Hello Tolman Families,
Below are a few announcements and information items for you.
Tolman Elementary parent/guardian surveys are now available in your myDSD parent portal. To access these surveys, go to the Davis School District homepage and click on the myDSD logo. Sign in with your username and password. A notice will appear just below your student's name saying that you have surveys available. Click that box, complete the survey, and submit. Repeat for all available surveys. Questions can be directed to Peter Vanderlinden at 801-402-5289. We value your feedback! Please complete your surveys by March 5, 2021.
Tolman Spirit Days:
Tolman Elementary Spirit Days this school year are every Thursday. Thursdays are great days to wear Tolman t-shirts and show school spirit.
The school district’s Transition Fair will be held for all students with disabilities in grades 5-12 on March 4th. This is a free event for Davis School District students and families. For more information, click here.
End of Year Testing:
As we finish up third term, we will begin our end-of-year state assessments when we come back from Spring Break. This is a reminder that state testing opt-out forms are annual. If needed, updated forms for this are available in the front office.
COVID-19 School Updates and Guidelines:
One thing this year has taught us is that change is constant. With all of the new policies this year it can sometimes be hard to keep up on them. The school district website has a COVID-19 webpage with access to the district Dashboard, the State of Utah School COVID manual, and district policies regarding COVID-19. To access that information, please click here.
WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE PTA FOLLOW THE LINK PTA
INFORMATION ABOUT UPSTART FOR PRE KINDERGARTEN AGE CHILDREN. UPSTART
ATTENTION PARENTS OF 4-YEAR OLDS
Want to give your 4-year-old a head start to Kindergarten? Register and apply for UPSTART! Davis School District has partnered with Waterford UPSTART to provide this FREE online program. Research shows students taking part in UPSTART (15 minutes each day) grow 2-3 times faster than their kindergarten peers academically. You can complete registration online at www.waterfordupstart.org or by phone 800.669.4533. Don’t pass up this opportunity. Do it today! A limited number of devices are available on a check out basis to support this program.
Building Access: Everyone who comes to the building who is not faculty or staff must have an appointment.
Audible is offering many free audio books for our students during this time. This is a great resourse that you can share with your students. There is no log in, they don't ask for any information. Just go to the website below and your students can start listening. I tried it out this morning. Here is the original message from Audible.
The school marquee is full of current information! Please notice it on building! Miss Kelly does a wonderful job in keeping it current!
OUR SECURITY IS NOW IN PLACE! THE FRONT DOOR WILL BE LOCKED! PLEASE PUSH THE BUTTON TO NOTIFY THE OFFICE YOU WANT TO ENTER. PLEASE BE PATIENT AS WE LEARN THE NEW SYSTEM! AFTER YOU ENTER THE BUILDING, PLEASE COME DIRECTLY TO THE OFFICE TO CHECK IN AND RECEIVE A BADGE!
BOOK BATTLE LIST 2020-2021
BUS LOOP: We are VERY concerned about the safety of our students aways...but we are having recurring problems in the west bus zone. A REMINDER THAT THE BUS LOOP ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE BUILDING IS FOR BUSES ONLY. THIS IS NOT A PICKUP AREA. PLEASE DO NOT DIRECT YOU STUDENT TO RUN ACROSS THE BUS AREA TO ACCESS THEIR CARS. THE BUSES ARE TALL AND ABILITY TO SEE A SMALL CHILD WHO MIGHT BE RUNNING NEXT TO THE BUS IS VERY HARD.
CLOSING SCHOOLS FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER
ATTENTION PARENTS OF 4-YEAR OLDS
Want to give your 4-year-old a head start to Kindergarten? Register and apply for UPSTART! www.waterfordupstart.org or by phone 800.669.4533. Don’t pass up this opportunity. Do it today! A limited number of devices are available on a check out basis to support this program.
my DSD set-up
1. Open your Web Browser
2. Go to www.davis.k12.ut.us
3. Click on the my.DSD link routing you to the new my.DSD page
4. Click on Request a New Account
5. You will need your student's ID and PIN number call Tolman Elementary
Tolman Elementary is divided into four different "houses". These four groups meet together once a month to have different activities.
The “Houses” are:
1. Black – Altruismo: unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others
2. Red – Amistade: Spanish, meaning friendship
3. Green – Isibindi: Zulu, it’s first meaning is ‘courage’ or ‘boldness’
4. Blue – Reveur: French, meaning dreamer
We are having “House” activities once a month. These activities are fun and teach a social skill. Ask your child about their “House” and the fun activities.
Please encourage your students to wear their "house shirt" on the Second Friday of each month! If they don't have a "house shirt", they can wear their "house" color.