Thursday Logan

9:00 am – 3:15pm

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   paraprofessionals (aide) who support the hands-on-learning environment.  The themed lessons are History-based and include STEM Activities, Science, Social Studies, Art, Math and Language Arts.  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 in classes youngest to oldest, Aspen, Birch, Cedar and Oak, with similar-aged peers so that they can gain valuable friendships and social opportunities.  Our Dive Deeper activities are available for you to extend the learning at home.

Please be on time so your child doesn’t miss our leadership meeting. Leadership is when your child’s Educational Specialist celebrates student accomplishments and recognizes birthdays. We will also delve into the Canyon Grove Guideposts together. Leadership lessons develop the concepts in the guideposts using learning games, songs, biographies, quotations,  discussions, mindfulness exercises, Growth Mindset principles, and movement. Our students explore each of the guideposts and examine how they can apply them in their lives. We wrap up the year with our final guidepost, Anything is Possible, to launch them into a summer of discovery and fun.  Please bring students on time (between 8:50 – 9:00 am) so they can participate in leadership activities.

RECESS: 12:15 am-12:30 pm Students play first and then eat so they do not rush through eating to get to their recess activities. If the weather is bad recess will be held indoors. They can choose to play quiet games or join the group for interactive fun!

LUNCH:  12:30 am-12:45 pm  Please send your child with a lunch from home that can be eaten within the given time frame and doesn’t require heating. Please let them know that they will be eating what you send with them in their OWN lunch.    There is no bartering lunch items.

Please send your student to school with a water bottle, home lunch, and backpack each day.

Your student also has the option of attending Innovations and Discovery Days.

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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

Email: tonia.hopkins@canyongrove.com

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

Email: tonia.hopkins@canyongrove.com

ASPEN AIDE – LIZA CRANDALL

Mrs. Crandall 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. Mrs. Crandall 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!

CEDAR AIDE –

PARENT MEETINGS AND STUDENT EDUCATION PLANS

Educational 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 Educational 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 and sweatshirt available for purchase.  This T-shirt and sweatshirt can be worn with jeans in good repair, skirts, leggings, pants, etc. We also want all toes to stay safe! Shoes must cover the entire foot and be worn in and outside the school. Students should not wear hats inside the school, but they can wear hats outside for warmth. CGA T-shirt and sweatshirt are worn by our students at all our school-sponsored activities such as Epic, Discovery, Innovations, field trips, and events.  Call the school for more information.

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP

Drop-Off: 8:45 am

  • please encourage your students to be ready to unload, have their materials ready to go, as you enter the lineup of cars. 
  • Have any last minute instructions or conversations with them BEFORE you get to the curb. 
  • Once at the curb, verbally prompt them to exit the car quickly in a gentle manner… we are not trying to stress anyone! We are just trying to keep the line moving.

Please ONLY be late if there is a true emergency.

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

Pick-Up:  3:00 pm.

  • Please close your door and move away from the curb in an efficient manner so that we can keep the line moving.
  • Please visit with your students about their day once you have driven away from the curb.  
  • We thank you for your assistance in keeping traffic flowing smoothly. 

Logan Drop-Off and Pick-Up Traffic Flow

Enter the parking lot from 200 North (on the east side of the Whittier Building).  Drop off/Pick up students at the east door. Follow the yellow arrow in a circular pattern to exit.

There is no pick up between 2:45-3:00  because we are all gathering our things getting ready to go. Please be there to pick up your child at 3:00.  It is important that we are all out of there on time. Thank you for your help with this. 🙂 If there is an emergency and you will be late, please contact the ES. Please pull to the curb and load students quickly so we don’t hold up traffic.

Pick-up Authorization: If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up, please notify the ES before 2:30 pm.

SCHOOL CANCELLATION

  • If USU and/or Logan or Cache School District cancel school, we may have a cancellation. Parents will be notified via TEXT.
  • Classes will only be cancelled if there is severe weather or another emergency that prohibits teachers and students from safely traveling or meeting together in a healthy environment.

Front view of Whittier Building

           

Aerial view of parking east of building                                       

Discovery Schedule

Date of activity

Activity

Time

Sign up

Tuesday, Aug. 31

Zootah

10 am – 12 pm

Aug. 3 – 17

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Botany Scavenger Hunt

10 am – 12 pm

Aug. 17 –  31

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Park Recreational Activity

10 am -12 pm

Aug. 24 – Sep. 7

Tuesday, Oct. 5 & 12

Stokes Nature Center

12 pm – 2 pm

Sep 7 – 14

Tuesday, Nov. 9

Introduction to Acting

10 am – 12 pm

Oct 12 – 26

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

10 am – 12 pm

Oct.19 – Nov. 2

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Humanitarian

Service Project

10 am – 12 pm

Nov. 9-23