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Brain Boosters at Sunrise!

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New Elementary Schedule with Brain Boosters

Following recommendations from a task force of elementary school teachers, the Canyons Board of Education approved a new elementary school schedule that will restore early-out Fridays and provide teachers with the tools they need to help ensure success for every student.

The schedule stemmed from a proposal crafted by the Task Force, which included teachers from each of CSD’s 29 elementary schools and Jordan Valley School. The Task Force has met since December to gather information, problem-solve, and receive feedback from colleagues to develop a schedule that fully supports elementary school communities and ensures students are on track to becoming college- and career-ready.  The schedule is supported by 87 percent of elementary school teachers, survey data has shown. Teachers praise the schedule as representative of school needs and being carefully crafted by the professionals who will be making it work. 

The new schedule will give teachers time during the school day to collaborate to ensure each student succeeds. Trained specialists will provide curriculum-based instruction in areas such as physical education, arts or music while teachers meet to collaborate and plan their instructional strategies

Early-out days will be held on Fridays only. School will not release early on other days during short weeks in which classes are not held on Fridays. During such times, collaboration and planning time for teachers will be adjusted as appropriate. 


What does this mean for Sunrise?

Next year, we will have Brain Boosters.  Brain Boosters are 30 minutes sessions where students work with Instructional Technicians. 


Sunrise’s Instructional Technicians:

Media Instructional Technicians:  Annette Evans, Janice Kearl

PE Instructional Technician:  Tracy Jezewski

Music Instructional Technician:  Jen O'Neal

Beverly Taylor Sorenson Dance Teacher:  Kelly Bruce


In grades 1st - 5th, our five classes will be combined into four groups.  The four groups will spend 30 minutes in each Brain Booster on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays.  Kindergarten, due to their half day schedule, will have one PE lesson per week. 


1 10 :45 - 11:45   12 :30 - 1:30
2 12 :30 - 1:30 9 :30 - 10:30  
3   10 :45 - 11:45 1 :30  - 2:30
4 9 :30 - 10:30 1 :00 - 2:00  
5 1 :30 - 2:30   10 :00 - 11:00


We are very excited for our students to have these enriching, learning opportunities.  If you have questions about Brain Boosters, contact Principal Swanicke @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming Important Dates

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Sunrise Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Teacher Assignment Posted on Skyward                             August 5th 

Meet and Greet                                                                August 18th at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

First Day of School (1st - 5th Grade)                                  August 19th

First Day of School (Kindergarten)                                     August 24th

Back to School Night                                                       August 26th at 5:30 pm