South Jordan Wednesday

9:00 am – 3:00pm

Empower Dance Studio  10435 S 2200 W, South Jordan, Utah 84095

Our multi-aged classes have a maximum of 18 students. Each class contains similar aged students.  The groupings are (youngest to oldest) Aspen, Birch, Cedar and Oak. The themed lessons are History-based and include Stem, Social Studies, Art and Literature studies.  We focus on project-based, interactive and engaging lessons that promote critical thinking and discussion.  Science is also a part of our Epic days.  We cover the majority of the science standards needed with hands-on fun.

Education Specialist

Terah Motzkus graduated from BYU with a bachelors in Early Childhood Education. She loves children and she is passionate about helping them achieve their potential and seeing the best in themselves. She is excited to be a part of the wonderful community at CGA. If she isn’t working with students she can be found reading, hiking, traveling or cuddling with her dog.

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

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F

Email: terah.motzkus@canyongrove.com

School Calendar

Check out the samples of our Adventures at Home classes.

Collaborative Teacher

Hello! My name is Jami Woodward and I am a collaborative teacher at Canyon Grove Academy. I have my bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Utah State University and my master’s of education from Southern Utah University. I love learning new things and read whenever I can. I also enjoy riding my bike, going on walks, and going swimming. If I could choose a place to live it would be on a warm beach somewhere but I would never get anything done, haha! I believe that education is a personal journey and I am so grateful I have the opportunity to help the CGA families reach their educational goals. I will be working in Pleasant Grove, South Jordan, and Springville.

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

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F

Email: jami.woodward@canyongrove.com

Epic Day Aide- Aspen

Makayla is from Riverton, Utah. Some of her favorite things include cheering loud at football games, snow cones, interior design, and collecting anything to do with pineapples! She studied Early Childhood Education at UVU. She absolutely love working with kids and being here at Canyon Grove!

Epic Day Aide- Birch

Tiffany Holmburg was born and raised in Utah. Her favorite activities include spending time with her family, camping, fishing and hiking. She is a positive, energetic, and happy mother of 7 children. Teaching and learning from children is her passion. Tiffany is very grateful for the opportunity to work with the wonderful teachers, parents and children at Canyon Grove Academy!

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 PLEASE enter the parking lot from 2200 West. Drive past building and turn left in the parking lot. You will drop off at the curb by the front door. If you wish to park, please do so on the side of the building so you can use the sidewalk next to the building. We do not want students/families crossing the parking lot.  You will exit the parking lot onto South Jordan Parkway.

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 based 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!

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

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.  Make sure they bring ID.
  • Attendance: If your student misses an Epic Day, please email your Educational Specialist to excuse their absence.
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