Superintendent's Message - October 14, 2020
Happy Fall Recess! As we adjust to the new COVID-19 guidelines issued by Utah Governor Gary Herbert yesterday, I want to take a moment to remind you about our COVID-19 visitor guidelines. These guidelines are in place whenever you or your students visit one of our campuses, including picking up breakfast and lunch meals for students. You can find the guidelines here in English and right here in Spanish.
Today’s newsletter has some important info for the coming week.
U.S. CENSUS DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 15
The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision in support of halting the census count on October 15. That means TOMORROW is the last day for you to complete the 2020 Census. Remember the census is crucial to determining how much money we will receive for our schools. Please take a moment right now to fill out the Census if you haven’t already done so. The Census is 100% confidential and is available in multiple languages. After you fill it out for your household, make sure your friends and family members fill out the Census also.
COMMUNITY SURVEY FOR SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH
We are currently in the middle of a nationwide search for a new superintendent. We want to make sure we hear what’s important to YOU as we work to fill this position. Will you please take a few moments to fill out our community survey? The survey will be open until November 2, 2020. Please take a few minutes now to give us your feedback. (The survey is now closed).
STUDENT MEALS DURING FALL RECESS
Our schools may be closed tomorrow and Friday for Fall Recess, but meals for students will still be available. Our "Grab and Go” meal service provides breakfast and lunch each weekday to children, ages 0-18. This is done in a “Lunch Today, Breakfast Tomorrow” style, where students receive a sack lunch to be eaten that day and a sack breakfast, which can be refrigerated and eaten the next day. All 22 locations will be open during Fall Recess.
FOOD FOR FAMILIES
We wanted to give you a quick reminder about the hours and locations to pick up emergency food for families, provided by our partnership with the Utah Food Bank.
- October 22
Glendale Community Learning Center (1388 S. Navajo Street (1340 W.), Salt Lake City, Utah)
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- October 28
Rose Park Community Learning Center (1105 W. 1000 N., Salt Lake City, Utah)
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
- October 29
Liberty Community Learning Center (1078 S. 300 E., Salt Lake City, Utah)
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
BOARD MEETING LIVESTREAM NEXT TUESDAY
We invite you to join us for our next Board of Education meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. It will be streamed on our YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/slcschools.
Salt Lake City School District