Letter From Mr. Francis
Message from the Principal
Welcome back to school Eagles! I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed a fun, refreshing summer. We are so excited to see you back in the hallways and classrooms of Uinta Meadows Elementary. A school simply does not feel like a school until it is filled with the smiling faces of students. Students, staff members, and parents/guardians - let’s make this school year the best that it can be as we work together to ensure that all students succeed at high levels.
I am thrilled to announce that Uinta Meadows Elementary is taking a major step forward in becoming a more vertically aligned school building. One of the most significant advantages of a vertically aligned school building is that students can benefit from a coherent and consistent curriculum that builds on their prior knowledge. This approach will ensure that students are appropriately challenged and prepared for the next stage of their academic journey. We are excited to take this step forward in becoming a more vertically aligned school building, and we are confident that it will benefit our students in numerous ways. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to working with you to help your child succeed.
One of the things that I am most proud of from last year’s accomplishments was that we have successfully certified as a level 3 High Reliability School, which is a major accomplishment. It means that we have implemented “Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum,” at Uinta Meadows Elementary - a goal that every elementary school should strive to accomplish. This means that students receive a consistent curriculum no matter which classroom they are assigned. This is so valuable for student learning. As we look forward to this year, we plan to certify as a level 4 school. This would mean that we have established a “Standards-Referenced Reporting System.” I believe our staff is ready to tackle this next opportunity head on.
Most importantly, we strive for every student to feel validated and welcomed at Uinta Meadows Elementary. A key to this is creating effective lines of communication. Parents are encouraged to visit our school, maintain regular contact with your child’s teacher, attend parent meetings, and attend regularly scheduled conferences. The PTA is also always looking for new members. Together we can create a positive, safe environment for our students.
The purpose of the Uinta Meadows’ Parent/Student Handbook is to acquaint you with some of the beliefs, procedures, and policies of Uinta Meadows Elementary. Please read and become familiar with the contents, and keep this handbook readily available, as a reference, during the school year. If you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed, you have a standing invitation to visit or call anytime. We are partners in the education of your child, and by working together we can make this a successful year. GO EAGLES!!!