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 BreKells second year being 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 twelve 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 has 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

Nyah Johnson-Rand calls Reno Nevada home. She has recently moved to Utah to pursue her education. She enjoys drawing, painting, and singing. In High School, she was on her school’s Cheer Team, and she did Musical Theater. This is her first year at CGA and is excited to be working with the students this year.

Epic Day Instructor – Aspen

 Hi, I’m Makayla Stratford. I’m from Riverton, Utah. Some of my favorite things include cheering loud at football games, snow cones, interior design, and collecting anything to do with pineapples! I studied Early Childhood Education at UVU. I absolutely love working with kids and being here at Canyon Grove!

Epic Day Instructor – Birch

Catelynn Smith grew up in Fielding, a small town in Northern UT. She recently returned to Utah from living in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Utah Valley for school. She previously attended Utah State University for two years studying elementary education and animal science. She loves anything to do with the outdoors, especially fishing and hiking, training horses, singing and playing the guitar.

Epic Day Instructor – Cedar

Math Mentor- Alyson Rummler

Alyson loved growing up in Oregon and never wanted to leave.   Later, she lived in California, Puerto Rico, Virginia, Colorado and now Utah.  She graduated from BYU in Math Secondary Education with a Minor in Physics. She taught Junior High math for one year and has spent many years tutoring.

  As a mom, she loves teaching and learning alongside her children whether they are in a homeschool setting or attending a traditional school.   She loves math and discovering connections to math in all areas of learning, teaching, exploring nature, history, every place she has lived, building friendships, reading, sewing and spending time with her husband, five sons, and daughter.

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.

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.   To keep it simple we have a Canyon Grove Academy T-shirt available for purchase.  Our fun T-shirt is worn by our students at all our school-sponsored activities such as Epic, Discovery, and field trips.  Ask your Educational Specialist for details.

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: Thursday

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Discovery Day T-shirts can be purchased at the front office.  They 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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