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2020-21 Reflections

Is your Brookwood student interested in participating in Reflections this year?  This year, entering your work for Reflections is all done ONLINE. The theme this year is “I Matter Because…” So make sure your student thinks about what makes them SO AMAZING!

Please visit http://utahpta.org/ref to enter.  There is a video on how to enter online if you go to this link.  https://youtu.be/mzrQapKUh1I

Make sure you review the rules for each category online.  Make sure the title of work and artist statement are completed by the student. For those students K-2nd grade, parents may type for them but make sure it is exactly what the child says and please do not edit their statement.  The title of work and artist statement counts for 40% of the overall judging so make sure each student keeps that in mind and that it coincides with the Theme for this year.

Canyons District to Move to Blended Learning Model

In response to rising COVID-19 counts, the Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday approved a plan to transition to four days of classroom learning with Friday reserved for remote, or independent, learning.

The new, blended learning schedule will take effect starting Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, which will give families time to adjust their schedules. It will apply to all students.

In-person learners will attend school according to their regular schedules, Monday through Thursday. There will be no early-out or late start days. Friday will be a planning, collaboration and student-consultation day for teachers and a day of independent study for students. Online learners will continue with their online learning Monday through Thursday and use Friday to do independent work as assigned by their teacher.

The temporary calendar change comes in response to rising COVID-19 case counts in the communities CSD serves. Three of the District’s five traditional high schools have transitioned to online learning, and more than 1,700 students across the District have been placed on quarantine due to their coming in close contact with someone in their community who has tested positive for the disease.

Principals on Tuesday testified to the exhaustion, burnout, and mental duress teachers are experiencing as they struggle to teach changing rosters of students across multiple learning environments (in-person, online and students in quarantine). Up to 25 percent of students are quarantined in some schools, requiring teachers to spend 10 to 12 extra hours a week preparing audio and video lessons to accompany the written instructions they’re making available on CSD’s online common-learning management system, Canvas.

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CSD Launches Detailed COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Canyons School District has launched a new dashboard detailing the number of active COVID-19 cases associated with its schools.

The information will help guide the Canyons Board of Education and Administration as the community works together to face an unprecedented public-health challenge. It’s also hoped it will help families make decisions about the in-person and remote learning options open to them.

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