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Policy 600.04 Exhibit 1 – Calendar Committee Guidelines



Calendar Committee Guidelines

Guideline Note:

The calendar committee guidelines are intended to guide the committee in the calendar development recognizing that, from year to year, there may be circumstances that deviate from a guideline that may be impractical for that year. Any variance from an established guideline will be noted when a calendar is prepared for review by the Board of Education.

  1. The first day of school for grades 1-12 will be the third Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday in August.
  2. School for kindergarten students will start on the fourth day grades 1 – 12 are in school giving kindergarten teachers three days for testing and assessing the needs of incoming kindergarten students. 
  3. Teacher contract days for teacher preparation (e.g., professional development, new student orientation, school/District trainings and meetings) will be scheduled immediately preceding the first day of school.
  4. A semester change-over/grading day will be planned in January.
  5. Two (2) school days will be reallocated for teacher preparation time or teacher professional development (i.e., no-student days) and scheduled during the school year pursuant to Utah Code 53F-2-102 (4)(d).
  6. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be scheduled at the end of September or in October and again in February or early March followed by a compensatory day for teachers. Conferences for all three levels will be scheduled during the same week. 
  7. Brighton High Parent/Teacher Conferences will be scheduled in October, January, and April. A compensatory day for teachers will be scheduled following two of the three the Parent/Teacher Conferences. 
  8. A Fall Recess will be scheduled in October.
  9. Election Day in November is a school day and will be free of all calendar activities.
  10. Thanksgiving Recess will include the Wednesday prior to and the Friday following Thanksgiving Day.
  11.  Winter Recess will be scheduled to include 8-11 days comprising Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and two weekends.
  12. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be a school recess day.
  13. Washington and Lincoln Day (Presidents’ Day) will be a school recess day.
  14. A weeklong Spring Recess will be scheduled during the first full week of April.
  15. Memorial Day and Labor Day will be school recess days.
  16. School emergency closure days will be made up by scheduling remote learning day (s).

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.

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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