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Window Opens for Switching Learning Options, Nov. 1-8

Throughout the pandemic, our school has worked to provide families with in-person and remote learning options so they can choose what works best for them given their educational needs and health considerations.

Consistent with that commitment and our promise to allow families to reconsider their options at the end of the grading period, we will soon be accepting change requests. Those wanting to move from one of our two remote learning options to in-person instruction, or vice versa, can submit a change-request any time between Sunday, Nov. 1 through midnight on Sunday, Nov. 8. No action is required of families who wish to stick with their chosen path.

The changes will take effect with the start of the second term on Nov. 23 and carry through to the end of the term on March 5 when families will be given another chance to choose the learning mode that works best for them.

The three learning options are the same as described at the beginning of the year: In-Person Instruction; Online Instruction; or Parent-Guided, District-Supported At Home Instruction. An explanation of those options can be found at canyonsdistrict.org.

Families will be able to submit their change requests online using the same Skyward Family Access portal they used to register for school at the beginning of the year. Simply log in to Skyward, click on the “online forms” button, select “Term 2 Change-Request Form,” and follow the prompts. Please see this tutorial for detailed instructions or call the Main Office for assistance.

During the Nov. 1-8 window, parents can submit their change requests at any time or log back in to Skyward to amend their request. However, because the choices parents make during this window will guide the complicated process of shifting teaching assignments and allocating classroom resources, we cannot accept requests after the window closes at midnight on Nov. 8.  

As families consider their options it’s important to keep in mind that, depending on how many families choose to return to on-campus learning, class sizes may change. There is also the potential for students to have a different teacher this next term as teaching assignments shift to accommodate change requests.

Mask Up! Utah Revises School Quarantine Rules For Students, Employees Who Don Masks

Time in quarantine could be cut in half for Canyons students and employees who were wearing masks during the moments they were possibly exposed to COVID-19 while at school.  

Under guidelines released by Utah government and education officials on Thursday, Oct. 8, quarantined students and employees who test negative for COVID-19 after the seventh day from their last exposure — and, importantly, only if they were wearing masks at the time of exposure — can return to in-person learning, activities, and work.  

The previous length of the quarantine as mandated by health authorities was 14 days. 

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October 4, 2020

DRAGON DELIVERY                                                                                           October 4, 2020

From Principal Christy Waddell

BLENDED LEARNING: Beginning Monday October 5th, the district is moving to a blended learning schedule. Students across all grades, K-12 will attend school Monday through Thursday according to their regular schedules. There will be no early-out or late start days. Friday will be a planning, collaboration and student-consultation day for teachers and a day of independent study for students. More information will be coming on this as we spend the next week preparing.

COVID:  We have had a new case this last week and a few have had to quarantine.  I am also waiting to hear from two others.  Please remember to keep your kids home if they are ill.  That seems to be helping us a lot.  If your student is on quarantine please email the teacher and he/she can let you know how to keep your child up to date with what is going on in class.

SUBSTITUTES: Thank you to all of you who told Marian you would be an Emergency Substitute for us! It is appreciated.

PTA INFORMATION: No-Fuss Fundraiser Update

Box Top Collection: This will be our last collection of physical box tops. Please clip them and send them with your student byThursday, 10/08. 

Please continue to scan your receipts using the Box Tops for Education app.

 

Spirit Night: Cafe Zupa’s 10/13 

Tuesday 10/13 from 5:00-9:00 come and eat dinner at the Cafe Zupa’s in Draper (75 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020) and support our school. Make sure to tell them you are from Draper Elementary School.

Reflections Due 10/16: We have less than two weeks left to enter this year’s Reflections Art Program! The theme is “I Matter Because…” and all entries can now be submitted through the online portal at https://www.utahpta.org/ref. Submission Deadline: OCTOBER 16

We are also looking for volunteer judges with experience in art, photography, music, film, dance, or literature. All judging will be done online so judges can live anywhere. If you or someone you know would like to help you can fill out our interest form here: https://forms.gle/AnkFD38S2iCS9WuEA Questions contact Melarie Wheat, wheatthin@gmail.com, 801-319-3119.

DRAPER DRAGONS: THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DONATED!  

We have raised $16,000 of our $25,000 goal. We could still use some help; please consider asking your family and friends!

THE LAST DAY OF OUR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN IS THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER 5TH.

DONATE THROUGH THIS LINK OR SEND IN CASH OR CHECKS:

https://www.successfund.com/draperelementarynofuss

WE APPRECIATE ALL YOUR SUPPORT THAT WILL BE USED TO HELP OUR KIDS THIS YEAR!

THANK YOU,

YOUR DRAPER ELEMENTARY PTA

Upcoming Dates:

10/08 Last day to turn in physical Box Tops

10/12 SCC Meeting 4:00

10/13 Spirit Night: Cafe Zupas 5:00-9:00

10/14 PTA Meeting 9:30

10/15 Fall Break

10/19-10/22 Red Ribbon Week

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