Wild About Learning

Students and Parents,

Welcome to the jungle! We are ready for another fabulous year at Willard Elementary School, with the fun theme of “WILD about Learning”! At the end of the year last year, I had our kindergarteners vote on what theme they wanted for next year since they were going to be the big 1st graders, and they chose a fun one! We are so happy and excited to start the school year in “normal” mode after the craziness of last year. Fingers crossed that all stays well this year! As of right now, masks will not be required for students, but if you would like your child to wear a mask they are certainly welcome to do so. We will continue our focus on cleaning and sanitizing surfaces to help make sure everyone stays healthy and safe.

 We are so excited to welcome some new teachers to our school! Mrs. Sandy Warner has been our librarian at our school and is starting her teaching career in kindergarten this year! Ms. Nicolette Robins is our new first grade teacher. She did her student teaching last year at Three Mile Creek and did a fantastic job.  We welcome them to our Willard family! 

 Box Elder School District has moved to online registration. The registration window for Willard will open on August 3. ALL STUDENTS- preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade- will need to complete the registration by going to https://sisweb.besd.net/Login/. You will need your student’s username and password. You can call the school at 435-734-4934 and we can look it up for you if needed. 

We will have a Back to School open house on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 from 12:30-3:30 pm for PRESCHOOL AND 1ST GRADERS. You can come any time between these hours to meet your teacher and see your classroom. Before or after you meet your teacher, we invite you to tour the school, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt, and look up bus routes.  Make sure to check out our NEW playground! Our Kindergarten students will have their open house on Friday, September 3 (see Kindergarten note below).

The first day of school for 1st graders will be Monday, August 30. These will be half days, beginning at 8:45 and ending at 12:45. We will serve lunch before the students go home. Preschool and Kindergarten students will begin on Tuesday, September 7 and it will be regular schedule.

KINDERGARTEN testing will be August 30-September 2.  Please follow the enclosed directions to set up a time for your kindergartener to be tested on PTCFast. When you come to testing, please make sure that you bring in your birth certificate (if you have not already done so), and please make sure Kindergarten immunizations are up to date! By state law, students cannot attend school unless immunizations are current. After testing is complete on September 2, the kindergarten teachers and I will set up class lists. You will get an email on the afternoon of the 2nd to let you know who your child’s kindergarten teacher will be. Then we will have an open house for Kindergarteners to come in and meet their teacher on Friday, September 3 from 12:30-3:30 pm. Kindergarten will begin on Tuesday, September 7.

The front (south side) of the school is reserved for school buses before and after school. If you are dropping off or picking up your student, please use the Willard City office building parking lot on the west side of the school. Because preschool times are staggered from our kindergarten and 1st grade times, preschool parents will drop off students in front of the school.

Most of our communication is electronic through email, text, and phone calls. Please make sure your phone number and email addresses are updated on your registration to ensure you get all information.  If you would like paper copies of newsletters or flyers to be sent home, please contact the school. You can also like us on Facebook to stay up to date on what is happening at school! https://www.facebook.com/Willa...

Visit our website http://www.willard.besd.net for information on schedules, calendars, school community council, and to find teacher emails and websites.


Enjoy the last few weeks of summer! I can’t wait to start a new year with you all!


AshLee Nelson, Principal

Willard School is an asbestos-free school.





1st Grade

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:45-3:05

Wednesday: 9:45-3:05


Half Day Kindergarten

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: AM- 8:45-11:25, PM- 12:25-3:05

Wednesday: AM- 9:45-11:55, PM- 12:55-3:05


Full Day Kindergarten

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:45-3:05

Wednesday: 9:45-11:55 AM



Morning Classes: 9:00-11:30

Afternoon Classes: 12:45-3:15