Eastmont Middle students who have been learning via remote instruction since returning from Winter Recess will start attending classes at the old Crescent View Middle building on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.
Families were notified this week of the temporary move to the old Crescent View Middle facility, 11150 S. 300 East.
The Eastmont Patriots have been displaced since asbestos was found in the adhesive holding down layers of tile on the basement floor of their school. At its discovery, which was made over Winter Recess when the flooring was being repaired, the school was immediately shuttered and an environmental mitigation company began a specialized clean-up.
For the start the second semester — and the day after the Martin Luther King Jr. Day — buses will transport students to their temporary school. Although classes will be held in a new location, Eastmont’s bell schedule will remain the same while they attend classes at the old CVMS.
The former Crescent View building will remain the home of the Patriots until the mitigation work is completed at the Eastmont Middle building. It is unknown how long it will take to finish the clean-up project at the middle school at 10100 S. 1300 East.
Eastmont Middle administrators, faculty, and staff, coupled with District personnel, have been toiling nonstop in the past week to ready the old CVMS building for an influx of teenage students.
The building has been thoroughly cleaned and equipped with suitable furniture. Teachers have been setting up their new classrooms while the CSD Information Technology department connected wireless and other high-tech systems.
Canyons’ Nutrition Services Department also has spit-shined the kitchen and cafeteria so workers can serve breakfast and lunch to Eastmont students, teachers and staff, starting Tuesday, Jan. 17.
According to a plan created by CSD’s Transportation Department, Eastmont students who currently walk to school will be able to catch a 7:25 a.m. bus to CVMS from the top Eastmont parking lot. After school, the students will be dropped-off there so they can walk home.
Parents are asked to avoid dropping off or picking up students in the top lot. Families can use the bottom parking lot near the auditorium or the parking lot at the Sandy Library, 10100 Petunia Way. Canyons District’s buses cannot maneuver in the top lot if there are additional cars.
Those who currently receive transportation will continue to be picked up and dropped off at their regular stops.
Eastmont’s phone number remains 801-826-7000 at the temporary location.
For 10 years, the CVMS building has housed Mount Jordan, Midvale and Indian Hills middle schools, plus Edgemont and Peruvian Park elementary students while those communities’ new schools were being built. The Crescent facility was vacated when CSD opened up the new Draper Park Middle.
Canyons District thanks the Eastmont school community for its patience and cooperation throughout the move to the temporary location and the mitigation process.