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State Leaders Suspend Test-to-Stay at Utah Schools, CSD Reinstates Community Testing Clinic

With the statewide suspension of the Test-to-Stay program in Utah schools, Canyons District is restarting its courtesy drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic for students and employees. Starting tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 a.m., Canyons District school nurses will be administering free rapid-antigen tests at the District Office, 9361 S. 300 East. 

The COVID-19 testing clinics were suspended on Wednesday,  Jan. 12 as a result of the workload that would be required of personnel to conduct the Test-to-Stay events at schools with case counts that met established thresholds. However, state leaders on Thursday directed schools to step back from Test-to-Stay programs so the Utah Department of Health can “devote its testing resources to congregate-care facilities, long term care facilities, and community testing sites.” This is making it possible for CSD to resume its testing clinic. 

In a Jan. 13, 2022 letter to school district superintendents, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, Utah Senate President Stuart Adams, House Speaker Brad Wilson, and State Superintendent for Public Instruction Dr. Sydnee Dickson asked schools to defer scheduling Test-to-Stay events. Due to the rapid spread of the omicron variant, Utah’s Test-to-Stay program “does not effectively identify infection … in time for isolation to limit its spread,” the letter states. “The omicron surge draws heavily on limited state testing resources while having limited benefit.”

The new guidance from state leaders also grants permission for local Boards of Education to pivot to online learning over the next two weeks, which the Canyons Board of Education has already done by setting aside Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 as a Remote-Learning Day. Because the Remote-Learning Day falls after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend and an already scheduled no-student day, this will give Canyons schools five consecutive days to pause to disrupt transmission of the virus with minimal disruption for families. This also gives time for employees and students to complete the recommended five days of isolation or quarantine before returning to work or school. 

Please note that Canyons’ COVID-19 testing clinics are only for those experiencing symptoms. Employees and students who have symptoms of COVID-19 are eligible for testing at the clinic located in the garage beneath the Canyons District Office, 9361 S. 300 East. Parents must consent to the testing for their minor children and register through a secure Utah Department of Health portal found at this link. Employees also asked to register using the form found at this link.  Clinic participants are asked to line up inside their vehicle outside the north entrance of the District Office parking lot. 


  • Friday, Jan. 14, 6:30-8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 19, 6:30-8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 21, 6:30-8:30 a.m. 

Questions?  Please call 801-826-5000 or send an email to

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Board Meeting Schedule

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Education for Canyons School District will hold a regular study session and public business meeting at the Canyons District Office building, 9361 S. 300 E., Sandy, UT each month unless otherwise posted. The Board may determine to conduct some business during a study session. All business meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless changed by the Board and appropriately posted for the public.

Please note that ALL DATES, TIMES and LOCATIONS listed on this scheduled are TENTATIVE and are subject to change at any time.  Please check this schedule often to be informed of any changes.

Unless otherwise specified, all meetings in the schedule below will take place as the Canyons District Office located at 9361 S. 300 E. in Sandy, Utah.

District Leaders

Dr. Rick Robins


Dr. Rick L. Robins is the superintendent of Canyons School District. Dr. Robins, who was selected by the Canyons Board of Education after a national search, brings 24 years of experience as an educator to his role as the chief executive officer of Utah’s fifth-largest school district. Prior to joining Canyons, Dr. Robins, who earned an Ed.D. from the University of Las Vegas, for six years was Superintendent of the Juab School District, based in Nephi, Utah. While there, Dr. Robins, who also was the Juab High School Principal from 2009-2013, helped oversee efforts to improve the district’s graduation rate to 97 percent, a double-digit increase over a 10-year period. Other innovations he led in Juab included a partnership with Arizona State University for blended-learning opportunities; the launch of a districtwide competency-based personalized learning model driven by a 1:1 technology initiative and standards-based reporting system; and the construction of the STEM-focused West Campus Innovations Center, funded largely through private and corporate sponsorships. Dr. Robins began his career as a history teacher at Copper Hills High in the Jordan School District and has worked as an assistant principal and principal in the Alpine, Nebo and Juab school districts. He was the 2012 Utah High School Principal of the Year for the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2014 earned the Lexington Institute Superintendent Fellowship Award presented to innovative superintendents across the country. Dr. Robins was starting quarterback for the football team at Southern Utah University Thunderbirds from 1991-1995, and in 2013 was inducted into SUU’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He has four children and one grandchild.

Leon Wilcox

Business Administrator and CFO

Leon Wilcox is a seasoned professional with 20 years of governmental accounting experience, with an emphasis on financial reporting, budgeting, and auditing. As Canyons District’ Director of Accounting from 2009-2013, Wilcox was intricately involved with the 2009 division of $1.5 billion in assets of the former Jordan School District, and was responsible for establishing Canyons’ original and subsequent budgets. Wilcox, a certified public accountant who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Utah State University, also has worked nine years in the Granite School District and six years in the State Auditor’s Office.

Supervises:  Accounting and Budget Services, Facilities and Maintenance, Insurance, New Construction Budget, Nutrition Services, Purchasing, Payroll

Dr. Robert M. Dowdle

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance

Robert Dowdle has a Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah, and more than 31 years of experience as a teacher and educational leader. He began his career at Mount Jordan Middle School, where he taught Earth Science, English and Social Studies. He later taught Advanced Placement Economics, U.S. History and World History at Bingham High School, and served as Principal of Jordan High School and Assistant Principal for Alta High School and Brighton High School. Dowdle has served in the District office for 11 years as Assistant Superintendent. This role has included various leadership responsibilities, including Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Dowdle currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance.

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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