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Reminders for the Week of April 19-23, 2021

Hello Midvale Elementary families! We have a few notes for you for the week of April 19-23:

  • Tomorrow, Tuesday, is our Mobile Food Pantry, starting at 3:05pm. Families, we will try to hold our event in the front of the school, weather permitting. If we must hold it inside, you may enter through the front door, with a mask, and follow the directions to pick up your food. Your students may pick up the food for your household, but be aware that it can be quite heavy for younger students to carry, especially if they are walking.

  • Tomorrow evening is our Tuck You In Tuesday Reading. Check on ParentSquare or Facebook around 7:00pm for the link to the story!

  • This week is Volunteer Appreciation Week! Even in this unusual year, we have continue to have the support of individuals and groups in our community who have supported our students, families and staff. We want to extend our thanks to our PTA members, School Community Council members, Family Learning Center participants, RSL players and staff, United Way, Savage Services, Five.12 Foundation, For the Kids, and so many more.

  • RISE end-of-year testing started today for some of our students. See the tips below to help students do their very best work:

Make sure you get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and make the morning of testing as relaxing as possible by arriving to school on time (8:20 so you can line up for the 8:25 bell).

Focus and pace yourself without rushing. It’s important to take your time and read each question carefully.

If the test questions seem hard, that mean you are doing well. Just like the ACT college entrance exam, the RISE test is computer adaptive, which means it adapts to your abilities by proposing harder questions when you get something correct.

Testing skills are life skills. In college and at work, you will face pressure to perform and meet deadlines, and testing is no different. It’s really about demonstrating competency. You have worked hard. Now is your chance to show it.

Celebrating Art at Midvale Elementary

Ms. Liz McConkie’s Midvale Elementary art students grades 2-5 created three books about themselves to compliment the Social-Emotional Learning goals of the school. Accordion books featured students’ favorite things, Pop-up books showcased their talents, and Tiny Rooms (diorama) books were inspired by goals they have for their future. Enjoy this amazing peek into the creative minds and work of our students!

CSD Begins Taking Applications for Canyons Online, CSD’s New Tech-Driven Innovation

Canyons is powering up its personalized-learning options with the pending launch of Canyons Online, a technology-driven educational initiative recently approved by the Canyons Board of Education. 

Starting in fall 2021, Canyons Online will be the CSD program through which high-quality online classes will be provided to third- through 12th-grade students. Licensed teachers with advanced training in the best digital teaching and learning practices will lead classes in core subjects.  

“Canyons Online will really offer us the opportunity to act on Canyons District’s principle of innovation,” said Canyons Superintendent Dr. Rick Robins. “Families will have more choice and flexibility in customizing what is best for their students.” 

Parents and students interested in the choice and flexibility provided by Canyons Online are invited to learn more about the program at two Information Nights. The next 6-7:30 p.m. event will Thursday, April 15, 2021, in the Canyons Center of the Canyons District Office, 9361 S. 300 East. The livestream can be accessed at CSDTV, the District’s YouTube channel. 

The application window for fall classes opens at midnight, Friday, April 16.  The window will remain open until April 30.  Click here to submit your child’s application.

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