It’s difficult to know who has more trepidation about discussing health and the maturation process, pre-teens or their parents. But while growing up can be hard, talking about it needn’t be. To help you rock “the talk,” Canyons School District has developed an informational maturation program for fifth-grade students and their parents. Presentations conducted by the professional speaker Carrie Ann Kemp have been scheduled through the month of March. All parents are encouraged to attend these free events with their children, and to choose which date best fits their schedules, so that they can continue the discussion in their homes. Please follow this link for event locations and times.
Digital citizenship education should be a community effort, and the impact can be more powerful when students have multiple trusted adults they can discuss issues with. One issue that’s becoming increasingly important both in and out of the classroom revolves around the following question, “How do we keep children and young people safe online while ensuring their technology use is positive and purposeful?”
With Parent/Teacher conferences fast approaching, we thought it would be a good time to share with you this post, 10 Internet Safety Tips for Parents (How to Help Your Child to be Safe Online). This post offers 10 tips for parents looking to help their child navigate their digital lives, and also provides.
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.
GROWING UP: Talking to your child about growing up doesn’t have to be stressful or awkward. To help you rock “the talk”— or start conversations about health, wellness and the maturation process — Canyons School District each year holds a series of maturation program events for fifth-grade students and their parents. This year’s events kick off the first week of March (see schedule below).