Getting Involved





Getting Involved

Medicaid and CHIP

Medicaid Outreach Services
Medicaid Outreach Services provides assistance to students and families of Canyons School District who are in need of public assistance. They provide one on one assistance to families applying for Medicaid, CHIP, Social Security Disability programs, and Marketplace Insurance.
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please contact the Medicaid Outreach Services:
Phone: 801-826-7272 – Se Habla Espanol
Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

• These programs provide low-cost or free health coverage for doctor visits, hospitalizations, check-ups, dental and vision care, immunizations, mental health, prescriptions and more.
• School age children need check-ups and immunizations to attend school and play sports. CHIP and Medicaid make this affordable.
• A family of four earning up to $49,200 may qualify for CHIP.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP is a state health insurance plan for children.  Depending on income and family size, Utah children who do not have other health insurance may qualify for CHIP.

CHIP is now accepting applications year-round

Who is eligible for CHIP?
Children who may qualify for CHIP must meet income guidelines and be:
• Under age 19
• Not currently covered by health insurance
• US citizens or Permanent legal residents

What does CHIP cover?
CHIP covers most services, including hospital and physician charges.  Preventative care like routine physical exams, immunizations, vision and hearing screenings, and basic dental services are covered.

Molina Healthcare of Utah and Select Health provide coverage for children enrolled in CHIP.
 Social Security Disability/Disability Medicaid
Supplemental Security Income(SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are available to disabled individuals with limited income and resources who meet disability standards set by the Social Security Administration.
If you are interested in applying for Social Security benefits, please review the following steps to applying for SSI: [link to pdf document]
Disability Medicaid is available to those who meet both the income/resources limits as well as the disability standards set by Social Security.

Form To apply for SSI
The Health Insurance Marketplace
Individuals and families who do not have access health insurance through and employer health insurance plan may be able to access affordable coverage on the Federal Marketplace. For Families or Individuals who do not have access to an affordable insurance plan through their employer and have income levels between 100%-400% of the federal poverty level may receive tax credits and cost sharing reductions to help lower the cost of the insurance they choose on the Marketplace.
The open enrollment period for the Marketplace is November 1st to December 15th. Otherwise, you must have a qualifying event in order to be granted a Special Enrollment Period or SEP.
You may contact the Medicaid Outreach office for assistance with Medicaid/CHIP, SSI, or Marketplace Insurance.

Board Meeting Schedule

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Education for Canyons School District will hold a regular study session and public business meeting at the Canyons District Office building, 9361 S. 300 E., Sandy, UT each month unless otherwise posted. The Board may determine to conduct some business during a study session. All business meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless changed by the Board and appropriately posted for the public.

Please note that ALL DATES, TIMES and LOCATIONS listed on this scheduled are TENTATIVE and are subject to change at any time.  Please check this schedule often to be informed of any changes.

Unless otherwise specified, all meetings in the schedule below will take place as the Canyons District Office located at 9361 S. 300 E. in Sandy, Utah.

District Leaders

Dr. Rick Robins


Dr. Rick L. Robins is the superintendent of Canyons School District. Dr. Robins, who was selected by the Canyons Board of Education after a national search, brings 24 years of experience as an educator to his role as the chief executive officer of Utah’s fifth-largest school district. Prior to joining Canyons, Dr. Robins, who earned an Ed.D. from the University of Las Vegas, for six years was Superintendent of the Juab School District, based in Nephi, Utah. While there, Dr. Robins, who also was the Juab High School Principal from 2009-2013, helped oversee efforts to improve the district’s graduation rate to 97 percent, a double-digit increase over a 10-year period. Other innovations he led in Juab included a partnership with Arizona State University for blended-learning opportunities; the launch of a districtwide competency-based personalized learning model driven by a 1:1 technology initiative and standards-based reporting system; and the construction of the STEM-focused West Campus Innovations Center, funded largely through private and corporate sponsorships. Dr. Robins began his career as a history teacher at Copper Hills High in the Jordan School District and has worked as an assistant principal and principal in the Alpine, Nebo and Juab school districts. He was the 2012 Utah High School Principal of the Year for the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2014 earned the Lexington Institute Superintendent Fellowship Award presented to innovative superintendents across the country. Dr. Robins was starting quarterback for the football team at Southern Utah University Thunderbirds from 1991-1995, and in 2013 was inducted into SUU’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He has four children and one grandchild.

Leon Wilcox

Business Administrator and CFO

Leon Wilcox is a seasoned professional with 20 years of governmental accounting experience, with an emphasis on financial reporting, budgeting, and auditing. As Canyons District’ Director of Accounting from 2009-2013, Wilcox was intricately involved with the 2009 division of $1.5 billion in assets of the former Jordan School District, and was responsible for establishing Canyons’ original and subsequent budgets. Wilcox, a certified public accountant who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Utah State University, also has worked nine years in the Granite School District and six years in the State Auditor’s Office.

Supervises:  Accounting and Budget Services, Facilities and Maintenance, Insurance, New Construction Budget, Nutrition Services, Purchasing, Payroll

Dr. Robert M. Dowdle

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance

Robert Dowdle has a Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah, and more than 31 years of experience as a teacher and educational leader. He began his career at Mount Jordan Middle School, where he taught Earth Science, English and Social Studies. He later taught Advanced Placement Economics, U.S. History and World History at Bingham High School, and served as Principal of Jordan High School and Assistant Principal for Alta High School and Brighton High School. Dowdle has served in the District office for 11 years as Assistant Superintendent. This role has included various leadership responsibilities, including Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Dowdle currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance.

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

Specialty Schools

High Schools

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

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