Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! It has been a wonderful start to the year. Students are calmer and much of the anxiety we experienced as we opened last year is reduced. It is already shaping up to be an important year for learning and growing.
Faculty members have been working hard this summer to hone reading instruction skills. This includes whole group instruction targeting phonological awareness and phonics. Teachers administer screeners and diagnostics in order address the individual needs of students in a small group setting. We've increased the size of our literacy assistant intervention team using TSSA and Land Trust funds, which allows us to reduce the size of the learning groups. I am excited about the expertise of our faculty and staff and I appreciate the funds allowing us to provide targeted instruction.
Please note that students will be learning from home on Flexible Fridays. Our first one is September 10. Teachers expressed excitement about the opportunity to provide increased individualized learning experiences for their students on these Fridays so watch for links to school programs. Teachers will also provide grade level content in the form of reviews and learning extensions. Parents, thank you for supporting your children in these tasks!
We have a new assistant principal joining us this year. His name is Josh Sullivan and he comes with a counseling background. He's already proven to be a great resource for our students and families. Mr. Sullivan is at Antelope Canyon on Wednesday, Thursday, and every other Friday.
Life is Good!
View the full September Newsletter here.
Friday Schedule Reminder
School starts at 9:00 a.m. and gets out at 1:00 p.m.
Morning kindergarten starts at 9:00 a.m. and gets out at 10:55 a.m.
Afternoon kindergarten starts at 11:05 and gets out at 1:00 p.m.
- Kindergarten parents, please note that there is only 10 minutes transition time between morning and afternoon classes.
- On Fridays only, we ask that parents of morning kindergarten students PICK UP your child on the EAST side of the building that is normally reserved for buses.
- Parents of afternoon students, please DROP OFF your students on the SOUTH side (front) of the building.
We appreciate your patience with each other in the parking lot and drop-off and pick-up areas. Just waiting for an additional few extra seconds and being aware of other people around you can make all the difference.