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Whitesides Elementary

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  • Emergency Community Council Meeting

    January 14, 2016, 3:40 pm

    Attending: Diane Hammer, Jody Knecht, Brooke Pendleton, Hilary Hales, Ellen Cox, Shellie Ashby (PTA)

    • In the aftermath of the auto-pedestrian accident occurring on Monday, Jan. 11, where Layton High Student, Bailee DiBernardo was killed, concerns have been expressed to the Superintendent, Dr. Bryan Bowles, who asked me to address this issue with the community. Parents on Mrs. Hammer’s Remind List were also invited to attend. 4 other parents came to the meeting.
    • Community Council members and visitors suggested the following preventative measure which could be taken to avoid any future incidents. Mrs. Hammer, Mrs. Ashby, and other members of the community council will plan to attend the next city council meeting on Jan. 21. Mrs. Ashby will contact her council member to see if this is on the agenda.

    Layton City:

    We asked for recommendations for the city to consider. One of the dads living in the neighborhood, whose child walks to the Jr. High, works for a company who supplies safety equipment. He suggested the city consider the following:

    • Reflective flags at intersections ($6 each)
    • Cones ($25)
    • Ped-in-a-bag ($260) 20# base upright stand with a sign to be carried in and out of the intersection each day - perhaps firemen could do that.
    • 30”x30” flashing LED sign ($500)
    • A better street light (so dim, it is virtually useless right now)

    Whitesides Elementary

    We know that we can’t provide any hardware or physical properties to help with the safety of the children, but we can provide preventative safety education to help students be more aware of their responsibility to be alert to dangers. As a school, we will provide the following through a safety fair and direct instruction by teachers and by assemblies. United Parcel Service drivers will come and help with the safety fair, and we will work with our SRO to help provide resources to teachers, students and parents.

    Educating Students and Parents

    • Cross-walk safety education
    • Road safety education
    • Bicycle Safety education
    • Updating the SNAP plan and posting it prominently on the webpage
    • Contacting parents of children living west of Fort Lane to see how we can aid their students in getting to school safely.
    • Work with Central Davis Jr. High, Layton High, and Crestview Elementary to develop a safety plan for our students.


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  • Safe Neighborhood Access Plan

    In light of the recent fatal auto/pedestrian accident, we have updated our SNAP plan to highlight the dangers of the intersection at Fort Lane and Lindsay Street. 

    Whitesides Elementary is located at 233 Colonial Ave., Layton, Utah 84041.

    Cross walk duty and cross walk is located at Colonial and Gentile Monday through Thursday from 8:20 to 8:50 before school and from 3:25 to 3:55 after school.

    Cross walk duties and cross walk at Colonial and Gentile on Fridays from 8:20 to 8:50 before school and from 1:25 to 1:45 after school. 

    There are drop off areas on the south and east sides of the school.

    - Students living south of Gentile: Student should go to the cross walk with a cross walk duty located on Colonial and Gentile.

    - Students living east of Fairfield: Students should go to the cross walk located on the corner of Fairfield and Gentile. There is a light on this corner, so kids need to pay attention to the “walk” and “do-not-walk” sign that will tell them when it is and is not okay to cross the road.

    -Students living west of Fort Lane: Crosswalk at Fort Lane and Lindsay Street – crosswalk is provided, but no lights or crossing guard is present. Students must use extreme caution when crossing the street.

    - Students living north of the school should walk on sidewalks provided by Layton City.

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  • Attendance Calendar Comes Home in February!

    Dear Parents,

    Did you know that your student’s attendance MATTERS to their future? Absences will affect your child’s learning. It has also been proven that if a child is chronically absent, it decreases their chance of graduation from high school! Our goal is to have students attend school regularly and to be on time each day! We WANT your children here with us!

    Your child will be filling in an attendance tracking calendar each school day. Green means they were here and on time. Yellow means they were here, but arrived late. Blue means they were here, but checked out early. Red means they were absent that day.

    Randomly, throughout the month, we will call a certain day as the “Winning Day.” Students who meet the requirement for that “win” (green on that day, or green each day of the month up to that point, etc.), will get a bonus reward. At the end of the month, your children will be doing a math activity using the information on their attendance tracker and then the tracker will come home for review. Please be sure to discuss the calendar content, as well as the information on the back of the calendar, with your child each month. If you sign the form and your student returns it to their teacher by the deadline listed, your student will earn a prize or treat. We appreciate your efforts to get your student to school, on time each day!

    Oh, the Places Our Students Will Go!

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  • Community Council,

    Next meeting is Feb. 25, 2015 @ 3:45 pm in the library.


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  • Microsoft Office Student Advantage Plan
    Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2013 Microsoft is now offering a free Microsoft Office subscription to our students as part of their District Office 365 account. This subscription allows students to install a full version of the Microsoft Office 2013 software at home on up to 5 devices. Software versions include Office 2013 for PC, Office 2011 for Mac, and Office Mobile for iPhone or Android.

    Information and instructions for installing Office 2013 are available here.

    For more information, you can check the Microsoft In Education blog, which has answers to FAQs about the Microsoft Student Advantage/Office 365 ProPlus program.

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Emergency Info

  • As winter is upon us, the Davis School District reminds parents and students about procedures it uses when considering school closures for inclement weather.

    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 contact all area radio and TV stations. News about the closure will also be posted here and on Facebook and Twitter. Stations will only be notified when schools close. They will not be contacted when schools remain open.

    If schools close a full day because of weather, the school day, by state law, must be made up.

    Parents are also reminded they may keep their student home anytime they feel it is unsafe for them to travel to school. When that occurs, arrangements will need to be made with their teacher for any missed assignments.

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