Dear Emerson Families,
As we come to the end of the 2014-2015 school year, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the many ways your have supported Emerson Elementary. I have been so impressed with the involvement of our parents, PTA, and the entire Emerson community. I have appreciated all of my conversations with parents and the support you have shown me in my new position as principal at Emerson. It has been an awesome experience.
Emerson’s priority and focus this year was on student academic achievement. Grade level teams met together weekly to review effective teaching practices, student performance on interim assessments, and determine if students were meeting grade level standards. Teachers met with our outstanding academic coaches and focused on improving their teaching practice. The results on our SAGE assessments are a reflection of our teachers’ amazing work. Emerson made huge growth!
In thinking ahead to next year, our school improvement plan (SIP) focuses on three priorities. We want to better meet the needs of our English language learners and continue to improve our instructional practices and student learning in the areas of math and science. We want Emerson Elementary School to move from being good to great! We are always striving to get better.
In order to meet our goals, we need your continued support. Encourage your child to read at least 20 minutes per day. Have them write about their summer vacation experiences. Talk about their observations of the world and how they relate to science. Apply mathematical concepts to their daily experiences. All of these little activities will make a difference and prepare your child for the first day of school in August. Most of all, enjoy your time with the people you love doing the things you love to do!
If you need anything, don’t hesitate to call or come by the school. I will be here!
April M. Reynolds
Principal – Emerson Elementary
News & Announcements
Salt Lake Fire Dept. Spring Safety Fair
The Annual Spring Safety Fair will be held at the SLC Public Safety Plaza (475 S. 300) on May 29th from 6-8:30pm
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
Parent Powerschool LoginClick here for the 'how to guide'
Posted: September 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
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