Tuesday Eagle Mountain 

9:00 am – 3:15 pm

Gotta Dance, 4038 North Ira Hodges Scenic Parkway, Eagle Mountain, Utah 84005

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. 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 – Stefenie Stocks

Stefenie grew up in California and moved to Utah shortly after high school to attend BYU. There she received her BA degree in Elementary Education and later received an MA in Family Development from ASU. She taught Kindergarten for several years with Alpine School District before joining Canyon Grove as an Educational Specialist. She has enjoyed getting to know so many families and students who attend CGA over the years!

Outside of school, Stefenie enjoys spending time with her children and husband. Together they enjoy traveling, hiking, watching movies, and spending time at the lake. Stefenie also enjoys gardening, cooking, and interior design. She looks forward to working with you this year!

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

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F


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Mrs. Laiwakete was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and lived there until she was 10 years old.  Her family then moved to Orem, Utah this is where she did the majority of her growing up.  She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Utah Valley University. She started teaching right after she graduated in 2018, she has been a kindergarten teacher for the past 3 years.  She loves teaching, seeing the growth and progress of each student, and spending everyday with them. She loves football and spending all her spare time with her husband and 4 children. This is her first year at Canyon Grove Academy and she is so excited to be a part of this program and work with all the amazing students at Canyon Grove!!

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

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F

Email: kim.laiwakete@canyongrove.com 

ASPEN AIDE – Denya Crockett

Mrs. Crockett was born in Utah.  She and her husband have six children and one granddaughter.  She loves to travel and see the amazing beautiful earth.  She loves to learn about various cultures and knowing that each person has a different journey.
From the time Mrs. Crockett was a little girl , she has always wanted to be a teacher.  She received her BS in Elementary Ed from Southern Utah University.  She loves To learn but knows all education is not gained by the cookie cutter approach.  Each one of her children had a different approach to education.
Mrs. Crockett has been a part of Epic Days before and is excited to get started with this exciting fun year.

CEDAR AIDE – Makayla Taylor


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.


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.

Friday Innovations/Discovery

Eagle Mountain & Tooele

Program Assigned Day Sign up Week of activity Time
Epic Tooele: Monday

EM: Tuesday

Aug 16 – May 27 9 am – 3:00 pm
Discovery 1 Friday July 19-Aug 2 Aug 16 – Sept 10 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 2 Friday July 19-Aug 2 Sept 13 – Oct 8 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Fall Break No classes  Oct 11-15
Winter Innovations  Friday Sept. 13-27 Oct 18 – Dec 17 9 am – 11:30 am
Winter Break No classes  Dec 20 – Dec 31
Discovery 5 Friday Nov. 15-Dec.6  Jan 10 – Feb 4 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 6 Friday Nov 15-Dec 6 Feb 7 – Mar 4 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Spring Break No classes Mar 14-18
Spring Innovations  Friday Feb. 14-28 Mar 21 – May 13 9 am – 11:30 am
Summer No classes May 27 – August

Innovations & Discovery Bus

Innovations: 9:00-11:30

Drop off: Students arrive at the bus location by 8:15 am. Bus leaves right after students get on.

Pick up: Be at bus location by 11:40 am

Discovery: 12:15-2:25

Drop off: Students arrive at the bus location by 11:30 am. Bus leaves as soon as students get on the bus.

Pick up: Be at bus on location by 2:55 pm

Lehi Park and Ride

3540 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

As shown on map, the bus will park in the northeast corner of the parking lot where the red X is. Please do NOT park in this area. Recommended parking is marked in light blue.