Frequently Asked Questions
- Student Registration
- Pre-School Registration
- What's for Lunch?
- What is my child learning?
- How can I help my child?
What do I need to bring to register my child?
- Certification of Current Immunizations **Required - This is in the form of a yellow card that either your doctor or the Health Department stamps, or a pink form completed by your doctor.
- Copy of Birth Certificate **Required
- Current Phone Numbers & Proof of Address **Required – Proof of your current home address (utility bill, rental agreement etc.) and phone numbers (home, work, cell); work information (company name and phone); contact person outside of Utah who could receive a message in case of a community disaster (name, relationship, area code and phone number); list of names of responsible adults who are authorized to take your child from school in the event of an emergency and you cannot be reached (name, phone, relationship); and day care provider (if applicable).
What immunizations are required for my child?
The minimum required immunizations for school or early childhood program entry include:
- 5 doses of DTaP/DTP/DT - 4 doses are acceptable if the 4th dose was given after the 4th birthday; 3 Td required if started after age 7.
- 4 doses of Polio - 3 doses are acceptable if the 3rd dose was given after the 4th birthday;
- 2 doses of MMR - Two doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine are required for all students kindergarten through grade 12. acceptable. The first dose of MMR containing vaccine must be given on or after the 1st birthday.
- 4 doses of Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib) - dosing schedule is based upon student's current age and number of previous doses received. (Hib is not required for kindergarten entry.)
- 3 doses of Hepatitis B - required for students born after July 1, 1993 prior to entering kindergarten.
- 1 dose of Varicella (chickenpox) - EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002 - required for students born after July 1, 1996 prior to entering kindergarten. It must be given on or after the 1st birthday. Parental history of the disease is acceptable. Parent/Guardian must sign verifying history of disease.
- 2 doses of Hepatitis A - EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002 - required for students born after July 1, 1996 prior to entering kindergarten. The first dose of Hepatitis A must be given on or after the 2nd birthday.
How do I register my student for school?
All parents or guardians must come to the school to register your student. You will need your student's ID and registration pin to login. If you did not receive one, the office secretary can give one to you. Registration is accessed from the following link: https://apex.slcschools.org/apex/f?p=1999:1:0:&tz=-6:00
What are the school's boundaries for attending?
Boundaries vary from school to school. Whittier's boundaries are from 1300 South to 2100 South and 500 East to 500 West. Click here for up to date SLCSD boundary information.
How old does my child need to be to enter kindergarten?
Five years old by September 1st of the year they plan to start kindergarten.
When is kindergarten registration?
Online registration will take place in July, and continue throughout the school year.
What happens at kindergarten registration?
You need to bring your child's personal records in order to register. You will also be given an appointment time for your child to complete the Kindergarten Assessment.
What day will my child start Kindergarten?
The start of Kindergarten classes will be announced.
Can parents choose AM or PM?
Kindergarten is now ALL day for everyone. There are no separate classes for AM and PM.
What can I do to make sure my child is ready for Kindergarten?
Exposure to a variety of literature and print is very useful. Tying shoes, buttoning and zipping are also very helpful! The more experiences your child has, the more confident and prepared he/she will be.
What kind of help can a parent volunteer provide in the classroom? Help outside the classroom?
Classroom volunteers are very helpful in the early grades. Parents can be reading volunteers or help with centers. We have parents who can commit weekly and some monthly. Outside the classroom, parents can make phone calls, create learning materials, and provide snacks and donations.
Can parents visit the classroom?
Of course! The more familiar parents and children are with the classroom procedures and activities the more enriching the curriculum becomes for the child.
What can I do at home to help my child?
Reinforcing a child's school learning at home is very important. Sometimes homework will be given to strengthen a child's abilities and reinforce basic skills. Working with your child to complete his/her homework will create a strong home-school connection and make your child more enthusiastic and self-motivated. Reading daily to your child will also reinforce literacy skills and expose your child to rich language. Parents are more than welcome to visit the Whittier School Library to borrow books.
Whittier Pre-K is offered through Early Childhood at the Salt Lake City School District. This first school experience is an important time for discovery and exploration while developing independence and social awareness for the beginning of a successful school career. Parents are their child's first and most influential teacher and we are partners in the education of their children. We involve parents through workshops, parent/teacher conferences, and other meaningful activities. Together, we present the best learning opportunities for your child.
The Early Childhood Pre-Kindergarten Program operates in sessions lasting three hours a day, four days a week, for nine months. Most schools have morning and afternoon session. School locations are: Backman, Beacon Heights, Bennion, Edison, Escalante, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Meadowlark, Mountain View, Newman, North Star, Parkview, Riley, Rose Park, Washington and Whittier Elementary Schools.
- Be four years of age by Sept. 1, 2015
- Be able to remain engaged in educational activities for 20-minute blocks of time throughout the session.
- Be able to follow directions.
- Be toilet trained.
Note: Title I Pre-K is a partially federally funded program. Tuition is required for this optional program and is determined by yearly income. Please note that enrollment is limited and that participants must be four years old by September 1 of the current year.
Registration: Ongoing until classes are full. Register from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Glendale - Mountain View Community Learning Center.
When: Ongoing until classes are full.
Disclosure: The Early Childhood Department reserves the right to cancel a class due to lack of enrollment.
How to Apply
The following documents are required for registration
- Child's official birth certificate (child must be four years old by September 1, 2014).
- Child's Immunization records.
- Proof of home address (such as a bill or rental agreement).
- Parent or legal guardian's picture ID.
- A registration fee $20 (registration fees are non-refundable, in the form of cash, credit card, check or money order).
- Income is verified using your 2013 taxes (1040 form), in which child's name must be listed, if you wish to be considered for reduced tuition.
Registration into the Pre-Kindergarten Program will be ongoing thereafter.
For more Pre-K information, call 801-974-8396.