Think it’s challenging to dig out of your driveway on a snowy winter morning in a mad rush to get your kids to school on time? Try readying 45 schools to receive them. When the wind bites and ice hits, Canyons District custodians and ground crews report to work while it’s still dark, often as early as 3 to 5 a.m., to make sure our schools are warm and welcoming. A crew of 15-25 snow-plow trucks have generally already done a first pass to clear parking lots, but often there’s plenty of work to be done to remove slush and…
Monday, 11 February 2019 12:31

Bundle Up: School is in Session Today

It's a cold morning so bundle up and give yourself plenty of time to get to school today. The snow-plow drivers have been working hard to get the roads ready for the morning drive. Please, give yourself extra time to walk and drive to school or arrive at the bus stop safely—and be careful out there. Be on the lookout for young children walking to schools and bus stops, and be mindful that buses make frequent stops. On wet, wintry days, our schools are lenient with tardies, because we want everyone arriving to school safe, sound and ready to learn. See you…
To make up for the instructional time lost due to Wednesday’s snow day, a make-up school day has been scheduled for Friday, Feb. 15. The date was chosen as a more prudent and less disruptive alternative to holding the make-up day on Presidents Day or during Spring Recess, the two options that are stipulated by the District’s Board-approved calendar guidelines. The Canyons Board of Education’s decision was done under a one-time suspension of those stipulations during a meeting of the Board on Thursday scheduled specifically for this purpose. “The Board felt it was important to preserve quality instruction time, and…
Bundle up!  It's a snowy and cold morning, but Canyons District schools will be operating on a regular schedule today, Feb. 7, 2019. Canyons transportation employees who have been driving the roads since 4 a.m. say they are able to safely navigate the roads.  As a result, buses and schools will be running in their regular schedules.  Heavy snow and dangerous road conditions forced the cancellation of school in Canyons District on Wednesday, Feb. 6. As student safety is our No. 1 priority, all schools and District Offices were closed for one day.  Night activities, including classes at the Canyons…
On a Wednesday morning in January, 2017, Unified Police recommended that Midvale Elementary go on "shelter in place" while they responded to reports of a bank robbery near the school. All students were already safe inside their classrooms, busy learning as usual and largely oblivious to the safety protocol, which lasted all of 20 minutes. Had any students or faculty been outside on the playground, Principal Chip Watts and his administrative team would have calmly escorted them back inside the building and directed them to return to class before locking the doors and notifying parents. School would have carried on…
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