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Eagle Update

Greetings Families and Friends, 

This Update is sent out today before the long weekend as I am sure many of us are heading out for some camping or other outdoor activities. 

Arts Night was a great success! What a terrific way to put an exclamation point on the end of a challenging school year! 

As we wind down the year, there are still many fun activities planned in classrooms and still lots of learning going on. With that, here are some important items in the closing days. 

The last day of school is Monday, June 7th   (emergency make-up day from the windstorms, remember those?) and both that day and Friday the 4th will be early release at 1:00 PM. 


Returning Laptops 

Laptop Return will be on Thursday the 3rd and Friday the 4th. (Students will still need their laptops for the Remote Day on that Wednesday, the 2nd.) For returns, just send the laptop with the charger with your student on either of those days before school and we will check them in at the foyer. For families who are in Remote learning, you can return the laptops and chargers after school on Monday the 7th.  We got a 100 percent return last year and let’s see if we can get it again this year! 

Also, we will have the Lost and Found out in the foyer. So, if parents are helping to drop off laptops, please, take a moment to look through the items and retrieve anything that is yours. What does not get picked up by the end of the year will be donated to DI. 

Class Lists 

Since the official registration will begin in the middle of July, class lists will be put up on the front doors of the school on August 2nd. I will send out a reminder to families as we get closer to that date, but we appreciate everyone who has filled out an intent to register form. This has been very helpful, but we know we will still be getting new families moving into the neighborhood and to the University Village. And consequently, some adjustments will need to be made. 

We would like to welcome our newest member to our faculty, Rose Kjesbo! Rose comes to us from Mary W Jackson elementary school where she taught 2nd grade for seven years. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Utah where she was on the varsity cross-country ski team. Ms. Kjesbo will be teaching fourth grade with Mr. Lof next year. 

No School on Monday. Happy Memorial Day! 

All End-of-Level and the state RISE testing is completed. We appreciate the hard work the kids put into these assessments! 

Here is a flyer about basketball camps at Highland High for this summer,  rams summer camps only.pdf 

Ms. Christian has a reminder about turning in library books and she has compiled an awesome book list for Battle of the Books for summer reading. Check it out here, Library Summer Newsletter 2021 


Friendly Reminder about Masks 

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – May 18, 2021 –  Salt Lake City School District (the district) Interim Superintendent Larry Madden announced the district’s plan to leave the mask mandate in place in district schools for the last week of the 2020-21 school year. The last day of school is Monday, June 7.   


As we start to think about next school year, here are a few items to consider. 

First, our lunch schedule will be going back to normal where we will have a 20-minute time for all grade levels and a little extra for our kinders. Thank you to everyone for bearing with us for the 15-minute time during this modified schedule this year. 

Our school day will be: 

  • Monday-Thursday: First bell at 7:55 AM, Tardy Bell at 8:00 and Last Bell at 2:30 PM. 

  • Fridays and Short Days: First bell at 7:55 AM, Tardy Bell at 8:00 and Last Bell at 1:00 PM. 

Other Important Dates for 2021-22

  • First day of school for the kids is Tuesday August 24th. 

  • Back-to-School Night is Thursday August 26th from 5-7PM 

  • Fall Break is October 14th and 15th 

  • Spring Break is March 28th to April 1st 

  •  Parent-Teacher Conferences: October 6th and 7th, and  March 9th and 10th 

Have a terrific weekend, everyone!


Tom Luthy


Indian Hills Elementary, Salt Lake City School District

801.584.2908 ext. 1610