EES General Info 2019-2020
NEW STUDENTS: Parents of prospective students should call the school office (435-283-4171) or drop by between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m to fill out a pre-registration form. This information is required to set up a parent account for PowerSchool. Registration may be completed on the computer after the account is set up. Parents of new students will need to bring in a birth certificate and immunization records or upload them through Powerschool.
RETURNING STUDENTS: Parents must log on to their Powerschool account each new school year and complete/update registration. The office will receive notification when registration is complete. Free/Reduced lunch applications are available online through individual Powerschool accounts. Parents must reapply each year to qualify. Laptops will be available in the main office for registration, if needed.
Please follow the instructions below to complete registration:
* Log into the South Sanpete School Website: www.ssanpete.org
* Click on the link on the right sidebar that says: Student Registration/PowerSchool
* Log into your PowerSchool account. If you forgot you login information and need help, contact the office.
* Click on your student’s name tab on the top left
* Click on the box with the arrow at the top of the page in the blue bar.
* Complete all pages of registration.
* The last page will be shaded red, be sure to type your name and check the box before saving.
ALL STUDENT REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY AUGUST 31ST.
School Bell Schedule- School Begins August 15th (1st-5th grades)
First bell- 8:10 a.m.
Late bell- 8:15 a.m.
Lunch begins- 11:20 a.m.
School dismissed- 2:40 p.m. (Mon-Thurs) / 1:40 p.m. (Friday- early out day)
Early Out for Students
Every Friday will be an early release day for students. Students will be excused at 1:40 p.m. so teachers & administrators have an extra hour that day for preparation and collaboration.
A.M. session- 8:15 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
P.M. session- 11:50 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. (1:40 p.m. on Friday)
All kindergarten students will NOT begin school until Thursday, August 22nd. They will have a “Meet & Greet” with teachers, as well as mandatory state testing the week of August 15th - 22nd. Parents will be contacted with a specific day and time to bring their student in.
1st Grade Open House
Students who will begin 1st grade and their parents are invited to come for a meet and greet open house on Wednesday, August 14th between 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Back to School Night- Thursday, August 15th at 6:30 p.m. (NO opening session)
Parents, please join us for a short evening to meet your child’s teacher, PTA representatives, and learn about the new school year at Ephraim Elementary. Gain valuable information that will help your student(s) get off to a great start this school year! Please plan on attending. There will be NO opening session, just three 15 minute sessions in classrooms. Kindergarten will not have teachers at Back to School night as they will meet individually with parents during testing the first week of school.
School pictures will be taken by Lifetouch Photography on Wednesday, September 11th. Retakes will be Thursday, October 24th.
You must sign in to your PowerSchool account to see your child's class assignment. Our teachers work hard to make each day an educational opportunity for every student. We have a very strong teaching and support staff. With proper support, all students will have a successful experience in every classroom. Please realize that much work has gone into these class lists, and based on a number of factors, students have been placed in particular classes. As we make class groups, we consider the following: the number of boys & girls, academic achievement, student behavior, students that do not work well together in the same classroom, student learning style & teacher teaching style, friends & residence area. All classrooms are ready to go and we are looking forward to a wonderful school year!
New or returning students to EES must complete and/or update registration through the South Sanpete School district website/Powerschool. Please complete the online registration after August 5th and before school begins. If you need assistance, feel free to call or visit the school office. Office staff can reset Powerschool user names and passwords, if needed. Laptops are available in the school office.
Checking Students Out of School
THE OFFICE WILL NOT CALL STUDENTS OUT OF CLASS EARLY FOR CHECK OUT UNTIL THE PARENT/GUARDIAN IS IN THE OFFICE TO SIGN THEM OUT. Please do not call the office and ask for your child to be waiting. Make time arrangements accordingly. This ensures that students remain in class as long as possible for important instruction time. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
Immunizations & Health Forms
For enrollment at EES, the school office must have the following on file for each student: a current immunization record or exemption form and a legal birth certificate. Parents may be notified individually if their child’s record is not complete. Health Forms, which must be updated yearly, are part of the online registration process. Please make sure registration is completed and health forms are current. The health of our students is of the upmost importance.
For special health concerns, severe allergies, medication issues, etc. we ask that parents contact the school before school begins. All medication/inhalers, epi pens, must have signed physician paperwork filed in the office along with the school nurse signature.
The long-term consequences of concussions are a concern for parents and schools. The school board has adopted a policy dealing with concussions. The policy is available at www.ssanpete.org, policy JL.
SAFETY/ Unloading Children
When driving your children to school, please drop them off curbside, which will allow them to walk directly to the doors of the school without crossing through the parking lot or across the street. Do not park your car in the bus or yellow unloading zone directly in front of the school. The bus zone is located on the north side of the school. There are two 15-minute visitor parking stalls in the front of the main parking lot. Always drive slowly and with caution near the school. Our students’ safety is the #1 priority!!
Special Ed/ ELL Services
Information regarding the following programs will be posted at Back to School Night as well on the district website:
IDEA- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Special Ed.)
504- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Disability)
ELL- English Language Learner Special Education Referral and Assessment Procedures
Visitors at School
We welcome visits to our school. All visitors must sign in at the main office upon arrival and before going to classrooms. Visitors must wear a badge indicating they are a visitor/volunteer at the school. This policy is in place for the safety of staff and students. Students who are not enrolled in the school may not come and visit other students for the day.
Lost & Found
Many items end up in the lost and found throughout the year. Feel free to drop in and check for your student’s lost items. At the Christmas break and at the end of year, all unclaimed items are donated to charity. Small items such as jewelry, glasses, etc. are held in the main office.
This year we are continuing our outstanding character development program called Bucket Fillers. Bucket filling is an easy-to-understand concept: Everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings.
When our buckets are full, we feel happy and when our buckets are empty, we feel sad. Children quickly understand that they can fill buckets when they do and say things that are kind, considerate, caring, and respectful. They also learn that when they behave unkindly, inconsiderate, uncaring, or disrespectful, they dip into buckets and remove those good feelings.
During the school year students are reminded to make an effort to be a bucket filler at home, at school, and everywhere they go. To encourage this behavior, different students are spotlighted each week on Fridays for being “Bucket Fillers”. Also, these important life skills are taught in classrooms weekly by the school counselor.