Polk News

Principal's Letter December 2019


Dear Parents and Guardians,

With the holiday season upon us, I want to express my sincere gratitude to all of you for your support of Polk Elementary.  It is inspiring to work among such great teachers, students, families and community. The participation in our reunification drill,  fundraisers, parent teacher conferences, and Halloween events was phenomenal.

Along with the crispness of the Winter season comes the ever-changing weather.  We will be sending the students out to recess whenever possible to allow them to run off some of their energy. Please make sure your student/s come to school properly/warmly dressed as they will be going out to recess, whenever possible.  In regards to snow expectations, I believe that snow is made for playing in! However, certain precautions must be put in place for the safety of the students.  Any student wanting to play in the snow must be wearing appropriate clothing which includes, but is not limited to the following: coat, hat, boots, gloves, snow suits etc.  Furthermore, any student wanting to play in the snow must play appropriately. Appropriate snow play includes, but is not limited to the following: building snow people, making snow angels, walking/running in the snow etc.  Snowballs are NEVER allowed and students that throw snowballs will receive appropriate consequences.  

There is, however, the possibility of outside recess being canceled.  

For your reference, the information below will be the guidelines for inside recess days:

Air Quality Index

For complete details please visit www.air.utah.gov.  As well as


100 or below= All students outdoors

100-150= Students with respiratory systems & sensitive students indoors, all other students outdoors.

Parents, with the advice of their health care provider, should inform the school if they believe their child is part of a sensitive group and should have limited outdoor physical activity when air quality is poor.

150 or above= All students indoors

Air Temperature 

For complete details please visit https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/weatherwatchforchildren2.pdf

40 degrees= All students outdoors

21-30 degrees= Wind chill and proper dress will be determining factor

20 degrees or below= All students indoors


Please mark the following dates on your calendars:

December 6 Community Council Meeting 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

December 5 School Celebration Assembly

December 10 PTA Meeting 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

December 18 Economics Fair

December 20 School Pajama Day and Sing-a-Long Assembly

December 23- January 3 Holiday Break- No School for Students

January 9 End of Quarter- Minimum Day, Students released at 1:00 PM

January 10 Teacher Inservice- No School for Students

January 15 Chick fil a Night 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

January 17 Deep Data Dive for Teachers- Minimum Day, Students Released at 1:00 PM

January 20 MLK Day- No School for Students

January 21-22 Midyear Acadience Testing


Thank you again for your support.   Please remember that my door is always open.  Never hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Shannon Wilcox


Polk Elementary