Looking to Transfer Schools? Join the Growing Number of Families Who Choose Canyons

Canyons continues to be the school district of choice for a growing number of families.

For the second consecutive year, Canyons District has seen a slight increase in the enrollment of transfer students who reside outside the District. About 23 percent of Canyons District’s 33,000 students attend the school of their choosing, or a school other than the one assigned to them by geographic boundaries. Of those, nearly 1,254 come from outside the District, a 2.3 percent increase over the number of out-of-district students welcomed by Canyons the year prior.

Wednesday, Dec. 1 marks the start of the window for applying to attend a school other than your neighborhood school in 2022-2023. So-called School Choice transfers, or Open Enrollment permits, are allowed under Utah law, and CSD families can apply for these transfers online through Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.

Canyons strives to be the school district of choice, and there are plenty of reasons to choose to enroll in one of our schools, from the dual language immersion programs we offer in Chinese, French and Spanish to our Canyons Online program and Step2theU partnership through which students can earn two semesters of college while still in high school.

School transfers are approved when space is available and on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a school administrator approves a transfer permit, the permit will renew automatically every year thereafter as long as the student remains at the same school and their permit is not revoked.

To guide families through the process, the Department of Planning and Enrollment has created tutorials in EnglishSpanish, and French. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Department’s website. The Main Office at your local school also is a good resource for information.

Questions? Please contact the Office of Planning and Enrollment, 801-826-5181.

Giving for Good!

GIVING FOR GOOD: We are starting our annual AVID Giving for Good fundraiser and food drive starting Monday, November 8! We hold this friendly competition yearly to gather food for the Utah Food Bank as well as raise money to help families within our own community to provide joy during the holiday season. You child will receive more information on Monday and you can begin donating at https://www.successfund.com/mjmsavid2021. Please share this link far and wide so we can provide holiday joy to a number of families.

What’s a Typical Day Look Like in the Life of a School Psychologist?

School psychologists, as most people probably assume, work directly with students, but they also consult and collaborate with teachers and parents.

They evaluate students for special education services, but also for mental health supports and referrals. They help build positive school climates where all students feel safe and welcome. They ease the minds of worried parents, calm anxious students, and work with teachers to find creative ways to keep students interested in learning.

Every day is different, which means they have to expect the unexpected and recalibrate their day at a moment’s notice. In other words, there is no such thing as a typical day for a school psychologist.

Join us for National School Psychology Week, Nov. 8-12 as we tip our hats to these consummate professionals in recognition of the many hats they wear and the support they offer families and schools.

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