Frequently Asked Questions

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I want to know how to enroll my child.

 

WE WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS FROM NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS

1. BIRTH CERTIFICATE

2. IMMUNIZATION CARD- (KINDERGARTEN NEEDS TO BE UP TO DATE BEFORE THEY CAN START KINDERGARTEN OR WE'LL NEED AN EXEMPTION FORM IF EXEMPTING FROM IMMUNIZATIONS)

PARENTS OF KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS FOR 2016-2017 PLEASE VIEW THIS IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT FORM, TO VIEW CLICK HERE.

3. PROOF OF ADDRESS VERIFICATION (EX. ELECTRIC BILL, LEASE AGREEMENT, PHONE BILL, ETC.)

 

ARE YOU WITHIN OUR BOUNDARIES? UNSURE? PLEASE CALL US AT 801-578-8108 EXT. 0

WE'LL CHECK IF YOUR HOME ADDRESS IS WITHIN OUR BOUNDARIES OR WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHICH IS YOUR SCHOOL BOUNDARY.

 

SCHOOL REGISTRATION for 2016-2017 is online

To register, go https://apex.slcschools.org/apex/f?p=1999:1: .  You will need your student’s ID and registration pin to login, if your student is a returning student to the Salt Lake City School district. If you student hasn't ever attended a school in the Salt Lake School district, you would enroll your child as a new student. If you need assistance or have any questions regarding your login information or boundary information, please contact M. Lynn Bennion at 801-578-8108.

After you have completed your student’s online registration bring:

1.  Original birth certificate

2.  Immunization card

3.  Address verification to the front office (power/water bill)

If you don’t have a computer available at home, please feel free to use our computers in the office.

 

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I want to know how to contact my child's teacher.

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I want to know how to locate the school.

SAFE SCHOOL PLANS. SAFE ROUTES. SAFE KIDS (BENNION)

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I want to know how to homework help.

Homework Hall is available for all students who are either struggling academically or need a quiet place to work on homework after school to support their needs in conjunction with parent and school support.   Homework Hall is a component of the Extended Day Program provided by Salt Lake Community Education.   Each student who attends will receive a healthy snack provided by Child Nutrition. 

How to enroll your student in Homework Hall:

Homework Hall Schedule:

Monday through Thursday:  3:00 to 4:15 PM

Friday: 12:35 to 1:35 PM

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I want to know how to report an absence.

Most kids will miss a day or two of school from time to time due to a family emergency or sickness.  Parents may EXCUSE up to 8 absences with a call to the school and a written note.  On the day that your child needs to miss school, call the office to report the absence.  When your child returns, write a short note  to turn in to the office or turn in a doctor’s note if you went to the doctor, so that we can verify that the absence was excused.  Most children do not need to miss more than 8 days in a school year, but if that occurs bring a note from your doctor and the absence will be marked excused. 

If you do not call or bring in a doctor’s note when your child is absent, the absence will be marked UNEXCUSED.  Too many unexcused absences can result in a court hearing with many possible consequences.  By law, Bennion staff must keep track of unexcused absences and must send out citations to parents if there are too many unexcused absences.  Help us avoid this by always excusing your child’s absences. 

Request for Excused Absence During Educational Time

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Jones, the school counselor, at  801 578-8108 Ext. 175. 

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Tell me about helpful programs.

 

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Tell me about the school schedule.

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Tell me about the school rules.

Hall Rules

Respect personal space.

Use proper hallways to enter and exit the building.

Walk quietly in the halls at all times.

Carry a hall pass when outside of the classroom.

Be with your class or have a pass.

Do not sit or slide on handrails.

Carry playground equipment quietly.

Walk on steps one at a time (do not jump).

 

Restroom Rules

Use proper bathroom manners.

Keep walls and floors clean.

Use quiet voices.

Use supplies wisely.

When finished, leave quickly.

 

Lunchroom Rules

Enter and exit quietly

Wait quietly in line

Sit at assigned tables and eat politely (no food throwing).

Clean up your area and clear your tray properly.

Leave all food in the lunchroom.

 

Playground Rules

Respect yourself and others.

Be concerned with safety always-for your self and others.

No fighting and no contact sports.

Use appropriate language.

Stay in assigned playground area.

Use equipment properly.

Remain outside during recess.

Report problems to the adult on duty.

If it looks to rough, it is too rough!

 

Auditorium Rules

Enter and exit quietly with your class.

Keep hands and feet to yourself.

Sit flat and quietly in assigned places.

Listen with respect.

Applaud when is appropriate.

 

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Tell me about the school dress code.

Current Dress Code Policy

IN GENERAL:

BOYS AND GIRLS:

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How can I get involved with my child's learning?

How Parents Can Help with Homework

The most helpful thing that a parent can do about homework is set up a homework routine.  Children benefit from the habit of studying EVERY day.  Even on days when there is no assigned homework, have your children read out loud to you, study spelling words, or work on math flashcards.  Make sure your child has a quiet place to do homework (turn off the TV).  Make sure during homework time that your child is actually doing homework and not playing computer games or drawing pictures!  Have a box that contains pencils, markers, paper, scissors, etc. so that your child has the tools necessary to complete his or her assignments.  If the work is way too hard or too easy, talk to your child’s teacher.  If you cannot afford the supplies needed to complete homework, talk to your school’s counselor…she may be able to help.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Every parent is aware of how important education is to their child’s future…now more than ever.  Although we do not want parents to wait until conference time if there is a problem, Parent /Teacher conference time is a perfect opportunity for parents and teachers and students to meet and collaborate together to ensure their child’s success.  It is helpful if you come to the conference with both questions and information about your child….we want to work together to make sure that your child is getting everything possible out of his or her school experience. Some questions to ask might be:

Conferencias de Padres y Maestros

Cada padre debe ser consciente de la importancia de la educación para el futuro de sus hijos ... ahora más que nunca. Los padres no deberían de esperar hasta la conferencia o hasta que hay un problema.  La conferencia de padres / maestros es una oportunidad perfecta para que padres y profesores y estudiantes a reunen y colaboran juntos para asegurar el éxito de su hijo. Es útil si usted bien preparado a la conferencia con las preguntas y la información sobre su hijo .... Nosotros queremos trabajar juntos para asegurarse de que su hijo está saliendo todo lo posible de la experiencia de su escuela. Algunas preguntas que debe hacer puede ser:

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How can I get involved with the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)?

Cami Munk, President

801-578-8108

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How can I get involved with the School Community Council (SCC)?

M. Lynn Bennion School Community Council

The School Community Council meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month from 5:00 p.m.to 6:00 p.m. to discuss issues pertinent to the success of students attending Bennion and the school community.  All parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend meetings.  Some of the topics discussed at meetings include: School Land Trust funding and how it should be allocated; School Improvement Plan that outlines a plan for academic services that focus on student achievement; Safe School Walking route; dress code; and other items of interest or concern to parents.  The council consists of six parents one of which is a staff member, the principal and a classroom teacher. The school secretary is present to translate as needed and to take minutes for meetings. 

Below is the schedule for the year and the minute links:

To have these documents translated into a language other than Spanish, please contact the school’s main office at 801-578-8108.

Chair, Cami Munk- camimunk@gmail.com

SCC member, parent, Cami Munk-camimunk@gmail.com

SCC member, parent, Emily Brainich-Rodriguez- emilyblifecoach@gmail.com

SCC member, parent, Hannah Rapp - hnnhrpp@gmail.com

SCC member, parent, Ashley Fullmer - Email N/A

Teacher (Resource) -Melanie Francis - melanie.francis@slcschools.org

Principal, Dahlia Cordova- dahlia.cordova@slcschools.org

Minutes are recorded by Annabelle Solis (Secretary)- annabelle.solis@slcschools.org

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How can I get involved with volunteering?

We can always use volunteers, such as for upcoming events.

Please contact our school administrator Dahlia Cordova, you may reach her at 801-578-8108 Ext. 121

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