Elementary Learning Options 2021-22

SMUSD is planning to offer two learning models for students in grades K - 5.

Option 1: Full-time, in-person instruction, 5 days a week

Option 2: Foothills K-5 Independent Study Program
In compliance with Assembly Bill 130, SMUSD will offer an Independent Study option utilizing an online platform in which students follow a self-paced curriculum from home.
  • Students are required to meet daily with the Independent Study Teacher.
  • Students in grades K-5 will participate in self-paced online curriculum assessments, and local reading and math diagnostic assessments.
  • Students in grades 3-5 will participate in state testing.
  • Students will be enrolled in Foothills and not their school of residence.
  • Foothills K-5 Independent Study Program FAQs can be found here: FAQs in English / FAQs en Español
  • If you are interested in enrolling your student in the Independent Study Program, please complete this online Independent Study Interest Form. An informational webinar was held on August 3, 2021. Click here to watch the video recording of the webinar
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