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Superintendent's Message

Posted: Mon, 04-03-2017 - 05:11 PM

Dear SLCSD Community,

Salt Lake City School District’s primary goal is to provide all of our students with a quality education and prepare them to succeed in college, career, and life. Unfortunately, if students don’t feel safe in our schools, they cannot focus on learning. I know there is a great deal of anxiety and concern in our community about recent events related to federal immigration enforcement activity. The Board of Education and I take our responsibility to provide a safe learning environment for all students very seriously, and I want you to know that our students are safe in our schools. As a district, we are committed to ensuring that our schools are safe places from any attempt to deny civil or human rights. 

At their meeting on March 21, our Board of Education affirmed their support for all SLCSD students by passing a Safe School Resolution. The resolution states, “…the Board embraces its responsibility to welcome and educate all students and uphold its mission to provide an excellent and equitable education in every classroom, to every student, every day.”   

District leaders have created a set of frequently asked questions to provide our families with information and resources to help address concerns or questions related to immigration, discrimination, or harassment. Please know that SLCSD will never ask about or collect information related to the immigration status of our students and families. We will always protect our students’ privacy rights.

Thank you to all SLCSD staff for creating a safe place for students to learn and achieve. Your contribution and commitment to students is inspiring. I am proud to be a part of a community that values and welcomes all students and I, again, thank our Board of Education for passing the resolution.

Yours in education,
Lexi Cunningham, Ed.D

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Tales of Courage: a Student Opera at Highland Park

Posted: Mon, 04-24-2017 - 12:06 PM

Students in Mr. Pieter Lingen’s fourth grade class at Highland Park learned about tales of courage first hand this past March. As a class, they read fables and decided to write an opera based on a few of their favorites. The students worked together to write the lyrics based on three famous fables: the Tortoise and the Hare, the Lion and the Mouse and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

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Glendale's Multicultural Assembly

Posted: Mon, 04-24-2017 - 11:58 AM

Glendale Middle School is home to one of the most diverse student populations in the Salt Lake City School District. Each year, as the grand finale to the year round celebrations and expressions of our rich cultural and linguistic heritage, the student body presents a Multicultural Assembly.

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Bryant's Battle of the Books

Posted: Mon, 04-24-2017 - 10:31 AM

On April 4, at Bryant Middle School, students from six middle schools competed against each other to see who would be the champion of the first annual Battle of the Books organized by Bryant Middle School Librarian, Emily DeJong, and Salt Lake City School District Library Director, Tiffany Hall.

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Mountain View Students Create Opera to Tell a Story

Posted: Mon, 04-24-2017 - 09:55 AM

Selene Mansfield's fifth-grade class from Mountain View Elementary began an opera back in November as a collection of short stories. They read “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros to study a vignette writing structure and then participated in national novel writing month to publish a book of short personal narratives.

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Backman Racks Up Kindness during RAK Month

Posted: Mon, 04-24-2017 - 09:38 AM

Backman students were racking up kind acts in the month of February during a school-wide focus on Random Acts of Kindness. The idea grew out of the district Character Education committee’s focus on kindness during February. During the first week of the month, Kindness Kits were delivered to each classroom.

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