Education briefs, March 9-11
Ecker Hill to hold scoliosis screenings
Ecker Hill Middle School is scheduled to hold screenings for scoliosis, a potentially dangerous curvature of the spine, for students March 16 and March 17. According to the school’s website, ehms.pcschools.us, the screenings are optional and will be performed at the request of a parent or guardian. To have their students tested, parents must return the permission form that was sent home with students last week. Students will be pulled from physical education classes for the screenings. Parents will be notified of the results only if an abnormality is found and a follow-up visit to a doctor is recommended. More information about scoliosis can be found in a newsletter posted on Ecker Hill’s website.
PCSD preschool registration is ongoing
Registration for the Park City School District’s 2016-2017 preschool program is continuing. According to the district’s website, pcschools.us, parents must visit the district offices, at 2700 Kearns Blvd., to register their children. Parents must fill out a registration form and provide their students’ birth certificates, immunization records and proof of residency. There is a $35 fee to register. For more information, contact the district at 645-5600, ext. 1443.
Superintendent to hold office hours
Ember Conley, superintendent of the Park City School District, is scheduled to hold weekly "office hours" to meet with residents who have concerns or questions about the district. According to a press release, Conley will be meeting with residents each Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at Hugo Coffee Shop, at 1794 Olympic Parkway in Kimball Junction. Conley will be holding the sessions each Friday through the end of May. Contact the district for more information at 645-5600.
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The Park City Board of Education is on track to place a bond on the ballot this fall to improve district facilities. The top priorities would be to put ninth grade in the high school, eighth grade in the middle school and to augment preschool offerings by expanding elementary schools.