Important PTA Meeting

Come to an important PTA meeting March 15th in the Whittier library at 5:00. The School Community Council will meet at 6:00.

Students' Safety and Security at School

SLCSD is providing cameras and “buzz-in” entry at all district schools. Whittier is due for installation in March. Our school regularly has drills for crisis situations, including school violence drills. We are constantly re-examining all aspects of campus safety.  We will make changes that provide extra security for our students.Please contact Dr. P if you see something that can be changed to improve school safety and security:

Parent Surveys

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Salt Lake City School District is administering school climate surveys for our school. The purpose is to gather stakeholder input about teachers, principals, and schools. All parents/ guardians and all students will be invited to participate. Responses are anonymous and no personal information will be collected. Results will be shared with teachers and administrators in order to help improve schools. The survey is short, taking less than 10 minutes to complete. The survey can be taken through the Parent Portal of PowerSchool by clicking the “Parent Course Survey” link at the bottom left hand side of screen after you login. If you do not have a computer, we will have access to one at the school during parent teacher conferences. The survey can also be taken on any internet connected device. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Somali, Tongan, and Bosnian. PowerSchool login information will be sent through the mail this week.

You can access the PowerSchool Parent Portal by clicking here:

For more information on how to set up a PowerSchool account to monitor your student’s records please click here:

Thank you in advance for your participation.


Greg Proffit, Principal 

Sad News

We are saddened by the passing of Whittier 6th grade student Michael Griffeth. Michael left us unexpectedly on Christmas Day. He will be missed.

A church memorial service is scheduled for 11:00am, Saturday, January 6, 1883 S. West Temple.The school will be open for school community fellowship immediately following church services. 

Grief counseling will be available for students and teachers January 8. The school's faculty has established an account to help defray family's medical expenses:

Elementary ELP Assessment Information

If you are interested in your child being part of the ELP program, please see the assessment information below.

Elementary ELP Assessment Information for the 2018-2019 school year.

On-Line Registration Link

Please go to our On-Line Registration Link to start the registration process. You will need to do this for each child you are enrolling. You will still have to  come in on our registration days with verification of address to complete enrollment. If you do not have your Child’s ID & Pin  numbers we will be happy to provide them to you at school registration. School registration will have computers available for you if you need access to one. Don’t forget to apply for free/reduced lunch during the process so your child’s meals are covered from the first day of school!


Whittier Elementary School Dress Code / School Uniform

  • Colors include tan/khaki, red, white, navy blue and black. Tops must be a different color than bottoms.
  • Socks and tights should also be a solid dress code color.
  • Logos are permitted. The size of the logo must fit under a quarter.
  • Decorations/embellishments must also be solid dress code colors.
  • *Official Whittier Elementary School shirts.

*Official Whittier Elementary School shirts include those of clubs and organizations directly affiliated with Whittier Elementary School; where membership or participation is available for all students, or all students of a particular grade level, i.e., Whittier Elementary School PTA shirts, Chess Club, Ballet West, etc.

+1 Campaign

This year, the Whittier PTA and ELP Steering Committees want to encourage you to think "+1" any time you are purchasing clothing for your own child.  Find a good back-to-school sale on uniform items? Consider buying one extra piece of clothing or one extra outfit that you can donate.  Are the seasons changing and your child has outgrown a few items that are still in good shape?  Think Whittier first. We will have a bin located in the main office where you can drop off these new (or gently used) uniform items throughout the school year.  Together, our efforts can make a big difference for the children in our Whittier community! 

Whittier T-shirts

PTA is selling t-shirts. Get your school pride on! Stop by the office for an order form or see a PTA member. Thanks for supporting Whittier Elementary.

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