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Canyons Announces Delayed School Start for Tuesday, Dec. 15

As a result of extreme weather, and out of concern for the safety of students, parents and employees, Canyons District is announcing that its schools will have a delayed start tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 15.

All schools will start two hours later than the usual bell schedule. This means that bus routes will be two hours later than the regularly scheduled time. Also, half-day kindergarten and pre-school classes have been cancelled. The “zero-period” classes at the middle schools have been cancelled, as well.  

The CSD Administration hopes this will ease some of the worries of parents who have voiced concern that the inclement weather has made traveling dangerous.

To explain the decision to hold school at a regular time on Monday, Canyons District crews were up before 5 a.m., driving roads and determining the day’s course of action. While there was a substantial amount of snow, our buses have traversed similar conditions in the past. However, shortly after the CSD Administration made the call to hold school as usual, the snowstorm became much worse, creating slick driving conditions and wreaking havoc for the morning commute. 

By that time, though, the District’s buses were on the road, headed to their routes. While students will be held harmless for any absences or tardies that occurred as a result of the storm, the administration asks that parents call the school to approve those tardies or absences.

The District apologizes for any inconvenience on Monday and is working on improving its processes. The Administration has appreciated the patience and understanding of parents, guardians and students as employees have worked through the issues surrounding the first big storm of the year. 

Call the District Office Tuesday at 801-826-5001 if you have questions or concerns. A representative will be ready to take your calls at 7:30 a.m.

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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!

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