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Principal’s Message September 8, 2021

Unicorns United - Embrace the Power of Yet.

Uintah Community,

I hope that everyone had a great and safe long weekend. We have had a great first few weeks so far this year and are looking forward to a wonderful rest of September. This month we are focusing on respect, so ask your child what they are doing to show respect at school, at home, and in the community. Students can also earn a Unicorn Club ticket as they follow the school rules. We have many students who are doing a great job following the rules and showing respect. 

Please see this month's Uintah Sway for more information about things happening this month such as Picture Day and Parent-Teacher conferences. https://sway.office.com/oYUHqtpyFLhbypIa?ref=Link

Speaking of Parent-Teacher conferences, they are coming up at the end of this month on Wed. September 29th and Thu. September 30th. These will be on Zoom again as most parents found that format worked very well for them. Please follow the directions below to sign-up for a time that works for your family. 

1. Select the Online Scheduler link: http://web.archive.org/web/20200812084140/https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ut/slc/

2. From the Online Scheduler Home Page

a. Choose UINTAH ELEMENTARY from the drop-down list and click “GO”

b. Enter the school password (uintah)

c. Enter your student’s “Student ID”. If you do not know their Student ID, use the LOOKUP STUDENT ID button to access the system.

d. Verify the student’s birth date.

e. A list of your student’s teachers will be displayed. Check the box next to the name of each teacher(s) with whom you would like to meet.

f. If you have more than one student in the school you can see all of your students’ teachers’ schedules at one time by answering YES to this question “Do you want to schedule conferences for another student?” then repeat the steps above for your other students. If you only have one student, answer NO to that question.

g. You will then see the available time slots for each teacher you selected.

h. Select the times that work best for your schedule.

i. Enter your email address (recommended) if you would like an email reminder sent to you. (Your email address is kept private.)

j. Once you have finished, you can confirm your appointment details and print your conference schedule.

k. Write down the Confirmation Number (you will need this number to cancel your appointment) If you need help, please call (801-584-2940)

Uintah's After School program started Tuesday of this week. We know that many parents have expressed a need for any resources regarding after school care as our After School program is currently full. To help with these needs, I have compiled a list of programs that currently serve Uintah in some way by providing after school care along with transportation to their program. The following list is by no means exhaustive nor is it endorsed in any way by the Uintah or SLCSD in any way. These are simply the programs that I have noticed are serving some of our students as we have seen they provide transportation from the school in some form of bus or van or parents have contacted me saying that the program is where their children go after school and they want other parents to know of the resource. If you are interested in any of these programs for your child/ren, please research them for yourself. Again, I am only providing this information as a courtesy and not as an endorsement in any way. Here are the programs in no particular order. I hope this information helps in some way. Take care.

Camp Wildlife After School Program run by St. John's Community Child Development Center. From their website: St. John’s school-age program is just as much fun as our summer camp, but on a smaller scale. We pick up at your child’s school, serve them snack, work on their homework, then it’s on to some fun. Our after-school adventures include field trips, park visits, sports workshops, Makerspaces, and so much more. This program runs Monday through Friday. See their website for more info. https://campwildlife.org/after-school-care/  

World Martial Arts After School Program. From their website: If you’re looking for the best after school martial arts program with transportation provided in Holladay, Salt lake, South Jordan and Riverton, you’ve come to the right place! Parents all over the Holladay, Salt lake, South Jordan and Riverton area and Salt Lake, south Jordan, Riverton areas, also, are singing the praises of our amazing after school Taekwondo program with transportation provided for kids! Finally, a truly VALUABLE way to make sure the kids are picked up from school, and have a positive, inspiring experience every day. See their website for more info. https://utahkick.com/sq-after-school-martial-arts-2/

Art First/Arte Primero After School Program. From their Director: A fine art studio for children. Where imagination is inspired and set on stage through Spanish! Our main goals are to create a world filled with cultural understanding through art and language and to empower children by nurturing their creativity, confidence, problem-solving skills, and non-verbal communication skills through their expression in the arts! Art First offers after school and summer camp programming. After School pick up, homework help, literacy appreciation & fine art. Currently we pick up from Emerson, Hawthorne & newly added Uintah Elementary (Starting Sep. 20th). ArtFirst ArtePrimero emphasizes the art of the Great Masters: Fernando Botero, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Yayoi Kusama 草間 彌生, Alma Thomas, Diego Rivera, Hayao Miyazaki, Takashi Murakami, Amy Sherlad and so much more! For more info see our website www.arteprimero.com 801. 467.5ART. Register today! Muchas Gracias! 

Boys and Girls Club Sugarhouse. From their website: The Sugar House Club opened its doors in 1968, and today serves over 2,500 kids annually through licensed child care and sports programs. Elementary Programs at the Sugar House Club are fully licensed by the state of Utah, and all Club members have access to: Full size gym, Fully equipped computer lab and technology center, Program curriculum developed by experts at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, A dedicated staff of trained Youth Development Professionals, Breakfast, lunch, and healthy snack provided daily. See their website for more info. https://www.gslclubs.org/find_a_club/sugar-house-boys-girls-club.html 

YouthCity After School Program. From their website: Preparations for the 2021-2022 YouthCity After School Program are well under way. We are excited to have your child participate in our program this school year. Please complete and submit this packet to a Community Programs Manager to enroll your child in our program. Thank you for the opportunity to work with your children. We look forward to a successful school year. See their website for more info. https://www.slc.gov/youthandfamily/youthcity-afterschool-programs/ 

Bruce Simpson

Principal

Principal’s Message August 4, 2021

Unicorns United - Embrace the Power of Yet.

Dear Uintah Community,

Happy August! We are excited to have students back in a few short weeks, so enjoy the rest of the summer and be ready to come back for a great school year. All classes at Uintah will be in-person this year. We are so grateful for the hard work and dedication that the teachers, paraprofessionals, the office staff, and our custodians put in last year teaching on-line and in-person; it really made a difference in how well students learned. I can't say enough about how lucky we are to have them here working with students. I was informed today that Uintah Elementary had the highest growth rates for students of all of the schools in the district. That is because of everyone's work this past year to make a positive difference in the lives of students, so thank you parents, students, teachers, paras, secretaries, and our wonderful custodians. Way to go!  

As you may have heard, we have new start times this year all across the district and here at Uintah as well. The SLCSD School Board has asked schools to go to one of two start times, and Uintah will be on the 8:00 a.m. start time meaning the first bell will ring at 7:55 a.m. with the Tardy Bell at 8:00 a.m. School will end for students at 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and will end at 12:45 p.m. on Fridays and short days. 

I think that a big question on many peoples' minds is what will the school be doing to help children stay safe this year. We want all of the children and adults to be safe this year and every year. Because the legislature took away school districts' ability to mandate masks, we will be STRONGLY ENCOURAGING MASKS on all adults and children while they are on our school property, vaccinated or not, as per many health organizations' suggestions. Our HVAC systems are still set up as last year with the same increased airflow amounts and filtering systems. We will also be following our COVID protocols put in place last year as much as we can given any changes made from the legislature such as loss of mask mandates. Our safety protocols helped last year, and they will help us to move forward as safely as we can now. I am confident enough in what we are doing this year here to help students and adults to be safe that my youngest son will be attending Kindergarten with us this year. I look forward to him getting to know the wonderful Uintah Community as I have.

Despite all of these safety precautions, I know that some still feel uneasy about returning. Please know that we will respect families choices and wishes and will support families however we can. There is an online only school option the district is offering for those who wish it. Information is on the district's website. Some parents have expressed a desire to have their child/ren return to Uintah once they are fully vaccinated. We will welcome students back with open arms whenever they come. We will also respect parent and student choices about mask wearing and will work to ensure that no one is harassed for either wearing or not wearing a mask while here. 

Again, we hope that everyone has fun during these last few weeks of summer, and we will see everyone back soon. Look for more information about our Back-to-School night coming up on Monday, August 23rd starting at 5:00 p.m., too. Stay safe and take care. 

Bruce Simpson

Principal, Uintah Elementary

 

 

Principal’s Message May 1, 2021

Unicorns United-Together we are more than the sum of our parts.

Dear Uintah Community,

 

May is upon us, and with it comes Spring, but also End-of-Level (EOL) testing. We know this year has been a difficult one for everyone in the education community including families. Thank you to everyone for working so hard to make this year as successful as can be. We have been asked to assess where students are at academically after this difficult year, and we plan to take the data from these EOL tests and use it to help us see how much students have grown this year and plan for them for this next year. We are committed to helping students succeed. Please continue to support your child/ren and the fine educators who work with them by helping your child get enough rest and start the day with a great breakfast so they can do their best on all of the tests this month.

 

On another note, we have received a few inquiries about the Summer School program being offered by the district this year. After much discussion and planning with the Community Education department who oversees this program, this is what we know so far about what will be happening at Uintah:

  1. Uintah will work in a pod with 6 other schools: Beacon Heights, Bonneville, Dilworth, Emmerson, Highland Park, and Indian Hills. This will help us pool our resources to make Summer School the best it can be. Students will come to Uintah for the program.
  2. The main focus for the Summer School program this year is to support students who may have experienced some learning loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Academics will be focused on in the morning taught by licensed teachers and enrichment activities will take place in the afternoon.
  3. Based off available data, each grade level at each school is currently identifying students who have a need for Summer School academic help. The school will then reach out to those parents to see who is interested in having their child take part in the program.
  4. Based off available teachers who have expressed an interest in teaching Summer School, we will have 1 teacher per grade level for current students grades K-5 with a total of 20 students per teacher. (6th grade students may access the Summer School held at the Middle School where they are going next year.) This means that each of the schools in the Uintah pod will have roughly 3 spots per grade level.
  5. This isn’t that many spots, but we can only have more than 20 students per grade level if more teachers sign up to teacher Summer School. If more teachers from the 7 schools do sign up to teach Summer School, we will then increase the number of students who come from each school.
  6. If a school does not have enough students to fill their allotted amount, then other parents and schools will be able to fill those spots until all of the available slots are filled.
  7. Summer School will run from June 14th through July 16th, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The cost of the program is $70. Waivers may be available for students and families in need to help with this cost on a case-by-case basis.

We realize that the demand for Summer School will likely be higher than what can be offered. Please know that we are doing what we can to make this work for as many of our students as we can. We know that this year has been difficult for students, families, and the education staff in the schools, so we understand that many of them will need a break this summer. We are grateful for those who have expressed a willingness to help with Summer School and hope that the experience will be rewarding for everyone, both students and educators. I hope this explanation helps with the understanding of how Summer School will run this year. Have a great May!

Principal’s Message April 1, 2021

Unicorns United-Together we are more than the sum of our parts.

Dear Uintah Community,

Spring Break is right around the corner. I sincerely hope that everyone is able to safely enjoy some time with loved ones during the break. With the move into April coming soon, we are getting closer to the End-of-Year testing, which the State School Board has mandated for students this year. We are looking forward to seeing how much growth our students have made this difficult year. We will also use this data and other data to help us as we move forward in planning for next year.

Because of the difficulties in learning encountered by students this unique school year, we are planning on supporting students in a few different ways than we have in years past. First, we have a few teachers here at Uintah who have expressed interest in offering some after school tutoring for students who have been identified as needing the help. Look for information coming home about those opportunities after the break. Second, the Salt Lake City School District will be offering around 6 weeks of Summer School for any student. The program will focus on academics in the morning and enrichment activities in the afternoon and will be 5 days a week. There will be a fee of around $70 for the whole summer, which can be adjusted or waived based off need. Look for more information coming out about that opportunity soon as well.

The students who are in-person here at Uintah are doing a fantastic job at keeping their masks on and adhering to the

cleaning guidelines in the school. Masks will be worn for the rest of this school year. We are continually working on social distancing and will do so for as long as is needed, too. Please encourage your child/ren to remember to keep their distance to stay safe!

Another place we could use some help is in having your child come to school on time if that was the choice you made for them. We understand if someone stays home to Zoom into class if they are ill, but several teachers are encountering students who are staying home on occasion and join the class on Zoom likely for reasons other than illness. This can make things more difficult for the child as their teacher most times was not aware that the child would be at home and was unable to get that student the items or materials needed for that day’s lesson. This kind of back and forth can also be stressful for children. Minimizing such transitions by having students come into school when that was the choice will help students learn and will prepare them for next year, when we are planning on holding in-person school 5 days a week with Friday the short day and no digital learning day. I’m sure more about what next year will look like will be forthcoming from our School Board and the District leadership. Look for that in the coming weeks and months.

Again, we hope you have a great Spring Break and look forward to seeing everyone in April! Take care.

 

Bruce Simpson

Principal

 

Principal’s Message March 26, 2021

Unicorns United-Together we are more than the sum of our parts.

Dear Uintah Community,

 

Spring Break is right around the corner. I sincerely hope that everyone is able to safely enjoy some time with loved ones during the break. With the move into April coming soon, we are getting closer to the End-of-Year testing, which the State School Board has mandated for students this year. We are looking forward to seeing how much growth our students have made this difficult year. We will also use this data and other data to help us as we move forward in planning for next year.

Because of the difficulties in learning encountered by students this unique school year, we are planning on supporting students in a few different ways than we have in years past. First, we have a few teachers here at Uintah who have expressed interest in offering some after school tutoring for students who have been identified as needing the help. Look for information coming home about those opportunities after the break. Second, the Salt Lake City School District will be offering around 6 weeks of Summer School for any student. The program will focus on academics in the morning and enrichment activities in the afternoon and will be 5 days a week. There will be a fee of around $70 for the whole summer, which can be adjusted or waived based off need. Look for more information coming out about that opportunity soon as well.

The students who are in-person here at Uintah are doing a fantastic job at keeping their masks on and adhering to the cleaning guidelines in the school. Masks will be worn for the rest of this school year. We are continually working on social distancing and will do so for as long as is needed, too. Please encourage your child/ren to remember to keep their distance to stay safe!

Another place we could use some help is in having your child come to school on time if that was the choice you made for them. We understand if someone stays home to Zoom into class if they are ill, but several teachers are encountering students who are staying home on occasion and join the class on Zoom likely for reasons other than illness. This can make things more difficult for the child as their teacher most times was not aware that the child would be at home and was unable to get that student the items or materials needed for that day’s lesson. This kind of back and forth can also be stressful for children. Minimizing such transitions by having students come into school when that was the choice will help students learn and will prepare them for next year, when we are planning on holding in-person school 5 days a week with Friday the short day and no digital learning day. I’m sure more about what next year will look like will be forthcoming from our School Board and the District leadership. Look for that in the coming weeks and months.

Again, we hope you have a great Spring Break and look forward to seeing everyone in April! Take care.

Bruce Simpson

Principal

Principal’s Message March 1, 2021

Unicorns United-Together we are more than the sum of our parts.

Dear Uintah Community,

March is finally here! It’s hard to believe that almost a year ago our world started changing in so many ways all because of a microscopic virus. We are so glad to have students safely back in the building. As an update, we will have at least 75% of our students back for in-person learning as of the second week in March. We are still committed to serving our remote learning students as well as those in-person. The teachers have done a remarkable job yet again in changing up their practice to help students both in-person and remotely. They are doing an amazing job in difficult circumstances to help children learn, so please express your gratitude to them when you get a chance.

The kids here at school are doing a fabulous job with wearing their masks and sanitizing as much as is needed. Where we continue to focus on is social distancing as that can be difficult for kids to remember and practice because, well, they’re kids! Please encourage your child or children to keep as much space as they can between themselves and others at all times whenever they are on campus. We will continue to encourage them to do the same and will hold them to maintaining as much distance as we can.

To my knowledge, almost all of our faculty and staff here have received their first dose of vaccine with many having also received their second dose. A huge thanks goes out to the many healthcare professionals and the Governor for supporting educators in this endeavor.

Don’t forget that we have Daylight Savings Time coming up on the 14th of this month and Spring Break starting on the 29th of March for a week. We hope everyone stays healthy and safe during all of the fun this month!

 

Bruce Simpson

Uintah Principal

 

Principal’s Message February 10, 2021

Unicorns United-Together we are more than the sum of our parts.

Dear Uintah Community,

We hope that your week is going well. The past two days have been exciting as we welcomed back to the school all grade levels for safe in-person learning. Many parents and students have expressed their gratitude at students being able to be back in the building. We are glad, too! All of the teachers, paras, office staff and custodians have put in so much effort to make this transition happen. I am so proud of them and all that we have been able to accomplish. I know that this transition has also had its challenges with technology issues and learning new routines and procedures. Even though we have 'done' school before, things still look different here in the building and likely do on Zoom as well as we now include our remote learners in with in-person learners. This is again a big change, and with that change comes figuring out new ways to do things. Just like the switch to all-online learning took us a while to master, we anticipate that the same will happen with our current situation for both students and teachers. I ask that we all please be patient and supportive with each other as we continue to refine how to make things work for all of the students whether they are online or in-person. I know that everyone wants things to be the best they can no matter where a student is. Working together, day-by-day, we can make it happen. Have a great rest of the week and a wonderful long Valentine's Day and President's Day weekend. Take care.

Bruce P. Simpson

Principal

Principal’s Message January 15, 2021

Unicorns United-Together we are more than the sum of our parts.

Dear Uintah Parents,

We hope that this finds you and your family safe and healthy. This upcoming week we have a chance to celebrate and remember the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. an iconic leader in the Civil Rights movement and in our country. One of my favorite quotes from him that continues to resonate with me today is, "The time is always right to do what is right." That has never been more true than today. One of the ways we can do what is right is to remember the many positive things that unite us in our community and in this wonderful country such as our love of family and a gratitude for the many freedoms we enjoy in this land. May we all choose to do what is right in a spirit of unity as we move forward these next few weeks and months.

We are continuing our plans here to prepare for the students who will be coming in-person as well as on our plans of how to continue to support our students who will remain remote learners. Part of this preparation is communicating to families our proposed safety protocols and procedures for in-person learning. The following link COVID-19 UINTAH PARENTS HANDBOOK has many of the procedures that we will be following this year in order to keep students and staff safe while at school. Please look it over to help answer questions you or your children may have regarding the return to in-person learning. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out to me or your child's teacher, and we will do our best to help. We are committed to working together to help kids learn and stay safe. Have a great weekend.

Bruce P. Simpson

Principal

Principal’s Message January 8, 2021

Unicorns United-Together we are more than the sum of our parts.

Dear Uintah Community,

I hope that everyone is doing well and is as safe and healthy as they can be in this New Year. This week has shown us that in many parts of our country, people are still divided. I want to hearken back to our theme for this year which is, ‘Unicorns United: Together We are More than the Sum of our Parts.’ Our school is a stronger, more effective, and even a more peaceful place when we are united and come from places of common ground. So is our community, our state, and our nation.

The events of this week have also shown us that we need to learn to disagree with others in more healthy, appropriate and productive ways. One of the ways we can do this is to focus on the common ground we do have. I believe that one of these places of common ground needs to be our commitment to the children and adults who work here at Uintah. We may disagree on what it looks like to care for each other or whether or not students should come back into school or stay remote for learning, but we should never doubt that each of us is coming from a place of genuine concern for the children and adults who attend our school however they may wish to attend. My hope is that we can remember this common ground as we interact in our school, community, state and nation and when we disagree, we can do so in healthy, appropriate and productive ways.

We are also in the process of completing our plans for students to return to our building. If you wish to change your original choice about in-person or remote learning for your child, please contact the office by Friday, January 15th. The number is 801-584-2940. After Friday, January 15th, we will finalize our class lists based on the information we have received. You will have the chance to re-visit your choice in March at the end of the second trimester. As always, if you find you have a pressing concern about your child's placement before March, I will be happy to meet with you and work to resolve your concerns.

Here are some tentative details of Uintah’s plan to return to offering in-person learning to those who desire it along with our plans to continue to offer remote learning for those who choose it:
Grade-Level Configurations:

Each grade-level team met with the principal and, using data provided by parents, decided on the most appropriate grade-level configuration for the students at that specific grade level.

Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Grades: Teachers will keep their students and teach in an expanded classroom model instructing both in-person and remote students. All students will remain with the same teacher they currently have. Because this change involves bringing students into the class while the teacher is teaching, online instruction may look a bit different than it has these past few months. Despite these differences, we are committed to continuing to offer high-quality online instruction to those who choose this option along with working with the students who are in the classroom.

2nd Grade: Ms. Tiller will teach an online only class while Ms. Hansen and Ms. Murakami will teach in-person only classes. This configuration will necessitate the moving of some students from each class to different classes. In the next few weeks, we will be communicating with the parents of students in these classes to determine the students who need to be moved and where those students will be placed in the grade level. We are hoping to impact the fewest students possible.  

School Schedule:

Uintah will return to our 8:20 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. school schedule on regular school days. Regular school days will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Wednesdays will be an asynchronous day for all students. This means that students will have 4 hours of work to complete at home and will not come into the building unless their classroom teacher requests it of the parent.

Tentative Bell Schedule

The following is a schedule of when school starts, students eat lunch, and school ends. Grade-level teachers will provide families with a more detailed schedule of each classroom’s schedule including recess times and when specials classes such as P.E., Art, and Library will be held. Look for those schedules from your child’s teacher soon.

Uintah Bell Schedule Jan. – Jun. 2021

Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri/Regular Day

8:20                       First Bell
8:25                       School Begins
11:10                     Half-Day Kindergarten Ends

10:05-10:35           Remote Learners may pick up lunch

10:50-11:25           Lunch/Recess 1st 
11:10-11:45           Lunch/Recess Kindergarten

11:30-12:05           Lunch/Recess 2nd

11:50-12:25           Lunch/Recess 3rd

12:10-12:45           Lunch/Recess 4th
12:30-1:05             Lunch/Recess 5th 

12:50-1:25             Lunch/Recess 6th

3:00                       School Ends
3:00-6:00               After-School Program (Extended Day)

Wednesday/Asynchronous Day for ALL STUDENTS; Students remain at home learning. (4 hours of work for students)

8:25                       School Begins
10:25                     Half-Day Kindergarten Ends

12:45                     School Ends (This ending time includes 20 min. for lunch)  
12:45-6:00             After-School Program (Extended Day)

Lunch Changes:

To help minimize the spread of COVID, only one grade level will be in the lunchroom at a time. Thanks to Federal Guideline changes and funding, the school district is providing sack lunches free of charge for the remainder of the year to ALL students (children 18 and under, too) who wish to eat them. We are encouraging students who choose not to eat the lunch the school can provide to bring any home lunches in disposable bags to minimize the amount of lunch boxes/bags that students will need to keep track of. This becomes one more item that needs to be monitored and disinfected. Please consider this when discussing lunch at school with your child/ren.

Students who are remote learners may also come to the school to pick up a free sack lunch if they choose. According to guidelines, this time must be different from student lunch schedules. The time Uintah has chosen for remote/public sack lunch pick-up is from 10:05-10:35 which will allow students to have the lunch when their lunchtime begins and will allow our cafeteria staff to be ready for the students when they arrive. If there are any questions or concerns with school lunch, please feel free to reach out to our Cafeteria Supervisor, Juan Padilla Alvarez.

Uintah COVID Guidelines and Procedures

We will have more details coming home next week that discuss our school COVID guidelines and other procedure changes for the return to in-person learning. Look for that information sometime early next week. As with anything we have learned in this pandemic, we will adjust our practices and procedures as needed to reflect the most current guidelines provided to us.  

 

This is a lot of information; thank you for taking the time to read through it. I sincerely hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. Take care.

 

Bruce Simpson

Principal

 

Principal’s Message December 9, 2020

Unicorns United-Together we are more than the sum of our parts.

Dear Uintah Parents,

Thank you to all those who have filled out the parent survey on returning to in-person learning or staying remote. If you haven't please consider doing so soon. As we have received many questions this week about Uintah's plans for that time, Mr. Simpson will hold a parent information night on Monday, December 14th at 6 p.m. on Zoom to share information on our plans for moving forward and how we will keep adults and children safe here at school during in-person learning. If you have been hesitant to fill out the survey without such information, then this may help you make a more informed choice. Please see the Zoom link below and join the meeting if you are interested in attending. Thank you.  

Meeting URL:

https://slcschools-org.zoom.us/j/99023741568?pwd=U1hCakZxQXU3aTV3cEJYVVEwekoyZz09

Meeting ID:

990 2374 1568

Passcode:

Uintah2020

 

 

Principal’s Message October 23, 2020

Unicorns United-Together we are more than the sum of our parts.

Dear Uintah Community,

We hope that your October is going well. The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing, and it feels a lot more like Fall, so bundle up and take a look at a few announcements about upcoming events.

 

PTA Reflections Contest: "I Matter Because..."

Calling all artists and creators! It's time for PTA Reflections! Categories include Film, Photography, Visual Arts (both 2D and 3D), Dance Choreography, Music Composition and Literature.

This year's theme is "I Matter Because. . . "

The deadline for Uintah entries will be Friday, November 20 at 11:59 pm. 

Click the link to the Utah Reflections home page: https://www.utahpta.org/reflections with rules and information and the online submissions portal. If you have any questions or need clarification on the rules contact the Reflections chair, Juliann Law, at juliannlaw@gmail.com

 

A message from our Yearbook Chair

Greetings, Uintah Parents! The first quarter is wrapping up and as your Yearbook Chair, I am getting a little nervous about this year's yearbook. I want to make sure that every Uintah student is represented in this unprecedented year. The virtual nature of school poses a small but overcomable challenge. This is an opportunity for our community to showcase not only the school and our students but how we have adapted and come out better because of it. There are two ways to submit pictures for the yearbook. The first is by emailing them to uintahyearbookpics@gmail.com. The second is by using the hashtag #uintahunicorncommunity when posting on your own Instgram. You can also follow our school Instagram @uintah_uincorn_power.  Our page is new, and we will start posting announcements, event pics and other fun things to get the community involved.  Thank you!"

 

Halloween Drive-by Parade Friday, October 30th starting at 9:00 AM

Please join us on Friday, October 30th from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM for the Uintah Drive-by Halloween Parade! Teachers will be dressed in their costumes and socially distanced along 1300 South in front of the school on the north side of the street in order to wave and say hello to all of the students and parents as they drive by on 1300 South or walk by on the south side of 1300 South. Wear your favorite costume as you come by and say hello and remember, this is the year to wear a mask!  Click here for more information about the Halloween Drive-by!  Mr. Simpson will be live-Zooming the parade for those who are unable to come by, so look for that link to be on your child's teacher's Canvas page the morning of the parade. Happy Safe and Socially-Distanced Halloween!

Unicorns United-Together we are more than the sum of our parts.

Bruce Simpson

Bruce Simpson

Principal - Elementary