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Canyon Ridge PTA Hosts Virtual Book Fair
This year, the Scholastic Book Fair will be held virtually from Friday, October 2 through Thursday, October 15.      We invite all families to do some awesome book shopping from the convenience of your homes.     All orders will be delivered to your home address.
Posted : yesterday | Direct Link
Fall Picture Day is Coming!
Grads Photography will be at Canyon Ridge School on October 1  and 2, 2020 for Fall School Pictures.  Grades Kinder through 3 will have their pictures taken on Thursday, October 1, and Grades 4 through 8 will have their pictures taken on Friday, October 2.

You may Pre-Order your pictures on the Grad's link.

Under the current limited contact conditions, online is the preferred method of ordering.  It is Easy, Secure and Safe.  There will be a limited amount of order envelopes available at the school for those that require one for payment.  Please note that school dress code will be in effect.  If you have any questions, please call Grads Photography at 623.580.4723.

Social distancing and other precautions will be taken during the event for everyone's safety.
Thank you,

Canyon Ridge School and
Grads Photography
Posted : 9/18 | Direct Link
Coffee Talk with the Principal
Hello Canyon Ridge families -

Mrs. Hoppe's first Coffee Talk of the school year was held on Tuesday, September 22, at 8:30 a.m.    To view this virtual meeting,  please click on the Coffee Talk link.    
Posted : 9/17 | Direct Link
Canyon Ridge Veterans Heritage Project Partnership
Canyon Ridge Veterans Heritage ProjectOn September 9, 2020 middle level learners from Canyon Ridge School offered a presentation of patriotic challenge coins and newly published books during the September 9, 2020 governing board meeting. 

For nearly four years, students from Canyon Ridge School have actively participated as authors and members in the Veterans Heritage Project (VHP). This patriotic program, which brings young people and Veterans together to share the experiences of those who have served our nation, allows learners to interview Veterans, formulate essays and articles, and publish the results in an annual hardbound publication entitled, “Since You Asked.” Volumes are then purchased by community members and all stakeholders join for a book signing and patriotic celebration each spring. To immortalize the important work of Veterans and students, the volume becomes a part of the Library of Congress in Washington DC and recorded interviews are archived for the national Veterans History Project.

“The partnership between our school and the VHP has resulted in ten documented Veteran interviews and eight published accounts of combat experiences over a four year period,” states Canyon Ridge School VHP Chapter Advisor Christopher Raso.

 “As a Social Studies teacher, I have been deeply impressed by the dedication of the VHP organization and the loyalty our students have towards our Veterans and the archiving process. This program brings history alive for students and offers deeper insight into our civil liberties and those who defend them.”

Over fifty middle level learners have applied their talents, time and heart to the VHP effort at Canyon Ridge. Each year, they present challenge coins to the district governing board and copies of the latest VHP book to the leadership team.  The event also celebrates the contributions of various community based organizations that support the school with financial donations to cover the cost of publishing. Among these outstanding groups are the Arizona Sons of the American Revolution, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10695 in Sun City West, and the Arizona Daughters of the American Revolution.

“Our goal has been to remember how important American Veterans really are and all that they have done for us,” said Canyon Ridge alumni Grace Ferencik.

 “We owe them so much more than we could ever repay and the Veterans Heritage Project at Canyon Ridge has provided us a way to give something back to our heroes.”
Posted : 9/16 | Direct Link
Coming Events - September, 2020
Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:

Please remember Every Monday is early release.  We release 1 p.m.

Tuesday, September 22 -
Virtual Coffee Talk with the Principal; 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, September 23 - 
Dysart virtual Governing Board Meeting; 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday,  September 29 - 
College and Career Expo for Dysart High School
6:00 p.m.  [email protected]

Attendance Reminder -

The Attendance Line - 623-523-8453 - is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   If you know your child will be absent, please remember to call in their absence by 9:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. Please always contact the Attendance Line even if you have spoken with your child’s teacher.  Thank you.

Drop Off and Pick Up -


Students are not to arrive on campus BEFORE 7:55 a.m., unless they are attending a previously scheduled activity.  After the 8:10 a.m. bell, students will have to enter campus through the front office.  Gates and all other external doors will be locked at that time.

Students may begin arriving at 7:55 a.m.  Canyon Ridge will be on a soft start schedule for all grade levels, and upon arrival, all students will report directly to their homeroom class.

Students are to leave campus as soon as the 3:00 p.m. bell rings.  Both teacher and parent permission is required for students to remain on campus after 3:00 p.m.  Students will need to be picked up NO LATER than 3:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. for Mondays).  Please call the front office if you will be late picking up your child. 

During the 2020/2021 school year, teachers will follow a staggered release schedule to reduce hallway congestion.  
  • Grades K, 3 and 4 will release at 2:50 p.m., 
  • Grades 1, 6 and 8 will release at 2:55 p.m., and 
  • Grades 2, 5 and 7 will release at 3:00 p.m.

The parking lot in the back of the school is for STAFF only,  please refrain from dropping off or picking up in this area.

Traffic Safety -

The speed limit in the school zone is 15 mph.   For the safety of our students, parents and staff, we ask that you please adhere to this speed limit at all times.  
Posted : 9/3 | Direct Link
Move on When Reading
Hello Canyon Ridge families of Kindergarten through 3rd Grade students.    Please read the 20-21 Move on When Reading Letter [PDF]  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher.
Posted : 8/24 | Direct Link
Parents and Students Guide to Navigating Schoology
Hello Canyon Ridge families -

One of our fabulous Second Grade Teachers, Pamela MacDonald, has put together this incredible video on navigating Schoology.   

Below you will find the topics covered in this video:
  • How to login to Schoology
  • How to create a new tab each morning (one for the Google Meet and one for Schoology)
  • How to determine what assignments your child needs to turn in
  • How to determine if your child turned in all of his/her assignments
  • How to look at your child's quiz/test submissions
  • How to retake a quiz/test for a better grade
  • How to upload an assignment in Schoology 
  • What the icons do in the interactive slides
  • What to do if your child is logged into Schoology but the screen is black
  • What to do if your child is logged into Schoology and the interactive slides are NOT interactive (frozen)
  • If my child is an iSchool student, how far can he/she work ahead? (This also applies to remote learners who want to work ahead).Please take a moment to view it with your student.
Posted : 8/13 | Direct Link
Student Handbook and Information on Electronic Forms
Hello Canyon Ridge families - 

This year, the 2020-2021 Student - Parent Handbook can be found on line.   You will be able to sign the handbook forms, including the tech user agreements, electronically.   You will receive instructions giving you links and information regarding the new online process at the end of the first week of school.   In the meantime, we ask that you and your student review the handbook on line so that you are familiar with the language and resources for this upcoming school year.    

Additionally, since we will be physically unable to start our normal school year, please check out some of the documents that would normally be contained in our folder.     

First Day Packet Cover Sheet [PDF]
School Calendar
Creating a Parent Portal
Campus Parent Portal Mobile App
How to Access the Annual Student Update
Parent Instructions - How to Pay your Student Fees on Line
Canyon Ridge University Flyer

Hard copies of these documents will be provided to your student on the first day of our actual physical return to the classroom.  
Posted : 8/3 | Direct Link
School Lunch Information for 20/21
Hello Canyon Ridge families -

The prices for school lunches for the 20/21 school year will remain the same:

Student Regular Price

Elementary Lunch $2.60
Elementary Breakfast $1.25
High School Lunch $2.85
High School Breakfast $1.25

Student Reduced Price

Elementary Lunch $.40
Elementary Breakfast $.30
High School Lunch $.40
High School Breakfast $.30

If you filled out an application for Free or Reduced breakfasts and/or luncbes for your student last year, or are new to Dysart and qualify for Free or Reduced breakfasts and/or lunches, please be sure to go to Dysart's Nutrition website to apply on line.   

Schoolcafe Flyer 20-21 [PDF] will give you more information on SchoolCafe and Nutrislice
Posted : 7/16 | Direct Link
Chromebook Devices for your Student
This school year your student will be receiving a Chrome book and charging cord.    This device can either be checked out prior to the start of school on August 4  (please see the checkout dates and times provided in Mrs. Hoppe's letter dated July 8) for use during on line instruction, or once your child has physically returned to campus.    

Please refer to the Device Distribution - Parent/Student Info.   We ask that you take special note of the $25 Annual Device Protection Plan fee.     If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.
Posted : 7/14 | Direct Link
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