2018-19 Registration for all returning and new students

Welcome to 2018-19 at Emerson!  Registration will be August 7th, 7:30 am-12:00 pm and August 8th from 12:00 pm-7:00 pm.  All registration requirements must be complete before your child will be placed in a class or attend school, even if your child is in a special program.

Registration is three steps: 

1)  COMPLETE the online registration, including the emergency release form (this form does not save!)  

2) PRINT the emergency release form and signature page.  The emergency release form does not save so if you do not have access to a printer, the emergency release form will need to be completed on paper during registration.

3)  RETURNING STUDENTS:  bring the signature page and emergency release form and 1 proof of residency to school on one of the above dates.  NEW STUDENTS:  bring the signature page, emergency release form, two proofs of residency, original birth certificate, immunizations and photo ID of parent registering on one of the above dates.  If you have already completed registration for kindergarten, you do not need to do it again!

Fall testing for kindergarten will be Aug 10, 13 & 14 by appointment.  (If you do not have an appointment, please call the office to schedule an appointment 801-481-4819)

Back to School Night Open House is August 16th from 6:00-7:30 pm.

School begins August 20th at promptly 8:00 am. We will be on a regular schedule the first week of school, Mon-Thurs full day 8:00-2:33 pm, Fri short day 8:00 - 12:27 pm.  Remember:  All registration requirements must be complete before your child will be placed in a class or attend school, even if your child is in a special program.

Principal's Message

Principal’s Message

Dear Emerson Families,

Here we are at the end of another amazing year at Emerson Elementary!  As we head off for our summer adventures, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the many ways all of you have supported Emerson.  I continue to be so impressed with the involvement of our parents, PTA, and the entire Emerson community.  It is your support that makes Emerson such an amazing place to be for all of us.

Emerson’s school improvement plan (SIP) priorities and focus this year was three-fold.  We improved our writing instruction by following a consistent writing template in each grade level.  Exit tickets were used as part of our new math program to determine how kids were learning and to inform our classroom instruction.  Finally, we used mindfulness strategies as a school in order to decrease student and teacher stress and help our kids be ready to learn each day.  Our data suggests that these actions improved learning for students.  We are always working to get better.

Next fall, we will be establishing short-term goals to address the three-year priorities we established as a school community in our excellence and equity plan (EEP).  I will keep you posted on our progress.  We will also be participating in a grant through the Utah State Office of Education to implement Inner-Explorer, a mindfulness tool, in each of our classrooms.  We are looking forward to another awesome year!

Students, now for your homework!   While you are enjoying your summer break, keep doing some academic tasks.  First of all, read, read, and keep reading!  This is the best thing you can do to maintain your skills.  Find fun ways to include math calculation and problem solving in your daily activities.  Science is all around us!  Make observations and draw conclusions about things in nature we see every day.  Think like a scientist.  Write about your summer experiences.  Keep a journal or write a letter to your principal.  Be creative.  Most of all, enjoy your time with the people you love doing the things you love to do!

Wishing you all a wonderful summer break.  Now, get out there and share your awesomeness!

Ms. Reynolds

ELP Testing

The Salt Lake City School District's elementary Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides gifted educational services for identified gifted and high ability Kindergarten through grade six students. As part of the eligibility identification process for the 2018-2019 school year, parents of pre-k through grade five students may choose to have their child evaluated. This evaluation consists of both cognitive and academic assessments.

Students qualifying for an ELP placement have shown that they need an academic program that allows them to move more quickly, work with more complex concepts, and delve more deeply into academic content.
ELP services are available at all district elementary schools, with full-day Magnet classes at Emerson (dual immersion), Hawthorne, and Whittier Elementary schools. Testing is for the program, not a specific school. Parents may make a first, second, and third choice of school, but placement at a specific school is not guaranteed.

Please submit registration and disclosure statement forms to the district ELP office between December 6, 2017 and January 26, 2018. These forms are available on the district website,, at all district elementary schools, and through the ELP Office. You may contact Amy Burris, ELP Administrative Assistant, at 801-578-8573. More Information

Middle School ELP Testing

Applications for magnet ELP testing will be available on the ELP website,,  beginning September 25, 2017 and are due to the ELP office by November 1, 2017. The testing window will be from November 2-December 14. More Information Click Here

Eureka Math

Eureka Math Parent Resources

Your involvement in your child’s education can have a significant impact on his or her success in school.  That is why the teacher-writers who developed the curriculum, also created a suite of parent support resources that will help you support your child at homework time. These resources include:

• Homework Helpers — A grade-level resource that provides step-by-step explanations of how to work problems similar to those found in Eureka Math homework assignments. There is a Homework Helper to go with every homework assignment in the curriculum.

• Parent Tip Sheets — Topic-level tip sheets that explain math strategies and models provide key vocabulary, sample problems, and links to useful videos.

Watch for a green Eureka Math parent letter to come home with your student.  This resource will provide step-by-step directions on how you can create an online account so that you can start accessing these fantastic resources.

Parent Link


Safe Schools

Dear SLCSD Families,


Excellence and Equity: Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day: this is our vision statement for the Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD). We are committed to achieving this vision and ensuring ALL students in our district obtain a quality education.  


We believe in our students and in their hopes, dreams, and potential. Our schools and our students are strengthened by our district’s diversity. SLCSD embraces and supports all of our students, regardless of background, race, ethnicity, or any other factor. And we will continue to champion our students and families, and to welcome and teach every single child who enters our school doors.


In January 2017, the SLCSD Board of Education passed a Safe School Resolution affirming our district’s commitment to our students and our schools. During these uncertain times, we appreciate the support of our teachers and our parents in having conversations with students about current events and reassuring them that school will always be a safe space.


Below are some tips to help adults talk with children about these important yet challenging topics:


  • Don’t be afraid to talk to children about recent events that appear in the news and on social media.
  • Promote a sense of safety by acknowledging current events, and ask children if they have any questions or concerns they would like to talk about.
  • Use age-appropriate language (i.e. talk to elementary-school-aged children about the importance of being a good friend and valuing each other’s differences).
  • Share experiences, when appropriate.
  • Model good behavior, such as being supportive of other cultures.
  • Share ideas about how our children can respond to those who are displaying inappropriate behavior.

During the school year, SLCSD administrators and counselors are a good resource to assist teachers and parents in addressing any concerns that may arise when speaking to children. We in SLCSD will never stop doing what is right for ALL of our students.


Yours in education,


Lexi Cunningham, Ed.D.
Salt Lake City School District


Calendar at a glance

 Calendar at a Glance. Calendar is subject to change!


Please look under Policies and Procedures for new information on HB175 regarding volunteering.  Contact April Reynolds for addtional information if needed.


When choosing a day care for your child, you may want to ask them about transportation.  A few examples of questions are:  where is the pick up and drop off area, do they prefer morning or full day for kindergarten, do they transport early for breakfast or do they serve it at their center?  Visit the center at different times of the day, ask about activities, policies, etc.  Below are listed the day cares that have served Emerson.

ARTFIRST, 1549 S 1100 E. ‑ 84105, 801-467-5278

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, 968 SUGARMONT DR. ‑ 84106, 801-466‑1540   

DEVLINS, 2156 S 1000 EAST ‑ 84106 , 801-486‑3545  

FUNTIME, 1248 S 300 EAST – 84105, 801-467‑9988   

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER (JCC) , 2 N MEDICAL DR. – 84113, 801-581‑0098     

LITTLE SCHOLARS DAYCARE,  653 SIMPSON AVE - 84106, 801-467-8545 

MISS BILLIES/KIDS CAMPUS, 232 W 800 S – 84105 , 801-322-5683                                                                  

MONTESSORI, 1303 S 1100 EAST ‑ 84105, 801-467‑6024     

PLAYHOUSE DAY CARE, 1740 S 1100 EAST – 84105, 801-487-6679

SL COMM. ED. EXTENDED DAY, EMERSON SCHOOL through our District Community Ed Dept, 801-578-8275

ST JOHN’S COMM CHILD DEV,   475 E HERBERT AVE ‑ 84111, 801-364-4874

ZANIAC, 1045 E 2100 S – 84106,  801-997-8580

YOUTH CITY (4-14), 615 S 300 EAST – 84111, 801-535-6129 

 Liberty location-Emerson students, John Lyman 801-533-0485                                                                  

Emerson's Community Garden

Emerson has an amazing community garden and if you are interested in  volunteering or donating please visit Emerson’s Community Garden website.

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