Registration Skylert Wally the Wapiti

First Week Information

It’s time to get this school year started! We kick off Monday for 7th graders and Tuesday for everyone else. There’s a lot of great information in this Skylert, so be sure to check it all out so that you come prepared. We can’t wait to see everyone!

Contents of This Skylert

  • 7th Grade First Day (Aug. 16, 8 am – 12 pm)
  • 8th/9th Grade First Day – All Grades Attend (Aug. 17, 8 am – 3 pm)
  • Class Schedules (Check Again on Sunday Night!)
  • Lunch Schedules
  • New School Start & End Times for 2021-22
  • COVID-19 Updates & Information
  • Meeting with a Counselor
  • Back-to-School Night (Aug. 16, 6 – 7:30 pm)
  • Immunizations During Back-to-School Night
  • Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures & Map
  • Back-to-School Night
  • Free School Lunch for 2021-22
  • Calculators & Elk Ridge Math

7th Grade First Day of School (Monday, August 16, 8 am – 12 pm)

School starts on Monday for 7th graders at 8:00 am. We’ll run through students’ entire schedules, cover important information they’ll need being new to the school, and have some fun along the way. School will end at 12 pm. This is a school day for your 7th graders, so parents don’t need to attend. We’ll take good care of them!

8th/9th Grade First Day / All Students Attend (Tuesday, August 17, 8 am – 3 pm)

This will be a normal schedule (8 am to 3 pm), and the students will attend all of their classes for the normal times.

New School Start and End Times

Along with most other middle schools in the district, our start and end times have been shifted back 10 minutes. We will now start school at 8:00 am and end at 3 pm. If you don’t ride a bus, make sure you’re arriving at 7:50 and not right at 8 am.

Class Schedules

There may have been necessary last-minute changes to your schedule. Please look at and print your schedule Sunday night to be sure you have the most up to date schedule. Be sure to print your locker information as well.  

Schedule changes are only taking place if there is a mistake. If you believe there is a mistake in your student’s schedule please email your counselor. 

If you are an 8th or 9th grade Honors Math student and you would like to be a Peer Tutor for an elective class, please contact your counselor.

Lunch Schedules

Your lunch will be based on your 4th hour teacher if you are a 7th grader, and based on your 5th hour teacher if you are an 8th or 9th grader. This will be posted throughout the school next week, and can also be found on this page of the school website.

COVID-19 Updates & Information

We will be following district and county health department guidelines regarding COVID-19. Starting out the year, this means masks are not required. If you choose to wear or not wear a mask, please be respectful of that same choice for others. For more complete information regarding quarantine protocol, recommendations, and more, visit this page. This information was also emailed to you directly by the district.

Meeting with a Counselor

If you need to meet with your counselor, please sign up on our website at > Students > Meet With A Counselor

Counselors will be contacting you as soon as possible to meet with you.

Back-to-School Night

Our back-to-school night will be held Monday from 6-7:30 pm. We will start with a brief opening meeting in the auditorium to answer questions and give our wonderful PTSA a chance to say a few things, and then you’ll be able to take a map and move about the school to meet with teachers. We had a huge turnout to tour the school this morning, and that’s great.  If you came in today, you don’t need to come again on Monday night unless you want to chat with a teacher or get involved with the PTSA. We’ll most likely move next year’s back-to-school night up to the week before school starts going forward.

We will also be offering a virtual back-to-school night option in the form of videos from our teachers giving you a brief introduction to them and their classrooms. That link will be sent out Monday afternoon in a Skylert.

Immunizations During Back-to-School Night

The required 7th grade immunizations (not COVID-19 vaccinations or flu shots) will be offered through Certified Nursing Services during Back-to-School Night. They will arrive before Back-to-School Night begins if you’d like to come a bit early.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

We have a large number of students that arrive via car, and it makes a HUGE difference if everyone follows the established procedure. Use the map below, pull as far forward as you can in front of the school, and please ask your children to use the center crosswalk directly in front of the main doors. With Bangerter construction, it’s especially important this year that we get as many cars in the parking lot at a time as possible, and get everyone through as quickly as possible.

School Lunch is Free for the 2021-22 School Year

The USDA has decided to provide free lunch to all students for the 2021-22 school year. A la carte items (donuts, brownies, cookies, etc.) will still cost money as they are not a part of the regular school lunch. If you would normally qualify for free or reduced lunch, please still fill out the free and reduced lunch application, as that helps with a variety of things for both you and us.

Calculators & Elk Ridge Math

It is strongly recommended that students purchase their own personal calculator for use at home.  Please see the attached information about the calculators that are used at Elk Ridge Middle School. 

8th and 9th grade students will start using calculators immediately, so this will require timely action.  Please use this LINK for information about the TI-84.

7th grade students will not be using calculators until late October or early November, so if your student is a 7th grader you have some time. Use this LINK for information about the TI-34 Multiview.

Elk Ridge does have a calculator rental program, but the quantity and quality of the calculator is limited. Use this LINK for information about the rental program. Rental forms will be available in your student’s math class.

You may talk to your student’s math teacher should you have any questions.