Harmful TikTok challenges are affecting Tooele County School District and we are asking families to help us stop these quickly. In September, a TikTok challenge encouraged students to vandalize and steal items from schools. Several of our schools were impacted and thousands of dollars worth of damage was done. A list of future challenges planned throughout the remainder of the school year has been circulated on different social media platforms. Some of the future challenges promote physical violence against educators and school staff, more damage and even physical and sexual assault.
There are letters circulating around social media in our county using different school & district logos. The info being presented is obviously false. If you see it, please report it. Parents and guardians, please check your child's social media accounts to help prevent spreading additional false information. If you do not see it on official sources, it's likely not true. Thank you.
Tooele High School has reached the two percent threshold for positive COVID-19 cases. The Tooele County Health Department will implement a "Test-To-Stay" protocol this week. According to Senate Bill 107, passed during the 2021 Utah Special legislative session, if a school with 1,500 or more students have two percent of their students test positive for COVID-19 within the previous 14 days, the school will conduct a Test to Stay event. Tooele High families will be contacted by the school with more information.
Tooele County School District began bond projects immediately after the bond was approved by voters in the November 2020 election. As shortages for construction materials became a problem it was apparent Deseret Peak High School’s completion date of August 2024 would not be met.
One of my own fondest childhood memories is of returning to school each fall. I remember the feeling of excitement about reuniting with classmates and getting a new backpack and clothes. I wondered what I would learn and who would be my new friend in the upcoming school year. My hope is that all our students feel this way. We can all make this happen by being observant of our students and staff and their needs.