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Free Meals for Children Extended through End of 2020-2021 School Year

Canyons School District is extending its free meal service through the end of the school year. This means all students — whether they are learning in the classroom or remotely — can receive free lunch and breakfast through June, 30, 2021. There’s no need to apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-authorized benefit, which was originally set to expire at the end of December. All students are automatically eligible. Canyons District is committed to ensuring no child goes hungry and has sponsored free meals throughout the pandemic. The USDA waiver provides the flexibility and funding to ensure nutritious meals continue

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Lessons in Giving: Charitable Acts Proliferate Amid the Pandemic

Many of the negative events of 2020 can be blamed on the global pandemic, but in Canyons School District, COVID-19 has also been the source of a little bit of good. Actually, for Canyons Education Foundation Development Officer Denise Haycock, donations of school supplies, clothing, backpacks and more have been the source of a lot of good. Through positive relationships with generous business leaders in the community, Canyons usually receives helpful donations of some kind throughout the year, but never to this scope and size. The twist is, the donations became available because of the sudden onset of COVID-19 and

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How One Parent’s Experience with Online Learning Solidified a Live-streaming Innovation for Canyons District Teachers

As Grant Taylor watched his daughter struggle with online learning — and the feeling of being disconnected from her peers — the audio-visual field support expert for Canyons’ Information Technology Department knew there must be a better way. He had an idea: What if there was a way to route a Zoom call through the classroom’s sound system so students could actively participate in live lectures and discussions from home? He purchased a few items, reached out to his daughter’s teacher, who works for a neighboring school district, and offered to install the equipment to see if his solution would

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Connect Canyons Episode 12: Generous Donation of Livestreaming Technology Brings Online Learning to Life

We humans have an uneasy relationship with technology. It can empower us to connect with people, ideas, and the remote places of the world. Yet it can also distract us from our goals and get in the way of building trusting relationships, leaving us feeling empty and isolated. So, it should come as no surprise that during the pandemic, educators have wrestled with how to harness technology to meaningfully connect with students from a distance and bridge the analog world of in-person instruction with digital world of online learning. Wrestle with something long enough, though, and you’re bound to seize

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Talents of Alta Students Sparkle on Official CSD Yuletide Card

Wait a minute, Mr. Postman: Canyons School District, now out on Winter Recess, is sending holiday greetings around the world. Alta High students Ella Memmott and Jake Jensen are the talents behind the artwork on the covers of Canyons’ official 2020 holiday greetings. Two different — but equally festive — holiday cards were created, printed and mailed by Canyons District to herald in the holiday season. It’s a tradition to feature student artwork on CSD’s yuletide cards, which are sent to local and regional elected officials and major supporters of Canyons students, teachers and schools. Memmott and Jensen were asked by

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