End of Year Announcements

Greetings Families and Friends!


We are rounding the last turn and heading to the final days of the 2019-20 school year. Our awesome 6th graders will be moving onto middle school soon, and we are really going to miss them. What a terrific group of kids! They set a high bar for the school in both their academics and behavior. They were terrific examples for the rest of our school to follow in the classroom and at recess- especially their 9-Square games. I still don't understand their rules with about 50 kids playing at the same time, but somehow they made it work. This group  is definitely moving onto big things. The whole crew here at IHE wishes them the best in their next steps!

With that, thank you to all the parents for joining us in this collective effort this year in educating our children during dismissal. Wow, what an unexpected turn! I just want to sincerely thank you for your patience, hard work, and grace through this. We recognize the strain that the dismissal put on everyone.  Indian Hills families really rose to the occasion. 

Moving forward, there is still so much up in the air, and I will be communicating with you throughout the summer in emails as well as on our Indian Hills homepage as plans and details get worked out and more definite.  In the meantime, please, reach out to me with any concerns or questions.


Here are some important upcoming items:


Report cards will be sent out by mail next week so expect to see them in your mailboxes by the end of next week or the beginning of the following one. The grading during quarantine will look different and is explained on the report card as well as on an accompanying sheet with more detail. Also, this year, we will be listing your student's next year's teacher in the "Teacher Comments" box for Term 3 on the back of the report card. We will not be posting class lists at the school this year.


Families with school laptops and chargers need to return them on June 3rd (the last day of school) sometime between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. 


From Monday the 1st to Wednesday the 3rd, we will leave a book cart out at the front of the building for returning library and classroom books. If you still have any, just drop them off there and we will check them in later that day. If it is a classroom book, please place a note in it telling which teacher it belongs to and we'll get it to them.

Some school-wide and classroom changes have been made for the upcoming school year:

Our school counselor, Mr. Guido is moving onto West High to become an assistant principal there. 

Our special education teacher, Ms. Tuck is moving over to Dilworth elementary. Unfortunately, the special eduaction position at IHE was reduced to half-time, but we will be welcoming Ms. Sabrina Savage who will be our part-time special education teacher as well as a part-time interventionist in math and language arts.

Ms. Moore is moving from 6th grade to 2nd.

Ms. Melville is moving from 3rd to 5th.

And Ms. Starr is moving from 5th to 6th.

We also have a new custodian, Mr. Jason Hansen.

Our last week of school for 2019-20 is upon us. Thank you for keeping our students engaged and let's have a fun week of learning!


Best regards,


Tom Luthy


Indian Hills Elementary, Salt Lake City School District

801.584.2908 ext. 1610


Indian Hills Summer Library Newsletter!

Looking for a great summer read?  Make sure you read the Indian Hills Summer Library Newsletter.  

PTA Information



It is a wrap! Thank you for a wonderful year!  We are sad that it didn't end the way we had hoped with class time, field trips, end of year parties, promotions etc., however, we are thankful for the small things. We are grateful for teachers that have cared, great administrators that have kept us in the know, and a school wide parade that really boosted the morale of students and teachers alike just when we needed it. Our memories will be different this year, and they will forever change the way we look at things. We hope through all of this that you have all stayed healthy and safe.

Please know that we have missed you and have loved working with all of you this year. We deeply appreciate the parent and community involvement that accentuates every aspect of learning at the school. We couldn't make this such a great place with out our parents. 

We want to introduce out next years PTA presidents; Kim Johnson and Suzanne Kingsford will be our new co-presidents and they will be wonderful!  They will be sending out email communications in the near future. 

Yearbooks will arrive towards the end of June. When they arrive, we will send out an email with information regarding pick up times. 

We hope you all have a wonderful, safe summer! We will be excited to see you and your students in the fall.

Sarah Buck, our technology specialist, has sent us a link to the Common Sense newsletter that can help with summer boredom for students. 




Marie and Emily


 Co PTA Presidents:

Emily Scalley:

Marie Gardner:


Battle of the Books 2020-2021

What is Battle of the Books?

Students (grades 4-6) who read at least 8 books and complete the online summary form will be able to participate in the school Battle of the Books in late winter 2021. Students will compete in a question and answer format about the 20 assigned books. The top four school winners will represent Indian Hills during the district Battle of the Books in 2021. The Battle of the Books is a competition, but most importantly, it creates excitement about high quality children's literature. There is a variety of books, so everyone will find something that they like. Students might even discover a new genre type. So keep reading and don't forget to complete the summary. Most of the new Battle books are found on the Sora .  Students use their school student username and password.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Christian (

Online Battle of the Book Summary Form

Battle of the Books

Andrews, Ryan.  This Was Our Pact.  First Second, 2019.

Auxier, Jonathan. Sweep: The story of a girl and her monster. Amulet Books, 2018.

Barton, Chris. What Do You Do With A Voice Like That? Beach Lane Books, 2018.

Elliott, Zetta, and Geneva B. Dragons in a Bag. Yearling, an Imprint of Random House Children's Books, 2019.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. The Strangers (Greystone Secrets, Book 1).  Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Heidicker, Christian McKay.  Scary Stories for Young Foxes.  Henry Holt and Company, 2019.

Hernandez, Carlos Alberto Pablo.  Sal & Gabi Break the Universe.  Disney Hyperion, 2019.

Korman, Gordon. The Unteachables. Balzer + Bray, an Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Lord, Cynthia.  Because of the Rabbit.  Scholastic Press, 2019.

McDunn, Gillian. Caterpillar Summer.  Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2019.

Oppel, Kenneth. Inkling.  Alfred A. Knopf,  2018.

Parry, Rosanne. A Wolf Called Wander. Greenwillow Books, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Roberts, Barbara Carroll.  Nikki on the Line. Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Robeson, Teresa. Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung helped unlock the secrets of the atom. Sterling Children’s Books, 2019.

Sichol, Lowey Bundy. From an Idea to Disney: How Branding Made Disney a Household Name. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2019.

Van Eekhout, Greg. Cog. Harper, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Venkatraman, Padma.  The Bridge Home.  Nancy Paulsen Books, 2019.

Wang, Jen.  Stargazing.  First Second, 2019.

White, J.A.  Nightbooks.  Katherine Tegen Books, 2018.

Watson, Renee.  Some Places More Than Others.  Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2019.

Ms. Christian will be holding office hours at the time below:

Indian Hills Registration

Registration will be in August.  More information coming soon.


Kindergarten Registration


Kindergarten Registration

Please contact Kenya Curran at

We can’t wait to meet our new kindergartners!

School Closure

Please see  Salt Lake City District Website for the most update and past information


Dear families, 

Over the last week, you and your family have likely spent time watching, listening to, or reading news coverage about the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests across the country. I know our teachers have spent a lot of time yesterday and today talking with our students about these important events. I encourage you to continue the discussion with your families at home. The work that our educators do to teach our students is important, but it means nothing if families aren’t having these important conversations together.  

I want our students and our families to know that even though the world isn’t always a safe place, they have people they can count on at school and in our school district. That even though we are part of a system that has a history of racial inequities, their teachers and school leaders are working every day to make sure they have every opportunity available to them. I welcome your feedback and input as we continue to look for ways to provide our students – EVERY student – with the best education experience, with excellence and equity: every student, every classroom, every day. 



  • We will have five schools available for students to return devices and other educational equipment. 
  • Here are the five schools: 
    • East High School, 840 S. 1300 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84102 
    • Hillside Middle School, 1825 E. Nevada St, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 
    • Liberty Elementary (Community Learning Center entrance on east side), 1085 S. Roberta St., Salt Lake City, UT 84111 
    • Mountain View Elementary (Cafeteria), 1380 S. Navajo St., Salt Lake City, UT 84104 
    • Rose Park Elementary, 1105 W. 1000 N., Salt Lake City, UT 84116 
  • These five locations will be open from, 9am-7pm on the following dates: 
    • Monday, June 1 
    • Tuesday, June 2 
    • Wednesday, June 3 
  • We will also be available from 8am-4pm on: 
    • Thursday, June 4 
    • Friday, June 5 
  • All computers, books, and equipment can be returned to one school, even if a family checked them out at multiple schools.
  • Principals, please make sure your school communities know if your school has its own device return hours or procedures not listed above.  

Thank you for your impact and the effort you put in every day in the important work of educating our students. 


Lexi Cunningham 

Art Activities

Mrs. Schiel has created some wonderful art lessons for students this week.. Don’t forget to send a photo of your work to Ms. Schiel so she can post it to her instagram account.  


K-3 Drawing Bugs

4-6 Drawing Geodes and Gemstones

Wayne Thiebaud 

Self Portrait



Bug Drawing examples

Art Instagram Account:  @amazingindianhillsart




Extended Learning Program (ELP) Information

Learn more about our Extended Learning Program by reading the flyers below:

Extended Learning Program Information

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