School lunches. Special education grants. Training for teachers and support for families in need. Census results, and the programs and resources tied to them, affect our students every day. A complete headcount of everyone living in the country, the census only comes around once every 10 years, and the time to be counted — and to make sure your community receives its fair share of federal funding for schools — is coming. This month, every person living in Utah will take part in the 2020 Census. It’s possible to respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail starting March 12. It takes only 10 minutes, the information is kept strictly confidential, and if you don’t have access to a computer at home, we can help. Join us for “We Count Week,” March 16-20, and come complete the census at one of four Canyons District-sponsored Open House events. https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/district-news/item/12447-the-2020-census-is-coming-make-sure-you-re-counted
The Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival will be visiting two CSD schools to share performances of “Every Brilliant Thing” with the Canyons community. The international play draws on warmth, hope and gentle humor to illuminate the effects of suicide, and is being featured by the Festival as the first non-Shakespearean production its cast will perform, in an effort to help communities address this difficult subject.
The production is travelling to high schools throughout Utah, thanks to generous sponsors of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, providing performances free-of-charge to anyone who attends. A performance will take place in the auditorium at Jordan High School at 7 p.m. on Jan. 30, and a second performance will take place in the main auditorium at Corner Canyon High School at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6.
Did you know Utah was one of the first states to enact laws to protect and provide hope to victims of sextortion? Parents, don’t miss this free seminar featuring Michelle Busch-Upwall from the Utah Attorney General’s Office. Busch-Upwall, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, will discuss ways for parents to safeguard their children from sexting and a form of blackmail known as sextortion while offering tips for what to do if you encounter it. The Jan. 15 event will be held at Indian Hills Middle, but is open to all Canyons District parents and high-school-age students. Families are advised to leave younger children at home due to the mature nature of the presentation. Certificated Canyons District employees who attend the event are eligible for one hour of credit toward re-licensure.