School Dismissal Update

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Dear families,

Tomorrow is the first day of April, which means a fresh start for all of us. We have a few updates for you today.


  • We’ll be spending the entire month of April engaged in remote learning. Let’s make it amazing! Join us every day by posting a photo to social media with the hashtag #utahschoolspirit.
  • You can find a list of the prompts for every day at:


  • Tomorrow, April 1st, is Census Day. If you haven’t had a chance to fill out the Census already, I strongly encourage you to do it today or tomorrow.
  • You should have received information in the mail instructing you how to fill out the Census either online or via a paper application. You can find information at:
  • Having our families complete the Census is incredibly important for our school district. Much of the federal funding we receive depends on the Census counts every 10 years. 
  • While we are in a unique time of social distancing and self-isolating, we can still take time to make sure we and our families are counted. Please take a few minutes to fill out the Census today on behalf of everyone living in your house on April 1st.  Everyone should be counted, regardless of race, gender, age, or immigration status.
  • PS: If you’re looking for a fun way to engage your children in the Census, here is a link to some free coloring and activity pages in support of the Census:


  • SLCSD is teaming up with the Utah Food Bank to provide a shelf stable Kids Café Dinner to students in our community.
  • Dinners will be served as part of our “Grab and Go” student meal program on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am-12:30pm at 15 school locations during the school dismissal. 
  • We will begin serving dinners tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1st, at the school sites listed below:
    • Backman Elementary
    • Bryant Middle School
    • Edison Elementary
    • Escalante Elementary
    • Franklin Elementary
    • Glendale Middle School
    • Mary W. Jackson Elementary
    • Liberty Elementary
    • Meadowlark Elementary
    • North Star Elementary
    • Parkview Elementary
    • Riley Elementary
    • Rose Park Elementary
    • West High School
    • Whittier Elementary
  • All meals are open to ANY child between the ages of 0-18.


  • For students who checked out district laptops or iPads, if your device needs troubleshooting, we will have IT technicians available Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm at the five schools listed below to exchange and repair laptops. This will last for the duration of the dismissal. The locations are:
    • Rose Park Elementary
    • Mountain View Elementary
    • Liberty Elementary
    • East High School
    • Hillside Middle School
  • Please be aware that technicians will ONLY be available at these locations. The rest of the school technicians will be working on the Help Desk from home.

Thank you for all you’re doing to support your students and our staff during this school dismissal.


Dr. Lexi Cunningham
Salt Lake City School District

Home App Access

Hello parents at Mary W Jackson elementary school. We want to let you know that  If you're having trouble accessing the Internet or school programs, you must go to, and click on the blue button that says student online resources. Then, enter your child's school email address and password, which is in their packet. This will allow the student to access all school apps and programs. Thank you.


Hola padres en la escuela primaria Mary W Jackson. Queremos hacerle saber que si tiene problemas para acceder al Internet o a los programas escolares, debe ir al sitio web del distrito y hacer clic en el botón azul que dice recursos en línea para estudiantes. Luego, ingrese la dirección de correo electrónico y la contraseña de la escuela de su hijo, que está en su paquete. Esto permitirá al estudiante acceder a todas las aplicaciones y programas escolares. Gracias

COVID-19 Update

Dear SLCSD families,

Over the weekend, we learned, as did many of you, that a patient with COVID-19 was securely transported to Intermountain Medical Center here in Utah. This person contracted the virus outside of Utah and is currently quarantined as part of a transition plan back to his home in southern Utah. We’ve also learned today that the Utah Department of Health has tested at least 17 community members for COVID-19 and is monitoring several others for symptoms.

We know this news is alarming. We have received questions from many of you and want to provide some additional information and resources. Below are some frequently asked questions.

Q: How concerned should we be about COVID-19 in Salt Lake City?

A: According to the Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCHD), the risk of Utahns contracting COVID- 19 locally is still low, but they still encourage everyone to practice good hygiene, including thorough and frequent handwashing, avoiding contact with those who are sick, and staying home from work or school if you or your child has symptoms of flu-like illness.

Q: What is the district doing to prevent the spread of illness?

A: Before flu season began, our custodial and transportation teams were trained in proper protocols for combating pathogens and for disinfecting our schools and buses. Special emphasis is given to touch points, communal spaces, and high traffic areas inside our schools. We use electrostatic sprayers that deliver an environmentally responsible and health department-approved chemical with a very high efficacy (quick kill time) for viruses. Spraying applications are typically done daily throughout the flu/cold season, but we adapt our processes as the need arises.

Q: At what point would school be cancelled?

We continue to check in daily with our county and state health departments.

SLCHD has informed us that if Salt Lake County begins seeing widespread community transmission— which means a scenario in which many of the respiratory illnesses in our community are due to COVID- 19—that means that isolation and quarantine measures aren't doing enough, and we would need to consider cancelling school and other mass gatherings. We will communicate with parents as soon as possible in this unlikely event.

In addition, this afternoon, Utah Governor Gary Herbert today created a task force to monitor COVID-19 and to consult with the health department and community leaders on decisions such as school closures and changes for other mass gatherings.

Q: What can we be doing to keep our families healthy?

The following suggestions come from the Salt Lake County Health Department:

  • Stay home if you are ill.

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly: scrub with soap and warm water for at least 20


  • Avoid close contact with ill people.

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow; do not cough or sneeze into your hands.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

  • Avoid sharing food and personal items.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a bleach-based cleaning


    What can we do to prepare for a possible outbreak of COVID-19 in Utah?

    SLCHD is encouraging community members to keep on hand at least a two-week supply of food, as well as prescription and nonprescription drugs (in case of quarantine). They’ve also admonished that “While it is always good to ensure your 72-hour kits are stocked, it is not necessary to purchase water or most other emergency supplies in response to COVID-19; this is not a natural disaster and our utility systems, including water and electricity, will continue to function normally during an outbreak.”

    We will continue to communicate with you if we receive any urgent updates from our local health departments or if there are any changes to district protocol. For more information, you can visit the following resources:

Early Open Enrollment Deadline

For the coming school year, students interested in enrolling in a Salt Lake City School District school who live outside the district or school boundaries may apply for an out-of-resident transfer during the Early Open Enrollment period, from December 1, 2019, until 4 p.m. on February 21, 2020.

Students who wish to attend a school outside their neighborhood boundaries and are currently enrolled in 6th grade must apply for transfer to the middle school of their choice and 8th grade students must make application for their high school of choice during the Open Enrollment window. 

Applications are available onlineopen enrollment application, and must be submitted on time. They will not be accepted after 4 p.m. on February 21, 2020.

Second Cup of Coffee and School Community Council Meeting

School Community Council meeting Thursday, Feb. 20 8:30am in room 23.

Consejo de escuelas y comunidades Jueves, 20 de Feb. 8:30am Salon 23.

4th Grade Ski Day

4th grade had a great time skiing!! Click here to see more photos.

,4th Grade Ski Day


No School January 31st


Hello, parents at Mary W Jackson Elementary School. We want to remind you that tomorrow Thursday January 30 is a regular day at 2:45 pm. Also Friday January 31st is a non-student day and there will be no classes. We will resume classes on Monday, thank you. 


Hola, padres de la escuela primaria Mary W Jackson. Queremos recordarle que mañana jueves 30 de enero es un día regular los esudiantes saldran a las 2:45 pm. También el viernes 31 de enero es un día sin estudiantes y no habrán clases. Vamos a regresar a clases el lunes, gracias.

Kindergarten and First Grade ELP Application

  • The ELP application window for students entering Kindergarten and Grade 1 in 2020-2021 is open now until January 24, 2020. Applications are filled out online, just click here.

PICTURE DAY / El Dia de la Foto



You can order before picture day at

El Dia de la Foto es:

Lunes, 16 de Septiembre, 2019

Encarga antes del Dia de la Foto


Online Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will open for Mary W. Jackson Elementary School students on August 5th 2019.

To register, go to   You will need your student’s ID and registration pin to login. Click on the “Apply with your Student Number” to begin the registration process. 

The computer lab at Mary W. Jackson will be open for registration if needed during the below times.

Kindergarten and new students ONLY, Monday, August 5th, 2019 from 8:00 am -6:00 pm

1st through 6th grades, Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 from 8:00 am -6:00 pm

Your student will not be placed in a class until proof of address and a signed signature form is returned.  

Mary W. Jackson's Library is on Twitter

Make sure to check out Mary W. Jackson’s Library on Twitter

Find us @

Account – jacksonlibrary2


Please see our fee schedule on the school website. Mary W. Jackson does not charge fees. If you have any questions, please contact administration. 

To read and access the document please click the link below.

Certificate of Compliance


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