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Back to School Message

As we anticipate an exciting 2015-16 school year, we want to share with you some upcoming dates and happenings here at Quail Hollow.

Student Registration – Online registration opens August 4; our front office is open to assist you with registration beginning July 28, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  ALL Canyons School District families must complete the online registration every school year.  Fall registration confirms to the school that you still plan to attend, and offers families the opportunity to update contact information, emergency contacts, etc.  If you have questions about registration, please call our front office at 801-826-9175.

Back to School Family Night – Tuesday, August 25, 6:00-8:00 pm

This is an evening for families to come and learn about what will be taking place this year in your child’s classroom, including grade level curriculum, general expectations, and events.

It is also a brief opportunity for your child to introduce you to their teacher and show you their classroom.  Our PTA will also be present to sign up members and volunteers.

Back to School Night Schedule:

6:00 Classroom visits; Rotation 1

6:20 Classroom visits; Rotation 2

6:40 Schoolwide meeting in Gym (no classrooms will be open at this time; all staff and families will meet in the gym)

7:00 Classroom visits; Rotation 3

7:20 Classroom visits; Rotation 4

7:40 Sessions End

School Community Council – There are three positions open on our SCC for the 2015-2016 school year. If you are interested in being part of our SCC, please pick up an application form from the office. You must declare your candidacy by August 21, 2015. Elections for the open positions will begin Tuesday, August 25th and end on August 27th at 4:00pm. If there are only three candidates who declare candidacy for the open positions, elections will not need to be held. For more information, contact the office.

First Days of School and School Start/End Times

Grades 1-5: Wednesday, August 19, 8:40 - 3:15

Kindergarten: Monday, August 24, 8:40 - 11:20 A.M. classes or 12:35 - 3:15 P.M. classes

Early Out Fridays

Grades 1-5: 8:40 – 1:35

Kindergarten: 8:40 – 10:40 A.M. classes or 11:35 – 1:35 P.M. classes

School Breakfast

Breakfast will be served every school day from 8:15-8:40 in the school cafeteria.  Regular breakfast prices are .90 for students and $2.00 for adults. Free and reduced breakfast (and lunch) is available for families that qualify (apply in the front office or apply online). 

School Lunch

Regular lunch prices are $1.75 for students and $3.00 for adults.  Lunch payments may be made online through PayPams.com.  Free and reduced lunch is available for families that qualify (apply in the front office or apply online).

School Calendars

Our school event calendar, breakfast/lunch calendar, and the district calendar can be viewed at http://www.quailhollow.canyonsdistrict.org/.  Click on the header “Calendars”.

School-Wide Behavior Plan

We will continue to develop and implement our Positive Behavior Supports for all students and adults at Quail Hollow.  Our school-wide expectations are that all Quail Hollow Quails are Safe, Respectful, and Responsible in all that they say and do.

Quail Hollow Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

We are fortunate at Quail Hollow to have an active and supportive PTA.  We encourage you to join the Quail Hollow PTA -- we are hoping for 100% PTA membership from our parent and staff population. Please watch for PTA membership information to join.  Our PTA theme this year is “The Adventure Begins.”  At Quail Hollow we strive to help our students shine by building strong relationships of respect, good will, and collaboration with our students, staff, parents, and community as we work together for academic excellence and citizenship. 

More about Quail Hollow

Quail Hollow Elementary School has a rich history – Quail Hollow Elementary teachers and staff help our students consistently score above the state average in Math, Science, and Language Arts.  Quail Hollow is among the highest performing schools in Canyons School District.  Quail Hollow Elementary hosts a couple extra curricular programs including school choir and orchestra.

With warmest regards,

Shad DeMill, Principal

New Elementary Schedule with Brain Boosters

Following recommendations from task force of elementary school teachers, the Canyons Board of Education approved a new elementary school schedule that will restore early-out Fridays and provide teachers with the tools they need to help ensure success for every student.

The schedule stemmed from a proposal crafted by the Task Force, which included teachers from each of CSD’s 29 elementary schools and Jordan Valley School. The Task Force has met since December to gather information, problem-solve, and receive feedback from colleagues to develop a schedule that fully supports elementary school communities and ensures students are on track to becoming college- and career-ready.  The schedule is supported by 87 percent of elementary school teachers, survey data has shown. Teachers praise the schedule as representative of school needs and being carefully crafted by the professionals who will be making it work. 

The new schedule will give teachers time during the school day to collaborate to ensure each student succeeds. Trained specialists will provide curriculum-based instruction in areas such as physical education, arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or music while teachers meet to collaborate and plan their instructional strategies.

Early-out days will be held on Fridays only. School will not release early on other days during short weeks in which classes are not held on Fridays. During such times, collaboration and planning time for teachers will be adjusted as appropriate. 

What does this mean for Quail Hollow?

Beginning this year, we will have Brain Boosters.  Brain Boosters are 30 minutes sessions where students work with Instructional Technicians. 

Quail Hollow’s Instructional Technicians:

Media Instructional Technicians:  Naomi Damron / Terri Gregory

PE Instructional Technician:  Julie Albert

STEM Instructional Technician:  Kelly Miller

Beverly Taylor Sorenson Visual Arts Teacher:  Suzy Stocking

Music Instructional Technician: TBD

In grades 1st - 5th, each class will spend 30 minutes in Brain Boosters on Mondays/Wednesdays, or Tuesdays/Thursdays. 

Kindergarten, due to their half-day schedule, will have one Brain Booster lesson per week. 





       12:55 – 1:55


        2:00 - 3:00


        1:15 - 2:15


      10:50 - 11:50



        2:15 - 3:15

We are very excited for our students to have these enriching, learning opportunities.  If you have questions about Brain Boosters, contact Mr. DeMill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Principal Introduction

Dear Students and Parents,

I am thrilled to be joining your community as the Principal of Quail Hollow Elementary! This is a wonderful, supportive community and I look forward to meeting each of you. Everyone has been very welcoming and friendly. Thank you!

Mr. Lyons has done a great job and I hope to carry on the wonderful traditions and success that Quail Hollow students have had for so long. Mr. Lyons and I have worked together prior to the beginning of school and I am confident the transition will go smoothly. I am looking forward to this opportunity to be joining the teachers and staff and supporting them in reaching the goals they have established for the school. I have been very impressed with the teachers and staff at Quail Hollow. They are very dedicated and passionate about what they do. There is a very positive feeling of caring and concern in the school. I know that your students are in great hands at Quail Hollow.

This is my fourteenth year in education. I received my B.S. Degree in Elementary Education from BYU, taught fifth grade for six years at Midvale Elementary School and then went to graduate school. I received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and a Masters in School Administration from the University of Phoenix. I spent two plus years as an assistant principal in various elementary schools until I became a principal at Midvale Elementary. The past five years I have been the principal at Midvale Elementary School in Canyons District and have thoroughly enjoyed serving the students and families there.

We welcome all of our new teachers and staff members joining us this year. Those joining us at Quail Hollow include: Marjorie Riches (1st), Allison Turley (1st), Sara Wilde (2nd), Janora Jara (3rd), Rebekah Summerhays (5th), Kirstie Kimball (5th) and Angela Jackman (Head Secretary). We hope you will welcome them to Quail Hollow.

My hope as principal at Quail Hollow is to continue to support the fabulous teachers with their academic rigor your students receive and to provide your students with the best education and school experience we can offer. I look forward to working together with you as parents to make this happen. If I can be of any assistance to you, please feel free to give me a call or make an appointment with my secretary.

I look forward to serving your children and meeting you.


Shad DeMill

School Community Council Elections

            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 three 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 Tuesday of each month excluding summer months and December.  The council generally meets 7 times a year.  Meetings are held to one hour.  This year, meetings were held from 7:30 to 8:30 am.  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 Shad DeMill, 2015-16 Principal or submit your declaration
by emailing 
Mr. DeMill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Declarations are due by Friday, August 21, 2015.




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