It is with great pleasure that I will begin my first school year at Midvalley, but not my first year as an educational leader. For the last 8 ½ years, I have served as senior staff in the Canyons District Office, supervising elementary and middle schools and working to build student support services. Before my work in the District Office, I was a Principal for three schools in Jordan School District, as well as an elementary and middle school teacher. I look forward to working together to provide the best learning environment and education for your child, and I am very happy to be in an elementary school, which is my first love in education.
This summer, our staff has been busy getting ready for a new year. During online registration, you will receive a family handbook. In it, you will receive the information you need to help your child be successful. Please take the time to read the information thoroughly. You will also see your child's classroom assignment. Your teachers can't wait to meet your child and your family.
Please come for a Meet, Greet, and Treat at Midvalley! We will open our school on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 3-4 p.m. for an opportunity for our families and students to meet their teachers for the coming year. We will have a cool treat outside in front of the building. Please join me after you have a chance to meet your teacher. I look forward to meeting you all. The first day of school for first-through-fifth graders is Aug. 23. Kindergarteners will have assessments that week and begin classwork on Monday, Aug. 28. Our Parent Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. We will have a very brief general meeting and then we will offer two, 20-minute sessions for you to meet with the teachers and learn about their expectations for the year.
Finally, I ask for you to spend time familiarizing yourself with the school website http://midvalley.canyonsdistrict.org/ and the information you can find there. Our website will be a place for what is happening at the school, so join our community and check back often!
With Warmest Regards,
Tamra S. Baker, Principal