Requesting your name be placed on the ballot for School Community Council

The Draper Park Middle School Community Council consists of nine parent members voted in for a two-year term. The purpose behind the community council is to build consistent and effective communication, to allow parents an opportunity to be actively involved in their children’s education, and to enhance academic excellence at the school.

The council meets the second Wednesday of each month with the exception of holidays and December, June, July, and August. Meetings will begin at 3 pm.

For the 2019-2020 school year, four members will be returning for their second term, which leaves five openings for this school year.

This note is to invite you to place your name on the SCC ballot! If you are interested, please send:
1. Your name (as you would like it to appear on the ballot),
2. Please write a short paragraph (150 words or less) letting people know who you are and why you are running for SCC
3. Your phone number (this will not be on the ballot),
4. Your Email address (this will not be on the ballot), and
5. Your student’s name that will be attending DPMS next year. The only stipulation for being on the council is having a child attending Draper Park Middle at the time of elections. (This will not be on the ballot)

Names are due to the principal, Mary Anderson, by August 2, 2019.

To submit your information, you can mail it to:
Draper Park Middle School
Attn: SCC
13133 South 1300 East
Draper, Utah 84020

OR email it to mary.anderson@canyonsdistrict.org. Please be sure you receive a reply stating your request has been received.

Ballots will be mailed in conjunction with the online registration information. Voting will take place from August 6th – 15th. The ballot box to collect the votes will be placed in the main office at Draper Park Middle. School staff will highlight the name of each parent voting then parents will drop their ballot in the ballot box. Ballots must be returned to the ballot box no later than 7:30 pm on August 15th, the evening of Back To School Night.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mary Anderson or call the main office at (801) 826-6900.

Thank you,
Draper Park Middle School Community Council

Honors Classes at DPMS

We’ve received a number of calls and questions about honors classes for the 2019-2020 school year and wanted to provide an update on the process.

As you may recall, back in April and May, there was a Google Form that parents and students filled out to request to be considered for honors classes. For those who submitted the information during the window when the form was open, we have been busy pulling the necessary qualifying data (RISE scores, DWSBA scores, MI and RI scores, etc.). If you are enrolling your child at DPMS this year and she or he has not previously been enrolled at a Canyons School District school, you are responsible for supplying the qualifying data from your child’s previous school to your child’s counselor or Mr. Seltz.

Parents will be notified if your child is qualified for honors classes in August by letter (around the time you receive your child’s schedule for next year).

Also, there are no honors Summer homework assignments this year (per a recent ruling by the Utah State Board of Education).

Have a wonderful rest of summer and look for the letter in the mail in August!

Transportation Space-Available Permits

Dear DPMS Community,

This message contains information regarding Transportation Space-Available Bus Permits for the 2019-2020 school year:

Space-available permits are only issued to students who are not currently eligible for busing based on the distance between their home address and the school. If your children are eligible for busing according to the Canyons School District website, then no action is required on your part to obtain a seat on the bus. Bus passes will be issued in August and September as the bus rosters are finalized.

As determined by state law, students in grades K-6 must live more than 1.5 miles away from the school in order to be eligible for busing. Students in grades 7-12 must live more than 2 miles from the school. To determine whether your children are eligible for busing, please visit http://edulog.canyonsdistrict.org/liveweb/webquery/ and type in your address. 

If your children are not currently eligible according to the district website, you can apply for a space-available permit on August 5, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Draper Park Middle School. Please be prepared with your child’s school ID number, also known as a “lunch number.” Space-available permits are awarded by the Canyons School District Transportation Department on a first-come, first-served basis, if there are any available seats on the bus for your address. Notification letters for space-available permit requests will be sent before the end of September.

Additional information from Canyons School District is also available here. You can also find answers to frequently-asked questions about busing at Draper Park on this site (School Info–Bus Information).

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