As the beginning of school quickly approaches, I want to make you aware of some important dates. Antimony Elementary will register new students on August 1-2 from 10:00AM-12:00. Secretaries and principals are available to register new students and answer questions starting August 7th. The first day of school for students is August 21st. For a complete District calendar, please go to page 2 of the District web page www.garfield.k12.ut.us We are anticipating student enrollment in the District to be 957, this an increase of approximately 30 new students District wide. During the summer, capital improvements to the buildings and school grounds occur. This summer, the District has completed the new heating and cooling system at Panguitch High School and removed the 1950’s boiler that was previously providing heat to the building. All parking lots in Panguitch, Tropic and Escalante will be resurfaced and painted to help increase the life expectancy of the asphalt. All gym floors throughout the District are re-finished. Installation of new carpet in classrooms, hallways and the auditorium in Panguitch Elementary, Panguitch Middle, and Panguitch High will occur before the first day of school. The cost to replace the old dilapidated carpet will be approximately $37,000. These carpets are in the worst condition in the District. New equipment was purchased to help facilitate the electronic broadcasting of classes between high schools in the District; the cost for was approximately $17,000. UEN has matched the funding that the District has put into this project providing two additional EDNET units at no additional cost. As you can see, we have been very busy this summer working to provide the best educational environment possible for your students; we are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new school year.
–Superintendent Ben Dalton