CSD Superintendent Welcomes Questions, Feedback at Districtwide Listening Tour

Have a question about Canyons School District? Suggestions, concerns or compliments? Or maybe, after the months of social distancing that coincided with Dr. Rick Robins’ first year as CSD’s Superintendent, you’d like to meet him in person.

Coming soon to a middle school near you: community members will have a chance to do just that as Dr. Robins travels the District for his inaugural Superintendent’s Listening Tour.

Over the next few weeks, Dr. Robins will host five interactive community events to introduce himself, inform patrons about the state of the District, discuss Canyons’ COVID-19 response and recovery plans to support student learning and wellness, and invite community input as CSD undertakes a strategic planning process to review and enhance its mission and vision.

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Aim of CSD’s Data-Driven Back-to-School Plan is to Keep Schools Open, Safe

Canyons District will follow a comprehensive and evidence-driven Back-to-School Action Plan to maintain safe and welcoming learning environments in the 2021-2022 school year.

The aim of CSD’s strategic and layered approach, which is put into place as the global COVID-19 health crisis is addressed at local levels, is to safeguard student wellness while also ensuring that students are provided access to a high-quality education and related services.

To directly — but strategically — address wellness and academic issues, Canyons’ plan:

  • Follows state law and current health order;
  • Is based on the most-recent COVID-19 surveillance data provided by health officials;
  • Ramps up safety and health protocols if case counts increase in a school community;
  • Mirrors the cleaning and sanitation efforts of the previous school year;
  • Stresses the importance of keeping students in school and engaged in learning.

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Canyons Rolls Out Red Carpet to Welcome New Teachers

When doors open in Canyons District for the 2021-22 school year on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, about 250 new faces will be among the thousands of teachers welcoming students.

Those same teachers received their own special welcome to “Team CSD” on Monday, Aug. 2.

Newcomers from Utah, several other states — from Michigan, Wisconsin, Texas and Oregon to Iowa — and even multiple countries were guests for a party at Corner Canyon High. The towering Wasatch Mountains provided a scenic backdrop for a fun event that included walks down a red carpet, hundreds of free hot dogs, chips and cookies, enthusiastic greetings from Charger cheerleaders, an Alta High drumline performance, vendor booths with samples and prizes galore, free Canyons T-shirts and book bags, a festive atmosphere and many smiles and introductions.

It might be hard to tell who’s more eager for Canyons’ first day of school, the District’s 13th since its founding in 2009, between the recently hired teachers and counselors from around the globe, or the new and returning students. Either way, enthusiasm abounds ahead of a promising school year for 34,000 students and a stellar group of teachers, new and old alike.

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