Marsha Wallin

Quail Hollow


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New Elementary Schedule for 2014-2015

Dear Parents and Guardians of Quail Hollow Elementary Students:

We just received important news about next school year that we wanted to forward to you.

The Canyons Education Association announced Wednesday night that its members approved the 2014-2015 contract for teachers. The Canyons Board of Education approved the contract in its May 6 public meeting.

The teacher contract gives elementary schools a new schedule for the 2014-2015 school year. The new schedule is designed to help each individual student achieve academic success. It establishes consistent daily instructional time five days per week. It also redistributes time in the regular work day for teachers to plan individually and in teams so they can give special attention to each student’s achievement and adjust their lessons to ensure that all students succeed.

To assist you in your planning, our bell schedule in the 2014-2015 school year will be as follows:

-       Grades 1-5: 8:45 AM – 3:15 PM

-       Kindergarten: Morning 8:45–11:40, Afternoon 12:20–3:15

The new schedule also includes seven early-out Fridays to give teachers time for professional development. Those early-out days will be as follows: Sept. 26; Oct. 24; Dec. 5; Jan. 30; Feb. 20; March 27; and April 24.

A sample full month schedule as well as the 2014-2015 academic calendar are enclosed.
pdfSample Full Month Schedule    pdf2014-15 School Year Calendar.pdf 

More information about the schedule and teacher contract, which includes additional compensation for teachers, can be found at

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.


Denis Lyons

School Community Council Form

May 16, 2014

School Community Council Election

            School Community Councils are elected parent/guardian and employee representatives who work together with the principal to increase student achievement.  By law, the Council is responsible to review school data and assist in developing plans for school improvement.  Councils also advise in the allocation of the Land Trust funds to assist the school in reaching goals.  The Quail Hollow School Community Council has sponsored fund raisers in past years to pay for our student planners. 
            We are in need of two parent representatives to serve on the committee.  Terms are two years.  Committee members are elected during a general election unless there are fewer or equal nominations to the number of openings.   School Community Council meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month excluding summer months and December.  Meeting times will be determined by the Council at the first meeting in September. 
            Elections will be held over three days in August, from the 26th through the 28th.  Back to School Night is August 27th.
            Please become involved in our council by declaring your candidacy.  You may return the bottom of this form to Denis Lyons, Principal or submit your declaration by emailing  Mr. Lyons at .          Declarations are due by Friday, August 22, 2014.




PARENT/GUARDIAN NAME: ______________________________________________________________ 

PHONE: ______________________

ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________________________________



Kindergarten Registration

It is important that we obtain an accurate list of all children qualifying for kindergarten in the Canyons School District for the 2014-2015 school year. If you have a child that will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2014, the child qualifies for next year’s kindergarten program. State law requires that all school districts in Utah abide by the same September 1st entrance cut-off date. You will be required, before enrollment, to bring the child’s immunization record, and a certified birth certificate (not a photocopy).

If you know of a neighbor that has a qualifying kindergarten child, please share this information with them and tell them to call the school and register their kindergarten child.

Quail Hollow Honored

The Canyons Board of Education Honored Quail Hollow Elementary for the President's Education Awards Program on October 1, 2013.  Students at Quail Hollow Elementary earned special recognition from President Obama and the U.S. Secretary of Education through the President's Education Awards Program.  The U.S. Department of Education recognized the outstanding achievements of the students and the school for establishing, maintaining and realizing rigorous standards of excellence and hard work in the classroom.  Some 3 million students from more than 30,000 schools across the country, including Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands received the honor, which includes a congratulatory letter and certificate signed by the President, U.S. Secretary of Education, and the school Princiipal. Congratulations Quail Hollow  on your achievements and thank you for sharing your talents with us.