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Question of the Week

Question of the Week

School is back in session, and we know sometimes it takes a while to get accustomed to new routines. As a reminder, please check for changes in your school schedule during the week. Elementary schools, for example, get out early on Fridays, middle schools start late on Fridays, and some high schools have different start and end times. You can find bell schedules for elementary and secondary schools on Canyons District’s website in the alphabetic index found under “Parent Resources.” Also available online for students who ride the bus to school are alternate bus schedules for early-out and late-start days. To find your schedule, enter your address in the address box that appears on the portal, and, using the drop-down menu for “Program,” select the option “EDAY.”  Then click “Go." This will give you the Friday bus schedule. As always, if you have need of any assistance, please feel free to reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Thursday, 08 August 2019 19:15

Why does school start earlier this year?

Parents spoke, and we listened. In response to input from patrons who expressed concern about our schools letting out later than those in neighboring districts—which makes it difficult for families to coordinate summer vacations and for high school students to find compete for summer jobs—

Canyons’ schools will let out this year starting in May, instead of the first week of June. In order to preserve the minimum of statutorily-mandated instructional days, this necessitated that we also start school a few days earlier than usual. There also will be fewer Fridays when school is not in session, alleviating the need for working parents to secure child care. There will be no change in the number of instructional days or holidays. The changes were approved by the Board of Education based on recommendations by the District’s Calendar Committee, which is made up of employees, and parents. Teachers also provided input via two extensive surveys. To aid families in their planning, all new and tentatively-approved calendars can be found on the District’s website.
Wednesday, 03 July 2019 09:01

Is your Child Ready for School?

When does school start? Where does my child meet the bus? What’s on the lunch menu? You've got back-to-school questions. Canyons School District has answers. Parents can stay in the know by frequently checking canyonsdistrict.org, but following are a few key dates and pieces of information for families to keep in mind.

For Your Calendar

Aug. 1 
Online Registration Opens
Aug. 16 Sixth-grade orientation
Aug. 19 First Day of School
Aug. 22 First Day of Kindergarten
Sept. 2 Labor Day

How to Register for School: Point, click, register, it’s that easy. Starting Aug. 1, CSD families can register their children for school online. If your child has attended CSD in the past: You will use your Guardian Skyward Family Access ID and Password to begin the online-registration process at http://skyward.canyonsdistrict.org/. If your child is new to CSD:  You will need to begin the enrollment process at your child’s school. A list of walk-in registration dates can be found at canyonsdistrict.org.

How to Sign Up to Volunteer: Be a classroom helper, mentor and tutor students, collect school supplies, or contribute to fundraising activities: The volunteer opportunities in Canyons District schools are only as limited as your imagination. Even the most time-pinched parents can find ways to support their child's teacher and neighborhood school—and many do. Over the past 10 years, more than 126,000 parents and patrons have devoted about 1.6 million hours to volunteering in Canyons District schools. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now being accepted. To sign-up, click here and follow the prompts.

Information on Bus Routes: Click here for an interactive database to find out if your child is eligible for busing, and where to find the bus stop.

Lunch Menus: What's for lunch? Check here throughout the school year for weekly school breakfast and lunch menus.

For Everything Else: A-Z List of Parent Resources: Canyonsdistrict.org/parents
Recently, there have been reports of phone scams in which callers, claiming to be from The College Board, contact Utah parents in an attempt to collect payment for ACT or SAT test-prep materials. The callers will ask for a credit card number so they can mail the materials to a student who has supposedly requested them. Sometimes, they’ll mention the student by name, or have access to other identifying information that makes their story more believable, says Canyons District Research and Assessment Director Dr. Hal Sanderson. “But The College Board would never initiate a phone call to a family or seek payment by credit card over the phone.” Phone fraud is a growing problem, and the test-prep scam isn’t the only one tied to education. In another ploy, callers will claim to be collecting overdue payments on student loans. Sanderson encourages anyone who encounters a suspected scam to report it to the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov/complaint.
Yes. Canyons School District allows members of the community to schedule use of Canyons’ auditoriums, gyms, dance rooms, classrooms, kitchens, cafeterias and fields. The fee schedule for using Canyons’ buildings depends on the entity who wishes to use the facility. You can see a copy of the fee schedule here: http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/facilities-scheduling and search for availability here: https://rentals.canyonsdistrict.org/home. Looking to run the stadium stairs at your local high school, or toss the pigskin around on the football field? Fields are open for individual use, provided they’re not occupied by a sporting event.
Who can help me if I’m having trouble logging in to my Skyward account?

On rare occasions, Canyons District’s computer engineers have to take Skyward offline for routine maintenance and upgrades. To avoid disruptions for employees, students and families, efforts are made to schedule these upgrades over holidays or weekends—and the next upgrade is scheduled to take place with the start of Spring Recess on Monday, April 1. The Skyward portal for students will be unavailable starting at 6 p.m. that evening, and the portal used by employees will be pulled offline at 9 p.m. Both systems are expected to be back up and fully operational the next morning (Tuesday) by 6 a.m. If you encounter problems with Skyward outside scheduled maintenance periods, help is on the way! CSD’s Information Technology Department has established a Help Desk to assist teachers, employees, students and guardians with difficulties they experience in Skyward. If you wish to update your personal Skyward settings, have forgotten your password, or are having other complications, please contact our Help Desk and they will be happy to assist you at 801-826-5544 during regular office hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Per District policy, CSD’s weeklong Spring Break occurs during the first full week of April. This year, schools are closed from April 1-5, with class resuming the following Monday. Spring Recess is one of several holidays stipulated by Calendar Committee Guidelines created to provide consistency in scheduling and help families plan.
This summer, hundreds of Canyons District’s high school seniors will don robes and mortar boards in preparation to receive their diplomas and participate in a rite of passage that has come to symbolize the transition to adulthood. High school graduation ceremonies are a family affair, a time for celebrating academic achievement and spotlighting our exceptional students—so mark your calendars now. The District’s five traditional high schools will perform commencement rites on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Ceremonies for special programs and schools will be held on separate dates to be announced soon.

  • Alta High School — June 5, 10 a.m., Utah Community Credit Union Center at Utah Valley University
  • Brighton High School — June 5, 2 p.m., Maverik Center
  • Corner Canyon High — June 5, 2 p.m., Utah Community Credit Union Center at Utah Valley University
  • Hillcrest High School — June 5, 10 a.m., Maverik Center
  • Jordan High School — June 5, 6 p.m., Maverik Center
The list of schools that plan to offer Supplemental Hours of Kindergarten Instruction is still being finalized. But it’s expected that Canyons District will begin accepting applications for the tuition-based program starting on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. More information about how to apply will be shared with Canyons District families on Feb. 1, 2019 via email. Detailed instructions also will be published on the District’s website: canyonsdistrict.org. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2019 to participate. Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The application window will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 2, and computers will be available at Canyons schools for families who do not have Internet connectivity at home. Those students who are accepted into the classes will receive nearly four additional hours of instruction every school day. Enrollees begin and end school at the same time as the school’s first- through fifth-grade students. The cost for the program is $2,950 a year, and can be paid in monthly installments, August-May. A 10 percent discount is available for parents and guardians who pay the yearly tuition in full at one time. There also is a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $100. Financial-need scholarships also are available for qualifying students. Parents may apply for the financial assistance at the same time they submit enrollment applications.
Monday, 03 December 2018 03:44

How Sick is Too Sick for School?

It’s like clockwork. With the arrival of cold weather come winter colds and sniffles, posing the inevitable quandary for parents: How sick is too sick to send your child to school? Sometimes, it’s obvious. If your child is feverish and shaking or vomiting, he or she is probably in no condition to be learning. But what about a nagging cough or sore throat? Canyons District encourages school employees and students to stay home when:

  • They are not well enough or seem too run down to participate in class.
  • Their cold symptoms are accompanied by a fever of 101 F or higher.
  • They have a contagious illness, such as the flu or pinkeye/ conjunctivitis (crusty and red eyes with yellow or green discharge).
  • They have vomited two or more times in a 24-hour period, or have diarrhea.
  • They have been diagnosed with a bacterial infection, such as bronchitis or strep throat. In such cases, keep a child home for 24 hours after starting antibiotics. 
A word on lice: Once a child has been treated, he or she can return to school.

What Do Schools Do to Prevent the Spread of Disease?

Canyons District has about 5.8 million square feet of space to keep cleaned, which is accomplished each day with special attention paid to touchpoints, or highly-trafficked areas with which students come into direct contact, such as door knobs, computer keyboards, and drinking fountains. Deep-cleaning to combat specific illnesses entails using specialized chemicals and tools, such as electrostatic sprayers, which can cover an entire area with a bug-fighting coating of disinfectant. Parents can help by reminding children of the importance of good personal hygiene. The best way to stop the spread of disease is to thoroughly wash hands after using the restroom and before preparing or eating meals.
Under Utah law, students who wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school—the one assigned to them by geographic boundaries—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. 16. School transfers are approved when space is available and on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a school accepts a family’s online permit application, the family has 10 days to accept the invitation. After 10 days, if the invitation hasn’t been accepted, the permit will be rescinded. During the application window, principals, or their designees, are encouraged to respond within 30 days or a reasonable timeframe after receiving an application as a courtesy to those families who may be applying to more than one school. Principals will receive a reminder each morning of permits that are pending approval. Questions? Please contact Floyd Stensrud in the Office of Planning and Enrollment, 801-826-5180.
Some 14,000 Canyons District students begin and end their day with a trip on a bus. As a form of mass transit, buses keep thousands of cars off the road, reducing emissions and helping to improve the quality of the air we breathe. They also are a safer way to travel to and from school than riding in a family vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. CSD's school buses are driven by experts with Commercial Driver’s Licenses, and they’re held to a higher safety standard than regular vehicles. “In one school year, our buses can be inspected up to 400 times,” CSD’s Transportation Director Jeremy Wardle told Good4Utah during a recent TV segment coinciding with National School Bus Safety Week. CSD mechanics maintain about 180 buses, and for their efforts in 2017, were awarded the Utah Highway Patrol’s Safety Gold Medal. The status is a rare distinction—and a sign that CSD students are traveling on the safest buses possible. Armed with tools, tape measures and mechanics’ dollies, a handful of UHP inspectors spent several days giving CSD’s buses the once-over. Buses are examined to ensure that hazard lights, windshield wipers, defrosters, headlights, fire extinguishers and exit doors are working properly and that first aid kits are fully stocked. Brake-pad thicknesses and tire treads are checked. Air, oil and coolant lines are scrutinized for leaks along with exhaust piping. Technology also plays a role in bus safety. Every bus has cameras capable of monitoring what takes place on the bus. The buses are also equipped with a Zonar system, which relays information about their location, speed, engine health and exactly what time it arrived and left each bus stop—in real time. National School Bus Safety Week is a perfect time for parents to talk to their children about the rules of the road. Here are a few helpful safety routines to always keep in mind:

  • Make sure your child knows his/her address and phone number, and how to reach you in case of an emergency.
  • Keep tabs on how your child will get to and from school, and with whom.
  • Talk to your child about stranger danger.
  • Review walking and biking routes with your child.
  • Establish a check-in time for your child to notify you when they arrive home from school.
  • Know your child’s friends and their phone numbers.
  • Pedestrians should stick to sidewalks when possible and walk facing traffic. Before crossing any street, even at a crosswalk, stop and look left and right for oncoming cars.
  • When biking or skateboarding to school, children should wear a helmet and understand traffic rules. They should come to a complete stop at crosswalks and walk their bike or skateboard across.
  • Never dart out in front of a parked car.
  • Do not bike or drive a motor vehicle while texting, talking on the phone or using headphones.
  • Drivers must always yield to pedestrians and should take extra care in school zones and at crosswalks.
  • It is illegal to pass a bus that is loading or unloading children.

Sources: National Safety Council, Utah Code, and Canyons District's Policy Manual
Some 14,000 Canyons District students begin and end their day with a trip on a bus. As a form of mass transit, buses keep thousands of cars off the road, reducing emissions and helping to improve the quality of the air we breathe. They also are a safer way to travel to and from school than riding in a family vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. CSD's school buses are driven by experts with Commercial Driver’s Licenses, and they’re held to a higher safety standard than regular vehicles. “In one school year, our buses can be inspected up to 400 times,” CSD’s Transportation Director Jeremy Wardle told Good4Utah during a recent TV segment coinciding with National School Bus Safety Week. CSD mechanics maintain about 180 buses, and for their efforts in 2017, were awarded the Utah Highway Patrol’s Safety Gold Medal. The status is a rare distinction—and a sign that CSD students are traveling on the safest buses possible. Armed with tools, tape measures and mechanics’ dollies, a handful of UHP inspectors spent several days giving CSD’s buses the once-over. Buses are examined to ensure that hazard lights, windshield wipers, defrosters, headlights, fire extinguishers and exit doors are working properly and that first aid kits are fully stocked. Brake-pad thicknesses and tire treads are checked. Air, oil and coolant lines are scrutinized for leaks along with exhaust piping. Technology also plays a role in bus safety. Every bus has cameras capable of monitoring what takes place on the bus. The buses are also equipped with a Zonar system, which relays information about their location, speed, engine health and exactly what time it arrived and left each bus stop—in real time. National School Bus Safety Week is a perfect time for parents to talk to their children about the rules of the road. Here are a few helpful safety routines to always keep in mind:



  • Make sure your child knows his/her address and phone number, and how to reach you in case of an emergency.
  • Keep tabs on how your child will get to and from school, and with whom.
  • Talk to your child about stranger danger.
  • Review walking and biking routes with your child.
  • Establish a check-in time for your child to notify you when they arrive home from school.
  • Know your child’s friends and their phone numbers.
  • Pedestrians should stick to sidewalks when possible and walk facing traffic. Before crossing any street, even at a crosswalk, stop and look left and right for oncoming cars.
  • When biking or skateboarding to school, children should wear a helmet and understand traffic rules. They should come to a complete stop at crosswalks and walk their bike or skateboard across.
  • Never dart out in front of a parked car.
  • Do not bike or drive a motor vehicle while texting, talking on the phone or using headphones.
  • Drivers must always yield to pedestrians and should take extra care in school zones and at crosswalks.
  • It is illegal to pass a bus that is loading or unloading children.

Sources: National Safety Council, Utah Code, and Canyons District's Policy Manual
Canyons’ first immersion classes opened in 2009, the same year that the District was founded. The District is now home to 19 elementary and secondary school immersion programs where more than 10 percent of CSD’s 34,000 students are learning Chinese, French or Spanish. A model of bilingual instruction dating back to the 1960s, immersion programs are surfacing in classrooms around the globe as an efficient path to proficiency in a world language. Children in dual language immersion programs spend half the day learning core subjects in English and the other half learning in a target language. Utah’s model extends through high school where, if students pass an Advanced Placement exam with a score of 3 or above, they can start taking college-level courses for early college credit. The higher education partner that’s co-teaching CSD’s college-level courses is the University of Utah. Curious about the courses and how they’ll operate? You can find more information on CSD’s homepage

Elementary DLI Schools

  • Alta View Elementary - (Spanish)
  • Butler Elementary - (French)
  • Draper Elementary - (Chinese)
  • Lone Peak Elementary - (Chinese)
  • Midvale Elementary - (Spanish)
  • Oak Hollow Elementary - (French)
  • Ridgecrest Elementary - (Chinese)
  • Silver Mesa Elementary - (Spanish)

Secondary DLI Schools

  • Butler Middle School - (Chinese & French)
  • Draper Park Middle School - (Chinese & French)
  • Indian Hills Middle School - (Chinese)
  • Midvale Middle School - (Spanish)
  • Mt. Jordan Middle School - (Spanish)
  • Union Middle School - (Spanish)
  • Alta High School - (Chinese)
  • Corner Canyon High School - (Chinese & French)
  • Jordan High School - (Spanish)
  • Hillcrest - (Spanish)
  • Brighton - (Chinese & French)
Canyons’ first immersion classes opened in 2009, the same year that the District was founded. The District is now home to 19 elementary and secondary school immersion programs where more than 10 percent of CSD’s 34,000 students are learning Chinese, French or Spanish. A model of bilingual instruction dating back to the 1960s, immersion programs are surfacing in classrooms around the globe as an efficient path to proficiency in a world language. Children in dual language immersion programs spend half the day learning core subjects in English and the other half learning in a target language. Utah’s model extends through high school where, if students pass an Advanced Placement exam with a score of 3 or above, they can start taking college-level courses for early college credit. The higher education partner that’s co-teaching CSD’s college-level courses is the University of Utah. Curious about the courses and how they’ll operate? You can find more information on CSD’s homepage

Elementary DLI Schools

  • Alta View Elementary - (Spanish)
  • Butler Elementary - (French)
  • Draper Elementary - (Chinese)
  • Lone Peak Elementary - (Chinese)
  • Midvale Elementary - (Spanish)
  • Oak Hollow Elementary - (French)
  • Ridgecrest Elementary - (Chinese)
  • Silver Mesa Elementary - (Spanish)

Secondary DLI Schools
  • Butler Middle School - (Chinese & French)
  • Draper Park Middle School - (Chinese & French)
  • Indian Hills Middle School - (Chinese)
  • Midvale Middle School - (Spanish)
  • Mt. Jordan Middle School - (Spanish)
  • Union Middle School - (Spanish)
  • Alta High School - (Chinese)
  • Corner Canyon High School - (Chinese & French)
  • Jordan High School - (Spanish)
  • Hillcrest - (Spanish)
  • Brighton - (Chinese & French)
Yes. Canyons School District allows members of the community to schedule use of Canyons’ auditoriums, gyms, dance rooms, classrooms, kitchens, cafeterias and fields. The fee schedule for using Canyons’ buildings depends on the entity who wishes to use the facility. You can see a copy of the fee schedule here: http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/facilities-scheduling and search for availability here: https://rentals.canyonsdistrict.org/home. Looking to run the stadium stairs at your local high school, or toss the pigskin around on the football field? Fields are open for individual use, provided they’re not occupied by a sporting event.
The safety and welfare of children is a communitywide priority in Canyons District where we work with cities and first responders to keep kids safe while on their way to and from school. Crossing guards are a great example of this collaborative effort. The cities that our schools serve—Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Sandy, and Midvale—not only keep roads and sidewalks maintained and clear of snow, they also employ crossing guards who, rain or shine, help students traverse busy roadways and intersections. Staffing levels are determined by the cities based on traffic studies and in coordination with the District’s Safe Walking routes. August is Back-to-School Safety Month, a perfect time for parents to review family emergency plans and talk to their children about the rules of the road. Click here for helpful safety routines to always keep in mind:
All sports carry the risk of injury. Fortunately, most injuries are preventable—especially those due to overuse or overtraining.

 *   Take a Break: It’s important to build-in rest periods between training, practice and competitions. A useful rule-of-thumb is that children under the age of 16 should not practice more hours per week at a given sport than their age in years.

 *   Self-care: It’s important for athletes to eat a healthy diet and consume enough calories. Getting enough rest and liquids are equally vital.

 *   Keep it Fun: Training should be fun and invigorating. If it feels monotonous or painful, that can be a sign that you’re pushing too hard.

 *   Play Safe: Good sportsmanship and adherence to game rules can reduce the risk for injury.

 *   Manageable Workload: With training, it’s important to use proper technique and to keep weekly workload increases under 15 percent.

 *   Warm-up & Cool Down: It’s important to do dynamic warm-ups before training to pre-stretch and activate muscles without overstretching them, and to do cool downs afterward.
Thursday, 19 July 2018 20:05

Is Your Child Ready for School?

When does school start? Where does my child meet the bus? What’s on the lunch menu? You've got back-to-school questions. Canyons School District has answers. Parents can stay in the know by frequently checking canyonsdistrict.org, but following are a few key dates and pieces of information for families to keep in mind.

For Your Calendar

Aug. 2 Online Registration Opens
Aug. 21 Sixth-grade orientation
Aug. 22 First Day of School
Aug. 27 First Day of Kindergarten
Sept. 3 Labor Day

How to Register for School: Point, click, register, it’s that easy. Starting Aug. 2, CSD families can register their children for school online. If your child has attended CSD in the past: You will use your Guardian Skyward Family Access ID and Password to begin the online-registration process at http://skyward.canyonsdistrict.org/. If your child is new to CSD:  You will need to begin the enrollment process at your child’s school. Click here for a list of walk-in dates

How to Sign Up to Volunteer: Be a classroom helper, mentor and tutor students, collect school supplies, or contribute to fundraising activities: The volunteer opportunities in Canyons District schools are only as limited as your imagination. Even the most time-pinched parents can find ways to support their child's teacher and neighborhood school—and many do. Last year, 12,989 parents and patrons devoted about 160,000 hours to volunteering in Canyons District schools. Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are now being accepted. To sign-up, click here and follow the prompts.

Information on Bus Routes: Click here for an interactive database to find out if your child is eligible for busing, and where to find the bus stop.

What Time Does School Start and End? A complete list of bell schedules for all CSD schools can be found here.

Lunch Menus: What's for lunch? Check here throughout the school year for weekly school breakfast and lunch menus.

For Everything Else: A-Z List of Parent Resources: Canyonsdistrict.org/parents
Thursday, 19 July 2018 20:00

Is Your Child Ready for School?

When does school start? Where does my child meet the bus? What’s on the lunch menu? You've got back-to-school questions. Canyons School District has answers. Parents can stay in the know by frequently checking canyonsdistrict.org, but following are a few key dates and pieces of information for families to keep in mind.




For Your Calendar

  • Aug. 2 Online Registration Opens
  • Aug. 21 Sixth-grade orientation
  • Aug. 22 First Day of School
  • Aug. 27 First Day of Kindergarten
  • Sept. 3 Labor Day 
  • How to Register for School
  • Point, click, register, it’s that easy. Starting Aug. 2, CSD families can register their children for school online. If your child has attended CSD in the past: You will use your Guardian Skyward Family Access ID and Password to begin the online-registration process at http://skyward.canyonsdistrict.org/. If your child is new to CSD:  You will need to begin the enrollment process at your child’s school. Click here for a list of walk-in dates.
  • How to Sign Up to Volunteer
  • Be a classroom helper, mentor and tutor students, collect school supplies, or contribute to fundraising activities: The volunteer opportunities in Canyons District schools are only as limited as your imagination. Even the most time-pinched parents can find ways to support their child's teacher and neighborhood school—and many do. Last year, 12,989 parents and patrons devoted about 160,000 hours to volunteering in Canyons District schools. Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are now being accepted. To sign-up, click here and follow the prompts.
  • Information on Bus Routes
  • Click here for an interactive database to find out if your child is eligible for busing, and where to find the bus stop.
  • What Time Does School Start and End?
  • A complete list of bell schedules for all CSD schools can be found here.
  • Lunch Menus
  • What's for lunch? Check here throughout the school year for weekly school breakfast and lunch menus.
  • For Everything Else: A-Z List of Parent Resources
  • Canyonsdistrict.org/parents
With fire danger at its peak, people are reasonably concerned about safeguarding their homes and businesses. But don’t be overly alarmed these next few weeks if you hear the sounding of a fire alarm at your neighborhood school—it could be a test-run of the school’s safety equipment. Summer is the optimal time for testing school safety mechanisms, such as, fire alarms, burglary alarms and fire sprinkler systems, because “we’re able to minimize disruption and ensure that our systems are in good working order for the coming school year,” says CSD’s Risk Management Coordinator Kevin Ray. The testing of fire alarms is done is compliance with recommendations by the State Fire Marshall. But CSD has been testing all its safety systems since the District’s inception as a matter of good practice. There is no set schedule for the test. But, if for some reason, you happen to be inside a school building when an alarm goes off, it’s best to assume that it’s a real fire and evacuate immediately—unless you’ve been informed in advance that it’s a scheduled drill or test.

We all know teenagers live with their phones in their hands. It can be especially frustrating when your kids won’t stop texting while on a family vacation. But there is an alternative to just taking the phone away. Katie Blunt, an education-technology specialist with the Canyons School District, recently appeared on ABC4Utah and KUTV with tips for how parents can get their kids to actually learn something while using their phones this summer. Among her recommendations — a detailed list of which can be found at the following link — are to encourage kids to record and edit video journals documenting the highlights of family getaways. Did you know there are apps for creating custom geocache challenges and virtual scavenger hunts? There are also plenty of interactive websites that kids can use to find local hiking trails or learn more about a given city or town. Check out this handy website for all kinds of resources and ideas:

http://parentconnections.canyonsdistrict.org/summer-technology-activities.html

Canyons’ first immersion classes opened in 2009, the same year that the District was founded. The District is now home to 17 elementary and secondary school immersion programs with the expected addition of two more schools in 2018-2019 (see list below). Statewide, more than 32,000 students in 160 schools are learning Chinese, French, German, Portuguese  — and now Russian — under the immersion model, which extends through high school where students who pass the Advanced Placement exam with a 3 or above can start taking upper division college-level courses for early college credit. The higher education partner that’s co-teaching CSD’s college-level courses is the University of Utah. Curious about the courses and how they’ll operate? You can find more information on CSD’s homepage.

Elementary DLI Schools

  • Alta View Elementary - (Spanish)
  • Butler Elementary - (French)
  • Draper Elementary - (Chinese)
  • Lone Peak Elementary - (Chinese)
  • Midvale Elementary - (Spanish)
  • Oak Hollow Elementary - (French)
  • Ridgecrest Elementary - (Chinese)
  • Silver Mesa Elementary - (Spanish)
Secondary DLI Schools, 2017-2018

  • Butler Middle School - (Chinese & French)
  • Draper Park Middle School - (Chinese & French)
  • Indian Hills Middle School - (Chinese)
  • Midvale Middle School - (Spanish)
  • Mt. Jordan Middle School - (Spanish)
  • Union MIddle School - (Spanish)
  • Alta Hish School - (Chinese)
  • Corner Canyon High School - (Chinese & French)
  • Jordan High School - (Spanish)
Projected Additional High Schols, 2018-2019

  • Hillcrest - (Spanish)
  • Brighton - (Chinese & French)
Every spring, on behalf of the Canyons Board of Education, the Canyons District Administration enters into negotiations with groups that represent the employees to review the terms of compensation and benefits for the following school year. In these negotiations, which have already started for the 2018-2019 school year, licensed teachers are represented by the Canyons Education Association,

and classified employees are represented by the Canyons Education Support Professionals Association. Once tentative agreements are reached for both the licensed and ESP employees, they are forwarded to the Canyons Board of Education for approval.
In matters of public health, Canyons District takes direction from the local health authority — most often, the Salt Lake County Health Department. When a health authority notifies one of our schools of a vaccine-preventable disease outbreak, the school works with the health authority to identify any students and employees who may have been exposed, or who need to be excluded from school because they are not fully immunized. Click here for additional information about the Utah Department of Health’s Immunization Program.
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