Creative Outlet

Advantage Arts Academy | August 6, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Administrative Support - Sandy Shepard
  • COVID Guidance
  • Meet and Greet - August 9, 2021
  • First Day of School - August 10, 2021
  • Kindergarten
  • Car Loop
  • Work With Us!
  • Breakfast and Lunch

Administrative Support

We are excited to welcome Sandy Shepard to provide administrative support to our students and staff!

Mrs. Shepard brings over 45 years of experience in elementary education in traditional school districts and charter schools. She has started and run successful charter schools and serves as a director mentor. Mrs. Shepard has worked at every level in the public school system and has the unparalleled ability to step into this role fully aware of the high expectations required to provide the highest quality education to our students.

Please help us welcome Mrs. Shepard to our amazing community!

Meet and Greet

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Coronavirus Guidance

We want to begin by thanking you for your patience as we have been awaiting additional guidance from our local and state health officials regarding COVID-19 and the upcoming school year. We have now received those recommendations and will follow the direction and guidance that has been given.

State health officials strongly recommend that all staff and every eligible student (currently those 12 years and older) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, preferably before the school year begins. In addition, they highly encourage all students and staff to wear masks while indoors. Please be aware, Advantage Arts Academy does not have authority to initiate a mask mandate. If your child is sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they should not come to school and should be tested for COVID-19. Other practices such as good hygiene and physical distancing is also encouraged.

Advantage Arts Academy will continue to take precautionary measures to maintain a safe school environment. As you are all aware, this remains a dynamic situation. For updates on the most current information regarding COVID-19 and Utah’s public schools, including with respect to vaccines, masks, and quarantine protocols, please visit:

First Day of School

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 10th for grades 1st to 6th.
School begins at 8:45 AM. The first week of school will be "early out" days ending at 1:30 PM.


KEEP Assessment

In order to best meet each child's educational needs, we take the first week before Kindergarten begins to assess each child individually. If you have a kindergarten student and have not yet signed up for a KEEP assessment time, please sign up ASAP.

Class Placement

Kindergarten student class lists will be posted in Aspire by August 14th.

Kindergarten Night

Kindergarten students are invited to attend the Meet and Greet on August 9th and visit with both teachers. There will also be a special Kindergarten Night on August 16th. We hope you'll attend.

Kindergarten students start school on Tuesday, August 17th!

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Car Loop

Just a reminder that your patience is appreciated as everyone learns the car loop procedures!

We have broken the grades up so there are less students at each entrance. K-2 will drop off and pick up at the front door area of the school. 3-6th grade will drop off and pick up on the east side of the building. If you have older and younger children you can pick up and drop off at the youngest child's designated entrance.

Please become familiar with the drop off and pick up map and procedures.

Work With Us

We are looking for a few more individuals passionate about education to join our incredible team! View job openings and descriptions on the Job page on the website.

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Music Specialist
  • Nurse
  • Teacher Assistants
  • Substitute Teachers

Breakfast & Lunch

The August menus are posted on the website. Below are the meals scheduled for the first week of school:


  • Tuesday, Aug. 10th – Fresh Baked Cinnamon rolls or Breakfast Bowl
  • Wednesday, Aug. 11th – Breakfast Calzone or Bagel
  • Thursday, Aug. 12th – Fresh Baked Cinnamon Roll or French Toast sticks
  • Friday, Aug. 13th - Pancake on a stick or Breakfast sandwich


  • Tuesday, Aug. 10th - Steak Fajita or Nachos

  • Wednesday, Aug. 11th - Wild Mike’s Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza or Chicken Sandwich
  • Thursday, Aug. 12th - Stir fry or Chicken Strips
  • Friday, Aug. 13th - Country Fried Steak or Fried Chicken

Chef Dave is also looking to hire additional kitchen assistants! Read the job description and apply by sending your resume to letting them know you are interested in working at Advantage Arts.


We still have limited seats available for the 2021-2022 school year. Please share with your friends, family members, and neighbors so they have the best chance possible to secure their spot at Advantage Arts!