Canyons District has launched a search for a superintendent to succeed Dr. Jim Briscoe, who has announced his intention to retire at the end of the school year. To the end of finding the best possible candidate, the Canyons Board of Eduction is seeking input on the desired characteristics of a superintendent.
HOW TO GIVE US YOUR THOUGHTS
A link to an online survey has been sent to all parents of Canyons District students. Responses will be accepted until noon Friday, Feb. 21.
Attend one of three Superintendent Search Town Halls.
Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Jordan High Wednesday, Feb 26 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Corner Canyon High Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Albion Middle
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.
Hello! We are excited for Reading Wars 2.0! We had such a great experience last year and hope that, once again, this fun little challenge pushes our students to read a little bit more, discover new books, take more AR tests, and work on goals as a class. Last year, Park Lane read for a total of 181,943 minute! Which translates into over 126 days of reading. AWESOME!
As a quick review, Reading Wars is a reading minutes contest. During the length of Reading Wars, students keep track of all minutes read outside of school. They can do so using either the provided Reading Wars Tracker, or in their class planners they have been suing all year. To be eligible, these minutes must be accompanied by a parent signature. Please have either the signed planner or signed Reading Wars Tracker returned to school each day so minutes can be tabulated.
The class that reads the most minutes in each grade will win $5 to spend at at the Book Fair, for every student in the winning class.
The student that reads the most minutes in each grade will win a Kindle!
The 2nd place student in each grade will win $15 to spend at the Book Fair.
The 3rd place student in each grade will win $10 to spend at the Book Fair.
The class with the most reading minutes brought in the previous day will get to keep our giant golden Reading Wars Trophy in their class.
Apply for CSD’s Supplemental Kindergarten Program at
PARK LANE ELEMENTARY
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 acceptingonline 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.
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