Whittier Elementary School

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Welcome to Whittier Elementary School

News & Announcements

Upcoming Events

Below is a list of upcoming events. Be sure to check out our full calendar too!

  • October 28: Vision Screening
  • October 31: Free Dress Day, Costumes OK (NO MASKS!)
  • November 7: Mobile Food Pantry 12:00-1:30 pm
  • November 7: Fall Fundraiser Ends
  • November 11: Hearing Screening & Picture Retakes
  • November 13: Fire Drill 12:40 pm
  • November 13: Flu shot clinic
  • November 19: YEF Music Program Performance at 7:00 PM
  • November 20: ELP/PTA/SCC starts at 4:30 pm in Library
  • November 21: End of Term
  • November 25: Full Day, Dismissal at 2:50 pm
  • November 26-28: NO School, Thanksgiving Break

View our full calendar...

Posted: October 30, 2014back to top

Mobile Food Pantry

The Utah Food Bank is bringing a Mobile Food Pantry to Whittier Elementary!

WHEN: Friday. November 7, 2014 from 12:00-1:30 pm

Mobile food pantry is available based on household size. Free food will be distributed to everyone. Bring some grocery bags or a wagon to comfortably carry the groceries home. All Whittier families and any adults living in the nearby community are invited to participate. Identification is not required.

volunteers to help with the distribution so please call us and let us know if you are interested in helping out. CONTACT US: (801) 481-4846

Posted: October 29, 2014back to top

Halloween Costumes for 10/31!

This Friday we are allowing students to wear Halloween costumes and jeans with some limitations. Please read the following information and guidelines:

1.) Faces must be recognizable if using face paint.

2.) Masks must be off of the face at all times.

3.) A small amount of blood is allowed (But don't scare the little ones!)

4.) No toy (or real) weapons, guns, swords or knives.

5.) Costumes may not be in violation of the SLCSD dress code, which does not allow the following:

_ Any sleeveless shirt.
- Clothing that is low enough to reveal a student’s underwear.
- Clothing advertising drugs, alcohol, tobacco, acts of violence or lawlessness.
- Clothing associated with gangs, illicit drugs, or illegal substances.
- Clothing with offensive and/or vulgar language and/or designs.
- Clothing which calls attention to the body, including leggings (by themselves) sheer clothing or skin tight clothing.
- Hats, caps, hoodies up, and sunglasses worn in the building.
- Short shorts, running shorts, or miniskirts.

Posted: October 27, 2014back to top

Whittier is HAPPY!

Recently, Whittier students, teachers, staff, and volunteers got together with YEF Music, and shared what makes them happy! Check it out below:

YouTube: http://youtu.be/cJ7hezO-naE (SHARE, COMMENT, LIKE, SUBSCRIBE!)

Posted: October 21, 2014back to top

ELP Fall Social!

Whittier's ELP Program is hosting a Fall Social on October 23, 2014 from 3:00-8:00 pm in the Auditorium. There will be fun activities, refreshments, and everyone is invited! Please come out and support our wonderful ELP Program!

Posted: October 21, 2014back to top

Neighborhood Construction

Queststar Gas is planning construction that will affect 1700 South between State Street and 700 East. It begin October 1st and will last until December. Please click here for an official notice with more information!

Posted: October 2, 2014back to top

SEPs are approaching!

Parent and students, SEP conferences are on October 8 & 9. Both are SHORT DAYS. If you have not yet set an appointment with your student's teacher, then please do so as soon as possible.

Posted: September 29, 2014back to top

World Peace Day Project!

Recently, as part of World Peace Day on September 21, students made pinwheels with our Art Specialist, Shawn Westrup, and wrote their pledge for peace in the world. You can see them below, and on display in front of Whittier Elementary this week!


Posted: September 23, 2014back to top

From our PTA!

Whittier's PTA is always looking for parent involvement and support. Click HERE to find ALL the ways to support Whittier!

Posted: September 17, 2014back to top

What's Happening at Whittier

As we begin a new school year, there are many important dates and information being sent out and posted. Please read the Whittier Word on Thursdays. Also, check our website and Facebook page for up to date information about upcoming events.

Posted: August 28, 2014back to top

Welcome back!

Parents and students, we are excited to begin a new school year! Just a few reminders:

  • Breakfast starts at 7:30 and goes until 8:00 am.
  • Playground supervision starts at 7:45 am and continues until after bell rings after school.
  • Monday-Thursday, school starts at 8:15 am & ends at 2:50 pm.
  • Friday & Short days, school ends at 12:35 pm.


Please do NOT drop your student off before 7:45am unless he or she is eating breakfast. We have no playground supervision until 7:45 am. Also, please be sure to pick up your student within 15 minutes from the end of the school day. Students who are here after school for over an hour without parent contact may be taken home by police. Be sure you have verified with your child what "going home" procedures will be each day!

Please review our school policies as we are updating them occasionally. Click here to view School Policies & Procedures.

Posted: August 25, 2014back to top

Lunch Payments & Concerns

Application LINK: https://mealbenefits.slcschools.org/

*Application Process:   Parents, you must fill out a new application each school year to determine qualification of Federal Lunch Program.  Application is available early August until May for the current school year. 

*Payments: You can either pay by cash, check, or credit/debit card.  All cash and check payments MUST be turned into the Main Office.  Credit/Debit payments are automatic and are received by the cafeteria manager within 5 minutes of adding it to your student’s account on-line.  Please go to https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/default.aspx to create an account. 

*Questions:  If you have questions about your lunch application, please call (801) 974-8380.  You can also speak with the Cafeteria Manager or Main Office during regular business hours. 

Posted: August 25, 2014back to top

2014-2015 Student Registration

Parents, school is now in session. Please come during the following times below. All registration must be completed in order to have your student placed on a class list for the new school year. Please follow ALL STEPS EXACTLY. Registration information can be found by clicking here. Questions? Call 801-481-4846.




Posted: August 22, 2014back to top

After School 2014-2015

Do you want to enroll your student in the After School Program for 2014-2015 school year? Click here for information about how to enroll. Please note that slots do fill up quickly.

Posted: August 22, 2014back to top

Beverley Tayor Sorenson Arts Learning Program

BTSWhittier is delighted to have Art Specialist, Shawn Westrup, who is working hard to provide curriculum based art opportunities for students. Art work has been displayed throughout our school, with more to come before the year's end. For more information, please click here. Thank you for your continued support of Whittier's art program!

Posted: August 22, 2014back to top

Register for Pre-K!

Now is the time to register your 4-year-old student for Whittier's Pre-K program. Staff from Early Childhood will be available to help you register your students for Pre-K. There is a monthly tuition fee. Click here for more information.

Posted: August 5, 2014back to top

District Mobile App

Salt Lake City School District has a new mobile app for iOS and Android users. Click here for more information and how to download. Stay up to date with what's happening in our district.

Posted: July 7, 2014back to top

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