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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!



You will receive an email this weekend inviting you to update your registration for this coming school year.  Once your registration has been updated in Skyward you will be able to see who your student's teacher will be.  You will have to complete this process for each of your students enrolled at Hayden Peak.