On Tuesday, November 24, Kindergarteners from Silver Mesa got the special privilege to talk to Governor Herbert “face to face” about Utah’s harvest. Kindergarteners asked all sorts of questions to the Governor. Mrs. Keller said the questions they came up with were cute and hilarious. They were then able to sample a few of Utah’s own harvested apples!
On Thursday, November 19, Silver Mesa’s fifth graders took a walking field trip to Falcon Park to study water distribution. Masked up and distanced, they made observations, experimented with ground water, and drew conclusions based on their findings. While there, students gave back to the community through chalk art messages and pictures full of inspiration and thanksgiving! Click here to see more from this event.
Canyons District has streamlined the family-notification process when it has been determined through the contact-tracing process that a student may have been exposed at school by student or employee who has tested positive for COVID-19.
To ensure that families receive the notification, parents of children who will need to quarantine will receive an automated phone call and an email. Parents also will receive a text message if they have signed up for that service in Skyward. The process was put into place in recent weeks and has proven effective in immediately notifying parents of this important information.
The official information will come from the Canyons school nurses, who are at the forefront of the District’s COVID-19 response. Canyons District nurses work hand-in-hand with the Salt Lake County Health Department and other health authorities to confirm test results, conduct contact tracing, answer questions of parents, students and employees, and help track the District’s overall COVID-19 cases.