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Student Friday Checklist

IHMS Virtual Learning Fridays

Starting on Oct. 9th Indian Hills Middle School and Canyons School District will be making a shift to our schedule.  Friday will be a Virtual Learning Day.  There will be no in person school for students on Fridays.  Friday coursework will be virtual.

What do we mean by a Virtual Learning Friday? 

Friday is a day of learning.  Teachers are expected to have a Canvas Module and assigned learning task for students to complete during the day.  Assignments will be given for each class and should be completed for credit.  We suggest working together with your child and setting a Friday schedule.  Setting schedules and daily routines can be extremely helpful in completing assigned learning tasks efficiently.  Below is a sample student schedule that could be used (or modified) to help your children get the most out of each Virtual Learning Friday.

 

9:00 -11:00Get support from individual teacher
9:00ELA
9:30Elective A
10:00Math
10:30Break/Stretch/Snack
10:45Science
11:15Elective B
11:45Lunch
12:15Social Studies
12:45Elective C

Students are expected to check in to each class’s Canvas course, review any announcements, and complete the assigned learning tasks.

All Classes will be posting learning tasks/assignments that are expected to take students 20-30 minutes to complete.

Communication:  All classes use Canvas.  This is not a new platform for students.  Students are already using Canvas daily in most of their classes.  Information about the assigned Friday learning tasks will be posted in individual Canvas courses.

Teacher Office Hours on Friday:  All teachers will have office hours on Fridays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  During teacher office hours, teachers will be communicating with students and parents and supporting the learning of students through phone calls, emails, and/or Google Meets.

Apply Online for CSD’s Popular and Growing Dual-Language Immersion Programs

Now there are more opportunities than ever for Canyons District students to become fluent in two languages.

Two Spanish Dual Language Immersion programs have been added to the mix of Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese programs already offered by the District, which should help meet growing demand for this popular educational opportunity.

The start of October signals the opening of the window to apply for CSD’s Dual Language Immersion Programs for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents and guardians can apply online anytime from Monday, Oct. 5 to Wednesday, Nov. 25.

In addition, families interested in learning about these programs are invited to a virtual Orientation Night on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:30-8 p.m. To join the orientation, click here and enter the meeting ID 861 2733 3185 and the passcode 201030.

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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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