CSD Students Urged to be Good Digital Citizens, Avoid Social-Media Challenges

Here’s a challenge we can agree on:  Let’s challenge each other to be kind, respectful, friendly, and show pride in your school.  And you don’t even need to video record yourself doing it.

Canyons School District is taking a strong stand against social-media challenges, especially since the recent “Devious Licks” TikTok trend caused thousands of dollars in damaged or stolen property at CSD schools.  Just at one high school, $2,000 worth of soap dispensers were stolen or broken.

Word also has started to spread online about additional monthly TikTok activities that encourage students to participate in yet more disruptive, illegal, and even assaultive behaviors.

One of the latest online “challenges” urges students to video record themselves slapping teachers or school staff members.

To be clear, this will not be tolerated in Canyons School District.

CSD schools will continue to ensure that students understand our expectations for acceptable behavior. The consequences for the assault of school personnel, or vandalized or stolen school property, may lead to the involvement of law enforcement or disciplinary action in line with Canyons District policies.

These continued challenges also represent a teachable moment as they highlight the peer pressure students sometimes encounter on social media — one of many topics that our school will be addressing during Digital Citizenship Week, Oct. 18-22.

Weekly Calendar: October 18 – 22

Hello Mountaineers!!

PTSA: We are thankful for our PTSA and the support they provide for us. We would love if you could support our PTSA by joining or even volunteering. You can find out more information about our PTSA as well as information about ordering a memory book by following the QR code on this flyer . The PTSA has also provided information about this year’s Reflections contest. You can access the information by following the QR code on this Reflections flyer .

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: We are excited to begin our after-school program starting in quarter two! We will be providing after school homework support and enrichment activities on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:35 – 3:35 beginning October 26. This will be open to all students who want to participate. Students will begin in the downstairs commons area for their grade level for homework supports then move into an enrichment activity based on their interest. Each day we will have three enrichment activities. For the second quarter, the enrichment activities will include basketball, drones, board games, art projects, soccer, electronics/robotics, bowling, and others.

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP: October 18 – 22 is digital citizenship week in Canyons. We will be having students complete digital citizenship lessons in Mountaineer Time that covers topics such as your digital footprint, digital habits, finding balance in a digital world, and internet safety.

COMCAST ESSENTIALS: Do you need internet at home? As part of ongoing efforts to bridge the digital divide for students, Canyons is again partnering with the Comcast Corporation to cover monthly Internet connection costs for families in need. The program, coupled with investments to build Canyons’ stockpile of computing devices, aims to ensure all students — those learning online and inside the classroom — are equipped to succeed. If you are interested, please contact to the school and ask for Ms. Nava.

Important dates coming up:

Tuesday, October 19:

  • Chess Club 2:45

Wednesday, October 20:

  • Debate practice 2:45
  • School Community Council 5:00 PM
  • Band Concert 6:00 PM

Friday, October 22:

  • Late start: School starts at 9:30
  • End of first quarter

Upcoming dates of importance:

October 26: After school program begins

October 27: Choir concert

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Thank you for your support!

Mr. Watts

Hola montañeros !!

PTSA: Estamos agradecidos por nuestro PTSA y el apoyo que nos brindan. Nos encantaría que pudiera apoyar a nuestra PTSA uniéndose o incluso como voluntario. Puede encontrar más información sobre nuestro PTSA, así como información sobre cómo pedir un libro de recuerdos siguiendo el código QR de este folleto . La PTSA también ha proporcionado información sobre el concurso Reflections de este año. Puede acceder a la información siguiendo el código QR en este folleto de Reflections .

PROGRAMA DESPUÉS DE LA ESCUELA: ¡Estamos emocionados de comenzar nuestro programa después de la escuela a partir del segundo trimestre! Proporcionaremos apoyo con las tareas después de la escuela y actividades de enriquecimiento los martes, miércoles y jueves de 2:35 a 3:35 a partir del 26 de octubre. Esto estará abierto a todos los estudiantes que deseen participar. Los estudiantes comenzarán en el área común de la planta baja para su nivel de grado para apoyo en las tareas y luego pasarán a una actividad de enriquecimiento según su interés. Cada día tendremos tres actividades de enriquecimiento. Para el segundo trimestre, las actividades de enriquecimiento incluirán baloncesto, drones, juegos de mesa, proyectos de arte, fútbol, ​​electrónica / robótica, bolos y otros.

CIUDADANÍA DIGITAL: del 18 al 22 de octubre es la semana de la ciudadanía digital en Canyons. Haremos que los estudiantes completen lecciones de ciudadanía digital en Mountaineer Time que cubren temas como su huella digital, hábitos digitales, encontrar el equilibrio en un mundo digital y seguridad en Internet.

COMCAST ESSENTIALS: ¿Necesitas internet en casa? Como parte de los esfuerzos en curso para cerrar la brecha digital para los estudiantes, Canyons se está asociando nuevamente con Comcast Corporation para cubrir los costos mensuales de conexión a Internet para las familias necesitadas. El programa, junto con las inversiones para construir la reserva de dispositivos informáticos de Canyons, tiene como objetivo garantizar que todos los estudiantes, aquellos que aprenden en línea y dentro del aula, estén equipados para tener éxito. Si está interesado, comuníquese con la escuela y pregunte por la Sra. Nava.

Próximas fechas importantes:

Martes 19 de octubre:

  • Club de ajedrez 2:45

Miércoles 20 de octubre:

  • Práctica de debate 2:45
  • Consejo Comunitario Escolar 5:00 PM
  • Concierto de banda 6:00 PM

Viernes 22 de octubre:

  • Inicio tardío: la escuela comienza a las 9:30
  • Fin del primer trimestre

Próximas fechas de importancia:

26 de octubre: comienza el programa extracurricular

27 de octubre: Concierto del coro

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en ponerse en contacto. ¡Gracias por tu apoyo!

Sr. Watts

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