SEP Conferences


January 31 – February 1, 2018




It is time to sign up for an appointment for you and your student to meet with your student’s teacher. The window to sign up is Friday January 12 – January 28, 2018.


Sign up link:


Password: roadrunners



Please contact the office at 801-481-4833 for assistance in signing up.


Note that school will be released at 1:00 pm both days.






Debora Cluff

Science Fair Judges Needed

Dear Parents:


We are getting close to our annual Science and Engineering Fair Jan. 30 - Feb.1  Our students are working hard to finish up and we are excited to see what they have done.


We are in need of 20 judges to help judge our 80+ projects this year. This is the best part of doing the science fair, hearing the students talk about what they did and what they learned. Judges can be high school students, college students, parents and  grandparents, and/or community members.  


We can't do it without you! Please consider helping with a 3 hour slot either Tuesday, Jan. 30th from 12:00-3 or Wednesday, Jan. 31st from 8:30-11:30.  You can sign-up at the following link: 

Science Fair Judges

Thank you for your help judging our School Science Fair! Please sign up for a time that works for you. Please note your degree or science background. This can be Science Student, teacher, job background, degree, or anything else relevant. We will meet at the beginning of the time to discuss judging expectations and talk you through filling out the forms. Feel free to invite your friends, siblings, and high school students to help as well. Please let me know if you have any questions. --Mr. Lingen

Thank you for your willingness to help our young scientists!


--Mr. Lingen 


P.S. Feel free to share with all your friends and neighbors. :)


Roadrunner Days

Monday, January 22nd – Thursday, January 25th
Help us Celebrate the Roadrunner Spirit!

Theme Days:

Monday: You-nique Day. Challenge is to say “hello” to someone you haven’t met.

Tuesday: Be True to Your School Day. Wear school shirts and colors. Perform an act of kindness.

Wednesday: Be a Force for Good. Donate to school food drive. Within dress code, dress
 Star Wars attire. No full body suit costumes or masks.

Thursday: Roadrunners dream big. Wear Pajamas.  Challenge is to determine how each students’ dream can make the world a better place.

Roadrunner Days is sponsored by the PTA.


ELP Winter Newsletter 2018

The ELP Winter Newsletter is now posted on the ELP page under academic programs.

Science Fair Information

Click on the link below to find out about the Science Fair this school year.

Science Fair Information

ELP Assessment Information

Salt Lake City School District’s Extended Learning Program (ELP) Elementary Assessment Information

     The Salt Lake City School District's elementary Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides gifted educationalservicesfor identified gifted and high ability Kindergarten through grade six students. As part of the eligibility identification process for the 2018-2019 school year, parents of pre-k through grade five students may choose to have their child evaluated. This evaluation consists of both cognitive and academic assessments.

Students qualifying for an ELP placement have shown that they need an academic program that allows them to move more quickly, work with more complex concepts, and delve more deeply into academic content.

ELP services are available at all district elementary schools, with full-day Magnet classes at Emerson (dual immersion), Hawthorne, and Whittier Elementary schools. Testing is for the program, not a specific school. Parents may make a first, second, and third choice of school, but placement at a specific school is not guaranteed.

Please submit registration and disclosure statement forms to the district ELP office between December 6, 2017 and January 26, 2018. These forms are available on the district website,, at all district elementary schools, and through the ELP Office. You may contact Amy Burris, ELP Administrative Assistant, at 801-578-8573.

If you are interested in learning more about the Extended Learning Program, you may want to attend one of our Parent Information Meetings. These meetings will be held from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: 

Wednesday, January 10 at Hillside Middle School Auditorium, 1825 S Nevada Street,

 Thursday January 11 at Northwest Middle School Auditorium, 1730 W 1700 N, and, 

    Thursday, January 18 at the Salt Lake City School District offices, 440 E 100 S, Rooms 112-114. The testing window for students entering Kindergarten through third grade will be from January 29 through March 1, 2018. The testing window for students entering grades four through six will be from February 20-23, 2018.

To be assessed for Magnet eligibility, grades K- 3, parents and students need to reside, and continue to reside within the Salt Lake City School District boundaries.

Utah NetSmartz

    A representative from Utah NetSmartz spoke to our school on December 1st. Do the activities on these websites to review what was learned.

K-3rd Grade:

4th-6th Grade:

The links to these websites are not working. However if the sites are put in an internet browser they work.


Hands on Science!

Our Hands on Science is up and running with our newest member of our staff, April Garff. She would like to encourage you to sign up to volunteer this upcoming year.

If you have any questions please direct them to her:


Principal's Message

Take a look at a new section that has been added to our website called Principal’s Message. It is located under the Our School tab.

Elementary Battle of the Books (Fourth-Sixth Grade)

We had our annual Jogathon where we exercised our bodies. Now let’s exercise our minds by reading some battle books! Click on the link beneath the picture to pass off a battle book.



jogathon and books

Battle Book Pass Off

Here is the list:

Barnhill, Kelly The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Barton, Chris Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Bauer,Joan Soar

Bertman, Jennifer Chambliss The Book Scavenger

Brallier, Max The Last Kids on Earth

Eulberg, Elizabeth The Great Shelby Holmes

Gemeinhart, Dan Some Kind of Courage

George, Callie Clover’s Luck

Hood, Susan Ada’s Violin

Hopkinson, Deborah A Bandit’s Tale

Jamieson, Victoria The Great Pet Escape

Khan, Joshua Shadow Magic

Marshall, Joseph In the Footsteps of Crazyhorse

Parr, Maria Adventures With Waffles

Reynolds, Jason Ghost

Rhodes, Jewell Parkes Towers Falling

Samphire, Patrick Secrets of the Dragon Tomb

Schroeder, Lisa Girl in the Tower

Telgemeir, Raina Ghosts

Wolk, Lauren Wolf Hollow

Safety Resolution

Dear SLCSD Families,
Excellence and Equity: Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day: this is our vision statement for the Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD). We are committed to achieving this vision and ensuring ALL students in our district obtain a quality education.  
We believe in our students and in their hopes, dreams, and potential. Our schools and our students are strengthened by our district’s diversity. SLCSD embraces and supports all of our students, regardless of background, race, ethnicity, or any other factor. And we will continue to champion our students and families, and to welcome and teach every single child who enters our school doors.
In January 2017, the SLCSD Board of Education passed a Safe School Resolution affirming our district’s commitment to our students and our schools. During these uncertain times, we appreciate the support of our teachers and our parents in having conversations with students about current events and reassuring them that school will always be a safe space.
Below are some tips to help adults talk with children about these important yet challenging topics:
·       Don’t be afraid to talk to children about recent events that appear in the news and on social media.
·       Promote a sense of safety by acknowledging current events, and ask children if they have any questions or concerns they would like to talk about.
·       Use age-appropriate language (i.e. talk to elementary-school-aged children about the importance of being a good friend and valuing each other’s differences).
·       Share experiences, when appropriate.
·       Model good behavior, such as being supportive of other cultures.
·       Share ideas about how our children can respond to those who are displaying inappropriate behavior.
During the school year, SLCSD administrators and counselors are a good resource to assist teachers and parents in addressing any concerns that may arise when speaking to children. We in SLCSD will never stop doing what is right for ALL of our students.
Yours in education,
Lexi Cunningham, Ed.D.
Salt Lake City School District
Lexi Cunningham, Ed.D.
(801) 578-8349

Middle School ELP Assessment Information

     The Salt Lake City School District Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides specialized educational services for identified gifted and high ability 7 th and 8th grade middle school students. ELP services are available at all district middle schools with more extensive services provided through ELP Magnet Programs at Clayton, Hillside, and Glendale Middle Schools, and West High School. As part of the eligibility process for the 2018-2019 school year, gifted and high ability 6 th and 7th grade students may participate in the middle school testing which includes an online CogAT, an abilities assessment, and out-of-level IOWA reading and math assessments. The assessments will be given at our school during the November 2 – December 8 testing window. The dates for testing will be chosen by the administration and proctors at our school. Check back on our website for those dates. Students who live outside district boundaries may call the ELP office for a testing appointment. This testing will be scheduled on November 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, and 17, 2017. Parents must submit registration and disclosure statement forms to the district ELP office between September 26 and November 1, 2017. Registration and disclosure forms are available on the district website:, or contact Amy Burris, ELP Administrative Assistant, at the district ELP Office at 801-578-8573. Parent information meetings will be held on Wednesday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 24, 2017. They will begin at 6:00 pm at the Administration Building, 440 E. 100 S., rooms 112-114. Students who are currently in middle school magnet ELP do not need to retest.

Highland Park Parent Handbook

   Here is a link to our Highland Park Parent Handbook. The information in it will be added to throughout the school year.

Link: Highland Park Parent Handbook

Eureka Math Parent Resources

Our new math program entitled EUREKA MATH has parent resources available free to all parents. 

Create an account at  Create a free account and enter your Access code: HWH14WB  in the product key space. Once there you can find: Road Maps, homework tips, and other resources.

NOTE: redeem the same code under one account if you have multiple children. 


MyPaymentsPlus is a state-of-the-art online service that provides you the convenience and information you need to manage your student’s meal account. This system speeds up serving lines in the cafeteria, eliminates the need to send checks to school or worry about lost or forgotten lunch money, and ensures that your child will receive a nutritious meal.

At no cost, MyPaymentsPlus allows you to check your student’s account balance online, view what your student has been eating in the cafeteria, and automatically receive email notifications when the account reaches a low balance. You can pay online into your student’s meal account using a check, credit card, or debit card. You can also use the Autopay feature to automatically replenish your student’s account when it reaches a low balance.

To sign up, simply visit: and then click on “Register a Free Account.” You will need your student’s ID number to complete registration. If you don’t know your child’s student ID, please contact your school to obtain this information.  

To aid in managing your student’s account on-the-go, MyPaymentsPlus also has a free mobile app available for iPhone, iPad and Android phones. For questions pertaining to managing your account or navigating through the MyPaymentsPlus website, please email

School Childrens Trust School and Institutional Trust Funds Office Annual Report

Here is a new website about School Childrens Trust School and Institutional Trust Funds Office Annual Report Click on the title and it will take you to the website.

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