In case of emergency with facilities or students, during weekend times or off school time, please contact Dr. Ember Conley at 435-659-7591.
Superintendent Ember Conley announced she will not seek renewal of her current contract. Her last day as superintendent will be June 30, 2018. The Board of Education has retained the services of HYA Executive Search to conduct a nationwide search through March 31.
The 12-member search committee will interview candidates and present five to seven candidates to the board. Initial interviews with the board will be April 27-28, followed by semi-finalist interviews with the board May 5-6. A public announcement will be made following a site visit and an extensive background check.
The opening can be viewed here.
Please see the following information that was presented January 17th at the parent orientation meeting for students who will enter DLI SY 18/19. The online registration form will be available on the district and school websites on Monday, January 22nd. Registration will close at 4 pm on Friday, February 16th. The district will not accept first grade DLI students who live out of the district since all schools have been closed next year.
Please note: McPolin parents do not need to complete registration
Por favor de revisar la siguiente información que se presentó el 17 de enero en la reunión de orientación para padres para los estudiantes que ingresarán al programa de Doble Inmersión para el ciclo escolar 2018-19. El formulario de inscripción en línea estará disponible en los sitios web del distrito y la escuela a partir del lunes, 22 de enero. La inscripción cerrará a las 4 pm el viernes 16 de febrero. El distrito no aceptará estudiantes para el programa de Doble Inmersión de primer grado que vivan fuera del distrito ya que todas las escuelas se cerraron para el próximo año.
Park City Named Best School District in Utah
Park City School District has received the honor of being named best school district in Utah by Business Insider.
"There are nearly 100,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in the U.S. The best districts are coveted, and a high-caliber school system can be a key factor when a family decides to relocate to one city over another," the article states.
Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on schools, provides a ranking of school districts. Their ranking is based on a district's strength of academics, health and safety, diversity, and the quality of teachers.
"We are incredibly honored," said Superintendent Ember Conley. "This accolade is a reflection of the incredible teachers and staff who are advocates for our students. We also strive to be forward thinking in providing our students with the best possible education," she said.
PCSD's letter grades from Niche include:
Health & safety: A
Cold and Flu Update — Schools seeing an increase in cold and flu cases
In order to control the spread of infectious diseases at school, please keep the following guidelines in mind when deciding whether or not to send your student to school.
Symptoms of Influenza include and are not limited to:
fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and fatigue. In addition, symptoms may also include chest discomfort, head congestion, headache, nausea/vomiting (more common in children), shortness of breath, and sore throat.
If you have concerns regarding the flu, have your student seen EARLY. Treatment with medication is usually effective if started within the first 48 hours.
It is not too late to get a flu shot.
Students should remain home for the following reasons:
- Any temperature greater than 100 degrees. Students should be fever free, without fever reducing medications for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
- Strep infections require treatment with at least the first dose of antibiotics. Students should also be fever free and feeling well before returning to school.
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea require that the student remain home until 24 hours after the symptoms have ceased without medication.
- Marked Drowsiness/Malaise: Exclude if student is unable to actively participate in routine school activities. Symptom free for 24 hours.
- If your student has pinkeye (conjunctivitis) with purulent discharge. Exclude from school until 24 hours after treatment or cleared by health care professional. Encourage hand washing and refrain from touching the eyes.
- Other guidelines refer to “Park City School District Guidelines for Student Exclusion and Readmission” here.
- As a general rule, students should remain home until they have been symptom free for 24 hours. This is important for your student’s health and the health of his/her classmates and staff. Please continue to remind your student of the importance of frequent hand washing, proper nutrition, adequate rest, and proper use and disposal of tissues during this cold and flu season.
When notifying the school of your student’s absence, please notify the attendance receptionist of reason for the absence. This assists the nurse in her efforts to control the spread of disease in the school environment.
Últimas Noticias de la Gripe y el Resfriado: ¡Se aumentan casos de las dos enfermedades!
Para controlar la propagación de enfermedades contagiosas en la escuela, favor de tener en mente las siguientes pautas cuando tiene que decidir si va a mandar a la escuela su alumn@.
Las síntomas de la gripe incluyen pero no son limitadas a:
fiebre, escalofrios, dolores musculares, tos, congestión, catarro, dolor de cabeza, y fatiga. En adición, las síntomas pueden incluir la molestia en el pecho, congestión en la cabeza, dolor de cabeza, nausea/vómito (más común en los niños), difcultad en respirar, y dolor de garganta.
Si está preocupado que su alumn@ tenga la gripe, consulte un médico lo más pronto posible. Los tratamientos con medicamentos usualmente son más efectivos si empiezan dentro de los primeros 48 horas.
De igual manera, nunca es tarde vacunarse contra la gripe.
Su alumn@ debería quedarse en casa si:
- Su temperatura está más de 1000 F grados (380 C). Debería ser aliviado de la fiebre sin medicamentos por lo menos por 24 horas antes de regresar a la escuela.
- La faringitis estreptocócica requiere por lo menos la primera dosis de antibióticas. El alumn@ debería ser libre de fiebre y sentirse bien antes de su regreso a la escuela.
- El vómito y/o la diarrhea requiere que el alumn@ se quede en casa hasta que esté libre de síntomas por lo menos por 24 horas.
- La Fatiga Excesiva/Malestar: no permite que el alumn@ participe en las actividades rutinarias escolares si no puede. Debería ser libre de síntomas por lo menos por 24 horas.
- Si su alumn@ tiene la conjunctivitis con la supuración lleno de pus, debería quedarse en casa por lo menos por 24 horas después de tratarlo o cuando un medico le dé de alta. Debería lavarse las manos con frecuencia y no tocar sus ojos.
- Para otra pautas, acuda a “Park City School District Guidelines for Student Exclusion and Readmission” here.
- Como pauta general, el alumn@ debería quedarse en casa hasta que esté libre de síntomas por lo menos por 24 horas. Esto es importante para la salud de su alumn@, la salud de sus compañeros, y la salud de los empleados de la escuela. Por favor, hay que recordarle a su alumn@ la importancia de lavarse las manos con frecuencia, la buena alimentación, el descando y sueno adecuado, y el uso y la eliminación apropiado del Kleenex durante esta temporada de resfriado y gripe.
Por último, no olvidar notificarle a la recepcionista de asistencia cuando esté ausente su alumn@. Esto le ayuda a la enfermera controlar la propagación de enfermedades contagiosas en el ambiente escolar.
PCSD closing all schools to open enrollment for 2018-19
The Park City School District Board of Education voted Nov. 21 to close all its schools to open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year. No new out-of-district students will be accepted next year. The board made the decision to maintain program offerings while holding class sizes to manageable levels.
Out-of-district students who are currently attending PCSD schools will be allowed to remain within the school system, but if they are moving from one school to another in 2018-19, they will need to submit an open enrollment application.
PCSD employees will continue to be allowed to register their children in PCSD schools.
The district currently has 168out-of-district students attending its schools, 33 of which are children of employees.
The mission of Park City School District is to inspire and support all students equitably to achieve their academic and social potential.
Park City School District is student-centered with a focus and emphasis on the whole child — our students are safe, supported, engaged, challenged, and healthy.
We are committed to engaging all students to reach their full potential no matter where they are in their academic journeys.
We are committed to continuous development, accountability, and transparency.
We are committed to hiring the best and the brightest staff in a transparent and fair manner.
We are committed to communicating with all stakeholders in an open, timely, and consistent manner.
We are committed to a culture of collaboration with our community partners.
Our Strategic Goals
Strategic Goal 1 (Academic Success)
Develop the potential of every student through data-driven and best learning practices to be academically successful and prepared for life beyond graduation. Provide safe, optimal and equitable learning environments for all students and staff.
Strategic Goal 2 (Leadership)
Provide district wide leadership that exhibits transparency, clarity and accountability at all times and in all situations.
Strategic Goal 3 (Excellent Personnel)
Create a culture of respect for all employees through recruiting, retaining, and providing professional development, while building the district’s leadership capacity.
Strategic Goal 4 (Communication)
Continuously deliver efficient, effective, and transparent communication about the district.
Strategic Goal 5 (Community Alliances)
Partner with families and the community for the general well-being and education of our collective student base while including a culture of inclusiveness and respect for the rich diversity of our community.
Park City School District launched a new communications tool today, Oct. 25, in an effort to help parents stay better informed. “PCSD Chat” is a two-way text message system that allows parents/guardians to receive texts from the school district.
“The best part of the system is that it also allows parents to text us,” said Melinda Colton, director of Communications. “This allows us to be more responsive and provide immediate answers.”
Once parents receive the text tomorrow, they can simply add the V-card into their contact list by clicking the link.
Park City is the first school district in the country to use this system which was developed by AtlasRTX, a company based in Park City. “As a Park City parent, I couldn’t be more honored for our company to partner with our own school district,” said Bassam Salem, CEO of AtlasRTX. “This will showcase the future of community engagement: from the convenience of a mobile phone or online, in real-time with district staff backed by an artificial intelligence 'chatbot,' and in any language, so it is inclusive of every member of our community; that is the vision for PCSD Chat.”
The district is just about ready to pilot this text message program this year at the school level at Trailside Elementary and is calling it “Trailside Chat.” If successful, Colton said the system will be available at all PCSD schools at a later date.
“Not only can we text parents about important events, but we can also keep them informed about what the Board is doing and alert them in case of an emergency,” Colton said. “The benefits of having such immediate communication with our parents are endless.”
Community members and employees are welcome to join the texting service by simply texting your first and last name to 435-602-4444 or registering via the PCSD website.
PCSD will continue to use SchoolMessenger to email parents general district announcements.