Early Open Enrollment opens ONLINE December 1st

For the coming school year, students interested in enrolling at Clayton Middle School, who live outside the district or school boundaries, may submit an Open Enrollment Application during the Early Open Enrollment period from December 1, 2018 through February 15, 2019. For your convenience applications are available online by clicking here.

Students may apply for enrollment in schools designated as “Open” to transfer. Selected schools, programs and grades may be at capacity for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year and not available as a choice for out-of-resident students. A list of schools accepting open enrollment applications for the coming school year may be obtained after November 30, 2018 from or by calling Student Services at (801)578-8206.

Students who wish to attend a school outside their neighborhood boundaries and are currently enrolled in 6th grade must apply for transfer to the middle school of their choice and 8th grade students must make application for their high school of choice during the Early Open Enrollment window.

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A currently enrolled nonresident student shall be permitted to remain enrolled, subject to the same rules and standards as resident students, without renewed applications in subsequent years unless any of the following occurs:

* The student graduates or is no longer a Utah resident;

* The student is suspended or expelled from school;

* The district determines that school enrollment will exceed the open enrollment threshold;

If the transfer of a currently enrolled student is being rejected for the coming year, parents will be notified by March 15, 2019.


El Próximo año escolar, los estudiantes que estén interesados en inscribirse en Clayton Middle School, que vivan fuera de los límites del distrito o de vecindario de la escuela, podrán presentar una solicitud de Traslado de matriculación durante el período de Inscripción Temprana desde el 1 de Diciembre hasta el 15 de Febrero del 2019. Las solicitudes están disponibles en línea aqui.

Los estudiantes podrán solicitar su petición en las escuelas designadas con traslado “abierto”. Posiblemente algunas de estas escuelas no tengan cupo libre para las solicitudes de traslado del año escolar 2019-2020 y no haya lugares disponibles. Puede obtener una lista de escuelas, calificaciones y programas disponibles u otra información relacionada con la política de inscripción abierta después del 30 de noviembre de 2018 en o llamando a Servicios al Estudiante al (801) 578-8206.

Los estudiantes inscritos en Sexto (6to.) grado bajo un Permiso Especial en una escuela por traslado deberán presentar de nuevo una solicitud de traslado durante la Inscripción Abierta. Especialmente para aquellos estudiantes que pasarán a su educación media. Los estudiantes de 8vo grado bajo un Permiso Especial en una escuela por traslado deberán presentar de nuevo una solicitud de traslado en la escuela secundaria superior de su elección durante el Período de Inscripción Abierta.

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Los estudiantes no residentes del vecindario y que estén inscritos Este Año en su escuela con un permiso especial podrán asistir allí mismo durante los próximos años escolares siempre y cuando observen el reglamento escolar.

La solicitud de traslado de cualquier estudiante podrá ser rechazado y/o nulificada su inscripción del estudiante puede ser descontinuada en esa escuela como resultado de lo siguiente:

* El estudiante se ha graduado, o deja de ser residente del Utah;

* Falta de espacio o cupo en cualquier programa de la escuela;

* Reportes de mala conducta del estudiantes que no observa los reglamentos del distrito/escuela; e incluso la suspensión/expulsión​ del plantel.

Si el permiso especial del estudiante actualmente inscrito debe ser rechazado para el siguiente año escolar, los padres serán notificados por escrito para el 15 de Marzo del 2019.

Cougar Connection (Online Newsletter) 12.6.2018

8th Grade College and Career Readiness Conferences

The Clayton counselors are meeting individually with all 8th grade students and his/her parent/guardian for a CCR meeting which is part of the Counseling Department’s Comprehensive Guidance Program in the state of Utah. During the CCR conference, parents/guardians and their student(s) and counselor will review high school graduation requirements, plan for both education and career goals using the “4 Year Plan”, as well as provide resources for programs in the Salt Lake City School District. 

CCR’s run from October 29th through December 12th and there are 3 ways to secure an appointment:

  1. Online: Click the Online Scheduler button below, choose Clayton Middle School from the drop-down menu, and click “Go”. Enter the password: clayton. Enter your student’s Student ID number (if you do not know it, use the “Lookup Student ID” button to find it). Verify your student’s birth date and select a date and time you would like to come in for your CCR appointment.
  2. Phone: Call the office at 801-481-4810 and ask for Brooke Hyde who will help you schedule an appointment.
  3. Wait for an appointment to be assigned to you and your student.

The window to make appointments opens on October 11th and closes on November 8th. We will have 4 evenings of appointments as well as many daytime appointments--there are a limited number of evening time slots and they may fill up quickly.


"Don't Quit!" Fitness Center Ribbon-Cutting

Congratulations to our stellar Physical Education teachers, Betsy Spiegel and Reid Anderson, on their latest achievement: A grant from the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils!

Don't Quit

Clayton is now home to the “Don’t Quit!” Fitness Center which features brand-new fitness equipment that will benefit current and future CMS students. A BIG THANK YOU to Ms. Spiegel and Mr. Anderson for the time and effort they put into the application process—how lucky are we to have them as our teachers and colleagues?!

It was a fun day celebrating the ribbon-cutting of our fitness center and we celebrated by hosting Governor Herbert, Jake Steinfeld, and Superintendent Lexi Cunningham among many others who were treated to the best Eye of the Tiger flash mob song and dance anyone has ever seen!

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Check out some of the media coverage by clicking the links below:

“Governor works with nonprofit to award Utah schools new fitness centers”

“Clayton Middle School fighting in war against childhood obesity with new fitness center”

“There’s a new fitness center in this Utah middle school. It cost $100,000”


And click here for more information about the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils.




This summer our very own Physical Education teacher, Reid Anderson, hit the road with a lucky group of 8th graders and headed down to Moab, Utah for a week of adventure. Mr. Anderson and a crew from Friends of Arches, Canyonlands Field Institute, and Canyonlands Parks led the students as they set up camp, hiked, river rafted, paddle boarded, ate good food, and played games. We are so proud of and grateful for Mr. Anderson and the organizations he partnered with for the opportunity and experience they helped create for our awesome students. We feel confident that this was a trip they will remember for a long time to come.

The video below sure does make us excited for next year’s Operation Adventure Utah trip!


Extended Learning Program (ELP) Parent Meetings

The Extended Learning Program provides academic services for identified gifted and high ability students who are found eligible for services through an assessment process. Several parent information meetings are available to inform parents about the elementary and middle school Magnet Extended Learning Program (ELP) application and assessment process for the 2019-2020 school year. Join us at one of these parent meetings to learn more about the Magnet Extended Learning Program:

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:00-7:30 pm at the Hillside Auditorium (1825 South Nevada Street)
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6:00-7:30 pm at Administration Building with Spanish Translation Services (440 East 100 South, Rooms 112-113)
  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 6:00-7:30 pm at the Administration Building (440 East 100 South, Rooms 112-113)
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:00-7:30 pm at Glendale Auditorium with Spanish Translation Services (430 West Andrew Avenue)

*For students entering grades 4-8 in 2019-2020, the application window is from September 25-November 1, 2018 and the assessment window is from November 2-December 7, 2018.


El Programa de Aprendizaje Avanzado ofrece servicios académicos a los estudiantes identificados como dotados y de alta habilidad que son eligibles por servicios a través de un proceso de evaluaciones.​ Varias reuniones de información para los padres se presentarán para informarles acerca del proceso de solicitud y evaluacion del Magnet Programa de Aprendizaje Avanzado (ELP) de la primaria y de las escuelas intermedias para el año escolar 2019-2020. Acompáñenos en una de estas reuniones para padres y aprenda más acerca del programa Magnet del Aprendizaje Avanzado:

  • Miércoles, 10 de octubre, 2018, 6:00-7:30 pm en el Auditorio de la Escuela Intermedia Hillside (1825 South Nevada Street)
  • Jueves 25 de octubre, 2018, 6:00-7:30 pm en el Edificio Administrativo  (440 East 100 South, salones 112-113)
  • Miércoles, 9 de enero, 2019, 6:00-7:30 pm en el Edificio Administrativo (440 East 100 South, salones 112-113)
  • Martes 15 de enero, 2019, 6:00-7:30 pm en el Auditorio de la Escuela Intermedia Glendale con servicios de interpretación en español (1430 West Andrew Avenue)

*Para los estudiantes entrando grados 4-8 en 2019-2020, la temporada de solicitud es del 25 de septiembre al 1 de noviembre, 2018, y la temporada de evaluaciones es del 2 de noviembre al 7 de diciembre, 2018.


2019-20 ELP Application           2019-20 Aplicación de ELP


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