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Superintendent's Newsletter - June 2, 2021

Superintendent's Newsletter

Dear Salt Lake City School District community, 

My deepest thanks to all of you. Your brilliance and resilience have brought us through an incredibly tough year. It has been an honor to serve as interim superintendent in the district I love. And while I never imagined ending my career during a pandemic, I am privileged to have navigated this year alongside all of you. 

We are at a moment of opportunity. Our world has been turned upside down by the pandemic, windstorm, earthquake, and social unrest. These events have made many of us step back and look closely at some of the practices we have taken for granted. Now, we have the chance to make something positive out of this. Let these events be the catalyst for great change -- change that improves the system for everyone, that finds ways to better serve those who have struggled even prior to the pandemic. 

I have been very fortunate in getting to spend quite a bit of time with the incoming superintendent, Dr. Timothy Gadson, and that time makes me very optimistic about the future. He is thoughtful, kind, and he laughs easily. He enjoys the work, understands how wildly complex it is, is forward-thinking, and is very supportive of his fellow educators. You will be in excellent hands. 

I wish you and your students all the best. 

Larry Madden 
Interim Superintendent 
Salt Lake City School District 


Graduation Details 

The time is here. Our high school graduations start tonight and run through Friday. Hopefully, you have received updates and information about our graduation ceremonies over the past few weeks, but in case you need to review dates and times or other details one last time, please visit our Graduation Information and Guidelines page on the district website.  

Enjoy celebrating with your graduates! 

SLCSE-Bryant Vaccination Clinic 

We are excited to announce that, in partnership with the Salt Lake County Health Department, the Salt Lake Center for Science Education – Bryant (Bryant Middle School) will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic tomorrow for students ages 12 and older and their parents or guardians and other eligible family members (must be age 12 or older). Community members are also welcome to attend. 

The first and second dose clinics are scheduled for the following dates and times. 

  • 1st dose: Thursday, June 3, 2021 
    9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
    Registration Code: e113a486 

  • 2nd dose: Thursday, June 24, 2021 
    9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

It’s important for those who would like to be vaccinated to pre-register. The health department will use pre-registration data to determine the number of vaccine doses that will be needed. Pre-registration information and the necessary forms, available in many languages, can be found on the district website.  

Making vaccines readily available is one more tool in our COVID mitigation arsenal, and we are excited to offer this opportunity. Thank you, parents, students, and families, for all you’ve done to help us keep our school communities safe this year.  

Summer Meals Program 

Starting on Tuesday, June 8 (the day after classes end), we will begin our Summer Meals program. Meals will be available free of charge to all children, ages 0-18, in the community and will feature our Grab and Go meals, which include a lunch for today and a breakfast for tomorrow. The meals will be available Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the following 18 locations: 

Backman Elementary 
601 North 1500 West, Salt Lake City, Utah  

Clayton Middle School 
1470 South 1900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah  

East High School 
840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah  

Edison Elementary 
430 South Cheyenne Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Emerson Elementary 
1017 East Harrison Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Escalante Elementary 
1810 West 900 North, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Glendale Middle School 
1430 West Andrew Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Highland High School  
2166 South 1700 East, Salt Lake City, Utah  

Highland Park Elementary  
1738 East 2700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Liberty Elementary 
1085 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Mary W. Jackson Elementary 
750 West 200 North, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Meadowlark Elementary 
497 North Morton Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 

North Star Elementary 
1545 North Morton Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Parkview Elementary 
970 South Emery Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Rose Park Elementary 
1105 West 1000 North, Salt Lake City, Utah 

SLCSE - Bryant 
40 South 800 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 

West High School  
241 North 300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah  

Whittier Elementary  
1600 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah