Tuesday – Pleasant Grove

Tuesday Pleasant Grove 

9:00 am – 3:15 pm

Canyon Grove Academy, 588 West 3300 North, Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062

Our multi-age classes are small classes of around 18 students. The students are grouped youngest to oldest in a class with similar-aged peers with a tree name: Aspen, Birch, Cedar and Oak. The themed lessons are History-based and include STEM Activities, Science, Social Studies, Art and Literature studies.  We focus on engaging, interactive, project-based lessons that promote critical thinking and discussion. We are teaching Utah State standards with Hands-On Fun.  

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Educational Specialist – BreKell Condie

This is BreKell’s first year being a part of the distance education program. She will be working as an Educational Specialist and is really excited to be a part of this amazing program.  BreKell has been able to work in education for over ten years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from UVU in 2011 and is a licensed teacher. BreKell has always loved working with children.

She was born and raised in Utah. She loves spending time with family. BreKell has been married for eleven years and has three wonderful children. She enjoys doing things outdoors, loves to cook, and garden. She is a big animal lover and has dogs, chickens, fish, and some adopted cats. BreKell loves reading and learning new things. She is looking forward to a great year!

brekell.condie@canyongrove.com

Phone: 801-899-6322

Office Hours:  9am-4pm, M-F

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Epic Day Assistant

Sarah Hayward has a bunch of siblings and loves children. She has traveled a lot and loves nature, reading, and being as helpful as she can to anyone.  She loves to learn and help others to learn as much as possible.

Epic Teacher Aide – Aspen

 

Epic Teacher Aide – Birch

Quinlan grew up in Oregon and has lived in Utah for the past four years. She loves teaching kids and learning with them. She has received an associates degree from BYU Idaho and is still working on her bachelors in English education. She and her husband love playing sports and watching superhero movies together.

Epic Teacher Aide – Cedar

Coral has a passion for learning that dates back to her very early years. Homeschooled from a young age, she believes the best way for anyone to learn is to be active and excited about it, and anything can be exciting! From Piano teacher to English tutor, Canyon Grove is her next stop on the adventure.

Coral Hayward

Parent/Teacher Meetings 

Families meet with their Educational Specialist to discuss student growth and progress. You will sign up for a monthly recurring time to meet with your ES. Please mark your calendar and be prepared for these meetings. The ES will send you a reminder email with the link to the goal form at the beginning of each month. The goal form needs to show quantifiable goals and must be completed by the 10th of each month. It is an essential communication tool and a requirement for participation in this program. You show that you value our program through having a truly effective conversation with your ES on the academic progress of your student each month. The first monthly goal form will take a little longer to fill out because it requires more details.  

Thank you for scheduling time to document the progress of your student through this form each month and to effectively collaborate as your meet with your Educational Specialist.

Common Dress

Canyon Grove Academy has a common dress code. The intent of the common dress code is to minimize distractions in the learning environment, promote a sense of community among students, and increase campus safety and security. Clothing items conforming to the following standards may be worn, regardless of brand. School uniform items are available at local stores.

Interpretation of the common dress code is the responsibility of the Canyon Grove Academy Administration. Clothing items that are not specifically addressed in this policy, draw undue attention to the student, or disrupt the learning process will not be allowed.

School Uniforms

Collared shirt or blouse

  • Shirts must be solid white, solid navy blue, or solid forest green.
  • Shirts may be capped sleeve, short sleeve, three-­‐quarter sleeve, or long sleeve length.
  • Turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks are allowed.

General Guidelines for Uniform Tops

  • Shirts must be buttoned up to within the top one or two buttons.
  • All clothing must be clean, appropriately sized, and worn correctly.
  • Pants/shorts/skirts must be worn at the waist.  Shoes must be tied or fastened, clothing must be worn right-­‐side-­‐out, appropriate underwear must be worn.  Clothing should not be excessively tight or excessively loose.   Clothing shall not be excessively worn or have holes. No “low-­‐riding” of pants or shorts will be allowed.

Pants, capris, shorts, skort, skirt, or jumper

  • Bottoms must be solid khaki, solid navy blue, or approved school plaid.
  • Items must be made from woven cotton, linen, corduroy, or cotton/polyester blend fabrics. Denim fabrics are not allowed.

General Guidelines for Uniform Bottoms

  • Pants, capris, shorts, skorts, and skirts should be worn at the waist or hips. No “low riding” is allowed, even if the undergarments do not show.
  • The hemlines in jumpers and skirts shall be no shorter than 2 inches above the kneecap; shorts and skorts will not be shorter than 4 inches above the kneecap.
  • Shorts that are worn under skirts must not be visible and must be a dark color.
  • Ankle or capri length leggings in navy blue, forest green, or white may be worn under skirts and jumpers.

Accessories

  • Only dark belts with a conservative buckle may be worn. If a belt is worn it should pass through all belt loops.
  • Students may wear their choice of optional tie in solid navy blue, solid forest green, or the approved school plaid.
  • Only solid white or primarily dark shoes (black, dark brown, navy blue, or gray)  with closed toes and closed heels are allowed. Shoes should not have contrasting logos or bright, neon or distracting trim. Shoes must be properly fastened or tied. No wheeled shoes will be allowed. No shoes with lights will be allowed. Dark laces must be worn with dark shoes. White laces must be worn with white shoes.
  • Students may wear solid white or dark colored (e.g., navy, black, brown, gray, forest) socks.
  • Girls are able to wear solid color tights or leggings under their skirts or dresses of navy, white, or khaki color.
  • For warmth, in the classroom, students may wear a solid navy, forest green, or white cardigan, blazer, sweater vest, hoodless sweatshirt, or zip-­‐up fleece jacket (with or without hood). Hoods may not be worn inside the building. The uniform shirt must be visible.  Pullover hoodie style sweatshirts are not allowed.
  • Only conservative hairstyles in natural hair colors are acceptable.  Hair accessories with metallic, white, navy blue, forest green, brown, black, or approved school plaid hair accessories are appropriate.
  • Minimal, natural looking make­‐up may be worn.

Jewelry

  • Minimally distracting jewelry is allowed.  Jewelry is limited to a small crucifix or religious medal, a single ring, a medical bracelet, a conservative watch, or small post-­‐type earrings, or a single bracelet in a non-­‐distracting color.
  • Girls are limited to one earring per ear.  Boys may not wear earrings.  No body or facial piercing jewelry allowed.  No gauges allowed.

Hats and Outerwear

  • Head coverings will be allowed indoors only for religious beliefs or medical conditions. Hats that offer protection from the sun may be worn during outdoor activities. Such hats must be solid navy, solid forest green, or solid khaki with no graphics or logos other than the school emblem.
  • Outerwear (coats, hats, scarves, gloves, etc.) must be removed while students are inside the building.

General Guidelines

  • No graphics, cartoon characters, words, large logos, gang insignia, or visibly distracting buttons and trims are allowed on any clothing items, accessories, or shoes.
  • Clothing must be suitable for the weather, appropriately sized, clean, mended, pressed, and worn neatly-­‐ right side out. Undergarments should not be visible.
  • Interpretation of the common dress policy is the responsibility of the CGA Administration.  Clothing items that are not specifically addressed in this policy, draw undue attention to the student, or disrupt the learning process will not be allowed.
  • School spirit days may include relaxed dress requirements. Such days are approved by the CGA Board of Trustees or Administration in advance. They will be announced and posted on the school calendar and website.

Approved School Plaid

Canyon Grove Academy Board of Trustees has approved the following plaid:

Dress Gordon.

Acceptable plaids are available from multiple manufacturers:

  • Blakes:#80
  • Buckhead: #63, #35
  • Classy Uniforms
  • Custom School Uniforms/Thorson Embroidery: plaid #61
  • Dennis: campbell 201-­‐215, carden 201-­‐220, christopher 201-­‐225
  • Frank Bee: 1B-­‐PC
  • Inka’s: #59
  • Land’s End: white plaid

Discovery Day 

Discovery Day T-shirts can be purchased at the front office.  They are $5.25 each and are required for all students and volunteers attending Discovery Day activities.

Drop-Off

Morning Meeting: 9:00 am Students will meet in the DE classrooms upstairs. Please have students there on-time (which is between 8:45 – 9:00 am). Morning meeting is when your child’s Educational Specialist celebrates student accomplishments and recognizes birthdays. The ES will also build our culture of shared experiences by recognizing positive behavior and helping students take personal accountability for their own actions. We appreciate you bringing your student on time so they can be part of our awesome Canyon Grove DE team-building activities.

Please do not drop off your students earlier than 8:45 unless they are eating breakfast from the school cafeteria.

Drop-off at the sidewalk on the east side of the building.  To do so, please drive straightforward when you enter the parking lot and follow the lanes around the curve to the front of the building.  Students should exit curbside only. Say your piece (or peace!) to them before you arrive so that you are not holding up the drop-off line with parental advice or with drawn-out farewells.

Recess

Recess: 12:00-12:20 pm Recess is almost always held OUTDOORS, so please send your child dressed appropriately for the weather. Students play first and then eat so they do not rush through eating to get to the playground.

Lunch

Lunch:  12:20-12:40 pm Lunch is always a favorite time of the day for most students.

School Lunch: School cafeteria lunches can be purchased in the office with cash or by putting money on your student’s ASPIRE account. Our school has won many awards for our healthy school lunch program. More information on the school lunch program and a monthly menu can be found HERE. An 8:40 breakfast is also served for our program.

Home Lunch: Students may also choose to bring lunch from home. Please send your child with a lunch from home that can be eaten within the given time frame. Please let them know that they will be eating what you send with them in their OWN lunch.  🙂  There is no bartering lunch items.

Pick-Up

3:15-3:25 Curbside pick-up:  Please do not pull into the school parking lot until 3:15 since on-site students will be getting picked up from 3:00-3:15 and it bogs down the line. Please wait on the side of the street by the pond and then enter the school parking lot at 3:15. If you need to pick up your child early, you will need to come before 2:30 so that you miss the onsite pick-up window.

Students will be lined up where you dropped them off. Pull in the SAME direction as the drop-off procedure. This way about 10 cars can be in position, and once you have your child, you can easily pull out and the next car can pull in behind you.  Students can only be picked up from the sidewalk on the curbside, please do not encourage your student to walk through the parking lot to your car.

3:25-3:30 Inside pick-up If you aren’t there before 3:25 to pick-up, students will be taken back inside the building and will wait in the foyer. It is important for parents to call if they are going to be more than 10 minutes late.  

Please ONLY be late if there is a true emergency.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Pick-up Authorization: If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up, please notify the ES before pick-up.  Remind them to bring ID so we can verify who they are.
  • Note for Walking: If the student lives near the school and will be walking home, a note with parental permission must be on file in the office.
  • Attendance: If your student misses an Epic day please email your Educational Specialist to excuse absences.

Discovery Day: Wednesday

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Discovery Day T-shirts can be purchased at the front office.  They are $5.25 each and are required for all students and volunteers attending Discovery Day activities.

Signups for Discovery Day are posted here prior to each session.

When our Discovery Days are held at Canyon Grove Academy drop off is at 11:50 am and pick up is at 2:30 pm at the school. It is very important that you pick up students on time so we do NOT interfere with the dismissal and pick up of onsite students.

When students are being bused from Pleasant Grove to an offsite location drop off  at 11:20 am and pick- up will be at 3:00 pm at Manila Creek Park in the parking lot of the park on the corner of 3300 N and 900 W by the pavilion. Enter the parking lot on 900 W.

If you miss the bus you are responsible for your student’s transportation. DO NOT stop the bus if it is pulling out and you are late. If the bus is moving you have missed it and need to transport your students to the location. If they miss the bus one direction they can still ride the bus back.   More info

Drop-off: Canyon Grove Academy, 588 West 3300 North, Pleasant Grove UT 84062

Pick-up: Manila Creek Park (park by the school) 3300 North 900 West Use parking lot entrance on 900 W and park by the pavilion. (for offsite activities ONLY)

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