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Brighton High Bengals Temporarily Adopt Virtual Learning Schedule

Brighton High will immediately pivot to virtual learning for all students.

Starting Wednesday, Nov. 18, Brighton students will use devices to engage in learning from remote locations. On-campus learning has been suspended until Wednesday, Dec. 2 because of rising numbers of COVID-19 cases associated with the school. Also a factor in the decision to pivot to online learning at Brighton was the increased positivity rate in the communities near the Cottonwood Heights school. 

Parents and guardians were notified Tuesday of the 14-day change in the learning schedule. It’s hoped that students can return to in-person learning on Wednesday, Dec. 2. 

More information about online learning expectations via Canvas will be forthcoming from the school and individual teachers.

Bengals who also are taking classes at the Canyons Technical Education Center may continue attending the CTEC classes in-person if they are not in quarantine or isolation. Transportation from homes to the school will not be provided, but the bus from CTEC to Brighton will continue to run on its regular schedule. CTEC students also may ride the bus back to Brighton High. 

The temporary change all-online learning came after a meeting with the Salt Lake County Health Department. It also adheres to the guidelines established by the Canyons Board of Education for when a school reaches a certain threshold of positive cases within a two-week period. Brighton High has reached a 1 percent threshold, which means extra mitigation strategies, including a temporary schedule changes, are considered. The Canyons Board and Administration will continue to monitor the situation and evaluate options in consultation with the Salt Lake health authorities.

The Canyons community can regularly monitor how many cases are at each CSD school by reviewing information on the District’s data dashboard, which can be accessed on the Canyons District website.

Meals will be provided while Brighton High students are engaged in online learning. Students can get meals at one of CSD’s “open lunch” sites. These are locations where any child 18 years of age or under can pick up a free sack lunch and cold breakfast to enjoy the following day. Parents can pick up sack meals at any of the following curbside locations without having their children present. Pick-up times vary and are determined by each school.

  • Butler Middle,  7530 S. 2700 East, Cottonwood Heights
  • Midvale Middle, 7852 Pioneer Rd., Midvale
  • Draper Park Middle, 13133 S. 1300 East, Draper

Brighton High students may also receive a meal from any Canyons school in which a sibling is enrolled. Schools ask, however, that meals are preordered so that the kitchens know how much food to prepare. Emails requesting the meals can be sent to the school’s cafeteria manager. Contact information for the cafeteria manager can be found on the website of the school where the meal would be provided.  

According to an executive order by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah student participation in extracurricular activities, including Utah High School Activities Association-sponsored activities except for the teams participating in ongoing playoffs, have been placed on pause at least until Nov. 23. 

Parents should monitor their children daily for symptoms of COVID-19. Please contact a health provider if your child begins to exhibit any of the symptoms of the novel coronavirus. Those symptoms include a fever, cough, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, a sore throat, congestion, nausea, or has difficulty breathing. Please see the CDC’s website for more information about how to keep your child healthy.  

Questions? Please direct questions by email to Parents also can call the school or the District Office at 801-826-5000 during work hours.

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