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Parent Update Week of April 19-23, 2021

Finish Strong with Your Mask On:  Masks will continue to be required for all students, staff, and visitors through the end of the school year.  Thank you for your continued support and consideration of this policy!! PARENT MEETINGS this week:  SCC meeting rescheduled for Wednesday April 21 at 5:15 via Zoom. RISE TESTING begins this week for all 3rd-5th students.  This is a chance for students to show what they have learned this year! AT HOME LEARNING DAYS:  Friday April 23 and 30. SUMMER PROGRAM FOR MIDVALE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB:  Registration for summer for current club members is April 26-30.  Registration for new participants will start May 3rd until capacity reached.

2nd Step Social Emotional Learning Tip of the Week

Students are learning PROBLEM SOLVING skills.  Lessons use the acronym S.T.E.P. to help students remember the skills.

1st STEP – calm down and say the problem without blaming others.
2nd STEP – Think of safe solutions. Come up with safe and respectful ideas to solve the problem.
3rd STEP – Explore Consequences. This allows you to think through situations and avoid solutions that will cause negative consequence
4th STEP – Pick the Best Solution. You need to pick the solution you think will be best to try first. If that solution doesn’t work, go back to your possible solutions and try another one.

Notice when your child explores positive and negative consequences.  Reinforce this with specific feedback!

Parent Script Tip:  “I see that you were able to pick a solution to let your brother finish his turn so that he would feel happy. You are showing empathy and compassion for your brother by allowing him to finish his turn before you take a turn.”

Continue to practice using these Problem Solving Steps!

S – Say the Problem
T – Think of Safe solutions.
E – Explore Consequences
P – Pick the Best Solution

CSD Begins Taking Applications for Canyons Online, CSD’s New Tech-Driven Innovation

Canyons is powering up its personalized-learning options with the pending launch of Canyons Online, a technology-driven educational initiative recently approved by the Canyons Board of Education. 

Starting in fall 2021, Canyons Online will be the CSD program through which high-quality online classes will be provided to third- through 12th-grade students. Licensed teachers with advanced training in the best digital teaching and learning practices will lead classes in core subjects.  

“Canyons Online will really offer us the opportunity to act on Canyons District’s principle of innovation,” said Canyons Superintendent Dr. Rick Robins. “Families will have more choice and flexibility in customizing what is best for their students.” 

Parents and students interested in the choice and flexibility provided by Canyons Online are invited to learn more about the program at two Information Nights. The next 6-7:30 p.m. event will Thursday, April 15, 2021, in the Canyons Center of the Canyons District Office, 9361 S. 300 East. The livestream can be accessed at CSDTV, the District’s YouTube channel. 

The application window for fall classes opens at midnight, Friday, April 16.  The window will remain open until April 30.  Click here to submit your child’s application.

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