child care programs. The overall goal of the Division of Child Care is to promote quality, accessible and affordable child care services for Colorado families.
Colorado Department of Human Services
Colorado Child Care Assistance Program
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd.
Providing daycare, preschool and childcare in the greater Colorado Springs area since 1951!
The Imagination in Education sites, located within local elementary schools in Districts 3, 8, 11 and 20, provide the same caring, personalized, quality care as our main sites. Our many hands-on projects keep the children involved and interested in learning, along with a fun and exciting recreational component. We emphasize the concepts of being safe and being respectful.
301 E. Iowa Ave., Fountain, CO 80817
Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Before and After School Care
If you are a parent or guardian in need of child care or assistance call (719) 955-0742 and choose option #1 for a child care referral.
At Pikes Peak United Way we strive to connect families with child care options that work for them by providing FREE, personalized referrals to licensed child care providers. We also aim to improve the quality of care that is provided in our region through training and collaboration with other community agencies. As a nonprofit organization headquartered in Colorado Springs, we serve the Colorado counties of Elbert, El Paso, and Teller.
Pikes Peak United Way
A Child Care Resource & Referral Agency
518 N. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Office Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Our after school programs provide additional care for families that need childcare until 5:30. We offer this program for both our own students and students in the surrounding public school districts! We’ll even pick them up!
For more information call: 719-465-3932
Arrival 7:10am-7:25am: Parents who are driving their child(ren) to school will use the parent drop-off lane in the front of the building. This is a one-way only lane, so parents will need to enter from Sentry Dr. and exit onto Trackage Trail. This year we will have staff out front to open car doors, greet students and help them exit the vehicle. Please do not park, stop, or get out of your car in the drop-off lane. This blocks traffic and greatly impacts the arrival process. If you would like to get out of your car, we ask that you enter the parking lot, park, and then walk your child across to the front of the building.
When arriving at the building, students in Kindergarten and 3rd grade will enter through the doors to the east of the main office. First, 2nd, 4th, 5th grade students will enter through the main front doors; students who are eating breakfast will enter through the side cafeteria doors.
Dismissal (2:25pm): Students who are being picked up by parents will be in the front of the building with their grade level teachers. As parents arrive, we will get the child(ren)'s name and radio to the teachers. They will then dismiss students to go to the car. Again, we ask that you do not stop and get out of your car while in the pick-up line. If you prefer to park your car in the parking lot, walk across to the front of the building, and pick up your child, that is an option. Walkers will be dismissed from the west side of the building as will the bus riders. For safety reasons, we ask that parents to not park on Trackage Trail to pick up students. We have numerous buses that park there. Students who are 'parent pick up' will be waiting in the front of the building.
As we get into the school year routine and learn parents/cars, we ask that parents who are parking in the lot at the end of the day exit their car and wait along the median across the street. Please talk with your child about watching for you so that visual confirmation can be made between you and teacher, and student will then be crossed at the crosswalk to meet you. If you are a parent who is walking from a nearby neighborhood, please do not go up to your child's classroom teacher, please wait off to the side in the front. We are trying to reduce the congestion along the front sidewalk at the end of the day; this makes it easier for our teachers and students to see parents and ensure a safe dismissal. We appreciate your support on this and thank you in advance.
End of Day Transportation Changes: Our front office can be quite busy at the end of the day. If you have any changes to how your child will be going home that day (i.e. parent pick up instead of bus), please call the office by 2:00pm to let them know of these changes. This allows us to get the message to the classroom teacher prior to dismissal and ensures that students are safely getting home. Also, if you need to pick your child up early for a late-afternoon appointment, we ask that you try to do this at/before 2:00 pm. Due to the busy nature at this time of day, we are trying to limit the number of people in the front office and student movement throughout the building. Thank you for your support with this!
After school care: If your child is attending the Kids Club 360, parents will enter through the doors to the left of the main sidewalk (next to the cafeteria) to pick up their children. If your child is in our district staff daycare program, please enter through the main public entrance to pick up your child.
The primary method to notify all district employees, parents, and students of school closing is through our mass notification system in Blackboard, which will come via text, email, and phone. We will also post a pop-up message on the homepage of our website for visitors accessing information here, as well as push a notice through FFC8 Twitter and Facebook.
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We are proud to provide safe and reliable transportation daily for your child.
Address: 11355 Old Pueblo Road, Fountain, CO 80817