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Superintendent's Message

Posted: Tue, 11-22-2016 - 01:18 PM

Dear SLCSD Employees, Parents and Community,

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I realize that there is a great deal to be thankful for this holiday season in the Salt Lake City School District.

  • I am thankful for our students.  I have had the opportunity to visit many schools and classrooms and am so impressed with the work that our students do.  I am also thankful that our students have the opportunity to participate in activities before and after school to enrich their school experience.
  • I am thankful for the wonderful employees who are dedicated to our students and their success.  SLCSD employees work throughout the year to ensure that all students are provided with every opportunity to learn.  They welcome all students to our schools and classrooms, and treat all who enter with kindness and respect.
  • I am thankful for our parents who bring their children to SLCSD schools and know that they will receive a quality education.  Your support means so much to our teachers and administrators.  All parents are welcome in our schools and should feel safe when they arrive at our doors.
  • I am thankful for a supportive community who values education and is willing to work with us to make sure that our students have all that they need to be successful.  Your generosity is appreciated.

While there is a great deal to be thankful for, I also understand that there are many in our schools who do not feel safe or welcome.  I want to assure students, employees, families and community members that the SLCSD can and will provide a safe and respectful learning environment to all who enter.  SLCSD Board Policies G-19 and G-20 specifically address and prohibit bullying, discrimination, and harassment.  School and district administrators are available to help those feeling bullied or harassed; please reach out to them if you have any concerns. 

Our goal is to lead and serve with compassion, teach tolerance, and hold others responsible when they behave in ways that are hurtful. As many people in our community are experiencing a broad range of emotions to certain events across the country, the SLCSD is committed to serve our students, employees, families and community by staying focused on our vision, Excellence and Equity:  Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day.  SLCSD is committed to continuing to provide a safe, supportive and caring environment for all students, employees, families and community members.

Thank you for your continued support of the Salt Lake City School District.  I hope you have a nice holiday.


Lexi Cunningham, Ed.D.

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