COVID Attendance Letter

 Dear Families,

We know that this year has presented new and unexpected challenges when it comes to attending school regularly.  It is very important to follow guidelines and stay home if your child is experiencing symptoms or under quarantine. However, regular attendance at school when children are healthy is still very important.

●     A consistent and predictable routine for learning every day gives children an assuring sense of stability which many lost when school buildings closed.

●     Chronic absence, which is missing 10% (about 2 days a month) or more, leads to students not reading proficiently by third grade, course failure in middle school and dropout in high school.

●     Being absent is a lost opportunity to learn and build relationships that directly affect being successful in school.

If your student has to stay at home, it is important that if your student is not at school they are still engaged in learning.  We would like to make sure that the process is clear and as easy to follow as possible.   This is George Washingtons’s procedure to access learning for your student while they are unable to be at school.

Missing School Work Expectations

○     All school work can be found on Canvas. All work is expected to be turned in through Canvas.

○     Students are expected to work from home on Canvas during their quarantine as long as they are feeling well enough to do so. The more they are able to work from home, the easier it will be to catch up once they return to school.

○     If a student needs access to a computer or internet, they can contact Kenlee East at the contact information listed below.

○     There will be a 2 week extension on missing work for students from the day they return from quarantine.

Who to Contact

○     Cherryl Price - Technical Difficulties


Phone: 801-737-7430

○     Kenlee East - Resources (Chromebook Delivery, Quarantine Info and Food)


Phone: 801-737-8786

○     Your Student’s Advisory Teacher - Grade and Attendance Related Questions

Email: (teacher email list attached)

Phone/Text: through the Remind app

Please contact the school at 801-737-7400 if you have any questions or concerns with this process.


Teacher Email

Ms. Durham

Mrs. Turnage

Ms. Pezzella

Mrs. Gardner

Mr. Gardner

Mrs. Kranz

Mr. Wilson

Mrs. Mackey

Mr. Muncy

Ms. Lisa Araujo

Mr. White

Mr. Woodbury


Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

We are looking forward to welcoming back students to classrooms on August 20th. Ogden School District’s Keeping Ogden Healthy plan is being developed with input from students, parents, teachers and staff. It will include planning and preparation around five main areas:

  1. Sanitation & Hygiene
  2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  3. Social/Physical Distancing 
  4. Student Engagement
  5. Student & Staff Well-Being

The safety and wellbeing of students and staff is a top priority. The registration process includes an opportunity to share student medical conditions that may affect attendance and/or participation in their educational programs or could indicate that a student is high-risk. If you are interested in enrolling your student in Ogden Online (our online learning program) rather than attending school in person, you will receive an email with instructions once you complete the registration process.

¡Bienvenidos al año escolar 2020-2021!

Esperamos darles la bienvenida a los estudiantes a los salones de clase el 20 de agosto. El plan Manteniendo Saludable a Ogden del Distrito Escolar de Ogden se está desarrollando con la ayuda de estudiantes, padres, maestros y personal. Incluirá la planificación y preparación que consiste de cinco temas principales:

  1. Saneamiento e higiene
  2. Equipo de Protección Personal (EPP)
  3. Distanciamiento social/físico
  4. Participación de los estudiantes
  5. El bienestar de los estudiantes y el personal

La seguridad y el bienestar de los estudiantes y el personal es una prioridad. El proceso de la registración incluye una oportunidad en cómo puede compartir las condiciones médicas de un estudiante que puede afectar la asistencia y/o participación en sus programas educativos o que también podría indicar que un estudiante es de alto riesgo. Si está interesado en inscribir a su estudiante en Ogden Online (nuestro programa de aprendizaje en línea) en lugar de asistir a la escuela en persona, recibirá un correo electrónico con instrucciones una vez que complete el proceso de inscripción.

Student is currently or was previously enrolled in Ogden School District



Returning student registration is intended for students who have previously attended Ogden School District K-12 (including students transferring from Kindergarten to Elementary, from Elementary to Junior High or from Junior High to High School). You will need to login to the portal (Aspire) as a parent, not as a student. If you are unable to login to or create a portal account, you will need to contact your student's school for assistance. Visit our school listing and use the number there to contact the school office.


Student has never been enrolled in Ogden School District



A student who has never previously attended Ogden School District will need documentation which includes the student's Birth Certificate, Immunization records and Proof of Residence.



  1. Parent/Guardian Driver's License.
  2. Proof of Residency (2 forms) in parent/guardian's name.
  3. Student' Certified Copy of Birth Certificate, Official State Birth Certificate with notary/seal. (The birth notice from hospital is no sufficient)
  4. Student's Current Immunization Records.

El alumno está o estuvo inscrito previamente en el distrito escolar de Ogden



Regreso de registración para estudiantes está dirigido a estudiantes que han asistido previamente el distrito escolar de Ogden de los grados K-12 (incluyendo estudiantes que pasan de la primaria a la secundaria o de la secundaria a la preparatoria). Tednrá que iniciar sesión en el portal (Aspire) como padre, no como estudiante. Si no puede iniciar sesión o crear una cuenta en el portal, debreá ponerse en contacto con la escuela de su hijo para obtener ayuda. Visite nuestra lista de la escuela y use el número allí para comunicarse con la oficina de la escuela.


El estudiante nunca ha sido inscrito en el Distrito Escolar de Ogden



Un estudiante que nunca antes haya asistido al Distrito Escolar de Ogden necesitará documentación que incluya el certificado de nacimiento del estudiante, los registros de immunización y la prueba de residencia.



  1. Licencia de conducir de padre/tutor.
  2. Prueba de residencia (2 formularios) a nombre del padre/tutor.
  3. Certificado de nacimiento del acta de nacimiento del estado oficial con notario/sello. (El aviso de nacimiento del hospital no es suficiente)
  4. Registros de vacunación actuales del estudiante.


Internet Access at Home

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Families may qualify for discounted home internet service* for personal use from an independent vendor by visiting or contacting 855-846-8376

Families may request a wireless internet access device** (hotspot) for school use by completing the linked form and submitting it to the student’s school.

*This program is not affiliated with Ogden School District
**Subject to qualifying terms and availability

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George Washington High School is focused around innovative learning that ranges from direct instruction to online learning to project based learning. With a school capacity of 200, class sizes are small, which provides teachers the opportunity to work with each student individually to create a more deliberate and specific plan for the student’s learning outcome, graduation and future goals beyond graduation. GWHS teachers and administration challenge their students to ARISE, which is creating an environment where they take accountability for their actions, respect others and themselves, stay involved in the community, promote safety and strive for excellence.

Key Elements for Success: Structured environment that promotes individual needs. Project Based Learning with hands-on projects to enhance skills. Six mini-terms per school year to measure progress and show achievement. Partnerships with local community organizations such as United Way to provide support and education to students with special circumstances. After school athletic programs offered each month to enhance students outdoor activities.

90 Ninety 1+ Club

At George Washington we understand that in order to graduate from High School,
you need to attended. We have put together a program that may help
motivate you on those days you may not want to come to school.

90 Ninety 1+ Club is here to help! If you are at school 90% of the time,
on time to class 90% of the time and earn 1.25 credits for the term, you will
qualify to go on a field trip. This is our way of saying thanks to you for making the
effort to come to school and work toward your success and graduation.

Field Trips include: Movies at Sundance Film Festival,
Hansen Planetarium, Nickelcade,
Hogle Zoo and GET AIR Trampoline Park