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Jill Hoppe, PrincipalA Message from the Principal

July 8, 2020

Dear Parents and Students, 

We are excited to begin the 2020-2021 school year.  Throughout the summer we have worked diligently to ensure the smoothest possible transition back to school. We have taken the best of what we have learned about remote learning and will implement processes to meet the needs of students and families. Even though we are beginning the year with remote instruction, we are committed to getting to know students, building classroom culture, and exceeding academic expectations. 

Our teachers engaged in professional development this summer which includes but is not limited to: standards based grading, gifted education, Blended Learning, social emotional learning, and STEM.  They will be implementing researched based instructional practices to help students reach their full potential.

As we get closer to Tuesday, August 4, 2020, our first day of remote learning school, we want to take a few moments to acquaint you with some important dates so that students are ready to begin learning. 

If needed, all students will be provided with a school issued Chromebook. Chromebooks can be checked out during the following dates and times:
  • Wednesday, July 29 - 12:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 30th  - 8:30-11:30 a.m.  and 12:30-3:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, July 31 - 8:30-11:30 a.m.  and 12:30-3:00 p.m. 

Please note the following dates:

Wednesday, July 29 -- 
Homeroom teachers will send a welcome email to families. The email will also include details about Virtual Meet the Teacher and Curriculum Night.
*Please note, we will not be posting class lists in the office.

Thursday, July 30 -- 
Virtual Meet the Teacher and Curriculum Night  
  • Preschool -  5:00-5:30 p.m. 
  • Kindergarten - 5:30-6:00 p.m.
  • First Grade - 6:00-6:30 p.m.
  • Second Grade - 6:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Third Grade - 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 31 -- 
Virtual Meet the Teacher and Curriculum Night
  • Fourth Grade - 5:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Fifth Grade - 5:30-6:00 p.m. 
  • Sixth Grade - 6:00-6:30 p.m.
  • Seventh Grade - 6:30-7:00 p.m. 
  • Eighth Grade - 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 4 -- 
First day of remote learning - teachers will email families with links to access virtual meetings

Information can also be found on our school web page,, including the dates listed above as well as information regarding suggested supply lists.  This information is posted under the tab, “Announcements”.  

It is vital that you log into your Parent Portal account to update your Parent Contact Preferences and to select your preferred schooling option for the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline for this is Wednesday, July 15th. Instructions for updating your Parent Contact Preferences option can be found on our school website and at by clicking “Parent Instructions”. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please visit to create one.

This year, the Parent-Student Handbook will be online, and you are now required to sign the following forms electronically. These forms will be found in the Parent  Portal or through on-line registration and will be available for signature by the end of July.  
  • Annual Household Update
  • Handbook Acknowledgement and Receipt
  • EIS Agreement
  • Annual notifications/FERPA
  • Bullying information and Rights, Protections, and Services form
  • Hearing/Vision Screening opt out 
  • Social Worker information and Tier 2 support
  • Home Language Survey verification

We look forward to working with each of you on our journey of excellence at Canyon Ridge. It is an honor to serve both you and your child, YES!  

Principal Jill Hoppe