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Brighton High Bengals Temporarily Adopt Virtual Learning Schedule

Brighton High will immediately pivot to virtual learning for all students.

Starting Wednesday, Nov. 18, Brighton students will use devices to engage in learning from remote locations. On-campus learning has been suspended until Wednesday, Dec. 2 because of rising numbers of COVID-19 cases associated with the school. Also a factor in the decision to pivot to online learning at Brighton was the increased positivity rate in the communities near the Cottonwood Heights school. 

Parents and guardians were notified Tuesday of the 14-day change in the learning schedule. It’s hoped that students can return to in-person learning on Wednesday, Dec. 2. 

More information about online learning expectations via Canvas will be forthcoming from the school and individual teachers.

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Your Bilingualism is Worth Celebrating • Apply for Utah’s Seal of Biliteracy

Each year in December, Canyons School District invites high school juniors and seniors to apply for the Seal of Biliteracy, a designation by the Utah State Office of Education signaling a student’s demonstrated proficiency in English and a world language. This year, the application window opens Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 and closes Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, and CSD schools are making an extra effort to encourage students to apply.

“The Seal of Biliteracy, created in 2008, is something that colleges have really started paying attention to. More and more employers also are giving preference to hiring job applicants with this designation,” says Michèle Harward in CSD’s Instructional Supports Department. “We suspect, though, that there are bilingual, or even trilingual, students out there who aren’t taking advantage of this opportunity.”

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CSD Streamlines Notification Process for Students After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

Canyons District has streamlined the family-notification process when it has been determined through the contact-tracing process that a student may have been exposed at school by student or employee who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

To ensure that families receive the notification, parents of children who will need to quarantine will receive an automated phone call and an email. Parents also will receive a text message if they have signed up for that service in Skyward. The process was put into place in recent weeks and has proven effective in immediately notifying parents of this important information.  

The official information will come from the Canyons school nurses, who are at the forefront of the District’s COVID-19 response. Canyons District nurses work hand-in-hand with the Salt Lake County Health Department and other health authorities to confirm test results, conduct contact tracing, answer questions of parents, students and employees, and help track the District’s overall COVID-19 cases. 

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