Wednesday South Jordan 

9:00 am – 3:15 pm

Empower Dance Studio  10435 S 2200 W, South Jordan, Utah 84095

Our multi-aged classes have a maximum of 18 students. Each class contains similar aged students.  The groupings are (youngest to oldest) Aspen, Birch, Cedar and Oak. The themed lessons 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

Although not a native of Southern Utah, Jason (Mr. Hansen) spent most of his life amongst the red rocks of Utah’s Dixie and caught the theater bug while attending Dixie High School in St George. He attended Dixie College on scholarship where he was actively involved in all aspects of the theater both on and off stage, earning his associate of arts degree with an emphasis in theater and the performing arts. Jason served an LDS Church Mission in Estonia. Jason Graduated from Dixie State College with two bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Social Sciences Secondary Education and later a Master’s Degree in Education Administration through Southern Utah University. Jason worked as a Teacher for over 18 years in both the private and public sectors including charter schools and Private Therapeutic Boarding Schools. Additionally, he operates a business as an independent consultant for the residential building industry. Jason has been married for 19 years and has 5 children. Their family enjoys singing, performing, hiking and camping throughout Utah.

Email: jason.hansen@canyongrove.com

Phone: 435-229-4049

Office Hours:  9am-4pm, M-F

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Epic Day Assistant

Epic Day Instructor – Aspen

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

Epic Day Instructor – Birch

Tiffany was born and raised in Utah. Her favorite activities include spending time with her family, camping, fishing and hiking. She is a positive, energetic, and happy mother of 7 children. Teaching and learning from children is her passion. Tiffany is very grateful for the opportunity to work with the wonderful teachers, parents and children at Canyon Grove Academy!

Epic Day Instructor – Cedar

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.

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 PLEASE enter the parking lot from 2200 West. Drive past building and turn left in the parking lot. You will drop off at the curb by the front door. If you wish to park, please do so on the side of the building so you can use the sidewalk next to the building. We do not want students/families crossing the parking lot.  You will exit the parking lot onto South Jordan Parkway.

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 based 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!

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 larger-group, interactive fun!

LUNCH

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

Home Lunch: Please send your child with a lunch from home that can be eaten within the given time frame. Also, send only water for them to drink and food that does not need to be reheated. 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

Clean up: 3:00-3:15 pm

We are responsible to clean up the building from 3:00 – 3:15 pm. We all made the mess together, so we all get to clean it up together. Because of this, there is no pick up between 3:00 – 3:15, because we are all helping.   Thank you for your help with this.

Pick up: 3:15 pm

Please be there to pick up your child at 3:15. Most dance classes begin shortly after our Epic Day ends. It is important that we are all out of there on time. If there is an emergency and you will be late, please contact the ES.

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 clean-up begins.  Make sure they bring ID.
  • Attendance: If your student misses an Epic Day, please email your Educational Specialist to excuse their absence.

Discovery Day: Monday

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 prior to each session.

Please note that bus pick up/drop-off sites are not always at the Epic day locations. The bus will leave from each pickup site at 11:20 AM and return around 3:00 PM unless otherwise stated in the sign-up. 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

Draper/South Jordan: On corner of 12650 S and 125 W, Draper In the overflow parking for Airborne. Airborne Trampoline Arena is located at: 12674 Pony Express Rd., Draper but our bus will be west of that in the overflow parking on the corner.

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