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All Classes Will Remain Online at Corner Canyon High Until at Least Oct. 16

As a result of the of the number of positive COVID-19 cases associated with the school, coupled with the increase in the community transmission rates, Corner Canyon High students will continue on an online-only learning model until at least Friday, Oct. 16. 

The decision to remain all-online at CCHS is in line with a recommendation from the Salt Lake County Health Department. It also follows the Canyons Board of Education’s COVID-19-response guidelines.

The number of cases associated with Corner Canyon High are available on Canyons’ data dashboard. Information from the data dashboard guides the Canyons Board of Education and Administration as the community works together to face this public-health challenge.

Also taken into consideration in this decision is the number of students who are on quarantine. Every positive case among students has potential to lead to an exponential number of students on quarantine. At that point, teachers are put in the difficult position of having to teach in-person students while also supporting the students on quarantine, who cannot attend class for two weeks. 

Canyons School District will monitor pertinent data to determine when Corner Canyon will return to in-person learning. Information will be provided to parents and students in the coming weeks about the schedule that will be put into place at that time.   

Canyons District continues to ask the Corner Canyon community for vigilance to health and safety precautions. Please observe physical distancing guidelines and wear face coverings. Only by working together can we maintain the level of health and wellness that would be required to return to campus. 

Questions?  Send an email to communications@canyonsdistrict.org. Parents also can call the school during school hours or the District Office at 801-826-5000. 

Requests Accepted Now for Families Looking to Switch Learning Options

Throughout the pandemic, we have worked to provide families with in-person and remote learning options so they can choose what works best for them given their educational needs and health considerations.

Consistent with that commitment, and knowing circumstances can change, we are inviting families to submit end-of-grading-period requests to switch learning options.

Canyons District’s high schools will work with families on a case-by-case basis to accommodate schedule-change requests based on availability. Families are asked to work with their child’s assigned counselor and encouraged to make their requests well before the start of the new grading period, which is Oct. 26 for Alta, Corner Canyon, Diamond Ridge, Jordan and Hillcrest and Nov. 16 for Brighton High.

No action is required of families who wish to stay with their chosen path.

The three learning options are the same as described at the beginning of the year: In-Person Instruction; Online Instruction; or Parent-Guided, District-Supported At Home Instruction. An explanation of those options can be found at canyonsdistrict.org.

Detailed instructions for submitting change requests are forthcoming from the school.

Questions? Please contact our school’s Main Office.

Canyons District to Move to Blended Learning Model

In response to rising COVID-19 counts, the Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday approved a plan to transition to four days of classroom learning with Friday reserved for remote, or independent, learning.

The new, blended learning schedule will take effect starting Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, which will give families time to adjust their schedules. It will apply to all students.

In-person learners will attend school according to their regular schedules, Monday through Thursday. There will be no early-out or late start days. Friday will be a planning, collaboration and student-consultation day for teachers and a day of independent study for students. Online learners will continue with their online learning Monday through Thursday and use Friday to do independent work as assigned by their teacher.

The temporary calendar change comes in response to rising COVID-19 case counts in the communities CSD serves. Three of the District’s five traditional high schools have transitioned to online learning, and more than 1,700 students across the District have been placed on quarantine due to their coming in close contact with someone in their community who has tested positive for the disease.

Principals on Tuesday testified to the exhaustion, burnout, and mental duress teachers are experiencing as they struggle to teach changing rosters of students across multiple learning environments (in-person, online and students in quarantine). Up to 25 percent of students are quarantined in some schools, requiring teachers to spend 10 to 12 extra hours a week preparing audio and video lessons to accompany the written instructions they’re making available on CSD’s online common-learning management system, Canvas.

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