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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Snow Day – Feb 3

Today, on Monday, Feb. 3, heavy snow and dangerous road conditions have forced the cancellation of school in Canyons District. All schools and District Offices will be closed for the day. This announcement of the closure of schools and District Offices is for one day only. Additional information will be sent to the community if the closure extends to Tuesday. If you have questions, please refer to our district website, canyonsdistrict.org. Thank you. Please stay safe.

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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A Letter of Appreciation

Hello Parents and Guardians of Students at Canyon View Elementary,

This afternoon I wanted to send a personal message to express my appreciation for the care our community showed today for the safety of the students at Canyon View Elementary. While the day started just like any other, our students and teachers were asked to change course in rapid fashion and follow our emergency evacuation plans. They did a wonderful job following their teacher’s instructions, staying with the rest of the class, and gathering in safe spots on the playground while emergency crews were called in to inspect a suspected natural-gas leak outside of the building.

When it was determined that it would take a significant amount of time to investigate the cause of the leak we transported the children via school bus to nearby Butler Middle where the children could be picked up by an approved adult. I want to thank all the parents for your cooperation and patience as we worked through the check-out process. I hope you could see that we went to great lengths to ensure that every child was released into the care of a responsible adult who could show us proper identification. As of about 1 p.m., all of our students had been released into the custody of their parents, guardian, or an approved adult.

If your children have not told you already, as they waited to be picked up, they watched “Monsters, Inc.,” on a theater-sized screen in the auditorium and munched on pizza that had been prepared by the middle school’s nutrition service workers. They loved it! It seemed more like a school party than a response to an emergency situation. 

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