Can you believe it is already November? Wow! It seems like the school year just started and here we are, feeling the first days of winter creeping up on us.
One of the priorities at Emerson this year is to improve student attendance and decrease the number of tardies. We still have a lot of work to do! Please be thoughtful regarding the number of days your student is absent from school. Even if the absence is considered excused, there is important instructional time lost. We know this negatively impacts student learning. Also, being on-time to start the school day makes such a difference in getting your student off to a great start. Keep working with us to achieve our goal!
Thank you to Emerson’s Multicultural Parent Group for coordinating our annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. This year’s Day of the Dead celebration included amazing altars, art, food, crafts, dancing, and face painting. We look forward to another outstanding multicultural event next October.
Emerson will participate in our annual food drive from November 2nd - 25th. Emerson students are encouraged to donate nonperishable food items that will be donated to Utah Food Bank to help provide meals to Utah’s neediest families. A theme at Emerson is to “pay it forward”. The food drive is one way that Emerson students can make a difference in our community.
Thanksgiving is a time when we can reflect on and celebrate all of things for which we are thankful. I feel so lucky to be a part of the amazing team at Emerson. Our school community of students, families, faculty, and staff is a wonderful blessing which I am thankful for every day. Happy Thanksgiving!
Smile Safe Kids
Lifetouch, the company that takes our Biannual school pictures, is offering a chance to sign up your student for their SmileSafe Kids program. SmileSafe Kids offers assistance should your student ever be reported missing.
For more information click here
Salt Lake City School District’s Extended Learning Program (ELP)
Middle School Assessment Information
Salt Lake City School District’s Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides specialized educational services for identified gifted and high ability 7th and 8th grade middle school students.
ELP services are available at all district middle schools with more extensive services provided through ELP Magnet Programs at Clayton and Hillside Middle Schools and West High School.
As part of the eligibility process for the 2016-2017 school year, gifted and high ability 6th and 7th grade students may participate in the middle school testing which occurs at each elementary and middle school during November and December. The registration deadline for testing is November 2, 2015.
For more information, log on to the district website at http://www.slcschools.org/departments/curriculum/extended-learning-program/#.Vipp5XKDG4E, or contact the ELP Department staff at 801-578-8573.
Monday, October 12 Picture Day, Regular Schedule, SEP Conferences, Book Fair
Tuesday, October 13 Short Day, SEP Conferences, Book Fair
Wednesday, October 14 Short Day, Book Fair
Thursday, October 15-Monday, October 19 No School
If you missed sending payment on picture day, you have until Wednesday, October 14 to order packets online. Make-up picture day is Wednesday, November 18th.
Picture Day is coming
Fill out the order form completely, enclose EXACT payment, and return to school on or before October 12. Enclose cash, money order or check payable to Lifetouch. You may also customize your portrait package and find additional options by placing your order online at mylifetouch.com. Use picture day id UM225177Q0. See form for more details.
Emerson PTA is looking for volunteers. Please follow the link if you are interested in volunteering.
International Pathways Bus Information
Printed copies are available in the office.
News & Announcements
As you are shopping for school clothes, please refer to district policy on inappropriate clothing at school. We have a limited supply of replacement clothing for the day, but would appreciate a double check before kids are scooted out the door.
The dress code: Clothing should be neat, clean, and appropriate for learning and weather conditions, and at no time should it cause a disruption to the learning environment. School administrators will determine consequences for students who violate the dress code and will provide appropriate due process. Parents may be called to bring the student a suitable change of clothing. Parents are also expected to observe the dress code whenever they are in the building.
The following would be considered in violation of the dress code:
• Clothing that is low enough to reveal a student’s underwear
• Clothing advertising drugs, alcohol, tobacco, acts of violence or lawlessness
• Clothing associated with gangs, illicit drugs, or illegal substances
• Clothing with offensive and/or vulgar language and/or designs
• Clothing which calls attention to the body, including bike pants, spandex, unitard knit tights, body suits, sheer clothing or skin tight clothing
• Hats, caps, hoods, and sunglasses worn in the building
• Clothing with intentional cuts, slashes, fraying, or holes
• Short shorts, running shorts, or miniskirts (as a rule of measurement, shorts hem should reach the finger tips when arms are held loosely at the side)
• Crop tops showing midriffs
• Tube or tank tops or halters
• Coats worn in the building during instructional time
• Dangling jewelry, particularly earrings
• Flip-flops or any shoe not conducive to recess or PE activities
Absolutely nothing will be allowed at school that is intended, recognized, or acknowledged by the Metro Gang Task Force, to signify affiliation with, participation in, or approval of a gang.
Posted: August 18, 2014
2014 Sage Test Results
In the coming weeks state-wide SAGE testing information will be released to the public for review. Our school with the help of the SLCSD will provide individual student reports for parents. Emerson's staff is currently working on a plan to dustribute these reports.
Posted: October 24, 2014
The New Free & Reduced Meal Information
Everything has switched to a paperless format. Parents are responsible for all charges until the application has been approved.
Posted: December 17, 2013