Thursday Springville 

9:00 am – 3:15 pm

The Surge Dance Company, 1025 South 1950 WEST, Springville, Utah 84663

Welcome to Epic Day!  We are here to help each student to learn and grow.   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 teacher 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.

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. 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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Aspen Teacher – Alayna Kondel

Hi, I’m Miss. Alayna! I recently graduated from Utah Valley University with my bachelors degree in elementary education. I have lived in Utah my entire life, and I absolutely love it here! Prior to getting my bachelors degree, I spent time at Utah State University and fell in love with teaching and helping students fall in love with learning. When I am not teaching, I enjoy running, skiing, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.

I am so excited to be a part of the CGA family and to help students find the joy and excitement of learning!

Cedar Teacher – Rachel Cook

Hello! I am Mrs.Cook this is my first year at Canyon Grove Elementary. I grew up on a ranch in Idaho, where I also graduated college and received my Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Development. I moved to Utah in 2006 and started my journey as a teacher. I love every second I get to be with the students, discovering their individuality, their strengths, and helping them discover those as well. I am a wife of 15 years, a mom of 3 beautiful daughters, and our wonderful fur baby (dog) Phoebe. As a family we love spending our time outdoors, boating and hiking. We spend most of our summer in Lake Powell and our winter at our cabin in Sundance.

I can not wait to become more familiar with the CGA family and love each of my students, helping them find their love and passion for education and life!


Teachers serve as a guide and support throughout the education process. Families meet with their teacher regularly to discuss student as they progress toward their goals.  Please keep in mind that this communication with your teacher 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 teacher.

At the beginning of the school year, or at the end of the previous year, you will create an individualized Student Education Plan (SEP) with your teacher. 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 teacher to collaborate on student academic growth and course completion.  Evidence of learning can easily be uploaded through our software system to prove academic progress toward goals.


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:  8:50 am – 9:00 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, please kindly encourage your students to exit your vehicle in a timely manner.

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:  3:15 pm – 3:25 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.

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


  • 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.
  •  Parents will be notified via TEXT.

Innovations & Discovery – Wednesday

PG Monday & Springville

Program Assigned Day Registration Dates Dates of Activity Time
Epic Monday 9:00-3:00
Discovery 1 Wednesday July 31-Aug. 10 Aug. 23-Sep. 13 12:15-2:45
Discovery 2 Wednesday July 31-Aug. 10 Sep. 20- Oct. 11 12:15-2:45
Fall Break No classes Oct. 16-20
Innovations 2 Wednesday Sept. 25-Oct. 9 Oct. 25-Dec. 20 9:00-11:30
Thanksgiving No classes Nov. 21-24
Winter Break No classes Dec. 25-Jan. 5
Discovery 5 Wednesday Nov. 16-Dec. 4 Jan. 10-Jan. 31 12:15-2:45
Discovery 6 Wednesday Nov. 16-Dec. 4 Feb. 7-Feb. 28 12:15-2:45
Innovations 4 Wednesday Feb. 1-Feb. 15 Mar. 6-May 8 9:00-11:30
Break No Innovations classes March 12-15
Spring Break No classes April 1-5

Innovations & Discovery Bus

Parent Bus Schedule

Innovations: 9:00-11:30

Drop off: Students arrive at bus location 8:15 am

Pick up: 12:10 pm (10 minute check out time)

Bus leaves location 12:20


Drop off: Students arrive at bus location 11:30 am

Pick up: Bus arrives on location 3:20 (10 minute check out time)

Springville bus location:

Meet the bus on 700 South on the side of the Deseret Industries located at 645 S. 1750 W. Bus will park on the road next to the sidewalk. Please park in the area of the parking lot marked in blue on the map.