Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I enroll my child?
- How do contact my child's teacher?
- How do I locate the school?
- How do I report an absence?
- What is the school schedule?
- What are the school rules?
- What is the school dress code policy?
- How can I get involved with my child's learning?
- How can I get involved with the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)?
- How can I get involved with the School Community Council (SCC)?
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 2021-2022 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. 1001
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 2021-2022 is online
To register, go http://registration.slcschools.org/. 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.
- A parent may come and visit a teacher before or after school before or after school. Please contact your student's teacher to set up an appointment with them. Teachers can be messaged through Class Dojo or email. You may also call the office and they will help you set up an appointment.
- Parents can also call the school to talk with a teacher. If a teacher is unavailable, parents my leave a message on the teacher’s voicemail.
- Parents may also contact a teacher through e-mail. Teachers’ e-mail addresses are on the school website.
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 form is used to request excused absences for planned absences.
If you have any questions, please contact Caisa Pope, the school counselor, at 801 578-8108 Ext. 1003.
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).
Use proper bathroom manners.
Keep walls and floors clean.
Use quiet voices.
Use supplies wisely.
When finished, leave quickly.
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.
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!
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.
Current Dress Code Policy
- All clothing should be appropriate school attire (Modest, Safe, and Clean).
- Clothing should not detract from learning.
- All clothing should be plain, solid colors with no logos, words, pictures, designs, or patterns.
- Safe footwear must be worn at all times.
- No thongs or loose fitting sandals.
BOYS AND GIRLS:
- Shirts can be short or long sleeved.
- Plain colored sweat shirts, sweaters, turtlenecks, and vests are permitted.
- Nothing should be sheer or see-through.
- Shorts, skirts, skorts, and jumpers may not be more than 3 inches above the knee.
- Leggings may be worn under skirts, skorts or jumpers but may not be used alone as pants. All must have sewn hems.
- Bennion logo T-shirts and Ballet West T-shirts may be worn any day of the week as a uniform.
- No bare midriffs (stomachs) allowed.
- Clothing shall not expose abdomen or chest and shall be of sufficient size to conceal undergarments at all times.
- Clothing such as low-cut tops, bare midriffs, spaghetti-straps and tight- fitting clothing is prohibited.
- Properly fitted clothing must be worn.
- The waistband on shorts and pants needs to be above the hipbone.
- No oversized shirts.
- Baggy, sagging, fraying, holes and excessively long pants are prohibited.
- Excess material left from belts should be placed through belt loops sat doesn't hang down.
- No distracting hair color.
- Hair and body must be kept clean; also skin must be free of ink and stickers.
- Hats, Sunglasses, or chains of any kind, cannot be worn in the building during school hours.
- If students come to school out of uniform, a parent or guardian may be notified and requested to bring proper clothing, students may be asked to turn shirt inside-out, or proper clothing will be provided for the day only.
- New students will have one month to conform to the Uniform Dress Code.
- ZERO TOLERANCE: District policy JFCA states that "No gang symbols including any article of clothing, badge, sign, lettering, hairdo, jewelry, emblem, symbol or other personal display or adornments, designated gang symbol or to signify affiliation with, participation in, or approval of a gang, will be tolerated." Wearing all one color is prohibited (black/black, yellow/yellow, blue/blue). Wearing one long and one short leg is not allowed.
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:
- What skills and knowledge will my child be expected to master this year?
- How will my child be evaluated? Right now is my child on grade level? If not, what additional services can you offer to my child?
- What can I do to stay more involved in my child's academic progress? How can I help my child improve academically? What can I do to help you help my child?
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:
- ¿Qué habilidades y conocimientos que mi hijo se espera que domine este año?
- ¿Cómo va mi niño sea evaluado? En estos momentos está a mi hijo a nivel de grado? Si no, qué servicios adicionales puede ofrecer a mi hijo?
- ¿Qué puedo hacer para participar más en el progreso académico de mi hijo? ¿Cómo puedo ayudar a mi hijo a mejorar académicamente? ¿Qué puedo hacer para ayudarle a ayudar a mi hijo?
- ¿Cómo acomodar las diferencias en el aprendizaje?
M. Lynn Bennion School Community Council
The School Community Council meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month from 12:00 p.m.to 1:00 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.
Chair, Carrie Chalverus- firstname.lastname@example.org
SCC member, parent, Carrie Chalverus - email@example.com
SCC member, parent, Ashley Leete- firstname.lastname@example.org
SCC member, parent, Laura De La Cruz - email@example.com
SCC member, parent, Karen Pynes - firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher (Librarian) Julie Krueger - email@example.com
Back up Support (Counselor) Caisa Pope - firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal, Dahlia Cordova- email@example.com