Holiday Option Lottery

When to Request

An employee who wishes to take a personal leave day before or after a holiday and does not wish to either pay the cost of the long-term substitute (Licensed) or lose 40 percent of a day’s pay (ESP), must make the request through the Human Resource Department during the Holiday Request window. Prior notification must be given to the principal or supervisor at least one day in advance of the request for leave.

How to Request

During the window, email your request to the HR Technician listed below. Please include your name, school, position, and date(s) you are requesting the leave.

Licensed employees email Melanie Messam at melanie.messam@canyonsdistrict.org

ESP employees email Alyce Llewelyn at alyce.llewelyn@canyonsdistrict.org

The employee will receive an email confirmation that the request has been received. If the employee does not receive an email confirmation then Human Resources has NOT received the request. Please submit again.

Windows for holiday requests are listed below:

  • Labor Day – Sept. 6, 2021
    • Days to Request: Sept. 3 or Sept. 7
    • Request Window: July 23 – Aug. 2, 2021
  • Fall Recess – Oct. 14-15, 2021
    • Days to Request: Oct. 13 or Oct. 18
    • Request Window: Aug. 30 – Sept. 9, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Recess – Nov. 24-26, 2021
    • Days to Request: Nov. 23 or Nov. 29
    • Request Window: Oct. 9-19, 2021
  • Winter Recess – Dec. 20, 2021 – Dec. 31, 2021
    • Days to Request: Dec. 17 or Jan. 3 
    • Request Window: Nov. 5-15, 2020
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Jan. 17, 2022**
    • Days to Request: Jan. 14 or Jan. 18
    • Request Window: Dec. 3-13, 2021
  • President’s Day – Feb. 21, 2022
    • Days to Request: Feb. 18 or Feb. 22
    • Request Window: Jan. 7-17, 2022
  • Spring Recess – April 4-8, 2022
    • Days to Request: Apr. 1 or Apr. 11
    • Request Window: Feb. 18 – Feb. 28, 2022

**186 Day Contracts cannot use a personal day on January 14, 2022 due to grading day