Esperanza Frequently Asked Questions
Purpose: Esperanza Elementary provides an environment that gives each student what they need to thrive, to become biliterate and academically successful.
Grades: Kindergarten through 6th grade
Location: 4956 West 3500 South, West Valley City, Utah 84120
Cost: There is no cost. Esperanza is a free public elementary school.
Opening Date/First Day of School: August 18, 2014
School Hours: 8:10-3:00 Monday-Thursday & 8:10-12:55 Friday
Esperanza welcomes children of all backgrounds and ethnicities.
Esperanza exists to close the academic achievement gap for Hispanic youth.
Esperanza provides a quality education that celebrates culture and family.
Esperanza offers a whole-school Spanish-English dual immersion program.
Esperanza’s teachers and staff are bi-literate and multi-cultural — no language barriers.
Esperanza actively involves parents and families in the success of their children.
Dual Immersion: Esperanza’s Spanish-English dual-immersion language component is more than a program. Unlike most other dual language schools, our school is Spanish-English school wide, all day, in every aspect of the school operation. This model results in greater success for both dominant English speakers and dominant Spanish speakers.
Pillars of Excellence:
Invitational Education means all aspects of the school are intentionally inviting.
Quality School means that the school serves the five basic needs of students: survival, belonging, power, freedom and fun.
Only the Best Teaching and Learning Practices proven to be effective for diverse students are used in the school.
A Community Learning Center is at the heart of the school, providing a holistic range of learning and services for students and families.
Transportation: Esperanza is not able to provide transportation to and from school. The school administration and staff plus the parent organization will be proactive in helping parents to organize car pools.
Dress Code/Uniforms: Pants or skirts must ne khaki or black and at least knee length. Skirts must be at least knee-length and worn with shorts or leggings underneath. Solid green, yellow, or white tops. Shirts with or without collar are acceptable as long as they are a solid color (green, yellow, or white). Shoes must be brown, black or white as a base color that can include stripes or other designs. Shoes that are not safe are opened-toed shoes, sandals, cleats, lights, heels, or heelys.
Homework: Homework varies based on the needs of the student.
School Colors: Yellow, green and white
School Mascot: Eagle