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Whitesides Elementary

LEARNING FIRST ! Whitesides Wolverines

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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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  • SEP conferences Jan 30- Feb3

    Early out schedule all week

    8:45- 1:25


    AM 8:45- 10:50

    PM 11:25- 1:25


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  • A Big Thanks to Cash for Classroom


    Boom-Chicka-Boom! Our Music Specialist, Mrs. Reynolds, is pleased to announce the addition of 5 new Tubano drums to the instrument collection at Whitesides due to the generous $500 Cash for Classroom grant received from the Davis Education Foundation and support form Ms. Ramsey and Mrs. Slater. Students really have the 'beat' performing rhythm patterns with lots of fun, joy and smiles. Many, many thanks to the Davis Education  Foundation, Ms. Ramsey and Mrs. Slater for supporting the arts. Thank you!!! The Drums are AWESOME!!! 

     Watch our students having fun playing  Boom-Chicka-Boom!


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  • Boundary variance requests available


    map pinpoint Students wishing to attend a school other than their boundary school during the 2017-18 school year can now file a variance request. Boundary variance requests will be accepted through Feb. 17.


    Variance applications MUST be submitted online using your My.DSD account.  See our Boundary Variance quick link to the left for instruction on how to apply.


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  • When the snow piles deep


    As forecasts call for snow, the Davis School District reminds parents about procedures the district will use when it considers closing school 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.


    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 to spread the word that schools are closed. It will also be posted on the district's website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.


    The stations will only be notified when schools close. They will not be contacted when schools remain open.


    If schools close 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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  • Davis School District has two apps available to help make parent's life a little easier.


    MyDSD app allows Parents and Students to access their My DSD account to see:

    • Notified for important events                                                    mydsd
    • Grades
    • Contact teachers                                               
    • Absences
    • Missing assignments

    You can download it on a smartphone or tablet  


    Nutrislice app answers the daily question, What's for lunch?

    with the help of the Nutrislice app you can see your schools menu

    weeks in advance and view nutritional information.

                                                                                              School lunch




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  • Safe Neighborhood Access Plan

    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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    For information on council members, meeting dates and time, agendas, and finances click on the "Community Council" tab on the  Home Bar above.




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