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District Response to 13 Reasons Why Netflix Series
There has been a lot of concern around the message and potential impact of 13 Reasons Why, a series on Netflix based on a 2007 book by Jay Asher. The series revolves around 17-year-old Hannah Baker, who takes her own life and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people who she says in some way were part of why she killed herself. Each tape recounts painful events in which one or more of the 13 individuals played a role and glamorizes suicide. The content is rated TV-MA, which designates “unsuitable for children under the age of 17.” The series includes graphic scenes involving drugs, bullying, rape and suicide. See link for more information about content IMDB Parent Guide. Netflix has announced that a second season is in production.
Greg Hudnall, Executive Director of Hope4Utah and a well-known suicide expert in the state of Utah said, “the series is harmful for impressionable teens. In the long run, it can cause more trauma and more pain for a child.” His concern is based on the following things:
The Netflix Series:
- Offers no solutions to problems and challenges
- Does not educate people about suicide
- Could lead to more trauma and death
We strive to take a very proactive approach when it comes to suicide prevention in our schools and community and we’d like to share some resources that are available to help.
- 13 Reasons Why Talking Points (Spanish & English)
- Helpful Tips for Addressing Suicidality
- National Association School Psychologist Guidelines
- Parent Resource English
- Parent Resource Spanish
- Wasatch Mental Health Crisis Line: 801-373-7393 (available 24/7)
The message we want to share is that help is available. If you have further questions or concerns please contact your school’s Counselor or Social Worker.
Provost Elementary Summer School Info
June 5-June 29
We have been getting questions about whether or not there will be more sign up times for summer school or if students can still be signed up, so we will have 3 additional times where you can sign up for summer school.
Wednesday & Thursday After School from 3:00-4:00 pm in front of the gym.
Friday at the Provost Dance Festival.
We have an exciting program for the summer, so sign up!
Please enter the temporary parking lot (labeled in purple), swing around, drop off/pick up your students on the sidewalk (labeled in white), and exit following the arrows. Do not enter the parking spaces or let your kids walk through the parking lot. The lot is smaller than what we are used to, so please be patient.
Provost Construction Camera
Are you interested in seeing the progress of the new building going up? The district website is keeping track of the progress through a camera that refreshes every minute. Check it out HERE!
It is time to register for Title I Preschool!
Does your child qualify?
☐ Must be four by September 1st
☐ Must live within the boundary of one of our seven Title I schools
☐ Must be screened to qualify for preschool, register at the link below:
Will serve Franklin, Sunset View, &
Amelia Earhart students
Spring Creek Elementary
Will serve Spring Creek & Provost students
Provo Peaks Elementary
Will serve Provo Peaks &
*Title I Preschool is a federally funded program. Students that are identified most at risk have priority placement.
If you have any questions please contact:
Please click HERE to fill out the form
Dual Immersion Language Programs
UPDATE For this year!
Click HERE to see what Provo School District has changed for dual immersion!
Our New Staff!
Although it's hard to say good-bye to an old school year and some of our distinguished teachers and staff, we do have some new faces to be excited about for the new school year!!!!
Let's give a warm welcome to the new members of our Provost Elementary family!!
Julieta Lattanzio - 3rd Grade
David Hullinger - 5th Grade
Mackenzie Prete - 4/5/6 Combo
Kaitlin Fayles - Dance
Blaine Hansen - Before School/After School
Kelsea Knecht - Ballroom Dance
Just a reminder that your children should be dropped off for school starting at 8:15. Before that is too early and there will be no supervision outside until then. At the end of the day, pick-ups are from 3:10 to 3:30 pm.
Free and reduced price Lunch ProgramWith school now underway, it is time to see if you qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program. go to http://www.schoollunchapp.com/ and fill out the application to see if your child can eat for free!!!!!
Provost is now onTwitter & Facebook!
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Check back often to see what is going on at our school!