Viewmont Reunification Drill – Thursday, May 23 at 1:30pm – What to expect

Viewmont’s Reunification Drill is only days away!  Students may be picked up at 5555 South 700 West (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) beginning at 1:30 pm.

Please enter the parking lot and building on the North Side.  Once there, you will be asked to complete a portion of the reunification form indicating which students are being picked up, their grade levels, as well as your name as the parent or authorized adult.  You will then enter the building and go to the table with the designated section of the alphabet for the student’s last name. Staff will then verify the official photographic ID and indicate this on the form completed by the parent or authorized adult.  

  • Official IDs include a Driver’s License, a Passport, Military ID, etc.  If you do not have one of these forms of ID with you we cannot continue the process.  
  • If you are not an adult listed on the authorized pick-up list, we cannot continue the reunification process.

 

Once the ID has been checked and the reunification form has been marked by Viewmont staff, the following will happen:

  • You will be redirected to go outside of the building and walk down the length of the sidewalk to the East entrance where reunification will occur.  
  • You will need to keep your copy of the reunification form and ID handy as both will be needed at the reunification area.  

Note: There will be staff members outside to help direct you to the appropriate areas and to answer questions.

  • A staff member will be sent to the various grade level areas to collect the student(s) listed on your form.  
  • The staff member will take your student(s) to the reunification area where a staff member will call for the parent (or authorized adult). The ID and the parent’s copy of the form will then be reverified by a staff member.  
  • The parent (or authorized adult) will sign the copy of the form that the staff member brings to the reunification area.  This copy will be kept for our records as proof of final reunification.

 

Will I have to wait?  There will be some wait time, of course.  We hope to keep it to 20 minutes but we cannot predict when a large number of parents or authorized adults will arrive to pick up their child(ren).  We will do the best we can to make this process go smoothly and quickly but we appreciate your patience and cooperation throughout the course of this drill.

Does every child have to be picked up?  YES!  This is a reunification drill.  No students will be released to go home after 3 pm without an authorized adult coming to pick them up.

What will students be doing while waiting?  They can play games quietly, read a book, talk with friends, etc.  They will be supervised by teachers while waiting to be picked up.

If you are not the adult picking up your child, please share this information with the authorized adult prior to the drill.  Thank you!

Reunification Drill – Contact and Daycare Information

A reminder that our required reunification drill is next week (Thursday, May 23rd).

If you need to make any changes to your child’s authorized pick-up list, you must do so by May 16th.

If your child is picked up by a daycare van or after-school program and you want the driver to pick up your child for this year’s drill, that driver’s name must be listed on your child’s list of authorized adults.  If someone comes to the drill and is not authorized (i.e. on the list in Aspire), your child will not be released to that individual.  Please be certain to make any changes to the list by Thursday afternoon.  We will begin printing changed records as of Friday as this process takes a while to complete and organize.  We appreciate your cooperation with this.

Information about what to expect when you arrive for the drill will be sent out over the weekend or at the beginning of next week.

NO KINDERGARTEN CLASSES – Tuesday May 28 until Friday May 31, 2019

There will be no Kindergarten classes held from 5/28 until 5/31/2019 because of End of the Year Kindergarten Assessments. Kindergarten parents, please check ParentSquare for the Assessment appointment schedule and sign up.

Reunification Drill – FAQ’s

Is this drill absolutely necessary?
Yes, Murray City School District requires all schools to participate in a reunification drill this school year.

Why is this drill a necessity?
Student safety is essential in all situations.  Should it become necessary to evacuate Viewmont, we must ensure that all staff, students, parents, and community members know what to expect and where to go.  This drill is our 1st opportunity to be certain that our protocols are what we need in a real emergency.

Will there be adult support for students crossing 700 West?
Yes!  Not only will teachers be walking their students across the street (and down the sidewalk), we will also have staff members helping stop traffic and ensuring all students cross the streets safely.  Murray Police will also be on hand to assist, as necessary, and to also observe our drill protocol in order to provide us with feedback.

What time does the drill begin?  What time may I pick up my child(ren)?
We will be leaving Viewmont Elementary at 12:45 pm.  You will not be able to pick up your child(ren) prior to 1:30 pm.  Students MUST be picked up from the LDS Chapel at 5555 South 700 West.  If you cannot get to this location before 3, your child needs to be picked up at the LDS Chapel at 3pm.

Will I need to show identification (ID)?

Yes!  You will need to show an official photo ID. The name listed on the ID must match a name listed on the student’s Aspire account.
• Be prepared to show this ID several times during the drill.
• Official IDs can include:  Driver’s Licenses, Passports, and Military IDs

What if my child rides a daycare bus?  Can the driver pick up my child?
Yes!  But, the driver’s name must be on your child’s authorized contact list in Aspire.

When is the last date I can make changes to the list of authorized pick-ups on Aspire?

No later than May 16th.  It takes several days to organize and prepare the final list of official documents we will need for the drill.
• Names cannot be added to the list after the 16th for the purposes of this drill.
• We will only be utilizing the documents with the names listed in Aspire as of May 16th.

Will I have to wait to pick up my child(ren)?
There may be a short wait, especially if a number of parents arrive at one time.  We will have a student pick-up form for you to complete.  Check-in will occur by the letter of the alphabet.  We will have 6 staff members to check and verify IDs and additional staff serving as runners to collect your child(ren).  There is a chance you may have to wait for a short time.  We ask that you be patient with us.

Will I be able to provide feedback?
Yes!  After the drill is over, we will welcome feedback that will help us to finetune our process so that we can be even better prepared should there be an emergency.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience with us throughout this drill.
This event is centered on keeping students safe and knowing what to do/expect in an emergency.

IMPORTANT – Reunification Drill May 23, 2019

Reunification Drill Flyer

NEW School Times for 2019-2020!

ALL Murray City School District Elementary Schools will have the same school starting and ending times the upcoming school year (2019-2020). See the new schedule below.

New school times 2019-2020

How to register your Kindergartner for 2019-2020

Welcome to Kindergarten

1. Register online at https://www.murrayschools.org/parents-and-student/registration-materials/

2. Submit a copy of the following documents during Kindergarten Registration Open House on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 between 3:00 and 4:00 pm:

 – Immunization record, signed by a medical provider
 – Birth certificate
 – Proof of Residency (2x) – not required for students attending on a permit
 – Kindergarten 2019-2020 Questionaire 

Your child is not required to attend Registration that day. Kindergartners will have the chance to meet their teacher during an Open House in August.

Students moving

Parents, if you already know that your current student in Grades K-5 will not be attending Viewmont Elementary School next school year (2019-2020), could you please email the office at manderson@murrayschools.org and let us know? Thank you!

Tuition Based Extended Day Kindergarten (TBEK) – Phase 2 Information

For those INCOMING kindergarten parents or if you know of someone in Murray School District boundaries who may be interested in Tuition Based Extended Kindergarten at Viewmont or Longview in the 2019-2020 school year, below is information about how to link to a form. This form allows you to express interest in our Tuition Based Extended Kindergarten program.This is Phase 2 of the TBEK registration that is now open to potential kindergarten students throughout Murray School District. If you missed Phase 1, you are welcome to use the link found here to show your interest. Thank you for your interest!

If you are interested in extended day Kindergarten and you would like to request in at either Viewmont or Longview you can learn more about the program at murrayschools.org > parents > tuition-based extended kindergarten where the link is located.

If you have QUESTIONS after reading our Frequently Asked Questions, you may email us at tbek@murrayschools.org

2019-2020 ONLINE Kindergarten registration link is now available!

If you have a Kindergartner for the upcoming school year (2019-2020), the online registration link is now available:
https://sisweb.murrayschools.org/Login.aspx.

If you need help with registering, please check our website at https://viewmont.murrayschools.org/?page_id=130 for detailed instructions.