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Message from Principal Miller

We appreciate the patience of our students and families this week, as we have been trying to start online instruction but have been unable to do so due to this windstorm and the associated power outages.  Power remains out at Beacon Heights Elementary, but we are hopeful it will be restored soon.  We know many of our Beacon families are without power and heat, as well, and our thoughts are with you.  We do anticipate starting school online this Monday, September 14, at 8:45 a.m.  Teachers have been resilient and wonderful during the frustrations of the past few days.  They are excited to get the school year started and to finally see their students over Zoom.  We fully anticipate being ready to begin Monday morning, and we look forward to next week with enthusiasm.  We wish you and your families the best this weekend.  We hope power and internet will be restored to your homes, and we hope any damage to your residences has been minimal.  Please let us know if you need anything. Be safe and take care of your wonderful families! 

Library Book Hold Pickup

Library Book Checkout

Dear Parents and Students,

We are excited to allow students to begin a holds service to get physical books from the Beacon Heights Library.  This is the procedure we will follow.

  1.  Students can place holds on books through the Beacon Heights library catalog located on the library page of the Beacon Heights website.
  2. Students can have up to 5 books at a time.
  3. We will have a holds pick up service on Wednesdays from 11-1 beginning August 26th and continuing through the end of October.  You will be able to return books during the same time.
  4. To pick up your child’s hold you will text me at 801-602-3887 between 11-1 on Wednesdays with your child’s last name and I will bring the books out to the drive through lane in the front of the school.
  5. If you would like help selecting books for your child, please fill out the form Book Request Assistance and I will pull a random selection of 5 books based on your child’s grade level and book interests for you to pick up.
  6. I am including a video that shows how to login in and place books on hold.

If you have questions, please email me at emily.dejong@slcschools.org

Beacon Heights Restart Information

Greetings, Beacon Heights Family!

We are excited to welcome you back to Beacon Heights! We know this year is going to start out differently, but we have high hopes of seeing students back in the classrooms and hallways of the school soon. The faculty and staff will be working very hard here at Beacon to provide students the best education possible. Be assured, whatever the circumstances, Beacon Heights is ready to support you!

If you haven’t done so already, please review the 2020-2021 School Restart Plan. It is posted on the Salt Lake City School District Website at slcschools.org. Instruction will be delivered remotely until October 30, or until conditions allow us to return to the classroom. The first day of school for students has been changed to September 8. Teachers will begin their contracts August 18. They will be developing coursework and inviting individual families into the school to orient each student and parent about online instruction this year. Students will also be invited to specific assessment sessions prior to Sept. 8.

We are hoping to return to school on the hybrid model as soon as possible. If you have not already done so, please register your student(s) online using the registration link on our website. We are still planning on kindergarten registration and testing to be held here at the school next week, August 13 & 14. New student registration will be held on-site next Tuesday, August 11. We will be posting class lists on the doors of the school August 18.

If we can be of further assistance, please e-mail our wonderful secretary, Maggie, at maggie.nickerson@slcschools.org, or me at tim.miller@slcschools.org See you soon!

Please click Beacon Heights Restart Information to learn more.

Principal's Message

Tim Miller

Dear Beacon Heights Community, 

My name is Tim Miller, and I am excited for the opportunity to be principal at Beacon Heights Elementary. I appreciate Principal Rae Louie and the talented faculty and staff at Beacon Heights. There is great tradition here! I am confident, through a teamwork approach, we can continue to provide excellence and equity to all our students in this wonderful, caring school. 

Beacon Heights is a high performing school. It is obvious there is great dedication among teachers and other professionals within the building, supportive and engaged parents, and motivated and enthusiastic students. I am excited to be part of this dedicated TEAM. I appreciate the extra opportunities afforded students here in music, arts, and science. It is well documented in research that kinesthetic movement, music, and art programs, integrated into a strong core curriculum, improves a student’s growth and knowledge in all academic areas. 

I have a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, with a biology major and a physical education minor. I also hold a master’s degree in education with an endorsement in school administration K-12. 

I have enjoyed 27 rewarding years in public education. I have taught biology and college biology to high school students. I have coached high school baseball and taught physical education and health. I have been an assistant principal at the middle school and high school level. I served as an elementary school principal for ten years at Ephraim Elementary School, where Snow College was a great neighbor and partner. I also served as a middle school principal in Ephraim for six years. Recently, I have also been involved with adult education. I am passionate about providing a balanced, exciting, inquiry based educational experience to every student—giving them the skills and knowledge to be successful lifelong learners and contributors. Supporting teachers and interacting with students each day brings me great joy in this profession. 

I have been married to my wife, Fawn, for 29 years. We have five children—3 boys and two girls. We have one grandchild and one on the way. Our youngest child, Brooke, is a freshman in high school this year. We enjoy traveling, the outdoors, Broadway shows, and sporting events. My hobbies include reading, running, mountain biking, motorcycling, and camping. My family and I look forward to being part of the Beacon Heights community!

Feel free to contact me by email should you have any questions. tim.miller@slcschools.org

Tim Miller

20-21 After School Program

after school flyer

Suggested Supply Lists

SUGGESTED SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS BY GRADE

School supplies go on sale over the summer and parents have asked us for a list of suggested supplies now.  Here is a list of useful and optional items you might want to gather.  Items on the list will be shared with every student and are brought on a voluntary basis.   

20-21 Kindergarten Suggested Supply List

20-21 1st Grade Suggested Supply List

20-21 2nd Grade Suggested Supply List

20-21 3rd Grade Suggested Supply List

20-21 4th Grade Suggested Supply List

20-21 5th Grade Suggested Supply List

20-21 6th Grade Suggested Supply List

Registration for New Students for the 2020-2021 School Year

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR FOR STUDENTS WHO LIVE IN BEACON HEIGHTS BOUNDARIES

If you have a student who will be attending Kindergarten at Beacon Heights this August, please email our school secretary, Maggie Nickerson, at maggie.nickerson@slcschools.org  to have your student's name placed on our Kindergarten List and you can be mailed a registration packet.

NEW 1ST – 6TH GRADE STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR FOR STUDENTS WHO LIVE IN BEACON HEIGHTS BOUNDARIES

If you have a student who will be attending 1st–6th grade at Beacon Heights in the fall, please email our school secretary, Maggie Nickerson, at maggie.nickerson@slcschools.org to have your student's name placed on our 1st-6th Grade New Student List and you can be mailed registration information

 

Extended Learning Program

The Extended Learning Program supports the mission of Salt Lake City School District to cultivate a
love of learning in a diverse and inclusive school community. The district has designed and implemented
an Extended Learning Program to meet the cognitive and affective needs of identified gifted students.
Through ELP, a continuum of program options in all neighborhood schools and designated magnet
schools provides a beneficial learning environment and curriculum designed to meet the needs of
gifted/talented and high ability students. Read more!

Pre-K Registration

2019  - 2020 REGISTRATION PRE - K4 

Registration is ongoing until classes are full
Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more details, click here to see the flyer.

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