Thursday Springville 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dance Central, 1025 South 1950 West, Springville, Utah 84663

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

Sarah Jensen was born in California but moved around the world with her military family. Some of her favorite places that she has lived are England and Germany. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in German from Brigham University in 2010, and later a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix in 2015.

Sarah loves working with children. She worked with the Provo and Alpine School Districts for a number of years, teaching German, cooking, and art clubs and also working with special needs students. During the 2015-2016 school year, she taught 5th grade at Summit Academy. She and her husband Jeff have been married for 10 years and have a sweet son named Elijah. In her free time, Sarah enjoys doing arts & crafts, painting, cooking, reading, camping, traveling, and the opportunity to speak German.

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

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F

Email: sarah.jensen@canyongrove.com

School Calendar

Check out the samples of our Adventures at Home classes.

Collaborative Teacher

BreKell was born and raised in Utah. She loves being able to live close to her parents and sister. BreKell has been married for thirteen years and has three wonderful children. She enjoys doing things outdoors, loves to cook, and garden. She is a big animal lover and has dogs, chickens, fish, tortoises, and adopted cats. BreKell loves reading and learning new things. She has been able to work in education for over 13 years and earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from UVU in 2011.

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

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F

Email: brekelle.condie@canyongrove.com

Epic Day Aide

Amber Painter has been married for 25 years, she is the mom of four boys, three dogs, and now one daughter in law! She loves her family and spending all her spare time with them. She had an in-home daycare for 18 years and served in various PTA positions at her children’s school.

She went to UVU for 2 years and was working on her associate in science towards elementary education. Her favorite past time is camping with her family. She loves being in the outdoors. She also enjoys sewing, crafting and doing home improvements. Amber loves Mexican food and is a firm believer that chocolate is the most important food group!

Epic Day Aide

Amie Clayton – Bio coming soon.

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.

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. 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.

DROP-OFF

Morning Meeting: 9:00 am Morning meeting is held in the largest dance room downstairs. 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 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!

Please do not drop off your students earlier than 8:45.

RECESS

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

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.

PICK-UP

Clean up: 2:45-3:00 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.

Pick up: 3:00 pm

Please be there to pick up your child at 3:00. 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.
  • Attendance: If your student misses an Epic Day, please email your Educational Specialist to excuse their absence.
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