Short School Week

Good to rememberRemember! This week is a short week. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Oct 15-17, are normal school days. There will be no school on Thursday, Friday, and Monday. We’ll see you back on Tuesday, Oct 23.

One-on-One Tutuoring Available

tutoringThere is a tutoring opportunity for our students at the Glendale-Mountain View CLC (Community Learning Campus). Through a partnership with the Utah Reads Program, they have spaces for students to be tutored in the evenings two days a week. This is open to students in grades 2-5 and will follow the 1:1 tutoring model of Early/Next Steps. Please compete this application if you are interested, will be able to get your child to the CLC, and can commit to attend consistently. Please visit the Edison school library if you need assistance printing out the application. The enrollment deadline is October 15!

Upcoming SCC Meeting

SCC meetingThe next Edison SCC / Second Cup of Coffee meeting will be next Thursday, October 11, at 8:15. All are welcome. Find the agenda here, at the very bottom of the page.

Author Visit

Author Tom Watson giving a drawing lessonLast week, many of our Edison students were able to meet the author of the popular Stick Dog and Stick Cat book series. Tom Watson shared some of his experiences as an author, gave the students drawing lessons, and asked them for their suggestions for his next project. Find more pictures in our Photo Gallery.

District Job Opportunities

teacher's helpersThe district is in short supply of classroom and other support paraprofessionals. If you are looking for a job, please consider applying for a district position.There are paraprofessional openings in special education, student support, innovations, an elementary computer lab, elementary classroom, and pre-K classroom. If you are interested, you can apply on the district’s Applitrack site. Thank you so much for your attention to this critical need for our students!

Staying Healthy Through Prevention

washing handsRecently, in the news, there have been reports of Norovirus outbreaks in our state. As of right now, there have been no confirmed cases of Norovirus in any school in the Salt Lake City School District.  Prevention will be our key to keeping this virus out of Edison and our students healthy and in school. 

Teachers will work at keeping surfaces clean, and having students wash hands before eating. Students and teachers should remain home from school for the following reasons: 

  • Any temperature greater than 100 degrees. Children should be fever free, without fever reducing medications, for 24 hours prior to returning to school. 
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea require that the student remain home until 48 hours after the symptoms have subsided without medication. 
  • If your child has a heavy, moist productive cough, chest congestion, or discolored nasal drainage. 
  • Any rash of unknown origin should be evaluated and cleared by a physician prior to the student returning. 
  • Strep infections require early treatment and students are encouraged to remain at home for the first 24 hours. In addition, students must be on antibiotics for at least 24 hours before returning to school and should be fever-free and feeling well before returning to school. 
  • If your child has pinkeye (conjunctivitis), he/she needs to have completed 24 hours of medication. 

Please refer to the district’s announcement about this virus and how to stay healthy for further information.

First SCC Minutes Available

cup of coffeeWe held our first School Community Council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 8:15. This was combined with our first Second Cup of Coffee meeting. For the first 30 minutes or so, the floor is open for parents to discuss whatever is on their minds. The second 30 minutes or so is focused on specific items of school business with a discussion led by Principal Damm. Everyone is welcome. Come to the first part, the second part, or both. We value your input! 

For our first meeting, we had about 22 parents attend. The minutes are available on our website here or click Community, then School Community Council, and then scroll to the bottom.

New Photo Galleries

petting a snakeWe had an amazing first week at Edison. During our Back-to-School morning, we met many parents, and students met a snake. Ask them about it.


Both teachers and students had many opportunities to learn and grow. We are learning and practicing our rules, routines, and procedures throughout the building. We are reflecting on our learning at the end of each day. 


Check out some photos from the first week in our Photo Galleries. You can also get them by clicking Our School and selecting Photo Galleries.

2018-2019 School Year About to Begin

back to schoolWelcome back, everyone!

We will begin our new school year on Monday, August 20. The first bell rings at 7:55 am.

We invite all parents to walk their students to their classrooms this first day.

Teachers will be waiting to meet you, and give you some information about what to expect this year in their classrooms.

The school day ends at 3 pm. This year we wil have short Fridays. On Fridays, classes will dismiss at 1 pm.

Refer to the Upcoming Events box to the right, or click on the Full Calendar link to view upcoming school events.

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