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Wednesday, 20 March 2024 01:06

Rock Your Socks!

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on Thrusday, March 21, by wearing your most colorful, mismatched socks. It's a great way to celebrate everyone's differences. Learning to understand special needs or kids with disabilities can help change our perspectives.

Being different is awesome, and being different is what makes us who we are. WSD Superintendent Butters said, "I plan to ROCK MY SOCKS on the 21st! And I look forward to learning and sharing with my peers so we can embrace our differences and celebrate what makes us unique."

Review the K-5 Elementary English Language Arts Programs

We're excited to announce an upcoming opportunity that will enhance the educational experience for our students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. As part of our commitment to increase learning, we've initiated a Request for Proposal (RFP) for adopting English Language Arts materials for elementary grades K-5.

Our resource adoption process, which is in line with Utah Senate Bill 127 and Policy 8800, ensures that language arts materials selected for elementary education meet state standards. However, we recognize that fostering collaboration and communication is crucial for achieving the best educational outcomes. Therefore, we extend an invitation to you to attend an open house where you can gain firsthand experience with materials and provide your invaluable input. 

Details for the Open House event are as follows:

Dates:

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: District Office Boardroom, 5320 Adams Ave Parkway

During these events, various vendors will showcase their products, allowing you to interact with them and provide feedback. Your insights will ensure that we choose an ELA program that best supports our students' growth and development.

We highly value your input and eagerly anticipate your participation in this crucial event. Together, we can establish a vibrant learning environment that empowers our students to excel.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Weber School District Curriculum Department at 801-476-7819.

Thank you for your unwavering support in delivering the highest quality education to our students.

Warm regards,

Weber School District Curriculum Department

Wednesday, 13 March 2024 10:38

NOTICE OF BONDS TO BE ISSUED

LOCAL BUILDING AUTHORITY OF WEBER SCHOOL DISTRICT, UTAH
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND INTENT TO ISSUE LEASE REVENUE BONDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions of Section 1114318, Utah Code Annotated 1953, as amended, that on February 7, 2024, the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of the Local Building Authority of Weber School District, Utah (the “Authority”), adopted a resolution (the “Resolution”) calling a public hearing to receive input from the public with respect to the issuance of the Authority’s lease revenue bonds (the “Bonds”) in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $60,000,000 to finance the below defined Project and the potential economic impact that the Project will have on the private sector.

Pursuant to the Resolution, the Bonds are to be issued for the purpose of raising money for (a) financing certain costs of (i) acquiring, constructing, equipping and furnishing the Roosevelt Elementary replacement in Washington Terrace, Utah, and (ii) a portion of the new elementary to be located in West Haven, Utah (collectively, the “Project”), (b) providing reserves, if necessary, (c) paying capitalized interest, and (d) paying expenses incurred in connection with the issuance and sale of the Bonds.

The Authority proposes to pledge to the payment of the Bonds various rental payments made to the Authority by the Board of Education of Weber School District, Utah, pursuant to a Master Lease Agreement relating to the Project. No taxes will be pledged to the repayment of the Bonds.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Authority will hold a public hearing during its Board of Trustees meeting which begins at approximately 6:00 p.m. on May 1, 2024 (as postponed from March 6, 2024, and from April 10, 2024). The public hearing will be held at the regular meeting place of the Board of Trustees, 5320 Adams Avenue Parkway, in Ogden, Utah. All members of the public are invited to participate in the public hearing. Written comments may be submitted to the Authority, to the attention of the Secretary and Treasurer, prior to the public hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to receive input from the public with respect to the issuance of the Bonds and the potential economic impact that the Project will have on the private sector.

DATED this 8th day of April, 2024.

LOCAL BUILDING AUTHORITY OF WEBER SCHOOL DISTRICT, UTAH

By /s/ Robert D. Petersen
Secretary and Treasurer

Tuesday, 13 February 2024 11:01

Calendar 2024-2025

Calendar 2023-2024

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  • 4 Professional Learning Days No Students  - August 19, 20, November 1, January 10
  • Comp Days - November 27, February 14, April 18
  • 1st Quarter - (49 Days)
  • 2nd Quarter - (43 Days)
  • 3rd Quarter - (48 Days)
  • 4th Quarter - (40 Days)
  • First Day of School - August 21
  • Last Day of School - May 23 
  • Fall Break - October 17, 18
  • Thanksgiving Break - November 23, 24
  • Winter Break - December 23 - January 1
  • Spring Break - March 31 - April 4
  • Parent Teacher Conferences - Sept 25th and Feb 19th
  • Early Out - Every Wednesday from Aug 28th - May 21st. August 22,23, December 20, Marth 14, May 23

 

Tiffany was named Middle School Teacher of the Year in the early career category at the February UCTE Conference. Her department, and PLC team are so proud of her.

This pic is from the UCTE conference.
Tiffany Ross, (middle) UCTE Early Career Middle School Teacher of the Year
Her NOJH ELA PLC Team, Mary Connell (left), Kassidi Gonthier (right)

Congratulations to UCTE Utah Language Arts Experienced High School Teacher of the Year Mr. Justin Shaw!

 

We are so lucky to have Mr. Shaw at Roy High School, and can't imagine anyone more desrving of this award!

Attention musicians, composers, and poets. West Field High School in Taylor is seeking entries for their School Hymn and Fight Song contest. The artist whose work is chosen will receive $250 in cash and the distinction of knowing that they have created a legacy for all future generations who will attend West Field High School. 

Contest Guidelines include:

  1. The style for the School Hymn is Alma Mater. Keep in mind that the School Hymn will be sung by the entire school at various events, but it could also be performed by the choirs of the school at events and concerts. An arrangement for the band may also be submitted for the School Hymn.
  2. The Fight Song will be played at various events and school games and accompanied by the school band. It could also have lyrics submitted with the entry and should be able to be arranged for the school band to play.
  3. Entries may be for words only or words and music.
  4. The words and/or sheet music should be readable and suitable for reproduction. They can be done by hand, or a music software program.
  5. Recordings will be accepted, along with sheet music, but are not necessary.
  6. If chosen, the songwriters/composers would need to allow the district to copyright the songs or copyright them with permission for us to copy, arrange, and perform the pieces.  
  7. Entries are due by March 1, 2024 to 

 

West Field High School

℅ Weber School District

5320 South Adams Avenue

Ogden, Ut 84405

 

The final selection will be made by April 1, 2024. All entries not chosen will be returned to the composers after this date.

 

For more information, contact:

Choir Director Thomas Saunders

Band Director Joseph Windsor

Principal Michael Martini

Thursday, 11 January 2024 13:25

Response to Governor Cox Cell Phone Request

1/11/2024

Dear WSD Administrators, Employees and Parents/Guardians,

As you likely know, Governor Cox recently issued a letter to school and district leaders, requesting that cell phone use be disallowed in classrooms. I've provided the Governor's Letter and resources he provided (attached). We fully support the thoughtful consideration of the Governor's request, but want to ensure that our school leaders engage in discussions with the educators, parents/guardians, Community Councils, PTAs and student leaders in their school community before "hard and fast" school policies are enacted which ban cell phones in the classroom. Gleaning stakeholder input is essential. Some of our schools have already created policies which restrict cell phones in learning spaces/classrooms. These schools enacted a very intentional process, and involved stakeholders in that process, prior to the determination to implement such policies. A very important piece to consider is how student discipline related to cell phones should/will be managed. 

At the district level, leaders are engaged in discussions related to the cell phone issues we are seeing in our schools. Our district's secondary and elementary leadership, along with our policy committee, will provide guidance and support to our schools as we create a more formal determination of how cell phones will be managed in all our schools. Research studies have well documented the fact that cell phone usage is impacting the social connections, mental/emotional health, self-regulating behaviors, brain development and functioning, and learning and achievement in our young people. The rise in cyberbullying incidents directly impact our students' perception of a "safe and healthy" school environment. 

Many teachers are reporting that they cannot manage the "distractions" created by cell phones and disengagement they observe in their students with access to these devices in learning environments. Their jobs are to educate and inspire, not manage the cell phone usage of their students. Some educators are reporting a weariness and diminishing job satisfaction level due to having to constantly intervene and redirect students related to cell phones. The management of cell phones in the learning environment requires a great amount of time and effort by school personnel. There is no doubt that this time and effort could be more productively utilized to directly support learning and forge positive connections with students. 

The members of our Board of Education are fully committed to mitigating the negative impact that cell phones and social media are having on children's emotional and mental health. Weber School District joined other Utah districts in legal action aimed at holding large social media platforms accountable for the mental/emotional effects we are seeing in our children. As a district, we are fully engaged in the process of determining next steps and policy decisions related to Governor Cox's imperative. 

We welcome your feedback concerning cell phones in the classroom! We encourage you to reach out to your school leaders to share your perspectives and input. 

Sincerely,

WSD Superintendency
Gina Butters, Superintendent
Clyde Moore, Assistant Superintendent
Dave Hales, Assistant Superintendent

Secondary Education
Brock Mitchell, Director
Matt Williams, Assistant Director

Elementary Education
Mary Jo Williams, Director
Kirt Swalberg, Assistant Director

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