Policies & Procedures

  • Student Handbook

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  • Student absence procedures – For illness, extended absences, etc.

    1. Every day your child is absent, parents should call the school’s absence line (801-481-4814, ext. 1) to report your student’s absence. Please send a note with your student when they return to school. Student’s absence is recorded as an “excused” absence.
    2. In the event the office is not made aware of an absence, the absence is entered as “unexcused.” The automated attendance system will place a call to parents to notify them of the “unexcused” absence.
    3. After three consecutive days of unexcused absences, your child is considered truant.
    4. Extended absences for illness will need a doctor’s note. Also an extended absence will need to be addressed with the teacher for the purpose of school work makeup.
    5. If your student has more than eight excused absences, the principal may require a doctor’s note for additional absences.
    6. Extended absences of four days or less that are not due to illness should be reported to the office prior to the first day of the absence.
    7. Extended absences of five or more days will require principal permission. Please stop by the office to pick up a Request for Excused Absences During Educational Time form. This form must be completed and turned in to the principal a minimum of one week prior to the beginning absence date.


  • Student late procedures

    If your student is late to school, please make sure your student stops by the office to check in and get a late slip to take to their teacher. If a student has been marked absent by the teacher and does not stop by the office for a late slip, they will be shown as “unexcused absent” for the day.


  • School Supervision

    Adult Supervision On Playground Before School

    Kindergarten play area:  8:25-8:40

    Back playground area:  8:15-8:45

    For the safety of your children, please do not drop off students in these areas until times listed.  We also ask that students not enter the building and wander before school.  We do not have adults on duty in halls.  Teachers who are here, request you respect their morning time that has been designated as prep time.


  • Picking up student early from school procedures

    Please stop by the office with your photo I.D to sign out your student. The office staff will call your student’s classroom and have your student sent to the office to meet you.


  • Withdrawing A Student From School

    Parents need to inform the office if you will be withdrawing your student from school.  The office will give your student’s teacher a Student Withdrawal Form which your student will take to the library, cafeteria, music teachers, etc. to make sure books have been turned in, cafeteria fees cleared, musical instruments returned, etc. 


  • Kindergarten Placement Guidelines

    Full Day Kindergarten

    A state wide K-3 Achievement goal is for all third graders to be reading at or above grade level. Through the K-3 Reading Achievement funds, the district provides an additional half day teacher to allow full day kindergarten at no charge to parents. In addition, they provide professional development for all kindergarten teachers, and additional materials to support kindergarten instruction.

    The main objective of the Beacon Heights full day kindergarten is to meet the needs of all our students, including those in greatest need of additional instructional time to attain grade level reading ability, in positive and productive, balanced learning environments.
    Making a request for the full day program does not guarantee placement in that class.
    In an effort to facilitate our goal, we have established the following guidelines:

    After kindergarten orientation and registration, every new kindergarten child will be
    screened by the school screening team in the spring.  After the screening is complete, the kindergarten children will be grouped according to skills in place, based on the information gathered. Taking the screening data into account, parent requests, and teacher evaluation, a placement committee consisting of the principal, kindergarten teachers, and a member of SIC will place twenty-four (24) children in each full-day class. The committee will create a balanced class of children, selecting students based on gender, academic ability, and special needs.


  • School Rules

    Be Safe

    Be Respectful

    Be Responsible


  • School Tipline

    To provide students with a more safe and secure school environment, we are happy to announce the implementation of SchoolTipline™.


  • Dress Code


  • Student Medication

    Please be aware that teachers are not allowed to administer any medication.  Medication can be administered from the school office under the following conditions for students who need to take any kind of medication:

    1. Student must have written authorization from a parent/guardian.
    2. Student must have written authorization from student’s physician. 
    3. Medication must be delivered to the office in the original pharmacy container with student’s name, medication and dosage on the label.

    Forms are available in the office. 


  • Injury and Illness Policy

    A school staff member who is trained in basic first aid will manage illness or injury to a student while at school. Minor injuries will be given first aid in the school. If possible, the student will return to class when indicated. The office staff will assist the student with a telephone call to the parent if necessary. Parents will be notified with a telephone call in cases


  • Emergency Plan

    The safety of our students and staff are of the utmost priority. The plan below is intended to outline emergency practices, in general, to parents. All emergencies situations are different and must be handled according to immediate circumstances.


  • Indoor Outdoor Recess Policy

    When the temperature outside is below 20° we will call an inside recess. If the temperature is below 20° in the morning, an announcement will be made at 8:15am and students will be allowed to stay in gym until the school day begins. The red, yellow and green designations we hear about in the media typically relate to driving conditions and wood-burning fireplaces and stoves. The information schools have been instructed to pay attention to is the particulate levels and health advisories. If the particulate matter in the air exceeds 90, all children will stay inside. If the particulate matter is between 35 and 55 and the temperature is in excess of 20°, students will be allowed to go outside. If the particulate matter is in excess of 55, students who are sick will be encouraged to stay inside. If your student is ill or suffers from a medical condition such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease, congenital heart disease, has a compromised immune system or other respiratory problems, please notify your child’s teacher and we will make arrangements for him/her to stay in from recess and read. If this is an ongoing medical situation, a doctor’s note may be required. We will be monitoring the temperature and air quality on a daily basis at Please remember that children need an opportunity to get outside, run-around and expend their energy when weather permits. Also, the Salt Lake City School District and the State of Utah require that schools provide recess for all elementary aged students as part of their wellness policy. Please encourage your children to dress warm as we do live in Utah and experience vast swings in temperatures. We are constantly working to create a healthy and safe, academically rich educational


  • School Closure, Delayed Start or Early Release

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  • Home Communication

    A school calendar is available in your family rep packet.  New students were given this packet during registration, and returning students were given this packet during open house or on the first day of school.

    A monthly calendar is sent home with your youngest student at the beginning of each month.

    The first day of each school week an email is sent to all parents with the school announcements for that week.


  • School parking and Traffic Flow Guidelines



  • Gum chewing




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