What’s Covered Here
- Registration Instructions
- Important Dates and Deadlines
- Frequently Asked Registration Questions
- How to Test of out Reading Classes (7th & 8th Graders)
- Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) Membership
- 7th Grade Immunization Requirements
- Student Picture Packages
- School Community Council Nominations
- Registration Definitions
Student registration for 2021-22 takes place on Skyward via the parent login from August 2nd to August 15th. Please call the main office if you need any assistance.
Please ensure your contact information in Skyward is correct, and that you complete all Skylert contact information. All vital information comes out via text, call or email via Skylert.
As soon as online registration is complete and registration fees have been paid, your student may use their student login and password to view their schedule. All students will receive a new locker and combination this year.
More information on registration fees can be found on the district fee website.
Important Dates & Calendars
There will be a lot that goes on at school you’ll want to know about, so please consider subscribing to our school calendar. To do so, click the button below on the device of your choice. You should be prompted to add the calendar, which will allow you to view the most current events, modifications to dates and times, etc. You can also just view it on our homepage.
For now, the important dates to remember for registration and starting school are as follows:
Pre-Registration (Course Selection): February 2021
Online Registration (Skyward): August 2nd – 15th
7th Grade First Day of School: Monday, August 16th (8 am – 12 pm)
Back to School Night: August 16th from 6 – 7:30 pm (In-Person or Virtual)
First Day for All Students: Tuesday, August 17th (8 am – 3 pm)
If you are taking elective courses that have a fee associated with them, these can be taken care of in-person during the first few weeks of school.
Frequently Asked Registration Questions
Is my student eligible to ride the bus? The district provides a lookup tool here where you can enter your address and get busing information, including eligibility, stop locations, pickup times, and boundaries.
Where should my student walk to school? Each year, we evaluate and update the safest routes for students in our boundaries to use when walking to school. Please visit our page here to see the map.
When is the first day of school? 7th Graders will begin school on Monday, August 16 (8 am to 12 pm). 8th and 9th Graders will begin school on Tuesday, August 17.
When is Back-to-School Night? We will be hosting both an in-person and virtual night for parents on Monday, August 16th from 6 – 7:30 pm. More information will be posted on the school website and sent out via Skylert as that date approaches.
When will my student’s schedule be available? After registration is complete and registration fees have been paid.
When will my student receive a locker? Student lockers will be assigned in August. All students will receive both a new locker and new combination. Combinations and numbers can be found in Skyward via the student login.
What are the dates to test out of reading and who can test out? If you are new to the school district, or feel that you have grown and improved as a reader since your last Reading Inventory which indicated your Lexile score, you will have the chance to test your reading proficiency before the school year begins. If you are hoping to test out of reading, this will be your only opportunity for Reading schedule changes until second semester. Come to Elk Ridge Middle School for an open house testing window on the following dates:
- Wednesday, August 4th from 8 am – 12 pm
- Thursday, August 5th from 12 – 3 pm
The test will take approximately 30-40 minutes, and all district COVID-19 precautions will be taken. Please check in at the main office.
What time does school start and end each day?
School runs Monday – Thursday from 8 am – 3 pm, and on Fridays from 10 am – 2:30 pm.
Please note that this is 10 minutes later than it has been in the past. Students should still arrive at school 10 minutes before the bell to ensure that classes are able to start on time.
7th Grade Immunization Requirements
The following vaccines are required for students entering seventh grade:
- 1 Tdap Booster
- 3 Hepatitis B
- 2 Varicella (Chickenpox) – A history of disease is acceptable, as long as parent signs a verification statement
- 1 Meningococcal
Tdap Vaccine Dosage Recommendations:
Adolescents 11-18 years of age who have not received the Tdap vaccine should receive a single dose of Tdap vaccine followed by Td booster doses every 10 years thereafter. Tdap vaccine can be given regardless of when the last tetanus- and diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine was given. Unvaccinated teens or those behind schedule should receive three doses of Td with a one-time dose of Tdap substitued for one of the doses in the series.
For more information on immunization requirements, visit Immunize Utah.
COVID vaccinations are not currently required for students to attend, but quarantines and other COVID protocols may apply depending on vaccination status should an outbreak or exposure occur.
Bell Photography will be joining us on Wednesday, September 15th for student pictures. Retakes will be held on October 13th.
These pictures are used for everything from Student ID’s to Memory Book pictures, as well as their Skyward profile picture.
A Message from the PTSA
Dear Elk Ridge Parents and Students,
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are very excited to support the future classes of 2025, 2026 and 2027 as they learn and grow at Elk Ridge. The Elk Ridge PTSA plays an integral role in assisting our children to successfully navigate their middle school years.
Many parents wonder, Why join PTSA at the middle school? What do they do? PTSA does PLENTY! Here are just some of the important contributions PTSA makes on behalf of our adolescents. As members, we…
- Sponsor Ribbon Week which promotes healthful physical and emotional behavior choices and personal self-worth.
- Sponsor PTSA Student Ambassadors which promotes leadership skills, teambuilding, and service opportunities for students.
- Sponsors Teacher Appreciation Week which provides teachers and staff with a special week of gratitude for all they do for our students.
- Sponsor Reflections which encourages students to delve into their creativity.
- Sponsor Memory Book which documents their school year in a memorable way.
- Supplement Career and College Preparation which gives 9th grade students an introduction to experiences.
- Provide meals for teachers at the beginning of the year and at each Parent-Teacher Conference.
- Provide Teacher Grants which helps teacher supplement instructional materials.
- Assist with hearing and vision screening, Student of the Month, and much more!
We encourage parents and students to join Elk Ridge PTSA. There are multiple ways to purchase a PTSA membership.
- Student Membership – $6
- Parent Membership – $6
- Combination Student/Memory Book – $30
All students involved in Memory Book and PTSA Ambassadors are required to purchase a Student Membership. We also ask parents for a “Pass the Hat” donation of $15 per student in lieu of holding a fundraiser. You will be entered into a PTSA drawing if you join with the on-line registration before school starts. Every membership is a chance to win GREAT PRIZES! The winners will be contacted personally.
If you are willing to volunteer for any of these events or in a general capacity, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elk Ridge PTSA
School Community Council Nominations
Want to get involved? Our school community council plays a vital role in our budgeting, instructional planning, and safety discussions. We meet four to five times a year, and would love to have you join us. Visit our School Community Council page to nominate yourself or someone else to join the team.
We use the term ‘registration’ A LOT in schools. Here’s a list of what we mean and when each thing happens to help clear it up:
Chronologically, here are the parts of registering:
- Prior Spring – Pre-Registration / Course Selection
- First Week of August – Fall Registration and Fees in Skyward
- First Few Weeks of School – Course Fees (if applicable) in Person
- Anytime – Registration for New Students to the District
Details on each portion follow, including when it happens, who it’s for, and where it happens.
PRE-REGISTRATION / COURSE REGISTRATION – This happens each spring, and is when you tell us what classes you’re interested in so that we hire staff and build a school-level course schedule based on what you choose. Think of it like placing your order on a menu.
- Who’s it for? All Students
- Where is it? At School
- When is it? Spring
FALL REGISTRATION on SKYWARD – This one’s just the part where you pay your general district registration fee ($65) and agree to everything from Chromebook Use to COVID precautions. Think of this as the district portion of registration.
- Who’s it for? All Students
- Where is it? On Skyward
- When is it? Early August
FALL REGISTRATION in PERSON – This is just the part where you pay course-specific fees based on what electives you’ve chosen at the school. It’s more of a follow-up to the regular fall registration.
- Who’s it for? All Students
- Where is it? In Person at ERMS
- When is it? Within the First Two or Three Weeks of School
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION – This happens when you move here from a different school district or charter school. If this is you, you’ll need to go here and create a Skyward login, agree to some things, and then call us to set up a time in early August to come in and bring documentation, talk schedules, etc.
- Who’s it for? New-to-District Students Only
- Where is it? On Skyward, and then at ERMS
- When is it? The First Week or Two of August
For the sake of clarity, the information on this page refers to the Fall Registration portion of what’s listed above.