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Thank a Teacher: CSD Now Taking Nominations for 2021 Teacher of the Year

To be a teacher during a pandemic is to be on the front lines of the battle to safeguard the health and heart of the future. In this unprecedented era of COVID-19 — marked by hours of Google Meets, constant updates to Canvas pages, strained voices to be heard from behind a mask, and the application hand-sanitizer dozens of times a day — has heightened the importance of daily high-quality instruction by a highly-qualified teacher.  

Now more than ever, the Canyons Board of Education and Administration are committed to honoring the many ways educators are touching the lives of students even as they maintain a safe physical distance. The COVID-19-related restriction on mass gatherings won’t stop Canyons from announcing and applauding a Teacher of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Starting today, the Canyons community can submit nominations for a new Teacher of the Year.

Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Access the nomination form
  • Complete the form on why you think your nominee should be recognized. Print and submit the form to your school’s PTA leaders, or, if you are a school employee, to the principal, by March 5. The School Selection Committee will consider nominees forwarded by the PTA and employees.
  • Watch for social media posts featuring the March 29-April 2 Teacher of the Year surprise announcement at your child’s school.
  • Watch the Tuesday, April 20 ceremony to hear which CSD teacher was selected for their commitment, innovation, and leadership. 

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Request for Special Consideration

Special Consideration for the 2021-2022 School Year

Classroom climate has a tremendous effect on the success of each student.  Because of this, we strive to create groups of students that are balanced in every possible way.  Our teachers have spent many hours with our students in an academic setting and are concerned that each student continues to grow and achieve to the best of their ability in the most positive atmosphere possible.

Several factors are considered as we form classroom groups for next year.  They include:

  1. Range of academic performance
  2. Range of social and behavioral performance
  3. Balance of boys and girls
  4. Balance of dependent and independent workers
  5. Balance of special needs
  6. Separation of students who may not work well together

As in the past, we have provided a “Request for Special Consideration” form that is available online ( Filling out this form should be the exception rather than the rule. This is not a teacher request form, but an opportunity to give us input about your child’s educational setting.  We expect most parents will not feel the need to complete this form.  The Request for Special Consideration forms must be submitted no later than January 30th.

Intent to Return Survey

Dear Parents,

It is time for us to start our scheduling process for the coming school year.  In order for us to fill our staffing needs, we need an accurate count of the students who will be attending Brookwood next year.  Filling out the intent to return survey ( for each of your students will help us obtain this important count

To help us obtain an accurate student count for next year, please complete the intent to return survey by January 31, 2021.

Corrie Barrett

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