August 20, 2020
Dear Hawthorne Families,
Recently, Superintendent Larry Madden spoke to district educators and used the word, “amazing” to describe this school year. He said our challenges, successes and failures, innovative learning and teaching, parent involvement, and most importantly students, will be “amazing.” This is an historic time in education. We are witnessing an evolution in teaching and student learning. It is amazing and at times, scary.
I have a painting of two adults holding up a child as he tries to balance in their arms. It is titled, “We’ve Got You.” It reminds me that if and when we fall, all of us can hold each other up. We are looking out for each other and as a community, “we’ve got you.”
Please look for emails from school and check both the school website and SLCSD website for information. Teachers will be in close contact with students and families. If you have questions please reach me at:
STUDENT LEARNING AT HOME:
While the Hawthorne building is closed, teachers are working hard to continue to teach remotely via packets and online instruction. Laptops have been made available to students to use at home to continue their classwork. To gain access to all teacher/student programs for instruction and learning please click on the STUDENT ONLINE RESOURCES button on the homepage of our website. if you need help tn locate this button click the “Guide to finding Student Resources" link to the right
MORE RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES - SEE LETTER AND LINK BELOW
(the link to family resources is on the right and also on our Homepage):
April 2, 2020
To help meet the enormous needs of our students and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salt Lake Education Foundation and Salt Lake City School District are working with community partners to provide emergency "grab and go" food bags and hygiene kits for families.
The foundation is committed to the health and safety of our students. Of particular concern at this time is protecting our students and their families against respiratory illnesses and ensuring that they have access to healthy food. We are working with our community to package food bags and emergency hygiene kits for families in need.
Families who need clothing or household goods should have a counselor request a DI voucher through the normal link. Please make sure the address of where the voucher should be sent and a phone number at which the family can be reached is entered into the note section.
We are aware these services are not completely meeting all the needs of our families during the COVID-19 school dismissal. If you have families with other needs, please have them call the Family Support Hotline at 801.301.6476, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or complete this online form.
The foundation is able to provide the following support:
- • Food and household supplies
- • Hygiene items
- • Bishops’ Storehouse and DI vouchers
- • Gift cards
- • UTA passes
For computer issues, IT technicians are available Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Rose Park Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, Liberty Elementary, East High School and Hillside Middle School to exchange and repair laptops.
Thank you for all you are doing for your students.
James E. Yapias