Canyons District will soon begin accepting applications from students who want to take the test for admittance to the SALTA (Supporting Advanced Learners Toward Achievement) magnet program.
Applications are being accepted from students in the kindergarten through fourth grades. Third-graders in the program also must take the test.
The Request for Testing Form for SALTA — which stands for Supporting Advanced Learners Toward Achievement — will be available on Monday Sept. 22. It will be accessible on the Canyons District website until Thursday, Oct. 30.
- Testing Block No. 1 — Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15
- Testing Block No. 2 — Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22
CORRECTION: Back to School Night is Thursday, September 4, at 6:00 pm. We apologize for any confusion that our recent newsletter may have caused. The date was correct, but we accidentally listed the 4th as Wednesday. Again, Back to School Night is Thursday, September 4 at 6:00 pm. We look forward to seeing all of you. We ask that you leave your children home as this is an informational meeting for you as parents. Thank you.
Child’s Teacher – You may find out who your child’s teacher is by logging into your Skyward Family Access (same as registration) starting Monday, August 18. Class lists will NOT be posted on the school doors or anywhere for the safety and protection of all students.
Meet Your Teacher – We have established a time for you to bring your child to meet their teacher and see where their classroom is. This will take place on Tuesday, August 19 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
First Day of School (Grades 1 – 5) – The first day of school for grades 1 – 5 will be Wednesday, August 20. The first bell rings at 8:45 am. We look forward to seeing everyone!
First Day of School (Kindergarten) – The first day of school for Kindergarten will be Monday, August 25. The first week is for appointments and testing. You should receive information about scheduling a time to have your child tested by the second week of August.
Back to School Night – Thursday, September 4 at 6:00 pm. Come and learn what we have planned for the upcoming school year and get any questions you may have answered by your child’s teacher
We just received important news about next school year that we wanted to forward to you.
The Canyons Education Association announced Wednesday night that its members approved the 2014-2015 contract for teachers. The Canyons Board of Education approved the contract in its May 6 public meeting.
The teacher contract gives elementary schools a new schedule for the 2014-2015 school year. The new schedule is designed to help each individual student achieve academic success. It establishes consistent daily instructional time five days per week. It also redistributes time in the regular work day for teachers to plan individually and in teams so they can give special attention to each student’s achievement and adjust their lessons to ensure that all students succeed.
To assist you in your planning, our bell schedule in the 2014-2015 school year will be as follows:
- Grades 1-5: 8:50 – 3:20 (first bell at 8:45 with tardy bell at 8:50)
- AM: 8:50 – 11:45 (first bell at 8:45 with tardy bell at 8:50)
- PM: 12:25 – 3:20 (first bell at 12:20 with tardy bell at 12:25)
The new schedule also includes seven early-out Fridays to give teachers time for professional development. Those early-out days will be as follows: Sept. 26; Oct. 24; Dec. 5; Jan. 30; Feb. 20; March 27; and April 24. Early out on the 7 Fridays will dismiss at 1:35. Kindergarten AM will run from 8:50 - 10:50 and PM Kindergarten will run from 11:35 - 1:35.
A sample full month schedule as well as the 2014-2015 academic calendar linked below.
More information about the schedule and teacher contract, which includes additional compensation for teachers, can be found at www.canyonsdistrict.org.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.