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April Internet Safety Tip

Posted in News & Announcements

How many educators have told students to use Google Images to search for images for student projects? Nine times out of ten, students will come across inappropriate images using Google Image search. As part of Internet Safety, it is important that students are searching for images and content on sites that are filtered to protect students from harmful images.  We want students to be searching and using images that are appropriate for a school setting and can be used publicly because they are licensed by Creative Commons.  The following is a list of where educators can take students to search for safe images.

Photos for Class (Links to an external site.)

Pics4Learning (Links to an external site.) (These images can be uploaded to a Canyons student's Google drive.)

KidzSearch (Links to an external site.)

Safe Search Kids (Links to an external site.) by Google.

Kiddle (Links to an external site.):  This is a visual search engine for kids that provide a safe search for web links, images, news, and videos.

UEN Multimedia Resources for Educators and Students (Links to an external site.):  On this web site, UEN has provided a list of resources that educators can use for Multimedia projects.

March Newsletter

Posted in Principal's Message

Principals News – March 2016

We are currently seeking any families that will have a kindergartener for the 2016-2017 school year. The child must be 5 on or before September 1st. If you know of any family please have them contact the office. We have scheduled our kindergarten orientation for Friday, April 15, 2016 at 2:30pm.

We do not have any school days off in March. Our spring break is scheduled for April 4th – 8th.

The 2016-2017 school calendar is available on the district website.

Report cards will come home with your student on Wednesday, March 2nd. Please check their backpack for an addressed envelope.

This is the time of year we begin to evaluate programs, look at staffing, and establish our goals for 2016-2017. Granite’s leadership team will be meeting the first Friday in March to discuss our goals, celebrate our success, and plan for continued improvement. Each year we are required to create a school improvement plan. This plan is a guide to outline supports and focus goals on student achievement. Our SCC (School Community Council) is an integral part of creating, implement, and supporting this plan. At our monthly meeting on March 14th, we will be discussing this plan. We will also discuss staffing options and priorities for the school. SCC meetings are always open to the public. If you would like to join us for this discussion please meet in the library at 4:15pm. If there is a decision to be made by vote, only elected members of the SCC are eligible to vote.

Our 2015-2016 School Improvement goals are:

Currently, we have approximately 10% of our students not making substantial growth according to the reading curriculum based measure assessment (CBM). Our goal is to increase the ROI (Rate of Improvement) for students not reaching benchmark by 1-2 words per week and for those on benchmark to maintain their ROI.

Currently, we have approximately 10% of our students not making substantial growth according to the math curriculum based measure assessment. Our goal is to increase the ROI (Rate of Improvement) by 2-4 points per month.

Our goal is to have a monthly focus on resiliency, support and recognize those students using the skills and gather data on the school-wide reinforcement PBIS system.