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Principal's Message, May 5

Hello Oquirrh Families,
Thank you for your continued work to help your students with digital learning during this school dismissal. We appreciate all of your efforts, as well as the continued efforts of all our staff members. Please see your email or this link to a video for a teacher appreciation assignment Ms. Worthington gave to all of the students this week.

Thank you for your patience while we’ve been putting together our plans for the end of the school year. Here are a few updates:

PARADE
We’re having an Oquirrh parade on Friday, May 15th! We won’t be sending out a map or a schedule, but you can plan to see us in your neighborhood sometime between 1:00-3:00. We may not be able to make it to every street in our school boundaries, but we will try to come to as many streets as we can. Here are some things to know about the parade:

  • Not all teachers or staff members will be able to participate, but many of them will. Each employee will be in their own car, so watch for them to wave to you! They will not be tossing anything out of their car windows, and they won’t be allowed to stop and visit with students or take group pictures. 
  • Please do your part to make our parade fun and safe, including:
    • Do not stop to visit or go into the street
    • Do not run beside or chase cars
    • Do not congregate in groups
    • Stay on your porches, lawns or balconies
    • Hold up signs, wave, clap, yell, or dance to say hello
    • Dress up or wear pajamas
    • Be safe and keep social distance

END OF THE YEAR ACTIVITIES and AWARDS
School will continue through June 5th. Teachers will provide activities and events for your students during the last two weeks of classes. We will not hold a school-wide cultural day or field day, but our teachers have some creative ideas of ways to make those last two weeks fun. We will still give out the Mountain Man Award to those students who have earned it. They will be celebrated virtually with their class. We will not be handing out attendance or punctuality awards this year. Our sixth grade teachers have plans to honor our outgoing sixth graders with a couple of surprises.

MOVE UP DAY
For students returning to Oquirrh next year, we will hold a virtual Move Up event on Thursday, June 4th at 2:00. Students will be invited to a class video conference where they will meet their new teacher for next year and some of their future classmates. Families will receive an email with meeting information during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 3rd. Sixth graders and incoming kindergarteners will not participate. 

CHROMEBOOK RETURN and STUDENT MATERIAL PICK UP
Families will be able to schedule an individual appointment through Skyward Family Access for the days of June 8-10. A scheduling link will come at a future date. We will be set up outside on the South side of the school for all appointments. Families will return chromebooks and receive a bag of personal items for each student. The bag will include a copy of the student’s report card, items from their desk, and any awards they have received. Teachers will not be participating in these appointments in order to preserve social distancing measures. We will be set up to swipe a credit card so families can pay for any damaged or lost chromebooks or cords. We will also be set up to return any student medications still at the school to families. Please plan to return any library books you have at home during these appointments.

INCOMING KINDERGARTENERS
We hope to be able to set up testing appointments with individual incoming kindergartners in the summer if allowed. We plan to share the kindergarten orientation information packets with families during those appointments. We will send more information when we have it.

We have three locations for meal service! You can visit any of these locations between 11:00-12:00 Monday-Friday to pick up free breakfast and lunch for all children ages 18 and under:

    • Oquirrh Elementary, 7165 S. Paddington Road
    • NEW: Park located at approximately 6880 Campus View Drive
    • NEW: 6915 South Dixie Drive at Sky Bridge entrance

We will have a school bus with us, so it should be pretty easy to find the locations. We will give you lunch and breakfast for the following day at the same time. Remember, students must be present to receive meals, and they can come on their own. 

Jordan School District has created a Technical Support Hotline number at (801) 567-8999 to assist families and students with at-home, digital learning. The hotline is available from 8:00-4:00 Monday-Friday for anyone in need of technical support.

Thank you for your continued support and the hard work you’re doing at home to care for your children. Please let us know what questions you may have by calling our office at 801-565-7474 from 8:00-1:00, Monday-Friday. 

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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. 2019-20 PTA Memberships are available for $5 in the school office or--new this year-- they are set up to take 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. This year’s memberships will come with a gift certificate to the Scholastic book fair!

Oquirrh has added a fully-staffed Wellness Center this year 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 them. 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

 

 

 

 

2019-20 PTA Memberships are available for $5 in the school office. This is a great way to help support our school to help fund field trips and extra curricular activities for our students.