Our Annual Food Drive is Here!

November 7th through 30th is Clayton’s Annual Food Drive for the Utah Food Bank! We invite all students to bring food donations to the food drive table in the front foyer before school—check in with a Student Government Representative. 


The grade that donates the most gets 100 points towards Spirit Week! And there’s also a reward for the top 1st period class!


The most needed items:

  • Canned, nonperishable food items high in protein and nutritional value

  • Boxed meals

  • Canned fruit—low sugar

  • Canned stews or chili

  • Pastas/Mac & Cheese

  • Tuna

  • Peanut Butter

  • Diapers/Wipes/Formula

  • Shampoo/Toothpaste


Utah Hunger Facts:

  • 1 in 10 adults in Utah and 1 in 8 children in Utah live in poverty. A family of four living in poverty makes just over $22,000 a year to cover health care expenses, shelter, food, and other household expenses

  • 1 in 5 Utah kids are unsure where their next meal will come from

  • Utah is ranked 4th in the nation for the highest rate of food insecurity. About 423,000 Utahns are at risk of missing one meal every day

  • 1 in 7 Utahns are at risk of missing a meal today

  • Every $1.00 donated to the Utah Food Bank turns into $8.00 of goods and services

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If you donate a turkey (worth 100 Spirit Points!) please be sure it is entirely frozen. Thank you!

8th Grade College and Career Reviews

The Clayton Counselors are meeting individually with all the 8th grade students and his/her parent/guardian for a College and Career Review (CCR) which is part of the Counseling Department’s Comprehensive Guidance Program in the state of Utah.

During the CCR conference we will:

  • Review high school graduation requirements

  • Plan for both education and career goals using the 4 year plan

  • Provide resources for programs in the Salt lake City School District

There are 2 ways to secure an appointment: On the phone or wait for an appointment to be assigned to you.

To schedule via phone please call 801-481-4810 and ask for Pat Winkler.  


Important Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Dates are Coming Up!

Monday, November 7 from 6:30-7:30 pm is the Mandatory Parent Meeting. ALL parents of participating students must attend, and audition forms MUST be turned in at meeting.

8th Grade Auditions: November 8th and 9th 

7th Grade Auditions: November 10th and 11th 


Salt Lake City School District's Extended Learning Program (ELP) Middle School Assessment Information

SLCSD’s Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides specialized educational services for identified gifted and high ability 7th and 8th grade middle school students. ELP services are available at all district middle schools with more extensive services provided through ELP Magnet Programs at Clayton, Hillside, and Glendale Middle Schools, and West High School.

Interested parents must submit registration and disclosure statement forms to the district ELP office between September 19 and November 2, 2016. Registration and disclosure forms are available on the district website:, or contact Amy Burris, ELP Administrative Assistant, at the district ELP office at 801-578-8573. There will also be Parent Information Meetings held on Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 27, 2016. They will begin at 6:00 pm at the Administration Building, 440 East 100 South, rooms 112-114.

As part of the eligibility process for the 2017-18 school year, gifted and high ability 6th and 7th grade students may participate in middle school testing which includes an out-of-level CogAT, an abilities assessment, and out-of-level IOWA reading and math assessments. The dates for testing will be announced in late fall; check our website for those dates. Students who live outside district boundaries may call the ELP office for a testing appointment. Out-of-district student tests will be scheduled for November 4, 11, 18, December 2 or 9.

Students who are currently in Magnet ELP do not need to retest.

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