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Advisory Council Gives Students Voice on Vital Issues In Canyons District

The Canyons Board of Education has announced the roster of high school-age students who have been selected to serve on the Student Advisory Council, which serves as a direct line from CSD students to the policy-makers.  For the first time, the council, which advises the Board of Education on policies and procedures that could impact students, includes representatives from Canyons’ alternative high school, Diamond Ridge The 22-member group also is made up of students from CSD’s five traditional high schools. This is the eighth year the Canyons Board of Education has empaneled such an advisory council. As a part of the

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Alta, Brighton and Corner Canyon High to Return to On-Campus Learning

When Alta, Brighton and Corner Canyon High students return from Fall Recess, they’ll be returning to on-campus learning. Starting Monday, Oct. 19, the three schools will shift from split or virtual schedules to full calendars of on-campus instruction. The change comes at the recommendation of local health officials and signals a significant decline in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases associated with the schools. In recent days, active cases among Alta, Brighton and Corner Canyon students and employees have fallen well below the 15-case-per-school threshold that triggers discussions about mitigation strategies per Canyons’ guidelines. Parents received notifications on Wednesday about

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A Message from Superintendent Dr. Rick L. Robins

October is here, which is a welcome relief as we look to enjoy a much-needed break over Fall Recess. It’s hard to believe we’re a quarter of the way through the school year — a year that has tested us in ways we could have only imagined.  We are learning more and more about the best ways to address fears caused by COVID as well as address our students’ academic needs and their social and emotional wellbeing. Wearing face coverings and keeping our distance has become second-nature for our students and employees. Coupled with other safety measures, from quarantines to school

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Connect Canyons Episode 8: So, You Want to Switch Classes? Here’s What it Takes to Make that Happen

Ever wonder what it’s like to build a course schedule for a public high school? In Canyons District, we refer to this undertaking as “building a board,” which makes it sound like a parlor game. But the process of making sure the courses you offer align with the faculty members who are certified to teach those courses and with what students want or need to take in order to graduate, is more like piecing together a Spiderman puzzle with thousands of pieces that are all the same shade of red. It’s a heroic effort, it’s complicated, and in this pandemic

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Mask Up! Utah Revises School Quarantine Rules For Students, Employees Who Don Masks

Time in quarantine could be cut in half for Canyons students and employees who were wearing masks during the moments they were possibly exposed to COVID-19 while at school.   Under guidelines released by Utah government and education officials on Thursday, Oct. 8, quarantined students and employees who test negative for COVID-19 after the seventh day from their last exposure — and, importantly, only if they were wearing masks at the time of exposure — can return to in-person learning, activities, and work.   The previous length of the quarantine as mandated by health authorities was 14 days.  The new “Low Risk Test and Return” guidance was

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