It was a day of hope, and another triumph in the fight against COVID-19, as the first Canyons District teachers and staff began receiving the coronavirus vaccine. Canyons joined Salt Lake County school districts in a unified plan for distributing the vaccine in phases as health authorities make supplies available. Among the first 1,280 CSD employees invited to receive their first dose of the two-dose Moderna vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 14 was Terri Petersen, a first grade teacher from Granite Elementary School. “It’s a relief,” the 68-year-old said after receiving her shot at the District’s pop-up vaccine clinic at a
Plans are underway for the first “Test to Stay” event in Canyons School District. CSD and Alta High administrations have started working on the logistics to hold the detection and prevention testing initiative at the Sandy high school next week. The Test to Stay program is recommended by state health authorities as an alternative to placing an entire school on quarantine for two weeks of online learning. In effect, the program, in which students and employees are offered rapid antigen tests at school and during school hours, safeguards the school’s in-person learning schedule. However, in order for such programs to work, a vast
The start of the 2021-2022 school year might seem like it’s light-years away, but when it comes to making arrangements for kindergarteners to attend school, the time to start planning is now. While students who are 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2021 won’t be heading to class until late next summer, there are several decisions parents and guardians will need to make before then — and it’s better to start sooner than later. “Parents need to think about which option they want, the half-day option that we offer, or the Supplemental Hours of Kindergarten Instruction program we offer as
Connect Canyons Episode 13: Ready for ‘Big Kid’ School? There’s a Lot Consider, and the Time to Prepare is Now
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to look ahead and make some plans for the future. If you have a child who will be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021, kindergarten is one of the things that’s helpful to start thinking about now. Even if it seems your little one couldn’t possibly have grown this fast, now is the time to begin thinking about what kind of kindergarten program you’d like your student to attend. This is the time of year schools start gathering information for regular kindergarten classes, and the application for
Three public-education advocates were sworn in as members of the Canyons Board of Education Tuesday night, as they took an Oath of Office to perform their four-year terms with fidelity and uphold the U.S. Constitution and the constitution of the state of Utah. Nancy Tingey Mont Millerberg Holly Neibaur Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen officiated the swearing-in ceremony, as she invited Canyons School Board President Nancy Tingey, who represents District 3; Mont Millerberg, who represents District 1; and Holly Neibaur, who represents District 7, to individually participate in the oath, which were conducted in a safe, physically distant manner.