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Principal's Message, August 7

Hello Oquirrh Families,
We hope you’re enjoying a safe, healthy, and fun summer break. Please read the information below for a few important updates.

MEAL INFORMATION
AUG. 10-14: No meal service provided

AUG. 17-21: Free to-go breakfast and lunch meal service for all children ages 0-18 at school curbside from 11-12

AUG. 24: No meal service provided

AUG. 25: Regular meal service resumes for Oquirrh students only, including students who registered for online only classes. Regular payment requirements resume. The opportunity to apply for free and reduced price meals is in the annual Skyward registration process. (see below for more information)

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
AUG. 25: 1st-6th Grade

SEPT. 2: Kindergarten
Kindergarten teachers will hold individual testing appointments for all students during August 25-September 1. We will contact you soon with more information about how to sign up.

IN-PERSON SCHEDULE
MON-THURS: 8:15 First Bell - 2:55 Last Bell

FRIDAY: 9:30-12:30 in-person attendance ONLY be available by invitation from the teacher. Students who usually ride the bus will have bus service at the beginning and end of this time window if needed.  All students will have some work this day, but it may be online or paper homework to complete. All teachers will have an online office time to communicate with parents from 9:00-9:30. Teachers will be in collaborative meetings and preparing materials for the rest of the day. Students will have the opportunity to buy breakfast and/or lunch to-go meals from 12:00-12:30 each Friday. If they choose both meals, they will be charged for both meals. Students will be able to take their food on the bus, but they won’t be able to eat it until they get home, because they will be required to wear their masks the whole time they’re on the bus. 

VIRTUAL SUMMER HOME CONTACTS
Our teachers always look forward to each August when we usually come visit you in your homes. Due to current circumstances, we will be completing these visits virtually this year. Your child’s assigned teacher will be contacting you sometime in the next two weeks to request an appointment to meet online. They are looking forward to seeing you and your students as we work together to prepare for our return to school!

ANNUAL SKYWARD REGISTRATION
It’s time to do your student’s yearly registration forms on Skyward Family Access! Every student enrolled at Oquirrh is required to complete this process, including students who recently registered for online only classes. Please log-in to Skyward Family Access and review important policies and update your family information - including addresses, phone numbers, and emergency contacts. This is also where you’ll agree to let your child check out a chromebook to bring home if necessary. As a heads up, this process usually works better on a computer than on a mobile device. If you need help with your user name and log-in information, please call our office between 8:00-3:00, Monday-Friday or email us at oquirrhelem@jordandistrict.org. If you need internet access, you can use one of the computers in our office to complete the process.

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
We are currently registering new students for next school year. If you know someone who has moved into our boundaries or has an incoming kindergartner, please share this information. Registration dates and times are here. Proof of residency requirements are here. A link to enroll new students is included in your email or on our school website. New students need to be enrolled in Skyward here.

RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN
Last week, Jordan School District submitted their plan for reopening schools in the fall to the state. All of the information is available here. We will be implementing the district plan, and we will send you more specific school-based details soon. One thing to note is that every person in the school will be required to wear a face covering. We will have a mask available for each student who needs one, and a limited supply of additional masks available. Please make sure your student has a face mask or shield that covers their nose and mouth that they can wear to school each day.

Thank you for your continued support. We’re excited to see you soon! Please let us know what questions you may have by calling our office at 801-565-7474 from 8:00-3:00, Monday-Friday. Please note that the office will be closed on August 12th from 12:00-2:30 for a staff development meeting.

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SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS:
You can update family information, add emergency contacts, pay lunch money, and check students’ attendance and grades. Please see English instructions here and Spanish instructions here.

If you need computer access or assistance using Skyward Family Access, please visit our front office. We have a computer set up just for this purpose. Our secretaries can also send you an account reset link if you’ve forgotten your username and password. Just give us a call at 801-565-7474, and we’ll be happy to help.

PTA is looking for volunteers to help with events throughout the year. 2020-21 PTA Memberships are available for $5 in the school office or by electronic membership payments. This is a great way to help support our school to help fund field trips and extra curricular activities for our students. 

Oquirrh has a fully-staffed Wellness Center to allow our students a place to go to regroup and recharge when they need a short 10-minute break in their school day. We understand that learning can be hard work and sometimes the social/emotional aspect of a child's day can be overwhelming to him/her. A trip to the Wellness Center can provide some needed support and is a safe place for students to reset and be better able to resume their job as students and friends in our school community.

Thank you for your great support.

-Shauna Worthington, Principal