Thursday Logan

Thatcher Mansion 35 West 100 South Logan Utah

9:00 am – 3:15 pm

The Epic theme for 2019/20 is Renaissance.

Our multi-aged classes have a maximum of 18 students. Each class contains similarly aged students.  The groupings are (youngest to oldest) Aspen, Birch, Cedar, and Oak. The day starts with a lesson on Leadership. Then our themed lessons which are History-based and include Stem, Social Studies, Art and Literature studies.  We focus on project-based, interactive and engaging lessons that promote critical thinking and discussion.  Science is also a part of our Epic days.  We cover the majority of the science standards needed with hands-on fun.

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Education Specialist

Tonia Hopkins

Tonia graduated from USU with her BS in Special Education.  She taught K-6 at the beginning of her career before taking time off to be home with her six children. She later worked as an Education Specialist for Bear River Mental Health helping adults obtain their GED.  For the past 14 years she has been working as a paraprofessional in the Cache County School District. She loves spending time with her family, especially her 13 grandchildren. In the past year she has rediscovered her passion for skiing. She enjoys working in her yard, traveling and talking to random people on airplanes. She is looking forward to new adventures working with the families of Canyon Grove Distance Education.

Email: tonia.hopkins@canyongrove.com

Phone: 435-232-9981

Office Hours:   9am-4pm, T-Th

PARENT MEETINGS AND STUDENT EDUCATION PLANS

Education Specialists serve as a guide and support throughout the education process. Families meet with their Educational Specialist regularly to discuss student as they progress toward their goals.  Please keep in mind that this communication with your ES is essential and a requirement for participation in this program. Please show that you value our program by having a truly effective conversation about the academic progress of your student with your Educational Specialist. Here is the Monthly Parent Touchpoints Schedule we will follow for these discussions.

MONTHLY PARENT TOUCHPOINTS

At the beginning of the school year, you will create an individualized Student Education Plan (SEP) with your Education Specialist. Your student’s SEP will outline the curriculum your student will be using and your goals for the school year.

Month

Communication

Details

August/September

Parent Meeting

In person or Zoom meeting

  • Create Student Education Plan (SEP)

September

Testing

Contact ES if you would like to meet

October

Parent Meeting

In person, Zoom, or phone meeting

  • Review Testing Results

November/December

Parent Meeting

In person, Zoom, or phone meeting

  • Check-in & Recognition and Progress Celebrations

January

Testing

Contact ES if you would like to meet

February/March

Parent Meeting

In person, Zoom, or phone meeting

  • Review Testing Results

April

Testing

Contact ES if you would like to meet

May

Parent Meeting

In person, Zoom, or phone meeting

  • Review Testing Results
  • Review SEP
  • Plan for 2020-2021

 

Note: Offsite Families will meet with their ES twice a month. Once for a formal meeting, once for a check-in.

VISION SCREENING

We will be offering a free vision test for all students. If for some reason your child is unable to attend that day or if you choose to opt out, we urge you strongly to get their your child’s vision checked as issues with vision can increase if left uncorrected.

Vision Screening Schedule
Location Day Date Time
Knox Wednesday 10/16 9:15am
Draper Wednesday 10/30 9:15am
South Jordan Wednesday 10/30 12:30pm
Pleasant Grove Monday 11/4 9:15am
Pleasant Grove Tuesday 11/5 9:15am
Pleasant Grove Thursday 11/7 9:15am
Springville Thursday 11/7 12:30pm
Eagle Mountain Monday 11/11 9:15am
South Valley Monday 11/11 12:30pm
Eagle Mountain Tuesday 11/12 9:15am
Logan TBD

DRESS CODE

Epic Day is lots of fun – and sometimes fun gets energetic! Proper dress and grooming positively affect the behavior of students, so we would like them to look neat and clean. We also want all toes to stay safe! Shoes must cover the entire foot and be worn in and outside the school. No Heelys are permitted. Students should not wear hats inside the school, but they can wear hats outside, so long as we can see their faces.

 

DROP-OFF

PARKING

  • Limited Parking is available behind the Thatcher Mansion or on the streets.  Please be aware, most of it is permit parking only, 2 hour or 4 hour parking only.  Parking is strictly enforced.
  • 8 hour+ parking is available in the small park located SE of intersection of 100 S and Main.
  • Parking is also available at the parking lot located on intersection of Center and 100 West (NW of Bullen Center).

DROP-OFF ROUTINE

  • Pull up along the U-shaped drive located on 100 S., to the south of the Thatcher Mansion.  Students exit the vehicle directly onto the sidewalk and enter the front door of the Thatcher Mansion.  Parents pull forward and exit right on 100 S., out the west entrance of the u-shaped drive.
  • If parents DO need to park, please make note of the above parking restrictions.
  • Please DO NOT drop off a student so that they have to cross the roads to reach the building unaccompanied.

PICK-UP ROUTINE

  • For quick pick-up, parents can line up on 100 S heading west and follow the same pattern as drop off.
  • If students are not waiting outside when parents arrive, parents should pull into the parking spaces in the u-shaped drive.  Please be aware that we can’t park there very long.

Leadership Meeting

9:00am-9:30am

Our leadership meeting is when your child’s Educational Specialist celebrates student accomplishments and recognizes birthdays. We will also delve into the 8 Keys of Excellence together. Our leadership studies help students to learn how their brain works and is based upon a foundation of literature. Mindfulness exercises, Growth Mindset principles, movement, music, and learning games help our students explore the 8 Keys of Excellence and look at how to apply them in their lives. Please bring students on time (which is between 8:45 – 9:00 am) so they can be part of our awesome Canyon Grove Distance Education (DE) team-building activities.

RECESS

Recess: 12:00-12:20 pm  Students play first and then eat so they do not rush through eating to get to their recess activities. Recess is held indoors. They can choose to play quiet games or join the group for interactive fun!

LUNCH

Lunch: 12:20-12:40 pm Lunch is always a favorite time of the day for most students. Please make certain that your child comes well fed so they can last until lunchtime.

Home Lunch: Please send your child with a lunch from home (and snack, if needed). Be sure lunch can be eaten within the given time frame and that the food does need to be heated. We do not have microwaves. Also, send only water for them to drink. Please remind them to eat only what is in their OWN lunch – no bartering for lunch items. 🙂

CLEAN UP & PICK-UP

Clean up 3-3:15 pm

Pick up 3:15 pm

There is no pick up between 3:00 – 3:15 because we are all helping. We all made the mess together, so we all get to clean it up together.  Please be there to pick up your child at 3:15. If there is an emergency and you will be late, please contact the ES.

Please ONLY be late if there is a true emergency.

Pick-up Authorization: If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up, please notify the ES before clean-up begins.

Attendance: If your student misses an Epic Day, please contact your Educational Specialist to excuse them.

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