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Red Ribbon Week

This week we will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week! The theme for this year is “Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free!” To help celebrate we are encouraging children to participate in the following dress ip days:

  • Monday-Love yourself, say NO to drugs!
    • Wear red to school
  • Tuesday-My future is too bright for drugs
    • Wear neon bright colors
  • Wednesday-Turn your back on drugs
    • Wear your clothes backwards
  • Thursday-Be your own kind of brave
    • Dress up as a superhero or your Halloween costume

Window Opens for Switching Learning Options, Nov. 1-8

Throughout the pandemic, our school has worked to provide families with in-person and remote learning options so they can choose what works best for them given their educational needs and health considerations.

Consistent with that commitment and our promise to allow families to reconsider their options at the end of the grading period, we will soon be accepting change requests. Those wanting to move from one of our two remote learning options to in-person instruction, or vice versa, can submit a change-request any time between Sunday, Nov. 1 through midnight on Sunday, Nov. 8. No action is required of families who wish to stick with their chosen path.

The changes will take effect with the start of the second term on Nov. 23 and carry through to the end of the term on March 5 when families will be given another chance to choose the learning mode that works best for them.

The three learning options are the same as described at the beginning of the year: In-Person Instruction; Online Instruction; or Parent-Guided, District-Supported At Home Instruction. An explanation of those options can be found at canyonsdistrict.org.

Families will be able to submit their change requests online using the same Skyward Family Access portal they used to register for school at the beginning of the year. Simply log in to Skyward, click on the “online forms” button, select “Term 2 Change-Request Form,” and follow the prompts. Please see this tutorial for detailed instructions or call the Main Office for assistance.

During the Nov. 1-8 window, parents can submit their change requests at any time or log back in to Skyward to amend their request. However, because the choices parents make during this window will guide the complicated process of shifting teaching assignments and allocating classroom resources, we cannot accept requests after the window closes at midnight on Nov. 8.  

As families consider their options it’s important to keep in mind that, depending on how many families choose to return to on-campus learning, class sizes may change. There is also the potential for students to have a different teacher this next term as teaching assignments shift to accommodate change requests.

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Supports for Students and Families Living with Mental Illness

NAMI Utah (National Alliance on Mental Illness) advocates for and supports individuals and families impacted by mental illness.  NAMI Utah offers free classes, support groups, and mentoring for families and individuals living with mental illness.  The following list provides information for a few of the services NAMI Utah provides.  For an extensive list of supports, visit their webpage at www.namiut.org .

 

  • NAMI Progression

For teens, ages 13-18, with mental health conditions.  Free six-week course on causes, symptoms, self-care, safety planning, and more.

  • NAMI Basics

For parents of youth with mental health conditions.  Free six-week course that provides an opportunity to connect with others and learn how to best support your child.

  • NAMI Ending the Silence

A 50- to 75-minute prevention and early intervention presentation that engages youth, parents, or school staff in a discussion about mental health.

  • NAMI Family and Friends

A free 90-minutes seminar for those wanting to know how to support their loved ones who are living with mental illness.

  • Family Support Groups

Free support for loved ones of individuals with a mental health condition.

  • NAMI Mentors

Mentors can provide information regarding mental health conditions and about resources in the community.  Mentors are available Monday – Friday from 9am to 4:15pm.  Call 801-323-9900

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training

A free 90 minute workshop informing participants how to recognize warning signs of suicide and how to question, persuade and refer someone for help.

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