With fire danger at its peak, people are reasonably concerned about safeguarding their homes and businesses. But don’t be overly alarmed these next few weeks if you hear the sounding of a fire alarm at your neighborhood school—it could be a test-run of the school’s safety equipment. Summer is the optimal time for testing school safety mechanisms, such as, fire alarms, burglary alarms and fire sprinkler systems, because “we’re able to minimize disruption and ensure that our systems are in good working order for the coming school year,” says CSD’s Risk Management Coordinator Kevin Ray. The testing of fire alarms is done is compliance with recommendations by the State Fire Marshall. But CSD has been testing all its safety systems since the District’s inception as a matter of good practice. There is no set schedule for the test. But, if for some reason, you happen to be inside a school building when an alarm goes off, it’s best to assume that it’s a real fire and evacuate immediately—unless you’ve been informed in advance that it’s a scheduled drill or test.
It won’t be too long until Canyons District school buses are on the road again.

To the end of being prepared for the Wednesday, Aug, 22 first day of school for first- through 12th-grade students in Canyons District, families are urged to review transportation plans for the coming school year. Updated information can be accessed via the e-tool CSD uses to provide information about eligibility and established bus pick-up and drop-off locations.

In particular, parents of middle school students are encouraged to look up the transportation information for the 2018-2019 school year. Utah laws governing transportation funding may affect some Canyons middle-school students.  

Canyons receives funding for busing provided to students enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade who live at least 1 ½ miles from school and students enrolled in grades seven through 12 who live at least 2 miles from school.  This means that some middle school students who qualified for busing last year may not qualify again this year because they have advanced to the seventh-grade and must live more than 2 miles away from the school to receive the services.

However, Canyons has created a “space-available” permit program to help many students who no longer qualify for busing services. Non-qualifying students may submit a request for transportation services so they can ride with their qualifying siblings or neighbors — if, indeed, there is space on the bus that runs through their neighborhood. The space-available permits are granted on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. 

The space-available permit requests will be made available to the public on Monday, Aug. 6 at all CSD schools.  The forms must be submitted at the school where the child is enrolled. 

During the first few weeks of the school year, transportation services will not be provided to secondary students who live within a 2-mile radius of their schools, even if they have submitted a space-available permit request.  While this may be an inconvenience for some families, the District needs time to verify the numbers of students who, according to state law, are guaranteed a spot on the bus. 

Families will be notified about whether they have received a space-available bus permit by Monday, Sept. 17. 

Questions?  Please call Canyons District at 801-826-5000 or send an e-mail message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., A representative will be prepared to help you with your questions
Back-to-school season, already? Not exactly. But while there’s still plenty of time for backyard barbecues and beach vacations, we’re busy preparing for the start of school—and to help families plan, we’re letting you know that online registration for the 2018-2019 school year begins on Aug. 2, 2018.

Already have vacation plans for Aug. 2? Don’t fret, just complete the process when you return. Because online registration is not first-come, first-served, you won’t need to worry about being the first to log in and register your child. Also, the time you register will not impact teacher or course selection for your child. 

If your child has attended CSD in the past: You will use your Guardian Skyward Family Access ID and Password to begin the online-registration process at http://skyward.canyonsdistrict.org/. Once logged in, simply follow the prompts and make personal identification updates as needed. 

If your child is new to CSD:  You will need to begin the enrollment process at your child’s school. After Aug. 2, make sure to take a birth certificate, immunization records and proof of address into the Main Office of your child’s school. Please call the school in advance to find out when school staff will be in the office.  

When registering online, you will need to pay any school fees using a credit card. If you prefer to pay with cash, or qualify for a fee waiver, or need to schedule a payment plan with your school, please contact your child’s school directly. 

While registration for most students will be done online, you may still register in person if you prefer. All schools in Canyons District are scheduled to be open on specific dates and times for your walk-in registration convenience.

Need help logging in to Skyward? Contact:  801-826-5525.

Here is a preliminary list of walk-in registration dates and times, which will be updated as more dates are confirmed:


Altara: Starting Monday, Aug., 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Alta View: Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 7:30 a.m. to noon, and Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 1 to 5:30 p.m.
Bell View: Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 8 from noon to 6 p.m.
Bella Vista: Monday, Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Brookwood: Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Butler: Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Canyon View: Starting Friday, Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Copperview: Monday, Aug. 6 through Friday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except on Wednesday, Aug. 8, which will go from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
Crescent: Monday, Aug. 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Draper: Starting Thursday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
East Midvale: Walk-in registration Monday, Aug. 6 from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
East Sandy: Monday, Aug. 6 and Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Edgemont: Monday Aug. 6 through Friday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Granite: to be announced
Jordan Valley: Starting Thursday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lone Peak: Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Midvale: Monday, Aug. 6, Tuesday, Aug. 7, and Thursday Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Wednesday, Aug. 8, the walk-in hours will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Oak Hollow: Monday, Aug. 6 and Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Midvalley: to be announced
Oakdale: to be announced
Peruvian Park: Starting Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ridgecrest: Thursday, Aug. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and again from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Quail Hollow: Tuesday, Aug. 14 and Wednesday, Aug. 15, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Park Lane:  Thursday, Aug. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Sandy: Monday, Aug. 6 and Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, Aug. 7 and Thursday, Aug. 9 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Silver Mesa: Thursday, Aug. 9 from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Sunrise: From Monday, Aug. 13 to Friday, Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sprucewood: Friday, Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Willow Canyon: Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Willow Springs: Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Albion: Starting Thursday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Butler: Friday, Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon, and Wed. Aug. 15 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Eastmont: Monday, Aug. 20 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Midvale: Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Indian Hills: by appointment, 801-826-7300, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Draper Park: Starting Friday, Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mount Jordan:  Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Thursday, Aug. 9 from noon to 6 p.m.
Union: to be announced


Alta: Starting Thursday, Aug. 2
Brighton: The walk-in dates all run from 8 a.m. to noon and are as follows: The date for seniors is Monday, Aug. 13; for juniors, it's Tuesday, Aug. 14; for sophomores, it's Wednesday, Aug. 15; and for freshmen, it's Thursday, Aug. 16
Hillcrest: Tuesday, Aug. 7, Wednesday, Aug. 8, and Thursday, Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jordan: Monday, Aug. 13, Tuesday, Aug. 14, and Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Corner Canyon: by appointment, 801-826-6400, from Monday, Aug. 13 to Wednesday Aug. 15, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Your child’s SAGE test results are now available online.

Parents and guardians can access their children’s results via their private Skyward Family Access account, the same account used for annual online registration. The portal is a secure site that provides parents more immediate access to their child’s SAGE results once school lets out for the summer.

Some CSD schools may have also provided parents with paper copies of SAGE test results. 

SAGE exams are administered in late spring to all Utah students in grades 3-10, and to high school seniors enrolled in chemistry and physics courses.

SAGE test results are expressed in terms of proficiency. Proficiency means that a student has a strong understanding of challenging content in math, science and English language arts, and that the student is on track to be prepared for college and careers.  The SAGE proficiency levels are expressed in four levels: Highly Proficient; Proficient; Approaching Proficient; and Below Proficient. 

Your student’s performance also will be expressed in a scaled score, as assigned by the Utah State Office of Education. The scaled score will allow you to compare your student’s subject test results from year to year. It also will allow you to compare your student’s subject test results to school district and state averages.

On an individual level, it’s important to remember that SAGE results are among many student performance indicators, including class quizzes and tests, homework assignments, and projects.

Please note: There has been a delay in the receipt of middle school science SAGE scores due to changes in the science standards. State officials are expected to make science scores for grades 6,7, and 8 available in November.

To access Skyward:
  • Click here to access Canyons District’s Skyward portal
  • Click on the Family Access tab
  • Log in to Skyward Family Access with your username and password
  • Click on the SAGE Results tab
If you have questions about your child’s SAGE results, please call the District Office of Research and Assessment at 801-826-5090.  

Need help accessing Skyward? Please call 801-826-5544 for assistance, or Click here for Skyward Family Access login instructions.

To learn more about SAGE, please visit our informational web page.
The Canyons Board of Education approved the following administrative appointments for the 2018-2019 school year: 
  • Colleen Smith, currently the Principal at Sprucewood Elementary, has been hired as a CSD Responsive Services Program Administrator. 
  • Lori Reynolds, currently an Achievement Coach at East Sandy Elementary, has been hired as Principal at Sprucewood Elementary. She replaces Smith.
  • Sara Allen, currently an Achievement Coach at Midvale Middle, will be an Assistant Principal at Butler Middle. She replaces Kip Carlsen, who has accepted a position in the Granite School District. 
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