Following suggestions received by the Canyons Education Association last December, the Board of Education approved the 2013-2014 school calendar, which schedules Aug. 19, 2013 as the first day of school.
The calendar includes two, non-contract end-of-quarter days for teachers to prepare grades and end-of-term reports. It also includes slight changes to accommodate for grade reconfiguration in the 2013-2014 school year, during which ninth grade will be moved to high school and a new middle school curriculum will be introduced. One change includes placing middle schools on the same school year calendar as elementary schools to better meet the needs of middle school students, who are moving from a schedule of four quarters per year to three terms per year.
Additional features of the grades K 8 and 9 12 calendars include the traditional days for fall, winter, and spring recesses, and two half days for teacher professional development. The Brighton High School trimester school year calendar remains similar to what it has been in the past.
The calendar was approved by the Board on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. It had been drafted by a Calendar Committee of 18 parents, teachers, District Office representatives, school administrators and education support professionals.