Daybreak Elementary is found in the Kennecott Land Development Community located near the Oquirrh Mountains. This school serves students from kindergarten to sixth grade who live in the southwest corner of the Salt Lake Valley. Daybreak Elementary is a modernized school offering a combination of community enclosed classrooms and the latest technology. We have a unique partnership with Kennecott and the University of Utah in which we have a culture of inquiry and collaboration. Our school’s focus is Literacy, Writing and Language Arts. In partnership with Kennecott, we have access to a large recreational center. This enables our teachers to promote physical fitness and well-being.
The school day for grades 1-6 begins at 8:25 a.m. and ends at 3:05 p.m. except on Fridays, when school is dismissed at 1:25 p.m. to allow for teacher planning time.
Kindergarten students will attend either a morning session or afternoon session. Morning kindergarten sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 11:10 a.m. Friday’s schedule for morning kindergarten starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m. Afternoon kindergarten afternoon session begins at 12:35 p.m. and ends at 3:05 p.m. Friday’s schedule for afternoon kindergarten starts at 11:25 a.m. and ends at 1:25 p.m.
- Daybreak is on a traditional schedule that serves about 750 students.
- Students are expected to develop academically and in personal responsibility by 1) being at school and being on time, 2) working to the best of their ability, 3) obeying school rules, and 4) showing courtesy and respect.
- The Daybreak Elementary faculty has a wide range of backgrounds and talents. They provide a caring and strong academic program for our students.
- Teachers collaborate in teams and plan together to provide students with a maximum of learning opportunities.
- Certified resource teachers, a speech pathologist, and guidance counselor are available to our special needs students.
- Our literacy specialist and reading teachers provide students with extra help in reading and comprehension while providing support for the teachers.
- A hot lunch is provided each day. Students have a choice from two different menu options.
- Daybreak Elementary has a School Community Council comprised of neighborhood representatives, teachers and the principal. The group helps plan school wide projects and gives input on vital school issues. Meetings are held once a month.
- The PTA is actively helping our students succeed in school. PTA volunteers spend many extra hours to help provide many enrichment activities to make our school a success.
- Technology education plays an active role in our students learning. Our school has multiple portable computer labs available to teach keyboarding skills, word processing skills, and Internet researching skills along with supporting software in language arts and math.
- The Student Council gives our student leaders an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and communication skills as they meet to build school pride and serve others.
- School visitors are welcome and asked to check in at the office upon arrival.