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Draper Park Middle to Return to On-Campus Learning

Draper Park Middle students will return to on-campus learning, effective Monday, Oct. 12. The return to in-person learning at Draper Park Middle, which pivoted to online-learning on Monday, Sept. 28, signals a positive shift in the number of confirmed cases associated with the middle school. In recent days, active COVID-19 cases among Draper Park students and employees has fallen, and by Monday, Oct. 12 the count is expected to reach 10, which is below the 15-count threshold that would have triggered further discussions about extra mitigation strategies, according to Canyons’ guidelines. Parents received notifications on Thursday about the move back

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Canyons Community a Steadfast Comfort and Support to Schools

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily routines and altered the social fabric of communities around the world. But it hasn’t dampened the charitable spirit of Canyons District’s patrons and supporters. Donors have generously stepped up to help students whose families have suffered financial harm as a result of the pandemic. They’ve also heeded the call to support schools in bridging the digital divide for students who don’t have a computer or WiFi at home. “We know from surveys that 10 to 15 percent of our students have no access to a computing device or the Internet, which poses a problem

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The Glacier Hills Yetis: A Legendary Name for a New School

How’s this for some cool news? When the Bell View and Edgemont communities come together to form a new school, the school will be known as Glacier Hills Elementary.  Fittingly, the official school colors will be icy shades of blue and white. And the snow-loving mascot? Why, a Yeti, of course. The new school’s identity was approved Tuesday, Oct. 6 by the Canyons Board of Education following a four-month research and development process that involved Bell View and Edgemont parents, students and staff members. Families and school staff were surveyed twice on their preferences from a shortlist of ideas generated

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A Guiding Light in Tough Times – Thank You, Principals!

https://youtu.be/q3yA5yuYM3k They lead by example. They innovate, secure resources for schools, and build rapport and trust with parents and the community. But mostly, they are fierce champions of children, keeping a laser-like focus on student achievement so that all students can reach their potential — even in a health crisis that has upended school schedules and teaching norms. October is National Principals Month. Join us in thanking our school leaders for being a guiding light in trying times. #ThankAPrincipal Note: Most of the images featured in the video above were recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic required the use of face

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Split-Schedule at Alta, Brighton Allows Return to On-Campus Learning — With Fewer Students

A temporary split-schedule has been announced for Alta and Brighton high schools, effective Wednesday, Oct. 7. The split-schedule opens the door for students to return to campus for classes while also decreasing the number of students on campus at any one time. It’s hoped this schedule will reduce the number of students quarantined after a possible exposure to COVID-19, better support physical distancing, and supplement existing contact tracing efforts.   The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases associated with the schools, as well as the rate of transmission in the community, prompted the decision to return to on-campus learning in smaller numbers.

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