Our lost and found is getting full. Please remind your students to check it at lunchtime. All items will be donated after school on Tuesday, November 24th.
Dear Lone Peak Family,
It is crazy how quickly the year is passing. It is already time for another trimester and thankfully we are still here at school. We certainly miss seeing our parents more often and hopefully someday soon we will be able to return to parent volunteers. Until then, we will keep carrying on and helping students feel that school is as normal as we can make it right now. Students are happy and learning and that is the most important thing! Below is important information for you for second trimester.
Second Trimester and Report Cards
This year the district will be sending out report cards. On the 24th of November, you should be able to view them on Skyward. They will be mailed to you on December 2nd. More information should be coming from the district soon.
I have had a few questions about how we provide emotional support to students. First, all students receive a social emotional curriculum which helps students learn how to be the best learner they can, how to advocate for themselves and how to recognize and manage emotions. In addition, every 6 weeks or so a message comes from Kristin Rector, our school social worker. She runs groups for students to help them manage anxiety, deal with family changes, etc. These are 6-week small groups and students get to work with other students. Finally, there are supports through the Canyons Family Center which are available. Their website is https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/depts/responsive-services/canyons-family-center/. If you feel your student needs additional support, please email me or Kristin Rector at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quarantine and Schoolwork
We are working hard to try to limit situations where students may need to quarantine. However, should a situation arise where your student needs to quarantine, I want to let you know where to find their schoolwork. Students were moved to distance learning on Fridays partially to help provide teachers time to put content on CANVAS for students who are quarantined at home. Should your student need to quarantine, your classroom teacher will reach out to you to help you know how to access their work on CANVAS. Hopefully this can help make this school year as easy as it can be right now.
How Can Parents Help?
Have you considered signing up to be an emergency substitute? Sometimes we have absences which go unfilled. If you have the time, we would love some of our parents to apply to be emergency substitutes. If this is something you are interested in, please follow the enclosed directions.
I hope you and your family enjoy Thanksgiving Break.
Emergency Substitute Application Directions
- All new Emergency Substitute Teachers are required to watch all modules of the Critical Policies for substitutes for the current year, print and sign the Critical Policies Read & Sign form.
- Fill out an application for the Emergency Substitute Teacher position and upload and attach the Critical Policies Read and Sign form to the application (or bring it in when you come to fill out hire paperwork)
*Note you will be assigned to one school only for your subbing jobs.
Once your application has been submitted and your references have come back, you will be contacted to come to the Human Resources Department at the District office located at 9361 S 300 E, Sandy, UT between 8:00-4:00 PM to complete your hire paperwork. You will need the following:
*Critical Policies Read and Sign form if you haven’t attached it to your application
*(2) Forms of ID (including a social security card OR a current passport
*Bank Direct Deposit form OR a “voided” check (for payroll)
*Plan on 20-30 minutes to complete hiring paperwork and fingerprinting for a background check
I am looking forward to having you as an Emergency Substitute!
Canyons District has streamlined the family-notification process when it has been determined through the contact-tracing process that a student may have been exposed at school by student or employee who has tested positive for COVID-19.
To ensure that families receive the notification, parents of children who will need to quarantine will receive an automated phone call and an email. Parents also will receive a text message if they have signed up for that service in Skyward. The process was put into place in recent weeks and has proven effective in immediately notifying parents of this important information.
The official information will come from the Canyons school nurses, who are at the forefront of the District’s COVID-19 response. Canyons District nurses work hand-in-hand with the Salt Lake County Health Department and other health authorities to confirm test results, conduct contact tracing, answer questions of parents, students and employees, and help track the District’s overall COVID-19 cases.