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Canyons Rising
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COVID-19 Back-to-School Learning Options - Middle Schools, Grades 6-8
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School and Community Connection
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In-Person InstructionOnline InstructionAt-Home, District-Supported, Parent-Guided Instruction
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Register with your neighborhood school or school of choice
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Expectation to continue in your selected instruction method for at least one grading period
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Families receive schoolwide newsletters and communications
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Access to counseling, social-emotional supports, and special education services
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Access to nutrition services
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Access to extracurricular activities and other programs and initiatives
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Instruction and Learning Environment
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In-Person InstructionOnline InstructionAt-Home, District-Supported, Parent-Guided Instruction
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InstructorSubject-area School teachersSubject-area Canyons District teachersParent or Guardian
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Learning EnvironmentIn-classroomOnline classroom through CanvasPersonalized by parent, but students may remain attached to their school’s resources.
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Course AvailabilityAll courses available.Core subjects available: language arts, math, science, and social studies. Some electives may be available through in-person instruction at the school. The availability of in-person courses for students who have chosen online instruction will vary from school to school.Parent provided with curricular resources, suggested scope and sequence of instruction through an online resources page.
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SALTA and DLI ProgramsAll courses available.Supports for SALTA and DLI students will be available, however, specifics will not be finalized until the number of SALTA and DLI students receiving online instruction is known. Students enrolling in online instruction maintain their place in these programs.
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Device and Textbook AvailabilityMaterials will be provided in the classroom where applicable.Students will be provided computing devices, as needed. Schools will schedule times and dates for students to check out the devices and pick up any required materials.
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Access to District curriculum and software
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Daily ScheduleClasses held on the academic calendar and bell schedule for the 2020-2021 school year.Daily mix of real-time and self-paced instruction and activities. Teachers will connect daily with their students through Google Meet and hold virtual office hours.Schedule is set by parent or guardian.
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Curriculum PaceNormal pace of curriculum, meeting the standards of CSD curriculum maps.Normal pace of curriculum, meeting the standards of CSD curriculum maps, which will enable CSD to pivot quickly to online-learning-only if state government and health officials order another closure of Utah schools.Parents or guardians can help their students learn at the same pace as their peers, allowing for a smooth transition to in-person instruction at a future date.
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Attendance, Grading, and Assessments
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In-Person InstructionOnline InstructionAt-Home, District-Supported, Parent-Guided Instruction
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Daily AttendanceAttendance is recorded daily. Students who are absent due to illness or other reasons can maintain pace by working with the teacher and accessing Canvas and other resources.Attendance is determined by participation in online assignments and activities.Daily activities and progress are overseen by parent or guardian.
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GradingGrading structures return to normal.Grading structures return to normal.Because of the tie to CSD schools, students need to be assigned a Canyons “teacher of record" and a grade is given at the end of each grading period.
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Achievement is measured using assessments already in use in CSD schools
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Accommodations
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In-Person InstructionOnline InstructionAt-Home, District-Supported, Parent-Guided Instruction
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Disabilities/504, English Language Learning (ELL) services addressed individually through the 504, IEP, or ELL process
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Special Education ServicesAll standard in-person services are available.Services will be delivered online by a Special Education teacher. Families will be invited to attend an IEP meeting to determine appropriate services.Families will be invited to attend an IEP meeting to determine appropriate services.
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Health and Safety for In-Person Instruction
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Students and employees required to wear face coverings.
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Families to monitor their children for symptoms of illness using the symptom checklist provided to all CSD families and take their children’s temperature each morning before the start of school.
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Schools and buses sanitized and disinfected throughout the day and in the evenings, in accordance with state and local health recommendations.
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Extra nurses hired to support schools and work with health authorities to investigate and respond to confirmed cases of COVID-19.
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Schools to maximize space in their buildings to facilitate physical distancing.
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Schools to publish site-specific safety plans no later than Aug. 1 which detail expectations for lunch, recess and other operations.
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