Career Taste Test Night

Come explore career pathways and see what the future holds on Monday, September 24th from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Mountainland Technical College Lehi campus.  

Parents and students are invited to taste test careers. There will be several hands-on experiences available from different industries. Free ice cream will be served to all those in attendance. The event is free and open to everyone, so bring your family and come get the scoop on CTE!
 
This event is in collaboration with Mountainland Technical College, Alpine School District, Nebo School District, Provo City School District, and Utah Valley University.
Portrait of a Graduation

USBE is looking for people to participate in focus groups to discuss what it means to be a successful Utah high school graduate. Teachers, parents, school administrators, and community partners are invited to help develop Utah’s Portrait of a Graduate. You can participate in person or online! To learn more, follow these links:

 Sept. 24 (Box Elder location): https://www.facebook.com/events/261780534316344/
Sept. 27 (USBE online): https://www.facebook.com/events/227152727981230/
Oct. 1 (USBE in person): https://www.facebook.com/events/466061843871708/

2020-2021 Calendar Survey

Calendar Survey

There are many options to consider when the district is preparing the school-year calendars.

As we begin to prepare the 2020-2021 calendars, Provo City School District would like to better understand the priorities of our employees in regards to the school year calendars.

This survey will also be sent through a Notice Email, and posted on district and school websites and social media.

The survey lists all of the factors that are considered when creating school-year calendars. PLEASE READ ALL OPTIONS FIRST and then take a minute to let us know which of these considerations are of the most importance to you. The results of this short survey will be valuable when constructing the school year calendar.

This survey will be open until Sunday, September 30 at midnight.

2020-2021 Calendar Survey

Screen-Free Week

For the week of September 17th - 21st we are encouraging everyone to participate in a “Screen Free”week.

surprise activity will be planned for all the students that pledge to be “screen free” and have a parent fill out the google HERE form after the week is over. 

It is our hope that you will use this week to explore the wonders of creative play, and create an atmosphere independent of screens for your children. We understand that this could be a daunting task, so HERE is a chart of fun activities to do. A pledge is also provided for your student to fill out.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends noscreen time for children under 2 and less than 2 hours per day for older children. Despite this fact, studies show that forty percent of 3-month-old infants are regular viewers of screen media, and 19% of babies 1 year and under have a TV in their bedroom. Studies reveal even higher usage in older children: children ages 8 -18 spend average of 4 ½ hours per day watching television, 1 ½ hours using computers,and more than an hour playing video games.

Thank you!

Thank you Sponsors!

Earn Money For Wasatch

Carpool Drop-off and Pick-Up Instructions

(1) Please note that there will be NO ACCESS in our former north carpool area outside of the Wasatch Too building. All carpool traffic will funnel through our two areas at the main entrance and the south playground areas. 
(2) Walking and biking students may access the Wasatch Too building through doors at the northeast and south of the school. Theses doors will be locked at 8:40 each morning. 
(3) The only remaining open door will be the main entrance at the front of the school, and will remain the only entrance throughout the school day.
(4) If carpooling home, please arrange to pick up your child in one of the two carpool areas. Due to change in carpool drop off and pick-up, we encourage neighborhood students to carpool together whenever possible.
(5) Parking in the northeast lot of Wasatch Too will only be available to Wasatch Staff.

Wasatch Map

We appreciate all of our Wasatch parents and students' patience as we work through our 'growing pains' in the interest of our students' safety. 
 
Sincerely,
Rene Cunningham, Principal

School Security Update


ALL PARENTS AND VISITORS WILL BE ASKED TO CHECK IN AND WEAR A LANYARD WHILE IN THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS.
All doors will be locked by 8:45 except for the main door at Wasatch Main and the breezeway doors between Wasatch Main and Wasatch Too.

Attendance Counts

A reminder of District Policy:

"All students are expected to be in class and on time every school day, in every class."
Notification of Attendance Letter: 5 unexcused absences
1st Citation Letter: 8 unexcused absences
2nd Citation Letter: 10 unexcused absences
3 Tardies Letter = 1 absence
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The SafeUT app is now available for iPhone and Android devices, connecting students anonymously to a licensed counselor at the university at any hour of any day.

But the resource goes beyond suicide prevention. Students can use the app to call, chat or submit a tip about bullying, threats, violence, gang activity, sexual harassment, drug activity, cheating and other issues. Students can also make their tips school-specific, allowing the institute to inform school counselors and resource officers if there's a problem. Students who don't have access to a smartphone can access the same services through state's crisis hotline, 800-273-8255.

Free National Park Pass for All 4th Graders

Every Kid in a Park

Here’s how it works:

  • Starting September 1st, you’ll head to everykidinapark.gov.
  • Have your child answer the short questions that follow.
  • You’ll be able to print a pass when you’re done – that’s it!

It’s important to note that you MUST bring the printed ticket with you to exchange for your annual pass. They cannot accept electronic copies.

Does your family need an excuse to take a vacation? The National Park Foundation’s Every Kid in a Park initiative is a perfect excuse to take the family on the ultimate excursion. This initiative allows all fourth graders and their families throughout the nation to trail-blaze any and every national park, for FREE through the 2018-2019 school year!

By visiting Every Kid in a Park government website students can create their own bucket list/diary to record their top preferred locations to visit. Personalizing their list allows students access to print their park pass and explore historic monuments, ancient forests, cultural artifacts, and parks with protected animals.

It is important the park pass is printed through the website because electronic copies are not accepted. Fourth graders, their family members under 16 and up to 3 adults are admitted into parks for free. Park passes expire August, 31, 2019. However, following the start of the new school year all new fourth graders are welcome to create their adventure diary.

With available travel guides and the latest news at your fingertips, planning an adventure is easy. If you’re concerned about where to stay, there’s no need to worry! Finding information on how to reserve a campsite or cabin is also available through the Every Kid in a Park website.

A Quick Look at the Calendar Year 2018-2019

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 Kindergarten Schedule CHANGE

Beginning New School Year 2018-19

KINDERGARTEN SCHEDULE

      AM Mon-Thurs       PM Mon-Thurs         8:40 - 11:45        12:20 - 3:20
FRIDAY SHORTENED SCHEDULE

        AM FRIDAY          PM FRIDAY 

       8:40-10:45       11:30-1:30

Krispy Kreme Cards

Sold in the School Office

Buy One Dozen Get a Dozen Free

10 Punch Card = $20

2018-2019 New Community Council
Board Members

We would like to announce our new Community Council Board Members who will be serving on the board for the 2017-2019 school years.  Thank you to Anthony Bates, Paul Caldarella, Heather Belnap Jensen and Pam Smalley for their willingness to serve in appropriating our school Land Trust funds and supporting our efforts in achieving our school-wide learning goals.  Community Council meetings are held monthly throughout the school year and members of the Wasatch community are welcome to attend those meetings.

Help Earn Money for Wasatch 

Macey's and Smith's grocery store gives money to Wasatch for every purchase you make. We don't want to miss out on this opportunity for money for technology so please link your Macey's and Smith's card to Wasatch.  Click HERE for more information.

Help your kids learn to be safe online


Visit the following links with your children to learn more about being safe on the internet and with social media.

www.NetsmartzKids.org is recommended for 1 - 3 graders

www.NSTeens.org is recommended for 4 - 6 graders


To ensure safety online, it is recommended you put either K9 or Norton Online Family on your computers, and also use OpenDNS on your router. These three internet protection sites are excellent and they are all FREE. If you need more information about how each of these tools work and which one would be best for your family, please go through the slides for the Internet Safety presentation. They cover each of these tools in great detail and explain what each tool can do and how it can be used. This combination seems to work best in keeping the family safe. However, no internet filter is a substitute for taking time to talk to your children regularly and for teaching them how to protect themselves on the internet.

 Wasatch is now on Social Media!

Follow us on FACEBOOK!

Check us out on Instagram by searching for "wasatchschool"

Follow us on Twitter @wasatchschool

 

WASATCH wins 2015 National Blue Ribbon Award!!


Each year, National Blue Ribbon Schools shine under a national spotlight for all the right reasons. The award acknowledges and validates the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in striving for—and attaining—exemplary achievement. For many, attaining the National Blue Ribbon School award is the realization of a long-held dream.

National Blue Ribbon Schools serve as models for other schools throughout the nation, and school personnel are often sought out as mentors.

International Pen Pal Program

Su Ma Ma Chinese Club

Rene with Chinese letter

Click HERE to see pictures of 3 - 6 graders with their pen pal letters.

Mrs. Cunningham received a letter today from her pen pal sister school in Taiwan at the Xinshi Elementary School. This is the fourth year Wasatch has participated in the Su Ma Ma Chinese Club Pen Pal Program. This year we have grades 3 - 6 participating which includes the Chinese Immersion and regular English classes. Three to four letters will be exchanged this semester along with sharing videos of
their pen pal friends. If your child is interested in joining, then click on Su Ma Ma Chinese Club Facebook page to find out more information.

Prohibition of Bullying, Harassment, Hazing and Retaliation Policy 

Click HERE for the policy. 

Electronic Device Policy - 2017

Wasatch Elementary, along with the Provo City School District Board of Education recognizes that electronic and interfering devices are both distracting and disruptive  to the learning environment, and have the potential to be used to intimidate and/or threaten others.  Therefore, such devices are not to be seen or heard in class unless the teacher's activity specifically requires their use.
If a cell phone or electronic device is brought to school, it is to be turned on vibrate or off and remain in the student's backpack during the school day (including lunch and recess).  If this policy is violated, school administration will take appropriate disciplinary action.

Interfering devices - This is any device that interferes with the educational process.  This could include, but is not limited to, cameras, cell phones, camera telephones, gameboys, tablets, ipods, lasers, laser pens or pointers, or other electronic equipment or disruptive objects.

Updated: 2/18/16