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Student Belongings

Thank you parents, guardians, friends and family members for joining us today to pick-up student belongings.  We had over 90% of the bags collected and brought home.  We also had a huge number of library and classroom books turned in as well.  Mrs. Petersen will get these logged in next week and notify and families who still have books at home.  I need to give a huge shout out to all of our assistants and teachers who prepared the student bags.  Also, Wendy Court, Nick Willie, Erica Haugen and Doug Nelson helped me haul the hundreds of bags to the parking lot this morning to get them ready for you.

As mentioned in previous emails, we will not be able to store any of the remaining bags. Bags have been placed by the front doors if you would like to pick them up tonight or over the weekend. All bags remaining on Monday after noon will be discarded. 

I absolutely loved getting to see so many of the children today.  It warmed my heart to have them back at the school, if only for a few minutes.

Ms. Jewkes

Have Technology Questions? Our Tech-Support Experts Can Help

Technology is empowering Canyons District students to learn from home, but can pose challenges when they can’t log in to online learning platforms or their computing device malfunctions.

To help students and parents troubleshoot technology blips and breakdowns encountered while navigating the new world of distance learning, Canyons District has created a Technology Help Hotline at 801-826-5200. The hotline will be dedicated to supporting families and staffed Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Anyone needing to request help outside of those hours may do so through CSD’s online request form.

“The hope with the hotline is that it will give families an extra avenue for connecting with us during business hours,” says CSD’s Information Technology Director Scot McCombs. “The dismissal of schools and switch to online learning is new for students and can be stressful. We want them to know there’s help available to overcome any technological problems they encounter.”

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Student Belongings

Student items from desks, classrooms, and halls have been placed in bags and labeled with names.  Pick-up for these student belongings will be this Friday, April 24, 2020 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm in the school parking lot. You may park in the stalls on the street including the bus zone.  Grade level zones will be marked, so you can easily find your child’s belongings.  If you are unable to come on Friday, please arrange for a friend or family member to pick up your child’s bag since this will be our only day to retrieve student items. We are unable to store items beyond this day. There will also be boxes available to return library books and a table for orchestra instruments. See you Friday!

CSD Offers Counseling, Self-Care Strategies for Coping with COVID-19

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We’ve countered COVID-19’s assault on our physical health by social distancing and working and educating our children from home. But what can, and should, we be doing to safeguard our mental health?

World health experts who have argued for flattening the COVID-19 curve are now warning of a second coronavirus wave of depression, anxiety and emotional exhaustion that could last long after the infectious disease threat has waned.

“It’s important to take care of yourself after any traumatic event,” says BJ Weller, Director of Canyons District’s Responsive Services Department, which oversees counseling and social-emotional supports in schools. “But this health crisis has been particularly worrisome from a mental wellness perspective, because the steps we’ve needed to take to respond can make it harder to cope emotionally.” Social distancing has left many of us socially isolated and economically vulnerable. We are grieving the loss of loved ones and important rituals, from weddings to graduation ceremonies, even as we lose connection with family and friends, the very people to whom we turn to mourn our losses.

But students and parents can take comfort knowing they’re not alone, Weller says. “We’re all going through this together, and help is available.” Throughout the soft closure of Utah’s schools, CSD social workers, psychologists and counselors have been proactively checking-in with students by email or phone. As the growing need for mental health supports has become apparent, the Department of Responsive Services is now launching an online behavioral supports request form that parents can easily access from home.

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