Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Plymouth Elementary about?
Plymouth Elementary is about caring. We care about learning. We care about students. We care about families. We care about each other. Our faculty promotes a culture of caring throughout the school – whether it be through teaching students about leadership, tutoring students after school, inviting and involving parents in their child’s education, or promoting a sense of community within the school walls, the staff at Plymouth advocate for children. We welcome you to come and be part of our school community and see for yourself what a culture of caring is all about.
How do students register for school?
Normally, continuing students register at the end of each year for the sequential year before school lets out. New students to Plymouth and Kindergarten students are able to register in early August. Visit the Registration page on our website for more details.
When is the school open?
From Monday to Thursday, the school is usually open from 8:30 a.m to 4:15 p.m. The first bell rings at 9:00 a.m. On Friday, school starts at the same time (9:00 a.m.) but lets out at 1:30 p.m. so that teachers can have planning time and time for professional development. After school tutoring for level I English Language Learners (ELLs) takes place Monday – Thursday after school for an hour and a half from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is no after school tutoring on Fridays. The school is closed for all major National and State holidays and for student non-attendance days at the end of each term.
What about the Arts?
Our Arts Specialists are Mrs. Clements and Ms. Smith. Mrs. Clements teaches Fine Art every Tuesday and Ms. Smith teaches Music Monday – Thursday. We are pleased to offer Music and Art this year and are looking forward to increasing Art opportunities in the future.
How many teachers does the school staff?
We currently employ 25 full time teachers (about three or four per grade level) and two Resource teachers. We also have a full time Principal, Literacy Coach, Media Specialist, Principal’s Secretary and Custodian. Part time employees include: Counselor, Psychologist, Speech Pathologist, Audiologist, School Nurse, School Technology Specialist, PE Specialist, Media Specialist, Behavioral Health Aide, Lunch Clerk, Office Aides, Food Services Manager and Servers, Resource Aides, Playground Aides and Sweepers.
What curriculum is used at Plymouth?
The District uses the same curriculum in every elementary school as part of the Common Core Standards. Our literacy program is called “Imagine It!” Our Math program is called “Go Math!” Beyond that, we have Science, Social Studies, Art and other curricula provided by the District. To learn more about these programs and resources, please visit the District’s Curriculum Department website.
What kinds of assessments do students take?
Students take the following standardized assessments: Student Assessment for Growth and Excellence (SAGE), UALPA and NAEP. Formative testing includes: Granite Quarterly Benchmarks, DIBELS, and individual teacher common formative assessments. For more information on the type of tests students are required to take at Plymouth and within the Granite School District, please visit the District’s Research and Evaluation website.
How do I apply for a position at Plymouth Elementary?
It is easy to apply for a position at Plymouth. Just go to the District’s website and fill out a general application. If you see a posting on the website specific to Plymouth, click on the posting and apply by attaching your application to it. For help in this process, please contact Julie in Human Resources.