To guarantee the safety of employees and members of the public following this morning’s 5.7 magnitude earthquake, Canyons District Superintendent Dr. Jim Briscoe has declared all District facilities and school buildings closed until further notice. Public business will not be conducted in our buildings today, Wednesday, March 18.  Canyons District custodians and Facilities Management workers will conduct examinations of our facilities to determine whether schools and other CSD buildings sustained damages from the earthquake or aftershocks. As a reminder, Canyons District has temporarily suspended the grab-and-go lunch-service program. We will communicate more information about the meal service for tomorrow when…
Over the next several weeks, Canyons District recruiters had planned to visit recruiting fairs across Utah and from Pennsylvania to Oregon in search of the best teachers for our students. As a District that is heeding recommendations from Utah health officials to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID19, our participation in those events has been cancelled. However, Canyons has many online resources available for teachers who’d like to know more about who we are. We know you could teach anywhere. During this time of travel interruption, why not take the time to find out if Canyons School District…
UPDATE: The 2020 Census is still coming! But due to the two-week dismissal of all public schools in Utah, Canyons District’s “We Count Week” has been postponed. As a preventive measure, in alignment with recommendations by state health and education authorities who are working to preempt the spread of COVID-19, Canyons District has postponed all school-related census activities and events, including the open house completion events we had previously scheduled for March 16-20. This also means that, for the time being, we will not be making computing devices available to families who need help completing the census online. We hope to be…
The bell was about to ring, but the students in Marylee Hackman’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course were not in a rush. As they tested out different ways to take a temperature — tympanic, temporal and by mouth — they seemed to be enjoying themselves. They took turns reading their thermometers, speaking pleasantly and comfortably to each other, as though everyone in the room was a friend.That’s one of the benefits of taking Canyons’ CNA course, Hackman says. Yes, the students learn CPR, more than 500 medical abbreviations and essential caretaking skills, and receive a license from the Utah Nursing…
Thursday, 27 February 2020 16:40

CSD Expands Popular Technology-Checkout Program

A Canyons District technology check-out program for students in need has proven popular, especially as students turn their attention to at-home learning during the temporary dismissal of classes to slow the local COVID-19 infection rate. The District’s “Bridging the Digital Divide” program is so popular, in fact, that Canyons’ Information Technology Department has loaned out the initiative’s entire stock of Chromebooks and filtered WiFi Internet hotspots.  To date, some 550 devices and hotspots have been loaned to students who demonstrated a need, says IT Director Scot McCombs. Community surveys suggest that up to 15 percent of Canyons District students do…
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