What’s Covered Here
- Course Selection vs. Registration
- Registration Instructions
- Important Dates and Deadlines
- Frequently Asked Registration Questions
- How to Test for Math 8 Honors as a 7th Grader
- 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
Course Selection vs. Fall Registration
Course Selection: adding the courses into Skyward that you hope to see in your class schedule next year. Please understand classes/schedules are created and changed based on school needs/academic needs. You will complete this on a computer at Elk Ridge Middle School during your grade’s course selection day.
Incoming 7th Graders and their guardians will attend a Course Selection Night at Elk Ridge to learn how to complete Course Selection. Current Elk Ridge students will complete Course Selection during the school day for their grade. Please click here for more Course Selection information and dates.
Fall Registration: completing the online Jordan District forms and paying fees before school begins in August.
Fall Registration Instructions
Student registration for 2024-25 takes place on Skyward via the parent login from August 1st to August 18th. Please call the main office if you need 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 in August, 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:
Online Fall Registration (Skyward): August 1st -First day of school
Back to School Night: Thursday, August 15th 5:30pm until 7:30. An immunization clinic will also be held that night
Time to Find Lockers and Classrooms Before School Begins: During Back to School Night, Thursday, August 15th from 5:30pm until 7:30
7th Grade Orientation and First Day of School: Monday, August 19th from 8am – 12pm (shortened schedule)
First Day for All Students: Tuesday, August 20th from 8am until 3pm
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. These changes will NOT occur until 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.
Is there a school map online? No, but maps are available in the office.
When can my student walk through the school to find their classes and locker? The school will be open for finding classrooms and lockers on the evening of Thursday, August 15th from 5:30pm until 7:30pm.
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 route map.
When is the first day of school? 7th Graders will begin school on Monday, August 19 with their First Day (from 8 am to 12 pm only that day). 8th and 9th Graders will begin school on Tuesday, August 20, which will be a full school day from 8am until 3pm.
When is Back-to-School Night? We will be hosting a back to school night for parents and students on Thursday, August 15th from 5:30 – 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. It will be available to see August 14th.
When will my student receive a locker? Lockers will be assigned with their schedules. Combinations and numbers can be found in Skyward via the student login.
When can my student test for 8th Grade Math Honors as an incoming 7th Grade Student? Exceptional math students may take a placement test to see if enrolling in Math 8 Honors would be appropriate. This is usually only about 3-5% of the students.
- Tests will be administered at Eastlake, Elk Meadows, Terra Linda, and Welby in the spring -dates to be determined.
- If your student would like to test, but does not attend one of the schools listed above, they can be tested at Elk Ridge at a date in the spring, TBA. Please check in at the main office.
The test will last approximately one hour. Results will be available in the fall when schedules are finalized.
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 date:
- TBA (usually around the first week in August) 2024 from 8:00am until 3:00pm in room 802
The test will take approximately 30-40 minutes. Please check in at the main office.
What time does school start and end each day?
School runs Monday – Thursday from 8am – 3pm, and on Fridays from 10am – 3pm.
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
All students are required to be fully immunized AND provide a copy of their updated immunization record to the school BEFORE school begins in the fall.
The following vaccines are required for students entering seventh grade:
- 1 TDAP Vaccine
- 2 Measles, Mumps, Rubella
- 3 Hepatitis B
- 2 Varicella (Chickenpox) – A history of disease is acceptable, as long as parent signs a verification statement
- 1 Meningococcal
- 4 Polio
- 2 Hepatitis A
- 5 DTAP/DT
Recommended for 11-12 year olds, but not required for school entry in Utah
Proof of immunity can be accepted only if a document from a health care provider stating the student previously contracted the disease is presented to the school.
For children whose parents claim an exemption to immunization for medical, religious, or personal reasons, their legally responsible individual must complete an online immunization education module at immunize.utah.gov and bring a copy of the certificate to the school. If you have previously had an immunization waiver in elementary school, please be advised that, because there are additional immunizations due at middle school entry, you will need to complete a new education module and select all the immunizations and present the new certificate to the school prior to middle school beginning in the fall.
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 substituted for one of the doses in the series.
For more information on immunization requirements, visit Immunize Utah.
Date for School Picture Day: TBA
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 new school year! We are very excited to support the future classes of Elk Ridge Middle School as they learn and grow. 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 Council 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 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 Winter – Course Selection (sometimes referred to as pre-registration)
- First Week of August – Fall Online Registration and Fees in Skyward
- First Few Weeks of School – Course Fees (if applicable) in Person
- Anytime – Enrollment and Registration for New Students to the District
Details on each portion follow, including when it happens, who it’s for, and where it happens.
COURSE REGISTRATION – This happens each year in the prior winter to the new school year, and is when you tell us what classes you’re interested in so that we can 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? Prior winter to the new school year, usually in January
FALL REGISTRATION on SKYWARD – This one’s just the part where you pay your general district registration fee ($55) 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 ENROLLMENT AND 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.