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#TrotForTech Virtual 5K: A Fun, Healthy Fundraiser to Provide WiFi and Computing Devices to Students in Need

While many traditional celebrations that take place this time of year might look drastically different this season, the Canyons Education Foundation is planning an event that ticks all of the boxes: It’s fun, it’s for a good cause, and the entire community can participate.

The Canyons Education Foundation’s inaugural Virtual Fun Run kicks off Nov. 22-28, and provides an opportunity for participants to complete a 5K that is safe and will benefit members of the community through a fundraiser for Internet connectivity and computing devices for students in need. 

“We know there are individuals who would love to help out within the District, so this is a way for employees and our own student families to be able to help other student families,” said Denise Haycock, Development Officer for the Canyons Education Foundation. 

Those who wish to participate in the fun run can visit this link to sign up.

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October 25

DRAGON DELIVERY                                                                                           October 25, 2020

From Principal Christy Waddell

SWITCHING LEARNING OPTIONS: You should have gotten a message this weekend about how to change your learning option.  You only need to do something IF you want to change your current learning option—Online to In person OR In person to Online. You can also choose the Parent Lead option if you want. You will go to your skyward family access, the same place where you did your registration.  It will not be available until November 1stand it will close November 8th.  Everyone needs to understand that the class sizes may change, drastically.  We may get many more in each class which means your kids will be closer to others.  We will do our best but please be aware this could happen. There will be no changing after November 8th.

PROPER CLOTHING: Your children need to wear clothing appropriate for them to be able to go outside for recess.  If they have to stay in then they will not get a chance to take their masks off.  Please, more than any other year, dress them so they can go outside.

CLASS CHANGES: Since we will be having changes, there is a good chance I will have to change classes for students.  I will try my best to have the changes be as few as possible but there is no guarantee your student will continue with the teacher they currently have. That is not the case for Dual Immersion. Those teachers will stay the same. Please be positive with your children and tell them they are doing their part to help us stay open. I should be let you know if your child needs to change around November 15th.  The changes take place on November 23rd.

COVID:  We are doing relatively well but we are still getting a few cases here and there.  Please let us know if anyone in your family gets covid and/or if anyone needs to be quarantined. It helps if we have that information. Please remind your students to wear their masks.  It would be great if they also brought an extra one in case it gets dirty.

HALLOWEEN: Your children can wear costumes without masks, except for the regular masks we wear to keep safe.  It would be fine to have one that matches the costume but no covering the eyes.  Since we no longer have in person school on Fridays, we will need to use every minute possible teaching. So, Thursday October 29th your children will be doing school work most of the day.  There will be a short party that the teacher will plan.  If you would like to assist, please email the teacher.  We will not have volunteers but there may be other ways for you to help.  The Halloween celebrations will be on Thursday October 29th.

PICK UP/DROP OFF:  The drop off is going pretty smooth in the mornings.  Remember to pull up as far as possible.  This allows more cars to be able to drop off.  It only takes the kids about a minute to walk to the playground.  For the Pick up:  please do not park out on the street to the west.  It is dangerous and the crossing guards are worried someone is going to be hit.  They may be asking the police to come and patrol it.  Please be patient when picking the kids up in the parking lot and allow others to merge in even if it means you might have to wait an extra minute.  I know it isn’t ideal but we need to get this down really well before we start to get snow.  Right now, it only takes 10 minutes to get everyone picked up.

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday 10/29: Halloween celebrations

November 1-8: Learning Option Switch

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.

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