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In case of emergency with facilities or students, during weekend times or off school time, please contact Dr. Ember Conley at 435-659-7591.

  • Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday by reading to students! To sign up and read to a class, click on the links below:

    JEREMY RANCH
    MCPOLIN
    PARLEY'S PARK
    TRAILSIDE

    Read to students for half an hour and PCEF will buy a book for their classroom library!

What YOU Need To Know: February 16 Board Meeting Recap

The Park City School Board of Education met in a special regular session yesterday and had extensive discussions about the timeline for grade realignment, facilities and financing.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

1) The Board passed a motion (4-1) to rescind a 2015 decision to implement grade realignment in August 2017.

This means the timeline for grade realignment now has a bit of breathing room for administration to strategize and carry out an effective implementation.

Details of this motion

2) The Board also passed a motion (5-0) to reaffirm the grade realignment configuration.
This means the Board has expressed its support for the following:

  • Preschool - 4 in lower elementary schools
  • 5-6 in an upper elementary school
  • 7-8 in a middle school
  • 9-12 in our high school

Specifics of this motion

3) The Board also empowered Superintendent Conley to mobilize the administration team to move forward as if grade realignment will happen for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

This means the administration's focus is to get students, teachers and parents ready to realign. This will include transition teams to guide our families and extensive professional development for teachers and staff throughout the 2017-2018 school year. We will keep you up-to-date on all implementation progress and action items.

​NEXT STEPS:
The Board of Education meets next on MONDAY, February 27 (not Tuesday!) with closed session at 3PM. Open session is scheduled to start at about 4PM. Please join us at the District Office (2700 Kearns Blvd.) to hear potential decisions about facilities and financing and to participate in public comment.

​Links to videos from yesterday's Board session
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READ ACROSS AMERICA - MARCH 2

Sign up to read to a student and the Park City Education Foundation will buy a book for their classroom library.

Jeremy Ranch Elementary
McPolin Elementary
Parley's Park Elementary
Trailside Elementary

Sponsored by PCEF

Free Films During February Break

The Park City Library, in conjunction with the Park City Film Series, will host a number of FREE MOVIES (with free popcorn) over February break!

Check out the list:

Zootopia --> Tuesday, 2/21 @ 3pm
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Queen of Katwe --> Wednesday, 2/22 @3pm
A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

Kubo and the Two Strings --> Thursday, 2/23 @ 3pm
A young boy named kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

Mary Poppins --> Friday 2/24 @ 3pm
In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

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Feedback Requested: 2018-2019 Calendar

The Calendar Committee met on February 13, 2017 - below is an update from the meeting.

Goals

  • Maximize learning time & mastery of concepts
  • Maximize student participation in student activities
  • Accommodate required state staff training

Comments about proposed calendar were discussed and a modified calendar was developed.
The committee examined the following:

  • Earlier August start is problematic for elementary staff: no air conditioning
  • Earlier August start is GOOD for HS staff: allows more instructional time for college prep classes, as measured on ACT and AP Exams.
  • Moving the proposed August date one week later is a compromise to both levels.
  • Since we moved the August start date, the end date will be the first week of June, which allows our counselors and kindergarten teachers to attend required training the second week of June.

(These modifications do help our students attending career and technology classes in Wasatch
to be at least one week closer to their schedule.)

  • Based on feedback - a full week off in February is overwhelmingly desired -- this means we will have to compromise with a shortened Winter Holiday (December) break.
  • We are providing the new draft of the 2018-19 calendar. If there are issues or needs we have overlooked, please reach out to the appropriate representative listed below. We have established a timeline to complete this work:
  • FEEDBACK DEADLINE: March 3, 2017
  • Calendar committee will then create a final draft calendar with that input
  • Final draft expected: March 14, 2017
  • Final draft presented to Board for approval: March 21, 2017

Click "more" to see calendar draft and committee representatives to whom you can provide feedback.

Calendar committee representatives:

  • Elementary - Brecon Sorensen
  • Middle School/Junior High - Sam Thompson
  • High School - Melissa Nicolai
  • Athletics - Jamie Sheetz
  • District - Lorie Pearce and Ember Conley

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PCSD Parent Link

Text Pilot Program at Ecker Hill Middle School

From now until the end of the school year, Ecker Hill Middle School will use PCSD Parent Link (a text platform) as a way to inform you of events and to get your feedback. Please feel free to join in, even if your kids go to different schools, if you'd like to try this tool and provide feedback to PCSD on your user experience.

Once you complete a quick sign-up process, you'll be part of our soft-launch (we expect to go school-wide by mid-March) test group. You have the option to stop getting texts at any time. You can also re-subscribe at any time.

SIGN UP
English: dev.atlasrtx.com/c/pcsd/ehmsparentlinken.aspx
Spanish: dev.atlasrtx.com/c/pcsd/ehmsparentlinksp.aspx

You'll receive this notification on your phone:

"Thank you for registering with PCSD Parent Link, a pilot program for texting at EHMS. From now until the end of the school year, we will use this text platform to inform you of events and to get your feedback. For more information about this program, go to www.pcschools.us/index.php?page=360.

To reach us with comments or questions, just text us right here! Text STOP to unsubscribe from these texts."

PCSD Parent Link is powered by local startup atlasRTX.

Contact: Molly Miller, mmiller@pcschools.us

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Recent News

Kindergarten Registration

If you have a child who will be five years old by September 1st of this year, and you live within the Park City School District boundary, you may register for Kindergarten through the online registration system. You will need to provide proof of residency, an original birth certificate and immunization records. New Student Registration 2017-2018
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If you live outside of the district boundary, or you wish to attend a school outside of your school boundary, you will need to go through the open enrollment process Open Enrollment

Kindergarten Orientations will be scheduled by each school and will posted on the school websites.

McPolin Kindergarten Orientation: March 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m.

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Jeans & Lattes Schedule

Jeans & Lattes is a way for you to have time to talk with Superintendent Conley in an informal, small group setting. We meet most Fridays from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at Hugo Coffee Roasters (Kimball Junction location), in the conference table area. Thank you to the Park City Chamber for donating the space for us to use!

FEBRUARY

  • No Jeans & Lattes scheduled this month

MARCH

  • Friday, March 10: 8:30 - 9:30AM
  • Friday, March 17: 8:30 - 9:30AM
  • Friday, March 24: NO JEANS & LATTES (Dr. Conley at National School Boards Association)
  • Friday, March 31: 8:30 - 9:30AM

APRIL

  • Friday, April 7: 8:30 - 9:30AM
  • Friday, April 14: NO JEANS & LATTES (Spring Recess)
  • Friday April 21: 8:30 - 9:30AM
  • Friday, April 28: NO JEANS & LATTES (EXCELLENT EDUCATOR EXPRESS!)

MAY

  • Friday, May 5: 8:30 - 9:30AM
  • Friday, May 12: 8:30 - 9:30AM
  • Friday, May 19: 8:30 - 9:30AM
  • Friday, May 26: 8:30 - 9:30AM --> LAST JEANS & LATTES FOR THE YEAR

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NEW ELEMENTARY STUDENT REGISTRATION 2017-2018

New Student Registration

2017-2018 new student registration is now open for Elementary Schools only. You will be able to register your students in grades 6-12 starting in June 2017.

If you are new to Park City School District or were not an active student at the end of last school year, please complete the new student online registration by clicking on the link below. Your child must be 5 on or before September 01, 2017 before you can enroll them in Kindergarten. There are no exceptions to this as it is State law.

If your student is attending Park City School District Pre-School please do not fill out the New Student Registration, your student is currently enrolled.

New Student Registration 2017-2018
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Once you have completed the online registration you need to bring the necessary documentation to your child’s school to complete process of registration.

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NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION 2016-2017

Welcome to Park City School District!
2016-2017 new student registration is now open. If you are new to Park City School District or were not an active student at the end of last school year, please complete the new student online registration by clicking on the link below. Your child must be 5 on or before September 01, 2016 before you can enroll them in Kindergarten. There are no exceptions to this as it is State law.

Once you have completed the online registration you need to bring the necessary documentation to your child’s school to complete process of registration.

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¡Bienvenido Park City School District!
2016-2017 registro escolar está abierto. Si eres nuevo a Park City School District o carecían de un alumno activo a finales del año pasado, por favor complete el registro en línea de estudiantes nuevos haciendo clic en el enlace de más abajo. Su hijo debe ser de 5 en o antes del 01 de septiembre de 2016 antes les puede inscribirse en el Kinder. No hay excepciones a esto ya que es ley del estado.

Una vez haya completado el registro en línea usted necesita traer la documentación necesaria para su hijo de escuela para completar el proceso de registro.

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School Start Times Are Changing As Early As Next Year (Sept. 2017)

UPDATE TO SCHOOL START TIMES IMPLEMENTATION

Park City School District has awarded the transportation consultant contract to School Bus Consultants. The consultant will begin site visits January 2017.

Superintendent Conley has determined that, in an effort to keep the best interests of all Park City School District students a priority, when school start times change: no elementary school will begin earlier than 7:50 a.m.

In August of 2016, the Park City Board of Education approved a motion to "move forward with charging an implementation committee for starting the school daily start time for ALL SCHOOLS, with the high school starting no earlier than 8:30 a.m., with the committee making a recommendation based on operational, financial, student health and safety considerations."

Click HERE for the latest on the Start Times Implementation Task Force's work.

We strongly encourage you to email comments, concerns, challenges and general feedback to Molly Miller: mmiller@pcschools.us

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What Counts & Post-Bond Survey Results

Links to results from What Counts meetings and post-bond surveys are now available.

Click on "Community Feedback" on the right side of this page. The information is also available through this link:
www.pcschools.us/index.php?page=389.

A number of decisions about what to do next, based on the information gathered in the meetings and surveys, will be made in an all-day Board of Education work session scheduled for March 15.

We always want to hear from you and encourage you to contact us at any time. Please reach out to Community Relations Specialist Molly Miller with comments, questions or concerns: mmiller@pcschools.us.

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