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Required Throughout the School

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times except when eating and drinking. Unique courses with higher risk of spread, may adapt based on district protocols.

  • Physical distancing will be required when possible.

  • Hand sanitizing is expected as you enter and exit rooms. Sanitization stations have been strategically placed throughout the building.

Entry/Exit

  • School begins at 7:55 AM Monday-Thursday. On Friday, school begins at 9:30 AM.

  • Students will line up outside at a designated location and maintain physical distancing.

  • Teachers will meet their 1st period class outside and escort students into the building.

  • Main Doors will open at 7:20 AM Monday - Thursday. On Friday, the Main Doors will open at 9:00 AM.

  • Students who are eating school breakfast may enter the cafeteria doors on the west side of the building. Once students have eaten their breakfast, they will go outside and line up with their 1st period class.

  • Doors within the building will be propped open during the school day to reduce the use of high touch points.

  • Teachers will escort their 6th period classes out of the building to minimize students congregating in the hallways.

  • Students will be asked to leave campus by 3:00 PM unless working with a teacher.

  • Parents should make arrangements for their children to be picked up promptly as school ends at 2:50 PM.

  • Students who need access to the school building after school has ended will exit the building with their class, and then return through the Main Office with a designated pass to identify where in the building they are going to be.

Transportation

  • Students will be assigned seats on the bus and required to wear face coverings.

  • All students will be asked to leave campus by 3:00 PM unless working with a teacher.

  • Parents should make arrangements for their children to be picked up promptly as school ends at 2:50 PM.

  • Parents dropping off or picking up students should pull all the way to the front of the drop off zone on the east side of the school.

  • At the beginning of the school day, all students will line up outside of the school at a designated location with their 1st period class.

Hallways and Stairwells

  • Students will walk on the right side of hallways and stairs maintaining physical distance.

  • Staff will be in the hallways to remind students to stay on the right side.

  • Signage will be placed throughout the school as reminders to stay 6 ft. apart, when possible.

  • Full sanitization and cleaning will be done at the end of each day.

  • Hand sanitizing dispensers will be installed throughout the school by the school district.

Cafeteria

  • Breakfast will be served from 7:20 to 7:50 AM with physical distancing protocols.

  • We will have three lunches instead of two.

  • Students will eat in the cafeteria with distancing protocols.

  • Cafeteria employees will wear face coverings and gloves at all times.

  • Sanitization stations are set up at the entrance of the cafeteria.

  • Signage will indicate the flow of traffic and physical distancing in the lunch lines.

  • Signage will indicate seating at the tables to allow for physical distancing.

  • Students are expected to go outside when they finish eating.

  • At the end of the lunch period, students will line up outside at a designated location where their classroom teacher will escort them to the classroom.

  • Tables will be cleaned and sanitized between lunches.

  • Food areas will be sanitized between each lunches and at the end of each day.

  • Students will be asked to sanitize their hands upon leaving the cafeteria.

Classroom

  • Teachers and students will wear face coverings at all times.

  • Physical distancing will be maintained and encouraged where feasible.

  • Students will be instructed to limit contact with other students and classroom objects.

  • Student desks will face forward where feasible.

  • Students will be required to stay in their assigned seat.

  • Students will sanitize their desk area at the end of each class period.

  • Students will be asked to report safety and sanitization concerns to their teacher.

  • Teachers will sanitize their equipment as often as feasible.

  • Hand sanitizing dispensers will be installed in each classroom by the school district.

SPED and Related Services

  • See Classroom guidelines listed above.

  • Students with IEPs will be provided the same opportunities as their peers.

  • Students IEPs, 504’s, and health plans will be reviewed for health concerns.

Unique courses with higher risk of spread


Choir/Band/ Dance/PE

  • Teachers will sanitize their classroom equipment as often as feasible.

  • Hand sanitizing dispensers will be installed in each classroom by the school district.

  • Teachers and students will wear face coverings when feasible.

  • Physical distancing will be maintained as possible.

  • These courses will follow district guidelines for physical distancing and safety.

Student Supplies

  • The school will provide each student with the following:

    • School Planner,

    • Chromebook and carrier,

    • Barcoded badge with lanyard and sticker for lunch, bus pass, and rewards,

    • A school cinch sack.

  • Students/ families will be asked to provide:

    • A clear water bottle,

    • Face coverings—we encourage multiple coverings and daily washing.

    • If needed a water bottle and/or a face covering will be provided.


Chromebooks

  • Chromebooks will be checked out to all students during the first week of school.

  • Cleaning guidelines will be provided to students.

  • Students be expected to clean their Chromebook weekly.

  • Students will be given a carrying case for their Chromebook.

Lockers

  • Hallway lockers will not be used this year to reduce crowding in the hallway.

  • In lieu of hallway lockers, students will be allowed to bring cinch sacks to school this year to carry their school materials. The school will provide cinch sacks if students do not have one. Backpacks are discouraged due to their size.

  • Gym lockers will be available for gym students through their PE class.

Drinking Fountains

  • Signage will remind students to maintain physical distancing.

  • We are working to update our drinking fountains to water bottle filling stations.

Restrooms

  • Signage will indicate maximum capacity for each restroom.

  • Physical distancing signage will be placed on floor for waiting to enter restrooms

  • Hygiene signage will be posted in all restrooms.

  • High touch points in the restrooms will be cleaned throughout the day.

  • Restrooms will be sanitized nightly.

The GREAT

Room (Library/Media Center)

  • Library books will be accessed through a digital request form.

  • Books will be quarantined and cleaned before the next checkout.

  • For the time being, the library will be closed for general use during lunches.

Gym


  • Gym lockers will be available for gym students through their PE class.

  • Additional equipment will be purchased to minimize student contact.

  • Sanitization supplies have been placed in high traffic areas.

Main Office


Ms. LaDena Saxey


801-826-6800

  • Plexiglass shields have been placed at public contact points.

  • Signage will remind parents and students to maintain physical distancing and the required wearing of face coverings.

  • Disposable face masks will be located in the Main Office for those who arrive and do not have one.

  • All visitors will be required to wear a face covering.

  • All visitors will be required to sign in--date, time, name, name of student, purpose and location of visit.

  • Sanitization supplies have been placed in the vestibule and at all secretarial areas.

  • When possible, please call or email for information: Main Office--801-826-6800, ladena.saxey@canyonsdistrict.org.

  • Maximum capacity of the Main Office will be 10 people (including employees).

  • Additional patrons will be asked to line up with physical distancing.

Attendance Office


Ms. Vicki Wilkins


801-826-6810

  • Parents are encouraged to call and check out students prior to arriving at the school so that students can be in the office ready for pick up. Parents will be directed to wait for their student in the vestibule rather than come into the Main Office.

  • The window to the Attendance Office from the vestibule will be open for communication without entering the Main Office.

  • Parents are encouraged to call (801-826-6810) or email (vicki.wilkins@canyonsdistrict.org) all-day (or multiple day) absences with as much prior notice as possible.

Counseling Center


801-826-8620

  • Plexiglass shields will be used at public contact points.

  • Signage will remind parents and students to maintain physical distancing.

  • Sanitization supplies will be placed in secretarial areas.

  • Parents are encouraged to call (801-826-6820) or email terrie.butler@canyonsdistrict.org to schedule an appointment with a counselor.

Sick Room

  • Separate areas will be used for COVID related situations and other health needs.

  • Sanitization supplies and plexiglass shields will be placed at the front counseling desk.

  • A COVID symptom checklist will be charted on all students and/or staff who come to the Counseling Center for medical attention.

  • Enhanced sanitization procedures will be in place.

  • The sick room will be equipped with partitions to create physical barriers.

Large Gatherings


  • Per State and Canyons District requirements, we will not be having large group gatherings.

  • Back to School Night information will be shared with parents virtually.

  • 6th grade/new student orientation will be held on August 14th and will run as a normal 1/2 school day for students only. There will be no parent meeting. Parent information will be available through the Back to School information.

  • Assemblies may have selected classes from each grade level attending and additional classes will have the assembly streamed live into their classrooms.

  • The process for parent teacher conferences will be determined at a later time. Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for September 22 and 23.

Social/ Emotional Learning Supports (SEL)


  • On Friday our bell schedule is adjusted to accommodate a 25 minute Bruins’ Time.

  • Bruins’ Time is intended to support our student SEL needs and build stronger community connections.

  • Lessons in Bruins’ Time focus on team building, Stop, Walk and Talk, and Second Step.

  • Students will have access to (2) guidance counselors, (1) school social worker, and

    1. school psychologist.

Covid-19 Guidance


  • Should a student or staff member test positive for COVID-19, we will contact and follow the directives of the health department.

  • Parents and staff will be asked to complete a daily symptom checklist prior to coming to school.

  • Attendance mandates will be reduced to encourage parents to keep students with any illness at home.

  • Teachers will have all assignments on Canvas so if students stay home from school due to symptoms they have access to the assignments.

Canyons District/Butler Middle Learning Opportunities

In-person instruction:

  • Neighborhood school.

  • School-based teachers.

  • In person teaching in the classroom with all assignments through Canvas.

  • Traditional grading.

  • Special education services delivered as outlined in the IEP.

  • All school related services available.

  • Subjects: English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies.

  • Neighborhood school directed.

  • District teachers oversee the curriculum delivery.

  • Traditional grading by district teachers.

  • Parents still receive communications from their neighborhood school.

  • Students are expected to remain enrolled in online instruction for a grading period before requesting change.

  • Canvas student courses have been created by teacher groups from Canyons District.

  • All related services available (guidance counseling, social-emotional supports, school- based activities, nutrition (for those who qualify).

  • Parents still receive communications from their neighborhood school.

  • Students are expected to remain enrolled in district supported, parent-guided, at home instruction for a grading period before requesting change.

  • Parents set the schedule.

  • Pass/Fail grading based on District common assessments, grades issued by CSD.

  • District creates curriculum in English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.

  • All related services available (guidance counseling, social-emotional supports, school-based activities, nutrition (for those who qualify).


Online Instruction:


District Supported, Parent-Guided, At-home Instruction:

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