End of Year Procedures

Dear Indian Hills Families and Friends!


Thank you for everything that you did to be connected with Indian Hills during the school dismissal period. This has been a difficult time, and we appreciate your support and commitment to education. We have missed having our students in classes with us this spring. 

Grading and Report Cards

As students and parents, you are invested in the grading process. This report card is different from previous years because of our remote learning period. Some of the differences are:  

  • We have implemented a "Q" mark, for "Quarantine," that indicates students were in school dismissal for the majority of the last trimester.  

  • No elementary students will receive a 1, N, or P (progressing but below grade level standards) this year.  

  • No student will be held back or asked to repeat a grade​ because of performance or participation during the dismissal period.  

Nationwide, many districts are implementing similar practices on report cards. Teachers, districts, college admissions officers, and athletic associations all recognize that the end of the 2020 school year has been different; the "Q" for this trimester will not have a negative impact on students in the future. 

If you have any questions about your student's grade or progress, please reach out to the teacher. 



Kenya has already started with pre-registration for our incoming kindergarten students, and the rest of school registration will begin after July 15. Please watch for a letter and/or phone call from Indian Hills with more information about registration as well as continue checking our school website. If your contact information has changed, please update it with Kenya Curran at as soon as possible. 



Beginning of the Year for 2020-21

As we plan for the beginning of the year, we will follow all health-related directives from the state. Then, as we get closer to August 25, we will send out any information about the current situation that will ensure the health and well-being of all students, teachers, and staff. 


End of Year Items

We are quickly approaching the end of the year. Although there is still lots of learning time left, I want to let you know that we are planning collect the laptops that were loaned out the last week of school. We will be contacting those families directly to set up drop-off times. Also, thank you to everyone who has filled out the remote learning surveys  sent out by the district. Your input is invaluable to us.


Library books and classroom books may be returned anytime between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm the last week of school (June 1st-3rd). I will leave a cart at the front of the building where you can just drop off any books belonging to the school. If you have a book that belongs to a teacher, please just put a sticky note on it with the teacher's name.


That was a lot of information. Please, reach out to me with any questions or concerns.


Best regards,

Tom Luthy


Indian Hills Elementary, Salt Lake City School District

801.584.2908 ext. 1610


School Community Council

Greetings Indian Hills Families and Friends,


Our School Community Council (SCC) is looking for new members. The SCC is an advisory body comprised of parents, teachers, and the principal. It covers such topics as: Land Trust funding allocation, digital citizenship, educational excellence, safe walking routes, etc. Attached is the link to the state site which provides more information, .

We currently have the Council Chair and Vice Chair positions open as well. If you are interested in either of these, please contact our current chair, Barbara Dahl, at by Wednesday May 20th.  Also, if you are interested in just becoming a member, please let Barbara know as well. All are always welcome to meetings though so do not feel like you have to be a member to attend. We will be electing those positions at our next meeting at 8:00 am on Thursday May 21st.

Here are the details for the Zoom meeting on the 21st.  

Topic: SCC Meeting May 21st

Time: May 21, 2020 08:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 765 8624 1204

Password: 5fRqJk



Also a quick note, for next year, SCC will continue meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 AM.


Thank you, 




Tom Luthy


Indian Hills Elementary, Salt Lake City School District

801.584.2908 ext. 1610

Kindergarten Registration


Kindergarten Registration

Please contact Kenya Curran at

We can’t wait to meet our new kindergartners!

Art Night

Hello Indian Hills families!  

We hope this finds you healthy and well.  As our annual Indian Hills ARTS night was supposed to be May 14th, we won’t be having the traditional night with games, treats, auction baskets and a gallery stroll.  While this is disappointing for all of us, we are hoping to still raise money for our important programs and celebrate with you all again when we are able.   

What does the Indian Hills ARTS (Art, Resources, Technology, and Science) night money fund? Your donations to the BOOT account (the account that holds the ARTS night money) pays for: 

  • Our amazing Hands on Science program, led by Kristen Bonner.  We are SO fortunate to have this supplemental science teacher and supplies for our students! 

  • 3 of our supplemental Art teachers – Skye Krhoun (art), Randi Lile (art & ceramics) and Sarah Bly (kindergarten art).  

  • Art supplies for various projects for each grade.   

  • $350 to each teacher for enrichment (field trips, additional art and science instruction, etc.) 

  • 5th grade Jr. Biz Town field trip experience 

  • Technology – new laptops and maintenance for technology 

Our initial goal for ARTS night was $15,000 to fund these things for the 2020-21 school year.  That equates to $38 per student to maintain these amazing enrichment programs that not all schools are lucky enough to have.   

Prior to our abrupt school dismissal, the art teachers had been helping students create a special piece of framed art on a canvas to be “sold” at ARTS night.  We understand that times are difficult for many right now and monetary donations may be hard. If you are able, we would love for you to contribute to the ARTS/BOOT programs by “buying” your students’ framed art.  The suggested donation for the framed canvas is $25. If you feel you are in a position to donate the $38 or more, it would be greatly appreciated. If you have been to ARTS night before, think of the money you would spend on tickets, food/treats, the auction and art framing and be generous.  Regardless of whether you buy the framed art, students will receive their canvas and all their artwork once school resumes.   

With Mother’s Day around the corner, a framed canvas art piece would be a perfect gift.  All you have to do is CLICK HERE and fill out the donation form. Payment will be through check or Venmo.  The deadline to order for Mother’s Day is May 6.  They will still be available for purchase after that date.  Your gift-wrapped, framed art will be delivered to your doorstep by a healthy, clean-handed volunteer.  (We won’t ring and say hello in order to maintain social distance.)  If you have any questions about ordering, please feel free to reach out to a member of the BOOT/ARTS committee: Mary Williams, or Kori Gunn  

If you would like to see a sample of work Click Here

Thank you for your generosity and supporting our ARTS programs at Indian Hills!  

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




Library Activities

Dear parents and students,

I hope you are all well and able to go outside and enjoy our beautiful spring weather.  I miss my time with students; however, we can still learn important skills and read wonderful books.  I will be posting weekly lesson plans on my New Website for each grade.  These assignments are optional, so feel free to complete as many as you like   Please do not hesitate to reach out to me ( if you or your family needs support.

I will also be offering individual research projects for grades 3-6. I will work with students via Teams to guide students to research something within the grade curriculum or an area that matches their interest.  This optional research project should be student driven with support from me. I do not want to add additional responsibilities to parents or classroom teachers. If your student is interested, please have them email me. I think this project would be a great fit for students who are looking for some extended study.  

I hope to see you all very soon,
​Ms. Christian

School Closure

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


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Dear families,

Today’s email is short but has some important info.


We have already had many students share their thoughts and observations about the school dismissal on our SLCSD Memory Wall.

Students can share their thoughts or upload web links, documents, or pictures.  

Many thanks to the students who have contributed! We are looking forward to sharing some of these thoughts next year as we look back at this time. 


  • Earlier today, we sent an email survey to our high school seniors and to their parents/guardians. The purpose of the survey is to solicit your input as we finalize alternative graduation plans for the Class of 2020.
  • We know what a disappointment it is to not have a traditional graduation ceremony in June and want you to have a say in an alternate plan.
  • The survey will be open until Friday, May 1, at 12pm. The survey is ONLY open to high school seniors and their parents/guardians. Please check your email for the survey link and to find the password needed to access the survey.
  • If you have any questions about how to take the survey, email us at




  • Our school district partners with Blomquist Hale to offer support services to our employees. On occasion, Blomquist Hale hosts workshops on various informational topics.
  • This week, they have a workshop that can also be helpful for our teenage students. The workshop is called Stress & Anxiety: Teens Edition.
  • The information for the workshop is below, in case you feel this is something that might be helpful to your family.

Workshop Topic: Stress & Anxiety: Teens Edition 
Date: May 1st at 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. MDT
Location: Online!
Register at:

If you are unable to attend during the scheduled time, we encourage you to still go ahead and register. If you register, you will receive an email with the recorded version of the workshop, which you can view at your convenience.

Thank you for all you’re doing.


Lexi Cunningham, Ed.D.
Salt Lake City School District

Extended Learning Program (ELP) Information

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Extended Learning Program Information

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