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Canyons School District moves forward with back-to-school plan

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Posted at 6:57 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 13:39:30-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — The Canyons Board of Education approved a plan to guide procedures and give options to parents and students for the upcoming school year.

Online and in-person classes will be available to students. In addition, the district will provide at-home, parent-guided instruction and access to services as an alternative to homeschooling.

The district will require face coverings, supply hand sanitizer and face shields. They will also install Plexiglas in high-traffic areas.

Social distancing measures will be implemented and space between desks will be maximized.

Recess times and passing periods will be staggered to limit contact with other students.

Students who are in need and participating in online school will be given a device and connectivity. Online students will also be able to participate in extracurricular activities and other services.

The district outlined a variety of other measures including more school nurses, quarantine rooms, limited visitors, expanded cleaning policies and mental health support resources that will be implemented for the upcoming year.

The plan was approved on July 14 and will be submitted to state education officials on August 1.

Online registration for the upcoming school year will begin July 27.

You can learn more about this plan by visiting their website.