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Ready for ‘Big Kid’ School? • Time to get a jump on planning for kindergarten

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

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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

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Tingey, Millerberg, Neibaur Begin New Terms on Board of Education

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. 

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The Power of Play: CSD Taking Applications for Preschool in 2021-2022

At first glance, it might look like the 3-year-old children in a Canyons preschool classroom are simply playing as they shape colorful dough and chat with each other. But with a closer look, as the children sit on the floor and interact with their teacher and fellow students, CSD’s youngest pupils are learning important foundational skills that will prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. Canyons’ first-come, first-served, tuition-based preschool program, which begins accepting applications on Wednesday, Jan. 6, offers a hands-on learning approach that focuses on more than letters and numbers. It also teaches students how to communicate and build

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Thank a Teacher: CSD Now Taking Nominations for 2021 Teacher of the Year

To be a teacher during a pandemic is to be on the front lines of the battle to safeguard the health and heart of the future. In this unprecedented era of COVID-19 — marked by hours of Google Meets, constant updates to Canvas pages, strained voices to be heard from behind a mask, and the application hand-sanitizer dozens of times a day — has heightened the importance of daily high-quality instruction by a highly-qualified teacher.   Now more than ever, the Canyons Board of Education and Administration are committed to honoring the many ways educators are touching the lives of students even

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