Board Appoints Dr. Jill Gildea as New Superintendent
After conducting an extensive national search, the Park City School District Board of Education has selected Dr. Jill Gildea as Superintendent. The Board voted today to appoint Dr. Gildea, an experienced educator with demonstrated success in enhancing family and community engagement, in improving student achievement, inspiring innovative learning environments, and demonstrating effective fiscal management.
Community Members Needed for Master Planning Steering Committee
Park City School District is soliciting interested community members to be a part of its master planning steering committee. The district is seeking a diverse stakeholder group representation as part of this committee.
The district has retained NV5 as its owner representative for the master planning process. An executive committee has been formed and is now in the process of building a steering committee that ensures all stakeholder groups have a voice and the opportunity to be involved in this longterm planning process.
Those interested are invited to complete the steering committee application is below.
Deadline for applications is June 7 at 3 p.m. The steering committee will not begin meeting until August.
Please complete the application and return it to Park City School District Office, 2700 Kearns Boulevard, (Attention: Todd Hauber) or email it directly to NV5 at email@example.com.
Summer School Registration Now Open
Looking for a program for children this summer that combines academics and fun? Park City School District, in partnership with Holy Cross Ministries, is once again offering Summer School for students starting June 18.
"Summer School helps reduce summer learning loss and also helps increase social and emotional development," said Todd Klarich, Director of Community Education for PCSD. "This helps our students be ready when school starts up again this fall."
Elementary Summer School (students in grades 1-5 this fall) will be taught at McPolin Elementary but is open to students from any PCSD elementary school. Secondary Summer School (students in grades 6-8 this fall) will be taught at Treasure Mountain Junior High.
A total of 150 students will be accepted for elementary summer school and 20 students per class at the secondary level. Breakfast and lunch are included in the $100 tuition (free and reduced lunch tuition available). Summer school at all locations runs Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The secondary program will have a project-based learning focus in the morning along with teaching life skills. Other planned activities will include: Egyptian Theater, yoga, paddle boarding, music, mindfulness, service projects, and technology.
Registration is now open and students will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Licensed PCSD teachers teach Summer School with assistance from instructional aides and staff from Holy Cross Ministries.
Online registration is available here.
2018-19 Kindergarten Online Registration
Online registration for students entering kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year is now available. State law requires students to be age 5 by Sept. 1.
New Student 2018-19 Online Registration is available here:
The registration process includes providing the school secretary/registrar with the following required documents:
–Vision screening for kindergarten students
–Proof of residency is required every year - Proof of Residency
–Name/address/phone/fax or school last attended
–Copy of student's birth certificate
Registration is not complete until the above information is provided to the school.
Once all information is received and you are living in the district, your student will be entered into our database/scheduling system.
Board Updates Strategic Plan - 2018-2022
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.
PCSD Chat is District's New Text message System for Parents
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.