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Principal’s Message – August 23,2021

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Good Morning Orem Elementary Families, 

We successfully completed our first week of school.  We are looking forward to seeing our Kindergarten students at Kindergarten Back to School night from 3:00pm – 5:00pm and then for their first day of school, tomorrow, August 24, 2021.

Please remember that the school doors open for breakfast at 8:45am.  We do not have supervision available for students before breakfast.  Please don’t send your student to school before the 8:45am time unless they are participating in ballroom dancing.

For those of you new to the district and/or school, and for those who would like some clarification about how to use Clever and other common apps at home that we use here at Orem.  Please see the following link:guardian tech tips site 

Here is some information regarding Ballroom from our ballroom teachers:

3rd-4th grade dancers,

We’ve only had six kids sign up so far this year for the introduction to ballroom class and we need at least fourteen kids for the class to carry.  We  plan on holding class this Wednesday and next Wednesday free for any 3rd or 4th graders who would like to try it.  Please enter through the northeast gym doors.

I will let you know after two weeks if we were able to get enough kids for the class to carry.  Please invite any friends, especially boys, who might be interested in trying it out.  If anyone is interested in being an in class parent helper please let me know.  We love parent help!  I’m looking forward to meeting everyone!

5th-6th grade dancers,

Ballroom begins tomorrow, Tuesday August 24th, at 8am.  Please enter through the North East gym doors.  The first two weeks are free to all so please invite friends!  We still need at least three more boys for the class to officially carry so please think of any boys you could invite.  If you are interested in coming to class as a parent helper please let me know.  We love parent help!

I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and dancing together.This is a reminder that if your child has been tested for COVID, please keep them at home until you get the results back. We want to keep everyone as healthy and safe as we can.

Thank you for your support you give to our teachers and your children.

Have a great week!

Principal’s Message – August 16, 2021

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Good Morning OES Families,

Welcome Back to School!  We are excited to see familiar and new faces at Orem.  We have several new students coming to Orem Elementary.  Tomorrow, our first day of school, our faculty and staff will be wearing matching turquoise t-shirts.  Please let your child/children know that anyone wearing this shirt can help them with any questions they may have. 

Back to school night tonight from 4pm-6pm.  

School begins tomorrow at 9:15am – 3:30pm.  We will not have any “short” days this year.  The doors will unlock in the morning at 8:45am.  Please note the change of start/end times of school.

We encourage everyone to walk to school if possible, however we realize that this may not be possible for everyone.  Because everyone will be arriving and leaving school at the same time, we have implemented the following pick up/drop off procedures.  If the driver of the car’s last name begins with A-B, please pick up/drop off in Zone 1 – the front of the school.  Drivers with the last names beginning with C-G, please use Zone 2 -the far North East entrance, and if your last name begins with the letters H-Z, please use Zone 3 – the East side near the gym doors.  Please see the video for directions and examples.


Breakfast and lunch will be free to all students this year.  We are again encouraging students who bring their lunch from home, to use paper bags to bring their lunch.  If your child needs to bring a lunchbox from home, he or she will be responsible for it.  Even though things are sort of back to normal, we are still being cautious about the health of everyone.  We will continue to encourage a lot of hand washing and sanitizing for our students.  Our staff is continuing with the clean habits we established last year.

Here is a message from our PTA: 


PTA would love to have you stop by and see our new school T-shirt. They will be selling for $5 for youth and $7 for adult shirts. 

At Open House only, we are offering the youth shirts for $4 each, if you buy two or more. 

We would love to have you join us serving in PTA, memberships are $5. 

Lastly, we will also be selling early-bird priced yearbooks for $10

We look forward to seeing you tonight and tomorrow morning!  

 Once again, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Principal Message – July 16, 2021

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Good Afternoon OES Families,

The new school year is about to begin and I thought I would remind everyone about our new schedule for next year.  

On May 24th, 2021 Alpine School District sent an email to all employees and parents explaining the Return to Learn plan for the 2021-2022 school year.  In case you missed it, here is a link with all of the details:

In summary, Orem Elementary will have a common start and end time, 5 days a week. There will be no early out days. School will begin at 9:15am and dismiss at 3:30pm each day. We are currently finalizing a plan for pickup/drop off, more detailed information will be sent out closer to the beginning of school.

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Our Back to School night will be on Monday, August 16, 2021 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. 

We are happy to be able to offer Ballroom for next year. The following is a message from our Ballroom director and attachment with more information.  

Start your morning dancing!  We are excited to be offering our award winning ballroom program again this year.  5th and 6th graders will be meeting on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8am. There will also be an introduction to ballroom class for 3-4th graders on Wednesday mornings at 8am.  Registration forms are attached to this email. Please note that class sizes are limited and priority is given first come first serve. 

If your child wants to give ballroom a try before making a decision they are welcome to come to the first two weeks of class starting August 24th/25th.  Tuition will be due and class lists finalized by September 10.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Tamie Heaton

Orem Elementary ballroom director

[email protected]

Our Ballroom classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 5th and 6th graders from 8:00am – 9:00am.  Classes for 3rd and 4th grade students will be held on Wednesdays from 8:00am – 9:00am.  A few scholarships are available from the school for students who wish to participate, but have financial concerns. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer.  


Best Regards, 

Andrea Park

Principal’s Message – May 24, 2021

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May 24, 2021

Dear OES Families,

Welcome to our last week of school!  The following are a few reminders about his week:

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 – Field Day – NOTE:  This is a common PM day, students in grades 1st – 6th will come from 9:15am – 2:30pm.  There is no schedule change for Kindergarten students.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 – Last day of Kindergarten

Thursday, May 27, 2021 – Last day of school for students in grades 1st – 6th.  This is also a common day, but because it is the last day of school, the schedule is:

9:15am – 10:45am

Thank you for helping us finish the final week of the school year strong. We are looking forward to celebrating our students this week in many fun-filled activities and events. This afternoon, all parents and employees will receive a District communication regarding assigned school start times for the fall.  While I am supportive of the learning impacts for students and the professional time allocated for teachers,  I anticipate there will be a lot of questions from parents and staff about the new schedule. 

 As questions and concerns surface in your mind, I ask that you keep them until next week. As a school, SCC, and PTA, we will find time this summer to think through our structure and find solutions to some of our challenges, together. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we finish this week strong, and then address together next year’s schedule during the summer.

We would like to thank our community for the amazing support and the patience you have shown during this school year.  We look forward to the summer break and a new school year next August.  

May you all have a safe and happy summer break.