New electric school buses began transporting Salt Lake City School District students this week.
On Friday, April 9, students at Mary W. Jackson Elementary commemorated what would have been former NASA engineer and mathematician Mary W. Jackson’s 100th birthday.
I hope you had a restful spring recess and have had a great first week back.
Congratulations to our 2021 Sterling Scholar winners and runners-up!
I think we are all looking forward to Spring Recess in a few days. The week off (March 29-April 2) will hopefully be a chance to take a break and relax.
Each year, the district recognizes and honors not just a district teacher of the year but also a number of other teachers and administrators.
Today is a remarkable day. This afternoon and evening, Salt Lake City School District is hosting its final COVID-19 vaccination clinics for district employees.
Four of the six students to advance from the Utah Science and Engineering Fair (USEF) to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) are from West High School.
During the week of spring break, March 29 - April 2, Salt Lake City School District will provide meals for children on two days only
Salt Lake City School District will be hosting its second public hearing on student fees for the 2021-22 school year. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 16, at 7 pm.
West High School swept the debate and speech competition over the weekend, winning the State 6A Debate Championship.
Four electric school buses will soon be transporting Salt Lake City School District students. They will be the first in Utah, and more electric buses will be coming.
The Salt Lake Education Foundation has launched its own app.
Four electric school buses will soon be traveling the roads of Salt Lake City. They
Salt Lake Education Foundation and Salt Lake City School District have partnered with the county health department to hold vaccine clinics at the Rose Park and Glendale Community Learning Centers.
During this week’s meeting, the Board of Education approved moving middle and high school students from two days a week of in-person learning to four days a week.
Friday, March 5, 2021, is an asynchronous learning day for students.
Salt Lake City School District will be hosting a public hearing on student fees for the 2021-22 school year.
I am pleased to announce that the Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Timothy Gadson as the district's next superintendent.
Congratulations to Shea Wickelson, a chemistry teacher at Salt Lake Center for Science Education! Ms. Wickelson was recently awarded the prestigious James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching.
The Salt Lake City School District Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Timothy Gadson, Ph.D., as the incoming superintendent for the Salt Lake City School District.
West High School is proud to announce that 15 students have been selected as National Merit Scholarship Finalists.
It has been a pleasure to host the three superintendent search finalists this week. They have toured our district and answered questions during different forums.
The nomination period is now open for the 2022 Teacher of the Year award!
Yesterday, members of our Board of Education convened a press conference to announce the three finalists in the Board’s search for a new superintendent to lead our district.
Today, the Salt Lake City School District Board of Education announced the three finalists in its search for a new superintendent to lead the district.
Society for Science has announced that Daphne Liu, a student at West High School, was among the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021
This coming Monday brings big changes to our district, with the beginning of our in-person learning option for 4th-6th grade students, as well as middle and high school students.
This week, we eagerly welcomed our first group of students who opted to attend in-person learning at our elementary schools.
We are excited to announce that John Arthur, a 6th grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School and the 2021 Utah Teacher of the Year, has been named one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year.
West High School and computer science teacher Nicole Reitz-Larsen have earned the College Board's AP Computer Science female Diversity Award for expanding women's access to AP Computer Science principles
This week, the Salt Lake City School District Board of Education voted to move forward with an in-person learning option for secondary schools beginning on February 8, 2021.
Last night, the Salt Lake City School District Board of Education voted to move forward with an in-person learning option for secondary schools beginning on February 8, 2021.
I am happy to report that Salt Lake City School District is collaborating with Canyons, Jordan, Murray, and Granite School Districts on a unified plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccinations to our employees
I wanted to touch base with you on a couple of important topics.
First, I want to acknowledge the devastating events that unfolded yesterday in our nation’s capital and even here at our own state capitol building.
Welcome back! I hope your Winter Break was enjoyable and that you were able to take some time to relax. This week will be a busy one, so I wanted to write a message today and update you on several topics.
We are asking for your help in providing feedback for us to consider in our search for a new Superintendent. Your opinion and representation are important to us. We have set up a series of parent and community forums through Zoom so you can share your feedback with us.
The STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice (SLECoP) announced it has selected Utah STEM Ecosystem to join the global movement of leaders devoted to ensuring that STEM education is priority for all in their communities with an emphasis on the equity envisioned to support a world-class STEM education.
Salt Lake City School District Interim Superintendent Larry Madden announced today that he intends to make a formal proposal to the Board of Education on January 5, 2021, to offer an in-person learning option for secondary students.
West High School is being recognized as a Utah High School of Excellence for “Closing the Opportunity Gap” for Utah’s multilingual learners. Salt Lake is also being honored for East High School as a Utah Exemplary High School.
I want to start my message to you today by expressing my gratitude for the work our teachers and staff have undertaken during the pandemic on behalf of our students and their families.
During the past week, you may have seen posts on social media about the Black Lives Matter flag and LGBTQ Pride flag hanging inside Rose Park Elementary. I appreciate the concerns that have been shared, but I want to make sure our community understands the purpose of these flags.
In preparation for welcoming students back to in-person learning, we wanted to inform you about the steps we are taking in our buildings to mitigate against the risk of COVID-19.
The Utah State Board of Education announced the names of the six 2020 Utah finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and three of the six are from Salt Lake City School District.
This week was our last Board of Education meeting for 2020. We said farewell to our three outgoing Board members, Michelle Tuitupou (Precinct 1), Michael Nemelka (Precinct 2), and Samuel Hanson (Precinct 5).
Salt Lake City School District is seeking a new Superintendent to help fulfill the district’s mission of Excellence and Equity: every student, every classroom, every day.
Your best choice in education is the Salt Lake City School District. All of our schools are committed to the district’s vision of Excellence and Equity: every student, every classroom, every day.
It’s the week of Thanksgiving, and this time of year, many of us take time to consider the things for which we are thankful. While 2020 has been a year of ups and downs, I’d like to share a few things from my list.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020, is an asynchronous learning day for students. (Asynchronous learning means classes will not be held live. Instead, the learning can happen on the student’s own time and at the student’s own pace.)
On Tuesday night, the Board of Education voted to offer an in-person option for our youngest learners beginning at the end of January. This will begin sometime the week of January 25 with students in pre-K, kindergarten, and 1st grade.
Our district is currently searching for its next superintendent. As part of the search process, the district is soliciting community input via an online survey. The survey is open to ALL community members.
I wanted to provide a recap for you of some information I shared in our Board of Education meeting earlier this week. If you are interested in watching the recording of the meeting, you can find that on our YouTube channel.
We’re just a few days away from Election Day, I want to encourage all who are able, to make your voice heard and VOTE.
Dear Salt Lake City School District community,
As members of your elected Board of Education, we would like to take a moment to address you, our friends and community.
As you know, we are currently in the middle of a search for our next superintendent. If you haven’t already done so, please take a few minutes right now to take our Community Survey.
Happy Fall Recess! As we adjust to the new COVID-19 guidelines issued by Utah Governor Gary Herbert yesterday, I want to take a moment to remind you about our COVID-19 visitor guidelines.
On Tuesday, we had one of our longest Board meetings in a while. Our Board and district leaders spent a lot of time reviewing the feedback you gave us via our online survey, looking at the latest data from the Salt Lake County Health Department, and weighing our options for how to provide the best possible education for our students right now.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson today named John Arthur, a sixth-grade teacher at Salt Lake City’s Meadowlark Elementary School as the 2021 Utah Teacher of the Year.
The priority of the Salt Lake City School District is the health and safety of our students, families, and employees. This summer, the Board of Education used data from the Salt Lake County Health Department and other public health experts to select specific metrics that would determine when it was safe to return to in-person learning in some capacity.
I have just a few quick reminders for you today.
This Friday, September 25, is an asynchronous learning day for students.
I want to start by thanking you for your incredible patience and flexibility last week. Certainly, none of us expected a windstorm, on top of a pandemic, along with everything else we’ve experienced this year, but I thank you for your understanding of our delays to the first day of school.
Yesterday afternoon, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall made an announcement moving Salt Lake City to the "Yellow" phase of Utah's COVID-19 recovery plan. Please know this does not change our plan to start the year with remote learning.
Our Director of Educational Equity and Access, Dr. Verenice Gutierrez, has been selected as part of the fifth cohort of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellowship.
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year. While classes don’t officially start until Tuesday, September 8, it’s been wonderful to see many of you on our campuses this week
Two Utah high school students who were finalists in the University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair (USEF) will attend the prestigious WebValley online summer school.
A list of frequently asked questions related to restarting school for the 2020-21 school year.
The Salt Lake City School District is excited to announce a partnership with Odyssey House to provide free Telehealth School-based Therapy to any student in the Salt Lake City School District. Services are funded through a Department of Human Services Suicide Prevention grant and a Salt Lake County Behavioral Health grant.
This spring, the Salt Lake City School District sent surveys to parents, students, and teachers asking about their experiences with remote learning and asking for feedback to help us make plans for returning to school in August.
My name is Larry Madden, and I am thrilled to serve for the next year as your Interim Superintendent. I’ve thought long and hard about what I wanted to say in my first message to you.