Bundle up! With the arrival of the season's first major snow, and more in the forecast for the Salt Lake valley, there will be days in the coming weeks when traveling to and from school is challenging for families. Please give yourself extra time to walk and drive to school or arrive at the bus stop safely. On wet, wintry days, our schools are lenient with tardies, because we want everyone arriving to school safe, sound and ready to learn. Keep in mind that, while some of us would prefer to be hitting the slopes or staying tucked in bed…
We work hard to keep our buses on time. Under normal circumstances, students can expect the bus to arrive within one to two minutes of its scheduled time. But with 167 daily bus routes to manage — and the inevitability of our drivers encountering inclement weather or construction-related detours and slowdowns — delays can happen. Canyons District has established communications channels to immediately notify families of bus delays. If a bus is running more than 15 minutes late, our Transportation Department will email or call parents and guardians with information about the cause of the delay and expected time of…
Quite literally, every drive down the fairways at the recent 10th annual golf tournament of the Canyons Education Foundation was done for a great cause: supporting Canyons District’s mission of ensuring the college-readiness of every student enrolled in a Canyons school. The some $80,000 in donations earned at the Sept. 18, 2019 fundraiser at Wasatch Mountain State Park, as well as other Foundation-sponsored events held throughout the year, are used to support the academic platform of CSD, provide scholarships help to students who have risen above adversity, and pay for innovative classroom projects spearheaded by energetic teachers.  A major program…
In special education, small successes lead to big successes, and they happen every single day with an exceptional group of teachers celebrating along the way. In October, Canyons District takes a moment to recognize those who give so much of themselves to ensure all children reach their potential. Over the past few weeks, CSD’s Special Education Department visited schools to surprise nine educators and related service providers with Exceptional Service Awards. This year’s awardees are exemplary of the caliber of instruction delivered each day with patience and care in schools throughout the District.   Julie Lott, Hillcrest HighJulie Lott puts…
What would you do if you had to break up a fight between inmates?  Or if an inmate was threatening self-harm?  Or asking you to bend rules of the in exchange for a favor? These are all situations that a corrections officer could face upon arriving for the first day of work at a jail.  Students in the criminal justice program at the Canyons Technical Education Center put their skills and knowledge to the test when they faced simulations of real-life jail incidents that were done by “actors” who were given direction on how to talk and act by local…
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