Facebook link

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June Parade Route



We hope to see all of our Ensign students at the parade on the last day of school:  Wednesday, June 3, 10 a.m.  Ensign staff members will be driving the route, followed by cars with our 6th grade graduates.  Wave from a distance that seems safe and comfortable for your family.  Find a spot to park along the route if we are not passing your home.  We are excited to see everyone!

 June Parade Map

Battle of the Books 2020-21

Battle of Books 2020-21

These are the books that have just been announced as the Salt Lake City School District's twenty books for the annual Battle of the Books.  This event each March is when schools meet with a team of four students to answer quiz questions about the books.  Let Ms. Parkinson know if you would like to join a book club she is organizing to read as many of the books as possible, and to prepare to compete next spring!  The club will be open to next year's 4-6 grade students. The books are available if you look at the collections on Sora.  

Kindergarten Orientation Postponed

Kindergarten orientation is postponed until further notice.  We will post a new date once there is the ability to meet in person.  We are excited to see you all and look forward to the day when we can all be together.

View Parade Photos

To see photos of teachers, staff and students at the April 2020 parade, go to the top menu, under Our School, the bottom choice is Photo Galleries.

Ensign art page

Access Ms. Fifield’s art page and home learning ideas by clicking here:

Morning announcements 3/30/20

Click here for Mr. Jacobson with the morning announcements and Pledge of Allegience:

Parade route

Click here for the planned parade route for Friday, April 17, 1 p.m.:  Parade Route

Wave to teachers and staff from your porch or parked car!

You know you've missed it! Here are the morning announcements.

Turn your volume up and click here!

Music at Home During the School Outage

Click here for information from our terrific music teaching team, about how to continue with your music studies:

Music at Home

Letter from the principal

March 13, 2020

Hello Ensign Eagles,

This afternoon Gov. Herbert announced that all schools will be dismissed for the next two weeks in order to prevent the community spread of COVID-19. Please see the attached press release from the Governor.

This is going to have a huge impact on our school and community, so we are working hard to ensure that your student will be able to continue their studies over this dismissal period. On Monday and Tuesday teachers will be at the school planning lessons for all students. We will notify you when your student's work is ready early next week. In order to practice social distancing please do not come to the school until you have heard from us. We will have resources, such as laptops and internet hotspots, available for those of you who need it.

The school district will also be releasing a plan to provide food for students who are in need, details on this program will be sent out soon. 

I will do my best to keep you updated as we progress through this challenge. The best location for information regarding the school will be on  The district will be continually updating the website with the plan moving forward. 

Please know that we are working hard to keep everyone healthy and learning. Even when we aren't in a classroom, it is always a great day to learn something new!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Erik Jacobson

Principal, Ensign Elementary




Neighborhood Kindergarten Registration

If you live in Ensign boundaries, Kindergarten packets for registration will be available starting February 24.  Please stop by the main office.

District Update


· We have all made it through our first week of school dismissal. It is now time for Utah schools to show our Utah School Spirit. Please join SLCSD schools by participating in Utah School Spirit Week online!

· Post a selfie using #utahschoolspirit and tag your school or district on Twitter/Instagram. We want to hear from students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community members. Have fun!

o Monday, March 23 – Crazy Sock Day. The crazier the better!

o Tuesday, March 24 – What Ya Readin’? Take a picture with the book you are reading.

o Wednesday, March 25 – Pajama Day. Post your coziest shot!

o Thursday, March 26 – Terrific Teacher Day. Post a message to a teacher that you miss.

o Friday, March 27 – School Spirit Day. Wear your school colors or spirit wear

Author Brandon Mull Visit

Brandon Mull With Sixth GradersBrandon Mull, author of the popular Fablehaven, Dragonwatch and Candy Shop Wars books, will be at Ensign on Tues., Nov. 12, 10:55-11:35 a.m.

Brandon Mull With First Graders and Mr. Alfred

We are excited about an author visit from Brandon Mull on Tuesday, November 12 from 10:55-11:35 a.m.

His new book, Dragonwatch: Master of the Phantom Isle (the sequel series to Fablehaven) was released on October 1, 2019.  We have a copy in our library and it has been checked out nonstop.  Last year, we read the first Fablehaven book to several classes at the end of the school year.

Mr. Mull will come with a 40-minute presentation about storytelling and encouraging the use of imagination in children.  Anyone is welcome!

Fall Library Newsletter

Ensign Library Fall Newsletter

Click here to view in full size:  Fall Library News

Everyone please look at this pick up/drop off information!

All families should be familiar with these instructions.

ELP Applications Now Open

Please click here for the application to our Extended Learning Program: ELP Applications Now Open 

Check out our FAQ

Parent of a kindergartner? New to Ensign? Have some questions about how things are done around here? 

Take a look at the Ensign frequently asked questions page.  It is under the Our School tab at the top of this page.

Library Summer Newsletter

Summer Reading--Yay!

SLC Public Library card application form

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RDT Delights Young Ensign Dancers

RDT 2018

Students at Ensign Elementary School have enjoyed a double dose of dance this month.  The Repertory Dance Theater dancers performed in an assembly for the entire school, matching their dance moves to whatever the announcer requested.  At the end of the performance, students were invited to join in the performance both in the audience and on stage.

Individual K-3 classes have also been invited to learn and move with the RDT pedagogy program.  Lynne Larson, assistant adjunct professor at the University of Utah, and RDT education director, says the program teaches life skills such as:  creative thinking, team work, cooperation, group movement, and how to think outside the box.  It is also part of the state core curriculum.  “It uses their imagination,” said Kristin Adams, a 2nd grade teacher at Ensign.  “Every time, they really enjoy it.”  Lots of smiles and laughter coming from the students prove her point.


Red Leashes and Red Jerseys Join Red Ribbons

Ensign Elementary kicked off Red Ribbon Week with crazy sock day on Thursday and a Read-a-thon on Friday. Students spread throughout the school in pajamas and with pillows, comfortably settled with good books. Football players from West High School added to the fun by pairing up to read with the children. Five dog teams from Intermountain Therapy Animals came and made the day even more exciting. Thank you also to Melanie Rogers and our PTA, and Ms. Hamilton’s class who took charge of the event.

When it comes to making good choices, books are a terrific alternative. You can read a book for pleasure, or use books to learn about your favorite subjects. You can also use books to plan a fun trip. Say no to drugs and say yes to books!

Parking Diagram

Please take a look at this diagram of parking and drop-off locations.

Parking Diagram 2018

Meet your New Principal for next school year!

Erik Jacobson

Dear Ensign Elementary Stake Holders,

Hello! My name is Erik Jacobson, and I have been chosen as the next principal at Ensign Elementary. I would like to say what an honor it is to be chosen to lead such a great school. The more I have learned about Ensign, the more impressed I have been by all the work the community and staff have put into making Ensign the best school possible.

One of the things that drew me to Ensign was the school’s belief in educating the whole child. School is about more than just academics. Students need to be able to think critically about the world around them and then be able to clearly articulate their views and opinions. These are the educational values I see when I look at Ensign, and these are the values I was raised with growing up in rural Wisconsin.           

I was lucky enough to grow up in Portage, Wisconsin, a small town just north of Madison. While growing up there, school was the center of our community. I spent every Friday night at football games and the weekends participating in school-based arts activities. This focus on community is something that was extremely important to me when I was growing up and will be essential to my leadership at Ensign.

After graduating from Portage High School, I attended the University of Minnesota, The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (where I earned my bachelor’s degree), and finally, the University of Utah (where I earned my Master’s degree). I taught 6th grade at Midvale Elementary and at Glendale Middle School before serving as an Assistant Principal at Northwest Middle School for the past three years.

It has always been my goal to be an elementary school principal, and I am proud and humbled to get to work with you and your students. It is my goal to ensure the best possible education for all of the students of Ensign, and I believe that through open and honest communication, we can work together to reach this goal. If you ever have any concerns, comments, or questions, please do not hesitate to come to me. My door will always be open. I look forward to getting to know you all. See you in August!


Erik Jacobson

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