Parent Information

STAY HOME WHEN SICK WHEN TO KNOW IF MY STUDENT IS TO SICK TO COME TO SCHOOL

 
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.

SEPTEMBER 2020 CALENDAR AND INFO FROM MRS. JESSEN

 

TOLMAN ELEMENTARY FIRST DAY NEWS

GRAB AND GO LUNCH

GREEN RIBBON WEEK AUG 31ST-SEP 3RD 2020
Monday/Tuesday: Flyers go home
Wednesday/Thursday: Pledges (dark green) come back 
Bike/Walk to School day
Wear Green Day 

We will be getting flyers (light green), a safety pledge (dark green) and a ribbon to every student.  The students can tie their ribbon to their backpack or their bike to increase safety awareness.  

 We are lucky to have 4 new helmets donated by Bike Utah that we can give away in a drawing.  We will have 2 for upper grades and 2 for the lower grades.  We need the pledges back so we can do the drawing.  

 

Letter from Mrs. Jessen  Aug 21, 2020

The Davis School District announced today that school will open with an alternative schedule for all students due to the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in our community.  

The alternate-day, hybrid (in person/remote) learning model will be as follows:

  • Students whose last name begins with A-K will attend school in-person on Mondays and Wednesdays with remote at-home learning on Tuesdays and Thursdays .
  • Students whose last name begins with L-Z will attend school in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays with remote at-home learning on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Fridays will be at-home remote learning days for all students with teachers working from the school site to provide remote instruction.
  • In junior highs and high schools on a block (A/B Day) schedule, A-day classes will be repeated on Monday and Tuesday for the two groups of students. B-day classes will be repeated on Wednesday and Thursday for the two groups of students on subsequent days. Fridays will be combined A/B days.
  • If students in the same household have different last names, a group assignment will be applied to all students based on last name of the oldest student in the household.

In a related note, the school district will continue to share information with you as it comes available and utilize the COVID-19 webpage as a way to provide additional resources.

 

 

 

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  • The first day of school for the 2020-21 school year is August 25th.  We will have an open house, prior to school starting, for students to visit with their teachers from this year and also meet their new teachers for the new school year.  You will receive more information on that in August.  
  • Thank you for your flexibility and support this school year.  We have certainly made some interesting memories and learned a lot about technology and lesson

  • START OF SCHOOL 2020-2021 LINK
    https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1594657911/davisk12utus/xvfmwrqtsy3cawmbukwm/Openingschoolsguide.pdf

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  • Building Access:  Everyone who comes to the building who is not faculty or staff must have an appointment.  

 

 

 

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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. 

 

With all of us experiencing varying degrees of social distancing and school closures, we have created something that we hope makes our customers’ lives a little easier. At stories.audible.com, you will find hundreds of our titles available completely free. The collection has been handpicked by our editors and is a mix of stories to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18.

These stories offer a screen-free option that we hope may help break up the day for families with students home from school.

There are selections for our listeners in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian.

To access the free titles, just visit stories.audible.com from any web browser.

The experience is completely free – no log-ins, credit cards, or passwords required. Just click, stream and listen.

We wish you and your loved ones good health, and we hope that listening to a good story will offer some respite during these unsettling times.

All of us at Audible

 

Andrea Davis

Media Specialist

Tolman Elementary

801-402-1910


 

 

 

 

LIBRARY/MEDIA DISCLOSURE 2019-2020

 

 
The school marquee is full of current information! Please notice it on building!  Miss Kelly does a wonderful job in keeping it current!
 
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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!

 

KINDERGARTEN PARENTS - QUESTIONS ABOUT "IS MY CHILD READY FOR KINDERGARTEN?" FROM YOUR KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS

LIBRARY
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

The Davis School District reminds parents about procedures the district will use when it considers closing schools for inclement weather. The decision to close schools actually occurs in the early-morning hours when district snow plow drivers are out attempting to clear parking lots before students arrive at school. When plow drivers think conditions are bad, they make calls to the district's maintenance director, transportation director and facilities administrator, who then contact an assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools.

That group then reviews road and weather reports provided by the local media, law enforcement and state highway representatives, and take into account student and employee safety, busing and security. If the superintendent decides to close schools, that decision will be made as early as possible and before school buses hit the roadways.

In the event of a closure, the district will post information on Twitter and Facebook. Parents and guardians will also be notified through a call out and email. Parents who opted in to receive text messages will also receive a text. Additionally, the information will posted to all school webpages. Area radio and TV stations will be notified to spread the word that schools are closed. The stations will only be notified when schools close. They will not be contacted when schools remain open.

The Davis School District recognizes that schools are a public service. Many rely on schools remaining open and serving as a safe haven for children. The district recognizes that many students may be left home without adult supervision as some parents do not have the luxury of choosing to stay home. Closures, due to snow, are rare.

If school closes because of weather, the school day, by state law, must be made up. Parents are also reminded that they may keep their student at home anytime they feel it is unsafe for their student to travel to school. Arrangements will then need to be made with the teacher for makeup work.

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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.
 

 

Breakfast and Lunch Programs During School Days
Nutrition services provides  breakfast every Monday through friday from 8:15-8:40 am in the multi-purpose room.  Students are to enter the multi-purpose room through the playground door.  Lunch will cost $1.85 and breakfast $1.35.  Payments can be made with a credit card online or by check (in an envelope with the student and teachers' name) to our lunchroom clerk.  Free and reduced lunch applications must be submitted online through my.dsd (on the district website).
 

 

LIBRARY/MEDIA DISCLOSURE 2019-2020

 

How to set up a myDSD Account 

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
801-402-1900

 

 

 

    

 

      

TOLMAN "HOUSES"

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.