11055 South 1000 East, Sandy, Utah 84094

We are an inclusive learning community with a tradition of inspiring, supporting, and collaborating with students as they prepare to be engaged citizens in their pursuit of continuous success.


February 28, 2022 Weekly Newsletter

We are an inclusive learning community with a tradition of inspiring, supporting, and collaborating with students 
as they prepare to be engaged citizens in their pursuit of continuous success.

  • Positive Behavior Interventions & Celebrations: With winter nearing its end, it seems fitting to celebrate the achievements of our students from the past few weeks: Our debate team who dominated the field and took 1st place in their Region competition over the weekend; our cheer team who took an impressive 2nd place at Nationals in Anaheim, CA last weekend; our District Honors Orchestra musicians who will perform at Abravanel Hall this evening; our musicians who awed their audience at Concerto Night last Tuesday; our theater students who successfully performed “The Last Night at Ballyhoo” two weeks ago; our Ballroom Team who took 1st place in Large Group and Latin Showcase on Saturday; our Alta swimmers who had strong showings at the State meet at BYU last weekend, and, of course, our boys’ basketball team who advances to the State quarterfinals to take on Bonneville today at the University of Utah! Thank you, students, coaches, advisers, and teachers, for the many hours you spend to excel at your craft. We are proud of you!
  • PTC info: Parent Teacher Conferences will be held this week on March 1st & 2nd.  These meetings will be held virtually and/or in-person by appointment only.  Teachers will be in their respective classrooms for these meetings.  The window for advance sign-ups has closed, but we still encourage you to reach out to any teacher with whom you are interested meeting via email to arrange for a time to meet. Zoom links for virtual meetings are available via the Alta website; Spanish translators will be available on-site to assist anyone who needs their support.
  • The PTSA is providing dinner to our teachers on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. prior to their Parent Teacher Conferences that day. Although we will be having the main dish for the dinner catered by a restaurant, we are still in need of some items. Please have everything dropped off to Alta High School no later than 2:00 p.m. March 1. If you’d rather make a financial donation to our dinners by donating the cost of a teacher meal, please visit our memberhub store at this linkWe appreciate our awesome supportive Alta community so much!
  • Attention Spring Sport Athletes: If you are planning to play a Spring Sport you need to make sure you have completed your registration on Register “My Athlete” before the first day of tryouts which is February 28th. Visit the Alta Athletics website at www.ahsathletics.com for more information, or visit www.registermyathlete.com directly.
  • Rescheduled: Any Juniors interested in running to be a Student Body Officer for the 2022 – 2023 School Year, there is an informational meeting on Monday, March 7th in room 2121 at 2:30 p.m.  Elections will be held the last two weeks of March. All applications must be submitted by March 16th. 
  • Alta Choir Auditions: For students who love to sing and are interested in traveling to places like New York City or Disneyland, Alta Choirs wants you!  Auditions for all choirs are on March 7th and 8th after school. To get an application and an audition time, see Ms. Iund as soon as possible in room 1607!  
  • Students Interested in West Point: Joe Schino, one of our math teachers at Alta High, is a West Point graduate. He assists the West Point Admissions Department to identify, advise, and mentor highly-qualified high school students; he also assists students in our community to learn about West Point, Army ROTC, and the opportunity to serve our nation as an Army officer. Mr Schino is inviting anyone interested in learning more about West Point to the annual Academy Information Meeting(AIM) on March 5th. This is an annual briefing and is regularly attended by representatives from both congressional and senatorial offices. The meeting is March 5th at 11:00 a.m. at the West Valley Library.  MAJ Davis from West Point will provide a 30–45-minute info session discussing the admissions process, the 4-year West Point experience, and answer any questions. Additionally, several local alumni/Field Force Representatives(myself included) will attend and be available for questions after the briefing.
  • Attention to All Students: The Utah State ACT will be administered to all Alta juniors on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. The schedule for the ACT day is published in the letter below.  No regular classes will be scheduled for this date.  Only juniors should arrive at school at 7:15 a.m. this day; all other students are welcome to arrive and enjoy lunch at 11:50 a.m. and/or consult with their teachers from 12:50-2:25 p.m. as needed. 
  • Online Registration for the Junior ACT took place this past week. See the flyer below (“Non-test” in the flyer meaning that your student is not signing up for a National ACT Saturday test administration) on how to help your junior register if they were absent for these sessions.  Registration prior to the exam date on March 8th will help to expedite your student’s ACT scores.
  • Yearbook Orders: It’s time to reserve your copy of the school yearbook if you haven’t already done so. Book price increases March 1, 2022 to $60 and extra books will be $60 on yearbook day.  To order a yearbook, you may do one of the following.  Bring in or mail a check for $60 to the school’s Main Office or purchase a book through Skyward. To purchase through Skyward: Go to fee management / make payment / optional fees. Click on yearbook. You also may go online to https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A08724530 to order your book. The first two options cost less because you don’t have to pay a processing fee. Please note, we will order a few extra books for sale in May, but they go fast.  NOW is the time to order your yearbook.


Ö SheTech Explorer Day will be held on March 1, 2022 at Mountain America Expo 8:30am-1:30pm. 

  • Join more than 2,000 girls from hundreds of schools around the state for this free, hands-on day of STEM, industry partners, mentors, and more. Lunch is included.
  • Workshops include: Programming; Engineering; Aerospace; Robotics; Product Invention & Entrepreneurship; Biomedicine; Web, Digital Marketing, Ecommerce and User Experience; Gaming, Esports, VR;  Science in Tech (eg. Chemistry, formulation, materials).
  • Register online now athttps://shetechexplorer.com/explorer-day/ and see Janet Jefferson in room 2117 to sign-up for the bus.  Bus transportation will be provided at Alta High School. 

Ö Alta’s Dance Company Concert will be held March 16th, 17th, and 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the PAC. Tickets can be purchased through tickets.shovation.com or at the door. Students $7 and Adults $10. We will have both concessions and flowers for patrons to purchase for the dancers. Hope to see you there!


Ö Math Workouts & NHS Tutors: Our National Honor Society students are available on Monday, March 7th to help with tutoring in core subjects.  Should your student need additional help in math, science, social studies, or ELA, help is available.  See NHS flyer below for more details.  Math Workouts are a new way to stay in math “shape” and will be held from 2:30-4:00 after school beginning February 18th in room 2103.  See math teachers for specific locations. Math tutoring is also available daily during Advisory in room 1118. 

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