Canyons Announces Dates, Times for SALTA Testing

Does your child have a strong sense of curiosity, a need to explore subjects in surprising depth, and ability to quickly learn complex information? 

If so, your student might be a candidate for Canyons District’s SALTA magnet program for advanced learners — and the time for applying to test into the program is coming soon.

SALTA — Supporting Advanced Learners Toward Achievement — serves students who demonstrate significantly high cognitive and academic abilities in comparison to peers. Students in kindergarten through the seventh grade can apply online to test into the program starting Tuesday, Sept. 7. The deadline for applying is midnight Friday, Oct. 1. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept late applications.  

Due to the time-intensive and rigorous nature of the process for determining a student’s fit for the program, parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the testing requirements and characteristics of advanced learners (see below) before completing an application. 

National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) Resources for Parents

Utah Association for Gifted Children (UAGC) Resources for Parents

Parents who apply for testing, will receive an email with more information on testing times and locations. All testing will take place between Oct. 18 and Nov. 19. 

Questions? More information, can be found at isd.canyonsdistrict.org, or by calling the Instructional Supports Department at 801-826-5044.

Granite Grizzlies are Back!

Granite Grizzlies are back to learning and having fun! We are excited for this great year to be underway. We are ready!

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A Back-to-School Bash! Canyons District Night with Real Salt Lake is Sept. 4

The chill in the air means that summer has fallen to autumn. The change of seasons also means it’s time for Canyons District to come alive with a back-to-school buzz.

Since Monday, Aug. 16, students have been back in class, preparing themselves to be college- and career-ready when they graduate from high school.  Our teachers and Education Support Professionals are hard at work in classrooms, buses, hallways, cafeterias and gymnasiums.

To celebrate the start of the 2021-2022 school year, Real Salt Lake is hosting Canyons District Night at Rio Tinto Stadium. The Saturday, Sept. 4 event, featuring a game against FC Dallas, will be a celebration of students, educators, parents, volunteers and community partners.

Discount tickets to the 6 p.m. game can be purchased by clicking here.

https://cnyns.org/3kBkiPB

Tickets start at $17. Families also can buy $36 for $23.

The Canyons Board of Education and Administration hope the CSD community had a wonderful summer full of rest and relaxation.  Best wishes to you in the 2021-2022 school year.

Free WiFi • Canyons Connects Families with Internet Access

Try imagining life without computers. Impossible, right? Technology has changed how we consume news and entertainment, make travel plans, stay in touch with our friends, shop, and even learn. 

Yet, a surprising number of Canyons District students — 10 to 15 percent — have no access to a computer or reliable Internet at home. 

As part of ongoing efforts to bridge the digital divide for students, Canyons is again partnering with the Comcast Corporation to cover monthly Internet connection costs for families in need. The program, coupled with investments to build Canyons’ stockpile of computing devices, aims to ensure all students — those learning online and inside the classroom — are equipped to succeed.

Applying for free WiFi through Comcast Essentials is easy. Here’s how:

  • Call your child’s school and ask for the person over Internet Essentials.
  • If you qualify for the program, the school will provide you with a sign-up code.
  • Call 844-963-0178 and provide Comcast with your sign-up code. You will also be asked to provide your home address and to choose if you want the WiFi equipment shipped to you, installed by a technician, or held for pickup at a local Xfinity location. 
  • The Internet subscription is valid through June 15, 2022.

Not all home addresses are eligible for Comcast connectivity. Our offer of subsidized WiFi is only available within Comcast’s service area.

CSD Superintendent Welcomes Questions, Feedback at Districtwide Listening Tour

Have a question about Canyons School District? Suggestions, concerns or compliments? Or maybe, after the months of social distancing that coincided with Dr. Rick Robins’ first year as CSD’s Superintendent, you’d like to meet him in person.

Coming soon to a middle school near you: community members will have a chance to do just that as Dr. Robins travels the District for his inaugural Superintendent’s Listening Tour.

Over the next few weeks, Dr. Robins will host five interactive community events to introduce himself, inform patrons about the state of the District, discuss Canyons’ COVID-19 response and recovery plans to support student learning and wellness, and invite community input as CSD undertakes a strategic planning process to review and enhance its mission and vision.

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