Remote Learning and Contact Information

Newman families: thank you for moving through changes with us as a team. As we start our first full week of extended dismissal and remote learning, a few helpful items are listed below.

Primary Remote Learning Platforms

Kinder – 1st Grade: ClassDojo
2nd – 6th Grade: Canvas
While teachers will use additional resources to facilitate remote learning, these are the primary platforms by grade level.

Canvas Beginning User Videos
Canvas App: (Note: Choose Salt Lake City School District or Salt Lake at login)
Canvas Overview:

Student and Guardian Canvas Login Steps
1) Visit the log-in page:
2) Choose Salt Lake School District as the location if prompted.
3) Your student has an account.
The login username format is: First name.first letter of last name last three digits of student (example:
The password is their student ID/lunch number. Student ID numbers can be found in PowerSchool, contacting the SLCSD computer Help Desk (contact information below) , or by leaving a phone message with Newman’s main office at (801) 578-8537. If you leave a message, we will call you back. Please leave a call back number and contact name in your message.
4) Parents may create an account, if desired. Accounts can be setup from the student login page. After your account is created, parents can use the student login page to access Canvas account information.

Guardian ClassDojo Setup
Parents, please email your student’s teacher to get connected to ClassDojo.

Teacher Contact Information

Angelika Spaeth, and ClassDojo
Liz Gardiner, and ClassDojo
Karla Carias-Jardim, and ClassDojo

1st Grade:
Barbara Stevens, and ClassDojo (preferred)
Geri Carr, and ClassDojo
Marilyn Call, and ClassDojo

2nd Grade:
Bryan Jensen, , Canvas, and ClassDojo
Ellen Gean, , Canvas, and ClassDojo
Manessa Adams, , Canvas, and ClassDojo

3rd Grade:
Angela Richards, , Canvas, and ClassDojo
Ivy Failner, , Canvas, and ClassDojo

4th Grade:
Amy Savarie, , Canvas, and ClassDojo
Ann Syphus, and ClassDojo

5th Grade:
Angelique Morrill, and Canvas
Janet Montoya, , Canvas, and ClassDojo

6th Grade:
Jocelyn Lyon, and Canvas
Tyler Kahn, and Canvas

Art - Paul Heath,
ELP - Kristy Johnson, and Canvas

Newman’s Main Office Contact Hours
Call (801) 578-8537 and leave a message that provides your name and phone number. An office team member will be available to return calls Monday – Friday 8am – 3pm.

Family Resource Hotline / Línea Directa de Recursos Familiares

Línea Directa de Recursos Familiares

¡Nuestra línea directa de recursos familiares está abierta oficialmente para ayudarlo! La línea directa operará de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m.
Las familias de SLCSD que necesitan recursos pueden llamar al 801-301-6476 para pedir ayuda.
Un buzón de correo de voz estará disponible durante las horas libres y será monitoreado durante todo el fin de semana.
Las familias que dejan un correo de voz deben de recibir noticias de alguien dentro de las 24 horas.
La línea directa brindará apoyo a las familias que necesitan ayuda con la tarea, la tecnología/dispositivos de los estudiantes, los recursos alimentarios de emergencia y otras necesidades básicas. Haremos todo lo posible para conectar a las familias con los recursos de la comunidad si no podemos proporcionar asistencia directamente.
La ayuda está disponible en inglés y español. Podemos proporcionar asistencia en otros idiomas según sea necesario.

Family Resource Hotline

Our Family Resource Hotline is officially open for business! The hotline will operate Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.
SLCSD families who are in need of resources can call 801-301-6476 to ask for help.
A voicemail inbox will be available during off-hours and will be monitored throughout the weekend.
Families who leave a voicemail should expect to hear back from someone within 24 hours.
The hotline will provide support to families needing help with homework, student tech/devices, emergency food resources, and other basic needs. We will do our best to connect families to community resources if we cannot directly provide assistance.
Help is available in English and Spanish. We can provide support in other languages as needed.

SLCSD Computer Support Helpdesk

If you need technical support with iPad or computer, school related issues, please call the Salt Lake City School District Helpdesk at 801-578-8224 or by clicking on the below link and submitting online

Si necesita ayuda con el iPad o informacion relacionada con la computadora, llama al servicio de asistencia del distrito escolar de Salt Lake City al 801-578-8224 o haciendo clic en el siguiente enlace y enviando en línea

Thanks Newman Team!

We did it! Together we checked out 336 iPads in 7 hours. Our Newman team of parents, students, teachers, paraprofessionals, and more made this difficult task happen. We are strong together even when are spread apart.

Newman 3-20-20 iPad and Packet Pick-up

Families, we appreciate your support. Many of our student iPads and packets have been picked up.

If you still need to pick up your student's iPad and additional items, please come to Newman between 9-11am tomorrow, Friday, March 19, 2020.

Our two-week school dismissal may be extended. It is very important for each of our students to check-out iPads so that teachers may support student learning though the entire dismissal period.

Thank you,
Newman Elementary Team

Packet Pick-up and Device Check-out Detailed Information

Thursday, March 19 – Drive Thru Method by Grade Level

Hello, Newman Parents. I hope that you and your family members are all well especially with our recent earthquake and COVID-19. We do appreciate your flexibility. Tomorrow, Thursday, March 19 we will check-out iPads to parents of Newman students.

Student ID number needed at check-out:

We will need your student’s ID number for swift check-out. Student ID numbers may be found in PowerSchool. You students use their student ID numbers for lunch and breakfast. Most students will know and refer to their student ID number as their “lunch number”. If you are unable to get your student’s ID number by asking them directly or from PowerSchool, we will need to view your driver’s license or similar ID and student’s name to verify your relationship to your student.

Method of check-out and packet-pick-up:

State COVID-19 recommendations now ask that we keep group numbers lower than 10 people. To make that possible at pick-up we will ask you to remain in your car and form a pick-up line with other parents that will move around our front parking lot as we have done student pick-up and drop-off on previous in session school days. It will be a drive thru type of situation.

Parent/Guardian iPad check-out for student home use:

At check-out parents will be required to sign a form. This form will indicate that you are checking out an iPad from Newman and will return it once we resume physical student attendance. Students are welcome to use home computers instead of their Newman iPad. However, Newman iPads are setup with commonly used apps that will make usage easier for students and parents. It is vital that each student has access to a tablet or computer and internet service during this dismissal from physical attendance.

Schedule by grade level:

9:00-9:30 Kindergarten
9:45-10:15 1st grade
10:30-11:15 2nd grade
11:30-12:00 3rd grade
12:30-1:20 4th & 5th grade
1:30-2:00 6th grade

Internet service option:

As we transition to remote learning in the coming days, a home internet connection is more important than ever. Comcast, a partner of the Salt Lake Education Foundation, is generously offering a program called “Internet Essentials,” which would allow families to receive two free months of Internet service, with the option of continuing thereafter with monthly payments of $9.95 per month. Salt Lake City School District families have been pre-approved for a streamlined enrollment process. Call 855-846-8376 or apply online at You’ll be asked to provide your contact information and school name. No other paperwork is necessary, and if you meet the program eligibility criteria, you will be approved and could have home Internet within 5-7 days. After your free two-month trial, you can cancel at any time. Additionally, please note that the offer does not require a Social Security Number.

Boeing Engineers visit Newman

Boeing engineers provide Newman 5th and 6th grade students with knowledge, supplies, and support to build moving robots. Thank you, Boeing!

To see pictures, visit our Photo Gallery.

West High Latinos In Action students have started tutoring kindergarten students

Twice each week, students from West High (LIA) come to Newman and tutor in our Kindergarten classrooms.  They work with students for 30 minutes using the Dyad reading strategy.  We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to seeing our Kindergartener’s reading skills increase!

Thank you, Wasatch Gardens!

We want to thank Wasatch Gardens for cleaning up and repairing our school greenhouse.  Our students will now be able to use it for the next growing season.

You are awesome!

The greenhouse looks great!

Stand Up for a Safe Utah

SafeUT app provides real-time crisis intervention and also offers anonymous reporting.  

Download the SafeUT app and encourage your friends to do the same.

Also see the SafeUT link at the bottom of Newman’s webpage.

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