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Principals' Message

Hello Backman Families-

As you have likely heard, our School Board voted last week to begin the school in remote learning.  We want you to know that the safety of our students, families and staff were at the forefront of this decision.  While no option felt quite right, this is what we, as district, believed was best. 

Here is a quick recap:

  • Remote only through October 30 (or until health conditions in SLC allow for a safe return to the classroom)
  • First day of school for students is September 8th (Teachers will start on their regular contract day.)
    • We’ll use the time to:
      • set up meetings with students and parents in person or remotely as needed
      • administer academic assessments in person preferably
      • distribute laptops, iPads, hotspots
      • train parents and family members on Canvas (our one stop login for all learning)
  • We hope that by taking a slow approach to the new year, we’ll be able to get students back into the classrooms sooner – and will be able to KEEP them in the classrooms.

 

Here are a few things you can do:

Our teachers and staff are excited to meet you and see you again!  We all have been working hard to get ready for a great 2020-2021, no matter what comes our way!

Stay Safe,

Heather Newell

Principal, Backman Elementary

 

Matt Dawson

Assistant Principal, Backman Elementary

We Got this

 

Meet Mr. Dawson, our new Assistant Principal

Mr. Dawson

Hello Everyone!

I am excited to begin working for the Backman Elementary community!

I have recently returned to Utah after living abroad for ten of the last twelve years.  Most recently, I worked as a school principal in a remote, two-room indigenous school in the interior region of Alaska.  I have also worked as a high school principal in China and in the Middle East.  I enjoy leading educational and service trips throughout Europe and Latin America.

I am from northern Utah and enjoy all that this area has to offer: skiing in feather-light powder, fly fishing on remote mountain streams, camping in high alpine deserts, and canyoneering through red rock canyons.

Cheers,

Matt

 

 

2020/21 Student Registration

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Summer information!

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SALT LAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SUMMER UPDATE

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SUMMER MEALS INFORMATION

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DIGITAL SUMMER SCHOOL SIGN UP

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STUDENT DEVICE RETURN

  • Student devices and hotspots from all schools may be returned to the Liberty Community Learning Center during the summer, Monday through Thursday, 11 am – 2 pm.
  • Parents can also coordinate device return with their school principal or they can contact sam.quantz@slcschools.org
  • If a student needs a device for the summer, they may check out a different device at the Liberty Community Learning Center during the same times listed above.

TECH SUPPORT FOR STUDENT DEVICES

  • We will have technical support for student devices Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Liberty Community Learning Center (1078 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111) during the summer.
  • Students who need to check out a device during the summer may also do so at this location. 
  • If your student still needs to return a device used during the 2019-20 school year, they may return them to this location also.

 

Links for reading outside of school!

Backman Families here are resources to use to READ outside of school!

Books to borrow-

http://slcschools.lib.overdrive.com/
Students need their school email + password to use the SLCSD Overdrive account.
Younger students will not have access to email accounts so you can also access Overdrive & more through your public library accounts here-
https://resources.slcpl.org/digitallibrary
https://www.slcolibrary.org/
You just need your Salt Lake City or County Library card # and PIN.
More free ebooks-
https://www.fbmarketplace.org/catalogsearch/result/?form_key=kIdCGR2fpIRLixr5&q=ebooks
Read aloud links
Storytime from space-
https://storytimefromspace.com/
Picture books read by actors-
https://www.storylineonline.net/
More-
https://librivox.org/search
Author/illustrator learning resources-
https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/
Authors answer kids' questions-
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCowhHSUaWp3KJDcuI0nR0vw?view_as=subscriber

Kindness and the internet!

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Parent/Student Resource for supporting students on digital devices!

CLICK HERE

 

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