Come fall, the end of every school week in Canyons District will be dedicated the building the bright futures of students through high-quality teaching practices. Starting in August, all Canyons elementary, middle, and high schools will release roughly 90 minutes early on Fridays. When the week’s last school bell rings an hour and a half earlier than other days, teachers in all grade levels and content areas will spend the afternoon working in teams to enhance their instruction, strengthen districtwide core and elective programs, and increase student achievement. The majority of CSD schools — 28 elementaries — are used to releasing early on Fridays. Canyons’ eight middle schools, however, will switch from late-start Fridays to early-out Fridays. An early-out Friday schedule will be new to all CSD high schools, although Alta High parents should take note that classes will release early on Fridays instead of start late on Tuesdays. A districtwide early-out Friday schedule is more family friendly for those with children of varying ages, creates a uniform time when all teachers, regardless of their grade level or school, can discuss best practices in a structured manner, and carves out time for our educators and principals to brainstorm and build plans to address demonstrated student-learning needs. During Back-to-School Registration in the fall, please take note of any changes to the bell and bus schedules for your child’s school on Fridays. Questions or feedback? Please send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.