Thursday Logan

9:00 am – 3:00pm

Whittier Community Center
290 North 400 East, Logan, UT 84321

Welcome to Epic Day!  Your Educational Specialist, along with a Collaborative Teacher, help each student to learn and grow.  They are assisted by the Epic aides who are paraprofessionals there to support the hand-on-learning environment.  The themed lessons are History-based and include STEM Activities, Science, Social Studies, Art, Math 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.  The students are grouped youngest to oldest with similar-aged peers so that they can gain valuable friendships and social opportunities.  Due to onsite attendance for the 20-21 school year, we only have two groups attending Epic for in-person learning.

Education Specialist

Tonia graduated from USU with her Bachelors’ 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.

Online office hours:  10am-2pm, M-F  (for security the link is provided via email)

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F


School Calendar

Check out the samples of our Adventures at Home classes.

Collaborative Teacher

Online office hours:  10am-2pm, M-F  (for security the link is provided via email)

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F


Special Education Aide

Anne Yardley grew up on a farm in Central Utah where she learned the value of hard work. She graduated from Snow College and is continuing her education at Utah State University. Anne has a lot of experience working with students through her love of agriculture. She has had the opportunity to teach
agriculture to elementary aged kids at the Sanpete County Agricultural Field Day as well as many field trips to the farm. She worked at Gunnison Valley High School as a Spanish Language Tutor helping to translate for students who had not yet learned English. Her passion for adventure means you may find her scuba diving, rock climbing, horseback riding, or doing anything outside.

Epic Day Aide

Liza was born and raised in North Logan, UT and graduated from Utah State University with an associates degree in General Technology. Her and her husband love to be outside boating, fishing, and camping with their Boykin Spaniel, Sage. In addition to outdoor activities, she loves watching movies, doing crafts, and playing fun games with her family & friends. Liza enjoys working with children and is always impressed with the creativity and unique personality each of them brings to the classroom. She’s excited to be part of the Canyon Grove staff this year and looks forward to learning new things together and making memories!

Epic Day Aide

Hey there! My name is Isaac and I’m a Senior in the Communication Studies Program at Utah State University where I am preparing to graduate with a Minor in Folk Culture. This next Fall, I’ll be starting Law School, which I’m super excited about! Education has always been something very important to me. Shortly after graduating from High School, I started substitute teaching to help fill that need of being in the classroom! Since then, I’ve taught every grade from K-12. I hope to continue teaching in whatever capacity I can into the future!


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.


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. In addition you will meet regularly with your ES to collaborate on student academic growth and course completion.

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.



  • 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).


  • 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.


  • 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


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: 11:20 am-11:40 am 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:  11:40 am-12:00 pm Lunch is always a favorite time of the day for most students.

Home Lunch: Students will 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.


Clean up 2:45-3:00 pm

Pick up 3:00 pm

We are responsible to clean up the building from 2:45 – 3:00 pm. There is no pick up between 2:45 – 3:00 because we are getting everyone ready to leave.  Thank you for your help with this.

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.