Dear Parents and Guardians of Granite Elementary Students:
We just received important news about next school year that we wanted to forward to you.
The Canyons Education Association announced Wednesday night that its members approved the 2014-2015 contract for teachers. The Canyons Board of Education approved the contract in its May 6 public meeting.
The teacher contract gives elementary schools a new schedule for the 2014-2015 school year. The new schedule is designed to help each individual student achieve academic success. It establishes consistent daily instructional time five days per week. It also redistributes time in the regular work day for teachers to plan individually and in teams so they can give special attention to each student’s achievement and adjust their lessons to ensure that all students succeed.
To assist you in your planning, our bell schedule in the 2014-2015 school year will be as follows:
- Grades 1-5: 9-3:30
- Kindergarten AM: 9:00-11:55
- Kindergarten PM: 12:35-3:30
The new schedule also includes seven early-out Fridays to give teachers time for professional development. Those early-out days will be as follows: Sept. 26; Oct. 24; Dec. 5; Jan. 30; Feb. 20; March 27; and April 24.
A sample full month schedule as well as the 2014-2015 academic calendar are enclosed.
More information about the schedule and teacher contract, which includes additional compensation for teachers, can be found at www.canyonsdistrict.org.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.