Registration 2020-21

Registration for 2020-21

August 6, 2019 from 12:00-7:00

Step 1: Complete the online registration.  You do not have to print the signature page.  We will print that from the office.  

Step 2: Submit required documents.  You can upload online or contact the office to set a time to submit in person.  Returning students need one proof of residency (i.e. utility bill, rental agreement) dated within the last 60 days showing parent name and current address. New students will need 2 proofs of residency, original birth certificate and immunization records.

You may register from the link on our website: If you do not have access to the internet or would like to complete the online registration at our school please email the school 

If you plan to apply for FREE/REDUCED lunch please complete the application. You are responsible for any charges made prior to application approval.

***As a reminder, ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED before your child will be placed in a class and attend school. We will not accept incomplete registration. (i.e. signature page only, etc.)***

School begins Tuesday, September 8th.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 801-481-4819

Emerson Office Staff

Register Here

After-School Program

after school

Registration Opens:

  • July 20, 2020 at 7:00 a.m.
    • Due to parental feedback and the uncertainty of COVID-19 we will not have a student wait list for the Community Education After School Program this year. Families need to be able to make plans about day care needs as soon as possible and Community Education wants to be responsive to those needs.  Therefore, patents will receive a confirmation email within three (3) business days upon submitting their after-school program application informing parents whether their student was accepted or not accepted into the Community Education After-School Program.
    • Once a program is full, families will no longer have the ability to enroll in Community Education’s After School Program for that specific site. If the program has room again the school administrator and site coordinator will inform families of availability.
    • The Community Education After-School Program fees are due on the 1st of each month. The first tuition bill is due September 1, 2020.
    • Here is the link for all the fee waiver information from USBE

As new developments arise, I will keep you informed as soon as possible through our website where we will guide parents to seek general information about Community Education’s After School Program.  If you have questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (801) 578-8275 or my Administrative Secretary, Maxine Gilmore at

learn more

Kindergarten Information


Hello Incoming Kindergarten Parents,

We are so excited to meet your kindergarteners next year. In order to determine which class they will be placed in we need all of the kids to take a Kindergarten Screener. This helps us decide if your child should be in a half day class or a full day class. Once we have completed all of the screenings we will create the class and then notify parents if their child is in half day.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are unable to meet in person right now. So these screenings will take place over a Zoom meeting online with one of our amazing paraprofessionals, Savita. You may sign up for any day and time available on the signup link below. There are multiple times available, Monday-Friday, from May 4 to May 20.  Once you have signed up, we will create a Zoom meeting and email you the meeting link; so please make sure your email address is accurate. If you have any questions about how to use Zoom please contact Alex DeMille ( before your scheduled time. If you plan on using a phone for the meeting you will need to download the Zoom app. Also, if you are unable to login to the Zoom meeting during your scheduled time you will need to reschedule for another day.

Your child will need a pencil and paper for the screener. We are estimating that it will take about 20 minutes to complete. We ask that a parent is nearby to help with any technical issues, but that you allow your child to show us what they know without providing them any assistance. 

Please contact any of the Kindergarten teachers if you have any questions or concerns. You can find the Kindergarten teachers names and emails by going to Emerson's homepage and looking under the faculty directory. 

Thank you so much for signing up for a screener time slot and working with us during this unprecedented time. 

The Kindergarten Team

Kindergarten Screener Sign-Up

Kindergarten Orientation Information


Principal's Message

Principal’s Message

Emerson Parents,

We have made it through the end of a very interesting school year – to say the least!  I think we’re all looking forward to a well-deserved summer break.  Here is some important information regarding end of the year activities.

School Equipment Drop-Off:  Drop-off of musical instruments, library books, and devices will take place on June 1st & 2nd from 8:00-4:00.  

  • Bins for library books and musical instruments will be located in front of the school on Harrison Avenue.  Please drive west on Harrison when dropping off items. 
  •  Laptop computers and power cords will be dropped off on 1000 east near the cafeteria door entrance.  School staff will be walking to cars and collecting devices curbside.  You will need the student identification number of the child to whom the device was checked out.


Yearbooks:  The yearbook order has not been delivered to Emerson.  When yearbooks arrive, we will send out information as to how they will be distributed.

Report Cards/Grading:  This report card is different from previous years because of our remote learning period. Some of the differences are:

  • We have implemented a "Q" mark, for “quarantine” that indicates students were in school dismissal for the majority of the last trimester.  
  • No elementary students will receive a 1, N, or P (progressing but below grade level standards) this year.  
  • No student will be held back, or asked to repeat a grade, because of performance or participation during the dismissal period.  

Nationwide, many districts are implementing similar practices on report cards.  Districts recognize that the end of the 2020 school year has been different; the "Q" for this trimester will not have a negative impact on students in the future.  If you have questions regarding student grades, contact your child’s teacher.

Student report cards will be printed and mailed to your home by the district printing department.

Art Cards:  Art card orders will be mailed to your home.

Teacher Requests:  We were bombarded with teacher requests this year.  Unfortunately, we were not able to honor all of them.  It is very difficult with limited numbers of classes at certain grade levels and collaborative classroom designations to create balanced classrooms for teachers while honoring teacher requests.  Please know that teachers used their knowledge of their students’ needs and the attributes of receiving teachers to create appropriate placement of students. Thank you for your understanding. 

Student Registration:  School registration will begin after July 15. Please watch for a letter and/or phone call from Emerson with more information about registration. If your contact information has changed, please update it with the school as soon as possible. 

Teacher Retirements:  We have four teachers retiring from Emerson this year.  Congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Marilyn Price-Larson, Debra Kofford, Joann Bussell, and Joann Otteson as they move on to retirement.  We wish them well!

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.  See you in June!

Ms. Reynolds


COVID-19 update

We know in recent weeks our community has paid close attention to the outbreak of novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). In response, the Salt Lake City School District has been in regular communication with the Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCHD) and the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) as they monitor the progress of COVID-19. Our district relies heavily on the expertise of these agencies on issues related to public health. We follow their recommendations closely and are grateful for their support in informing us about these important topics.
To date, there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus contracted in Utah, although one person has been quarantined in a Utah hospital as part of a transition plan to his home in St. George. While UDOH says immediate risk of this new virus for most of the American public is believed to be low at this time, everyone can do their part to help prevent spreading illness.

Here are some tips for what you can do right now to prevent the spread of any flu-like illness.

• Talk with your children about the importance of good hygiene habits, including proper hand washing instruction.
• Stay home if you are sick, and keep you students home if they are sick.
• Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and encourage your students to do the same.
• Wash your hands regularly.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• If you or your child do have flu-like symptoms – sore throat, fever, cough, runny nose – please call your doctor.

If you need help accessing medical care, please speak with your child’s teacher or school principal for help in connecting to local resources.

We will work with our local health departments as they continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 in our communities, and we will provide you with updates when needed. In the meantime, you can find more information on the following websites.

• Salt Lake County Health Department website:

• Utah Department of Health website:

• CDC website:

Full Document

PTA Information

Emerson PTA

The Emerson PTA strives to create educational enrichment opportunities for the students, financial support and volunteer coordination for the teachers, and fosters an overall positive school community for parents, teachers, and students.  Emerson is a unique school full of cultural, developmental and economic diversity.  By supporting the PTA, you support parents who want this school to be a positive experience for everyone involved. Please join us by attending organization meetings the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm in the Emerson Library (children welcome) or signing up for communication using MemberHub:




Events Hosted by PTA

•          Back to School BBQ

•          Spiritware

•          Walk-a-thon fund raiser (Move and Groove)

•          School Garden

•          Vision/Hearing screening support

•          Book Fairs (library fundraiser)

•          ‘Reflections’ Art Contest

•          Student field trips - bus fare

•          Classroom supplies

•          Dia de los muertos fiesta (cultural celebration)

•          Teacher support for SEP conferences

•          STEM night

•          Birthday Bulletin boards

•          Classroom Communication tools

•          Food Recovery Program

•          Angle Tree (holiday giving)

•          Emerson Eaglet Newsletter 

•          Healthy child month

•          End of school carnival

•          End of school field day

•          Teacher Appreciation week

•          Yearbook


Executive Board 2019-20

President Co-Chairs: Beth Mills Jennings (

Vice President: vacant

Secretary: Heidi Schubert  (

Treasurer: Jamie Mackey  (

Administrative VP: April Reynolds, Principal

Teacher Rep: Amy Nelson

PTA Email:

Drop Off and Pick Up

NEW Morning Drop Off Map

​There have been a lot of questions regarding where kids can be dropped off in the morning, who can come into school before the bell rings and concerns about morning traffic.  

​We now have a new Map with the routes and guidelines.

Click Here




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

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

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 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



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

© Emerson Elementary School | Salt Lake City School District