Principal's Message

Dear Indian Hills Community:


Welcome back families and staff to the 2019-20 school year, and welcome to the new families joining our community! It’s exciting to consider all the learning and possibilities at the beginning of the school year. It’s that time of year for new shoes, haircuts, and reconnecting with classmates. I love the leap from summer to school so let’s put on those new sneakers and dive in!


Some important upcoming and standard information:

  • First day of school is Monday August 19th
  • Kindergartner Pretesting will be on August 5th and 6th. Kindergartner teachers will send an invitation to schedule.
  • Regular school day starts at 8:40 AM and ends at 3:15 PM.
  • Fridays and Short Days are from 8:40 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Half-day Kindergartner (M-F) is from 8:40 AM to 11:40 AM.
  • Back to School Night is Thursday August 22nd. (Parents Only)

*Please, check our calendar for other important upcoming dates and times beyond the ones listed above.


We are pleased to welcome some talented new teachers and staff to our team!

  • Taylor Buongiorno will be teaching full-day kindergarten. Ms. Buongiorno is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in Early Childhood Education, and she has taught 1stgrade for the last 3 years.
  • Elizabeth Winter will split her time with half-day kindergarten and English language development (ELD). Ms. Winter recently graduated from BYU with a degree in Early Childhood Education, and she has taught one year of kindergarten in the Granite School District.
  • Elliot Loff joins us on the 4th grade team. Mr. Loff is a former student of Indian Hills and a graduate of Utah State. He has worked in the district for 5 years as both a fourth and fifth grade teacher.
  • Kathryn Moore will be teaching 6th grade. Ms. Moore started her teaching career in Wyoming but more recently has come to us from California. Her career includes being a computer teacher, reading specialist, as well as a regular ed. classroom teacher.
  • Camila Rees will work with kindergarten classes as a paraprofessional. Before joining us, Ms. Rees worked at a charter school as a paraprofessional in the primary grades.

We are happy to have them aboard! It is going to be a terrific school year. Our Indian Hills staff looks forward to working hard for our young scholars in the 2019-20 school year.

On a final note, I would like to thank all the families and staff for welcoming me into the IHE community. I feel very fortunate to be here and look forward to working with everyone.


Best Regards,


Tom Luthy

Principal, Indian Hills Elementary


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