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Welcome to a New School Year!

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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!

Thank you for the support you give the students of our school. Please feel free to call me (801-826-8800) or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. anytime.

With Warmest Regards,

Tamra S. Baker, Principal

About Us

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School Front-3Welcome to Midvalley Elementary School!  

Midvalley Elementary serves 430 students, preschool through fifth grade, and supports students in mastering skills in language arts, mathematics, and sciences while also exposing them to art, music, and physical education. Extra-curricular activities, such as, student council, chess club, and an advanced math club give students avenues for exploring interests and stretching themselves academically. Every student, from kindergarten on up, has access to a computing device in their classrooms. All classes go on two or more field trips per year. In the spring, the whole school participates in a Night of the Arts, where students can display their artwork from throughout the school year and perform in a musical concert. Students can start orchestra beginning in the third grade for a small fee. Additionally, the Boys and Girls Club of Salt Lake County provides transportation for its after school program from Midvalley.

Through a partnership with Playworks Utah, which uses the power of play to cultivate safe, healthy learning environments, coaches work with students to teach inclusive games and activities that they can use at recess. Midvalley also is committed to teaching students life skills. We begin every morning with a sharing circle to strengthen habits of effective listening and speaking. We also use the Second Step curriculum to help students recognize and use empathy, manage emotions, use conflict resolution, and strengthen friendships.

Interested members of the community may participate in school decision-making through the School Community Council (SCC), which meets in a public forum monthly. The SCC is required by law and has members of the community, school staff, and the principal as members. The school also has an active PTA.

Established in 1957, Midvalley will be housed in its brand new school building in fall 2020 thanks to a bond approved by the patrons of the Canyons School District. The 94,500-square-foot building will include a counseling center, state of the art technology and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) room, an art/music room, full stage and gymnasium.

SCC Final Report from 2018-19

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We are happy to report that our Final Report is complete for our LAND Trust Plan for last year has been submitted. Please see below to see how we spent our money. LAND Trust monies are spent for the benefit of all the students at Midvalley.

Financial Proposal and Report

This report is automatically generated from the School Plan entered in the spring of 2018 and from the District Business Administrator's data entry of the School LAND Trust expenditures in 2018-2019.

DescriptionPlanned Expenditures
(entered by the school)
Actual Expenditures
(entered by the school)
Actual Expenditures
(entered by the District
Business Administrator)
Remaining Funds (Carry-Over to 2019-2020)$260N/A$4,303
Carry-Over from 2017-2018 $2,147 N/A $2,832
Distribution for 2018-2019 $42,113 N/A $44,689
Total Available for Expenditure in 2018-2019$44,260N/A$47,521
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200) $39,000 $32,901 $30,337
Employee Benefits (200) $0 $0 $2,564
Professional and Technical Services (300) $0 $0 $0
Repairs and Maintenance (400) $0 $0 $0
RETIRED. DO NOT USE (500) $0 $0 $0
Printing (550) $0 $0 $0
Transportation/Admission/Per Diem/Site Licenses (510, 530 and 580) $0 $0 $0
General Supplies (610) $5,000 $10,317 $10,317
Textbooks (641) $0 $0 $0
Textbooks (Online Curriculum or Subscriptions) (642) $0 $0 $0
Library Books (644) $0 $0 $0
Technology Related Hardware/Software (< $5,000 per item) (650) $0 $0 $0
Software (670) $0 $0 $0
Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730) $0 $0 $0
Technology Equipment > $5,000 (734) $0 $0 $0
Total Expenditures$44,000$43,218$43,218

Goal #1


By 2021-22 school year, 80% of all students reach end of year benchmark in mathematics and ELA as measured by DIBELS.

Academic Areas 

  • Mathematics
  • Reading


This is the measurement identified in the plan to determine if the goal was reached.

63% of students are NOT meeting proficiency in math as measured by Sage. 61% are NOT meeting proficiency in math as measured by DIBELS. ELL mastery percentages show 78% (Sage) and 69% (DIBELS) are NOT meeting proficiency. Midvalley teachers have identified the need for strong Tier I instruction and Skill Based Instruction (small group Tier II) to support all students who are not meeting benchmark in ELA and math. Teachers will address these concerns by implementing with fidelity: structured classroom discussion, progress monitoring using the data to make instructional decisions, intensified instructional routines, and skill based instruction (Tier I and II). By May 2020, 80% of all students will show grade level proficiency as measured by DIBELS MATH (components as per grade level).  Progress will be monitored by staff public practice (coaching cycles, lesson study, peer coaching, walk throughs, IPLC's) with  Tier I and 2 instruction,  and progress monitoring students.

Please show the before and after measurements and how academic performance was improved.

Our spring ELA Pathways of Progress growth was 55%. This was an increase from 52% from the 2017-18 school year, an increase from 48% from the 2016-17 school year. We have recognized from the District, that the District Pathways of Progress goal has been set for 60%. We will be working with our SCC to reset our Pathways goal to 60% to align our school goal with the District goal.

Action Plan Steps 

This is the Action Plan Steps identified in the plan to reach the goal.

Provide continued professional development for faculty focusing on structured classroom discussion, skill based instruction, supporting advanced learners using project based learning, MTSS behavior supports, intensified reading routines.

Inventory and order math and science materials that will strengthen teaching the Math and Reading Core, including content vocabulary development (science). (5,000)

Monitor student progress using school, District, and State Assessments during professional learning community weekly meetings at grade level and monthly Building Leadership Team meetings at school level.

Strengthen home, community and school connections for supporting students at home. If offered, we are applying this spring for a State Lexia grant for students who need additional practice at home.

Monitor teacher implementation using walk-through assessments designed specifically for the instructional strategies listed above. Walk-throughs will be conducted after teachers receive coaching cycles by our achievement coach.

Five Intervention Assistants will support students in skill based instruction. (39,000)

Please explain how the action plan was implemented to reach this goal.

All of our action steps were accomplished. We were able to receive the Lexia grant and also to have the Lexia grant renewed for this year, as well. All monitoring of programs was completed and showed implementation in the classrooms for the strategies that were adopted and implemented.


CategoryDescriptionEstimated CostActual CostActual Use
Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)

Five Intervention Assistants will support students in skill based instruction. Teachers will be the primary instructor during small group, skill based instruction. Intervention Assistants will work with all students, including struggling students and advanced learners to help ensure at least one year's academic growth. Skill based instruction is a fundamental student achievement strategy being implemented by the teaching faculty. Also, substitutes for Professional Development for teachers.

$39,000 $32,901

As described. However, one position was not filled the full year, as we were not able to find personnel.

General Supplies (610)

Math and science hands-on materials to establish a teacher checkout closet.

$5,000 $10,317

We had additional funds as the paraprofessionals did not use all of the hours.

Funding Changes (and Unplanned Expenditures) 

The school plan describes how additional funds exceeding the estimated distribution would be spent. This is the description.

If additional funds become available after plan approval, the SCC and staff will use the funds to support additional MTSS interventionist time and/or purchase math supplies with supportive professional development for the teachers.

Description of how any additional funds exceeding the estimated distribution were actually spent.

Additional funds were used for supplies and materials to support content integration for social studies and science.


The following items are the proposed methods of how the Plan would be publicized to the community:

  • Letters to policy makers and/or administrators of trust lands and trust funds.
  • School newsletter
  • School website
  • School marquee
  • Other: Please explain.
    • School social media (including Facebook, etc.)

The school plan was actually publicized to the community in the following way(s): 

  • School newsletter
  • School website