Parents – we need your help! We have a critical need for one or two food service specialists at the Draper 2 Campus. Do you know someone who is interested in working part-time to help feed our students? We pay between $12-15 and employees work between 7:15 – 8:00 am and 1:15 pm. Please send this link to your family and friends! https://bit.ly/3Gjq6Go Email questions to email@example.com
It is wonderful to see so many returning as well as new students this week. As we walk the halls, great things are happening! We are excited to start the new school year and look forward to working together as an APA family! Just a few quick reminders for tomorrow:
Morning Drop off Procedures
Thank you for your patience during drop-off this morning as some families are learning and the procedures are new. The drop-off time will shorten as everyone begins to understand the process, stays in their vehicles and has children ready to exit the vehicle on the curbside. Following these procedures, you were able to cut the carpool time by 10 minutes today! Thank you!
Please pull all the way forward when dropping off your student. We know it is tempting to stop the car and allow your student(s) to exit the vehicle close to the entrance, however, this slows the entire process down. All vehicles need to pull all the way forward on the curb.
**The Zipper Merge** for both Morning Drop Off & AFTERNOON pick up
Some of you may have read we are trying something different for morning drop off in hopes to alleviate a little of the congestion along Lone Peak Parkway, but it will require everyone’s cooperation. Use both lanes of Lone Peak Parkway – join the shortest lane. *NEW* We realized after two days of asking families to wait and merge after Election Road that this is problematic. In order to give drivers more time and allow for a gentle, softer merge we are now asking for the merge to take place after Inauguration Road and BEFORE Election Road. *This is a change.* Please use both lanes of Lone Peak Parkway and merge, zipper style, AFTER Inauguration Road and BEFORE Election Road. Each car in the right lane should allow one car from the left lane to merge, zipper style – between Inauguration Road and Election Road.
We understand that this is NEW and will take everyone’s cooperation and builder attitude to help the flow of traffic. We’d like to try this for a period of time and see if it helps with drop off and appreciate all of you as we try to determine the safest and most efficient carpool procedures. NOTE: Vehicles coming from the east on 114th and turning left onto Lone Peak are forced into the left lane because the right lane is full. Those cars DO NEED TO MERGE INTO THE RIGHT LANE well before getting to the school, but can only do so if you are courteous and let them in.
Afternoon Pick Up Procedures
Please review the procedures here: https://draper2.americanprep.org/drop-off-and-pick-up/
The first week of school is always an exciting time and we know you want to see your students as soon as possible at the end of the day, however, we encourage you to arrive at your designated carpool time. Do not arrive early. If you arrive early we will ask you to circle around until your pick-up time.
All families must have a 2021-2022 carpool tag displayed in the windshield prior to arrival on property and display the tag for the duration of your time on campus. If you have not received your carpool tag you may come to the office and pick it up between 9AM and 1PM. Again, if you do not have a tag and choose to not pick it up, you will not be allowed on campus during carpool time and will need to return to pick up your student after 2:45pm. We appreciate your understanding as we work through the beginning of school challenges with carpool.
First Week of School Schedule
Reminder – Wednesday and Thursday are short days, and we dismiss an hour earlier – see the schedule on the homepage of our website – https://draper2.americanprep.org/
Friday’s Dismissal Times
Purple Pick Up 2:50pm (designated for Draper 3 families)
Yellow Pick Up 3:15pm (designated time for families w/siblings at D3)
Blue Pick Up 3:30pm (designated time for families with no siblings at D3)
Red Pick Up 3:45pm (designated time for families participating in extended day)
We ask that you participate in the carpool process this first week of school. Please do not enter the school to pick up your student. Complete all of your business inside the school prior to 2PM, so your student will learn the pickup process. All students will be sent out to the curb, bus, or appropriate pickup location. If you must be inside the school during pickup time, park in the stalls directly in front of the school (those following A/B path), or by the sheep field (those following C/D path). Please carefully escort your students through the parking lot and follow the directions of the crossing guard.
We are excited to be part of your neighborhood and that you and your student(s) may have the opportunity and convenience of walking to/from school if they are walking within a mile to a residential address. The walking pass application can be found here: https://draper2.americanprep.org/parent-library/
Today is the day – come to Draper 2 with your students to meet their teachers! We are so excited to have them back at school!
Please come at the following times:
Families new to APA 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Last Name A – N 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Last Name O – Z 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Don’t forget to bring:
Stay Sharp Summer Packet – give it to the homeroom teacher and get a reward
What Your Grader Needs To Know book (if you have one)to exchange for the next grade level
Students do not need to wear their uniforms, but uniforms will be available for sale (new and used).
Be sure to stop by the Multipurpose Room to see our lunch employees – we are serving samples of school lunch items
You should receive an email for each student in your family with their updated drop off/pick up assignment. Please check each email to confirm that each student in your family (and carpool group) have the same pickup time and curb.
This is the EARLIEST time your car will be admitted to enter the campus in the afternoon
- 2:50 pm – Purple dismissal
- For families with ONLY Draper 3 students (grades 7-12)
- 3:15 pm – Yellow dismissal
- Reserved for families/carpools who have students at BOTH schools (grades K-12)
- 3:30 pm – Blue dismissal
- For families with ONLY Draper 2 students (grades K-6)
- 3:45 pm – Red dismissal
- For families with ONLY Draper 2 students (grades K-6)
(Wednesday and Thursday are early days, and students go home 1 hour earlier)
- All Draper 3 students will be assigned to the E or F curbs
- All Draper 2 students will be assigned to the A, B, C, or D curbs
- If you have students at both campuses, you must drop off/pick up the Draper 3 student(s) first, and then drop off/pick up the Draper 2 student(s)
Changes to Pick Up Assignment
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a change in your pick up time or curb
Pick Up Tag Distribution
- If you have ONLY Draper 3 students (grades 7-12) you can pick up your tags at Orientation on August 12-13th.
- All other tags will be on the YOUNGEST student’s desk during the Draper 2 Meet and Greet on August 13th
- Families must get a new tag each year
- Starting the first day of school, cars will not be allowed on campus without a 2021-22 pick up tag
For more details about our Drop Off and Pick Up procedures, go here: https://draper2.americanprep.org/drop-off-and-pick-up/
Elementary Drop Off
For the safety of your elementary students, we encourage them to exit the vehicle on the curb side whenever possible.
If you drive a vehicle that can only unload on the passenger side, please request curb A or B
We understand that some cars will be completely full and students will need to exit on both sides. In this case, please have the youngest student(s) exit onto the curb.
Online Math Practice
All students going into grades 3-6 will use the new McGraw Hill RISE website to practice math during the summer. There is no ELA (English Language Arts) practice available this year. If you have any login issues, please email email@example.com.
Login link – https://my.mheducation.com
All students going into grades 4-6 should practice keyboarding. Instructions are in the Stay Sharp Summer Packets. Incoming students (new to APA) will not have an account for keyboarding.
Reminder – today is our Memorial Day assembly. Students should wear full Monday-Thursday uniform. Watch for an email with a live stream link!
We are SO EXCITED for a fun-filled day on Wednesday, June 2: FIELD DAY!
Some things you need to know:
- Send your student in a color t-shirt or spirit wear shirt and khaki shorts or jeans
- 1st Grade – Yellow
- 2nd Grade – Red
- 3rd Grade – Orange
- 4th Grade – Green
- 5th Grade – Blue
- 6th Grade – Purple/Black/Tie-dye
- Be sure to put LOTS of sunscreen on them – they can wear a hat too!
- Double-check that your student’s water bottle is clearly labeled with your student’s full name
Items we need:
- We need 30 EMPTY 2-liter soda bottles – enjoy a treat with your family, and send the bottle to the reception desk!
- We need LOTS of volunteers to help!!!
- Each volunteer will be trained on one station and all grades will rotate through those stations
- Field Day is so busy, we need your full attention on keeping students safe. It won’t work to have younger children with you.
Remember, this is an EARLY DISMISSAL day
- Yellow 12:15 pm
- Blue 12:30 pm
- Red 12:45 pm
- All students must be picked up by 1:00 pm
Thank you for your help and support!
Draper 2 Administrative Director
Dear Off Campus Parents,
All books with barcodes on them are due tomorrow.
- Math textbooks
- Reading textbooks
- History readers
- What Your Grader Needs To Know (Hardbound)
- Any other books that have an APA barcode
Please gather all your student’s books and return them to the school tomorrow. It is ideal if you bring them in the labeled box we gave you.
If your 4-6 grade student is testing tomorrow, the best time to return the books is AFTER the test, when you pick them up.
Our curriculum staff will be available to check in your books and ensure you don’t have any outstanding items or fines. It is ideal if a parent is available to review this with them.
We invite our families to enjoy the Memorial Day celebration on May 28th via live stream video.
You can check the schedule below to see when your student is performing.
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- 550 of our students registered for the Fun Run (46%)
- Our school raised $17,535 – 175% of our goal!
- Thank you for your amazing support! This was such a great opportunity to show school spirit and support the APEF Hardship Fund
A special thanks to Michelle Goudge & Jill Welch for making this event happen!