383 S. Mall Drive
Saint George, Utah 84790
T: 435.652.4706
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Parents & Students

With the test-taking season upon us, here is some information to help prepare your child:

Appointments/Vacations It is very important to make every effort to schedule appointments and vacations around the testing schedule. It is best for children to take their test with their class on their scheduled test day.

Attendance If your child is going to be absent for any reason on testing day, please call the office as soon as you know. Once your child returns to school, arrangements will be made for he/she to make up the missed test.

Breakfast Please make sure your child eats a well-balanced, healthy breakfast on testing days.

Clothing I suggest your child wear comfortable layers on testing days. (You never know what the temperature may be like in your child’s classroom or computer lab.)

Nerves If you have a relaxed, positive attitude about tests/assessments, your child will too! However, testing days can cause some anxiety in children. Send a note in your child’s backpack on testing days encouraging them to do their best and to let them know you are proud of their effort.

Principal’s Messages

“It’s a Great Day to be a T-Rex!”  At Fossil Ridge Intermediate School we are passionately committed to the fundamental purpose and benefits of the Professional Learning Community Framework.  We believe our everyday focus should rely on our PURPOSE (core beliefs and commitments), PASSION (relentless desire), and INTENTIONAL EXCELLENCE (continued growth and reflection)!

Our shared Purpose at Fossil Ridge is doing “whatever it takes” to ensure high levels of learning for ALL students, no matter their background, special circumstances or abilities. As a result, we have worked diligently to align our Purpose, Beliefs, and daily Practices to meet the unique needs of all our students. This process, dedicated teachers, and hard work has created a culture of collaboration and interdependency, which defines the “way we do things” at Fossil Ridge Intermediate.  Due to this well established culture our students and teacher teams have soared.  We have seen an increase in our end of level test results (SAGE) in each of the last six years.  The teacher teams at Fossil Ridge are responding to the “Big 4” questions of a high functioning team and school through ongoing collaboration to answer and reflect on the following:

  • What do we want our students to learn?  
  • How will we know if students learned it?
  • How will we respond when students don’t learn it?
  • And what will we provide to those students that have learned the necessary concepts and skills?

Make it a Great Day full of PURPOSE, PASSION, and EXCELLENCE!

Jonathan Howell


Fossil Ridge Intermediate School




Our Commitment to Student Learning

  • Student learning is the focus of Fossil Ridge Intermediate School. This includes Utah State Standards, core academics, co-curricular activities, and various other skills including personal responsibility, respect, exploration, and leadership.
  • Students who are demonstrating competency in these areas identified by assessment, frequent monitoring, and good choices will be provided with the opportunity to select additional learning opportunities during the school week.
  • Students who require extra assistance in meeting identified standards will be provided extra time during the week for immediate, specific intervention.

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