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Hayden Peak Elementary Flexible Friday - November 19, 2021 

Elementary Flexible Friday PDF

(as per Jordan School District Flexible Friday expectations - see below) 

• Attendance is optional on Flex Friday, but students may have new assignments that day, or continue assignments already assigned. Each grade level will send home a short checklist of items to be completed this day. (See Jordan School District Flexible Friday expectations listed below.) 

• Teachers will be available by appointment to students on Flex Friday as follows:

Over Zoom 9:30 am – 11:30 am (by appointment) 

In-Person at school 11:30 am – 12:25 pm (by appointment) 

• A grab-and-go lunch is available to in-person students as they leave at 12:25 pm. For students who did not come to school, a grab and go lunch is also available to them at the lunchroom door at 12:00 pm.

• Crossing Guards on city streets will only be out at their normal Friday times. That is approx. 8-8:35 am and 12:20 – 12:45 pm. Please note that if your child walks to school to meet in-person the city crossing guards will not be out and available.

• The format of our Flexible Friday on February 11, 2021 may be different based on how our November Flexible Friday goes. More information will come as we get closer to February.


Jordan District Flexible Friday Expectations 

● Principals may structure Flexible Friday schedules to meet school needs.

● Schedules will be based on consistent building blocks: 3 hours student engagement, PLC time (if not held Monday - Thursday), regular Friday contract and prep time, grab and go lunch.

● Exact schedules and expectations will vary by school.

● On Flexible Friday, students should all have something they are working on.

● Teachers can give new assignments on Flexible Friday, or can ask students to continue work from the week.

● Students cannot be required to attend in person on Flexible Fridays, but teachers and teams may make arrangements with parents for individuals or small groups of students to attend scheduled in-person instructional activities.

● It is not expected that students meet with teachers synchronously throughout the day.

● Time will be set aside for collaboration/planning, teacher-initiated student interaction, and teacher availability.

● Teachers can set up live or recorded video interactions with students on Flexible Fridays.

Mark your calendars for these events happening in November here at Hayden Peak:

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences - November 10th & 11th
    • Please schedule your time as soon as possible in Skyward - See the attached letter with instructions
    • Parent-Teacher Conference Instructions
  • Dads & Donuts - Wednesday, November 10th at 7:30 - 8:20am
  • Book Fair - Wednesday & Thursday
    • Wednesday - 7:30 - 8:30 & 3:05 until 7pm
    • Thursday - 1:30 - until 7:30pm
  • BOO to the Flu - Flu Shot Clinic -  We
    • Wednesday, November 10th: 3:30pm - 7:00pm
    • Thursday, November 11th: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Early Release on Thursday, November 11th:
    • Grades 1st - 6th dismissed at 12:25
  • AM Kindergarten - 8:25 - 10:20
  • PM Kindergarten - 10:30 - 12:25
  • Teacher Comp Day - No School - Friday, November 12th
  • Early Release for Thanksgiving Break on Tuesday, November 23rd
    • Grades 1st - 6th dismissed at 12:25
  • AM Kindergarten - 8:25 - 10:20
  • PM Kindergarten - 10:30 - 12:25
  • Thanksgiving Break - No School on November 24th, 25th, and 26th

"Drug Free Looks Like Me!"

October 25th - October 29th

Monday - Wear red to kick off the Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday - "Use Your Head Don’t Do Drugs!" - Wear your crazy hats
Wednesday - "Give Drugs the Boot" - Wear your favorite boots
Thursday - "Our School is Drug Free" - Wear your school spirit wear or school colors
Friday - “Scare Away Drugs” - Wear your Halloween Costume

October Principal Newsletter

Dear Hayden Peak Families,

Happy October!  It’s a beautiful season, one that is especially fun at school.  Our students are working hard in every grade and subject.  Here are some things you might like to know:

This week is Green Ribbon Week, sponsored by PTA, to highlight student safety.  As part of the week, students are invited to walk to school on Wednesday, October 6.  Because we are already a walking school, this day highlights our safety rules and safe walking routes, and students who walk will receive a treat as they get to school.  Each day this week students are invited to dress for school spirit.  Monday = sports attire, Tuesday = crazy hair, Wednesday = bright or neon colors, Thursday = crazy socks, and Friday = pajamas.  Let’s all be safe!

In literacy, our students are learning in a new way for thirty minutes of their day.  Called “Walk to Read,” all students in grades K-6 are given a short literacy assessment to determine exactly what they need to know next to become mature readers.  From earliest skills (like knowing the different sounds in a simple word) to advanced comprehension and writing, students work in groups of five or more with teachers and reading assistants to learn these skills in three-week cycles.  At other times of the day, classes work as a whole to continue learning phonics skills, practicing more than they have done in recent years.  Older grades work on advanced phonics with multi-syllabic words while younger grades work on foundational skills.  These new programs are shown to effectively improve reading skills for all children.

Speaking of academics, elementary schools are now on a quarter system (instead of trimester), and the first quarter ends October 15th.  Teachers will have progress reports ready for you at parent teacher conferences November 10th and 11th.

Just after first quarter ends, we break for Fall Recess.  There is no school for students from October 18th through the 22nd.  Have a wonderful week off!

Halloween is coming up. We will celebrate at school on October 29th with parties in individual classrooms.  Please contact teachers if you would like to help with your children’s parties.  Our parade will be virtual again this year.  Please email a picture of your children in costume to by October 25th, and we will have the parade ready to view in classrooms on the 29th.

In music and art, Mrs. Michaelis and Mrs. Foote are preparing for our Veteran’s Day program that will be held at 9 and 9:50 on Friday, November 5th, with half the classes performing at each assembly, in order to preserve more social distancing in the gym.  We invite all veterans and their families to attend one of the assemblies.  More information will be coming home soon letting you know which classes will be performing at each assembly, and giving more information for veterans.  We are grateful for your service to the citizens of our country.

We are excited to celebrate student birthdays at school.  Last year, we introduced a birthday cart that visited each classroom once a month to give small prizes to that month’s birthday children.  It became something students requested to continue, so we will!  We combine July with January, so every student gets a birthday recognition.

Please let us know how we can help your family’s experience at Hayden Peak be the best ever.

Kindest Regards,


Jennifer Fisher                                    Cathryn Ford

Principal                                          Assistant Principal

Dear Parents,                                      PTA safety letter 2021 Espanol

October 4-10 is GREEN RIBBON Week which focuses on safety awareness. Each day we will be focusing on a different area of safety. We also will have some different activities and prize drawings for those participating. Attached is a student and driver safety pledge. It comes with a green ribbon attached to it which your child can Ie onto their backpack or bike. Please read through the safety suggestIons on the flyer and have your child sign and return it. Each student that returns their signed pledge will be entered into a drawing for a new bicycle helmet! 5 helmets will be awarded and 20 other small prizes. Each day has a different theme, they are:

Monday, October 4 – Safety Focus: Stranger Danger and Playground Safety. Be a Team Player in safety – Wear Sports Attire

Tuesday, October 5 – Safety Focus: Seatbelts, Car Seats and Bike Helmets. Don’t Be Crazy, Be ProacIve about your Safety - Crazy Hair Day

Wednesday, October 6 – Safety Focus: Pedestrian Safety and Safe Walking Routes. Be Bright, Be Safe – Wear Bright or Neon Colors

Thursday, October 7 - Safety Focus: Home and Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Sock it to Safety – Wear Crazy Socks 

Friday, October 8 - Safety Focus: Internet Safety Don’t get sleepy about your Safety – Pajama Day

Also, National Walk to School day is Wednesday, October 6. All students walking to school that morning will receive a small prize. Remember to use safe walking routes and cross the street with the crossing guard. At Hayden Peak, safety is a priority. Please discuss the safety topics above with your children. Please follow all traffic rules around the school and always use crosswalks and sidewalks.

Just a friendly reminder that the drop-off lane in front of the school is intended for a quick exit from the passenger side of the vehicle. We have an aide helping to direct the flow of traffic. Please pull as far forward as possible before letting your child exit the car. If your child needs help getting out of the car or any other reason then please park in the parking lot and help your child safely get to the crossing guard. The parking lot is not meant to be an additional drop off zone. Thank you for your participation in helping keep our students safe!

Hayden Peak PTA


August 10, 2021

Dear Hayden Peak Families,

Welcome to school!  Our teachers and much of our staff are back at work this week, preparing for students to return on the 17th for grades 1-6 and the 25th for Kindergarten.  Kindergarten teachers are excited to visit with each student the first week of school for individual student testing.  We continue to get questions about our Covid-19 precautions.  Last week, district leaders sent an email to all families with the current protocols, also letting us know that we will continue to get updates. Among other things, the email states that masks and vaccinations are individual choices.  Additionally, we will continue with careful hygiene practices throughout our day.  We will post all district and school plans on our website as we receive them.

We appreciate your part in keeping school a healthy place by keeping your children home when they are sick.  We want children here every single day that they are well; consistent learning is difficult with frequent absences.  Students who miss more than ten days in a year are at risk for failing to master the content of that grade, and subsequent grades become more difficult both academically and socially. So, let us know when sickness occurs, and we will do our best to keep students caught up.  Always send them when they are well.

You might be aware that Fridays are now regular in-person days, with a shortened schedule.  Our students are expected to be in school from 8:25-12:25 every Friday, (Kindergarten hours being 8:25-10:20 for AM and 10:30-12:25 for PM), with the exception of four Fridays during the year, once each quarter, that have been designated as “Flexible Fridays.”  Our first Flexible Friday is September 10th.  These days will be scheduled by teachers to include both distance and in-person learning, and you will know your children’s teachers’ expectations before this first Flexible Friday.

We have four new teachers on our staff this year.  Brandi Sherman will be teaching 6th grade.  She was most recently in Arizona, and we are really excited to add her to our 6th grade team.  Our special education department is adding a new speech and language teacher, Irene Karren, as well as two new resource teachers, Chris MacNeil and Sharra Palmer.  You may recognize Sharra as a former 5th grade teacher at Hayden Peak.  We love that she has returned in a new assignment.

You may meet each of your children’s teachers, as well as other staff members at our Back to School Night on August 16th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.   This year, we are offering a slice of pizza and a frozen treat to each attendee who completes a punch card, showing that you have visited the most important areas of the school.  PTA will have a table set up, and you will have an opportunity to view our new Wellness Center and learn about the restorative practices that support students as they learn healthy ways to manage stress and conflict.

It’s been far too long since our community has visited freely inside our school.  We have missed you.  We welcome you, and hope we have a wonderful year growing together.  Join PTA if you can, volunteer to help in some capacity at school, and we will see you soon!


Kindest Regards,

Jennifer Fisher, Principal

Cathy Ford, Assis

Hayden Peak Elementary is seeking parent representatives
for the School Community Council for 2021-2022. We currently have openings for general membership. Elections, if needed, will be held September 6-9, 2021.

The first meeting being held on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. in the Hayden Peak Conference Room. The council meets a minimum of 4 times each year on Friday's at 7:30 a.m. and consists of parents, teachers and administration. The School Community Council provides support and input to the school principal about issues of interest to the community and about the School LAND Trust Fund budget. Meetings are scheduled for 9/17121, 11/5/21, 1/14/22, and 4/11/22.

If you are interested in joining the School Community Council please complete the attached form and return to the school by September 3rd, 2021.

2021-22 School Community Candidate Application

Dear Families,

Please see the attached letter from Miss Fisher and Mrs. Ford regarding the annual “Registration for School.”  When you have completed your "Registration for School" in Skyward you will be able to view your student(s) teacher names.  Please complete this as soon as possible, and before our Back To School Open House on Monday, August 16th so you know who your child’s teacher will be. 

2021-2022 Registration for School Parent Letter

Back to School Night
Join us on August 16th, 2021 from 5:30 until 7pm. Come meet your teachers and grab a slice of pizza and a popsicle once you have made your rounds to your classroom and other stops along the way.  

Fridays - In School
This school year, Fridays will be in-person days with an early release just like we had prior to the pandemic.  The Friday schedule will be at the normal start time of 8:30 with dismissal at 12:25.  Lunch will be served before students are dismissed.  If there is a Friday that is a day off then Thursday will be the early release day.  

Free Breakfast and Lunch for ALL STUDENTS
The USDA has extended the free meal waiver for another year, or until funding runs out. That means all schools will serve free meals in the school cafeteria.

Attached is a copy of this year’s school calendar and Skyward instructions for registration.

Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary

If your family would like to continue with online learning, the district is currently taking registrations for their new online virtual elementary, middle, and high schools.  These virtual schools will be open for this school year.  If you would like to enroll, click on the link below.  Please note that you will be un-enrolling your students from their current boundary elementary school and enrolling them in the Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary School.  It is important that you complete your registration with Rocky Peak as soon as possible and let us know here at Hayden Peak as well.

Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary

We are excited to have everyone back here at school and look forward to a great school year!