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Thursday, 03 March 2022 00:45

WSD Board Names New Superintendent

The Weber School District Board of Education has named Gina D. Butters as the new superintendent of Weber School District. Gina will be replacing Dr. Jeff Stephens who is retiring at the end of the school year after serving 11 years as superintendent. In July, Gina will become the 15th superintendent of the district which was established in 1905, and the first woman to serve in this capacity.
Gina is a “home-grown product” of Weber School District, having graduated from Bonneville High School. She went on to attend the University of Utah where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a minor in psychology, and Master of Education degree in Educational Studies.
She started her teaching career in Weber School District, where she also coached girls’ basketball. She went on to serve as assistant principal at Roy High and Bonneville High, principal at North Ogden Jr. High School, later becoming the principal at Roy High. In 2016, she was selected to serve as the director over Students Services, and in 2019, she was chosen to be the Executive Director of Secondary Education.
While serving as principal at Roy High, Gina was a team leader in the Roy Cone Project. She has also served on many other community-oriented task forces and committees. During her almost 30-year career, she has received multiple honors including the prestigious Huntsman Excellence in Education Award.
Gina is a focused, optimistic leader centered in the whole-child approach to education. She is a strong communicator, experienced educator, and passionate advocate for all children. Her student-first philosophy truly inspires confidence and trust, and Weber School District will be in wonderful hands moving forward.
The selection of Gina Butters as the district’s new superintendent comes after a nationwide search conducted by the WSD Board of Education. In January, the board sent out a survey to employees and parents asking them to identify the qualities they felt were most important in a superintendent.
Using the results from this survey, the board worked closely with the Utah School Boards Association (USBA) in creating the announcement of position. During the application period, UBSA received ten applications from qualified candidates from around the state and country.
In February, a special Citizens’ Committee was formed to review and evaluate each candidate’s application materials. This 24-member committee was composed of local community members, business leaders, and representatives from within the district. The committee met in mid-February to evaluate the candidates, and the results were presented to the Board of Education for consideration in determining the top candidates to interview for the position.
On February 17, the board conducted interviews with four highly qualified candidates from within the district and out-of-state. Gina Butters was chosen as the top candidate to replace Dr. Stephens and to lead the district. The decision was formally announced by the board of education during their board meeting on March 2, 2022.
Weber School District comprises 45 schools which serve over 33,000 students throughout Weber County. It is the 8th largest school district in the state of Utah.
Two other administrative appointments were also made during the meeting. Dave Hales was promoted from Elementary Supervisor to Executive Director of Elementary Education. Mary Jo Williams, who has been serving as the principal of Orchard Springs Elementary, has been selected to serve as the Elementary Supervisor.
Wednesday, 19 January 2022 10:00

Family Code Night

Weber School District 
Family Code Night

Presented by Weber School District & Skill Struck

Weber School District is excited to invite families of students in grades 3-6 to attend an amazing and informative coding night with Skill Struck. Skill Struck is the computer science program that is being introduced in the elementary schools. Instruction will be provided in both English & Spanish.


January 27, 6-8 PM
Wahlquist Junior High
2656 N 2400 W


Dinner Provided
Join us from 6:00-6:30 PM for a quick bite before the workshop begins.

A Chromebook will be provided.

Virtual Option
Scan the QR code to register for the link.

This experience is best suited for just you and your grades 3-6 child.

Email Melissa Hadley at  with questions.

Family Code Night Jan 20Code Night Spanish January 20




Tuesday, 07 December 2021 02:18

Lakeview celebrates all the holidays

We are celebrating all the holidays in December! On December 3rd, it was "National Roof Over Your Head Day". We discussed why we need a roof, how roofs keep us safe, and then how a roof is built. Students thought like engineers and designed their own roof. Then, they used graham crackers, frosting and candy to build their own gingerbread house roof!

Monday, 06 December 2021 08:07

Covid-19 FAQs for Students & Parents

Covid-19 FAQs for Students & Parents

What should I do if my student has symptoms of Covid-19?
Please keep your student home from school until you can determine if they should be tested for Covid-19.

What should I do if my student tests positive for Covid-19?
Please keep your student home from school. Notify the school that your student has tested positive. Your school’s contact tracer will contact you with information on how long your student needs to isolate.

What should I do if my student is exposed to Covid-19?
Please contact your student’s school and inform them of the exposure. Your school’s contact tracer will contact you with information on whether your student needs to quarantine, and what the modified quarantine options are.

What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?
When you test positive for Covid-19, you are infectious and required to isolate yourself from other people. When you are in quarantine, you have been exposed to COVID-19, but have not tested positive.

When should I keep my student home?
Please keep your student home if they have a fever of 100.4 or higher, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, muscle aches and pains, cough (not related to asthma), or a new loss of sense of taste or smell.

If my student is exposed to Covid-19, do they have to stay home from school?
This year there are several quarantine options for parents. If your student is exposed to a positive case at school, you will receive an email with the exposure date and options. If your student is exposed at a social event, or if they have a positive Covid-19 case in their home, please contact your school. Your school’s contact tracer will contact you with information on whether your student needs to quarantine, and what the modified quarantine options are.

What are the modified quarantine options for my student if they were exposed at school?
As long as a student has not tested positive for Covid-19 and has no symptoms, they may return to school wearing a mask for 10 days after the exposure. If a student has been fully vaccinated or has had a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the last 90 days, they do not need to quarantine.

What are the modified quarantine options for my student if someone in our home has tested positive for Covid-19?
If the student has no symptoms and has been fully vaccinated or had Covid-19 in the last 90 days, they may attend school as usual. We highly recommend having them wear a mask for 15 days in case they do develop symptoms. If a student has no symptoms, has not been fully vaccinated, and has not had Covid-19 in the last 90 days, the health department recommends keeping them home for 5 days, then having them return to school wearing a mask for the next 10 days as long as they are still symptom-free. If a student with a home exposure has any symptoms, please keep them home and contact your school for more information. 

Why do household exposures have to quarantine for 15 days when school exposures only quarantine for 10 days?
Household contacts are exposed every day to the positive person in their home during the 5 days that person is contagious and in isolation. When the positive person’s isolation ends, then the family members have to quarantine for an additional 10 days.

How do I know how long my student should quarantine for after they are exposed?
If a student is exposed to a positive case at school, you will receive an email with the dates that your student should quarantine. If it is a social or home exposure, please contact your school’s contact tracer for the dates they should quarantine.

My student is fully vaccinated. Do they still need to quarantine?
If your student is vaccinated, as long as they do not have any symptoms of Covid-19, they may attend school and do not need to quarantine. 

My student already had Covid-19. Do they still need to quarantine?
If your student had a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the last 90 days, they do not need to quarantine. A confirmed case means that the test was conducted at a testing facility and the results were confirmed by the local health department. If your student previously tested positive on a home test, they will still need to quarantine.

Why doesn’t the health department accept my Covid-19 home test results?
The health department can only confirm positive Covid-19 cases that are conducted at a testing facility or lab. Those results are uploaded to the state and then shared with local health departments. If a test was done at home, there is no way for the health department to confirm those results unless you are able to register it.

How do I register my positive Covid-19 home test?
If you have a positive home test you may be able to register the test with the health department by scanning the QR code on the test or the box, or we encourage you to go to a testing site and have the test confirmed. If your positive home test is registered with the Health Department, or the test took place at a registered testing site, your child will not have to quarantine in the next 90 days if exposed again.

How will my student do schoolwork if they have to quarantine or isolate at home due to Covid-19?
If your student has to isolate or quarantine at home due to a Covid-19 case, please inform your student’s school. Your student will be listed as “Online Schooling” for the 5 days that they will be home. Students who are quarantining at home are responsible for completing their classwork daily via the Canvas courses. Students will need to email teachers when they have questions and they are responsible for staying caught up in all classes as well as turning in assignments on time. Communication with teachers is extremely important as the teachers will be able to work through issues with the students as needed.

Can my student test out of isolation?
No. A student who has tested positive is considered infectious for 5 days and must isolate at home for the full 5 days. There is no option to test out of isolation, even if you are feeling better, or have a negative test before the end of the 5-day isolation period. If the student’s symptoms have improved, and they do not have a fever of 100.4 or higher, they may return to school after 5 days, but must wear a mask for 5 more days while at school.

Does my student’s school require a negative test in order for them to return to school after isolation or a home quarantine?
No. A negative test is not required to return to school after a student has tested positive or been exposed to Covid-19. Students with a positive test result are required to isolate at home for the full 5 days. They may return to school with a mask if they have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours without any fever reducing medication. 

I want to know who my child was exposed to at school. Can I ask for their name or what class it was in?
Due to student privacy laws, we do not give out the name of the student or where specifically the exposure occurred. If you receive an Exposure Notification email from your child’s school, that means your student was exposed in one of their classes, at lunch, on the bus, or during an activity at their school.

Where can I take my student to get tested for Covid-19?
Visit for testing locations near you. 

I still have questions about my student. Who should I contact?
Please contact your school’s contact tracer, or contact Ashley Blake at 801-452-4094 or .

Tuesday, 30 November 2021 00:00

Veteran's Day

6th grade students at North Ogden Elementary participated in a twelve year tradition honoring veterans by filling the walls with their pictures and a brief description of their service. We love and appreciate all veterans and their service.

Weber School District honored with three commendations this year for having the best of the best statewide

This week the State of Utah presented the U-RISE award to Weber School District’s Mike Evans in our maintenance department.

This award is the third statewide commendation this year to go to Weber School District: Utah Superintendent of the year Jeff Stephens, Utah Teacher of the Year Mark Daniels, and now the U-RISE recipient Mike Evans.

We think our school district is amazing, but when officials in the Governor’s Office as well as the Utah State Board of Education take notice of our great people and programs, it is a proud moment.

This triple-crown achievement for Weber School District in 2021 is shared with all those who are part of a great organization that do amazing things every day for children. When we all work together to put children first in each decision, everyone wins. It’s the Weber Way.

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