In Tooele County School District, our community expects timely communications, especially during safety concerns, like inclement weather. Because each weather-related call is based on current and forecasted conditions, we often publish a final decision early in the morning, rather than the night before. With winter conditions uncertain and further observations necessary, our crews start evaluating road conditions at midnight. Decisions to close the district are often made by 5:30 a.m.
While anyone can proactively check tooeleschools.org for updates, or watch for local media reports, below are options identified as fast and reliable methods for finding out when a district-wide delay or closure is announced.
The Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) survey data report is a profile of Tooele County School district. This information is helpful as the schools put prevention programs and strategies in place.
Children spend a significant part of their day at school. Because of this, the faucets that provide water used for consumption, including drinking fountains, and sinks used for cooking breakfast and lunch have been tested for lead in all the schools within Tooele County School District.
Last week, the test results came back with a clean bill of health. All the schools have safe drinking water according to the guidelines established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The school district received a tip that students are playing the “choking game." We are very concerned about this activity and ask that parents talk with their children about the hazards of participating in this type of "game." We want to keep all our students safe from harm and this game poses a risk to their well being. If you would like more information, please contact the district office Safe Schools department or your school’s administration.
Resilience is a powerful documentary by James Redford and Karen Pritzker, illustrating the impacts of chronic stress on children’s brains. This one-hour movie chronicles the promising beginnings of a national movement to prevent childhood trauma, treat toxic stress, and greatly improve the health of future generations. Following the movie, there will be a discussion of the work being done in our schools and community to build resilience and counteract the impact of stress. For additional information on Resilience, visit http://kpjrfilms.co/resilience.
When: November 9th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Grantsville Jr. High & Tooele Jr. High
High School students and adults are invited to attend the "Build Your Future" workshop, where patrons can speak with college and business representatives, hear about different career plans and certificate programs, learn different ways to pay for college, apply and submit a FAFSA, and high school students can clear a "U" by attending. For more information go to www.tooeleschools.org/apps/pages/buildyourfuture.
SITUATION The Tooele County School District (TCSD) is in a rural county 35 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah. It consists of 1 pre-school, 1 K-12 school, 1 online school, 14 elementary schools, 3 junior high schools, 5 high schools, 1 adult education school, and a community learning center. TCSD serves a diverse population of approximately 16,000 students in grades K–12, encompassing a military base and an Indian reservation, across 7,286 square miles.