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Back to School Message from Principal Sorensen

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As we anticipate a wonderful 2015-16 school year, we want to share with you some upcoming dates and happenings here at East Sandy.

Welcome Back to School!

We are looking forward to building one cohesive community together.  If you are already reading this message on our website, you probably know more about our school than the average person.  This is the place to stay informed.  

As always, we want everyone to feel welcome coming to school.  If you have any questions or concerns, please address them with your classroom teacher first.  If you need further assistance, I am always willing to help.  I have an open door policy. Parents with concerns or suggestions can call, write a note, or send me an email.   I am committed to providing a timely response. Drop by whenever you like. If I am not available, you can make an appointment. 

Student Registration – Online registration opens August 4; our front office is open to assist you with registration beginning July 29, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  ALL Canyons School District families must complete the online registration every school year.  Fall registration confirms to the school that you still plan to attend, and offers families the opportunity to update contact information, emergency contacts, etc.  If you have questions about registration, please call our front office at 801-826-8425.

Wondering Who Your Teacher Is? Starting Wednesday, August 12, 2015 parents may log into Skyward Family Access and see who has been assigned to be your student’s teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. 

Meet the Teacher Open House on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from 2 -3 pm

We know that the first day of school brings all kinds of emotions with it to students, parents, and even the teachers.  Some of us feel excited, some of us feel nervous, and many of us feel both.  To help everyone work through these feelings, we would like to invite you to school where you can explore your room and meet your teacher.  We have several new faces joining us on staff this year.

Teachers will be in their rooms and available to answer questions.  They will be able to share supply information with you, drop-off / pick-up locations, and various other last minute items.

Our Brain Booster Instructional Technicians will also be in their rooms to meet and answer questions. 

Our PTA will also be present to sign up members, volunteers and take orders for East Sandy Spirit Wear.

Curriculum Night – Tuesday, September 1, 6:30-8:30 pm

This is an evening for parents only to come and learn about what will be taking place this year in your child’s classroom, including grade level curriculum, general expectations, and events.  Bring any questions you have about what you have seen coming home during the first week of school.

Our PTA will also be present to sign up members, volunteers and take orders for East Sandy Spirit Wear.

Schedule:

6:30 pm School wide meeting in Gym(classrooms will be closed at this time; all staff & families will meet in the gym)

  • 7:15 pm Classroom visits; Rotation 1
  • 7:40 pm Classroom visits; Rotation 2
  • 8:05 pm Classroom visits; Rotation 3

First Days of School and School Start/End Times

  • Grades 1-5: Wednesday, August 19, 8:15 - 2:50
  • Kindergarten: Monday, August 24, 8:15 - 10:55 A.M. classes or 12:10 - 2:50 P.M. classes
  • First bell (Warning bell) rings at 8:10 am daily

NEW this year!  Early out Fridays 

  • EVERY Friday our students will be dismissed at 1:10 pm. 
  • Kindergarten Friday schedule is 8:15 – 10:15 am for AM classes and 11:10 – 1:10 pm for our PM class.

Adults Before & After School Supervision

Please note that there is no adult supervision on the playground or in the parking lots until 7:55 am.  Students that do not eat school breakfast should not arrive earlier than 7:55 am.

After school our staff stays out until the playground is cleared.  Please pick up your student on time daily.  We are not able to supervise students after school.  Students waiting to be picked up will be brought to the office to place a call and wait for their ride. 

School Breakfast

Breakfast will be served every school day from 7:30 - 8:00 am in the school cafeteria.  Students may enter through the southwest door closest to the cafeteria. Regular breakfast prices are $.90 for students and $2.00 for adults. Free and reduced breakfast (and lunch) is available for families that qualify (apply in the front office).  Students will be asked to remain in the cafeteria until 7:55 am when adult supervision is outside.

School Lunch

Regular lunch prices are $1.75 for students and $3.00 for adults.  Lunch payments may be made online through PayPams.com.  Free and reduced lunch is available for families that qualify (apply in the front office).

School Calendars

Our school event calendar, breakfast/lunch calendar, and the district calendar can be viewed at http://eastsandy.canyonsdistrict.org   Click on the header “Calendars”.

School-wide Theme

This year our theme is “Team Mustangs and TEAMWORK”.  At East Sandy we help our students build teaming skills by building strong relationships of respect, good will, and collaboration with our students, staff, parents, and community as we work together for academic excellence and citizenship. 

NEW – Brain Boosters

Last year our CSD school board approved time for teachers to collaborate and plan during the school day.  This provides a built in weekly time to focus on effective planning, collaboration with their colleagues, professional development and data analysis. 

During Brain Booster times, students will participate in four Brain Booster rotations.  We have hired Instructional Technicians to teach these rotations that will focus on the following curriculum areas.

  • Visual Arts
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • Media
  • PE/ Playworks  (learn about Playworks at http://www.playworks.org )

Brain Booster Overview

School-Wide Behavior Plan

We will continue to implement our Positive Behavior Supports for all students and adults at East Sandy.  Our school-wide expectations are that all East Sandy Mustangs are Safe, Kind, Respectful and Responsible in all that they say and do.  Students earn Mustang tickets when they are following our school rules.  Every Friday we draw two tickets from each classroom for a Mustang prize. 

East Sandy Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

We are fortunate at East Sandy to have an active and supportive PTA.  We encourage you to join the East Sandy PTA. We our proud that each year 100% of our faculty joins the PTA. We are hoping for 100% PTA membership from our parent population. Please watch for PTA membership information to join. Our PTA President this year is Mrs. Courtney Monson. We would love to have more parents join the board and our committees.

I feel privileged to work with our highly qualified teachers, our dedicated staff, and supportive families. I look forward to seeing you at our school events throughout the school year.  Please contact me if you have any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

With warmest regards,

Kenna Sorensen, Principal

Reflections

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The Theme for the 

2015-16 Reflections program is:

LET YOUR IMAGINATION FLY

We hope you are thinking about ways to let your imagination fly and how you can share that by participating in the annual PTA Reflections Program.  

Details will come out in September and entries are due October 19, 2015 

3rd -5th Grade SAGE Test Results Now Available in Skyward

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East Sandy parents now can access their students' state-mandated test results in their private, secure Skyward Family Access accounts. This allows parents to view their child's spring SAGE results in a secure, accessible format after school lets out for the summer. Individual SAGE results were posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in the same secure Skyward Family Access account CSD families use for annual online registration.

To access your Skyward account:

o Click the Skyward Family Access link.
o Use your guardian or student username and password to log in to Skyward Family Access.
o Click on the "Portfolio" tab to view your child's SAGE results.

Need help with Skyward Family Access?Here's a tutorial
Parents who would like a paper copy of results should e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to view frequently asked questions about SAGE state testing.

Continue Collecting Box Tops

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During the summer is a great time to support the school by continuing to collect BOX TOPS.  We recieve $0.10 for every box top submitted to our school.  

Please print off a Box Tops Tracker Sheet to cut & paste your collection on during the summer.  Then when school starts back up - just send in the summer sheets with your Mustang.  

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