Due to the COVID-19 virus, the school is closed to the public until at least May 1, 2020. We are either working from home or with a limited staff. Please allow at least 24 hours for staff or teachers to return your call or email. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Please stay well and know that we are missing our Lone Peak Family!
April 3, 2020
Dear Lone Peak Family,
Congratulations, you have made it through your first full week of online instruction! The last few weeks have been busy and I am sure difficult as well. On the home front, you have been busy working from home and teaching your children. Neither are easy tasks. At school we have been trying to problem solve remotely how to teach children, who are not yet independent learners, using a platform that requires some level of independence. This is a task that neither side signed up for, but I know we can do it by supporting each other!
We know that it takes repetition for students to be able to learn new concepts. It is going to take your students multiple tries to learn how to learn online. We know that this is going to be frustrating and time consuming for you. Here are some words of encouragement and information to help keep you going!
*We expect the students to make mistakes- feel free to submit assignments with mistakes in them- mistakes are where the learning takes place and help our teachers know what the next step should be.
*Just do your best! Complete what you can. Don’t feel like you need to do schoolwork until 8 o’clock or even 5 0’clock each night.
*Take breaks- when students are frustrated, send them to do a task, give them a brain break, make them run laps around your house. You can come back to it later.
*When all else fails, have your student read books, have them write about the books on paper, have them complete math problems on paper. We know that sometimes the sites aren’t working well- nearly the whole nation is on them.
*The most important thing right now is emotional well-being. When school is back in session, we will figure the rest out! That is what our teachers are the best at!
Spring Break is now upon us! You have made it! We recommend that you take this time to relax with family, forget about school work, play games together, do outside (and socially distanced) activities together. We will be ready on April 13th to continue teaching students. Teachers will be happy to answer any questions for you at that time. Until then, I have advised them to do the same as you. We all need a time to recharge after this stressful few weeks!
Thanks to both families and teachers for all of your hard work!
That beach vacation or camping trip may have to wait. But Utah’s stay-at-home directive doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a little downtime.
In support of continued efforts to flatten the COVID-19 curve, Canyons District is closing all school buildings and the District Office for Spring Recess, April 6-10. Students will have a week-long break from the daily demands of learning, as they would normally this time of year. We’ll also be pausing the curbside delivery of free lunch and breakfast.
“Families are shouldering a lot right now. We know many parents were counting on a break from the stresses of monitoring their children’s online school work while juggling jobs and household duties,” says Canyons Superintendent Dr. Jim Briscoe. “Employees who have been putting in extra hours to disinfect school buildings, package sack lunches, check out computing devices and build at-home learning modules, could also use this time to rest, reenergize and reconnect with families.”
Teachers will return to overseeing their virtual classrooms Monday, April 13, at which time distance learning and grab-and-go meals will resume.
We know distance learning is new to many of our families. But you’re not alone.
Public schools throughout the country — and the students and families they serve — are settling into a new normal as we heed calls for social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19. These are challenging and uncertain times for us all.
But as we dig into online lessons this week, remember the needs of your family will dictate what is manageable. If you, or your child, are feeling overwhelmed, or your circumstances don’t allow for the time needed to complete assignments, reach out to your child’s teacher or counselor to discuss ideas for managing and prioritizing the learning load. And if you’re in need of technical support to trouble-shoot Canvas or other computer-related issues, we can help! We also have interpreters on standby to aid those in need of translation services.