For busy, working families, Rowland Hall offers services to augment your transportation, childcare, health, and food-services needs. These programs are administered by trained, professional staff, who are available to help you tailor services and schedules that work best for your student. test
- Academic Support
- Emotional Support
- Enrichment & Extended Day Programs
- Bus Transportation
- School Lunch
- Health Services
Academic support counselors are available to provide the following support as needed:
- Reading and writing assessments
- ERB testing for fourth and fifth grades
- Partner with families and students if tutors are needed
- Offer supplemental reading and math assessment and support
- Work with educational psychologists as needed
- Provide individualized educational support as needed
- Assistance with time management and organizational skills
- Recommend and provide individual student academic accommodations as needed
- Resources for outside tutoring and standardized test preparation
Full-time emotional support counselors are available to students and families on both campuses to assist with family, peer, and personal issues as they affect a child’s school life. Emotional support counselors provide:
- Emotional support to students and/or families
- Second Step Curriculum, which teaches skills for social and academic success (beginning and lower schools)
- Support group for students and families
- Alcohol and drug abuse education
- Maturation support
- Resources for parents and students seeking emotional and mental health services outside the school realm
- Services and support for the entire school community in times of crises
- Provide developmentally appropriate alcohol and drug, and sexual health education (middle and upper schools)
- Collaborate with grade level teams to identify issues and develop support plans for students
The Beginning School's Enrichment Program and the Lower School and Middle School Extended Day Program both offer flexible solutions for your before- and after-school childcare needs.
Programs are designed to be consistent with the philosophy of the school, and provide social and recreational activities that help children grow in an informal and nurturing atmosphere. The programs foster self-worth by offering individual and group activities, nutritious snacks, enrichment classes, and a fun atmosphere.
Beginning School Enrichment Program
The Enrichment Program provides 3PreK–K students with engaging and relaxing experiences before and after regular school days, all in a multi-aged group.
Beginning School AM Enrichment
Rowland Hall offers the AM Enrichment Program to all students who arrive on the McCarthey Campus between 7:15 and 8:20 am. Parents must bring their child to room 409, the Enrichment classroom. At 8:20 am, students are escorted to their classes. The AM Enrichment Program is operated on a drop-in basis only. There is no need to register for morning care. The fee for AM Enrichment is $14 per morning if your child arrives before 8 am. After 8 am, there is no charge. AM Enrichment is also available at 7 am by request with at least 24 hours advance notice.
Beginning School PM Enrichment
Children must be registered 24 hours in advance. Families have the option to reserve any number of days on a year-long basis, on a changing schedule basis, or for occasional days if space permits.
PM Enrichment Options
- Option A*: 11:30 am to 3:15 pm ($36)—For 3PreK and Half Day 4PreK students only
- Option B: 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm ($14)
- Option C: 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm ($25)—For all Beginning School students
- Option D: 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm ($31)
*Option A is not available for Flex students who are not staying for Flex day.
Enrichment is not offered on days when school is not in session, except on days when there are Parent-Teacher Conferences or Teacher In-Service Days when Special Enrichment will be available.
Program Streamlining for 2020–2021
We're streamlining Beginning School Enrichment for the 2020–2021 school year, and will post those updates here in summer 2020. Changes won't affect program start and end times. In the meantime, email Kathryn Pickford if you have any questions.
Lower School Extended Day
Lower School Morning
The Lower School AM Extended Day Program is for all students who arrive on the McCarthey Campus between 7:15 and 8 am. Care is available starting at 7 am on an as-needed basis and requires an email request to Kathryn Pickford at least 24 hours in advance.
Parents must bring their child to Beginning School room 409, the Enrichment classroom. At 8 am, the Lower School students move outside to the supervised playground. The AM Extended Day Program operates on a drop-in basis. There is no need to register for morning care.
The fee is $11 per morning if your child arrives before 8 am. After 8 am there is no charge.
- Arrival between 7 and 7:15 am—$11 fee and email request to Kathryn Pickford at least 24 hours in advance.
- Arrival between 7:15 and 8 am—$11 fee, no advanced request.
- Arrival after 8 am—no fee, no advanced request.
Lower School Afternoon
The afternoon program provides an extended day of interesting and fun experiences from 3:15 pm to 6 pm, for grades first through eighth. Lower School students check-in at the close of the regular school day with the Extended Day staff at the dining hall computer and receive a snack. After announcements, students may attend Extended Day classes or remain in our general games and activities program.
For those interested in Extended Day classes, prices and descriptions can be found in the Parent Portal.
An authorized adult must check out the child from the dining hall before leaving campus each day.
The fee for after-school extended day general programming is $11 per hour. The after-school extended day program ends at 6 pm. Families arriving after 6 pm will be charged an additional $1 per minute late fee.
Middle School Extended Day
The Middle School commons is open from 7:30 to 8 am for all Middle School students, free of charge.
In the afternoon, Extended Day runs daily from 3:45 to 6 pm at a cost of $8.25 per hour, prorated per minute. Families are billed via the school’s monthly billing system. Registration is on a drop-in, as-needed basis. All middle schoolers on campus after 3:45 pm are required to sign into Extended Day unless they are with an athletic team, meeting with a teacher, or taking an Extended Day Enrichment Class or Private Music Lesson. Upon arrival at Extended Day, students choose their activity. Options may include supervised quiet study or homework help in a designated classroom, collaborative homework or studying in the commons, or free-choice recreation activity out on the back field.
Special Day Extended Care
Special Day activities and care are offered on days that school is not in session, such as Parent-Teacher Conference days and some teacher in-service days.
Programs are designed to be consistent with the philosophy of the school, and provide social and recreational activities that help children grow in an informal and nurturing atmosphere.
Questions? Please call the Auxiliary Program office at 801-924-2971.
Rowland Hall offers transportation to students in the lower, middle, and upper schools (grades 1–12). Beginning School students may be considered for the bus, but must have approval from their principal and the director of transportation. Door-to-door service is not available. Please email Bryan Bailey for more information.
COVID-19 Transportation Updates
Rowland Hall understands the importance of our bus services to many of our families. We're taking additional steps to improve bus safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Precautions include frequent cleaning of the buses, limiting bus capacity, and an assigned-seating system that also organizes students into pods and seats siblings together. Masks will be required for all students and drivers. Hand-sanitizer dispensers will be mounted near the doors on every bus.
Registration for bus transportation for the 2020–2021 school year opens on Monday, July 27, and closes on Friday, July 31. Please be sure to register during this week. Once registration closes, if the number of registrations exceed our bus capacity limitations, we will use a lottery system to fairly determine which students will be offered seats.
Free Between-Campus Shuttle
Rowland Hall offers a free shuttle from the Lincoln Street Campus to the McCarthey Campus before school. We offer a shuttle from McCarthey to Lincoln Street and from Lincoln Street to McCarthey after school.
Students should wait near the circle drive at the bus zone (720 Guardsman Way) to take the shuttle from McCarthey Campus to Lincoln Street. Students going from Lincoln Campus to McCarthey Campus will need to be at the bus zone on 8th South. (970 E. 800 S.).
Shuttle departure and arrival times will be announced once the school schedules are finalized.
Bus Rules and Safety
Rowland Hall bus rules are in place to ensure the safety of our students and drivers. Review the rules.
Unlike many school buses, all Rowland Hall buses have been retrofitted with seat belts to ensure the safety of our students. Buses used for kindergarten field trips have four-point harnesses.
Maintenance is performed regularly on the buses, and the Utah Highway Patrol performs bi-annual inspections to ensure proper maintenance and compliance.
Rowland Hall is a member of the Utah Safety Council.
To ensure a safer air quality around our students our buses support the school’s “No Idling” pledge, which states that if you are stopped for longer than 10 seconds at the school or bus stops that you turn off your engine. Parents, while at the bus stops, are also asked to follow the school’s pledge.
All drivers are screened and have class B or class A commercial drivers' licenses. Drivers undergo background checks and are trained in CPR and First Aid. Random drug and alcohol screenings are performed throughout the year.
Please contact Director of Transportation Bryan Bailey at 801-924-2954 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rowland Hall partners with Sage Dining Services to provide a variety of healthy and delicious lunch choices for first through twelfth grades. Daily features include freshly prepared soups and entrees, along with sandwiches, a build-your-own specialty salad bar, and freshly made dressings. House-roasted and hand-sliced deli meats, a variety of locally baked breads, a minimum of two fresh vegetables and fresh-cut fruit are also served daily. Middle School and Upper School students also have a variety of a la carte and snack items to choose from in our Lincoln Street Campus cafeteria.
Our sustainability initiatives are integral to our lunch program and are woven throughout our practices. Sage Dining Services shares our commitment to sustainable practices and they work closely with us when choosing local vendors, selecting products and designing the dining program. Food scraps are collected daily from both of our kitchens and the McCarthey Campus cafeteria and added to our on-site composting Earth Tub. The compost produced is used in our science garden at the Lower School.
Food Services Pricing
- Participation in our cafeteria program is optional and involves an additional daily fee of $5.50 for Lower School students at the McCarthey Campus.
- Lower School students who bring lunch from home can also purchase milk separately for $1.
- Meals at the Lincoln Street Campus cafeteria for Middle School and Upper School students are priced a la carte.
- Both cafeterias are cashless and students use their unique PIN to purchase their food. Parents are billed monthly for their food purchases.
- School lunch is not available for Beginning School students.
Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please contact Food Service Director Julia Simonsen at email@example.com or 801-924-5934.
For more information about our lunch program and daily menu, visit Rowland Hall's page on the Sage website.