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September 27th through October 1st

The theme for HOPE week will be "Weber United in Strength". There is a specific focus each day.

Listed below you will see the activities Orchard Springs and the PTO have arranged for our students to participate in.


HOPE makes us Strong - Pass out decals and watch introductory video from the Orchard Springs Hope Squad.

*Please join us in facilitating a community blackout at 8:30 pm by turning out as many of your lights as possible and then turning porch lights back on after you see the light on Ben Lomond at 8:45 pm.

*Information about "Light Up the Night"


Inner Strength - Students will listen to a story and then write a positive thing that describes themselves in the hand art.

*Please feel free to join us at Orion Junior High School for a Mental Health Screening Night from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm for students 6-18 years old.


School Strength - The theme at school this year is Together We Fly Higher. Our students will be teaming up to leave sticky notes with positives written on them around the school.

*Please join us for a Community Night at Weber High School. There will be food trucks and activities in the east parking lot from 5:30-7:00 pm. Jeff Griffin, a Paralympian and Author, will speak in the auditorium from 6:30-7:30 pm.

*Information about Community Night 


Community Strength- We live in a great community where service abounds. Students will be making thank you cards that will be delivered to different entities in the community.

*Please bring the family and join us at North Ogden Junior High School from 5:30-7:30 pm for a Try It "Knight". Students will have the opportunity to try a variety of different activities.


Future Strength- Our students' futures are bright! Students will participate in a STEM Day at Orchard Springs where they will attend an assembly and have the opportunity to attend various presentations focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Please encourage your child to talk about their activities during Hope Week. We definitely believe that our students have bright futures and are so excited to have the opportunity to work with them.


Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 7:45 AM to 8:45 AM

Orchard Springs Elementary in the Lower Maker Space (Room C1)

All community members are invited.

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August 3, 2021

Dear Parents, Students and Families of Weber School District:

We are excited to welcome you back to the 2021-22 school year! Our teachers are so excited to meet your children as we return to school. There’s no doubt that the last school year was a tremendous challenge for every one of us. While last year may have been one of the most difficult school years, we believe that this upcoming year may be one of the most important! We have been preparing all summer for the return of your students. Following are important informational matters as we begin the 2021-22 school year:

Academic Learning Loss

Learning may have been disrupted for some students due to a variety of factors related to the pandemic. Under the direction of our curriculum department (led by Sheri Heiter) we have carefully analyzed student data to determine areas that we may need to focus on as we rebound from the effects of the pandemic. Teachers have gone through professional training in important areas and are even better prepared to address potential areas of academic learning loss. Our school district has strategically distributed Federal Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds directly to schools and they will be developing plans to work carefully with students and families. We encourage you to speak to your principal for local community plans to support student learning.

Face Masks

We understand that as a state and nation we are beginning to experience another spike in COVID-19 case counts. Local and state health officials are beginning to recommend the wearing of face masks when in-doors. While we will invite those who choose to wear a mask in school to do so, we will not require the face coverings. In fact, during the last session, the Utah Legislature passed HB 1007 which prohibits school districts from requiring face coverings in school during this upcoming school year.

Test to Play

Last year, our high school athletes and students participating in extracurricular activities went through “test to play” protocols every two weeks. We will not begin the school year requiring these students to test regularly in order to participate; however, should case counts begin to rise at a local level, we may strategically institute the “test to play” protocol in order to keep our students playing.

Contact Tracing and Quarantining

We will still be required by the health department to contact trace and notify students who have been exposed to COVID-19 to quarantine. Any student who has 1) been fully vaccinated; 2) had COVID-19 within the last 90 days; or, 3) was wearing a mask at the time of the exposure will be exempt from the requirement to quarantine. Education leaders across the state have worked with health department officials and legislative leaders to also exempt from the quarantine requirement those students who agree to wear a mask for the 10-day quarantine period so that they can remain in school.

Test to Stay

Our goal this year is to keep students in school! Test to Stay is one more tool that the legislature has provided to help us achieve that goal. Last year, the health department and governor’s office implemented a 1% threshold that required schools with 1% of their overall school population testing positive for COVID-19 (or 15 for schools with enrollment less than 1500) to move into a two-week school closure. This year, SB 107 doubled that threshold to 2% (or 30 for schools with less than 1500 students). Fortunately, SB 107 now provides a way to keep students in school. This is how SB 107 outlines the “Test to Stay’ option: should a school hit that threshold in positive COVID-19 case counts a “Test to Stay” strategy would be implemented. Those students who test negative (school nurses and trained personnel would administer the test) or who are fully vaccinated could continue attending school in-person. Those who test positive (or refuse to test) would simply move to online learning for a ten-day period. It should be noted that with the 2% threshold, Weber School District would never have had to close one of our schools last year.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Weber School District will not require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, we will partner with the Weber Morgan Health Department to sponsor an after-school clinic for those families who choose to vaccinate their children ages 12-18. Those clinics will be held at select secondary schools during the week of August 30th. A follow-up clinic will be held exactly four weeks after that date at the same location. Of course, participation in one of these vaccine clinics is completely voluntary. Additional information will be sent to you from your child’s school.

This information represents the latest guidance from the Utah State Legislature and the Governor’s Office. We recognize that things could change and new laws would then dictate our policies and practices. As a school board and superintendent, we wish to express to each of you how much we appreciate your remarkable support. We believe we have the finest parents, students and families anywhere! As we work together on behalf of children, we are confident that we can continue to navigate any complexity encountered. Thank you for all you do and we look forward to a highly successful school year!

With Great Respect and Appreciation,

Board of Education Members
Jon Ritchie – Board President
Dean Oborn – Board Vice-President
Doug Hurst – Board Member
Paul Widdison – Board Member
Janis Christensen – Board Member
Bruce Jardine – Board Member
Jan Burrell – Board Member

Dr. Jeff Stephens

Assistant Superintendents
Lori Rasmussen
Art Hansen


Reading is a necessary skill for success.  Next school year, Orchard Springs Elementary will have an increased emphasis on student reading.  To help the students get off to a strong start, we would like to extend the following challenge and invitation:

  • We challenge each student to earn the Superintendent Summer Reading Award.  To earn the award students need to do ONE of the following:
    • Read 10 books that are on their reading level (books that are not too easy but also not too hard)
    • Read 1000 pages
  • We invite all of our students and their families to include reading as part of the many adventures they will have this summer.  As you make reading part of your adventures, take pictures of the many books and places you read.  
    • Send copies of the pictures to Mr. Ludlow at .  The pictures will be used to create a Back-to-School video sharing all of the many places students and families read this summer.
  • Post pictures or videos to your social media account sharing the many books and places you read.  Tag your posts using #orchardspringsreads.

We wish you a wonderful summer and are looking forward to an amazing 2021-2022 school year.

With best regards,

The Faculty & Staff of Orchard Springs Elementary

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