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We Miss You!

we miss you!Everyone at Edison wants you to know we miss you! We each contributed a piece for a video that our wonderful principal, Ms Damm, put together. Watch the video HERE.

COVID-19 Testing at Utah State Fairpark

coronavirus testingCOVID-19 testing will be available at the Utah State Fairpark on Saturday, May 9 from 1-7pm.

The address is 155 North 1000 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116. Appointments will be 10 minutes long and must be made in advance. You can make an appointment by calling one of the following phone numbers:

  • 801-436-7118 (English and Spanish)
  • 801-413-3248 
  • 562-448-5389 (English and Spanish)
  • 801-747-9547

Testing is for anyone, not just those with symptoms. No ID is required, and there will be no fee. 

Testing will be provided in partnership with the Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake County Health Department, Salt Lake City, University of Utah Health, the Fairpark Event Center, the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation, Driving Out Diabetes, and the Utah State Senate and Utah State House of Representatives.

Free Face Masks

kids wearing face masksThe "Mask for Every Utahn" effort is underway in the state.

This is a state of Utah initiative, in partnership with the Utah Manufacturers Association, to help Utahns who may not have a face mask and are returning to the workplace or going out in public. The mask initiative is for all Utahns, especially those who:

  • Don't already have a face mask,
  • Aren't able to make a face mask or get one from someone else, and
  • Aren't able to purchase a face mask.

The state will provide one mask to each resident who needs one, and will mail — upon request, once, and free of charge — up to six masks to each Utah residential address. 

Visit https://coronavirus.utah.gov/mask/ to request your mask. 

Edison Writing Contest

kids writingShare with us your creativity and enter the Edison Elementary’s School Dismissal Writing Contest!

Top three entries in each grade division will win a prize basket

Entries due: Friday, May 15, 3 pm

All entries must include: your name, grade, and teacher’s name

Grades 3-5

  • Writing Prompt – Write a story about someone who finds a magical portal in their home

  • Story length – 2-5 pages, 12 pt Times New Roman font
  • E-mail your entry to your teacher

Grades K-2 

  • Writing Prompt – Imagine you had a pet monkey for the day. What would you do with it?

  • You can also include an illustration
  • Send a picture of your entry to your teacher through Class Do Jo or e-mail, or drop it off at packet pickup on May 15

Utah School Spirit

grill cheese sandwichJoin us in celebrating “Amazing April” by posting a photo for the day’s theme + using the hashtag #utahschoolspirit! Here are the prompts for this week:

  • April 12: Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day – Post a photo of yourself eating a sandwich (doesn’t have to be grilled cheese)
  • April 13: Make Lunch Count Day – We want to see what you’re having for lunch.
  • April 14: Pecan Day – Post a picture of you acting “nutty.”
  • April 15: Banana Day – Wear something yellow today.
  • April 16: High Five Day – Let's post our best “air” high fives!
  • April 17: Haiku Poetry Day – Find a fun haiku, and post it for all of us to read.
  • April 18: World Circus Day – If you could join a circus, what would you do?

Keep Calm & Practice Self-Care

kids zumba

The district SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) Department has two self-care activities for us today:

Food Distribution

School Dismissal UpdatesWelcome to another week of learning from home. The district is providing regular communication about community resources available to families, resources to aid with learning from home, and other pertinent information. Get the most current information by going to the District website and clicking the Read More… button on the opening image. Highlights from this week include information about:

  • Food distribution every Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Food Bank every week
  • SLC School District Family Hot Line

Getting Started with Learning at Home

online learningThe distribution of computers and packets has been delayed. Keep watching the district site for updates.

When you can, you will start your online learning by connecting with your teacher through Teams. This is one of your student apps. 

CLICK HERE for more information.

Learning at Home

happy computerHi families. To facilitate our learning at home while schools are closed, Edison will be distributing computers and packets as needed. Second- to fifth graders are expected to do schoolwork for four hours each school day under the online direction of their teacher, and to be in contact with their teacher online each day. Kinder and first graders are expected to do three hours of schoolwork each school day. They will receive packets from their teacher to provide instructions and guidance for this work. Online work is optional. 

Please click here get additional information about student emails, online apps, student expectations, and online reading resources.

District Coronavirus Communication Efforts

stay healthyThe Salt Lake City School District will centralize COVID-19 communications efforts to the public via their district website, https://www.slcschools.org/

Access the district’s COVID-19 page directly at http://coronavirus.slcschools.org/.  The district website has a translation function in the top left corner.

Please refer to THIS WEBSITE for updates from the district.  

The district will supplement their website communications by sending information via email, SMS, and voicemail. They will also communicate via social media on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.  

To make sure you receive district text messages and voicemail, please opt into the district’s messaging system following these instructions: 

  • Send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school district’s short code number, 67587. This will opt you in to receiving important messages from us. 

  • You can opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with "Stop".  

  • Rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone. 

Title VI American Indian Free Education Program Event

native american patternsThe district is offering a free event for our Native American and Alaskan Native students. On March 6th from 9am – 2pm at the Liberty Community Learning Center, there will be a mental health and wellness workshop for title VI students in K – 6th grades. These students will get to participate in interactive exercises, learn breathing techniques, and play Indigenous games. This is a free event and each child will be provided lunch, a mental health kit, and a t-shirt. Parents do not have to attend the event, but we encourage their participation.

RSVP today at: https://forms.gle/1EEuHqZ9Ywjtp9vU9

Click HERE for more information. Question? Contact Tia Yazzie at 801-578-8479

Coronavirus Update

washing handsWe know in recent weeks our community has paid close attention to the outbreak of novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). In response, the Salt Lake City School District has been in regular communication with the Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCHD) and the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) as they monitor the progress of COVID-19. Our district relies heavily on the expertise of these agencies on issues related to public health. We follow their recommendations closely and are grateful for their support in informing us about these important topics.

To date, there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus contracted in Utah, although one person has been quarantined in a Utah hospital as part of a transition plan to his home in St. George. While UDOH says immediate risk of this new virus for most of the American public is believed to be low at this time, everyone can do their part to help prevent spreading illness.

Here are some tips for what you can do right now to prevent the spread of any flu-like illness.

  • Talk with your children about the importance of good hygiene habits, including proper handwashing instruction.
  • Stay home if you are sick, and keep you students home if they are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and encourage your students to do the same.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • If you or your child do have flu-like symptoms – sore throat, fever, cough, runny nose – please call your doctor.

If you need help accessing medical care, please speak with your child’s teacher or school principal for help in connecting to local resources.

We will work with our local health departments as they continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 in our communities, and we will provide you with updates when needed. In the meantime, you can find more information on the following websites.

 

Click HERE for additional information from the district.

Book Fair Success!

Scholastic Book Fair at Edison 2020Thank you to everyone who visited the Book Fair during Parent-Teacher conferences this month. We were able to raise $1000 for new library books.

Nothing leads to greater success than reading every day. Support your students’ reading by finding a time to have them read at home every day and talking to them about what they are reading. Purchase books for your home if possible, and visit the school or public library often. Happy reading!

Parent meeting

parent meetingPlease join us for our Edison parent meeting – Monday, Jan. 27, at 8:05. See you there!

Upcoming Parent Meeting

no smoking, no vapingPlease join us at our next Edison Parent meeting on Monday, Dec. 16, at 8:00 am. Guest Ciara Gregovich will be sharing information about vaping, e-cigarettes, and consequences. You are also invited to visit your child’s classroom at the end. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming SCC Meeting

SCC meetingEdison’s next School Community Council (SCC) meeting will be next Thursday, Dec. 12, at 8:15 am. All are welcome. Please find the agenda on the Community page of our website (link is on the top of our homepage) or click HERE.

Edison Family Coding and Technology Event on Dec 9

Students codingPlease join us for an exciting, hands-on evening of coding and technology activities at Edison Elementary. The event will be on Monday, Dec. 9, from 5:30-7 p.m. Whole families are welcome! There will be activities for all ages and abilities. Click on THIS FLIER for more details. Hope we see you there!

Seminar about Online Safety for Parents

Using a smartphoneWe hope you can join us for a seminar with Ben Horsley to learn how to help our students be safe when using social media. The event will be held at the Glendale Middle School Auditorium, beginning at 6 p.m., on Thursday, November 7.

See FLYER for details.

Eagle News - v. 5.2 - October 2019

Eagle readingA new edition of the Edison Eagle newsletter is now available online. Find it HERE or click Our School, then Newsletters.

Suicide Prevention Seminar for Parents

helping handsOn Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6-8 pm, the Salt Lake City School District will host several 30-minute Suicide Prevention seminars for parents at Glendale Middle School. Click HERE to find more information.

Extended Learning Program

Extended Learning Program

If you are interested in the district’s Extended Learning Program (ELP), please click HERE for information about the 2020-2021 application process. Contact Mr. Spofford (at Edison) or Michele Riggs (at the district offices at 801-578-8573) if you have questions. 

Eagle News - v.5.1 - September 2019

eagle reading

A new edition of the Edison Eagle newsletter is now available online. Find it HERE or click Our School, then Newsletters.

Edison Family-School Compact

HandshakeThe Edison Family-School Compact for Achievement for 2019-2020 is now available online. The compact is an agreement that parents, students and teachers developed together. It explains how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all students get the individual support they need to reach and exceed grade level standards. It also lists dates for this year’s meetings. To read the compact, click Our School, then Policies; or CLICK HERE.

Crossing Guards for Edison

crossing guardThe Salt Lake City Compliance Division is currently recruiting Crossing Guards for Edison Elementary. For more information, contact the SLC Public Services office at publicservicesinfo@slcgov.com or 801-535-7188

2019-2020 Registration

RegistrationRegistration for the 2019-2020 school year will be on Wed., Aug. 7 from 11 am. to 7 pm, and on Thur., Aug. 8 from 8 am to 5 pm. Kindergartners and new students, please bring proof of address, birth certificate, and current immunization cards. Returning students, please bring proof of address. CLICK HERE for more information. School will begin on Mon., Aug 19, at 7:55 am.

SLC School District Offers Choice

school choiceThe SLC School District offers school choice for families. CLICK HERE to learn more about how this works. 

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