School Hours are now 8:00 am -2:00 pm with a very limited administrative and secretarial staff on site. Please call the office to make an appointment if you have an urgent need to come in to the school, for a Chromebook or to pickup and drop off assignments.
Students MAY NOT meet with teachers in person. Please use the online contact routes through CANVAS or via email if you have a question for your teachers.
We are all experiencing an unprecedented situation for public school and our entire community. When faced with unique situations like this, many of our children will experience some anxiety and fear. This reaction is normal.
Because your children will not be attending school until, at least, May 4th, it is important to talk to them and give them explanations of why this is happening. These conversations need to be customized to the age of your child, so please consider the age ranges of your own children and maybe speak to them separately.
Below are some things to consider:
- Be calm in front of your children.
- Your emotions will guide theirs.
- Do not share your fears with your children, but do not overly minimize the seriousness of the situation.
- Accurate and developmentally appropriate information helps reduce fear.
- Tell them how they can reduce the chances of getting the virus.
- Tell them that if they happen to get the virus, they are likely to experience symptoms like the cold or flu.
- The school dismissal is to prevent the spread
of this illness and for the health of them and our community.
- It is not because they have been exposed or are necessarily at high risk of exposure.
- The school dismissal is temporary, and they will return to school when the risk of spreading the virus has been reduced.
- Find ways to
meaningfully fill their time during school dismissal.
- Support them in completing the activities and assignments provided by their teachers.
- While screen time is not all bad, it should be allowed in moderation.
- Unless they have been put in isolation or quarantine, encourage them to go outside and be active (maintaining social distance and other precautions).
- Encourage other appropriate activities that will stimulate and occupy them.
- Limit access to media reports, especially for younger children who may not fully understand what is being reported.
If your child is experiencing an unusual amount of anxiety or distress, please reassure them and access the family and community supports that are available. Also, school psychologists, school social workers, and school counselors will be working throughout the school dismissal period and will able to consult by phone. Contact your school’s main office to access them.
Granite School District
School Psychologists, School Social Workers, and Secondary Counselors
Students, get your assignments in on time! Teachers may have posted grades for quarter 3 or will post by Friday! Please use your time wisely and check out what you need to be completing this week!
Parents, there is an Apple or Android version for you as well.
March 2020Granite Schools
Gov. Gary R. Herbert and State Superintendent Syd Dickson announced Monday, March 23 that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend their dismissal through Friday, May 1.
State officials and health departments will continue to evaluate the situation and make determinations as time goes on regarding the remainder of the school year after May 1.
“These are unprecedented times in Utah’s and our nation’s history,” the governor said, “I have been overwhelmed with Utahns’ outpouring of support for one another, and nowhere has this been more evident than in the way our educators are supporting Utah students and families.”
Distance learning and meal services will continue through the extended dismissal.
“During the uncertainties of the coming weeks, it is more important than ever to remain socially connected with our students and families while doing our best to ensure learning continues.” said superintendent Dickson. “The flexibility and initiative of our educators is a shining example of how we rise together in challenging circumstances.”
For more statewide information, we would encourage you to visit https://coronavirus.utah.gov/.
Applications for the Wasatch Front Health Science Internship are now available in Career Center and in D105. Partake in various job shadows for many health science careers. Applications are due on Friday, April 3, 2020. Juniors and seniors only. Additional requirements required. 2 chosen each semester.
SheTech HS girl’s tech conference has now gone online! If you have already registered, go to link listed on website to read the details. Join the mentors and conversations online and still have fun while you learn & converse. All Senior girls will receive graduation cords this year if they participate.
MESA had three first place finishes in the RC car race, the Straw Tower competition, and the Write It Do It competition on Tuesday. Jennifer Ong, Easton Christensen, Alex Aguilar, Kalista Leggitt, Ava Curtis, and Caidence Openshaw all received metals. Way to represent Taylorsville!
If you are interested in joining a team for our next competition, please contact Ms. Ahmed or a MESA member.
There’s a free preview for this year competition piece of Words, Words, Words. Come enjoy some monkey comedy on Tuesday, March 10 at 5:30 in the Auditorium
The final list of Area of Distinction Recipients is posted in the Counseling Center. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Po’uha.
Don’t forget the Diploma of Merit Applications are available and due on Friday March 27th by 2:30 p.m.