Interview with Superintendent Douglas and Cedar Ridge High Principal Mark Stewart 09-21-2022
Welcome back students! We are excited for another successful year with Sevier School District schools! We love the first day of school and the energy and enthusiasm that comes with it. Our teachers, principals, and support staff have worked hard all summer to prepare themselves and our schools for the return of our students. We have been working hard to build upon our successes and maintain a laser focus on our goals.
One thing I have learned that has been especially proven true over the last few years is that human connection is the key to learning. Dr. James Comer said it best, “No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” We have all been affected for good by teachers. I can name every teacher that I had from kindergarten through twelfth-grade. Many of them I still have relationships with today. If you see a teacher, principal, or school support staff such as a secretary, media specialist, instructional assistant, food service worker, bus driver, custodian, counselor, or any Sevier School District employee please thank them for their hard work and support in making last year a resounding success! Please check our website www.seviersd.org frequently and watch for emails and text messages from us to stay informed.
National bestselling author Josh Shipp has said, “Every child is one caring adult away from becoming a success story.” We have found this to be consistently true and we encourage each of you to join with us in a focus to be caring adults in the lives of our youth. There is no question that families are the key to our success as a community and public education is the best support to families in providing opportunities for all students to learn and grow. We are dedicated to supporting all students and know that our systems and communities are stronger when we are all involved and participating within the public education system.
We live in the most wonderful community in the world. I would like to thank the fantastic students, supportive parents, dedicated teachers, and talented principals and support personnel that make up Sevier School District. The programs and possibilities for students preschool through twelfth grade are limitless! Again, please check our website www.seviersd.org to learn more about opportunities for students and follow me on Twitter @CadeDoug for updated information. Let’s make it a great year!
Please read the following information about full day Kindergarten.
To apply for access to student's records download the following form
SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS DESTRUCTION NOTICE: Sevier School District is required to give public notice before destroying archived special education records. If you were born before December 31, 1994, received special education services through Sevier School District, and want to claim your records before they are destroyed, please contact Stacie Monroe, 435-896-8214, before Friday, July 22, 2022. Records will be destroyed August 1, 2022.
Student's Records Request Form
Please print and fill out the form completely. Drop off or mail the Records Request Form, including a fee of $5.00, to the address listed below. Thank you!
Sevier School District Office
180 E. 600 N.
Richfield, UT 84701
Sevier School District complies with the important public safeguards outlined in Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA). http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/pdf/csso-notice.pdf.
Sevier School District also complies with amendments to FERPA made by the “Uninterrupted Scholars Act” (USA), signed into law in January 2013 encouraging schools to collaborate with child welfare agencies to develop policies and procedures that permit the appropriate disclosure of the education records of students in foster care placement. You may access this guidance at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/uninterrupted-scholars-act-guidance.pdf.
Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) Website Provides parents, eligible students, and school officials a variety of resources and information regarding FERPA and PPRA. These resources can be found at http://familypolicy.ed.gov/.
Deseret News Article
Read more: Deseret News Article about how Sevier School District connects with kids who 'flip their lids'
Sevier School District Emotional Safety/Culture Initiatives
10 Acts of Kindness: This is an elementary school program. Students receive superhero status and are recognized for showing 10 acts of kindness.
ADAPT: ADAPT (Advancing Decision Making and Problem Solving for Teens) is a small-group intervention for middle and high school students who are at risk for substance use, aggression, truancy, poor school performance, and depressive moods. The program's 12 sessions teach fundamental skills such as:
- Effective Problem Solving and Communication Skills
- Decision Making
- Refusal Skills and Anger Management
Read more: Sevier School District Emotional Safety/Culture Initiatives