Make-Up Day Feb 17 for Weather-Related Cancellation

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To make up for the instructional time lost due to the weather-related cancellation of school on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, a make-up day will be held on Presidents Day.

All Canyons District schools will now hold school on Feb. 17 on their usual Monday schedules. Buses also will be operating that day.

The Presidents Day holiday was previously set aside by the District’s Calendar Committee as the designated make-up day for emergency school closures for the  2019-2020 school year. Under Utah law, public schools must conduct school for at least 990 instructional hours over a minimum of 180 days each academic year, and recover any days lost due to inclement weather. Districts are expected to build a recovery day into their calendars so as to provide families and employees advance notice of the possible need and timing for a make-up day.

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February 3, 2020

DRAGON DELIVERY                                                                                           

From Principal Christy Waddell

PTA NOMINATIONS: The PTA is in the process of filling two PTA executive board spots for next year – President Elect (can be held by 2 people) and Membership Chair.  Please take a minute to fill out this form and nominate yourself or someone you think would be right for the  job: https://forms.gle/viUKfga5YsorHrh77. Serving on the executive board is a great way to serve the school and make new friends. If you have any questions, please email the PTA at draperelementaryPTA@gmail.com

In-N-Out Spirit Night: IN-N-OUT night Tuesday, February 4 from 5-9 pm, Drive Thru or Dine In but you have to mention DRAPER ELEMENTARY… please mention DRAPER ELEMENTARY or the ticket will not count for the total we get back. See you TUESDAY FEBRUARY 4. The PTA has worked hard to keep our spirit nights to only ONE a month and have been extremely grateful to the community for the amazing support. Thank you again to everyone. 

Teacher of the Year: To honor the stellar teachers who encourage students to seek their dreams and reach for the stars, the Canyons Board of Education and Administration encourage members of the community to submit nominations for the 2020 Canyons Teacher of the Year Award. Students, parents, patrons, PTAs, business partners, and Canyons employees are all invited to nominate an educator starting now through Monday, Feb. 3. All teachers who have completed at least one year in the classroom are eligible for consideration. She or he also must showcase outstanding teaching practices, professionalism, and involvement in the school community. Nomination forms are submitted to the school where the teacher is employed. https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/images/TOYnominationform.pdf Each school will have a Teacher of the Year Selection Panel, including the principal, a school employee and a School Community Council member, to consider the nominations from the community and employees.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday February 3:  Teacher of the Year nominations due

Tuesday February 4: In-N-Out Spirit Night from 5-9pm.  You must mention Draper Elementary

Friday February 7: 1:40pm Short Day 

Snow Day – Feb 3

Today, on Monday, Feb. 3, heavy snow and dangerous road conditions have forced the cancellation of school in Canyons District. All schools and District Offices will be closed for the day. This announcement of the closure of schools and District Offices is for one day only. Additional information will be sent to the community if the closure extends to Tuesday. If you have questions, please refer to our district website, canyonsdistrict.org. Thank you. Please stay safe.

New Year Brings Renewed Commitment to Dual Language Immersion in CSD Schools

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The Draper Elementary Dragons sure know a thing or two about celebrating the Lunar New Year.

In what has become a proud tradition, students this week performed Chinese songs and dances in the school’s brightly decorated gym while beaming parents looked on — the culmination of weeks of rehearsal and preparation and years of instruction in Mandarin. The school also welcomed visitors from the University of Utah’s Confucius Institute who are interested in hearing from students and parents about their experience with Dual Language Immersion, a model of instruction that is catching on nationally as an effective and efficient means of achieving fluency in a non-native language.

No other state has articulated a K-16 model like that being pioneered in Utah where, if students pass an Advanced Placement exam with a score of 3 or above, they can start taking college-level courses for early college credit. Canyons’ first Spanish, French and Chinese DLI classes opened in 2009, the same year that the District was founded. The District now home to DLI programs at 19 schools — and is committed to seeing the program thrive and grow.

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