Principal's Message

August 2019

This year, we will continue to focus our efforts on the Excellence and Equity Plans we set into motion last year.  Wasatch’s Excellence and Equity Plan highlights priorities in the areas of collaboration with families and communities, high expectations for all students, responding effectively to individual needs and providing a safe, healthy environment. 

Our three year priorities are:

  • Our Wasatch community is connected and engaged in the educational experiences of their students through collaborative efforts to meet the needs of the whole child.
  • We define high expectations for all students in regard to academic, social and emotional learning.  We focus on the following actions to assist us with achieving this goal:  responsibility, independence, curiosity, respectful behavior and mindfulness.
  • Through the support of classroom teachers and interventionists, Wasatch students receive high-quality, differentiated instruction to meet individual academic needs.
  • Wasatch students are mindful of others.  Students are smart, thoughtful, aware and respectful in all school areas.

To achieve these priorities, we have hired interventionists to assist us with providing differentiated instruction.  This year, we are partnering with Playworks to improve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play.  The Playworks program will also assist us in creating a Junior Coach program, which will give our upper grade students the opportunity to be leaders on the playground and throughout our school.  


As always, Wasatch teachers and staff members are committed to educating your children; however, we need your commitment to reach these goals!  

Parent/Guardian Commitments:

1.Ensuring your student gets to school on time every day

2.Communicate any concerns or struggles with your child’s teacher in a timely manner

3.Reading with your child every day


Working together, we can achieve great things!

Deborah Candler, Principal

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