Make-Up Day Feb 17 for Weather-Related Cancellation

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To make up for the instructional time lost due to the weather-related cancellation of school on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, a make-up day will be held on Presidents Day.

All Canyons District schools will now hold school on Feb. 17 on their usual Monday schedules. Buses also will be operating that day.

The Presidents Day holiday was previously set aside by the District’s Calendar Committee as the designated make-up day for emergency school closures for the  2019-2020 school year. Under Utah law, public schools must conduct school for at least 990 instructional hours over a minimum of 180 days each academic year, and recover any days lost due to inclement weather. Districts are expected to build a recovery day into their calendars so as to provide families and employees advance notice of the possible need and timing for a make-up day.

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Ready for ‘Big Kid’ School? Apply for CSD’s Supplemental Kindergarten Program

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Ready for “big kid” school? Kindergarten is a critical year in a child’s education, and to make sure students get off to a strong start, we are expanding the number of hours some of our kindergartners spend in the classroom. Starting on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m., Canyons District will begin accepting online applications for its Supplemental Hours of Kindergarten Instruction program for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Our school is among 20 throughout the District that is offering the program. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2020 to participate in the opt-in, tuition-based program. Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Phase one of the application process will end on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 11:59 p.m., and by Feb. 12, families will be notified of whether their students have been admitted to a school of their choosing or placed on a waiting list. Canyons District will continue to accept applications after Feb. 5. Students who apply after that date will be added to a waiting list or invited to enroll at schools that still have openings. 

Students who are accepted into the program will receive nearly four additional hours of instruction every school day. The participating children begin and end school at the same time as the school’s first- through fifth-grade students. Cost for the program is $2,950 a year, and can be paid in monthly installments. A 10 percent discount is available for parents and guardians who pay the yearly tuition in full at one time. Read more on CSD’s website.

Nominations Now Accepted for 2020 Teacher of the Year Honors

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“I touch the future,” once said Christa McAuliffe, the American teacher and Space Shuttle Challenger crew member.  “I teach.”

To honor the stellar teachers who encourage students to seek their dreams and reach for the stars, the Canyons Board of Education and Administration encourage members of the community to submit nominations for the 2020 Canyons Teacher of the Year Award.

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Here’s How Students Take Advantage of all the Educational Opportunities We Provide

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Did you know that 20 percent — or one in five — of Canyons District’s 34,000 students are enrolled in the school of their choosing, or a school other than the one assigned to them by geographic boundaries? Many come to us from outside the District, including students who have chosen to enroll at our school. Utah is what’s known as a School Choice state, and we are proud to be the school of choice for our students. Under Utah law, students who wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school may apply to transfer to another school by submitting a Standard Open Enrollment Form. In Canyons District, families are able to submit these forms online from the comfort of their home or office using our Online Permit Portal. For the coming school year, the window for applying for the school-choice permits will open Dec. 1 and end Feb. 21. School transfers are approved when space is available and on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Meeting Minutes – November 11, 2019

Members in Attendance:

Katie Atkinson

Chelsea Osborne

Cindy Boyer

Heather Sullivan

Marcy Hadean

Amy Carlin

Nicole Magann

Jamison Morrison

Katie Hart

Kevin Handren

 

 

Topics brought up for discussion and their resolution:

 

  • Reflections Follow up-Winners to be announced in Newsletter
  • Red Ribbon Week-stuffed animals were a hit, possibly share photos on social media
  • Biztown-need to make sure we get on the schedule/waiting list for next year-Ms. Magann to reach out. If we can get a date later in the year we can spread the lessons out, possibly include them in Brain Boosters.  Also offer a Summer Camp
  • Clean Air Week-Cindy/student council. January 13-17
  • Magann

-accelerated learning going well, need to let teachers know what is going on and possibly need teacher input.  reassess every 5 weeks to make sure those kids should remain there. 

-Rotation reading-could pull extended/on level and the lower stay with teacher, shows higher test scores

  • Altara TV-accelerated learning, post about Idle Free Week
  • PTA Charity-Hawk Store? Book Drive?
  • Still need a Box Top person and someone to take over the Book Fair

Congratulations Mrs. Sullivan

Ms. Sullivan just received a big check from the Canyons Education Foundation. This money will be used to purchase materials to create a dedicated space in the classroom for Morning Meetings. At these meetings, students share news and information, participate in a short whole-class activity, and listen to a daily message. Congratulations again, Ms. Sullivan! 

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