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School Choice Applications 2021-2022

11/20/20

Good Afternoon,

School choice applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be open December 1, 2020 through February 19, 2021.   

Families can view information and apply on the district webpage.   https://www.slcschools.org/departments/educational-equity-and-student-support/student-services/school-choice/   

Call Student Services for assistance 801-578-8206. 

Timeline for 2021-22 Open Enrollment

Prior to November 30, 2020

  • Board designates school's status of Open or Closed for Early Open Enrollment

December 1, 2020 to February 19, 2021

  • Early Open Enrollment Applications are submitted online.

February 20, 2021

  • School administrators have access to submitted applications.

March 15, 2021

  • Deadline for principals notify parents of currently enrolled students who will not be permitted continued enrollment for the coming year.  This notice must be preceded by due process and documented intervention attempts unless otherwise determined through a safe school hearing. Contact student services for support.

March 31, 2021

  • Deadline for principals to notify parents of Early Open Enrollment application status.

April 15, 2021

  • Deadline for parents to accept or decline Early Open Enrollment opportunities.

Schools may not develop "waiting lists" from Early Open Enrollment applications. The school choice system will automatically complete priority ranking and random selection. 

Applications must be accepted or rejected by the March 31st deadline.

Students whose applications are rejected during the Early Open Enrollment may reapply for a Late Enrollment after April 1st.

Mindi Holmdahl

Director of Student Services

Salt Lake City School District

440 East 100 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

801-578-8202

Superintendent Search

As you know, our district is currently in the middle of a national search for our next superintendent. As part of the search process, we are soliciting community input via an online survey. The survey is open to ALL community members, regardless of whether they have children who are students in the district, and will be available through Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. 

Have you taken the survey yet? If not, please make sure you do so ASAP.

Here is the direct link to the survey in English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N67TNYG

After you take it, could you please share the link with the families you work with?

The online survey is available in the fourteen languages spoken most frequently by families in the Salt Lake City School District: English, Spanish, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean, Somali, Swahili, Tongan, and Vietnamese.

Links to the survey in each language can be found on the district websitehttps://www.slcschools.org/news/2020-21/superintendent-search-community-survey/

 

Thanks for making time to share your thoughts!

Parent Support Group

Superintendent Search Community Survey

What qualities do you want to see in our new Superintendent? Now's your chance to tell us here.

IMPORTANT Parent Survey

Dear Parents,
I hope you and your families are staying safe and well. I am reaching out to ask you to take a few minutes of your valuable time today to respond the parent survey the district sent you this week. It is important that we know what your preference is regarding having students remain on remote distance learning or returning to school in a hybrid model. This information will be helpful for our board to make an informed decision based on your feedback. If you have any questions, please email me at dahlia.cordova@slcschools.org. Thank you for attending to this very important matter affecting your children's future education.

Dahlia Cordova, Principal
 

English:  https://www.facebook.com/slcschools/posts/10159382890315769 (click on link)
Spanish: https://www.facebook.com/slcschools/posts/10159382894100769 (click on link)

Tech Support

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Message from our Superintendent

Dear families,

This Friday, September 25, is an asynchronous learning day for students. (Asynchronous learning means class will not be held live. Instead, the learning can happen on the student’s own time and at the student’s own pace.) Teachers will provide asynchronous lessons for students on this day, just as they do on Wednesdays during our regular week of remote instruction. Students will have at least four (4) hours of asynchronous learning planned by their teacher(s). Elementary teachers should provide four hours of learning for students. Middle school and high school teachers should provide approximately one hour per class period, based on the number of periods per day.

On July 21, 2020, the Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD) Board of Education voted to postpone the first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year from August 25, 2020, to September 8, 2020. We used the time between August 25 and September 8 to meet with students and families, administer assessments, check out student devices, and to allow teachers more time for professional development and lesson preparation.

Changing the first day of school to September 8 meant that nine (9) days originally scheduled for instruction were removed from the instructional calendar. In order to maintain eligibility for State educational funds and to comply with State Board rules, we are required to make up those nine (9) instructional days.

On August 6, 2020, the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) met and approved a waiver for “up to 6 days total of the 180-day requirement.” This left a remainder of three (3) instructional days for the District to consider.

The three (3) remaining instructional days will be made up through asynchronous instruction for students on the following days:

  • Friday, September 25, 2020
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2020
  • Friday, March 5, 2021

For students, these three days were previously scheduled as non-student days.

The additional days from September 8-11 during which school was canceled because of the severe windstorm earlier this month will be considered separately. More information will be forthcoming.

Sincerely,

Larry Madden
Interim Superintendent
Salt Lake City School District

Extended Learning Program (ELP) Information

Online School Registration

Dear Parents/Guardians of M. Lynn Bennion Elementary Students,

Online school registration will be available starting on August 01, 2020. This year the process will be completely online. To register, go to https://registration.slcschools.org. Your student’s ID and registration pin needed to login are being emailed by the district soon. If you do not receive the email by the beginning of registration, please call.

The following documents are required to complete your student’s online registration:

     • proof of address (all students)

     • student’s birth certificate (Kindergarten & new students only)

     • student’s immunizations (Kindergarten & new students only)

There will be a place provided in the online registration to download copies (PDF or jpg) of those documents. If you are unable to provide these documents online, please call our secretary Sharlon Harding at 801-578-8108 ext. 1001 to arrange an appointment to bring them into the school office to complete your student’s registration.

If you have any questions regarding registration for the upcoming school year, please give me or our secretary a call.

Thank you,

Dahlia Cordova, Principal

Phone: 801-578-8108 ext. 1210

Website: http://bennion.slcschools.org

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Pre-K Early Childhood 2020-2021 Registration

Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 Class Registration for the 2020-2021 school year. (Click Here)

 

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