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Shelter in Place Information

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As most of you are well aware, Altara Elementary experienced a Shelter in Place this morning. There was a domestic dispute within a mile of our school involving an armed suspect. It was handled by the police, and the incident has been take care of.  Our students were kept safe, and Sandy City sent some officers to our school to reinforce our safety precautions.  

When there is potential risk to our students and staff, we will go into a "Shelter in Place." During a Shelter in Place, teaching and classes go on as normal. However, we lock all windows and doors. In many cases, we will cover the windows as well. A "Shelter in Place" means that something is occurring outside of the school and our students are safer "sheltered" inside the school. We do not release students outside for recess or for any other reason during a shelter in place. The district will send out a skylert notifying parents when we are asked to do a shelter in place. They will also notify parents when the shelter in place has been lifted. As the principal, I will release a more detailed message after the situation has been handled. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Thank You for a Great Jog-a-thon

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Thank you to all our parents, students, and teachers! Our Jog-a-thon was a big success! Our PTA is incredible and I am amazed by how much they do every year. The donations are still coming in - so if you didn't turn in your envelope on Friday - there is still time before the prize assembly!!

Jog-a-thon - Friday, September 9

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Jog-A-Thon Coming on Friday!!

Parents remember that envelopes are due on Friday.  All envelopes turned in will enter students in a drawing for a $25 gift card.  

Please remember to dress your children in shoes and clothing appropriate for running.


8:45 am - 1st Grade
9:15 am - 2nd Grade
9:30 am - AM Kindergarten and Full Day Kindergarten
9:45 am - 3rd Grade
10:15 am - 4th Grade
10:45 am - 5th Grade

11:45 am - PM Kindergarten

The Kindergarten classes will be running on a track on the back field.  All other grades will be running on the new walking path just least of the school.

Come help cheer, fill water or just run with your students.

Early Day and Back to School Night

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Just a reminder that every Friday is an early-out day.  School will end at 1:25 pm.

Monday, August 29th is our first day of school for kindergartners.  We are very excited to welcome our newest kittyhawks.

Tuesday, August 30th is Back to School Night.  It will start at 6:00.  We will be doing three rotations of 20 minutes each during the evening.  The first rotation will be from 6:00 - 6:20, the second rotation will be from 6:30 - 6:50, and the last rotation will be from 7:00 - 7:20.  There will be some informational booths in the gym for parents to browse between sessions.