Getting Involved





Getting Involved

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Policy 700.09 – District and School Sponsored Websites



Board Policy

  1. Canyons School District views the District and School websites as valuable for communicating with patrons, employees, and students. School and District websites are an extension of the District and should be treated as such.  Careful planning and consideration should go into the design and development of any website that represents the District.
  2. The Board authorizes the Superintendent and the District Administration to establish administrative regulations consistent with this policy, subject to review and approval by the Board.



Responsibility and Management - 700.09-1

  1. The District website is managed by the Office of Communications, which is responsible for posting accurate and updated information on the site. In addition, each local school will have a designated website representative who will be responsible for the school’s website and who will receive periodic training from the District Web Manager.



General Website Information - 700.09-2

  1. General
    1. Every school is expected to have a web site that is developed and maintained in a way that communicates a professional image of the school and District.  School websites and District webpages are developed using official District templates and the official District platform, and housed on District servers.
  2. Content
    1. Information posted on the District homepage must first be submitted to the Director of Communications with final authorization given by the Superintendent of Schools.
    2. All materials posted on District and school websites must be submitted directly from the person and/or school or department responsible for the information with proper authorization from the principal/supervisor.
    3. Principals and designated school website managers are responsible for the content on all school websites. Students may participate in creating or maintaining school or department websites under the direct supervision of a teacher or administrator. 
    4. The language used on District/school websites must be grammatically correct, free of spelling errors, and appropriate, and stylistically should adhere to Canyons District’s Editorial Guide.
    5. Information that is dangerous, harmful, or not in harmony with Canyons School District’s guidelines, goals, or policies will not appear on District or school websites.
    6. Canyons School District Administration and the Office of Communications reserve the right to audit and/or adjust any materials on all District-sponsored websites. 
    7. Every school and District website should have a visible link to the District’s website at
    8. All copyright laws will be respected and adhered to.
    9. Web sites will be monitored frequently by the Office of Communications, local school principals and department supervisors for appropriateness, accuracy.
    10. Local schools will frequently monitor their websites in an effort to keep their website free of outdated files. 



Safety; Student Release - 700.09-3

  1. Safety and Privacy of Students, Teachers, and Staff
    1. Personal contact information about students, teachers, and staff members must not be published on school or District websites. Personal contact information includes home addresses, home phone numbers, personal e-mail addresses, or any other personal information that could be used by unauthorized persons to identify or make personal contact with students, teachers, or staff members.
    2. Student names, student photographs, personally identifiable student work, class participation, activities, projects, etc., may be published on school or District Web sites with a signed release from the student’s parent or legal guardian.  Without a signed release, no personal information about specific students can be used on school or District Web sites. This policy does not apply to student information systems where information about student’s attendance, grades, and assignments is accessible using login and password information.



E-Commerce; Domain Names - 700.09-4

  1. E-Commerce
    1. Individuals are not to use Canyons School District resources for personal profit or gain.
    2. The Board of Education allows advertising and e-commerce on Web sites at both the District and local school level; however, such advertising must adhere to the District’s Rules and Guidelines for Advertising (See, Exhibit-1  – Rules and Guidelines for Advertising). 
  2. Domain Names/Web Addresses
    1. The use of standardized domain names will be adopted by all elementary, middle, and high schools and will be managed by the Information Technology Department.





Document History

Revised – 8.17.2021.  Policy—700.09—District and School Sponsored Information Media is updated to focus primarily on District and School Sponsored Websites.  Specifically, adjustments were to made the regulations addressing general information, content, safety, student release provisions to accurately reflect current website practices.   Also, an Exhibit was added to the policy to reference rules and guidelines for advertising.  
Adopted – 3.26.2002

This online presentation is an electronic representation of the Canyons School District’s currently adopted policy manual. It does not reflect updating activities in progress. The official, authoritative manual is available for inspection in the office of the Superintendent located at 9361 South 300 East Sandy, UT 84070.

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!

Specialty Schools

High Schools

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

Canyons School District is committed to making this website compliant with the ADA. At this time, we recognize that not all areas of this website may be ADA compliant. We are currently in the process of redesigning and creating new website content to be compliant with the W3C Level Two guidelines. If you are experiencing issues with this website, please contact us here

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