We have been made aware of another nation-wide trend, where students post a threat regarding gun violence in schools on social media. We believe it originated with TikTok, but it has been seen on Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook as well. Specifically, the viral threat focuses on a shooting at a school on Friday, December 17. (To continue reading, click on the title)
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.
A couple of times each month Interim Superintendent Dr. Mark Ernst plans to provide district-wide updates and announcements for our community. This month, Dr. Ernst talks about Twenty Wells Elementary in Grantsville, new administrative changes, and the calendar survey for 2023-2024. If there is a topic that you'd like more information about, please go to www.tooeleschools.org and click on the Contact tab to send us your suggestions. Thank you!
Join us for a Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, December 14, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the District Office located at 92 S. Lodestone Way in Tooele. It will also be streamed on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BYw79CQi9fQ
Utah school grades are now available online. The grades reflect the 2020-2021 school year. The School Report Card, based on Utah’s School Accountability System, is one piece of information that, when combined with other information, shows how a school is performing in multiple areas. It is designed to give parents, caregivers, community members, educators, and policymakers information about how districts and schools are performing — to celebrate successes and identify areas for improvement. The information provides transparent reporting on student performance. Although the information included on the Utah School Report Card is impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the goal remains to ensure high expectations and equitable outcomes for all Utah students.