Make-Up Day for Snow Day

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Canyons Confirms Make-Up Day for Weather-Related Cancellation

 
To make up for the instructional time lost due to the weather-related cancellation of school on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, a make-up day will be held on Presidents Day.

All Canyons District schools will now hold school on Feb. 17 on their usual Monday schedules. Buses also will be operating that day.

The Presidents Day holiday was previously set aside by the District’s Calendar Committee as the designated make-up day for emergency school closures for the  2019-2020 school year. Under Utah law, public schools must conduct school for at least 990 instructional hours over a minimum of 180 days each academic year, and recover any days lost due to inclement weather. Districts are expected to build a recovery day into their calendars so as to provide families and employees advance notice of the possible need and timing for a make-up day.

Canyons’ calendars are approved each year by the Board of Education based on the recommendations of a committee made up of parents and District employees.

Decisions to cancel school are never made lightly. The early morning call for a “Snow Day” was made by administrators after consultation with Transportation Department personnel surveyed roads and reported conditions were too slippery and hazardous for safe travel. The weather-related cancellation was the second in Canyons District history.

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Your Make-Up Day Questions Answered

Why do schools have to schedule a make-up day? 
Under Utah law public schools must conduct school for at least 990 instructional hours over a minimum of 180 days each academic year, and recover any days lost due to inclement weather. Canyons District’s calendar guidelines stipulate that make-up days be held on Presidents Day. 
 
What will happen if I keep my child out of school on the make-up day?
Canyons schools will follow current attendance policies, which allow for planned vacations. Parents wishing to excuse a student’s absence need to follow the usual steps by phoning their school’s attendance office. You can find more information on the district’s attendance policies here

What happens if we have more snow days this year? 
If Canyons District uses up all of its designated make-up days, it can petition the Utah State Board of Education for a waiver of any additional days missed. Such waivers are generally granted only under extraordinary circumstances, and can take some time to review. CSD may also decide to change the school calendar by extending the school year. Any changes made to the current school calendar would have to be approved by the Canyons Board of Education.

What time will school start and end on Monday, Feb. 17?
Schools will operate according to their usual Monday schedules, as will buses. Click here to access the bell schedules for elementary schools, and here for middle and high schools.

Parent Teacher Conferences

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Parent teacher conferences will be held on February 26th and February 27th. Appointments can be scheduled first-come, first serve on Skyward Family Access starting Monday, February 10th at 8:00 a.m. and closing Tuesday, February 25th at 3:30 p.m. Please see below for more information or instructions.

PTC_Parent_Letter_Spring_2020.pdf

Supplemental Kindergarten

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Ready for ‘Big Kid’ School? Apply for CSD’s Supplemental Kindergarten Program

Ready for “big kid” school? Kindergarten is a critical year in a child’s education, and to make sure students get off to a strong start, we are expanding the number of hours some of our kindergartners spend in the classroom. Starting on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m., Canyons District will begin accepting online applications for its Supplemental Hours of Kindergarten Instruction program for the 2020-2021 school year. Our school is among 20 throughout the District that is offering the program. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2020 to participate in the opt-in, tuition-based program. Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Phase one of the application process will end on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 11:59 p.m., and by Feb. 12, families will be notified of whether their students have been admitted to a school of their choosing or placed on a waiting list. Canyons District will continue to accept applications after Feb. 5. Students who apply after that date will be added to a waiting list or invited to enroll at schools that still have openings. Students who are accepted into the program will receive nearly four additional hours of instruction every school day. The participating children begin and end school at the same time as the school’s first- through fifth-grade students. Cost for the program is $2,950 a year, and can be paid in monthly installments. A 10 percent discount is available for parents and guardians who pay the yearly tuition in full at one time. Read more on CSD’s website.supp kind

Teacher of the Year Nominations

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Teacher of the Year. Students, parents, patrons, PTAs, business partners, and Canyons employees are all invited to nominate an education during the nomination window, which ends Monday, February 3.

All teachers who have completed at least one year in the classroom are eligible for consideration. She or he also must showcase outstanding teaching practices, professionalism, and involvement in the school community.

Please use the form below and return to the school office by Monday, February 3.

Teacher_of_the_Year_Nomination_Form.pdf