Canyons School District has launched a new dashboard detailing the number of active COVID-19 cases associated with its schools.
The information will help guide the Canyons Board of Education and Administration as the community works together to face an unprecedented public-health challenge. It’s also hoped it will help families make decisions about the in-person and remote learning options open to them.
Congratulations to Brighton High School’s Haley Taylor, who was selected as a semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. She is one of more than a dozen Canyons District students and 16,000 students nationwide chosen as semifinalists.
Merit Scholar designees are selected because of their outstanding skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
If designated as finalists in February, these students will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit Scholarships in the amount of $2,500. Winners will be announced beginning in April.
As the chilly fall weather blows into the Wasatch Front — and the yearly cold and flu season begins to heat up — Canyons District families are encouraged to redouble their efforts, especially in this era of COVID-19, to do daily health checks before bundling up and heading out the door for school.
“Unfortunately, we have had several children with fever, cough, or other COVID symptoms attend school and expose their classmates and school personnel to illness,” said Dr. Dagmar Vitek, Medical Director of the Salt Lake County Health Department, in a statement announcing the availability of new school-level data on the county’s COVID-19 dashboard. “Anyone with COVID symptoms needs to isolate at home for 10 days from when symptoms began or 24 hours after their fever ends, whichever is longer.”