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For high school seniors, the future is now. Even though the pomp and circumstance of high school graduation is seven months away, the high schools in Canyons District this week are emphasizing the importance of taking the next step in students’ educational journeys.  From Nov. 6-10, 2017 Canyons District will celebrate its fourth annual Utah College Application Week — five days dedicated to helping students fill out and submit at least one viable application to a college, university or a technical-trade school.  Although the applying for college can be a serious topic, schools have planned lighthearted events to jump-start every student’s…
Tuesday is a local election, and Canyons District voters have a lot to consider from mayoral races to a $283 million tax-rate-neutral bond to rebuild and renovate aging schools. Some voters in the District also will have a chance to weigh in on the race to replace former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz. Confused about where to vote, and what type of identification to bring. Following, courtesy of the Salt Lake County Clerk, is a list of nearby polling places. Voters may vote at any of the Vote Centers listed at this website. Vote Centers will be open on Election Day (Nov.…
Thursday, 02 November 2017 18:26

Snow Day: CSD’s Snow Closure Guidelines

If the forecast holds, a cold front is expected to roll into Salt Lake this weekend accompanied by rain, and possibly snow. To the end of preparing our community for winter, here is a guide to how Canyons District will communicate information about school cancellations or delayed starts. Please remember: Unless extreme weather creates unsound traveling conditions, schools operating under the Canyons District umbrella will remain open on scheduled school days. Why keep schools open during snowstorms?Our 34,000 students count on us to deliver a quality education in a safe, welcoming environment. Unscheduled school closures disrupt learning and place a burden on…
The cheering crowd lining Main Street in Historic Sandy was in for a surprise as sweet as candy when the elementary school students started their annual Halloween costume parade on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The students gave the crowd quite a treat as they showed off their costumes, which ranged from witches and ghouls to superheroes and Disney princesses.  The parade, which draws hundreds of spectators, is one of Canyons District’s most popular Halloween attractions. As in previous years, the annual parade was led by Principal McKay Robinson and Assistant Principal Brooke Rauzon, who donned blue Cookie Monster and red Elmo…
Halloween may be the spookiest night of the year, but not for the reasons many parents think. While families fret about stranger danger and America’s sugar-fueled obesity epidemic, the most pressing danger is auto-pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian fatalities nearly double on Halloween, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation: 30 percent of all crash fatalities on Oct. 31 involve pedestrians, compared to 16 percent on an average day. The heightened risk stems from the combination of having fewer daylight hours in the fall with still relatively warm temperatures, which translates to busier sidewalks and crosswalks, says Canyons District’s Risk Management Coordinator…
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